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11:39 am on Sunday March 25, 2012

Stink bug on the march towards Lowcountry kudzu, homes (Update: stinkin' up #MYR)

Flickr user BugMan50 Update March, 25th, 2012: Stink bugs have invaded Myrtle Beach and causing some residents to turn up their noses. via The Sun News: ...the new species moving into South Carolina and other parts of the deep south are an even...
8:05 pm on Monday November 21, 2011

Former WBTW photojournalist seriously injured in accident (update: WPDE/WBTW Golf tourney raises $20k)

James "Jimmy" Moore suffered serious injury in a vehicle accident on his way to work at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg. Update 11/21: Jimmy is still on the long road to recovery but his friends and family on the Grand Strand won't let him do it alone. WBTW...
4:23 am on Friday September 9, 2011

Horry County drought status lowered to 'moderate'

Sharon Drummond Thanks to some heavy rainstorms in the past few months, the South Carolina State Climatology Office's Drought Response Committee felt it was appropriate to lower our status from 'severe' to 'moderate'. Before this status change,...
8:26 am on Tuesday November 10, 2009

Family feud in Anderson over video game lands two with gunshot wounds

Image by Flickr user Auraelius Image by 20091110-gun.jpg A mother and her 23-year-old son were both shot after a debate erupted with the son's uncle about a video game. Sigh.
2:29 am on Wednesday October 14, 2009

Vandals damage more than 50 graves in upstate cemetery

Image by Flickr user Leonard John MatthewsImage by 20091013-graves.jpg Spartanburg TV station WYFF reports that vandals opened at least one grave and knocked over around 50 headstones in a historic upstate cemetery.
7:49 am on Friday September 25, 2009

Chemical drums found in Upstate river after heavy rains

Image by U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation BoardImage by 20090925-chemicals.jpg When mixed with water the chemical becomes hydrogen sulfide, a substance that killed two at pulp and paper mill in Pennington, Alabama. Folks were pretty...
4:21 am on Friday September 25, 2009

Small town mayor places total ban on foot chases by police (updated)

Update September 25: The mayor has recalled her "no chase" policy, an action that means there's another great video interview of the mayor to watch. Would love to see this woman at a political debate. First reporting: We've heard about the debate...
4:13 am on Monday September 21, 2009

Anderson area gets inundate with rain; closes 30 roads

Image by Flickr user DarkComeSoon Image by 20090921-rain.jpg There's one you don't hear about much: The Upstate getting too much rain.
5:39 am on Thursday September 17, 2009

Judge sides with S.C. school in ban on Confederate garb

Image by Flickr user eyeliam Image by 20090917-flag.jpg A teen who was blocked from wearing Confederate-blazoned clothing has lost a battle against and upstate school district.  But the attorneys are vowing to appeal the federal ruling. The...
8:04 am on Saturday December 27, 2008

PETA protests after cars collide with horse carriages

Image by Flickr user pocketwileyImage by 20081227-horse.jpg PETA wants legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages from Fountain Inn. This month there were two car collisions with carriages during the Upstate town's Spirit of Christmas Past festival....