BBQ Competition + Memorial Garden + Airport Parking Structure Fire

Hi all. It’s me, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Daily. Here are all the things you need to know about what’s happening these days in town.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly cloudy, warm and humid. High: 92 Low: 78.

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Here are the top three stories today in Charleston:

  1. North Charleston’s Firefly Distillery will be hosting a BBQ competition to support ARC of the Lowcountry. The competition will be on Sept 24 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm The event will likely draw about 4,000 barbecue lovers. The event will raise funds for the nonprofit that protects individuals with learning disabilities. (WTMA)
  2. The City of Charleston has opened a memorial garden at the Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street. The garden is meant to honor one of the victims of the 2015 Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting. Charleston remembers June 18 as Susie Jackson Day – in honor of the 87-year-old shooting victim. (
  3. Airport crews have started to clean up after a fire that occurred in one of Charleston International Airport’s parking lots on Thursday. Two vehicles erupted in flames around 11:30 am on the second level of the parking structure. One firefighter was injured while responding to the fire and was taken to a local hospital for treatment by Charleston Emergency Medical Services. (Live 5 News WCSC)

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Today in Charleston:

  • Tai Chi At The Daniel Island Library (9:00 AM)
  • Public Works and Utilities Committee At The City of Charleston (1:30 PM)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed. I’ll see you around!

, Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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