COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina‘s Democratic Party has asked its own Senate nominee to withdraw after learning the man has been charged with a felony. But the candidate says he won’t budge.

From TheGrio.com: An investigation is underway in Richland County after a Midlands mother claims her son was punctured with a pencil at a church’s after-school program. But the pastor of the Word of God Church off Garners Ferry Road said the church has also taken its own action.

From WYFF4.com FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — A total of ten people now face charges in connection with a music video posted on YouTube last August. Fountain Inn police say the video showed individuals handling guns in a public park within the city limits. “It just never ceases to amaze me that people would video themselves […]

From CNN: Three men were sentenced to prison for forcing an African-American man out of a South Carolina convenience store, threatening him with a chainsaw and stealing his car in an incident the U.S. Department of Justice said was fueled by hate.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s capital city has elected its first black mayor.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When Juanita Goggins became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974, she was hailed as a trailblazer and twice visited the president at the White House.

From the NY Daily News: A South Carolina politician is making very a public apology – and this time it’s not Governor Mark Sanford.