Berkeley County Receives Bond Rating Increase

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler announced today that top credit-rating agency Standard and Poor’s has raised the bond ratings for the county’s utility bonds to ‘AA,’ up from ‘AA-.’ The ‘AA’ rating is only two upgrades away from the highest rating of ‘AAA.’

MPFD presents Turkey Frying Safety Video UPDATED

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:41 p.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Fire Department have released a video to help make sure people are safe when frying or cooking …

Preliminary Summary Findings on the Causes of District Overexpenditures

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:01 a.m.

As has previously been reported, in reconciling the fiscal year 2015 finances, the Charleston County School District calculated that revenues fell short of expectations by $9,365,652. At the same time, expenditures exceeded the final budget by $8,750,450.

The Queen is Coming to Charleston- princes and princesses invited

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:41 p.m.

Her most gracious royal majesty Queen Charlotte, wife to King George III, is coming to Charleston (although she calls it Charles Town). The Queen has …

Owens and Haynie to be sworn in Monday at 8 a.m.Mayors makes new committee assignments

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:36 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page will swear in two new councilman Monday morning at 8 a.m. The swearing in will take place in Building A where committee meetings are traditionally held. Jim Owens and will Haynie will take the oath of office just before committee meetings begin at 8:15 a.m.

Troopers urge motorists to slow down, buckle up and prepare for congested traffic this Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:19 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to pack some extra patience as traffic will likely be heavy this Thanksgiving …

Lowcountry treasure ready to return to her berth - The Easy Lady restoration almost complete

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:49 a.m.

The Easy Lady has belonged solely to Cpt. Kenneth Ezell for 10 years.

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows call for artists

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, LLC is issuing a call for fine craft artists to participate in the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows, which will be held May 27-29 and June 3-5, 2015. This will be the 37th year for these shows, which are part of the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a 17-day city-wide arts festival produced by the City of Charleston …

Postal Service Letters FROM Santa Program ramps up

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:33 p.m.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, …

Palmetto Carriage Works sets the pace for the holidays - pre and post

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:12 a.m.

Palmetto Carriage Works, the oldest carriage company to offer guided horse and mule-drawn tours in the historic city of Charleston, S.C., will be …

This Week in Print - A Who’s Who of East Cooper

Monday, November 23, 2015 7:10 a.m.

In 1978 more than 8,000 copies of the Moultrie News were delivered each week. The newspaper had rooted itself into the community as the trusted …

Announcing the winners of Perfect Pitch

Monday, November 23, 2015 11:49 a.m.

Two teams each received $10,000 grand prize

Waterworks’ Moody’s Rating Improves

Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:36 a.m.

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) from Aa2 to Aa1 rating.

Make-your-own holiday ornaments

Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:40 p.m.

Holiday decorating is a big part of the holiday season. Bins are taken out of the attic or garage, and decorations are once again given their …

Come to Archie’s Table

Sunday, November 22, 2015 7:26 a.m.

Have you ever wanted to have a meal with a true hero? Archie’s Table on Wednesday mornings usually starts off with hot coffee, bacon, fresh …


Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:24 p.m.

New Year’s Eve is a festive occasion, full of lavish parties or more intimate gatherings at home where food and drink are important components …

World AIDS Day shines lights on HIV epidemic in Charleston

Friday, November 20, 2015 9:02 a.m.

While the HIV epidemic may seem like something that happens in other places, the numbers show HIV is very much an epidemic hitting the Lowcountry. On …

Public input sought for SLED Accreditation

Friday, November 20, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Comments from the public and agency employees are welcomed as the S.C. Law Enforcement Division undergoes an onsite review as part of its accreditation process by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (GALEA).

Celebrity Chili Cook-off this Saturday

Friday, November 20, 2015 10:16 a.m.

The 2015 Chili Cook-off & Oyster Roast is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Citadel Football Stadium from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and more than 100 teams have signed-up to participate.

Miss Mary at 100 - no ordinary woman UPDATED



Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:24 a.m.

Looking back across the years, Mary McConnell sees herself as ordinary, a shy girl who grew up, got married and lived a long and happy life. She …

Bottles Beverage Superstore rare whiskey auction

Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:33 p.m.

Bottles Beverages Superstore is hosting a 2015 Rare Whiskey Silent Auction. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9am, ending on Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., …

Clemson seeking nominations for Outstanding Agricultural Alumni

Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:12 p.m.

Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the board of directors of the Agricultural Alumni Organization are seeking nominations of outstanding alumni for three significant awards -- the Professional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Young Alumni Award.

On-Ramp construction underway along Longpoint Road

Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:50 p.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant is improving the intersection of Longpoint Road at the I-526 west bound on ramp by extending the existing ramp and creating a dedicated right turn lane. The limits of the construction are from Belle Hall Parkway to the I-526 intersection.

2015 Parade of Boats calls for registrations UPDATED

Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:50 a.m.

The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron today is seeking captains, pleasure boaters and boating club members from power, sailing and fishing clubs …

Delinquent tax sale to take place Dec. 7 for Charleston County

Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:32 a.m.

Tax sale details online: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/delinquent-tax/tax-sale.php

South Carolina Ports Authority container volume up seven percent

Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:29 p.m.

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced a fiscal year-to-date container volume increase of seven percent, with 678,033 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled since July.

EWTN launches on Berkeley Cable in Moncks Corner and Daniel Island UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:13 p.m.

EWTN Global Catholic Network is pleased to announce that it has just been made available to Berkeley Cable TV/Home Telecom customers in Moncks Corner and Daniel Island. EWTN will be available 24 hours a day on channel 114, while EWTN HD will be available on channel 342.

Holiday Festival of Lights Kicks off its 26th year

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:21 p.m.

Awards presented to the Giant Greeting Card and Gingerbread House Finalists

Tennis legends coming to Volvo Cars Open

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The 2016 PowerShares Series tour, a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary icons and world-renowned champions, is coming to Charleston as part of the Volvo Cars Open on Saturday, April 9th.

Public Workshop for Mount Pleasant Property Located on Rifle Range Road

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:31 a.m.

The public is invited to talk about the development of 245 acres of land on Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant.

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