News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and a group of fellow governors are backing President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. McMaster and six other governors wrote to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen this week, citing Trump’s “transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.”

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) – Three people have died after a wreck in central South Carolina. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened shortly before 8 p.m. Monday on U.S. 176 in Calhoun County. Troopers say the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro ran off the road, overcorrected, crossed the center line and hit a Honda Civic. Both people in the Civic and the driver of the Camaro died. Their names have not been released yet.

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) – AT least 16 boats have been damaged in a fire at a marina on a South Carolina lake. Anderson County authorities say the fire was reported just after noon Monday on Lake Hartwell. One boater was burned and at least one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. Officials say the fire apartment started when a generator backfired and set a boat on fire.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) – It’s expected to take at least two days to repair a bridge near the South Carolina coast where a cable snapped. Officials closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 526 on Monday at the James. B. Edwards Bridge over the Wando River near Mount Pleasant. The cable helps hold together concrete block on the bridge.

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