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A redesigned South Carolina flag was scrapped after residents made fun of its palmetto tree

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South Carolinians are fiercely proud of the state's iconic indigo-blue flag, with its thin crescent and lush palmetto. So when a commission of historians was tasked with tweaking its design, residents of the state w...

Beach ball-sized jellyfish capable of damaging boats spotted in South Carolina

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Wildlife officials in South Carolina are asking boaters to keep their eyes peeled for an invasive species of jellyfish that can grow to beach ball size and are big enough to damage boats and fishing equipment. The S...

Fetal remains are found during renovations on a South Carolina home

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Fetal remains were found in a wall during renovations on a home in South Carolina, the county coroner said Monday, adding it's possible they have been there "for a long period of time." The coroner's office was noti...

21 charged in drug operation on 3 university campuses in North Carolina

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Twenty-one people have been charged with dealing drugs on and around college campuses after federal officials uncovered a massive drug ring involving students at three North Carolina universities, federal officials ...

Republican Mark Walker jump-starts 2022 Senate battle in announcing North Carolina bid

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North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker announced his 2022 Senate bid on Tuesday, jump-starting a long primary for a rare open seat that will be crucial to the future control of the chamber. In a video, Walker pi...

Decades after Klansmen killed 5 during protest, a North Carolina city’s apology comes too late for some

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Rev. Nelson Johnson remembers marching in Greensboro in 1979 and the protest's deadly outcome. That's why he's been fighting for decades for an apology. Over 40 years later, the North Carolina city has formally apo...

Two off-duty officers and four patrons are shot at North Carolina nightclub

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Two officers with the Gastonia, North Carolina police and four patrons were shot at a nightclub Thursday night, the department said in a press release. Both Gastonia Police Department officers were off duty, working...

Republican Lindsey Graham defeats well-funded Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will return to the Senate for a fourth term after defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, CNN projects. Harrison gained attention for raising huge amounts of mo...

The University of South Carolina student newspaper staff is going on hiatus amid burnout concerns

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Student journalists at the University of South Carolina are putting themselves first. Citing burnout and mental health concerns, staffers at the Daily Gamecock -- USC's independent student newspaper -- said they wi...

A South Carolina professor who died last year left $350,000 to the school she worked at

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A professor who died last year left $ 350,000 to the university where she worked for more than four decades. Linda Hill worked an assistant professor of English at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina,...

Lara Trump eyes Senate bid in North Carolina: ‘It would be an incredible thing’

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Amid rumblings that President Donald Trump could mount another presidential run in 2024, voters may see a Trump on the ballot before that. Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, expressed ...

Democratic Senate candidate in North Carolina confirms romantic texts with woman who isn’t his wife

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Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham apologized Friday for sending romantic text messages to a woman who is not his wife, a disclosure that could shake up the hotly contested North Carolina Senate race in its final w...

A North Carolina couple married for over 50 years died minutes apart of Covid-19 while holding hands

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A couple married for over 50 years died of coronavirus only minutes apart holding hands. Johnny Lee Peoples, 67, and his wife Cathy "Darlene" Peoples, 65 started feeling symptoms at the beginning of August, but wou...

North Carolina man charged with threatening to kill President Biden

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A North Carolina man has been charged with making threats to kill President Joe Biden, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed in court Thursday. David Kyle Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, North Carolina, was ar...

North Carolina woman is accused of using her $149,000 Covid-19 relief loan for shopping sprees

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As millions struggle to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic, the last purchases on most minds are Louis Vuitton and diamonds. But in a state facing a 6.5% unemployment rate last August, one North Carolina wom...

In this North Carolina town, the hills are alive with the sound of hollerin’

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Learn more about the tradition of hollerin' in the latest episode of Great Big Story, a new podcast from CNN about the surprising stories all around us. In the American South, in the tiny town of Spivey's Corner, ...

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