Five S.C. colleges get good grades for green

Five of the state institutions of higher learning have made the list of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges as named by the Princeton Review. Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Furman, the University of South Carolina, and Wofford all appear on the list of 286 “green” colleges as listed by the Princeton Review in partnership with the [...] Read More

Charleston schools face seismic challenges

The Charleston County superintendent will face the school board tonight to review certain challenges some of the county’s schools face if an earthquake were to hit. Atleast six downtown Charleston schools were deemed seismically unsafe for faculty and students. Recent studies show the schools would most likely collapse if a 5.0 magnitude earthquake were to [...] Read More

House members to reconsider warrantless searches bill

House members will have a chance Tuesday to reconsider an override of Governor Mark Sanford’s veto of a warrantless searches bill. Last week, they failed to get enough votes. The bill would allow law enforcement officers to search, without a warrant, suspects that are released on parole or probation. Charleston and Dorchester Representative Annette Young [...] Read More

Teams assessing storm damage in Darlington

Three people were injured by storms in the Pee Dee Area that struck shortly after 7 pm Sunday. Numerous reports came in of tornado touchdowns throughout Darlington County uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and damaging buildings. The first survey showed damage to the Cain Elementary and Mayo High Schools which remained closed on Monday. Linwood [...] Read More

Local leaders plan Washington, DC press conference vs. closing Yucca Mtn.

Tuesday, a group of community leaders from South Carolina and Georgia are making a trip to Washington, DC to address what they call a “betrayal of trust” by the Obama Administration. About 40 community leaders from counties surrounding the Savannah River Nuclear Site plan to hold a press conference in Washington Wednesday to criticize the U.S. Department of [...] Read More