Breaking News from Cheraw SC

Find the latest Cheraw SC News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

EPA continues cleanup of cancer-causing chemical in Cheraw indefinitely as lawsuits mount

CHERAW, S.C. - Two long years after an intense environmental cleanup started at a toxic waste dump behind a former textile plant in Cheraw, Channel 9 has learned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be there indefinitely.


Mother has questions after 10th grader tased during fight at SC high school

CHERAW, SC (WBTV) - Chesterfield County School administrators are making changes at Cheraw High School after two fights broke out during an extended lunch period Wednesday. A school resource officer called in Cheraw Police and Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Deputies for back-up after the fights took


Dog shot and killed, animal services looking for shooter

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -Authorities in Chesterfield County are looking for the person responsible for shooting a dog in Pageland, SC. Chesterfield County Animal Services posted a graphic photo of male lab-mix that had been shot. Director Carlos Perez says the dog had been shot twice - once i


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Deputies search for drug suspect after chase in Chesterfield County, police say

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, N.C. - Chesterfield County deputies are still looking for a man they said led them on a car chase Wednesday night. Sheriff James Dixon said they were trying to find a drug suspect near Lake Robinson when the suspect left the house and took off in a car.


Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."


Suspect caught after Chesterfield County manhunt

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Chesterfield County deputies and agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have taken a man into custody after actively searching for him Wednesday on Ruby Road near the Chesterfield-Darlington County line, according to Chesterfield County Sher


Man arrested following ongoing drug investigation in Marlboro County

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Lee Frank Hope Jr., 30, has been arrested following an ongoing narcotics investigation, according to Lt. Trevor Murphy with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.


Bennettsville Police need help in locating, identifying owner of vehicle used in larceny

The Bennettsville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying the owner of the vehicle used in a larceny. The vehicle was used in a larceny at Carolina Signs on Cheraw Street in January.


New South Carolina legislation taking aim at coyotes

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers have introduced new legislation that could earn you money. The Coyote Bounty Program is for the lawfully capture or killing of adult coyotes.


No doctor around: SC pregnant moms in rural areas with no care

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Why is maternal care is disappearing in rural communities in South Carolina?. Many mothers with high risk pregnancies live in counties without an OB/GYN resulting in pregnant moms driving for hours just to see a doctor.


More public land acquired in upper South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, has acquired 1,752 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage and will be used to enhance fish and wildl


HCPD: No shots fired, no charges after barricaded person situation at CampusWalk Apartments

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County police say no shots were fired and no charges have been filed in Thursday's barricaded person situation at the CampusWalk Apartments near Coastal Carolina University.


Former Rep. Robert Smalls dies in South Carolina, Feb. 22, 1915

An escaped slave and Civil War hero, Robert Smalls, who served four terms as a representative from South Carolina’s southeastern corner, died in his hometown of Beaufort on this day in 1915 at age 75.


Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in connection to string of crimes

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended another one of the suspects in connection to felony criminal activity. Jakob Shaleef Slade, 17, of Sugar Road was arrested Thursday in the area of Old Wire Road. He was charged in connection with criminal arrest warrants pertaining to


SC Lower State basketball championships: Matchups, players to watch and story lines

All games played at Florence Center. Tickets are $12. Who: Lexington (29-0) vs. Berkeley (25-1) Game notes: Lexington is in the state semifinals for the 10th time in the 32 years Bailey Harris has been the coach. The last time the Wildcats made it this far came in 2012 when they lost in the state fi


3 arrested, 3 wanted in large-scale rash of Scotland Co. crimes

LAURINBURG, NC (WBTW) – Authorities have busted up a burglary enterprise, arresting three men and identifying three others. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office said the multiple arrests are part of an ongoing criminal enterprise involving at least 31 incidents of cases involving breaking and enteri


Two women charged in stolen goods case

ROCKINGHAM — Two women have been charged with possessing over $3,000 in stolen goods. Nolanda Lee Culley, 31, of McDuffie Drive in Hamlet and Kaylee Nicole Culley, 17, of Rockingham were allegedly found in possession of six flat screen TVs, an LG sound bar, a Samsung tablet, a collection of men’s an


Looking ahead to South Carolina presidential primaries

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA (WTOC) - We’re about one year away from the South Carolina presidential primaries. The state has already seen its fair share of potential presidential candidates.