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9:54 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012

Charleston Area Ghosts: Alice Flagg, 1833-1849

“Alice’s hand went to her heart. With this ring….” Nancy Rhyne, 1926-  Gordon Mercer & Marcia Mercer, Columnists                          The sun was setting near Pawleys Island and it was a cool evening.    “I’m going to the car to warm up. You...
5:51 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

New initiative challenges Charleston to 'Lighten Up' and lose 100,000 pounds

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., committee Co-Chairmen Dr. Marcus Newberry and Dr. Patrick O’Neil and members of the community steering committee are challenging the Charleston community to lose a combined 100,000 pounds in an effort to fight obesity....
4:04 am on Friday February 18, 2011

Report: Nearly half of S.C. children living in poverty

Image by Flickr user foshydogA recently released report from the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children reveals that in the last year, nearly half of South Carolina children under the age of 18 lived in some officially measured degree...
5:29 am on Sunday February 21, 2010

Biking in S.C. gets fewer dollars and is more dangerous (updated)

Update February 21: The Post and Courier has an editorial about this report and does a little pondering about the state of things and what the log jam may be; read it here. Apparently today is the day of story updates. First reporting: That's the...
4:17 am on Thursday July 30, 2009

More on South Carolina's poor water ranking

Image by Flickr user smudieImage by 20090730-oil.jpg A problem source: Most everything on our roads gets washed out to the marsh with the next rain.I should start by saying South Carolina has a poor water ranking only when compared to other East...
6:18 am on Sunday May 3, 2009

A call to address the risks of climate change

Image by 20090503-storms.jpg A group says we can easily do much more to mitigate the damage from storms like these and others.A new report urges government and leadership to do more to reduce the risk of damage from natural disasters. Namely, the...
5:26 am on Tuesday November 18, 2008

S.C. committee: Big changes needed to improve higher education

Update November 22: The group recently swung through Charleston to chat about their plan, and The Post and Courier did a write-up. This line struck me: Bobby Marlowe said if supporters of higher education want to get more money ... they are going to...
6:56 pm on Saturday November 1, 2008

Report: Ports linked to 10.9% of all S.C. jobs

Image by Flickr user willia4Image by 20081101port.jpg Port activities create $44.8 billion in economic impact and are responsible for more than one in ten jobs in the state, according to a report released by the S.C. State Ports Authority. Read the...
1:57 pm on Monday September 22, 2008

Port report overlooks seriousness of cargo ship emissions

Image by Flickr user Jen SFO-BCN Image by 20080922pollution.jpg Ship exhaust: Not a color you want to inhale. At first glance, a report from the South Carolina State Ports Authority is seemingly good news: port related operations during 2005...
9:11 am on Monday September 22, 2008

S.C. Climate action report starts its bureaucratic journey

Image by Flickr user akegImage by 20080922climatereport.jpg The state committee took a close look at the state to see how we can best save the environment without trashing our wallets. Some big (and not-so-big) ideas about how to make the Palmetto...

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