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Armadillo sightings becoming more frequent

Until recent years, armadillo sightings were very rare in Charleston County. The armored mammal made its first appearance in America in the late 1800s in East Texas. The species has

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WAHS baseball fundraiser set for The Joe

The West Ashley High School (WAHS) Wildcat Baseball Team Booster Club is hosting an oyster roast and silent auction Saturday, January 14 from 5-8 pm at the Joseph P. Riley,

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Loftis critical of state pension panel

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis was critical of recommendations made by the legislative Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review. The 12-member House and Senate panel was tasked with shoring up

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Small business optimism skyrockets

The monthly small business survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) showed the largest increase in optimism since 1980 after Ronald Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter. The

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WAHS girl wins national target shooting competition

West Ashley High School sophomore Kelsey Carroll recently won the target shooting competition at National Youth Hunt in Omaha, Georgia. She was the only female among the 10 contestants selected

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More transparency needed in development process

When the City of Charleston considers allowing the development of a new subdivision, shopping center or apartment complex, developers must go through the Technical Review Committee to answer questions about

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West Ashley High robotics team wins fall competitions

West Ashley High Schools fielded robotics teams which recently won regional competitions at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston and Lady’s Island Middle School in Beaufort County. The competitions were

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Developer asked to remove artificial turf at The Ashley apartments

The City of Charleston Design Review Board denied a request after the fact to allow artificial turf which had already been installed at The Ashley, a 174-unit apartment complex on

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West Ashley boutique combines gift shop and cafe

When approaching Magnolia Park Shopping Center at 1901 Ashley River Road, one is greeted with a collection of charming shops that include Simply Your Spa, Christophe’s Macaron et Chocolat, Rickborn

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Charleston needs to downsize zoning density

The City of Charleston is the only local government in the Lowcountry which is a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). The global organization was founded

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