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7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...
5:51 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

New initiative challenges Charleston to 'Lighten Up' and lose 100,000 pounds

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., committee Co-Chairmen Dr. Marcus Newberry and Dr. Patrick O’Neil and members of the community steering committee are challenging the Charleston community to lose a combined 100,000 pounds in an effort to fight obesity....
11:06 am on Sunday April 3, 2011

Massive pump to make journey from Summerville to Japan nuclear reactors

Image by PutzmeisterA massive pump at 170,000 pounds and 60% the length of a football field -- and one of only three such beasts in the world -- will be folded up and hauled to Atlanta. The Autobetonpumpe M 70 will then be loaded on a massive ...
6:33 am on Saturday September 18, 2010

Woman kills 1,025-poung alligator in Lake Moultrie

Image by Flickr user D. Scott Lipsey When Mary Ellen Mara-Christian went hunting for an alligator at Lake Marion on Wednesday, September 15, she certainly wasn't expecting the 13-foot, 1,025 pound alligator she hooked.  Check out the story and...
9:54 am on Thursday September 9, 2010

Six-and-a-half foot rattlesnake photo from Georgia sweeps the Internet rumors

You may have seen this photo floating around online saying it's from many different locations, well it turns out it's from the middle of Georgia near the South Carolina border on a 1,900-acre farm in Sylvania. Live 5 News in Charleston caught up...
1:50 pm on Sunday December 7, 2008

Ginormous tiger shrimp turn up in local nets

Image by Flickr user naturalkindsImage by 20081207-tiger-shrimp.jpg Over the last several weeks several giant "tiger shrimp" have been caught off South Carolina's coasts. The shrimp can weigh a half-pound and get as big as a lobster. They are native...