Pages of History, Part 7 - Late 20th Century | Carolina Stories

Share to google classroom

In 1974, Manigault Wilcox became the editor of The News And Courier while Thomas Waring became editor of The Evening Post.  Arthur Wilcox believed in effective on-the-job training, and several former employees at The News And Courier, discuss Wilcox’ methods. In 1975, Joseph P. Riley was elected mayor, promised to revitalize Charleston, and introduced a new arts festival in Charleston in 1977. The newspaper became the leading proponent of Spoleto.

 

September 21-22, 1989, Charleston would witness another catastrophic natural disaster: Hurricane Hugo, which caused $3.7 billion in damages throughout the county. Distributing the news became a challenge; one not seen since the 19th century.