Charleston County offers a free Small Business Bonding Workshop for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Register in advance for the Feb. 23 free workshop at: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/procurement/workshops.php

Proper discussion planned for heights and accessory dwelling units - going back to committee UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:18 p.m.

The Town Council of Mount Pleasant addressed tonight an item related to short-term rental properties. The agenda item, “Consideration of Accessory Dwelling Units and Short Term Rentals in Mount Pleasant” was a way to determine how to regulate accessory dwelling units, but may effect any kind of short term rentals. It was sent back …

Cotov named Mount Pleasant CFO

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:51 a.m.

Marcy Cotov was recently named Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Mount Pleasant. A former Executive Director for the Fauquier County Public …

SCE&G warns of late bill scam

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:05 p.m.

South Carolina Electric & Gas urges business and residential customers to be aware that scam artists are posing as SCE&G employees on telephone calls.

Mount Pleasant State of the Town Address

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:01 p.m.

By Mayor Linda Page

Charleston Animal Society PupBowl set for Saturday

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:49 a.m.

Sponsored by Belle Hall Shopping Center and PetSmart

Registration is open for 3 vs. 3 Jim Ryckman Senior Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:59 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department will host the 21st annual Jim Ryckman Senior Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 8 a.m., sponsored by Franke at Seaside and The Hoove. Games are held at MPRD’s Park West gym, 1251 Park West Blvd., and the tournament marks a chance for teams from across the Southeast to compete for …

Public Lottery for Kindergarten Applicants to Buist Academy

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:34 p.m.

In an effort to better serve our school choice families, Charleston County School District will be hosting a public lottery for the kindergarten applicants to Buist Academy.

Bands of Wando Shells & Scales UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 10:20 a.m.

February 6, 2016 - Bands of Wando Encore Alumni Association and Awendaw Green presented Shells & Scales Oyster Roast Community Event. Proceeds …

Mount Pleasant Team Spearheads Morris Sokol Acquisition

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:26 p.m.

In a joint venture between local investor/developer Vanderking, LLC (represented by Mt. Pleasant Native, Mike Shuler) and Wexford Capital LP of Greenwich CT and West Palm Beach, FL, the properties associated with iconic King Street furniture retailer “Morris Sokol” have traded hands after many years of speculation.

Gov. Haley and Pulitzer prize winner will speak at Citadel

Monday, February 8, 2016 3:10 p.m.

Two Greater Issues Series presentations will be held in coming weeks at The Citadel. The first will feature two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, …

South Carolina files Congressional Term Limits Resolution

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:49 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly has filed resolutions that would help bring about the Term Limits Convention, a new initiative to place term limits on members of Congress. By using Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures can team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment. The Term Limits Convention …

Red Cross has ‘emergency need’ for blood and platelet donations

Monday, February 8, 2016 11:03 a.m.

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.

Orthodox churches bless waters together

Sunday, February 7, 2016 5:39 a.m.

For the first time, all three Orthodox Churches of Charleston came together for the Great Blessing of the Waters at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront …

Help preserve the natural ecosystem

Sunday, February 7, 2016 5:33 a.m.

The Lowcountry Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society, in partnership with Charles Towne Landing, will hold a native plant sale on …

Town Crier - Officials want businesses to claim their true location as Mount Pleasant

Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:29 a.m.

Economic Development is a community driver. Amy Livingston, Business Development Officer for the Town of Mount Pleasant, told the Economic Development Committee that a new program will be launched to further the town’s commitment to help local businesses.

South Carolina officers trained on anti-meth technology

Friday, February 5, 2016 11:57 a.m.

This week, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA), in conjunction with Appriss, conducted three trainings across the state on the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which is the a real-time, stop-sale technology used to ensure that purchasers of pseudoephedrine (PSE) do not exceed their legal limit. These trainings …

Bring It On at Wando

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Students from Wando High School are taking Bring it On the musical to the stage of the Wando Performing Arts Center. In a collaboration between arts …

Oyster bash

Friday, February 5, 2016 11:21 a.m.

Thousands of people flocked to this year’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall on Sunday. The event is put on by the Greater Charleston …

Explore Caw Caw at new SEWE program Feb. 13

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:04 p.m.

Charleston County Parks part of 2016 Southeastern Wildlife Expo offerings

Council directs staff to seek appraisals for four parcels for Shem Creek Park Phase III

By Jake Lucas


Friday, February 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Town Council approved an amended motion that directs staff to perform due diligence on four parcels of land to the southeast of Shem …

Workshop to update the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Citizens will provide input on the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

IOP no parking signs prove to be a stick in the mud

By Jake Lucas


Friday, February 5, 2016 4:46 a.m.

City council passed a motion last week to award a contract to have 337 new signposts installed on the island to mark residential parking districts …

Celebrating 150 yearsLaing Middle School remembers those that came before

Friday, February 5, 2016 6:28 a.m.

Laing Middle School of Science and Technology kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration Friday. The Laing name and associated school have been a …

Free Ask-A-Lawyer web chats next week

Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:34 a.m.

The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host statewide web chats next week on Monday, Feb. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday Feb. 10, from 4-6 p.m.

Charleston County needs more poll managers for upcoming Presidential Preference Primaries

Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:39 a.m.

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 Presidential Preference Primaries (PPP) in the following locations:

Berkeley County to vote Monday on resolution opposing Guantanamo Bay Transfer to Hanahan

Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:13 a.m.

Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler has placed a resolution on Monday’s County Council meeting agenda that opposes the closing of Guantanamo Bay and opposes the transfer of terrorists to the Naval Brig in Hanahan.

When Isle of Palms was a small town in a tropical paradise

By Jake Lucas


Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:18 a.m.

One of the favorite facts about Isle of Palms among longtime locals is the city was built for working class folks.

100 teams set to compete in trebuchet competition

Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:03 p.m.

A record number of teams across South Carolina are preparing for the sixth annual Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition. The word has spread since …

New episodes of Charleston Antique Roadshow to air

Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:16 a.m.

Hit PBS Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Season

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