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2 years 4 months ago

Bodies found in barrel

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Two bodies have been found stuffed in barrels in a South Carolina lake and authorities believe they could be those of two people missing for a month. The first plastic barrel was found on the shore of Lake Hartwell on Wednesday with a woman's body inside....

2 years 4 months ago

Academy firefighters competing for world title

Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint. "It's built upon tasks your supposed to...

2 years 6 months ago

Man creates cancer scheme to get money

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested after authorities say he scammed people for money by claiming his son had cancer. The Herald of Rock Hill reports today that William Lorenzo Moffitt, 28, was arrested last week on charges including obtaining goods by false pretenses....

3 years 2 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

3 years 2 months ago

South Carolina gives Newt Gingrich a big win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is relishing his upset victory in the South Carolina primary. The win has dealt a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and has elongated the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich praised his GOP rivals after the...

3 years 2 months ago

Huntsman out of GOP race- to endorse Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the GOP primary there, Huntsman decided to quit the race and...

4 years 8 months ago

Teen survives shark attack

A 16-year-old tourist is recovering after a shark bite on South Carolina's Isle of Palms. Alex Stamm and his best friend's family are visiting from Indiana. They arrived on Isle of Palms Sunday and immediately went to the beach. Alex said he was in the water waist deep...

4 years 11 months ago

Carolinas hit by powerful storms

Powerful thunderstorms moved through North and South Carolina Thursday, damaging homes and ripping apart trees. The National Weather Service is assessing the damage to determine if it was caused by tornadoes or just high wind.

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

5 years 14 hours ago

CDC confirms norovirus on 3rd straight SC cruise

Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say tests confirm that norovirus caused intestinal illness on a third straight cruise from South Carolina earlier this month. The norovirus sickened almost 420 people aboard Celebrity Mercury, which returned to Charleston on March 18. Norovirus symptoms include nausea,...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

5 years 1 month ago

Does this city make my butt look big?

Thinking about a nose job? Chances are you're from the Northeast, according to new data released from, a consumer review site for the cosmetic industry. Permanent makeup more your thing? Then you're probably from the Southwest. "We looked at our logs - we're talking millions of searches -...

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