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Stories by John Steinberger

Free parking gives West Ashley businesses a competitive edge

The City of Charleston recently decided to double the parking fee for its 1700 metered parking spaces to $2 per hour.  WTMA radio host Charlie James received more than an

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After 11 years, Sam Rittenberg has new left turn lanes

Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl performed a ribbon-cutting to commemorate the opening of two new left-turn lanes onto Sam Rittenberg Boulevard at the intersection with Ashley River Road, a

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Templeton wants South Carolina grads to get hired by SC companies

Standing alongside two homeschool families, gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton expressed the importance of preparing South Carolina students for the high-paying manufacturing jobs being created around the state.  She said, “It’s

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$43 Million in Church Creek drainage recommendations published

The City of Charleston recently published the recommendations provided by engineering firm Weston and Sampson in the Church Creek Drainage Basin Study. There are seven recommended engineering upgrades which will

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Bicycle activists should wait on a new Ashley River bridge

Bicyclist activists, led by the well-funded non-profit Charleston Moves, have been clamoring for years for public funding for a bicycle path connecting West Ashley and downtown Charleston across the Ashley

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Gilliard brings in law enforcement officers to discuss school safety

State Representative Wendell Gilliard organized a School Safety Forum Friday at North Charleston City Hall, inviting area law enforcement departments and school security vendors to participate.  Mt. Pleasant Police Chief

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Kudlow gives Trump an economic advisor who understands conservative policy

President Donald Trump announced this week that economist Larry Kudlow will replace former Wall Street executive Gary Cohn as his chief economic advisor.  The position does not require Senate confirmation.

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Revitalization Commission looks for simple implementation steps

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) held its March meeting Wednesday at The Schoolhouse office complex and discussed ways to implement “simple steps” listed in the West Ashley Master Plan

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West Ashley Middle attracts record number of magnet students

West Ashley – Advanced Studies Magnet, a middle school located in the former Middleton High School building on William Kennerty Drive, has a record enrollment in its magnet program for

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How much will West Ashley revitalization plan cost?

Right before Charleston City Council unanimously voted to adopt the West Ashley Master Plan, Councilman William Dudley Gregorie asked, “How much will this plan cost?” Mayor John Tecklenburg laughed and

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