Abigail Darlington

Reporter


About Abigail

Abigail Darlington is a business reporter covering retail, tourism and other business news. She also writes the weekly Savvy Shopper column with tips to save money. Abigail graduated from the College of Charleston in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies. She previously contributed to the Charleston City Paper and several online publications. A native of Charleston, Abigail enjoys being near the water and the local art and music scene.


Recent Articles

Celebrating Easter less expensively

Friday, April 18 12:01 a.m.
While the meaning of Easter certainly goes beyond candy and new dress clothes, it's still a holiday that can require some...

Hotel to bring boutique lodging option to Charleston's Upper King Street

Thursday, April 17 5:50 p.m.
Upper King Street's first boutique hotel soon will rise.

Charleston rated the No. 2 destination for female travelers lead photo

Charleston rated the No. 2 destination for female travelers

Thursday, April 17 11:15 a.m.
The Holy City appears to have a way with the ladies.

Easter shopping to boost retail industry by $16 billion

Wednesday, April 16 7:00 p.m.
Easter spending is down slightly from last year, but it's still expected to boost the retail industry by nearly $16 billion this...

S.C. beer law change pitched to attract breweries, jobs lead photo

S.C. beer law change pitched to attract breweries, jobs

Tuesday, April 15 11:28 p.m.
South Carolina lawmakers soon may consider loosening restrictions on breweries in an effort to draw job-producing beermakers like...

Record Store Day hails comeback of vinyl records lead photo

Record Store Day hails comeback of vinyl records

Monday, April 14 12:01 a.m.
When Record Store Day emerged in record shops across the country in 2008, popular opinion had all but wrung the death knell for...

Andolini's in West Ashley may be replaced by Starbucks lead photo

Andolini's in West Ashley may be replaced by Starbucks

Sunday, April 13 6:00 p.m.
Andolini's Pizza in West Ashley will soon be replaced by a Starbucks coffee shop.

Gear up for outdoors on the cheap

Friday, April 11 12:01 a.m.
By the time June rolls around, we'll all be brainstorming ways to beat the heat. But right now, Charleston weather is at it's...

Gas prices up in South Carolina, may keep increasing this month lead photo

Gas prices up in South Carolina, may keep increasing this month

Thursday, April 10 12:01 a.m.
Filling up the gas tank right now is the most expensive it's been all year for South Carolina drivers, and experts say gas...

Charleston climbs two slots in TripAdvisor's annual list of top U.S. destinations

Tuesday, April 08 11:35 a.m.
Charleston has ranked high on yet another top destinations list.

Public restrooms, events management key issues at Tourism Management Forum lead photo

Public restrooms, events management key issues at Tourism Management Forum

Monday, April 07 2:02 p.m.
The need for public restrooms in downtown Charleston's historic district was one of several issues residents brought up at a...

Retail strip near College of Charleston fetches $12 million

Sunday, April 06 6:00 p.m.
The retail strip at George and St. Philip streets near the College of Charleston campus has been sold for the second time in...

City of Charleston to update its strategy for managing tourism, invites feedback from community lead photo

City of Charleston to update its strategy for managing tourism, invites feedback from community

Sunday, April 06 12:01 a.m.
Tourism is one of the most dynamic industries in Charleston.

Walgreens to anchor high-profile property at King and Calhoun in Charleston lead photo

Walgreens to anchor high-profile property at King and Calhoun in Charleston

Friday, April 04 9:53 a.m.
Walgreens, a drugstore with the mantra "at the corner of happy and healthy," soon will be at a high-profile corner on the...

How to score freebies without a lot of effort

Friday, April 04 12:01 a.m.
To quote one of my free-lovin' music idols, Janis Joplin, "Nothin' ain't nothin', honey, if it ain't free."