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Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

A judge in South Carolina denied bond Tuesday for attorney Alex Murdaugh on the second set of charges he has faced since finding his wife and son dead last June.

Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina ‘prayer partner’

Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago.

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

A panel of U.S. health advisers endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine Friday, saying they should be offered at least two months after immunization.

Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he’ll go to prison for stealing money

The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time in prison for stealing millions of dollars.

Murdaugh charged with taking insurance money in maid’s death

A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million, state police said Thursday.

Ex-SC sheriff off to prison on 1-year misconduct sentence

A former sheriff in South Carolina reported to prison Wednesday to serve a one-year sentence for using his power and office to pressure a personal assistant to have sex with him.

Administration sets plan for 7 offshore wind farms by 2025

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will help develop up to seven offshore wind farms on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 — generating enough electricity to power more than 10 million homes.

Average gas price up by more than $1 per gallon compared to last year

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.31 per gallon.

ACLU sends letter to North Myrtle Beach over new ‘vulgar’ music ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent a letter to North Myrtle Beach over the city’s new “vulgar” music ordinance, saying the ordinance violates the First Amendment.

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South Columbus volleyball stays perfect against Whiteville

The Stallions are 17 and 0, and conference champions after defeating Whiteville on Senior Night.

Hornets create scholarships for journalism students in honor of late team beat writer

The Hornets open their season tomorrow, but the team did something today that seems better than an opening night win.

Wilmington City Council approves purchase of 3-D crime scene scanner, ‘aquatic mower’

Wilmington City Council approving the purchase of new tools to assist with various things in the city at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.

8 potential jurors advance in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

A judge found eight potential jurors qualified to advance Tuesday following intense questioning aimed at finding an impartial jury for the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, whose slaying last year sparked a national outcry.