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Former astronaut mulling Senate run in North Carolina

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A former NASA astronaut and engineer, Higginbotham logged more than 300 hours in space, according to a biography on NASA’s website, before retiring from the agency in 2007. She’s held multiple private-sector roles since departing NASA, and is currently director......

Thomas Davis to Retire as a Carolina Panther

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5MzUyMTM2NDY5OTgwODY3/thomas-davis-panthers.jpg Madeline Coleman Thomas Davis announced Wednesday that he will sign a one-day contract to officially retire as a Carolina Panther.  Davis initially announced his decision to retire in December before his final regular-season game with the Washington Football Team, which released him earlier on Wednesday even though he was......

South Carolina bill would add firing squad and electric chair as execution options

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here South Carolina state senators voted Tuesday to approve a bill designed to restart executions in the state by adding firing squad or electrocution as options if lethal injection drugs are not available. The news comes after a nearly 10-year......

South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas The South Carolina Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that added a firing squad as an alternative execution method for those facing the death penalty. The Senate passed the bill 32-11, adding the firing squad option to......

Sears lifts Gardner-Webb past South Carolina Upstate 69-58

Sports Illustrated
AP News SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Jordan Sears and Jacob Falko each scored 18 points to lift Gardner-Webb to a 69-58 win over South Carolina Upstate on Monday night. Kareem Reid grabbed nine rebounds for Gardner-Webb (11-14, 10-10 Big South Conference). Tommy Bruner had 14 points for the Spartans (5-17, 5-11).......

South Carolina hopes to turn tables on Mississippi State

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News South Carolina hopes to turn tables on Mississippi State Mississippi State salvaged an impressive win from an otherwise disappointing season in its most recent performance. South Carolina will try to salvage something similar from its disappointing season when......

Hunter leads UNC Greensboro past Western Carolina 77-56

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Kaleb Hunter and Isaiah Miller each had 15 points as UNC Greensboro easily defeated Western Carolina 77-56 on Monday. Keyshaun Langley added 11 points and A.J. McGinnis had 10 for UNC Greensboro (17-7, 12-4 Southern......

North Carolina lawmakers push bill to block local efforts to ‘defund police’

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina Republicans have proposed a bill that would reduce state funding for local governments that cut local police funding. Senate Bill 100 would reduce state money for cities or counties that cut police funding by more than 1%......

South Carolina business leaders push for hate crimes legislation

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 100 businesses in South Carolina renewed their call Monday for state lawmakers to pass hate crimes legislation during the current legislative session. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the effort and held a virtual news conference......

Smiths lead No. 20 Missouri to 93-78 win over South Carolina

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Dru Smith hopes all of Missouri’s players-only meetings lead to this. Smith said the 20th-ranked Tigers met without coaches heading into Saturday’s game against South Carolina simply to make sure they were all of one......

Cooper says North Carolina school reopening bill a no-go

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Roy Cooper reiterated his opposition Thursday to a Republican-led bill that resumes in-person learning in North Carolina public schools. The measure, Senate Bill 37, passed the General Assembly and was sent to Cooper on Wednesday, but the governor......

Cardinal Foods to expand in North Carolina

FoodBusinessNews
RALEIGH, NC. — Cardinal Foods LLC has announced plans to invest $15.5 million to expand its operations in Pender County, NC. The expansion, which will add production capacity for sweet potato french fries, will double the company’s current workforce to 96 from 48. Founded in Burgaw, NC, in 2017, Cardinal......

South Carolina Upstate beats Presbyterian 65-51

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Everette Hammond had 13 points as South Carolina Upstate beat Presbyterian 65-51 on Thursday. Josh Aldrich added 12 points and Khydarius Smith had 11 points for South Carolina Upstate (5-16, 5-10 Big South Conference), which......

South Carolina passes abortion ban, Planned Parenthood sues

Reuters
(Reuters) – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Thursday signed into law a ban on almost all abortions in the state and the women’s health group Planned Parenthood followed with a lawsuit, arguing the measure was unconstitutional. FILE PHOTO: South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster speaks to supporters of U.S. Senator......

Retooled school reopening bill clears North Carolina General Assembly, heads to Cooper

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation that requires full in-person learning in North Carolina public schools for the remainder of the school year is on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper. After negotiations with the Senate, the North Carolina House approved a conference committee......

South Carolina Democrats walk out of heartbeat abortion debate, bill advances

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After hours of debate and a walkout by House Democrats, the South Carolina House approved a fetal heartbeat bill that would ban most abortions in the state. Lawmakers passed the bill on second reading Wednesday, 79-35. Since the Senate......

Bailey leads No. 19 Tennessee over South Carolina, 93-73

Sports Illustrated
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Every time South Carolina made a move, Tennessee answered. Victor Bailey was a big part of the Volunteers’ response. Bailey connected on 7 of 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 29 points to lead No. 19 Tennessee to a 93-73 victory over the Gamecocks on Wednesday night.......

South Carolina governor signs law banning most abortions and Planned Parenthood sues

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here South Carolina’s governor on Thursday signed a law banning most abortions, one of his top priorities since he took office more than four years ago. Planned Parenthood immediately sued, effectively preventing the measure from taking effect. The “South Carolina......

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