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A covered bridge along the New Hampshire and Vermont border at Lunenburg, Vermon.  It is 266 feet long.  Built in 1911.

PHOTO FOCUS:  New Hampshire’s covered bridges

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  One of the joys of traveling across rural New Hampshire is finding loads of covered bridges.  In the northern part of the state just an hour or two from Canada are no less than 28 covered bridges, some dating more than 188 years old to another built just 13 years ago.

Following photos of bridges are some scenic delights from around the Granite State for you to enjoy including a picturesque farm, a 218-year-old meeting house, views from a tall mountain, a typical village green, a ramshackled barn, a nod to politics and lobsters.

by · 07/24/2017 · 1 comment · Focus, Photo Essay, Photos
GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

Staff reports  |  The Lowcountry Food Bank will get an $82,500 grant to support the food bank’s senior meals.  It’s one of 12 grants awarded nationally by .  The grant is one of twelve awarded by Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and is made possible by funding from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.

FOCUS:  Tri-county must make free college aid application a priority

FOCUS:  Tri-county must make free college aid application a priority

By John C. Read, special to Charleston Currents  |  We, as a culture, don’t expect high school seniors to write a check or hand over a wad of cash to cover their college tuition.

The lucky ones have parents who do so, but most everyone else can only afford to continue their education with the help of federal grants, student loans and work-study funds. For juniors and seniors considering their future, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the first steps they should take, even if they believe college is out of reach. It’s how the government allocates financial aid, and there is far more of it available through grants and scholarships than most families realize.

by · 07/17/2017 · 1 comment · Focus, Good news
The design of the new library in Mount Pleasant’s Carolina Park.

GOOD NEWS:  Library makes progress on new Bees Ferry branch

Staff reports  |   Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will hold a community meeting in West Ashley on July 24 to share updated planned designs for a new library that will be built near West Ashley High School in the Bees Ferry area.  The one-hour meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Drayton Hall Elementary School cafeteria, 3183 Ashley River Rd., Charleston

Children along the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

PHOTO FOCUS:  Views of jolly old England

Photos by Elizabeth Halberstadt, special to Charleston Currents  |  West Ashley resident Elizabeth Halberstadt spent the last month on an academic trip in England and Scotland.  A couple of them have book themes, which makes sense because she’s studying for a master’s of library science degree.

We thought you’d enjoy these picture postcards of life across the pond that give insights into life in a related, but different part of the world.

GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

Staff reports  |  An online poll by one of the nation’s premier travel magazines finds the College of Charleston to be the nation’s prettiest college campus according to readers who took the poll. Also in Good News: Seismic testing; Trident Tech’s free application day; Food help for vets; and John’s Island book sale.

FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

Staff reports  |  A new study shows Charleston International Airport is one of the best-managed airports in the country.

With operating revenue of $30.4 million and operating expenses of $15 million, the Charleston airport ranks sixth in a new Airport Power Ranking of 89 major American airports.  The ranking was developed by the American City Business Journals with research from its 43 newsrooms and analysis by faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

“It’s recognition by outside people about how well this airport is run, how efficient it is and how we are growing,” said airport director Paul Campbell in an interview. 

by · 07/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Happy Fourth of July!

GOOD NEWS:  Be careful with pets, fireworks on the Fourth

Staff reports  |  The Fourth of July can be a lot of fun for people, but scary for pets.  With that in mind, the Charleston Animal Society reminds us that the holiday is the most dangerous day of the year for pets because fireworks often scare them, causing them to run away and get lost.

by · 07/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS:  NASA to anchor eclipse coverage at College of Charleston

FOCUS:  NASA to anchor eclipse coverage at College of Charleston

Staff reports  |  This is just plain cool:  NASA, the nation’s apace agency, will broadcast nationwide coverage of the historic Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun from the College of Charleston.

“The college is so thrilled to have NASA broadcasting from our campus during the upcoming total solar eclipse,” College of Charleston President Glenn F. McConnell said in news release. “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that our students, faculty and staff will remember for the rest of their lives.

“To be able to share this moment with NASA specialists not only adds to the significance of the occasion, but deeply enriches the student experience we provide at the college.”

by · 06/26/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

Staff reports  |  The Petco Foundation on Saturday awarded a $400,000 grant to the Charleston Animal Society to fund the organization’s effort to try to save every healthy and treatable animal in the Palmetto State.

The funding by the Petco Foundation, which help the Charleston Animal Society launch the No Kill South Carolina (NKSC) program earlier, will help it bring together 350 rescue organizations across South Carolina with funding over the next two years.

by · 06/26/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs