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How to attend or watch Faye Marie Swetlik’s public memorial service Friday

Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.

New jobs coming to Florence County after beverage manufacturer invests $70 million

  Ahead of Faye Swetlik’s memorial service, children clean #RocksforFaye for weekend event

'Looking for some kind of sign’: Family members search for missing Horry County woman

Clemson student reported missing found dead in Tennessee, deputies say

Some Lowcountry residents have unclaimed property waiting at state treasurer’s office

Authorities look for person accused of stealing fundraising money from West Hartsville Elementary

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  Hate crime investigation underway after restaurant vandalized with racist graffiti

Deputies seek info in 2018 shooting that killed man who was on his way to work

  Trump plans S.C. visit before state’s Democratic Primary

Cayce community holds vigil to remember 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Florence police continue search for man who went missing in January

South Carolina’s lawsuit to block offshore drilling moves forward

  Police chief: Neighbor abducted and killed 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Officials with the Cayce Department of Public Safety said a neighbor abducted and killed 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

  Lowcountry Civil Rights icon Esau Jenkins honored at national museum

Mention Lowcountry icons of black history and Esau Jenkins' name is guaranteed to be in the mix.

  New videos show Faye Swetlik’s bubbly personality as the community continues to mourn

It’s been one week since 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was first reported missing. Days into the search, police found her body. Her death has now been ruled a homicide.

Tourism industry brings in record-breaking $23.8 billion for South Carolina

South Carolina’s tourism industry had another record-breaking year.

Horry County police drone conducts aerial search for missing, endangered woman

14-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on Valentine’s Day in Fort Mill

Darius Rucker to serve as 2020 South Carolina Tourism Ambassador

Woman charged with neglect after testing positive for drugs while pregnant with triplets, two of whom died

Manager, employee arrested after drug complaints at Florence Bojangles,’ police say

S.C. lawmakers look to modify Homestead Exemption with bill to offer larger property tax cut

Bond denied for second suspect charged in connection to 2018 Horry County murder

Horry County police say after a two year search, they’ve arrested a man they believe is responsible for a 2018 homicide.

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

The family of Faye Swetlik will not have to pay any money for the little girl’s funeral. Caughman Harman Funeral Home said all expenses will be covered.

Man accused of breaking into several homes, threatening to kill, sexually assault women in Sumter, police say

Police have arrested a man they say broke into several homes in Sumter and threatened to kill or sexually assault the women who lived there.

  ‘The Faye feeling’: Family friend describes warmth shared by 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

She said if Faye knew you, she was hugging you, touching others with a heart of gold she carried everywhere she went.

Faye Swetlik’s body escorted back home, autopsy results expected to be released Tuesday

News of little Faye’s death has affected people around the nation and even the world.

  SC ranks among highest unemployment for people with disabilities. A Charleston shop breaks that mold.

Saturday marks the two-year anniversary for the cafe, whose chain was started in honor of two children with Down Syndrome.

One dead, Horry County police still investigating after incident in Bucksport area

Horry County police are conducting a death investigation in the Bucksport area.

  Man linked to death of 6-year-old girl had Lowcountry ties

The Cayce Department of Public Safety says the death of a 30-year-old man found a short time after the body of a 6-year-old girl were connected.

Darlington police search for man accused of sexually assaulting child under 11 years old

Larry Eugene Stewart, 63, is wanted for criminal sexual assault with a minor under the age of 11.

Classmates show love for Faye Swetlik with Valentine’s Day cards

Students from Springdale Elementary School showed their love for Faye Swetlik by making heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards for her, this before the tragic announcement that she was found dead not far from where she disappeared.

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.

S.C. teen accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

A teenager was arrested and charged with criminal sexual acts with a 10-year-old girl in Cherokee County, deputies said.

  South Carolina community mourning after missing 6-year-old found dead

The neighborhood where a missing 6-year-old was found dead is still blocked off as an investigation surrounding her death continues.

Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe

Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.

  Investigators recover body of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik

Authorities in Cayce shared grim news Thursday afternoon in the search for a 6-year-old girl who vanished Monday afternoon.

Reaction on social media pours in following death of missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

After officials revealed the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was found, reaction on social media began to pour in.

  Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Citadel Cadets

Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Joint Base Charleston late Thursday afternoon for a special evening at The Citadel.

  Police seek information on two vehicles in connection to missing 6-year-old S.C. girl

Police are seeking information on two vehicles in connection to the disappearance of a 6-year-old girl.

Governor McMaster presents proclamation to rock band KISS

Before the iconic rock band KISS took the stage in Columbia on Tuesday, they were greeted by Gov. Henry McMaster with a very special gift.

  ‘We’ve got to find her’: Faye Swetlik’s grandmother just wants her home

As the search continues for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, community members in Cayce are turning to prayer.

  Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.

Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.

Neighbors shocked, terrified day after 6-year-old girl disappears

State and federal law enforcement agencies have gotten involved in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl from South Carolina.

  Police, FBI continue search for missing S.C. child, want surveillance footage from neighbors

Officials say they have not found evidence of an abduction in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl who vanished Monday afternoon.

S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard

The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.

VIDEO: Whale, calf spotted in water near North Myrtle Beach

An awe-inspiring sight was captured Monday off the Grand Strand’s coast.

Gamecocks capture their first win vs. UConn in program history

Led by senior Tyasha Harris and freshman Aliyah Boston each recording double-doubles, the Gamecocks defeated the Huskies for the first time 70-52 in program history.

'Be praying for us’: Conway area church works to rebuild following massive fire

Crews responded to a fire at a Conway area church early Monday morning.

S.C. partners with Homeland Security to promote human trafficking awareness

The Myrtle Beach Police Department’s leader announced a major partnership to help raise awareness about human trafficking.

Coronavirus fears could help lower gas prices across Carolinas

As drivers see a double-digit drop in gas prices over the past month in the Carolinas, analysts say fears of the coronavirus could lower those prices even more.

RCSD in search of man accused of grabbing teen inappropriately in Walmart

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted for three-degree assault and battery.

Police: Woman facing child neglect, drug charges after driving on railroad tracks in Myrtle Beach

A woman is facing charges after police say she drove on railroad tracks Sunday night in Myrtle Beach.

Woman in Myrtle Beach Police custody after driving onto train tracks

A female driver is in police custody after she drove onto train tracks Sunday evening.

South Carolina bill would get slow drivers out of left lane

Some lawmakers in South Carolina are backing a proposal to allow officers to pull over people who drive too slowly in the left lane of major roads.

Twin sister, USC Union teammate killed in crash, 2 teammates injured by wrong-way driver, troopers say

Students and staff at the University of South Carolina Union were in mourning Saturday after a crash Friday night killed two members of the school's softball team, and injured two others.

Move over: SC bill would get slow drivers out of left lane

Some of the most powerful lawmakers in South Carolina are backing a proposal to allow officers to pull over people who drive too slowly in the left lane of major roads.

2 dead after car fire on Henry Lawton Road

Two people are dead after a car crashed into a ditch along Henry Lawton Road in Ridgeland.

Deputies investigating shooting that killed one in Darlington County

One person is dead and another person is in the hospital after a shooting Friday night in Darlington County.

Single-vehicle collision leaves one dead in Orangeburg County

One person was pronounced dead at the scene after a single-vehicle collision on Saturday Morning in Orangeburg County.

'It was scary’: Storm rips portion of roof off home in North Myrtle Beach

Several homes in North Myrtle Beach sustained damage in Thursday night’s storm.

Students at S.C. school devastated by tornado get huge surprise from Carolina Panthers

After all the damage at NCHS, students were sure they weren't going to have a prom.

‘It’s the ultimate honor’: Darius Rucker among 3 new inductees into S.C. Hall of Fame

It was a historical moment in Myrtle Beach on Friday.

  Charleston Co. Democratic Party no longer offering guaranteed seats to debate in exchange for $1700+ online sponsorship

Less than 24 hours after a Live 5 News report on the high cost of a guaranteed seat at the Democratic Presidential Debate, the Charleston County Democratic Party no longer shows the option on their website.

Orangeburg County man charged with 2019 murder

An 18-year-old faces multiple charges in connection with a September murder in Santee, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said.

S.C. authorities looking for hit-and-run driver who seriously hurt pedestrian

It happened Wednesday evening outside Holly Hill and officials are looking for the driver.

S.C. woman killed after gun misfires while boyfriend was handling it, coroner says

A woman was killed in an accidental shooting when a gun misfired in her apartment, according to the Anderson County coroner.

Woman, child, horses and goats rescued from flooded farm in York County

YCSO tweeted photos and updates on the crews’ progress until the very last horse was brought to safety.

Fort Jackson soldier found dead at off-post residence

A soldier stationed at Fort Jackson was found dead late Thursday night at his off-post residence.

  Want a guaranteed seat at the Democratic debate in Charleston? It’ll cost a lot of cash.

Voters hoping to attend the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston this month will be hard-pressed to find guaranteed tickets unless they pay thousands of dollars as a sponsor.

80-year-old woman killed by falling tree in York County identified

The single-vehicle crash occurred around 12:15 p.m. on Pleasant Road about three miles north of Fort Mill.

Dutch Fork High School student accused of trying to sexually assault peer

The assault happened during school hours, deputies said.

Richland Co. woman files police report after stalking incident inside Walmart on Two Notch Road

A Richland County woman said three men stalked her inside the Walmart on Two Notch Road on Sunday night. She even took video of the incident and shared it on Facebook.

  These famous faces in Hollywood have roots in the Lowcountry and South Carolina

From Andrews to Anderson, several famous African American actors and actresses were born and some grew up right here in the Lowcountry or other parts of South Carolina,

Lawmakers react to Trump acquittal on impeachment charges

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said the cloud over the presidency has been removed after the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon on two charges.

Attempted child luring reported in Rock Hill: ‘Come get in my car’

A man reportedly attempted to lure a child in a Rock Hill neighborhood Monday afternoon.

‘I was afraid:’ Family fears retribution after former Florence County sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was arrested Monday night after allegedly hitting a cat and other items with a baseball bat while intoxicated.

Officials urge vigilance as flu deaths continue to rise in S.C.

There has only been one other flu-related death among kids ages 5 through 17 in the last five years, but it's still important to keep it from spreading.

Two suspects sought in string of Orangeburg Co. burglaries

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying two suspects wanted for breaking into stores across the county recently.

Lung rescue service at Prisma Health saves 30-year-old mother’s life after flu complications

It is peak flu season and CDC is reporting high levels of infection in South Carolina.