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1:00 pm on Friday November 15, 2013

NOAA gives go ahead for offshore Navy testing

Fears over unintended impact on whale and other marine mammals will grow as the Navy training begins its next round off the Southeast coast.
3:23 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Video from the Lowcountry polar bear plunges

Image by YouTube user "livethelifesean"The Charleston area's two annual polar bear plunges returned Tuesday, and we've dug up a couple videos. Over on Sullivan's Island the Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Plunge benefited the South Carolina Special Olympics,...
5:27 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Folly or Sullivan's? Two Lowcountry polar bear plunge options

Image by VisitFolly.com From the 2012 installment of Folly Beach's annual New Year's Day polar bear plunge. Update: Check out the videos. The Charleston area's two annual chances to get a (little) chilly in the ocean's water are returning. You can...
5:55 am on Wednesday June 27, 2012

SC ranks 17th in beach water quality, Horry County among the worst

Flickr User: Jason Barnette Photography The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released its annual report on water quality and while Horry County beaches, specifically Springmaid Beach, Briarcliffe Acres Beach, and Myrtle Beach were the...
12:52 pm on Tuesday May 29, 2012

Charlestowne Hotels Announces Summer Specials for US Military

Charlestowne Hotels 28 Bridgeside Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 873.972.1400 CharlestowneHotels.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2012     CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS OFFERS SUMMER SPECIALS TO U.S. MILITARY CHARLESTON, SC – In appreciation for their...
7:46 am on Tuesday March 27, 2012

CFCA looking for volunteers for Carolina Forest roadside tidy

photo by flickr user Kulturlabor Trial&Error The Carolina Forest Civic Association is looking for volunteers, age 14 and older, to work with other Carolina Forest residents to collect trash littering the area's roads. The “Great Carolina Forest...
6:06 am on Wednesday April 6, 2011

Starfish invade Pawleys Island (Update: video)

Flickr user The Suss-Man Update 4/7: WMBF has video that also tells us how to save some of the little guys. First Reported 4/6: Thousands of starfish appeared on the shore in Pawleys Island this week. The Sun News spoke with the Department of...
8:00 am on Thursday March 24, 2011

Great white sharks hanging out off the Georgia coast

Flickr user AlKok The Brunswick News has a report that was picked up by the AP regarding an increase in the number of great white sharks being spotted off the Georgia coast. Of course it was picked up by the AP, it's about sharks. Scientists say...
4:44 am on Tuesday August 3, 2010

Jellyfish stings on the up, up, and up in Charleston (update: Portuguese man o' war)

Image by Flickr user llediehr Update August 3: And the stings have largely continued along with the warmer water temperatures. Also new are more confirmed spottings of the potent Portuguese man o' war. The Post and Courier has a nice report on what'...
3:47 am on Sunday July 18, 2010

Charleston's fishing, shrimping industry continues to dwindle

Image by Flickr user PostPostModern This story isn't hard news, but paints more of a picture about how much South Carolina has changed during the last 50 years, and the perspectives of the independent industry today. Take a read over here. If there'...