Authorities are investigating the stabbing death of a woman at a Summerville apartment complex.Lynda Shuler Argoe, 55, was discovered Friday night inside her residence at Westbury Mews apartments by Summerville police officers, according to Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers. Argoe suffered an apparent stab wound and is scheduled for an autopsy Sunday morning, Brouthers said. Further information about the investigation was not immediately available. … [Read more...] about Woman found stabbed to death in Summerville apartment
Where's the match?"Family Circle." That was all that was needed. Everyone knew the place, sitting underneath I-526 on Daniel Island.You didn't even need to say Family Circle Tennis Center.That's the way it has been almost all of the 21st century.March 2, 2000 seems like an eternity ago, but that's when the announcement came that the Family Circle Cup was coming to Daniel Island from Hilton Head Island. A little over a year later on April 14, 2001, big-time professional tennis arrived with the first Family Circle Cup held on Daniel Island.Even after the tournament was renamed the Volvo Car Open and Family Circle pretty much was gone, Family Circle Tennis Center still stood tallThat changed this month when signs went up with the name LTP Daniel Island.Where's the match? I can see league tennis players showing up at LTP on Mathis Ferry Road, then being rerouted down Whipple Road to I-526 and the short trip to Daniel Island.So, how will team captains handle this? "Just go to the old Family … [Read more...] about Family Circle: What’s in a name?
An Awendaw man has been ticketed for branding a shark with a personal insignia.The incident and photographs posted on a Facebook boating page led to a string of repostings that outraged anglers.The charge, illegal tagging of a saltwater fish, is a state misdemeanor that could result in a fine from $25 to $200.A S.C. Department of Natural Resources spokesman would not say if other charges could be coming.A DNR employee first reposted the photos in an effort to track down the source."The incident first came to DNR’s attention when concerned anglers contacted the agency’s Marine Division after they began catching sharks that appeared to have been marked with a symbol of some kind in the vicinity of Dewees Island and Isle of Palms and photographed them," the department said in a statement on the ticketing."Some of the photos were also shared on social media," the department said.The 56-year-old who was ticketed was cooperative when shown the evidence and might not have been … [Read more...] about Awendaw man charged in SC shark branding case
Drivers in Charleston should keep an eye out for flooded roads during their Friday evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a coastal flood advisory just before 4 p.m. that's in effect until 9 p.m. after determining that up to 6 inches of tidal flooding would be possible in low-lying areas near shorelines. "Saltwater inundation will be possible one to two hours before and after high tide (at 6:52 p.m.)," the Weather Service stated. Drivers should allow extra time for their commutes because some roads may be closed, the Weather Service stated. Motorists should never drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. … [Read more...] about Moderate tidal flooding expected in Charleston Friday night
For the past three years, the S.C. Department of Corrections has tried using inmates to help fellow prisoners who are feeling suicidal.“We are basically on the front line of suicide prevention,” said one inmate who keeps watch over his peers at Broad River Correctional Institute in Columbia. (The Post and Courier was asked by corrections officials not to identify the inmates by name.) Even with the program, South Carolina’s inmate suicide rate reached an all-time high last year, at 11, almost double what it was in 2017.SCDC director and state prisons chief Bryan Stirling said the department is the state's largest provider of mental health care. About one fourth of all state inmates are mental health patients, and many need treatment.Despite the setbacks, corrections spokesperson Chrysti Shain said staff and inmates hope the program will prevent deaths by suicide.“You have administrative staff, you have security, you have nursing staff, you have mental … [Read more...] about SC prisoners train to help prevent suicides by fellow inmates