South Carolina

South Carolina US House District Ruled Racial Gerrymander

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal judges ordered South Carolina lawmakers to draw new congressional maps, ruling Friday that the U.S.... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal judges ordered South Carolina lawmakers to draw new congressional maps, ruling Friday that the U.S. House district lines of a seat flipped by Democrats four years ago were intentionally redrawn to split Black neighborhoods to... Read More

2023-01-05 19:42:02
by Dan McCue
SC Supreme Court Strikes Down Six-Week Abortion Ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s ban on abortion six weeks into... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s ban on abortion six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling the restriction violates the state constitution’s right to privacy. The 3-2 ruling comes nearly two years after... Read More

2022-10-31 12:58:02
by Dan McCue
BMW Investing $1.7B to Expand EV Manufacturing Footprint in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — BMW Group, long a driver of economic development in South Carolina, has announced it is investing $1.7... Read More

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — BMW Group, long a driver of economic development in South Carolina, has announced it is investing $1.7 billion to dramatically expand its capability to produce electric vehicles in the state. About $1 billion of the investment will... Read More

South Carolina Senators Reject a Near-Total Abortion Ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session called in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade after five Republicans, including all the chamber's women, refused to support... Read More

Rape, Incest Exceptions Spark South Carolina GOP Abortion Fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's looming Senate debate Wednesday on an abortion ban that would no longer include exceptions for pregnancies... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's looming Senate debate Wednesday on an abortion ban that would no longer include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape and incest is likely to leave Republicans facing off with each other. On the one side are... Read More

2022-09-01 17:37:03
by Dan McCue
Bosch to Invest $200M to Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells in South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. — Robert Bosch, the German engineering giant, is investing $200 million in an existing plant in South Carolina... Read More

ANDERSON, S.C. — Robert Bosch, the German engineering giant, is investing $200 million in an existing plant in South Carolina to transform it into the company’s first North American site producing hydrogen-powered fuel stacks for future electric vehicles. The fuel... Read More

2022-06-29 23:11:10
by Dan McCue
Matthews Wins Runoff to Challenge Incumbent Sen. Tim Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with it the right to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott in November. With 99% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday... Read More

Firing-Squad Executions Get Greenlight in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has given the greenlight to firing-squad executions, a method codified into state law last... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has given the greenlight to firing-squad executions, a method codified into state law last year after a decade-long pause in carrying out death sentences because of the state's inability to procure lethal injection drugs.... Read More

2022-03-13 22:01:37
by Dan McCue
Trump Endorses Arrington, Fry Before Shivering Crowd of Hundreds

FLORENCE, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump has certainly drawn bigger crowds, but those who gathered to see him at... Read More

FLORENCE, S.C. — Former President Donald Trump has certainly drawn bigger crowds, but those who gathered to see him at Florence Regional Airport Saturday night quite possibly made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in numbers. Trump, still popular in... Read More

2022-03-03 00:45:04
by Dan McCue
Overdose Deaths Spiked During First Year of Pandemic

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Overdose deaths, most of them attributable to opioid abuse, surged in the first year of the coronavirus... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Overdose deaths, most of them attributable to opioid abuse, surged in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Wednesday. In the latest edition of its annual Drug Overdose... Read More

2022-02-11 22:44:06
by Dan McCue
SC Attorney General Declares ‘Off-Label’ Treatments Cleared for COVID

COLUMBIA, S.C. —  South Carolina doctors have the authority to prescribe “off-label” treatments for COVID-19 so long as their patients... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. —  South Carolina doctors have the authority to prescribe “off-label” treatments for COVID-19 so long as their patients consent, the state’s attorney general said in a written opinion on Friday. Attorney General Alan Wilson issued the opinion at... Read More

2022-01-31 21:16:37
by Dan McCue
Legal Challenges Expected Over South Carolina’s New Congressional District Map

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new congressional district map signed into law by South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Henry McMaster is being... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new congressional district map signed into law by South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Henry McMaster is being blasted by its critics as perhaps one of the most blatant examples of GOP gerrymandering ahead of the 2022 election... Read More

2022-01-27 21:44:15
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Urges 4th Circuit to Lift Injunction on 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday heard the first day of oral arguments in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday heard the first day of oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion law. The proceedings came as the nation awaits a ruling from the U.S.... Read More

2022-01-10 19:15:54
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Lawmakers Pushing to Remove Judge from Redistricting Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a process occurs once every 10 years, perceptions of old wounds can lead to very long... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a process occurs once every 10 years, perceptions of old wounds can lead to very long memories. A case in point is playing out in South Carolina, where Republicans in the state legislature are seeking to... Read More

2021-07-26 20:26:31
by Ansley Puckett
South Carolina Governor Adds Mental Health Resources to Student IDs

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the... Read More

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the state to provide a crisis hotline resource of their choosing on student ID card. “This law not only provides our... Read More

2021-07-08 17:48:02
by Ansley Puckett
Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a ban on the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat. McMaster signed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection... Read More

2021-06-29 13:18:25
by Ansley Puckett
South Carolina Governor Signs Bill to Protect Small Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on June 24 that protects small businesses from COVID-related lawsuits.  ... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on June 24 that protects small businesses from COVID-related lawsuits.   The South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act provides legal immunity to businesses, health care facilities and state agencies that... Read More

2021-06-10 23:36:23
by Victoria Turner
Public-Private Partnerships, Accurate Maps Should Drive US Broadband Deployment

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified... Read More

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified unserved areas, said Andrew Rein, chief financial officer of telecommunications provider Hargray, Wednesday. And the need for accurately mapping these... Read More

2021-04-27 12:35:47
by Dan McCue
Former Rep. Cunningham Running for S.C. Governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in this year’s gubernatorial race. Cunningham became a political sensation in the Palmetto State... Read More

2020-10-31 00:31:33
by TWN Staff
SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)

About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is... Read More

About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is raising her family there. She has a 100% rating with Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She grew up in Goose... Read More

2020-10-31 00:29:51
by TWN Staff
SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)

About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along... Read More

About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along for the ride is their five-year-old rescue dog, a terrier mutt named Teddy.   Cunningham spends about 100 days a year... Read More

2020-10-28 15:15:48
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Counties Told Not to Reject Absentee Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures

A federal judge has prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots in South Carolina on the basis of a perceived mismatch... Read More

A federal judge has prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots in South Carolina on the basis of a perceived mismatch of the voter's signature and ordered a review of any ballots already set aside due to alleged signature discrepancies. In... Read More

2020-10-28 14:52:51
by TWN Staff
SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the... Read More

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the challenges of poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale... Read More

2020-10-28 12:53:28
by TWN Staff
SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind... Read More

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant, and pool hall owned by his parents. After law school, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force... Read More

2020-10-06 19:26:47
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Restores Witness Requirement for South Carolina Absentee Ballots

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the start of its new term on Monday, the Supreme Court revived a South Carolina... Read More

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the start of its new term on Monday, the Supreme Court revived a South Carolina law that requires absentee ballots to be returned accompanied by a witness's signature. Lower courts had set aside the law,... Read More

2020-09-04 15:31:58
by Dan McCue
Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots in South Carolina after initially being left off the voter education pieces. The sample ballots were made public Thursday, and... Read More

2020-07-13 13:22:28
by Dan McCue
Joe Cunningham Launches First TV Ad, Kicking Off Re-Election Campaign

Nineteen months ago a Democrat who had never run for elected office stunned the political intelligentsia and won a U.S.... Read More

Nineteen months ago a Democrat who had never run for elected office stunned the political intelligentsia and won a U.S. House seat when barely anyone thought he would succeed. South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, snaking along the southeastern coastline of... Read More

2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue
GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak... Read More

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

2020-03-03 16:50:55
by Dan McCue
Voters in South Carolina Primary Broke Turnout Record

Saturday's First-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout ever recorded in the history of the contest. According to the... Read More

Saturday's First-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout ever recorded in the history of the contest. According to the South Carolina Democratic Party, more than 539,000 voters cast a ballot in the primary, about 7,000 more than cast a... Read More

2020-03-02 15:21:03
by Dan McCue
Biden Revives Campaign in South Carolina, Buttigieg, Steyer Bow Out

Former Vice President Joe Biden had long said South Carolina would be his "firewall" and on Saturday, his faith in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden had long said South Carolina would be his "firewall" and on Saturday, his faith in the state proved well placed as it handed him a commanding victory and his first primary win in three decades... Read More

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