Originally created 03/14/03

Across South Carolina



Rapper surrenders on obscenity charge

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell, who was wanted on an obscenity charge, has turned himself in to authorities.

Mr. Campbell signed autographs for his attorney, Barry Krell, and a security officer at the North Charleston municipal court Wednesday as he waited to be arraigned.

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month for the 42-year-old Florida-based rapper on a felony charge of presenting or participating in an obscene performance. The October show reportedly featured naked people on stage at the End Zone nightclub.

Board sets guidelines on dangerous schools

COLUMBIA -Guidelines defining what constitutes a "persistently dangerous" school in South Carolina have been approved by the South Carolina Board of Education.

A federal school reform law requires states to track and report on crime in public schools.

The No Child Left Behind Act states children who attend a "persistently dangerous" school can transfer. Crime victims could leave immediately.