Dozens of eviction appeals are thrown out each year in South Carolina because renters can't come up with the money.
Watchdog and Public Service reporter
Thad Moore is a reporter on The Post and Courier’s Watchdog and Public Service team, a native of Columbia and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. His career at the newspaper started on the business desk in 2016.
The Charleston region is seeing its worst outbreak so far. As of Wednesday, MUSC estimates that just over 2,000 people here are infected. That’s five times more than the virus’s initial peak in April, when fewer than 400 people were thought to have it.
Renters in tens of thousands of apartments in South Carolina should be insulated from eviction this summer, but the federal law intended to protect them is porous, diminished by confusing rules and loose oversight.
South Carolina’s first pandemic primary in a century was carried out with relatively few issues on Tuesday, a test run for November’s presidential election, when voter turnout will be far higher.
Summerville officials announced that the original curfew for Sunday night in response to protests will be extended into Tuesday morning.
To the alarm of politicians and public health officials, many are choosing to go maskless to supermarkets and stores, despite warnings that the simple act of breathing can spread the new coronavirus.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina are monitoring the coronavirus’s spread across the state by studying sewage, hoping to develop an early warning system for future outbreaks.
As the number of new COVID-19 cases plateaus and South Carolina's governor relaxes restrictions that shuttered businesses and kept people at home, experts are calling for far more testing and an army of new contact tracers who can investigate and quell flareups of the coronavirus before they become outbreaks.
The coronavirus clusters are in some of South Carolina's lowest rated nursing homes, including a Hanahan facility where The Post and Courier identified a recent death.
South Carolina’s public health system has become one of the most depleted in the nation, hampering the state’s capacity to manage the coronavirus outbreak and recovery, a Post and Courier investigation found.