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Chadwick Boseman has died after private fight with colon cancer. Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, and will be remembered for his roles as T’Challa and Black Panther, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown. Source: NPR

White Columbia officer suspended for repeating racial slur. A Columbia officer was captured on video repeating the n-word during an interaction in the city’s Five Points bar and entertainment district. “The repetition of the racial slur and failure to de-escalate the situation were inexcusable,” said Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook. Source: The Washington Post

Shark bites young surfer on Folly Beach Sunday. A young surfer was bitten on Folly Beach on Sunday morning around 11:30 a.m. between 5th and 6th Street. Reportedly bitten on the foot, officials have said he’s expected to be okay. Source: WYFF

Survey says South Carolinians exercising 56 percent less than pre-pandemic. A poll puts South Carolina as the second laziest during the pandemic with 56 percent less exercising during the pandemic than before. The only state with more was Vermont, with 67 percent less exercise. Source: WCIV

Lawmakers to write spending plan after months of delays. Today the state’s Board of Economic Advisors will take its first step, releasing an estimate on how much the state will collect in taxes and fees for the year starting July 1. The state ended the 2019-2020 budget year with a $775 million surplus. Source: AP

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