American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Contains manuscripts, images, audio, maps and other material.
Search for SC news from 1980 to today. Click on the All News link to bring up a search screen that will allow you to limit your article to just the state of SC. (Don't forget to also limit your search to Newspapers.)
For Historic SC Newspapers see last link under Life in America to the left!