News briefs

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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
GOOD NEWS: Giving Day set for May 5

GOOD NEWS: Giving Day set for May 5

Dozens of charities around town are looking forward to Lowcountry Giving Day on May 5, a day in which nonprofits in local communities join to try to raise as much money as possible in 24 hours as part of a national challenge across the country.

Last year, 7,166 people gave more than $4 million to 93 participating nonprofits in a 24-hour period, according to the Coastal Community Foundation, which coordinates and host the event. This year, more than 180 nonprofit organizations are participating.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Book project, hospital get big grants

GOOD NEWS: Book project, hospital get big grants

Two local groups announced a total of $215,000 in grant funding to help promote reading and better health care.

by · 04/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Get ready for some baseball!

GOOD NEWS: Get ready for some baseball!

The Charleston RiverDogs open the 2015 season this week. More good news on a big check for The Citadel, a neat Kickstarter campaign, North Charleston Business Expo, Dottie Frank to speak, and a grant for the aquarium.

by · 04/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Google CS program from S.C. marks milestone

GOOD NEWS: Google CS program from S.C. marks milestone

Good news on Google CS reaching a milestone, Charles Fox winning award, new Citadel official, Eat Local Month, Le Creuset’s purple pots, photo contest

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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
Calling all poets

Calling all poets

You’ve got two weeks left to submit a Romantic-style poem to win prizes totaling more than $2,000 in a contest by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to capture the attraction as an idyllic “garden of romance.”

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
100 dozen students had quest for fun Saturday

100 dozen students had quest for fun Saturday

Congratulations go out to the 1,200 students from 42 tri-county schools that participated in the 29th annual Quest Academic Competition held Saturday at Trident Technical College in North Charleton.

by · 03/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs