The latest decision, issued Oct. 20, sided with the city of Charleston, which tried to block the venue atop The Dewberry near Marion Square. Read more
Real-time stats and the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak in SC and beyond, compiled by our reporters and editors. Read more
Both candidates cite crime as a campaign priority, particularly after recent shootings such as the one on Aug. 8, when five people were shot in the early evening at a city-owned apartment community.
In outer West Ashley, voters will decide this fall whether they want to be represented on Charleston city council by Harry Griffin, controversial incumbent who says he's focused on serving constituents, or Stephen Bowden, a challenger who says he would be a more stable presence.
Carol Jackson, a retiree and one-term incumbent, is competing against newcomer Caroline Parker, a preschool teacher, in the James Island district.
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In a day when partisan warfare and Twitter taunts can define the day’s public discourse, local newspapers like the Union County News provide something else. They bind people with the glue of shared community. Read more
The embattled South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe has been accused of defamation in a lawsuit by a current employee, and documents uncovered by a newspaper raised other questions about the boarding school's leadership. Read more
South Carolina has more than 500 active sand mines, a number that has increased by 35 percent since 2000. But an Uncovered investigation reveals a pattern of abuse. In Awendaw, a company run by Elliott Summey, who has held powerful public positions, mined millions of dollars in sand and dirt from a public park, leaving behind a string of violations and unanswered questions. Read more
The State Law Enforcement Division has opened an investigation into Summerton Councilman Chalmers Stukes. Read more