The historic battle for Sullivan's Island was a classic David-and-Goliath confrontation, and the American victory both emboldened patriots up and down the East Coast and disheartened the British, who realized that perhaps this war would not be an easy one to fight.
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A state Senate committee has selected its preference for a standardized flag design, which would mark the first time in 80 years guidelines were in place for how it should look.
The famously maligned South Carolina flag design suggested to lawmakers last year is back, albeit with some changes that officials hope will soften the voices of haters who found the iconic banner's proposed facelift an affront.
The next stop in Dominion Energy's tree-trimming cycle will see about 130 palmettos removed on the Charleston peninsula, as the utility lops trees it says present a hazard to power lines.
A team of historians has taken another crack at developing South Carolina’s new state flag design after their first attempt was so widely mocked it had to be scrapped. This time around, they are providing two options.
When The Post and Courier published a story about a standardized flag design that historians had chosen after months of deliberation, people...kind of hated it.
South Carolina is a very independent-spirited and business-minded state, so it’s not necessarily surprising that the design of our state flag …
South Carolina's state flag has not had an official design for 80 years. So manufacturers have taken some creative liberties with the palmetto tree, crescent and shade of blue. Now a committee of historians has come up with a standard for the flag often considered one of the nation's best looking.
"Dominion takes it seriously, and I take it seriously," Charleston arborist David Grant said. "What you don't know will turn you into a fried piece of char."
Dominion Energy plans to remove nearly 250 Palmetto trees on Sullivan's Island. The utility said the trees threaten power lines.