Stories 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

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Citadel investigates pictures of cadets wearing Klan-like outfits

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel announced Thurs­­day that it is investigating after photos surfaced on social media of cadets dressed all in white with pillowcases over their heads, images ...
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Judge again delays trial in Charleston church shooting

A trial was delayed again, and a prosecutor said it could be months before the federal government decides whether it will seek the death penalty.
By Bruce Smith

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Former South Carolina officer charged in death of black motorist sues over representation

A former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the death of an unarmed black motorist is suing a police association, saying the group failed to provide the legal representation he ...
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Charleston voters electing first new mayor in 40 years

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston is getting a new mayor for the first time in 40 years. Six candidates are on the ballot this week to succeed Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., the longest-serving mayor in ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Incident reports released in fatal Charleston church shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Incident reports released Thursday provide a sense of law enforcement's first responses to what would turn out to be a massacre at a Charleston church.
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

City reaches settlement with family of man shot by officer

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white police officer.
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

SC high court to hear case of split Episcopal church

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's highest court will hear arguments this week in the legal fight stemming from the acrimonious split in the Episcopal Church in eastern South Carolina.
By Bruce Smith

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

SC jobless rate sees largest drop in more than 30 years

The Department of Em­ploy­ment and Workforce reported Friday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 6.4 percent in July to 6 percent in August. It was the third ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Confederate sub Hunley's hull revealed after major cleanup

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The hull of the first submarine to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for the first time in 150 years.
By Bruce Smith

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

SC ports add $53 billion to state economy, report says

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's ports are a major engine for the state's economy, generating about $53 billion annually with one in 11 jobs statewide directly or indirectly linked to the ...
By Bruce Smith

Ex-North Charleston officer denied bond

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A judge denied bail Monday for a former North Charleston police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist that was captured on video, saying his ...
By Bruce Smith

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Wind energy talk raises concerns in SC

LITCHFIELD BEACH, S.C. - Developing wind energy off the South Carolina coast is not as simple as putting up a wind turbine and running a power line to shore.
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Judge to rule later on bail for ex-officer on murder charge

A judge reached no decision Thursday on whether to grant bail for a former North Charleston police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
By Bruce Smith
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