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Bike lane telephone vote sparks controversy

Charleston City Councilman Bill Moody raised an objection over the telephone vote by Councilman Rodney Williams that was allowed at the body’s July 19 meeting. It determined the outcome of

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Critical votes in City of Charleston this week

The City of Charleston has three meetings this week which will impact the future look of the community. The Design Review Board meets Monday, August 15 at 5 pm at

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Urban Farm takes root in North Charleston

In order to better serve the people in the impoverished Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston, Germaine Jenkins set up a non-profit foundation to operate a farm and grocery store there.

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Bike lane approved by telephone vote

Charleston City Council recently re-affirmed a Memorandum of Agreement with the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation and Charleston County to  replace a lane of vehicular traffic with a bicycle lane

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West Ashley Farmer’s Market to debut Sept. 14

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg recently announced the opening of the West Ashley Farmer’s Market Wed., Sept. 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 at Ackerman Park, across from the Post Office at

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I-526 funding In jeopardy

Charleston County Council recently passed a measure to put a 0.5% sales tax increase referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.  The tax increase is projected to generate

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“Gateway to Charleston” plans resurface

Long before the Piggly Wiggly store at the “suicide merge”, where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road meet, closed in 2013, residents in the nearby neighborhoods were concerned about

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Half cent sales tax referendum gets another chance

The third reading for the 0.5% sales tax increase referendum for improvement of Charleston County roads be held by County Council on August 9.  This tax will raise $2.1 billion

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Taxpayers are tapped out

Whenever a sales tax increase is proposed, it seems like the Chamber of Commerce and related groups hire lobbyists and launch a slick advertising campaign to push for the tax

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Boy Scouts help cleanup West Ashley

The Old Charles Towne Neighborhood Association was joined by Boy Scout Troop 79 at a litter pickup along Old Towne Rd. and North Bridge Park Sat., May 7.  17 scouts

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