Poll workers needed for early voting in Charleston County

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of poll workers for in-person early (or absentee) voting at four polling places before the November 3

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Charleston sues energy companies over sea level rise

Blaming companies that extract, transport and refine petroleum for sea level rise, City of Charleston filed a lawsuit against about two dozen energy companies Wednesday in South Carolina circuit court. The city joins about 20 other state and local governments

Trump rolls out second term agenda

President Donald Trump has rolled out his second term agenda as the Republican National Convention opened today in Charlotte. Trump will officially accept the Republican Party nomination Thursday evening. Among the top agenda items are tax credits for manufacturers who

Payroll tax holiday will boost take home pay

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday suspending payroll tax collection from September 1 to December 31. The measure would increase take-home pay for the average American household by about $400 per month. The payroll tax, which funds Social

South Windermere Earth Fare re-opens

After closing its doors in February due to a corporate bankruptcy, Earth Fare re-opened at its South Windermere Shopping Center location in West Ashley Wednesday. The natural foods supermarket and restaurant originally opened there in 1997. Asheville-based entrepreneur Dennis Hulsing

HHS publishes guidelines to lower prescription prices

President Donald Trump recently signed Executive Orders directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publish guidelines to facilitate lower prices for prescription medicines. One of the key elements is bypassing the Pharmacy Benefit Managers, industry middlemen who

Brukes adds ice cream to the menu

Brukes Coffee and Music has added ice cream to the menu. The restaurant at 1664 Old Towne Road is being rebranded as Brukes Coffee and Ice Cream Parlor. It will still serve premium coffee, breakfast foods, pastries and sandwiches but

State budget measure would withhold funding from cities that remove monuments

At a forum sponsored by The American Heritage Association (AHA), a Charleston-based non-profit, state Representative Bill Taylor (R-Aiken) announced Saturday that he has filed a budget proviso that would withhold state funding for cities and local governments that remove monuments.

West Ashley Tool and Rental opens on Wappoo

West Ashley Tool and Rental opened its doors Monday at 13 Amy Elsey Drive, off of Wappoo Road. The business rents heavy equipment, such as stump grinders, mini-excavators, lifts, skid-steer loaders, tall ladders, and generators. They also sell used power

Public input sought on West Ashley issues

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) meets via Zoom Wednesday at 5:30 pm. There is a link for people to sign up to speak during the meeting or leave comments about West Ashley issues. The WARC meets the second Wednesday

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