South Carolina Lowcountry

Robots understand U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley best, study finds

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley is the best communicator in American politics today, according to a technology company that specializes in …

Nikki Haley

9 Spots to Begin a Night in the Holy City

With such a plethora of options, it can be difficult to land on a starting point to set the tone before heading to a game, concert, or night out in Charleston. The debate is over – these seven destinations will provide a buzz, quick bites, and plentiful drinks necessary to get the group going.<p><i>Note:</i> …

Seattle

What's a newly pardoned turkey to do? Hang out with Sen. Tim Scott, of course

Thanksgiving can be a trying time for America's turkeys.<p>Will they make it past that fateful Thursday? Will they be spared becoming someone's main …

Politics

Bethune likely winner in Myrtle Beach mayor's runoff

Businesswoman Brenda Bethune was the likely winner in Myrtle Beach's mayoral runoff, unseating three-term incumbent John Rhodes.<p>Bethune was ahead by …

Myrtle Beach

Two big South Carolina health care systems finalize a deal to combine operations

Two of South Carolina's largest hospital systems said Tuesday that their previously announced business partnership has been finalized ahead of …

Health Care

S.C. lawmakers advance reforms, halting charges for failed nuclear project

COLUMBIA — Lawmakers sent a handful of bills to the House floor Tuesday to overhaul the state's utility regulations and stop millions of electric …

Government

Historic Francis Marion Hotel gets thumbs-up for an update

The Francis Marion Hotel received conceptual approval Monday night to install new windows in its guest rooms.<br>Hotel owner Steve Dopp, accompanied by …

Charleston

'I am not DUI:' Sen. Paul Campbell says in video that wait time led to higher alcohol reading

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Sen. Paul Campbell wondered if waiting 20 minutes pushed his blood-alcohol past legal limits during a test after his drunk …

Policing

‘Extra Innings’ On Facebook Watch: Join Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murphy As They Visit Minor League Ballparks

It must be a hoot to hang out with Bill Murray, right? The guy shows up and random, sometimes absurd zaniness seems to occur, and most of the chaos …

Entertainment

One Broad Wakes Up the Neighborhood With Scrapple, Smoked Lamb, Barbacoa

A look at the menu<p>While preparing for the official unveiling of the restoration efforts at 1 Broad St., and conversion to a restaurant, chef <b>Kevin Getzewich</b> (formerly of Indaco and The Macintosh) has honed a menu of something a little different for the South of Broad set — yet still approachable. …

Restaurants

FC Cincinnati signs third center back, Forrest Lasso from Charleston Battery

CLOSE<p>Major League Soccer has been called everything from the future of American pro sports to a Ponzi scheme. Which label fits? That's an important …

Soccer

Fairfield County to consider suing SCANA over failed nuclear project in its backyard

Elected officials in Fairfield County will consider taking legal action against SCANA Corp. on Tuesday after the power company’s abandoned nuclear …

Charleston

Hominy Grill rolls out new all-day breakfast menu

click to enlarge<p>When Chef Robert Stehling announced the end of his dinner service last month it came with the promise of a menu redux and now we have …

Charleston

South Carolina lacks lethal injection drugs needed to execute death row inmate

COLUMBIA — South Carolina does not have the lethal injection drugs necessary to complete the execution of a death row inmate scheduled for next …

Prison

Iris Campbell, widow of South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell, passes away

COLUMBIA — Iris Campbell, a former first lady of South Carolina who became an advocate to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, passed away Monday …

Charleston

Celebrating Good News

<i>Dr. E. Faye Williams</i><p>Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.<p>(TriceEdneyWire.com) <i>–</i> By now you know I …

HBCUs

Two Trains Runnin' makes its South Carolina premiere at the Terrace tomorrow night

click to enlarge<p><i>Two Trains Runnin'</i>, a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers in Mississippi during the height of the American …

Charleston

Decades-old education funding lawsuit ended by South Carolina Supreme Court

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court has dismissed a 24-year-old lawsuit filed by rural school districts, three years after ordering state …

Judiciary

Public to be heard on proposal to fix elevator at Fort Sumter in South Carolina

For some, the hardest part of visiting Fort Sumter National Monument is getting to see it.<p>For five years now, the handicapped accessible chairlifts …

Charleston

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaking at University of South Carolina's winter commencement

COLUMBIA — The Palmetto State will get a visit from a third U.S. Supreme Court justice this year when Stephen Breyer speaks at the University of …

U.S. Supreme Court

'Corridor of Shame' in South Carolina will be part of lottery-related poverty study

The S.C. Commission on Minority Affairs will look at poverty and how it relates to lottery spending and the availability of lottery-funded …

Charleston

Amid staffing crisis, S.C. eyes Puerto Rico to help fill vacancies in prisons

The staffing crisis at South Carolina prisons has gotten so dire that the state plans to begin recruiting efforts in Puerto Rico, a storm-battered …

Puerto Rico

Supreme Court denies Diocese of South Carolina's motions to rehear and recuse

The state's highest court has opted not to rehear the contentious case pitting The Episcopal Church in South Carolina against the Diocese of South …

Judiciary

South Carolina has six weeks to answer a $2B question about the future of its nuclear project

The owners of South Carolina's unfinished nuclear power plant have a $2 billion decision to make — and just six weeks to make it.<p>But with time …

Charleston

On business: Trump selling only South Carolina property to settle squabble

Available: a Palmetto State property with presidential pedigree.<p>Only it's not quite in the same league as the White House. Or Trump Tower.<p>This deal …

Real Estate

University of South Carolina's big plans come with a big price tag

COLUMBIA — During a recent lunch, former longtime Charleston Mayor Joe Riley shared with University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides some …

Higher Education

'Life is very good:' Case closes for ex-S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell as Statehouse probe continues

Three years after being forced from office, former S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell is free.<p>Gone are the probation requirements to cooperate with …

Corruption

Chef Justin Devillier Shows the Spirit of New Orleans to Charleston

And where to order pies<p><i>EASTSIDE</i> — The recipient of 2016 James Beard Best Chef: South, <b>Justin Devillier</b>, will be in the Lowcountry on Saturday, <b>December 2</b> for a multi-course meal as part of <i>Garden and Gun</i>’s Dinner and a Show. The New Orleans chef (La Petite Grocery and Balise) will supply the food, …

Restaurants

Bluegrass pickin' parlors on the wane in South Carolina

BETHERA — Guy Faulk has nothing to lose and, frankly, not much to gain. He’s got a diminishing number of good reasons to keep Guy and Tina’s …

Charleston

Tu Reservations Snapped Up Prior to Opening

Opening on November 24<p>A few lucky diners will get to preview forthcoming global restaurant <b>Tu</b> before the official opening on Friday, November 24. Tuco-owners <b>Duolan Walker-Li</b>, <b>Josh Walker</b> and <b>Joey Ryan</b> (the team from Xiao Bao Biscuit) announced on Instagram yesterday that a few tables would be …

Restaurants