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Terry Crabtree finishes boarding up the entrance to Downeast Marine in Otway, N.C. as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

Aug. 3, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaias sped toward the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 29, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ July 28 The Post and Courier on affordable housing: It’s no surprise that a recent survey found widespread agreement that the Charleston region has a serious lack of affordable housing. Anyone who looked to buy or rent in recent years can tell you...

Reward offered for information in 2016 SC cold case

Jul. 28, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Another $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in a 2016 cold case in South Carolina. Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry and the Charleston Police Department are asking the public for help with a homicide that happened early July 2, 2016, WCBD-TV reported. ...

Long haul: Dog lost on South Carolina highway found in Miami

Jul. 27, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in Miami, according to a relative of the owner. The dog named Belle escaped from the moving car near Charleston on July 15, according to Tim Whitfield,...

House Speaker says SC court misinterpreted law over terminal

Jul. 25, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas says the state Supreme Court was wrong to allow opponents of a proposed cruise ship terminal in Charleston to contest the project. Lucas filed a friend-of-the-court brief earlier this month arguing the court misinterpreted state law when it...

Police arrest 3rd teen in death of college provost's husband

Jul. 24, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A third teenager has been arrested in the fatal shooting last week of the husband of a provost at the College of Charleston. The suspect, a 15-year-old, was taken into custody late Thursday, police spokesman Charles Francis said. His name was not released because of his age, Francis...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

West wants $1M for new moms, slams Tubman at campaign rally

Jul. 20, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Self-declared presidential candidate Kanye West delivered a winding and unconventional campaign introduction speech in which he proposed a $1 million payout to each new mother and decried Harriet Tubman for her work on the Underground Railroad. But whether the rapper and fashion...

Walmart to hire 1,000 for new coastal S. Carolina warehouse

Jul. 20, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Walmart is building a new warehouse in coastal South Carolina that officials said will bring 1,000 jobs to the region. The $220 million facility will be built in Dorchester County near Ridgeville and should open by the fall of 2021, Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday. The warehouse...

Crews work to remove the John C. Calhoun statue from its column in Marion Square in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Matthew Fortner/The Post And Courier via AP)

SC lawmaker: Move a Confederate monument, lose state money

Jul. 20, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker said he will try to get a proposal into the state budget that would stop giving state money to a city or county that removes a historical monument without the General Assembly's permission. Rep. Bill Taylor said he wants to put teeth into the state's monument...

Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in North Charleston, S.C. Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals. Whether he's actually seeking the nation's highest office remains a question. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman at his political rally

Jul. 20, 2020 5:41 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,”...