Gov. Henry McMaster will be sworn in today for the third time. He first became governor to fill a partial term in 2017 after former Gov. Nikki Haley joined the Trump administration and then was sworn for his first full term in 2019.
“He’ll become the first person in state history to be formally sworn into office for a third time. His new four-year term will, in all likelihood, be the capstone of a public service career that will span almost a half century,” the network reported.
In other headlines:
Hundreds stranded on Amtrak train in S.C. Hundreds of Amtrak passengers were stranded on a train stuck for about a day near Denmark, S.C., after a derailment by a CSX freight train.
State school district questions Charleston public charter school leadership. “After reports of an impromptu four-day closure of the school’s James Island campus and staff concerns about recent action of the school’s board of directors, the newspaper asked the state oversight agency Jan. 4 whether it wasinvestigating the school. “We are inquiring about these matters,” S.C. Public Charter District Superintendent Chris Neeley replied tersely, offering no details.
Black Ink returns to Charleston Jan. 12-14. “Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival returns Jan. 12-14 for its seventh year, highlighting Black voices in the sci-fi and fantasy genre.”
Folly Beach using new marsh mapping. The new data will hep it update its sea rise adaptation plan.
Charleston wants new crosswalk after pedestrian death. The city says the state needs to put in a new crosswalk following a recent death.
LEGISLATURE: Session opens with abortion focus. Lawmakers started a new legislative session with a surprise focus — abortion — after the state Supreme Court last week overturned a six-week abortion ban.
Emerging Lowcountry artists to watch for in 2023. A look at 10 emerging artists in the Charleston area.
Refuel opens new flagship store in downtown Charleston. The store is at the corner of King and Calhoun streets.
Boeing orders rise in December. The company took on more than 200 net orders for passenger planes in December to complete its best year since 2018.
Mega Millions jackpot soars again after no winning ticket. The new jackpot is about $1.35 billion — the second
argest ever — after on Tuesday winner. Next drawing: Friday.
Visual artist Andrea Hazel pays homage to a section of the Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood that was demolished. Full story >
Charleston saxophonist and soul singer Bill Wilson performs Jan. 13 at the Pour House, sharing the spotlight with percussionist Gino Castillo. Full story >
Accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music instructor Jo Kokri-Bhatt has more on her mind than teaching and performing.. Full story >
Gourmet sandwich shops like The Pass downtown, Cold Shoulder Gourmet and Island Provisions are giving Charlestonians many sandwich options. Full story >
Supporting artists is important to maintaining a vibrant community. Here are 10 emerging artists in Charleston to look out for in 2023. Full story >