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.
You're going to have to slog through a lot of annoying names and races when you step into that voting booth on Nov. 4.
If you follow the news out of Berkeley County these days, you'd think Amy Kovach was some arch-criminal, plotting to overthrow...
You'd think that abused women who fight back would be ideal candidates to invoke the state's "stand your ground" law.
Ten days ago two men threw a black-and-white kitten off a North Charleston interstate overpass into traffic.
Lindsey Graham has shown a lot of guts over the years.
Gather around kids, the old-timers in Summerville have a scary story to tell, and it will make you want to hide behind a tree -...