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  • Arkansan tries new method of aging wine

    On a recent day, Jim "Bear" Dyke Jr. was on a boat that pulled seven metal cages, each containing a case of wine, from Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.


  • In this March 20, 2014 photo, a container ship makes its way into the Port of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., said on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 that a new federal Water Resources bill will smooth the way for deepening the Charleston Harbor shipping channel and be a big boost for smaller ports like the Port of Georgetown, S.C.  The U.S. House approved the water bill conference report on Tuesday with the Senate to take up the measure later this week. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    New federal water bill good news for both SC ports

    The multimillion-dollar deepening of Charleston Harbor as well projects at smaller ports like Georgetown will be helped by a federal water resources bill that is next up for a vote in the Senate, U.S. Rep. Tom Rice said Tuesday.


  • The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sits in a conservation tank at a lab in North Charleston, S.C., before it was to be covered in a chemical bath on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Bathing the hand-cranked Hunley in chemicals marks a new step in the conservation of the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. The chemical bath will help remove salts and the encrustation on the submarine's hull. The Hunley sank a Union blockade ship off the South Carolina coast in 1864. It was discovered in 1995 and raised in 2000 and brought to the North Charleston lab. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Confederate sub: Chemical bath to expose hull

    Scientists near the city where the Civil War began prepared Thursday to soak an encrusted Confederate submarine in a chemical bath to reveal its hull for the first time in 150 years, seeking to solve the mystery of the demise of the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship


  • The USS Laffey returns to its home mooring Wednesday. "The Germans tried to sink her. The Japanese tried to sink her and then she tried to sink herself," a former crew member said. "She's whipped them all and she's back again." (Associated Press)

    WWII destroyer returns to S.C. home after repairs

    With the blare of air horns, cheers and a champagne toast, "The Ship That Would Not Die" returned Wednesday to its home at a maritime museum on Charleston Harbor on the South Carolina coast.


  • **FILE** A Harper's Weekly drawing shows cadets from The Citadel firing on Star of the West, thought to have been reinforcing the Union garrison at Fort Sumter, on Jan. 9, 1861.

    Civil War sentiment raises value of relics

    One hundred fifty years after the first shells fell on Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., Civil War memorabilia remains a lucrative business.


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