Home sales up 31% in October

Metro -- Signs of improving sales dot the new homes in Ryland's Taylor Plantation in Dorchester County on Monday July 27, 2009. (Wade Spees/Staff) Published Caption 7/28/09: Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gigi B. Manning stands in front of a tank from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in Kabul.

WADE SPEES

Fire destroyed a home early Thursday, displacing a couple and their dog according to James Island Fire Chief Chris Seabolt.

Seabolt said the 1 a.m. fire at 1774 Arsburn Road off Battery Island Drive remains under investigation.

A man and his dog escaped unharmed, and his wife was out of town during the blaze.