Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday night's bridge collapse in Washington State brings structurally deficient bridges back into focus.
The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge Thursday night in Washington State has again brought national focus on structurally deficient bridges around the nation. Click here to read more about the bridge collapse on Huffington Post. “Structurally deficient” bridges require significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement. A 2011 study found that 14 percent of bridges in Dorchester County, 12 percent of bridges in Charleston County and 7.5 percent of bridges in Berkeley County were structurally deficient. There are 76 total structurally deficient bridges in the tricounty area — and nearly 300,000 vehicles roll over those bridges daily. The average age of bridges in the U.S. is 42 years old. South Carolina’s average is 39.5 years old. …
Wando Show Choir teams with Wando Singers for weekend performances.
Wando High School Show Choir, in collaboration with Wando Singers, presents it's annual Cabaret event! Shows start at 7 p.m. tonight and repeat at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Wando High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The shows feature singing, dancing, and lots of entertainment. Live music is provided by some of the most talented musicians of Wando High School.
Memorial Day in the Charleston area marks the start to summer-time activities.
Looking for ways to enjoy Memorial Day in the Charleston area? There are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the sun and fun besides just heading to the beach. Here's our rundown... TODAY Spoletto Festival The epic music and arts festival kicks off this weekend and runs through June 9. There are a pile of events, so check out the calendar. Read more. SATURDAY Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championship Head the Music Farm in downtown Charleston at 7 p.m. Saturday for the annual Beard and Moustache Championship. Admission fee: $10 for spectators; $20 for participants. Read more. Rare Bird Walks Want to take in a little nature? Head to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw for an upclose view of the painted bunting. Read more. Charleston…
Memorial Day weekend starts '100 Deadly Days of Summer.'
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More traffic hits the road this weekend, and police won't be far behind. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists that this weekend begins one of the most heavily travelled periods on South Carolina's highways. And so begins the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" because the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be a time when fatalities start to rise due to heavy vacation and out-of-state travel, and the influx of motorcycle traffic due to Bike Weeks. Fatalities are currently 91 behind last year at this time, and law enforcement wants to keep it that way. "Our goal right now is to achieve Target Zero traffic deaths by approaching traffic safety from every angle," said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. "We have had a …
The Charleston Animal Society is caring for a dog that was found branded with the number "300" on its sides
The Charleston Animal Society is now taking care of a dog that had been shaved and branded with some kind of caustic substance. CAS posted a photo of "Lucky" to Facebook showing the number 300 burned into his sides on Thursday. He was spotted and brought in to the no-kill shelter by a concerned citizen. The shelter's vetrinarian, Dr. Sarah Boyd, determined the brand mark was made by a caustic substance, after Lucky's sides had been shaved. The brand was made on both sides. Animal Control is investigating the case.
Links to new job listings posted on May 23, 2013
The following job listings were posted on Indeed.com on May 23, 2013. They are all listed as being within 15 miles of Charleston. See a full list of Who's Hiring in the Charleston area. Just click on a link below to learn more. Warehouse and Delivery Associate — Shealy Electrical - Charleston, SC IT Infrastructure Integration Specialist (Entry Level) 1/2 — Boeing 495 reviews - North Charleston, SC Human Services Specialist I/ Band 03/ P61045717 — State of South Carolina 8 reviews - Charleston County, SC Human Resource Generalist — MEDcare Urgent Care - Charleston, SC Scrub Tech - Per Diem — Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2 reviews - Mount Pleasant, SC Project Manager — ManTech Int'l Corp. 191 reviews - Charleston, SC Teller — Wells Fargo 2,…
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
With Memorial Day weekend marking the start of summer travel, you can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
An elderly man was killed in Dorchester County by a feral pack of dogs — is there anyone to blame? Tell us in the comments!
The Charleston area has seen its share of feral animals causing trouble, like the feral hogs wrecking lawns in West Ashley, but the interaction between the public and feral animals turned deadly after a fatal mauling of a Harleyville man in Dorchester County recently. The dogs were deemed "feral" during an extensive investigation — despite initial reports that three of the four dogs that fatally attacked an elderly double amputee belonged to his neighbor — and no one will be charged with the incident. Carlton Freeman, 80, died days after his attack, but was able to speak to authorities and first responders. He told them he wished no charges would be made in his case. Click here to read more about this story. After an announcement by the …
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