SC BLUE Stores to Offer Free Classes in March

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:37 p.m.

South Carolina BLUESM retail centers in Columbia, Greenville and Mount Pleasant are scheduling free classes in March, including retirement planning, health insurance basics, new member workshops, yoga, Zumba and the always popular healthy cooking.

Archaeological dig this week at state historic site

Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:03 a.m.

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A weeklong volunteer archaeological dig is underway at the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site on the Santee River between Charleston and Georgetown.

Mayor Linda Page named urban elected official of the year

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:52 p.m.

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The best physicians in the field of infertility and egg donation come to Charleston to discuss high-tech advancements

Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:00 a.m.

One of the most important medical conferences in North America focusing on the field of Infertility Medicine is being hosted by Charleston’s own Coastal Fertility Specialists, March 5 – 8, 2015 at Belmond Charleston Place Hotel.

Charleston economy predicted to expand through decade’s end

Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:38 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston area economy and its population are expected to continue to grow through the end of the decade.

CCSD taking applications for summer feeding program

Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:19 a.m.

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping hungry children eating healthy while school is out. Charleston County School District’s Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approved sites through its Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SSFP). The program will operate from …

DIG South comes to East Cooper – Interactive expo partners with Cinebarre UPDATED

Thursday, March 5, 2015 3:46 p.m.

It’s rare when two big ideas can come together, but that’s exactly what happened when DIG South founder Stan Gray and the man behind …

Crabpot Theatre stages ‘Hogs’ UPDATED

Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:19 a.m.

The Crabpot Players Theatre is proud to present “Hogs,” written by PURE Theatre member Rodney Lee Rogers and directed by R.W. Smith.

Hamlin Road lane closures slated March 9-21

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Starting March 9, 2015 through March 21, O.L. Thompson Construction Co. plans west bound lane closures on Hamlin Road for sewer main work. This work should take place at night between the hours of 9:00 pm through 6:00 am. The closures will utilize a flagging operation.

Scientists to Obama: Stop controversial sound blasting threatening Atlantic whales, fish

Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Leading ocean scientists from the U.S. and around the world today urged President Obama to halt a planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast involving millions of underwater sound blasts that would have “significant, long-lasting and widespread impacts on the reproduction and survival” of threatened whales and …

Bottles toasts to Charleston – Mount Pleasant store sponsors Wine and Food Fest

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6:00 a.m.

As the culinary world turns its focus to Charleston for the city’s 10th annual Wine and Food Festival, locals are sure to notice one familiar …

SCE&G to donate $500,000 to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:31 p.m.

SCE&G will present a $500,000 check for the new MUSC Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilion. Two MUSC patients – children …

Sen. Scott, VA and SC Works partner for Veterans Job Fair

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:53 p.m.

Senator Tim Scott will host the Veterans Job Fair and the Department of Veterans Affairs will host the VA Forum at the North Charleston Convention Center March 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Columbia VA Regional Office will offer on-site enrollment for VA health care, VA claims workshops and a forum with …

Survivors of Iwo Jima share memories 70 years later

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:52 p.m.

On Thursday, March 5, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima with a free symposium featuring three survivors of the attack. It will begin at 7 p.m. onboard the USS Yorktown.

11-year-old involved in Mount Pleasant traffic accident UPDATED

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:14 a.m.

Charleston County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to Hamlin Road in Mount Pleasant to investigate an auto-pedestrian accident Wednesday morning at about 7:45 a.m.  

IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Continuing its enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The ongoing efforts to bring identity thieves to justice remains a significant priority as part of the IRS’s comprehensive identity theft strategy focusing …

Balancing safety and security with enjoyability at this year’s Bridge Run

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:25 p.m.

As of March 4, 28,000 people have signed up for the annual Cooper River Bridge Run. The run is a world-class 10K foot race, which will be held …

An ocean of worries – IOP stands against Atlantic surveying UPDATED

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:51 p.m.

Could big oil be in South Carolina’s future? Not if the Isle of Palms has anything to say about it.

Tennis center dedication Wednesday

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and the City Council of Charleston at the Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the renovation of the Jack Adams Tennis Center (209 Congress Street) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:12 p.m.

Citadel Mall welcomes the Easter Bunny starting March 21 and hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 28. The Easter Bunny is coming to Citadel Mall from Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, April 4. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children and their families in Citadel Mall's Easter Village in Center Court. Hours for …

Retired Citadel mascot, General, brought joy to thousands

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:17 p.m.

Dedication of The Citadel Bulldog Memorial planned for March 14

Accreditation process starts for MPPD

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:57 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department Chief of Police Carl Ritchie announced that a team of two assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on Sunday, March 22, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and …

Coastal Expeditions’ Annual Crab Bank Clean-Up! UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:24 p.m.

Every year, the small dredge island at the mouth of Shem Creek becomes an extraordinary and ecological important nesting sanctuary for thousands of seabirds.

Children’s Fashion Week begins March 6

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:33 a.m.

The second annual Charleston Children’s Fashion Week featuring seven days of kids fashion shows and kids rock bands brings downtown Charleston …

Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:37 a.m.

Researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a specialized clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and including MUSC …

Residents split on road closures UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Many hot-button issues have come before Mount Pleasant Town Council, but one that has never been resolved keeps rearing its ugly head – and has for more than 20 years.

Sweetgrass Festival celebrates 11 years

Monday, March 2, 2015 9:00 a.m.

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association will kick off its 11th year on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the East Cooper Community Civic Club hosting the Gullah Geechee Seminar in the Cooper River Room at the Waterfront Park. The seminar is designed to inform and educate the audience about the Gullah Geechee people’s …

Women’s business network hosts guest speaker UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 6:59 a.m.

The Charleston Chapter of Ellevate Network, a global professional women’s network, will host a breakfast featuring a presentation from Carla …

Spring Jam full lineup set for for April 18

Monday, March 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 18, the third annual Spring Jam Music Fest, presented by 105.5 The Bridge and Rick Hendrick BMW, will bring an entire day of fun and entertainment to The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The festival will feature a full lineup of live music and performance art throughout the day, as well as the Arts and Goods Village …

Council and mayor consider pay raise UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:29 a.m.

The first committee meeting of the day in Mount Pleasant was the Bids and Purchases Committee which met to discuss bids to construct rest room facilities at the farmer’s market. The weekly market is held on the grounds of Moultrie Middle School. Four bids were received, with the project going to IPW Construction Group out of North …

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