- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The longest-serving mayor in Charleston history is now a member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame.

Media outlets report that Charleston’s Joe Riley was honored Wednesday night during an induction ceremony at The Citadel.

Riley served for 10 terms as mayor before retiring earlier this year. He is largely credited with leading an urban renaissance that has made Charleston a worldwide tourist destination.

But Riley said that any recognition he receives is really recognition for the people of Charleston. He says anything that was done was done by the citizens.

A 19th century slave from the Edgefield area, David Drake, was also inducted. Drake’s pottery is on display in numerous museums.

The Hall of Fame is at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.


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