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GOOD NEWS: City offers new business license renewal system

GOOD NEWS: City offers new business license renewal system

Starting Jan. 5, the City of Charleston will allow business owners to renew licenses online through a new Customer Access Portal at http://charleston-sc.gov/cap.

The new online business license renewal system is a password-protected, secure system that can be accessed by businesses that receive a business license renewal notice in the mail.

by · 01/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: On Santa, sea level rise, banquet, more

GOOD NEWS: On Santa, sea level rise, banquet, more

Good news for Dec. 28, 2015: Nice far outweighed naughty in Statehouse Report’s annual list by columnist Andy Brack. On the Nice list: Gov. Nikki Haley and state legislators for finally removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds; former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, Clemson, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, flood aid workers, the counties in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone, The Post and Courier and former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis.

by · 12/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: What do you think of the new state license plate?

GOOD NEWS: What do you think of the new state license plate?

You’ll start seeing a new license plate for cars in South Carolina early next year as a new design is phased in. The plate features a white background with an iconic palmetto tree and crescent design in the center that is a reverse of the state flag. (Some say it’s a crescent moon; others say it’s a gorget.)

by · 12/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  BBB offers tips for holiday season

GOOD NEWS: BBB offers tips for holiday season

The Christmas season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. The following tips from the Better Business Bureau can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season.

by · 12/14/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The Rev. Clementa Pinckney

GOOD NEWS: Pinckney, Haley, Riley to be honored by Institute

Staff reports | The Riley Institute at Furman University in January will honor the late state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor slain in June with eight worshippers in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership, the Institute has announced.

Also to be recognized with the Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership are S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and outgoing Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, both of whom will speak at the event and discuss their collaboration during the crisis involving the deaths the Emanuel Nine.

by · 12/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Riley

GOOD NEWS: Park named after Riley

Hats off to Charleston City Council, which voted Nov. 24, to rename Waterfront Park in honor of retiring Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.

by · 11/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
VOTE:  Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

VOTE: Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

Porter Gaud graduate Chris Cooper’s Washington company Convergence Targeted Communications designed this clever oversized postcard that landed in Charleston mailboxes in the waning days of the testy runoff mayoral campaign between John Tecklenburg and Leon Stavrinakis. It’s one of the cleverest political mailers we’ve seen in years because of how it mixes humor and history to remind voters to get to the polls Tuesday to vote for Tecklenburg, the candidate we endorsed.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Charleston gets a new cathedral

GOOD NEWS: Charleston gets a new cathedral

Grace Episcopal Church on Wentworth Street is now the official cathedral for Episcopalians who are part of the Episcopal Church USA.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

A draft study for the City of Charleston outlines how the James Island Connector could be modified to include bike lanes to allow bicyclists to cross the Ashley River safely. Over the last few years, there has been much controversy about turning a lane of U.S. Highway 17 over the Ashley into a bike lane. The new study suggests an alternative, which would cost about $3.6 million to implement.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Get ready for 60 young adult writers descend Nov. 13-14

GOOD NEWS: Get ready for 60 young adult writers descend Nov. 13-14

Upper King Street will be alive and crawling with young readers as more than 60 of the world’s biggest young adult authors swoop into town Nov. 13-14 for the fifth annual YALLFest, the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival.

The festival includes a dozen #1 bestselling New York Times writers and 29 bestselling writers who will participate in 22 panels, presentations and talks and make 15 visits to Lowcountry schools. Click here for festival info.

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs