Latest South Carolina News

Charleston to add new items to site for fallen firefighters

Jun. 26, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston plans new remembrances at a memorial honoring nine firefighters who died trying to put out a blaze at a furniture store in 2007. Charleston 9 Memorial Park was built several years ago next to Charleston Fire Station 11, which is on the site of the...

SC lawmakers to consider $53M in vetoed local projects

Jun. 26, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget. All the money went toward items put in by lawmakers for local...

Workshop in Chester aims to remember Gullah Geechee culture

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Michael Smalls, a Gullah Geechee basket sewer wove sweetgrass into intricate baskets underneath a decades-old shade tree in Chester. A dozen feet away, Anita Singleton Prather, or “Aunt Pearlie,” performed with the Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theater in front...

Sandwich restaurant helps Greenwood bring back police bikes

Jun. 25, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina is bringing back a bicycle patrol thanks to a donation from a sub sandwich restaurant's foundation. Greenwood's bicycle patrol is more approachable than an officer in a patrol car and can get to places the car can't, new Greenwood...

SC runoffs: GOP education race; Democratic US Senate nod

Jun. 25, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. Republicans will choose their candidate for the open Education Superintendent office, while Democrats choose their nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Tim...

Anderson County gives unclaimed remains a proper burial

Jun. 25, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Under a shaded bed of trees and bound by a white picket fence sat one headstone near the Anderson Civic Center Recycling Center. County coroners Don McCown and Ty Montgomery poured the cremated ashes of four dead Anderson citizens in a straight line as Wanda...

SC Republicans are set to further restrict abortion post Roe

Jun. 24, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are poised to further restrict abortion rights in Republican-controlled South Carolina — which is not one of the 13 states with “trigger laws” banning abortion. Shortly after the ruling, Republican...

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...