Category Southern Lifestyle

Drivers Trapped on Charleston Bridge, Traffic at Standstill

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — Netting on top of the Don Holt Bridge has fallen down and landed on vehicles below.

Traffic on the bridge is at a standstill in both directions.

DOT has been notified and North Charleston Police Department assisting.

Charleston Police say the netting was up as part of maintenance being done to the bridge.

According to police, the netting and cables haven fallen on several vehicles, trapping the drivers and vehicles underneat. There have been no reported injuries.

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South Carolina’s Top Five Candidates for a Breakout Season in 2017

1. Ty’Son Williams, RB

The North Carolina transfer waited his turn, now he may well find himself in a starting role. After sitting out a walk-on season, he showed the ability to bounce outside and use his speed in the spring game, posting 83 yards and a score. The former four-star runner stands at 6-foot-1, 209 pounds. While Rico Dowdle played like a top option last season, Williams could sop up the carries around him.

2. D.J. Wonnum, DE

The underrated recruit who caught coach Will Muschamp’s eye barely a week into practice went from three stars to the No. 2 spot at the Buck position in less than two months last year. Now the 250-pound defender is a projected starter and the team’s best hope for a pure pass rusher.

3. T.J. Brunson, LB

A team needs more than two linebackers, and Bruns...

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Economic Driver: Bmw’s Impact on South Carolina’s Manufacturing Growth, Psyche Has Been Immeasurable

An April 2017 aerial view of BMW’s manufacturing campus in Greer, which employs 8,800 people and produces more than 400,000 vehicles per year. Provided/BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW couldn’t have come along at a better time for South Carolina.

The decline of the textile industry a few years earlier had seen roughly 60,000 manufacturing jobs flee the Palmetto State for foreign countries and cheap labor. South Carolina’s other economic driver — tobacco — was under attack by health care leaders, personal injury lawyers and federal regulators. And many of the state’s tourism businesses were still dealing with the devastating after-effects of Hurricane Hugo.

If any state’s self-image was in need of a makeover, it was South Carolina’s.

So it’s no surprise BMW’s announcement on June 23, 1992, tha...

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6 Things To Know About Kayaking In Charleston SC

Kayaking In Charleston SC

It’s no surprise that kayaking in Charleston SC can be a lot of fun. I’m learning to appreciate lots of things about the low country that I didn’t appreciate (or know) before.

For several years now, Charleston has been topping the “Best Of” charts for US travel destinations. Luckily, I’m married to a native and get to enjoy visiting family any time of the year, off the typical tourist path.

Hub and my brother-in-law off-loading the kayaks.

Whether you’re looking for good food in Charleston, black Geechie culture or a laid-back beach sprinkled with that Chucktown charm, you won’t be disappointed. But what’s really fun (and a family activity) that I don’t see many travel articles discuss about things to do in Charleston, is kayaking.

Good thing y...

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Enjoy A Southern Lifestyle In Charleston

If you are looking for an affordable place to live and you also want to enjoy a southern lifestyle, then you might want to consider moving to Charleston. Charleston is a beautiful place to live and housing is affordable. You will enjoy living in a historic area and you quickly find out that Southern charm is real.

Charleston has amazing architecture and the weather is perfect. You don’t have to deal with harsh winters where you have to spend months shoveling snow and avoiding the outdoors. The weather is always good in Charleston and if you are sick of winter, you will enjoy living there. The weather is mild all year round and the summer never gets too hot, while the winter never gets too cold.

Charleston has a great food scene and there are always new and amazing restaurants opening...

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