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6:10 pm on Saturday August 21, 2010

Charleston police cuff tourist for beer in a bag (update: tourist has final word)

Image by Flickr user Thomas Hawk The type of beer in said bag. Updates at the bottom. The Post and Courier has an interesting story about an out-of-towner who got cuffed and taken to jail for drinking a beer in paper bag on Rutledge Avenue -- the...
8:17 am on Friday December 26, 2008

Charleston City Paper's picks for top stories of 2008

Wallace Scarborough's bid for re-election, non-Storm Hanna, open containers, baggy pants, and a So Gay South Carolina, all made Charleston City Paper's top 10 stories in Charleston for 2008. Go check 'em out. We're still working on our own list, and...
12:00 pm on Sunday June 22, 2008

Police step up enforcement of public drinking law

Image by joguldi Charleston Police say: No drinking on public property, please. If you'd like to have a drink outside a bar with your cigarette, or during a walk between art galleries, or if you'd like to tailgate, Charleston Police will be looking...
12:48 pm on Sunday May 18, 2008

City: Drink on the street and it'll be $200

The city of Charleston is stepping up enforcement of laws prohibiting open containers and public drunkenness. In the past, a walk down King or Broad streets would reveal many people drinking in small groups, but this year businesses have been warned...