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    CofC opens doors for ‘Fun Home’ Monday night

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    The off-Broadway musical version of the book that saw the College Reads! program defunded by the state government will open at the College of Charleston Monday night. 
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    Bill looks to bring 400 brewery jobs to SC

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    Two state Senators this week filed a bill to change the state’s brewery laws to lure Stone Brewing Company and its 400 jobs.  More>>

    SC data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27M

    South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection... More>>

    Birth center holds rally at College of Charleston Video included

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    The Charleston Birth Place says its six-month fight is still not over. On Saturday, supporters of the center rallied at the College of Charleston. More>>

    Clemson University considers tobacco ban

    The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors. More>>

    SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective. More>>

    OK Gov. questioned repercussions in Veronica custody dispute

    Email correspondence shows that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sought to speak with advisers about repercussions with the Cherokee Nation as she considered intervening in a custody dispute involving a Cherokee girl. More>>

    SC police chief says firing was because she's gay

    The police chief of the Dillon County town of Latta has been fired and she says it is because she is gay. More>>

    Charleston County Council questions funding for Folly Road Video included

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    Council members are hoping to save money by diverting $15 million from the proposed Maybank Highway expansion to the Folly Road project. Now questions are raised about whether it can be done without jeopardizing other funds.
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    Birth centers watch clock as bill deadline approaches Video included

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    Time is running out for a bill designed to help birthing centers stay open across the state. Supporters are anxious to see the bill move to the state Senate.
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    Council considers diverting money away from Maybank project for Folly Road Video included

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    Charleston County Council's finance committee met Monday evening to talk about possibly diverting money from a proposed project on Maybank Highway to a project to alleviate problems at Camp and Folly roads. More>>

    Energy Dept. discusses Savannah River Site funding

    U.S. Department of Energy officials are participating in a public discussion on the financial future of the Savannah River Site. More>>

    SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

    A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. More>>

    SC blll giving hiring preference to vets advances

    A bill allowing South Carolina employers to give hiring preference to veterans and spouses of disabled veterans has advanced in the Senate. More>>

    DSS director testifies; won't step down Video included

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    Lillian Koller finally appearing before the Department of Social Services Oversight Subcommittee on Wednesday. More>>

    Committee suggests new schools In Mt. Pleasant Video included

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    Reorganized Blue Ribbon Committee of Council on Education has ideas on how to fix overcrowded schools East of the Cooper. It wants the Charleston County School Board to prioritize their needs. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant public forum's focus on proposed park Video included

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    Officials plan to break ground on a new town hall later this year, but they also want to know what kind of park will surround it on nearly two acres of land. More>>

    Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year. More>>

    Sen. Graham honors WWII veteran on Yorktown Video included

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    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham spent part of his day Tuesday at Patriots Point to attend an awards ceremony to honor a WWII veteran.
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    SC Education agency pulls out of testing program

    South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year. More>>

    Haley signs Emma's Law

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking. More>>

    How SC students will be tested next year unknown

    A years-long effort by state officials to help create South Carolina's next high-stakes tests for public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring. More>>

    Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    Molly Spearman is leading the money race among eight Republicans trying to become South Carolina's next superintendent, while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats seeking the job. More>>

    Mark Sanford accused of violating divorce terms

    The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has accused the congressman of violating the couple's divorce agreement. More>>

    Wilson report shows he refunded excess donations

    South Carolina's top prosecutor has returned $43,000 since January in previous campaign donations that exceeded state limits. More>>

    CofC Foundation offers $112K for McConnell negotiations

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    The College of Charleston Foundation has offered the school's Board of Trustees an additional $112,000 in salary money for negotiations with president-elect Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>

    1st female physician in US House speaks on health

    The first female physician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives is speaking at the Columbia Convention Center on the nation's health disparities. More>>

    SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional officer or other officer under the... More>>

    1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading. More>>

    Senate, House pass versions of texting ban

    South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. More>>

    SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. More>>

    IOP connector camera will help visitors avoid traffic jams Video included

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    With summer just around the corner, the Isle of Palms Town Council says there is a solution to waiting on stalled connector traffic. The town is considering adding more cameras to help monitor traffic on IOP.
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    Berkeley County needs poll managers for June primary

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    The Berkeley County Board of Elections is looking for poll managers for the 2014 primary election in June. More>>

    Haley: All SC agencies need a code of conduct

    Gov. Nikki Haley says some South Carolina employees aren't behaving or using state resources properly because agencies haven't set clear rules. More>>

    'Emma's Law' heading to SC governor's desk

    A bill aimed at preventing more drunken driving deaths in South Carolina is heading to the governor's desk. More>>

    VP Joe Biden to give USC commencement address

    Vice President Joe Biden is delivering the commencement address at the University of South Carolina next month. More>>

    SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana Video included

    The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses. More>>

    Heitzler wins another term in Goose Creek Video included

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    Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has won another terms as the city's mayor with 65 percent of the vote. More>>

    Report: SC schools aren't improving fast enough

    An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are still not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful for the global economy. More>>

    University merger compromise passes SC committee

    The House budget-writing committee has advanced a bill to create a research university within the College of Charleston. More>>

    June trial set for man charged with online threats

    A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings. More>>

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal to speak to SC Republicans

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is coming to South Carolina to speak at the state Republican party's annual fundraising dinner. More>>

    New signs to help guests find way around Beaufort

    It's going to get a little bit easier for visitors to find their way around historic Beaufort. More>>

    County budget cut looms for 5th year in a row Video included

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    As state leaders discuss the 2014-2015 state budget, local county leaders worry if another cut could be on the way.
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    SC Gov Haley to make fall trade trip to India

    Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born. More>>

    2nd hearing slated in Harrell ethics case

    Another hearing is planned on a request to remove South Carolina's top prosecutor from the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>

    Interlock ignition systems costly for DUI offenders Video included

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    They're not new in the state of South Carolina, but if a new law is passed, interlock ignition programs could triple in number. Right now, the devices are offered through the state's Probation, Pardon and Parole office.
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    Goose Creek voters hear from mayoral candidates Video included

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    Sixteen years ago is when two people were on the ballot for mayor of Berkeley County's largest city.  Next Tuesday, voters will choose either the long-time incumbent or a six year city councilman. More>>

    New group forms to keep tabs on activity at SRS

    A new public interest group has formed to keep tabs on activities at the Savannah River Site. More>>

    Emma's Law passes through the state House

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    Emma's Law has made it through the state House of Representatives with a unanimous vote and minimal changes. The hope is that the law will put a stop to repeat drunk driving offenders.
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    SC bill seeks to strengthen reporting on dead kids

    A bill intended to force all 46 coroners in South Carolina to report the suspicious deaths of children is advancing in the Senate. More>>

    SC House allows CBD oil for epilepsy treatments

    The South Carolina House has passed a bill allowing people suffering from severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana to control their seizures. More>>

    College of Charleston faculty votes against board

    The faculty senate of the College of Charleston says it has no confidence in the board of trustee's hiring of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell as president. More>>

    Tim Goodwin re-elected as mayor of Folly Beach Video included

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    Tim Goodwin will keep his seat as the mayor of Folly Beach. More>>

    Voters take to the polls for Folly Beach mayoral election Video included

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    It's been a hard fought battle on Folly Beach, but the fates of the mayoral candidates have finally come down to the voters and the ballot.
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    SC panel: Expanded board could ease employee fears

    A Senate panel recommends adding members to the board that invests South Carolina's pension portfolio to help ease public employees' concerns over how their retirement money's being handled. More>>

    Berkeley Electric CEO: Air quality rules could mean much higher electric bills Video included

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    Officials at Berkeley Electric Cooperative say the utility company does not have enough money to pay for new federal regulations on coal-fired electric power plants, and the utility's president and CEO is worried about how it will affect customers.
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    CofC protesters have first meeting with controversial president-elect Video included

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    With the help of former state Sen. Robert Ford, students made progress Monday. Ford helped members of the "Fight For CofC" group meet with Glenn McConnell in the president's office in Randolph Hall.
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    Uninsured look for help as ACA deadline approaches Video included

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    The rush to sign-up has been slowing things down.  Earlier today, the healthcare.gov web site was moving at a snail's pace. More>>

    SC uninsured unable to access health care options

    With uninsured South Carolinians facing a midnight deadline for signing up for health care coverage, enrollment counselors are reporting a surge of people seeking their help. More>>

    Senate candidate Cash holds Greenville fundraiser

    Christian recording star Steven Curtis Chapman is helping Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Cash raise money for his campaign. More>>

    SC districts about party, in this case the GOP

    It's been a decade since Republicans took control of South Carolina in a development that has marginalized white Democrats. More>>

    Filing deadline for SC elections is Sunday

    The filing deadline for state and federal candidates running in this year's elections in South Carolina is at hand. More>>

    Former state senator Glover speaks at Calhoun High

    South Carolina's first African-American woman elected to the state senate is speaking at Calhoun County High School. More>>

    State rep holds healthcare open house ahead of deadline

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    The deadline to purchase healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is just a couple days away. On Saturday, state Rep. David Mack held an open house at Burns Elementary School. More>>

    Orangeburg Sen. Hutto to run for Graham's US Senate seat

    Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham. More>>

    Legislation drafted in support of South Carolina birthing centers Video included

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    The Charleston Birth Place is still fighting to keep its doors open even though it does not have a physician on site, something the state health department has demanded of all birthing centers.
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    Hundreds rally at Cistern against McConnell presidency Video included

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    Hundreds of College of Charleston students walked out of class Friday afternoon and marched to the Cistern in the middle of campus to protest the naming of a new president.
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    US Sen. Tim Scott draws primary opponent

    Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott now has a primary opponent this year. More>>

    SC unemployment drops to 5.7 percent in February

    South Carolina's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in February. More>>

    Lt. Gov. McConnell: I will not hold 2 jobs

    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says he will vacate the office whenever the College of Charleston's board of trustees needs him full-time. More>>

    McMaster files for lieutenant governor

    Former Attorney General Henry McMaster is running for lieutenant governor, four years after his unsuccessful bid for governor. More>>

    More time to submit briefs in Harrell ethics case

    Attorneys are getting more time to submit briefs to a judge considering a request in the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>

    SC House sends ethics reform to special committee

    The South Carolina House has created a special committee to evaluate the Senate version of ethics reform legislation. More>>

    McConnell: SC must prepare for 'gray tsunami'

    Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell warns lawmakers that a failure to prepare for South Carolina's oncoming "gray tsunami" will cause a budget crisis and human tragedies. More>>

    Goose Creek mayor faces opposition for first time in 16 years Video included

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    On April 8, the people of Goose Creek will head to the polls for the mayoral election. This is the first time in 16 years that the current mayor has faced any opposition.
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    Board approves $188,000 salary for McConnell

    A state board has approved paying $188,000 toward the salary of the College of Charleston's incoming president, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>

    A mother's plea for passage of cannabis oil bill Video included

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    Wednesday marks International Epilepsy Awareness Day and the Epilepsy Foundation reports that more than 2 million people live with the neurological disorder in the United States.
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    Charter school supporters rally at SC Statehouse

    People who support charter schools are gathering for a rally in Columbia. More>>

    Senators hold another meeting on DSS director

    A Senate panel is continuing its hearings on South Carolina's Department of Social Services. More>>

    Sheheen-Haley for governor 2014 rematch set

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen has filed for his spot on the ballot to challenge South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. More>>

    SC senator: Update social gaming law or I'll sue

    Sen. Tom Davis says if legislators block his bill aimed at allowing retirees to legally play bridge, he'll sue to get South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling law thrown out altogether. More>>

    Politics take center stage on Folly Beach Video included

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    Mayor Tim Goodwin and Toni Connor-Rooks both have leadership experience with Folly Beach government.  But each has differing views on the past, present, and future of the place they call home. More>>

    Replacing Lt. Gov. not as simple as next in line

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    Senate President Pro Tem John Courson will not relinquish his Senate seat to temporarily become lieutenant governor, he told The Associated Press on Monday. More>>

    CofC student resolution calls for occupation, Trustees' resignation Video included

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    Two days after the Board of Trustees announced they had unanimously selected Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell to serve as the College of Charleston next president, students and faculty mobilized to protest the decision. More>>

    Final order dismisses Eckstrom ethics charges

    Ethics charges have officially been dropped against South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom. More>>

    SC rep hosting forum on health care reform

    Columbia residents are getting a chance to learn more about how to get insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

    Berkeley sheriff to ask council for money to staff jail

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    Berkeley County's sheriff plans to ask Monday for money to pay for officers at the jail so that the second floor of the facility can be filled and staffed. More>>

    Martin: Law needed to avoid 2nd election debacle

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin warns another election in South Carolina could be thrown into chaos unless the Legislature passes a law dealing with the structure of county election offices. More>>

    SC judge considers Harrell's investigation request Video included

    A judge in Columbia is considering a request from House Speaker Bobby Harrell to remove South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson from an investigation of a complaint against the speaker. More>>

    Bill allowing limited use of cannabis oil advances

    A bill that seeks to allow children with severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana has advanced to the Senate floor, but it's so restrictive, supporters say it won't help those for whom it's... More>>

    Attorney wants Harrell ethics hearings public

    A media attorney wants the public to be allowed to attend hearings on ethics allegations against South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>

    Anti-abortion bill advanced to SC Senate floor

    A bill requiring doctors who perform abortions in South Carolina to have admitting privileges at a local hospital is heading to the Senate. More>>

    Zais endorses Childs in superintendent's race

    South Carolina education superintendent Mick Zais has endorsed his former deputy superintendent in the race to replace him. More>>

    Bill fighting health care law fails in Senate

    An effort to delay implementation of the federal health care overhaul in South Carolina is dead. More>>

    Panel dismisses ethics charges against Eckstrom

    Ethics allegations accusing South Carolina's top accountant of improperly using campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the 2012 Republican National Convention have been dropped. More>>

    Dad pushes legislators to pass Emma's Law Video included

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    A father who lost his 6-year-old daughter in a drunken driving accident is now pushing for legislation in her honor that would stop DUI offenders from getting behind the wheel when they've been drinking.
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    Mayor Riley backs CofC/MUSC merger in Columbia Video included

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    The College of Charleston could be called Charleston University one day if Mayor Joe Riley gets his way.
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    SC Democratic senators: DSS leader should go

    Testimony about a 4-year-old Richland County boy who was beaten to death after being returned to his parents from foster care has prompted two Democratic senators to call for the ousting of the Department of Social... More>>

    Clyburn to deliver USC Southern Studies talk

    U.S. Rep. James Clyburn is delivering the Philip G. Grose Lecture in cooperation with the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. More>>

    SC hospital expert talks on Affordable Care Act

    The president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Hospital Association is speaking about the state and its relationship with the Affordable Care Act. More>>

    SC House approves banning abortion beyond 19 weeks

    The House has approved a bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy. More>>

    Eckstrom: Dismiss 2012 RNC ethics allegations

    South Carolina's top accountant says state law allowed him to use campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the 2012 Republican National Convention even though he was not an elected delegate. More>>

    US Sen. Graham files to run for re-election

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has filled out the paperwork and written the $10,440 check to run for office again. More>>

    Bill to require SC students learn cursive advances

    A bill requiring South Carolina's school districts to teach students how to write in cursive by fifth grade is advancing in the House. More>>

    South Carolina election season in full swing Video included

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    Senator Lindsey Graham opens a new campaign office in West Ashley, while Senate candidate Nancy Mace works inside her recently opened headquarters on Daniel Island. More>>

    Bill increases penalties for speeding in work zone

    A bill to encourage drivers to slow down in highway construction zones across South Carolina would increase penalties and state troopers' presence. More>>

    SC Statehouse Medicaid protest logs 3rd week

    Sixteen members of a group who stopped traffic trying to enter a South Carolina Statehouse parking area are headed to court following the third protest against the state's decision not to accept federal money to expand... More>>

    Haley, attorney general to hold news conference

    Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson are holding a news conference at the Statehouse. More>>

    State rep walks back harsh CofC email after it's made public Video included

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    A state representative from the Lowcountry apologized for sending an angry email to a College of Charleston student after the student complained about money being stripped from the College's reading enrichment program.
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    Final push for enrollment before ACA deadline Video included

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    The deadline to enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act is March 31. Blue Cross Blue Shield is making a final push in South Carolina, making sure people understand the penalties for not signing up.
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    2-week filing period for SC elections is under way

    The campaign season is officially underway as candidates file with the South Carolina Election Commission. More>>

    SC woman files lawsuit over same-sex separation

    A South Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage ban. More>>

    Haley creates group to study prescription abuse

    Gov. Nikki Haley is forming a 10-member council to develop a statewide plan to combat prescription drug abuse. More>>

    SC election offices to be closed on 1st filing day

    State Rep. Bakari Sellers is complaining about most South Carolina election offices being closed on the first day candidates have to file for office. More>>

    SC bill that could close abortion clinics advances

    A Senate panel has advanced a bill aimed at closing abortion clinics in South Carolina, while a separate panel took testimony on bills making abortion illegal. More>>

    4 Graham challengers agree to support each other

    Three challengers to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham are signing an agreement that if any of them make a runoff against the Republican incumbent, the other two will throw their support behind the challenger. More>>

    SC governments can't profit from credit fee

    The House budget plan allows South Carolina's towns and counties to continue charging taxpayers a processing fee for credit card payments, but they'll pay a steep price if they try to profit from the fees, More>>

    Gov. Haley thanks House for education budget

    Gov. Nikki Haley says the House budget takes a historic step in providing a good education to all South Carolina students. More>>

    SC House sends $7B spending plan to the Senate

    The House's $7 billion spending plan for South Carolina taxes is heading to the Senate. More>>

    Obama signs SC disaster declaration

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    President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a major disaster in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to be directed to the state as it cleans up from the ice storms in February. More>>

    Gun shop can stay on May Lane, neighbors must find compromise Video included

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    Residents of Mount Pleasant's Old Village petitioned council members for a stop to a proposed gun shop from moving in. However, the council approved the business and told residents to find a compromise.
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    SC House gives key approval to $7B spending plan

    Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan, but Democrats say the plan still doesn't meet the state's obligation to education. More>>

    56,000 in SC sign up for health care under new law

    About half of the nearly 56,000 people who have signed up in South Carolina for health insurance under the new health care law supported by President Barack Obama are 45 years old or older. More>>

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