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2:43 pm on Friday December 9, 2011

Mystery boom felt, heard on the North Strand

Flickr user Diego Diaz Several people living in the Little River and surrounding areas reported multiple rumbles and booms late Thursday night. Some thought it was an explosion and others thought it might be an earthquake. WMBF News took the story...
3:32 am on Thursday December 3, 2009

Economist predicts strong economic rebound in Lowcountry's near future

Image by Flickr user Steve WamplerUniversity of South Carolina Economist Doug Woodward has great hope that the Lowcountry's economy will skyrocket into the top 10 growing economies in the United States by 2010. How? Easy, Boeing and tourists. The...
3:07 am on Wednesday December 2, 2009

Mystery boom heard off the coast

Another sonic boom-like was heard off the Charleston-area coast on Tuesday. The Post and Courier has a few details about the mystery noise.  They seem to happen every few months in the region with no real explainable cause; here's some past...
1:29 pm on Monday December 29, 2008

Another mystery boom hits the Lowcountry coast

Another "mystery boom" has hit the Lowcountry's coast. This time it was around the Mount Pleasant area of Dunes West and Hamlin Plantation, and even included Isle of Palms. The source of the sound has not been determined, but some on the beaches...
10:27 am on Sunday December 14, 2008

Loud boom a mystery, for now

Update December 16: Two days later, a 3.6 quake rattled the area. It's not a huge quake, but big for our area. First reporting: Around 12:30 a loud boom shook residents of Folly Beach and James Island, but as recently as 1:30 the Coast Guard, and...