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South Carolinians should expect a lot of wind and rain as Tropical Storm Nicole crawls north from Florida through Georgia today. While the center of the storm, downgraded from a hurricane early today when it made landfall in south Florida, is not expected in South Carolina, gusty winds are predicted across the Palmetto State. A tropical storm warning has been issued (see map) from Beaufort County to Georgetown County along the South Carolina coast.

Meanwhile, some Charleston County schools have switched to eLearning ahead of the tropical storm’s arrival. 

In other headlines:

Effort to further ban abortion in S.C. fails. South Carolina senators on Wednesday rejected a House-backed proposed bill that would further ban abortion. House members did not return for a meeting to attempt to compromise on the bill.

North Charleston unveils new pedestrian bridge. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey introduced Wednesday the Noisette Creek Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge connects Riverfront Park to the north side of Noisette Creek.

Charleston city council member discusses youth curfew. Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings has opened the discussion among other council members due to the recent teen-related shooting on King Street. Seekings said a curfew will help keep children safe and proposed that the best practice would be for children 17 and under with a curfew of 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.

Proposed Johns Island development leads to flooding, traffic concerns. An intersection on Southwick Drive on Johns Island is expected to undergo redevelopment in the near future, but many residents see the redevelopment as a sign of heavier traffic and worse flooding, a problem the intersection already struggles with.

Laffitte family members testify in federal case. Family members of former bank CEO Russell Laffitte took the stand at his federal trial, revealing that the case against disbarred lawyer Alex Murdaugh alerted the family to Laffitte’s role in Murdaugh’s activities.

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