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GOOD NEWS:  Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

GOOD NEWS: Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

Staff reports | More than 200 people are expected to attend the Center for Women’s annual conference, titled “Act. Aspire. Achieve.”, to participate in various topics to encourage and inspire them personally and professionally.

The conference, which will be held at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, will feature a keynote address by Samantha Ettus, a bestselling author, speaker, TV contributor and syndicated radio host who is widely known as a work/life balance expert and successful business woman.

Also in Good News: $1 million gift for the Halsey Institute; Boeint’s new jet; Archery range open; 50 years for Charleston Southern employee.

GOOD NEWS:  County seeks student art for “Recycle Right” Earth Day contest

GOOD NEWS: County seeks student art for “Recycle Right” Earth Day contest

Staff reports | Charleston County K-12 students can win a grand prize of $100 for original artwork that promotes a theme of “Recycle Right” in the 18th annual Earth Day contest by the Charleston County Environmental Management Department. Also inside:

* One80 Place celebrates center renovation
* Speth, George to talk conservation
* Big win for law school moot court team.

GOOD NEWS:  New book out on S.C.’s Hollings

GOOD NEWS: New book out on S.C.’s Hollings

Staff reports | The University of South Carolina Press has published a new scholarly work about the early career of Isle of Palms resident Fritz Hollings, a former governor (1959-63) and longtime U.S. senator (1966-2005).

The book, “New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era,” focuses on Hollings’ early life and his public service from his return from World War II as an infantry officer to serving in the Senate during the Watergate era in 1974.

GOOD NEWS:  Coastal Community Foundation awards $4.9 million over holidays

GOOD NEWS: Coastal Community Foundation awards $4.9 million over holidays

Staff reports | The Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking organization serving coastal South Carolina, today announced it awarded $4.9 million in grants in year-end giving season, November and December 2016, according to a press release. For the calendar year, the organization made $17 million in grants in 2016. More in Good News: Farmers markets to return; Immigration symposium; New parks chair.

by · 01/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

GOOD NEWS: Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

Staff reports | Charleston Young Professionals, a division of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Be A Mentor, a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Charleston, to encourage young professionals’ involvement in the development of our region’s future leaders.

Also in Good News: Mount Pleasant’s new library; Remembering the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; RiverDogs and reading; Romantic garden walk at Magnolia Plantation; Crafts deadline; Charleston Animal Society grant; Lowcountry AIDS grant.

GOOD NEWS:  C of C’s study abroad program ranks 4th nationally

GOOD NEWS: C of C’s study abroad program ranks 4th nationally

Staff reports | The Institute of International Education (IIE) has ranked College of Charleston as the No. 4 institution in the United States among the top 40 master’s level colleges and universities for the total number of study abroad participants for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a press release.

by · 01/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  City Gallery to offer Sculpt Mettle! exhibit.

GOOD NEWS: City Gallery to offer Sculpt Mettle! exhibit.

Staff reports | The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will present “Sculpt Mettle: Redux! A Henry G. Michaux Retrospective” on Jan. 21 through Feb. 26, 2017, at the City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston. The show presents 30 years of works by Michaux, a former art professor at S.C. State University.

by · 01/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Seniors get holiday cheer from Palmetto Goodwill

GOOD NEWS: Seniors get holiday cheer from Palmetto Goodwill

Staff reports | Martha Deveaux (left) and Mildred Simmons, above, are two Charleston seniors who received some holiday cheer at the Charleston Area Senior Center thanks to the annual Golden Angel program offered by Palmetto Goodwill. The program allows the non-profit to provide a hot meal, sing carols, and deliver vouchers for clothing and blankets to more than 1,100 seniors in lower South Carolina.

by · 01/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  You can recycle your Christmas tree

GOOD NEWS: You can recycle your Christmas tree

Staff reports | You can “go green” this holiday season by recycling your Christmas tree. Here are instructions from Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department:

Remember to remove all décor such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
Some municipalities will pick them up curbside, or they can be taken to a convenience center. The trees picked up curbside are transported to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility to be ground and composted.

by · 12/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Progress

Progress

County and library officials unveiled a sign today at the location of a new library branch that will be built in Carolina Park off U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

by · 12/07/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs