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National threats of violence close South Carolina Statehouse

The Public Safety Department said the building is being closed Saturday through Wednesday’s presidential inauguration “out of an abundance of caution."

In reversal, US Rep. Tom Rice of SC votes to impeach Trump

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina was one of only 10 House Republican to join with Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump, a stunning reversal from his position just days earlier.

Small plane crashes in South Carolina neighborhood in fog

A small plane has crashed in dense fog into a neighborhood near an airport in South Carolina’s capital city.

Woodrow Wilson’s teenage home in South Carolina gets new name

Caretakers of former President Woodrow Wilson’s teenage home in South Carolina have renamed the landmark site.

29 inmates charged in deadly 2018 South Carolina prison riot

South Carolina's attorney general says 29 inmates have been charged in connection with a state prison riot in 2018 that left seven inmates dead and 22 injured.

SC delays execution, citing lack of lethal injection drugs

South Carolina prison officials say they have to delay an execution scheduled for Friday because they won't be able to obtain the lethal injection drugs needed.

South Carolina officials eye single drug for execution plan

The state of South Carolina says it could execute a man scheduled to die next week with a lethal dose of just one drug if officials cannot get ahold of all three drugs the procedure calls for.

Former football coach Lou Holtz tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Holtz has tested positive for the coronavirus.

University to get Apple store run by students

The University of South Carolina has announced that a store selling Apple products is coming to its campus in Columbia in early 2021 - and will be managed largely by students as part of their curriculum.

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Gasoline spill in North Carolina worse than first reported

A report filed to the state shows that a crack in the wall of a gasoline pipeline caused more than a million gallons to spill in a North Carolina nature preserve. That's more than four times the size that a company initially reported.

NC wasting some COVID doses, top health official says

North Carolina is seeing a small amount of coronavirus vaccines wasted. Mandy Cohen is the state's top public health official.

Nazi flag under ‘Biden Harris’ sign replaced with American flag

A Nazi flag hung on a tree in North Carolina under a "Biden Harris" campaign sign has been torn down and replaced with an American flag.

Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

President Joe Biden laid out his to plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in office, warning Americans that the worst is still to come.