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The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion …

Woman, man shot to death near South Carolina coast

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a woman and man shot to death near the South Carolina coast.Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers told news outlets that …

2018 Spoleto Festival kicks off in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 42nd annual Spoleto Festival USA is kicking off in South Carolina.The arts festival starts at noon Friday in front of Charleston City Hall. The international …

Experience, new ideas clash in SC Democratic gov debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic candidates seeking to become South Carolina's next governor squared off in a vigorous debate Thursday night that stood in contrast to the less combative …

Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows …

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolina corrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft …

Justices: Chambers that get tax money aren't public bodies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An open government advocate says a South Carolina Supreme Court decision means the public won't have the right to know how $60 million in taxes are spent.Justices ruled …

Man who bought 12 guns for serial killer pleads guilty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to buying guns for an acquaintance who shot seven people to death, admitting he made the purchases despite knowing that the killer …

US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they expect an active Atlantic hurricane season — an announcement that came as odds increased that the first tropical …

Customer sues South Carolina cooperative over payments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A customer has sued an electric cooperative in South Carolina after it was reported the utility's board paid itself more than $50,000 by holding 50 meetings a year.The …

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach.Kapalua Bay Beach topped the …

Chances for first tropical system of year up to 80 percent

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say chances are increasing for the first tropical weather system of the year in the Gulf of Mexico.The National Hurricane Center said Thursday a mass of low pressure …

South Carolina regulators challenge nuclear report secrecy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State regulators are questioning South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s statement that the utility could not release a report critical of construction of two nuclear …

GOP South Carolina gov hopefuls debate nukes, streamlining

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republicans vying to become South Carolina's next governor have given voters their first real-time opportunity to compare their positions on the state's …

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins.The National …

South Carolina governor wants review after bridge problems

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants an independent review of state records about a bridge causing major traffic problems.McMaster said Tuesday an audit of records …

S Carolina lawmakers can't agree on latest rate cut plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers met again almost two weeks after the General Assembly adjourned its regular session, but still could not reach a compromise on bills about the …

GOP challenger's site calls Gov. McMaster 'Hypocrite Henry'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican mounting a primary challenge to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says the incumbent has been hypocritical on three important issues.On Wednesday, …

Lydon confirmed as US attorney for South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time, a woman who's not serving in an "acting" capacity will be South Carolina's U.S. attorney.The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the nomination of Sherri …

Mortgage company bringing 1,100 jobs to South Carolina

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A mortgage service company is bringing more than 1,000 jobs to South Carolina.The state commerce department said in a news release Tuesday that RoundPoint Mortgage …