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Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

Nov. 26, 2020 12:35 AM EST

The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders, socially distanced...

South Carolina guard Zia Cooke (1) attempts a shot over Charleston guard Madison Taylor (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women rout Charleston in season opener

Nov. 25, 2020 3:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke was so excited to get to play again that she could barely sleep. She and her teammates with top-ranked South Carolina picked up where they left off in a runaway victory to start the fragile season. Victaria Saxton had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Cooke scored 18 points as...

John King gets food to go from Southern Seafood and Catering's food truck at Yeamans Hall Canteen in Hanahan, S.C., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The Hanahan resident says he comes to the food truck park for food several times per week. (Lauren Petracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

City officials hope food truck rallies attract restaurants

Nov. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — A quick search on Tripadvisor for Hanahan restaurants will produce more than a hundred dining options. The only problem is that every restaurant listed among the website’s top-20 picks are mostly located in North Charleston. That’s something Mayor Christie Rainwater is...

Thanksgiving week opens with COVID-19 testing at SC airport

Nov. 22, 2020 12:08 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As the Thanksgiving week begins, South Carolina's chief medical school is joining with the Charleston airport to give free COVID-19 tests. The testing site will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the fourth floor of the daily parking garage...

As high tide laps against the sea wall tourist walk down the Battery in Charleston, S.C. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.   Charleston has remained relatively unscathed this hurricane season. That means more time to mull a $1.75 billion proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers that features a sea wall along the city's peninsula to protect it from deadly storm surge during hurricanes.  (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

Nov. 22, 2020 8:33 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina's historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by. Decades later, the seasoned seller of this art form passed down by...

New parking garage opens at South Carolina airport

Nov. 21, 2020 10:34 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new parking garage is now open at the Charleston International Airport, just in time for what is typically the busiest time for travelers. The South Carolina airport's $88 million, five-story garage was opened Thursday. It has spaces for more than 2,400 vehicles as well as...

Property taxes may rise to close Charleston budget gap

Nov. 19, 2020 10:26 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Homeowners in Charleston may see property taxes go up as the city considers using sales tax money to make up an $18 million budget shortfall. The Post and Courier reports Charleston City Council members are debating a budget proposal that would increase taxes on a $300,000...

A photograph of Lt. j.g. William Ennis Spencer, Jr. with his wife Ester from the 1930s sits next to his medals at the American Legion Post in Goose Creek, S.C. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.   Nearly 2 million Purple Hearts have been awarded to brave Americans who have been wounded or killed in the line of duty, and it is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed to veterans. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP)

S. Carolina man who found WWII medals tracks their home

Nov. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 2 million Purple Hearts have been awarded to brave Americans who have been wounded or killed in the line of duty, and it is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed to veterans. So last year when a dusty cardboard box was dropped off outside the American Legion Post...

Charleston airport reopens after package found not explosive

Nov. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston International Airport reopened Wednesday after a suspicious package found on the property was deemed not explosive, officials said. Airport officials and the Transportation Security Administration said all passengers and employees were evacuated from the...

Brian Wheat forages for mushrooms in the woods at Middleton Place in South Carolina's Dorchester County on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Lauren Petracca/The Post And Courier via AP)

Untrained S.C. mushroom foragers risk poisoning themselves

Nov. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — On a Sunday afternoon at Middleton Place, local mushroom forager Brian Wheat licks the opalescent liquid dripping from the underbelly of an unearthed Milkcap. “It’s spicy,” says Wheat, an agricultural sustainability instructor at Trident Technical College who in...