Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Wednesday episode will feature scenes from Patriots Point aircraft carrier.
The USS Yorktown will be featured in a 9 p.m. Wednesday episode of "Ghost Hunters" on the SyFy Channel. The hour-long episode was filmed in February when the WWII-era ship was closed and completely without electricity during massive repairs at the Mount Pleasant tourist attraction and museum. The USS Yorktown saw service from 1943 to 1973, the carrier is now a museum ship moored in Charleston Harbor. As the centerpiece of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, the Yorktown is a tourist draw and a popular venue for overnight Boy Scout campers. If you've ever stepped foot in the lower decks of the Yorktown, you know it's a spooky place, and over the years there have been unexplained occurrences. "We have received a number of reports …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Protesters say they are giving a voice to unheard masses.
Occupy Charleston protesters say Michele Bachmann and other presidential candidates spread their message with the help of massive political donations from big business and the nation's wealthiest 1 percent. "We could never spend this kind of money to spread our message," said Max Brewer, one of 30 or so protesters who took over a Bachmann rally in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Thursday.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
If elected, Romney says military needs more planes, ships and 100,000 more active-duty personnel.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Aboard the retired aircraft carrier the USS Yorktown, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said if he is elected, he will invest heavily in military capital and manpower. Speaking aboard the WWII-era carrier at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Romney said cutting wasteful defense spending will pay for upgrades to the Air Force and Navy fleets while adding 100,000 active-duty service members. “We need to rebuild our Navy … and our Air Force is smaller and older than it has been since its inception in 1947,” Romney said. “That simply can’t be.” Speaking to a group of retired military men and women, Romney also pledged to provide better care for retirees and for men and women injured during military conflicts. The …