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A beach on Fripp Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

A family found more than half a million dollars in cocaine on the beach during their vacation

A man and his family discovered 20 bricks of cocaine while on vacation in South Carolina, estimated to be worth $600,000.
Snapchat messaging application.

An 11-year-old boy stole his family car and drove it 200 miles to meet a stranger he met on Snapchat, police say

The boy was reunited with his family after an officer from the Charleston Police Department found him driving alone early Monday morning.
GOP Rep. Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

Mark Sanford is a former governor and congressman from South Carolina. He's a well-known fiscal hawk who has publicly opposed President Donald Trump.

Hurricane Dorian brought a 23-foot-high wall of water to parts of the Bahamas. Here’s what a storm surge is and why it’s so dangerous.

Dorian's storm surge could flood coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with 4 to 7 feet of water.
Turtle hatchlings make their way to sea in Mexico in 2015.

An adorable 2-headed baby turtle hatched in South Carolina, and the rescuers named them Squirt and Crush

Conservationists on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, gave the turtle two names, Squirt and Crush, after the "Finding Nemo" characters.
A truly random act of kindness.

A stranger paid off a student’s debt so she could walk in her graduation

Karen Moore said she was inspired by the commencement speaker at Morehouse College who paid off graduating seniors' student loans.

Boeing reportedly let some of its mechanics inspect their own work, and it’s causing problems for the manufacturer at the worst possible time

Errors on the production line reportedly included debris in airspeed sensors, rags and bolts in planes, and loose cabin seats.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg meets with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, New York.

Pete Buttigieg is trying to overcome terrible poll numbers among minorities and win over black voters in the South

Black voters are a crucial part of the Democratic Party's voting base, particularly in the South.
Former Vice President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden just delivered a show of force in a key early voting state

Biden has deep connections in South Carolina, a crucial early voting state.

Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign isn’t going to go up in flames like Jeb Bush’s in 2016

If Biden can maintain his strong polling and continue to build his big coalitions of support in key states, he is poised to gain ground, not lose it.