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Western North Carolina is having its best fall color season in years and the leaves are at about their peak in the higher elevations. It’s looking pretty, too, in South Carolina’s Upstate.

According to Western Carolina University biology professor Beverly Collins, ““This is the best year that we’ve had in probably the last five years, it really is.” She told the Asheville Citizen Times that bright, sunny days and cool nights created the perfect conditions.

In other headlines:

State Supreme Court to take up suspended abortion law this week. A hearing on the state’s suspended “fetal heartbeat” law narrowing abortion in South Carolina is scheduled for Oct. 19 in the state Supreme Court.

S.C. is nation’s 6th least politically engaged state. South Carolina was the nation’s sixth least politically engaged state in 2022, according to a new study by WalletHub.

Todd, Critic move on from The Bridge. Two veteran radio DJs have left the rock station in Charleston where they’ve worked for years.

Charleston NAACP’s Dot Scott retires. Civil rights leader Dot Scott looks back on the challenges and needs of the civil rights organization.

Murdaugh murder trial to start in January 2023. The double murder trial for embattled former lawyer Alex Murdaugh, accused of killing his wife and son, is slated to start in three months.  Meanwhile, documents say an alleged Murdaugh co-conspirator failed lie detector test

Cost of candy up 13% –just in time for Halloween. What’s really scary these days is the rising cost of candy.

Congaree park closing to deal with wild hogs. Congaree National Park will close for several days this month to allow officials to deal with wild hogs that have gone, well, hog wild.

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