At ye olde Charleston City Paper, we see a lot of funny news, but rarely is it meant to be funny. (Often, we’re the only ones who find it funny.) But on April Fools’ Day, we are on the look out for any funny business or potential incidents of leg pulling. Here are some of our favorite news items, product launches, and straight up pranks that almost got us. (Get a gold star for guessing which ones got our arts editor, Connelly Hardaway.)

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Goose Creek / North Charleston

After being annexed by Goose Creek, the City of North Charleston is set to become South Goose Creek.

South Goose Creek – I mean, North Charleston, even arrested the perpetrators and aired their perp walk live.


College of Charleston

College of Charleston is moving its traditional commencement ceremony to a miniature Randolph Hall in the North Charleston Coliseum.  [embed-3]

Park Cafe

Downtown, Park Cafe said it planned to get rid of its avocado toast. (Serious LOL on this one.)


Outdoor clothing brand Freefly is making a bamboo onesie, for when you want to go fishing but can’t bring yourself to get out of your pajamas.

Commonhouse Aleworks

In Park Circle, Commonhouse Aleworks is expanding their services to include real estate, for the beer drinker who really wants it all.

On Camera

Even interviewer Quintin Washington got in on the mix, announcing a move to Chicago that some of his followers believed for a while.

Charleston Pranks and Recreation

Charleston County Parks and Recreation posted that a world record flounder was caught at the Mount Pleasant pier. Quite the fish story!


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