A South Carolina company has created the "The Vault for Active Shooters and Tornadoes" or "VAST6," a collapsible vault that's made to withstand the force of an F-5 tornado and stop bullets from guns like the AR-15. The vault was on display Friday at the annual South Carolina School Boards Association on Hilton Head — just two days after the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people.
Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need.
Walterboro, South Carolina resident Howard P. Jones Jr. was a tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator during World War II. Jones, who has congestive heart failure and is in Hospice care, plans to sky dive for his tenth time, which could be his last — an annual event usually held on his birthday in June at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro.
Frank DeAngelis, the retired principal of Columbine High School spoke to a group of educators today about the 1999 massacre at his school and protecting children. DeAngelis was a speaker at the ENGAGE 2018 At-Risk Youth National Forum held at Kingston Resort in Myrtle Beach.
Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District extinguished a 2-acre brush fire that was moving through the area along Davin Green Road on St. Helena Island Monday afternoon. The mobile home that was destroyed was abandoned.
Docks at this popular St. Helena Island shrimp dock were no match to the winds and storm surge of Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma. Now, some locals are trying to rally the community to help the family bring it back into operation.
On Oct. 14, Beaufort County's single-use plastic bag ban will go into effect and shoppers are being encouraged to switch to reusable bags. Here's a guide on what you need to know to keep your bags clean and avoid contaminating your food with dirt and germs.
Debbie Whitesell, mother of 19-year-old Karson Whitesell, who died after a gunman opened fire at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, said she can relate to the agony of the parents of 17 teenagers that died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 during a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Whitesell said the hardest part of the day her daughter died was calling the teen's phone and receiving no answer.
Tina Nichols, part owner of Nichols Store in Rock Hill, said the outdoor store is selling body armor inserts that fit into childrens' backpacks to protect the kids from gunfire. The store has advertised the inserts on its website and social media after school shootings, along with the shooting deaths of a York County detective and a teenage store clerk in Fort Mill last month. The store is receiving mixed reviews.
The Beaufort School Board met on Friday afternoon on Hilton Head to discuss the FOIA requests to release the federal subpoenas regarding May River High School and River Ridge Academy. The meeting was very short, and these two board members answer as to why.
Heidi Todd was taken from her Johns Island, S.C., home Tuesday morning, police say. Here's how her kidnapping unfolded — and how her suspected kidnapper, Thomas Lawton Evans Jr., ended up 600 miles away in Madison County, Mississippi.