Stories by Bruce Smith

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Julia maintains tropical storm strength off coast

Julia has re-strengthened into a tropical storm, but forecasters say it should gradually lose steam again as it meanders off the coast of the Carolinas
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Scott proposes Fort Sumter be national park

CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is proposing that the site where the Civil War began be raised in status to that of a national park.
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Dylann Roof attacked in jail

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Church shooting trial will have Charleston jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury selected from the Charleston area, not all of South Carolina, will decide the fate of Dylann Roof when he goes on trial this year in the shootings of nine black ...
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

States to spend $15 million on port project studies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, June 13, 2016

SC voters head to the polls today

Although a record 3 million people are registered in South Carolina, don't expect any participation records to be set when voters go to the polls on Tuesday in the state primary.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, May 13, 2016

Widow of slain pastor says new mural captures his spirit

The widow of the pastor gunned down with eight of his parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church last year sees the spirit of her late husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, in a mural honoring ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Judge considers arguments in Charleston tour guide case

CHARLESTON, S.C. - An attorney for three would-be tour guides told a federal judge Tuesday they shouldn't have to pass a test and get a license to earn a living telling tales about historic ...
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Trial for alleged SC church shooter moved to 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday delayed until next year the state death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof who is charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Defense seeks delay in Charleston church shooting trial

The defense is asking for a delay in the state death-penalty trial of a man charged with gunning down nine black parishioners during a bible study inside a Charleston church last year.
By Bruce Smith

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mosquito fight is starting early after historic SC floods

Six months after historic rains and floods left the ground saturated in many areas and with a relatively wet spring forecast, South Carolina is preparing for an early onset of mosquito season.
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, March 17, 2016

2 millionth BMW exported from SC plant

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Two million BMWs made in South Carolina have been exported, a milestone reached Thursday when a metallic gray BMW X-5 was driven aboard a green-and-white auto carrier ship at ...
By Bruce Smith

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Famed South Carolina writer Pat Conroy dies

Pat Conroy, the beloved author of "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides" and other best-sellers who drew on his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina to become one of the ...
By Bruce Smith

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Congregations call for stricter gun controls in Stand-Up Sunday event

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Baptist church in Charleston will display white crosses on its lawn today, one for every person killed in gun violence in the area this year.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

14 cadets disciplined at Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fourteen cadets have been dismissed, suspended or are serving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them appeared in photos with pillowcases on their heads ...
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Expansion of port's cold storage facility supports rising demand

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Inside it's a balmy minus 15 degrees, but minus 40 if you consider the wind chill caused by the massive fans in the blast freezing room at a newly expanded cold storage ...
By Bruce Smith

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Ex-officer accused of murder free on bail

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A former North Charleston police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist was released from jail Monday and will remain under house arrest ...
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Charleston's stories to loom large at Spoleto

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston will be a large focus of this spring's 40th edition of the Spoleto Fes­tival USA, from glimpses of the city in "Porgy and Bess" to the tragedy of the Emanuel AME ...
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Citadel investigation concludes

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel has completed its initial investigation into cadets appearing in photos with pillowcases on their heads similar to Ku Klux Klan garb, the South Carolina military ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Some seek Citadel leader's resignation

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Civil rights activists called Friday for the resignation of The Citadel's president after online photos surfaced showing cadets with pillowcases over their heads similar to Ku ...
By Bruce Smith
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