A look at the week in "good" news...
In almost every public appearance, South Carolina’s leaders tout our beautiful beaches, our economic prosperity and our Southern hospitality. And while it’s true that South Carolina has made great strides in terms of business growth, industry and tourism, we’ve made little progress in our ab…
I'll confess: There was a time when I would have considered the question facing Republicans a no-brainer. Of course they should seize this opportunity to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative. Moving the courts — especially the Supreme Court — rightward has been a conserva…
There are many important issues South Carolina voters must think about as they cast their votes in this election. One issue they may not immediately consider, but one that is front and center this year, is manufacturing and its future in the Palmetto State. Whether it’s making the products n…
Every time you turn on the TV, it’s the same old thing:
If you spend time enjoying the marshes, inlets and beaches along South Carolina’s spectacular coast, you’ll have little doubt why our region is experiencing exponential growth. The Lowcountry’s unsurpassed quality of life is increasingly hard to find but easy to appreciate, in large part bec…
We are all familiar with commercial airports, such as Charleston International Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
The big question looming over Mitch McConnell’s promise to hold a vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is whether the Democrats, should they win both the White House and Senate, will then add (and fill) more seats to the Supreme Court.
On Thursday, S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recommended in-person learning for “students who need it most.” This is correct if we are to ethically support our younger learners.
Editor’s note: This is the 21st installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
The dozens of unmasked protesters crowded together Tuesday outside the S.C. Statehouse to greet the long-awaited return of the Legislature denounced the COVID “hoax” and demanded freedom from the oppression of a dictatorial governor who … um … was one of the last in the nation to order anybo…
Those most familiar with South Carolina’s history likely realize that what many consider the most important U.S. Supreme Court ruling ever has very deep roots in Clarendon County.
On Sept. 17, 1787, while leaving the just-finished Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was purportedly asked whether the delegates had produced a republic or a monarchy. He allegedly said, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
The political polarization in the United States has caused a dramatic reversal of what is debatable versus what is nondebatable in a democratic society.
It’s been lost amid the pandemic and this presidential election, but Charleston County is asking voters to make a major investment in affordable housing.
It’s especially fitting that the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial in Washington, D.C., opens this week as the nation nears an election. President Eisenhower’s peacemaking provides a powerful example for today’s leaders.
Harry Griffin had big plans for last week’s Charleston City Council meeting.
Charleston County soon will be home to the International African American Museum, which will showcase objects of historical, scientific and cultural interest of enslaved Africans and their descendants who shaped every aspect of Charleston and our country.
You may have heard about the Medical University of South Carolina’s role in developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca and IQVIA selected us to join a Phase 3 trial with the goal of enrolling and collecting data on 30,000 people across 20 U.S. cities in about eight weeks.
The attempted assassination of two Los Angeles County deputies, caught on a security video, is chilling and enraging enough.
Editor’s note: This is the 20th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
On Thursday afternoon, Charleston Rep. Wendell Gilliard fired off a letter asking Gov. Henry McMaster to “eliminate in person instruction and provide for virtual learning only” at S.C. schools because a 28-year-old teacher in a Columbia suburb had died from COVID-19.
Arguably no other single building has symbolized the messy and convoluted redevelopment of the former Charleston Naval Base quite like the Admiral’s House.
Before my mom could drive, before we could afford a second car, there was the bus to the beach.
Who is a moderate now? Who’s a centrist?
The core values of The Citadel are honor, duty and respect. Unfortunately, state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch Jr., a 2004 graduate, exhibited none of those values recently when he publicly harassed and bullied Board of Visitors Chairman Fred Price into resigning.
When a vaccine for COVID-19 is as easily available as a flu shot, and when the public is comfortable getting it, it will be a time of victory — Victory Virus. And it will be a time to begin building the new America.
You know the meeting’s gone off the rails when someone compares the mayor to Hitler inside of 45 minutes.
Digitizing a lifelong habit is a double-mouthful proposition and a heckuva challenge, especially for us older folks. After all, fetching the newspaper from the driveway and then reading it at a leisurely pace, with a cup of coffee in hand, is a rite of daily passage.
It is not every day that local government gets to protect an important historic site, save small homeowners from over development and demonstrate in real time that we, as a community, value black history.
Ransomware attacks on major companies have become a daily occurrence. In just the past few weeks, we’ve seen Garmin, Canon and, most recently, Carnival Cruise Line fall victim. While there are obvious financial losses to the companies at hand, the potential for the greatest loss lies with th…
Greenville County has struggled to control the sprawl of new subdivisions into our rural communities. I should know, as I represent rural citizens in three separate subdivision appeals. The county’s inconsistent and uncertain method for regulating rural subdivisions has created a system of l…
By passing the Energy Freedom Act last year, the South Carolina General Assembly took a first step away from the energy-production monopolies that have saddled our state with some of the highest electricity bills in the nation, and toward real competition through an open market of many buyer…
Like all Americans, it is our hope that with a vaccine or effective treatment, we can get the coronavirus pandemic under control in 2021 and return to normalcy. And, the priority for this nation must be to ensure that the people suffering from the effects of the pandemic are able to get back…
In Mount Pleasant, nestled between the Isle of Palm connector and Porchers Bluff Road, are the Six Mile and Seven Mile communities. These hidden treasures have existed for 150 years or longer.
With this year’s elections taking place during a global pandemic, absentee and early voting are going to play an increased role nationwide, as states grapple with how to keep voters and poll workers safe while maintaining the security and integrity of the voting process.
The British occupation of Charles Town drags on for more than two years.
Phillips is not a large community, or a place of great wealth, but we take humble pride in our strong sense of place. Made up of only about 176 families, most of us who live in Phillips are descendants of the original residents who purchased the former plantation in 1875 following emancipati…
“A friend loves at all times.” — Proverbs 17:17
Earlier this summer, a fearless photographer strung a series of ladders 135 feet up the sides of Charleston's old incinerator smokestacks and lowered himself inside.
Each September, the American Medical Association honors the achievements of women physicians during Women in Medicine Month. This year’s theme is “Advancing Equity, Creating Change.”
In which Mount Pleasant Town Council makes a dumb, dangerous decision...
There is health in trees and a narrative in sewage. That is the double story coming out of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville.
BOSTON — Americans beyond the borders of Red Sox Nation were probably surprised to hear that Rep. Joe Kennedy III — or any Kennedy, for that matter — lost a Democratic primary in his home state of Massachusetts. But they might be even more surprised by who won: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasi…
The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the health, social fabric and economies of South Carolina communities. The virus is having a disproportionate effect on communities of color due to widening racial gaps in health and economic disparities.
Until a few days ago, Democrats were content to pretend the disorder in American cities didn't exist.
University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen was one of the first university leaders to thread the needle between in-person and online learning for the roughly 35,000 students who are attending USC in a pandemic. In May, he announced that students would be welcomed back to campus in Aug…
The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our daily lives. We have all had to work together to make adjustments in order to keep ourselves, loved ones and neighbors safe. These adjustments may seem inconvenient or trivial at times, but the common goal we are…
The history of Charleston County Schools' plans for reopening told, like Dracula, in epistolary form.