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Jun 23, 2022

Jim Newsome awarded the Order of the Palmetto

Gov. Henry McMaster honored S.C. Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome with the Order of the Palmetto. The Order of the Palmetto is the highest civilian honor in South Carolina, recognizing the recipient’s lifetime achievements and significant contributions made to the state. “With Jim Newsome at the helm of South Caro[...]

Jun 21, 2022

Memorial garden honors victims, survivors of Mother Emmanuel attack

The Susie Jackson Freedom Memorial Garden opened to the public on June 17, the seventh anniversary of the racist attack at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Jackson, at 87, was the eldest of the nine congregants killed during evening Bible study in 2015. An all-season Charleston garden, the memorial includes a water feature as well as […]

Jun 14, 2022

North Charleston to break ground on reimagined Park Circle

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and the City Council will break ground on the redevelopment of the interior of Park Circle tomorrow at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place inside the circle. Park Circle is soon to be reimagined to fit the community’s modern needs. The $20 million project will redevelop the entirety of the […]

May 19, 2022

Charleston County to participate in effort to break incarceration cycle

Charleston County is one of four communities selected to participate in the launch of the Just Home Project, a national program designed to advance community-driven efforts to break a link between housing instability and incarceration. The initiative is led by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, with technical support and coordination by the Urban […]

May 12, 2022

$1.2M investment to create 35 new jobs

Trison Wells, a consumer products manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Colleton County. The company’s $1.2 million investment will create 35 new jobs, according to the S.C. Commerce Department. Trison Wells is a full-service contract manufacturing company that specializes in liquid filling for household, personal and beauty care products, according to a news release. “We […][...]

May 11, 2022

Charleston begins enforcing sidewalk ordinances

With the return of crowds, Charleston business operators are also facing a return to prohibitions against sandwich boards and other devices used to spark business when COVID-19 brought commerce to a crawl. Officers stopped enforcing city ordinance Sec. 54-404 during the heights of the pandemic, allowing restaurant operators and other merchants to place sandwich boards […]

May 2, 2022

CHATS commits additional $14M to Ashley River Crossing

The Charleston Area Transportation Study policy committee has committed an additional $14 million in infrastructure funding to the city of Charleston’s Ashley River Crossing project, according to a news release. The planned bike-ped bridge will connect West Ashley and Downtown Charleston — and more than 100,000 residents — by establishing a route over the Ashley River for […][...]

May 2, 2022

Charleston County microbusinesses eligible for pandemic relief program

Charleston County microbusinesses have until Friday to apply for up to $25,000 in COVID-19 pandemic relief funds from Charleston County. In March, the Charleston County Council approved the funding to assist mom-and-pop businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic. The Charleston County Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Microbusiness Pandemic Relief Program is funded by the American Rescue […][...]

Mar 25, 2022

Training program available for those interest in running for office

Have you ever desired to run for public office? You’re not the only one. The Charleston Metro Chamber has launched a public service training program designed to identify, cultivate and train people interested in running for public office or serving on appointed boards and commissions, the chamber said in a news release. Civic Leadership Academy […]

Feb 21, 2022

North Charleston looking for a new flag

North Charleston has no shortage of talented artists and city Mayor Keith Summey is calling on creative minds for help. In honor of North Charleston’s 50th anniversary this year, the mayor seeks to redesign the city flag, which Summey said is complex and lacks real connection to the community. “We aim to create [...]

Feb 15, 2022

Johns Island developers, property owners oppose new infrastructure fees

At a special meeting Feb. 8, Charleston City council members heard from Johns Island property owners and developers opposed a newly-passed plan that put Johns Island into a special district that imposes fees on new large-scale residential and commercial construction to fund road and drainage improvements. The meeting took place [...]

Feb 10, 2022

Mayor says Mount Pleasant making strides in attainable housing, strategic planning, business

In the first state of the town address since he was re-elected mayor, Will Haynie had a message for the world about Mount Pleasant: We’re back to normal. In a recorded 13-minute video complete with a montage of 2021 events, Haynie made a point of reminding his audience that the town has continued to function […]