Charleston voters electing first new mayor in 4 decades

...Stavrinakis, who enjoys the greatest name recognition from his time in the General Assembly and previous service on Charleston County Council. Knotts said the other will likely have raised enough money to run TV ads."It's the three white candidates...

SC baby delivered after mother stabbed to death

...Police say 26-year-old Malakia Lasha Frazier was found Saturday night with multiple stab wounds on the ground. Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay says Frazier died less than an hour later at a hospital, where staff performed an...

South Carolina traffic deaths pass 2014 totals with nearly three months left in year

...1 and S.C. 48 in Richland County, U.S. 301 in Orangeburg County and I-26 in Lexington, Berkeley and Charleston counties, among others.Bianca Cain Johnson contributed to this story

Possible tornado hits Charleston

...families displaced by the storm. South Carolina Electric & Gas reported that about 200 homes were without service in Charleston County early Friday at the height of the storm. By daybreak, 85 customers on Johns Island were without power and the company...

Charleston schools ban Confederate flag

...banned students from displaying emblems with the Confederate flag. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Charleston County School District code of conduct for the school year that began this week prohibits students from wearing clothing...

Muzzle taped SC dog has surgery

...Wednesday with her mouth tightly bound with black electrical tape.Authorities say 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson of North Charleston was arrested Monday and charged with ill treatment of animals. He remains in Charleston County Jail.

NAACP joins call for probe of North Charleston Police

...shooting, local civil rights leaders called for a federal investigation into all shootings involving law officers in Charleston County going back more than two decades.They said at the time they don't have faith in the local police, prosecutor...

Charleston shooting suspect appears on 9 murder counts

...entered the group and was accepted by them, as they believed that he wanted to join them in this Bible study," Charleston County Coroner Rae Wilson said. Then, "he became very aggressive and violent."The Justice Department is investigating...

SC officer is indicted in shooting black man

...traffic stop.State investigators presented the case against former North Charleston officer Michael Slager to a Charleston County grand jury on Monday, and prosecutor Scarlett Wilson announced the indictment a few hours later.A bystander's...

Fundraising huge for SC Senate candidate

...election is Oct. 20. The district stretches across parts of Jasper, Hampton, Colleton, Beaufort, Allendale and Charleston counties.Matthews' closest fundraising rival, Hodges, received contributions from Jasper County School District Superintendent...