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Corrections officers hurt at Lieber

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:23 a.m.

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) ó Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.

Go Irish! UPDATED

Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:01 a.m.

I canít remember when I wasnít a Notre Dame fan. It started out being my motherís fault, as she was a lifelong backer, following the team from the early 1920s when she was a young teenager and continuing to age 92. In the 1920s her all-time favorite coach, Knute Rockne, was in his initial years at Notre Dame. I remember going with her to see the …

Missing SC hospitality exec killed self UPDATED

Monday, March 19, 2012 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The president of South Carolina's Hospitality Association killed himself in the parking garage of his office building, a coroner said Tuesday, and officials said the man's co-workers found a note referring to a federal investigation into the association's finances. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said it appears that Tom …

Boeing CEO: 787 problem won't slow production UPDATED

Monday, February 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The CEO of Boeing said the latest problem with its new 787 will not slow production. Boeing is fixing a problem with the way the skin on the 787 is attached to the tail section. Some spacers, called shims, were installed improperly. Boeing has said there's no immediate safety issue. It is still inspecting 787s to see how many will need to be …

SC mayor sneaks into town hall, pulls over trooper UPDATED

Monday, February 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.

NORWAY, S.C. (AP) -- In the two decades since Jim Preacher arrived in rural Norway, he's been this tiny town's police chief, self-proclaimed constable and now the mayor. He's pulled over a state trooper who wrote him a speeding ticket, and sneaked into town hall before he was sworn in so he could change the locks and take over the town's checkbook. …

Amid SC gov's fight against feds on voter ID law, black leaders say: You're a minority, too UPDATED

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. "She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that …

World War II destroyer USS Laffey returns to South Carolina home after $9 million in repairs UPDATED

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:01 a.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- With the blare of air horns, cheers and a champagne toast, "The Ship That Would Not Die" returned Wednesday to its home at a maritime museum on Charleston Harbor on the South Carolina coast. Just after sunrise, the World War II destroyer USS Laffey was towed slowly down the Cooper River to the Patriots Point Naval …

Man charged with botched SC Waffle House robbery UPDATED

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:01 a.m.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with robbery in a botched holdup at a Waffle House that left another suspect dead. Spartanburg County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Ivey says 29-year-old Kenneth Jowan Craig was arrested late Saturday night and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent …

Hiring rose in November, but job openings dipped UPDATED

Friday, January 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers stepped up their hiring in November but pulled back slightly on the number of jobs they advertised. The mostly favorable report shows companies are gaining more confidence in the economy and filling more of their open positions. It follows other encouraging data on hiring that suggest 2012 may be a better year …

Gingrich angrily denies he sought open marriage UPDATED

Friday, January 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Thursday angrily denied that he asked his second wife for an "open marriage" that would allow him to have a mistress as she claims in an interview broadcast two days before the South Carolina primary. "Let me be quite clear. The story is false," Gingrich said at a debate, without …

Colbert preps presidential run, transfers Super PAC to Stewart UPDATED

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:01 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert isn't running for president - at least not yet. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive During Thursday night's episode of "The Colbert Report," Colbert legally transferred his super political action committee to his friend and Comedy …

A clearer view: Steel truss surrounding Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley will be removed UPDATED

Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:01 a.m.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley will be in clear view for the first time in nearly 150 years once a truss weighing more than eight tons surrounding it is removed in South Carolina. The work is scheduled for Thursday at a conservation lab in North Charleston. The truss was used to suspend slings that …

Attack ads ramping up for GOP candidates before critical SC primary UPDATED

Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- GOP presidential candidates and their deep-pocketed allies are teeing up millions of dollars in ads, many in attack fashion, ahead of the pivotal South Carolina primary. Newt Gingrich is hitting Mitt Romney over abortion. A group backing Romney is ridiculing Gingrich's judgment by showing footage of him with Democratic …

German automaker BMW to add 300 jobs through $900M expansion of South Carolina plant UPDATED

Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- German automaker BMW is expanding its South Carolina plant and adding 300 new jobs. Officials said Thursday that BMW plans to invest an additional $900 million in the plant in Greer and ramp up production with a new X4 model. Officials also marked a milestone for the plant, saying it has produced 2 million vehicles …

Secret ingredient in chipotle chicken? UPDATED

Thursday, January 5, 2012 12:01 a.m.

And the secret ingredient is... mayonnaise! The first time anyone told me that, I thought I was going to faint or laugh out loud. It sounded …

Celebrate the new year with roasted salmon UPDATED

Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:01 a.m.

Feeding a crowd this New Year's Eve? Consider offering something that is richly savory, but won't weigh down the party. We started with a …

Do the dunk with Rocco DiSpirito's healthy fondue UPDATED

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:01 a.m.

Want my trick for starting the year off on a fun and healthy note? Drag out the fondue pot! Fondue is a casual and social way to celebrate. The …

Think big beefy roast for a big holiday feast UPDATED

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:01 a.m.

A rib roast is a classy addition to your holiday table. Served alongside roasted potatoes and vegetables, it is hearty, homey and elegant. For this …

Winn-Dixie Stores sold to Bi-Lo for $560M UPDATED

Monday, December 19, 2011 12:01 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said Monday, creating a large grocery operator in the South. . The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary …

Peaches, peanuts, olive oil? Farmers enjoy fruits of Georgia's 1st olive crop since the 1800s UPDATED

Monday, December 12, 2011 12:01 a.m.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Jason Shaw says his first fall harvest yielded fruit for no more than 500 bottles, just enough to sell at select tastings and to share with restaurant chefs in hopes of priming their palates for more. Friends suggested Shaw sell his limited batch for $100 a bottle, like a fine wine. After all, it's been more than a century …

Labor board drops high-profile Boeing complaint UPDATED

Monday, December 12, 2011 12:01 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board dropped its high-profile lawsuit against Boeing on Friday, but the political fallout continued as Republicans said the case was a mistake to begin with and a top agency official defended his conduct. The board moved to end the case after the Machinists union approved a four-year contract …

SC Republicans met with Colbert over rights to rename presidential primary after comedian UPDATED

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Comedian Stephen Colbert has tried again to get his name on South Carolina's presidential primary ballot - only this time he wanted to sponsor the contest. GOP officials in the state say they met with Colbert to discuss a potential sponsorship of the first-in-the-South Republican primary. Colbert offered more than $100, …

MythBusters' cannonball rips through house, van UPDATED

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:01 a.m.

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Zany experiments testing scientific theories in real world settings have earned the TV show "MythBusters" a devoted following, but a stunt gone wrong met with an unhappy audience when an errant cannonball went shooting through a California family's bedroom. Wednesday morning, sheriff's deputies were still trying to …

South Carolina teacher accused of spanking students turns himself in to sheriff's deputies UPDATED

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:01 a.m.

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina middle school teacher has turned himself in to authorities to face assault and battery charges after he was accused of spanking three students. Forty-eight-year-old Chris Petrasek turned himself in to sheriff's deputies late Wednesday morning. Petrasek is a seventh-grade math teacher at Oakridge Middle …

SC protesters arrested trying to camp in park UPDATED

Friday, December 2, 2011 12:01 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Several Occupy Charleston protesters have been arrested after trying to spend the night in a downtown park. Charleston police arrested more than half a dozen people early Wednesday morning in Marion Square. College of Charleston student Josh Richmond told the Post and Courier of Charleston that police formed a "body …

This Week in The Civil War: Charleston fire UPDATED

Friday, December 2, 2011 12:01 a.m.

This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Dec. 11: Charleston fire, Soldiering on, firing squad. In April 1861, the Civil War's first shots were fired in Charleston, S.C. Another tumultuous event befalls Charleston on Dec. 11, 1861, when a fire sweeps a wide swath of its downtown. The cause of the fire is never determined and The …

Machinists reach tentative deal with Boeing UPDATED

Friday, December 2, 2011 12:01 a.m.

SEATTLE (AP) -- As Boeing executive Jim Albaugh spoke to an aerospace conference in New York, recent strikes by the company's workers in Washington state weren't far from his mind. "We've had strikes three out of the last four times that we've gone to the table with the union," he noted Wednesday morning. "To me it was a lose-lose for both of …

Looking to build, Gingrich eyes South Carolina UPDATED

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:01 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich looked to turn an endorsement from New Hampshire's largest newspaper into momentum elsewhere, heading to South Carolina for a three-day campaign swing with tea party members. His leading rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, did not schedule campaign appearances on …

Occupy Columbia protesters sue SC Gov. Haley UPDATED

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Seven Occupy Columbia protesters arrested last week for refusing to leave the South Carolina Statehouse grounds have sued Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and state public safety officials, saying their First Amendment rights were trampled. The lawsuit filed Wednesday notes that Occupy Columbia is composed of peaceful …

Gullah-language Bible now on audio CDs UPDATED

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:01 a.m.

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- More than three decades after translators began putting the words of the New Testament into Gullah, everyone can now hear those words in the creole language spoken by slaves and their descendants along the sea islands of the nation's Southeast coast. "Healin fa de Soul," - "Healing for the Soul" - a five-CD set …

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