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4:50 pm on Tuesday October 27, 2015

S.C. presidential poll: Trump, Carson, Clinton at the fore

A new Clemson University in South Carolina offers few surprises in the top candidates for both parties. 
8:21 am on Wednesday September 30, 2015

Public approval for removal of Confederate flag

A strong majority of South Carolina residents said the state legislature made the right decision in removing the Confederate battle flag.
5:15 am on Monday December 29, 2014

Low fees give edge to S.C. in big business recruitment over N.C.

In a race to be the state able to collect the fewest tax dollars, South Carolina has bested North Carolina when it comes to recruiting huge employers like Boeing.
7:28 am on Sunday November 30, 2014

A failure in funding S.C.'s criminal system is costing safety

A recent string of Charleston inaction on a suspect highlights how a lack in cash is allowing those accused of violent acts to stay on the street longer.
12:45 am on Wednesday November 19, 2014

S.C. Same-sex marriage ban to end Thursday

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s' bid to stop gay couples from getting married, and such unions will become legal as of Thursday in the state, if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't intervene.
11:57 am on Wednesday November 12, 2014

S.C.'s Gay marriage ban overuled by federal judge

U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel said South Carolina's Constitutional ban on same-sex marriages could not continue. But the ruling is stayed until November 20, giving a chance for appeals to be heard by the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme...
5:34 am on Wednesday November 5, 2014

S.C. Votes 2014: All your local election results

Nikki Haley is back as governor, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are keeping their seats: you know the highlights, but here's how to see who won locally and how your neighbors voted. The South Carolina State Election Commission makes all the 2,881,052...
5:01 am on Tuesday November 4, 2014

S.C. Election day, 2014 edition

Amongst a bevy of local questions, have your say on the next governor, two U.S. Senator seats, and two constitutional amendments.
7:45 am on Saturday October 25, 2014

Beaufort's four candidates for city council

Four candidates are running for two open Beaufort City Council seats, and The Island Packet has profiles of each. Donnie Beer; Phil Cromer; Stephen Murray; and Former mayor Bill Rauch. The election is November 4. Bonus: Here's an overview from a...
7:39 pm on Friday October 24, 2014

Front pages for Harrell's guilty plea, resignation

Here's how newspapers around the state captured the resignation of S.C. House speaker Bobby Harrell, who pleaded guilty to a half-dozen charges of ethics violations.