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South Carolina Health Officials Find West Nile Virus

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina health officials say samples from mosquitoes trapped in Beaufort County have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Entomologist Chris Evans of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said in a news release that the mosquito carrying this virus is usually active at night, but can also be active at dusk…

Clemson Alum Gossett Earns First MLB Win with A’s

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Barreto homered in his big league debut. He joined Olson and Brugman in becoming the second trio of teammates to hit their first homers…

Confederate Flag Removed from State House still Sitting in a Box

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Nearly two years after South Carolina lawmakers promised to publicly display the final Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds, the banner still sits in a box in a museum. That’s because the Legislature hasn’t provided any money for a new display. Allen Robeson is executive director of the State Museum’s Confederate Relic Room. He initially requested…

Ralph Norman Wins House Seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican Ralph Norman, who had aligned himself with President Donald Trump, has won a special House election in South Carolina. The seat was left vacant when Mick Mulvaney resigned to take a job as White House budget director. Norman, a millionaire real estate developer, defeated Democrat Archie Parnell on Tuesday.

Permit for New South Carolina Interstate Approved

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A decades-long proposal to build a four-lane, nonstop path to the heart of South Carolina’s tourism industry has cleared a major hurdle, but funding remains questionable. South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice announced Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit allowing construction of Interstate 73 to the Grand Strand. The permit covers the…

Reports: Explosive noises heard at Brussels train station

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square. Broadcaster RTL quoted Fires Services spokesman Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city’s Central station on Tuesday. Meys could not say what had caused the blast. He could…