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5:19 am on Wednesday February 15, 2012

Controversial Internet gaming takes hold in South Carolina (update: Illegal in Beaufort)

Photo by Cassidy Curtis Update 2/15/2012: Unlike the Georgetown ruling in December (see prior reports below), the Beaufort magistrate has ruled a Bluffton sweepstakes operation as illegal gambling. Our sister site in Beaufort has more details...
4:55 am on Friday August 12, 2011

Public's input sought at Harbor View Road Project meeting (update: concerns arise)

Update August 12: While the latest design pleased few residents, hopes that concessions could be made by reducing the width of the improvements appears to be fizzling. The Post and Courier writes that Charleston Councilman Joe Qualey is pushing...
2:53 am on Monday June 27, 2011

Controversial Internet gaming technology takes hold in South Carolina

Image by Photo by Cassidy CurtisAnother "gambling" showdown is set for South Carolina as a North Myrtle Beach business owner wants to bring a new "online sweepstakes" system to South Carolina. With a combination of legal oversights and the magic of...
1:00 pm on Thursday April 14, 2011

Concerns about the Harbor View Road improvement project

Image by Flickr user brianjmatis Some in the area want the Harbor View Road work to end before it even begins.Over a year and a half ago, a judge encouraged Charleston County authorities and James Island to iron out their differences regarding a...
10:00 am on Monday February 14, 2011

Berkeley County Schools Board under fire for hiring practice used on new superintendent

Image by Berkeley County Schools Rodney ThompsonThe Berkeley County School Board has decided on a replacement for superintendent Dr. Anthony Parker, but the way the decision was made has a few people up in arms. The board announced early last week...
8:34 am on Tuesday December 8, 2009

'Thriller' tour boat collides with Coast Guard boat, while carrying 24 (updated)

Image by Courtesy of Joseph Nienstedt The Thriller on a less bad day. Update December 8: The investigation is continuing. But The Post and Courier has done a little story with a smidgin of additional info. One thing's clear, everyone's being on...
5:18 am on Wednesday June 17, 2009

Jokes that don't work: Another fuss over a S.C. GOPer's remarks

Image by Flickr user joshy_in_juneauImage by aspring.jpg Asprin: It's the subject of this bad joke and, these days, likely in high demand by South Carolina Republicans. Around the same time one prominent South Carolina Republican landed in hot water...
4:52 am on Monday June 15, 2009

Columbian politician jokes about a gorilla and the First Lady

Image by People for DePassImage by 20090615-rusty.jpg Good ol' Rusty seen here with George Bush -- he was a Bush Chairman in Richland County during the 2000 election. Columbia's Rusty DePass, a well-known Republican activist in the state, is getting...
9:24 am on Tuesday April 21, 2009

About the VIP fuss at Kulture Klash 4

Image by Twitter user SvetlanaMinxImage by 20090421-lounge.jpg The VIP Lounge was received less well than this dubious snack in the lounge.If you were irked by Kulture Klash 4's "VIP" lounge you weren't alone, but the coordinators say it was never...
1:58 pm on Tuesday April 7, 2009

PETA renews call to ban horses carriages

Image by Flickr user billreadImage by 20090407-horse.jpg On March 26 a horse in downtown Charleston was startled, panicked, and caused the carriage it was pulling to flip. Read more stories on this subject in our PETA topic page.And now PETA has...

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