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It was another weekend of shootings and deaths from guns across the Palmetto State as at least five died in gun-related incidents and several others were hurt.

In Horry County, officers were shot at toward the end of a community celebration. A woman died in Murrells Inlet after an apparently accidental shooting. In Greenville County, one man died Sunday and two others were hurt in unrelated incidents. And in the Columbia area, two died Sunday and a 14-year-old was hurt in separate incidents.

Meanwhile in North Myrtle Beach, an officer is being praised for quick thinking and attention to detail during a May 28 traffic stop that led to a suspected shooter’s arrest.

And in North Charleston, Lowcountry leaders are pushing to close a food store after a shooting  left one person dead and three hurt recently. They say the store has been a hub of crime in recent years.

CP OPINION, Brack: Sleeping with the Ancestors is important book for S.C.

“McGill’s nightly encounters with hard floors, loud nature and dark skies seeped into his soul and informed him about how millions of people lived in the American South for more than three centuries. He’s to be commended for broadening the way people think about history in the South, not branded as someone with a ‘woke agenda.’”

In other headlines:

CP: Spoleto to premiere new opera in 2024. “Less than 24 hours before concluding its season, Spoleto Festival USA on June 10 unveiled a centerpiece of next year’s programming – “Ruinous Gods,” a newly commissioned opera about the psychological traumas…”

Trump indictment continues to suck oxygen out of nation’s political atmosphere.  There’s a fear of violence and the unknown from rallies planned for Tuesday when former President Donald Trump is processed in Miami following last week’s federal indictments. Security will be high. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., are among  those defending the ex-president.  Across the GOP spectrum, GOP presidential candidates are facing hard choices between defending law and order or their loyalty to Trump.  Longshots like U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., reportedly are pushing optimism in their campaigns instead of division and fear.

Charleston port may get more business due to West Coast port problems. Cargo imports may shift here after West Coast ports faced shutdowns recently.

3rd season of Righteous Gemstones to premiere June 18. The show was mostly filmed in Charleston.

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