Charleston

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How-To Guide For Traveling Alone

If you’re thinking of taking a trip on your own, you might be surprised just how easy and enjoyable it can be.

07/29/2015

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Vacation Guide To Charleston, South Carolina

Want to take a trip to “The Best City In America?” Check out this vacation guide to Charleston, South Carolina from Mary Alice Monroe, author of “The Summer’s End.”

07/10/2015

A vigil in Glencoe for the victims of the Charleston church shooting. (CreditL CBS)

Victims Of Violence Learn To Forgive

(CBS) — You hear it from time to time, and it’s hard to imagine: victims of horrific violence forgiving the suspect. It’s even going on in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. CBS 2’s […]

06/24/2015

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (left) killed two people and wounded at least two others in a 1999 shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana. Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong (right) was among those killed. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Charleston Massacre Conjures Memories Of Neo-Nazi’s Shooting Spree In Illinois, Indiana

It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.

06/19/2015

A view of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, after a mass shooting at the church on the evening of June 17, 2015.  (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Friend Of Charleston Church Massacre Victim: ‘Guns Are Going To Be The Death Of Us’

Albert Tyson, an elder at St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church, knew Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and said he had a meteoric rise, both in religion and in politics.

06/18/2015

New Orleans, New Orleans

Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

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Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits

Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits will give your Thanksgiving table just the right amount of Southern flair and keep your family running for more.

11/22/2013

Paul McCann died while under the care of a state contractor. (CBS)

Prison Sentence In Group-Home Death Exposed By 2 Investigators

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette and Times-Courier in Charleston reports 27-year-old Keyun Newble was sentenced Friday in Coles County. Newble was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in April.

07/06/2012

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Suit: Let Disabled Athletes Go To State

The Illinois High School Association girls state track and field meet will be held this weekend in Charleston, Ill., — and Fenwick’s Mary Kate Callahan won’t be taking part.

05/16/2012

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State Rep. Fights For Reforms At Group Homes

The deaths of two residents of a downstate Charleston group home in recent years have state lawmakers jumping into action.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Paul McCann died while under the care of a state contractor. (CBS)

State Lawmakers Seek To Prevent Abuse In Group Homes

State lawmakers want to make sure atrocities such as those documented at a group home in downstate Charleston never happen again.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011