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Groups converge to clean up West Ashley

Multiple groups converged Saturday to pick up litter along Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Northbridge Park and the surrounding marshland. The Sandhurst Civic Association has been doing the litter pick-ups on the

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Media filter – how news outlets can report events completely differently

There is a wide variation on how local news outlets cover stories.  The Tues. Charleston City Council meeting at the James Island Recreation Center provides a great example of that.

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Residents concerned about flooding, traffic in proposed West Ashley Circle development

More than 100 residents, mostly from subdivisions along the flood-prone Church Creek Drainage Basin, attended a presentation by Rivers Enterprises about a proposed development outside  West Ashley Circle across Bees

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Charleston County School Board members deserve raise

The Post and Courier newspaper ran a front-page story Sunday about the Horry County School Board voting itself a pay raise of $6400 per year, making it the state’s highest

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Sandy Senn wants Charleston County to get fair share of gas tax funds

State Senator Sandy Senn, who represents most of West Ashley and James Island and parts of Johns Island and Dorchester County, says that she will not support the proposed 12

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Flood zone maps being revised

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of revising flood-zone risk maps for Charleston County. At a Tues. workshop at C.E. Williams Middle School, Charleston County employees

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Rally against gas tax increase set for Capitol

Conservative group Americans For Prosperity – South Carolina is sponsoring a rally in opposition to a proposed increase in the state’s 16 cents per gallon fuels tax Tues. at 1:30

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Charleston poised to join Top 10 in sales tax rate

Charleston retailers were recently advised by the South Carolina Dept. of Revenue that the sales tax rate will rise from 8.5% to 9.0% effective May 1, 2017. That elevates Charleston

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Do we want to “retrofit suburbia”?

At the March meeting of the West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC), Dover Kohl planning consultant Emily Glavey posted the goals sought by the City of Charleston in developing the West

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WAHS students get hands-on business experience

Students in the West Ashley High School Merchandising class have the opportunity to operate a retail business, the Cat Shack, a store which sells snacks, beverages, apparel and school supplies.

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