Slavery advocate’s statue being removed in South Carolina

The historic South Carolina city of Charleston was removing a symbol of its legacy on Wednesday, sending crews to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war.

COVID-19 survivor released after 100 day hospital stay

Ken Becker was met with a round of applause from the staff at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital as nurses wheeled him to the lobby for discharge Wednesday afternoon. But tears accompanied those cheers as the 56-year-old South Carolina man stood up and walked to hug the wife he's longed to embrace after 100 days in the hospital.