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AP-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

July 9, 2018

Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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ROCK HILL — James Wells, a member of a South Carolina civil rights protest group known as the Friendship Nine, has died. Monique Ramseur with the Robinson Funeral Home confirmed that the Rock Hill lawyer died at his home Sunday at age 77. SENT: 320 words.


YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Monday as remnants of the new season’s first hurricane provided an initial test of how far they’ve recovered from last year’s devastating storms. Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rushing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants still could bring 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) of rain pounding down on homes in Puerto Rico still damaged by September’s Hurricane Maria. By Danica Coto. SENT: 660 words. AP Photo XLAT101.

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— LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOUTH CAROLINA, from ISLE OF PALMS — At least two people have been hurt when lightning struck the water just off the South Carolina coast. SENT: 130 words.

— APARTMENT SHOOTING DEATH, from WEST COLUMBIA — A second person has died after a shooting at an apartment complex in South Carolina last week. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD SHOT-HOTEL, from MYRTLE BEACH — Two parents are under arrest after their 4-year-old son shot himself with his mother’s gun in a South Carolina hotel. SENT: 130 words.


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