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4:19 am on Saturday August 25, 2012

North Charleston training submarine apparently spotted being towed through harbor

Image by North Charleston The USS Daniel Webster being towed back to the Naval Weapons Station in 2010 after going to Virginia for repairs. Update: The ship was indeed being towed back after receiving more repairs at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in...
12:44 am on Tuesday January 24, 2012

Beaufort giving the boot to those with too many parking tickets

Flickr user quinnanya If you've been the type to thwart downtown Beaufort's parking rules by getting tickets and just not pay them, know that the Beaufort Police Department and Lanier Parking Solutions are looking to make you cough it up. And with $...
6:30 am on Friday May 13, 2011

Dude, where's my car?

Flickr user s8an Here today gone Tow-morrow... It's happened to me. You arrive at the spot where you parked your car only to find that it's gone. At first you panic and then you look around and you spot the "No Parking, Violators will be Towed" sign...
2:37 am on Wednesday May 11, 2011

Towing rules move forward for Beaufort County: Boots out and more; here's a glimpse

Flickr user photo.anger Safeguard or unnecessary hinderance? Depends on who you ask. Following in the wake of the Christmas Eve shooting of a Bluffton man whose car was booted by a controversial towing company, new rules and regulations are...
2:33 am on Tuesday May 3, 2011

No easy consensus in proposed Beaufort County tow truck rules (update: getting there)

Flickr user quinnanya Much of the debate focuses on the practice of booting — which doesn't remove cars from hazard areas. Update May 3: Slowly, but seemingly surely, the general proposal talked about for months (see below) is inching forwards. At a...
5:37 am on Thursday February 10, 2011

Tow truck drivers tell WSAV they're getting a bad rap (w/video)

Flickr user takomabibelot It all started with the Preston Oates saga, and now county officials are looking at how to better regulate the region's towing industry. Lost in all that is the bum rap the rest of the county's tow truck drivers say they're...
4:43 am on Wednesday January 19, 2011

Man dead after Christmas Eve towing dispute in Bluffton (update: Community petitions for murder charge)

Flickr user Null Value Update January 19: WSAV's Holly Bounds has a report on a community effort to get Solicitor Duffie Stone to raise the charges against Preston Oates to murder. Apparently about 25 people will be circulating a petition throughout...
1:40 am on Sunday January 9, 2011

Beaufort County looks to regulate, price control out tensions in towing

Flickr user Wayan Vota In the wake of the tragic Christmas eve fatal shooting over a vehicle's towing and a myriad of other towing complaints, Beaufort County has begun looking into how it might be able to diffuse such future situations.  The...
4:41 am on Thursday January 6, 2011

Hispanic radio station slammed with calls regarding Christmas Eve shooting (w/video)

Flickr user m-c Outrage from the Hispanic community regarding the Christmas Eve shooting of Carlos Alberto Olivera during a dispute in a Bluffton neighborhood is a story we've been expecting for some time, and it's now been provided by WSAV's Holly...
3:17 am on Thursday December 30, 2010

Police defend arrest pace in Oates-Olivera shooting; Memorial details emerge

Flickr user mayu** In the immediate aftermath of Carlos Alberto Olivera's Christmas Eve death many were shocked that his shooter, Pro Tow owner Preston Oates, was not charged for two days. It's an issue that Beaufort County police are finally...

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