IOP Rec goes to the dogs

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:27 a.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Isle of Palms Recreation Department will be taken over by man’s best friend. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are invited …

Wando ties on a good cause

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Recently at Wando High School, the upperclassmen challenged the lowerclassmen to a tie challenge. An incredible number of students wore ties to raise …

HRC highlights South Carolina’s LGBT protections, laws and legislative proposals in inaugural national report

Friday, January 23, 2015 10:11 a.m.

New Report Reveals that Equal Treatment Remains Out of Reach for LGBT Americans in Most States - Discrimination Continues Even With Marriage Equality

Creative Spark offers class for special-needs students

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Creative Spark is hosting Broadway Stars, a program that promotes creativity, positive expression and peer interaction for students with special needs in a safe and fun environment. Each performer with special needs (ages 11 to 25) is paired with a typically developing buddy who has been trained in interaction with students with special needs. …

Building Inspection Division goes paperless with digital submittal to increase efficiencies

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:33 a.m.

The Mount Pleasant Building Inspection Division’s online submittal process has transformed the way this busy 16-staff division does business. Fully implemented since April 2014, the online module has increased communications with contractors and clients, reduced paper footprint and cut the turnaround time in half. Last year, the Building …

DSW joins Dick’s, Nordstrom Rack and Kitchen & Co.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:29 a.m.

Columbus, Ohio based DSW, Inc (Designer Shoe Warehouse) has signed a lease for a new store at Bowman Place in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The 15,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in the 3rd quarter of this year. Bowman Place is owned and managed by Charleston based Grove Property Fund LLC.

Churches celebrate Feast of Theophany

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:00 a.m.

SC Ports Authority Container Volumes Climb to 12 Percent in 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:31 p.m.

The South Carolina Ports Authority reported container business up 12 percent in 2014, a year highlighted by strong volume growth and substantial forward progress on the harbor deepening project.

Abused dog admitted to Pet Helpers for severe neck wounds

Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Yesterday, a struggling and emaciated pit bull mix named Allan, after the good samaritan who found the animal, was admitted to Pet Helpers for …

Tourism leaders warn industry suffering from bad roads

Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:50 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The chorus calling for lawmakers and Gov. Nikki Haley to fix South Carolina’s roads got louder on Tuesday as tourism officials warned deteriorating roads are threatening the state’s $18 billion tourism industry.

Jury finds Philip Morris liable in Engle-Progeny Cigarette case UPDATED

Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:00 p.m.

A Florida federal jury found that Philip Morris USA is liable to Florida resident Donna Brown and awarded her $17.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first federal court Engle-progeny cigarette trial of 2015. Ms. Brown began smoking cigarettes as a minor, became addicted, and now suffers from a painful disease that cost her the …

New bus shelters at Towne Centre increase transit connectivity

By Martine Wolfe-Miller

Communications Officer

Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:19 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, a longtime advocate of public transit, Mount Pleasant Town Council and CARTA officials joined Towne Centre …

Call for Submissions: Artists get to work

Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:55 p.m.

It is with anticipation the Charleston City Market, Charleston’s number one attraction, presents the second Annual Night Market Poster Competition.

Awendaw McClellanville Consolidated Fire Protection District earns lower ISO Rating

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:18 a.m.

New ISO rating could translate into insurance costs savings for property owners in the district

New, affordable program provides fitness, nutrition regimens

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:47 a.m.

Charleston County parks are committed to keeping area residents active and healthy. This month, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is introducing a new program that aims to make citizens more active and healthier. In McClellanville, Johns Island and Hollywood, locals can now take advantage of the affordable …

32nd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival is this Sunday

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:27 p.m.

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents “The World’s Largest Oyster Roast” at Boone Hall Plantation

Surviving: One family overcomes brain injury to help others

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:00 a.m.

On June 13, 2005, Tate Mikell’s life changed forever. It was a Monday. After his usual 12-mile run on Sullivan’s Island, the city of …

Workshop educates local business in finance

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:50 a.m.

Lowcountry Local First is launching the first event of the 2015 GOODBusiness Series in order to support the success of local-independent businesses owners. “GOODBusiness: Connecting to Capital” will provide an opportunity for local business owners and entrepreneurs to learn traditional and innovative methods to finance a business from …

‘Charlotte’s Web’ opens at Crabpot Players Theatre

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:43 a.m.

The beloved children’s story comes to life on the Crabpot Theatre stage this January and February.

SI Council approves plan for tamer St. Patrick’s bash UPDATED

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Managing St. Patrick’s Day festivities and working to wrangle the looming coyote problem were two of the main items on the docket at the first regular Sullivan’s Island Town Council meeting of 2015. The evening began with the swearing in of Mayor Pat O’Neil, who took the oath on his mother’s Bible. This was followed by …

Phone scam targeting Mount Pleasant Waterworks customers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Residents are advised to protect themselves from telephone scam artists indicating they represent Mount Pleasant Waterworks and attempting to collect bills over the phone.

Boyz to Gentlemen Summit raises successful sons in 21st century

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:41 a.m.

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and Parent University are proud to host the sixth annual Boyz To Gentlemen Summit.

Charleston County Council to honor retiring Mosquito Control Manager

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:34 p.m.

Donna Odom to be recognized by council for her 26 years of service to Charleston County

Traffic alert for the weekend of Feb. 7-8

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:47 a.m.

SCE&G announces daytime median work on the weekend of Feb. 7-8. Crews will be working on Highway 17 at John Dilligard Lane as part of the Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms 115 kV project. SCE&G will be working to pull new wires across Highway 17 and will have a bucket truck parked in the median with its boom raised to help facilitate the …

Palmetto Goodwill Hire Me! hiring event Thursday, Jan. 22

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 1:02 p.m.

On-site interviews for 40 immediate openings at The Pantry restaurant locations. Registration is required.

Transit advocates cut ribbon on new CARTA bus shelter

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:59 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, town council and CARTA officials will join Towne Centre representatives and community transit advocates for the …

Take a dip to benefit Special Olympics

Monday, January 19, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Join the Polar Plunge party at The Windjammer on Feb. 28, at 10:30, to help raise money for South Carolina Special Olympics. Plunge begins at 1 p.m.

Story of the South: Conroy, King headline Wild Dunes Author’s Event UPDATED

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

For many great writers, the South is more than just a setting. It becomes a character all its own, mysterious and conflicted, a place of haunting …

Memorial fund created in Luke Cavanaugh’s name UPDATED

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:58 p.m.

A 17-year-old Wando student and Sullivan’s Island resident, Lucas Bennett Cavanaugh, was the recent victim of a stabbing in Mount …

Find Lowcountry flora at Plant Society sale

Monday, January 19, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The Lowcountry chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society, in partnership with Charles Towne Landing, will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston.

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