Via Billy Carson, bcarson2 on Instagram. Click for link.
We’ve got a lot of great pics in the Instagram gallery this week, including the one above from Billy Carson. Check them out and remind your friends to keep tagging their best Lowcountry Instagram photos with #postandcourier.
We have also upped the stakes in our other weekly photo assignment. In case you’re not familiar, each week we give you a topic, you send us your best pictures and our editors choose their favorite to appear in the newspaper on Fridays.
We’ve got something special for the next nine weeks or so. Now, in addition to being eligible to have your picture in the paper, we’re looking for photos to run in The Post and Courier’s My Charleston Magazine - our annual publication about the Lowcountry.
The folks at WCIV ABC News 4 were in for a cold-blooded surprise Friday after a 7-year-old Cub Scout, visiting the station for a tour, reportedly lost his pet bearded dragon he had smuggled in to the building unbeknownst to his parents.
Staff at the station didn’t learn of the disappearance until after the Scout returned home.
It must be hard to be Taylor Swift. The global superstar can’t even walk along the street without a candid shot of her appearing on fan blogs and social media within minutes, igniting a flurry of tweets from excited “Swifties” determined to seek her out.
Taylor Swift is in downtown Charleston. I WILL find her.
It might be Oscar night, but if Charleston social media is to be believed, the Holy City laid out the red carpet to ‘James Bond’ actor Daniel Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz (‘Oz the Great and Powerful’) this weekend.
What proof is there? Good question. We should always be suspicious of what we read on social media – like that time people actually drove all the way to Rita’s on Folly Beach because a couple of women reported seeing Channing Tatum there (Hint: It wasn’t Channing Tatum).
The main source of the Daniel Craig report appears to be staff at The Macintosh, including restaurantuer Steve Palmer. Though I’ve since found posts on Facebook indicating they ate at Halls Chophouse Saturday night and also Muse today.
Bond James Bond ate the @MacintoshCHS today. Ill admit it. I dorked out
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 →