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East Cooper Girl Scout goes for gold

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:08 p.m.

Caitlyn Richardson, an East Cooper resident and member of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, officially earned her Gold Award recently. In light …

Bipartisan, bicameral group introduces Cuba Travel Bill

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:45 p.m.

In the House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will introduce on Monday the “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.” It is the companion bill to its Senate counterpart introduced today by Jeff Flake (AZ) and Patrick Leahy (VT). The bill simply removes the travel ban to Cuba that …

Journalist and author to speak at Citadel

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:05 p.m.

International journalist and author Lisa Barr, writer of the award-winning, historical-fiction thriller FUGITIVE COLORS (Arcade Publishing), will be speaking at Bond Hall Auditorium at the Citadel (Military College of South Carolina), 171 Moultrie Street in Charleston, on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free. (Directions to the event: …

Free tax prep offered by Trident United Way

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:22 a.m.

Thousands of Lowcountry residents pay large sums of money and leave millions of dollars of tax credits unclaimed because they don’t file tax returns or because they hire the wrong people to do it for them.

Driving new industry – Zubie opens new headquarters in Mt. Pleasant

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The ability to drive has always been a symbol of freedom (just ask any kid who recently earned their license). Unfortunately, a lot of anxiety can …

Forest cleanup looking for volunteers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The USDA and PalmettoPride will host the annual cleanup of the Francis Marion National Forest on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are wanted to help clean up litter and illegal dumpsites spread throughout the forest’s 260,000 acres. Since 2003, more than 1,650 volunteers have removed approximately 216 tons of trash from the …

TV chef Vivian Howard visits Charleston

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Southern Season is pleased to host chef Vivian Howard for an exclusive cooking demonstration and meet-and-greet on Friday, Feb. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. …

Boeing VP of engineering keynote speaker for Charleston Engineers’ event

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:33 p.m.

2015 Charleston Engineers Joint Council’s annual banquet at The Citadel Feb. 17

IOP Ways and Means outlines parking plan to-do list

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:29 p.m.

Last week the Isle of Palms Ways and Means Committee laid out the city’s beach access parking plan to-do list. In order to properly implement the paid parking plan on the island, officials must first accomplish the following tasks:

Fashion journalist, tv host, and author Louise Roe to emcee; leading designer Carlos Campos to be featured designer at Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:38 p.m.

Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion WeekŪ (CFW), one of the leading fashion weeks in the U.S., announces that fashion journalist Louise Roe will emcee the Saturday Night Fashion Finale on March 21, 2015 and Designer Carlos Campos will be that evening’s Featured Designer. Saturday evening includes the finals of the Emerging Designer …

Airline introduces convenient link between Charleston and Central Florida

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:16 p.m.

Silver Airways is introducing a new and convenient link between Charleston and Central Florida. Starting March 19, the airline will offer daily nonstop service between Charleston and Orlando, and between Charleston and Tampa. In addition to the nonstop service, the new flights from Charleston are designed to offer travelers easy one-stop service …

Hope on Goat helps promote child welfare

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:24 p.m.

These days charity oyster roasts in the Lowcountry come a dime a dozen on the half shell, so you need something special to help set you apart from the crowd.

Detention Center hosts job fair, community event

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:01 p.m.

On Jan. 31, the Sheriff Cannon Detention Center will be working in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Occupational Health (CCOH) in sponsoring a job fair and community event for those individuals who are interesting in becoming a certified detention officer or looking to work in the medical field. During this job fair, food such as hot …

Suspicious package investigated near entrance to I’On - no threat detected

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:38 a.m.

Units have cleared from the scene in I’On where a suspicious package was being investigated.

Record-breaking year for giving back on Daniel Island

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:12 a.m.

The master-planned island town community of Daniel Island has established a community-wide legacy of giving back by using its transfer fee-funded …

PCA Lego team builds to victory

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:20 p.m.

On Dec. 6, Lego league team 2240, The Brick Bosses, won the Mount Pleasant regional competition. The team consisted of fifth- through eighth-graders …

Charleston VA continues to achieve 5-Star rating, top 10% nationwide ranking while becoming sixth fastest growing VA in U.S.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:16 a.m.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA was again rated a 5-Star medical center, the highest possible rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model, and became the sixth fastest growing VA in the U.S. for percentage patient growth in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. This rating, which ranks the …

An ocean of possibility: Mount Pleasant native takes family on two-year sailing trip UPDATED

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Between demanding careers and long commutes, Philip and Aimee Nance felt like they were missing something. Barely able to spend time together with …

Matt Moore Announces Campaign for SCGOP Chairman; Garners Huge Statewide Support

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:37 a.m.

Matt Moore announced his campaign for re-election as Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. Moore is currently the youngest State Party Chairman in either of America’s two major political parties. He made the announcement at the quarterly meeting of the SCGOP’s State Executive Committee in Columbia.

Aging in Place Coalition joins national council

Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

To better serve the community and help individuals find the resources to age in place, the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition has become a …

Cold shelter to open tomorrow evening in Mount Pleasant

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Due to the cold weather forecast the Hibben UMC Emergency Cold Shelter (HECS) at 690 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant will be open Tuesday, Jan. 27. If the cold temperatures persist, it will also be open Wednesday, January 28. Warmer temperatures are predicted beginning Thursday.

Gov. Haley celebrates “South Carolina School Choice Week” – 149 events planned across Palmetto State

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:44 a.m.

Governor Nikki Haley has issued a proclamation officially recognizing Jan. 25-31, 2015 as South Carolina School Choice Week

Lowcountry Local First offers certificate in Sustainable Agriculture for farmer apprentices

Monday, January 26, 2015 10:59 a.m.

Lowcountry Local First is partnering with the College of Charleston Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) to expand upon Lowcountry Local First’s current Growing New Farmers apprentice program. In 2015, a new non-credit Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture will be offered to the participants of the program. The 5-month …

Charleston County wins award for Composter of the Year

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:40 p.m.

U.S. Composting Council recognizes the county’s compost program

Fleet Reserve toy drive a success

Monday, January 26, 2015 11:46 a.m.

Cancer center tech upgrades continue

Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:00 a.m.

New technology installed at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center’s Mount Pleasant location now offers improved imaging capabilities for patients, as well as several types of external beam radiation therapy. TrueBeam is an advanced cancer-treatment system offering the latest radiation therapy techniques, …

This Week in Print – The idea of recycling takes off in 1990

Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:00 a.m.

In July of 1990, the Sullivan’s Island Park Foundation was formed to assist in the restoration of the historic bandstand and surrounding …

Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market accepting applications

Saturday, January 24, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Applications for the 2015 season are now available for farmers and food vendors.

DNR director elected chair of Sea Grant Consortium

Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Col. Alvin A. Taylor, director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has been elected chair of South Carolina Sea Grant …

Local business leaders step up

Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Those who will lead the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) during the coming year officially took office at the association's monthly board …

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