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Donations from duplicate addresses pour into mayoral race

The limit for contributions in local elections is $1,000 per individual per candidate. But in this year’s race for mayor of Charleston, companies associated with Bennett Hospitality founder Michael Bennett have poured a combined $15,000 into the campaign accounts of candidates Leon Stavrinakis and Ginny Deerin, according to State Ethics Commission filings. And it’s only April.

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4/22 COVID-19 update: 408 cases; 4.7% positive; 19 deaths

Samantha Connors

What you need to know: Gov. Henry McMaster pushed state legislators this week to pass a bill that would protect business owners from being held liable if customers believe they contracted COVID-19 at their establishment. The state Senate passed the South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act in February 2021, but the bill lost steam once it […]

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4/22 COVID-19 update: 408 cases; 4.7% positive; 19 deaths

What you need to know: Gov. Henry McMaster pushed state legislators this week to pass a bill that would protect business owners from being held liable if customers believe they contracted COVID-19 at their establishment. The state Senate passed the South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act in February 2021, but the bill lost steam once it […]

10-episode PBS series following Callie’s owner Carrie Morey coming in May 

How She Rolls will be available for streaming starting May 13.

Thursday Headlines: Earth Day 2021, Emissions goals, Legislature on short deadline

Today is Earth Day 2021, and it seems bigger than usual with the large infrastructure package being pushed by the Biden administration, an international summit today being led by President Joe Biden, and a lot more local attention on what can be done. Biden also is expected to commit the nation to halving greenhouse gas […]

Businesses partner with RiverDogs on clothing kits for Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Suburban Propane, based in Summerville, is partnering with Tanger Outlets and the Charleston RiverDogs to put together clothing kits for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, a nonprofit that provides support services and help to Lowcountry children who are at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse or neglect. Representatives from each organization, and Charlie T. Riverdog himself met Monday […]