Inside the Rock Hill Boxing Club's Quest for a Better Community

By Scott Morgan

Alonzo Lumpkin

The Rock Hill Boxing Club is the kind of old school gym real boxers come out of – Golden Glove contenders, burgeoning pros, Olympic hopefuls …. There’s nothing corporate or pretentious about this place. It’s decorated with spray paint and duct tape-wrapped bags; it’s beastly hot; it’s packed with young men looking to make a name in the ring.

But look past the trappings of a small-city boxing gym and you’ll see what the Rock Hill Boxing Club really is for the people who train here – a community. Dare one say a family.

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Five Minutes with Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders following a campaign stop in Florence, SC on August 29, 2019.

Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of September 5, 2019, host Gavin Jackson sits down for an interview with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sanders made several campaign stops around South Carolina this week.


Charleston Prepares for Possible Record Flooding from Hurricane Dorian

By Victoria Hansen

The corner of Water Street and East Bay along the Battery in downtown Charleston.  The area is known for flooding.

Charleston city officials say they're ready for whatever Hurricane Dorian brings our way.  But what about the people who decided to stay?  Many were still checking out the winds and waves along the historic city's battery wall late Wednesday, just hours before the storm's anticpated arrival.  An evacuation order for the entire coast has been in place since Monday.

Dorian's Eye Wall Nearing the Coast of South Carolina

By Ray Hawthorne

Hurricane Dorian Alerts

11 PM Update: The eyewall of Hurricane Dorian is now parallel to the North Carolina coastline. Moderate to heavy rain is still falling over the Pee Dee and will eventually taper off early Friday morning. As of the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, Dorian is holding on as a category 2 hurricane. Maximum winds are still 100 mph and pressure has fallen to 958 mb. Storm motion has picked up just a bit and is now to the NE at 13 mph.   The center of the eye is about 35 miles southeast of Wilmington NC.

Hurricane Warnings continue; Dorian effects increasing later tonight

By Ray Hawthorne

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings

Updated 1:20 pm Wednesday:  Maximum sustained winds are still at 105mph, but Dorian could flucuate in intensity over the Gulf Stream. The latest measurement of minimum central pressure is still at 963 mb and the storm is moving NNW at 9 mph, according to the Tuesday 11 am update from the National Hurricane Center.


HURRICANE WARNING in effect for Beaufort, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties.

Beloved Lowcountry author, Dorothea Benton Frank, dies

By Tabitha Safdi

Dorothea Benton Frank

In 2010, The Big Picture visited her beloved Lowcountry home on Sullivan’s Island and spent the day getting to know her. In her typical humor, she told us she never dreamed of being an author, she always thought she’d be a “princess.”

Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, Dorothea “Dottie” Benton Frank was a New York Times best-selling author of 20 novels that use South Carolina as a backdrop.

Free Virtual Care Visits During Hurricane Dorian

By Julia Shillinglaw

McLeod doctor sees patient over telehealth app.

With Hurricane Dorian on a path towards the east coast, many have been ordered to evacuate. Others are preparing for the effects of the storm, as it is predicted to hit South Carolina around Thursday.