Charleston will tackle the "existential" threat of flooding and climate change in 2021, Mayor John Tecklenburg said in his State of the City speech Tuesday night. The city also faces challenges in the coronavirus pandemic, racial justice and housing affordability. Read more
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Bastin Hall is the first new academic building constructed on the public military school’s campus in three decades.
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Teachers are not more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than police or firefighters or grocery clerks or any of the other “essential workers” who will be able to line up for vaccinations once South Carolina finishes vaccinating medical workers, nursing home residents and people 70 and older.
The organizers of a 1,000-person New Year's Eve party planned on the Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriots Point are suing the state-owned museum for calling off the event with a day's notice for COVID-19 safety concerns. Read more
Columbia fire officials issued more than 100 tickets to bar-hoppers in Five Points over the weekend in one of the most aggressive crackdowns on those violating the city's mask policy since the rules have been in place. Read more
Turns out the COVID-19 vaccine clinic last week at Greenville Tech Charter High School was a mistake, but no one at the school is complaining. Most of the state's teachers are likely months away from being eligible. Read more
William Bailey, a South Carolina representative in North Myrtle Beach, has formed an Exploratory Committee and may possibly run against Congressman Tom Rice for the 7th District seat. Read more
Lawmakers in the South Carolina Senate voted to add exceptions for rape and incest to a bill that would ban most abortions in the state Tuesday, kicking off what is expected to be a multi-day debate on the measure. Read more
The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, a vote that allows the case on "incitement of insurrection" to move forward but also foreshadows that there may not be enough votes to convict him.
Easing off a stalemate, the Senate moved forward Tuesday with a power-sharing agreement in the evenly-split chamber.
The vote sends the ultimate debate over Santee Cooper’s fate to the S.C. Senate, which has not yet begun substantial discussions about selling the utility this year.
Quarterback Jason Brown and wide receiver EJ Jenkins, teammates at Saint Francis College in Pennsylvania, were told Tuesday they were approved for admission at USC and immediately committed to the Gamecocks. Read more
Even though the luxury travel market hasn’t come through the pandemic unscathed, Lowcountry restaurateurs could piece together anecdotes about celebrities buying their way around COVID-19 restrictions, reports on international border closures and statistics showing pent-up demand for memorable getaways. Read more
In the age of the coronavirus, which has drastically changed our way of life, the word “immunity” is enticing. Certainly, in the context of the virus itself, immunity is the ultimate goal. Read more