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Get in the spirit of All Hallow's Eve and head out to some of the Lowcountry’s spookiest spots. Supernatural occurrences around the Lowcountry are as abundant as the oysters along its salty channels. And hauntings come as no surprise in an old city that has witnessed its fair share of battles and crimes as well as disastrous acts of Mother Nature. From the well-preserved neighborhoods of the peninsula to the deeply storied plantations, remnants of energy from past lives and deaths still linger, says local ghost tour guide and author Geordie Buxton. Here, he shares some spirited stories from his books on Charleston’s haunted history, as well as phenomena recently collected for his newest release, Supernatural Charleston: A Holy City Requiem

 

Everyone who went through Hurricane Hugo has a story—a memory as dramatic and unforgettable as the storm itself. Hugo left us with boats on land, houses in water, and fish in places where fish aren’t supposed to be. People heard roaring winds that sounded like freight trains and watched rising waters float cars and buildings like rubber ducks in a tub. For some, these images are as indelible today as they were 25 years ago when Hugo slammed into Charleston on the night of September 21, 1989.

What's in store for Charleston's International African American Museum

In South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, a humble plantation owner and courageous patriot named Francis Marion became the father of guerrilla warfare.

Gertrude Legendre blazed her own trail as a big-game hunter and preservation-minded Lowcountry socialite

From the start of Spoleto in 1977, Charlestonians have opened their homes, and hearts, to the festival

Tracing the Charleston Symphony Orchestra back to its early 20th-century roots

Steamship lines lured Yankees to the South using sunny ads decorated with palmettos and oranges

The Jubilee Project kicks off with a New Year’s Emancipation celebration

In the wake of a drowning economy, hopeful eyes turned to the skies as Pan American Airways’ transatlantic seaplane service set course for Charleston during the 1930s



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