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We don’t have to build housing for 50 new residents a day

The big Chamber of Commerce slogan is that Charleston attracts 50 new residents a day and that we need to build new housing to accommodate them. That line of thinking

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Ashleyville residents concerned about gentrification

Charleston developer Crescent Homes has purchased land along the Ashley River and plans to build 41 single-family homes in the $400,000 price range there. Many residents in the low-income and predominantly African-American neighborhood are concerned about the impact the project

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

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

President Trump nukes Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump officially removed the United States form the United Nations Climate Treaty signed by President Barack Obama in 2015. He said, “The Paris climate agreement is another example of Washington putting the American people at a disadvantage with

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 will increase from 16.75 cents per gallon to 18.75 cents

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

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