A big part of why tourists come to Charleston – to walk the streets South of Broad, wander through churches and graveyards and eat and drink with the locals – is because they want to live like Charlestonians live.
I don’t understand why South Carolina under Gov. Henry McMaster’s leadership doesn’t have statewide recycling centers and recycling in every city.
In recent years, we have all heard horror stories about high schoolers getting hooked on e-cigarettes. All the data and anecdotal evidence points to the vaping epidemic growing rapidly among teens.
Under South Carolina's new paper ballot system, the quarter of absentee ballots cast in teh 2020 election will have to removed from sealed envelopes and scanned on Election Day, potential delaying results by hours or days. The Legislature can easily correct this problem before it occurs.
SCDOT wrong on trees
A federal court rightly rebuked the FBI last year for breaking the law and violating the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches in its use of government records of communications collected without a court warrant.
Like it or not, Charleston is an international tourist destination. As such, it ought to be the best one it can be.
In the Oct. 7 Post and Courier parenting column, Sara Novak did a yeoman’s job of reviewing the risks associated with golf carts and driving them on our local roads.
Mount Pleasant, this Jim Owens mess is a wake-up call.
An apparent litmus test has appeared among the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls: abolishing the Electoral College.
We always knew the S.C. Commerce Department was secretive about the economic incentives it doles out to lure companies to our state, but we didn’t realize how much so until last week, when a state senator went to court to challenge that secrecy.
A national ranking shows South Carolina homeowners pay the 6th-lowest property taxes in the nation, a fact that provides useful context as the Legislature attempts to adopt a new funding formula for schools, and school advocates push for the repeal of Act 388's exemption on school operating taxes for owner-occupied houses.
Officially discouraging, limiting or banning the “fill and build” homebuilding model in Charleston will be an uphill battle, but City Councilman Harry Griffin has the right idea.
The Sept. 22 Post and Courier editorial was correct that Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds has committed to enacting the recommendations of a just-released audit of his department.
S.C. Agriculture Department officials probably should have gone easier on a permitted hemp farmer near Harleyville before unleashing law enforcement on him, resulting in 10 acres of his crop being destroyed.
SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and S.C. Public Radio to produce and present programs for statewide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment has provided more t…
Joe Cunningham just doesn’t get it. The 1st District congressman is still “withholding judgment” on whether President Trump should be impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate his most formidable political rival.
We can appreciate the State Ports Authority’s need to diversify and expand its exports, and we understand that, yes, there’s still apparently a big future in plastics.
Today is International Day of the Girl. Supporters around the world will honor achievements by, with and for girls since the 1995 adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a watershed document to manifest global female empowerment.
South Carolina Highway 61 makes me want to sing, but I don’t want to sing the blues!
The main reason we need those counselors isn’t to prevent mass shootings. It’s to help the children who are more disruptive than dangerous, and the ones who might not make it in school without help.
Oct. 1 was a great day for South Carolina voters. I would like to sincerely thank and express my gratitude to former congressman Bob Inglis and businessman Frank Heindel for filing a formal complaint against the S.C. Republican Party and its chairman, Drew McKissick, regarding the loss of th…
Maybe it’s time for Mount Pleasant to hire its own town lawyer.
Santee Cooper unveiled its “business forecast” at its board meeting a couple of weeks ago. On its face, the plan looks as though Santee Cooper will be making great strides in using more sustainable energy to power homes and businesses.
The state Department of Transportation shouldn’t be surprised about all this flak over its plans to “improve” Highway 61.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains the alarming news that maternal deaths associated with pregnancy, childbirth and its aftermath up to one year later have been rising over the past decade in the United States.
I was very disappointed to read the headline in the Sept. 29 Post and Courier’s Home & Real Estate section, “Design of a new home on Wentworth for sick veterans in Charleston draws criticism.”
It’s easy to understand why the tiny Pee Dee communities of Nichols and Rosewood are trying so hard to recover after being flooded out twice in three years by monster storms. But as sea level rise and an evolving global climate promise bigger and more frequent storms, rebuilding on flood-prone property becomes ever more dangerous — and expensive.
It’s important for our state to note what is happening to our environment and act. I am reminded of the expression, “Think globally, act locally.”
The only people who dread report cards more than less-than-superior students are teachers, principals and other school officials. For two decades now, they’ve decried the annual school and district report cards, which have been used by school critics to exaggerate our deficiencies, by real e…
Ebony Clare’s shooting death was tragic. That it was her husband who allegedly pulled the trigger and shot her in the back at their North Charleston home is doubly tragic.
On the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana, my synagogue had a problem. We are a historic synagogue in a prominent downtown Charleston location and we hire off-duty Charleston police officers to provide security.
At the very least, you’d think Jaime Harrison would send Lindsey Graham a thank-you note.
It’s unfathomable that we are on the cusp of a mayoral election and have yet to break ground on reconstruction of the Low Battery. But 30 days before the Nov. 5 vote, that is exactly where we are.
Imagine the Legislature passed a law that said USC can only recruit football players who are South Carolinians, but Clemson can still recruit from across the country.
As you drive along the Ashley River on scenic S.C. Highway 61, suburbia fades in the rearview mirror.
The number of people seeking mental health care increases every year as the stresses and strains of life become more complicated and challenging.
Imagine that the federal government received all the revenue it will receive for the year in a lump sum on Jan. 1, and then proceeded to spend that money at a constant rate. If the federal government’s budget were balanced, the money would last until the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31. But be…
Millennials in the United States are privileged to have grown up in a world unafraid of pandemics. As an early millennial, I have never encountered actual cases of frightening and debilitating diseases such as polio, diphtheria, measles and tetanus. Up until recently, I had also never encoun…
When someone’s been stealing your paycheck every month, and the thefts stop, that’s good news. But it doesn’t fix the problem: You’re still out of months' or even years' worth of stolen income. And even if the thief is prosecuted and convicted, you’ll probably never get much, if any, of your money back.
As the armor adviser to Royal Saudi Land Forces during and three years after Desert Storm, I strongly object to the Sept. 25 Post and Courier letter to the editor that stated, “The Saudis did not engage their considerable capabilities face-to-face ... in Operation Desert Storm to assist the …
It only took one accident on Johns Island to paralyze much of Charleston in gridlock for nine hours this week.
Jane Lucas Thornhill loved Charleston. She loved its architectural heritage and devoted her time and talents to preserving it. She loved telling visitors about the city’s history and its fine old buildings.
The issue of surprise medical billing has become an increasingly important issue for our lawmakers in Washington, but that wouldn’t surprise many patients in South Carolina who already understand its ramifications and have experienced the overall shortcomings of the U.S. health care reimburs…
Richard Wildermann of Seabrook Island is the winner of the latest Golden Pen for his Aug. 12 letter about the need to address climate change in light of the then-upcoming United Nations Climate Change Summit.
The true value of putting nearly 14,000 acres of private land along the Savannah River under a conservation easement probably won’t be fully realized for generations. But it’s already clear that the effort has made a major contribution to protecting South Carolina’s environment.
I reckon that in my time in politics, I have run in more South Carolina primaries, both Democratic and Republican, than anyone else.
Summer officially came to a close last week with the first day of fall. Americans are starting to enjoy the season’s most beloved activities like college football, tailgating, visiting pumpkin patches and admiring the fall foliage once again. South Carolina may be well-known for its summerti…
Outdoor activities and the industries that support them are a big business in South Carolina. The news is a cause for both a celebration and a warning. We need to protect the state’s outdoor environment.
We don’t hate potholes just because they’re jarring. Or because they provide too-frequent reminders of government not doing the job we want it to do. We also hate them because they’re expensive.