“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.


The War on Suburbs is real

President Donald Trump has used the phrase “war on suburbs” on several stops during his 2020 re-election campaign. The war is very real. The book The End of the Suburbs by Leigh Gallagher is required reading for urban planning students.

Sheriff Al Cannon will keep Charleston County safe

In light of the civil unrest we have experienced in Charleston and witnessed around the country, public safety and security is among the top issues in the 2020 election cycle. Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has proven for decades that

Escape to the Great Smoky Mountains

As more people in the Charleston area grow weary of the high-density development being implemented through the New Urbanism zoning codes and the increase in traffic and road rage, many are looking for more desirable places to live. The COVID-19

Vote Yes on party registration

On Tuesday, Republican Primary voters in South Carolina will vote on a ballot advisory issue on whether voters should register by political party. Currently, South Carolina does not list party affiliation on voter registration cards and all voters may choose

It is time to replace the aging Northbridge

On May 27 just before 5 am, a bicyclist collided with a car on the Northbridge and died shortly thereafter. It didn’t take long for the bicycle activist group Charleston Moves to call for a lane of traffic to be

Learn from history – how America escaped depression in 1921

Most of us learned about The Great Depression that consumed 1930’s America, but how many know that America was in a depression at the start of the 1920s? Following the end of World War I, America was ravaged by the

Order takeout, keep our restaurants open

With gathering restrictions in place during the Charleston Coronavirus response, restaurants are turning to takeout orders to keep their doors open. Chris Bluemel, owner of Brukes Coffee and Music in West Ashley, sent out a message on a neighborhood Facebook

Single member school board districts would improve accountability

Legislation is being considered in the South Carolina Senate to change the election election method for Charleston County consolidated school board members from at-large (elected countywide) to single-member districts, aligned with the nine County Council districts. School board members currently

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