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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
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