Articles by: Charleston Currents

Latest on the calendar

Latest on the calendar

Chamber music, Anne Frank, Blithe Spirit, more

by · 02/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar, Good news
Mystery of the leaning barn

Mystery of the leaning barn

Nobody guessed the location of the green humanoid figure — err, Gumby — painted on the side of a building somewhere in Charleston. Want to try again? First to guess it wins a pair of passes to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

by · 02/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Two ways to sparkle on Valentine’s Day

Two ways to sparkle on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a way to spice up Valentine’s Day with something new? Here are two special deliveries that you might want to consider — a singing Valentine from the Charleston Barbershop Chorus or one of four packages delivered by the mascot of the Charleston RiverDogs.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
Photo by Marsha Guerard.  All rights reserved.

New county park is open for business

The new 745-acre Laurel Hill County Park that opened last month offers more places in East Cooper for county residents to run, walk and bike. Laurel Hill County Park is located between U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant, but is accessible to the public from its trail head, located at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Park West Recreation Complex.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Photo by Andy Brack.  All rights reserved.

Photo: Sky on fire

Thursday night’s sunset was simply spectacular with rich, deep pinks and oranges. It looked as if the sky were on fire.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
Mystery: Where’s Gumby?

Mystery: Where’s Gumby?

You probably recognize this 1950s-era “green clay humanoid character” that is painted on the side of a building somewhere in downtown Charleston. But where?

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
From the State of the City to a new county park

From the State of the City to a new county park

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley will offer his last State of the City address at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 from City Hall’s Council Chamber, 80 Broad Street, Charleston. Click to see more good news.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Letters: Different tax idea; roads, MLK

Letters: Different tax idea; roads, MLK

“As long as everybody is using it, legalizing and taxing it would provide much-needed funds for road repairs.”

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
Dottie Frank

Letter: Without arts, we cheat society

To the editor: [On Andy Brack’s column about Marjory Wentworth’s poem] I whole heartedly agree. In New Jersey where I spend a good part of each year, we did a study through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (I was an appointed member for seven years) to try and understand how much revenue the arts brought to the […]

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
County now offers Smart911 service for free

County now offers Smart911 service for free

The Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center has launched “Smart911,” an innovative tool to enhance emergency 9-1-1 responses. It allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information that they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. The service is free.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs