Tony Bartelme is senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier. He has earned national honors from the Nieman, Scripps, Loeb and National Press foundations and is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Reach him at 843-937-5554 and @tbartelme
Charleston County will rein in the number of employees who use government charge cards for expenses, a decision that follows reports of fraud and misuse.
County Administrator Jennifer Miller directed the procurement department to trim the number of p-cards over the next 30 days, Shawn Smetana, the county's spokesman, said.
Charleston County has issued charge cards to 915 employees, roughly half its workforce – a flood of credit that raises risks of fraud, a Post and Courier investigation shows.
A South Carolina sheriff, Alex “Big A” Underwood, grabbed a man from Chester County who streamed a Facebook Live video of a traffic wreck, prompting his lawyer to say the video is “obviously not a good look for law enforcement.”
The federal government's failure to study risks of oil spills in the powerful Gulf Stream is "stunning" and "beyond foolish" given the stakes …
Charleston County employees racked up thousands of dollars in questionable expenses on county charge cards since 2017.
Gale winds pushed up high tide water Friday to cause widespread flooding across the low lying waterfronts and streets. Then came the rain. It all goes away on Saturday, leaving South Carolina a few degrees warmer than the chilly Thanksgiving holiday. Less than an inch of rain is expected.
Arrgh! The true and false stories of Anne Bonny, pirate woman of the Caribbean. Spoiler alert: They probably didn’t say "Arrgh"
A state grand jury report on the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe was released Wednesday, providing more insight into the long-running investigation.
Hurricane Florence's slow-motion path through South Carolina and North Carolina broke flooding and rainfall records. But scientists say it also fits a pattern: as the Earth warms, we can expect to see slower storms, ones that dump previously unheard of amounts of rain. This will require coastal residents and even ones inland to rethink how and where they build, experts say.
Florence’s floods are receding in some parts of South Carolina, but the storm’s record-breaking deluge left behind new challenges: displaced snakes, a stew of potentially deadly microbes and daunting decisions over how to pay for damaged and destroyed businesses and homes.