A fish salesman. A restaurateur. A cigar aficionado. A retired cop.
We're in the thick of the South Carolina Republican Primary, and all the ugly old stereotypes are being deployed as shorthand for one very beautiful state.
On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, John Avlon debunks many of the stereotypes about South Carolina and its voters.
Three men missing in a 13-mile-long West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were rescued alive and unhurt Monday night, authorities said.
Three men missing in a West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were found alive and unhurt Monday night.
We went on 19 tours -- that's a lot of Charleston -- and then worked up this list of the five best ways to explore historic downtown.
Charleston boasts many historic homes and luxury high-rises. But with our list of favorite budget finds and splurge hotels, finding a place to stay doesn't have to be complicated.
An active-duty service member found a note Thursday afternoon at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina that said "I have a hostage," triggering a two-hour shutdown of the base.
Whenever I stumble across a new travel columnist, I think one thing: "Who the hell are you?"
Caroline Wozniacki cemented her position as world number one with a straight sets win over unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina in the final of the WTA tournament at Charleston Sunday.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki brushed aside thoughts of her injury woe at last year's tournament to reach the third round of the WTA event in Charleston.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
An Oregon seafood company is recalling packaged crab meat products after testing revealed some products contained bacteria that could cause serious or fatal infections.
Natalie Montanaro, 52, a research assistant from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to Romania in May 2009.
The Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff have been eating postgame meals on buses after every game this season. On Monday night, the food tasted a lot better, according to coach George Ivory.
Entrepreneurial spirit and parental advice don't always jibe, but sometimes mother does know best. It was Heather Key Tiller's mom, Susan Foxworth, who in 2001 noticed the FOR RENT sign on an empty store at 47 John St. as the two left a nearby French restaurant. At the time, Tiller worked as an office manager at a local jewelry store while also designing her own pieces at home and selling them on a wobbly card table at the Saturday farmers' market in downtown Charleston.
Back in my day (a day not long ago, as it turns out), you could go down to the local record shop and plunk down your paper-route money for little disks of plastic that were embedded with the latest sounds of your favorite musical performers.
'Tis the season to plan your holiday vacation or start thinking about next year's festive getaway.
Strong winds kicked up rough surf Thursday as an intense low-pressure system chugged toward the Southeast coast with wind gusts of up to 40 mph, knocking out power to thousands of homes in Virginia
The Alias star helps out the local library and college
A chemical plant explosion rocked an area west of Charleston, hurling a fireball hundreds of feet into the air, killing one worker and injuring a secondv
Economic costs are squeezing the estimated 20,000 senior nutrition programs across the country that serve millions of elderly and frail Americans
World No. 3 Maria Sharapova has blasted the ruling body of women's tennis over its demands for top players ahead of this month's Italian Open in Rome.
My first experience with an all-inclusive resort was a decade ago during a freezing February in New York City. I was easy prey for this promise: a startlingly low price for a trip to Cancún, which included airfare, four nights in a double room and meals at any of three "exciting, international" restaurants.
The Democratic presidential hopefuls face their first contest in the South on Saturday.
CNN's John King reports on the Republican front-runners' different campaign tactics in conservative South Carolina.
The GOP presidential hopefuls have their eyes set on South Carolina, which hosts the South's first party nominee contest Saturday.
Jennifer Garner may be the toast of Broadway for her Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, and she may be the national critics' darling for her role as the wannabe mom in the new movie Juno, but to the folks at home, she's no slouch, either.
Get that confetti ready, pop the cork, and pucker up to blow your own horn, because it's time once again to plan your New Year's bash. The possibilities are endless in the South, from watching fireworks to taking a cruise to hibernating in a fine hotel. Here are some excellent Southern selections for saluting the year's last day and the beginning of the next 365.
Travel and Leisure's "America's Favorite Cities"' survey lists the best places to shop and dine.
Say you're in the mood to indulge in a shoe-shopping spree -- does a certain city pop to mind? How about an urban destination for a romantic weekend? Where in the U.S. can you find the most compelling museums or thrilling club scene? Is the city with the most attractive citizens also the one with the best opportunities for people-watching?
The mother of a 20-year-old West Virginia woman, who police say was tortured and sexually assaulted, speaks out.
Question: People are often advised to keep emergency funds in a secure investment vehicle that's highly liquid, like Treasury bills or a money-market fund. But wouldn't it make more sense to invest emergency funds in a higher yielding asset class, use a home equity line of credit for financial emergencies and then sell off some of the higher yielding assets in the emergency fund to repay the line of credit? - Dale, Charleston West Virginia
Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of the 23-year-old black woman
Beyond the steeples of Charleston, South Carolina, the silvery span of a new bridge leads to Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms. You'll find the same hospitality here as in neighboring Charleston but with a breezier style.
Two men faced state explosives charges Sunday after police outside Charleston, South Carolina, found what a law enforcement source said was a bomb and bomb-making material in their car during a weekend traffic stop.
The massive furniture store fire that killed nine Charleston, South Carolina, firefighters began in the loading dock area, federal officials confirmed Saturday.
Thousands of mourners gathered Friday in North Charleston, South Carolina, to honor the nine firefighters who died in a furniture store blaze on June 18. This was the biggest single loss of firefighters since September 11, 2001.
The city of Charleston, South Carolina, is mourning the loss of nine firefighters killed inside a burning furniture store in the nation's worst single loss of firefighters since September 11, 2001.
An inferno raced through a Charleston, South Carolina, furniture warehouse, collapsing its roof and killing nine firefighters in a tragedy that the city's mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom."
The price of gasoline has hit a new record high, averaging $3.07 for a gallon of self-serve regular in the United States, a survey reported Sunday.
You say "Serena Williams has reclaimed the mythical title as best pound-for-pound player in women's tennis (insert joke here) right now." I get so tired of the tennis media (white guys) making these pejorative and or sexist statements about female tennis athletes. When will you guys get it? Tennis is a real sport, although it is a "niche" sport (as you call it).
Dear FSB: I've been in the hospitality trade (two inns, one restaurant) for 38 years, and I think I'm ready to sell my company and retire. I've had a couple of nibbles, but the offers seem low. Could I get a better price by going through a business broker? - Name withheld by request, Pleasanton, Calif.
The clean up process has begun after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Handley, West Virginia, early Tuesday. Just before noon, officials received the "all clear" to turn the derailed tankers upright and begin removing the chemicals.
Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn says she struggled through decades of abuse and hopes her story will inspire other women.
EVERY FALL, cruise lines move their ships to warmer waters for the winter--and you can go along for the ride. These one-way repositioning, or "repo," cruises have unusual itineraries and more time ...
Gas prices rose nearly two cents over the past two weeks, to a record high of $3.02 per gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey reported Sunday.
Russia could not have a harder start to the defense of their Fed Cup title than this weekend's tie in Liege against a Belgian team featuring Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.
Justine Henin-Hardenne lost for the first time at the Family Circle Cup, beaten 2-6 6-3 6-2 by Swiss star Patty Schnyder in the semifinals in Charleston on Saturday.
Venus and Serena Williams have both pulled out of next week's WTA tournament in Charleston citing fitness problems.
Prices jumped nearly 11 cents over the past two weeks to $2.35 for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline, even though the price of crude dropped, a national survey said Sunday.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.
My husband loves a good scary story, so we decided to take a ghost tour in Charleston, South Carolina -- home to legions of haints, spirits, specters and a banshee or two.
If you go skiing in Vail this winter, you'll find more than 100 trails of deep white powder and cozy mountainside lodges. If you go skiing in Big Sky, Mont., you'll also find more than 100 trails o...
Add geography to the growing list of FEMA fumbles.
The sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant harbor city greet you around every corner as you discover a rich history paired with the best of the South today. With a wonderful mix of attractions for almost every interest and budget, we know you'll love our insider tips for a great stay in Charleston.
On its surface Las Vegas seems to offer a lot of variety. Within a few blocks you can be in New York City, Paris, Cairo, or Venice. Yet most of the big hotels are owned by a decreasing number of co...
Hurricane Charley did a prime number on Florida's Sanibel Island, toppling phone poles, ripping roofs off beachfront homes and uprooting stately palms and Australian pines that canopied the resort'...
The U.S.-born, Saudi detainee at the center of a landmark terrorism case is expecting to leave the United States aboard a military plane for Saudi Arabia sometime Tuesday, according to his lawyer.
Attorneys for a Qatari man being held in the United States by the military as an "enemy combatant" filed a new appeal Thursday, demanding a federal court hear his claims of unlawful detention.
Americans marked the 228th birthday of the United States with the customary backyard barbecues, picnics, parades and fireworks, but one event was a reminder that freedom often comes at a price.
Lawyers for two Americans being held by the United States as terror suspects sounded an upbeat tone following meetings this week with their clients.
You're traveling on business this summer and find yourself with a few hours to kill. No client to satisfy. No kids to entertain. Just you--itching to fill your belly, slake your thirst, and relax i...
For now, mortgage rates are still near historically low levels. But more and more, economists are beginning to worry about a resurgence in inflation and thus rates. That, of course, would remove one of the key underpinnings of the recent boom in real estate.
Women's world No. 1 one tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne will miss next month's German Open because of a viral infection, organizers said on Thursday.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne is suffering from a virus and will be out of action for the next two weeks.
World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of this week's WTA Family Circle Cup because of hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar levels.
Voters in Charleston's diverse, polling precinct 11A went to choose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday.
From CNN.com's Malrey Head:
A bit over a year ago, all the ports on the West Coast were shut for 11 days in a contract dispute with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. That cut the flow of more than 60% of U.S. i...
Songs of cheatin' hearts, D-I-V-O-R-C-E and looking for love in all the wrong places -- for my money, there are few things more romantic than a dark, boozy Nashville music hall. And I say this as a man who owns not a single CD by Garth Brooks or any of the other radio-ready, big-name country acts.
Ah, romance. It means different things to different people. Some go for the traditional accoutrements: candlelit dinners, roaring fires, cozy inns and the like. For others, any time spent together ...
Sure, browse the brochures for a glossy glimpse of paradise -- just ignore the prices. As with hotels, there's no reason to pay list. Here's how to get the most for your cruise dollars.
During a recent visit to Charleston, S.C., we were amazed to discover one of the broadest wine selections we've seen--in, of all places, a Piggly Wiggly. Can it be? Dom Perignon and Opus One in ais...
Okay, you missed out on the 38-acre ranch in Jackson Hole--the one with the horses, the six bedrooms, and the fish-jammed pond. You know, the one that's now worth $7 million and change. Relax. Ther...
You're doing all you can to save for retirement--and the government keeps nibbling away at it. The much ballyhooed new tax laws ease some of that frustration by allowing would-be retirees to stash ...
In Oxford, Miss., the spirit of William Faulkner fills the air. In Eugene, Ore., retirees are on a first-name basis with nature. In Tucson, you can enjoy the calming still of the desert without for...
New money. In certain circles, no two words--except perhaps "Anna Nicole"--induce such horror and contempt.
The biggest dilemma you'll face as a visitor to Charleston is where to begin. The jewel of South Carolina's low country is crisscrossed with historic streets. Find King Street, and you've discovere...
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The Riviera Theatre in Charleston, S.C., is an unlikely place to find the future of medicine. But that's where we found it in mid-May, at TEDMed2, an offshoot of Richard Saul Wurman's regular TED (...
THE WORLD'S AIRLINE industry seems on the brink of a historic shift. For years the only formula for profits was the hub and spoke system. By pulling in passengers from smaller cities, like Jacksonv...
Newspapers have been dripping with stories lately about unhealthy tap water: First, in April thousands of Milwaukee residents learned their water supply was contaminated with animal waste. Then in ...
Sounds like media mogul Ted Turner, 53, isn't the easiest of dads. His son Robert Edward ''Teddy'' Turner IV, 28, the second of Turner's five children from two marriages, says he's not asking for f...
ROBERT FISCHER, 31, a former manager laid off by Cleveland's Ameritrust bank in 1990, on how he came to pick MBA Pool Service as the name for a pool- cleaning business he started in Palm Coast, Flo...
Like the families in your February special report on disasters, I had no idea that a home has such emotional value until we experienced the trauma of losing ours in a fire. Literally overnight, all...
Le Corbusier, France's foremost 20th-century architect, called a house ''a machine for living.'' For someone who bought one a decade or more ago, when inflation was bumping up prices at annual rate...
Q. About 35 years ago, my wife and I bought a remarkable coffee table and lamp made of many pieces of driftwood. The set was assembled by hand, so I can safely state that it is one of a kind. Could...
You've no doubt heard various experts blabbering about when the next U.S. recession will strike. Ignore them. In reality, slumps are more local than national. According to pollster Albert Sindlinge...
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