Republican candidate Ben Carson met by Georgetown crowd

Ben Carson’s vows to change the economy and destroy terrorists before they can get to us received strong approval from an appreciative crowd Friday when the newly-announced presidential candidate made a stop in Georgetown.

Carson, 63, a renowned and now retired neurosurgeon, said Monday that he will be a candidate, but he had been in exploratory mode for months. His speech at historic Winyah Auditorium was scheduled before he announced that he is in the race.