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Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID lawupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 00:13:00

South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.

South Carolina mom with flesh-eating bacteria improves, faces rehabilitationupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 17:26:00

A South Carolina mother who contracted a rare flesh-eating bacteria infection days after giving birth to twins is being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital Thursday, now that she has been upgraded to good condition, hospital officials said.

Tropical storm watch canceled for South Carolinaupdated: Sun May 20 2012 17:08:00

Tropical Storm Alberto, meandering off the coast of South Carolina, was expected to stay offshore, and forecasters Sunday canceled a tropical storm watch for coastal areas.

South Carolina responds in court on voter ID lawupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 18:23:00

The state of South Carolina told a federal court in the nation's capital Tuesday it has a right to require voters to present a photo ID at the polls, despite opposition from the Obama administration's civil rights lawyers.

Gingrich: S.C. 'decided to be with us in changing Washington'updated: Sun Jan 22 2012 00:42:00

Newt Gingrich won Saturday's South Carolina GOP presidential primary, marking a stunning turnaround for a candidate who finished fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire and whose campaign had been left for dead -- again -- by observers just weeks ago.

Three things to watch in South Carolina primaryupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 20:51:00

All presidential primaries matter, but some matter more than most.

CNNMoney: 2012: South Carolina's rebound yearupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 08:40:00

At first glance, South Carolina would seem to be in pretty bad shape.

Avlon: Stop stereotyping South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:15:00

On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, John Avlon debunks many of the stereotypes about South Carolina and its voters.

Stop stereotyping South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:15:00

We're in the thick of the South Carolina Republican Primary, and all the ugly old stereotypes are being deployed as shorthand for one very beautiful state.

Will South Carolina race get candidates too dirty?updated: Tue Jan 17 2012 08:19:00

For eight consecutive presidential campaigns, from Ronald Reagan's in 1980 to John McCain's in 2008, the winner of the Republican primary in South Carolina went on to win his party's nomination. Not surprisingly, the Republican presidential candidates have begun shaping their appeals to South Carolina voters well before the primary in New Hampshire.

It's S.C., so bring your 'big boy pants'updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 19:08:00

In recent days, the South Carolina Republican primary has been referred to as the Super Bowl, ground zero and even "Armageddon." This hyperbole has been matched by the outrageous amount of money being spent here on political TV advertising: $11.3 million.

In South Carolina, the kids are not alright updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:16:00

Saturday's South Carolina primary should be all about the economy.

All or nothing: Gingrich's 'Armageddon' strategy for South Carolina updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 02:47:00

At his campaign events, Newt Gingrich -- the veteran politician who now sees himself as an unlikely political underdog -- blasts the theme song from the 1984 film "The Karate Kid."

South Carolina deluged with campaign adsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 16:46:00

Republican voters in South Carolina are being barraged with campaign ads and more. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Stop-Romney movement sets skirmish lines in South Carolinaupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 20:47:00

For most of 2011, South Carolina was the forgotten stepchild of the Republican race.

S.C. tea party not happy with Romneyupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 20:47:00

South Carolina tea party loyalists aren't rolling out the red carpet for Mitt Romney. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

Federal judge blocks parts of South Carolina anti-immigration lawupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 14:19:00

A federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina blocked Thursday parts of the state's anti-illegal immigration law approved by the legislature last summer.

U.S. sues South Carolina over immigration lawupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 21:39:00

Justice Department officials pressed their campaign against an immigration law in South Carolina on Monday, saying the measure passed there this summer unconstitutionally pre-empts federal authority.

S.C. Senate OKs bill to criminalize creation of fake immigration docsupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 17:45:00

South Carolina state senators passed a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to create fake immigration documents, not to have one's immigration card or give a false identification.

Civil rights violation investigation in South Carolinaupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 16:29:00

The FBI and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in the case of a sheriff's deputy who was captured on video beating a handcuffed inmate with a baton.

South Carolina drama tops three primaries on Tuesdayupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 09:42:00

Voters in three states head to the polls Tuesday, and in one of those states history might be made:

Fortune: American made ... Chinese owned: Full versionupdated: Fri May 07 2010 09:35:00

About a mile past the Bountiful Blessings Church on the outskirts of Spartanburg, S.C., make a right turn. There, tucked into an industrial court behind a row of sapling cherry trees not much taller than I am, past a company that makes rubber stamps and another that stitches logos onto caps and bags, is a brand-new factory: the state-of-the-art American Yuncheng Gravure Cylinder plant. Due to open any day now, it will make cylinders used to print labels like the ones around plastic soda bottles. But unlike its neighbors in Spartanburg, Yuncheng is a Chinese company. It has come to South Carolina because by Chinese standards, America is darn cheap. Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce from S.C. Governorupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 18:49:00

Split comes after he admits affair with a woman from Argentina

Four killed in car-train crash in S.C.updated: Tue Nov 17 2009 12:53:00

Four people, including a 12-year-old, died when an Amtrak train hit their car in Hardeeville, South Carolina, an official said Tuesday.

S.C. student dead, officer hurt after fight at schoolupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 18:19:00

An altercation between a South Carolina high school student and a school resource officer ended tragically Friday with the student dead of a gunshot wound and the officer hospitalized after being stabbed.

Police say suspect in South Carolina serial killings is deadupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:55:00

Investigators believe the serial killer blamed for five deaths in South Carolina died in a shootout with police in neighboring North Carolina on Monday, a South Carolina state police official said.

Police: Recovered items link slain suspect to S.C. killingsupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 00:58:00

Additional evidence found with a man shot to death by police further links him to the shooting deaths of five people in upstate South Carolina, authorities said on Tuesday.

'Serial killer' claims fifth victim in South Carolinaupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 07:36:00

A 15-year-old South Carolina girl who was shot earlier this week by a man authorities say fits the description of a serial killer has died, police said Saturday.

South Carolina governor trumped, must take stimulus moneyupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 20:13:00

South Carolina's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Mark Sanford must accept $700 million in federal stimulus money, ending the only formal effort by a governor to reject funding intended to jump-start an ailing economy.

Authorities arrest mom for medical neglect of 555-pound teenupdated: Thu May 21 2009 23:25:00

South Carolina authorities have located a 555-pound teenager and his mother, who faces a charge of violating a custody order, police said Thursday.

555-pound teen foundupdated: Thu May 21 2009 23:25:00

A Sheriff's Deputy comments on finding an overweight teen who was apparently taken from his home by his mother.

Yard debris burn likely behind South Carolina fire, official saysupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 15:30:00

The cause of a South Carolina wildfire that has charred about 19,600 acres appears to be a yard debris fire, the head of the state's Forestry Commission said Friday.

CNNMoney: South Carolina: Jobless rate soarsupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 06:37:00

It's not easy to find a job in South Carolina these days.

S.C. governor evokes Zimbabwe in arguments against stimulusupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 21:18:00

The United States faces a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse if it keeps "spending a bunch of money we don't have," South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday. Kevin Armstrong: Elder, St. Ignatius to play for Ohio title; Gateway falls in Pa.updated: Wed Nov 26 2008 14:42:00

Big games are scheduled in the state playoffs of Ohio and South Carolina this weekend. In Canton, Ohio, battle-tested St. Ignatius (Cleveland) will face Cincinnati's Elder. Meanwhile, Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) plays Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), which is seeking redemption for a regular-season loss. Kevin Armstrong: Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) falls; playoffs ready to start in Ohioupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 14:57:00

The playoffs are upon us in Ohio, but South Carolina hosted last week's biggest upset. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), which was previously ranked No. 6, fell to Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) 35-28. 300 Detained in SC Immigration Raidupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 11:35:00

Federal agents swept through a chicken processing plant Tuesday, detaining more than 300 suspected illegal immigrants, sending panicked workers running and screaming through the hallways The States Take On the Drug Pitchmenupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 11:00:00

A South Carolina program aimed at cutting drug costs by giving doctors unbiased data is even winning over conservatives S. Carolina Huffs Over UK 'Gay' Adsupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 11:00:00

An ad campaign aimed to lure gay tourist dollars stokes a furor in the Palmetto State

Police cars hit fleeing menupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 23:01:00

CNN's Alina Cho reports on two controversial dashcam videos from South Carolina.

Bill Clinton: What happened in South Carolina a 'myth'updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 13:32:00

Former President Bill Clinton defended his role in his wife's presidential campaign in South Carolina, disputing claims he made race a campaign issue.

FSB: Licensing rules for an at-home businessupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:49:00

Dear FSB: I have a business on the side. Everything is done from my apartment. I use a computer and audio-editing software to produce commercials for radio stations, and send them via MP3 files. I work alone and have no employees. Do I need a business license for this type of operation?

Obama speech: 'Yes, we can change'updated: Mon Jan 28 2008 10:53:00

Here is the transcript of Sen. Barack Obama's remarks after he won the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina.

Obama thankful after winupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 10:53:00

Presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks in Columbia, South Carolina, after winning the state's Democratic primary.

Clinton looks ahead, fights onupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 18:49:00

Hillary Clinton speaks in Nashville, Tennessee, after losing the South Carolina primary to Barack Obama on Saturday.

Obama's big winupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 18:49:00

Charles Bierbauer of the University of South Carolina joins CNN's Stephen Frazier for a look at Obama's primary win.

Obama hails win as candidates prep for Super Tuesdayupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 18:49:00

Sen. Barack Obama sought Sunday to use his South Carolina victory to expand his appeal, saying the first Southern primary reflects what Americans are looking for.

Commentary: Voters not swayed by racial politicsupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 15:08:00

Even as voters in South Carolina headed to the polls Saturday to deliver a beat down to Sen. Hillary Clinton for Sen. Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton continued to stoke the racial fire, hoping an ember would ignite his wife's campaign and lead it to victory.

Obama claims big win in South Carolinaupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 08:00:00

Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday, telling supporters "we are hungry for change."

South welcomes first Democratic contestupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 17:25:00

The Democratic presidential hopefuls face their first contest in the South on Saturday.

Edwards prepares for primaryupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 21:19:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin has a one-on-one interview with John Edwards on the campaign trail in South Carolina.

Candidates makes final pitches to South Carolina Democratsupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 21:19:00

The Democratic presidential candidates made their closing arguments to South Carolina Democrats on Friday in the 24 hours before voters head to the polls.

Obama's legitimacy on the line in bitter South Carolina contestupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 20:36:00

After a week of at times bitter campaigning, Sen. Barack Obama faces a crucial test of his support from within the party Saturday as South Carolina Democrats head to the polls in a race that features black voters for the first time this presidential primary season.

Commentary: Issues -- not gender or race -- on minds of votersupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 10:04:00

You can't turn on a 24-hour news channel or your nightly news this week without seeing a feature on African-American women voters. It makes sense, being that the South Carolina Democratic primary is only one day away and African-American women will make up approximately one-third of the voters.

Clinton returns to make final appeal in South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 16:15:00

Hillary Clinton has returned to South Carolina to make her final push before the state's Saturday primary.

Campaigner-in-chiefupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 16:15:00

Bill Clinton is fired up as he criss-crosses South Carolina to campaign for his wife. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

Obama backer accuses Bill Clinton of suppressing voteupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 01:41:00

A prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday compared Bill Clinton's appeals for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, in South Carolina to the tactics used by a former Republican strategist that are infamous within Democratic circles.

Bill Clinton to press: 'shame'updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 01:41:00

Bill Clinton says media focus on clash with Obama is 'stealing' election from American people.

S.C. debate to highlight Democratic fight for black voteupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 18:03:00

The top three Democratic presidential candidates face off in a Monday night debate in South Carolina, with the hearts and minds of African-American voters on the line.

South Carolina GOP primaryupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 18:18:00

South Carolina's GOP primary is a sweet victory for John McCain. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

No clear party front-runners emergeupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 18:18:00

Saturday's results in Nevada and South Carolina did little to establish a clear front-runner in either party's race for presidential nominee.

Nevada Hispanic voteupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 18:18:00

Wolf Blitzer talks to CNN en Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez on the importance of the Hispanic vote in Nevada for Democrats.

McCain, Clinton, Romney claim victoriesupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 14:48:00

Arizona Sen. John McCain claimed a significant victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, coming out on top in the state where his first bid for the White House foundered in 2000.

McCain takes firstupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 09:05:00

John McCain addresses his supporters after his decisive victory in South Carolina's GOP primary.

McCain's support doesn't run deepupdated: Sun Jan 20 2008 09:05:00

Arizona Sen. John McCain gained an important victory Saturday in the South Carolina Republican primary, but exit polls indicate he made few inroads into the conservative heart of the Republican Party.

South Carolina primary plagued by bad voting machines, snowupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 21:22:00

Republican presidential candidates seeking a win in South Carolina's primary -- and an edge in what so far has been a wide-open race -- were hoping voters would head to the polls despite bad weather.

South Carolina, Nevada could crown new front-runnersupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 21:42:00

Voters will head to the polls and caucus sites Saturday in South Carolina and Nevada, contests that could propel two candidates to front-runner status in this year's wide-open presidential races.

GOP battle brewing in coveted South Carolinaupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 15:28:00

The GOP presidential hopefuls have their eyes set on South Carolina, which hosts the South's first party nominee contest Saturday.

Jumbled GOP race heads southupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 15:28:00

CNN's John King reports on the Republican front-runners' different campaign tactics in conservative South Carolina.

Candidates talk stimulus plansupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:28:00

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the GOP presidential candidate talking about improving the economy.

Huckabee touts conservative views to woo Carolina votersupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 08:20:00

Reacting to criticism by his own party that he is too liberal, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is highlighting his conservative, evangelical Southern credentials to South Carolina primary voters.

Pro-Huckabee push polls onlineupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 08:20:00

South Carolina residents receive Pro-Huckabee phone calls attacking other GOP candidates. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports. Getting Tough in South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 23:00:00

For Saturday's primary, the GOP candidates are reframing the issues and shoring up their conservative credentials

GOP hopefuls gear up for South's first primaryupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 07:01:00

Mitt Romney's much-needed Michigan win leveled the Republican presidential campaign's playing field.

Analysis: Romney takes Michigan gold as S.C. fight heats upupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 08:54:00

Almost a half century ago, the state of Michigan put an auto industry executive named George Romney on the political map. On Tuesday evening, it may have put his son's presidential campaign back on track. Dirt Starts Flying in South Carolina updated: Sun Jan 13 2008 23:00:00

Both John McCain and Mike Huckabee may have a hard time keeping their promise not to go negative in the state's primary

An aggressive Thompson?updated: Sun Jan 13 2008 08:41:00

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his campaign and Thursday's debate.

With back to wall in S.C., Thompson wakes upupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 08:41:00

It's win or go home time for Fred Thompson, and he finally appears to be responding to the challenge by shedding his laid-back campaigning style and aggressively attacking his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

Edwards banking on South Carolina to turn fortunes aroundupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 09:34:00

Former Sen. John Edwards, a native of South Carolina, is riding a bus across that state to recapture the glory from his 2004 win there and boost his struggling presidential campaign.

Clinton, Obama fight for South Carolinaupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 11:15:00

Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are locked in an intense battle to win South Carolina voters.

Dems battle for South Carolinaupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 11:15:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the democrats' battle for South Carolina.

Frustration with Washington makes 'experience' a liabilityupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 17:51:00

If experience were the only qualification, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would be a shoo-in for president. Huckabee Looks to South Carolinaupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 02:00:00

The "firewall" primary state could create problems for John McCain -- and an opportunity for Mike Huckabee 

'Huckaboom' onlineupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 23:38:00 takes the lead as the most-visited candidate web site. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports

Huckabee skyrockets among GOP voters in key Southern stateupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 23:38:00

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has shot to the top of a new poll in South Carolina, leading Republican presidential candidates in the key Southern state.

Huckabee shakes up GOP race in South Carolinaupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 09:03:00

Mike Huckabee has capitalized on his Iowa surge and roared to the front of the Republican pack in South Carolina, largely on the strength of social conservatives frustrated with the crop of candidates.

GOP race still wide open in South Carolinaupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 12:24:00

Fred Thompson stood in the middle of a gun shop in Greer, South Carolina, this week, trying to sum up the Republican race for the White House.

Obama counts on voters to tune in as Winfrey hits campaign trailupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 20:11:00

Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, usually the home of the University of South Carolina football team, is getting ready for Oprah Winfrey and Sen. Barack Obama.

Driver killed as bus crashes en route to holiday cruiseupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 08:18:00

A bus taking a group of friends to Florida for a holiday cruise ran off the interstate and into trees early Monday, killing the driver and injuring 30 passengers, South Carolina police and a bus company employee said.

Will absence from South Carolina hurt Clinton?updated: Wed Nov 14 2007 15:52:00

South Carolina's Democratic primary is shaping up to be a tight race, but one candidate seems conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in barbecue country -- the front-runner.

Campaign diary: Two days, three Republicans and one giant 'Eddie'updated: Mon Nov 12 2007 11:46:00

Three front-runners for the Republican nomination brought three very different campaign styles to South Carolina this week, ping-ponging around the Palmetto State trying to win over the crucial mass of primary voters still unsure about which Republican is the "real" conservative in the race.

Methodical Mittupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 06:22:00

CNN's John King looks at the campaign strategy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina.

Romney methodically winning over South Carolina conservativesupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 06:22:00

He is the methodical tortoise of the Republican field, and well aware conservative South Carolina could prove the defining test.

Source: Colbert to file for S.C. Democratic primaryupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 12:33:00

Funnyman Stephen Colbert's presidential campaign is apparently no joke.

Three Carolina fire victims were high school buddiesupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 22:06:00

Three of the college students killed in a house fire Sunday at a North Carolina beach house graduated from the same Greenville, South Carolina, high school, according to local reports.

Frantic moments in fireupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 22:06:00

Police release the 911 calls from a fatal beach fire, plus one student speaks about his escape.

Beach house owner 'numb, confused' after fire kills 7 studentsupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 15:34:00

The owner of a North Carolina beach house where seven college students died in a weekend fire said Monday that his family's "lives were just changed forever" by the tragedy. South Carolina: No Haven for Edwards updated: Fri Oct 19 2007 04:00:00

In the key primary state where John Edwards won big in 2004, he's dropping in the polls. What's gone wrong?

Edwards not giving up on African-American voters updated: Thu Oct 11 2007 10:13:00

Like many prominent African-American leaders in South Carolina, state Sen. Robert Ford supported John Edwards in the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.

Down-home could have downside for Thompsonupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 10:49:00

In South Carolina, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's campaign is fond of pointing out their boss' Southern-fried heritage.

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