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Prosecutor facing more charges related to public funds

Sep. 20, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds. Attorney General Alan Wilson said 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has been indicted on state charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office. Gov. Henry...

South Carolina trustees OK $21 million in stadium upgrades

Sep. 19, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina trustees have approved $21 million worth of improvements for Williams-Brice Stadium scheduled for completion before the 2020 season. School leaders approved the project Wednesday. Most of the renovations are in areas given up by the football program after their move to...

SC prosecutor facing federal charges related to public funds

Sep. 18, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city was indicted Tuesday on more than two dozen charges related to the misspending of public funds on trips to foreign countries including the Netherlands and the Galapagos Islands. In documents released to news reporters, federal...

Presbyterian to play Lindsey Wilson for missed Florence game

Sep. 17, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Presbyterian will play Lindsey Wilson College on Sept. 27 as a make up for its canceled home game with Stetson due to Hurricane Florence. The school announced the additional game Monday. Presbyterian was supposed to open its home season this past Saturday with the Hatters. Officials...

The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

Sep. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney...

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Sep. 15, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are being...

Florence's deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure

Sep. 15, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The torrential rains from Florence will test South Carolina's infrastructure, which failed under historic flooding in 2015. The devastating 2015 floods contributed to 19 deaths and crippled parts of the capital city, Columbia, for months. The state's infrastructure, weakened by years...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...