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…
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…
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The S.C. Public Service Commission has long seemed more concerned about the utilities it’s supposed to regulate than the public it’s supposed to protect from regulated monopolies, so it was refreshing to see it act so quickly Wednesday to correct the perception if not the fact that it was once again carrying water for the industry.
There are reasons to approach with caution a planned $1.1 billion widening of I-526 through West Ashley and North Charleston, which will include a redesign of the intersection with I-26.
S.C. Education Superintendent Molly Spearman said it felt like Christmas, and it’s easy to understand why.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive product of both the hemp flower and marijuana.
The University of South Carolina’s response to inquiries from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools should clear up any concerns that the university will lose its accreditation as a result of Gov. Henry McMaster’s involvement in the selection of President Robert Caslen.
It shouldn’t have taken complaints from neighbors in the decidedly industrial pocket off S.C. Highway 170 to spur state and local officials to action.
South Carolina’s two Republican senators are rightly encouraging their Senate colleagues to address gun violence in the wake of mass killings in Texas and Ohio.
There’s nothing about requiring an extra foot of freeboard that makes it so controversial or portentous an issue as to require that voters weigh in.
Gadsden Creek, a strip of tidal wetland carved out of a former landfill on the northwest edge of the Charleston peninsula, can be saved.
It's beyond comprehension that three years after its aerial mosquito spraying program created national outrage by killing off millions of honey bees, the Dorchester County Council has launched a new assault, ending notification to beekeepers of truck spraying so they can protect their hives.
Leaders at every level in the United States from President Donald Trump to local city councils must act to make mental health care more readily accessible for those who need it.
A surprising number of people in Mount Pleasant — which at this point is anything but rural — still rely on septic tanks rather than Mount Pleasant Waterworks.
Rising health care costs continue to put a burden on most Americans. Health insurance premiums rose an average of 5 percent this year in South Carolina, well above the increase in wages. So recent Trump administration moves to put pressure on hospitals and the drug industry to lower prices a…
It’s time for the federal government to directly regulate the handling and shipping of the stuff.
It’s no coincidence that South Carolina’s six tiniest school districts rank among the seven districts with the highest administrative overhead per pupil.
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The redevelopment of Charleston’s Neck Area and the south end of North Charleston is inevitable, but investment has been slow in industrial areas and poor neighborhoods.
Most Mount Pleasant residents are probably overwatering their lawns, and they’re paying for it unnecessarily. But there’s more at stake than just dollars and cents.
Most encounters with the police end without any grabbing or pushing or shooting.
President Donald Trump launched a new attack on current global trade rules last week in an attempt to get members of the World Trade Organization to agree to sweeping changes that would stop Chinese abuses of the international trading system.
Today marks the second anniversary of the decision to abandon construction on two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County after wasting $9 billion of SCANA and Santee Cooper electric customers’ money on the project.
In light of an investigation into questionable spending by Charleston County employees last year, Berkeley County deserves credit for re-evaluating its own policy and perhaps reeling in some of the 219 purchase cards issued to its roughly 1,280 employees. Dorchester County should follow suit.
Perhaps you’ve become immune to them: those ubiquitous orange cones along the side of the highway, the “WORK ZONE” signs that announce a lower speed limit and a high mandatory fine for speeding.
South Carolina's back-to-school sales-tax-free weekend was supposed to help parents afford clothes and supplies. It mainly helps retailers, who get free advertising, and legislators who get to claim they're helping us while actually manipulating our purchases. It's bad tax policy that means a holiday from taxes on wedding gowns, veils, pet sweaters, ski boots and other non-school items.
It was gratifying to see state Sen. Sandy Senn call on the Department of Health and Environmental Control to name the company responsible for a spill of plastic pellets that washed up on Sullivan’s Island. The company should pay for the cleanup too.
It takes a special logic to reject a planned, funded safety improvement over concerns that it wouldn’t be safe.
Everything seems to be expanding at Charleston International Airport, including executive salaries.
Taxpayers face a $25 billion time bomb if the Legislature doesn’t act to phase out its defined-benefit retirement programs and shift public employees to 401(k)-style savings plans.
It’s awful enough to learn that a 35-year-old patient at the S.C. Department of Mental Health suffocated when hospital employees pinned him face down on the floor and piled on top of him.
Common-law marriage came to be accepted in pre-Reformation Europe, when women had little ability to support themselves and children born outside of marriage were treated as outcasts. But the rules were never clear. In South Carolina, a judge had to determine that the couple "“mutually intended to be married to one another.” Try proving that in court. If was dangerously unstable, which is why it was such good news that, after years of waiting for the Legislature to take action, our state Supreme Court has finally declared the end to common-law marriage in South Carolina.
As far as federal officials know, there was no attempt to alter or manipulate voter rolls or voting tallies in 2016. But that might not be the case next time.
A combative, handwringing Thursday meeting of Charleston City Council to discuss an audit of Mayor John Tecklenburg’s office was one of the lowest points in recent memory for our city’s government.