Articles by: Charleston Currents

Full issue, 6/8: Folly woman honored; Real estate

Full issue, 6/8: Folly woman honored; Real estate

In this week’s new issue, you can learn about the Folly Beach woman who was honored for innovation by President Obama. Andy Brack recalls times at Middleburg Plantation, New Real Estate columnist Doug Holmes offers good news about the local market. Good news, letters, a review and a Mystery Picture inside!

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The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: James Island library still in news

There’s been lots of back and forth over the last week about the location of the new James Island library, a story first featured in last week’s issue of Charleston Currents.

At issue is whether the new library, to be built with part of the revenues from a $108 million bond referendum passed overwhelmingly by county residents, should be in a location recommended by the library board of trustees or in a non-central island location on South Grimball Road backed by county council.

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LETTER:  Value of development

LETTER: Value of development

Darby letter: You, like so many others, [Brack, “State needs to stop kowtowing to developers“] are quick to be critical of Kiawah and seldom look on the positive side of the development.

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CALENDAR, June 8+: Frank novel, Carifest, more

CALENDAR, June 8+: Frank novel, Carifest, more

Coming up: Author Dottie Frank unveils a new novel June 10; Palliative care seminar, Carifest, Juneteenth; more.

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Watry with Mark Cuban

FOCUS: President honors Folly Beach woman for innovation

By Barry Waldman | Folly Beach resident Krissa Watry is inventing “The Internet of Toys.” President Obama has noticed and soon, your children are going to notice too. Watry joined President Obama and other emerging entrepreneurs from around the world for a ceremony recognizing young innovators at the White House on May 11. Watry is CEO of James Island-based Dynepic, which is inventing “The Internet of Toys.”

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HOLMES: Local residential real estate market is going gangbusters

HOLMES: Local residential real estate market is going gangbusters

By Doug Holmes | Amongst all of the other good news found on this site, I’m here to tell you about how fantastic the residential real estate market is doing. It’s one of the best markets in the U.S. right now. All of the other good news on this site is one of the primary reasons for that. Many people are deciding to move to Charleston and make it their new home. Some are looking for employment. Others are looking for a better lifestyle. And others have decided to retire here.
Let me just give you some numbers to think about. We are currently seeing the strongest buying activity in the history of Charleston’s real estate market. The best way to measure that is to look at the number of properties that go under contract in the tri-county MLS each week.

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MYSTERY: Where’s this mailbox?

MYSTERY: Where’s this mailbox?

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd sent along this photo wondering whether people knew where this creative mailbox was. First person with the correct answer wins a pair of vouchers for any RiverDogs’ game. Send your guess — and your name, hometown and contact information — to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

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Full issue, 6/1: James Island library, developers, tourism, poem

Full issue, 6/1: James Island library, developers, tourism, poem

Carol Tempel and Stewart Weinberg write how people should protest County Council’s initial decision to locate a new library in an unacceptable place on James Island; Andy Brack says the state should stop kowtowing to developers; Kyra Morris writes about tourism in Charleston; Joanna Crowell offers a Palmetto Poem; much more in this new issue, June 1, 2015.

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GOOD NEWS: Center for Women launches “Founder’s Lab”

GOOD NEWS: Center for Women launches “Founder’s Lab”

Have you thought about starting your own business, but just don’t know where to start? The path to your entrepreneurial future begins with Founder’s Lab, a new program through the S.C. Women’s Business Center (SCWBC) at the Center for Women. Founder’s Lab will take place in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville areas where the C4W currently has Women’s Business Center offices.

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LETTERS: Stop investing in ephemeral coastal infrastructure

LETTERS: Stop investing in ephemeral coastal infrastructure

The Folly Beach County Park restoration will benefit tourism and relieve parking congestion, and has received recognition from a trade association, wonderful! But the whole concept of building groins to relieve beach erosion, however the Army Corps of Engineers may wish to sell it, is a zero-sum game in which sands trapped on one side are excavated from the other.

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