North Charleston cancels St. Patrick’s Day celebration

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston announced Wednesday morning it is canceling its annual St. Patrick’s Day festival.

The announcement came in the form of a short tweet from the city’s Twitter feed.

“The St. Patrick’s Day festival is a no-go this year,” the post stated.

It marks the second year in a row the event had to be called off. City leaders canceled last year’s event just days before it was set to begin as the coronavirus pandemic was only beginning to take hold in South Carolina.

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson cited behavior by residents and visitors over the holiday weekends as an example of why leaders in that city did not feel confident in allowing the parade to happen.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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