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11:04 am on Monday July 9, 2012

With dozens more coming: Renewed calls come for S.C. to ditch custom license plates

SC DMV Don't see one you like? Well, there are dozens more. If you drive in South Carolina, you know that drivers cannot only place a custom frame around their license plate, but they can opt for special "vanity" plates from the DMV. Law enforcement...
7:36 am on Friday April 20, 2012

Gov. Nikki Haley goes glam on the pages of 'Vogue'

Photographed by Norman Jean Roy/Vogue South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is featured in the May issue of 'Vogue' in an article titled 'Nikki Haley: New Horizons,' by Christopher Cox. The Governor, who typically adorns your run-of-the-mill...
12:58 pm on Sunday April 8, 2012

South Carolina continues the gambling discussion (Update: Steve Porter editorial)

Flickr user Jemingway Update April 8, 2012: Haley's Facebook blast hasn't done much to muffle the push for casino efforts in the state. ConwayJournal.com has an editorial from local Steve Porter on how he thinks casinos in South Carolina are an...
9:39 am on Tuesday March 13, 2012

The argument on why it's time for S.C.'s Ken Ard to go (Update: McConnell to swear in)

Update March 13, 2012: Glenn McConnell, a Charleston senator representing the 41st District, will be sworn in today as South Carolina's new lieutenant governor. The Post & Courier has a write-up on what this means it terms of a balancing act...
1:33 pm on Thursday February 16, 2012

What's going on with the Freestyle Theme Park? (Update: new money and area revitalization)

Flickr user char1ej Update, February 16, 2012:  A $20 million mortgage has been granted to the new owners of Freestyle, which some speculate could mean a comeback. This Carolina Forest Chronicle article has the history of the park's financials and ...
10:19 am on Saturday January 28, 2012

Amazon customers in S.C. should expect an extra tax reminder

Flickr user MoneyBlogNewz Live in South Carolina and purchase something from Amazon in the last year? Then expect a tax "reminder" in the mail. The same deal that allowed Amazon to open a South Carolina distribution point but dodge collecting our...
12:37 pm on Friday January 20, 2012

Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain host rally at College of Charleston (Update: Video, CCU involvement)

Update: More than 3,500 folks turned out for the 36-minute event at the College of Charleston. If you didn't make it, tune into the video up top. Our very own Coastal Carolina marching band made a road trip this morning to play during the rally....
7:14 am on Thursday September 8, 2011

The problem with age, birth certificates and S.C. voter ID (Update: free transportation to DMV available)

Flickr user By ED́WW day_dae (esteemedhelga) Update 9/8/11:  One obstacle for getting a state-issued ID is being addressed - transportation.  South Carolina state residents needing an ID can call 1-855-STATE-ID by September 22nd to arrange for a...
7:21 am on Sunday September 4, 2011

Jim DeMint hosting presidential debate in Columbia (update: recap)

Flickr user Gage Skidmore DeMint's presence is one of the debate's highlights. Update August 6: While the absence of the seemingly front runner Texas Governor Rick Perry was felt, the event seems to have been a success, shedding more light on the...
12:30 pm on Saturday August 27, 2011

South Carolina Democrats pitch final challenge to voter ID law

Flickr user "Denise Cross" (First reporting August 26, updates at the bottom.) Back in May, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed the law that made it official/ Next time you vote you'll need a photo ID — or will you? Before it can go into...

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