Number 8: Text message hoax puts Moncks Corner on high alert

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Back in March an old but notorious hoax found new life thanks to text messaging.

The rumor that "Gang initiates must assault or kill a woman, child or elderly person at a Wal-mart" found fertile ground in Moncks Corner among many other places. 

Relive the past story over here.

As bad as folks say Twitter is for rumor spreading, good old fashioned text rumors can be far worse. To say nothing of the verbally and mass-media-perpetuated rumors of Obama death panels the nation suffered through in '09.

Check back tomorrow on our Top 10 of 2009 topic page for number seven.

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