At the current rate in South Carolina, scientists are analyzing the genomes of about 1 of every 1,000 known cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. If the B117 variant is among the other 999, it will go undetected.
Police are upping patrols at South Carolina's Statehouse through Jan. 20 and buildings will be closed to visitors starting Saturday.
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The pandemic revealed that the city in fact has all the cooking school kitchens it needs. They’re just located in prospective students’ homes.
Crippled by the coronavirus, air travel at Charleston International plunged to a level not seen since 2010 during the aftermath of the Great Recession. Read more
Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies responded to the riot at the U.S. Capitol, including whether there were failures in information-sharing and other preparations that left the historic symbol of democracy vulnerable to assault by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters. Read more
The remark came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. Read more
The University of South Carolina has been told by its accreditors that the state's largest college is no longer under scrutiny for the troubled presidential search that led to questions about board conduct. Read more
President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout. Read more
Prisma Health will open two large-scale vaccine sites Monday, Jan. 18 — one in Columbia and one in Greenville — to immunize anyone age 70 and older. Read more
The city of Greenville is making its tree ordinance stronger after two years studying the best way to save diminishing canopy. In the past two decades, the city lost 59.6 million square feet of tree cover. Read more
In his first email to the greater Coastal Carolina University community, new president Dr. Michael Benson urged campus to remain peaceful and remember the democratic process ahead of Inauguration Day. Read more
To describe salsa macha as a cousin to chile crisp, the particulate-rich western Chinese chile oil that condiment hounds were buying up at the start of the pandemic, understates the case. Read more
Well-meaning people disagree about how best to address this awful behavior, but the president clearly must be held accountable. Read more