A new life: LifeBridge Church opens its doors UPDATED

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:13 a.m.

Easter Sunday is a day of rebirth, of renewal, which is especially the case for one local church.

Community Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Why wear white this Memorial Day, when you can wear pink? Come out and support local breast cancer survivors and their families at the 11th annual Share Our Suzy “fun-raiser” at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, May 23, starting at 5 p.m.

Pinckney students step through the looking glass

Monday, March 30, 2015 6:02 a.m.

The Charles Pinckney Kaleidoscope students recently performed “Alice in Wonderland.”

See Holy City’s sacred spaces

Monday, March 30, 2015 7:53 a.m.

The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston (C-JC) is sponsoring the first of several planned tours of Charleston’s houses of worship. These will be free, guided tours with overviews presented at each site.

County parks seeking lifeguard candidates for summer

Sunday, March 29, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard this summer? The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is seeking candidates for its award-winning lifesaving team.

Five East Cooper youth earn coveted rank of Eagle Scout

Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:48 p.m.

“It was the best experience of my life,” was echoed by each scout as they shared sometimes harrowing stories of their scouting journeys. …

Help support Wando student’s mission trip

Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:08 a.m.

One Wando High School student has embarked on an unusual journey. Using the Spanish that she learned at Laing Middle School and Wando High School, Lara Tedesco traveled to Peru last year as an exchange student during her high school junior year. Sponsored by the North Charleston Rotary Club and under their leadership, she was sent to Iquitos, Peru, …

Chase After a Cure hosts new team fundraiser

Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:27 a.m.

Even if you don’t know the difference between a “strike” and a “split,” you can help in the fight against childhood cancer at the first Bowling After a Cure. Chase After a Cure, which raises money for childhood cancer research, is hosting a team fundraising event and celebration from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, …

Local celebrity dancers compete at Oxygen Ball

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:33 a.m.

The sold-out 2015 Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball presented by The Vendue raised more than $230,000 towards the mission of the American …

Local nonprofit hosts golf tournament fundraiser to support struggling Lowcountry residents and promote self-sufficiency

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host their 22rd Annual Golf Tournament on April 22, 2015 at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on John’s Island. This tournament provides most sponsors with the unique opportunity to market your business on the tee box of your sponsored hole. Thus, allowing you to meet current and potential clients …

Community Happenings

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:35 p.m.

Cooper River Baptist Church, located at 1059 Crawford St. in North Charleston, is having their sixth annual Spring Tea and Luncheon Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lowcountry Local First launches 4th Annual Eat Local Month April 1-30

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:47 a.m.

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) kicks-off its 4th annual Eat Local Month April 1st. Presented by Limehouse Produce, Eat Local Month is a Lowcountry Local First initiative to raise awareness of the positive community benefits of supporting lowcountry farms and food businesses. Throughout the month, LLF will provide educational opportunities and events …

Living with MS and how you can help UPDATED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Being diagnosed with an incurable disease at the age of 50 was a devastating shock to me. After experiencing numbness on my left side and double vision, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). I had so many questions and fears. My main worry was whether I would end up in a wheelchair. I was determined, though, that I would not let MS ruin or …

Mount Pleasant honors Eagle Scout

Monday, March 23, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Blake Ellis, a member of the Boy Scout Troop 11 and resident of Mount Pleasant, earned the honorable rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the …

MUSC Children’s Hospital celebrates Child Life Month

Monday, March 23, 2015 12:10 p.m.

MUSC Children’s Hospital celebrates Child Life Month at the Horseshoe on Thursday with the “Food Trucks and Fun” event! Information on services provided by MUSC’s Child Life Specialists will be available, as well as fun activities and games for adults and children alike. Join us in the Horseshoe for food trucks, ladder …

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity selected as 2015 Blessing of the Fleet beneficiary

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Continuing the festival’s longstanding tradition of supporting local nonprofits, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) has been selected as the beneficiary of the 28th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter.

5K set to benefit mothers in need

Monday, March 23, 2015 7:16 a.m.

The Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina P.U.S.H. 5K and 1-mile run/walk will be held Saturday, April 11, at James Island County Park with the 5K starting at 10 a.m. and the 1-mile run/walk beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Brabham named Woman of the Year

Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) is pleased to announce the CWIT 2015 Women of the Year, Elizabeth Brabham, general manager of Wando Trucking.

Eat local and win big

Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:37 p.m.

As part of the fourth annual Eat Local Month, sign up is now open for Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, which will take place during the month of April and is open to businesses and individuals. The goal of the Eat Local Challenge is to help consumers make the shift in their choices and their spending towards local sources in …

Bowl with the Battery, benefit Special Olympics

Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:55 a.m.

Battery fans can honor the memory of a former member of the club while raising money in support of Special Olympics by signing up for the Derek …

Local transplant recipient takes on Kidney Walk

Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.

One in eight South Carolinians has chronic kidney disease and South Carolina is fifth in the nation with the number of patients on dialysis. One of …

Daniel Island Farmers’ Market returns May 7

Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:56 a.m.

The 2015 Daniel Island Farmers’ Market returns for its seventh year on Thursday, May 7, to the same location as last year on Seven Farms Drive …

Girl Scouts learn a sweet lesson

Friday, March 20, 2015 6:54 a.m.

JBE students aid coastal conservation through new program

Friday, March 20, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Students at James B. Edwards Elementary School (JBE) are helping preserve the Lowcountry’s coast through the “From Seeds To Shore Line” (FS2S) program. The statewide program is part of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium’s coastal revitalization project in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural …

John and Laura McMaster celebrate 50th anniversary

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:47 p.m.

Laura and John McMaster will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 20.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:54 p.m.

Calling all tweens – finally there is a free program offered just for girls ages 8-13. Come for a night of crafts, cooking, life-skills activities, Bible study and just plain fun at Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church. Spend the evening or bring your sleeping bag and spend the night under adult ladies’ supervision. The program …

The Countdown Begins For the Biggest Walk Ever

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:46 p.m.

Water Missions International to host Walk downtown on March 21

Cotton Wedding to support veterans relief fund

Monday, March 16, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Watch a mock wedding, catch the latest bridal trends and meet a wide range of vendors, all while helping veterans in the Lowcountry. The Citadel …

Trident Tech announces exciting youth camps

Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:04 a.m.

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is accepting registrations for the 2015 Kids’ College …

Mount Pleasant schools checkmate state tourney

Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:52 p.m.

For the first time in more than 50 years, the South Carolina Scholastic Chess Championships were hosted in Mount Pleasant, on Feb. 28 at Pinckney …

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