Caitlin Byrd is a political reporter at The Post and Courier and author of the Palmetto Politics newsletter. Before moving to Charleston in 2016, her byline appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. To date, Byrd has won 17 awards for her work.
Charleston County wants to see an ordinance for a countywide ban on single-use plastic bags, a significant first step that could one day make it the second county in South Carolina to enact such a law.
With a near-unanimous vote, the House passed Clyburn's resolution Tuesday afternoon that not only rejects the hateful ideologies but condemns King for his recent comments about white supremacy and white nationalism.
Charleston County GOP members backed a resolution urging state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. The move could force action by the South Carolina GOP.
McMaster's inaugural address hinted at some funding priorities. In his 16-minute speech, McMaster made repeated calls to fix education, both K-12 and higher education. (And it drew some of the loudest applause.) How that translates into McMaster's budget will be worth noting.
The motocross rider never saw him, the boy at the bottom of the jump.
A Charleston Coast Guard officer has been reprimanded for intentionally flashing a hand gesture on live TV last year that he knew was associated with white supremacy.
Katie Arrington may have lost her bid to represent South Carolina in Congress, but she has made it to Washington with a new job at the Pentagon.
A post office in a small South Carolina town will soon bear the name of Frazier B. Baker, the first black postmaster of Lake City who was lynched while defending his post in 1898.
South Carolina's new Democratic congressman on Tuesday unveiled his plans for keeping offshore drilling and seismic testing blasts away from the state's coastline with a bill that would ban such action for 10 years.
When the South Carolina Legislature gavels in for a two-year session at noon Tuesday, state Rep. Rita Allison admits she will be feeling some pressure. The Spartanburg Republican is the chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, which means she is tasked with leading the key House committee that will guide the Legislature’s response to calls for wholesale education reform.