Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., speaks to a crowd in Columbia in March as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination. File/…
Columbia Bureau Chief
Andy 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.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker holds a town hall at a Winnsboro high school in February during his Democratic presidential campaign. File/Andy Sh…
Super Tuesday comes just 72 hours after polls close on Feb. 29 in South Carolina — a more traditional early primary state that now could face some changes.
Another sign of Nikki Haley's rising national profile is that her remarks are generating controversy on network television.
Since leaving the United Nations last year, Nikki Haley's moves have been closely watched for signs that the former South Carolina governor will run for the White House in 2024. Now she heads to Iowa where presidential campaigns start.
The former United Nations ambassador used on her best lines in the Trump Administration as the title for her new book to be released Nov. 12.
Army Gen. Robert Caslen, the early favorite among the USC president finalists, said he has been heartened by a number of supportive letters and emails, as well as calls from Gov. Henry McMaster, USC board members and the student government president.
A bar in Columbia's popular nightlife district will close later this year after the owner decided to withdraw his application for a liquor license renewal under pressure from residents in the surrounding neighborhoods.
A panel looking for a new leader of the state's college regulator did not recommend Thursday giving the job to Oran Smith, a longtime advocacy group leader who was criticized for working at pro-Confederate magazine.