News briefs

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

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.

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.

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
Congestion at Main Road and U.S. Highway 17

GOOD NEWS:  Tired of traffic congestion? Here’s a way to help

Staff reports  |  The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is seeking public input in three meetings to help it develop the region’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). 

by · 06/19/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

Staff reports  |  The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting 7 p.m. June 12 to show updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library.  The meeting will be in the cafeteria of the E.B. Ellington Elementary School, 55444 Old Jacksonboro Road, Ravenel.

Also in Good News: Salute from the Shore flyover; Leadership Charleston, Library internship program; Blood drive via Magnolia Plantation; Gibbes is Blue Star museum.

by · 06/12/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

GOOD NEWS: Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

Staff reports | Charleston International Airport had 7 percent more people heading to one of 18 non-stop destinations in the first four months of the year, compared to last year in what is a traditionally slower traveling season. In the same period, 5.6 percent more people flew into the airport.

Also in Good News: Charleston County Public Library’s new reusable bags; Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell’s accolade; and Sea Island cotton again being grown here at McLeod Plantation.

by · 06/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Summer reading programs start Thursday at local libraries

GOOD NEWS: Summer reading programs start Thursday at local libraries

Staff reports | Charleston County Public Library this week will kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages.

Pre-registration is already underway, and the library offers programs designed for the following age groups:

by · 05/29/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Author of Potlikker Papers to be in Charleston June 2

GOOD NEWS: Author of Potlikker Papers to be in Charleston June 2

Staff reports | Longtime Charleston Currents friend John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be in the Holy City 5 p.m. June 2 for a discussion of his new book, Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. Also inside: Commission on Women meetings; Trident Tech honorees.

by · 05/22/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Lynch, left, and Blomquist.

GOOD NEWS: Mayor, group to announce freedom school for literacy today

Staff reports | Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and fellow members of the Charleston Freedom School Advisory Committee will hold a press conference today announcing the successful fundraising campaign and latest plans for a Charleston Freedom School, a six-week literacy program this summer for 50 at-risk peninsula students.