“Lowcountry Watchdog”


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Editor John Steinberger is a navy veteran, former teacher and longtime political activist. His Lowcountry Watchdog commentaries are designed to advocate for the average lowcountry citizen whose views are often ignored by local government and media. To discuss a topic of interest with John, email him at john@lowcountrysource.colophondev5.com.


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Climate change agenda hampers UK standard of living

We recently returned home from a two-week tour of Scotland and Ireland and noticed that BBC and local television stations had news content about climate change on a daily basis. The Conservative Party candidates for Prime Minister were trying to

Celtic Highlight Tour a true Dream Vacation

We recently concluded the Globus guided Celtic Highlight Tour in the British Isles. West Ashley travel agent Larry Shirley, who served on Charleston City Council for 20 years, made all of our travel arrangements through his Dream Vacations agency. Globus

SC 7 and SC 171 intersection comments due June 30

Public comments for the SC 7 and SC 171 Intersection Project are due Sunday, June 30. There are three options given to respondents for the busy West Ashley intersection, which has 47,000 cars pass through daily – Alternative 1, Alternative

Memorial Day origin – decorating veterans’ graves

As Americans celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends, many are not aware of the holiday’s origin or what it represents. At the conclusion of the Civil War or War Between the States, in the spring of 1865, local communities

Panthers’ tax incentive will not “cost” state $115 Million

There has been a lot of misinformation about the 15-year, $115 million tax incentive plan for the Carolina Panthers to move their headquarters from Charlotte to Rock Hill. The incentive is similar to the ones offered to Boeing and Volvo,

Don’t politicize the issue of flooding

Governor Henry McMaster signed an executive order in December 2018 to establish the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. McMaster wrote, “The Commission will work to provide solution-based discussions and to identify and implement short-term and long-term recommendations to alleviate and mitigate

Transportation sales tax projects must be re-aligned

The decision by Charleston County Council to use transportation sales tax funds to complete the I-526 project will require council to re-align the projects covered by the 0.5% sales tax approved by county voters in 2016. The tax will generate

Time to start an anti-litter ad campaign

It has been nearly three months since Charleston City Council passed an ordinance banning the use of carry-out plastic bags, plastic straws, and styrofoam containers. The ordinance won’t completely take effect until December 1 of this year. Meanwhile, why not

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