South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is turning to an experienced friend to lead January's inauguration ceremonies for his second term. Bill Stern and his wife, Linda, will lead the Inaugural Committee planning the events. They include McMaster taking the oath of office on the Statehouse steps Jan. 11. This will be the third time Bill Stern and his wife have put together inaugurations. The South Carolina Ports Authority board chair, developer and significant Republican donor organized McMaster's first inaugural in 2019 and Gov. Mark Sanford's second in 2007. The 75-year-old McMaster won reelection in November with 58% of the vote.