It was just past 2 a.m. Friday when Samantha Josephson decided to part ways with her friends and leave the Bird Dog bar. Then, according to police, the 21-year-old University of South Carolina senior ordered an Uber. Josephson had been out in Columbia, S.C., in the downtown Five Points district, a popular nightlife hub close the campus. Surveillance footage shows her walking outside, waiting on the sidewalk and holding her phone. At 2:09 a.m., a black Chevrolet Impala pulled into the parking space beside her and, as pedestrians streamed by, Josephson climbed inside the vehicle. But the Impala was not her Uber, police said, and the man driving it never took her home. Twelve hours later, Josephson’s friends reported her missing. Two hours after that, authorities found her dead. “Our hearts are broken,” Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said at a weekend news conference, shortly after meeting Josephson’s relatives, who had arrived from New Jersey. … [Read more...] about A South Carolina student thought she had gotten into her Uber, police say. Hours later, hunters found her body.
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Sallie Ann Robinson is down in St. Petersburg, Fla., doing a presentation at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. So instead of bumping along the sandy roads that cut through Daufuskie Island’s dense maritime forest on a history tour with her, I’m bumping along the island’s roads with Jenny Hersch. Hersch recently spent three years researching and co-writing a book with Sallie Ann on the history of Daufuskie, a sea island off the southern coast of South Carolina. Hersch laughs when I ask if she’s a guide. “I’m a bass player with an interest in Daufuskie’s history,” she says, alternating between tales of island life and apologies. The latter are for the drive — patches of deep potholes send her electric golf cart dipping, bucking and bobbling — and for not being Sallie Ann. “She’s the real deal. I’m just visiting,” Hersch says. “I’m full of fun facts, but she’s lived it all.” … [Read more...] about This obscure South Carolina island blends Lowcountry charm and Gullah history
Last summer, Charleston, South Carolina was ranked as the no. 1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure and it's obvious why. The city is paved with history, but it's also home to good eats, shopping, beaches and more! 11 PHOTOS 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina See Gallery 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina Learn the history of Charleston Charleston is packed with history — you're bound to see plaques and sculptures with stories of the engraved into them. Learn from an expert and take a walking, bus or bike tour of the city. You can also take a tour by horse carriage, but beware that the locals aren't huge fans. We recommend: Historic Charleston Walking Tour Ghosts of Charleston Tour Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Charleston's Old South Carriage Historic Tour Visit the Charleston City Market The Charleston City Market is one of the oldest public markets in the US. It houses over 300 vendors selling everything … [Read more...] about 11 fun things to do in Charleston, South Carolina
Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press Updated 2:35 pm CST, Saturday, February 16, 2019 Kevin Tovornik exits his travel camper located in the back yard of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik lost his air conditioner and duct work in the 2016 flood. In 2018, he saved his furniture, but still ended up losing the house. less Kevin Tovornik exits his travel camper located in the back yard of his home damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence near the Crabtree Swamp Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Conway, S.C. Tovornik lost his air ... more Photo: Sean Rayford, AP Photo: Sean Rayford, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Kevin Tovornik exits his travel camper located in the back yard of his home … [Read more...] about Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Bella English Globe Correspondent January 10, 2019 CHARLESTON, S.C. — I must have had a childhood trauma involving coffee. I’ve never had a cup of it in my life, shudder at the aroma, wouldn’t touch coffee ice cream, or Kahlua or tiramisu or anything mocha. Yuk. But I need my caffeine and have grown to love tea, aptly known as “a hug in a cup.” So when recently in Charleston, I had to make a pilgrimage to the country’s only tea plantation, which sells tea under the American Classic Tea label. The Charleston Tea Plantation is the only place where tea is grown in North America. It’s actually on Wadmalaw Island, about a half hour south of Charleston. At the farm, my husband and I stepped into the greeting area, where we were directed to a tea bar for our choice of hot or iced teas. Advertisement According to a … [Read more...] about It’s always tea time in South Carolina