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Signs adorn the windows of a restaurant in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, May 31, 2020, a day after a peaceful protest in response to the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd devolved into violence in downtown Columbia. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Sheriff: Pause South Carolina protests after violence

Jun. 1, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 110 people were arrested over the weekend in South Carolina and several businesses and other property damaged in Columbia and Charleston as a small group of people broke away from peaceful protests in several cities across the state. As people cleaned up for the damage,...

A man rides a bicycle while holding an umbrella as rain from Tropical Storm Bertha flooded a few streets in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Matthew Fortner/The Post And Courier via AP)

Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

May. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming, making landfall within two hours and was downgraded before sundown, bringing a poor beach day of rain and gusty winds, but no major problems. Forecasters expected the bad weather, but didn't predict it to...

Spirit Airlines resuming W.Va.-to-Myrtle Beach service

May. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Spirit Airlines is resuming seasonal flights July 2 from West Virginia to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Officials at Yeager Airport in Charleston made the announcement Wednesday. An airport news release said the flights are scheduled to operate on Thursdays and Sundays through Sept. 6. The flights were supposed...

Man dies in latest shooting on Myrtle Beach tourist strip

May. 25, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has died after he was shot near the main tourist strip in Myrtle Beach, the third shooting in the area in a little more than a week. The Horry County coroner tells The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that Cadric Elmore Jr. of Greenwood was found shot to death early...

Servers wearing masks wait on customers on the deck of Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Rules for outdoor dining in South Carolina amid the coronavirus were relaxed on Monday. May 4, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Indoor dining to resume in S.C.; VA workers cite virus fears

May. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina restaurants can reopen for inside dining on Monday as concerns continue to be voiced about protecting workers and others in the COVID-19 pandemic. The state reported 113 new confirmed infections and the death of an older person in Marion County on Sunday, pushing South...

People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 1, 2020. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 2, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Navajo trading post in New Mexico closed amid lockdown ...

Sun bathers and walkers visit the 2nd Avenue Pier area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Public beach accesses have re-opened in Myrtle Beach after being closed for weeks due to the coronavirus. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

SC governor to end stay at home order as beach hotels open

May. 1, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor will end the state's stay at home order over the coronavirus next week and allow restaurants to serve people at outdoor tables as long as strict distancing rules are followed. Gov. Henry McMaster's announcement on Friday came the same day that state parks...

Volunteers for the Edible London food project remove the plastic packaging and check the quality of donated bananas to be put in food packs and delivered to residents who need it in the Haringey Council area, at a hub setup as a result of coronavirus inside the Alexandra Palace venue, in north London, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: China reports 30 new virus cases, no deaths

Apr. 22, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, no deaths. ...

Groups of residents enjoy the beach in the Arcadian Shores section of Horry County, S.C., which was opened on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 despite the City of Myrtle Beach choosing not to open public access. Governor Henry McMaster removed his statewide close order, allowing local municipalities to make their own decisions as of noon on Tuesday. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

SC lets beaches reopen; leaders struggle with safety or fun

Apr. 21, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some beaches in South Carolina reopened Tuesday with mayors and other leaders enthusiastically telling people to soak in the sun while being careful and continuing coronavirus precautions like social distancing. But other beach towns took a more cautious approach, citing federal...