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South Carolina farmers say crops in danger as drought grows

Sep. 18, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many farmers in South Carolina say a growing drought is threatening to devastate their crops right at harvest time and officials said there are plenty of indications the dry weather will spread. A special committee that reviews drought in the state voted Wednesday to classify 31 of...

Police: Teen walking sister to bus hit in road rage crash

Sep. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they think road rage between two cars on a South Carolina highway led to a 13-year-old boy being struck by a car as he walked his little sister to the bus stop. Greenville Police spokesman Donnie Porter said the driver of a PT Cruiser involved in the incident lost...

S Carolina county once again suffers church vandalism

Sep. 18, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has once again had one of its churches vandalized. The Greenville News reports Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Greenville County had dozens of its headstones destroyed over the weekend. Some of the Greer church's headstones dated back to the late 1800s. Church...

Authorities find S Carolina teen wanted in fatally shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen accused of fatally shooting a man was caught by authorities in Alabama after fleeing the scene. News outlets report the 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday. The teen is being charged with murder and possession of a weapon in the death of 19-year-old Jaquavious...

Deputies investigate fatal shooting of woman dumped in ditch

Sep. 18, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a woman whose body was found in a ditch. Coroner Laura Kneece told news outlets 40-year-old Sharonda Sims was found unresponsive in a ditch early Tuesday morning with at least two gunshot wounds....

Buttigieg unveils disaster relief plan in hurricane-hit city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change. In...

Civil rights-era hotel in S Carolina to be restored

Sep. 17, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — About $490,800 has been earmarked to restore a South Carolina hotel that was one of the few places black people could relax by the shore during the civil rights-era. News outlets report the National Park Service on Monday announced the African American Civil Rights grant to help...

Former SC lawmaker, businessman laid to rest

Sep. 17, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Funeral services have been held for former South Carolina lawmaker Julius Murray, who died last week at the age of 81. The State reports friends and family paid their last respects Tuesday to Murray, one of the first African Americans to serve on the Richland County Council. A U.S....

Fatal fall at SC beach hotel happened while taking pictures

Sep. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man who fell to his death from a high-rise hotel balcony at a South Carolina beach had left a note for his napping mom that he was going to take pictures. Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says investigators are still trying to figure out how Jacob...

Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...