Articles by: Charleston Currents

SENIORS: The ABLE Act — a new, special tool

SENIORS: The ABLE Act — a new, special tool

By Catherine LaFond | At the end of 2014, President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (hereinafter “ABLE Act” or “Act”). The law creates a new tool for a person with a disability to save money without losing needs-based public benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. An ABLE account provides the special needs community with another option, in addition to special needs trusts, to consider when creating a plan for persons with a disability.

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Seniors, Views
PHOTO:  Dewees Sunset

PHOTO: Dewees Sunset

Today’s photo is a shot taken from a new real estate video touting the natural surroundings of Dewees Island, a barrier island at the end of 60 miles of protected parkland.

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
7.22: Goodsharing conference; No oil; Able Act; photos

7.22: Goodsharing conference; No oil; Able Act; photos

Today’s photo is a shot taken from a new real estate video touting the natural surroundings of Dewees Island, a barrier island at the end of 60 miles of protected parkland. The island near Isle of Palms is only reachable by ferry. Only 6 percent of the island, which has no cars, is open to development. You can learn more […]

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
GOOD NEWS: Dress up, but don’t wear spaghetti

GOOD NEWS: Dress up, but don’t wear spaghetti

News briefs about a spaghetti Western fundraiser, oil drilling resolutions, film winners, tax help and a big check.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
CALENDAR: March 23+ — Bridge Run, Cajun Fest, more

CALENDAR: March 23+ — Bridge Run, Cajun Fest, more

Top events for the week ahead: The Cooper River Bridge Run and the Lowcountry Cajun Festival.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
Where's Waldo?  Photo by Andy Brack.

MYSTERY: A bridge with a view

This week, we’re traveling again to a faraway place. Look in the background for a tip. Let us know where you think this bridge is and which bridge it actually is.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Enjoyed column about SOB (Sweet Ol’ Bubba)

Enjoyed column about SOB (Sweet Ol’ Bubba)

Over the decades, I have since met many attorneys who believed firmly that Uncle Bubba wasn’t exactly “sweet,” but that the SOB moniker was indeed appropriate.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback, Views
PHOTOS: Spring scenes

PHOTOS: Spring scenes

This is the first tulip we’ve seen this year, a sure sign (with all of the pesky pollen) that spring is on the way. While rain seems to be the order for the week, it has some benefits — such as cleaning all of the pollen from the air…

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
7.21: STEAM camp, HPV vote, spaghetti Westerns

7.21: STEAM camp, HPV vote, spaghetti Westerns

Issue 7.21 includes a story about a great STEAM camp in Charleston; a commentary by Andy Brack on the HPV vaccine; good news, a mystery picture and more.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
2015:  Deerin formally enters mayor’s race

2015: Deerin formally enters mayor’s race

Longtime politico Ginny Deerin today announced that she has joined the race for mayor of Charleston to replace her former boss, Joe Riley. Earlier this year, Deerin opened a campaign account but had not formally announced her candidacy.

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor