Latest South Carolina News

Husband of bride killed in alleged DUI crash on wedding night to receive nearly $1M in settlement

Jun. 22, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a bride who was killed in a South Carolina beach road collision on her wedding night last year will receive nearly a million dollars in settlement connected to the crash, which a drunk driver allegedly caused. The Post and Courier reported...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in South Carolina's state primary runoffs

Jun. 21, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina will hold runoff elections on Tuesday to decide a handful of races in which no candidate received a majority of the vote in the primary held just two weeks earlier. In the 3rd Congressional District, a candidate backed by former President Donald...

Tax cuts, teacher raises and a few social issues in South Carolina budget compromise

Jun. 21, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A budget compromise reached by a small group of lawmakers Friday means South Carolina will accelerate a planned income tax cut, raise the salaries of all teachers and state employees and send more money to adult and juvenile prisons. A conference committee...

South Carolina governor visiting Germany, a major driver of the state's economy

Jun. 21, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is off to Germany next week to strengthen business ties that have fueled this century's economic boom in the formerly struggling Southern state. The governor is an invited guest at the TDI conference, also known as the Day of...

Another police dog dies while trying to help officers arrest a suspect in South Carolina

Jun. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the second time this month, a police dog has been killed while trying to help arrest a suspect in South Carolina. A Richland County Sheriff's Department dog named Wick was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 77 early Thursday when his leash broke and...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 20, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

Post and Courier. June 18, 2024. Editorial: We can’t debate value of SC pork projects, because they’re still too obscured If you want to find out how the S.C. House plans to spend $275 million on local projects undertaken by public and private organizations,...

On Juneteenth, a journalist honors ancestor at ceremony for Black soldiers who served in Civil War

Jun. 19, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the middle of the night in the summer of 2021 when I finally found the missing piece of my family history. My great-great-great-great grandfather Hewlett Sands, born into slavery in Oyster Bay, New York in 1820, was one of the more than 200,000 names listed...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

2 killed in 2 shootings with police officers in South Carolina over the weekend

Jun. 17, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two armed men were shot and killed in separate episodes with law enforcement over the weekend in South Carolina after officers responded to reported gunfire, authorities said. In Spartanburg County, deputies heard and saw shots being fired as they arrived...

Beachgoer fatally struck by police truck on South Carolina beach, highway patrol says

Jun. 14, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A woman has died after being struck by a police truck on a South Carolina beach, authorities said. A Ford Ranger pickup truck was headed north in the Myrtle Beach area just after 1 p.m. Thursday when it hit the beachgoer, who was facing east, Lance Cpl....