Advancements in DNA and other technologies have allowed police to revisit previously unsolvable cold cases, but getting a case through the court system to a conviction has proved a major challenge for even the most seasoned detectives.
Fleming Smith covers breaking news for the Charleston area. A native Georgian, she previously covered breaking news and features for The Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Authorities have identified the man killed on Johns Island Tuesday night.
Downtown Charleston was on alert for minor flooding Thursday morning, but the advisory was lifted at 9 a.m.
The Medical University of South Carolina plans to open a comprehensive burn center in Charleston by late spring or early summer that could treat both adult and child patients, according to its new director, Dr. Steven Kahn.
Police are investigating the homicide of a man on Johns Island.
A fire at Hampton Park sent black smoke over the city of Charleston Tuesday evening.
Officers confiscated a gun and more than a dozen rounds of ammunition a 13-year-old boy brought to Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, police said.
Homelessness is a big problem in Berkeley County, advocates say, but the county has few resources to help those afflicted. Part of the problem is how little data they have on the size of the issue. In 2019, statewide counts reported no information on the county's homeless population, saying they'd only been able to identify one or two individuals.
If you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen, you might want to check South Carolina's code of laws again. Despite attempts to repeal some of the state's more outdated laws, many holdouts from the 20th and even 19th century mean you could be breaking the law weekly or nightly — though without any real consequences.
A man has died in an industrial accident after he fell four floors at a shipyard, police said.