Peace Corps announces changes to application, selection process

Friday, July 25, 2014 9:36 a.m.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced sweeping changes to the agency’s application process that will make applying to the Peace Corps …

RIDEdwin returns this Saturday UPDATED

Friday, July 25, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Edwin Gardner thought it was cool, fun and efficient to get around Charleston on his bike. Plenty of other Charleston residents feel the same way. …

Mayor Page elected to the Association of S.C. Mayors

Friday, July 25, 2014 7:22 a.m.

The Association of South Carolina Mayors recently met at the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s 74th annual meeting to elect new officers and board members. Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page was elected a new board member for a three-year term.

Air Force: Charleston air base to lose 19 slots

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:38 p.m.

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Air Force is cutting 19 positions at Joint Base Charleston as it reduces its major headquarters by about 3,400 jobs in a bid to save $1.6 billion.

Poetry Society of S.C. announces 2014-15 Board of Officers and Committee Chairs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:47 a.m.

The Poetry Society of South Carolina is pleased to announced the 2014-15 Board of Officers and Committee Chairs.  The Board of Officers were elected by the membership at the annual business meeting May 9, 2014 at the Charleston Library Society.  Committee Chairs are appointed annually by the president.

Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:49 p.m.

BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

This week in print – A glance at the past

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:53 a.m.

Sept. 30, 1981, Moultrie News reporter David Scott sat down with local business owner Linda Page to relay the history of her parents’ business to …

Planning commission shoots down Belle Point plan, height allowances

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:24 a.m.

The subject of manageable growth was front and center at Wednesday's Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Commission meeting. Major decisions were made regarding recommendations for a lowered height allowance for buildings along the Coleman-Ben Sawyer Boulevard section of the Urban Corridor Overlay District as well as the proposed Belle Point …

Tourism to local national parks creates $47.5 million

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:55 p.m.

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 863,316 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in 2013 spent $47.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 675 jobs in the local area.

Updates throughout with details of planned museum, reaction, historical background.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Museum to be built in SC where slaves entered US

Local bike shops partner with My City Bikes

Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant and Charleston Bicycle Co. have teamed up with the My City Bikes project to help improve individual and environmental health in Charleston.

Petition hopeful submits signatures to face Scott

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:31 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Mount Pleasant businesswoman has submitted signatures to run as a petition challenger to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

Mount Pleasant Police Department rescues baby deer UPDATED


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:27 p.m.

A baby deer was rescued outside of a home in Hamlin Plantation off of Rifle Range Road yesterday by the Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD). The …

Team to examine 911 Center’s public safety standards

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:07 a.m.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on July 28 to examine all aspects of the Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

2014 MPBA Expo hopes to duplicate 2013 success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:08 a.m.

How will this year's Mount Pleasant Business and Community Expo be different from last year's version? It won't, for the most part, according to expo …

All systems go for new Apollo 8 exhibit at Patriots Point

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:08 a.m.

The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is taking visitors on a ride to the moon in their all-new interactive and immersive Apollo 8 Mission …

On Vacation – Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:13 p.m.

State Museum opens one-of-a-kind facility

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:46 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16 in the state’s capital, …

Red Cross issues urgent call for donors

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:58 p.m.

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Driver involved in fatality identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:50 p.m.

Motorists experienced delays on Hwy. 17 North at Hamlin Road yesterday. According to a statement released by the Mount Pleasant Police Department, At …

Sea turtle returns home after full recovery

By Ciapha Dennis

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Over a year ago, Briar the loggerhead sea turtle was found covered in barnacles, stranded on the coast of Myrtle Beach. Extremely underweight and …

IOP Rec. hosts volleyball camp

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:47 a.m.

ECCO, MUSC and Roper St. Francis unite for new initiative UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:47 a.m.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) announces Partners in HealthCare, a new initiative serving low-income, uninsured adults that offers access to health care at no cost to the patient. In collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina's College of Nursing and Department of Family Medicine, and Roper St. Francis Healthcare, the …

‘Taste of the World’ coming to Mount Pleasant this November

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The ninth installment of “Taste of the World,” the Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society's largest annual fundraiser, is coming to Alhambra Hall on Thursday, Nov. 13. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society (ChaPSS), an organization that welcomes and serves the needs of thousands of …

Lt. Governor McGill visits Mount Pleasant Senior Center

Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 p.m.

South Carolina's new lieutenant governor, J. Yancey McGill, visited the Town of Mount Pleasant's Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center Wednesday on …

Lowcountry farming doc to debut this fall

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Ru Concept, Inc., announced the premiere of the Charleston-based, food-centric documentary “Overalls and Aprons.” The film will explore sustainable farming through the lens of eight celebrated chefs and beloved Lowcountry farmers and fisherman in Charleston, South Carolina.

Legendary 1st Marine Division to reunite in Charleston

Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The 67th annual reunion of the veterans of the legendary “Blue Diamond Division,” the 1st Marine Division, will be conducted in Charleston, South Carolina during the week of Aug. 11-17.

This Week in Print – Two forts built to withstand

Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:11 p.m.

At the end of June, 1978, Fort Moultrie buried the remains of the man for whom the fort was named. In a pomp and circumstance ceremony, Maj. Gen. …

Free ‘Back to Work’ mortgage loan program workshop

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Family Services, Inc. (FSI) is offering a valuable program to help individuals who have lost their home get back into a home. On July 24 from 6-8 p.m, FSI will host free informational workshops on the Federal Housing Administration's “Back to Work” mortgage loan program. This program is available to homeowners who have lost their homes …

LWV host evening with Shelby Knox

Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.

On Sunday, July 27, join the Charleston Area League of Women Voters (LWV) for the screening of an award-winning film on sex education and meet the woman whose story is told in this film. “The Education of Shelby Knox” will be shown at the Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, from 5-7 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 23, 12:13 p.m.

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