‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting

New York 06/17/19, 13:03

Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers.The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family ...

Campaign focus on economic issues vital to black community

Politics 06/15/19, 08:07

This weekend the focus is on economic issues important to the black community for some of the Democratic presidential candidates. A forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, June 15, is attracting Sens. Cory Booker of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South ...

Higa of Japan shoots 65, lowest debut US Women’s Open round

Sports 05/30/19, 13:32

Japan's Mamiko Higa shot a bogey-free 65 for the lowest round ever in a U.S. Women's Open debut, taking an early lead at the event.Higa had three straight birdies on the front nine for a one-shot lead halfway through the opening round at the Country Club of Charleston. Her sixth ...

Defending champ Jutanugarn learns from last US Women’s Open

Golf 05/29/19, 13:40

Ariya Jutanugarn isn't concerned about making history with a second straight U.S. Women's Open. She's more focused on the lessons learned from last year's back-nine collapse that nearly kept her from the championship.Jutanugarn held a seven-shot lead through 63 holes at Shoal Creek on what looked like a romp to ...

W.Va. Catholic diocese releases more accused priests’ names

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:04

West Virginia's only Roman Catholic diocese has released the names of two more priests who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in the state.The two priests are accused of committing the abuse while working at the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. One of them previously was accused of ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

Business 05/26/19, 09:23

It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive director for Charleston's Capitol Market."I am born and raised in ...

Michelle Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open with injury

Golf 05/24/19, 13:22

Michelle Wie has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Women's Open to continue her recovery from a hand injury.Wie announced her decision Friday on social media , saying that while she's making progress, she needs to take more time off. The 29-year-old Wie says it is a difficult decision because the ...

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job

U.S. 05/10/19, 13:08

He's a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a mystery.Since he took office a little more than two years ago, Justice has been dogged by criticism that ...

Court hears appeal to reinstate lawsuit in church massacre

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:05

Survivors and relatives of nine people killed in a racist attack at a South Carolina church asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to reinstate their lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used in the 2015 shooting. A judge dismissed the lawsuit last ...

Falcons add speed to secondary with Ohio State’s Sheffield

Football 04/27/19, 13:08

The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select cornerback Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State in the NFL draft.The Falcons traded a sixth-round pick to Detroit to move up six spots in the fourth round. Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff again moved ...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

2020 Campaign 04/19/19, 23:40

By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's because success in South Carolina, home to ...

Mourners gather for funeral of SC’s Ernest ‘Fritz” Hollings

Politics 04/16/19, 00:08

Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in Charleston. Former Vice President Joe Biden is ...

Body of Ernest ‘Fritz” Hollings lies in repose at SC Capitol

U.S. 04/15/19, 00:14

Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died earlier this month at 97.The body of the veteran figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose Monday at the Statehouse in Columbia.One of the last of the larger-than-life ...

Mourners pay respects to SC’s Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings

U.S. 04/14/19, 18:54

Family, friends and former colleagues have paid their respects at a visitation for Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to six terms in the U.S. Senate.The Post and Courier newspaper reports the family of the longtime politician received visitors Sunday ...

West Virginia ramp farmer looking for successor

Business 04/13/19, 08:01

Glen Facemire, owner of what may be the world's only ramp farm and West Virginia's top promoter, educator and product developer of the aromatic, early spring herb, is planning to hang up his ramp hoe."I will be passing my ramp farm business on to someone else, hopefully a person or ...

Feds subpoena W.Va., seeking records on governor’s resort

U.S. 04/09/19, 18:56

Federal prosecutors have issued a sweeping subpoena for records related to a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.A spokeswoman for the state commerce department provided a copy of the subpoena to The Associated Press on Tuesday.The subpoena requests contracts, communications and financial records from the state relating to ...

Man initially accused of abduction attempt returns to Egypt

U.S. 04/09/19, 11:10

An attorney says an Egyptian man who authorities say was falsely accused of trying to kidnap a young girl at a West Virginia shopping mall has returned home.Public defender Michelle Protzman told The Herald-Dispatch Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan returned to his home in Alexandria, Egypt, on Sunday. The 54-year-old engineer ...

Wozniacki, Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Sports 04/06/19, 17:49

Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins on Saturday.The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final ...

Retired doc hopes exposure to arts, sports spark passions

Sports 03/24/19, 08:01

It was pouring down the rain — the kind of frigid, wet drizzle that only comes from raindrops on the cusp of becoming snowflakes. They were almost there.It was also a school night, and with the weather, darkness had come early.And yet.In this Feb. 28, 2019 photo, Marcia Vanhook, left, ...

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