State

July 21, 2017 - 6:33 am
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested on outstanding warrants after he allegedly hit another man with a tire iron. The News-Argus of Goldsboro reports 31-year-old Brian Keith Helmick was charged with assault by pointing a gun, assault on a woman and communicating threats...
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July 21, 2017 - 5:53 am
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A driver has been sentenced to probation in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy who was waiting at a South Carolina school bus stop. Media outlets report Michelle Johnson was sentenced in Lancaster County Thursday. She had pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run involving...
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July 21, 2017 - 5:41 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man whose body was found in a ditch on the side of a busy South Carolina interstate was hit by a car about two weeks ago. Richland County Coroner Gary Wats has identified the man as 40-year-old Craig Antoine Anderson. Watts says Anderson was likely hit July 6...
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July 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Department of Transportation commissioners have voted to give the first $26 million raised by the state's increased gas tax to repaving projects in 27 counties. Commissioners met for the first time Thursday since the Legislature overrode Gov. Henry McMaster's...
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July 20, 2017 - 2:12 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after her owner was killed in a highway wreck has been found in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports Nellie, a pit bull who belonged to 57-year-old William F. Schlesinger of Arlington, Virginia, had a broken rear leg and was covered in...
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July 20, 2017 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump, North Carolina's governor has announced his opposition to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast. Roy Cooper says the threat of accidents isn't worth the risk of harming the state's beaches and tourism economy...
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July 20, 2017 - 1:40 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A dog which belonged to a man killed in a traffic accident and disappeared after the wreck has been found in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports Nellie, a pit bull who belonged to 57-year-old William F. Schlesinger of Arlington, Virginia, has a broken rear...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck, the jurist whose ruling opened the door for women to join The Citadel's Corps of Cadets, has died. Waters-Powell Funeral Home in Florence says Houck died at home Wednesday. He was 84. Houck was nominated to the federal bench by President...
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July 20, 2017 - 9:27 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a North Carolina woman they say has been missing since a shooting involving her ex-husband. Police tell media outlets 28-year-old Jimmy Lee Proffitt II was arrested Monday and charged with attempted first-degree murder. Authorities say...
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July 20, 2017 - 6:54 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The acting director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice has proposed restructuring housing for inmates in order to decrease recidivism rates. The State reports agency chief Freddie Pough outlined his proposal Wednesday at a meeting of Gov. Henry McMaster's...
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