Alex Creighton of Rock Hill, SC has more than 100 lesions and tumors from a rare bone disease in his body. He has every reason to blame God or somebody for his lot – but he doesn’t. He just hopes his illness will keep somebody else from having to suffer.
York County, SC, building inspectors have been working overtime and calling in other officials to reduce a backlog that held up some inspection requestsfor days. The planning department is asking the York County Council to fund a new inspector position in next year’s budget to address those needs.
York Preparatory Academy is reopening its search for a new managing director. A candidate the board was interested in accepted a promotion at his current school and another candidate withdrew his name from consideration. York Prep has hired a consultant to assist with the search.
The chances of Aaron Baker walking again after the former professional motocross racer crashed his bike in 1999, he was told, were one in a million. He eventually used that as a mantra and has learned to walk again.
The Union of European Football Associations could threaten what’s become known as soccer’s nuclear option: prominent nations breaking away and holding their own tournament, call it a Clean Cup. At FIFA’s World Cup qualifying draw on July 25 in St. Petersburg, Russia, there could be scores of empty seats in the Constantine Palace.
Unless the Senate acts by Sunday at midnight, three provisions of the Patriot Act will expire, including the controversial Section 215, which has been used to justify the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records.
Martin O’Malley formally launched his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in the heart of the city he once led. But Baltimore today confronts an image far different than the one O’Malley left behind when his term as mayor ended eight years ago.
Protesters gathered across the street from Phoenix’s largest mosque, shouting obscenities and holding up signs depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, but a line of police kept the crowd from mixing with those attending evening prayer.
A massive earthquake that struck off the Japanese coast Saturday evening does not appear to pose a tsunami threat, but it rattled dwellers in Tokyo and others in the Pacific Rim, where seismic activity has been more jumpy than usual recently.
A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.
The three-month meteorological spring, which started March 1 and ends Sunday, has so far been much drier than normal, according to the National Weather Service, and the conditions have farmers concerned.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's boyhood friends remember the once-scrawny kid who warmed the bench at high-school football games and lived with his family at the back of its liquor store, beer joint and pool hall. It was a hardscrabble childhood. But Graham will return those roots, in the tiny town of Upstate, to tell his closest friends and supporters Monday that he will run for president.
Is South Carolina a good place to start a brewery? Many Upstate brewers say that state brewing laws have greatly improved in recent years, but regulations are still holding back smaller start-up companies.
Federal law enforcement officials say the former GOP House speaker paid $1.7 million over the last four years to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days as a teacher.