It might be a fool's errand to predict the future - but there's a few things we know that should give us a bit of clairvoyance.
Here are a few questions for our New Year: Who will take the reins in Charleston as the Lowcountry loses its most successful politician? How can police serve and protect minorities who feel targeted and marginalized? Will Palmetto State lawmakers take action and staunch the bloodshed perpetrated against women? And will the nation's high court finish Obamacare in the South?
Read all those and more here.
Cutting down on drunken driving deaths
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley takes a bow
Taking hold of South Carolina's domestic violence epidemic
North Carolina looks ahead at a crazy political year in 2015 (Charlotte Observer)
School choice proponents look at expansion (AP)
Presidential contenders take to stump (P&C)
ICYMI: Take a look back at 2014 at Palmetto Politics (Palmetto Sunrise)