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FBI arrests man reportedly planning a ‘Dylann Roof-style’ attack on Jewish synagogue

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – A suspected white supremacist is accused of planning a terror attack on a Jewish synagogue in Myrtle Beach. The FBI says 29-year-old Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell was arrested Wednesday in Myrtle Beach after allegedly trying to buy a gun from an undercover agent. McDowell had previously talked about carrying out a Dylan Roof-style attack. McDowell is…

North Carolina pastor enraged after American Girl introduces first boy doll

American Girl introduced their newest addition, a first-ever male doll. The move has one influential North Carolina pastor in quite a tizzy. The Rev. Keith Ogden of the Asheville-area sent a message to hundreds of his supporters and parishioners Wednesday saying the doll is a”trick to emasculate little boys and confuse their role as men.” Logan Everett is the first…

South Carolina reviewing teaching of Islam in schools following complaints

(WFXB) – Last week, we told you about a parent in Summerville who was upset that her child at Alston Middle School was being taught Islam in the classroom. Now, South Carolina school standards regarding lessons of world religion are under review. Spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Education, Ryan Brown, said that up until last week, the department…

Poll: 2/3 of Americans are stressed about the future of the country

If you’re feeling more stressed out lately, it turns out that you’re not alone. Americans say they’re feeling more stress than usual, according to a survey released by the American Psychological Association. Americans rated their stress higher in January compared to last August, increasing from 4.8 to 5.1 on a 10-point scale. That’s the first significant increase in the 10…

Man charged after allegedly threatening to ‘go on shooting spree’ at Coastal Carolina University

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – The man Horry County Police said threatened to “go on a shooting spree” Monday at Coastal Carolina University is now in custody. Richard Adams, of Myrtle Beach, surrendered to North Myrtle Beach Police after allegedly putting a gun to his wife’s face. The incident started after Adams, 37, learned his daughter was upset about an…

Clemson students urge re-naming of Tillman Hall, following Yale’s name change of Calhoun College

CLEMSON, S.C. (WFXB) – Following Yale’s decision to re-name its Calhoun College for a less controversial figure, students at Clemson University have re-sparked the debate to rename Tillman Hall. The iconic building is named after Benjamin Tillman, founding trustee of the university, former governor of South Carolina, US Senator…and also, an alleged racist. Students, alumni and faculty pressured the university…