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Joe Riley moonlights as Mayor of the United States

postandcourier.com — WASHINGTON - Joe Riley is trying to get to a meeting where the director of the National Park Service is speaking, eager to update him on plans for Charleston's African-American Museum. But he can't cross the second floor of the Capitol Hilton without being stopped every few feet.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @thadmoore: "Outside of the Lowcountry, Joe Riley is a full-fledged rock star, a legend among municipal politicians." postandcourier.com/article/201501…

Student fees fuel athletics at state’s mid-major schools

postandcourier.com — Student Athletic Fees Student Athletic Fees Division I public schools (in-state student) School Fee The Citadel $2,392 Coastal Carolina $2,292 S.C. State $2,192 Winthrop $1,450 College of Charleston $1,210 USC Upstate $950 South Carolina $104 Clemson $0 Each Citadel cadet will shell out a student athletic fee of $2,392 this year, money that helps fund intercollegiate athletics at the military school.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @SCMitchP: Nationally, students borrow almost $4B per year to pay for college athletics on their campuses. bit.ly/1CHGvjL per @Jeff_fromthePC

Rare bird of prey turns up at Lowcountry ‘vulture restaurant’

postandcourier.com — About the crested caracara Considered a threatened species. AWENDAW - The bird in the pine tree just didn't look like a red-tailed hawk. It didn't look like any native raptor. But it sure made itself at home. When the vultures swooped in for feeding recently at the Center for Birds of Prey, the crested caracara dropped down, too.

Your 'Reflections' pics shined, now send us your best 'Abandoned Lowcountry' photo

postandcourier.com — It was a real pleasure looking through your photos this week, each more breathtaking than the last. In all, we received 57 submissions of everything from buildings reflecting in windows, the sky reflecting in the ocean and where people go to reflect.
Jan 25, 2015

Had to peek at early reader submissions for 'Abandoned Lowcountry' photo assignment. All awesome so far. Send yours: bit.ly/1zwTvbZ

Jan 25, 2015

RT @charlestonphoto: Send your best 'Abandoned Lowcountry' photo to yourphotos@postandcourier.com by noon Tuesday: bit.ly/1zwTvbZ pic.twitter.com/jdccNwGrtK

Matt Moore to seek re-election for S.C. GOP’s chief

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - South Carolina's youngest GOP chairman will be seeking re-election to the party's top post this year. Matt Moore, 32, said his interest in moving the S.C. Republican Party into the 21st century is one of many reasons he wants to get re-elected as chairman.

Police responding to report of barricaded person on James Island

postandcourier.com — Charleston police were responding Saturday afternoon to a report of a barricaded person at a home on Westwood Drive, a dispatcher said. A Post and Courier staffer observed the Charleston Police Department's mobile command post driving with lights and sirens on Folly Road near Harbor View Road about 3 p.m.
Jan 24, 2015

#CHS police say they are looking for Ishmael Lemon, 28, in connection with shots fired on James Island #chsnews http:j.mp/1B5qj7i

Jan 24, 2015

RT @postandcourier: BREAKING: Charleston police responding to report of barricaded person on James Island #chsnews j.mp/1B5qj7i

Jan 24, 2015

BREAKING: Charleston police responding to report of barricaded person on James Island #chsnews j.mp/1B5qj7i

CofC Swim and Dive Meet

postandcourier.com — Temperature Feels Like Humidity Winds January 23, 2015 The College of Charleston Swim and Dive team competed in the last of their meets this season against Gardner Webb Friday at the Stern Center Pool.

Charleston Southern has spread faith to students and beyond for 50 years now

postandcourier.com — CSU timeline Rick Brewer moved to town as a teen in 1969. His dad was a pastor, and they'd go watch sports events at what was Baptist College at Charleston. Back then, the North Charleston campus was a 400-acre stretch with a few buildings, gravel roads and not much else.

Balanced tax deal will rescue S.C. roads

postandcourier.com — There is an important economic convergence going on in South Carolina today. On one side, we have a growing economy, with more of our people working than ever before, with unemployment down to rates we haven't seen in many years, with people moving from welfare to work by the tens of thousands, and with new companies moving in or starting up all the time.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @RobGodfrey: Guest column from @nikkihaley in @postandcourier explains how her tax reform proposal will make SC more competitive goo.gl/twr9bG

Spurrier pledges Gamecocks will ‘do better’ this coming season

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier visited Colonial Life Arena to recognize another bowl-winning team, but he made clear that this past 7-6 season wasn't up to the standards of a South Carolina football program which had won 11 games in each of the previous three years.
Jan 24, 2015

Now at @postandcourier: #Gamecocks' Steve Spurrier on recruiting, potential staff changes, and doing better in 2015. bit.ly/1CEqT0c

Top-ranked Kentucky proves too much for Gamecocks

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - There would be no upset of the SEC's kingpins in Columbia. Not this time, at least. No. 1 Kentucky made certain of that with a stifling defensive effort that held South Carolina without a field goal for almost 10 minutes, and the Wildcats handed USC its fifth loss in six conference games in a 58-43 victory Saturday before the first sellout crowd at Colonial Life Arena in four years.
Jan 24, 2015

Now at @postandcourier: "All you see is their hands" -- No. 1 #Kentucky shuts down hope of another #Gamecocks upset. bit.ly/1CEaGIv

Hey, Mr. President: Come on down

postandcourier.com — American presidents are frequently faulted for assorted blunders. President Barack Obama is no exception. A small sampling of the many errors Obama has committed: His Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act falls far short of its phony-baloney title. His foreign policy is fraught with naivete that imperils not just the security of our nation but that of our allies.
Jan 24, 2015

Columnist Frank Wooten has a warm invitation for @BarackObama: Hey, Mr. President:Come on down j.mp/1L67ysH pic.twitter.com/6ndwy2v7sO

Things to Do Saturday, January 24, 2015

postandcourier.com — What: The Charleston Kennel Club's annual dog show will feature over eight hundred registered dogs competing in conformation, obedience and rally events. When: 8 a.m. Where: Exchange Park Fairground, 9850 Hwy. 78, Ladson Price: $3 More Info: Click here. What: Ranger Wren will introduce junior rangers to forest and wildlife management along the Nebo Trail.

Clint Seymour Play Ball Fund turns tragedy to baseball triumph with help from Pirates’ Neil Walker

postandcourier.com — Play Ball Fund To donate: www.clintplayball.com; Email: clintplayball@gmail.com It was a series of good fortune that put 27-year-old Clint Seymour on King Street late one Friday night last April, right up until the fatal skull fracture. His parents moved from Pittsburgh to Seabrook Island as his father eased into "pre-retirement."
Jan 25, 2015

If you missed it yesterday, here's a fabulous piece on the special bond between Neil Walker and his deceased friend- postandcourier.com/article/201501…

Jan 24, 2015

Great piece in Post&Courier detailing special bond between late Clint Seymour and @NeilWalker18 and how it lives on: postandcourier.com/article/201501…

Jan 24, 2015

Great piece in Post&Courier detailing special bond between late Clint Seymour and @NeilWalker18 and how it lives on. postandcourier.com/article/201501…

When life's a beach, you drive a golf cart

postandcourier.com — FOLLY BEACH - Tara McClellan sees her golf cart as the best investment she ever made. "It's better than driving a car. You just hop in it and go," she said. The electric cart moves at a turtle's pace with a top speed of 15 mph.

Suspect charged with involuntary manslaughter in Sangaree assault that killed best man

postandcourier.com — Berkeley County deputies on Friday arrested a man accused of an assault in Sangaree earlier this week that killed the 24-year-old best man in his wedding last year. Kristopher Gerhard, 30, faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Daniel Cristino Montalvo Jr. of Summerville, according to Capt.
Jan 23, 2015

Berkeley County deputies: Driver arrested after friend's deadly fall while 'car surfing.' By @offlede postandcourier.com/article/201501…

Jan 23, 2015

Berkeley County deputies: Driver arrested after friend’s deadly fall while car surfing: bit.ly/1L50Wus #chs #chsnews

Jan 23, 2015

Deputies make arrest in Sangaree assault that killed best man in suspect's 2014 wedding: bit.ly/1L50Wus #chs #chsnews

For Gamecocks, baseball opener against C of C already looms large

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - At South Carolina, the time for reflection is over. And the source of motivation has shifted from how the last baseball season ended, to how the impending one begins.
Jan 23, 2015

Today at @postandcourier: It's first day of practice, but season opener vs. #CofC already looms large for #Gamecocks. bit.ly/1BSOUBK

USC’s Shell to miss spring practice after shoulder surgery

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA -- Goose Creek native Brandon Shell, expected to be a leader on South Carolina's offensive line next season, will miss spring practice after having surgery to repair a shoulder injury. Shell, a rising senior, had surgery earlier this month on his right labrum, a USC athletics spokesman confirmed Friday.
Jan 23, 2015

Earlier at @postandcourier: Goose Creek native and #Gamecocks offensive lineman Brandon Shell to miss spring practice bit.ly/1Blumip

Jan 23, 2015

Today at @postandcourier: #Gamecocks offensive lineman and Goose Creek native Brandon Shell to miss spring practice. bit.ly/1Blumip

Funeral today for slain Wando High School student

postandcourier.com — Sullivan's Island - Family and friends of Luke Cavanaugh have gathered this morning for the 17-year-old slaying victim's funeral. Mourners for the Wando High School student are at the Church of the Holy Cross for the services. Cavanaugh was stabbed to death Sunday on Baltusrol Lane in Mount Pleasant.
Jan 23, 2015

Friends march with riderless horse in tribute to slain Wando High student: bit.ly/1D06vES #chs #chsnews pic.twitter.com/6Nf7CkHg21