Folly Field Beach was cloudy, windy and fairly empty Wednesday morning as storms started moving into the area. All of southeast South Carolina was under a Hazardous Weather Outlook, and the National Weather Service issued a Gale Watch from North Charleston to south of Savannah until Thursday night.
Clemson's new Football Operation's Building features a Death Valley Hill replica, The Paw Journey, a players lounge, golf simulator, bowling alley, barber shop, players' personal laundry room, nap room, locker room, sauna, 60-person cold tub, cleat drying room, largest football-only weight room in nation, nutrition area, cardio balcony, training room, lap pool, four hydrotherapy pools, and more.
After nine parishioners were shot to death June 17, 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, suspected shooter Dylann Roof was arrested in North Carolina the next day. Since then, Roof has appeared in court several times, ranging from his initial bond hearing to being granted a request to represent himself at his federal death penalty trial.
Andrew Matuskowitz and his fiancee Elizabeth planned to wed on October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. Due to a mandatory evacuation of the coast in preparation of Hurricane Matthew making landfall, the couple had to postpone their wedding and decide what to do with their pre-ordered wedding flowers. They chose to bring the flowers to Piedmont Medical Center and deliver them to patients that transferred from coastal-area hospitals, new mothers, and patients undergoing cancer treatment. Here's a conversation they had with Dennis and Ann Allman after flowers were delivered to their room. The two couples found that they have a lot in common.
Parris Island Fire and Emergency Services conduct a tour of Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 8, 2016, to assess damage from Hurricane Matthew. The fire department also cleared major road obstructions. Approximately 6,000 recruits in training evacuated to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Training will resume at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island when travel back is safe and training can be properly conducted.
Rutledge Leland, the mayor of McClellanville, a small fishing village about 30 miles north of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, drove around town to assess the damage for the first time since Hurricane Matthew made landfall. He said there was work to be done, but it was nowhere near as crippling as Hurricane Hugo was almost three decades ago.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said she talked to other governors whose states are in the path of Hurricane Matthew. She also shared the latest update for South Carolina, including the threat of storm surge.
With Hurricane Matthew set to hit the South Carolina coast tomorrow, Charleston's historic downtown area has been all but abandoned. The sidewalks of the usually bustling King Street are mostly empty and many store and restaurant windows have been boarded up.