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Charleston, South Carolina: City in the United States
Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 136,208 in 2018. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 787,643 residents as of 2018, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.


Floodwaters rise on Charleston's streets as Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. coast

The nearly deserted rain-lashed streets of Charleston, South Carolina, began to disappear beneath water on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned a few dozen miles offshore after reducing parts of the..
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South Carolina scrambles ahead of Dorian's storm surge

A large digital screen alongside a major highway running into Charleston, South Carolina, issued a stark warning to residents on Wednesday: 'HURRICANE DORIAN, LEAVE NOW."
Reuters - Published

Videos for Charleston, South Carolina

Hurricane Dorian still pounding Canada's Atlantic Coast [Video]Hurricane Dorian still pounding Canada's Atlantic Coast

Dorian slammed into Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking down trees, cutting power, and blowing over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Chris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Rescue efforts continue after cargo ship capsized [Video]Rescue efforts continue after cargo ship capsized

Lieutenant Lloyd Heflin of the U.S. Coast Guard confirms rescue operations are under way after the Golden Ray cargo ship flipped on its side in St. Simon's Sound off Georgia early Sunday morning. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Calm at the center of Hurricane Dorian [Video]Calm at the center of Hurricane Dorian

Nick Underwood of NOAA recorded on video, the calm at the center of storm Dorian from inside a hurricane hunter P-3 Orion aircraft that flew into the 40 mile wide eyewall on Thursday. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

NC governor warns, 'Don't risk your life.' [Video]NC governor warns, 'Don't risk your life.'

North Carolina Governor Rory Cooper warns of the threats posed by Hurricane Dorian as it approaches his state's coast, telling residents, "Don't risk your life." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

"Everyone stay indoors!" Charleston Mayor

John Tecklenburg, the Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina is urging his citizens to stay indoors as Dorian lashes the coast. Power outages were reported Thursday as some waded out to see the flooding..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Dorian puts Jeep to the test on South Carolina beach [Video]Dorian puts Jeep to the test on South Carolina beach

The storm surge produced by Hurricane Dorian was licking at the doors of a Jeep left on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Thursday. Authorities were looking for the owner. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Booker: Must get ''weapons of war off our streets' [Video]Booker: Must get ''weapons of war off our streets'

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Wednesday called for an assault weapons ban in a speech at the historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina where white supremacist Dylann..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published


Charleston mass shooting victims can sue U.S. over gun purchase: court

Survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church can sue the U.S. government over its alleged negligence in allowing Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine African-Americans, a..
Reuters - Published

Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key..
Reuters - Published
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