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Bud Light Getaway Festival at Riverfront Park in North Charleston | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
The inaugural Bud Light Getaway Festival was held at Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Saturday, July 14. The event featured performances by country star Sam Hunt, emo-era heartthrobs Dashboard Confessional, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Jon and folk-pop crooner Harry…
Hobcaw regatta a success thanks to 'wicked' weather and new experiences | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
While most other sailors were inside the clubhouse waiting for the wind to pick up, David Usher had moseyed down to the fleet of boats Sunday afternoon to get his ready for racing.
'residue' exhibit | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
A new exhibit from Kate MacNeil, "residue," opens at Redux Contemporary Art on Friday, July 20.
Culture, tradition propel Snee Farm to fifth straight City Swim Meet title | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
Ask Ann Thompson why the Snee Farm swim team has been so successful, and the 13-year-old will talk about tradition.
Democrat Joe Cunningham has more cash than Republican Katie Arrington in congressional war chest | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
A South Carolina Democrat has more than five times more cash on hand than his Republican challenger, an eyebrow-raiser in a congressional district long-considered a GOP-stronghold.
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Post and Courier | July 16, 2018
Lil Jon performs at the Bud Light Getaway Festival at Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Saturday, July 14. Casey Roy/Special to the Post and Courier
Charleston City Paper | July 15, 2018
The 200th anniversary service at Mother Emanuel ended with more than the usual parade of Sunday best and children scrummaging past pews. More than three years after a self-avowed white supremacist opened fire during a Wednesday night bible study just on...
Day one of the Hobcaw Yacht Club Open Regatta | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
Sailors compete the first day of the 56th annual Hobcaw Yacht Club Open Regatta on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Palmetto Protest | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
Louis Smith, the executive director of The Community Resource Center, holds the American flag in front of the United States Customs House in downtown Charleston on Saturday, July 14, 2018 during a rally protesting the arrest of the teen who…
Real items 4a | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
Volunteers with David Weekley Homes built ramps for Operation Home to help disabled residents get in and out of their homes by themselves. Provided
David Weekley Homes draws on charitable program to build ramps in Charleston area | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
David Weekley Homes employees hammered together accessories for underprivileged residents in the Lowcountry as part of month-long projects countrywide.
Real news 6b | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
Wood floors and a fireplace highlight the elegant living room at this Church Creek Landing model. Provided
Hobcaw Regatta | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 14, 2018
Ryan Hamm, the sailing coach for James Island High School, pushes his team's boat off the dock with alumni Drew Lisicki (left) and Carson Shaw (right), a current James Island student, on board during the 56th annual Hobcaw Yacht Club…
Targeting Planned Parenthood, McMaster vetoes $16 million in Medicaid family planning funding | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 14, 2018
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has struck close to $16 million in federal and state Medicaid spending for family planning services in a series of state budget vetoes for the 2018-2019 fiscal year announced Friday. The $15,779,259 carved out of the b...
SCANA recruits outsiders to investigate insiders over failed nuclear project | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
SCANA Corp. is adding two outside directors to investigate whether its executives and board members knew about problems with the company’s failed nuclear project – and whether they hid them from investors.
South Carolina football Top 10: Time for Jake Bentley to be great | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
COLUMBIA — The experiment was a grand success. When Will Muschamp bet his season on an untested rookie who should have been playing high-school ball halfway through 2017, Jake Bentley was at the forefront of a turnaround that got South…
Clemson football Top 10: The Trevor Lawrence hype machine is in full effect | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
CLEMSON — On the day that he signed his National Letter of Intent, making it official that he, the best high school quarterback in the nation, would finally be pledging his services to Clemson, Trevor Lawrence decided he wanted the…
Guns seized in Ladson community examined for clues after woman shot as she slept | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
Charleston County deputies are working on one of the most difficult kinds of cases to solve: when a bullet tears through a house and hits someone inside, apparently arbitrarily. It happened recently in Ladson, seriously injuring a woman in bed.
Lawmaker inaction leaves SC home solar industry endangered | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
Imagine letting the hot summer sun power the air conditioner that keeps your house cool. What a cost saver. Solar power can help homeowners cut down on their electricity bills year round, of course, but only thanks to a provision…
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Post and Courier | July 13, 2018
Street art covers the walls and windows along old buildings at the intersection of Meeting and Line Street. Andrew J. Whitaker/ Staff
McMaster backpedals on family planning veto, instead ruling abortion providers
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the state agency in charge of Medicaid to drop abortion clinics as health care providers a mere week after he vetoed $16 million for essential family planning services. McMaster's veto last week was squarely aimed at Pl...
Stegelin: Firework it out | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
Poppin'
The Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a flood risk study of the Charleston peninsula | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received funding to conduct a flood risk management study of the Charleston peninsula to be finished within the next three years. The study will help the city determine strategies for long-term flood risk reduction. ...
National Action Network calls for parental involvement in palmetto rose permit classes | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
While the city builds up a task force to re-evaluate the rules, the National Action Network is calling for a revamped permit process for young people who want to legally sell palmetto roses in Charleston's crowded tourist areas. James Johnson,...
Mayor Tecklenburg offering $5,000 to settle 2015 traffic incident involving pedestrian | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is offering a New Jersey man $5,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that he struck him while backing his car around the time he was elected mayor in 2015. The negligence lawsuit was filed on April 20 by Kenneth K...
Police audit committee will meet to narrow list of firms next Wed. July 11 | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 13, 2018
The committee tasked with choosing a firm to conduct a racial bias study of the Charleston Police Department will narrow down the list of seven interested vendors on Wed. July 11 at the Gaillard Center. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. in the fir...
matt napier headshot folly beach.jpg | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Folly Beach resident Matt Napier is concerned about the effect of inefficient septic systems on the island, especially after very heavy rainfall. Wade Spees/Staff Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Parker White | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Parker White, left, worked with former Gamecock and current Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop over the summer. Photo courtesy of Brad White
Charleston wants to bring outdoor dining codes in line with practice's current popularity | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
As Ben Moise recently told The Post and Courier, recalling why his 1976 plan to open a State Street restaurant with an expansive patio fizzled out, outdoor seating wasn’t until recently considered a desirable restaurant amenity.
Large Charleston-area fitness chain to relocate 3 gyms by year's end | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
A North Carolina-based fitness chain will relocate three gyms in the Charleston area by year's end.
Formerly homeless artist provides for his family selling portraits in Charleston | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
The self-taught artist resorted to selling portraits downtown to provide for his family after they became homeless.
02 Fitness at Pine Point Plaza in West Ashley | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
02 Fitness will relocate its West Ashley gym and two others in the Charleston region by year's end. Warren L. Wise/Staff
Pets Expecting A Puppy | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Dolly, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, watches squirrels in her backyard in Glencoe, Ill.
Arrington angry after claims foe campaigned while she was in ICU: 'Give it all you got honey' | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Less than a week after she left the hospital following a severe car crash, the Donald Trump-backed South Carolina congressional candidate who defeated Mark Sanford is already back in fierce fighting mode.
'What Haunts Us' documentary nominated for Emmy | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
The feature-length documentary "What Haunts Us" by Porter-Gaud alumna Paige Goldberg Tolmach has been nominated for a 2018 Emmy award for "exceptional merit."
NAN press conference at Charleston City Hall | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Charleston-area activists address reporters at a press conference in front of Charleston City Hall on July 12, 2018. From left to right: Charles Tyler, president of the Tri-County chapter of the National Action Network; local activist Johnathan Thrower; Louis Smith,…
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Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
The Spanish Navy's tall ship 'Juan Sebastián de Elcano' is in the fifth-month of a training cruise that first circled South America and has now made a stop in Charleston. On Thursday, July 12, 2018 officer-to-be Angel Ferris Jr.'s parents,…
Trump NATO Summit | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks with first lady Melania Trump, right, at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Also seen are NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, far left, and President Donald Trump, far right.…
Can Snee Farm capture its fifth straight City Swim Meet title? | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 12, 2018
Anything is impossible, including dethroning Snee Farm from its status as City Swim Meet royalty.
Blotter: Rear view | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
A man in his underwear tried to rip the rear view mirror off a car parked outside a West Ashley hotel with his bare hands.
City committee narrows list of firms for racial bias study of Charleston Police Department | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
Charleston's police audit committee narrowed down the list of firms who submitted bids to conduct a racial bias study of the Charleston Police Department from seven to three Wednesday afternoon. The three chosen firms are Virginia-based CNA, California-...
Political turbulence aside, becoming a U.S. citizen remains an exciting prospect | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
Things have moved quickly for 21-year-old Tumaini Peres. A year ago, she married Butoyi Peres, who today stands patiently in a pink button-up under a live oak tree.
After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
My dad called me this past week to ask if I had been shot. As news of the attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis began to spread, his intentions were twofold: This was partly my dad's way of half-jokingly asking me to relay whatever informatio...
Slavery apology a good step, but Charleston must also take down Confederate monuments | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
For acknowledging the role that Charleston played in bolstering the peculiar institution of slavery, increasing the understanding of how slavery shaped the U.S., and pledging to reduce the impact that the legacy of slavery continues to have on race relatio...
Age, Trump will drive fall gubernatorial election | Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper | July 12, 2018
In more ways than one, South Carolina's fall gubernatorial election will hinge on age. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who nabbed a primary runoff victory in an election much closer than expected, is 71. His Democratic opponent, longtime state Rep. James ...
South Carolina business leaders seek Congress' help on tariffs | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 11, 2018
COLUMBIA — South Carolina's business community is calling on the state's congressional delegation to help educate the Trump administration about effects its trade policies could have on the state's economy.
BMW: No change in South Carolina expansion plans | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 11, 2018
SPARTANBURG — BMW says it is sticking with plans to add 1,000 workers in South Carolina, even though the company will start production of a new vehicle in China.
Downtown Charleston restaurant chef among local food pros now pitching services on Airbnb | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 11, 2018
Visitors to Charleston consistently say they come to the city for culinary experiences. Lodging giant Airbnb is hoping they mean that literally.
For Brian Owens, 'The Marvin Gaye Experience' is about more than making music | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 11, 2018
Singer-songwriter Brian Owens, who will be heading up “What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience” at Charleston Music Hall on July 14, has a lot in common with the late soul-singer.
Whole Foods Market in West Ashley | Post and Courier
Post and Courier | July 11, 2018
Construction continues on the Whole Foods Market in West Ashley. The Charleston region's second store is slated to open by late summer. Warren L. Wise/Staff