Creative Spark kicks off summer camps

Friday, July 4, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Creative Spark Center for the Arts offers all ages the opportunity to explore the multifaceted art world in their summer camp programs. Creative Spark invites children and teens to enhance their individual creativity in camps that will teach drama, musical theatre, visual arts and much more.

Operation Home hosts fundraising event July 17

Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Operation Home will once again host Gimme Shelter, one of the nonprofit's annual fundraising events, at The Alley in downtown Charleston at 131 …

Mackey and Armfield to wed

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Mackey of Bedford, Virginia, announce the engagement of their daughter Caila Shannon Mackey of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to …

Help the American Red Cross prevent a summer shortage UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:20 p.m.

July 1, 2014 - The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors …

Meet pets available at your local shelters

Monday, June 30, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Plenty of wonderful pets are waiting at your local animal shelters. These dogs and cats are just hoping to find a happy, safe home. Here are just a …

Nonprofit offers hurricane preparedness tips UPDATED

Monday, June 30, 2014 2:24 p.m.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the area of low pressure off the Florida coast has a high chance of forming into a tropical cyclone over …

Local student joins Society of Collegiate Scholars

Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Taylor L. Alston of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Revolutionary War cannon on display at Fort Moultrie

Friday, June 27, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Fort Sumter National Monument has added a new cannon to its world class collection. You can see this gun on temporary display at Fort Moultrie on …

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.

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

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