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Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court on a hilltop and a fuzzy baby giraffe wobbles near its mother. Cheetahs warily prowl nearby, eyeing each other.

Travel

Looking for love? You're not alone at this matchmaking festival

Once a tranquil backwater a few miles off the rugged Atlantic coast, Lisdoonvarna landed on the map thanks to its mineral springs, which drew visitors seeking the curative powers of these sulfur- and iron-rich waters. Lisdoon – as it's known locally – sprouted up from the karst limestone landscape in County Clare to become one of Ireland's earliest tourism hot spots.

Local

It took mere seconds for his boat to sink in shark-filled waters

Adam Wiseman was fishing with his friend, Troy Cooper, in the Atlantic Ocean near the North Santee Bay on Saturday morning when an ice box caused his boat’s weight to shift. The boat flipped. And within seconds, Wiseman was in the water along with a school of hungry sharks and the 300 pounds of jellyfish they had on board their craft before it capsized. But, luckily, The Captain Andrew and its crew were nearby when the boat sank. The crew rushed to their aid, saving not only Wiseman and Cooper, but also Wiseman’s boat.

State

Why water rescues are up along the Grand Strand

So far this summer, in Myrtle Beach there have been at least three ocean drownings, not counting two missing boys. The ocean, the Grand Strand’s economic motor and most impressive natural resource, has proven deadly. Officials say more and more visitors each year has been adding up to more water rescues during a summer that’s been plagued by rip currents and stronger longshore currents.

Videos

5 tips for smooth summer travel

Take these five steps for a smooth airport experience, from TSA. Video courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration
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5 tips for smooth summer travel

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Brent Venables on Clemson defenders 'I can't be tough for them.'

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Sindarius Thornwell reached out to Rakym Felder. Here's what he said

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Sindarius Thornwell preparing for rookie season in the NBA