Articles by: Charleston Currents

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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
Columbia, after Sherman's troops went through in 1865

Sherman’s march

This Union campaign is one of the most controversial of the Civil War because of the damage it wrought to civilian property and the questions it raised about fair play in war.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

By Doug Bostick | JAN. 12, 2015 — Major General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864. In a telegram to President Lincoln, he offered, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah …”

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, History
Review: A Murder is Announced

Review: A Murder is Announced

Although any Agatha Christie book is like comfort food to me, this one is my favorite. It was written during the golden age of the British detective novels and is what’s known as a ‘cozy mystery.’

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Lots of events ahead to remember King

Lots of events ahead to remember King

There are several events over the next few days to celebrate and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be observed Jan. 19. Here is a list of events ahead for Charleston’s observance, considered the state’s largest tribute to the slain civil rights leader.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs