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Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

The U.S. charges a Russian woman in the first case involving meddling in the 2018 elections.

Democrats have 2020 vision with stops in SC as President Trump continues GOP push

Is it too early to think about November 2020? Some Democrats don't think so.

Your 2018 General Election Guide

Here’s a quick guide to help answer basic questions like “Where do I vote?” and “What’s on the ballot?”

McMaster and Smith face off in first of two televised gubernatorial debates

South Carolina voters head to the polls in the General election in just a few weeks.

Candidates for SC Governor face off in debate in Florence

The two candidates for South Carolina Governor faced off in a debate at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center Wednesday night.

Young SC voters are getting registered, but numbers still fall short of older generations

After a year of political back-and-forths, it seems like the push to bring out young voters has been greater than ever. But numbers from the South Carolina Election Commission show that registered voters ages 18-24 here are still lagging among other age groups.

More than 200 children still in detention after immigrant family separations

Of those 245 kids, most of them are from parents who were removed from the U.S., and only 18 of them are currently set to go back home and reunite with their parents.

Former Vice President Biden visits Charleston Saturday

Former Vice President Joe Biden is making a stop in the Holy City Saturday.

Absentee voting begins Monday in the Tri-County

You don’t need to wait for election day to get your ballot in. In-person absentee voting starts Monday in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley County.

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott react to Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation

On Saturday, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice.Many public figures took to Twitter to express their reactions to the vote.

$90 B aviation bill addresses seat sizes, overbooked flights

The bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration to set a minimum size for airplane seats and legroom to ensure safety, a nod to the growing number of complaints about shrinking seats. The legislation bars passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes.

Dan Johnson, former top-aid arraigned on federal charges

Suspended 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and his former director of communications Nicole Holland were arraigned Tuesday morning on more than two dozen federal charges related to misuse of public funds.

SC voter registration deadline extended 10 days because of Hurricane Florence

South Carolinians now have a little more time to register to vote.

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

SC Congressman makes sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice

South Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman started an election debate Thursday with a sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

GOP hopes testimony showdown on Monday can save Kavanaugh’s nomination

Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received - and won't disclose publicly...

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Goose Creek voters return to polls Tuesday for special election runoff

Two weeks after results of a special election led to a runoff, Goose Creek voters are going back to the polls on Tuesday.

Rep. Mark Sanford makes push for huge park on Daniel Island

Rep. Mark Sanford made a push to add a massive park to the southern point of Daniel Island on Thursday morning.

SC congressional candidate Katie Arrington tweets about meeting with President Trump

South Carolina first district Republican congressional candidate tweeted that she met President Donald Trump last week.

Goose Creek voters head to polls in special election to fill city council seat

Residents of Goose Creek will cast their ballots Tuesday in a special election.

FINAL: Berkeley County election results

Find all the latest election results for Berkeley County.

Dorchester County election results

Find all the latest election results for contested races in Dorchester County below.

FINAL: Charleston County election results

Find all the latest election results for Charleston County right here.

William Peagler wins Berkeley County Supervisor race

William Peagler has been elected the new Berkeley County Supervisor following Tuesday night's runoff beating out incumbent Dan Davis. According to SCvotes.org , Peagler won with 5,424 votes against Davis' 4,228.

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Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina. Early returns Tuesday showed the 48-year-old Scott with more than 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young.

McMaster in lead for SC lieutenant governor

Former two-term Attorney General Henry McMaster is in a runoff race in two weeks to be South Carolina's next lieutenant governor. Early returns show McMaster with 44 percent of the vote, putting him in the lead by a margin of 20 percentage points.

Gallagher advances to runoff for SC schools chief

Sheila Gallagher has advanced to a runoff in the Democratic primary for South Carolina's superintendent of education.

Loftis beats newcomer for 2nd term as SC treasurer

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has won the Republican primary against political newcomer Brian Adams. Early results show Loftis winning Tuesday with 62 percent of the vote. The outcome means he wins a second term as South Carolina's chief financial officer. As in 2010, no Democrat or third-party candidate is running.

US Sen. Lindsey Graham defeats 6 tea party challengers in GOP primary, avoids runoff election

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has won South Carolina's Republican party outright, defeating six challengers and avoiding a runoff.  The 58-year-old Graham had about 59 percent of the vote in early returns Tuesday, far more than what was needed to avoid the runoff.

Dickerson wins Dem primary, to face Scott in Nov.

Richland County Council member Joyce Dickerson has won South Carolina's Democratic primary to face U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

Brad Hutto wins Democratic nomination for US Senate seat

Brad Hutto has won the Democratic nomination against Jay Stamper for the US Senate seat. Hutto will take on the winner of the Republican Primary race for Sen. Lindsey Graham's seat.

Sen. Jim DeMint to resign, head up Heritage Foundation

South Carolina's junior Sen. Jim DeMint will resign from the Senate in January to head up a conservative Washington think-tank, the Heritage Foundation, beginning in January, according to a press release from the senator's office.

Elected officials, business community honor Brown at event

Several local, state and federal elected officials gathered at the South Carolina Aquarium Thursday night to honor former Congressman Henry Brown.

Riley, other mayors to meet with President Obama

More than 200 mayors from across the country will meet with President Barack Obama Friday morning, including Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.

Haley: State of State about shrinking government

Gov. Nikki Haley said her first State of the State address will focus on her goals for budget cuts and smaller government. Haley's address will be streamed live on Live5News.com and Live 5 Plus beginning at 7 p.m.

Full text version of Haley's Inaugural Address

Nikki Haley was sworn into office as the Governor of South Carolina on Wednesday. below is the full text of Haley's inaugural address delivered from the State House in Columbia:

Scott to be sworn into office this week

South Carolina's first black republican congressman in more than a century will be taking office this week.