GREENWOOD, S.C. --- An elderly couple died in a house fire early Friday.
Greenwood County Fire Coordinator Corey Grumelot said the fire began about 3 a.m. Friday.
He said the couple's adult daughter ran out to get help but could not get back inside to save her parents.
Firefighters searched for the couple for a few minutes, but the fire became too intense and they had to leave, Grumelot said.
Authorities say Ronald Snelling, 88, was found dead by the front door, and Ruth Snelling, 83, was found dead near the back door.
Grumelot said the daughter told 911 that the fire appeared to start at a refrigerator on the back porch.
Greenwood County deputies and state agents are investigating.
Man reports invasion, receives drug charge
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Police have charged a South Carolina man who reported being injured in a home invasion with drug trafficking.
Patrick Dalhouse, 38, was charged with trafficking cocaine and remained at the Horry County jail Saturday, The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported. The jail had no information about whether Dalhouse had an attorney.
Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes said in a news release that officers responded to a report of a home invasion Wednesday during which Dalhouse was shot in the hand.
Dalhouse was charged after officers found cocaine during their investigation, authorities say.
Emmy nominees make Charleston appearance
CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Emmy nominees Michael Emerson of Lost and Carrie Preston of True Blood were to perform at a show staged by a South Carolina theater company Saturday night.
The stars were to perform at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston at an event celebrating Charleston Stage's new season at the theater.
The two were to appear at a reception, then stage a reading of A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters .
The Dock Street, in Charleston's historic district on the site of the nation's first theater, reopened earlier this year after an $18 million renovation.
Charleston Stage, a professional theater company founded by playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, has presented more than 150 productions over the years.