Charleston

Fireflies Host League-Leading Charleston Tuesday Night

Columbia Fireflies (6-6) vs. Charleston RiverDogs (9-3)   RHP Chase Ingram (1-0, 1.80) vs. LHP Josh Rogers (1-1, 2.45)  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — Spirit Communications Park — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 13  LISTEN: WGCV 620 AM / ColumbiaFireflies.com / TuneIn Radio App   ABOUT LAST GAME: Joe Shaw improved to 2-0 (through two starts) after tossing six shutout innings on Monday night as Columbia dominated Charleston, 13-1….

Street Closed After US Attorney Receives Suspicious Letter

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a busy downtown Charleston street was closed during rush hour after a suspicious letter with a white powdery substance was received at the office of the U.S. Attorney. A Charleston Fire Department hazardous materials team and Charleston police responded in the heart of the city’s historic district Wednesday afternoon. Meeting Street in front of…

Charleston Drops Plans for Moratorium on New Hotels

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Charleston is no longer considering a moratorium on new hotels in the downtown area but city will conduct a three-month study of the impact of hotels.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Charleston is no longer considering a moratorium on new hotels in the downtown area but city will conduct a three-month study of the impact of hotels. Local media outlets report city council was to have considered a yearlong moratorium Tuesday but the item was pulled from the agenda. The moratorium was proposed by Mayor John Tecklenburg…

Confederate Flag Proposal Advances

It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. The flag has since been placed at  the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia. This week proposals to change the location of the flag to a museum in Charleston are advancing in the legislature. Tuesday, the…

Robertson, Sanford Support Cruz

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Ted Cruz had a celebrity guest Friday campaigning along the coast. Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach. A Washington Post poll released Friday has Cruz in a distant second behind Donald Trump with Marco Rubio just behind. The Texas senator also picked up an endorsement. Friday afternoon…

Victims Want Names of Abusive Charleston Priests Published

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual abuse are renewing calls for the statewide Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston to publish a list of priests accused of misconduct with minors. Local media outlets report that Barbara Dorris of Saint Louis, the outreach director for the national Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says the release is long overdue….

Clemson Architecture Programs Locating in Old Factory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University has found a location to combine its architecture programs in Charleston – an old factory that once made cigars. The university said in a news release that the Clemson Architecture Center and its Master of Science in Historic Preservation will move into leased space in the building called The Cigar Factory this summer. The…

Longtime Charleston Mayor giving farewell address

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The mayor who has served Charleston longer than anyone in the city’s 345-year history is giving a short farewell address. Joe Riley is completing 40 years in office. He will give a message of appreciation to residents of the city Tuesday evening that will be broadcast by local television stations and streamed lived. Riley is credited…

Emanuel AME Voicemail: ‘It’s Dylann. I’m coming back’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston police are investigating a threatening voicemail left at Emanuel AME Church. According to police, the message left on the church’s phone system was: “Hey guys, this is Dylann. I’m coming back for round two. I’m just kidding, that actually wasn’t Dylann Roof.” Roof was charged with killing nine parishioners of the church in June and…

Joe Riley Presides Over Last Charleston City Council Meeting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Forty years after taking office, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has presided over his last Charleston City Council meeting. Local media outlets report that Riley convened his final meeting Tuesday night. Riley has served as mayor of Charleston longer than anyone in the city’s 345-year history. Riley is retiring next month after 10 terms in office. During…