Hurricane Florence: "The Citizens Need To Make Their Plans Now."

By Tabitha Safdi

McMaster Florence Press Conference

"We're getting people in place to respond to whatever happens. The citizens need to make their plans now. Presume a major hurricane is going to hit," said Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday's press conference concerning Hurricane Florence. "Get your medicines ready, take care of your pets. You may not be coming home for several days." 

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

By Tabitha Safdi

Update on Tropical Storm Florence

"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:00pm press conference at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division he declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. McMaster issued a state of emergency because of the potential of hurricane coming to state.

SCEMD Monitors Hurricane Florence


Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, September 7, 1:40 p.m.) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast next week.  As a result of the storm’s projected movement toward the United States, key local and state agencies have been notified to be ready to respond if the need arises. 

SC Lede: Season 2 Preview

By Gavin Jackson


As South Carolina Lede prepares for our new season, join host Gavin Jackson for a preview of some of the topics we'll be covering this fall.

South Carolina Lede returns Tuesday, September 11. 

Military Leaders Warn Climate Change is a National Security Threat

By Victoria Hansen

People listen as military and local  leaders talk about climate change and its impact on national security at the Citadel in Charleston.

People listen as military and local leaders talk about climate change and its impact on national security at the Citadel in Charleston Credit Victoria Hansen Three years of back to back hurricanes and record floods have left many across the Lowcountry flood weary.  Now the height of hurricane season is here.  Scientists say climate change is to blame for increased flooding, creating more intense storms and rising sea

South Carolina Routes Still Being Considered for New Railway

By Kaitlyn Park

train on mountain

A new railway is still being discussed for South Carolina between Columbia, through Augusta, Georgia and to Atlanta. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) collaborated for the Federal Railroad Administration and created six routes through South Carolina for the proposed passenger rail system. Planning began in June 2012.

From Warehouse to Convention Center; A Look at Soda City Comic Con's Growth in the Midlands

By Thelisha Eaddy

Cosplay  and comics fan James Williams

In 2011, Donald Brock, Jr. found an old comic book on a shelf,  inside one of his father's properties. "I looked at it. It look reasonably old." Brock said, the conditons in the warehouse were not that great, so "I swiped it and said I would go online and see if its worth anything." The comic book was an issue of the Brave and the Bold 28, "which is the very first appearance of the Justice League." Brock said he sold the comic, a decision he still regrets, but the sale produced a few hundreds dollars and inspired the Gaffeny native to venture into the comic book business.

Citadel Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Former Cadet

By Victoria Hansen

Kenneth Gregory Boes

An employee with Charleston’s military college, the Citadel, is accused of giving a former cadet alcohol and pills, and sexually assaulting him.  Kenneth Gregory Boes is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct following an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.