Bravo’s new TV show ‘Southern Charm’ hasn’t even premiered yet and it’s already considered an embarrassment by many Charleston residents who are not part of the ‘small, ruling entrenched minority of very established old families in Charleston’ the show claims to portray.
If somehow you haven’t heard of it, the most notable cast members are former S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel who left office amidst a federal cocaine conviction and Cameran from 2004′s Real World San Diego (even though she’s from the other side of the state.)
Anyway, it was bad enough when the show was our private shame, but as it gets closer to its official release date – March 3 – we’re now getting a feeling for what the national backlash will be like.
Apparently the ‘Southern Charm’ ads have recently hit the New York subway and they’ve already spawned not one but two blogs and some tweets by New Yorkers who are already disgusted Continue reading →
South Carolina isn’t used to harsh winter weather conditions so when most of it is, say, covered with a sheet of ice for a couple of days the results can range from the funny to the absurd to the dangerous.
Here’s a look back at all three, otherwise known as that blog post in which Andy played with makeagif.com.
Mount Pleasant and Charleston officials closed the Ravenel Bridge again last week mainly in large part because of this from two weeks earlier:
When he’s not singing, Darius Rucker is often tweeting. Post and Courier/file.
Following celebrities on Twitter is usually a one-way street. Not only do they rarely follow you back, you’re lucky to ever get a response.
Take Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, for instance: 90 million followers between them and most of their tweets range from self-promotion to mundane.
That’s why it’s refreshing to see celebrities like Charleston’s own Darius Rucker take the time to respond to both fans and critics on Twitter, as he did Saturday.
Rucker let loose some fun facts you might not have already known, such as: he never signs autographs with ‘Hootie’, his golf handicap is a 6.9 and his favorite winter sport is curling. You can also find out what happens if a woman throws her panties at him while he’s on stage.
This South Carolina Department of Transportation video, which also made the rounds as a Vine, was broadcast during a live broadcast on WCBD Channel 2. That’s anchor Brad Franko reacting and making sure the person got help.
5. @MountPleasantPD provides updates via Twitter
The Mount Pleasant Police Department was the first Lowcountry law enforcement agency to use Twitter on a consistent basis and, while they’ve been doing it for years now, the account was Continue reading →
Since it opened in 2005, the Ravenel Bridge has been closed for extended periods of time only a handful of times.We’ve seen it most recently with the ice and #Ravalanche falling ice situations last week.
With the rise of social media over that same span, each of the incidents has been pretty well documented as people use it to seek and pass along information. For old time’s sake, here’s a look back at the previous high-profile bridge closings:
This is too much. I’m saying a prayer for the rescue workers on the Ravenel. This car has “stay away bomb” “game over” written on windows — Ryan Nelson (@Ryan_NelsonSC) February 2, 2012
On Friday, police say Phillip DeClemente fled from a traffic stop and later called police to tell them he was waiting to surrender on the Ravenel Bridge – the same spot in which he led a with police nearly two years earlier. The original Storify story about it was viewed more than 140,000 times.
The bridge was blocked again for several hours seven months ago when police say another man threatened suicide. The incident pretty much shut down the town of Mount Pleasant for the duration, as you can see here. The incident also led to this now famous picture from Post and Courier photographer Grace Beahm Continue reading →