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4:44 am on Thursday July 12, 2012

North Charleston Police officer fired after shooting self, making up story

Image by TheDigitelLast week word came that North Charleston Police Sgt. Eddie Bullard shot himself while off Rivers Avenue, sustaining only minor injuries thanks to a protective vest.  Police then investigated Bullard's vague description of "two...
9:14 pm on Friday July 6, 2012

North Charleston Police officer shot self, made up story of suspects

Image by TheDigitel Update: Bullard has been fired. Just three North Charleston police officers have been shot in the last 27 years, and two of those have been during 2012, and it turns out that Wednesday's shooting was a case of the officer...
10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
10:29 am on Thursday December 15, 2011

Spate of Myrtle Beach area bomb threats are disturbing and disruptive

Flickr user Josh Libatique Horry County Police have responded to several bomb threats since mid-November and signs point to prankster students.  We covered the story about the Carolina Forest area Wal-Mart being evacuated due to a phoned in bomb...
6:30 am on Friday July 8, 2011

A bank 'hostage' situation unfolds in downtown Charleston (update: drugs)

Update July 8: It looks as though Tony Murray had been allegedly smoking crack cocaine earlier in the day, prior to being involved in the bank robbery hoax. Police reported in the arrest warrant that Murray "owed money to the alleged kidnapper for...
3:51 am on Wednesday January 13, 2010

$25,000 scam on Charleston Salvation Army leads to outpouring of donations

Image by Flickr user zieak After a bogus $25,000 donation caused the local chapter of the Salvation Army to blow its budget on Christmas gifts, an outpouring of support has turned the sad story into a windfall: The group has received almost $50,000...
11:18 am on Thursday December 24, 2009

Number 8: Text message hoax puts Moncks Corner on high alert

Image by Background image by Flickr user William HookBack in March an old but notorious hoax found new life thanks to text messaging. The rumor that "Gang initiates must assault or kill a woman, child or elderly person at a Wal-mart" found fertile...
8:14 am on Saturday March 21, 2009

Gang warning hoax sweeps nation; Impacts Moncks Corner, Myrtle Beach

Image by Background image by Flickr user William HookImage by 20090321-text.jpgA text message hoax has been sweeping that nation, warning people to stay away from their local Wal-Mart. Variants of that message include: "Gang initiates must assault...
3:00 am on Tuesday July 8, 2008

Agency says mountain lion story is a lie

Image by SnopesImage by 20080707lion.jpg Dead or alive, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources says this one's part spoof, part fax. An e-mail claims a mountain lion was hit and killed by a man driving down the road near Greenwood. The S.C....
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