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Beaufort Twilight run to be held Saturday

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - More than 2,600 participants and spectators from 20 states are expected to attend the 11th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run on Saturday. The USA Track and Field sanctioned event is known as “The Lowcountry’s Running Festival.” It offers six options for runners and walkers at


Death of a young South Carolina bike rider

WJBF - The Aiken County Coroner's office reported the death if seven-year-old Bryson Mikell of Warrenville. Bryson and his brother were riding bicycles on Ralph Green Dr. when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the street around 6:35 pm. Bryson was pronounced dead at the scene.


Lawsuit blames Beaufort County couple, Parker's and Luther's for death of 19-year-old

BEAUFORT COUNTY, Sc. (WSAV) - The mother of a teenager who died in a boat crash last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. She claims Luther's, Parker's and a Beaufort County couple are partially to blame for the death of her daughter, 19-year-old Mallory Beach.


SC police officer arrested for allegedly breaking into home

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A Summerville police lieutenant has been arrested after authorities say he forced his way into a woman's home. The Post and Courier reports 47-year-old Lt. Nicholas Morella is being held on one count of first-degree burglary. He also was placed Friday on administrative leave with


Micro-hospital plans presented to Bluffton Town Council

The latest proposed addition to Buckwalter Place, a 65,000-square-foot micro-hospital called South of Broad Healthcare, was approved unanimously on first reading by Bluffton Town Council last week.


2 dead after shooting in Hampton County

HAMPTON CO., S.C. (WTOC) - The Estill Police Department has confirmed to WTOC that two men were found dead from gunshot wounds on Frankie Bennett Circle early Saturday morning.


Mom files suit in death of daughter who vanished in SC boat crash

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) - The mother of a teenager who died in a boat crash last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. She claims a store and restaurant that sold alcohol and a Beaufort County couple are partially to blame for the death of her daughter, 19-year-old Mallory Beach.


School bus slams into South Carolina home

SUMTER, S.C. — A Sumter school bus crashed into a home, causing severe damage to the house but no serious injuries to the students. The collision happened Friday afternoon McCray's Mill Road, which is near Sumter High School.


Charleston County approves ban on plastic bags, foam packaging, but state may invalidate

Charleston County will prohibit businesses from using plastic carry-out bags, plastic straws and foam take-out containers starting in less than six months. With the move approved Thursday night, the county joins coastal towns and cities that already approved bans on packaging products considered env


3 shooting incidents under investigation in Johnston, South Carolina

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WJBF) — The Johnston Police Department is investigating several shooting incidents within the last week. One man has already been arrested in connection with one of the cases.


Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life

On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age o


Man accused of shooting woman on Hilton Head found dead of apparent suicide

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) - Authorities say a man accused of shooting a woman outside of a home on Hilton Head Island Thursday morning was found dead shortly after the incident.


Authorities: Woman shot on Hilton Head Island has died

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Karma Young has died from injuries sustained Thursday in a shooting. The incident happened just after 8 a.m. Thursday on Hilton Head Island.


Sheriff: Suspect dies from injuries after deputy fires in self defense

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A suspect has died from injuries he sustained after a Colleton County deputy fired her gun at him in self defense, according to Sheriff R.A. Strickland.


Sheriff: One wounded in Colleton Co. officer-involved shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is responding to anofficer-involved shooting in the Walterboro area that sent one person to the hospital Friday afternoon.


Antebellum house near Charleston served as secret weapon-building site during Civil War

Thirty miles up the Cooper River from Charleston's history-steeped lore sits a tucked-away part of the region's Colonial, antebellum and Civil War past. Atop a bluff overlooking the headwaters of the Cooper River, the eight-room Stony Landing House is all that remains of a critical inland trading ju


How to Pursue Your Creative Passion In Spite of "Life"

One aspect of reading a good mystery novel is the guaranteed pleasure of knowing that the mystery will be solved. Maneuvering your way through certain periods in real life, however, can wear you out with no real satisfaction.


Authorities: Pedestrian killed at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island

Law enforcement has confirmed that a pedestrian was killed Thursday after being hit by a car in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. The incident occurred around noon. South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene.


WTOC rides along on Highway 278 Widening Project tour

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - A major road project has gotten the green light on Hilton Head Island, but it comes with some big concerns. Highway 278 will go from a four-lane highway to six. To make sure the widening keeps local families who live along the stretch in mind, specially the Gullah Com


Beaufort County Animal Campus opening soon

After seven years of planning, two Beaufort County animal organizations will soon be working together at one location. The Beaufort County Animal Campus, located minutes from the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 170 in Okatie, will officially open at 11 a.m. March 30 with a ribbon-cutting and open