by Chris Haire
You want to know how lame I am? Sure you do. I fell asleep last night before the start of the second half of the UNC game. That's sad.
Speaking of news that'll bring tears to your eyes, Live 5 reports on a very tragic situation at an Edisto Island Post Office. It seems that the PO parking lot is being systemically mauled by potholes. E-gads.
White drives to the Edisto Island Post office a few times a week and says she is frustrated with all of the parking lot's potholes.
"First of all it's a safety hazard and it also harms your vehicle, plus it's an eyesore,” she said.
According to White, the post office attempted to patch the holes up in the past, however, their quick fixes aren't measuring up now.
There are nearly 10 potholes in the parking lot, some of them even ankle deep, which creates a huge headache for drivers.
Live 5 is also reporting on a pair of Cuban defector now playing for the Charleston Battery. And I say, good for them. But I've got a question: If Cuban defectors aren't illegal immigrants than who is? Just saying.
So a fairly damaging video is making the rounds allegedly showing the cavalier approach that the Charleston Fire Department apparently took when it came to training newbies. While it's not exactly on the same caliber of the we-hurt-ourselves-for-your-pleasure-and-a-six-pack-of-Miller-High-Life stunts as, let's say, a vid from the Jackass crew, it does feature a little of that old Dickhouse-style camaraderie. News 2 reports on the video and its unexpected star — a teddy bear wearing a shirt with "I'm a fuck up" written on it.
This video is from inside training drills the department has run for years.
"I'm a f*** up." The inscription, too offensive to read on the air, but for years, this bear has been passed from one Charleston firefighter to another.
"You messed up, you would have to wear it until the next guy messed up, then take off and hand it to him," said Charleston firefighter Bill Haigler.
Haigler, a firefighter with the city for almost five years, not surprised by the content we showed him, but not happy either, though his concerns stretch far past a stuffed animal.
"This is their intro into the CFD and if you see someone doing something wrong and you keep on doing it wrong, you're not breaking the cycle of getting around to doing it right," said Haigler.
Folks living and working in the lower peninsula are apparently all a-feared up about crime in their 'hood, according to this Post and Courier report. One shopkeeper had this tale to tell:
Five men entered The Tavern Wine & Spirits on East Bay Street, gathered up $200 worth of alcohol and left without paying. Owner Gary Dow thinks — but isn't entirely sure — that one of the men showed him a pistol grip in his waistband, as though to show he meant business. Dow recalled seeing through the front window a couple pushing a baby carriage as the incident unfolded.
What does Police Chief Greg Mullen have to say about crime in the LP?
"The reality of it is, every Monday I look at what's happening in the city. I have to look at the map of the city where the crime is happening. And it's definitely not in that area."