Charleston News

Charleston Weighs Wall as Seas Rise and Storms Strengthen

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by. Decades later, the seasoned seller of this art …

Tropical Storm Lands in South Carolina Ahead of Atlantic Season

The Atlantic’s second storm of 2020 made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, with the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season still almost a week away. Tropical Storm Bertha, with top winds of 50 miles per hour (81 …

South Carolina Town Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Fire

The Charleston, S.C., fire department is gathering to remember nine firefighters killed while fighting a furniture store blaze. The department says it’s organizing a public memorial Monday at the site of the former flagship location for the Sofa Super Store …

South Carolina City Doubles Reward for Arson Tips

The city of Charleston is now offering $50,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for a series of arsons during the past decade. There have been about 85 suspicious fires since 2000 in an area …