The Charleston RiverDogs won the first game of a best-of-three championship Sunday by rocketing three early homers to power a 7-5 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats.  

The Charleston team, which last year won its first league championship in 99 years, is just one game away from taking its second title in a row. Game Two of the championship series is at the Bank of the James Stadium in Lynchburg. 

In other headlines:

Mourners pay respects to Queen ElizabethMourners from around the world, including U.S. President Joe Biden, attended the grand funeral for Queen Elizabeth II this morning in London. Full television coverage started early.  

Fiona becomes hurricane, but not expected to threaten U.S. Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico Sunday, leaving it powerless and soaked, before heading toward the Dominican Republic. The storm, which was upgraded from a tropical storm, isn’t expected to hit the United States and likely will head out to sea. But the storm put a big hurt on Puerto Rico, which was reportedly in total blackout Sunday night.

VP Harris to be in Orangeburg Tuesday. Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Tuesday to students at S.C. State University. The topics: mental health and voting.

SC-1: First TV ads of season focus on guns and inflation. Candidates Nancy Mace and Annie Andrews opened with hard-hitting television ads in recent days that offered few solutions, according to this story.

S.C. unemployment rate drops to 3.1%. The state’s jobless rate dropped … again.

Beach Sweep nets lots of trash over weekend. More than 20 sites in Charleston were cleaned in the annual outdoors cleaning.

Charleston celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Lowcountry residents can celebrate the region’s Hispanic and Latin heritage at more than 40 events during a month-long celebration that started last week.”

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