Articles by: Charleston Currents

CALENDAR, June 15+: Yappy Hour, Juneteenth, more

CALENDAR, June 15+: Yappy Hour, Juneteenth, more

On the calendar for June 15, 2015, and beyond: Yappy Hour returns, Juneteenth, Carolina Day, July 4, Big Book Sale, more

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Etchings from an 1880 magazine.

HISTORY: Ever wonder why it’s called Ashley PHOSPHATE Road?

S.C. Encyclopedia | The South Carolina phosphate mining industry began after the Civil War and dominated world production in the 1880s. Mining began in late 1867 on plantations near Charleston after the gentlemen-scientists Francis S. Holmes and St. Julien Ravenel and the chemists N. A. Pratt and C. U. Shepard discovered that local “stinking stones” contained unusually high amounts of bone phosphate of lime (BPL).

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Full issue, 6/15: Independence Day, Boeing video, more

Full issue, 6/15: Independence Day, Boeing video, more

In our June 15, 2015, issue, we offer a look at myriad things to do to celebrate Independence Day. Andy Brack shares a cool new Boeing video. And we’ve got a lot of Good News in our section of news briefs.

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FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

Staff reports | Looking for what to do on July 4? The Lowcountry, with one of the nation’s longest and strongest links to American history, offers everything from fireworks viewing and partying to a special history fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

The history fair, which is free with regular admission from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4, will showcase 24 historic organizations and institutions, including Fort Moultrie, site of the nation’s first victory of the Revolutionary War. Lots of people also spend part of Independence Day wandering the beaches and streets of coastal communities …

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The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: Council vote on libraries to be June 16

Charleston County Council is expected to vote Tuesday evening on locations for new libraries for James Island and West Ashley. Also: Google milestone, Joe Lasaght, home energy savings

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MYSTERY:  Where’s this construction?

MYSTERY: Where’s this construction?

It appears to be steel, and in some intricate pattern. Now tell us where you think this piece of construction is located, and its significance. Send your entries to editor@charlestoncurrents.com and be sure to include where you live.

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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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