Scallops don’t seem to demand a strict recipe to be followed, they adapt to what the cook has on hand. Once the scallops are sauteed until brown, a flavorful acid liquid such as dry vermouth, lemon juice or white wine can be added and cooked down until it is reduced, then heavy cream added. …

Steven Satterfield’s Southern Foodways Alliance symposium lunch of blue-corn nachos with black-eyed peas; smoked trout with Jimmy Red grits; duck confit succotash and sweet corn ice cream sandwiches inspired countless attendees to reach for their phones -- which in turn apparently stirred th…

There are two ways to approach a masterpiece. One method involves reading up on the work’s creation, content and critical analysis prior to experiencing it, so as not to miss out on a single nuance. And then there’s the no-prep style of prep, in which you just let greatness wash over you.

Emanuel AME’s former secretary is suing the church and the Rev. Norvel Goff for ending her employment after she questioned the handling of donations that poured into the church after a gunman killed nine worshippers.

COLUMBIA — Fresh from an off week after a trying first half to the season, South Carolina’s football players are talking about a new start. It might really feel that way if Jake Bentley trots out Saturday to take the first snap behind center.

Bishop England and Oceanside Collegiate qualified for the Class AAA state golf championships with strong performances in the AAA Lower State qualifier on Monday in Loris.

MOUNT PLEASANT — A homebuilder has been ordered to stop work on five houses at Sullivan’s Pointe that would exceed the town’s height rules, although the town approved the plans and issued building permits.

WASHINGTON — Airlines would be required to refund fees when checked bags are “substantially delayed” under a proposal released Tuesday by the Transportation Department, one of a series of steps the Obama administration says it’s taking to boost consumer protections for passengers.

CLEMSON — Brent Venables remembers how gassed his guys were by early December, when the Clemson defense was on fumes trying to fend off North Carolina in the 2015 ACC Championship.

All of the Charleston food-and-beverage pros named to Zagat’s newly-released 30 Under 30 list qualify for the age-restricted designation: They have to produce photo identification before the rating guide will bestow the honor, previously awarded in cities such as New York City, San Francisco…

All lanes of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge are back open after a crash Tuesday morning, but police say to expect heavy traffic in the area.

A storm in the ocean east of the Bahamas is spinning its way into a tropical cyclone and will turn toward the Southeast coast — two weeks after Hurricane Matthew made a mess of the place.

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin joined Bill Gates, Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg on a “first cut” list of possible vice president nominees from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, according to an email released by WikiLeaks.

SUMMERVILLE — A group of Dorchester County residents is trying to stop a Nov. 8 countywide referendum asking voters if they want to raise taxes to build libraries and parks.

When Brent Thompson was coaching at Lenoir-Rhyne, he made the drive from Hickory, N.C., to Spartanburg to consult with Wofford coach Mike Ayers and his veteran offensive coordinator, triple-option guru Wade Lang.

LONDON — Ecuador’s government has acknowledged that it has “temporarily restricted” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London after the whistleblowing site published documents from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign

What: The Post and Courier will host a Career Expo, featuring information about job training and college programs and an opportunity to give your resume to potential employers, schedule interviews and make important contacts for future job openings.

FOLLY BEACH — This city has become the first in South Carolina to ban from the beach plastic carry-out bags, balloons, and food and drink containers made of expanded polystyrene foam or Styrofoam.

The head of the Republican Party in Charleston County said there have been no reported threats and no reason to increase security at the party’s local election headquarters after a GOP office was attacked with a fire device in North Carolina.

State health experts and local doctors are encouraging residents to get their flu shots following South Carolina’s first influenza-related death of the season last week.


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