Brian Hicks Columnist


About Brian

Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states. His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008. Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association. His books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship" and "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with staff writer Schuyler Kropf. His latest, "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865," was published in 2012.

Recent Articles

Interstate 526 killed by state officials, with a lot of help from local naysayers

South Carolina has added a new design element to Interstate 526 — a fork.

Police officers using excessive force hurt community — and other cops

It hasn’t been the best week for South Carolina law enforcement, not from a public relations standpoint.

Graham’s frustration takes center stage ... on the undercard

Poor Lindsey Graham. He’ll be sitting at the kids’ table tonight when the other 850 Republican presidential...

State’s ‘Back to the Future’ sex ed curriculum ignores the power of love, er, hormones

Last week, the Charleston County School District ran an ad in the paper looking for volunteers to serve on its Health Advisory...

South Carolina a ‘state of shame’ when it comes to education

This state has had 22 years to not fix education, so another four months won’t make much difference.

All they kept talking about was Glory Days ...

Mayor Joe Riley has completely transformed Charleston in his 40 years at the helm — but according to the candidates trying...

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