Tag Archives: South Carolina

Four Dead As Florence Batters Carolina Coast [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed. As 400-mile-wide Florence pounded away at the coast with torrential downpours and …

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Trump To Visit Areas Affected By Hurricane Florence

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: President Donald Trump is planning to visit areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week, though his exact plans are not yet finalized. “The President is expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts. …

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80-Foot Waves Recorded Near Hurricane Florence

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of early Wednesday evening, Florence was centered 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwestward. Hurricane Florence continues to expand in size. Hurricane-force winds now …

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Hurricane Florence Forecast To Shift South [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of Wednesday morning, Florence was centered more than 500 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwestward. Florence is being steered toward the coast of the …

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Millions Brace For Record Category 4 Strike [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Florence will lash the Carolinas beginning late Thursday as an intense Category 4 hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast. Tuesday morning, a hurricane watch and storm surge watch were issued for the entire coast …

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South Carolina Gov Orders Mass Evacuation Of Coast And Charleston, One Million Affected, Eight Counties

South Carolina’s The State reports: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. Eight counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As many as a million …

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Mandatory Evacuations Begin In Advance Of Florence

The Weather Channel reports: As Hurricane Florence’s threat to the Carolinas and Virginia became clearer, authorities and residents ramped up storm preparations Monday – including the first mandatory evacuations. Along North Carolina’s Outer Banks, all residents and visitors on Hatteras Island were ordered to evacuate starting at noon Monday, according to Dare County Emergency Management. The state’s barrier islands are …

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Florence On Track To Slam Carolinas At Category 4

The Washington Post reports: Hurricane Florence is tracking toward the East Coast with inevitability rarely seen in storms several days away from landfall. While forecasters were careful to cite “high uncertainty” in recent days, their tone changed after watching the storm’s eventual path barely shift from what they had considered to be a worst-case scenario. Monday morning, as the storm …

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster: Democrats Are Like Dogs, Nice One On One, But Dangerous In A Pack

South Carolina’s The State reports: GOP Gov. Henry McMaster Monday night referred to Democrats as “dogs” and urged his fellow Republicans not to become complacent with one of their own, President Donald Trump, in the White House. McMaster, addressing a crowd of about 1,250 gathered for U.S. Rep, Jeff Duncan’s, R-Laurens, eighth annual Faith and Freedom BBQ, told GOP voters …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Tariffs To Shutter Television Plant

CNBC reports: A South Carolina television maker says it’s laying off 126 workers because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports from China. Element TV Company said in a letter to state employment officials Monday that workers will be let go Oct. 5, leaving a skeleton crew of eight employees to watch the Fairfield County plant in hopes it can …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Former GOP State Chair Arrested For Killing Mother’s Dog, Claimed He Is Jesus Christ

South Carolina’s The State reports: The former leader of the South Carolina Republican Party was recently arrested after police said he “cruelly” killed his mother’s dog, and told them he did it because he was acting on a command from God — and that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. It was the latest in a downward spiral …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican US House Nominee Katie Arrington Seriously Injured In Fatal Car Accident

The Post & Courier reports: Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car accident late Friday, sustaining serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require …

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GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a major scandal. With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with …

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Grocery Censors “Cum” From Homeschooler’s Cake

Publix can’t catch a break lately: A Christian homeschool grad was “humiliated” when a cake for his big day turned up with the phrase “Summa — Laude Class of 2018” thanks to a computer system that deemed “cum” a vulgar word. Cara Koscinski didn’t think twice after placing the online order for the $70 cake from her local Publix supermarket. …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Democrats Defeat Abortion Ban Bill In 24-21 Vote After Marathon Filibuster Effort [VIDEO]

The Post & Courier reports: A bill that would have outlawed almost all abortions in South Carolina died in the early hours of Friday morning on the floor of the state Senate, granting a major victory to Democrats after they launched a lengthy filibuster that lasted throughout much of the day and showed no signs of stopping. In a stunning …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republicans Introduce Secession Bill Just In Case Liberals Try To Confiscate Their Guns

The Associated Press reports: South Carolina debated seceding from the Union more than 150 years ago, a decision that ultimately led to the Civil War. Now, the topic has come up again, amid a national debate over firearms and gun rights. A trio of state House Republicans on Thursday quietly introduced a bill that would allow lawmakers to debate seceding …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Literal Clown Runs For US House

South Carolina’s The State reports: This clown wants your vote for Congress. In this case, that isn’t a negative description. Steve Lough, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th District, is a former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers circus. Lough is leaning into his unusual resume, appearing in clown makeup in a promotional photo and registering the domain …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: GOP Gov Issues Order Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject Non-Christian Parents

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is coming to the defense of an Upstate foster care agency that requires participating families to be Christian. McMaster issued an executive order Tuesday that allows foster care providers to discriminate based on religion without losing their license. For nearly three decades, Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries has only allowed foster children …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republicans File Bill Seeking To Classify Same-Sex Marriage As “Parody Marriage”

South Carolina’s WHNS-TV reports: Upstate lawmakers are working to pass a new bill that will probably get people talking. According to the SC Statehouse website, the bill, entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act,” was introduced in the House, read for the first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary on February 15, 2018. “‘Parody marriage’ means any form of …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: At Least Two Dead, Dozens Injured In Amtrak Collision With CSX Freight Train [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing the lead engine and some passenger cars to derail. The local sheriff’s office confirmed there were at least two people killed and 70 injured among the 139 passengers and 8 crew. The National Transportation Safety …

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