Caslen admitted to lifting two paragraphs from a speech by a former Navy SEAL during his commencement addresses and referred to the school as the "University of California." Both missteps drew rebukes on social media and from some politicians and trustees.
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Gasoline suppliers are warning service station operators in the Lowcountry that fuel shortages are possible after a cyberattack last week on Colonial Pipeline caused the company to shut down its massive fuel-distribution system. Other areas of the state already are experiencing fuel shortages.
Real-time stats and the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak in SC and beyond, compiled by our reporters and editors. Read more
Charleston renaissance and japanese prints
In a pair of companion exhibitions, the Gibbes Museum of Art shares both its extraordinary collection of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints and works by Charleston Renaissance artists who found inspiration in the art form.
up in the air
Boeing Co. had its first full month of delivering Dreamliners after ending a five-month hiatus. But, just as those handovers resumed, deliveries of another jet program have been put on pause.
Ten years after launching service in Charleston, Southwest Airlines is adding a new route to St. Louis and expanding summer service to other cities.
Fort Mill-based Domtar will be operated as standalone business after the estimated $3 billion transaction. Word of the deal with Paper Excellence began to leak May 3. Read more
Charleston officials are responding to a bloody brawl near King Street last weekend by increasing the city's police presence, restricting parking and changing the traffic patterns in the central tourism district. Read more
Republicans launched an all-out assault Tuesday on sweeping voting rights legislation, forcing Democrats to take politically awkward votes spotlighting the increasingly charged national debate over access to ballots. Read more
Legislators will carry over a lot of work into next month's limited special sessions, primarily passing a state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Read more
The aid is part of Biden's larger $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that became law in March. Administration officials said payments could begin to go out in the coming days to eligible governments, allowing state, local, territorial and tribal officials to offset the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
One of the most tumultuous years in the history of Lexington-Richland 5 ended on a high note, with its leader and a Chapin High School teacher named South Carolina's best for 2020-21. Read more
The federal funding program, which adds $300 to weekly unemployment checks, will end in the state June 30, according to a statement from McMaster's office. The American Rescue Plan had extended the program until Sept. 6. Read more
Georgetown County planning director Holly Richardson is proposing updates to the county tree ordinance to ensure more of the region's beloved forestry is preserved. Read more
Gene Sapakoff column: The Gamecocks and Tigers, for different reasons, need a victory in a make-up game set for May 11 at Clemson. Read more
“You can do the predictable with a ceramicist and come up with an oyster plate,” said Herman, a Southern Studies professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, speaking of ways to enhance the oyster-eating experience through craft. “But I noticed there is this market in handcrafted oyster knives, almost all of which destroy the oyster.” Read more
A week of debate in the Senate didn’t produce a good reason for South Carolina to let people carry handguns openly in public. We heard that people want to do this, and that some mistakenly believe the U.S. Constitution gives them a right to do it, but that’s not the same as a reason the stat… Read more