Charleston

Charleston Shooting: Prosecutor says State should try Dylann Roof first

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A prosecutor is asking that the state trial of the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in a Charleston church be held before his federal trial. In a request filed in state court Tuesday, state prosecutor Scarlett Wilson argued that the state has primary jurisdiction in the case. Currently, a federal trial for Dylann…

Hull Out As Charleston AD

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull is leaving the school when his contract expires at the end of the year. College President Glenn McConnell released a statement Monday that did not say why Hull was leaving after nine years. Hull was athletic director when College of Charleston opened 5,100-seat TD Arena, which helped to attract…

Clemson Crushes Charleston 13-4

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) — Trailing 4-0 with two outs and the bases empty in the fourth inning, No. 23 Clemson tallied eight straight hits to score seven runs in its 13-4 victory over College of Charleston at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the two-game, midweek series, improved to 32-16, while the…

RiverDogs Shutout Fireflies, 7-0 Tuesday Night

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies PR) — After 13 runs on Monday, the Columbia bats went quiet on Tuesday at Spirit Communications Park, losing to the RiverDogs, 7-0. Charleston lefty Josh Rogers (W, 2-1) pitched 7.2 scoreless innings en route to the victory. Tuesday was the first time the Fireflies failed to score in a game this year. His counterpart, Chase Ingram…

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…