Questions surround DC gun arrest of SC poultry exec
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are questions this morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded, 9mm handgun in his bag.
Prestage is an executive of Prestage Farms, a pork-and-poultry producer based in Clinton, North Carolina, and a member of the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees.
He also is the president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council, an industry lobbying group.
Telephone messages left Thursday with U.S. Capitol Police and Prestage Farms were not immediately returned.
Orangeburg County officials identify body
HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — Orangeburg County officials have identified a body found off Interstate 95 near Holly Hill earlier this month.
Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said the cause of death has not been determined. Authorities say they don't know if foul play was advised.
Barrientos' body was located off a frontage road that runs parallel to I-95. A man working on a water tower in the area called law enforcement to the scene.
University of South Carolina players to urge reading
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina men's basketball team wants kids to take an interest in reading.
The team and school mascot Cocky are attending.
Cocky's Reading Express is a collaboration of the university's student government and the USC School of Library and Information Science.
Students travel the state with Cocky visiting elementary schools. While the students read to the children, Cocky helps them understand the importance of life-long reading.