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Saluda defeats Landrum for spot in third round

It might as well have been a state championship for Saluda coach Jeannette Wilder. With Saluda up seven points with 39 seconds left, Wilder urged her players in a timeout to see out the result.


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


Playoffs open on the court

Camden and North Central’s basketball teams all earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state playoffs --- and will all travel for first round pairings --- which opened Monday with the Camden girls heading to meet Pendleton in the first round of the AAA Upper State playoffs.


Greenwood police: Nearly 2-year search for wanted man ends with arrest

After avoiding law enforcement for more than a year, a man wanted by Greenwood police on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor was finally arrested Friday morning in Massachusetts, according to police.


Dashcam video released from deadly crash in Batesburg-Leesville

LEESVILLE, SC (WIS) - Dashcam video has been released showing a police chase in Batesburg-Leesville earlier this month that ended in a deadly crash. That crash took the life of a 26-year-old man.


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."


Newberry Police Department investigates recent armed robbery

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Police Department (NPD) is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, February 21 at The Scotsman convenience store, 922 Nance Street in Newberry.


Report: Police find drugs while investigating stolen car tag

Three people are facing charges after Greenwood police investigated a complaint about an SUV with a stolen tag. On Thursday, Greenwood police got a tip about an Isuzu Rodeo on Bypass 72 with a stolen tag, and an officer found a matching Isuzu without a tag parked in front of Greenwood Motel, a repor


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


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.


Will Gilbert Walker receive state pension?

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Gilbert Walker announced his retirement Thursday, many of you had questions. In Facebook comments, some viewers asked about Walker's retirement and if he would receive pension payments.


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.


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.


Laurens police: Man subdued after brief foot chase

A Kinards man fled from police on Feb. 13 after they approached a Cypress Street home in Clinton to serve a warrant, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Direon Aikeem Conner, 32, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, second offense, po


Greenwood native, film producer involved in Tebow-backed project

For Greenwood native Trey Brunson, clarity comes from his strong Christian faith. But there were moments over the past 14 years when even he wondered if God meant for the creative team behind “Run the Race” to keep going.


Officers still seeking suspect following attack at Bojangles

Greenwood police are still searching for a man who ran after cutting a Bojangles employee, according to officials. At about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Greenwood police went to the Bojangles at 573 Bypass 72 NW and spoke with a shift manager who was putting bandages on his right arm, according to a report


Wife of Greenwood mayor leading trash pickup initiative

Greenwood leaders know it’s bad — and they want work together on a solution. But removing litter from public areas takes more than policy changes — it requires volunteers doing the hard work of picking up after the careless actions of others.


Clinton man arrested on domestic violence, assault charges

A Clinton man is in custody after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her family. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Laurens Street in the Joanna area of Laurens County on Feb. 17 in reference to a domestic situation.


Come meet Katie: Woman fighting rare cancer returns to Greenwood

After more than 30 radiation treatments in Texas, Katie Shook and her family are coming back to Greenwood, and her relatives who have been behind her during her treatment want to give the community a chance to meet her.


Student arrested after making verbal bomb threat at this Upstate high school, the school district says

WARE SHOALS, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenwood County School District 51 said a Ware Shoals High School student was arrested Wednesday at the school for making a verbal bomb threat.