Stories by Bruce Smith

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Mother pleads not guilty in kidnapping case

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago pleaded not guilty Monday during her first court appearance after being extradited from Australia.
By Bruce Smith

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Hurricane Hugo changed Charleston and its longtime mayor

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Category 4 hurricane struck 25 years ago Sunday, claiming 13 lives in South Carolina – out of 49 total killed – and causing $7 billion damage on the U.S. mainland, most ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

South Carolina deputy shot, killed

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A spray of bullets fired from behind a closed apartment door killed a South Carolina deputy and wounded another and led more than 100 officers to descend on the complex ...
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Sanford: Ex-wife's accusations 'crazy'

CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that accusations and requests made by his ex-wife, Jenny, in their contentious divorce, including that he undergo a mental evaluation, are ...
By Bruce Smith

Accusations in ex-Gov. Sanford divorce

CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that accusations and requests made by his ex-wife Jenny in their contentious divorce, including that he undergo a mental evaluation, are ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Scientists begin revealing hull of Confederate sub

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scientists using dental tools began removing rust from the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Audubon forest in SC sells carbon credits

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A black water swamp in South Carolina owned by the Audubon Society is helping companies in California meet their carbon emission goals to ease global warming.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

SC insurance fraud cases rise

Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina have reached an all-time high with more than 1,200 pouring in last year, according to a report released Friday by Attorney General Alan Wilson.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Atlantic Beach could get ad and building money

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's tourism chief said that Atlantic Beach would be eligible for state advertising and building money to replace the annual biker festival.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Top SC substandard bridges on I-26

For the 13th time in the 17 years the list of the top substandard birdges in the state has been released, it is again topped by the I-26 bridge just northwest of Columbia.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gov. Haley urges Atlantic Beach to end Bikefest

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley urged the Atlantic Beach Town Council on Tuesday to end the town's annual biker festival and promised to work to help transform the tiny beachfront ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, July 25, 2014

Testimony in church's split winds up

ST. GEORGE, S.C. - The bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina testified Friday that he never originally intended to split with the national Episcopal Church as a three-week trial stemming from ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sheheen, Haley campaign spar over small business

CHARLESTON - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen and the campaign of his Republican opponent Gov. Nikki Haley traded jabs Thursday over which candidate is best for small business in ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black history museum to be built in SC where slaves entered United States

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A $75 million International African American Museum will be built in South Caro­lina where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the U.S.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, July 14, 2014

Judge orders mediation in Sanford divorce

A judge on Monday ordered U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife, Jenny, to work with a mediator to resolve a dispute over money for their two youngest sons.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, July 4, 2014

South Carolina tourism Web site upgraded

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Just in time for the summer season, South Carolina, which launched one of the nation's first state tourism Web sites two decades ago, has given its site a $500,000 overhaul.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Evacuation ordered for island on NC's Outer Banks

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As one of the year's busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit North ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Appeal might delay trial in Episcopal schism

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A state lawsuit to settle issues in the Episcopal schism in eastern South Carolina might be delayed by an appeal to the state Court of Appeals.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New phase in preserving black sea island culture

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - After almost 15 years the effort to preserve the culture of slave descendants along the coast of the Southeast is entering a new phase.
By Bruce Smith

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Faces of Survival: Breast Cancer Awareness Month series

Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring ...
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