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Lewis Barbecue and Juan Luis are expanding organically

John Lewis

Second and Last John Lewis moved to Charleston in 2015, opening his namesake Central Texas-inspired restaurant a year later in June 2016. The acclaimed pitmaster earned Charleston’s love, leading him to share the cuisine he grew up with in El Paso, Texas, at a second concept called Juan Luis — first at Workshop, then later […]


Tuesday headlines: Executions likely to restart with newly signed law

Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates to now choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the state can restart executions after an involuntary 10-year pause. More: AP News In other headlines: Charleston deputies terminated after Black inmate’s death. Charleston County Sheriff […]

Deputies in Jamal Sutherland death fired as activists demand charges

Charleston activist leader Justin Hunt was on the bullhorn outside state Solicitor Scarlett Wilson’s Broad Street office Monday when he was told the two deputies involved in the death of Jamal Sutherland had been fired. “I don’t even call this justice,” Hunt said, after receiving word, continuing his speech urging charges be pressed against the […]

Fatal drug overdoses up 41.6% in SC, 5th highest in nation

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, South Carolina has seen a 41.6% increase in drug-related overdose deaths, with 461 more people dying of drug overdose in 2020 than in 2019, according to a new QuoteWizard study. While the coronavirus took center stage as far as health crises across the country were concerned, […]

5/17 COVID-19 update: 229 cases; 3.5% positive; 1 death

What you need to know today: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) in collaboration with South Carolina ETV (SCETV) will host a live town hall on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the televised event, called A Shot of Hop: COVID-19 Vaccine Community Town Hall, is to allow residents […]