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SC Attorney General sues major opioid distributors

On Thursday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson sued companies that have played a role in fueling the opioid crisis in the state, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

Officials warn against illegal dumping in Beaufort County

Andrew Yang makes stops in the Lowcountry during campaign visit

  Low level of potentially deadly gas detected near burning trash pile in Jasper Co.

SC father delivers baby in family car on the way to hospital

  Beaufort Co. teachers preparing for students; new info on countywide bond referendum

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EB lane of May River Road in Bluffton blocked after wreck at Gibbet Road

  Lowcountry law enforcement gives back to school safety tips

Man charged in human trafficking case found dead in Myrtle Beach hotel room

Proper military burial for unclaimed veteran to be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery

Waterfront hotel in downtown Charleston one step closer to reality

Missing Florence woman found safe

South Carolina company gets Navy contract for up to $99M

A South Carolina company has a Navy contract for up to $99 million over four years

  Beaufort Co. School District using app to help meet student needs

The school district is using a new app called “Purposity." Anyone in the community can download the app for free.

  Beaufort County teachers prepared to kick off school year Monday

Superintendent Rodriguez says they still have a couple of vacancies as far as teachers, but they are working hard to fill those positions, and students will not suffer as a result of the openings.

  Tidewatch Emergency Department in Bluffton now open to patients

If you live in between Hardeeville and Bluffton, the nearest hospital can be anywhere from 7-10 miles away. Now, the Tidewatch Emergency Department is trying to fill that gap.

  Lifeguards on Hilton Head Island emphasize jellyfish warning

Authorities investigating fake ICE fliers posted in SC

Deputies: Robbery suspect dies after high-speed chase, crash on I-95 in Colleton Co.

Cocky ranked in top 10 for greatest mascots in college football history

  South Carolina woman bitten by alligator while walking dog

Funeral arrangements set for 13-year-old girl who died after being left in a car

  New Hilton Head Island teachers tour the community

If you’re new to an area, one of the best ways to get to know your surroundings is to take a tour. That’s what new teachers on Hilton Head Island did Tuesday.

  Burton Fire District prepares teachers to help in case of school shooting

Beaufort County schools start in just a week and as teachers get ready for class, they are also preparing for a worst-case scenario.

  Jasper County puts new security measures in place for school year

The county is beefing up security. Not only are they adding security guards to the front entrances; they’re also making sure every inch of every school is monitored.

Coroner’s office confirms identity of swimmer recovered on Intracoastal Waterway

A body was found Monday night during the search for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Horry County Coroner Office.

Woman arrested for leaving kids in car, a week after mother charged with murder for leaving girl in car

Investigators have arrested a woman for leaving two kids in a car, a week after authorities say the woman’s mother was arrested on murder charges for deliberately leaving a disabled child in a vehicle.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to campaign in the Lowcountry

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will be in the Lowcountry this weekend for campaign events.

  Crews battle blaze on heaping pile of trash in Jasper County

Hired contractor crews are finally battling the blaze at a recycling plant where trash has been burning for almost three weeks, releasing toxic fumes into the air.

Toxic algae killed three dogs in Wilmington, experts say it can happen in SC

The same bacteria that killed three dogs playing in a Wilmington, North Carolina pond last Thursday can be found in South Carolina.

  Bomb team clears suspicious package report at Hilton Head Post Office

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet on Monday that they are responding to reports of a suspicious package at the Hilton Head Island Post Office.

  Conservationist group reports record nest count for Hilton Head Island turtles

As of Monday morning, there were a total of 463 nests on Hilton Head. That’s already a lot of turtles, and even more when you realize each nest has 100 babies. Turtles are still nesting now and babies will be hatching until October.

George Sink Jr. can’t use family name to promote Charleston County, SC law firm

A judge has barred George Sink Jr. from using the family name to promote his venture into the family business, according to a federal ruling last Friday.

  VIDEO: Shark caught in ankle-deep water; pulled back into ocean

Some people fishing at the South End of Fort Fisher were in for a surprise Sunday morning when they hooked a shark.

Man hospitalized after crash involving truck, train in Moncks Corner

Moncks Corner police are currently on the scene of a crash involving a truck and a train

Winning $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Beaufort set to expire soon

One week remains to cash in a Powerball ticket worth $50,000 sold in Beaufort.

Kids battling cancer receive free week-long vacation to Myrtle Beach

More than 50 families from across state lines have made their way to the Grand Strand this summer, all of whom have one thing in common: cancer.

  Contractor selected to work on Jasper County trash pile

Jasper County has released new updates on their plan to maintain a trash pile on Schinger Avenue.

Crews search for missing swimmer on Intracoastal Waterway

Emergency crews are searching for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Senate panel to debate changes to SC education overhaul bill

A small group of South Carolina senators plan to discuss potential changes to a massive bill to overhaul the state's education system.

Report: Man charged in deadly shooting of transgender woman shot her in the face ‘multiple times’

On Sunday afternoon, deputies said Dominick Achield, 34, of North Charleston, turned himself in to face charges for the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey.

  Beaufort Co. School District holds back to school expo

The Beaufort County School District is making sure all students are ready to return to school with their annual back to school expo.

Recap of what we know on the tragic death of Sharee Bradley, and search efforts of Nevaeh Adams

It’s been six days, and officials still do not know where five-year-old Nevaeh Adams is.

Family of missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams leaning on love and faith amidst tragedy

The recovery efforts for 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams continued in Sumter Friday.

DSS: Scammers targeting perceived recipients of SNAP, TANF programs

The Department of Social Services is asking residents to be wary of possible phishing scams that have recently taken place throughout the state.

Beaufort County School District to hold annual Back-to-School Expo

The Beaufort County School District’s annual Back-to-School Expo is happening this weekend.

  Myrtle Beach vacationer receives new ‘beach leg’ after other one washed away by wave

A woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach can enjoy the rest of her trip and go back in the ocean.

Coroner releases cause of death for S.C. mother, 5-year-old remains missing

The coroner has released the cause of death for a 29-year-old mother of three from Sumter who was found dead in her apartment Monday.

  Lowcountry rallies against gun violence, highlights support for Latino community

What was described as a prayer vigil against the recent gun violence in El Paso and Dayton turned into so much more.

Town of Bluffton hosting inaugural job fair

The Town of Bluffton is looking to fill several positions.

City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal firetruck falls into sinkhole

Officials say as firefighters got out of the engine to go into the gas station, the engine fell approximately 18 inches.

Search for missing 5-year-old S.C. girl continues after body not found during fourth day

The search for 5-year-old Neveah Adams is continuing as it’s now been four days since her mother, Sharee Bradley, was found dead in their Sumter apartment.

’He would have murdered me and my child.’ Ex-girlfriend of accused SC killer describes years of abuse

The ex-girlfriend of Daunte Johnson is telling her story after she says she survived years of abuse. Most recently Daunte Johnson is accused of killing South Carolina mom Sharee Bradley and her 5-year-old daughter Navaeh Adams earlier this week.

Police: S.C. man met woman on Tinder to rob her

Deputies said the suspect may have more victims he met on Tinder.

Coast Guard rescues man, dog from disabled boat in Stono Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a boater in Stono Inlet, also known as the water south of Folly Beach and north of Kiawah Island, on Wednesday night.

Hootie & The Blowfish to release new music

On Wednesday, Hootie & The Blowfish announced on Twitter that they would be releasing new music on August 8.

SCHP: One dead in Colleton Co. crash on Hwy 21

One person died on Wednesday night in a crash on Highway 21.

Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office responds to shooting, stabbing in Tarboro area

Residents in the area of Dasher Road and Cal Causeway can expect an increased law enforcement presence after one person was shot and another was stabbed.

Teachers gearing up for new school year and another year of advocating for reform

About one hundred educators from across the state were in Columbia Wednesday.

Huge wave causes woman to lose prosthetic ‘beach leg’ during Myrtle Beach vacation

A woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach has an interesting request for fellow beachgoers: If you see a fake leg give her a call.

What you need to know about the SCANA settlement check you got in the mail

Two years later, there’s a check-in your mailbox. But for how much?

  60-foot shrimping boat sinks in Port Royal

If you’re headed to the coast of Port Royal, you’re going to see one less shrimping boat than usual. That’s because one 60-foot vessel went underwater this week.

3 new principals selected in Beaufort County already worked within district

Beaufort County was able to fill all three of their principal vacancies just two weeks before schools start.

‘We keep hope that perhaps she’s still alive’: Search for missing 5-year-old S.C. girl enters third day

The search for a missing 5-year-old girl who has not been seen since her mother was found dead continues into its third day.

  Effingham County ready to handle extra traffic for upcoming school year

Students in Effingham County are getting ready for their first day of school Wednesday.

  Filing begins for Town of Bluffton’s 2020 elections positions

The office of the mayor and two town council-member positions are open for this years’ election.

  Beaufort County Board of Education approves 3 new principals

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three new principals for the school district. They are all familiar faces.

Colleton County investigating alleged sexual assault involving minor at party

Two men are out of jail after being charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

  Operation Backpack helping 1,250 Lowcountry students

As Lowcountry students prepare to return to the classroom, a group of volunteers is making sure they have what they need to be successful.

  Bluffton residents can check voter eligibility before November

Ahead of Bluffton’s municipal election in November, the town wanted to make sure residents know whether or not they are able to vote.

Report: Two charged with murder after deliberately leaving disabled 13-year-old in car for several hours

Two people have been charged with murder after authorities say they left a disabled 13-year-old girl in a car for several hours leading to the child’s death in Colleton County.

Man arrested in connection to weekend shooting in Estill

The Estill Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a shooting that happened on Saturday during a fight between two men at a local convenience store.

Father of missing 5-year-old Sumter girl speaks for first time since her disappearance

A 5-year-old is missing after her mother was found dead inside their apartment around 6 p.m.

S.C. program offers ‘bed shaker’ smoke alarms for hearing impaired

Most people rely on a smoke alarm to help get to safety during a fire. But for some, standard smoke alarms aren’t enough.

State lawmaker, brother of church shooting victim, urging others to take action after mass shootings

State Representative JA Moore (D-Berkeley) was shocked after this weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

  Neighbors near ‘Mount Trashmore’ in Ridgeland concerned about their health

Mike Duncan, who lives about 75 yards from the fire, says he’s not worried for himself. He’s worried about his grandchildren.

Bomb squad detonates grenade round found in Murrells Inlet

The Horry County Police Department’s bomb squad was called around 1:30 p.m. Monday to Waccamaw Drive in Murrells Inlet for an unexploded ordnance.

Law enforcement holds active shooter training at Jasper County Schools

Teams from Hardeeville Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Hardeeville Fire and more, practiced for what they are calling a “worst case scenario."

  ‘School Prayer Zone’ road signs popping up around Richland Co., SC ahead of new school year

As students and teachers around the state gear up for another school year, a Columbia non-profit is reminding people to say a prayer for those within the state’s public school system with new roadway signs.

SC teen missing since Friday

Police say Madison Chelsea Ann Martin was last seen at her home on Hillcrest Drive in New Ellenton on Friday evening.