Last year, the RiverDogs earned the city's first championship since 1922. Tuesday night, the Riverdogs defended its title, winning the championship for a second year in a row. | Credit: Charleston RiverDogs

The Charleston RiverDogs won its second consecutive minor-league baseball title Tuesday night as it beat the Lynchburg Hillcats with a 6-2 win on the road. 

According to the RiverDogs, “For the first 41 years of the franchise’s history, the team went without winning a championship. Since becoming a Tampa Rays affiliate prior to the 2021 season, the team has posted the best record in Minor League Baseball and earned back-to-back titles.”

CP OPINION:  Charleston schools need a radical reform

“We should not be surprised a recent report shows the academic performance gap between Black and White students in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) is not getting smaller. What is surprising and troubling, however, is educators likely will keep trying the same recycled programs that have not worked for a majority of students of color. This is not acceptable.”

In other headlines:

VP Harris challenges S.C. State freshmen to lead. Vice President Kamala Harris told the incoming freshmen class at South Carolina State University on Tuesday that America needs their leadership at a time when many rights are being taken for granted. “In moments of great crisis our nation has almost every time turned to our young leaders to help guide us forward,” Harris told nearly 1,700 students, faculty and staff at the university’s Fall Convocation during which the university welcomed 900 newly enrolled freshmen, the largest class in 15 years.

PANDEMIC: MUSC remains vigilant; 6,343 new cases reported. President Biden’s impromptu announcement on Sunday that the Covid-19 pandemic was “over” stirred varying responses, but remains a very significant problem, MUSC said. State health officials reported 6,343 new cases of Covid-19 between Sept. 11-17. They reported four deaths from the disease over the last week.

S.C.’s five women senators seek admonition for Upstate colleague. South Carolina’s five women state senators, including Charleston Republican Sandy Senn and four others, have criticized state Sen. Josh Kimbrell, R-Spartanburg, for a threat to cut off one of the women’s caucus funding due to a position over abortion.

McMaster pushes cultural agenda on gender identity to Charleston schools.  Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday told Charleston County School District in a letter that it shouldn’t teach about gender identity without parental consent. The board’s chair responded.

Port employees to get another bump in pay. State Ports Authority directors approved $6.8 million in extra pay for 922 agency employees just two months after big bonuses.

Several sent to hospital after school bus crashes into N. Charleston store. Several people were sent to a hospital after a school bus ran into the front of a closed North Charleston store Tuesday. One student reportedly was hit outside. Seven others on the bus also went to the hospital, reportedly with minor injuries.

New International African Museum will tell stories of courage, more. In a new story, The New York Times shares that the museum in Charleston, scheduled to open early next year, will tell stories of joy, trauma and resiliency, according to this preview with the head of the museum.

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