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Shooting the messenger? (access required)

Down in Columbia, the alleged participation of three University of South Carolina football players in a bar fight has been quite the topic of discussion. In the wee hours of April 29, a 24-year-old man said that he was assaulted ...

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Man, oh, Man-Of-War (access required)

Summer’s almost here, and the first shot across the bow has been fired. By a Portuguese man-of-war. These nasty jellyfish have been sighted in the state, according to The Post and Courier in Charleston. They were seen on Seabrook Island ...

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Pimento cheese prowler (access required)

It’s not the type of violent or conscious-shocking home invasion/burglary you have read about before and will read about again, and this Sidebar reporter knows that this is not the “Dumb Crooks of York County” page, but once again a ...

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Charm star passes bar (access required)

Fans of “Southern Charm” reality TV star Craig Conover, a Charleston School of Law grad, can finally relax — he passed the bar exam. Conover, who mingles among a cast of popped-collar slick-haired Charleston socialites on the Bravo show, was ...

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You’ve got mail (that you shouldn’t) (access required)

Down in Lancaster (LANK-ister) County, Sheriff Barry Faile warns of a couple that has been riding around helping themselves to a little O.P.P. — other people’s parcel. Last week, deputies found Matthew McCoy, 41, and Cierra Oxandaboure, 29, sitting in ...

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Drone be gone (access required)

Recently the Federal Aviation Administration issued an order making it illegal to fly unmanned aerial systems over more than 130 U.S. military installations. The penalties will be both civil and criminal, the feds say. But the penalties may not be ...

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Boyling mad over the 11th Amendment (access required)

North Carolina U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle unsheathed his legal cutlass and slashed into some longstanding jurisprudence on 11th Amendment sovereign immunity in a swashbuckling order involving a copyright squabble over shipwreck photos of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The case ...

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When lawmakers don’t like laws (access required)

Whether nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, or other method of societal collapse, a couple of Upstate lawmakers are prepping themselves and others for Rick Grimes-style survival when the time comes. Reps. Josiah Magnuson and Jonathon Hill, Republicans out of Campobello and ...

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