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GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

Three candidates are dominating fundraising in the 2015 race to replace Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Less than $65,000 separates them despite their fundraising almost $1.5 million:

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor, Good news, News briefs
Harriet Tubman Bridge, Combahee River, S.C. by David Shriver Soliday

GOOD NEWS: “A Community United” benefit set for Thursday

Staff reports | Charleston’s food and beverage community will honor the victims, families and congregation of Mother Emanuel AME Church with “A Community United” gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

by · 07/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail project

GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail project

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) was awarded a grant to partner with the Department of Interior’s National Park Service to lead the formation of a BCD Regional Blueways Coalition.

by · 06/29/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The ladybug street tile is a symbol against "senseless violence" in The Netherlands and is often placed on the sites of deadly crimes, according to Wikipedia.

GOOD NEWS: Ladybugs to fly free at Magnolia Gardens

More than 150,000 ladybugs will fly free July 25 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens during the Lowcountry’s largest release of the environmentally-friendly insect.

by · 06/22/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: Council vote on libraries to be June 16

Charleston County Council is expected to vote Tuesday evening on locations for new libraries for James Island and West Ashley. Also: Google milestone, Joe Lasaght, home energy savings

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The current James Island Public Library.

GOOD NEWS: James Island library still in news

There’s been lots of back and forth over the last week about the location of the new James Island library, a story first featured in last week’s issue of Charleston Currents.

At issue is whether the new library, to be built with part of the revenues from a $108 million bond referendum passed overwhelmingly by county residents, should be in a location recommended by the library board of trustees or in a non-central island location on South Grimball Road backed by county council.

by · 06/08/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Center for Women launches “Founder’s Lab”

GOOD NEWS: Center for Women launches “Founder’s Lab”

Have you thought about starting your own business, but just don’t know where to start? The path to your entrepreneurial future begins with Founder’s Lab, a new program through the S.C. Women’s Business Center (SCWBC) at the Center for Women. Founder’s Lab will take place in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville areas where the C4W currently has Women’s Business Center offices.

by · 06/01/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
(photo credit:  D. Weintraub)

GOOD NEWS: Documentary about turtles wins local film festival

Good news on winner of a Charleston film festival (a film about sea turtles); forums set to talk about new West Ashley senior center; winners of Magnolia’s poetry contest; and sharpening knives for charity.

by · 05/18/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The Sergeant Jasper building, Charleston, S.C.

GOOD NEWS: Associations oppose new Sergeant Jasper plan

Eight neighborhood associations say they’re strongly opposing a plan by The Beach Company to build an 18-story residential tower, 118,000-square foot of office space, 40,350-square-foot retail facility and large parking garage to redevelop property at Broad and Barre streets.

Also featured: More good news from around the area involving recent college graduates, a winning chef, a volunteer program, Giving Day and a winning recruiter.

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Trident United Way’s 2-1-1 Hotline evolves

GOOD NEWS: Trident United Way’s 2-1-1 Hotline evolves

The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) will assume management of the area’s 2-1-1 Hotline later this month in a new strategic partnership with the Trident United Way that will allow for better services and use of real-time data for improvement.

by · 05/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs