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3 high schools in LR5 closed Tuesday following high number of staff absences

Teachers appear to have called out to make their displeasure known about the school board’s inaction regarding a return to hybrid learning.

Lawsuit against Myrtle Beach over Bikefest set for trial this week

Police: Missing, endangered teen last seen near Murrells Inlet found safe

Graham: Trump should attend Biden’s inauguration

S.C. Department of Corrections extending visitor, work release suspensions

  S.C. reports nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, jump in percent-positive

A.C. Flora student dies in crash Thanksgiving weekend

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Myrtle Beach man gets 12 years in federal prison for distributing heroin

Myrtle Beach extends mask ordinance through December

  S.C. House members return to Statehouse this week

S.C. Highway Patrol trooper assaulted at sobriety checkpoint, officials say

  S.C. leaders urge people to prepare for winter weather

Emergency crews on scene of accident on I-95 near Yemassee

  S.C. reports 1,053 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the twelfth straight day.

77-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting in SC

Deputies have not released any information on the shooting.

  Bond set for driver who set car on fire during police chase, knocking officer over

Bond has been set for the driver who was arrested for lighting the inside of his car on fire during a vehicle chase and knocking a Lowcountry police officer over on I-95 in Hampton County.

S.C. reports 1,797 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the eleventh straight day.

Police: Man arrested after climbing tower crane in Myrtle Beach

Lexington Co. sergeant who served public for decades dies unexpectedly

S.C. reports 1,777 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

Lowcountry towns decide whether to host Christmas parades

#OptOutside: Free admission offered at all S.C. State Parks on Friday

Police arrest one man accused of kidnapping two people at Myrtle Beach hotel

South Carolina teenage student athlete needs a kidney

Jasy Donaldson, 14, is hoping to find a living donor so she can stop dialysis

Columbia VA takes part in COVID vaccine trial

This particular vaccine is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson and is the fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial in the U-S.

Girl, 7 dies in South Carolina fire; 2 firefighters hurt

Authorities say a 7-year-old girl died and another person in a South Carolina home has been injured in a fire.

  State health department to begin reporting COVID-19 data on 24-hour delay Friday

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will not release data on newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases or deaths on Thanksgiving Day.

Loris house fire displaces 3 people early Thanksgiving morning

Three people have been displaced on Thanksgiving Day after an early morning fire destroyed a home in Loris.

  SCDOT: Non-emergency roadwork suspended through Thanksgiving weekend

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says lane closures are prohibited for non-emergency road work.

NFL player Darius Leonard provides 100 Thanksgiving meals in his hometown of Lake View

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Darius Leonard is a hero in the small town of Lake View for a variety of reasons.

Food banks see spike in demand during holidays amid pandemic

According to Harvest Hope Food Bank leaders, the organization estimates they will feed more than 3,975 people the week of Thanksgiving.

UofSC president tests positive for COVID-19

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen announced Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Police search for S.C. man missing since July

North Charleston Police are searching for a man who was last seen in the area in July.

Age-progressed photo of missing S.C. woman released as mystery continues

It has been six years since an 18-year-old woman vanished while walking a half-mile from her uncle's home to the home she shared with her godmother.

Deputies seek to identify person of interest after man exposes himself to girl, woman

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest after a man exposed himself to a girl and a woman at a laundromat in Orangeburg County.

Zig-zag in new unemployment claims continues in S.C.

South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce reported a slightly higher number of new claims for unemployment over the week ending Saturday.

Deputies seek clues in cold case of S.C. teen killed at party

A teen who wanted to study criminal law never made it to her high school graduation.

S.C. reports 1,243 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the ninth straight day.

UofSC president tests positive for COVID-19

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen learned Tuesday night that he tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed.

Kershaw Co. deputy injured in crash during chase on I-20 West

According to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened near Exit 92. That’s near U.S. Highway 601.

Former SCANA CEO pleads guilty to fraud charges in connection with VC Summer project

Under the plea agreement, Marsh could be sentenced to serve 18 to 36 months in prison. Marsh has also agreed to pay $5 million in restitution.

  McMaster calls on Dominion Energy to withdraw rate hike request

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster Tuesday asked Dominion Energy to drop a request for a 7.7% rate hike for South Carolina customers.

  S.C. reports 1K+ new COVID-19 cases 8th straight day; death toll reaches 4K

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,374 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 15th time in November that the total was over the one thousand mark.

Missing, endangered Horry County man found safe

Horry County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing on Tuesday.

S.C. Highway Patrol trooper involved in four-vehicle Horry County crash, authorities say

A trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol was involved in a multi-car crash Monday night, authorities said.

Horry County parent raises concerns after plexiglass picture circulates on social media

Some Horry County parents are on edge after seeing pictures circulating on social media showing plexiglass installations in one elementary school.

Stores put limit on paper product purchases to prevent panic buying

According to Piggly Willy store owner Darrell Miller, the signs are just precautionary now and his store is well stocked on paper towels and toilet paper.

  South Carolina sees increase in COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving

South Carolina health officials say testing locations throughout the state have seen an increase in testing over the past two weeks with some popular sites testing almost 100 residents per hour.

  For 14th time this month, S.C. reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,066 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 13th time in November that the total was over the one thousand mark.

Missing woman last seen in Myrtle Beach area found safe, police say

A woman missing out of Horry County has been found safe, police said later Monday morning.

  For 13th time this month, S.C. reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,066 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 13th time in November that the total was over the one thousand mark.

One dead following crash in Orangeburg County, two motorcycles involved

The crash is still under investigation.

  For 12th time this month, S.C. reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,530 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 12th time in November that total was over the thousand mark.

Former Horry County deputy coroner charged with murder released from jail

A former Horry County deputy coroner who is charged with murder in a missing man’s death has been released from jail.

NB lanes of I-95 in Orangeburg County blocked following accident

SCDOT officials said the incident is half a mile north of Exit 86B to I-26.

2 men charged with shooting woman in head during robbery

Xavier Golson, 23, and Jose Haygood, 25, were arrested and charged in the shooting.

  For 11th time this month, S.C. reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,479 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 11th time in November that total was over the thousand mark.

SC home invasion suspect arrested after multi-state manhunt

He’s accused of tying up a couple and stealing their car in Newberry County, then going on the run for a month.

Woman accused in death of Horry County man locked children in rooms with electronic lock, warrants say

One of the two suspects charged in connection to the death of a man who was reported missing last month now faces child neglect charges.

S.C.’s October unemployment rate falls to 4.2%

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says the unemployment rate in South Carolina for the Month of October dropped nearly a full percentage point from September.

LCSD: Missing 13-year-old from Red Bank found safe

Bryson Byrd was reported missing Friday morning.

1 dead after Orangeburg Co. car crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died after a multi-vehicle crash in Orangeburg County.

Horry officer recognized for helping save two people from submerged vehicle

A Horry County officer is being recognized for helping to save two people from a submerged vehicle in Florence County.

  S.C. reports more than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases

The number of newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Palmetto State rose again Thursday.

  State records slight drop in first-time unemployment claims over past week

South Carolina employment officials say the number of people who filed their initial claim for unemployment benefits for the week ending Saturday dropped slightly over the previous week.

Tips to avoid ‘porch pirates’ this holiday season

Over 35 million Americans say they’ve had a package stolen within the last year, according to finder.com. As the holiday season approaches, that number is expected to rise.

  SC health officials hopeful on COVID-19 vaccines but widespread distribution a long way off

In a teleconference Wednesday, Assistant State Epidemiologist Dr. Jane Kelly pumped the breaks on the idea a vaccine distribution is imminent.

Investigators charge second suspect for murder near Holly Hill

Yo’Quan Azjean Summers, 20, has been charged with one count of murder in connection to a fatal shooting on Nov. 9.

Suspect in 21 armed robberies arrested in Lexington

Sheriff Lott says the armed robberies happened in just one month in both Richland and Lexington counties.

  S.C. confirms 2020 season’s first flu-related death in state

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday the state has suffered its first flu-associated death of the season.

  Graham on Krebs firing: ‘That’s the president’s right’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s firing of the nation’s top election security official.

  S.C. reports more than 1,200 new COVID-19 cases

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control says the number of newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 1,000 for the seventh time this month.

Buzz building for Disney Plus movie about Clemson football player’s inspiring story

Ray Ray McElrathbey got NCAA blessing to adopt brother while playing on team.

Holiday scam is making the rounds on Facebook

Holiday pyramid scheme "Secret Sister Circle" is making the rounds on social media again.

  S.C. attorney general to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

South Carolina Attorney General Wilson said Tuesday he will self-quarantine after learning he was exposed to someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  S.C. reports 1,088 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control says the number of newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 1,000 for the seventh time this month.

‘Sisters-in-arms’: Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps training at Parris Island in S.C.

“Sisters by blood, now sisters-in-arms.”

Man charged in alleged sword attack at Longs home

A suspect is in custody after an alleged sword attack at a home in Longs.

Teen charged in shooting, carjacking of S.C. man who stopped to help driver

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday an arrest in a shooting and carjacking that happened last month when a driver on I-85 pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled motorist.

Church leaders mourn parishioners killed in Sumter triple homicide

Sumter police arrested 27-year-old Eugene Martin for the killings, but have not released a motive.

Warrant: Woman fired shotgun at man following argument at Holly Hill bar

Authorities have arrested a woman who they say fired a shotgun at a man following an argument at a bar in Holly Hill.