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Patriots Point to celebrate 40th anniversary with throwback admission price

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Saturday, August 27 by offering a special $2 admission fee—the same cost of a ticket when the attraction

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Urban Farm takes root in North Charleston

In order to better serve the people in the impoverished Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston, Germaine Jenkins set up a non-profit foundation to operate a farm and grocery store there.

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Bike lane approved by telephone vote

Charleston City Council recently re-affirmed a Memorandum of Agreement with the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation and Charleston County to  replace a lane of vehicular traffic with a bicycle lane

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Teachers need your donated school supplies

I taught in Charleston County Middle and High Schools for 30 years and spent thousands of dollars of my own money for supplies for my classroom.  Almost all teachers I

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West Ashley Farmer’s Market to debut Sept. 14

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg recently announced the opening of the West Ashley Farmer’s Market Wed., Sept. 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 at Ackerman Park, across from the Post Office at

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I-526 funding In jeopardy

Charleston County Council recently passed a measure to put a 0.5% sales tax increase referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election.  The tax increase is projected to generate

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“Gateway to Charleston” plans resurface

Long before the Piggly Wiggly store at the “suicide merge”, where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Old Towne Road meet, closed in 2013, residents in the nearby neighborhoods were concerned about

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Half cent sales tax referendum gets another chance

The third reading for the 0.5% sales tax increase referendum for improvement of Charleston County roads be held by County Council on August 9.  This tax will raise $2.1 billion

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West Ashley Circle – The road to nowhere

When I first heard about the proposed West Ashley Circle in 2014, it was promoted as a means to improve traffic flow along the intersection of Glenn McConnell Pkwy and

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School board members are “watchdogs” for students and taxpayers

Perhaps the most significant elected officials in our area are members of the Charleston County School Board.  They oversee a $429 million annual budget, nearly twice the amount spent by

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