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Volunteers help keep Greenwood as a Bee City USA partner

Jul. 04, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Rusty Wilson was lying down in the garden, peering up at the undersides of Milkweed leaves. Wilson, a master gardener and horticulturist, retired as the state’s director of pesticide regulation from Clemson University. Now, he’s one of the volunteers who...

Former Beaufort mayor embraces life after near drowning

Jul. 03, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Former Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling says he has a new perspective on life after nearly drowning six weeks ago in a sailing accident on the Beaufort River, and new mission: promoting CPR training. Keyserling was basically a goner when people reached him May...

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Jul. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...

MLK tapes, other civil rights items returning to Charleston

Jul. 02, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It was unclear nearly three years ago what would happen to a cache of civil rights-era items with a Charleston provenance. The collection included the original tape of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech delivered July 30, 1967, at Charleston County Hall, as...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Prosecutors: 'Tiger King' star trafficked endangered animals

Jun. 30, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. The latest charges are on top of money...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 30, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 29, 2022. Editorial: SC voters need to weigh in on post-Roe abortion restrictions The U.S. Supreme Court did not outlaw abortion last week. It did not restrict abortion. And if the court eventually reverses its precedents in cases involving...

Alex Murdaugh charged in money laundering and drug scheme

Jun. 29, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Once prominent and soon-to-be disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has been indicted again, this time prosecutors saying his crimes extended to an eight-year money laundering and painkiller ring with a friend and former client charged with trying to help him commit...

EXPLAINER: Abortion landscape under state 'heartbeat' laws

Jun. 29, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laws banning most abortions at the point of the “first detectable heartbeat” are beginning to take effect across the country, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure in 1973. Such...

CJ Cup on the move again, to Congaree in South Carolina

Jun. 29, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The CJ Cup is on the move again in America, this year shifting across the country from Las Vegas to South Carolina. The PGA Tour said a limited-field CJ Cup, which left Jeju Island in South Korea when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted travel, will be...