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West Ashley revitalization commission in place

Charleston City Council recently approved Mayor John Tecklenburg’s slate of 19 members for the long-anticipated West Ashley Revitalization Commission. The commission is asked with developing a master plan for West

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Charleston GOP opens election office in Village Square

Charleston County is a true “battleground” county, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. The Charleston County GOP recently opened its election office at 1654 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley’s

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Bike lane could be on life support

Charleston County Council voted to give the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) 60 days to determine whether the proposed bicycle lane from West Ashley to downtown is viable from

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West Ashley gas station design rejected again

The City of Charleston Design Review Board unanimously rejected plans for a gas station at the former Piggly Wiggly site at 43 Sumar Street for the second time since June.

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I-526 completion reaches fork in the road

There has been tremendous uncertainty in recent years concerning the I-526 completion project. The State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) allocated $420 Million to connect the unfinished portion of the road, extending

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Gilliard introduces manufacturing curriculum bill

State Representative Wendell Gilliard has drafted legislation to require South Carolina schools to offer courses which teach the skills needed for the emerging jobs in manufacturing and technology, beginning in

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Waring wants Council to show West Ashley the money

Charleston City Councilman Keith Waring recently addressed the West Ashley – James Island Business Association (WAJIBA) to discuss the West Ashley revitalization plan. He emphasized that true West Ashley revitalization

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Affordable Care Act premiums expected to soar 🔊

South Carolina households receiving health insurance coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace can expect to see their premiums for 2017 rise substantially.  Premium rates increased 14.9% from 2015 to

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Senator Scott’s event to honor Gulf War Veterans

Senator Tim Scott is hosting a special ceremony to honor South Carolina’s Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans who served from 1990-1991 Saturday, August 27 at 3 pm at Charleston

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Limehouse promotes manatee awareness

Responsding to several manatee deaths in South Carolina this summer, Rep. Chip Limehouse convened a meeting of the Charleston County Legislative Delegation to bring awareness to the issue. Limehouse, a

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