Preservationists fought and lost a battle over plans for a 105-foot-tall hotel at Marion Square. Now that Hotel Bennett is poised to open, how do they judge the legacy of that fight?
Michael Bennett, the owner and founder of Charleston-based Bennett Hospitality — a veritable Lowcountry empire of hotels, restaurants and other properties — has been waiting for this for years. It has to be just right.
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Forty-seven years since it was founded, Charleston's Annual MLK Celebration is the largest in the state and quite fitting for one of the world's greatest champions of human rights and social justice.
The powerful Republican legislator leading the charge this year on improving South Carolina's public schools knows firsthand that education is key to lifting children out of poverty.
If anyone had predicted South Carolina might legalize medical marijuana a few years back, you would’ve sworn they were smoking something. But it could happen.
Bob DeVey will die of terminal cancer. He has chosen not to undergo radical surgery that might buy him a few extra months at the cost of his quality of life. Now he wants to make one final medical decision.
Charleston police on Saturday announced a suspect had been charged in connection with a body that was found at the scene of a house fire in December.
South Carolina’s business community is rallying support for narrowing the state’s mounting teacher shortage, linking arms with education advocates as lawmakers vow to reform an ailing school system.
Historian Sonya Grantham wants a statue on South Carolina Statehouse grounds honoring an African-American World War I infantry unit that includes a Medal of Honor recipient, but she will run into a stringent state law that makes adding or removing monuments from public building almost impossible.
The town of Mount Pleasant has proposed re-positioning the 28-acre Crab Bank bird rookery renourishment a little farther toward the mouth of Charleston Harbor from where it's planned, to keep from silting Shem Creek.
South Carolina wetlands, like cypress swamps, could lose federal protections under a Trump Administration rule change to the Clean Water Act.
An incomplete paper trail and a supervisor's previously undisclosed loan to a now-deceased Charleston County School District employee accused of viewing child pornography and molesting students have added new details to a story that has drawn the outrage of parents and community leaders.
One in four apartments at a Columbia public-housing complex where two men were found dead this week had dangerous gas leaks, forcing the total evacuation of more than 400 residents from all units on Friday.
Charleston County now plans to demolish all the building on the site of the former Charleston Naval Hospital, and leave more than half the 23-acre property in North Charleston open to redevelopment.
Plans to develop a historic plantation site continue to meet opposition from local residents who don't want to see more traffic along their hometown roads.
Charleston Councilwoman Carol Jackson is hoping to convince the other 11 members and Mayor John Tecklenburg to approve another moratorium for James and Johns islands, but only in the Special Flood Hazard Area, a Federal Emergency Management Agency designation for land with a high risk of flooding.
The federal court in Charleston has ruled that work can't go forward issuing permits for seismic testing offshore South Carolina and the rest of the Atlantic coast until the government shutdown ends.
Charleston County wants to see an ordinance for a countywide ban on single-use plastic bags, a significant first step that could one day make it the second county in South Carolina to enact such a law.
A pastor of a downtown Charleston church was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with alleged domestic violence against a pregnant woman.
Mount Pleasant Waterworks wants to demolish a long-empty water tank in the Old Village and replace it with a 170-foot cellular tower.
The winning word rolled off Drew David's tongue with ease: "femininity." When he spelled it, he kept the same deliberate pace as he had all morning amid the hush and dim lights of the Summerville High auditorium.
South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services.
The governor selected Van McCarty, who had been serving as the National Guard's second in command for five years. He will replace Bob Livingston, who was elected twice to the state's highest military office since 2010.
Only two states — New Jersey and Delaware — forbid all marriages under the age of 18. Meanwhile, a national movement to close marriage loopholes in other states is gaining ground.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office said a man found dead on New Year's Eve on the porch of an Ashley Heights residence was the victim of a fatal shooting.
Gov. Henry McMaster, along with House and Senate leaders, ask state economic experts for help in fixing a failing education funding system
When it comes to chickpea consumption, the U.S. still lags far behind countries such as India, which until recently was the recipient of about half of the American chickpea crop.
Living on the coast is getting riskier to your health. Vibrio, the disease-causing germ that closes oyster beds, could soon find it way to your drinking water.
Researchers are looking for better ways to tell the public about the storms in terms of the individual threats — storm surge seas and flooding rain as well as winds — instead of the standard 1-to-5 scale based just on wind speed.
A few days ago I was thinking to myself how one potential benefit from the partial federal government shutdown would be the opportunity to fire everybody who works for the Passport Service. Sounds kind of radical — what’s got me started?
The push to increase the pay for teachers in South Carolina continues to build as lawmakers prepare to debate how to improve a faltering education system which trails other states in nearly every measure.
A more than $2.7 billion list of road work, aimed at easing traffic problems in the Charleston metro area, will be happening during just the next several years with some now underway.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and others gathered Wednesday at a West Ashley development that never should have been built to unveil a new initiative to minimize problems from future floods.