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Monument sought to recognize blacks who served Confederacy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Blacks in South Carolina who served in the Confederate military, many of them slaves pressed into duty, would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal by two whi...

Utilities sell settlement over failed nuclear power project

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina utilities are selling their share of a $2.2 billion, five-year settlement over a failed nuclear project so that they can recover nearly 92 percent of the ...

2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being...

Senators to question utility executives on failed project

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's senators' turn to grill executives of utilities that bailed on a nuclear power project in South Carolina. Officials with South Carolina Electric & Gas ...

Attorney: Nuclear power report should have been released

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for a legislative panel investigating the failure of a nuclear power project in South Carolina says a report the owners intended to keep secret shows they knew the re...

Utility drops bid to recoup billions after bailing on plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility is suspending its request to recoup billions more from customers for a South Carolina nuclear power project it bailed on last month. South Carolina El...

Billions lost in nuclear power projects, with more bills due

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. Expanding nuclear energy capacity was a sure bet, th...

Utility votes to stop building billion-dollar nuke reactors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility voted Monday to stop building two billion-dollar nuclear reactors, likely ending the project. The reactors were set to be a...

Samsung investing $380M in Newberry, creating 950 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years. State and company ...

Former VP Biden dedicating statue honoring Sen. Hollings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings of South Carolina is being honored outside the federal courthouse in Charleston that used to bear his name. Former Vi...

Attorney: 4 inmate deaths show need for better mental care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for the family of one of four convicts strangled in a prison cell says the killings cast a "bright light on just how bad it is to be a mentally ill inmate" in South C...

Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several conservative lawmakers in South Carolina have thrown their support behind medical marijuana legislation. Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuan...

Woman chained in container says captor bragged about killing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his vict...

Woman chained in container says she was raped daily

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman says she was raped daily for two months while chained inside a container by a man accused of killing her boyfriend and six others. Kala B...

South Carolina lawmaker accused of beating his wife resigns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody resigned rather than be expelled from the Statehouse. But Rep. Chris Corley still faces a fel...