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Seven years ago, gunfire erupted in a historic Black church in downtown Charleston, leaving nine people dead. The shooting, committed by white supremacist Dylann Roof, was intended to start a race war, investigators later determined, but the survivors and victims’ families stood up at Roof’s bond hearing with messages of hope and forgiveness instead. A memorial is set to be built on the church grounds to honor the lives lost. More: Associated Press, WCSC TV

In other headlines: 

S.C. animal shelters remain over capacity. Several shelters across the Palmetto State are bursting at the seams as the total number of animals being taken in has risen for the second time since 2020. More: The Post and Courier

S.C. lawmakers preparing for potential special session on abortion. Some South Carolina lawmakers are already preparing to potentially change state law in response to a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could have significant impact on abortion access. More: WIS TV, Charleston City Paper

Mace, Arrington agree on ‘unity’ after heated primary ends. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-Charleston, successfully fended off a challenge from the Trump-backed Republican Katie Arrington, but now that the election has ended, the two have called for a truce. More: The Post and Courier  

North Charleston police to crack down on speeding, traffic. The North Charleston Police Department’s traffic unit said it has seen an uptick in speeding recently in the city and is working to get people to slow down. More: WCSC TV 

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