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Revitalization Commission looks at 2018 success Wednesday

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) will review the successes that occurred in the area in 2018 at its monthly meeting Wednesday at 4:30 at The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road.

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A roundabout could be coming to Orange Grove Rd.

One of the features pictured in the four designs proposed to change the traffic flow at “suicide merge”, where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road meet a point, would be a first for West Ashley – a roundabout. Known

Public input sought for “suicide merge” redesign

Public input for the redesign of the “suicide merge” is being sought by Charleston County transportation officials. Members of the public viewed four design plans Wednesday for the point where traffic from Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road meet.

Ground broken at Bees Ferry West Ashley Library

Ground was broken Tuesday for the Bees Ferry West Ashley Library, which will be located adjacent to West Ashley High School on Wildcat Boulevard. When completed in the first quarter of 2020, the 20,000 square foot facility will become the

West Ashley teacher wins CCSD excellence award

West Ashley High School (WAHS) biology teacher Emily Sandifer was awarded the Guiding Light of Excellence award by the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Friday. The award was established this year to recognize an outstanding first-year teacher. The award was

Legislative panel takes up Gethers investigation

The Charleston County Legislative Delegation began an ad hoc committee investigation on the child molestation case involving former Charleston County School District (CCSD) employee Marvin Gethers. CCSD’s information technology department detected more than 9500 pornographic images on his school laptop

Sanford warns of pending debt crisis

Outgoing Congressman Mark Sanford warns of a pending debt crisis, which could create havoc in the stock markets and the American economy. In an exclusive interview with WTMA host Charlie James, Sanford said that Congress has never addressed spending restraint.

Republicans fared badly in suburbs in 2018 races

Republicans performed badly in suburban House districts in 2018, allowing Democrats to pick up 39 seats and capture the majority. Republicans lost South Carolina’s largely suburban 1st Congressional District for the first time in 40 years. Former National Republican Campaign

Charleston to focus on stormwater management

The City of Charleston is taking steps to create a stand-alone Stormwater Management department. The city’s Public Works committee advanced the idea Tuesday. Stormwater management is currently a function of the Public Service Department, which also handles vehicle maintenance, trash

Public input for Church Creek wetlands due Thursday

Local residents have until Thursday to submit comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the plan to fill in more than four acres of wetlands in Church Creek. It is part of D.R. Horton’s planned Harmony subdivision, which

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