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Former Woodland High School football star Lavell Davis, Jr. was among three football players killed during a Sunday shooting at the University of Virginia. He was a junior wide receiver for the school who had an outstanding career in Dorchester County, sources say.  His Virginia teammates, Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry, also were killed. 

University of Virginia football coach Tony Elliott spoke of bright futures that the football players had ahead of them and the impact the three men had on the team and community. Meanwhile, the university canceled classes Tuesday to continue mourning of the loss of the three students. 

A suspect was arrested Monday for the shooting in which two others also were wounded. No motive for the shooting has been determined, according to media reports.  But the suspect is listed on the university’s athletics website as a football player in 2018. 

In other headlines:

First Black man to attend Naval Academy gets honors 150 years later. Charleston native James Henry Conyers was the first Black man to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, but left a year later after repeated torment from White classmates. The Naval Academy Alumni Association on Monday unveiled a memorial where Conyers and his wife are buried, inscribed with their names and his role in Naval Academy history.

Charlamagne tha God looking to bring Krystal to Charleston. Moncks Corner-native and TV and radio personality Lenard “Charlamagne Tha God” McKelvey is looking to bring the burger franchise back to the Charleston area, with a location planned to open next year in Berkeley County. He’s planning to open six new locations in the area, according to this story. 

Charleston Co. approves multiple greenbelt projects. Charleston County recently approved six new greenbelt projects, investing over $7 million in additional greenspace across the county. The projects are dedicated to protecting natural spaces in North Charleston, Folly Beach, Hollywood and Edisto Island, ranging in various sizes.

North Charleston to sell old City Hall for Roper relocation. The City of North Charleston is expected to vote to sell its old City Hall building to Roper St. Francis Healthcare for $9.2 million. Roper St. Francis is looking to relocate from the Charleston peninsula to the state’s third-largest municipality.

Charleston cancer specialist receives lifetime achievement award. Dr. Betsy Davis of Trident Medical Center received a national Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics for her work in using 3D printing and other technologies to create prosthetic eyes, ears, noses and other parts of the head and neck to replace those patients have lost because of cancer.

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