Here’s the list, starting with the most viewed story of the year:
- Kanye West Visits Charleston
- Rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and perpetual lighting rod Kanye West had the Holy City buzzing when he was spotted dining at downtown restaurant Tu in May. He dined with actor Danny McBride, but not much else is known about his trip
- Death of Popular Charleston DJ Shocks City
- The June death of Richard “Box” Bachschmidt at the age of 43-years-old shocked and saddened us all. Bachschmidt was one of the city’s most popular radio personalities and was extremely active in the local music scene.
- Thomas Ravenel Arrested on Assault & Battery Charges
- It seems anything Thomas Ravenel does becomes news – especially since it’s usually bad news for the Southern Charm cast member. In September, T-Rav was arrested and charged with second degree assault and battery. His arrest was connected to a forcible rape report from May that named Ravenel as a suspect.
- Waka Flocka Flame Hosts “Waka-Ween” on October 31st
- If page views are any indication, Waka Flocka Flame’s “Waka-ween” concert and party must have been Charleston’s most well-attended Halloween event
- New Lifetime Movie Films in Charleston
- Although more well known productions filmed in Charleston this year, none generated as many page views as Conrad & Michelle: If Words Could Kill. The Lifetime movie based on the tragic story of Conrad Roy was filmed in Charleston, North Charleston, and Folly Beach during the month of May. The movie premiere on the network in September.
- “Halloween” Filmed in Charleston
- Before it became a blockbuster, the newest installment in the Halloween movie franchise was grabbing headlines in Charleston. The record-breaking movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis began filming around the Holy City in January. It was released later in the year and became the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the highest grossing slasher movie ever, as well as breaking several other box office records.
- Southern Charm’s Fifth Season Trailer Released
- In February, people flocked to Holy City Sinner to view the first trailer for the 5th season of Southern Charm. The series returned in April and plans to come back in 2019 for season number six.
- Widespread Panic and Sturgill Simpson Headlined Two-Day Music & Arts Festival in North Charleston
- The Trondossa Music & Arts Festival’s announcement in February made many Charlestonians anxious for May to arrive when fans would be treated to performances by Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson, and more at Riverfront Park
- HBO & Danny McBride to Film New Series in Charleston
- Actor and Charleston resident Danny McBride and HBO in June announced that would once again b joining forces in the Holy City. After partnering on the hit series Vice Principals, the team announced their latest project, The Righteous Gemstones, would film in Charleston
- Duck Donuts, Metro Diner Opened in Revamped Westwood Plaza
- Charleston residents love their food and they were thrilled to learn that established brands Duck Donuts (NC) and Metro Diner (FL) were coming to West Ashley
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