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The true story of Thanksgiving

Most people learn in school that the Pilgrims came to the New World to pursue religious liberty, which they were denied in England. Few of us are taught the purpose

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West Ashley history teacher wins DAR award

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) named West Ashley High School teacher Samuel Meade the Outstanding Teacher of American History for the area. Chapter member

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West Ashley restaurant back in business

Manny’s Neighborhood Grill has been a landmark in the West Ashley restaurant scene for nearly a quarter-century. The restaurant, known for its authentic Greek cuisine, is located within walking distance

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West Ashley Farmers Market huge success

The West Ashley Farmers Market concluded its first season with thousands in attendance on Sunday. The event debuted in September with weekly Wednesday afternoon and evening gatherings. The market features

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West Ashley gets locally-owned hardware store

About two years after Charleston Hardware closed its doors on Wappoo Road, West Ashley True Value opened right across the street.  The 8300 square foot retailer held its grand opening

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Charity poised to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to 3500 families

Charleston Basket Brigade was founded in 2008 after Pam Hartley and Michelle Scarafile met at an Anthony Robbins conference and learned about his charity’s efforts to feed the needy. They

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Charleston area is virtually smog-free

It took major wildfires in the Blue Ridge mountains to bring a smog alert to Charleston Tuesday. Ashes from the fires swept into our area and coated our air with

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Summerville police make motel arrest

The Summerville Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit (ESU) broke down the door at the downtown Summerville Hamilton Motel to arrest a 63-year-old male suspect. The incident was triggered when the

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Lowcountry Local First promotes local businesses

Lowcountry Local First is a non-profit created to promote locally owned businesses in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. There are more than 500 member businesses in the network. Locally owned

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Sam Rittenberg special tax district deferred

Charleston County Council voted to defer a vote on the proposed Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) District for an area running from Citadel Mall to the North Bridge in West Ashley.

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