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North Charleston plans for a "new downtown" on the river
When I was a boy, “Shop 64” was a mysterious place. It was where my father worked, at the Navy yard, beyond the armed guards and the security-fence maze. The entire Navy complex was alive with thousands of folks working round-the-clock shifts, and forbidding for those who didn’t. We could imagine a
Hicks column: Charleston's bridge over troubled waters is just the tip of the iceberg
South Carolina spendsplentyof money on infrastructure — and if you believe that, Charleston has a bridge to sell you.Cheap.Right now, the Lowcountry is gridlocked. There are only two ways to get between Mount Pleasant and the area's two job centers — and one of them is shut down. The state came in l
Hospital wants to demolish vacant Charleston office building to create parking
A vacant, four-story office building in downtown Charleston soon could be history along with a neighboring structure.Roper St. Francis Hospitalis asking the city for permission to knock down the 40-year-old edifice with window air-conditioning units sticking out of its facade at 315 Calhoun St. alon
Murder charge dropped against North Charleston man
"However, he we have no weapon, no physical evidence, and no witness we can compel to testify that could substantiate anything other than the defendant's mere presence at the scene of the crime," documents stated.
When all else failed, Charleston doctor uses Twitter to get her patient's medication approved
That's when Kanter, a sickle cell disease specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina in downtown Charleston, took to Twitter.
Medical University of South Carolina rescinds Cosby honor
Many U.S. colleges and universities had revoked honorary degrees from Cosby even before his conviction. Since then, Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Cincinnati, and Colby College in Maine have changed their minds about honoring Cosby.
Charleston RiverDogs roll past Columbia Fireflies to halt skid
Dalton Blaser went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs as the Charleston RiverDogs ended their four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies on Saturday in front of 4,782 fans at Riley Park.The Charleston first baseman hit a hard grounder into the hole on the left side for an infield knock
Charleston Co. deputies search for driver after chase
The driver led the deputies on a chase to James Island, where he hit a curb at the Folly River boat ramp, got out, and jumped into the water.
Blaser's single leads Charleston to 5-1 win over Columbia
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Dalton Blaser hit a two-run single in the fourth inning, leading the Charleston RiverDogs to a 5-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies on Saturday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the RiverDogs and a three-game winning streak for the Fireflies.
Charleston student wins $5.87 million in brain injury lawsuit against school
A former athlete at First Baptist School of Charleston received a $5.87 million verdict in a lawsuit after he suffered two sports-related concussions while playing basketball for the school.The jury reached its verdict in favor of the student, Brett Baker-Goins, on Friday afternoon, according to a s
Charleston babysitter arrested for inflicting harm on infant
Christine Mood, 52, was arrested today for unlawful conduct to a child for injuries sustained at a James Island home.
MUSC rescinds honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The Medical University of South Carolina is rescinding the honorary degree it awarded to Bill Cosby, joining numerous other universities in revoking honors following the comedian’s sexual assault conviction.
How churches shape the South Carolina governor's race
COLUMBIA — When Gov. Henry McMaster campaigned last fall at Bob Jones University — the Greenville fundamentalist Christian college that's a popular stop for Republican politicians — he touted the abundance of churches across the state.On a 140-mile drive from his home in Columbia to Pawleys Island o
William Means gets national publication mentions, including for an historic Charleston house listed for $6.2 million
Stories in Curbed, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times this winter publicized swanky homes for sale that all involved William Means Real Estate.In its recent newsletter, the Lowcountry luxury real estate firm singled out three articles highlighting an historic Meeting Street home, a Kiawa
New rainfall record set in Charleston, National Weather Service says
A new rainfall record has been set in Charleston, National Weather Service meteorologists said on Saturday.Measurements taken shortly after noon showed 3.47 inches had fallen, according to a tweet by the Weather Service's Charleston office. The previous daily record was 0.65 inches set in 1969.And r
Murder charge dropped against North Charleston man in 2016 shooting
"However, we have no weapon, no physical evidence, and no witness we can compel to testify that could substantiate anything other than the defendant's mere presence at the scene of the crime," documents stated.
Charleston -- a resurrection city
“Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed, and if a little salt should be sown on its site it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession.”These words were written from Washington by Gen. Henry W. Halleck, chief of staff of the
Charleston removed 36 human remains downtown in 2013; it's still figuring out what to do with them
The remains of 36 anonymous people of African descent were uncovered in 2013 during construction of the Gaillard Center, and they could be reinterred there early next year.But first, those working on the project hope to learn more about them — where they came from and even possible ties to those liv
Second woman shot this year at Summerville bar, this time fatally
A woman was fatally shot Thursday night at the same Summerville bar where a customer was wounded in gunfire earlier this year.Gunshots rang out about 11:15 p.m. at Three Cafe as customers scattered into the parking lot, Capt. Cassandra Williams of the Summerville Police Department said.When officers
Driver swims away from Charleston County deputies during pursuit
A suspect evaded Charleston County sheriff's deputies early Friday when he ditched the car he was driving, jumped into a river and swam away against the current.The chase began when deputies attempted to stop the motorist for reckless driving just before 2:30 a.m. on Ashley River Road near Savage Ro