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For first-time Gamecocks, ‘nervous’ final days before opener at Vanderbilt

COLUMBIA — One year ago A.J. Turner was on the scout team, wearing a different-colored jersey with a different number and playing the part of someone on the opposing team. Now he’s working against those scout team members, with his first game at South Carolina approaching.

Bluegrass quietly rises to top of local restaurant wish lists

The appeal of bluegrass music runs deep: It’s catchy, virtuosic and occasionally profound. But for Charleston restaurant owners, the genre’s most important qualities are it doesn’t have a drumbeat and you can’t dance to it.


Stop Light Observations steps on the gas with release of second record

Despite being self-recorded on a short schedule and limited budget in a 200-year-old plantation house down at Toogoodoo Bluff (between Charleston and Edisto Island), there's nothing unrefined or overly rustic about the elegant and dynamic stuff on Charleston band Stop Light Observations' new...


Construction jobs, an economic bellwether, soar in Charleston, across S.C.

All around the Lowcountry, Crescent Homes has subdivisions to develop — trees to clear, roads to pave and sewer pipes to lay. But all around, work crews have gotten harder to come by.

Where’s the religion in the presidential campaign?

For those interested in how religious values influence political elections, this campaign season has been one for the record books.

Preserve nuclear umbrella

President Barack Obama is considering a policy of “no first use” of nuclear weapons by the United States, a shift that is causing consternation, even alarm, among U.S. allies. As well it might, since the 70-year-old concept of an American nuclear umbrella has served to keep peace in a...


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