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9:42 am on Tuesday May 27, 2014

Ready, set, glow! The annual firefly census will launch May 31 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ready, set, glow! The annual firefly census will launch May 31 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer. The census is part of Clemson University’s Vanishing Firefly Project that investigates the impact of human...
5:44 am on Thursday March 14, 2013

Greater Charleston tagged as 12th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in nation

Image by Flickr user Vicious Bits Does Charleston feel a bit more crowded than usual? Well, considering that new census estimates rank the tri-county area as the 12th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the nation, those feelings are fact....
3:06 am on Sunday July 1, 2012

Beaufort area growing, City of Beaufort making up lost ground

Flickr user .m for matthijs Generally South Carolina areas were growing, but more rural areas of the state saw population losses. Amongst towns with 1,000 or more inhabitants, the Beaufort area was the fourth fastest growing in South Carolina,...
3:06 am on Sunday July 1, 2012

Charleston area leading state in population growth and amongst faster in nation

Image by Flickr user .m for matthijs Amongst towns with 50,000 or more inhabitants, the Charleston area scored near the upper 10th percentile and lead the state for growth — with North Charleston leading the state and local area. The latest update...
1:55 am on Thursday June 30, 2011

Redistricting is here in South Carolina; Odds high for a new Coastal District (update: conflict, gridlock)

S.C. House The current plan as of May 22. Update June 30: In a cunning maneuver, a group of Republicans and Democrats in the S.C. Senate managed to vote through a plan that would have the new 7th Congressional District made up of a hodgepodge of I-...
1:23 am on Monday May 9, 2011

Reshaping S.C. politics: Detailed 2010 Census data is in (update: Beaufort getting older)

Update May 9: The Packet has an article in its newspaper today which analyzes the county's steady growth in age. According to the census, more than 33% of Beaufort County citizens qualify for senior citizen discounts. Also, the number of people in...
2:30 pm on Wednesday April 20, 2011

Reshaping S.C. politics: Detailed 2010 Census data due this week (update: redistricting may marginalize blacks)

Image by Flickr user .m for matthijs Update April 20: Talk is that South Carolina's redistricting marginalize the African-American population. According to an article in the Charleston City Paper, the state's redistricting has created racial...
12:01 pm on Sunday April 10, 2011

Will a new S.C. 'coastal district' make Tim Scott's seat vulnerable to Democrats?

Image by Flickr user djeo As South Carolina dives into the redistricting battle to decide where to place a 7th congressional district, all eyes are on how the new lines will affect the GOP v Dem powers. With the new seat likely centering on the...
4:14 am on Sunday April 10, 2011

Will a new S.C. 'coastal district' to reach Beaufort be vulnerable to Democrats?

Flickr user djeo As South Carolina dives into the redistricting battle to decide where to place a 7th congressional district, all eyes are on how the new lines will affect the GOP v Dem powers. With the new seat likely centering on the Republican...
5:11 am on Sunday April 3, 2011

Could Tim Scott soon be Beaufort County's U.S. House Rep?

Flickr user Doug DuCap Food and Travel With the census numbers in and redistricting on everyone's mind, a visit to Beaufort County by freshman Congressman Tim Scott, R-Charleston, has everyone wondering: What if Joe Wilson is out and Scott is in?...

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