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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
GOOD NEWS:  Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

GOOD NEWS: Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

Staff reports | Charleston Young Professionals, a division of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Be A Mentor, a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Charleston, to encourage young professionals’ involvement in the development of our region’s future leaders.

Also in Good News: Mount Pleasant’s new library; Remembering the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; RiverDogs and reading; Romantic garden walk at Magnolia Plantation; Crafts deadline; Charleston Animal Society grant; Lowcountry AIDS grant.

GOOD NEWS:  C of C’s study abroad program ranks 4th nationally

GOOD NEWS: C of C’s study abroad program ranks 4th nationally

Staff reports | The Institute of International Education (IIE) has ranked College of Charleston as the No. 4 institution in the United States among the top 40 master’s level colleges and universities for the total number of study abroad participants for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a press release.

by · 01/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  City Gallery to offer Sculpt Mettle! exhibit.

GOOD NEWS: City Gallery to offer Sculpt Mettle! exhibit.

Staff reports | The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will present “Sculpt Mettle: Redux! A Henry G. Michaux Retrospective” on Jan. 21 through Feb. 26, 2017, at the City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston. The show presents 30 years of works by Michaux, a former art professor at S.C. State University.

by · 01/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Seniors get holiday cheer from Palmetto Goodwill

GOOD NEWS: Seniors get holiday cheer from Palmetto Goodwill

Staff reports | Martha Deveaux (left) and Mildred Simmons, above, are two Charleston seniors who received some holiday cheer at the Charleston Area Senior Center thanks to the annual Golden Angel program offered by Palmetto Goodwill. The program allows the non-profit to provide a hot meal, sing carols, and deliver vouchers for clothing and blankets to more than 1,100 seniors in lower South Carolina.

by · 01/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  You can recycle your Christmas tree

GOOD NEWS: You can recycle your Christmas tree

Staff reports | You can “go green” this holiday season by recycling your Christmas tree. Here are instructions from Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department:

Remember to remove all décor such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
Some municipalities will pick them up curbside, or they can be taken to a convenience center. The trees picked up curbside are transported to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility to be ground and composted.

by · 12/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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County and library officials unveiled a sign today at the location of a new library branch that will be built in Carolina Park off U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

by · 12/07/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Packers wrap a lot of gifts at CSU party

Staff reports | Charleston Southern University students packed 1,823 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child at CSU’s 6th annual packing party last week. Also this week: New DASH buses downtown; Joe Engel Street; Ann Thrash’s new online holiday store.

by · 12/05/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  4 meetings on tap for input on regional walk/bike plan

GOOD NEWS: 4 meetings on tap for input on regional walk/bike plan

Staff reports | The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is hosting four public meetings to gather input for Walk + Bike BCD, the regional pedestrian and bicycle master plan. Three meetings are this week with a new one just added for North Charleston on Dec. 13.

by · 11/28/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Seats going fast for Charleston Stage’s “White Christmas”

Charleston Stage’s heartwarming musical adaptation of “White Christmas,” based on the classic film featuring 17 Irving Berlin hit songs, follows the romantic and hilarious adventures of Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. Also in Good News: Nuncrackers, Underneath the Lintel, 2016 Angels, Charleston Southern grant, Charleston Museum’s blizzard exhibit.

by · 11/21/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs