Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members
Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members Final vote set for July

The Charleston County School Board made the first step forward in approving a substantial pay raise for themselves and constituent school board members…


Online petition created to rename Alexander Street in honor of Emanuel AME shooting victim
Online petition created to rename Alexander Street in honor of Emanuel AME shooting victim Lasting dedication

An online petition has been launched to rename Charleston’s Alexander Street in honor of Emanuel AME shooting victim Susie Jackson…


First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi
First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi Joe Cunningham: "I have no political debts to pay"

Charleston lawyer Joe Cunningham became the first Democrat to announce a campaign to unseat Congressman Mark Sanford in the 1st District…


Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department
Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department Councilman Waring: ‘Politics won tonight’

The ongoing debate between Charleston Area Justice Ministry and Charleston officials boiled over during Tuesday evening’s meeting of City Council…


Behind bars, cell phones allow S.C. prisoners easy access to continue criminal activity
Behind bars, cell phones allow S.C. prisoners easy access to continue criminal activity Just a Call Away

Last week, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office announced the results of a state grand jury investigation that resulted in the indictment of 34 individuals from Georgia, North Carolina, and…


Blotter: Front porch flea-flicker
Blotter: Front porch flea-flicker Cheap Financial Advice

A woman reported three packages stolen from her front porch one afternoon. What did the thieves manage to list among their day's haul?…


Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?
Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we? Two years after Mother Emanuel, unity remains elusive

On a warm summer evening two years ago, I took two of my nieces to a RiverDogs game. One of them asked how the batters could ever hit the ball…


The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment
The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment Dream Darker

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C. courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more…


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