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9:54 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012

Charleston Area Ghosts: Alice Flagg, 1833-1849

“Alice’s hand went to her heart. With this ring….” Nancy Rhyne, 1926-  Gordon Mercer & Marcia Mercer, Columnists                          The sun was setting near Pawleys Island and it was a cool evening.    “I’m going to the car to warm up. You...
4:11 am on Tuesday October 11, 2011

Woman dies on top of friend after tragic accident at music festival

Update October 11: The father of local Yen Ton who died at the West Virginia music festival has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. Multiple brief abound, but The Post and Courier has a full-fledged report; read it here. First reporting...
4:02 am on Wednesday February 24, 2010

Elderly couple perish in North Charleston house fire

An elderly couple perished from smoke inhalation during a house fire at 7238 Mazyck Road in North Charleston on Tuesday morning. The North Charleston Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at 8:24 a.m. and the fire was deemed under control just...
9:15 am on Friday September 11, 2009

The other September 11 tragedy: crash of Charlotte flight 212

Today of course marks the eighth year since the Twin Tower went down in New York City and a plane hurdled into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., but some are also remember this day for the loss of life it brought to 38 Charlestonians. On this day in...