South Carolina residents, and millennials nationwide, have some of the nation's worst credit scores.
IBM Corp. is set to score a Wall Street version of a hat trick in South Carolina.
On the second day on Utila Island, I meet our neighbor, Ken Nelson, a missionary with Legacy Mission International. Ken offers me a golf-cart tour into a barrio called Camponado. In literal minutes, we move from stunning beauty to staggering poverty. I’ve not seen a landscape like this since my National Guard deployment into the muddy wards of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
One of the magazines I read asks some of the thought leaders in my profession to write an essay about “How My Mind Has Changed.” I always read those essays. I love the idea of creative minds changing, and they jostle me to reflect on how my mind has changed.
A group of 41 Mount Pleasant residents spent more than a year painstakingly crafting a new road map for the town’s future. And now: All that work for nothing.
GrowFood Carolina is a local food hub that connects farmers to buyers. It was started by the Coastal Conservation League in 2011 as a result of the Food and Agriculture program to preserve Lowcountry farms.
Surely, other father and son scenes play out all over Mount Pleasant on a sunny Saturday morning in March. Boats slide off trailers into brackish water. Batting cages fill with tattered baseba…
So here are several things my family is starting to do that will help our pets be eco-friendly and, if you follow suit, yours too.
Our annual mass alien abduction, aka Daylight Saving Time, remains a target of politician. But not changing our clocks is more complicated than it sounds.
Every once in a while I’ll joke with people and say I need a break from column-writing and to please write one (or more) for me — I’ll give full credit and everything. And once in a while some…
It’s 1975. Imagine the culture shock a family that has just fled Vietnam experiences upon entering a California supermarket. Yet Andrea Nguyen’s mother learned to adapt non-Viet ingredients to…
That wasn’t just an air horn blasting through the halls of Congress last week — it was an alarm.
From the parking lot of a West Ashley strip mall store front, there are distinct sounds that cause a slight pause and a curious glance. The sign above says Grit Box Fitness. The sound emanatin…
Understanding how federal tax brackets work can lead to better personal finance decisions.
Shares of a Spartanburg-based restaurant chain are up about 1,300 percent since March 2009.
On a recent Monday, my wife, Becky, and I boarded a plane flying south to Honduras. From several thousand feet aloft, we cross a border that, according to The New York Times, “76,000 migrants …
Gene Sapakoff column: Jadeveon Clowney, A'ja Wilson, Michael Roth, those are locks; and more deserving Gamecocks for jersey retirement between 2020 and 2024.
9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson wants violent repeat offenders off the street, but state courts keep letting them go
The 2018 January ice, snow and bitterly cold weather (for Lowcountry standards) showed that native plants sometimes have a clear advantage over non-native species.
A crew of North Charleston firefighters and EMTs were training on the department’s fire boat in the Ashley River last Friday.
A recent study comparing the microbiomes of people and their pets revealed some interesting findings. It seems that when we share a dwelling with a dog, we are also sharing the microorganisms …
The column about socialism and Venezuela generated a fair amount of response — all essentially in agreement except for one dissenting view. As is my custom and in the spirit that debate is int…
Dominion Energy may have taken over SCE&G, but some things haven’t changed.
The vagus nerve, from the Latin for wanderer, has the same root word as vague and vagabond. But none of those names adequately describes the wide-ranging influences of this nerve on the way our bodies respond to stress.
The stuff that gets televised these days amazes me. But we watch it.
TJ Hopkins missed most of South Carolina's 2018 season with back and hand injuries but has bounced back in a big way this year. The senior from Summerville homered in each of three games against Clemson and led the Gamecocks to a series win.
Payless shoes, the Mount Pleasant Bi-Lo, and Magnificent Interiors are among stores running clearance sales as they prepare to close.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson's loaded offense might shatter records in 2019, including a new mark for legitimate Heisman Trophy candidates on the same team.
If you want to know how not to run an election, just take a drive up the interstate. Because North Carolina is putting on a clinic.
Vines offer a wide variety of uses in the landscape. They may be used as a ground cover or a fast-growing screen on fences or walls.
South Carolina’s already thin ranks within the so-called fintech world is about to get a little leaner.
Clemson deals with No. 1 hype in the opening days of spring practice, and newcomer Frank Ladson is already dazzling coaches with his wide receiver skills
The party's over for Folly Gras.
In the neither-here-nor-there department, it’s a sad irony that politicians around the world, socialist leaders and dictators frequently end up with untold riches not uncommonly at the expense…
As Clemson opens 2019 spring football practice, head coach Dabo Swinney is looking for leaders. And says quarterback Trevor Lawrence isn't No. 1. Yet.
State officials offered an update on the Legislature’s ambitious plan to improve schools last week, and it was … educational.
J.C. Strickland came to Charleston as a young watch and clockmaker in 1964 with a wife and three children. Since then, he's been marking time for Lowcountry customers.
When it comes to getting paid a few extra bucks for your hard-earned cash, the field is wide open, so it pays to shop around.
South Carolina's $1.5 billion Mega Millions mystery is shaping up to be a missed opportunity of staggering proportions. Either that or a masterstroke of savvy financial planning.
Gene Sapakoff column: The most competitive, controversial, bittersweet quarterback battle possible will help South Carolina have a better season in 2019.
Well, this is embarrassing. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation says only 34 percent of South Carolina residents can pass an abbreviated version of the U.S. Citizenship and Immig…
My interest in public safety comes from the tragedies I’ve witnessed in my chaplain career. In death’s aftermath, I’ve offered comfort to those whose loved ones were accidentally struck, shot, suffocated, burned, poisoned, fallen or electrocuted.
In the 18 years I’ve been writing this column, many readers have shared their impression of what a chaplain is. And more than a few have certainly told me what a chaplain is not.
The horticulture industry is, in a general sense, about plants. It’s so diverse, though, that you can’t know it all. It ranges from turf to ornamentals to edible crops. In the horticulture program at Trident Technical College, we teach everything, including propagation, irrigation, design and construction as well as identifying more than 400 plants.
Gene Sapakoff column: It looks good for Wofford and Furman, hopeful for the College of Charleston and Clemson, iffy for South Carolina — projecting NCAA Tournament chances for Palmetto State teams
Some people are a little concerned about Lindsey Graham.
After 28 years of practicing medicine you would think there is little new to learn, but I always come away with at least one new pearl of wisdom. This event always makes me reflect on how my profession has changed over my nearly 30 years of practice.
I didn't know what to pay a babysitter, so I did what any sane person would do: Made a spreadsheet with 1,500 entries to find average and median pay rates across the tricounty area.
Of all the problems on the world’s stage, the deepening and disastrous economic and refugee crisis in Venezuela has got to be among the worst.
Charleston would be bone-dry if fussing and fighting could stop flooding.