The 2020 census will redistribute political power and money, and communities across South Carolina are urging residents to fill out their form… Read more
THE LATEST ON COVID-19
South Carolina recorded a record high number of 331 coronavirus cases on Friday, according to public health officials. The record comes as case increases have outpaced testing rates over the last week. Read more
Houses of worship never had to close in South Carolina, though most did so voluntarily. What services will look like when the doors open again will vary by denomination and congregation. Read more
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The Charleston County School Board already faced tremendous challenges trying to provide the same top-notch education to children from low-income families as it provides to better-off students when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the classroom doors shut for 12 weeks and strained teachers’ …
The coronavirus pandemic carries more dangers than the risk of infection, some researchers are finding — prejudices are intensifying against those viewed as "other" and therefore potential carriers of the virus.
Trey Walker has been Gov. Henry McMaster's top deputy and political consultant for three decades. But the chief of staff's big personality, partisan bent and hard-charging tactics have fueled a perception that he is the real power behind the throne in South Carolina's top office.
There's mounting support in the South Carolina Legislature to rid the state of its 1866 citizen's arrest law, which gives civilians legal cover to kill if they suspect a person of committing a nighttime felony. There's no record it's been used, but in the wake of Ahmaud Arbery's death, lawmakers here want to eliminate the possibility of something like that happening here.
As part of continued efforts to redevelop a corridor long known as a hotbed for crime, North Charleston is turning an empty parcels into parking spaces on Spruill Avenue.
Hotels, restaurants and attractions that sign the pledge commit to following approved guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Read more
"I saw this coming from day one," Graham said. "If you pay someone $23 an hour not to work, they're going to take you up on it." Read more
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is staying out of one of the more visible frays tied to how he tried to address the racial conscience of his own Republican Party. Read more
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence rarely uses his platform to weigh in on social issues. Friday, he felt compelled to make a statement. Read more
Latest posts in sports
Vivian Howard has swapped the order in which she’ll open the two venues at Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, with the counter-service bakeshop now slated to precede the sit-down restaurant. Read more
Since May 1, when Gov. Henry McMaster announced he was loosening restrictions on on-premise dining, South Carolina restaurant owners have grappled with how to best serve their patrons: Their decisions run the gamut from still-closed kitchens to fully opened dining rooms. But at least in the Charleston area, it appears black and white restaurateurs have on balance reached different conclusions about which course to take. Read more
Longtime Charleston residents might not know the Four Corners of Law was shaped inside a Columbia restaurant. Read more
I’m responding to the May 21 letter from the writer who was voting by mail for the first time and the social media responses he received. Read more
In a May 19 letter, the writer implores that we not open schools until we can guarantee the safety of children. I believe the author… Read more
Thank you to Gov. Henry McMaster and our General Assembly for passing legislation that makes it easier for those of us choosing to v… Read more