Local athletes compete in Special Olympics

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:31 p.m.

Seven Special Olympics athletes and their coaches/partners from the Charleston area sharpened their games at Patriots Point Links in preparation for competing in the South Carolina Fall Special Olympics Games held Oct. 10-11.

Island to hold special election

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:18 a.m.

The Town of Sullivan’s Island will host a special election to fill the seat of mayor, after the recent passing of Mike Perkis.

This week in print – Wando welcomes new stadium

Friday, October 24, 2014 9:48 a.m.

Next month, voters will go to the polls to decide on an extension to a 1 percent, six-year sales tax originally passed in 2010 for countywide capital …

Students spend day studying Shem Creek

Friday, October 24, 2014 9:49 a.m.

As a portion of Dr. Barbara Beckingham’s “Pollution in the Environment” course at the College of Charleston’s Environmental Studies program, students …

Injunction sought against S.C. gay marriage ban

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:29 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina couple is asking a federal judge for an order that could clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state.

Ride for Wreaths happening this weekend

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:36 p.m.

As a part of their Wreaths Across America sponsorship, the Marion Marauders Society is holding a fundraising motorcycle event this Saturday, Oct. 25. The event, “Ride for Wreaths,” will start at Lowcountry Harley Davidson in North Charleston and take participants through 100 miles of Lowcountry roads and end with an “after-ride” party in Mount …

SCRA awards local companies

Friday, October 24, 2014 4:10 p.m.

SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch program presented big checks to Charleston-area companies Moondog Animation and PharmRight at the recent Silicon Harbor Shindig networking event. The big check ceremony formally honors and congratulates companies on their investment closings. PharmRight received investment approval in May and Moondog in August. …

MPPD offers Halloween safety tips

Friday, October 24, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Oct. 31 is around the corner and the Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to offer the following safety tips for a safe and enjoyable celebration.

Social Security announces 1.7 percent benefit increase for 2015

Friday, October 24, 2014 2:18 p.m.

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today.

Limehouse Produce, Clemson partnership benefits local farms

Friday, October 24, 2014 4:14 p.m.

Limehouse Produce and Clemson University created a partnership three years ago to address the obstacles facing local farms seeking GAP certification.

Local researcher receives grant from Lupus Foundation

Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus, announced four grants that will allow lupus investigators to continue critical lupus research. Another grant will be used to develop a groundbreaking diagnostic tool for children with lupus-related kidney inflammation, or lupus nephritis. …

Secretary of State Hammond issues $1 million fine against professional fundraiser UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:56 p.m.

Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that his office has issued a fine against professional solicitor Strategic Fundraising Inc. in the amount of $1,054,000 for numerous violations of the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.

Feast of the Fishes set for Dec. 11

Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:06 p.m.

The Local Palate magazine and Cannon Green present an evening with esteemed chefs celebrating sustainable seafood and holiday pairings. Five renowned Southern chefs will participate and each will prepare a course of the family-style meal throughout the evening. The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cocktails will …

South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association seeking new members

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:52 a.m.

Sheriff Al Cannon of Charleston County excitedly announced the 2014 Fall Membership Drive for the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association would soon be underway. Sheriff Cannon went on to explain that he is an active member of the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association and invited the citizens of Charleston County to join the Association as an Honorary …

Palmetto Goodwill to host hiring event UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:43 p.m.

Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by Arby's to conduct a hiring event on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Palmetto Goodwill Community Service …

Are you listening? – Our Community Listens provides communication training UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Many of the communication pitfalls that cause havoc in our relationships come from violating the basic principle of being quick to listen and slow to …

Development halt to be considered - Councilman to propose building permit allocation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:57 a.m.

By Sully Witte

EcoHealth hosts ‘Breasts and Brunch Open House’ UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

EcoHealth Wellness Center and Detox Spa will host “Breasts and Brunch Open House” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1051 …

Parents learn tips and strategies

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:42 p.m.

What do you do when your kids are bickering in the backseat of the car? Refusing to do homework? Experimenting with drugs and alcohol? These questions and more were addressed at a recent community event featuring nationally certified parent coach Christine Donavan and a panel of local experts including Lucy Beckham, Wando principal; Michael …

Local man sues for defamation and wrongful termination

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:51 a.m.

Bryan Crabtree and ADC Engineering are being sued by local resident Jim Owens.

Charleston Women in International Trade hosts auction

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:53 p.m.

Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) hosts its ninth annual fundraiser to support higher education scholars. The event will be held at energetic 10 Storehouse Row on the former Navy Base on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m.

Moultrie News celebrates Community Day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:12 a.m.

Once again, the Moultrie News hosted a successful celebration in honor of the newspaper's 50th anniversary.

Planning commission to hear high-density development proposal today at 4 p.m. UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:19 p.m.

A special planning commission meeting is scheduled today at 4 p.m. to approve a high-density development on Vincent Drive right off of Coleman Boulevard. The proposed plan calls for a four-story, multi-family building plus seven attached townhouses to be built on a half-acre lot. The request is for approval of Preliminary Plat for Tract G, …

SEWE general admission tickets now on sale

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) general admission tickets for the 2015 event are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $10 to $40 and are available for purchase on www.sewe.com. A special 15 percent off promotion will run through Oct. 31 with the code “SEWE15.” The 33rd annual event will open Feb. 13 and close Feb. 15 at nine …

Charter high school possibly coming to Mount Pleasant UPDATED

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:21 a.m.

It’s no secret that East Cooper’s only public high school is overcrowded – and that’s even with the availability of a handful of private schools in …

Corps holds meeting on Charleston Harbor deepening

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:17 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is meeting with the public to discuss the half-billion dollar deepening of the Charleston Harbor shipping channel.

Charleston named No. 1 City in US

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:06 p.m.

For the fourth year, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler have voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City. Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the city also ranked No. 2 in the world by Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards.

Chick-fil-A Corn Maze at Boone Hall Plantation receives national attention

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:22 p.m.

The Chick Fil-A Corn Maze at Boone Hall Plantation got national attention Friday when a shout out to Boone Hall Plantation and the two Chick-fil-A operations in Mt. Pleasant and North Mt. Pleasant was posted on the corporate Facebook page that has over 7.6 million followers. 

Isle of Palms seafront condos appeal seawall fine

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:21 p.m.

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — An Isle of Palms condominium complex is appealing a heavy fine for what state regulators say is an illegal seawall.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault expands social media campaign

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:20 p.m.

To increase awareness of the issues of domestic and sexual violence in local communities, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) will expand its social media campaign with the hashtag #SCSaysNoMore. By encouraging community members and direct service agencies to use #SCSaysNoMore on their issue- …

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