It’s hard to overstate the importance of North Charleston these days.
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.
They come in search of Twelve Oaks, and aren’t real happy to instead find “12 Years a Slave.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The official website for the SCE&G class-action lawsuit is warning South Carolina residents to beware of a scam.
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.
“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.
There’s a good bit of data to suggest that loneliness is strongly correlated with early mortality.
The videos show a 16-year-old student at Columbia's Cardinal Newman School firing 30 rounds of ammunition into a box he says represents “a black man” — at one point saying “our n----- hasn’t quite learned his lesson yet; it seems like he needs 25 rounds to the dome.”
July may have been the hottest month globally since record-keeping began in the 1800s, according to an initial analysis by a top meteorological organization.
If there was ever a central concern of our community to focus upon for Pulitzer Prizes for Community Service in Charleston, our flooding, in all its many often complicated aspects, is the place to start to serve this community.
The impact of slavery can be taught to our children, but it needs to be done so in a balanced manner. It is a burdensome legacy we all own.
Two years ago, Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced they were abandoning construction of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station units 2 and 3. The financial hit was enormous.
This week's Opinion newsletter analyzes never-before reported news about the latest environmental threat to our coast, the two-year anniversary of the failed nuclear plant and a tiny but important step to improving education.
The SC Public Service Commission has always had a reputation for cozying up to the utilities it’s supposed to regulate. Now the PSC's decision to hire a consultant with close ties to electric utilities to help it set rates those utilities will have to pay to independent solar providers is raising new questions.
Eric Watson began to form his ideas about community policing as a teenager.
It’s been two years since SCE&G and Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the overdue, overbudget construction project at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, and we just can’t seem to get those utilities out of our mind.
Monday is the first day to file to run for Charleston mayor, but it is looking very much like a two-man race.
Credit should be given where it’s due, and Charleston County Council did the right thing Tuesday when it voted to restore funding for a safe crossing along the West Ashley Bikeway at Highway 61.
South Carolina and the U.S. automotive industry depend on a global supply chain to provide raw materials and finished goods in order to compete across the world.
If Dorchester County needs a campaign slogan for its November bond referendums, it should try this: SLOW GROWTH — VOTE YES.
Graham’s argument is two-fold: He believes the current U.S. footprint in Afghanistan is sufficiently small, and he thinks it is an “insurance policy against the reemergence of al-Qaeda/ISIS types [which will] help hold Afghanistan together.
Your SCE&G settlement check is on the way. Don't spend it all in one place, South Carolina.
Two years ago, South Carolina received the worst financial news in its history.
Unfortunately, Dylann Roof wasn’t an outlier — there are hundreds more like him.
Charleston resident Caroline King wondered in a letter to the editor if the towering statue of John C. Calhoun in Marion Square should be replaced with another honoring S.C. Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, for whom the park is named. “Wouldn’t it make more sense?” she asks.
I would like to respond to the editorial, “James Island PSD must face budget realities,” in the July 1 edition.
On Sunday, the Charleston congressman posted a short video on Twitter showing his phone screen as he searched for Donald Trump’s account and — gasp — unfollowed the president.
Charleston police take this seriously, but they face some serious challenges in this latest palmetto rose squabble. There’s a long history here.
It was the spring of 2017, and Mr. Grooms was explaining that the key to the big fix-our-roads-raise-the-gas-tax bill that was stalled on the Senate floor was finding a way to raise the tax while also providing relief to all those people for whom it would be a real burden.
So far, there are surprisingly few jobs that robots can consistently perform better than humans.
I’m humbled and honored to serve as the University of South Carolina’s 29th president.
A few years ago, there would not have been much to report from the Department of Transportation folks.
Anyone looking for steady work that pays well should apply to the South Carolina Department of Corrections ... as a defense attorney.
In the 65 years since the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision, several mostly black elementary public schools in Charleston have yet to be integrated to anywhere near the city’s white-black racial proportions of 60/40. But finally, these schools may become racially diverse.
In the Lowcountry, 1 out of every 5 children struggle with hunger, and South Carolina is ranked among the worst in the nation for food security for adults 60 and older, as well as for people ages 50-59.
Nikki Haley fans were no doubt thrilled to learn she is now one of America’s top 10 most admired women.
New technologies and approaches, and the mindset to deploy them, can absolutely bring about favorable results. These lessons are directly applicable to Santee Cooper.
With the 75th anniversary of D-Day behind us and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing occurring this month, it is a good time to remember the accomplishments of a leader who helped shape both events.
Federal Judge Bruce Hendricks heard a disturbing statistic from the DEA in March: The Lowcountry’s opioid overdose rate is 240 percent higher than the national average.
The idea that “the government closest to the people serves the people best” is a founding principle of America’s democratic republic and a longstanding keystone of conservative philosophy in particular.