CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Eleven sailboats representing nine countries have left Charleston, South Carolina, for the Atlantic Cup, a 1,000-nautical mile race to Maine. The two-person teams in their 40-foot boats left on Saturday on their way to New York. They are expected to reach Portland, Maine, around June 4-10. The third and final leg is an in-port race with six-person crews. The Atlantic Cup is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic. Among those making the trip are Mike Hennessy and Rob Windsor, who have competed in every Atlantic Cup since its first edition in 2011. Close An essential guide to the city, emailed to you weekly Find out how to Boston when you sign up for Boston.com's culture and lifestyle newsletter. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about 11 sailboats leave South Carolina for Maine in Atlantic Cup
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U.S. MS-13 Gang violence South Carolina Texas murder A member of the violent street gang MS-13 who is accused of brutally murdering a man in Texas has been found in a small town in South Carolina. Franklin Platero-Rodriguez, 21, was arrested Tuesday while exiting a Subway restaurant in Ladson, South Carolina. According to the Berkeley Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Platero-Rodriguez was detained by members of the U.S. Marshals–led Operation Intercept (OPIN) Fugitive Task Force and BCSO’s K9 unit. Franklin Platero-Rodriguez was arrested on May 22 as he exited a Subway restaurant in Ladson, South Carolina. The 21-year-old is wanted in Texas in connection to a murder. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office Authorities found a loaded 9 mm pistol in Platero-Rodriguez’s front pocket, the sheriff’s office said. The pistol had been stolen in Texas, where the 21-year-old was wanted in connection with a murder. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Highest … [Read more...] about ‘Dangerous’ MS-13 Gang Member Accused of Violent Texas Murder Caught in South Carolina
Entertainment 2018 Spoleto Festival kicks off in South Carolina The Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story May 25, 2018 06:56 AM CHARLESTON, S.C. The 42nd annual Spoleto Festival USA is kicking off in South Carolina. The arts festival starts at noon Friday in front of Charleston City Hall. The international festival features more than 150 performances. The festival runs through June 10 and includes opera, theater, dance performances as well as chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. The festival was started in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Comments Videos SHARE If you like dinner theater but insist on … [Read more...] about 2018 Spoleto Festival kicks off in South Carolina
A drone being used by the South Carolina Department of Corrections. (WCIV) Columbia, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina is believed to be the first prison system in the country to use drones to fight contraband. “As I walk around you can see my footprints in the ground,” says the drone operator at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia. It's an eye in the sky, a drone using thermal technology believed to be the first time drones have been used as 24-hour surveillance at a corrections facility. “This is instrumental in a number of ways; at nighttime we are able to know the location of a suspect, know the safety, know if they throw a package because generally they’d been wearing a backpack and we can see the heat coming off of it, we commonly see that we can track that drop it and run it,” explained the operator. Bryan Stirling, director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, hired drone operators with military drone … [Read more...] about South Carolina prison begins using drones to watch inmates, first in U.S.