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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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Keystone XL pipeline faces last major regulatory hurdle

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:20:00 EST

A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state.

Troopers report crash in Anderson Co.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:56:00 EST

Troopers said a crash occurred in Anderson County Sunday night.

Person hospitalized after rescue from W. Cola. house fire

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:40:00 EST

One person is hospitalized after being rescued from a burning home in West Columbia on Sunday night.

AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:40:00 EST

A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach.

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:20:00 EST

Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)' and says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support GOP tax overhaul.

UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora late in 6th season

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:40:00 EST

UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora after he compiled a 46-30 record in six seasons with the Bruins.

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