Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize.
Thunderstorms dropped torrential rain across the Lowcountry June 12, knocking out power, flooding streets and prompting a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service.
The shutdown of schools and use of remote learning made necessary by the COVID pandemic have cost students anywhere from three to 14 months of learning, according to a study by McKinsey & Company.
A project spearheaded by Clemson University's Warren Lasch Conservation Center, located on the former Charleston Naval Base, will ensure the fragile canoe can be preserved. The conservation team is seeking guidance from representatives of South Carolina's many Native tribes.
Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China's global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said.
Pet adoptions in the United States increased significantly at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Now people are fostering as they decide they don't want the full-time pet ownership role. But even those numbers are falling.
Spoleto Festival USA's popular chamber music series played on — for limited crowds and a few cut-out composers, too.
Charleston police believe that an act of vandalism at U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace's Daniel Island home late last month may be connected to a similar graffiti incident that happened at nearby Bishop England High School earlier this year.
Saluda River Riverwalk is set to formally open to the public as part of the Three Rivers Greenway, a milestone toward what Columbia officials expect will become one of the biggest draws in the Midlands.
Several days after two members of a prominent Hampton County family were fatally shot, questions about what happened still vastly outnumber answers.
A magistrate in Chesterfield County dismissed charges against attorney Cody T. Mitchell after a June 1 hearing at the Chesterfield County Central Magistrate’s Office.
A mental health facility that was cited by state regulators for failing to report the assault that landed Jamal Sutherland in Charleston County jail on Jan. 4 is taking steps to make sure a such a lapse doesn't happen again.
An advisory council over the state's Department of Juvenile Justice met June 11, under a cloud of controversy amid claims by employees of absenteeism and incompetence leveled at agency head Freddie Pough.
The College of Charleston and ECPI University in North Charleston have created COVID-19 vaccine incentive programs to encourage students, staff and faculty to get their shot.
A new regulation will ban tegu lizards in South Carolina and require current owners to register the pets with the Department of Natural Resources by Sept. 25.
The newspaper's staff was recognized in the local reporting category for its work on the project, which was published between April and December of last year. Rising Waters documented how the accelerating forces of climate change pose an existential threat to the Lowcountry, from wetter hurricanes to “rain bombs” to flooding high tides.
Recovery from the pandemic was set to dominate their discussions, with members of the wealthy democracies club expected to commit to sharing at least 1 billion vaccine shots with struggling countries. That includes a pledge from U.S. President Joe Biden to share 500 million doses, and a promise from Johnson for another 100 million shots.
North Charleston detectives were able to identify a murder suspect in last month's shooting after viewing surveillance footage from area businesses, according to court records.
Another 16 deaths from coronavirus disease were also reported to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 8,616 since the start of the pandemic.
U.S. regulators are allowing for the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but material to make many more must be thrown out because of possible contamination, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.
The ruling marks the second time this week that efforts to block the executions have failed, suggesting the inmates will likely be killed by electrocution later this month.
Senate Democratic leaders are demanding that Trump-era Attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testify about the secret seizure of data from House Democrats in 2018, calling it "shocking" and a "gross abuse of power."
The city of Charleston has improved a FEMA rating that provides flood insurance discounts to city residents, meaning policyholders will receive a 25 percent discount as early as next spring.
Terry Darnell Kelly Jr., who harassed his ex-girlfriend for months in 2018 before fatally stabbing her outside her apartment complex in North Charleston, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
The director of the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, which administers the state's Medicaid program, called the budget proposal introduced by Rep. Bill Herbkersman an "important public health initiative."
Where exactly in Greenville the vice president will be was not detailed in a White House advisory announcing the visit. The rate of vaccination has declined as President Joe Biden pushes his goal of having 70 percent of the U.S. population vaccinated by July 4.
After three days of investigating the killings of two members of the well-connected Murdaugh family, law enforcement officials continue to withhold basic information about the high-profile case.
Handyman Hal, Shawn Goins' YouTube persona, has amassed more than 6,000 subscribers in the past year for his children's videos.
Charleston Water System would connect Hollywood to CWS's system at Main Road and Savannah Highway. The tie-in is closer to the town than the current connection with the city of Charleston's water utility, and would effectively remove 5 miles of sewer line, including a portion that sprang a major leak in 2018.
South Carolina's largest university is again on the search for a new leader after a plagiarism scandal prompted former USC President Bob Caslen to resign.
The programs include a video tribute featuring President Joe Biden and other prominent elected officials, a Bible study, forum on forgiveness, worship service and youth educational conference.
Many residents striving to get back to a post-pandemic normal has meant an increase in pet surrenders for Dorchester County's sole animal shelter.
A trio of dams along Twelve Mile Creek in Lexington is finally nearing the end of repairs more than five years after 2 feet of rain was unleashed overnight.
In a survey sent out to principals across South Carolina, just 41 percent reported high levels of confidence while leading in a virtual environment.
Several Myrtle Beach business owners, managers and workers were indicted by a federal grand jury today, accused of defrauding workers outside of the United States.
Richland County officials have imagined what travel sports park would mean for the area and are beginning to explore where such a layout would be built and most importantly, how it would be funded.
S.C. Battlefield Trust recently secured 31 acres in Colleton County after archaeological surveys determined the borders of the Battle of Parker's Ferry, a noteworthy skirmish that inflicted severe damage to British forces.
The Community Vaccination Clinic closed in Columbia on June 9 after an 8-week run and more than 21,000 vaccines given.
With inequities in vaccine supplies around the world becoming alarmingly pronounced in recent months, some expressed hope that the pledge would encourage more such promises to fill a gaping need. Others stressed that the doses needed to roll out quickly.
Woodard died from a gunshot wound in early May, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. He was from Mount Pleasant, reports show.
If it becomes law, House Bill 453 would require North Carolina abortion providers to sign a statement confirming that a woman isn't seeking to end her pregnancy to avoid having a child with Down syndrome, or a baby of an unwanted race or gender.
President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations' famed "special relationship" but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal.
The increased consumer appetite is bumping up against a shortage of components, from lumber and steel to chemicals and semiconductors, that supply such key products as autos and computer equipment, all of which has forced up prices. And as consumers increasingly venture away from home, demand has spread from manufactured goods to services — airline fares, for example, along with restaurant meals and hotel prices — raising inflation in those areas, too.