September 12, 2010 |
Our waiter was staring at us in disbelief. Finally, he leaned forward and, ever so politely, asked my husband to repeat himself. Although we had just ordered three appetizers, a soup and two main courses (we did eat every bite), my husband was, indeed, inquiring about where we might go later that evening to try more of Charleston's culinary delicacies. Most tourists are drawn to Charleston for its graceful, grand homes and hauntingly beautiful gardens. But an increasing number are going for the food, as the rich and varied cuisine of the region undergoes a renaissance propelled by an interest in locally grown ingredients and an influx of new chefs.
June 30, 2009 |
AT CHARLESTON BATTERY When: 4:30 PDT. Where: Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. On the air: Webcast, usllive.com. Update: After finishing SuperLiga last weekend without a win, Chivas USA travels to South Carolina to face the Charleston Battery of the USL in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chivas has not won a match in the U.S. Open Cup since 2005. The winner of tonight's match advances to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Last year, the Battery lost, 2-1, in the title game against D.C.
April 11, 2009 |
Regulators seized two more banks Friday, raising the number of bank failures this year to 23. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over Cape Fear Bank in Wilmington, N.C., and New Frontier Bank in Greeley, Colo., after state regulators closed them down. The FDIC sold Cape Fear Bank to First Federal Savings & Loan Assn. of Charleston, S.C. The agency failed to sell New Frontier, and will keep it open for 30 days so customers can open accounts elsewhere.
June 23, 2007 |
Joined by thousands of firefighters from across the country, this grieving region bade farewell to "our dear heroes" Friday morning and struggled to find meaning in the deaths of nine men who battled a furniture store blaze this week. "Firefighters charge into dangerous places when the natural human instinct is to flee rapidly," marveled Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., whose city suffered the worst loss of American firefighters in a single event since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
June 20, 2007 |
When Melvin Champaign decided to join the Charleston Fire Department three years ago, his mother didn't worry for him, even though he was in his 40s and hadn't fought a fire in his life. "He always said he wanted to make something of himself, instead of going to work at McDonald's," said Stella Ragin, 72. "I put him in God's hands -- I said, 'Let His will be done.'
July 30, 2006 |
WHEN George and Ira Gershwin were adapting DuBose Heyward's novel into the opera "Porgy and Bess," they decamped to the Charleston area in the summer of 1934. They got very little done. Summertime ... and the living is easy, in a desultory kind of way. With temperatures and humidity in the high 80s, you're forced to slow to a saunter. And that, it turns out, is the most appropriate pace to take in and fully appreciate Charleston's residential lanes, pastel-colored row houses and hidden gardens.