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Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern 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 and Cooper rivers.

Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. By 1690, Charles Towne was the fifth largest city in North America, and it remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. With a 2010 census population of 120,080 (and a 2012 estimate of 125,583), current trends put Charleston as the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina. The Charleston Metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, population was counted by the 2012 estimate at 697,439 – the second largest in the state – and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

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Two injured in Conway shooting Friday night

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:20:00 EDT

Two men were shot Friday night in Conway, according to Lt. Selena Small with the Conway Police Department. Conway Police Officers responded to Racepath Street around 10:30 p.m. for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located two men who told the officers they had been shot.

Two dead after truck crosses center lane in Williamsburg County

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:30:00 EDT

Two drivers are dead after an accident in Williamsburg County Friday night. 

Deputies: Suspect sought in shooting of Hopkins man

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:10:00 EDT

Richland County Sheriff's Deputies are asking four your help in trying to find who's responsible for a Friday morning shooting in Hopkins.

Top-seeded Virginia left to make sense of historic NCAA loss

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:43:00 EDT

Top-seeded Virginia is left to make sense of a historic NCAA Tournament loss against 16-seed UMBC.

Underdog UMBC rides wave of magical season to historic upset

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:33:00 EDT

So how do you top winning your conference tournament on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer? Try upsetting the No. 1 team in the NCAA Tournament.

TIPPING OFF: UMBC upset puts underdogs in NCAA spotlight

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:36:00 EDT

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County proved that anything can happen in the NCAA Tournament.

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