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 2021-07-23 14:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

BRN Sleep Products investing in Orangeburg County, creating hundreds of jobs...

A producer of bedding products is expanding into Orangeburg County, bringing more than 300 jobs to the area! BRN Sleep Products will establish operations in the county with a$4. 3 million investment. The Turkish company was founded in 2006 and "specia...

 2021-07-23 12:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charity hockey game on Friday to honor of Charleston Co. deputy killed in line of duty...

An annual charity hockey game held in memory of a fallen Charleston County deputy is slated for Friday night. The game honors Deputy Joe Matuskovic and looks to raise money for the families of other fallen heroes, as well as current officers in need of as...

 2021-07-23 11:02 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is making her debut in South Carolina next month, an initial step of introduction to the first southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. U. S. Rep. Jeff Duncan tells The Associated Press on Friday that No...

 2021-07-23 08:54 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

"Beyond Graduation" to teach Lowcountry young adults things not learned in high school...

A workshop focused on teaching young adults things they might not have learned in high school is coming to Hanahan. The workshop, founded by Charleston County School District board member Erica Cokley, will consist of three points:Adulting 101CollegeCaree...

 2021-07-23 05:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Portion of Highway 61 closed after fatal collision...

A portion of Highway 61 in West Ashley closed after a fatal crash overnight, Charleston Police say. As of 1:30 a. m. Friday, the road was closed in both directions between Magwood Drive and Beechwood drive. Police told us three cars were involved in the w...

 2021-07-23 02:26 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Medical expert says COVID-19 isn't the only virus threat as kids return to school...

"We are full, full, full," said Dr. Elizabeth Mack, a pediatrician at MUSC on the state of their children's hospital. She says those hospitalizations are mainly from typical viruses kids catch in the winter, not from COVID-19. "Now we'...

 2021-07-23 00:54 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

'Concerning' medical waste found on Ashely River Bridge...

IV bags, tubing and medical packaging were found on the Ashley River Bridge on Wednesday. "It was especially concerning because there were some IV bags that showed some blood or biological fluids in tubing," said Andrew Wunderley, Charleston Water...

 2021-07-23 00:34 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

County Chairman Teddie Pryor, council vote to name building after Pryor...

Charleston County's new social services building will be named after Council Chairman Teddie Pryor. Council voted on the decision at a meeting Thursday night, where the final vote was cast by Pryor. The final tally came out to 5 votes for the measure ...

 2021-07-23 00:18 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Preservationists pushing for better protections for Charleston burial sites...

An abandoned burial site is getting some renewed attention following a construction project. The home at 88 Smith Street is located on the site of two African American burial grounds. A stop-work order was issued for the property earlier this month after ...

 2021-07-22 23:53 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Community leaders say they were not told NCPD racial bias audit draft was released...

Thursday night, the ABC News 4 crew counted 16 community members at the third presentation of the preliminary North Charleston Police Department racial bias audit. That means a little more than two dozen people have come out for these meetings to discuss ...

 2021-07-22 23:44 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Breeze Airways cancels some flights from Charleston due to delay in new aircraft...

A Breeze Airways representative told ABC News 4 Thursday some flights were canceled out of Charleston International Airport this week due to a delay with a new aircraft being added to the fleet. "We have sincerely apologized to our guests and either r...

 2021-07-22 21:58 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Your Crawlspace, Inc. expanding operations in Charleston County, plans to add 40 new jobs...

Your Crawlspace, Inc. Thursday announced it would be investing $3. 6 million into its operations in Charleston County and thus creating 40 new jobs. By expanding operations, thecrawlspace encapsulation manufacturing and distribution company plans to add a...

 2021-07-22 21:27 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SLED releases initial call made to police in Murdaugh case...

State Law Enforcement Division released the 911 call Alex Murdaugh made to police upon finding his wife and son dead. In the call, a very distraught Alex tells authorities that he has found his family members shot. He tells the dispatcher that he does not...

 2021-07-22 21:09 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

50 percent of South Carolinians vaccinated with at least one dose, DHEC says...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Thursday half of eligible South Carolina residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "This milestone is encouraging, and we thank everyone who made...

 2021-07-22 21:02 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Lowes Foods in Hanahan and West Ashley closing for renovations in August...

Lowes Foods announced today the temporary closure of two Charleston area stores for renovations. Lowes Foods at 1000 Tanner Ford Boulevard in Hanahan will close August 3 and reopen in the afternoon of August 5. The West Ashley location at 3125 Bees Ferry ...

 2021-07-22 20:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

National Weather Service extends flood advisory for Charleston County...

The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Charleston County until 5 p. m. Around 4 p. m. the area was experiencing heavy rain due to thunderstorms, causing minor flooding in the area. Areas seeing the most flooding include West Ashley...

 2021-07-22 20:00 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston to test for arsenic on land for planned park...

The city of Charleston plans to do more extensive testing for arsenic along the future path of a new park — the Lowcountry Lowline. The Post and Courier reports that the city has done some testing in the area under an agreement with state health reg...

 2021-07-22 19:50 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Former St. Johns running back, aspiring rapper dead after Johns Island shooting...

Charleston County Coroner's Office released the names of Taiwan Green and Ravin Smalls, two victims of a shooting on Johns Island. Green and Smalls were found with gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of Bethlehem Court on Tuesday. Smalls, 24, was an aspi...

 2021-07-22 19:29 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

BCSO arrests individual in connection to homicide in Summerville...

An individual has been arrested in connection to the homicide ofMarie De La Cruz Chavarria in Summerville. Information on the suspect has not been released at this time. Chavarria, a resident of Ladson, was found with multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday near ...

 2021-07-22 19:02 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Panel on gun violence will feature police, activists and politicians July 28...

A discussion on gun violence will be held next week in North Charleston. State Reps. Marvin Pendarvis and Wendell Gilliard will host a conversation titled "Gun Violence Out of Control" at North Charleston City Hall on July 28. The discussion's...

 2021-07-22 18:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Witness describes finding blood, seeing accused killer cleaning car with bleach...

During the second day of testimony at Nathanial Rowland's trial, witness Maria Howard explained his actions and behavior following USC student Samantha Josephson's disappearance. Rowland is charged with her 2019 kidnapping and murder. Howard testi...

 2021-07-22 18:49 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

DHEC: SC's percent positive rate jumps to 10.8% among latest COVID-19 tests...

South Carolina's percent positive rate and COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise as the nation now deals with the virus' Delta variant. On Thursday, DHEC said 474 newly confirmed cases were added to the state's total, which reached498,054, ac...

 2021-07-22 18:47 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

New 'Destructive' Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger mobile emergency alert...

SOUTH CAROLINA (WPDE) — Starting July 28, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by adding a "damage threat" tag to Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, similar to our Tor...

 2021-07-22 17:29 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Gov. McMaster signs law requiring Suicide Prevention Lifeline listed on student ID cards...

Governor Henry McMaster Thursday signed into law a new act which will require schools to provide the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and additional crisis resources on their school-issued student identification cards. The Student ...

 2021-07-22 16:31 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

New Converse University president dies in SC bicycle crash...

A university president in South Carolina has died in a bicycle wreck less than a month after he started his new job. Investigators said 64-year-old Converse University President Jeffrey Barker was killed Wednesday evening when his bicycle ran off a Sparta...

 2021-07-22 16:21 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCAG: Mount Pleasant man facing 10 charges connected to sexual exploitation of minors...

A Mount Pleasant man has been arrested on 10 chargesconnected to the sexual exploitation of minors,South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said. Wilson announced the arrest of 59-year-oldJames Francis Phillips on Thursday. Investigators said they rece...

 2021-07-22 16:12 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

City of Charleston collecting school supplies ahead of annual First Day Festival...

The City of Charleston is preparing for this year's annual First Day Festival with a school supply drive. The supplies will be distributed at the First Day Festival, which is scheduled for August 8 from 1 to 4 p. m. at theCharleston Gaillard Center an...

 2021-07-22 15:46 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Treasurer's Office negotiates new master lease for CofC equipment, efficiency upgrades...

Financing terms have negotiated for the College of Charleston under thestate's Master Lease Program in an effort to help save money while addressing the school'senergy conservation equipment needs. On Thursday,State Treasurer Curtis Loftis said hi...

 2021-07-22 15:17 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

GALLERY: Horry Co. police to host annual unclaimed/abandoned items auction Saturday...

Horry County Police have scheduled itsannual unclaimed/abandoned items auction. The event will happenon Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 9 a. m. in the impound lot behind the ML Brown Building at 2560 N. Main St. in Conway. Horry Co. police to host annual uncl...

 2021-07-22 15:03 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office conducting safety checkpoints Friday night...

Dorchester County officials are looking to keep roadways safe entering this weekend. On Friday night, deputies with the sheriff's office, in conjunction with Target Zero, will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints on Friday. The first location will...

 2021-07-22 14:58 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Fire officials say no one injured in Daniel Island house fire early Thursday morning...

Fire officials say no one was hurt after an early morning fire at a single-family home Thursday. However, two pets did not survive the blaze. The Charleston County 911 Center were dispatched to a home on Josiah Street around 1:30 a. m. Upon arrival, firef...

 2021-07-22 14:53 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

T-Mobile looking to fill 150 positions in Charleston area...

In search of work? T-Mobile is hiring in the Charleston area! The telecommunications company is hiring 150 fulltimeCustomer Service Associate Experts this year. Those hired will work at theCharleston Customer Experience Center. An on-site hiring event wil...

 2021-07-22 13:49 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

USGS confirms 3rd small earthquake in less than a week near Ladson...

For the third time in less than a week, residents in the Ladson area have experienced an earthquake. On Thursday morning, theUnited States Geological Survey confirmed that a 1. 3 magnitude occurred near the community at 7:09 a. m. Later in the morning, US...

 2021-07-22 13:03 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Groceries, baby supplies & hygiene products to be distributed in North Charleston...

Those in need of assistance will find relief through a distribution event in North Charleston on Saturday. TheCommunity Resource Center North Charleston is hosting a "massive" groceries, baby supplies and hygiene products distribution. The event w...

 2021-07-22 12:48 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC boy with heart defect gets bins of touching cards in hospital to cheer him up...

Four-year-old Simms Daniels from Hartsville has spent a lot of time in hospitals due to a congenital birth defect. His family told ABC15 last week that he would love nothing more than to read some mail while he recovers from another surgery at MUSC. Simms...

 2021-07-22 12:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Retired Columbine principal speaking with Berkeley County school officials on safety...

RetiredColumbine Principal Frank DeAngelis is meeting with Berkeley County School District administrators on Thursday to speak about ways to keep Lowcountry kids safe. The principal, who survived the massacre at his school, will be leading a discussion ti...

 2021-07-22 12:18 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston native Khris Middleton's Bucks are NBA Champions...

Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O'Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him. All the work it took to lift the Milwaukee Bucks from a team that won 15 games when he was a rook...

 2021-07-22 11:23 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Veterans donating $1,500 to support 'Vietnam Experience' at Patriots Point...

The USS Yorktown Foundation is receiving a generous donation Thursday from Vietnam War veterans to help support an exhibit about their service. TheNam Knights of America Motorcycle Club is giving $1,500 to help with theVietnam Experience at Patriots Point...

 2021-07-22 10:45 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

AP source: Texas, Oklahoma talk to SEC about joining league...

The last time Texas got a wandering eye for another conference it fueled a series of realignments in college sports that nearly killed the Big 12. Texas is once again exploring free agency, stealing the headlines at the Southeastern Conference media days ...

 2021-07-22 10:45 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

AP source: Texas, Oklahoma talk to SEC about joining league...

The last time Texas got a wandering eye for another conference it fueled a series of realignments in college sports that nearly killed the Big 12. Texas is once again exploring free agency, stealing the headlines at the Southeastern Conference media days ...

 2021-07-22 10:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

ABC News 4, Red Cross team up for special blood drive amid critical need...

ABC News 4 is teaming up with the American Red Cross to try to drum up support for donations. The organization is in dire need right now and could use your donation of blood or plasma. Our special donation event is set for Thursday, July 29th across two d...

 2021-07-22 10:29 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC governor to discuss investing funds from the American Rescue Plan...

Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette and members of AccelerateSC for a meeting to discuss recommendations for investing funds from the American Rescue Plan on Thursday, July 22 at 2 p. m. Gov. Henry McMaster to Ho...

 2021-07-22 10:13 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Crash blocks all lanes on I-526 West at I-26 interchange...

A crash has cars crawling along the westbound side of Interstate 526 near the Interstate 26 interchange on Thursday morning. Just after 5:30 a. m. , ABC News 4's Trooper Bob reported seeing multiple emergency vehicles at the scene. A half hour later, ...

 2021-07-22 07:46 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCDOT holding public input meeting on "crash-prone" intersection in Ridgeville...

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is taking a closer look at Highway 176 and Mudville Road to improve the safety for drivers. In the last eight years, DOT says there have been 39 crashes. Fifteen of those resulted in injuries, two were fatal...

 2021-07-22 05:35 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Crash shuts down portion of Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant overnight...

Crews were seen working a wreck overnight on Highway 17. Around midnight, the road was closed off to traffic from Anna Knapp Blvd. to N. Shellmore Blvd. Right now, it is unclear exactly what happened. ABC News 4 has reached out to the Mount Pleasant Polic...

 2021-07-22 02:28 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Local expert says litter worsening as people leave their homes post-lockdown...

"When we got there, I just got my phone out and a trash bag because I just couldn't believe how much stuff was there," said Tara Lemmon about the large amount of garbage at Lake Moultrie this week. She said that level of trash isn't uncomm...

 2021-07-22 02:00 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCHP: Motorist dead after striking 2 trees...

S. C. Highway Patrol reported a fatal single-vehicle collision in Colleton County Wednesday evening. At 7:15 p. m. on Ritter Road near U. S. 17-A, a motorist struck a tree in the roadway, police said. The driver overcorrected afterward and ran off the roa...

 2021-07-21 23:50 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Small community presence at North Charleston racial bias audit presentations...

One family knows all too well the need for change. Walter Scott was killed by a former North Charleston police officer in 2015. Now that family is reacting to a racial bias audit of the North Charleston Police Department. Denise Scott, Walter Scott's ...

 2021-07-21 22:10 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Parking on Shem Creek becoming a growing issue...

Business is booming on Shem Creek, and it's bringing parking issues along with it. The town of Mount Pleasant's planning commission met Wednesday evening to address the issues. They discussed growing parking demands, zoning requirements and the im...

 2021-07-21 21:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

New mental health facility will begin construction in December...

Trident Health System will break ground in December on a new freestanding behavioral health hospital. It will be the first of its kind in the Lowcountry in the last 30 years. Currently, there are about 250 beds for mental health patients in the Lowcountry...

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