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Limehouse promotes manatee awareness

Responsding to several manatee deaths in South Carolina this summer, Rep. Chip Limehouse convened a meeting of the Charleston County Legislative Delegation to bring awareness to the issue. Limehouse, a

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Are you ready for peak hurricane season?

While hurricane season officially begins on June 1, the peak months for hurricanes and tropical storms are August, September and October. While Hurricane Preparedness Week was scheduled back it May,

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West Nile Virus discovered at Naval Weapons Station

According to a military spokesman, mosquitoes recently collected at the Naval Weapons Station tested positive for West Nile Virus. There have been no cases of humans infected to date. The

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James Island veterinarian promotes raising chickens

Most local government meetings deal with zoning ordinances, public safety issues issues and tax changes. On Thurs., Aug. 18, the key issue on the James Island Town Council was an

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West Ashley businesses supporting special needs school

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, the only South Carolina charter school for special needs students, nearly closed its doors during the summer due to financial difficulties. West Ashley businesses and

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Recycling changes coming to Berkeley County

Berkeley County has a change in its recycling program scheduled to take effect Thursday, September 1. The monthly subscription fee for curbside recycling is increasing from $2.60 to $15.00, based

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Charleston Area Justice Ministry aims to protect against wage theft

A large contingent of the nonprofit organization Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) attended the Charleston County Council Finance Committee meeting Thursday, August 18. The mission statement of this faith based

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Bike lane financing decision deferred

Charleston County Council’s Finance Committee was expected to consider a funding plan for the bicycle lane across the Ashley River requested by Charleston City Council. The committee unanimously approved a

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Website created for City of Charleston boards

The City of Charleston established a website to inform citizens about vacancies on more than 40 volunteer boards and commissions. There are currently vacancies for the Municipal Election Commission, Recreation

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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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