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People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Isaias, again a tropical storm, spawns wild inland weather

Aug. 4, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The hurricane's eye moved over land just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained winds...

'Suspicious' substance at protest was water, antacid

Aug. 4, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspicious substance that police officials implied that Black Lives Matter protesters had thrown at officers during May demonstrations turned out to be only water and antacid. The State reported that Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Monday that a...

People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

Aug. 4, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane had touched down just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained winds...

Isaias weakens to a tropical storm over eastern North Carolina, says National Hurricane Center

Aug. 4, 2020 3:58 AM EDT
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Isaias weakens to a tropical storm over eastern North Carolina, says National Hurricane Center.
Terry Crabtree finishes boarding up the entrance to Downeast Marine in Otway, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

Aug. 3, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaias sped toward the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned...

Forecasters say Isaias regains hurricane strength as it heads toward Carolinas

Aug. 3, 2020 7:57 PM EDT
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Forecasters say Isaias regains hurricane strength as it heads toward Carolinas.

Man charged with impaired boating in crash that killed 2

Aug. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

POMARIA, S.C. (AP) — A man was charged with boating while intoxicated and not using his running lights after a crash on a South Carolina river killed two people, investigators said. Dylan Steele was piloting one of three boats heading back to a landing in Newberry County when the crash happened around 9:45...

South Carolina culinary schools adapt to a COVID-19 world

Aug. 3, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Restaurants continue to contend with COVID, and universities plan reopening strategies for the fall, but for culinary schools, which combine both elements, the landscape is particularly challenging. While program leaders across the state say enrollment is down, there is still a...

Elizabeth Whittemore (from left), along with her father James, sister Jordan and mother Susan, stand at the end of the South Jetty in Fort Pierce on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, watch the waves crash over the rocks brought by the high winds of Tropical Storm Isaias churning off the coast. (Patrick Dove/TCPalm.com via AP)

Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

Aug. 2, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast Sunday, with the tropical storm strengthening slightly and forecast to be near hurricane strength by the time it reaches the Carolinas. Officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus in Florida kept a close watch...

Bright lights likely led to newly-hatched turtle deaths

Aug. 2, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

EDISTO BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of newly hatched sea turtles were recently found dead by a gas station at Edisto Beach, likely because white lights by the beach led the turtles toward land instead of the ocean, according to a conservationist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Sea...