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  • TAKE A STAND: Don Holt Bridge

    TAKE A STAND: Don Holt Bridge

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-25 21:28:38 GMT
    Source: SCDOTSource: SCDOT

    Last Wednesday is a day Lowcountry commuters won’t soon forget.

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    Last Wednesday is a day Lowcountry commuters won’t soon forget.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Charlie Gard

    TAKE A STAND: Charlie Gard

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:54:44 GMT
    The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, arrive at the High Court in London, Monday. (Source: AP/Matt Dunham)The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, arrive at the High Court in London, Monday. (Source: AP/Matt Dunham)

    The eyes of the world are on a London hospital where a little baby is fighting for its life. 

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    The eyes of the world are on a London hospital where a little baby is fighting for its life. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: North Charleston

    TAKE A STAND: North Charleston

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-07-18 10:00:17 GMT
    Source: NCPDSource: NCPD

    There are encouraging signs as the city of North Charleston looks for ways to stop the growing gun violence. 

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    There are encouraging signs as the city of North Charleston looks for ways to stop the growing gun violence. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Cheer Up the Lonely Day

    TAKE A STAND: Cheer Up the Lonely Day

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-07-11 10:00:20 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Doesn’t it sometimes seem like a holiday rolls around every other week? Well, guess what? In our world of Google, you can find a holiday just about every day of the year.

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    Doesn’t it sometimes seem like a holiday rolls around every other week? Well, guess what? In our world of Google, you can find a holiday just about every day of the year.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Congratulations, Bill Walsh!

    TAKE A STAND: Congratulations, Bill Walsh!

    Monday, July 10 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-10 20:30:11 GMT
    Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh, standing on the deck of the U.S.S. Elrod, was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy 23 years ago. (Source: Bill Walsh)Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh, standing on the deck of the U.S.S. Elrod, was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy 23 years ago. (Source: Bill Walsh)

    We want to give a special shout out and say congratulations to Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh. 

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    We want to give a special shout out and say congratulations to Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: MUSC Children's Hospital

    TAKE A STAND: MUSC Children's Hospital

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-07-07 10:00:23 GMT

    The Lowcountry has always been known for quality medical care. But now comes even more evidence.

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    The Lowcountry has always been known for quality medical care. But now comes even more evidence.

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  • TAKE A STAND: North Charleston Violence

    TAKE A STAND: North Charleston Violence

    Thursday, July 6 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-07-06 16:00:27 GMT
    A bullet hole in a window at Northwoods Mall Tuesday. (Source: Anna Cogdill)A bullet hole in a window at Northwoods Mall Tuesday. (Source: Anna Cogdill)

    The growing violence in North Charleston is frightening. The number of murders so far this year is higher than at the same time last year.  

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    The growing violence in North Charleston is frightening. The number of murders so far this year is higher than at the same time last year.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Tim Tebow

    TAKE A STAND: Tim Tebow

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:00:13 GMT
    Tim Tebow (Source: Columbia Fireflies)Tim Tebow (Source: Columbia Fireflies)

    No longer a Columbia Firefly, former college and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is leaving South Carolina to play for the St. Lucie Mets in the high-A League in Florida.

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    No longer a Columbia Firefly, former college and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is leaving South Carolina to play for the St. Lucie Mets in the high-A League in Florida.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Alzheimer’s Disease

    TAKE A STAND: Alzheimer’s Disease

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:41:19 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    As Americans live longer and grow older, Alzheimer’s Disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the country. 

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    As Americans live longer and grow older, Alzheimer’s Disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the country. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Why Words Matter

    TAKE A STAND: Why Words Matter

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:00:18 GMT
    Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting near a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot at a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a shooting near a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot at a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    We were all shocked by last week’s shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia. 

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    We were all shocked by last week’s shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Remembrance

    TAKE A STAND: Remembrance

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-06-20 03:36:32 GMT
    Elizabeth Baker painted the Folly Boat Sunday in remembrance of the Charleston 9 and the Emanuel 9. (Source: Elizabeth Baker)Elizabeth Baker painted the Folly Boat Sunday in remembrance of the Charleston 9 and the Emanuel 9. (Source: Elizabeth Baker)

    It was a somber weekend in the Lowcountry.

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    It was a somber weekend in the Lowcountry.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Father's Day

    TAKE A STAND: Father's Day

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-14 16:00:23 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    What you think of Father’s Day depends on a lot of things. We all know any fool can be a father. It takes more than biology to be a dad.

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    What you think of Father’s Day depends on a lot of things. We all know any fool can be a father. It takes more than biology to be a dad.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Firefighter Remembrance

    TAKE A STAND: Firefighter Remembrance

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 5:39 AM EDT2017-06-14 09:39:30 GMT
    Flags and markers at the Charleston 9 memorial at the former site of the Sofa Super Store. (Source: Live 5)Flags and markers at the Charleston 9 memorial at the former site of the Sofa Super Store. (Source: Live 5)

    As we approach 10 years since the deaths of nine Charleston firefighters, it’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the Sofa Super Store fire.  

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    As we approach 10 years since the deaths of nine Charleston firefighters, it’s hard to believe a decade has passed since the Sofa Super Store fire.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Hurricane Evacuation Routes

    TAKE A STAND: Hurricane Evacuation Routes

    Thursday, June 8 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-08 20:00:20 GMT
    (Source: Live 5)(Source: Live 5)

    Ready or not, Hurricane Season 2017 is here. Now is the time to review plans to keep your home and families safe.

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    Ready or not, Hurricane Season 2017 is here. Now is the time to review plans to keep your home and families safe.

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  • TAKE A STAND: London Terror Attack

    TAKE A STAND: London Terror Attack

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:30:48 GMT
    People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Source: AP)People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Source: AP)

    Great Britain is again reeling after a second terror attack in two weeks, the third in three months.

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    Great Britain is again reeling after a second terror attack in two weeks, the third in three months.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Deputy Mason Moore

    TAKE A STAND: Deputy Mason Moore

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:30:14 GMT
    Deputy Mason Moore. (Source: NBC Montana)Deputy Mason Moore. (Source: NBC Montana)

    It was a heartbreaking scene in Clarendon County when Mason Moore was laid to rest.  

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    It was a heartbreaking scene in Clarendon County when Mason Moore was laid to rest.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Holiday Travel

    TAKE A STAND: Holiday Travel

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:00:20 GMT
    Memorial Day (Source: SC National Guard)Memorial Day (Source: SC National Guard)

    In addition to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, for many Americans, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to summer. 

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    In addition to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, for many Americans, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to summer. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Memorial Day

    TAKE A STAND: Memorial Day

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:00:19 GMT
    Memorial Day (Source: SC National Guard)Memorial Day (Source: SC National Guard)

    Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. 

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    Since 1971, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: North Korea Missile Test

    TAKE A STAND: North Korea Missile Test

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:57:00 GMT
    This photo showing a missile launch was released by North Korea. (Source: Rodong Sinmun/CNN)This photo showing a missile launch was released by North Korea. (Source: Rodong Sinmun/CNN)

    Just when we thought North Korea couldn’t test a missile without it quickly exploding, the isolated country has conducted what some analysts call its most successful test ever. 

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    Just when we thought North Korea couldn’t test a missile without it quickly exploding, the isolated country has conducted what some analysts call its most successful test ever. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Opioid Crisis

    TAKE A STAND: Opioid Crisis

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:32:08 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    In the last 16 years, more than 183,000 Americans have died from overdoses related to prescription opioids.

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    In the last 16 years, more than 183,000 Americans have died from overdoses related to prescription opioids.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Charleston Animal Society

    TAKE A STAND: Charleston Animal Society

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:05:32 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    Every year about 6.5 million animals in the United States enter animal shelters. Half are dogs, half are cats.

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    Every year about 6.5 million animals in the United States enter animal shelters. Half are dogs, half are cats.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Slager Guilty Plea

    TAKE A STAND: Slager Guilty Plea

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-05-09 11:01:07 GMT
    Michael Slager testified in court in his state trial in November. (Source: Pool)Michael Slager testified in court in his state trial in November. (Source: Pool)

    When Michael Slager pleaded guilty to violating Walter Scott’s civil rights by shooting him five times, it was a stunning reversal. 

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    When Michael Slager pleaded guilty to violating Walter Scott’s civil rights by shooting him five times, it was a stunning reversal. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Spending Bill

    TAKE A STAND: Spending Bill

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-05-02 16:00:21 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Congress has unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill that would fund most government operations through September. 

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    Congress has unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill that would fund most government operations through September. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Berkeley County Schools

    TAKE A STAND: Berkeley County Schools

    Monday, May 1 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-01 21:00:20 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The Berkeley County Board of Education has launched a search for a new superintendent. 

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    The Berkeley County Board of Education has launched a search for a new superintendent. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: National Volunteer Week

    TAKE A STAND: National Volunteer Week

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:00:24 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the time is "always" right to do "what" is right.  

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    The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the time is "always" right to do "what" is right.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: The Rev. Rob Dewey

    TAKE A STAND: The Rev. Rob Dewey

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:00:14 GMT
    Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Chaplain Robert Dewey spoke at a 9/11 program in September. (Source: Live 5)Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Chaplain Robert Dewey spoke at a 9/11 program in September. (Source: Live 5)

    For almost three decades, the Rev. Rob Dewey has had a front row seat to tragedy. 

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    For almost three decades, the Rev. Rob Dewey has had a front row seat to tragedy. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

    TAKE A STAND: Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:50:43 GMT
    Senator Hollings speaks at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee in 1986. (Source: USC University Libraries)Senator Hollings speaks at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee in 1986. (Source: USC University Libraries)

    It was quite the day for former U.S. Sen. Ernest Fritz Hollings.

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    It was quite the day for former U.S. Sen. Ernest Fritz Hollings.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Facebook Murder Video

    TAKE A STAND: Facebook Murder Video

    Monday, April 17 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-17 20:00:24 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Video on Facebook of an elderly man being murdered in Cleveland is shocking, disgusting, and downright sad.

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    Video on Facebook of an elderly man being murdered in Cleveland is shocking, disgusting, and downright sad.

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  • TAKE A STAND: S.C. Inmates Killed

    TAKE A STAND: S.C. Inmates Killed

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-04-11 16:00:21 GMT
    Source: Google EarthSource: Google Earth

    The murders of four South Carolina prison inmates is troubling.

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    The murders of four South Carolina prison inmates is troubling.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Syria Missile Attack

    TAKE A STAND: Syria Missile Attack

    Monday, April 10 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-04-10 20:31:09 GMT
    The U.S. launched a cruise missile strike against Syria Thursday night. (Source: CNN)The U.S. launched a cruise missile strike against Syria Thursday night. (Source: CNN)

    Reaction to the U.S. bombing of a Syrian airfield has been mixed around the world.  

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    Reaction to the U.S. bombing of a Syrian airfield has been mixed around the world.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Dylann Roof Plea

    TAKE A STAND: Dylann Roof Plea

    Thursday, April 6 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-06 20:00:17 GMT
    Dylann Roof appeared in court in July, 2015 in connection with the shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. (Source: Live 5)Dylann Roof appeared in court in July, 2015 in connection with the shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. (Source: Live 5)

    Mother Emanuel church shooter Dylan Roof will plead guilty to state charges and avoid another death penalty trial. 

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    Mother Emanuel church shooter Dylan Roof will plead guilty to state charges and avoid another death penalty trial. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: #SCProud

    TAKE A STAND: #SCProud

    Monday, April 3 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-03 21:00:23 GMT
    Source: GamecockWBB/TwitterSource: GamecockWBB/Twitter

    Wow! What a season! Never has basketball been so exciting in the Palmetto State.  

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    Wow! What a season! Never has basketball been so exciting in the Palmetto State.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Medal of Honor Museum

    TAKE A STAND: Medal of Honor Museum

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:00:22 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is planning a major project: $100 million is being raised to construct a complex consisting of three buildings.

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    The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is planning a major project: $100 million is being raised to construct a complex consisting of three buildings.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Sweet 16

    TAKE A STAND: Sweet 16

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-03-22 14:04:01 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    The Palmetto State has reason to be proud. Both the South Carolina Men and Women’s basketball teams have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. 

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    The Palmetto State has reason to be proud. Both the South Carolina Men and Women’s basketball teams have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: March Madness

    TAKE A STAND: March Madness

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:03:29 GMT
    Photo Source: CBS/RaycomPhoto Source: CBS/Raycom

    It’s time for March Madness and the state of South Carolina is well-represented in the Big Dance. 

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    It’s time for March Madness and the state of South Carolina is well-represented in the Big Dance. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: SC Gas Tax Hike?

    TAKE A STAND: SC Gas Tax Hike?

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:22:13 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    It’s no secret South Carolina has one of the lowest gasoline taxes in the nation.

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    It’s no secret South Carolina has one of the lowest gasoline taxes in the nation.

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  • TAKE A STAND: State Rankings Report

    TAKE A STAND: State Rankings Report

    Thursday, March 9 2017 6:00 AM EST2017-03-09 11:00:21 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    U.S. News and World Report released its annual Top 10 Best States Rankings report. For South Carolina, there’s good news and bad news.

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    U.S. News and World Report released its annual Top 10 Best States Rankings report. For South Carolina, there’s good news and bad news.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Threats and vandalism

    TAKE A STAND: Threats and vandalism

    Monday, March 6 2017 2:33 PM EST2017-03-06 19:33:50 GMT
    The Jewish community in Missouri is on alert after more than 100 headstones were knocked over in a historic Jewish cemetery.  (Source: KTVI/CNN)The Jewish community in Missouri is on alert after more than 100 headstones were knocked over in a historic Jewish cemetery. (Source: KTVI/CNN)

    It’s startling to see the growing number of threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers. And it’s heartbreaking to see incidents of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries. 

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    It’s startling to see the growing number of threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers. And it’s heartbreaking to see incidents of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Oscar Oops!

    TAKE A STAND: Oscar Oops!

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-28 21:00:17 GMT
    Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," mistakenly accepts the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday.  (Source: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP).Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," mistakenly accepts the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday. (Source: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP).

    Whether you watched or not, you’ve likely heard about what’s being called the Oscar’s biggest mistake ever.

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    Whether you watched or not, you’ve likely heard about what’s being called the Oscar’s biggest mistake ever.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Girl Scouts Theft

    TAKE A STAND: Girl Scouts Theft

    Monday, February 27 2017 7:00 PM EST2017-02-28 00:00:26 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    Just when we think we’ve heard it all, comes news that someone stole money from the Girl Scouts.

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    Just when we think we’ve heard it all, comes news that someone stole money from the Girl Scouts.

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  • TAKE A STAND: School Bus Safety

    TAKE A STAND: School Bus Safety

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 6:00 AM EST2017-02-21 11:00:16 GMT
    Source: RaycomSource: Raycom

    A school bus driver in Berkeley County has been arrested for allegedly driving a bus while drunk. 

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    A school bus driver in Berkeley County has been arrested for allegedly driving a bus while drunk. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Bravo, Boeing!

    TAKE A STAND: Bravo, Boeing!

    Monday, February 20 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-20 21:00:19 GMT
    President Donald Trump gestures toward the new Dreamliner 787-10 Friday. (Source: Pool)President Donald Trump gestures toward the new Dreamliner 787-10 Friday. (Source: Pool)

    It’s been a great week for Boeing South Carolina.  

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    It’s been a great week for Boeing South Carolina.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Boeing Vote

    TAKE A STAND: Boeing Vote

    Friday, February 17 2017 7:00 AM EST2017-02-17 12:00:23 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The votes are in. They have been counted and it’s official: Workers at Boeing South Carolina will not be organizing.  

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    The votes are in. They have been counted and it’s official: Workers at Boeing South Carolina will not be organizing.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Trump Visit

    TAKE A STAND: Trump Visit

    Thursday, February 16 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-02-16 21:29:55 GMT
    Donald Trump (Source: Live 5)Donald Trump (Source: Live 5)

    Friday is an important day in the Lowcountry.  

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    Friday is an important day in the Lowcountry.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Piggly Wiggly Pension

    TAKE A STAND: Piggly Wiggly Pension

    Sunday, February 12 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-02-12 23:00:16 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    Imagine working at the same job for decades, looking forward to a comfortable retirement, then finding out your money's gone.  

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    Imagine working at the same job for decades, looking forward to a comfortable retirement, then finding out your money's gone.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Berkeley County Schools CFO

    TAKE A STAND: Berkeley County Schools CFO

    Thursday, February 9 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-02-09 22:30:08 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The chief financial officer for the Berkeley County School District has been fired. 

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    The chief financial officer for the Berkeley County School District has been fired. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Boeing Union Vote

    TAKE A STAND: Boeing Union Vote

    Friday, February 3 2017 1:17 PM EST2017-02-03 18:17:49 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    On Feb. 15, about 3,000 production workers at Boeing South Carolina will decide whether to unionize.

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    On Feb. 15, about 3,000 production workers at Boeing South Carolina will decide whether to unionize.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Neil Gorsuch

    TAKE A STAND: Neil Gorsuch

    Thursday, February 2 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-02-02 14:59:49 GMT
    President Donald Trump named U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for Supreme Court justice.  (Source: 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)President Donald Trump named U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for Supreme Court justice. (Source: 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)

    It was high drama leading up to President Trump’s nomination to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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    It was high drama leading up to President Trump’s nomination to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Deadly Storms

    TAKE A STAND: Deadly Storms

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-24 21:00:18 GMT
    A woman holds a child while walking through a farm that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, in Adel, Ga.  (AP Photo/Branden Camp)A woman holds a child while walking through a farm that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, in Adel, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

    The cleanup continues after deadly tornadoes hammered the southeast, leaving a trail of destruction and despair.  

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    The cleanup continues after deadly tornadoes hammered the southeast, leaving a trail of destruction and despair.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Kidnapping Mystery

    TAKE A STAND: Kidnapping Mystery

    Friday, January 20 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-01-21 00:30:19 GMT
    Kamiyah Mobley was allegedly kidnapped by Gloria Williams more than 18 years ago. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Twitter)Kamiyah Mobley was allegedly kidnapped by Gloria Williams more than 18 years ago. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Twitter)

    We’ve all been shocked, confused and amazed by the events unfolding in Walterboro. 

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    We’ve all been shocked, confused and amazed by the events unfolding in Walterboro. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Fire Protection

    TAKE A STAND: Fire Protection

    Thursday, January 19 2017 12:00 PM EST2017-01-19 17:00:20 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    An elderly man and his wife in Berkeley County are lucky to be alive after barely escaping a house fire. 

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    An elderly man and his wife in Berkeley County are lucky to be alive after barely escaping a house fire. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Clemson Tigers

    TAKE A STAND: Clemson Tigers

    Thursday, January 12 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-12 21:00:19 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    It was a game for the ages and certainly not for the faint of heart. 

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    It was a game for the ages and certainly not for the faint of heart. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Roof Sentence

    TAKE A STAND: Roof Sentence

    Thursday, January 12 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-01-12 16:46:48 GMT
    Nine parishioners of Mother Emanuel AME Church were killed after a Bible study on June 17, 2015. (Source: Family/Facebook)Nine parishioners of Mother Emanuel AME Church were killed after a Bible study on June 17, 2015. (Source: Family/Facebook)

    Two hours and 50 minutes. That’s all it took for a federal jury to decide that Dylann Roof will be put to death. 

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    Two hours and 50 minutes. That’s all it took for a federal jury to decide that Dylann Roof will be put to death. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Joe Biden

    TAKE A STAND: Joe Biden

    Monday, January 9 2017 1:59 PM EST2017-01-09 18:59:10 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden. (Source: WCSC)Vice President Joe Biden. (Source: WCSC)

    Vice President Joe Biden went full “Uncle Joe” mode when swearing in new and re-elected U.S. Senators.

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    Vice President Joe Biden went full “Uncle Joe” mode when swearing in new and re-elected U.S. Senators.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Mercedes Expansion

    TAKE A STAND: Mercedes Expansion

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-01-04 21:48:01 GMT
    (Source: Daimler)(Source: Daimler)

    The recent announcement and groundbreaking for a major automotive expansion is great economic news for the Lowcountry.  

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    The recent announcement and groundbreaking for a major automotive expansion is great economic news for the Lowcountry.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: New Year's Resolutions

    TAKE A STAND: New Year's Resolutions

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 6:00 PM EST2016-12-28 23:00:17 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions.  For most people, it’s to join a gym, lose a little weight and eat healthy.  

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    This is the time of year we all make New Year's resolutions.  For most people, it’s to join a gym, lose a little weight and eat healthy.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Merry Christmas

    TAKE A STAND: Merry Christmas

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-21 21:00:17 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    It’s no secret we live in world of political correctness. We do have to be careful not to offend, but sometimes the debate can be a bit silly. 

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    It’s no secret we live in world of political correctness. We do have to be careful not to offend, but sometimes the debate can be a bit silly. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Living Rent-Free?

    TAKE A STAND: Living Rent-Free?

    Friday, December 16 2016 10:36 AM EST2016-12-16 15:36:24 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    A North Charleston city employee who earns $76,000 a year has been allowed to live rent-free in a city-owned house for six years because the city never made the employee sign a lease and simply forgot about it. 

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    A North Charleston city employee who earns $76,000 a year has been allowed to live rent-free in a city-owned house for six years because the city never made the employee sign a lease and simply forgot about it. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Dylann Roof Verdict

    TAKE A STAND: Dylann Roof Verdict

    Friday, December 16 2016 10:30 AM EST2016-12-16 15:30:15 GMT
    Dylann Roof  (Source: Live 5)Dylann Roof (Source: Live 5)

    It took all of two hours for a jury to find Dylan Roof guilty on all 33 federal charges in the murders of nine worshipers at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

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    It took all of two hours for a jury to find Dylan Roof guilty on all 33 federal charges in the murders of nine worshipers at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Highway 17 Safety

    TAKE A STAND: Highway 17 Safety

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-12-07 21:59:09 GMT
    Don Logana (Source: WTOC)Don Logana (Source: WTOC)

    The death of a Savannah TV anchor hit close to home for Live 5.

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    The death of a Savannah TV anchor hit close to home for Live 5.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Michael Slager Mistrial

    TAKE A STAND: Michael Slager Mistrial

    Monday, December 5 2016 6:36 PM EST2016-12-05 23:36:15 GMT
    Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager sits in the courtroom, in Charleston on Oct. 28. (Source: Pool/File)Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager sits in the courtroom, in Charleston on Oct. 28. (Source: Pool/File)

    After a five-week trial and more than 24 hours of deliberation, the Michael Slager case has ended in mistrial.

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    After a five-week trial and more than 24 hours of deliberation, the Michael Slager case has ended in mistrial.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Michael Slager Trial

    TAKE A STAND: Michael Slager Trial

    Saturday, December 3 2016 11:22 AM EST2016-12-03 16:22:44 GMT
    Michael Slager testifies in his own defense Tuesday. (Source: Pool)Michael Slager testifies in his own defense Tuesday. (Source: Pool)

    Friday was a roller-coaster of a day in the Michael Slager Trial.  

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    Friday was a roller-coaster of a day in the Michael Slager Trial.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Deadly Wildfires

    TAKE A STAND: Deadly Wildfires

    Thursday, December 1 2016 6:07 AM EST2016-12-01 11:07:01 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    It’s been heartbreaking to watch events unfold in East Tennessee. 

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    It’s been heartbreaking to watch events unfold in East Tennessee. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Lowcountry Leaders

    TAKE A STAND: Lowcountry Leaders

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 7:37 AM EST2016-11-30 12:37:53 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    As we celebrate the holiday season, it's nice to take a break from some of the bad news we see on TV and talk about the good stuff. 

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    As we celebrate the holiday season, it's nice to take a break from some of the bad news we see on TV and talk about the good stuff. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Happy Thanksgiving

    TAKE A STAND: Happy Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 24 2016 6:00 AM EST2016-11-24 11:00:16 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that many believe is one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.  

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    In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that many believe is one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Day of Prayer

    TAKE A STAND: Day of Prayer

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:53 AM EST2016-11-22 14:53:59 GMT
    Mother Emanuel AME Church (Source: Lori Stottlemyre)Mother Emanuel AME Church (Source: Lori Stottlemyre)

    Governor Haley has declared the Tuesday before Thanksgiving as a statewide day of prayer. 

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    Governor Haley has declared the Tuesday before Thanksgiving as a statewide day of prayer. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Dry Conditions

    TAKE A STAND: Dry Conditions

    Thursday, November 17 2016 2:02 PM EST2016-11-17 19:02:43 GMT
    Pinnacle Mountain Fire. (Source: SC National Guard)Pinnacle Mountain Fire. (Source: SC National Guard)

    The long drought since Hurricane Matthew has been relentless. 

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    The long drought since Hurricane Matthew has been relentless. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Veterans Day

    TAKE A STAND: Veterans Day

    Friday, November 11 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-11-11 21:00:19 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the end of World War I, which occurred in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a year earlier.

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    President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the end of World War I, which occurred in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a year earlier.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Increase in Sales Tax

    TAKE A STAND: Increase in sales tax

    Friday, November 11 2016 3:30 PM EST2016-11-11 20:30:33 GMT
    Transportation improvement projects to be funded by half-cent sales tax referendum (Source: Live 5)Transportation improvement projects to be funded by half-cent sales tax referendum (Source: Live 5)

    One of the biggest ballot issues in Charleston was the half-cent sales tax increase.  It was close, but 52 percent voted yes, so the tax will happen. 

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    One of the biggest ballot issues in Charleston was the half-cent sales tax increase.  It was close, but 52 percent voted yes, so the tax will happen. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: President-Elect Trump

    TAKE A STAND: President-Elect Trump

    Thursday, November 10 2016 11:05 AM EST2016-11-10 16:05:15 GMT
    President-elect Donald Trump holds Vice President-elect Mike Pence's hand as he gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)President-elect Donald Trump holds Vice President-elect Mike Pence's hand as he gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    It was a historic night and morning, historic election, some say unexpected, a last minute surprise that is being compared to Dewey-Truman.  

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    It was a historic night and morning, historic election, some say unexpected, a last minute surprise that is being compared to Dewey-Truman.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Two Trials

    TAKE A STAND: Two Trials

    Friday, November 4 2016 2:48 PM EDT2016-11-04 18:48:37 GMT
    (Source: Live 5)(Source: Live 5)

    On any given day, there are lots of court cases that happen in Charleston. But this month there are two big trials. 

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    On any given day, there are lots of court cases that happen in Charleston. But this month there are two big trials. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Bill Sharpe & Debi Chard

    TAKE A STAND: Bill Sharpe & Debi Chard

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-11-03 00:00:19 GMT
    Debi Chard and Bill Sharpe will receive SCBA Masters Awards in January. (Source: Live 5)Debi Chard and Bill Sharpe will receive SCBA Masters Awards in January. (Source: Live 5)

    We are proud of every member of the team here at WCSC, but we’re thrilled to congratulate two Live 5 veteran journalists.

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    We are proud of every member of the team here at WCSC, but we’re thrilled to congratulate two Live 5 veteran journalists.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Clown Scares

    TAKE A STAND: Clown Scares

    Thursday, October 27 2016 8:51 AM EDT2016-10-27 12:51:40 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    What’s up with the spooky clown scare phenomenon?  It started a few months ago with strange sightings across the country.

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    What’s up with the spooky clown scare phenomenon?  It started a few months ago with strange sightings across the country.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Steve Crump

    TAKE A STAND: Steve Crump

    Thursday, October 27 2016 8:50 AM EDT2016-10-27 12:50:56 GMT
    WBTV reporter Steve Crump confronts Brian Eybers about racial slurs Eybers reportedly made toward Crump. (Source: WBTV)WBTV reporter Steve Crump confronts Brian Eybers about racial slurs Eybers reportedly made toward Crump. (Source: WBTV)

    It was disappointing to read about the recent experience of Charlotte television reporter Steve Crump. 

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    It was disappointing to read about the recent experience of Charlotte television reporter Steve Crump. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Undecided Voters

    TAKE A STAND: Undecided Voters

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-10-19 15:22:51 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    Okay, here we go. Less than three weeks and counting and America will finally know who's going to be the next President.

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    Okay, here we go. Less than three weeks and counting and America will finally know who's going to be the next President.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Elliott Summey

    TAKE A STAND: Elliott Summey

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:17 AM EDT2016-10-19 15:17:12 GMT
    Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey (Source: Live 5)Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey (Source: Live 5)

    Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey has found himself in hot water over his support and lack of support for the I-526 extension project.

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    Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey has found himself in hot water over his support and lack of support for the I-526 extension project.

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  • TAKE A STAND: After Hurricane Matthew

    TAKE A STAND: After Hurricane Matthew

    Sunday, October 9 2016 8:17 AM EDT2016-10-09 12:17:53 GMT
    Tree down and blocking roadway on Betsy Kerrison at Jenkins Freeman Road. (Source: St. John's Fire Dept.)Tree down and blocking roadway on Betsy Kerrison at Jenkins Freeman Road. (Source: St. John's Fire Dept.)

    Hurricane Matthew has come and gone.  After a deadly track through Haiti and the Caribbean, Matthew hugged the coast of Florida and approached the Lowcountry as a powerful Category 4.

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    Hurricane Matthew has come and gone.  After a deadly track through Haiti and the Caribbean, Matthew hugged the coast of Florida and approached the Lowcountry as a powerful Category 4.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Hurricane Matthew

    TAKE A STAND: Hurricane Matthew

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 9:17 AM EDT2016-10-05 13:17:46 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    We're all watching Hurricane Matthew with great interest. As a Category 4 with winds of 145 miles per hour, it's heartbreaking to know what the people of Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas are and will be going through. 

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    We're all watching Hurricane Matthew with great interest. As a Category 4 with winds of 145 miles per hour, it's heartbreaking to know what the people of Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas are and will be going through. 

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  • TAKE A STAND Keith Scott Funeral

    TAKE A STAND Keith Scott Funeral

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 1:56 PM EDT2016-09-28 17:56:57 GMT
    Keith Lamont Scott (Source: Facebook/WBTV)Keith Lamont Scott (Source: Facebook/WBTV)

    The man shot and killed by police in Charlotte, leading to more than a week of protests and riots, will be buried in the Charleston area.

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    The man shot and killed by police in Charlotte, leading to more than a week of protests and riots, will be buried in the Charleston area.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Presidential Debates

    TAKE A STAND: Presidential Debates

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 1:46 PM EDT2016-09-28 17:46:45 GMT
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Source: AP/David Goldman)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Source: AP/David Goldman)

    Round one of the Presidential Debates is now history, and it was a record-setting performance.

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    Round one of the Presidential Debates is now history, and it was a record-setting performance.

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  • TAKE A STAND: New Terror Attacks

    TAKE A STAND: New Terror Attacks

    Thursday, September 22 2016 11:06 PM EDT2016-09-23 03:06:05 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    New attacks on American soil: this time in New Jersey, New York and Minnesota. There were injuries, but thankfully no deaths. 

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    New attacks on American soil: this time in New Jersey, New York and Minnesota. There were injuries, but thankfully no deaths. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Elder Care

    TAKE A STAND: Elder Care

    Thursday, September 22 2016 11:01 PM EDT2016-09-23 03:01:37 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    Two recent unrelated but disturbing cases are shining light on a growing problem both in our area and nationwide.

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    Two recent unrelated but disturbing cases are shining light on a growing problem both in our area and nationwide.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Are We Safe?

    TAKE A STAND: Are We Safe?

    Friday, September 16 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-09-16 20:01:50 GMT
    Patriots Point offered free admission to all first responders and their families on Sunday. (Source: Patriot's Point)Patriots Point offered free admission to all first responders and their families on Sunday. (Source: Patriot's Point)

    This past Sunday marked 15 years since 9-11. Those of us old enough to remember know where we were and what we were doing at the very moment we heard or saw reports of the attack on the twin towers in New York City.

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    This past Sunday marked 15 years since 9-11. Those of us old enough to remember know where we were and what we were doing at the very moment we heard or saw reports of the attack on the twin towers in New York City.

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  • TAKE A STAND: NFL Protests

    TAKE A STAND: NFL Protests

    Friday, September 16 2016 3:52 PM EDT2016-09-16 19:52:57 GMT
    Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game on Aug. 26. 'I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,' Kaepernick said. (Source: AP Photo/Ben Margot)Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game on Aug. 26. 'I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,' Kaepernick said. (Source: AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    It's been an interesting start to the NFL season. Starting with the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, it's grown from kneeling to standing with interlocked arms to raised fists to protest aggressive police action against African-American citizens.  

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    It's been an interesting start to the NFL season. Starting with the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, it's grown from kneeling to standing with interlocked arms to raised fists to protest aggressive police action against African-American citizens.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Who Will Lead?

    TAKE A STAND: Who Will Lead?

    Sunday, September 11 2016 11:27 PM EDT2016-09-12 03:27:22 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    It seems like this has been one of the longest Presidential election cycles I can remember, but time is running short. 

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    It seems like this has been one of the longest Presidential election cycles I can remember, but time is running short. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Labor Day

    TAKE A STAND: Labor Day

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016-08-31 22:19:53 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    For many of us, the Labor Day holiday means a day off of work or school, which is great. 

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    For many of us, the Labor Day holiday means a day off of work or school, which is great. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Louisiana Rising

    TAKE A STAND: Louisiana Rising

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-08-31 22:16:42 GMT
    Source: RaycomSource: Raycom

    Parts of Louisiana continue to recover from devastating flooding. It's the worst American natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. 

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    Parts of Louisiana continue to recover from devastating flooding. It's the worst American natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Tropical Weather

    TAKE A STAND: Tropical Weather

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-08-31 21:42:09 GMT

    It's that time of year again when the tropical waves, depressions and storms line up in the Atlantic like little soldiers.

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    It's that time of year again when the tropical waves, depressions and storms line up in the Atlantic like little soldiers.

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  • TAKE A STAND: EpiPen Cost

    TAKE A STAND: EpiPen Cost

  • TAKE A STAND: Manatee Deaths

    TAKE A STAND: Manatee Deaths

  • TAKE A STAND: 315th Airlift Wing

    TAKE A STAND: 315th Airlift Wing

    Monday, August 22 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-08-22 21:36:00 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    I recently had the honor of traveling with a group of Charleston business leaders to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

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    I recently had the honor of traveling with a group of Charleston business leaders to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Louisiana Flooding

    TAKE A STAND: Louisiana Flooding

    Monday, August 22 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-08-22 21:06:04 GMT
    Flooding in Denham Springs on Aug. 16. (Source: WAFB)Flooding in Denham Springs on Aug. 16. (Source: WAFB)

    It's hard to believe it's only been a week ago since the rain began falling in Louisiana.

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    It's hard to believe it's only been a week ago since the rain began falling in Louisiana.

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  • TAKE A STAND: The I-526 extension

    TAKE A STAND: The I-526 extension

    Thursday, August 11 2016 7:34 PM EDT2016-08-11 23:34:28 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The much-debated project to extend I-526 may have found new life. 

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    The much-debated project to extend I-526 may have found new life. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Boys Being Men

    TAKE A STAND: Boys Being Men

    Aug 10, 2016 07:16 PM2016-08-10 23:16:00 GMT
    Source: Charleston County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Charleston County Sheriff's Office

    It's not unusual to see a social media post go viral.  It's even better when it's for the right reason.  

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    It's not unusual to see a social media post go viral.  It's even better when it's for the right reason.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Thank You, Dish subscribers

    TAKE A STAND: Thank You, Dish subscribers

    Aug 05, 2016 07:00 PM2016-08-05 23:00:00 GMT
    Source: Pixabay/Live 5Source: Pixabay/Live 5

    I want to personally thank all of you, especially our DISH network subscribers.

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    I want to personally thank all of you, especially our DISH network subscribers.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Attention DISH subscribers

    TAKE A STAND: Attention DISH subscribers

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-07-28 01:23:32 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    If you are a subscriber of DISH satellite, you may be at risk of losing WCSC Live 5.  

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    If you are a subscriber of DISH satellite, you may be at risk of losing WCSC Live 5.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Good Samaritans

    TAKE A STAND: Good Samaritans

    Jul 27, 2016 07:13 PM2016-07-27 23:13:00 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The definition of a Good Samaritan is a charitable or helpful person.   In Berkeley County, that help came in threes.

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    The definition of a Good Samaritan is a charitable or helpful person.   In Berkeley County, that help came in threes. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: West Ashley revitalization

    TAKE A STAND: West Ashley revitalization

    Friday, July 22 2016 5:48 PM EDT2016-07-22 21:48:54 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The Charleston City Council is moving forward to create a 19-member commission to look at ways to revitalize West Ashley.  

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    The Charleston City Council is moving forward to create a 19-member commission to look at ways to revitalize West Ashley.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Voices of Reason

    TAKE A STAND: Voices of Reason

    Monday, July 18 2016 4:29 PM EDT2016-07-18 20:29:15 GMT
    Marchers walked in unity on the Ravenel Bridge on June 21, 2015, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting. (Photo Source: Live 5)Marchers walked in unity on the Ravenel Bridge on June 21, 2015, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting. (Photo Source: Live 5)

    It was just over a year ago when Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer. And it was a year ago when a gunman took nine innocent lives at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

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    It was just over a year ago when Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer. And it was a year ago when a gunman took nine innocent lives at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Project Cool Breeze

    TAKE A STAND: Project Cool Breeze

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 5:21 PM EDT2016-07-13 21:21:01 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    It's no secret it's hot outside. With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and the heat index even higher, the weather can be a killer, especially for low-income seniors who can't afford to cool their homes.

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    It's no secret it's hot outside. With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and the heat index even higher, the weather can be a killer, especially for low-income seniors who can't afford to cool their homes.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Dallas Police deaths

    TAKE A STAND: Dallas Police deaths

    Jul 08, 2016 07:00 PM2016-07-08 23:00:00 GMT
    olice and others gather at the emergency entrance to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where several police officers were taken after shootings Thursday. (Source: Emily Schmall/AP)olice and others gather at the emergency entrance to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where several police officers were taken after shootings Thursday. (Source: Emily Schmall/AP)

    I think everyone would agree there's a lot of tension across the country. This week it's Baton Rouge, Minnesota and now Dallas.

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    I think everyone would agree there's a lot of tension across the country. This week it's Baton Rouge, Minnesota and now Dallas.

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  • TAKE A STAND: The CCU Flag

    TAKE A STAND: The CCU Flag

    Thursday, July 7 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-07-07 21:58:33 GMT
    After the Chants' historic win, many supported the Governor's move to fly the CCU flag above the State House dome, however some did not. (Source: WIS)After the Chants' historic win, many supported the Governor's move to fly the CCU flag above the State House dome, however some did not. (Source: WIS)

    Did South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley break the law when she flew the Coastal Carolina University flag over the state capital?

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    Did South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley break the law when she flew the Coastal Carolina University flag over the state capital?

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  • TAKE A STAND: Terror and children

    TAKE A STAND: Terror and children

    Friday, July 1 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-07-01 20:15:00 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Another terror attack, this time in Turkey.  It's as if we starting to get numb, soon forgetting until there's another incident. 

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    Another terror attack, this time in Turkey.  It's as if we starting to get numb, soon forgetting until there's another incident. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Holiday travel

    TAKE A STAND: Holiday travel

    Friday, July 1 2016 12:46 PM EDT2016-07-01 16:46:51 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    We all like to be number one and be the best, but South Carolina should not be proud of a recent nationwide ranking. 

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    We all like to be number one and be the best, but South Carolina should not be proud of a recent nationwide ranking. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Animal abuse

    TAKE A STAND: Animal abuse

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 5:42 PM EDT2016-06-22 21:42:16 GMT
    Source: Orangeburg County Animal ControlSource: Orangeburg County Animal Control

    The Humane Society of the United States has joined in the search to find whoever is responsible for an awful case of animal abuse in Orangeburg County.

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    The Humane Society of the United States has joined in the search to find whoever is responsible for an awful case of animal abuse in Orangeburg County.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Deadly violence

    TAKE A STAND: Deadly violence

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 5:39 PM EDT2016-06-22 21:39:11 GMT
    Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from the June 12 shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP)Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from the June 12 shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP)

    Orlando, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Newtown, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Aurora, Chattanooga, Columbine. I could go on naming the mass shootings, but we'd be here a long time. 

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    Orlando, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Newtown, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Aurora, Chattanooga, Columbine. I could go on naming the mass shootings, but we'd be here a long time. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Presidential politics

    TAKE A STAND: Presidential politics

    Thursday, June 16 2016 1:16 PM EDT2016-06-16 17:16:55 GMT
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead the latest poll. (Photo Source: AP)Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead the latest poll. (Photo Source: AP)

    It's hard to believe the Presidential election season started only six months ago. Seems a lot longer.

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    It's hard to believe the Presidential election season started only six months ago. Seems a lot longer.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Orlando club shooting

    TAKE A STAND: Orlando club shooting

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 4:51 PM EDT2016-06-15 20:51:15 GMT
    Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from a shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP)Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from a shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP)

    What do you say about the weekend events in Orlando? Sadness. Outrage. Confusion.  Many more questions than answers. Was it terrorism, hate? It was both.

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    What do you say about the weekend events in Orlando? Sadness. Outrage. Confusion.  Many more questions than answers. Was it terrorism, hate? It was both.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Sexual assault sentence

    TAKE A STAND: Sexual assault sentence

    Friday, June 10 2016 7:55 PM EDT2016-06-10 23:55:05 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    A California judge sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus. 

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    A California judge sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: DOJ to listen in North Charleston

    TAKE A STAND: DOJ to listen in North Charleston

    Jun 08, 2016 05:47 PM2016-06-08 21:47:00 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The Department of Justice wants to "listen" to North Charleston.  

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    The Department of Justice wants to "listen" to North Charleston.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: The Death of Harambe

    TAKE A STAND: The Death of Harambe

    Thursday, June 2 2016 5:23 PM EDT2016-06-02 21:23:52 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    It's been a while since a story has captivated us the way the death of Harambe the Western lowland gorilla has. 

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    It's been a while since a story has captivated us the way the death of Harambe the Western lowland gorilla has. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Interstate Impasse

    TAKE A STAND: Interstate Impasse

    Thursday, June 2 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-06-02 21:14:31 GMT
    Source: Live 5Source: Live 5

    The long-debated extension of I-526 has apparently hit a dead end.  

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    The long-debated extension of I-526 has apparently hit a dead end.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: VA wait times

    TAKE A STAND: VA wait times

    May 27, 2016 07:00 PM2016-05-27 23:00:00 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, we remember our military veterans. But there's also concern about living veterans and the extremely long wait times for medical care at Veterans hospitals.

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    As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, we remember our military veterans. But there's also concern about living veterans and the extremely long wait times for medical care at Veterans hospitals.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Drunk Driving

    TAKE A STAND: Drunk Driving

    May 27, 2016 12:00 PM2016-05-27 16:00:00 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    As we approach the long memorial day weekend, many are thinking about time off from work, traveling, or simply having a good time. 

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    As we approach the long memorial day weekend, many are thinking about time off from work, traveling, or simply having a good time. 

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  • TAKE A STAND: Domestic violence bill

    TAKE A STAND: Domestic violence bill

    Friday, May 20 2016 5:50 PM EDT2016-05-20 21:50:53 GMT
    The home where the shooting took place. (Source: Live 5)The home where the shooting took place. (Source: Live 5)

    The tragic shooting deaths in Ravenel prompt a lot of questions.

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    The tragic shooting deaths in Ravenel prompt a lot of questions.

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  • TAKE A STAND: Reading

    TAKE A STAND: Reading

    Monday, May 16 2016 5:30 PM EDT2016-05-16 21:30:33 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    For many people, reading a book is something we take for granted. For others, reading does not come easy.  

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    For many people, reading a book is something we take for granted. For others, reading does not come easy.  

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  • TAKE A STAND: Meet Dan Cates

    TAKE A STAND: Meet Dan Cates

    Friday, May 13 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-05-13 20:24:40 GMT
    Dan Cates (Source: Live 5)Dan Cates (Source: Live 5)

    My name is Dan Cates. I'm the newest member of the Live 5 News team. 

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    My name is Dan Cates. I'm the newest member of the Live 5 News team. 

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  • A. Daniel Cates named new vice president, general manager of WCSC

    A. Daniel Cates named new vice president, general manager of WCSC

    Apr 07, 2016 05:32 PM2016-04-07 21:32:00 GMT
    A. Daniel Cates (Source: Raycom)A. Daniel Cates (Source: Raycom)

    The parent company of WCSC has named the television station's next vice president and general manager. 

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    The parent company of WCSC has named the television station's next vice president and general manager. 

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  • Live 5 WCSC General Manager Rita Scott retires

    Live 5 WCSC General Manager Rita Scott retires

    Friday, April 1 2016 5:44 PM EDT2016-04-01 21:44:46 GMT
    Rita Scott (Source: Live 5)Rita Scott (Source: Live 5)

    After 17 years at the helm, Live 5 WCSC's general manager retires on Friday. 

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    After 17 years at the helm, Live 5 WCSC's general manager retires on Friday. 

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  • Take A Stand: Contact Us!

    Take A Stand: Contact Us!

    Live 5 News is Click here to let us know how you feel about topics presented by General Manager Dan Cates in his weekly "Take A Stand" community editorials.

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    Weigh in on our latest Take A Stand editorials, presented by General Manager Dan Cates.

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