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 2020-02-25 21:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Democrats debate in Charleston ahead of South Carolina Primary...

Seven leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will meet Tuesday night in Charleston for a debate ahead of South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, presented by ...

 2020-02-25 21:32 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Democrats warm up for Charleston debate, unloading on Sanders...

Bernie Sanders' Democratic rivals prepared to unleash a new wave of attacks against the party's presidential front-runner in a high-stakes debate Tuesday night, perhaps their final prime-time opportunity to change the direction of the 2020 nominat...

 2020-02-25 20:44 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

South Carolina deputy shot, killed in line of duty; Suspect also killed...

A South Carolina law enforcement officer has died after being shot in the line of duty on Tuesday, February 25, officials confirm. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon one of his deputies, Cpl. Andrew Gillette d...

 2020-02-25 20:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCGOP and RNC highlight President Trump on billboards ahead of Democratic debate, primary...

Ahead of Tuesday night's Democratic debate at the Gaillard Center, the South Carolina Republican Party (GOP) and Republican National Committee (RNC) are turning to digital billboards to continue showing their support for President Trump. A joint effor...

 2020-02-25 20:07 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston Animal Society's Pets for Life program receives almost $60,000...

Pets for Life, a program by the Charleston Animal Society, has received almost $60,000 from two animal welfare funding organizations. The program helps underserved neighborhoods get pet resources, including affordable veterinary care, free spay-neuter, an...

 2020-02-25 19:54 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

South Carolina joins bipartisan, multi-state investigation of Juul labs...

South Carolina has joined a bipartisan, multi-state investigation of Juul Labs, SCAttorney General Alan Wilson announced today. "Our goal is always to uphold the rule of law and protect our citizens. We're looking into whether Juul is following th...

 2020-02-25 18:39 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Republican AG's advocate for Trump ahead of S.C. Democratic debate, primary...

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday in Charleston ahead of of the Democratic presidential candidate debate later in the nigh...

 2020-02-25 18:34 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Street closures announced for Tuesday's Democratic Primary debate...

Street closures have been announced for Tuesday night's Democratic Primary debate. According to Charleston Police, road closures are set to begin at 1 p. m.. The closures are as followed:Alexander Street will close at 1:00 p. m. Garage trill will be a...

 2020-02-25 17:56 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Berkeley Co. extends deadline to apply for ManuFirstSC training in Cainhoy...

Berkeley County extended the deadline to apply for ManuFirstSC training for manufacturing positions in the Cainhoy community. The deadline to apply for training is Friday, February 28, 2020. An additional information session on the training will be held T...

 2020-02-25 17:35 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Officials: Sumter County deputy shot, taken to hospital...

A sheriff's deputy was shot and taken to the hospital after an incident on the 3100 block of Thomas Sumter Highway, according to SLED. It happened at around 11:30 a. m. Tuesday. According to a report in the Sumter Item, a suspect also was shot and tak...

 2020-02-25 16:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

N. Charleston man, 26, arrested for peeping tom in women's bathroom...

A North Charleston man was arrested after he was caught taking photos under a woman's bathroom stall in a plasma donation center. 26-year-old Dwayne Sumter was arrested for peeping tom. According to the incident report, on Monday, a North Charleston p...

 2020-02-25 15:36 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Mount Pleasant man, 34, dies in Dorchester County motorcycle crash...

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office says they've identified the victim in a fatal motorcycle accident in Dorchester County on Sunday. Officials say 34-year-old John Gornick of Mount Pleasant pronounced dead at the hospital. According to SC High...

 2020-02-25 14:41 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Deadline for in-person absentee voting for Democratic primary is Friday...

If you plan to do in-person absentee voting for the 2020 Democratic primary, time is running out. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Friday, February 28th at 5:00 p. mIf you need to vote in-person, go to your county voter registration and elect...

 2020-02-25 14:22 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Body found in lake at Dreher Island State Park, may be man reported missing...

This past weekend 22 year old Carlos Baca was reported missing. He was camping with friends at Dreher Island State Park and was last seen early Sunday morning. Monday afternoon search teams from the Newberry County Emergency Services Department used sonar...

 2020-02-25 12:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Tennessee continues push for executions, setting 2 more...

Tennessee on Monday set two new execution dates, days after putting to death its seventh inmate in the past year and a half. The Tennessee Supreme Court ordered an Oct. 8 execution date for Byron Black and a Dec. 3 execution date for Pervis Payne. Black w...

 2020-02-25 12:05 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Chattanooga firefighters put out house fire on Alabama Avenue Tuesday morning...

The Chattanooga Fire Department says firefighters put out a bedroom fire early Tuesday morning. CFD says the fire broke out at about 1:30 p. m. at a home on the 4000 block of Alabama Avenue. A resident reported smoke in an upstairs bedroom, "possibly ...

 2020-02-25 11:48 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Families and activists hold rally before Democratic Debate...

Parents and advocates for education equity & justice are holding a rally they say to call out candidates who oppose both. The event will be led by civil rights leader Dr. Howard Fuller and members of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools will rally ne...

 2020-02-25 04:28 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Biden touts experience at final 'Bully Pulpit' event ahead of SC Democratic debate...

Former vice president and now presidential hopeful Joe Biden is pouring his heart and soul into South Carolina this week. He took part in the final College of Charleston "Bully Pulpit Series" event on Monday. With Tuesday night's debate and th...

 2020-02-25 04:28 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Biden touts experience at final 'Bully Pulpit' event ahead of SC Democratic debate...

Former vice president and now presidential hopeful Joe Biden is pouring his heart and soul into South Carolina this week. He took part in the final College of Charleston "Bully Pulpit Series" event on Monday. With Tuesday night's debate and th...

 2020-02-25 04:09 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Pete Buttigieg 1-on-1 ahead of South Carolina primary | WATCH...

ABC News 4's Angela Brown caught up with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg at a town hall in North Charleston on Monday. The candidate was campaigning in the Lowcountry all afternoon. During the event, Buttigieg took questions fro...

 2020-02-25 03:46 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders ahead of SC primary...

Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party's presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina's weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, ...

 2020-02-25 03:12 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

CCSD board approves academic calendar for 2020-2021 school year...

Charleston County School District board members approved the academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The board voted on Option D. Here's some important dates below: Start date is Aug. 18, 2020. End date is June 7, 2021. Fall break runs from N...

 2020-02-25 02:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Does South Carolina's open primary model open minds?...

South Carolina's open presidential primary has been a state tradition for 40 years. This time, the only primary has voters picking a Democratic candidate. President Trump is the foregone conclusion for the Republicans. South Carolina is in good compan...

 2020-02-25 01:07 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston board to review request to tear down Morris Sokol building...

The City of Charleston's Board of Architectural Review will be holding a meeting on Wednesday. On the agenda is the request to demo the Morris Sokol building. The iconic furniture store has been a part of King Street since 1957. According to the propo...

 2020-02-25 01:03 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Democratic candidates using text messaging, social media to influence potential voters...

There wasn't a shortage of cell phones in hands at Coastal Carolina University, and some political candidates are using this to their advantage. The Bernie Sanders campaign sent a text to voters asking them to donate ahead of the Nevada primary. Some ...

 2020-02-25 00:53 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Man charged in murder of Florence airport police officer requested preliminary hearing...

A man who is charged in the murder of a Florence airport police officer filed a noticed of right to preliminary hearing, according to online court records. James Edward Bell, 37, filed the notice on Feb. 13, according to the records. The State Law Enforce...

 2020-02-25 00:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

"Fight for 15:" March calling for higher pay, union rights held in Charleston...

"We need more voices, we need a lot more voices," said Tina Watson, former McDonalds worker. Fight for 15: Higher pay, union rights and racial justice march held in Downtown Charleston. Source - WCIV. Hundreds of McDonalds workers and supporters g...

 2020-02-25 00:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

"Fight for 15:" March calling for higher pay, union rights held in Charleston...

"We need more voices, we need a lot more voices," said Tina Watson, a former McDonald's worker. Fight for 15: Higher pay, union rights and racial justice march held in Downtown Charleston. Source - WCIV. Hundreds of McDonald's workers and ...

 2020-02-25 00:23 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Friendships forged in Berkeley Co. during Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament...

Fans and fellow students made their way to the gym at Cane Bay High School and made plenty of noise from the stands. Others crowded the court, clapping and cheering on the athletes playing their hearts out. But these weren't the varsity teams we'r...

 2020-02-25 00:04 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Deputies: James Island middle-schooler charged after stabbing classmate in eye, nose...

A middle school student on James Island has been charged following a stabbing incident involving a pencil. According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Camp Road Middle School on Monday morning after learning of an assaul...

 2020-02-24 23:53 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Elizabeth Warren courts Lowcountry voters at 'Women for Warren' event in Charleston...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to prospective voters Monday at a 'Women for Warren' event held in The Cedar Room on East Bay Street in Charleston. (Watch the senator's speech in the video player above. )...

 2020-02-24 23:39 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

'It's devastating:' Neighbors upset after dozens of trees cut down along scenic Highway 61...

People living in Dorchester County are upset after developers cut down dozens of trees along Highway 61 in Dorchester County. "The trees were so thick, it was like coming through a tunnel. Your lights would come on," said Farrell Brittain, who liv...

 2020-02-24 23:24 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

North Charleston fire captain receives retirement send-off...

The North Charleston Fire Department sent out a send-off for one of its own. David Reindollar retired on Friday after 29 years of service to the community. He started with the department back in 1991, rising to the rank of captain. Congratulations and enj...

 2020-02-24 23:16 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson coming to North Charleston in May...

Country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will play the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 6th. Johnson's 2008 album, "That Lonesome Song," was certified platinum, while his 2010 double album, "The Guitar Song," received gold...

 2020-02-24 23:01 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Sheriff: Woman found in SC woods had been drugged, held captive...

South Carolina authorities say a woman found hiding in a wooded yard told investigators she had escaped after being drugged and held captive for a week. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the woman led deputies to a home in Elg...

 2020-02-24 22:40 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Musician with Grammy-winning band speaks to students on Lowcountry's role in music history...

Lowcountry trumpet player Charlton Singleton spoke to students at E. B. Ellington Elementary School on Monday morning. On the agenda was the role Lowcountry musicians have played in shaping music history. Singleton also shared his own story of being influ...

 2020-02-24 22:08 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Roper St. Francis: Stress from politics can cause insomnia, infertility...

In the days leading up to the state primary, South Carolinians will be overloaded with politics. Roper St. Francis is warning that this can be dangerous for your health. Experts state the stress and anxiety from all the negativity can cause neck, back and...

 2020-02-24 21:41 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Biden visits voters in North Charleston on eve of SC debate...

Former Vice President Joe Biden started his Monday in North Charleston during a busy week for politics in South Carolina. He was in a neighborhood that has received funding from the Section 8 Program. It comes on the day he released his own affordable hou...

 2020-02-24 21:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Steyer visits Charleston, gains support from handful of SC's 'Divine Nine' legislators...

Many of the Democratic presidential candidates arrived in South Carolina on Monday amid a busy week in the Palmetto State. Tom Steyer started his day on Hilton Head Island. That's where he held a meet-and-greet event with Representative Michael Rivers...

 2020-02-24 21:18 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC man found dead after missing his birthday celebration...

South Carolina authorities say they found a man dead after friends reported he failed to show up for his birthday celebration. The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 27-year-old Corey Terrell McFadden was reported missing ea...

 2020-02-24 21:14 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Hunters find body of man missing for nearly 4 years in SC...

Authorities say an ID card helped investigators identify human remains found deep in woods in South Carolina as a man missing for nearly four years. Lexington County deputies say that hunters found the remains of 22-year-old Taylor Devin Johnson on Feb. 1...

 2020-02-24 21:02 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Black Voters Matter Fund visits MUSC, drums up support for Medicare For All...

The Black Voters Matter Fund was at MUSC on Monday morning. The group called on candidates to support Medicare For All. It's part of the "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" bus tour. Organizers said they've gotten more than 10,000 South Carol...

 2020-02-24 20:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Daniel Island Roundabout earns Berkeley County national award...

It was a big win for the Daniel Island Roundabout project! The project earned Berkeley County an Engineering Excellence Award. The honor is given by the American Council of Engineering Companies. The project was finished in August of 2019, a month ahead o...

 2020-02-24 20:31 

WCIV

[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Survey: US, South Carolina gas prices creep up...

South Carolina gas prices have risen slightly over the past week. According to GasBuddy, prices ticked up 1. 3 cents per gallon to an average of $2. 19 on Monday. Compared to the same date in 2019, prices are 4. 6 cents per gallon higher. "With oil pr...

 2020-02-24 20:18 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

4 traffic fatalities in SC over the weekend, more than 100 deaths on state roads in 2020...

Four people lost their lives on South Carolina roadways over the weekend. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety released information on the fatalities that took place between Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p. m. and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11:59 p. m. According...

 2020-02-24 20:00 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Deputies seek suspect after Santee Electric break-in, theft...

Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are looking for help from the public following a break-in at Santee Electric. According to officials, on Feb. 16, a male suspect was seen at the business at92 West Virginia Road in Georgetown. Autho...

 2020-02-24 18:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

"Fight for $15" rally held in Charleston, Pete Buttigieg marches with demonstrators...

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was among a large group of demonstrators marching through the streets of Charleston Monday, as part of a "Fight for $15" rally being held in the city. Buttigieg is joining local civil rights activis...

 2020-02-24 18:24 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Lindsey Graham talks 'Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act' at SC women's center...

GREENVILLE, S. C. (WLOS) - U. S. Senator Lindsey Graham talks about proposed legislation which will be voted on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2020 in the U. S. Senate. Senator Graham made a quick stop by Piedmont Women's Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Mo...

 2020-02-24 18:24 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Lindsey Graham talks 'Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act' at SC women's center...

GREENVILLE, S. C. (WLOS) - U. S. Senator Lindsey Graham talks about proposed legislation which will be voted on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2020 in the U. S. Senate. Senator Graham made a quick stop by Piedmont Women's Center in Greenville, South Carolina on Mo...

 2020-02-24 17:48 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

NC woman drugged, locked in Elgin home; escaped and hid in woods...

KERSHAW, S. C. (WACH) - A North Carolina woman was drugged and locked in a house in Elgin for over a week, before escaping and hiding in the woods in 20 degree temperatures, said Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. Demetrius Raynard McIlwain, 45, held th...

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