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10 Democrat Senators are on the 2018 ballot in Trump states

In the 33 Senate races on the 2018 ballot, 25 of the seats are currently held by Democrats. Of those, 10 are in states that President Donald Trump won in

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West Ashley commission seeks traffic solutions

A standing room only crowd of about 250 met at the monthly West Ashley Revitalization Commission meeting Wednesday at the Old Schoolhouse, a newly renovated office complex on Magnolia Rd. Traffic improvements was a central issue for the commissioners. Commissioner

West Ashley Revitalization Commission meets Wed. at Old Schoolhouse

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) June meeting will be held Wednesday at 5 pm at the Old Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Rd. The renovated former elementary school recently re-opened as an office building and quickly went to full occupancy, a

Johns Island residents concerned about panhandling at shopping center

A standing room only crowd gathered at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative building on Maybank Highway for the monthly Johns Island Council meeting. The Council, which meets the first Thursday of each month, is a citizens group that serves as a

Christmas in July bowling tournament set for Ashley Lanes

Without Walls Ministry is holding its Christmas in July fundraiser Sunday, July 9 at 2 pm at Ashley Lanes, 1558 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.  The bowling outing will feature Christmas music and cookies.  Funds raised will go toward the sixth annual

Citizens push back against high density development

There is a grassroots movement in West Ashley and other parts of the Charleston area opposing the trend of building high-density developments along already congested roads. When Shadowmoss Plantation resident Elisabeth Pickelsimer heard an economic development consultant speak about the

Hurricane season starts June 1 – time to prepare

Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1. While the peak months for hurricanes are August and September, June is a great time to develop your plans for a storm which may come later. Some people are still recovering from damage

BCD Council presents regional bicycle/pedestrian plan

Consultants for the Berkeley-Charleston- Dorchester Council on Governments presented a regional plan Wednesday at the Park Circle Community Center in North Charleston. The BCD Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was based on citizen input from workshops held in all three

West Ashley resident charged in horse carriage incident

West Ashley resident Nicole Wells turned herself in to the Charleston Police Department Friday morning in the aftermath of an accident in which a horse carriage tipped over Thursday afternoon near Tommy Condon’s on Church Street. Wells was dressed in

Community in uproar over butchering live oaks

One of the most common “big ideas” in the West Ashley Master plan workshops was burying electrical power lines. The Riverland Terrace neighborhood in James Island recently arranged a meeting involving local elected officials, administrators and officials with South Carolina

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