News briefs

GOOD NEWS:  Oct. 29 literacy fair to offer GED, ESL info

GOOD NEWS: Oct. 29 literacy fair to offer GED, ESL info

Staff reports | You might be surprised to learn that 81,000 Charleston-area adults don’t have their GED, or General Education Diploma that equates to a high school diploma. In fact, according to the Trident Literacy Association, one in seven adults in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties can’t read this sentence.

To make a dent in illiteracy, the association is holding its first annual Adult Literacy Fair. It will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the organization’s headquarters, 5416 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Y

by · 10/17/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Naval Hospital Charleston in 1948.  U.S. Navy photo.

GOOD NEWS: Charleston Naval Hospital District named to endangered list

Staff reports | The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Charleston Naval Hospital District in North Charleston to its 2016 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The annual list spotlights important examples of the nation’’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 260 sites have been on the list over its 29-year history, and in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.

by · 10/09/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Chase After a Cure donates $100,000 to MUSC

GOOD NEWS: Chase After a Cure donates $100,000 to MUSC

Staff reports | Chase After a Cure presented a check for $100,000 to pediatric oncologist Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka and her team at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital on Sept. 26. Each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the local organization presents MUSC with a check for money raised over the course of the last year to support pediatric cancer research.

by · 10/03/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Top student app-developers will split $10,000 in prizes

GOOD NEWS: Top student app-developers will split $10,000 in prizes

Staff reports | Some $10,000 in awards and scholarships are available to area students from middle school to graduate school in the Charleston Defense Contractors Association’s 6th annual Mobile App Competition. Applications and associated videos are due by midnight Nov. 21, 2016. More on the application process. Also in this brief: Update on flood maps, Anna Wypych’s first show and Autumn on the Ashley.

by · 09/26/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Jenkins send-off ceremony to be Thursday

GOOD NEWS: Jenkins send-off ceremony to be Thursday

Staff reports | There will be a big community send-off at 10 a.m. Thursday to honor a Charleston legend who will be part of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opens this week in Washington, D.C.

The Thursday event at Gadsden Wharf at the Charleston Maritime Center will honor the life work of the Esau and Janie B. Jenkins family, the surviving members of whom will make a special private visit to the museum prior to its grand opening. Other family members, friends and Sea island residents also will travel to the nation’s capital for the museum’s grand opening celebration.

by · 09/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:   From a show on banned books to a great season and more

GOOD NEWS: From a show on banned books to a great season and more

Local models are featured in a new show called “Banned Books,” which opened Sept. 8 at PULP Gallery and Bookstore, 535 King St., Charleston. The show, which runs through Oct. 30, is by Kimberly Butler and features “stunning black and white photography featuring books that have been targets of censorship. Also featured: Kurt Vonnegut’s works on paper. Also in Good News: Charleston RiverDogs end great season; start of West Ashley Farmers Market; Trident Tech’s grants; and the Living Green Fest.

by · 09/12/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Mash it up Friday with Holly Herrick

GOOD NEWS: Mash it up Friday with Holly Herrick

Staff reports | Food writer Holly Herrick’s new book, “Mashed: Beyond the Potato,” will get royal treatment at a three-course luncheon at noon Sept. 9, the date of the book’s launch.

As part of the Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series at High Cotton (199 East Bay Street, Charleston), Herrick will discuss the book over a meal with costs $31. If you add a cost of the new book, you’ll pay $56.

by · 09/05/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Gumby and North Charleston Firefighter Adam Craft

GOOD NEWS: Homeless hound on new firefighter calendar

Staff reports | Gumby the Hound is a one-of-a-kind dog who has won the hearts of Charleston Animal Society staff – and will soon appear in its 2017 Firefighter Calendar! On 11 occasions, families tried to adopt this sweet, loving hound, but 11 times, he would hop a fence, open a latch, and, somehow, run back to Charleston Animal Society.

by · 08/29/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  City launches online platform for boards, commissions

GOOD NEWS: City launches online platform for boards, commissions

Staff reports | With more than 40 boards and commissions, the city of Charleston has long encouraged independent citizen oversight and participation in local government—at least in theory, according to a press release last week.

But with the debut of Boards+, a new city website that allows citizens to view the members, duties and actions of city boards, committees and commissions and to apply for open positions as they become available, that theory is now becoming a reality for residents throughout the Charleston area.

by · 08/22/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Charleston to host 14th annual First Day Festival

GOOD NEWS: Charleston to host 14th annual First Day Festival

The City of Charleston will host the 14th Annual First Day Festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Liberty Square at the S.C. Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. The First Day Festival is a celebration of education and provides children and families with information on educational services in the community, as well as a fun day together. Also: Library back to school celebration and Magnolia Plantation’s dog adoptions.

by · 08/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs