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Lexington is fastest-growing county in Midlands, census shows, growing pains and all

New census data shows Lexington County is the fastest growing county in the Midlands, and the sixth-fastest growing county in South Carolina. Lexington County saw a 12.42% change in population from 2010 to 2018, and a 1.45% change from 2017 to 2018, according to the data. Horry County had the bigges


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Lexington

LEXINGTON, SC — New and exciting events are coming to the Lexington area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events comi


Ridgeland Correctional Officer accused of trafficking ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana into facility

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A correctional officer for the Ridgeland Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged with bringing contraband drugs into the facility. Steven Allen Washington is being charged with manufacturing and possession of schedule I, II, III drugs with intent to distribute, tr


SCHP releases description of vehicle possibly involved in Lexington. Co hit-and-run

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation of a hit-and-run that seriously injured a woman on Monday morning. Authorities believe a 2004-2008 Mazda 3 or Mazda 6 was the vehicle involved in the incident. According to SCHP, the car will be missing th


20-year-old indicted in fatal South Carolina boating accident

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old killed in a boat crash in the Lowcountry in February. Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on three felony charges by a Beaufort County Grand Jury: boating under the influence causing death and


'I just want peace for my family' Columbia family looking for answer after loved one's death

COLUMBIA, S.C. — One Columbia family is asking for your help to find answers after their loved one was found dead in Sumter back in February. It's hard to put into words what it's like losing a son, brother, and friend. Officials say Raphel Bostic was found shot and killed in Sumter back in February


Lexington school district proposes new elementary school name after a 1900's school house

GILBERT, S.C. — Lexington County School District One has a new potential name for an elementary school being built in Gilbert. The school will be built off Hwy. 1 near Rice Drive.


RCSD searching for suspects responsible for shots fired call on Grays Inn Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County deputies are investigating a shots fired call that took place on Grays Inn Road. Around 4:15 p.m. officers found a man with a cut to the face and rushed him to the hospital.


63 pounds of meth seized in traffic stop along South Carolina interstate

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — Upstate deputies seized 63 pounds of meth in a traffic stop along a South Carolina interstate last week. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says its criminal interdiction unit was working a stretch of I-85 last Friday when they stopped a Chevrolet Suburban around 1:20 pm fo


Mother of SC inmate who died in prison yard says guards ‘stepped over’ dying son

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A disturbing video has been released depicting a South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate lying on the ground at Turbeville Correctional, bleeding from multiple stab wounds.


Lawsuit: South Carolina prison guards left stabbing victim to die in yard

A South Carolina woman reportedly filed lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections Thursday, alleging that after her son was stabbed in his cell, correctional officers dragged him to the yard and left him to die.


84-Year-Old South Carolina Man Arrested For Shooting At Geese From His Living Room Chair

Police arrested an 84-year-old man this past weekend and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits and violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. On Saturday, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on 36th Avenue North and found North Myrtle Beach resident Furman Clark Price si


SC Senator tackling bill that would give tax breaks to Carolina Panthers

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- A state senator is making sure the government doesn’t fumble taxpayer money. Senator Dick Harpootlian has thrown the red challenge flag as the state looks to score by bringing the Panthers training facility to South Carolina.


Taylor Watford Foundation, golf tournament, is effort to prevent overdose deaths

Taylor Watford died in late 2018. “Taylor always thought my biggest fear was public speaking,” said Jimmy Watford, Taylor’s father. “But my greatest fear was realized on December 27, when I found Taylor deceased because of an accidental overdose.


Teens donate suitcases to foster kids with ‘South Carolina Suitcase Project’

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - Two 15-year-old Beaufort County boys are trying to make a difference in the lives of foster children after being inspired by a movie. They made their first donation to the Beaufort Department of Social Services on Thursday.


Severe thunderstorms, dangerous surf forecast for Friday in northeast South Carolina

Severe weather could impact Georgetown and Horry counties Friday as a storm system moves across South Carolina. The greatest risk of severe weather will come in the afternoon and early evening as a line of storms moves east across the region, according to the National Weather Service. But there is a


SC Powerball ticket holder wins $150,000

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Powerball players, check your tickets!. One South Carolina resident has won $150,000 courtesy of the South Carolina Education Lottery. The lucky ticket holder won the prize after their ticket matched with 4-out-of-5 white ball numbers as well as the Powerball number.


SC 13-year-old girl missing, hasn't been seen in days

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing 13-year-old girl. Stevena English of Elgin was last seen on surveillance video leaving her home on April 13 around 2:45 a.m.


Gang member gets federal prison for Lexington home invasion where child called 911

A gang member who was a teenager when he and another man carried out a nighttime home invasion at a Lexington County home will be in his 40s when he is released from federal prison.


Tractor-trailer runs off I-26, into dealership lot in deadly Lexington County crash, cops say

One person was killed when a tractor-trailer careened off Interstate 26 and through a fence, hitting a pickup head on before crashing into vehicles at a car dealership, according to troopers.