Community Briefs

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:32 a.m.

WHEN: Saturday June 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fighting to stay: One local family's struggle with homelessness

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:28 a.m.

For most people in East Cooper, the possibility of losing one's home seems remote, a problem seen in urban areas but rarely faced by those in this seaside community. But for one Mount Pleasant family, the nightmare of homelessness is all too real.

Local artist wins scholarship

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:11 a.m.

While some high school students spend their free period in study hall, Ashley Devaney spent her free time in a computer lab, honing her design skills. …

Practice safe boating all summer

Monday, June 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The next Charleston Sail and Power Squadron (CSPS) boating safety class will be July 12. The class is called America's Boating Course (ABC) and is recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Learn proper canning this summer

Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The summer canning season is here. Now is the time to sign up for canning classes offered through the local Clemson Extension Service. Five classes will be offered at locations in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Persons who would like to become skilled in using the water-bath method may take “Pickles and Relishes,” …

Local students receive ECMC scholarships

Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:29 p.m.

Thirteen local students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Volunteer Services Organization (VSO), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization at …

Celebrate July 4 on the Mount Pleasant Pier

Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

This Fourth of July, Charleston County Parks invites the Lowcountry to celebrate at the Mount Pleasant Pier. Known as the Uncle Sam Jam, this annual …

Drop off old cell phones to help soldiers call home

Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Starting June 9 and continuing through the end of August, several of your Charleston County Parks will be serving as drop-off locations for used mobile phone recycling. Through the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program, these donated phones will be exchanged for calling cards to be used by those serving overseas in the United States …

Swans added to J. B. Edwards pond

Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 a.m.

LLS announces Man and Woman of the Year

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.

A Charleston woman and man raised more than $110,500 for blood cancer research and patient services, making them the winner of this year's Man and …

Berkeley Library to host Art Fest

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Need a chance to express your creative side? Ever wanted to learn how to make stained glass, sweetgrass baskets or shade-tree bowls? Want to know how a 3D printer works? Here's your chance.

Mount Pleasant author announces local tour

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:35 a.m.

Holladay House Publishing announces Christopher Watson’s author tour for “The Handyman,” the first paranormal murder mystery in the John Wright book …

22 years old and holding

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:47 a.m.

Does a cat really have nine lives? One would think so after meeting Matt Pardieck’s 22-year-old cat, Magee.

Shabbat

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:10 p.m.

What: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Reform Jewish Congregation will host a Shabbat beach service east of the Cooper.

Community briefs

Monday, June 16, 2014 2:30 p.m.

When: Friday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Moultrie News collects pictures for Father's Day online gallery. UPDATED

Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 a.m.

We know you love looking through photo galleries as much as we love taking the pictures that go in them. 

James Island County Park opens new Spray Play area

Friday, June 13, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Recently, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) proudly opened a new Spray Play area at popular James Island County Park.

Susan G. Komen awards community grants to area nonprofits

Friday, June 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Lowcountry affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded more than $348,000 to six area nonprofits in the form of community-health grants. The awarded …

Free SCDOT program and workshop

Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:18 a.m.

Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department announces a free South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Unified Certification Program (UCP) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) workshop for minority and small-business owners. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, in Room B-339 of the county’s …

East Cooper Community Outreach extends assistance UPDATED

Monday, June 9, 2014 1:57 p.m.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) has doubled its food storage capacity, extending its assistance for East Cooper families living in poverty. …

JI Farmers Market more than doubles in size

Saturday, June 7, 2014 6:25 a.m.

Homegrown Johns Island Farmers Market recently celebrated a four-month anniversary in mid-May. Charleston’s only year-round market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3546 Maybank Highway.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 6, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Who: East Cooper Crafters Guild

Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball raises $265,000

Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:48 a.m.

The sixth annual Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball set a record with more than $265,000 raised towards the mission of the American Lung …

See and be seen – events galore happening in the Lowcountry

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:34 a.m.

The Moultrie News' updated website has been a success with our readers. The latest improvement to our event calendar will be even more popular.

Megan Mittelstadt and Nicholas Colvard wed

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:33 p.m.

Megan Laurel Mittelstadt and Nicholas Blake Colvard, both of Boston, Massachusetts, were wed on May 31, 2014 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in …

Local Mount Pleasant high school reunion UPDATED

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

East Cooper School is having a 30 year reunion Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at Water Dog Grill in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Junior Cotillion teaches manners and ethics

Saturday, May 31, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Junior Cotillion teaches children from fourth through eighth grade etiquette, ethics, protocol and social dance. Classes meet monthly at the Snee Farm Country Club Ballroom.

Town of Mount Pleasant is hosting a School’s Out for Summer Party

Friday, May 30, 2014 1:31 p.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant is hosting a School's Out for Summer Party and you are invited. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Boulevard. Parking and admission are free.

Upcoming local events

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:13 p.m.

To submit an event to the NEW online calendar, please visit www.moultrienews.com/events. Once there, select the box about 1/3 of the way down the page saying "add event." After clicking the box, follow the steps to enter your event's information. Once submitted, you will receive an e-mail when your event has been approved. …

We're having another party! Join us at Boone Hall June 8 UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.

We're having another party and everyone is invited! The second of three events celebrating the Moultrie News' 50th anniversary is scheduled for …

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