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10:57 am on Monday August 4, 2014

South Carolina named one of the "Most Dangerous States"

According to the website LawStreet.com, South Carolina is one of the top ten "Most Dangerous States". LawStreet's list is based off of the 2012 FBI violent crime statistics for cities with more than 25,000 people. The stats included information on ...
8:39 am on Wednesday February 5, 2014

Myrtle Beach mentioned by TV's 'Archer' in latest episode

On the Monday, February 3rd episode of FX's hit show Archer, the shows title character expresses his mixed feelings about the time he visited Myrtle Beach. We're pretty sure this isn't an 'out of market' plug paid for by the Chamber, but you never...
10:24 am on Saturday February 4, 2012

Foreign hackers trying to infiltrate SC DMV computers daily

Flickr user Jonathas Rodrigues According to J.R. Sanderson, director of operations at the DMV, there have been approximately 90 attacks from foreign hackers, mostly from China, since the start of 2012. What are they looking for? The personal...
11:13 am on Wednesday September 14, 2011

'Art Crime and the FBI: Pursuing the Priceless' lecture and book signing

More riveting than a Hollywood art heist, join Robert Wittman, celebrated as the “most famous art detective in the world,” as he shares the thrills of recovering over $300 million worth of stolen art from notorious criminals during his 20-year...
5:00 am on Monday May 2, 2011

Federal mortgage fraud crackdowns continue in Horry County

Flickr user shivaelektra A few years back during the housing boom, you could practically get a mortgage by just showing your credit score. Some of this was due to relaxed lending policies by the underwriters and some of it was due to mortgage agents...
4:11 am on Tuesday December 21, 2010

FBI reports both citywide, nationwide violent crime is down

Image by Flickr user Linus HenningA recently released FBI report revealed that violent crime in the city of Charleston has dropped in every category except burglaries during the first six months of 2010. The Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2010 goes...
8:21 am on Tuesday July 27, 2010

Man says he was held hostage over soured Folly condo deal (update: pleas entered)

Update July 27: The trial moves forward and the accused say they're not guilty; read about it at The Post and Courier. First reporting, June 12: The scenario goes something like this, a 37-year-old businessman says a soured deal over a $200,000...
11:15 am on Thursday July 8, 2010

FBI investigating local case of home invasion gone wrong (update: two men indicted)

Image by Flickr user Brymo Update July 8: The Post and Courier reports that a federal grand jury has handed down a six-count indictment against developer Thomas True and martial arts master Gunther Blancke -- each face one count of conspiracy to...
9:56 am on Monday February 15, 2010

S.C.'s Employment Security Commission being investigated by FBI

Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom contacted the U.S. Inspector General’s office and the FBI regarding the S.C. Employment Security Commission to see if the agency was recording stimulus funding properly. After noticing irregularities in the...
1:19 am on Tuesday November 24, 2009

Hate crimes on the rise in South Carolina

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined that the number of hate crimes in South Carolina increased from 127 in 2007 to 153 in 2008. According to South Carolina law enforcement, the majority of hate crimes in South Carolina were motivated...

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