A restaurant in Bishopville, S.C. markets the town’s association to the Lizard Man.
Joseph P. Laycock
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Flowers above, traps below.
Venus flytrap plants have 'traps' that snap shut on insect prey. But they also rely on insects for pollination. New research suggests how the plant avoids eating its allies.
Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962.
Courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
Schedule 2 narcotics: Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo
How can we fight the opioid epidemic? Redesign the drugs, rethink how we assess patients and mandate prescription monitoring.
The Cannon Street All-Stars watch from the stands at the 1955 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
1955 Cannon Street All-Stars/Facebook
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
Clinton greets breakfast diners in South Carolina.
Black women turn out to vote like no other demographic group, and they overwhelmingly vote Democratic. So who are they going to back in the southern primaries?
Sanders arrives in South Carolina.
Sanders can't win the South without the support of black voters, and he doesn't have that.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan rally on the steps of South Carolina’s statehouse.
The votes in South Carolina's presidential primaries are once again expected to fall along racial lines.
A Trump supporter celebrates in South Carolina.
Five takeaways from Trump's South Carolina win.
Rubio (second from left) waves along with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (second from right), U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (far left) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (far right).
South Carolina is a red state. The GOP candidates know that a win here can lead to the party nomination.
The circus comes to town.
Dirty tricks are a big part of the south's first presidential primary.
Kasich takes his campaign to South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich likes to tout his record as governor of Ohio. Is it a case of oversell?
The flag comes down for the last time.
Symbols can unite and divide. How religion helped turn division over the Confederate flag into consensus.
A tipping point?
On July 6, the South Carolina Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. In the past white-on-black violence has led to real change - but under specific conditions.
Ninian Reed flickr
Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
The Confederate Battle Flag in front of the South Carolina State House.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
Remembering Walter Scott
In many states fathers can be incarcerated for failing to pay child support. This is a crisis that needs addressing.