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GOOD NEWS: Veterans get hunger relief help, more

Staff reports | Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program on Friday hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution in the Hagood Stadium parking lot of The Citadel to help provide food assistance to more than 200 low-income, at-risk and homeless veterans from the Charleston-Area. The distribution was conducted in partnership with The Citadel and the Lowcountry Food Bank. Also in this section is Good News about an Easter Egg Hunt at Magnolia Plantation; Times for giving input into a new West Ashley plan; a big gift from Jersey Mike’s; a national award for a local lawyer; Charleston Stage’s new season; and National Library Week.

by · 04/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Greeter’s cabin to become garden center at Magnolia

By Herb Frazier, special to Charleston Currents | For many, many years a cabin has stood unused near the ticket booth at Magnolia.

It has always been referred to as Tena Gilliard’s cabin. Tena Gilliard was a greeter at Magnolia in the early 1900s and she lived in the cabin.

by · 04/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Coates to speak Tuesday in race, social justice series

Staff reports | Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena as part of the college’s Race and Social Justice Initiative lecture series. Doors open at 5 p.m. for Coates’s lecture, “A Deeper Black: Race in America.” Also in Good News: Wi-Fi on some buses; Wine Down Wednesdays; and colleges want money.

by · 03/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:   Campaign underway for nesting birds

GOOD NEWS: Campaign underway for nesting birds

Staff reports | Audubon South Carolina and the Charleston Animal Society have launched the “Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest” campaign to educate state residents and visitors about the fragility and wonder of coastal birds. The campaign is designed to teach the importance of reducing human disturbance to coastal nesting spots.

by · 03/13/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:   Three meetings set this month to discuss new preliminary flood maps

GOOD NEWS: Three meetings set this month to discuss new preliminary flood maps

Staff reports | Charleston County residents will have the opportunity to view new preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property in meetings this month in North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

If new flood maps show your property to be higher than current maps, your flood insurance rates could go down.

by · 03/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  SEWE has great 35th year

GOOD NEWS: SEWE has great 35th year

Staff reports | Sales at the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition held from Feb. 17 to 18 were up 30 percent over 2016, which festival staffers say shows how the event that attracted 43,000 people was a resounding success.

“It was an incredible weekend,” said John Powell, SEWE executive director. “The crowds at outdoor venues were historic, artists and buyers from all over the US were here and enjoyed themselves thoroughly, locals and out of towners came in droves to enjoy our exhibitors, artists and live performances. There was a great energy in the city last weekend and I feel like we successfully fulfilled our mission.”

Also inside: Free admission to county parks on March 5; State online business filings system launches; Panel on food insecurity: Green and Staffords to be honored; summer camp registration.

by · 02/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

GOOD NEWS: Ettus to keynote Center for Women’s conference

Staff reports | More than 200 people are expected to attend the Center for Women’s annual conference, titled “Act. Aspire. Achieve.”, to participate in various topics to encourage and inspire them personally and professionally.

The conference, which will be held at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, will feature a keynote address by Samantha Ettus, a bestselling author, speaker, TV contributor and syndicated radio host who is widely known as a work/life balance expert and successful business woman.

Also in Good News: $1 million gift for the Halsey Institute; Boeint’s new jet; Archery range open; 50 years for Charleston Southern employee.

by · 02/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  County seeks student art for “Recycle Right” Earth Day contest

GOOD NEWS: County seeks student art for “Recycle Right” Earth Day contest

Staff reports | Charleston County K-12 students can win a grand prize of $100 for original artwork that promotes a theme of “Recycle Right” in the 18th annual Earth Day contest by the Charleston County Environmental Management Department. Also inside:

* One80 Place celebrates center renovation
* Speth, George to talk conservation
* Big win for law school moot court team.

by · 02/13/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  New book out on S.C.’s Hollings

GOOD NEWS: New book out on S.C.’s Hollings

Staff reports | The University of South Carolina Press has published a new scholarly work about the early career of Isle of Palms resident Fritz Hollings, a former governor (1959-63) and longtime U.S. senator (1966-2005).

The book, “New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era,” focuses on Hollings’ early life and his public service from his return from World War II as an infantry officer to serving in the Senate during the Watergate era in 1974.

GOOD NEWS:  Coastal Community Foundation awards $4.9 million over holidays

GOOD NEWS: Coastal Community Foundation awards $4.9 million over holidays

Staff reports | The Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking organization serving coastal South Carolina, today announced it awarded $4.9 million in grants in year-end giving season, November and December 2016, according to a press release. For the calendar year, the organization made $17 million in grants in 2016. More in Good News: Farmers markets to return; Immigration symposium; New parks chair.

by · 01/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs