It is not uncommon for pet parents to be unaware their dog has a chronic disease before it is brought to the office. How do so many of my patients mask these symptoms? More importantly, how can parents determine earlier if they are sick?
Shoeless Joe Jackson is a defended hero in "Field of Dreams" and honored at minor league ballparks in Charleston and Greenville, but the best player who took part in the 1919 World Series "Black Sox" scandal remains one of baseball's most embarrassing characters.
When the Lowcountry Livability PAC made its endorsements for Charleston City Council a few weeks back, West Ashley incumbents didn’t fare so well. In fact, the group suggested kicking four of them to the curb.
As Charleston's mayoral and City Council elections approach, it’s pretty clear, based on near daily letters to the editor and conversation in general, that people are fed up. I’ve never sensed…
Sixth-year player Donell Stanley is a sage to young South Carolina quarterbacks, a big reason for an improved running game and one of head coach Will Muschamp's go-to leaders. He also has ideas on how Gamecock fans should prepare for Florida.
Dorchester County famously has some pretty cheap, and pretty loud, residents. They suggest better parks and libraries will lead to poorer roads, which is just not true. They argue the “better life” is not having new amenities. How do you figure?
The funding of the Gaillard Center raised the profile of arts philanthropy in Charleston. What is the city's current state of arts philanthropy?
Who doesn’t enjoy a Japanese or Chinese takeout order from time to time? Do you always order the same thing, or do you periodically take a chance on trying something on the menu you’ve never t…
If you're planning to get vaccinated, numerous retailers are standing by with financial incentives.
International Speedway's holdings include some marquee motorsports arenas, such as Talladega, the site of Sunday's Monster Energy Series race. In the Palmetto State, the company owns Darlington Raceway in the Pee Dee.
Norris Burkes revisits his first column for a newspaper on Oct. 11, 2001, in response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11.
In a day like ours, when “goodness” and moral clarity are trashed in public life and people might even be saying “What the heck does that mean?” Toni Morrison is like a light in the gloom.
Mount Pleasant, this Jim Owens mess is a wake-up call.
Gene Sapakoff column: Both South Carolina and Clemson answered real or perceived quarterback injury issues Saturday, with the Gamecocks stunning No. 3 Georgia with backup quarterback Dakereon Joyner coming off the bench and the Tigers' Trevor Lawrence having a great game after a week of shoulder questions
The Green Heart Program brings its seed-to-harvest curriculum full circle with the Healthy Hearts program. It teaches students how to grow fruits and vegetables as well as how to prepare meals from their harvest.
Pigskin Picks, Week 7: In which VIP guest picker Charlie The RiverDog opts for a lot of teams with canine nicknames
It's easy to draw the assumption that dog walkers form a community of sorts, and share some common values. The most important one being that dangerous, aggressive dogs are leashed and kept away from the rest. That’s what my friends believed, but, in an instant, that trust was shattered in the most devastating way possible.
Joe Cunningham just doesn’t get it. The 1st District congressman is still “withholding judgment” on whether President Trump should be impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate his most formidable political rival.
Not that it was for everybody, but Saks Fifth Avenue's decision to pull out of Charleston in 2011 and leave the Majestic Square building on the southwest corner of King and Market streets was…
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has pulled out the "little 'ol Clemson" line after big wins, but how will the Tigers' College Football Playoff run hold up against bigger schools and new legislation likely to trigger payments to players?
The state Department of Transportation shouldn’t be surprised about all this flak over its plans to “improve” Highway 61.
With Halloween scheduled for later in the month, I find myself noticing various signs and signals of good luck and bad luck. Once you start down that road, our beliefs in superstitions may sub…
The arrival of fall means it's time to fill out the FAFSA, if you are a student planning to attend college in 2020, or the parent of one.
With equal parts talent and grit, Charleston stars are beating a path to Broadway. Here, they share the secret to their success.
A resilient Spartanburg restaurant operator that brought the heat was the state's top performing stock. An Upstate-based consumer finance company took the biggest hit.
For the longest time, I assumed that anyone born in my decade is “too young to die.” I made that assumption in my 20s and I’ll probably feel the same way 20 years in the future.
A trip to Grapevine, Texas, for a mock media exercise in the College Football Playoff selection process, and a look at Grapevine's darker legacy, Bonnie Parker's role in the 1934 murders of two state troopers.
At the very least, you’d think Jaime Harrison would send Lindsey Graham a thank-you note.
Time spent amending soil with compost, digging the right-sized planting hole, and carefully positioning the plant will help plants grow vigorously.
Pigskin Picks: Week 6, with former S.C. State and Washington Redskins' Super Bowl star Charlie Brown as VIP guest picker
It only took one accident on Johns Island to paralyze much of Charleston in gridlock for nine hours this week.
Golf cart accidents do happen and for some South Carolina families, the outcome is tragic.
For those who haven’t been, the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan is huge —the third largest museum in the world (following the Louvre and the Hermitage) and…
Gene Sapakoff column: Rebecca Veeck died Monday after a fight with Batten disease. She's best remembered as the joyful, inspirational star of the first family of baseball fun.
Harris Street, where Wendell Gilliard remembers the vegetable man hawking produce every morning of his childhood, is the same street where, two weeks ago, a young man was murdered. That crime and others like it are the only way most people know the East Side these days, and Gilliard wants to change that.
Admittedly, with temps recently in the low 90’s, it doesn’t yet feel like fall but the calendar tells us otherwise.
Students get discounts, senior citizens get discounts, and some S.C. residents get both.
The new “Porgy and Bess" opened at the Metropolitan Opera. While the opera famously focuses on an African American community surrounding a Catfish Row in Charleston, it was written by a trio of white men.
Instead of looking at the sin everywhere, I started searching for genuineness.
The climate emergency threatening all future generations, to which our generation has contributed so heavily, demands that we start being better ancestors right now. Now is the time.
The first time they met, Joe Whitfield was selling crack on Felix Street and Dan Riccio was a cop.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina got back on track Saturday night with an SEC victory over Kentucky but the football program needs a bold, innovative move to separate itself from fellow SEC non-contenders
The idea of cover-cropping is an age-old practice, but only recently have we started to understand its effects on soil fertility and health.
The Palmetto State punched above its weight in a report measuring the financial impact of the outdoor recreation industry.
Pigskin Picks: Former Citadel quarterback Jack Douglas, star of upset wins over South Carolina, Arkansas and Army (twice), weighs in on the big games of Week 5.
If you want to give your dog or cat a treat, and we all do, stick with safe foods.
Some South Carolina congressmen have a point: Democrats could have launched their inquiry into an intelligence agent’s whistleblower complaint about Trump without using the term “impeachment.” And probably should have. The right thing to do in a situation like this is to gather all the facts, and then decide what to do. As congressman Joe Cunningham suggested.
South Carolina’s senior senator has been getting trolled mercilessly this week on social media — and the media in general — for his apparently, uh, evolving views on impeachment.
Perhaps I was a little harsh concerning my treatment of squirrels in last week’s column. We get along great — as long as they don’t ransack the house or eat all my birdseed. Expecting a squirr…
By the end of the evening, my laugh muscles appreciated the brisk workout, and I left there feeling utterly sated by a rollicking evening of theater.