Stories by Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Gay marriage lawsuit filed in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A couple who applied for, but was not issued a marriage license sued South Carolina on Wednesday in the second federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Changes unlikely in SC congressional delegation

CHARLESTON, S.C. - In a quiet congressional election year in South Carolina, voters will choose between well-heeled, well-known incumbents and little-known challengers with little money.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

SC high court asked to halt gay marriage licenses

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A South Carolina court approved same-sex marriage applications Wednesday, but the state's attorney general was asking the Supreme Court to refuse to grant the licenses before ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Plan would deepen Charleston harbor at cost of $500 million

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed the Charleston Harbor shipping channel be deepened to 52 feet.
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Medical marijuana panel hears tearful testimony

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A legislative panel looking at medical marijuana heard sometimes-tearful testimony Thursday urging lawmakers to expand the health conditions for which the drug can be used.
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
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