The disqualification of former longtime Allendale town Administrator DeWayne Ennis Jr., who pleaded guilty in 2019 to federal charges of stealing taxpayers' money and legally should not have been on the ballot this year, created a second vacancy on the five-member school board. Read moreFelon elected to Allendale County school board, entangling return to local control
pass the eggnog
As December begins, Charleston bar menus are welcoming winter with some new festive offerings.
sc politics roundup
President Joe Biden is asking national Democrats to ditch Iowa and instead promote South Carolina to become the party's first-in-the-nation primary, giving the voters who saved his own White House bid in 2020 the power to weigh in first on future White House candidates moving forward.
House Democrats unanimously chose Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina for a new role in party leadership next year. They averted a potentially divisive internal party struggle when a challenger to Clyburn withdrew.
Around the state
The redevelopment of Richland Mall has Forest Acres residents wondering about the future of Barnes & Noble and a new grocery planned for the site.
A 10-story tower that city leaders say will serve as the centerpiece of Greenville's Unity Park has reached its $5.5 million goal for private donations.
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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me one holiday arts roundup. Read moreCelebrate 25 days of Christmas with our Charleston holiday arts calendar
Dozens of ornamented Christmas trees lined the halls, sparkling stars dangled in glittering glass glory from the central chandelier between two winding staircases and a toy train chugged around a tiny Toy Land. Read moreThe Charleston Place and Riviera Theater fitting places to visit during holiday season
The artistic director and resident choreographer of Palmetto City Ballet knows well that the crowd-pleasing appeal of the 1892 two-act ballet with a score by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky would be a seasonal shoo-in. Its promise of an irresistible confection called the Sugar Plum Fairy and a marauding menace Rat King is time-tested Christmas catnip. Read moreCharleston area ballet companies take their own crack at holiday classic 'The Nutcracker'
While most will travel in their cars in a large loop around James Island County Park, a few will get the chance to see some of the more than 2 million lights on display from the water. Read moreHoliday Festival of Lights to offer special dragon boat ride viewing this year