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4:56 pm on Friday January 1, 2010

Number 3: Twitter and its hashtags were all the fuss in Charleston (update: we're not crazy)

Update January 1: Turns out we're not entirely crazy, the City Paper agrees that there was something magical about Twitter in Charleston in 2009; read about it here. First reporting: Back in March a group of us media-type folks met to chat about...
10:05 am on Friday January 1, 2010

Live 5 News announces their newsy top Charleston stories of 2009

With that TV-news feel shining through, Live 5 News has announced their "Top 10 Stories of 2009." Go take a read over here. And connect with more of the year's best stories on our Top 10 of 2009 topic page.
1:09 pm on Thursday December 31, 2009

Number 1: A year that Charleston was all about local

Image by Flickr user the3robbersAs the economy faltered and folks became ever more aware of their eco-footprint, interest ballooned in all things local. It was pretty early in the year when the tempo was set for a local frenzy when Lowcountry...
2:48 am on Thursday December 31, 2009

The Post and Courier's biggest local stories of 2009

Image by Flickr user jamesjyu The Post and Courier has taken a look back at the events, stories, and people that have shaped and defined the local landscape in 2009.
11:40 am on Wednesday December 30, 2009

Number 2: A year of ranking lists

Image by Flickr user angelamaphone2009 was the year the Charleston area fell in love with city rankings. Third best holiday destination, 8th smartest city, great water quality, top travel destination (twice), expensive ZIPs, fast growing, rising...
1:15 pm on Monday December 28, 2009

Number 4: The year of Senator Robert Ford

Attorney General Henry McMaster's crusade against Craigslit nearly earned him this spot, but the surprising fact of how many locals are unaware of Charleston Rep. Robert Ford's actions earned him this spot. In lieu of a narrative argument, I offer...
3:14 am on Monday December 28, 2009

No shocker there: AP calls 2009 in S.C. the 'Year of the Bad Decision'

Image by Flickr user striatic The Associated Press has published a year-in-review about South Carolina and points out just how many of the state's bad decision's made national headlines. Read it here. It's a good list, but a couple of overlooked...
2:14 am on Monday December 28, 2009

The best in Charleston business news that was 2009

Image by U.S. Mint The Post and Courier hasrevealed its picks for top business stories for 2009. It's the expected mix of Boeing, real estate, banking, and so on, but if you scroll down to the bottom there's a nice breakdown of all the big headlines...
12:58 pm on Sunday December 27, 2009

Number 5: Charleston was all about the bike

Image by Flickr user PerctheoryIn 2009 the debate for more and bigger roads continued, but it saw some of its attention shifted towards what to do with the increasing number of bikes in the Lowcountry. Sure, it had a little to do with how bikes can...
6:44 am on Sunday December 27, 2009

Number 6: Another year filled with odd weather

Image by Flickr user HildeborgMore often than not, the weather is generally a big story in Charleston. Yet this year was quite different. There was no substantial tropical storm activity in our area, and we've had one of our wettest Decembers ever...