Chick-fil-A Corn Maze at Boone Hall Plantation receives national attention

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:22 p.m.

The Chick Fil-A Corn Maze at Boone Hall Plantation got national attention Friday when a shout out to Boone Hall Plantation and the two Chick-fil-A operations in Mt. Pleasant and North Mt. Pleasant was posted on the corporate Facebook page that has over 7.6 million followers. 

Isle of Palms seafront condos appeal seawall fine

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:21 p.m.

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — An Isle of Palms condominium complex is appealing a heavy fine for what state regulators say is an illegal seawall.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault expands social media campaign

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:20 p.m.

To increase awareness of the issues of domestic and sexual violence in local communities, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) will expand its social media campaign with the hashtag #SCSaysNoMore. By encouraging community members and direct service agencies to use #SCSaysNoMore on their issue- …

New agreement offers access to Laurel Hill Plantation trails

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:35 p.m.

The Charleston County Parks Commission will partner with the Town of Mount Pleasant if officials approve, to provide access to Laurel Hill Plantation.

Choose an anti-cancer lifestyle

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk (outside of smoking) are weight control, diet and levels of physical activity. Approximately one-third of all cancer-related deaths are influenced by diet and physical activity and one-third are caused by tobacco. The other third, well we don't have …

CCSD Board of Trustees Candidates Forum set for Oct. 30

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 a.m.

A 2014 CCSD Board of Trustees Candidates Forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Cario Middle School in Park West.

Aging in Place Coalition honors older adults

Monday, October 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.

To celebrate National Aging in Place Week, Oct. 13-19, the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition (SCAIPC) will recognize older adults who are examples of successfully aging in place here in the Charleston community.

MPSC Booster Club meeting Oct. 20

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:12 a.m.

The Advisory Board of the Mount Pleasant Senior Center will meet Monday, Oct. 20 at the center at 5:30 p.m. A full agenda for discussion and …

Bulls Island hosts archery hunts

Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge will host the first of two white-tailed deer archery hunts on Bulls Island on Nov. 3-8. Hunters must possess the required state hunting license and must check in and register before setting up camp and starting to hunt. Archers under the age of 16 must have successfully completed a state-approved hunters …

Bankruptcy Court opens Public Service Area

Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Charleston Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina will open its Public Service Area to allow individuals Internet access for retrieving documents in existing cases or completing credit counseling.

Checklist for fall garden and landscape care

By Melinda Myers

Garden Expert

Sunday, October 19, 2014 8:26 a.m.

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear; pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are …

This week in print – After just six years, Bridge Run was wildly popular

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

By the early 1980s, more homes were being built on the Isle of Palms and a call to residents was being made to ensure they had house numbers in …

Breathing easy – Reducing in-home air pollution

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:16 p.m.

Air pollution isn’t just a problem for urban areas; the effects of this harmful agent can even reach those in their homes. Air pollution in the home can come from wood smoke, tobacco smoke, gas-burning furnaces, gas-burning appliances, radon gas, mold and allergens.

Community yard sale to benefit special-ed students

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Moultrie Middle School is excited to announce its first annual community yard sale, taking place Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market at 645 Coleman Blvd.

Hibben United Methodist opens pumpkin patch

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:03 p.m.

The pumpkin patch at Hibben United Methodist Church, located at 690 Coleman Blvd. (across from Moultrie Middle School) is open for business through …

Good things in small packages – Tips on small-space gardening

Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Whether you are planning a small urban garden, considering a vertical garden for a balcony or deck, or landscaping a parking strip, small-space …

Charity tennis event to benefit local child

Friday, October 17, 2014 8:28 a.m.

Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, Racquets for Rowan’s Recovery will benefit the Rowan Elizabeth Rice Trust. This charity tennis event will follow a …

Fundraiser to be held for shrimp-net lady

Friday, October 17, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Cindy Vaughn, a 58-year-old McClellanville resident was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and lymphoma. Known to most as “The Net Lady,” her …

Improving your health – one conversation at a time

By Julie Chapman

Facilitator

Friday, October 17, 2014 11:12 a.m.

Healthy communication contributes to healthy lifestyles. Less drama means less stress on the body.

Children’s Day Festival offers family fun

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:15 a.m.

Love music, carnival rides and magical moments? Then the event for you is the 27th annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by …

How to prepare a healthy breakfast option

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:55 p.m.

Schedules can be a little hectic now that school is in full swing. Make sure you’re powering your body with the energy it needs. A great way to do this is by maintaining a diet that’s packed with protein. Foods that are high in protein can make you physically and mentally strong while also helping you stay full.

Trident Health to open new behavioral health unit

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:41 a.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., Trident Health will hold a ribbon cutting for its new behavioral health unit, Lowcountry Transitions at Trident Medical Center. The $3.9 million in-patient unit is 8,400 square feet and will begin accepting patients on Oct. 23.

DHEC, MUSC announce plan for possible Ebola patients

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:42 p.m.

The Medical University of South Carolina will accept patients as needed

Largest animal adoption event in state history scheduled this weekend

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:28 a.m.

The 2014 ASPCA Mega-match-a-thon presented by Subaru is being taken to new heights in the Lowcountry. A total of 15 animal rescue organizations, pet events and pet stores are teaming up to provide great deals on pet adoptions in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton and Georgetown counties Oct. 17-19.

Charleston VA ranks among top nationwide

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:28 p.m.

On Oct. 1, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center was notified the facility achieved the highest possible rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. This rating ranks the Charleston VA in the top 10 percent of VA medical centers nationwide for quality of …

Strategic Road project kicks off ambitious capital improvement program

Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:57 a.m.

A much-anticipated capital improvement project set to begin construction is kicking off a flurry of enhancements in the Town of Mount Pleasant. …

Interagency Port Partners train with Carnival Cruise Ship Security UPDATED

Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:55 a.m.

Members of numerous state, local and federal law enforcement and emergency services agencies met and trained onboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship.

Playing it safe in your own backyard – Smart tips for mosquito control

By Mary Anna Lewis

Mosquito Squad

Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:12 p.m.

When you were a child, mosquitoes were mainly pesky because they made you itch. Now, with the added concern and growing number of reported cases of …

The South Carolina Autism Society announces annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:02 a.m.

Over 550 Families in Need Have Been Served Since 2008

Fundraiser held to benefit horse rescue

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:57 a.m.

On Oct. 18, Hunter's Green Tack will host LEARN Appreciation Day, donating 10 percent of all purchases made that day to LEARN Horse Rescue. …

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