Latest South Carolina News

GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries

Jun. 24, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 22, 2022. Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to...

States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries

Jun. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa delegation promised changes to its caucus after 2020's meltdown. New Hampshire's brought giftbags. The Nevada team argued that racial diversity should trump tradition. Sixteen states and Puerto Rico are jockeying for early slots on a new Democratic...

Nursing director admits lying about fake vaccination cards

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

A former nursing director pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal agents in South Carolina about providing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Tammy Hudson McDonald, who worked at a PruittHealth skilled nursing facility last summer, filled out cards for people she knew had not...

SC Democrat seeks age limit for 'geriatric' politicians

Jun. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit for South Carolina politicians — a cap that would cut off the 75-year-old incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster — and making a veiled argument that even fellow Democrats like President Joe Biden are...

South Carolina deputy killed in ambush; suspect hospitalized

Jun. 22, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A deputy was fatally shot while being “ambushed” when he approached a home in South Carolina where someone called about a domestic disturbance, authorities said Wednesday. Spartanburg County Deputy Austin Derek Aldridge was shot as he approached the...

North Carolina man pleads guilty in fatal kidnapping

Jun. 21, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man described by law enforcement as a serial killer linked to the deaths and disappearances of at least four women pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping resulting in death. Daniel Printz, 59, of Bostic was sentenced to life in prison...

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh likely to lose license

Jun. 21, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, who faces more than 70 criminal charges after police scrutinized his finances in the aftermath of the unsolved shooting deaths of his wife and son last year, is likely going to permanently lose his law license. ...

SC medical ethics law prompts concerns re: LGBTQ healthcare

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A new South Carolina law that allows physicians, medical students and nurses to refrain from doing procedures that violate their conscience has prompted concern that the measure will restrict healthcare options for the state's LGBTQ population. Signed into law by Republican Gov....

Alligator found dead from gunfire in S. Carolina community

Jun. 20, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — The manager of a gated community on the South Carolina coast says a dead alligator found on the property had been shot. The alligator carcass was collected and removed last week from private property on Hilton Head Plantation, general manager Peter...