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Real news 5a | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
The Landing at St. Johns Yacht Harbor condo community will be close to Headquarters Island between Johns and James islands.
Goose Creek activity center offers space for recreation programs to expand | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
Healthy living got a boost in the Goose Creek area this month with the opening of a new activity center.
Experts offer insight into reducing your home's vulnerability to flooding | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
Flooding is something hundreds of Charleston-area homeowners have experienced since 2015, with varying degrees of frustration and cost. Here are some tips.
After abuse revelation, S.C. candidate apologizes to Sumter Democrats | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
South Carolina congressional candidate Archie Parnell made his first public appearance Saturday morning since divorce records emerged revealing that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, apologizing to local Democrats at a breakfast meeting in Sumter.
On business: South Carolina left off Fortune 500, but does it matter? | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
Sales gains at South Carolina’s largest publicly traded companies last year weren’t enough to reclaim a place among the Fortune 500.
Pro baseball minority manager hires lag behind diversity on the field | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
Julio Mosquera didn’t realize how tough he had it in 1993 when he signed on with the Toronto Blue Jays franchise.
Chad Holbrook agrees to new five-year contract with College of Charleston | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
College of Charleston baseball coach Chad Holbrook has agreed in principle to a new five-year contract that will keep him at the school through the 2023 season.
The City Paper's new podcast
Charleston City Paper | May 26, 2018
Since we'll all be sitting in traffic a couple hours a week for a while, we're asking y'all to help try out a little podcasting test run for us. "We're Working on It" is a podcasting experiment by the Charleston City Paper to help all of us pass the ti...
We're Working on It - Ep. 1 - Charleston's Airbnb crackdown prompts privacy questions | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 26, 2018
The "We're Working on It" debut features staff writer Adam Manno's story this week looking at privacy concerns related to short-term rental ordinance enforcement.
The Agenda:
Charleston City Paper | May 26, 2018
Former S.C. Superintendent Mick Zais, who rejected federal money as state schools chief and proposed cutting classroom size restrictions, has been confirmed by the Senate to be U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos. One Charleston ...
The NRA would prefer you to re-elect Henry McMaster and Alan Wilson in 2018, please | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 26, 2018
The National Rifle Association's political group announced Thursday that it was "proud to endorse Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson for re-election in South Carolina." Both Wilson and McMaster face Republican opposition in the June 12 pr...
Post and Courier | May 26, 2018
An article about the Westminster Choir appearing Saturday on page A12 misstated the number of years the choir has been involved with Spoleto Festival USA. It is 42 — since the beginning.
CEO Pay Top Paid By State | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 25, 2018
FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington. At $21.2 million, Novakovic was the top-paid CEO in…
Barry Gibbs (copy) | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 25, 2018
Barry Gibbs, 64, still grieves for his wife, Portia, who had a heart attack at age 48 a week of after Vidant Health closed Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., about 30 miles away from their home. Justin Cook for…
The Agenda: DOT blames traffic on
Charleston City Paper | May 25, 2018
A SCDOT spokesman blamed "driver behavior" for extreme congestion Thursday morning, which accounted for hours of delays for drivers commuting south into downtown Charleston compounded by other drivers attempted to bypass ongoing delays caused by the surpri...
A tourism transparency activist was escorted out of City Council by police last night | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 25, 2018
Tourism transparency activist Skip Hoagland was escorted out of the Charleston City Council chamber by police Thursday night after saying that the head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau "lies." Hoagland, a Hilton Head resident and former d...
Four Republican gov challengers take on school shootings, #MeToo, prison reform, and nuclear failure | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 25, 2018
The four Republican hopefuls looking to nab the governorship away from Gov. Henry McMaster took shots at his absence at a debate in Charleston Wednesday evening. Greenville businessman John Warren, Mt. Pleasant attorney Catherine Templeton, Lt...
194,000 South Carolinians could get insurance if McMaster expanded Medicaid, study shows | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 25, 2018
A new study shows that 194,000 South Carolinians would qualify for Medicaid if state leaders opted to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act. The number of uninsured people in the Palmetto State would drop from 660,000 to 466,000 under a ful...
We're sorry to report that the Wando River bridge will stay closed until at least June 11 | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 25, 2018
A broken cable on the Wando River bridge will keep the artery closed for the next three-and-a-half weeks as repairs are performed. The snapped cable — one of the eight main cables running the span of the James B. Edwards Bridge, as it's officially...
Trump Twitter Lawsuit | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 24, 2018
FILE - This April 3, 2017, file photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter feed on a computer screen in Washington. President Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a…
Trump Abortion Politics | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 24, 2018
FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration’s latest push to wring funding from Planned Parenthood and other federally funded family planning…
John A. Carlos II | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 24, 2018
The Department of Corrections is testing out new technology to stop the flow of contraband into prisons, on May 24, 2018. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
The Agenda: Parnell told staff not to look into divorce; 'Explosive growth' coming to a head; School district votes to sell naming rights | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
We're learning more on the Archie Parnell saga in SC-5: After Parnell told his staff that his 1970s-era divorce records weren't worth looking into and they caught wind that their Republican opposition had some dirt, it was campaign manager Yates Baroody wh...
We're Working on It - Ep. 2 - Spoleto 2018 Week 1 preview | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
"We're Working on It" Ep 2 features Spoleto overview critic Maura Hogan's Week 1 preview as Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto kick off this week.
RiverDogs will open gates at 5:26 p.m. this week in honor of I-526 traffic nightmare | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
Never one to let an opportunity pass them by, the Charleston RiverDogs will open the gates for their Thursday and Friday home games this week at 5:26 p.m. to allow folks the chance to avoid traffic caused by the I-526 Westbound bridge closure. "We fig...
Stegelin: Mt. Pleasant, fury road | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
Mad to the Max
Key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic governor debate in Charleston | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
The three Democrats vying for their party's nomination to lead the Palmetto State debated the issues in front of a crowd of less than 200 at the College of Charleston Tuesday night. Richland state Rep. James Smith, Charleston businessman Phil Noble,...
How we pick lieutenant governors is going off the rails | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
The new way South Carolina picks its lieutenant governor has gone off the rails.
This North Charleston money pit just got three times deeper and we're all paying for it | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
Charleston County will have to sink a minimum of $66 million into the old naval hospital in North Charleston just to make it safe and usable, county staff told an irate County Council on Wednesday. [content-1] For those of you keeping score at ho...
Blotter: Hashing it out over scripture | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
An "aspiring preacher" in Marion Square tried to justify his glass pipe full of marijuana residue with biblical scripture. Praise to the most high.
Stegelin: What happened to civility and respect? | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
U.S. ugh A.
Selling Charleston | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 24, 2018
Skip Hoagland's golden years have been those of spit and vinegar. At an age where most of his peers spend their days working their way down a fairway, the 70-year-old instead dedicates his energy to throwing stones at a system he despises. ...
St. George Colored School | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
An effort is being made to save the former St. George Colored School, which graduated its last class in 1954. The run-down building is being protected by wooden trusses and tarpaper-covered plywood. Brenda Rindge/staff
Fishing tournament | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
The Carolina Lady Angler's 21st annual Fishing for the Cure Tournament will take place June 2.
Colvin repair | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin of the S.C. Department of Transportation shows on Wednesday one of five spots where water was seeping into the James B. Edwards Bridge, potentially causing corrosion in the cables that support the span. Angie…
Greenville pc-052418-ne-newcensus | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
Smaller towns and cities gained more population than Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston or Greenville, pictured. File/Aiken Standard
No changes planned after state hears gripes about I-526 bridge traffic | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
Allowing two-way, two-lane traffic on Interstate 526 has diverted 20,000 cars daily that last week were clogging East Cooper detour routes around a shuttered Wando River bridge, state authorities said Wednesday.
Jon Batiste of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and The Dap-Kings collaborate | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
Jon Batiste was first thrown on stage when he was 7 years old and soon began playing congas in his family’s jazz band, the Batiste Brothers Band. Almost a quarter-century later, it seems as if he’s never left the stage.
Rosenwald School | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
The St. George Rosenwald School as it looked in 2015 after the trees and underbrush were removed. Provided
Recalled switches | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 23, 2018
Water can get into the power module of disposal switches from InSinkErator, posing a fire hazard. Provided/CPSC
The Democrats need a personality to win | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 23, 2018
If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, would it make a bigger impact than the Democratic Gubernatorial debate held on May 15th at the College of Charleston? If you said, "yes" then you would be absolutely correct. ...
South Carolina is not so polite to immigrants | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 23, 2018
South Carolina has long been a home for immigrants — from the English, forcibly enslaved Africans, and French Huguenots to Germans, Irish, and, most recently, people from Latin America.
There's only one reason McMaster thinks Trump deserves Nobel Prize | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | May 23, 2018
The immortal jellyfish is a very interesting specimen. Pretty much every living organism follows the same pattern of life where it begins to exist, matures, and eventually dies. I
Supreme Court ruling that hides tourism spending from public called an
Charleston City Paper | May 23, 2018
The South Carolina Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling Wednesday, ruling that private organizations entrusted with millions in tax dollars to promote tourism are not subject to public information requests.
Santee Cooper Bechtel action plan | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
In an internal memo, Santee Cooper raised questions about how SCANA Corp. would disclose to investors and regulators the Bechtel report on their nuclear project. It continued: "This same concern applies to Santee Cooper."
Jennifer the K9 and partner Lt. Jon Fehr | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
Jennifer the K9 is shown here with her partner, Whitesville Fire Lt. Jon Fehr. Provided
Hanahan's Seth Lancaster among Coastal Carolina players earning Sun Belt honors | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
Hanahan’s Seth Lancaster spent all season proving that he was one of the best baseball players in the Sun Belt Conference.
Jennfier the K9 | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
Jennifer the K9, whose job it is to detect possible use of accelerants at fire scenes, is just shy of 2-year-old and recently joined the ranks of the Whitesville Fire Department. Provided
Brian Bowen | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
South Carolina's Brian Bowen participated in the NBA Combine and received his reviews, but still doesn't know what the NCAA will do about his college eligibility. AP Photo
Paws Dates | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | May 22, 2018
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