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Senn negotiates more road funds for Charleston County

The South Carolina General Assembly voted to increase the taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel for the first time in 30 years and over-rode Governor Henry McMaster’s veto. The tax

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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

Riyahd Summit shows new relationship between America and Islamic world

President Donald Trump addressed leaders from 54 Islamic countries Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia. He focused on goals which bind the nations together, including defeating ISIS, Al-Qaeada and other terrorist groups and keeping Iran

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

West Ashley Circle Harris Teeter receives conceptual design approval

The Charleston Design Review Board granted conceptual approval for the design of the proposed Harris Teeter grocery building between West Ashley Circle and Grand Oaks Blvd. Charleston City Councilmen Rodney Williams, Dean Riegel and Marvin Wagner all spoke out in

West Ashley Master Plan report at Citadel Mall Saturday

After months on planning, citizen input workshops, and stakeholder meetings, a preliminary report on the West Ashley Master plan will be presented Saturday at the Center Court area of Citadel Mall from 10 am to noon. There will be 300

Drainage a key part of West Ashley Master Plan

Flooding has emerged as a serious concern in West Ashley since the heavy rains in August and October of 2015 and again during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Engineering consultants with the firm Horsley Witten met with engineers and planners

West Ashley planners report preliminary findings

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission held its monthly meeting Wednesday at Center Court in the Citadel Mall with more than 150 residents in attendance. Planners from consulting firm Dover Kohl summarized the citizen concerns expressed during four planning sessions held

Business leaders share their aspirations for West Ashley

A group of more than 60 business leaders gathered the West Ashley planning studio, which will be located at the Citadel Mall for the rest of the week, and shared their aspirations for the area’s future. It is part of

West Ashley Master Plan reaches next phase.

More than 100 people attended a planning session Saturday morning at Bees Landing Recreation Center. Participants gathered around tables, marked up maps of West Ashley and made recommendations for what they wanted to see in the future. On Monday, the

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