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6 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Charleston coroner identifies body found in Stono River Sunday morning

George Hank Melfi, 39, of Charleston was recovered from the river Sunday after he fell into the river while boating Saturday, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal said.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Johns Island, SC

7 hrs ago | The Moultrie News

Local restaurants encouraged to join compost movement

Charleston County's Environmental Management Department continues to expand commercial food-waste composting by partnering with local food generators.

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12 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Woman dead, man hospitalized after Charleston County home invasion early Sunday

A woman was killed and a man hospitalized early Sunday morning after Charleston County Sheriff's deputies say two men forced their way into a Ravenel home and shot them while looking for money.

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Related Topix: Ravenel, SC

14 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Roper likely will scrap plan for six-story hotel

Roper St. Francis' plan to build a six-story hotel on Calhoun Street across from the hospital in downtown Charleston likely has fallen through, but plans still are in the works to improve the flow of traffic in the city's medical district.

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18 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Charleston County School Board committee wants to require school visit for transfer process

In a move similar to requiring counseling before a divorce, some Charleston County School Board members want principals to have a chance to talk parents out of transferring their children to another school.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The State

Want to buy a SC plantation? For $4M, it's yours

The 15,000 acre Wedge Plantation, on the banks of the Santee River, is the largest parcel of state-owned property in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Home Listing, Home, University of South Carolina, McClellanville, SC, Georgetown County, SC

Post and Courier

South Carolina education officials act swiftly to replace Common Core

South Carolina's Department of Education is moving at full speed in its effort to rewrite the state's standards of education.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC, Charleston, SC

ABC News 4 Charleston

Deputies searching for missing boater off Johns Island

Charleston County deputies have been searching for nearly 12 hours for a missing boater who fell into the water while trying to secure a boat.

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Related Topix: Johns Island, SC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Island Packet

Lexington County to only allow video jail visits

The jail will have terminals on site for people, but visitors can also use their own high-speed Internet link and web camera or a smartphone.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC, Richland County, SC

CBS 3 Springfield

Sea turtle once facing blindness recovered, ready for return to ocean

A loggerhead sea turtle found stranded on Myrtle Beach in May, 2013, has fully recovered and will be released on Tuesday, according to Charleston County leaders.

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Post and Courier

Judge allows Denzel Curnell's family to open own investigation into death

A Charleston County judge on Friday approved filings that will give the attorney for Denzel Curnell's family subpoena powers to get answers about his death.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Post and Courier

SCSU president says school is rebounding but help still needed

South Carolina State University President Thomas Elzey gave Charleston area lawmakers an optimistic view of the future but did say the school still needs help from the state and Legislature to address the woes facing the Orangeburg college.

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Related Topix: South Carolina State University, Charleston, SC, Orangeburg, SC, University of South Carolina

The Moultrie News

Man arrested and charged with Peeping Tom 2nd offense and burglary 1st and 2nd degree

Corwin Alston, of 1011 Rosa Green Rd., Awendaw was arrested and charged with Peeping Tom 2nd Offense, Burglary 1st Degree and Burglary 2nd Degree on July 9, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

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Related Topix: Awendaw, SC

ABC News 4 Charleston

CCSO: Suspect arrested for multiple armed robberies

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they believe is responsible for multiple armed robberies in the Johns Island area.

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Related Topix: Johns Island, SC

Post and Courier

Boeing supplier to create 60 jobs in Charleston County

A company that makes parts for the 787 will set up a satellite operation in Charleston County to serve the Boeing South Carolina plant, creating 60 jobs, Gov. Nikki Haley's office announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Charleston, SC

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Senior Aerospace AMT to Open Satellite Location in Charleston County

Senior Aerospace AMT has announced plans to establish a satellite location in Charleston County, and bring dozens of new jobs to the area in the process.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

4th suspect arrested in 2010 home invasion, homicide

A fourth man was arrested Wednesday and charged with a pair of 2010 murders in McClellanville.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, McClellanville, SC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston County Sheriff's officials throw party to honor coworker's 80th birthday

Deputy James Foster, pictured here with Sheriff Al Cannon, was thrown a surprise birthday party by his coworkers at the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for his 80th birthday.

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The Moultrie News

Charleston County Council announces vacancies on Boards and Commissions

Three vacancies, applicants must reside in unincorporated Charleston County and preference will be given to those residing in unincorporated West Ashley and Johns Island Charleston County Council encourages citizens of Charleston County who are willing to volunteer to serve on one of these important boards to submit an application for appointment.

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Related Topix: Johns Island, SC

Charleston City Paper

Park & Rec seeks input on new park near Limehouse Bridge

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a public workshop Wednesday to seek input on a future park being planned near the Limehouse Bridge in West Ashley.

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Related Topix: Johns Island, SC, Charleston, SC

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