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Trump will stop in South Carolina on Wednesday to assess Florence damage | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 18, 2018
President Donald Trump will land in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning to visit a part of South Carolina hit hardest by Hurricane Florence. Both the the Post & Courier and CNN say two sources confirmed the trip, though the exact areas the president will vi...
Navy veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam ask VA for benefits | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
A debate over the spread of Agent Orange, used as a tactical defoliant by the Americans during the Vietnam War, pits thousands of Navy veterans against the agency tasked with caring for them.
No plans to extend Charleston Restaurant Week as promotion passes along with storm | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
Charleston Restaurant Week will not be extended, even though the last six days of the popular promotion coincided with the evacuation order issued in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane accelerates SC Dreamliner delivery woes for Boeing | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
Dreamliner deliveries at Boeing South Carolina, already at low levels this summer, took another hit last week as Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas coastline.
As Florence eyes exit from SC, a tame forecast for Charleston area this week | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
As deadly Florence eyes its exit from the Carolinas, and while pockets of the Palmetto State continue to battle dangerous flooding, meteorologists anticipated a tamer forecast for the Lowcountry on Monday.
A decade after recession hit, SC incomes haven't recovered | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
Nationally, household income increased and poverty declined for a fourth consecutive year in 2017, but in South Carolina poverty increased, and while household income rose it remained below pre-recession levels.
Storage building planned for Mount Pleasant strip center site | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
A self-storage business could replace a Mount Pleasant strip center that about a dozen small businesses call home.
Waring excerpt 2: Sabotage at the Exposition | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
This is the second of five excerpts from "In Darkest South Carolina," the new book from Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks. The story of Charleston Judge J. Waties Waring and his plot that culminated in the Supreme Court decision…
As Charleston health leaders weigh a $10M wellness project, what is a 'Blue Zone'? | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
Charleston health care leaders are considering bringing a $10 million wellness project to town. But funding for the program has not yet materialized and some members of the community have raised concerns about the initiative.
Volvo Cars: Millennials aren't driven to distraction | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 17, 2018
Millennials take the heat for a lot of things, but distracted driving shouldn't be one of them.
The Agenda: Graham says he
Charleston City Paper | September 17, 2018
After a confidential letter from a California professor that accused Judge Bret Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s became public over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham released a statement questioning the motives behind the timing of the...
Here's how you can help those affected by Florence across the Carolinas | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 17, 2018
[embed-1] The death toll from Florence is now 18 as the tropical depression edges out of the Carolinas. Roads leading to Wilmington, N.C. are still flooded, rivers are rising, and rescue efforts are still underway for those caught under the ...
A sense of relief on Grand Strand after Tropical Storm Florence | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Residents of the Myrtle Beach area said the storm that had been downgraded from a hurricane was not as bad as they had expected.
Norris Burkes: Fake news hurts real people | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Does “fake news” ever fool you? Or do you count yourself among the discriminating folks who know the difference between fake and real?
Waring Excerpt 1: An attack South of Broad | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
This is the first of five excerpts from "In Darkest South Carolina," the new book from Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks. The story of Charleston Judge J. Waties Waring and his plot that culminated in the Supreme Court decision…
Palmetto Politics: How Florence could help pick SC's next governor | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Campaigning for governor was suspended as the hurricane made a beeline for the North Carolina-South Carolina coast last week.
Hicks column: The state is great at getting people out, but it's time to tackle the root problem | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Even if South Carolina largely dodges the Florence bullet, the state is still on the firing line. It's time to quit ignoring the real problems.
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Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
David Groce of Johns Island caught this 21-inch, 2.5-pound brown trout on a dry fly on Aug. 29 on the Madison River near Ennis, Mont.
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Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Charles Davis of North Charleston caught and released this 35-inch redfish near Fort Sumter on Sept. 8.
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Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
Julie S. Cliff of Mount Pleasant caught this 38-inch halibut in Cook Inlet, Ak., while fishing aboard the charter boat Pogo on Aug. 26. She was fishing with cut bait in 240 feet of water. The halibut produced eight pounds…
Review: 'Clock Dance' replete with Anne Tyler's keen observations | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 16, 2018
In her 22nd novel, "Clock Dance," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler returns to the subject of family.
Hurricane Florence hits Grand Strand | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
Scenes from North Myrtle Beach as Hurricane Florence knocked down power lines, blew over trees and put residents on edge.
What did we learn from economic collapse? | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
We are happily experiencing the second-longest period of sustained economic growth in the nation’s history. After a slow start lasting over six years the economy is growing so strongly that former President Barack Obama wants to take credit for it…
Connectivity among the only realistic traffic solutions | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
Charleston area residents want better connected streets to help cut down on traffic congestion. They just don’t want those connections anywhere near their homes.
McMaster lifts evacuation order for tri-county area at noon Saturday | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 15, 2018
Five days after Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Florence, Lowcountry residents can officially trek back home beginning Saturday at noon. [content-1] Though it seems like the majority of Berkeley, Charleston, a...
Charleston airport looking to reopen Saturday | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 15, 2018
The Charleston airport is planning on re-opening on Sat., Sept. 15 after closing on Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. in anticipation of hurricane Florence. They do not yet know when commercial service will restart, but as they said in a statement: "We continue...
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
When I hear people complaining about what President Donald Trump is doing, this is my response:
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
I would like to applaud our community for the way it gave back to our kids by supporting school-supply drives this year. The community plays a major role in this effort every year, but this year was special.
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
Years ago I told my sons that the Boston Red Sox was my favorite baseball team by far. In those years the “BoSox” lost far more games than they won.
Post and Courier | September 15, 2018
The Sept. 2 editorial on Johns Island fails to mention that the northern pitchfork is laden with extras to benefit the adjacent development, including an expensive roundabout at the development entrance and parallel parking spaces for a future development.
North Myrtle Beach, SC, with Hurricane Florence on the doorstep | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
Scenes from the Grand Strand as residents packed up to evacuate or made last-minute preparations before Hurricane Florence's arrival.
4 Simple Ways to Know If You Qualify for a Hurricane-Resistant Roof | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
State grant money available for coastal South Carolina homeowners who hurricane-proof their homes is designed to protect families during storms and reduce insurance costs across the state.
Like humans, dogs and cats have become increasingly overweight and obese | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
Maintaining an appropriate weight is one of the best ways you can help your pet have a long and healthy life.
Republicans gear up for another round of tax cuts | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
When American voters gave Republicans complete control of Washington in 2016, they knew they'd be getting some innovative, outside-the-box thinking on policy, particularly economic policy. I'm kidding - what they actually knew, or ought to have known, was that they'd…
Obsession with Trump circus a losing bet for Democrats | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
A recent opinion piece written by an unnamed senior official in the Trump administration calls out the obvious and terrifying failings of the president, while assuring Americans that "adults in the room" are limiting the damage. Both the piece and…
Obama's campaigning breaks important norms | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
"It was very disappointing to see President Obama break with the tradition of former presidents and become so political," Vice President Mike Pence told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. He was complaining about Obama's broadside against President Trump.
Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets for Florence evacuees this weekend | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 14, 2018
The Atlanta Braves are offering Florence evacuees complimentary tickets to the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday games against the Washington Nationals while supplies last. For more information about how to claim your tickets, visit mlb.com/braves. It's not ...
The curtains in Nikki Haley’s taxpayer-funded NYC penthouse cost more than most S.C. families make in a year | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 14, 2018
A New York Times report today detailed the State Department spending on Nikki Haley's official residence as United Nations ambassador, which includes $52,701 electric curtains. Haley’s team says that decisions about the apartment were made back in the O...
Here's how to properly use a generator if your power goes out during Florence | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 14, 2018
If you ran out in a tizzy to buy a generator ahead of Florence, chances are you might not be an expert on how to use it. But a few helpful tips on how to safely operate one could sa...
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
I got my electric and gas bill this month and immediately realized that it's the calm before the storm. My bill went from $400 a month to $125 this month, and this is during one of the hottest months I…
Post and Courier | September 14, 2018
To Councilman Charles Waring and City Council: You said people will need to die before our bridges are made safer for pedestrians and bike riders. The recent death on the North Bridge and many other deaths in that area of…
Nearly $10 million moved from FEMA budget to ICE under Trump, U.S. senator says as Florence bears down | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 13, 2018
[embed-1] Nearly $10 million was diverted from the Federal Emergency Management Agency into Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the Trump administration ramped up crackdowns on immigrants across the country, according to the analysis of a Democratic...
Charleston residents can still catch a ride to a local shelter until 6 p.m. Thursday | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | September 13, 2018
The City of Charleston is offering last-minute transportation to a shelter in Summerville until 6 p.m. Thursday. more…
strapping sign Myrtle Beach Hurricane Florence.jpg | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
After boarding up the windows and doors of his Myrtle Beach tobacco shop, Will Webster moved on trying to secure its outdoor sign on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. Wade Spees/Staff
signs Myrtle Beach Hurricane Florence.jpg | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
Anthony Washington was removing outdoor signs at the oceanfront Dayton House Resort in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday afternoon, September 12, 2018 in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. Wade Spees/Staff
fenders McClellenville Hurricane Florence.jpg | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
A squall materialized on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 as Gilbert Allen was heading out to his shrimp boat, the Claire Cameron, on Jeremy Creek in McClellanville preparing for Hurricane Florence. Wade Spees/Staff
Surfside Beach bar and grill boarded up | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
While the vast majority of businesses, including hotels, are closed in the Myrtle Beach area, Neal & Pam’s Bar & Grill in Surfside Beach remained open. But the windows were boarded up. Wade Spees/Staff
Will Berkeley County's popular Cypress Gardens reopen soon? Depends on Hurricane Florence. | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
Officials are hoping the popular Moncks Corner site will open in January, assuming Hurricane Florence doesn’t compound the problems.
Wages Big Raises for Some | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | September 12, 2018
FILE- In this April 20, 2016, file photo, stacks of $100 bills go through the production line in the COPE section at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, Texas. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)