Perry announces presidential candidacy at Charleston RedState Gathering

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president today at the RedState bloggers convention at the Francis Marion hotel.

RAVENEL — A three-car wreck has shut down south bound traffic on U.S. 17 near S.C. Highway 165.

The wreck happened about 1:15 p.m. At least one person may be trapped inside a vehicle but no life-threatening injuries have been reported, Charleston County Sheriff Maj. John Clark said.

Clark said the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 will be temporarily shut down.

Drivers should expect delays or find an alternate route.