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Keep West Ashley suburban!

I have documented several times that West Ashley’s suburban character is under assault. Our city and county governments have been permitting massive apartment complexes, which will increase traffic congestion. Many

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West Ashley Master Plan hits a snag

The Charleston City Council Ways and Means Committee, tasked with managing the city’s budget, voted 9-4 against a contract to pay consulting firm Dover, Kohl and Partners $500,000 to facilitate

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Christmas celebration at The Citadel needs support

On Christmas Day, Sunday afternoon, the 5th annual Christmas celebration will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium at 68 Hagood Avenue in downtown Charleston. More than 5000 guests and volunteers

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SC should privatize school bus fleet

South Carolina is the only state in the country which operates a statewide school bus system. The state maintains a 5600 bus fleet which averages 15 years and 236,000 miles.

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First domino falls related to Harrell probe

State Representative Jim Merrill was indicted December 14 on 30 counts of ethics and misconduct violations. He was immediately suspended from his House seat, which includes Daniel Island and parts

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West Ashley air rifle team wins regional competition

West Ashley High School’s Naval Junior ROTC (NJROTC) air rifle team recently won a regional qualifying competition at Summerville High School.  The squad will compete for the state championship January

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New West Ashley library behind schedule

Charleston County voters approved a $108 Million referendum in 2014 to build five new libraries and renovate 13 existing libraries by a 3-to-1 margin. Two years later, the projects have

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West Ashley author publishes second novel

Katherine (Kim) McDermott, a native Charlestonian, has just published her second novel, Abbey’s Tale. McDermott grew up in West Ashley, graduated from Middleton High School, received a B.A. in English from the

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What Make America Great Again Means

Early in the Republican Presidential primary process, it became clear that Republicans who supported candidates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were offended by Donald Trump’s slogan Make America Great

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NBC’s fake news report angers Charleston

NBC News falsely depicted rioting in Charleston in the aftermath of the mistrial involving former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who was charged with murder in the shooting death

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