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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:46

Charleston typically has great, mild weather, but there is always the possibility of rain to spoil outdoor plans, so it’s a good idea to be familiar with some indoor alternatives that everyone will enjoy that won’t strain the pocketbook.

The Charleston Museum - A good value with plenty of parking nearby and filled with displays that appeal to a variety of interests. The entrance to spacious museum immediately catches youthful eyes with ...

Monday, 14 January 2019 13:15

68 Broad Street is Charleston's oldest legacy house, completed by 1800. This brick single house replaced an earlier wooden residence that burned in the great fire of 1796. The original property was more extensive than it appears now, as it included the Washington Park property until that property was condemned and landscaped as the park.

Friday, 11 January 2019 16:43

CHARLESTON, S.C. — ABC News 4's morning traffic team recently sat down with Quintin's Close-Ups. "Trooper Bob" Beres and Megan Rivers talk to Quintin about being the only traffic team covering in the Lowcountry, emojis, and much more!

Monday, 07 January 2019 15:31

Broad Street has some wonderful structures and lots of stories. This week we visit 60-64 Broad Street or the Confederate Home, originally known as the Home for the Mothers, Widows, and Daughters of Confederate Soldiers.

During its strange and storied history, this property has been a residence which hosted a United States President, served as a hotel, a Federal courthouse, a college, apartment building and wedding destination.

Thursday, 03 January 2019 12:21

New year, new you!

Most people start off the new year making goals to better themselves in some way, whether by getting in shape, eating healthier, spending more time with friends or on self-care, but it isn't always easy to follow through with those resolutions. In order to start your year off right and really stick to the goals you make, you have to find the motivation to get there. At Rhapsody Crossfit, the motivation not only comes from the group around you, who are all working towards the same goal, but they also teach you to find that motivation and drive within yourself. In this video, Rhapsody's Trinity Wheeler speaks on what motivates him.

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:51

Happy New Year 2019! The Charleston Hat Man is one of our favorite iconic images and has been around for more than 100 years. This image is on the Church Street corner of 47 Broad Street.

43-47 Broad Street was built in 1855 by Charles Love and Conrad Wienges, saddlers and harness makers. In 1870, Charles Plenge bought the building and altered the façade, specifically adding a cornice with the name "Plenge." C. Charles Plenge was born in 1827 in Kassel, Germany and later emigrated to Charleston. Plenge established and operated a haberdashery at 43-47 Broad Street, selling men's clothing, hats, and other accessories. Mr. Plenge died in 1877, before the date of the Charleston Hat Man painting, which appears to be in the early 1890s.

Friday, 28 December 2018 10:37

Article written by Christian Senger on behalf of ABC News 4

The long-awaited Wiki Wiki Sandbar is now open at 106 East Ashley Avenue on Folly Beach.

The restaurant and bar is from Charleston restaurateur Karalee Fallert, who is also behind Taco Boy, The Park Cafe, and The Royal American, and her business partner April Bennett.

Executive Chef Jason DuPree has created a menu that offers slow-cooked meats accompanied by sides including rice, macaroni salad, greens, and starchy root vegetables.

Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:42

Holiday greetings are evident at the Blacklock House at 18 Bull Street. At the time of its construction in 1800, 18 Bull Street was considered more of a suburban retreat, as the area did not yet have much surrounding construction. As Charleston grew, houses sprang up in the area, but 18 Bull still stands out as a grand mansion in the area and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Monday, 17 December 2018 14:21

This week we focus on 73 Rutledge Avenue, directly across the street from the house in last week’s post. As in the case of 74 Rutledge, this lot was also originally part of the property inherited by John Harleston from his aunt, Affra Harleston Coming. The house at 73 Rutledge was built by William G. Whilden around 1856.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:19

There’s nothing more comforting in the winter chill than sitting around a fire with warm drinks and good friends or family. Here is our list of our favorite classic (and not-so-classic) drinks to warm you up this holiday season.

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