Sully’s Scoop

Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:13 a.m.

Q. Could you provide any information as to what the projects on Rifle Range Road and Hamlin Road are all about? There has been work ongoing at the …

Sully’s Scoop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Q. What is going on with completing Highway 17 north of the Isle of Palms Connector? The widening went quickly, then everything seemed to stop. There …

Under-funding of East Cooper public schools

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:13 p.m.

We have a funding challenge and an uphill battle for our East Cooper schools. The first reading of the Charleston County School District budget was last Monday.

Sully’s Scoop

By Sully Witte

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:35 a.m.

Q. I have lived in Mount Pleasant my entire life. Why did they plant Magnolia trees on Highway 17? How does the town intend to maintain them? Will …

Swim safe Lowcountry

Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:40 a.m.

In the wake of the death of a child who drowned this weekend, it is wonderful news to hear that someone is being proactive in teaching our children about water safety. It is essential for coastal children to know the basics of swimming. God forbid they find themselves in a compromising position while near a body of water if they can’t swim. …

East Cooper municipalities should join spending transparency movement

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:34 a.m.

Beaufort County and the City of North Charleston have joined the spending transparency movement, becoming two of the latest local governments in South Carolina to make their check registers and credit card transactions available for public viewing online. Mount Pleasant is also in on the act, posting past, current and proposed budgets to their …

You don’t get a say in this

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 2:59 p.m.

Like Governor Nikki Haley or not, it is the government’s business to tell food stamp recipients what kind of food they should be able to buy with them. It’s our money they’re spending. Not theirs.

Everyone wants to know - what are those buildings UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:42 p.m.

Q. I, as probably many others, have been wondering what the town or county is building on Highway 17 at the entrances to Park West and Roper Hospital?If you can, please let me know, - John Porcher, Mount PleasantA. In an effort to minimize the impact of development along on Highway 17, residential, commercial and office uses will be located inside …

Sully's Scoop 1/02 UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Q. When will the lights on the new Bowman Road overpass go on? And when will all the cones be gone? The article in the Dec. 12 paper says that the …

Sully's Scoop 12/12 UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:39 p.m.

Q. Is there any way to complete the sidewalk or install a multi-purpose path along Seacoast Road (parallel to I-526, off Long Point Road)? Currently there are two sections of sidewalk - one exiting Grassy Creek neighborhood and the other in front of Germain Dermatology - but lots of grass between. Currently, residents of Grassy Creek and Belle …

Sully's Scoop 1/09 UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:49 p.m.

Q. When will the lights on the new Bowman Road overpass go on? And when will all the cones be gone? The article in the Dec. 12 paper says that the boulevard is now officially open, so I was so looking forward to driving on the overpass and having it be all lit up. I understand that the cones still need to be in place at some locations because of …

Sully's Scoop 12/26 UPDATED

Monday, January 14, 2013 2:44 p.m.

Q. Will we see a point where the contractor(s) for Highway 17 come in with street sweepers and clean off all asphalt debris left along the roadbeds and curbs after the construction that has a nasty habit of popping up and hitting windshields? - Richard Lennon, Mount Pleasant A. “Yes. Efforts are now underway to sweep the roadways and gutters to …

Ineligible voters: How do they affect town elections UPDATED

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Mount Pleasant staff requested a look into how many ineligible voters cast ballots in the last Mount Pleasant election and what effect, if any, that would have on town elections. The investigation showed little impact, but revealed interesting annexation opportunities.Two College of Charleston students who interned in the Mount Pleasant …

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