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Bogus officer says she’s seeking drugs


SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Depu­ties say a woman is going to homes in Spartanburg County telling residents she is an undercover officer looking for prescription drugs.

Authorities said the 48-year-old woman was let into a home in Greer on Tuesday after saying she needed to search it for drugs.

After the woman was told there were no drugs, she asked whether anyone else in the neighborhood might have prescription drugs and searched that house, police say. Investigators think the woman has done this at other homes before.

Tuition will increase at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C. — Coastal Carolina University trustees have voted to raise tuition about 3 percent.

Trustees say they have been able to avoid raising in-state tuition for two years but had to raise more money to stay competitive with other schools. The school will also raise technology fees and room and board rates starting in the fall.

The university says in-state undergraduate tuition will increase by 2.9 percent, or an additional $140 per semester starting this fall. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will increase by nearly 3 percent, or an extra $335 per semester.

In other news

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN charged with murder in the death of a 30-year-old man in Lee County, and deputies say both had problems with the victim. Authorities say Jessie Slater III was found dead on a walking path Monday night. He had been shot in the thigh and bled to death. Investigators say Antonio Wilson, 28, had argued with Slater over a beating, while Marquis Boyd, 21, had argued with Slater over money.