Articles by: Statehouse Report

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Concert hall

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Concert hall

It’s a big beautiful concert hall somewhere in the Deep South.  But where?  The answer might surprise you.  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

SPOTLIGHT: United Way Association of South Carolina

SPOTLIGHT: United Way Association of South Carolina

The United Way Association of South Carolina is the common voice of the 29 independent, locally-government United Ways in the Palmetto State that work together to create long-lasting opportunities for everyone to have the good life.

by · 08/11/2017 · Underwriters
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Twin towers

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Twin towers

This mystery just might be too easy for many of our sleuths, but we liked this reminder of a great place submitted by a reader.  Where could it be?  And why are there two towers?   Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

HISTORY:  South of the Border

HISTORY:  South of the Border

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Located just south of the North Carolina border near the South Carolina town of Hamer, South of the Border has long captured the attention of travelers on U.S. Highway 301 and Interstate 95. The beer distributor Alan Schafer (1915–2001) opened a one-room beer depot on the border in January 1950 to sell beer to dry Robeson County, North Carolina. Construction materials for the new business were delivered to “Schafer project: south of the border,” inspiring the name “South of the Border.”

FEEDBACK:  On Brookgreen Gardens and sales tax “holidays”

FEEDBACK:  On Brookgreen Gardens and sales tax “holidays”

Ed Finn: “It is difficult for me to say that I loved one particular part of the Gardens more than any other though I loved visiting the island where stood Anna [Huntington]’s ‘Youth Taming the Wild.'” Also in Feedback: Dale Rhodes on sales tax “holidays.”

by · 08/04/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
SPOTLIGHT:  Francis Marion University

SPOTLIGHT: Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a public university located in Florence, S.C. It was founded in 1970 with a mission to provide the people of the Pee Dee, and of South Carolina, with high quality, yet accessible, university education. FMU has stayed true to that mission for nearly 50 years. In any given year, more than 95 percent of the university’s students are South Carolinians, and FMU is, by most measures, the most affordable college in the state.

by · 08/04/2017 · Features, Spotlight

2014 news stories

Archives, news stories, 2014

by · 07/31/2017 · archives
BRIEFS: South Carolina’s failing grade plus a great digital resource

BRIEFS: South Carolina’s failing grade plus a great digital resource

The Palmetto State’s low jobless rate and huge economic development victories over the years haven’t been enough for it to escape being named the nation’s worst on jobs and business, according to a new Prosperity Now scorecard.

More than one-third of jobs in the state pay less than $24,250 per year, and the average annual pay in the state is $46,411, the report said.. The data earned the state an “F”.

The Prosperity Now scorecard gave South Carolina an F grade based on 60 outcome measures from savings and graduation rates to homeownership and health care.