Stories 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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Savannah River might handle new port

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It appears the Savannah River can handle a second major container port.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Charleston, Hatteras threatened by climate change

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston's Historic District and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse are among the landmarks threatened by rising sea levels, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Volume at Port of Charleston rises sharply in March

CHARLESTON, S.C. - March proved to be the busiest month at the Port of Charleston in almost six years, with a 16 percent increase in container volume over February, the board of the South Carolina ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, April 11, 2014

Judge who stood for civil rights honored

CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking Friday in the city where the Civil War began, said the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging the doctrine of separate ...
By Bruce Smith

Mark Sanford accused of violating divorce terms

The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has again accused the congressman of violating the couple's divorce agreement.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SC election ballot set as filing deadline passes

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's 2014 election ballot was finalized Sunday with Gov. Nikki Haley and the state's two incumbent U.S. senators facing June primary opposition.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, March 9, 2014

SC lawmakers seek to strengthen protection for heir' property

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are reviewing stronger protections for land with no clear title that has often been handed down by blacks for generations since slavery.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, March 7, 2014

SC expects no delay between study and harbor work

COLUMBIA - South Carolina ports officials expect a seamless transition from the federal studies of deepening the Charleston Harbor shipping channel to dredging work on the $300 million project, ...
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Damage in tens of millions from SC winter storm

COLUMBIA - The damage tally from the February winter storm that left South Carolina coated in ice and buried in snow is more than $100 million so far, and the state is expected to qualify as a ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Proposed law targets prescription drug trafficking

COLUMBIA - Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, taking aim at what he called "a criminal cancer that will affect the health of seniors," proposed legislation Thursday making it a crime to possess ...
By Bruce Smith

South Carolina's capital promotes 'hot' attractions

Columbia is redoubling its efforts to attract visitors as it markets itself as "Famously Hot."
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Medal of Honor museum seeks $11 million

COLUMBIA - Organizers of a $100 million National Me­dal of Honor Museum on the South Carolina coast are asking state lawmakers to provide $11 million for the project.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

SC's US Senate incumbents have millions on hand

COLUMBIA - South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has $7.6 million in campaign funds while fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has $3.1 million on hand for next fall's campaigns.
By Bruce Smith

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United Way opens door to new partners

For the first time since 2010, United Way of the CSRA is inviting new agencies and organizations to participate in the community investment process. The agency pre-application process begins July 29.
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