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 →
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 →
Post and Courier management told its independent distributors the day before to deliver what they could but to use extreme caution and not take any risks. We asked our readers to please be patient as they might not get their newspaper on time, if at all.
What happened next surprised and impressed a lot of people: Newspapers were there, on-time, at homes across the Lowcountry — even in Mount Pleasant, which was basically shut off from peninsular Charleston because of the bridge closings.
Some people said The Post and Courier shouldn’t have even bothered delivering Continue reading →
Should this video showing 12-year-old Jackson Stebbins kicking a football into a basketball net appear on SportsCenter? Proud mom Ellen Stebbins from here in the Charleston area believes so.
Stebbins said her son, a soccer player who attends Moultrie Middle School, had been practicing the shot for about an hour Saturday when she went out to check on him. He said, “I’m going to get it in the net, I’m going to get it in the net.”
He gave his mom a hug, flipped the football and made the shot. “The power of a mom’s hug,” she said.
Stebbins is asking for your support to help Jackson’s video get some air time. You can retweet it below:
Lots of great stuff this week: a duck on a leash, obscure Charleston architecture and Lowcountry skies.
Speaking of skies, this week’s weekly photo assignment (in which we pick a pic to run in the newspaper every Saturday) is Lowcountry clouds. Send your best #skyporn pic to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Tuesday (Jan. 7).