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Winthrop Poll: S.C. GOP flexible on some social issues

Winthrop Poll: S.C. GOP flexible on some social issues

S.C. Republicans might not be the super-strict conservatives that they are perceived to be nationally, a new poll suggests. Most likely 2016 Palmetto State GOP presidential primary voters said they favor legalized abortions in limited cases, medical use of marijuana and no bans on gay customers, according to a Winthrop Poll. But those same voters show signs of going rogue again in 2016, saying they are willing to vote for a candidate who they also say stands less of a chance of winning the presidency.

 

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Charlotte police investigate death of York man

Adam Kent Smith, 24, who was only 4 feet and 85 pounds, died Wednesday in Charlotte of blunt force trauma. Smith was known during his high school years as the manager of the Northwestern High School soccer team. Police are calling it a death investigation.

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Attorney: Son of slain Rock Hill lawyer suffered ‘psychotic episode’

Osiris Hinton suffered a “psychotic episode” due to wrongly prescribed medication just before his father, prominent Rock Hill criminal defense lawyer O. Cyrus Hinton, was shot and killed Sunday at the family’s Spartanburg home, his lawyer told a judge Friday morning. Spartanburg deputies denied a request to take Osiris Hinton to North Carolina for a private viewing of his father’s body before burial.

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Rock Hill road near Northwestern High to be named for late track coach Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins’ legacy is on quarter-mile oval tracks, but his name will live on forever along a stretch of highway near Northwestern High School. On Saturday, many of the athletes Jenkins coached over four decades will be on hand as the state Department of Transportation officially christens Rawlinson Road – from S.C. 5 to Heckle Boulevard – the “Coach Robert T. ‘Bob’ Jenkins Memorial Highway.”

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