September 2014 High School Lunch Menu UPDATED

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:07 a.m.

For more information, visit the CCSD Nutrition and Food Services webpage. To download a pdf of the menu, see "related media" below or visit the CCSD …

Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope races back Sept. 28

Monday, September 1, 2014 10:30 a.m.

The Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope is an annual event held by Charleston Ride for Hope, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in its seventh year of existence. The Ride for Hope is a vehicle to raise money for local charities which are involved in helping in the fight against cancer. Ninety percent of the proceeds stay here in the Charleston tri- …

Arts for Arthritis children’s exhibit on display

Monday, September 1, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Eighteen local kids are creating art to raise funds to cure arthritis, the disease that they struggle with every day.

Cops and Kids Buddy Card program kicks off

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) launched the Cops and Kids Buddy Card program. By collecting the signatures of 10 police officers, kids get to interact with police officers and can even claim a prize at Town Hall.

CIS presents ‘Support the Girls’ fundraiser with WWE guest host

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Charleston area, a drop-out prevention organization that serves more than 13,300 students in 28 Title I schools, is proud to partner with Charleston Krav Maga and Mount Pleasant Fleet Feet Sports for self-defense training on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Danny Jones Recreation Center in North Charleston. Proceeds will …

Kato the Wonder Puppy puts his voice into writing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Anyone who's lived in the Lowcountry for any length of time will remember the old radio station, Q107. But even more memorable was the morning team …

Event briefs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:07 p.m.

WHAT: A free five-part learning series to educate caregivers of persons who have symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Taught by a dementia specialist with AllCare Living Servies, Inc. in partnership with USC Arnold School of Public Health.

Freedom of the Press Essay Contest runner-up: Middle school category

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:08 a.m.

When talking about freedom of the press, Voltaire says it best: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Freedom of the press is the essential right to have an opinion and be able to express it. Sounds trivial, but it is the exact opposite. Freedom of the press is most commonly used in the newspaper and …

Freedom of the Press Essay Contest runner-up: High school category

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:08 a.m.

“The Importance of Press Freedom”

Freedom of the Press Essay Contest winner – High school category

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:50 a.m.

From the earliest days of American history, the press has served as a vehicle for ideas, for news, for debate, and even for gossip. The American Revolution itself was built upon publications such as Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” just as much as it was built upon the fiery oratory of Patrick Henry, or the leadership of General Washington. …

Freedom of the Press Essay Contest winner: Adult category

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:08 a.m.

“What Freedom of the Press Means To Me”

Freedom of the Press Essay Contest winner – Middle school category

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:42 a.m.

“Freedom of the Press”

Raise your hand for service

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Recently elected Isle of Palms Exchange Club officers and board members raised their hands for service to the community at the Installation of …

Music For Tanzania to hold charity concert

Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Excel Michael Haonga has wanted to be a music teacher for as long as he can remember. His journey to hone his music skills has taken him from his native Tanzania to Norway, Uganda and now to the United States. Haonga will perform in Charleston on Oct. 2 at a fundraiser to benefit his fellow music students and Music For Tanzania.

Junior League announces new community partners and projects

Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Junior League of Charleston, Inc. is pleased to announce their new community partners and projects for the 2014-2015 league year. The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) pairs trained volunteers with these organizations, in order to fulfill their focus area of combating hunger and homelessness throughout the Lowcountry. In addition to providing …

Colgate-Palmolive, Harris Teeter donate tablets to Children’s Hospital

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

On Monday, Aug. 18, Colgate-Palmolive and Harris Teeter donated four Starlight Tablets to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children's Hospital. Starlight Tablets are a critical resource for health care professionals to support the ongoing needs of kids while in the hospital; Starlight Tablets connect directly to the Starbright World …

Mount Pleasant Elks support local organizations

Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 p.m.

On July 22, the Mount Pleasant Elks Lodge 2867 were happy to support East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) and Camp Happy Days. Each of these well- …

September event at Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:21 p.m.

Check out these events and classes taking place the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center during the month of Semptember.

‘Be a Hero’ blood drive Aug. 21

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:15 a.m.

Count on 2 News, News Radio 94.3 and the American Red Cross invite everyone to roll up a sleeve and help save a life at the “Be a Hero” …

Legislative reception to be hosted next month

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The East Cooper Republican Club will be hosting an Inaugural Legislative Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Charleston Fish House located on Patriots Point. According to club president Mark Smith, “This will be an opportunity to bring the Mount Pleasant residents and business executives together with local, county, …

SC hospital gets 4 tablets to reach young patients

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:06 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is being presented with four tablet computers to help young patients learn more about medical procedures and eases their fears.

Lunch Menu: High School August 2014 UPDATED

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:49 a.m.

For more information, visit the CCSD Nutrition and Food Services webpage. To download a pdf of the menu, see "related media" below or visit the CCSD …

Harris Teeter Food Drive scheduled at Joe Riley Park

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday nights at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park this season have consistently featured Harris Teeter and its Two-for-$20 Date Night special for couples to enjoy a fun night of Charleston RiverDogs baseball. For the final Tuesday game at The Joe, the RiverDogs are partnering with Harris Teeter to host a special food drive to benefit the Lowcountry Food …

Lunch Menu: Elementary/Middle August 2014 UPDATED

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:35 a.m.

For more information, visit the CCSD Nutrition and Food Services webpage. To download a pdf of the menu, see "related media" below or visit the CCSD …

Leonard School of Music to host Flapjack Fundraiser

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:55 a.m.

The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to partner with the Leonard School of Music to host the Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 23. The proceeds from the pancake breakfast will be used to provide financial support for the school’s students through music scholarships.

Yappy Hour and Pups, Yups and Food Trucks return

Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Join the fun at events held this summer especially for dog owners. Charleston County Parks’ popular Pups, Yups and Food Trucks and Yappy Hour series, …

Marauders donate flotation devices

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:26 p.m.

On July 24, the Marion Marauders Society were honored to present four personal flotation devices (PFDs) to the Mount Pleasant Fire Department for use on the recently dedicated fire boat, Marine 501. These flotation devices are not as bulky or cumbersome as the standard flotation devices but offer the same

Oktoberfest 5K returns Oct. 9

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:24 p.m.

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club (ECBRC) will once again host their annual Oktoberfest 5K run and walk, Thursday, Oct. 9, starting 6 p.m. …

Adopt-A-Highway litter cleanup set for Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:32 a.m.

Charleston County Adopt-A-Highway will hold its next litter cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 6. In case of bad weather, the cleanup will be held on …

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:02 p.m.

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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