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Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped …

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of …

The Latest: Dead driver named in crash that hurt candidate

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in …

48 problem S Carolina inmates moved to Mississippi prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials say they sent 48 inmates who have caused major problems to a private prison in Mississippi.Authorities say the inmates are from prisons …

11 vehicles damaged in parking lot fire at amusement park

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say 11 vehicles have been destroyed after a fire in the parking lot of an amusement park.The Flint Hill Fire Department said it took about 30 minutes to put …

US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the …

Spokesman: Lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid seriously injured in car accident

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Spokesman: Lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid seriously injured in car accident.

N Carolina regulators deny Duke Energy rate increase request

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators denied on Friday a request from Duke Energy to raise electric rates, ordered the utility to refund $60 million in deferred taxes to customers and …

Police: Restaurant owner killed, left in own home for days

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old South Carolina restaurant owner has been killed by the boyfriend of a woman he had allowed to stay in his apartment.Richland County Sheriff …

Lawmaker: SC gov running mate rebuked him for backing Warren

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Days before voters select South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial nominee, a state lawmaker has accused Gov. Henry McMaster's running mate of publicly berating him for …

Park system celebrates 150 years with pink flamingo record

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Parks officials in Buffalo, New York, are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos .A Guinness World Records official …

Man's body found in river during South Carolina fish tourney

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A man's body has been found in a river during a fishing tournament in South Carolina.Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Smith said in a news release a fisherman found the …

Prosecutor: No wrongdoing in South Carolina inmate's death

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by authorities in the death of an inmate in a South Carolina jail in March.News outlets reported that Horry …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hears applause where there were boos

President Donald Trump is claiming House GOP members applauded and laughed at cutting remarks he made about South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford during a closed-door meeting Tuesday. Attendees say the …

1 man cleared in South Carolina machete death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of three men charged in the machete death of a South Carolina man nearly three years ago has been cleared.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported two suspects …

Coroner: No foul play in South Carolina inmate's death

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a South Carolina prison.Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a news release that 56-year-old …

Apparent body found when tree uprooted in South Carolina

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — What appear to be human remains have been found when workers uprooted a tree near the South Carolina coast.The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported workers were removing …

Confederate display vandalized in South Carolina

HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — A display of the Confederate, American and South Carolina flags has been vandalized just days after it was erected.The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported members …

Bullet removed from wounded man helps in murder conviction

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in South Carolina say a bullet in a wounded security guard shifted enough after a year to be safely removed, and it helped lead to a murder conviction in a …

Woman charged with murder after victim found dead in car

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina woman has been charged with murder in the death of another woman found dead inside her car at an intersection.Kershaw County Chief Deputy …