Len Ripley knew he was adopted from an early age, but he told Warren Peper that he had never been curious about his birth family until he had a heart attack.
With the PGA Championship underway in St. Louis this weekend, South Carolina golf fans are likely gazing ahead to 2021, when the event returns to Kiawah Island and the world-famous Ocean Course.
South Carolina residents can pay in-state tuition and fees at some colleges and universities in other states, and that can greatly reduce the cost of higher education.
Two weeks ago, I invited you to go with me to Honduras in 2019 to create children’s libraries through my daughter’s nonprofit, Chispa Project.
The cost of going to college is rising faster than most normal people can afford to pay for it. The Commission on Higher Education wants to change that.
While there are at least three vegetable diseases called “black rot,” including a rot of pumpkins and a rot of sweet potatoes, I am the only bacterial black rot. The importance of this crucial difference will become apparent later.
At least the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race has finally gotten interesting, writes columnist Brian Hicks.
Dr. Gilbreth talks about Charlestonians, and what it was like through respected voices "back in the day."
If you tell a dozen people that “Gone with the Wind” was filmed at the Calhoun Mansion, half of ‘em will believe you.
A friend’s unmarried brother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she is his only family. He needs to be in assisted living but is very resistant to leaving his home, where increasingly she is becoming his caretaker. She feels the kaleidoscope of her life turn; the pattern of her days is changing, today a little, tomorrow big-time.
Milestone birthdays cause many people to reflect on what they’ve done with their life or what they’d still like to do. Some folks use an upcoming birthday to set goals while others may use the…
Football season is still a few weeks away, but the punting unit already has taken the field in Washington.
So, it turns out SCE&G didn’t really squander $2 billion of customer money on those scuttled nuclear power plants.
The chaplain writes that he has met many people who have "given up on God" because of their distaste for organized religion.
The aggression that a dog is showing to strangers as well as another family dog can be minimized with proper training, consistency and diligence.
You can’t get this on Amazon.
Although I’ve hunted and fished off and on ever since childhood, one of the sort of bad boy “sporting” activities we young hoodlums engaged in as pre-teens was hunting sand crabs (also known a…
"Katie Arrington should be on Joe Cunningham’s payroll — and angling for a performance bonus," writes Brian Hicks.
As a parent, I hope I will have a keen eye for signs of bullying. But what if my kid is the bully?
Harris Teeter is offering a new rewards Mastercard that offers potential savings at the grocery store.
Gene Sapakoff column: Ken Hatfield, as busy as any retiree, says his "shame on you" Clemson exit will not influence his vote as the newest member of the College Football Playoff committee.
Last winter, my wife and I went to Honduras for three months to help our daughter in a small, grassroots nonprofit called the Chispa Project. One night as we left a restaurant, a man followed us to our car. “Por favor,” he said, handing my daughter a note. “PLEASE, can you help me get to America?” the note said. It was signed with a name and phone number. Do you ever wonder what makes them take the risk?
South Carolina avoided changes to its stand your ground laws that have Florida in turmoil.
Just like giant hogweed protects itself by warding off offenders by producing chemicals that cause skin to become extremely sensitive to light, poison ivy affects skin cells, too.
We need to trademark "this Charleston thing" and make good use of it.
One of the more common conditions for which I (Perry Jameson) see pets is diarrhea, specifically chronic diarrhea that has not responded to any therapy. Before a patient sees me, they have already been to the family doctor and had preliminary testing as well as several attempts at therapy without success. What this also means is that the diarrhea has usually been going on for several months so everyone is ready for it to stop.
The Town of Mount Pleasant is having legal trouble of its own making. Maybe time to change the rules?
Bottom line: Pay attention to your body and take good care of it.
There are a multitude of tours for the taking in and around Charleston. I’ve participated in a number of them through the years, some with visitors from out of town and others just for my own …
South Carolina's Safe Home grant program, for owner-occupied homes in counties near the coast, can cut thousands of dollars off the cost of a roof replacement. There are no income or home-value limits for applicants.
Gene Sapakoff column: Takeaways from SEC, ACC football 'talking season'
If you saw the 1983 movie “WarGames,” you’ll remember the moment the young hacker David Lightman (played by Matthew Broderick) cracks a Pentagon computer called The War Operation Plan Response…
Two teenagers were shot and killed at a Charleston apartment complex last Sunday, a tragedy that capped a week of crime in the city’s largest suburb.
"I would say that being acquisitive is part of our strategy," Carolina Financial CEO Jerry Rexroad said.
So, some folks want to abolish Charleston’s palmetto rose program — for the kids.
Do veterinarians recommend euthanasia too quickly?
Gene Sapakoff column: Not only is South Carolina football wide receiver Deebo Samuel back from injury, he is primed for his best season
Sapakoff: Nick Saban's Alabama quarterback decision impacts Clemson, Georgia, the world
Alan Dershowitz is no stranger to Charleston. In fact, he’s married to a Charleston native (Carolyn Cohen) and has spent time in the Holy City on multiple occasions over the years.
See if this sounds familiar.
SUNSET — Robbie Caldwell laments the generational hazards of trying to inspire today’s college students.
Columnist Gene Sapakoff explores the key questions for each team heading into this week's ACC Kickoff event in Charlotte
Two free programs are designed to prevent the "summer slide."
People who know me just a little bit quickly realize I’m not a crusader and rarely latch on to causes. It’s just not my style and I’m much more comfortable watching from the wings while offeri…
People who move to South Carolina from other states — and there are lots of those — are often surprised to get property tax bills for their cars and trucks.
The biggest questions for each team as SEC Media Days moves from Birmingham to Atlanta and opens Monday.
What does a chaplain tell a young couple whose faith in God has been rocked by a miscarriage? Sometimes, it's better just to listen than to talk.
Poor South Carolina Democrats.
This time of year has many gardeners frustrated. Lush squash plants that were producing copious amounts of fruit suddenly wilt and die. Closer inspection reveals a yellowish, sawdust-like mate…
- Missing 17-year-old Porter-Gaud student's body recovered from Stono River
- Over 700 jellyfish stings reported on Charleston area beaches over weekend
- After racially tinged dispute, tug of war over Mount Pleasant park site resolved
- Dog-paddling armadillo filmed by fossil hunter in the ocean near Edisto
- Google plans to spend $600 million expanding its SC data center
- Clemson, South Carolina expect decisions this week from several football recruits
- Charleston might ask Johns Island developers to help pay for area's infrastructure
- MUSC again ranks as best in South Carolina, others fail to rank in specialties
- South Carolina better at energy, worse at procedure in second football scrimmage
- After big layoffs, Charleston-area smelter now hiring in light of tariffs, power deal hope
- Hootie & the Blowfish HomeGrown concert
- The future of Century Aluminum in Mount Holly depends on electricity costs
- Building MUSC's new Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
- Elvis ain't Dead for one night at the Pour House
- First Day Festival kicks off the school year for Charleston area schools
- Challenges with hair becoming easier with new Air Force rules
- Rock band camp challenges campers and builds confidence
- Charleston Pride's inaugural “Toast to Equality” cocktail competition
- Reader photos: People during their travels
- Philip Simmons High School adds varsity football team