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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Dedication ceremony planned for new Yemassee mural

‘Put the damn mask on’: Strong message from SC hospital chief medical officer

SC celebrates the 4th of July with patriotic ‘Salute From the Shore’ flyover

LIST: Here’s where face masks are and are not required in public places

Married couple killed in crash involving car, motorcycle in Kershaw County

Deputies seek missing Orangeburg County man

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  Five people killed after SUV crosses I-26 median striking two tractor trailers in Orangeburg Co.

Westbound I-26 lanes closed in Orangeburg Co. following accident

  City of Columbia giving out free masks until July 10

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

Latest S.C. unemployment numbers show total of 635K+ new claims since March

Woman checking mail one of 2 killed in S.C. police chase crash

Shaw Air Force Base officials identify pilot killed in F-16 crash

Authorities at Shaw Air Force Base have released the name of the pilot killed late Tuesday night in an F-16 crash on the base.

Students who receive free or reduced-price school meals will get federal food assistance, officials say

Students from kindergarten to 12th-grade who normally receive free or reduced-price meals in school will receive federal food assistance.

Two arrested after Tillman monument at SC State House vandalized using incendiary device

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have arrested two people after the Benjamin Tillman monument located at the S.C. State House was vandalized over the weekend.

13-year-old boy killed in stabbing in north Columbia identified

A 14-year-old faces a murder charge in the boy's death.

  Shaw Air Force Base pilot killed in F-16 crash on base

Last surviving Buffalo Soldier from SC dies at 92

College student who tested positive for COVID-19 urges young people to take virus seriously

U.S. Attorney: 23 arrested, 3 at large in connection to drug trafficking operation in Horry County

SC schools report more than 16,000 students have been unaccounted for since statewide school closures

Face masks required in Orangeburg starting July 3, city council decides

DHEC offers advice for the Fourth of July: ‘Stay safer at home’

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is urging South Carolinians to avoid large group gatherings for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Bluffton Town Council passes mask ordinance

Bluffton Town Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that makes masks mandatory in certain public settings.

  Orangeburg City Council votes to remove Confederate statue, rename road

Orangeburg city leaders have approved a resolution to remove a 30-foot monument erected to honor the city’s fallen Confederate soldiers.

  Around 100 DC-area teens test positive for COVID-19 after Myrtle Beach trip, health official says

Around 100 teenagers from the Washington D.C. area have tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to Myrtle Beach, a health official said.

Lexington Police say nurse accused of racist posts could be victim of identity theft

Lexington Police are investigating a batch of racist posts, which appeared to be written by a Midlands nurse. Several WIS-TV viewers reached out to us about the posts in early June.

Greenville County deputies searching for missing K-9

Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a sheriff’s officer K-9 named Rudy who went missing Monday night.

Man accused of crashing into Florence County deputy’s cruiser during two-county chase

A man is accused of leading deputies on a two-county chase while driving under the influence early Saturday morning.

  Orangeburg may remove Confederate statue from city park

Orangeburg City Council is considering a resolution that would remove a Confederate statue from Courthouse Square.

South Carolina running low on supply of blood plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients

Lauren Rimpf said she is making plans to donate some of her blood plasma again.

SC teen receives two negative COVID-19 tests before learning she has the virus

As testing increases in South Carolina, and the percent positive rises, some are wondering about the accuracy of the tests.

SC Tax Free Weekend to be held August 7-9

South Carolina’s Tax-Free Weekend will begin August 7-9, meaning you won’t be charged sales tax on a variety of items.

DHEC announces new list of mobile COVID testing sites this week

The Department of Health and Environmental Control says The Family Health Center will be hosting COVID-19 tests this week at various locations around the Charleston area.

25-year-old killed in Lamar shooting, coroner says

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night in Lamar.

Apartment fire displaces 14 people in Atlantic Beach

The cause of an apartment fire early Monday morning in Atlantic Beach is under investigation.

  Father and son missing on Lake Moultrie following Saturday storm found safe

A father and a son are safe after being thrown overboard during a storm on Lake Moultrie Saturday.

CCU President addresses racist, homophobic social media posts from student

The President of Coastal Carolina University released a statement after the school says a student posted racist and homophobic social media posts recently.

1,366 new cases of COVID-19, and 5 additional death in South Carolina

Sunday’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 33,221, and those who have died to 712, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

City of Myrtle Beach cancels summer camps after positive COVID-19 tests

The city said a camp counselor testing positive prompted the decision.

Body found in Great Pee Dee River

Officials are investigating after a body was found in the Great Pee Dee River Saturday.

  1,599 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 additional death in South Carolina

Saturday’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 31,850, and those who have died to 707, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

City of Myrtle Beach revises COVID-19 protocols after recent rise in cases

City leaders are implementing new policies and postponed the public reopening of the city services building.

Warrants: 3-year-old nearly drowned at Myrtle Beach hotel pool while mother was at beach

A mother was taken into custody after warrants state that her three-year-old child almost drowned at a Myrtle Beach hotel pool.

Caught on camera: Deputies searching for suspect seen breaking into Orangeburg school

Security video shows a man in dark clothing, red gloves and a baseball hat inside the school around 2 a.m.

6 more people arrested in connection to crime surrounding May protests in Columbia

Investigators said they tracked down these people through Crime Stoppers tips, as well as through the review of hours of surveillance and body camera video.

  McMaster says he will not enact a face mask mandate, calling it ‘ineffective and impractical’

The governor said issuing a mandate for people in South Carolina to wear a mask and not be able to enforce it gives a false sense of security for those who believe that everybody is following the rules.

Murder suspect out on bond arrested again for shoot out at Orangeburg Co. gas station

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office charged 25-year-old Andrew Evins with attempted murder. He was also charged with armed robbery and carjacking in a separate case.

Over 1,100 tests administered at Tidelands Health’s large COVID-19 testing event at CCU

Tidelands Health is hosting its final free COVID-19 testing clinic of the month Friday.

Tractor trailer driver killed in crash on I-26

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash Friday morning that killed a tractor trailer driver.

Heritage Act did not apply to Calhoun statue, SC attorney general says

The South Carolina attorney general issued a legal opinion Thursday on the constitutionality of South Carolina's Heritage Act and why it could not have been used to protect Charleston's John C. Calhoun statue from removal.

Columbia’s mask ordinance goes into effect Friday morning; here are answers to FAQs

The ordinance requiring people to wear face coverings in Columbia takes effect Friday, June 26 at 6 a.m.

SLED: Carrying concealed weapon while wearing mask during pandemic is allowed

South Carolinians living in cities that require masks inside businesses will still be able to carry a concealed weapons, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Carolina Panthers coach considers kneeling during national anthem

Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice.

Would ‘herd immunity’ stop the pandemic? It’s not a smart move, MUSC doctor says

As medical professionals urge people to wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, some are choosing not to, hoping for "herd immunity."

Board cancels 2020 Coastal Carolina Fair

The Board of Directors for the Coastal Carolina Fair announced Thursday it has voted to cancel this year’s fair.

CVS adds new drive-thru test sites in Lowcountry

CVS Health is expanding its COVID-19 testing program across South Carolina with 13 additional testing sites at CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations.

  VIDEO: 12-foot gator takes a stroll through Myrtle Beach area neighborhood

A Grand Strand couple woke up to an unexpected visitor in their neighborhood Thursday morning.

S.C. pays out more than $2.5B in unemployment benefits as unemployed count continues to grow

The South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce says it has paid out more than $2.5 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits since mid-March.

Deputies searching for gunmen in shootout at convenience store

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify people involved in a shooting incident at a convenience store Wednesday afternoon.

United Airlines suspends service to Myrtle Beach, cites ‘demand conditions’ related to COVID-19

United Airlines has temporarily suspended service to Myrtle Beach due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the airline announced Wednesday.

SC attorney general: Cities allowed to lawfully pass mask mandate ordinances

The South Carolina attorney general is clearing up some confusion over whether individual cities can pass ordinances that require people to wear masks in certain places.

SC House approves CARES Act allocation plan, bill headed to Governor’s desk

By a vote of 109 to 2, South Carolina House members signed off on the allocation plan for a bulk of the CARES Act money the state is receiving from the federal government for COVID-19 response.

9 Kentuckians return from Myrtle Beach with virus, Beshear warns against traveling to ‘hot spots’

The governor also reported "some disturbing numbers" of COVID-19 cases in NKY.

Georgia man working at Bridgestone-Firestone in SC dies after being crushed

The Aiken County Coroner is investigating the death of a Georgia man after he was crushed while working at the Bridgestone-Firestone Manufacturing Facility in Graniteville, SC.

Hurricane lane reversal drill planned for Thursday

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will participate in a statewide hurricane lane reversal drill on Thursday to make sure crews are prepared in case reversals become necessary this hurricane season.

Tips to keep you and your family safe from rip currents

Summer is officially here, and many are heading to the ocean to cool off. But just last week, two people lost their lives from rip currents in our area.

  RESULTS for primary runoff election

Results are beginning to come in for elections in South Carolina. Tuesday is runoff day for the June 9 Democratic and Republican primaries.

Columbia City Council passes ordinance requiring citizens to wear face masks, face coverings in commercial facilities

The Columbia City Council has passed an ordinance requiring citizens within the city limits to wear a face mask or covering in public.

  SC governor announces ‘Palmetto Priority’ program focused on restaurant safety

The program, called “Palmetto Priority,” is a commitment made by restaurants to provide a safe place for staff and customers to demonstrate real precautions that they are taking to prevent the spread of the virus.

  SC state lawmaker urges governor to require face masks in public

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard has sent a letter to Gov. Henry McMaster urging him to require all South Carolina citizens to wear a face mask in public.

Six motorcycle gang members accused in attack over t-shirt, territory in Clover, S.C.

Six Hells Angels motorcycle gang members are accused of attacking a man over a t-shirt and territory in Clover, South Carolina.

  AccelerateED unveils recommendations for new school year

South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman presented back-to-school recommendations at a Monday afternoon news conference.

Columbia City Council members anticipate face mask ordinance will pass

Three members of Columbia City Council told WIS they expect the city to pass an ordinance Tuesday that would require face coverings to be work in public.

  Over a dozen Ohio students test positive for COVID-19 after Myrtle Beach trip, according to health officials

More than a dozen Ohio high school students have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a trip to Myrtle Beach, health officials said.

  McMaster, Scott hold news conference on JUSTICE Act

Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Tim Scott addressed a police reform bill Scott introduced in the U.S. Senate at a Monday news conference in North Charleston.

Sumter Co. deputies: Missing 14-year-old girl found

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 14-year-old Chloe Parker.

Police seize marijuana-infused cookies after drug raid at Conway apartment complex

A man was arrested on several drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a Conway apartment complex.

Study ranks South Carolina in top 10 most patriotic states

The Fourth of July holiday might be quieter this year as communities have called off fireworks celebrations, but a new study says South Carolina still ranks near the top when it comes to patriotism.

Former federal prosecutor named U.S. attorney for South Carolina

A former state lawmaker is now officially the top federal prosecutor in South Carolina.