Latest South Carolina News

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...

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...

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe...

No. 1 Clemson looking for consistency from offensive leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott doesn't see anything wrong with the top-ranked Tigers' attack that a little time won't fix. Scoring points has not been a problem for the top-ranked Tigers, they just haven't done it with the panache and style many expected from a group led...

South Carolina man tried to save wife; both died in fire

Sep. 16, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man ran back into his burning home to save his wife before both of them died from smoke inhalation. Mount Pleasant police released new information Friday into the deaths of 80-year-old Donnie Caston and 75-year-old Linda Caston. Their son,...

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 AM 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 the vapor he inhaled wasn't CBD, a natural compound that marketers say can treat a range of ailments...

Martin runs for 299 yards, 2 long TDs in NC A&T's 27-21 win

Sep. 14, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin ran for a career-high 299 yards including two long touchdown runs and North Carolina A&T scored 21 points in the fourth quarter in beating Charleston Southern 27-21 on Saturday night. Martin found a gap on the right side and broke tackles on his way to a 76-yard...

McCloud helps South Florida end eight-game skid

Sep. 14, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan McCloud threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help South Florida end an eight-game losing streak with a 55-16 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday. McCloud completed 16 of 27 passes for 217 yards and added 56 yards on the ground on 12 carries for the...

Samford earns first win, upsets FCS No. 21 Wofford 21-14

Sep. 14, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chris Oladokun dashed 30 yards for the game-winning score in the third quarter as Samford earned its first win of the season by knocking off Wofford, 21-14 in a Southern Conference opener Saturday. Samford starred the season with a 45-22 loss to Youngstown State and a heartbreaker...

Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama's 47-23 victory

Sep. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa focused on what his team needs to work on instead of his career performance. Sounds familiar, huh? Tagovailoa threw for a career-best 444 yards — the third most in history for No. 2 Alabama — and tied his high with five touchdown passes...