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Mercedes-Benz will produce EVs here starting in about 2020

Mercedes-Benz will produce EVs here starting in about 2020

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South Carolina plant will add another 2,500 workers to the 2,000 already being recruited

South Carolina plant will add another 2,500 workers to the 2,000 already being recruited.

A young Texan is in serious trouble today after he led South Carolina deputies on a destructive, high-speed chase last week.

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Aircraft, ships, and personnel begin evacuations from Florida and US East Coast.

C-17 Globemasters, F-22 Raptors, and T-38 Talons are all shipping to bases further inland while Navy ships either shelter in place or sail for northern waters.

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Federal Officials Confirm Defective Airbag In 2006 Ford Ranger Caused Fatality

A defective airbag manufactured by Takata has claimed another victim. ​Federal officials said Friday a Georgia man was killed on December 22 when the airbag in his 2006 Ford Ranger pickup ruptured following an accident along a South Carolina road.

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Volvo is headed to South Carolina, where it will build a factory capable of producing 100,000 vehicles, including the world's supply of S60s.

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To settle a lawsuit with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, BMW must pay $1.6 million and hire back African American workers lost due to an allegedly discriminatory criminal background screening.

Ridehailing Apps Getting Some Love From Haley, Restrictions From NYC

A look at how the state of South Carolina and the city of New York are dealing with ridehailing apps shows there's a lot of diversity of thought.

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A South Carolina high school initially banned a student from flying a large American flag from his pickup. However, a massive public outcry and community protest eventually forced a reversal in policy.

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Volvo has selected a site in Berkeley County near Charleston, SC, as the location for its first US assembly plant, set to begin local production in 2018.

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Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.

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Michelin has been showing off its idea of combining the wheel and tire into a single component as far back as 2005. Dubbed the Tweel, the novel design replaced standard pneumatic tires and metal wheels with deforming spokes around a hub. While uses of the Tweel are still limited, the tech is about to get a big upgrade in production with Michelin opening a dedicated factory to build them in Piedmont, SC, on November 20.

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Officer Sean Groubert Faces Felony Assault Charges After Incident

A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation.

Officer Sean Groubert faces felony assault charges after incident

A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation.

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Back in June, we reported on the case of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, a gender-nonconforming teen from South Carolina who was told that he had to remove his makeup – his "disguise," as the DMV employees called it – before being able to take his license picture. Now, he's suing the SCDMV in federal court through the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.

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How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily reports.

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"Not only can you [defeat unions], but if you don't you're a weenie" - Grover Norquist

Comments come just days after failed UAW vote in Tennessee

South Carolina's governor told 200 automotive executives at a conference in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday that union jobs are unwelcome in the state.

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It's been more than a year since we last heard about Roding Automobile and its lightweight Roadster 23 that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but its parent company, Roding Technology, will reportedly be setting up its North American operations in Greenville, SC. While it doesn't sound like this will bring the sports car to fruition anytime soon, it could bode well for the automotive world as a whole as the initial plan is to focus on engineering, marketing, development and research of

He was driving blind because of the smoke

Not many people would try to drive a burning car filled with smoke, but that's exactly what Rodney Stanley did when his wife's car burst into flames.