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A Myrtle Beach attorney signed a consent order Tuesday admitting to campaign finance violations, bringing an end to the S.C. Ethics Commission's oldest outstanding case and closing a chapter on a political scandal that has hung over the Grand Strand for years. 

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The window of opportunity to submit bids for Santee Cooper closed Monday, as state lawmakers remain split about whether to offload the state-run utility, its 179,000 customers and its nearly $8 billion of debt. 

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The Public Service Commission voted to change course and explicitly call out the utility company and its former executives after S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas asked the regulators to do so earlier this month. 

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McMaster's inaugural address hinted at some funding priorities. In his 16-minute speech, McMaster made repeated calls to fix education, both K-12 and higher education. (And it drew some of the loudest applause.) How that translates into McMaster's budget will be worth noting.

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Michael Colucci said he found his wife hanging from a garden hose in 2015, but authorities allege he strangled her. After a jury last year couldn't agree whether he killed Sara Colucci, prosecutors and her parents are looking toward a second murder trial in 2019. Her parents say the ordeal has been an "ongoing nightmare."

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YWCA Greater Charleston’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute is a 10-day-long celebration that includes a parade, ecumenical and worship services, a poetry slam and a racial equality workshop. Thousands of Lowcountry residents take part in one way or another.