Stories by Bruce Smith

Monday, May 25, 2015

Reconstruction period new focus

CHARLESTON, S.C. - With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to a lesser-known period of American ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, May 21, 2015

SC prepares for Bikefest

Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend - and when they do, they'll be met with heavy security.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, May 8, 2015

Man says he should have dropped gun

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As a black South Carolina man was being rushed to the hospital after he was shot by a white sheriff’s deputy, he told an investigator in a recorded interview that he should have ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Police officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Attorney for man in car with Walter Scott says client heard Taser

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The attorney for a man in the car with Walter Scott before Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer said his client heard the crackle of a Taser and shots fired but ...
By Bruce Smith

Machinists consider withdrawing request for union vote

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Machinists union is considering withdrawing its request to hold a union vote next week for production workers at Boeing’s manufacturing operations in North Charleston.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Officer charged with murder in shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed a dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, April 3, 2015

Museum created at lab where Confederate sub H.L. Hunley conserved

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - After years of displaying a hodge-podge of artifacts and exhibits, a museum has finally been created to tell the story of the Confederate vessel H.L. Hunley.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, March 23, 2015

Feds concerned about contamination from aging wine at sea

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It seemed like a worthwhile experiment to a small winery: Submerge bottles of wine in sea water to see how they age. But a federal agency is concerned that ocean water could ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, March 20, 2015

3 applications for oil survey permits being reviewed by SC

Three companies that conduct seismic surveys want South Carolina to sign off on applications for federal permits that would allow surveying for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic off the state's ...
By Bruce Smith

Monday, March 16, 2015

Machinists seek union vote at Boeing plant

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Machinists union asked for an election so about 2,400 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Charleston worries about designs of new buildings

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Eight decades after Charleston passed the nation's first historic preservation ordinance to protect its picturesque city of old pastel buildings and quiet gardens, there's ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, March 6, 2015

Daimler van plant to create 1,300 jobs in SC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mercedes-Benz Vans will build a new assembly plant for its Sprinter vans in South Carolina, investing a half-billion dollars and creating 1,300 jobs.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Community's Vietnam fighters remembered

A half century ago, a tiny black enclave in South Carolina sent 10 percent of its population to fight in the Vietnam War - and now there are efforts to make sure the contributions of the fighters ...
By Bruce Smith

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Leases for wind turbines off Carolinas could come in 2016

The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year, although some still worry the massive turbines could harm the tourism upon which coastal ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Winter rains pull South Carolina out of early stages of drought

Assistant State Climatologist Wes Tyler said there were not a lot of rainy days in recent weeks, but that when rain did come, it provided a good soaking.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

SC tourism groups urge road repairs

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tourism officials warned that deteriorating roads are threatening the state's $18 billion tourism industry.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

BEAUFORT, S.C. — A report released Wednesday by an advocacy group concludes more energy and more jobs can be generated in the Carolinas by harnessing offshore wind than by drilling for fossil ...
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Ex-police chief's murder trial opens

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a small-town South Carolina police chief was a senseless act of violence by an officer who should be convicted of murder, a ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies

CHARLESTON, S.C. - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.
By Bruce Smith
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