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State election officials opt to delay election in Bobby Harrell's old House seat

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - The State Election Commission has decided to delay the Nov. 4 election for former Speaker Bobby Harrell's House seat to give the Republican party time to nominate a new candidate. Harrell stepped down earlier this month after pleading guilt to six counts of misusing his campaign funds for his own benefit.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @postandcourier: Election officials will delay vote in Bobby Harrell's old house seat to give GOP time to nominate new candidate: bit.ly/13leyAa

Iraq War vet from Charleston to buy mom house with $1 million in lotto winnings

postandcourier.com — An Iraq War veteran from Charleston plans to buy his mother a house and a new car with the $1 million he won Wednesday, the S.C. Education Lottery said in a statement. One of the man's five losing scratch-off tickets that he entered into the Millionaire Madness Second-Chance Drawing was chosen from 525,000 entries.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @offlede: Iraq War veteran from Charleston to buy mom house with $1 million in lotto winnings: bit.ly/1u9JIGN #chs #chsnews

Oct 30, 2014

RT @offlede: Iraq War veteran from Charleston to buy mom house with $1 million in lotto winnings: bit.ly/1u9JIGN #chs #chsnews

'Love is Strange" a tender, meandering look at long-term love

charlestonscene.com — Movie review 4 (out of five stars) Director: Ira Sachs Rated: R for language A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On").
Oct 30, 2014

'Love is Strange" a tender, meandering look at long-term love bit.ly/1sM12ue

USC women's basketball team ranked No. 2 in preseason AP Top 25

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina women's basketball program achieved another first Thursday, when the Gamecocks were ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 preseason poll -- marking the highest preseason ranking in school history. South Carolina went 29-5 last season, claiming its first SEC championship and first No.
Oct 30, 2014

Now at @postandcourier: Another first for Dawn Staley's USC women's basketball team, ranked No. 2 in preseason Top 25 bit.ly/1wJtSzz

Post and Courier adding new apps, social media sites to promote discussion, provide news you can use

postandcourier.com — Here at The Post and Courier we recognize that social media is a great way to both provide you with news you can use and to listen to what you have to say. We've recently launched a few new initiatives that we think will accomplish both.

Nancy McGinley resigns as Charleston schools superintendent

postandcourier.com — The Charleston County School Board has called an emergency meeting for 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss a personnel issue following a meeting on Monday where the board discussed Superintendent Nancy McGinley's contract. School Board Chairwoman Cindy Bohn Coats said Thursday morning she would not comment on whether the emergency meeting is about McGinley.

Halloween trivia will haunt you

charlestonscene.com — It's kind of a toss up, in my mind, as to which holiday is more fun to celebrate - Halloween or St. Patrick's Day. Though Halloween might have the edge just from the sheer novelty of getting to wear a costume. Plus, there's candy. This week's Head2Head is dedicated to all things Halloween.

Robert Earl Keen returns to the Charleston Music Hall

charlestonscene.com — "And the party never ends!" Those five words are from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem and pretty succinctly sum up his career and life's ambition. Keen, who has been performing for more than three decades and has more than a dozen albums to his name, wants nothing more than to keep the good times rolling.

Casting company searching for Charleston folks to appear in ads for Navy Federal Credit Union

postandcourier.com — A casting company is offering to pay individuals and families from Charleston to appear in ads for Navy Federal Credit Union. Virginia-based Arvold Casting says they will pay as much as $3,000 for attractive families and $750 for attractive individuals to take part in a stil photo shoot from Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

Casting company willing to pay a pretty penny for pretty #Charleston people to appear in bank ads: bit.ly/1064sBd

Lake Street Dive, 'the year's best new band,' comes to Charleston

charlestonscene.com — Rolling Stone magazine has hailed them as "the year's best new band," so that says something. Lake Street Dive launched as a country-jazz experiment at the New England Conservatory in Boston in 2004, but it took a casually made video of the quartet gathered around a single mic on a street corner performing a cover of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" to grab the public's attention.
Oct 30, 2014

Lake Street Dive, 'the year's best new band,' comes to Charleston bit.ly/13kB10d

2.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Summerville area

postandcourier.com — A 2.2-magnitude earthquake shook beneath the Summerville area this morning. The tremor occurred at 8:26 a.m. about four miles south of Summerville and four miles southwest of Ladson, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Summerville area is prone to small quakes but experts say they're not necessarily an indicator of a larger earthquake to come.
Oct 30, 2014

Updated: Two earthquakes within 10 minutes each other shook Summerville this morning. bit.ly/1ziWzYn #chswx #chs

Oct 30, 2014

RT @postandcourier: 2.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Summerville this morning. By @andyparas: bit.ly/1wItSj7 #chsnews

Miranda Lambert performing at North Charleston Coliseum Jan. 22

charlestonscene.com — Country music star Miranda Lambert will be performing at the North Charleston Coliseum on Jan. 22. Also performing will be Justin Moore, RaeLynn and Jukebox Mafia. Tickets go on sale Nov. 7. Order tickets beginning at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Oct 30, 2014

Miranda Lambert performing at North Charleston Coliseum Jan. 22 bit.ly/13jTieh

Palmetto Sunrise: Decision on Harrell district House race today?

postandcourier.com — Should the election for former House Speaker Bobby Harrell's seat continue as normal on Tuesday? Or should the state give Republicans a chance to field a candidate in Harrell's absence? Harrell's sudden resignation as condition of a guilty plea to campaign finance related criminal charges has thrown the race into turmoil and sparked a partisan fight over whether the election should proceed.
Oct 30, 2014

Palmetto Sunrise: Decision on Harrell district House race today? postandcourier.com/article/201410…

Coastal Carolina Fair kicks off 58th year

charlestonscene.com — With the aroma of sugary and fried foods wafting in the air, the flash of blinking lights and neon signs, and the clang and noise of games and carnival barkers, it can only mean one thing: It's time again for the Coastal Carolina Fair. In its 58th ye

Sister of fallen police officer killed in Stono Bridge collision

postandcourier.com — The sister of a Summerville police officer who collapsed during a traffic stop last week died in a wreck on the Stono Bridge Tuesday night. Abigail Blajszczak, 31, of Summerville died at the scene, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin said Wednesday. She was the sister of Robert Blajszczak, 40, who collapsed Oct.

South Carolina's maddening defensive struggles rooted in correctable mistakes

postandcourier.com — COLUMBIA - Only four games remain in the season, but for South Carolina's defense it seems little has changed since opening night more than two months ago. Many of the same issues which allowed Texas A&M to pass for more than 500 yards on Aug. 28
Oct 29, 2014

At @postandcourier: What makes USC's defensive struggles so maddening? That even now, they're seen as correctable. bit.ly/1DyAvXt

Ervin calls Haley a tyrant in joint appearance with new ally

postandcourier.com — Democrat Vincent Sheheen and his new ally Tom Ervin continued their tag-team-tour to knock off Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, with Ervin accusing her of being a "tyrant" who abuses the law when it suits her. Haley, meanwhile, questioned whether the Sheheen-Ervin partnership against her was hatched long before Ervin formally dropped out of the race Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2014

Prez hopeful firepwer cming 4 @nikkihaley & @vincentsheheen: MD Guv Omalley for Sheheen; Jindal, Christie for Haley. postandcourier.com/article/201410…

National TV deal boosts Medal of Honor Bowl profile

postandcourier.com — Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was one of the top players the Medal of Honor Bowl hoped to recruit for its inaugural game last January. But despite the lure of playing for NFL scouts in front of Palmetto State fans, the Gamecocks' standout bypassed Charleston's college football all-star game for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif.
Oct 30, 2014

National TV deal should help Medal of Honor Bowl recruit top college football all-stars fb.me/1oL71ZPvc

Oct 29, 2014

RT @WoodyWilliams45: Honored to be asked to participate : National TV deal boosts Medal of Honor Bowl profile postandcourier.com/article/201410… via @postandcourier

Keanu Reeves delivers nonstop action in 'John Wick'

charlestonscene.com — Movie review 4 (out of five stars) In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' "Matrix" stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut.