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  • West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who...

    01/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | March 11, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who supports admitting privileges for abortionists “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have...
  • West Virginia abortion ban bill filed again after veto

    01/20/2015 6:47:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democrat has refiled a proposal banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite its veto last year. On Tuesday, Fayette County Del. David Perry reintroduced the bill that Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, except for when expectant mothers have certain serious medical emergencies. Leading up to last year's election, the Democratic-run House and Senate passed the proposal overwhelmingly.
  • 8 month investigation on downtown business nets arrest, drugs, stolen property

    04/04/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston police executed a search warrant on a downtown Charleston business Wednesday evening following an 8 month investigation. According to officers, it happened at the Middle East Mart, located by the Transit Mall around 6 p.m. Authorities told 13 News that undercover officers were made aware that the business had been receiving stolen property, as a result, the investigation was launched. Undercover officers had been selling employees at the business items that those employees believed were stolen. Those items were marked. During the raid of the business, officers located those stolen items, marijuana, and an undisclosed...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin Says He Will Vote for 20-Week Abortion Ban

    04/01/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    UPDATE: After the announcement (below) of the ad campaign against him, Manchin has indicated he will support the legislation. As John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports: On Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin became the first Democrat in the United States Senate to support a federal bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy. “If it comes to the floor, I’m voting for it,” Manchin told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following the Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon. Manchin also declined to say whether or not he would take the additional step of cosponsoring the federal late-term...
  • Group Rallies Against W.Va. Governor's Veto of 'Abortion Bill'

    04/01/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members of West Virginians for Life rallied Tuesday in Charleston and had a candlelight vigil later that night at the Governor's Mansion. It was in protest of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of House Bill 4588 -- the so-called Abortion Bill. It would have prevented abortions after 20 weeks unless there were overriding medical concerns for the mother's health and life. Organizers of the vigil said they wanted to show Tomblin how they felt about the veto of a bill putting new restrictions on late-term abortions.
  • WV:Reform of Charleston Second Amendment Restrictions goes to Governor

    03/11/2014 8:06:08 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Charleston, West Virginia passed a number of local ordinances restricting second amendment rights at the height of the gun control craze during the Clinton regime.  These ordinances were primarily symbolic, in that they only applied to Charleston, were easily evaded, and primarily inconvenienced Charleston residents. When West Virginia reformed its concealed carry law to move toward recognition of the right to be armed, it grandfathered the Charleston restrictions as a political compromise.  The restrictions never made any sense except as a demonstration of the power of local governments to ignore second amendment protections. Second amendment supporters in West Virginia...
  • West Virginia Citizens Defense League Files For Injunction Against the City of Charleston

    12/29/2013 9:01:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 18 December, 2013 | WVCDL
    Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Citizens Defense League has filed for an injunction against the City of Charleston in the Kanawha County Circuit Court. Charleston has continued to enforce multiple city ordinances which are in clear violation of state law governing Home Rule cities, made effective July 1 of this year. Under the state law, Charleston’s firearms ordinances are rendered null and void as a condition of participation in the Home Rule Pilot Program. “The WVCDL is not seeking financial damages; only injunctive relief” said WVCDL President, Keith Morgan. “Charleston is operating in clear violation of state law by...
  • Man injured in hammer attack outside W.Va. mall

    12/21/2013 1:20:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police in Charleston say two juveniles have been charged in a hammer attack outside the Charleston Town Center mall. Media outlets report the attack occurred on the Court Street side of the mall Thursday night. Police say Ryan Lynch of Charleston underwent surgery for a head injury at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
  • Family says dog tipped them to abusive babysitter

    09/13/2013 7:28:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    A Charleston, S.C., family says they became suspicious of the babysitter after the dog started behaving aggressively toward her. A hidden recorder later caught the woman cursing and slapping the 7-month-old boy.
  • Anti-Lindsay Graham conservatives air their ire

    08/28/2013 4:31:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 8-27-3 | Schuyler Kropf
    The only thing missing from the anti-Lindsey Graham rally was the senator himself. But there was a Graham cardboard cutout for people to get their picture taken with — and to direct their political anger. More than 14 months before the election, some Republicans are making it clear they are not happy with the state’s senior senator, calling him too easy to compromise with the Obama White House. And though their numbers might be small and their event Tuesday night high on theatrics, the dislike for Graham among the 100-plus people at the FreedomWorks town hall rally in North Charleston...
  • 8-Year-Old Stabs Sister in Charleston

    08/26/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Cathleen Moxley
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An 8-year-old boy was taken into custody after police say he stabbed his four-year-old sister in the neck. It happened Sunday afternoon at the family's home on Hunt Avenue in Charleston. Police say the boy was stabbing his sister's baby doll with a steak knife. The girl tried to get the doll back, but police say her brother got upset and stabbed her. The girl was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are non-life threatening, but she is being kept overnight for observation.
  • South Carolina Sen. Robert Ford resigns; announcement Ethics hearing over

    05/31/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT · by upchuck · 25 replies
    Post & Courier ^ | UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 2:12 p.m. | Diane Knich
    State Sen. Robert Ford, one of the Lowcountry’s most established and colorful political figures, stepped down today as the Senate Ethics Committee was finishing up its review into his campaign spending. The Charleston Democrat began his political career as an outspoken black leader who butted heads with Mayor Joe Riley and others in Charleston’s political establishment but evolved into a leader who touted his close ties with influential Republican Senate colleagues. His resignation came as the Senate Ethics Committee began discussing the final four of eight allegations today. Its findings are expected to be posted online soon, Sen. John Courson...
  • Scientists want to study Bulls Scarp, ocean-bottom archaeological site that was Ice Age coast

    07/15/2013 3:53:59 PM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies
    Charleston Post & Courier (SC) ^ | 7-7-2013 | Bo Pertesen
    Bulls Scarp could be the most fascinating and important archaeological site waiting to be surveyed in the region. There’s just one little problem: That Ice Age rock ledge is under about 140 feet of seawater.But a team of scientists recently studied and mapped it from the ocean surface. Now the team is looking for partners to go back.“We haven’t been on the bottom to look for artifacts and that’s what we’re trying to do. We feel very strongly this area would have held populations of people,” said Scott Harris, College of Charleston geology professor.“I think it’s fantastic. I can just...
  • 14 Year-Old Boy May Face Year in Jail for Wearing NRA T-Shirt to School (Video)

    06/15/2013 6:26:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-15-2013 | Jim Hoft
    In April 8th grade student Jared Marcum was SUSPENDED and ARRESTED for wearing a NRA T-shirt to school. Local law enforcement officials confirmed Jared Marcum was arrested over the T-shirt. It was offensive. WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports Now it looks like Jared could face up to a year in jail. Guns Save Lives reported: According to a report by WTRF the prosecuting attorney is moving forward with that charge and a judge is allowing the case to move forward. Fourteen year old Jared Marcum could face up to a $500 fine and up to a year...
  • Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed

    06/03/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 6-3-2013 | Eric Owens
    In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of “treason” “worthy of the firing squad.” “To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason,” Swindell charged in his wacky essay. After briefly playing the race card and alluding to the Civil War,...
  • Boeing planning $1 billion expansion in South Carolina by 2020

    04/09/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 9, 2013 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Boeing is expanding in South Carolina and will invest another $1 billion, creating 2,000 new jobs during the next eight years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday. Company spokeswoman Candy Eslinger said the company, which operates a 787 assembly plant in North Charleston, will expand its operations. The first of the new 787s made in South Carolina rolled off the assembly line about a year ago.
  • The 11 Most Miserable Cities In America

    04/01/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Julie Zeveloff
    Gallup is out with its latest batch of "well-being" data, and a new city has fallen to the lowest spot in the rankings. This year, Charleston, W.Va. ranked lowest on the pollster's index of well-being in metropolitan areas. It displaced Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio, which came in last place the previous two years. The index ranks well-being by averaging scores in six categories: Life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.
  • Online Poll: US Congress SC-01 (Tim Scott's Seat) Who do you support? Mark Sanford or someone else?

    01/30/2013 10:31:08 AM PST · by daniel885 · 11 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 1/27/2013 | RLCSC
    Are you a Mark Sanford supporter? Would you like to see him in Congress or would you like someone else? My favorites... Mark Sanford & John Kuhn -- Both fiscal hawks. Kuhn has a record of fighting against GOP against big-spending in the state Senate. Larry Grooms -- State Senator with a good voting record. A good "well-rounded" candidate. Curtis Bostic -- Social conservative but strong fiscal conservative reputation too Ray Nash -- A former Sheriff who is very conservative. Chip Limehouse -- A state representative with a lot of establishment ties and big money backing. Not such a hot...
  • Scout leaders in Charleston respond to possible gay policy reversal (WVA)

    01/29/2013 1:00:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    WOWK ^ | Alanna Autler
    The Boy Scouts of America is considering ending its national ban on membership based on sexual orientation. Under the revision being considered, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the matter, CBS reported Monday. Troops would have the option of either maintaining an exclusion of gays or opening up their membership. BSA spokesman Deron Smith said under the proposed change... "the Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents." Leaders of Troop 64 in Charleston said they would defer to...
  • CofC Students Want Chick-fil-A on the Chopping Block

    07/29/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WISTV ^ | Jul 29, 2012 | Deja Knight
    After Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made public remarks that the chain does not support gay marriage, Sara McNamara put down her last Chick-fil-A sandwich and got to work. "I started an online petition to prevent a second Chick Fil A from coming to the College of Charleston campus. It's a slap in the face," said McNamara, a lesbian who says she's appalled by Cathy's words. Plans are already in the works to bring a second Chick Fil A to campus in Berry Residence Hall. A C of C spokesperson told Live 5 News construction is already under way and it...
  • Button is clue to sunken ship's history

    07/24/2012 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 2 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | July 23, 2012 | Marcia Lane
    A ship’s bell from a wreck found off St. Augustine has yielded another clue to the possible identify of the ship that may date from the American Revolution. The clue: a button found in the concretion still attached to the bronze bell that was discovered in 2010 by archaeologists with the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program. “It’s in rough shape,” Sam Turner, director of archaeology at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, said of the button. Even so, the top part of a crown can be seen on the button and similar crowns are found on Royal Provincial buttons plus the...
  • Charleston Police asking for assistance in identifying suspects

    The Charleston Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects that used a stolen credit card throughout the city. Two black female suspects had used the card back on Nov. 7 and were captured on video surveillance but cannot identify them. Some pictures from police have been attached to this story and if you have any information you can contact them at 304-348-6480.
  • Occupy Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speech (Michelle escorted off for her own safety)

    11/11/2011 6:30:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Count on 2 ^ | 11/10/11 | Andy Wontor
    Occupy Charleston protestors take over Bachmann's speechBy: Andy Wontor Updated: November 10, 2011 - 9:54 PM "Mic check!! Mic check! This will only take a minute. We have a message for Mrs. Bachmann...." Michelle Bachmann, Presidential candidate, interrupted as Occupy Charleston took over her foreign policy speech. The protestors read a speech of their own to the Minnesota congresswoman, calling her out because they believe she caters to the 1%. "As an elected official, her obligation should be to the electorate, not just to the few people writing checks," says Christopher Ingleice of the Occupy Charleston movement. **SNIP** After the...
  • Teen jailed after driving wrong way, killing woman on I-26

    07/26/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 3 replies
    WIS News ^ | 24 July 2011 | WIS Staff
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man accused of driving his car the wrong way on Interstate 26 and killing a woman, faced a bond court judge Monday. Charleston police charged 19-year-old Samuel McCauley with felony DUI and reckless homicide. A bond court judge issued McCauley a $52,324.50 bond for felony DUI and a $55,000 for reckless homicide. Investigators say McCauley's car was going the wrong way on Interstate 26 early Sunday morning near downtown Charleston. The accident happened just after midnight on I-26 westbound just north of Coming Street near the Crosstown. According to police, McCauley's Nissan Maxima crashed into...
  • Kucinich: President Needs Congressional Go-Ahead for Libya No-Fly Zone

    03/18/2011 9:20:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    1250 AM WTMA ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | ABC News Radio
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich is calling for the recessed Congress to come back into session after President Obama announced that the United States will support a United Nations-approved no-fly-zone over Libya. Kucinich, an outspoken opponent to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in a statement that the president does not have the Constitutional power to unilaterally declare war and called on House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to immediately call the Congress back into session "to decide whether or not to authorize the United States' participation in a military strike." "While the action is billed as...
  • U.S. Senate endorsement: John Raese

    10/19/2010 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 1 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2010 | Editor
    WEST Virginians must soon choose who will represent them in the U.S. Senate for the next two years. The issue in the race is how Democrats have used their 59-41 majority, and whether West Virginians want to see more of the same. The Daily Mail endorses Republican John Raese. Make no mistake. That choice is painful. Gov. Joe Manchin is one of the most engaging and effective governors in the state's history. He has tackled many of the state-erected barriers to economic growth - a broken workers' compensation system, uncompetitive tax rates, an unfair legal climate. The governor also has...
  • Father charged after daughter falls into pond (Dog saves drowning girl!)

    09/05/2010 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 98 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 5 Sept 2010 | Andy Paras
    CHARLESTON — A Charleston man is charged with unlawful neglect after deputies say one of his twin daughters walked out of their home and fell into a pond while he slept. Authorities responded to 2903 Doncaster Drive at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and found one of the 1-year-old girls neck deep in a pond behind the house. A dog was in the water with her, preventing the girl from going under, a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. Deputies charged Adam S. Gray, 33, with unlawful neglect by a custodian after firefighters pulled the girl from the pond and took...
  • Marker to remember bad time for Patriots

    05/12/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 423+ views
    Post and Courier (SC) ^ | May 12, 2010 | Robert Behre
    Exactly 230 years ago today, American General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered his force of 6,000 men in Charleston. His move capped a 42-day British siege that had turned the central peninsula into a vast battleground. The siege's end ranked among the Patriots' worst defeats in the Revolutionary War, and it all unfolded in and around what's now known as Marion Square. At noon today, a group of historians and other onlookers will gather in the square, near King Street, to unveil a new historical marker highlighting this under-appreciated chapter in the city's history. If you go WHAT: Unveiling of a new...
  • Male statue of liberty in Charleston?

    02/09/2010 2:45:17 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 14 replies · 581+ views
    WCBD ^ | Feb 3, 2010
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Patriot’s Point Development Authority heard a presentation that included the suggestion of erecting a male counterpart of the Statue of Liberty in the Charleston Harbor. At Tuesday’s monthly board meeting, Rodney Cook, of the National Monument Foundation suggested that a male version of Lady Liberty could house a museum about South Carolina’s role in the Civil War. The statue would be the same size as the one in New York City, and cost about $150 million. Most of that money would come from the private sector. Nick Tompkins, the spokesperson for Patriot’s Point wrote in an...
  • Boeing Heads South For Better Business Climate

    11/01/2009 2:38:56 PM PST · by radioone · 17 replies · 883+ views
    Big Government Blog ^ | 10-31-09 | Amber Gunn
    On Wednesday, Boeing announced it would put a second 787 assembly line in Charleston, S.C., rather than Everett, WA.
  • Boeing talks fall apart; S.C. likely to get 787 line

    10/28/2009 7:04:50 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies · 1,592+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/27/09 | Domonic Gates
    Discussions between the Machinists union and Boeing over the second 787 production line for Everett are effectively dead, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Boeing now appears close to choosing Charleston, S.C., as the location of the second line. The person close to the negotiations said an announcement could come within days. Boeing management has turned down further talks over the potential 10-year no-strike agreement the company had sought, the person said. "The union wants to continue talking," said this source, who is not aligned with the union. "The Boeing Co. does not want to talk any further....
  • Bar duped by bogus bills[SC]

    10/15/2009 10:38:32 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 643+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | 15 Oct 2009 | Andy Paras
    Market Street Saloon scammed out of $510 in latest, boldest counterfeit case It was dark, the alcohol was flowing and dozens of Alexander Hamiltons and Andrew Jacksons were making their way into a downtown bar's cash register Friday night. It wasn't until the next day that a manager at the Market Street Saloon realized that someone scammed the business out of $510 by passing bogus $10 and $20 bills. Charleston police said the incident is the most brazen of several counterfeit cases to hit the city recently. In the last two weeks, eight businesses from West Ashley, James Island and...
  • Funeral held for famed SC blacksmith

    06/27/2009 9:02:21 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 5 replies · 457+ views
    The State ^ | Jun. 27, 2009 | The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Funeral services will be held for a famed South Carolina blacksmith who died this week. The Harleston Boags Funeral Home of Charleston says that the Saturday funeral for Philip Simmons has been moved to the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium to accommodate the large crowd that's expected.
  • Tea Party: Charleston, WV - 15 Apr 2009 [Video]

    04/15/2009 1:44:04 PM PDT · by WVPatriot · 6 replies · 682+ views
    Over 800 people turned out to protest the current government runaway spending that will raise our taxes for generations to come. These 800 West Virginians, represent by default the many thousands that couldnt make it due to it being a work day, and a miserable cold wet environment that many older folks had to avoid. We hope that this and the hundreds of protests held this day across America will help to send a message to Washington that we taxpayers have had enough!
  • UPDATE: Police report from North Charleston shootout

    04/11/2009 10:51:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 697+ views
    News2 ^ | 11 April, 2009 | NA
    North Charleston police said that an armed man who tried to rob a home on Ranger Drive on Thursday was killed during a shootout with the tenant. The coroner says the suspect was 25-year-old Demario Brown from Johns Island. Police said officers responded to the scene after a call about shots being fired. Police say Brown, who was armed, forced two women into the home to rob them. Police say a tenant who was already inside the house, had a gun and shot Brown. Brown also fired back hitting Timothy King. King was transported to MUSC. Police say he had...
  • Citadel Anniversary [166th year] [Grahamnesty speaking on "principled leadership"]

    03/12/2009 8:52:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 280+ views
    Charleston - The Citadel is celebrating a great milestone. It's the 166the anniversary of the military school's founding, and it's being marked by four days of concerts, parades, speeches, and athletic events. Corps Day, as it is called, begins on Thursday. On Friday Senator Lindsey Graham is expected to deliver the keynote address at a symposium on principled leadership."
  • The Boston Tea Party, 1773 (The History)

    02/22/2009 1:14:31 AM PST · by Syncro · 17 replies · 1,862+ views
    The Boston Tea Party, 1773 Victory in the French and Indian War was costly for the British. At the war's conclusion in 1763, King George III and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of recouping their war costs. They were also looking for ways to reestablish control over the colonial governments that had become increasingly independent while the Crown was distracted by the war. Royal ineptitude compounded the problem. A series of actions including the Stamp Act (1765), the Townsend Acts (1767) and the Boston Massacre (1770) agitated the colonists, straining relations with the mother...
  • A Scandinavian Skeleton in a Southern Closet

    08/02/2008 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 13 replies · 204+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 2 August 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    In the twelve plus years that I’ve been writing this weekly column, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned the Highlands Writers Group. That is a shifting association of professional writers, semi-pros like me, and gifted amateurs. One of the finest writers in the group is Anne Doggett; she helped create the Group a decade ago, She’s a distant cousin who creates Southern people and situations on paper easily as well as the legendary Eudora Welty. I won’t mention any of the other members for fear of slighting excellent talent among those I don’t mention, Suffice to say, there’s enough talent...
  • Shots heard 'round the world fired near Charleston

    06/28/2008 4:40:54 AM PDT · by PeaRidge · 46 replies · 392+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | By R.L. SCHREADLEY
    This is Carolina Day, the 232nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sullivan. If you are not a native of South Carolinian (and possibly even if you are), you likely have never heard of Fort Sullivan and the significance of this day. Most American school children have heard stirring stories of the battles of Concord Bridge and Lexington Green, relatively minor skirmishes fought by the Minutemen of Revolutionary lore. These were fought in April 1775, and at Concord Bridge was fired the "shot heard 'round the world." But it was at an unfinished, palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island where the...
  • Two car chases cut short sobriety checkpoint

    03/18/2008 12:48:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2008 | Zack Pettit
    Luck was not on the side of Charleston police last night, as a sobriety checkpoint for The St. Patrick's Day holiday was cut short because of two car chases. two drivers, not willing to comply with officer commands, thinned out the number of officers, making it too difficult to sustain through the evening... The first pursuit began just after 9 p.m. when a car pulled up to the checkpoint and the driver was asked if he had been drinking. The driver, identified as Todd Nelson Miller, 27, of Charleston, submitted a driver's license, but then sped off, nearly hitting several...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Blue Haze Prompts Emergency Advisory

    01/25/2008 4:46:09 PM PST · by Islander7 · 119 replies · 218+ views
    WSAZ TV ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Mike Waterhouse
  • Economan Felled

    01/14/2008 1:45:57 PM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 104+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 14, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Economan Felled by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 14, 2008 An economics professor at Charleston Southern University ran afoul of federal laws when he tried to go from macro to micro. “A former economist pleaded guilty Friday for his role in swindling investors out of an estimated $90 million, which authorities said he used to purchase a half-dozen homes, swanky cars and jewel-encrusted pens,” AP writer Bruce Smith reported in USA Today last October. “Al Parish, 50, admitted to two counts of fraud and lying to investigators.”
  • Hold muh beer: Lightning survivor gets hole in cap, skips hospital

    08/31/2007 3:05:20 PM PDT · by llevrok · 22 replies · 398+ views
    The Post and Courier (Charleston) ^ | August 31, 2007 | Nita Birmingham
    SUMMERVILLE — It was raining and lightning was popping when Greg Schneider went out to check the mail shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. That's about all Schneider, 37, remembers after a lightning strike burned a 2-inch hole in his favorite Ducks Unlimited baseball cap. Schneider wound up sprawled on his back on the front lawn of his house on Alwyn Boulevard. "There was mail all around him," neighbor Brian Koellner said. Schneider said he came to as Koellner's 11-year-old son, Taylor, poked him and called out, "Mr. Greg, Mr. Greg." Another neighbor leaned over him and asked, "Greg, are you...
  • 2 men held after suspicious item found in car detonated; Updated info on story posted yesterday

    08/05/2007 11:00:53 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 125 replies · 3,024+ views
    The State Newspaper ^ | 8-5-2007 | MissEdie
    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. --Two men were detained after police found and detonated a suspicious item found in their car during a routine stop for a speeding violation on a highway near Charleston, Berkeley County sheriff's Lt. Vince Lombard said Sunday morning. Lombard said the men were being held pending a charge of unlawful possession of an explosive device, but he would not say what the device was or what bomb technicians from neighboring Charleston County exploded about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. The item made a loud bang, similar to a firecracker, when it was demolished. Authorities closed the road about 7...
  • Blaze engulfs furniture warehouse, killing 9 firefighters (Charleston, SC)

    06/19/2007 5:09:17 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 38 replies · 1,542+ views
    The State ^ | June 19, 2007 | BRUCE SMITH
    Fire swept through a furniture warehouse, collapsing the building's roof and claiming the lives of nine firefighters in a disaster the mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom or quantify." "Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said at a morning news conference. "To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them." Two employees in the building were rescued from the blaze, which broke out at about 7 p.m. Monday in the Sofa Super...
  • [Prayers needed : near Charleston, South Carolina] Several Firefighters Missing At West Ashley Fire

    06/18/2007 10:22:48 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 78 replies · 2,679+ views ^ | 18 Jun 2007
    The search is underway for as many as seven missing firefighters at the scene of a West Ashley fire. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told reporters that several firefighters from three different local agencies were unaccounted for after the Sofa Superstore collapsed, but provided no further details. The fire broke out late Monday afternoon, shutting down part of Highway 17 near Wappoo Road. Flames were spotted shooting from the roof and thick black smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen as far away as James Island. Local residents and bystanders attempted to assist firefighters contain the fire. Some moved...
  • Looking the Other Way on some Hate Speech <op-ed>

    05/16/2007 6:25:06 PM PDT · by SCPatriot77 · 12 replies · 816+ views
    The State (Washington Post Writers Group) ^ | 5/16/07 | By KATHLEEN PARKER
    CHARLESTON — In a new twist in American race relations, a federal court has ruled that a white teacher in a predominantly African-American school was subjected to a racially hostile workplace. The case concerned Elizabeth Kandrac, who was routinely verbally abused by black students at Brentwood Middle School in North Charleston. Their slurs make shock jock Don Imus look like a church deacon. * * * * * Although Kandrac clearly suffered — she was suspended from her job shortly after a story about her EEOC complaint appeared in the local newspaper, and her contract was not renewed — her...
  • Child becomes pilot for a day at Charleston

    04/30/2007 6:23:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 254+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Airman Melissa Harper
    4/30/2007 - CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNEWS) -- A 3-year-old boy became the youngest honorary pilot for the 17th Airlift Squadron as unit Airmen held a Pilot for a Day program April 20 at Charleston Air Force Base. Zachary Moore was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 18 months and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the son of Capt. Christopher Moore, the 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs chief. Captain Moore said he talked to Lt. Col. Lenny Richoux, the 17th Airlift Squadron commander, a few months ago, but the colonel didn't...
  • Vehicle damages [West Virginia] Veterans Memorial

    03/26/2007 6:42:54 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 5 replies · 935+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | Monday March 26, 2007 | Lawrence Messina
    A motorist drove a car through West Virginia's open-air, pedestrians-only Veterans Memorial early Sunday morning, damaging at least one black granite panel that lists the state's war dead, authorities said. State Administration Secretary Rob Ferguson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, described the damage as extensive. "There's got to be a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of damage,'' Ferguson said as he surveyed the memorial. "They really took it out.'' Artist P. Joseph Mullins, who designed the memorial and sculpted its four statues, was pleased the damage was not worse. Besides the cracked panel, the memorial had red paint scrapes and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-28-06

    10/28/2006 5:13:30 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 557 replies · 7,269+ views
    President Bush received a rousing welcome today in Indiana where he spoke on behalf of Representative Mike Sodrel. Later, W traveled to South Carolina where he spoke to the men and women serving at Charleston Air Force Base. First Lady Laura Bush joined Representative Nancy Johnson at a campaign fundraiser in Farmington, Connecticut. Enjoy your Weekend on Sanity Island