Rebecca Vaughn of Mount Pleasant is the winner of The Post and Courier’s latest Golden Pen for her July 30 letter about bicyclists needing a safe way to cross the Ashley River and get around West Ashley.
We can have all the vigils against violence, prayer groups and community meetings we want or need. But until we teach our young people to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” I don’t see any changes coming.
Surely this isn’t real. Surely a member of the S.C. House isn’t seriously asking S.C. State University to name a new building after disgraced former Sen. Robert Ford.
Predictive analytics in hiring has come to the South Carolina Department of Corrections. It’s the science of predicting the futures of would-be hires based on their responses to a set of “yes” or “no” questions and a mashup of data both public and private.
Imagine inviting friends and relatives to visit your home and then they decide to stay. Your home is shrinking as the “visitors” take over.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of North Charleston these days.
Okatie’s smoldering “Mount Trashmore” isn’t just an environmental disaster or a glaring example of a regulatory failing. It’s a public health hazard.
Charleston has at least $2 billion in climate change-related infrastructure needs. South Carolina likely has several billion more. And that’s before factoring in the cost of natural disasters, lost productivity and other climate-related challenges.
Based on Mr. Bailey’s suppositions, what is important to win this election is money, being able to get things done, having the support of City Council, and being able to relate to the entire city.
Boone Hall will always be Boone Hall.
It takes a lot to get state officials to take back honors they never should have bestowed to start with, as evidenced by highway signs commemorating former politicians who went on to be convicted of buying votes and other federal crimes. But some things are beyond the pale, like allegedly so…
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s appointment of Melanie Barton to lead state education reform efforts clearly indicates the governor’s idea of reform is simply more of the same.
On Tuesday, Charleston City Council will vote on a proposal to request $32 million in funds from the state Transportation Infrastructure Bank to help repair and strengthen the Low Battery seawall to protect against higher seas and stronger storms.
South Carolina manufacturers and farmers have a big stake in next month’s trade talks between China and the United States and the final outcome of their trade war. Their hope is that tensions can be resolved, China’s temporary retaliatory tariffs on American goods will be lifted, and sales t…
They come in search of Twelve Oaks, and aren’t real happy to instead find “12 Years a Slave.”
Our state government’s influence on USC’s Board of Trustees should be proportional to the amount of funding the government supplies.
Five hundred years ago, a Portuguese ne’er-do-well under the flag of a teenage king of Spain set forth with five ships determined to sail westward around a recently discovered South America to the famed Spice Islands (Indonesia) in the East and claim them for the Spanish crown.
There was a time when Citadel Mall was a bustling hub of commerce in West Ashley. Now it’s not much more than a relic — a weathered, boxy monument to changing consumer tastes lost in the city’s largest sea of overbuilt parking space.
A lot of kids will start school this week with a substitute teacher, or sharing a teacher in a too-crowded classroom. Again.
The terms “mental health” and “mental illness” are getting thrown around a lot these days, and for the worst possible reasons. So it’s worth reiterating that mass shooter disorder isn’t something with which one can be diagnosed by any reputable doctor.
Gov. Henry McMaster was explaining how tough it’ll be to find someone to run the S.C. Office on Aging since the Senate torpedoed his friend Stephen Morris, who had been appointed when the program was still part of the lieutenant governor’s office but who, under a law that took effect in Janu…
The way to honor Tim Haman’s life is to make his death mean something.
We have a national shortage of physical therapists. Estimates show that by 2025, an additional 27,000 physical therapists will be needed to meet growing demands, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Trump administration should heed U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s warning that any peace deal with the Taliban that results in a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would open the door to a return of terrorist groups that target the United States and lead to a surge in internat…
It’s good news that South Carolina Gas & Electric successor Dominion Energy is reviving an effort to dam parts of the Congaree and dig out tons of potentially toxic coal tar.
Annexation into the city is no answer.
The Charleston mayor’s race officially kicks off at noon Monday, when filing for the November election closes.
In response to the Aug. 8 Post and Courier editorial, “What USC trustees should learn from Caslen’s selection as president,” we agree with your statement, “It should never be the job of the hired hands to dictate a school’s president,” the hired hands in this case being Parker Executive Search.
South Carolina’s new voting machines that leave a paper trail for audits and cannot be hacked remotely get their first workout Oct. 1 in a special election in Aiken County, and will be operable in all precincts around the state by November.
According to a 2008 College of Charleston study, there’s good evidence S.C.’s incentive program is a money loser, returning just 19 cents for each dollar spent.
Venezuela’s deepening misery (“Capital in Dark,” P&C, July 23, 2019, A5) has been reported with increasing frequency in the last 24 months, and this is no surprise to those of us who have monitored the country’s decline over more than a decade. According to United Nations Office on Drugs…
With children and teachers heading back to school next week, now is the time to focus on how South Carolina families and educators need more support, particularly for early childhood education.
I thank The Post and Courier for running the Aug. 9 article on the extreme heat predicted to increase in South Carolina as a result of our changing climate.
Either the state was going to have to come up with the extra money or it was going to have to raise premiums and co-pays for state workers, putting the burden on them. A third choice was to demand better prices.
Has your house ever flooded? Unless you bought it new, or it’s been in your family for generations, don’t be so sure you know the answer.
The official website for the SCE&G class-action lawsuit is warning South Carolina residents to beware of a scam.
Much thanks to the Post and Courier for the great photo and comments on National Lighthouse Day. We are fortunate to have a supportive local paper and staff who care about our mission of saving the Morris Island Lighthouse.
The term “complete street,” interpreted too literally, is overenthusiastic.
With much of Charleston’s City Market about to be dug up, City Council needs to pass an archaeology ordinance to prevent the remains of the city’s past from being unceremoniously scraped away.
Will common sense and a national urgency finally transcend frustration and futility, moving lawmakers to act? Or will we soon enough notice once again that the demand to “Do something!” gradually fades with time and slow-walking and double-talking policymaking?
The son-in-law of S.C. Senate powerhouse Hugh Leatherman was back in the news this week, first receiving house arrest and probation for obstructing a federal investigation and then – you just can’t make this stuff up – being arrested for soliciting prostitution.
Doesn’t it strike you as odd that so many people are upset about “illegal workers” at food processing plants in Mississippi?
It’s encouraging that the federal government finally managed to sneak a second half a metric ton of deadly plutonium out of South Carolina.
When a South Carolina Electric & Gas crew destroyed an active osprey nest atop a power pole in Mount Pleasant more than a year ago, federal wildlife officials sheepishly explained that the utility wouldn’t face punishment because rules under the Endangered Species Act were being rolled back.
“I do know that we need wider roads, but give us a break.”
The more Mark Sanford warns us about looming dark days, the more he sounds like The Dark Knight.
The Climate Action Summit scheduled for Sept. 23 at the United Nations in New York City will be the most important gathering ever held by the global community to try to effectively combat climate change.
It’s worrisome that the Legislature injected so much secrecy into the process of accepting and evaluating bids.
If the Legislature decides to sell Santee Cooper, it will be by far the biggest transaction South Carolina has ever completed. So it’s worrisome that the Legislature insisted on injecting so much secrecy into the process of accepting and evaluating bids.