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China's Latest Factory Jobs Go to ... South Carolina?

Textile industry is increasingly coming back Stateside

(Newser) - China has long been a manufacturing superstar, but that trend is being reversed in one industry. Yarn production has become cheaper and more efficient in the US than China, and Chinese textile manufacturers are taking the unlikely step of opening factories in the States to capitalize on the opportunity. Keer,... More »

Science Not on Side of Teens Missing in Atlantic

But families say if anyone could survive this, it's Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos

(Newser) - The families of Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos are hoping for a miracle even as science nags that one is improbable and rescue crews head into a seventh day of searches today for the two teens missing at sea. Though it seemed unlikely a medley of agencies would continue their... More »

Black Cop: Why I Helped That White Supremacist

Leroy Smith's moment of grace at South Carolina protest went viral

(Newser) - Leroy Smith is a man as caught between two realities as the state he serves: Earlier this month, the African-American state trooper donned a civilian suit to watch as South Carolina rolled up the Confederate flag flying over its state Capitol; as the New York Times reports in a profile,... More »

Woman Gets Life After Teen Hit Man Kills Wrong Guy

Teen lover hired by Karlita Phillips allegedly offed brother-in-law, not husband

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison after she hired a teen to kill a man and he allegedly killed the wrong man by mistake. Prosecutor David Stumbo says 41-year-old Karlita Desean Phillips of Greenwood was sentenced yesterday after being convicted of accessory before the fact of... More »

Black Cop's Kindness to White Supremacist Hailed

Leroy Smith helped white supremacist suffering in the SC heat

(Newser) - The battle between black activists and the Ku Klux Klan over the Confederate flag in South Carolina this weekend was labeled an ugly affair. But a surprisingly tender moment, captured on camera, is making waves. The image shows an African American police officer, identified as 25-year law enforcement veteran Leroy... More »

KKK, Black Panthers Clash at Confederate Flag Rally

Groups hurl insults outside South Carolina statehouse

(Newser) - A crowd rallying for black power faced off against Klu Klux Klan members today outside the South Carolina Statehouse over the Confederate flag, NBC News reports. About 50 KKK members showed up waving the flags (with one bearing a Nazi symbol) after a 200-strong "Countering the Attack on Black... More »

Flag Removed, SC Can Now Host March Madness

NAACP, NCAA rescind their boycotts on Palmetto State

(Newser) - South Carolina's removal of the Confederate flag down from its capitol on Friday had a couple of unanticipated ripple effects, reports MSNBC : First, the NAACP ended its 15-year-old boycott of the Palmetto State; president Cornell William Brooks had praised the state's move as a denouncement of "an... More »

This Flag Flies No More

South Carolina's Confederate flag comes down as crowd chants 'USA! USA!'

(Newser) - The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse today, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely. The crowd of thousands chanted "USA" and "hey, hey, hey, goodbye"... More »

SC Governor Signs Bill to Remove Flag

It's going to the state's 'relic room'

(Newser) - It's just a matter of hours now: South Carolina's governor signed into law this afternoon a measure that orders the Confederate flag to be removed from the Statehouse grounds, reports AP . "We will bring it down with dignity and we will make sure it is stored in... More »

SC's Confederate Flag Comes Down at 10am Tomorrow

Gov. Nikki Haley will sign the bill at 4pm today

(Newser) - The place was already established ; now the time has been as well. More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, that flag will come down—at 10am tomorrow. Then, the banner will be shipped to the Confederate Relic... More »

'Shouting Through Tears,' Rep Helps Alter SC History

Confederate flag's days are numbered at state Capitol

(Newser) - In a stunning reversal, the first state to leave the union last night voted to remove the banner of the Confederacy from its state Capitol. The South Carolina House approved a bill early today after more than 13 hours of passionate and contentious debate, and just weeks after the fatal... More »

2 Dead After F-16, Cessna Collide in Midair

Fighter pilot ejects safely

(Newser) - An F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided in midair this morning in South Carolina, with two people aboard the Cessna 150 killed, reports AP . The F-16 pilot ejected safely and is reportedly uninjured. The crash rained debris over a wide area in Berkeley County, about 20 miles northwest... More »

Cops: Family Banished Teen for Eating Pop-Tart

SC couple allegedly sent teen to live in tent

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged... More »

South Carolina Senate: Take That Flag Down

State senate votes 37-3 to remove the Confederate battle flag

(Newser) - The South Carolina senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the Post & Courier reports. In the wake of a racially motivated massacre that left nine black church members dead in Charleston, the Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-3 to have the battle... More »

20 Years After KKK Torched It, SC Black Church Burns Again

SC's Mount Zion AME Church is 7th black church to burn since Charleston

(Newser) - Yesterday the NAACP issued a series of tweets in response to the spate of black churches going up in flames across the South, calling for "black churches to take necessary precautions" and promoting the #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches hashtag. Hours later, the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC, became the seventh... More »

KKK Gets OK to Hold Pro-Flag State House Rally

Dylann Roof was 'heading in right direction,' group says

(Newser) - In what will probably be a greater blow to defenders of the Confederate flag than opponents, the Ku Klux Klan has received permission to hold a rally in support of the flag at the SC State House. Officials, who say any group can hold a rally if the State House... More »

Michael Moore: I Have Gift for Confederate Flag Taker

Filmmaker and activist makes offer to Bree Newsome

(Newser) - The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital—and filmmaker Michael Moore is offering pay legal fees and bail for one of them, USA Today reports. Officer L. Tucker of the Alvin... More »

Woman Arrested for Taking Down SC Confederate Flag

This went down in front of the South Carolina statehouse

(Newser) - The Confederate flag was momentarily removed from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse by a woman who shimmied up the pole this morning. A woman the New York Daily News identifies as Bree Newsome was about halfway up the more than 30-foot steel flagpole just after dawn when State... More »

North Carolina Sees 5th Shark Attack of Month

And South Carolina gets one, too

(Newser) - North Carolina has been plagued by shark attacks this month, with a 13-year-old girl injured June 11 , two teens injured on June 14 , and an 8-year-old boy bitten Wednesday . Today, another victim, plus one in South Carolina:
  • A 47-year-old man swimming with a group near North Carolina's Avon beach
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Charleston Cop Canned for Confederate Undies

Shannon Dildine allegedly posted a pic on Facebook wearing controversial boxers

(Newser) - Showing off your Confederate flag boxers in the privacy of your own home is probably best if you're a cop in North Charleston, SC, where tensions are high after the church shooting there last week that killed nine . Yet Sgt. Shannon Dildine allegedly suited up in his Southern-themed underwear,... More »

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