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Lowcountry focus groups set for October 4

Citizens throughout the Lowcountry will be gathering Thursday, October 4 to engage in focus groups discussing the strengths and needs within their communities. The process is patterned after similar community

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West Ashley Whole Foods to open Aug. 29

Three years after the site announcement, Whole Foods is going to open its West Ashley store Wednesday, August 29 at 9 am. The store is located at 1125 Savannah Highway and is not clearly visible from the road. It is

West Ashley tree service struggling to find workers

Van Atkins, owner of West Ashley-based Van’s Tree Service, is having difficulty finding the workers he needs to fill the orders his business has for tree trimming and removal. The worker shortage has led to a six to seven week

Fitness studio coming to Ashley Oaks Plaza

O2 Fitness is under contract to move into the former Charleston Attic Mall space at Ashley Oaks Plaza, located at the intersection of Ashley River Road and Wappoo Road. It will become the 12th studio from the fitness chain to

Palmetto Tile Distributors founded by son of Holocaust survivors

Centrally located near the intersection of I-526 and Rivers Avenue in the former Claussen Bakery building stands Palmetto Tile Distributors. As customers enter the beautiful showroom, they are greeted by a sales associate and receive customized service based on the

Flip Gym part of the transformation of Citadel Mall

Flip Gym, a West Ashley gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading studio, is another piece in the transformation of Citadel Mall. MUSC recently announced that it is setting up an outpatient care clinic in the former JC Penney space. While malls around

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 2016. All of those states have Republican-controlled legislatures. The 10

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

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