Starting in 2020, South Carolina's blue water Navy veterans who came in contact with the toxic herbicide can finally start receiving benefits. They can begin filing paperwork with the VA immediately.
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Allegro Charter School of Music, a middle and high school that infuses music into its curriculum, will use the old Chicora Elementary School as a permanent home beginning as early as 2021.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported the first death of a person recently diagnosed with the vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
Disney's 'The Lion King' comes in with a roar in a touring production at the Performing Arts Center. Does it live up to its mane?
Hurricane Dorian was far from Charleston's most destructive storm, but it did enough damage to darken one of its most prominent icons for a few months.
The Post and Courier obtained a copy of the inspector's notes from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
On April 15, 2018, fighting broke out at a rural South Carolina prison, becoming the deadliest explosion of U.S. prison violence in 25 years. Officials have said little publicly about what happened. This is the story of that night.
Vera officials chose Lee Correctional because it has a large percentage of young offenders serving long sentences. A similar pilot program has been in place for two years at Turbeville Correctional Institution, home to the state's youthful offender program, where inmates usually serve three years or less.
Finding a viable location to park school buses on James Island has proved to be a surprisingly difficult task for district officials and has raised concerns from nearby neighbors.
South Carolina's prisons agency is again asking legislators for hundreds of millions of dollars more to hire employees, boost salaries so the agency can fill vacancies and new positions, upgrade prison security and replace equipment.
Behind walls of razor wire, concrete and steel, a black-market economy thrives in the shadows of South Carolina’s prisons, generating millions for the gangs who control the cell blocks and the flow of forbidden goods.
Animal shelters throughout the Palmetto State are having free adoptions for cats and dogs as they face overwhelming numbers of stray animals coming in and not enough being taken home.
In Charleston and on the surrounding islands where Revolutionary War and Civil War battles raged, casual beachcombers and serious hobbyists often run across small pieces of history.
Edna Smith Primus, whose commitment to legal protection for involuntarily sterilized women in the 1970s led a Supreme Court ruling in her favor, has died at 75.
A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead including the assailant, and multiple people injured. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down.
The next Baxter-Patrick James Island branch is more than a library. It's a community gathering place, and a history museum.
In the 19 months since the deadly fighting at South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution, the public has been told little about what transpired that night or the events that preceded the bloodshed. The Post and Courier set out to change that.
Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.
Jason Evan Down pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, kidnapping, desecration of human remains and third-degree criminal misconduct in exchange for an 18-year sentence and registration as a sex offender. His wife, Christina Alderman, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder, desecration of human remains and sexual exploitation of a minor, and will serve 15 years.
The S.C. Indian Affairs Commission has focused on women’s issues and women-led advocacy this year, something which they’ve said is overdue.
A key deadline has passed that likely will prevent a possible 2020 South Carolina Republican presidential primary from maintaining its famed "First in the South" status.
The trees were bulldozed as part of debris-clearing work ahead of an $8 million to $10 million renourishment project, according to Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
After being flooded with applications in the fall, the governor's office has finally narrowed down three candidates who could run SC’s new Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
A new commercial center planned for one of the region's busiest corridors is moving forward in North Charleston.
At least 83 survivors swam through rough seas to shore after their boat capsized Wednesday. They had been trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands but diverted toward Mauritania as fuel and food ran low, the U.N. migration agency said.
Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France's high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.
A man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing a man and burning his body, which investigators found near his Charleston County home in March 2018.
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Crick is now in line to become the acting U.S. attorney for South Carolina until a new appointee is nominated and confirmed.
Tom Lee, a Mount Pleasant community leader and longtime principal of James B. Edwards Elementary, died Monday.
According to the lawsuit, Marcos Ramirez Toro violated an agreement with Locals Bar when he started selling rolls to Revelry Brewing and Snapper Jack.
Charles Drayton, who played a crucial role in preserving one of Charleston's most significant historic sites and opening it to the public, died Monday. He was 101.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Every year after Thanksgiving I ask myself a single basic question: Why, when considering how invariably delicious the turkey always seems to be, don’t we have more of it? It’s almost as if the term Thanksgiving Turkey denotes a sense of limited access and seasonal confinement that can’t be …
Contributions to The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund have helped the less fortunate in the Lowcountry since 1927.
Magistrate Angel Underwood was reappointed to the bench, despite a suspension. Complaints say her ethical conflicts have only continued.
A U.S. sailor shot and wounded three civilian Department of Defense employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard Wednesday before taking their own life, the military said.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.
WASHINGTON — Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, bolstering the Democrats' case as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made sure they're prepared for that momentous next step.
Repair and heightening of Charleston's Low Battery is scheduled to begin this week with crews drilling over 100 feet underground to test the strength of concrete and wire cables before demolition of the wall at the Coast Guard station — all to address sea level rise and storm surge.
The plan is to use the new municipal electric utility as a conduit for Century Aluminum, the largest aluminum smelting company in the country, to buy power off the open market.
SLED agents were made aware of an additional 2 acres of land in Marion County where a Dorchester County farmer was illegally growing hemp. A circuit court judge said he could harvest and sell it despite facing a criminal case about ignoring the state's agriculture guidelines.
The S.C. Democratic Party's executive council is now slated to meet Friday to certify the candidates and then send on the final list to the S.C. Election Commission to prepare the ballots.
The long-vacant former Charleston Naval Hospital, the tallest building in North Charleston, could be redeveloped as housing, according to a developer who has offered to buy the property from Charleston County.