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I am from the North. My great-great-grandfather Weber came to this country from Germany and settled in Wisconsin in 1854. My grandfather LaBelle was French-Canadian and traded with the Indians as a young man. He was the first of my mother's family in this country. I have lived in South Carolina for the past 20 years because of a deal I made with my wife, an S.C. girl whom I married when I was a young fellow in the Navy stationed in Charleston.

I am from the North. My great-great-grandfather Weber came to this country from Germany and settled in Wisconsin in 1854. My grandfather LaBelle was French-Canadian and traded with the Indians as a young man. He was the first of my mother's family in this country. I have lived in South Carolina for the past 20 years because of a deal I made with my wife, an S.C. girl whom I married when I was a young fellow in the Navy stationed in Charleston.

On Aug. 20 the Morning News published a letter from John Magurn titled "Civil War wasn't about slavery." Slavery was the backbone of economic and political power in the South and had been an issue since before the Constitutional Convention in 1787. President Lincoln himself said that if he could preserve the union by not freeing a single slave, he would do it.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Epileptic patients will be allowed to use oil derived from marijuana, South Carolina's craft brewery business will be nurtured and barbecue will become the state's official picnic food, under bills that became law in the legislature's final days.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Legislature's compromise on its budget plan for 2014-15 would expand full-day 4-year-old kindergarten, maintain aid to local governments and provide state workers a 2 percent pay raise.

WASHINGTON — Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.

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