Jennifer Berry Hawes is a Watchdog and Public Service team reporter who worked on the newspaper's Pulitzer-Prize winning investigation, "Till Death Do Us Part."
In a day when partisan warfare and Twitter taunts can define the day’s public discourse, local newspapers like the Union County News provide something else. They bind people with the glue of shared community.
Victoria Kelehear was 26 and pregnant when she got COVID-19. She almost didn't live to meet her baby girl.
A seedling from the 9/11 Memorial's Survivor Tree is coming to Charleston.
Local medical experts say delta's striking infectiousness appears to be the key driver of breakthrough infections, not to mention the 54 percent of South Carolinians who aren’t fully vaccinated and are spreading it most.
As newspapers shrink, the gadfly rises. These citizen watchdogs are becoming critical players in forcing public transparency and accountability.
Step inside one local hospital to see what the new surge in COVID-19 cases looks like for patients and medical staff.
The storm blew a street sign off its post in Mount Pleasant’s Longpoint community, where a tornado warning kept residents awake overnight. Jen…
John Lovell digs his pickup truck out from under a Bradford pear tree that fell overnight as the storm passed over his house in Mount Pleasant…
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the findings of a new forensic audit that found severe financial problems left the county at serious risk of fraud.
From a sheriff withdrawing cash without explanation to a clerk paying Christmas bonuses without reporting them to the IRS, a new report outlines vast problems with Allendale County's finances.