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Why the push for apartments in shopping centers?

There is a concerted effort in the Lowcountry to retrofit our suburban shopping centers with apartment units. That was an idea presented at the August meeting of the West Ashley

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D’Souza traces roots of the “resist” movement

In the movie Death of a Nation, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza traces the Democrat “resist” movement to 1860 and the election of Abraham Lincoln. Democrats later resisted the abolition of slavery,

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Small town living thrives in NC Highlands

Lowcountry Source has throughly documented the effect New Urbanism has had on West Ashley and how the area’s suburban character is under siege. The push for high density apartment complexes

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When will flooding really be a priority?

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg wrote on his official Facebook page earlier in the week that flooding (prevention) was his top priority. If that were truly the case, money would have

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McMaster veto protects privacy rights

Governor Henry McMaster issued a veto Friday on the South Carolina Industry, Workforce and Education Data Warehouse proviso in the 2018-2019 state budget. The proviso would allow data collection and

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Ashley Bakery takes custom orders

One of my birthday indulgences is apple pie. I will not eat the ones sold in grocery stores. There are many bakeries in West Ashley, but apple pie is not

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We’ve got Harry’s Griffin’s back

Charleston’s daily newspaper, which often tells us that West Ashley has too many parking spaces or that we should commute by bicycle, seems to be targeting 23-year-old Charleston City Councilman

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Ferry boats could get bicyclists downtown

For many years, Charleston-area bicyclists have been clamoring for a way to safety get their bicycles from West Ashley to downtown Charleston and back. A plan to block off a

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Micro-transit may be a solution for Charleston traffic

Charleston elected officials are squawking about the need for more people to ride the bus in order to reduce traffic congestion. The only problem is, most people don’t want to

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Charleston County must force negotiations on I-526 deal

Meeting for the first time since July 2017, the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) board decided Monday to take no action on the I-526 project, which has been pending for

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