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New SC academy offers diplomas to dropout students

May. 15, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Growing up on James Island, Jacinta Bryant understood the value of education at a young age. Every morning on her way to school, Bryant’s mother would drive her past McLeod Plantation. She would watch as the white houses, formerly...

Videos show detail of death of inmate at South Carolina jail

May. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with mental health issues, deputies are seen repeatedly deploying stun guns and kneeling on the man's back before he stops moving. An hour later, officials said, the man was pronounced dead. ...

Getting There: PGA Championship promises improved access

May. 14, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The golf, as it usually is at the Ocean Course, was spectacular. Getting there to see it unfold at the PGA Championship nine years ago was more of a struggle. The major championship returns to the dramatic, sea-swept course next week with...

Manchin courtship: WVa senator joins Jill Biden at clinic

May. 13, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The White House's courtship of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin continued Thursday as the moderate Democrat joined first lady Jill Biden on a visit to West Virginia, days after he met with President Joe Biden. Manchin, with newfound clout in a Democratic...

New circuit judge in Kanawha being sworn in next week

May. 13, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia family court judge will be sworn in next week as a circuit judge, officials said. Family Court Judge Kenneth Ballard will be sworn in Monday as a circuit judge in Kanawha County, a statement from the West Virginia Supreme Court...

Jill Biden, Manchin, actress Jennifer Garner to visit WVa

May. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is joining first lady Jill Biden and actor Jennifer Garner during a visit to West Virginia on Thursday. Biden's office announced Wednesday that she and Manchin will arrive at Yeager Airport in Charleston before...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

(Charleston) Post and Courier. May 10, 2021. Editorial: SC shouldn’t subsidize open carry, but Senate had one good idea about guns A week of debate in the Senate didn’t produce a good reason for South Carolina to let people carry handguns openly...

West Virginia capital's relocation effort gets 60 applicants

May. 12, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 60 people from 18 different states have applied to relocate to West Virginia's capital city through a program incentivizing the move, according to officials. The Charleston Roots program was launched in April by the city and the...

South Carolina city to increase police patrols after 'melee'

May. 12, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina's largest city are increasing police patrols through a main tourist area and enacting other safety measures after a violent altercation ended with several people being stabbed and shot. The number of officers...

Jill Biden, actress Jennifer Garner to visit West Virginia

May. 11, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden and actor Jennifer Garner are set to visit West Virginia on Thursday. Biden's office announced Tuesday that the pair will tour Arnoldsburg Elementary School in Clay County and visit a COVID-19 vaccination center at Capital...