After yet another natural disaster hit South Carolina this month, a state agency that was intended as a temporary fix to help repair damaged houses after 2015 floods appears set to be called into action again
"Did y'all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?" said U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-Rock Hill, during an election debate Thursday. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln."
OK, this may be the stupidest controversy ever.
Element Electronics, which has an assembly plant in Winnsboro, was prepared to lay off 126 workers on Oct. 5, citing the impact of a tariff proposal that would raise the company's costs. Now, it won't have to.
SC Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded
Even if South Carolina largely dodges the Florence bullet, the state is still on the firing line. It's time to quit ignoring the real problems.
Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday lifted the evacuation order for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties, except for Edisto Beach. Those southern counties are exempted from the governor's Monday order for South Carolina's entire coastline to evacuate.
Gov. Henry McMaster ordered evacuations along South Carolina's entire 187-mile coastline starting at noon Tuesday, saying residents and tourists must get out of Hurricane Florence's potentially devastating path.
Whenever Meeting Street needs anything beyond a minor pothole patch, Charleston has to clear it with the state.
South Carolina businesses are turning recycled plastic into a variety of products, including carpet, car parts, furniture stuffing and sprinkler heads. They could ramp up production if people would stop trashing their recyclables, according to Commerce. But the key is recycling correctly.
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, earlier this week hinted she’s bringing the U.N. Security Council to visit Charleston in September.
If the South Carolina Legislature opts to sell Santee Cooper, lakes Moultrie and Marion could dry up unless taxpayers take over the $11 million annual cost of maintaining the 180,000-acre lake system.
Legislators are offering high school graduates of 34 school districts the chance to get a technical degree for free, potentially catapulting thousands of young people to a good-paying job — without mountains of college debt — while providing employers with trained workers.
In these polarizing times, Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina appear to agree about at least one thing: Unionization disputes in their home state are none of the U.S. Senate's business.
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is opposing protections for transgender people in front of the U.S. Supreme Court along with 12 other Republican attorneys general and three Republican governors.
"Our Democratic friends are a lot like dogs," SC Gov. Henry McMaster said. "One-on-one, they're real nice. But in a pack, they're dangerous."
The three rural, failing districts taken over by South Carolina education chief Molly Spearman over the past 14 months are showing signs of improvement. All three started the school year with a teacher in every classroom. Whether Spearman's agency can turn them into academic successes remains to be seen.
While the "Abolish ICE" idea, initiated by left-wing activists, has begun to garner some support from a small cadre of Democratic lawmakers and candidates in more progressive parts of the country, Democrats running in this historically red state have stayed away from the controversial proposal.
South Carolina has been stewing over its power companies since last summer, but a year into one of the biggest fiascoes the nation's utility sector has ever seen, the state’s rage is boiling over.
At Thursday's Charleston County GOP reunion of retired 1st District congressmen, Sanford instead focused on why it's okay to have differences in the Republican Party after she defeated him in the June primary, ending his D.C. career.
The last Confederate flag flown on Statehouse grounds will be on display at South Carolina's military history museum within the next few months, though exactly where remains uncertain.
When the weather outside is frightful, students in a few South Carolina school districts won't find their day so delightful. Five districts are replacing snow days this school year with online class days in a pilot program.
Congressional candidate Katie Arrington has plans for the cast signed by the president, plus a Statehouse corruption probe trial could start just before the general election.
In this rural county of less than 23,000 people just north of Columbia, the latest high-profile hit landed like a gut punch to a community already reeling from a series of economic blows in recent years that have gutted its job market and rained on an ambitious turnaround plan.
South Carolina Electric & Gas customers could be entitled to even deeper cuts in power rates than they won in court this week, according to a federal judge.
Senators sued Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday, arguing he illegally appointed former Attorney General Charlie Condon to lead the board that oversees South Carolina's state-owned utility.
The new special collection of records from Riley's decades of public service features thousands of artifacts, letters and photographs from his decades in public life.
South Carolina Electric & Gas customers’ power bills will fall 15 percent on Tuesday after a federal judge allowed a temporary rate cut to take effect, sealing a major victory for the state Legislature.
Once a radical deficit hawk who helped dethrone House Speaker John Boehner over concerns that establishment Republicans were not listening to movement conservatives, Mulvaney has transformed into a true team player for Trump.
Lawyers facing off against SCE&G and its parent company, SCANA Corp., believe the judge's decision is the first major domino to fall in the battle for information about the $9 billion nuclear failure.
After successfully dinging U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley last year, a federal ethics watchdog has set its sights on another pair of South Carolinians in the Trump administration.
Online shopping will soon get more expensive in South Carolina, as the state's tax-collection agency requires more out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes.
A secretive South Carolina police force jailed dozens of Hispanic landscapers, maids and restaurant workers in recent years after lawmakers promised it would target violent gangs, drug kingpins and human traffickers.
Undercutting arguments that a legislative-approved electric rate cut will damage the parent of S.C. Electric & Gas, lawyers revealed in federal court on Monday that SCANA Corp. has set aside $110 million to pay its executives if they lose their jobs in a proposed takeover.
Charleston County Democrats have launched a new initiative to reach out to Hispanic voters, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith taps a new campaign manager. The 1st District congressional race heats up.
President Donald Trump called to address 800 South Carolina Republicans on Friday night.
COLUMBIA — South Carolina state Sen. Greg Hembree is in the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm Thursday, according to media reports and confirmation from his law office.
The company is ratcheting up its campaign to restrict evidence about what went wrong with the $9 billion project.
Gov. Henry McMaster's pick of Charlie Condon to head Santee Cooper board is being challenged by veteran lawmakers who say it's not one of his powers.
McMaster's decision to insert Condon as the temporary chairman of Santee Cooper comes after state senators failed to approve Condon for the job full time.
Third-party television and radio ads played a big role throughout the Republican governor's primary race, but they were huge in the runoff.
There's a price for having the country's top-two politicians come visit.
Being a farmer is hard enough. But imagine trying to figure out on the fly how to cultivate a crop not legally grown in South Carolina since at least World War II and bankrolling the experiment yourself with no ability to get insurance in case it flops. That's what it's like to grow hemp in this inaugural year of South Carolina's pilot program.
With sea levels rising, state lawmakers in South Carolina are seeking to use tourism-related taxes to help pay for projects that could reduce the number of flooded streets and damaged homes
More than two-dozen men barged into the Pickens County jail one morning in 1947, carrying shotguns and demanding the old man on duty turn over Willie Earle.
COLUMBIA — After a heated debate over the future of rooftop solar power in South Carolina disintegrated this legislative session, lawmakers thought they had finally reached a temporary comprom…
Gov. Henry McMaster blocked nearly $16 million intended to fund birth control, prenatal care and other health care services for poor South Carolinians in an effort to stop a tiny fraction of that from going to abortion-provider Planned Parenthood.
Just as South Carolina Democrats planned to be solidifying campaign efforts for the November general election, the party instead finds itself grappling with a mounting pile of internal issues.
Critics of a proposal to take $3.5 billion of college revenue off legislators' budget spreadsheets fear the move could exacerbate rising costs in a state where college expenses already rank highest in the Southeast. House Ways and Means Chairman Brian White counters it does nothing other than remove confusion over what the numbers represent and a misperception that legislators control them.
The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is coming to South Carolina later this month to rally Republicans at the state party's marquee annual fundraising dinner.
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