Latest South Carolina News

Carolinas amusement park closes new coaster after injury

Aug. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An amusement park located in both North and South Carolina has closed its newest roller coaster after someone suffered a thumb injury. Carowinds said the rider was hurt Sunday on the Copperhead Strike coaster. The ride opened earlier this year at the amusement park, which is located...

2 dead, 2 hurt after man fires randomly at SC bar

Aug. 22, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry over being kicked out of a South Carolina bar fired randomly after an argument, killing two people. Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cynthia Roldán said the shooting happened around 2:25 a.m. Thursday after employees at McCary's Bar and Grill in...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

Aug. 22, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. Earnhardt Jr. posted his update on Twitter late Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He's receiving daily treatment "solely to get...

S Carolina hot car death suspect resigns from teaching post

Aug. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman charged with murder for the death of her teenage daughter in a hot car has resigned from her post as a public school teacher. Colleton County School District spokesman Sean Gruber said the school board accepted longtime educator Rita Pangalangan's resignation...

Sheriff: Man found in teen girl's closet during a drug call

Aug. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in South Carolina say they found a man in a teen girl's closet while responding to a call about the smell of marijuana coming from her room. News outlets report 20-year-old Matthew Smith was charged Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of...

Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

Aug. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news...

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

SC elementary reopening despite toxic 'Trash Mountain' fire

Aug. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center. News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open Okatie Elementary as scheduled on Monday. It says a sensor at...

Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Aug. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of...

Former USC, South Carolina AD Mike McGee dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80. The University of South Carolina announced McGee's death, while Southern...