Columbia Bureau Chief
Shain runs The Post and Courier's team based in South Carolina's capital city. He was editor of Free Times and has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Charlotte, Columbia and Myrtle Beach.
Answering criticism that no women were among the finalists for University of South Carolina's president, the school's search committee said the four male candidates chosen are committed to diversity.
More than a year after being cleared of charges in the sweeping S.C. Statehouse corruption probe, Richard Quinn, known as one of the South's top political kingmakers, was indicted on 11 counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice.
Uber's smartphone app will now send notifications to riders nationwide with safety instructions in the wake of the death of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson.
The parents of slain University of South Carolina senior Samantha Josephson, who died last month after getting into a car she mistakenly thoug…
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to hold a large lead in early polling for the 2020 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, but it's another politician who has not entered the race, former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, capturing newfound attention from the early primary state's voters.
Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former S.C. governor and U.S. senator who passed away Saturday, will lie in repose at the S.C. Statehouse next…
Top political leaders and friends share their thoughts and memories of the former U.S. senator and S.C. governor who passed away Saturday at age 97.
Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, the charismatic and quick-witted former U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who became one of the stat…
"Can I have a photo?" might be the most frequent — and increasingly more vital — question for candidates in the early primary state race where handlers need to book extra time at events for one-on-one interaction with voters and their camera phones.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand poses for a selfie at the Soda City market in Columbia during her first South Carolina 2020 presidential campaign…