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Asheville PD: Second person arrested in connection with January robbery, homicide

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The Asheville Police Department said a man charged with murder and robbery after a woman was shot and killed on January 11, is now in custody.

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Deputies: Suspect fled on foot with money after strong armed robbery at Anderson Co. store

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Officials with Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a suspect is sought after a strong armed robbery at a store on Thursday. 

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Gov. Henry McMaster says he would sign a 'fine-tuned' bill arming SC teachers

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said Thursday that if it ever came to his desk, he would sign a bill that would legalize arming South Carolina teachers.

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Sheriff: Deputy at Parkland never engaged shooter, has now resigned

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The deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in, the Broward County Sheriff said

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Greenville County Schools have special law enforcement unit for the district

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In Greenville County, there's a special law enforcement unit in place within the district that has one goal, to keep kids and staff safe.

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Coroner identifies woman killed in Anderson Co. house fire

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The Anderson County Coroner's Office said the coroner is responding to a fatal fire.

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Warm Friday, but watching for weekend rain

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The unseasonably warm air will stay with us into this weekend. Rain chances will increase toward late Saturday into Sunday. 

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Principal: Swain County Schools locked down after 'very credible' threat

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The office of the Swain County superintendent said all schools in the district were on lockdown Thursday morning.

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Solicitor: No charges in deadly Greenville County officer-involved shooting Video included

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Solicitor Walt Wilkins said after a review of the SLED investigation into a Greenville County officer-involved shooting, no charged will be filed.

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Funeral details announced for Rev. Billy Graham Video included

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Reverend Billy Graham preached to more people on more continents than any other minister.

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Record high temperatures continue Video included

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Record-breaking temps continue ahead of weekend rain chances.

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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda ahead of Charlotte burial

Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) Billy Graham and son Franklin in 2005, the year they deducated the new headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte. (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer)
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Charlotte-born evangelist Reverend William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. died just before 8 a.m. Wednesday from natural causes at his family home in Montreat, NC, just outside Asheville. 

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Deputies searching for suspect after fatal shooting

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a shooting on Thursday morning.

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Deputies: Suspect in Walhalla homicide taken into custody, faces new charges

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Deputies said a homeowner has died after shots were exchanged during a trespassing incident Wednesday morning at a home on Quarter Horse Trail near Walhalla.

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Greenville Co. election official receives award from state association

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A Greenville County election official has received an award from the South Carolina Association of Registration and Election Officials.  

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Sheriff: Laurens District 55 students charged after threatening social media posts

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The Laurens County Sheriff said two Laurens District 55 students are facing charges after possible threats were made on social media.

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Union Co. sheriff asks SLED to investigate 'accounting irregularities' within agency

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The Union County Sheriff said he has requested that the State Law Enforcement Division to investigating some "accounting irregularities."

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A memorial drop-off is set up outside the Billy Graham Library where the public can leave condolences.

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Travelers Rest Powerball winner claims $150,000 prize: 'I'm ordering a fat steak'

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The Powerball ticket worth $150,000 sold in Greenville County has been claimed!

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23 more flu deaths reported in South Carolina

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State health officials say 23 more people have died from the flu in South Carolina.

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SC DHEC apologizes for tweet criticizing President Trump Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control backtracked Wednesday after issuing a tweet critical of President Trump. 

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District: Woodmont HS parents notified after rumored school threats deemed unfounded

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Officials with Woodmont High School said a letter was sent out to parents of students on Wednesday after administration received reports of numerous rumored threats against the school for Thursday. 

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Superintendent: McDowell Co. deputies say online threat targets schools in Ohio, not NC

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Officials with McDowell County Sheriff's Office released a statement Wednesday after a potential threat posted to Facebook began making rounds online. 

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Shannon Forest Christian student, staff reflect on Reverend Graham's passing

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17-year-old Emma Arnold was just a child through the end of his crusades, but the teachings of Reverend Billy Graham are very much present in the lessons she's learned at Shannon Forest Christian School.

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Southside Christian students and teachers reflect on Billy Graham's legacy

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"Thank you for being dedicated to your life's work, thank you for touching a little Hispanic Catholic school teacher.."  

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Spartanburg Co. deputies say school threat circulating web came from and targets school in different state

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Officials with Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office say a social media post inciting panic at area schools, originated in another state. 

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District: 2 Oconee Co. HS students charged, several suspended after threats, rumors of school violence

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The School District of Oconee County announced Wednesday that several students had been suspended, and two arrested, after threats and rumors of school violence.

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Reverend Billy Graham's longtime friend shares memories of their friendship

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Glenn Wilcox of Asheville owns Wilcox travel and booked the Reverend’s trips for more than five decades. Wilcox said he is grateful that he was able to call Rev. Graham a dear friend for so long.

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Police: Armed, dangerous suspect turns self in after driver shot in head at Greenville stoplight Video included

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On Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department identified the suspected gunman in an altercation between vehicles that escalated to violence on Feb. 7.

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Leaders react to passing of evangelist Billy Graham Video included

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The world is reacting to the news of the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, longtime evangelist and who preached to millions during his lifetime.

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Pickens man sentenced after sexually assaulting 15-year-old victim for months

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Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins announced that a Pickens man pleaded guilty on Wednesday and was sentenced to 22 years in jail on multiple charges. 

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Southern Pines Police Department arrests several in "Operation Leader" drug roundup. (2/21/18)
 

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Deputies: Woman arrested after hit-and-run killing 11-year-old lied about hitting deer Video included

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Troopers are investigating a fatal hit and run in Oconee County that killed a Seneca Middle School student.

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Bon Secours announces merger to create one of country's largest health systems

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Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health announced an intent to merge on Wednesday, planning to create one of the largest health systems in the country.

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Billy Graham's personal pastor, leader of Upstate church, reacts to passing Video included

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Dr. Donald Wilton, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg and longtime friend of Rev. Billy Graham, is reacting to the news of the reverend's passing.

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University of South Carolina adds context to its history

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As some Southern universities grapple with uncomfortable truths about their histories, struggling with calls to rename or remove memorials and monuments to figures related to slavery and the Confederacy, the University of South Carolina is taking a different approach.

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District urges students to report threats, not share second-hand info on social media

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The Oconee County Schools District is asking parents to inform their students about how to handle a credible school threat as an uptick of reports are flooding social media in the aftermath of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

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