S.C. Ports Notch Record Year

By Gavin Jackson

The Port of Charleston

The South Carolina Ports Authority saw a 10 percent increase in container traffic move through its terminals this past fiscal year.

The SCPA reported it moved a record 2.14 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the year, which ended with a strong, record finish in June.


By Glenn Rawls


During the 2017 eclipse, South Carolina Public Radio invites you to listen while you watch as experts explain the phenomenon.  Host Beryl Dakers, public radio and TV reporters on location around the state, and the staff of the SC State Museum will provide live coverage on August 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Professional Major Keys | Endowment Intern Imani

By Imani King

Key alert

Once again, I have learned valuable lessons and experiences during my internship. With more projects that require attention and efficiency, I have had to create a schedule and lists for myself, and systems for how I plan to work. I’ve broken down my experiences into different lessons.

Lesson 1)

AAA: More Carolinians to Travel Than Ever Before For July 4

By Gavin Jackson

AAA Carolinas predicts a record-breaking travel weekend for travelers in the Carolinas

A record-breaking number of Carolinians are expected to hit the roads, fly the friendly skies, and travel the rails and waterways this July 4th, according to AAA Carolinas.

Some 630,000 South Carolinians and 1.2 million of its neighbors are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. Fueling the trend is strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

By Aimee Crouch


The BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000 units. The BMW Group has invested $8 billion in the Spartanburg production location and has produced 3.9 million vehicles. It has become the largest BMW manufacturing plant within the span of 25 years.

Charleston Forum: Charleston Experience Panel

By Gavin Jackson

The Charleston Experience Panel at the Charleston Forum.

Highlights from the Charleston Experience Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017.

Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton, City of Charleston
Reverend Joe Darby
Jennifer Pinckney, Wife of the late Reverend Clementa Pinckney
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Mayor of Charleston (1975-2016)
Reverend Sharon Risher, Daughter of Ethel Lee Lance
Moderator: Bo Moore, The Citadel, Dean of the School of Humanities

Charleston Forum: Economics and Education Panel

By Gavin Jackson

Charleston Forum: Economics and Education Panel

Highlights from the Economics and Education Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017.

Paula Boggs, Former General Counsel for Starbucks 
Godfrey Gibbison, College of Charleston 
Malcolm Graham, Former N.C. State Senator and brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd 
Lindsay Leonard, Director of Government Affairs at Boeing 
Reverend Nelson Rivers 
Moderator: Brian Hicks, Post and Courier

Charleston Forum: The Future of the Past Panel

By Gavin Jackson

Charleston Forum: The Future of the Past Panel

Highlights from the Future of the Past Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017.

David Blight, Director of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center 
State Senator Paul Campbell (R-Goose Creek)
Ethan Kytle, Fresno State 
Reverend Nelson Rivers 
Blain Roberts, Fresno State 
Moderator: Bobby Donaldson, University of South Carolina

Charleston Forum: Criminal Justice and Policing Panel

By Gavin Jackson

Criminal Justice and Policing Panel at the Charleston Forum

Highlights from the Criminal Justice and Policing Panel at the Charleston Forum on June 16, 2017.

Former Tampa Police Chief, Jane Castor 
State Sen. Gerald Malloy (D-Hartsville)
DeRay McKesson, Black Lives Matter 
Kassy Alia, Heroes in Blue 
Moderator: State Sen. Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston)

Kassy Alia: “When it comes to these cases (officer-involved shootings) we need to hear the humanity in them and hear those stories. When one person dies we’re all losers.”

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

By Imani King

The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the difference is alarming. The flood that reaped havoc two years ago has left a stain of concern among the students of the University of South Carolina and of the capital city.