South Carolina

South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860.
  • Tavien Feaster runs well, but he can also catch ‘like a receiver,’ Muschamp says
    Charlotte Observer

    Tavien Feaster runs well, but he can also catch ‘like a receiver,’ Muschamp says

    Will Muschamp likes how the graduate transfer running back can catch the ball out of the backfield.

  • Wright's Brace Sends Duke to 2-2 Draw with South Carolina
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    Wright's Brace Sends Duke to 2-2 Draw with South Carolina

    DURHAM, N.C.—Duke junior forward Daniel Wright posted two clinical goals tonight as the 10th-ranked Blue Devils battled to a 2-2 draw with visiting South Carolina in exhibition men's soccer action. Wright scored both goals in the opening half with senior Daniele Proch providing an assist on both. Duke, with three days of preseason practices under its belt, came out strong in the opening half and controlled much of the run of play, especially through the middle of the field. The Blue Devils generated a few early chances, but it was Wright breaking through in the 25th minute to give Duke the 1-0 lead. Proch provided the long service for Wright in the box. The Wixom, Michigan native ran onto it

  • Officials Announce Groundbreaking Date For Panthers' New South Carolina Headquarters
    Charlotte Stories

    Officials Announce Groundbreaking Date For Panthers' New South Carolina Headquarters

    Now that the state of South Carolina has approved a massive $115 million tax break for the Panther's new headquarters facility in Rock Hill, everyone's wondering when it will be built. At a meeting in Columbia this past week, Panthers VP and COO Mark Hart announced an official target date. According to Hart, the sprawling complex, now being referred to as “Football City USA”, will have a groundbreaking by next April with a hopeful first phase opening by August 2022. The new complex will be built on a 200-acre parcel just off I-77 between Dave Lyle Boulevard and Eden Terrace. According to Panthers officials, it will feature an orthopedic sports medicine facility, 2 practice fields, including an

  • The Associated Press

    Former USC, South Carolina AD Mike McGee dies at 80

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80.

  • 'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid
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    'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

    Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president? "It's a heavy lift in the black church," says Darby, who is also a Charleston-area NAACP leader. In South Carolina, the first state with a predominantly African American electorate, part of the dialogue focuses on a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and the deeply held religious convictions that could impede support for the 2020 race's only gay candidate — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

  • Charlotte Observer

    SC researchers discover prehistoric shark species over 100 miles from sea, in Aiken

    You can’t find a beach in Aiken County, but you could find a prehistoric sea creature.

  • USC senior tight end’s football career cut short because of health concern
    Charlotte Observer

    USC senior tight end’s football career cut short because of health concern

    South Carolina’s projected starting tight end says his football career is over.

  • South Carolina man sues Walmart after gas can explosion
    WSPA 7News

    South Carolina man sues Walmart after gas can explosion

    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina man is suing Walmart, saying a gas can that exploded and set him on fire was defective and should never have been sold to him at a Walmart store in Barnwell. In a federal lawsuit filed this month, Jamie Grubbs says he was using fuel as an accelerant for a fire in his back yard. He says fumes from the gasoline ignited, causing a “flashback explosion” and throwing burning gasoline onto him in 2015. The lawsuit is one of several filed in recent years involving portable gas cans manufactured by Oklahoma-based Blitz U.S.A. Inc. Others have been filed in Arizona, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Oregon. Blitz U.S.A. closed in 2012. Its CEO blamed the lawsuits. Walmart representatives

  • SC father, who serves in the Navy, delivers baby in car while driving to the hospital
    WJZY

    SC father, who serves in the Navy, delivers baby in car while driving to the hospital

    Rob drove down from training in Virginia on a three-day leave to be present for the induction of the family's fourth child, scheduled for around 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. “I called 911 to tell them what was going on,” said Rob. Rob recalls pulling over to catch his son just as baby boy Wyatt was making his entrance into the world at approximately 2:34 a.m. The umbilical cord was wrapped around baby Wyatt's neck, so Rob did what he calls a “delicate dance” to unwrap the cord and ensure Wyatt was able to breathe.

  • S. Carolina barbershop to offer free back-to-school haircuts
    Houston Chronicle

    S. Carolina barbershop to offer free back-to-school haircuts

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — It's rare that people who are seeking haircuts can get that service on a Sunday. But in Spartanburg, one business will be open on Sunday for its annual Back to School Free Haircut event. Razor Sharp Barbershop owner Wanda Murphy says she and eight other barbers will be giving away free shape-ups or all over cuts for most of the day to children in kindergarten through 12th grade. WSPA-TV reports in addition to the free cuts, students will get food, school supplies, entertainment, and an all-around good time. The event is open to the public and will go from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Murphy encourages people to arrive early since the event is likely to be packed. Students return

  • Opinion: Get to know SC laws
    The Daily Gamecock

    Opinion: Get to know SC laws

    South Carolina is one of the only states that still does not allow the promotion of homosexuality in a classroom setting, and while that isn't something that is strongly enforced, it is definitely something I wish I knew about before coming to USC. Students coming from out of state to South Carolina are vulnerable to laws that change across state borders. It's important that students are aware of these laws before attending USC. There are South Carolina-specific rules and regulations that have to do with human rights, underage drinking, marijuana and more, and the punishment for certain crimes change with them. For almost all of the U.S., staying silent when faced with a crime is completely and

  • South Carolina club sports allow students to get involved
    The Daily Gamecock

    South Carolina club sports allow students to get involved

    There are plenty of ways to get involved at the University of South Carolina, especially for those who enjoy playing sports. The university offers 56 different club sports, so there are various options for any student looking for something to be a part of. Below are a few club sports the university has to offer. Lacrosse The University of South Carolina's lacrosse club team is the reigning 2019 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association. The men's lacrosse team traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to defeat the No. 1 Cal. These student athletes play in the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) against teams in the SEC and across the country. Soccer  Open to men and women, club soccer is a good way to

  • Miami Herald

    Teacher shows up to school drunk – again – and gets arrested, South Carolina cops say

    Teacher shows up to school drunk – again – and gets arrested, South Carolina cops say A teacher left the South Carolina high school where she works in the custody of law enforcement Thursday after showing up to work drunk, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said. It is the second time this calendar year that Rachel Henry has been charged with a crime after being caught intoxicated at Cane Bay High School, WCSC reported. The Summerville school is about 28 miles north of Charleston. It was about 9 a.m. when school administrators called the Sheriff's Office saying the teacher was intoxicated, according to WCIV. Henry was taken to Hill-Finklea Detention Center, where she was charged with disorderly

  • Duke Hosts South Carolina for Exhibition Saturday
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    Duke Hosts South Carolina for Exhibition Saturday

    DURHAM, N.C.—With three days of preseason training in the books, the Duke men's soccer team will put their early work to the test in an exhibition game against South Carolina this Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. It will be the first opponent for both the Blue Devils and Gamecocks. Game Details The game will kick off at Koskinen Stadium at 5:05 pm. There will be live stats, but no live video for exhibition games. Admission is free and parking is in the Science Drive Parking Garage. The concession stand will be open for fans to purchase food and drinks throughout the game. Frick's Preseason Thoughts Junior defender Matthias Frick returns to help anchor the backline as a talented physical and vocal

  • 68-year-old woman attacked by alligator while walking her dog
    San Francisco Chronicle

    68-year-old woman attacked by alligator while walking her dog

    "My wife was attacked by an alligator in the backyard." That's how a grisly 911 call began in South Carolina after a 68-year-old was bitten around 10 p.m. Monday. The woman told authorities that she was walking her dog between two houses in her retirement community about 25 yards away from a pond when an alligator attacked her. Her husband was on the phone with 911 dispatchers for more than seven minutes. Listen to the call in the video above. "It's bad," he told the dispatcher at one point. "... It's the right leg and the right hand is almost chewed off." A gator estimated to be between 8 to 9 feet long and matching the description was later captured and euthanized. The woman's dog got away