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Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states. His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008. Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association. His books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship" and "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with staff writer Schuyler Kropf. His latest, "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865," was published in 2012.

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MUSC deserves credits for acknowledging the sins of their forefathers

It’s a shame Mary Moultrie didn’t live to see this.




Dorchester about to debate double taxation, with school children caught in the middle

The argument is about to set off a legal battle that is liable to throw the entire county into turmoil, and court, for some time...



News flash: consternation over school board continues

Those poor forecasters who predicted a quiet storm season for Charleston did not take into account Hurricane Dot.


Rumors about the death of racism have been greatly exaggerated

On Wednesday afternoon, a man called the offices of Mother Emanuel AME and asked if he would be welcome to attend services.

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