It’s been nearly 30 years, and it's still easy to find anger about South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, which the Legislature created in 1991 by darting around white communities in 16 counties to string together large concentrations of black voters in Beaufort, Charleston, Florence a…
"Status Zero!" Charleston County’s first responders know all too well what it means when that urgent alert from the Consolidated Dispatch Center comes booming through their radios: There’s not a single ambulance with a paramedic available to answer a 911 call in the entire county, all 1,358 square miles of it, for all 414,000 of us.
Joe Biden’s best friend could be a Republican Senate. It would permit him to return to his moderate left-of-center roots, and unshackle him from the more radical agenda he embraced to win peace with Bernie Sanders, other primary rivals and their constituents.
So, City Councilman Harry Griffin is threatening to leave Charleston … and take part of West Ashley with him.
My love for baking started when I didn’t get the Easy Bake oven I wanted, and my parents taught me how to bake in the real thing. After years of baking for my family and friends, I decided to turn my passion into a business, and in 2012, Grey Ghost Bakery was born.
Simple advice to innovators and policymakers: Don’t worry about collateral needs, or they will distort your good growth and policy efforts.
Anthony Crawford once told his children the day a white man hit him would be the day that he died.
Even before the coronavirus hit, the rising cost of health care was the top concern among Americans. And it’s getting worse.
No one expected Donald Trump to handle a defeat in the 2020 election well.
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most difficult for so many. Nevertheless, we’ve seen many people in communities across our country who…
Charleston City Council is considering a tax increase in order to balance our 2021 budget. Even though our residents have suffered through the most financially draining year in recent memory, there are only a few options to create the $9 million in revenue we need, to pair with $9 million in…
Editor’s note: This is the 29th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
For months, there have been comparisons of Joseph R. Biden (JRB) to Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), two presidents who served at times of significant crisis in our country. After some reflection, I thought of a rather personal sports metaphor.
I have followed with interest the controversy over the removal of Bishop Robert Smith’s name from a student award and donor society at the College of Charleston.
When historians chronicle the 2020 War on Thanksgiving, they will note the conflict was started — appropriately enough — by a bunch of turkeys.
Five panelists at a recent Charleston Forum event agreed that every child should be able to succeed in school and that the current system needs reform. While they expressed widely divergent views on how to go about immediate and longer-term reforms, some important themes emerged that bear re…
In the recent elections, Americans expressed with considerable clarity they are not receptive to the radical agenda embraced by too many Democrats since Elizabeth Warren and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez stormed Washington.
So, the South Carolina Public Service Commission invited Dominion Energy customers to tee off on the utility’s proposed rate increase last week.
The housing crisis in America has been headed to a dire point for many years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed it over the edge.
Immigration dominated the 2016 presidential campaign, but Joe Biden’s promise during the second debate to “within a hundred days … send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people” was the first high-profile focus on the issue in the 2020 campaign.
Editor’s note: This is the 28th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
My parish’s longtime adult lectionary teacher and matriarch loved to recall the question she once got about good people, bad people, hypocrisy and church.
When I was a child, I loved magic. I found magicians fascinating — they could amaze others by making things happen that seemed impossible.
In an unusual season of division that seems pervasive throughout our country, let me share some good news: Coastal South Carolinians agree that hunger is not OK.
It is coming to us as a diabolical enemy: malign, merciless and murderous.
In her Nov. 6 commentary, Margaret W. Garrett, a descendant of Bishop Robert Smith, first president of the College of Charleston, decries the college’s decision to remove Smith’s name from a student award and a donor society.
As the Democratic presidential primary cranked up last year, the national political reporters often called the Rev. Joseph Darby for his take on South Carolina.
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on businesses in the Lowcountry, in South Carolina and across the country, our nation’s logistics sector continues to meet new challenges. This includes the tall task of helping facilitate increased e-commerce.
Fighter pilots use airspeed and altitude to prevent crashes. If they lose both, they fall back on their training for good ideas. If you run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas, it is over, you crash.
I entered the Marines at 17. When I first entered the armed forces, I instantly began to learn new ways of living. That is especially true of the Marines.
Our well-being depends on many things. Most will agree that enjoyment of a pristine natural environment is high on the list. That’s why I live on Johns Island.
When I was a very young girl, we would drive from the mountains of Tennessee to Kiawah Island to see my grandmother. I don’t remember anything about Kiawah itself; my most potent memories are of the drive there and the drive back home underneath the live oak canopy that seemed otherworldly t…
Since I have the privilege of working with many teachers, I can say with certainty that this year has been one of the most stressful of their lives. Unfortunately, many teachers are cautious to speak out publicly about some of the problems occurring in their schools and districts due to the …
Editor’s note: This is the 27th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
I first met Vincent Sheheen over lunch at Columbia’s Capital City Club in the fall of 2000. Mr. Sheheen had requested the meeting with a colleague and me, at the suggestion of “Uncle Bob” — just-retired former House Speaker Bob Sheheen, whose Camden seat he had just been elected to fill — be…
Reports of the Charleston County Republican Party’s demise have been, as it turns out, greatly exaggerated.
I am saddened to see that the College of Charleston has decided to change the names of its top senior award and its donor society.
On Monday, King Street businesses were boarding up their windows because they feared riots would follow the election … no matter who won.
In this uncertain time dominated by concerns about COVID-19, a few things are constants for inmates and families at the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
As the weather cools, many locals and visitors alike look forward to the Lowcountry traditions attached to our natural world.
As we continue to grapple with the dangers and disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic, we also strategize how to get back to a semblance of our former routines.
Editor’s note: This is the 26th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
It’s already been a tense year, from protests over police brutality that gave way to rioting to armed self-styled militia members gathering menacingly at state capitols to demand an end to COVID-19 lockdowns and mask mandates and a president warning their fellow travelers to be on guard agai…
As Charleston County voters decide whether to tax themselves to build more affordable housing, the city of Charleston has provided a fresh, positive example of what such housing can be.
Here we are, nearing the end of election season, and the country feels like a train wreck: A pandemic has killed more than 230,000 people (3,800 in South Carolina) with a new wave expected soon. The economy is in shambles. Half of us can barely speak to the other half.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more changes in our daily lives than we ever could have imagined, but one aspect is so fundamental that you probably never even think of it. Here’s a hint: If you are indoors, it’s surrounding you on every side at this very moment.
There is a monumental vote taking place on Nov. 3. While it is clear this race will determine the direction our country takes for at least the next four years, what we need to remember is that local elections have the most profound and immediate impact on our lives.
The coronavirus pandemic, its attendant recession and the urgent demands for an end to racial injustice rooted in the nation’s beginnings have taught us three things about leadership. They’ve reminded us that leadership matters, made clear the kind of leadership we need and revealed the kind…
I am among the African American leaders who have broken with everyone else and are supporting Sheriff Al Cannon for reelection and Darryl Griffin for County Council District 6.
The editorial staff sent questionnaires to candidates for S.C. Senate, 9th Circuit Solicitor and Charleston County Council, School Board and sheriff. Read the candidates’ answers here, along with all of our endorsements.