New book celebrates romance, Lowcountry cooking

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:59 a.m.

South Carolina native, Kim Boykin recently released her new novel “Palmetto Moon.” The story takes place in Charleston and features …

Former teacher seeks District 2 seat

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:47 a.m.

Rindy Ryan, a former elementary school teacher and mother of three children enrolled in Berkeley County public schools, announced she is seeking the Berkeley County School Board District 2 seat. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Washington …

MUSC, UNC-CH testing diabetes outreach facilitated by iPad technology

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:54 a.m.

Researchers aim to reduce hospital readmission for patients in rural Bamberg County

Dine out at Sweet CeCe’s to help end childhood hunger

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:56 p.m.

In America, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger. This September, Sweet CeCe's is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our …

Keeping the spirit alive – Lowcountry businessmen saved our ship

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:00 p.m.

The spirits of Lowcountry residents were uplifted last month when it was announced that South Carolina's very own tall ship would remain in native …

This week in the Civil War

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:22 p.m.

This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Aug. 24: South Carolina fighting, violence in Kansas.

Stark warning could save lives of dogs and children

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:55 a.m.

On the heels of the recent incident at the East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant in which nine dogs died after being left unattended in a hot …

Feds find strong opinions about drilling off SC

Monday, August 18, 2014 8:59 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolinians are sharing strong and sharply different opinions with the federal government about the prospect of oil derricks going up off the state’s coast.

Fun facts about C of C class of 2018

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:42 p.m.

The College of Charleston welcomes the class of 2018 and you might even recognize some of them.

SEWE 2015 featured artist selected

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is proud to announce that Grant Hacking has been selected as Featured Artist for the 2015 event.

SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:05 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project.

SC gets $2 million to help homeless veterans

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:12 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Administration is awarding $2 million to seven counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry to assist homeless veterans.

Santee Cooper extends invasive plant aerial treatment

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

Santee Cooper will continue to conduct helicopter treatments using Environmental Protection Agency-approved aquatic herbicides in lakes Marion and Moultrie through Aug. 22, targeting the invasive aquatic plant, the crested floating heart. The original end date of Aug. 15 was extended due to poor weather conditions.

Feds probe cause of plane crash that killed 2

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:12 a.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of a small plane crash that killed two men in Mount Pleasant.

$400,000 to the Carolinas to gauge offshore sand

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:56 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting $400,000 to evaluate offshore sand deposits that could be used to routinely rebuild beaches or help the coast recover if another severe storm hits.

$300M development expected at Patriots Point

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:37 a.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston developer has been selected to develop 50 acres of high ground property at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in what is expected to be a $300 million investment over a decade.

ECMC appoints new chief nursing officer

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.

East Cooper Medical Center has announced Terri Harris as its new chief nursing officer. Harris will provide leadership for the nursing and professional teams to insure consistent, high-quality care delivery for the 130-bed acute-care hospital.

CFW launches 8th annual Emerging Designer Competition

Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week (CFW), one of the leading fashion weeks in the U.S., is launching their eighth annual Emerging Designer Competition: East presented by Benefitfocus. CFW's Emerging Designer Competition started as a local competition for Charleston-based aspiring designers but has grown into a pathway to national success …

Children’s Museum receives $35K in grants

Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) announced that it has received gifts totaling $35,000 from PNC Bank and the South Carolina Ports Authority to support several free events at the Children's Museum in the 2014-2015 school year for Lowcountry children and their grown-ups.

Charleston County lifeguards showcase skills at regional competition

Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Lifeguards from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) beach parks spent two days in North Myrtle Beach showcasing their skills while competing in the South Atlantic Lifeguard Association (SALA) Championships held on July 9 and 10. The team, composed of 15 ocean rescue lifeguards, took home fourth overall in the “A” …

MPW chairman receives public officials certification

Saturday, August 16, 2014 1:00 p.m.

It's critical that public officials understand utility operations and finance to help make informed decisions. For that reason, the American Water Works Associations offers public officials the opportunity to participate in a three-day certification program. The program is designed to help elected or public officials better understand key water …

Exchange Club awards patriotism

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:15 a.m.

No symbol inspires respect and love of country more than the American flag.

This week in print: Building the Cooper River Bridge

Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.

We hope that everyone enjoyed our 50th anniversary special section in last week's paper. We've gotten a great response from it and the section serves …

Town officials begin public outreach meetings

Friday, August 15, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Mount Pleasant officials and staff kicked off a series of public outreach meetings at the Mount Pleasant Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center last week.

Fiber Speed Dating event Aug. 16

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:52 p.m.

Join the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild this Saturday, Aug. 16, for an interesting and fun program of “Fiber Speed Dating.” Learn the following fiber arts techniques: weaving, Tunisian crochet, bobbin lace, origami, silk painting, rug hooking and more.

Back to school bash

Friday, August 15, 2014 10:31 a.m.

Visitors to the Macaroni Kid Back to school bash on August 15 will be able to gather information from a variety of local business as well as participate in our free kid’s activities taking place outside of Harbor Breeze Restaurant.

Red Cross recognizes Mount Pleasant ‘Heroes for Fire Victims’

Friday, August 15, 2014 1:00 p.m.

The Heroes for Fire Victims campaign is a way for the community – individuals, businesses, clubs and civic groups – to support a family …

21st annual Charleston Cup Nov. 9

Friday, August 15, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Started by the South Carolina Jockey Club in 1986, the Charleston Cup is much more than just a horse race. The cup is the social event of the season and definitely not to be missed.

Fleet Feet, Asics present RunSafer

Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:21 p.m.

On Sept. 8, locally owned and operated Fleet Feet Sports Mount Pleasant will host the nationally acclaimed RunSafer workshop in its store, taught by two-time Olympic distance runner Todd Williams. Williams, who is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, created the program to teach safety techniques and self-defense maneuvers specifically to …

Local businesses invited to work at Local Works every Friday

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

In celebration of Global Coworking Week, Lowcountry Local First (LLF) announces “Free Coworking Fridays” during the entire month of August starting Aug. 8.

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