Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that her budget vetoes target state funding for parks, museums and economic-development groups that should be paid for locally. Renovations to the former Horry County Museum and Myrtle Beach’s planned Savannah’s Playground were among the vetoes.

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Both state, federal trials for accused killer Roof?

State and federal prosecutors are proceeding with parallel but linked investigations of the 21-year-old Columbia area man accused in the racial killings of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church. But neither U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles nor 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will say yet whether Dylann Roof will face one trial, in either state or federal court, or two, with one in each court.

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Fourth of July events fired up across Strand

Outings across the Grand Strand to celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday are voluminous. They include the sixth annual “Salute from the Shore” flyover, the dedication of a Battle Cross Monument in Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park, the 32nd annual Murrells Inlet “Fourth of July Boat Parade,” and Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s fourth annual “Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest & Festival.”

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Down and out in San Juan as Puerto Rico debt disaster looms

Signs of a struggling economy are evident: At shuttered restaurants and bars in previously thriving Old San Juan. In businesses across the island where owners spend much of their day coaxing customers through the doors. In statistics that show the population has plunged over the past decade. And by the exasperation expressed by those living through the turmoil.

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Gallery | Crady's Eclectic Cuisine

Children's Cooking Classes with Barbara Crady Whitley are held in Crady's Eclectic Cuisine on main street in Conway. On Tuesday, children learned to bake their own sugar cookies and took their creations home. The next class on Quick Breads will be held Tuesday, July 28th from 4-5:30pm and cost $40.00 per child.

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