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Council votes 8 to 1 to lower building heights

Council votes 8 to 1 to lower building heights
Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:13 a.m.

In an 8 to 1 vote, Mount Pleasant Town Council voted to reduce building heights along Coleman Boulevard.

Blackstone Publishing releases Summit: A Novel

Blackstone Publishing releases Summit: A Novel
Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:31 p.m.

Blackstone Publishing has released Charleston resident Harry Farthing’s action-packed debut thriller “Summit,” a novel, which is …

Shem Creek street named after restauranteer Ronnie Boals

Shem Creek street named after restauranteer Ronnie Boals
Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:21 a.m.

Mount Pleasant officials and Mayor Linda Page renamed a road on Shem Creek in honor of local restaurant mogul Ronald M. “Ronnie’ Boals …

The Nifty Nitters of The Palms UPDATED

Friday, June 17, 2016 1:45 p.m.

The Nifty Nitters are a group of women from The Palms who joined together to knit baby hats, blankets and jackets for newborns in need. They are …

Patriots Point Development Authority approves financial plan for FY 2017

Friday, June 17, 2016 1:17 p.m.

Budget includes funding to begin repairs to the USS YORKTOWN and several new exhibits

Mother Emanuel AME Church, Samaritan’s Feet and Coca-Cola Consolidated partner for a Day of Service and Healing in remembrance of “Charleston 9”

Friday, June 17, 2016 1:21 p.m.

On June 17, 2015, the Mother Emanuel AME Church and the city of Charleston were devastated by a horrible act of violence that took the lives of nine parishioners and seriously injured five others. As the one-year anniversary of the tragedy approaches, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) has partnered with the Mother Emanuel AME Church and …

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s annual Summer Turkey Survey

Friday, June 17, 2016 9:50 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey.

Bob Graham wins prestigious Mayor’s Purchase Award

Bob Graham wins prestigious Mayor’s Purchase Award
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:29 p.m.

Local artist Bob Graham won the prestigious Mayor’s Purchase Award at the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit with his piece …

Waterfront towns have federal grant money available to help pay for visiting boater facilities

Waterfront towns have federal grant money available to help pay for visiting boater facilities
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:35 p.m.

Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offers economic benefits and adds to the vitality of waterfront …

Roads bill brings 526 improvement, resurfacing money, but county chairman says it falls short

Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:14 p.m.

A three-mile section of Interstate 526 spanning Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant will be improved in the coming years courtesy of a roads bill signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley last week.

Alligator spotted in surf off Sullivan’s Island UPDATED

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:25 p.m.

The Town of Sullivan’s Island alerted residents this morning that an alligator was spotted in the water between the Sand Dunes Club and Station 19 Street earlier in the morning. It was estimated to measure between four and five feet long, Town Administrator Andy Benke said.

Medal of Honor Museum receives $10,000 donation

Medal of Honor Museum receives $10,000 donation
Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:40 p.m.

Police Blotter - Congregating not allowed in store parking lot

Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:45 a.m.

Police were dispatched to check out a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a closed business. There was a man inside the car when they arrived who said he was waiting on his boss to call him back to get him a hotel for the night. He said he had been working on a construction site nearby.

Lane Closures Slated for Microsurfacing June 16-18 UPDATED

Lane Closures Slated for Microsurfacing June 16-18
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:28 p.m.

Charleston County will be microsurfacing two roads in Mount Pleasant on the following dates and times:

Wildlife conservation is a community effort

Wildlife conservation is a community effort
Thursday, June 16, 2016 11:04 a.m.

Shem Creek businesses and individuals work together to help save entangled wildlife

Getting over the bridge

Getting over the bridge
Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:14 a.m.

The Ben Sawyer Bridge stands as both marvelous infrastructure indicative of life in the wake of an active port and yet another adversary in the …

Bishop England High School 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Bishop England High School 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

By Christian Alberg

intern@moultrienews.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:45 p.m.

Each year, the Moultrie News recognizes the top academic achievers from high schools East of the Cooper. Here are your 2016 Valedictorian and …

Republican primary - East Cooper candidates head to runoff

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 8:45 a.m.

The South Carolina Republican Primary had elections stretching across East Cooper lines, with several heading to the run-offs scheduled for June 28.

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Now Open Daily

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Now Open Daily
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:09 p.m.

Enjoy free visits with favorite cartoon characters on select Saturdays

Free CARTA fares Thursday

Free CARTA fares Thursday
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:49 a.m.

Thursday, June 16 is National Dump the Pump Day and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is leading the local effort to …

Ali and me: Growing up with the world's greatest UPDATED

Ali and me: Growing up with the world's greatest
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:19 a.m.

Harvey Moyer’s voice rang out proudly as he strutted through Betty Shellhamer’s front door with his guest of honor in tow.

Developer’s plan for Trident Academy’s plan denied, despite willingness to donate two acres of green space to a land trust UPDATED

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:44 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Town Council voted against the final reading of an ordinance to amend the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map of a 9.79 acre tract in Wakendaw that houses Trident Academy, a nonprofit school, Tuesday night.

Mayor’s office art provides emerging artist with first public display UPDATED

Mayor’s office art provides emerging artist with first public display
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:55 p.m.

Through the Mayor’s Office Art program, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission continue …

Ashley River Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Project

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:30 p.m.

The project will be moving forward in two phases. The first phase will consist of intersection improvements at the U.S. 17 Northbound exit ramp at Lockwood Drive. Design and permitting for this phase is underway and construction will begin once the process is complete. The second phase is the bicycle and pedestrian path which is currently being …

New Casting with Cops Program Kicks Off June 17

New Casting with Cops Program Kicks Off June 17
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:21 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department, in collaboration with Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, is proud to sponsor Casting with the …

Situational awareness symposium for houses of worship being held

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:30 a.m.

FBI Shares lessons from past active shooter situations with faith-based community

Fisher House to be built in Charleston

Monday, June 13, 2016 9:52 a.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center announced today VA Secretary Robert McDonald accepted a proffer from Fisher House Foundation to build a 16-suite Fisher House in Charleston.

June 15 deadline to apply for 2016 public alligator hunting and special WMA season fast approaching

Monday, June 13, 2016 10:05 a.m.

The deadline to apply for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources online applications for the 2016 Public Alligator Hunting season and the Wildlife Management Area Alligator Hunting Season is at 11:59 p.m. on June 15. Applications are accepted online at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html.

Ground breaking tomorrow for Gold Star Family Memorial Monument

Monday, June 13, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Ceremonial ground breaking event for a new monument that will be built to recognize and honor South Carolina Gold Star families who have sacrificed a loved one in support of America’s freedom through every conflict since World War I.

Horticulture Hotline - Fight back against hungry Japanese beetles

Sunday, June 12, 2016 5:33 a.m.

Japanese beetles have emerged from the ground and are munching down on our ornamental plants like there is no tomorrow, leaving behind lace-like foliage everywhere they dine. The warm weather has also caused cockroaches to move inside for a little air conditioning (can you blame them?), and the calls are rolling in about chinch bugs and fleas.

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