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3:23 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Video from the Lowcountry polar bear plunges

Image by YouTube user "livethelifesean"The Charleston area's two annual polar bear plunges returned Tuesday, and we've dug up a couple videos. Over on Sullivan's Island the Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Plunge benefited the South Carolina Special Olympics,...
2:42 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Photos and video from the Hunting Island polar bear plunge

Eat Sleep Play Beaufort The fifth annual Pelican Plunge was held on New Year's Day in chilly 54 degree water to raise more than $4,000 for educational programs like the "Discover Carolina" State Park programs. Eat Sleep Play Beaufort was on the...
5:27 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Folly or Sullivan's? Two Lowcountry polar bear plunge options

Image by VisitFolly.com From the 2012 installment of Folly Beach's annual New Year's Day polar bear plunge. Update: Check out the videos. The Charleston area's two annual chances to get a (little) chilly in the ocean's water are returning. You can...
1:42 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Getting ready to get (kinda) cold: The Hunting Island polar bear plunge is coming back

Update: Check out the photos and video. The fifth annual Pelican Plunge is slated for New Year's Day. The event will take place at noon at Hunting Island's Lighthouse (North) Beach on January 1, 2013, when the average water temperature is a not-so-...
1:26 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012

New Year's Day house fire claims 21-year-old's life (Update: Home rebuilt)

Update March 6: One year and two months after the fatal fire, remodeling of the home at 108 Smith Street is complete. And hoping to honor his daughter's memory, Olivia Saylor's father, Paul Saylor, spent a night at the home. The Post and Courier...
4:22 am on Tuesday January 3, 2012

Start a new year with a freezing dip in the Atlantic, for a cause (Update: Coverage)

Image by Flickr user Linda DuchaineUpdate: For a chilly dip did thousands come. Live 5 News was on scene and has a nice video report — check it out up top or over here. Also worth a shout out are The Post and Courier's report and photos, and the ...
2:24 am on Monday January 2, 2012

The Hunting Island polar bear plunge is back (Update: Success)

Update January 2: Temperatures in the 70s, a turnout of 400, and no Portuguese man-of-war reports — sounds like a perfect day. The Island Packet has a report and a couple photos (get them here) and the blogger behind Brooks Sabbatical has some...
6:38 am on Saturday December 31, 2011

Champagne, fireworks, and plunges: What to do New Years day and eve in Beaufort

Flickr user Anders Andermark Whether you're marking the start of 2012 with a sense of happy nostalgia for 2011 or a welcome end to your previous misfortunes, we've compiled a list of a few events in the area to ensure that all can enjoy the first...
11:00 am on Sunday January 2, 2011

Happy new year and 300th birthday Beaufort (update: photos)

A crowd gathers for the Founders Night celebration in Watefront Park. Update January 2, photos: Lowcountry Weekly has posted a slew of photos of the fireworks and event. Take a gander on their Facebook page. First reporting January 1: Happy new year...
6:11 am on Sunday January 2, 2011

Charleston's polar bear dips are back (update: photos and a write-up)

Image by Flickr user Margarita Banting Update January 2, reports: The Post and Courier made it out to Sullivan's Island where the money raised would go to support Special Olympics of South Carolina. Thousands came out on the warm day and the paper...

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