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As billions of people across the world watched the funeral of British Queen Elizabeth II, mourners crowded London streets to get a glimpse of the funeral process filled with pomp and circumstance. After a funeral in Westminster Abbey, she was laid to rest at Windsor Castle.

In South Carolina, some mourners donned black outfits and hats to watch the broadcast. At Charleston Place hotel, a dozen said goodbye and honored her legacy at a special tea in a club.

In other headlines: 

Charleston tops market for minor league sports. The Sports Business Journal ranked Charleston as the nation’s No. 1 minor-league market, citing the Charleston RiverDogs, South Carolina Stingrays and Charleston Battery.

Taylor finds new role in Orangeburg County. Former Charleston County School District chief of staff Dr. Erica Taylor recently announced her new role as assistant superintendent for communications, business and communications for Orangeburg County School District.

Charleston schools continue random searches, despite concerns from parents. Parents and community members raised concerns over racial profiling over random searches in Charleston schools. Random searches have yielded positive results in the confiscation of many prohibited items, including weapons, said a Charleston County School District official.

Charleston filmmaker wins awards. Charleston actor Michael James Daly’s film Fame Fatale, won Best Comedy Short at the GenreBlast Film Festival. Daly also took home the award for Best Actor in a Short Film.

Hurricane Fiona leaves Puerto Rico in the dark on other storm’s anniversary. Hurricane Fiona left Puerto Rico in the dark and slammed into the Dominican Republic. It then headed north toward other islands, but showed no signs of affecting the U.S. east coast.

Cunningham, McMaster ads air ahead of election. Both candidates in the race for governor released new ads Monday. Gov. Henry McMaster promised no Washington antics, while Democratic opponent Joe Cunningham promised a different kind of politician.

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