‘Seneca Guns’ strike again? Residents report mysterious booms off James Island

It happens at least once a year: Residents along the coast report hearing and feeling booms that rattle their windows and shake their walls. The media investigates, calling local seismologists and the Air Force asking if they might know the source of the explosion and – nothing.

Everyone shrugs their shoulders and mutters “Seneca Guns”, an unexplained Continue reading

Mascot massacre: Gamecock fans burn that tiger, Clemson fans bury Cocky


Screenshot from YouTube. Click the picture to see the video.

Illuminated cellphone screens lit up the night sky Monday night as University of South Carolina fans took torches to a nearly 30-foot-tall tiger as part of a tradition that dates back more than 100 years.

Watch the video as hundreds cheer when the head turns into a giant fireball and falls from its perch with perfect timing from the band as it plays 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Meanwhile, in Clemson, Tiger fans held a funeral – casket and all – for Cocky the Gamecocks mascot before lighting him on fire. I haven’t seen video yet from last night but here’s one from last year to give you an idea.

I also used Storify to show how both events played out on social media. See it here or give it a second while it loads below. Continue reading

Darius Rucker joins student on stage during Wando High School talent show

frankieI’m gonna work like I don’t need the money

I’m gonna laugh like I’m not afraid to cry

I’m gonna dance like nobody’s watching

I’m gonna love while I still got the time

‘While I still got the time’ – Darius Rucker

There was lots of laughing, dancing and love at the Wando High School talent show Wednesday night when Rucker joined 16-year-old Frankie Antonelli on stage during the student’s rendition of Rucker’s song.

The moment was especially touching because Antonelli has Down Syndrome. His mom Debbie, a woman’s basketball analyst who often appears on ESPN and other networks, tweeted that Frankie hasn’t let anything stop him. Continue reading