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3 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Woolsey beats Kernodle in Town of James Island mayoral race

Incumbent Bill Woolsey beat challenger Trent Kernodle in the Town of James Island's mayoral race Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

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Related Topix: The Citadel, Charleston, SC

8 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Charleston County Sheriff's Office releases photos of men they say tried to rob Marine

Investigators believe this man tried to rob a combat veteran at gunpoint after following him home last week from a Kangaroo convenience store on Ashley Phosphate Road.

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13 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

NCPD: Teenage suspects identified in mall shooting, search underway

A SWAT team conducted a sweep of Northwoods Mall to make sure there was no threat.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC

13 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Authorities searching for man in Mount Pleasant accused of evading deputies

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop Monday night in the Mount Pleasant area but the vehicle failed to stop, according to investigators.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC

15 hrs ago | 94.3 WSC

Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy.

A former Charleston County Sheriff's office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect's mother.

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19 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Flight diversions spike at Charleston airport

On July 19, a United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., to Bogota, Colombia, diverted to Charleston International Airport because of medical issues with two passengers.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, World News, Colombia, Colombia Travel, Travel, US Military, US Air Force, Charleston Air Force Base

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston School Board holds off on voting on Montessori at James Island school

The division among parents over whether to turn a traditional James Island elementary school into a Montessori school flared again Monday at a Charleston County School Board meeting with parents lobbying for and against the plan.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Project list set for referendum on Charleston schools sales tax extension

Charleston County voters have a final list of school construction projects to consider when deciding whether to extend a 1 percent sales tax in a referendum this November.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC

WMBF

SC man wanted for probation violation, arrested in NC on drug charges

A Myrtle Beach man wanted for probation violation in Charleston County, SC was arrested in Brunswick County on multiple drug charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Myrtle Beach, SC

Post and Courier

One shot at Northwoods Mall; police evacuating building as they search for suspect

Northwoods Mall is being evacuated while authorities search for a gunman, North Charleston police report.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, BooksAMillion, Retail

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Post and Courier

Military Magnet Academy focuses on discipline to create leaders

That's what the staff of Military Magnet Academy are hoping to instill in the school's newest recruits who left Sunday for "basic training" at Camp McCrady in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

34-year-old woman dies after Sunday morning wreck in Awendaw

A 34-year-old woman died early Sunday after her car crashed into an 18-wheeler near Awendaw early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC

Post and Courier

Charleston airports director wants to boost workforce by 11 percent

As the physical building expands at Charleston International, so will the number of people who work there, if the airport board approves the director's request for an 11 percent hike in the workforce Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, Johns Island, SC

Post and Courier

Fashion designer's fatal fall prompts concerns with non-emergency police lines

Non-emergency phone numbers for the Charleston Police Department changed in November with its switch to the county's consolidated dispatching system.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Father accused of fatally shooting son during argument at Charleston County home

Michael Brown was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a stolen pistol after he allegedly shot his son at a Winchester Street home on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, North Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Fighting to find (and protect) historic battlfields

Two of America's most significant events, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, played out across what is now Charleston County, home to both pivotal battles and earthen fortifications where no shots were ever fired.

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Related Topix: Sumter, SC, Jasper County, SC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Post and Courier

Support frays for Charleston region's industry-attracting alliance

When the Navy pulled out of Charleston in the mid-1990s, the prospect of losing 22,000 direct jobs served as a wake-up call for the Lowcountry.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Dorchester, SC, Dorchester County, SC, Berkeley County, SC

Post and Courier

With 100 days before the election, Vincent Sheheen is pounding the pavement in Charleston County

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate for governor of South Carolina, says the best thing people could do to bring about change in the state is to elect him governor in November.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Things to Do Saturday, July 26, 2014

What: Gently used books of all genres and for all ages will be on sale for bargain prices.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC, Summerville, SC, Wedding

WIS-TV Columbia

Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Jasper County, SC

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