Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, emphasized the Trump administration's stance that Obama's transgender bathroom directive – requiring public school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that matched their gender identity – is not a federal issue and is something that should be left to the states to decide.
A vehicle stalled while trying to turn onto Buck Island Road from U.S. 278, causing a three-vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old Bluffton woman who was a passenger in one of the oncoming vehicles. The driver of that car was injured. The highway was temporarily shut down for a medical helicopter.
Columbia is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. Here are tips for observing the event: Never look directly at the sun's rays. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times or use another indirect method if you want to face the sun. During a total eclipse when the moon completely obscures the sun, it is safe to look directly at the star -- but it's crucial that you know when to wear and not wear your glasses.
Camera trap video footage shows wild red wolves in eastern North Carolina. Red wolves were reintroduced to NC in 1987 after being removed from the wild for safekeeping in the 1970's. The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a plan to pull the remaining wild red wolves back to only federal lands in Dare County, a reduction from the current 5-county recovery area.