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Former SC governor candidate Warren sells stake in firm

Sep. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Republican candidate for governor in South Carolina John Warren is selling his stake in the mortgage company he founded and leaving little doubt that his first run for public office in 2018 won't be his last. Warren said Monday that he sold his majority stake in Lima One...

SC to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future

Sep. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators held a daylong hearing Tuesday on whether South Carolina should join about a half-dozen other states in banning nearly all abortions , but the Southern state might not be ready to follow some of its conservative compatriots. More than 50 people...

Massive SC education overhaul bill faces another delay

Sep. 9, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of state senators had hoped to vote Monday on a massive bill overhauling South Carolina's education system, but the chairman says he needs more time to work out differences with a key Democrat. Senate Education Committee Chairman Greg Hembree told subcommittee members...

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

Sep. 7, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts,...

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

Sep. 5, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled...

The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast

Sep. 5, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm continued to...

The Latest: Minnis: Many still in shelters on Grand Bahama

Sep. 4, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says he has visited storm-ravaged Grand Bahama, finding many people remain in shelters even though much of the flooding has eased. Minnis spoke at a news briefing Wednesday evening and...

Dorian creeps up US coast; near-record storm surge feared

Sep. 4, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A weakened but still deadly Hurricane Dorian crept up the Southeastern seaboard Wednesday, and millions were ordered to evacuate as forecasters said near-record levels of seawater and rain could swamp the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. The storm, which ravaged the Bahamas with...

The Latest: Florida coast sees tropical storm conditions

Sep. 4, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:00 a.m. Tropical storm conditions continue along portions of the northeastern coast of Florida as Dorian continues to make its slow trek toward the U.S. The National Hurricane Center says the deadly storm was centered at 5 a.m....

'Total devastation': Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Sep. 3, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full...