Legislators call a bill aimed at removing right-of-way barriers to high-speed internet as a "game changer," even as they recognize it's just a start toward getting people hooked up.
As the College of Charleston reopens its campus, its classrooms now feature desks spaced apart for social distancing, disinfectant wipes and abundant hand sanitizer.
As Palmetto State health authorities are trying to get more people tested for COVID-19 to maintain accurate data about the virus' spread, leaders are working to expand self-administered tests already used in Columbia.
When your job is presenting homebuyers with the features and advantages of finely crafted custom homes, it only makes sense that your office reflects the exceptional design and meticulous craftsmanship of your builders.
This week on the podcast, we talked about the spiritual toll of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives in South Carolina as of last week.
Board members will vote on a measure next week that would provide all CCSD teachers and administrators a one-time $500 bonus.
DHEC has advised anyone who spends several minutes within 6 feet of an unmasked person to get tested monthly, regardless of symptoms.
Legislators want to know why the agency that's supposed to guide South Carolina through the coronavirus pandemic is taking so long to choose a new leader.
Now that four area hospitals announced proposed expansions that could bring more than 80 new hospital beds to the Grand Strand, area colleges and universities are excited about the job placement opportunities that will keep their graduates local.
Augusta University Healthcare racked up about 2,000 positive tests between March 18 and Sept. 17, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, but didn't notify DHEC until Sept. 21.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies.
The teacher advocacy group that organized the 10,000-strong march on the Statehouse steps last year is urging educators across the state to use a personal day and stay home from school to raise awareness of the issues teachers are facing as schools reopen during a global pandemic.
Green Sea Floyds High football team, holding back-to-back state titles, is facing a new challenge this year: the coronavirus pandemic.
The Post and Courier has set out to salute restaurants that have made efforts to accommodate customers demanding safety from the coronavirus. Here's a look at some of them.
With a drastic drop in donations, the Charleston Hope Lodge is looking for the community's support to help maintain the much-needed services it provides.
Despite a months-long push from South Carolina business leaders, legislation protecting South Carolina employers from COVID-19 lawsuits if they follow safety guidelines appears to be a goner.
Carnival and other major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas.
For many Dorchester District 2 students, this week marks the first time they will step foot in a school building for a full day of class since schools were abruptly shuttered.
More than 3,000 Horry County Schools in the full-time HCS Virtual program have requested to transfer back into brick-and-mortar instruction — an option the district reopened for five days last week. There are 266 students who have also requested to transfer from brick-and-mortar instruction to HCS Virtual.
The clinic aims to change the way anxiety and depression are treated by not only offering patients traditional therapy, but also pairing each individual with a wellness mentor.
You’ve probably received a postcard by now from the U.S. Postal Service urging you to “plan ahead” if you plan to vote by mail.
What began as a trickle of cases has morphed into a way of way of life in South Carolina as the coronavirus continues its relentless attack on the state, infecting rural pockets and urban centers with ruthless efficiency.
South Carolina reported fewer than 500 new coronaviruses cases on Sunday, and less than 10 percent of cases tested for the day's report were positive.
Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million.
The dozens of unmasked protesters crowded together Tuesday outside the S.C. Statehouse to greet the long-awaited return of the Legislature denounced the COVID “hoax” and demanded freedom from the oppression of a dictatorial governor who … um … was one of the last in the nation to order anybo…
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster and House leaders are understandably concerned about the Senate’s plan to spend $300 million for pay raises and bonuses for teachers, poll workers and some state employees, security upgrades at state prisons, tourism marketing and more.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams joined Gov. Henry McMaster and other state leaders to announce a two-week mass coronavirus testing initiative in South Carolina's capital region.
DHEC recommends that people get tested once per month if they come into close contact with others in the community.
While many students have noticed their peers largely adhere to posted rules and regulations while on campus, there's a real fear that reckless behavior off campus will jeopardize the success of the fall semester.
The state's high court will determine whether Gov. Henry McMaster's program to help parents afford private K-12 tuition with federal coronavirus aid can proceed.
Nearly half of Horry County Schools’ high schools have positive COVID-19 cases after the second week of hybrid learning — among other schools — the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Friday.
Data released Friday by South Carolina public health officials shows that communities that have enacted and kept mask requirements continue to see slower rates of coronavirus spread than communities without such rules.
Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available.
The expanded outreach by vaccine researchers and health officials is getting a late start in communities that, because of a history of scientific exploitation and racism, may be the most reluctant to roll up their sleeves.
With the university’s first home football game just hours away and nearly 5,000 fans expected, Coastal Carolina announced 79 new positive COVID-19 cases on campus Friday morning, while also reporting three new employee cases.
State Superintendent Molly Spearman has threatened to pull Berkeley County School District's 209 state-owned buses if they do not implement the state education agency's face covering policy.
When pollsters recently surveyed people in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, they found half of the households had experienced “serious financial problems” during the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
State public health officials are continuing to emphasize testing and basic precautions to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S.
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democratic leader, told CNN that Barr's remarks were "the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful things I've ever heard" because they wrongly equated human bondage with a measure aimed at saving lives.
This week on the podcast, we talked with education reporter Jenna Schiferl and a teacher at Wando High School about about how the first week back went and the many questions to come as districts transition to more in-person learning.
Among the 50 large U.S. counties with the highest percentages of student residents, 20 have consistently reported higher rates of new virus cases than their states have since Sept. 1, according to an Associated Press analysis.
The drop in new applications suggests businesses in the state were firing fewer people this month. That's a good sign as South Carolina tries to dig its way out of a deep economic hole.
State Superintendent Molly Spearman is putting pressure on school districts to offer face-to-face instruction for what she says are some of the state's most vulnerable students.
There’s been a lot of confusion about COVID-19 testing since the CDC abruptly dropped its recommendation last month that everyone who has come into close contact with an infected person get tested, instead saying there’s no need for people without symptoms to test.
The South Carolina House approved a COVID-19 funding bill Wednesday that puts an additional $93 million toward testing and provides grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses and nonprofits struggling to survive amid the pandemic.
The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate myriad restrictions and safety concerns.
South Carolina announced 28 more confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday, including one in August that means no fewer than 21 patients died each day of that month.