COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Tom Ervin's spot on the November ballot as a petition candidate for governor has been certified. The South Carolina Election Commission said Ervin had enough verified signatures from registered voters. The 62-year-old former legislator and judge dropped out of the Republican primary to run as a petition candidate.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Moncks Corner man has been convicted of killing his 35-year-old son and wounding his son's fiancee during a fight two years ago. Johnny Irby has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Witnesses say Telly Irby had hit his father in the head during an argument, and his father got a gun and shot him.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities have found the remains of an 18-year-old man who disappeared while diving off Folly Beach. The Charleston County Coroner's Office says DNA testing linked the remains to Tristen Allen, who was planning on attending The Citadel this fall.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers are giving their fans an early treat by holding their annual Fan Fest at their newly renovated home. Instead of opening their training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Panthers will begin their preseason workouts at Bank of America Stadium today.
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