The most popular stories on from this week

USC loosing trademark rights to their baseball logo; a new comic book convention; a fatal bus crash; and a smoking ban were among the most popular and most interesting stories from the all-Charleston Web site,

In a loose order of interest vs. page views:

Folly Beach officer fires at car
A public safety officer fired about five shots at a car that he thought was trying to hit him.
Trojans strip Gamecocks of 'SC' mark
The University of South Carolina has been told it does not have the right to use the "SC" mark, and that the University of Southern California does. But, then again, our USC says they don't think the ruling will affect its ability to use the logo.
Area residents dead in Mississippi bus crash
A casino bus carrying mostly passengers from South Carolina overturned early Sunday, killing three people. Two of the dead were from the Charleston area.


Some Alex's restaurants up for sale; one to get big changes
Charleston fixture Alex's is set for big change. Three of four will close, while the Mt. Pleasant one will stay, but not like it was.
Charleston Battery advance to US Open Cup final
In a first-ever feat for the team, the Charleston Battery have advanced to U.S. Open Cup final after winning in a 4-3 shootout against the Seattle Sounders. It's also the first time since 1999 that a non-MLS team has made it the final.

comic books

ConCarne: Charleston gets its own comic book convention
A new comic book convention is getting started in Charleston. ConCarne is being held Saturday, August 23.
Love it, then eat: Periodical guide to Charleston food is out
Sure, Charleston has no shortage of dinning guides, but one of my favorites is out: Charleston City Paper's DISH.
RiverDogs fans grab for Obama over McCain
On Friday night the first 1,000 fans into the RiverDogs game got a chance to have their voice heard in the second Presidential Bobblection.
Police say tipster first helped hide body of missing man
The remains of a man missing for eight years were found largely thanks to a tipster who wanted to make a deal to avoid traffic charges.


IOP closer to smoking ban
As Isle of Palms officials vote to draft a ban on lighting up in the workplace (emphasis: no more smoking in bars or restaurants), Mayor Mike Sottile says businesses should regulate themselves.
Don't forget about Charleston's waterparks
With all the deep-frying heat we've had, there's few better times to go visit one of Charleston's waterparks than now.


Man gets bitten by bat
A Charleston man has been treated for rabies after being bitten at his downtown home, according to SCDHEC.

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