Gregorie: A city that works for everyone

Gregorie: A city that works for everyone

By William Dudley Gregorie | Our hometown is growing. Yet because of a ground-breaking commitment for historic preservation and a respect for the city’s cultural heritage, Charleston enjoys a reputation as the most authentic Southern city in America.

In time, however, uncontrolled growth could threaten what our city has become. The unique character of Charleston is brilliantly displayed in the city’s remarkable architectural landscape. As we grow, we must not lose sight of the need to control traffic congestion, while being people friendly and environmentally conscious.

by · 03/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor, Focus
Mayoral candidate Paul E. Tinkler

Tinkler: Let’s build on our successes

By Paul E. Tinkler | For the first time in 40 years, Charleston will be electing a mayor without the name Joe Riley. I believe it is important to explain why I am running as a candidate to be Charleston’s next mayor and to explain my vision for our city.

I believe in Charleston. It was here in Charleston that Libby and I raised our family. It was here in Charleston that I have found success as an attorney and small business owner. I know Charleston is the best city in the world.

by · 02/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor, Focus
Photo by Marsha Guerard.  All rights reserved.

New county park is open for business

The new 745-acre Laurel Hill County Park that opened last month offers more places in East Cooper for county residents to run, walk and bike. Laurel Hill County Park is located between U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant, but is accessible to the public from its trail head, located at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Park West Recreation Complex.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

JAN. 26, 2015 | As we settle into the new year, popular demand for the best summer camps has resulted in early planning. January and February are now the months to begin looking at your summer calendar and bookmark the websites you will watch for upcoming camp schedules and registrations.
To help get your game plan organized, we offer a breakdown of some of our favorite camps, what they specialize in and a timeline of when those 2015 online schedules will appear on your screen.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Kids
Coretta Scott King (center) with strikers, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969, courtesy of the Avery Research Center. Left to right: Julia Davis, Mary Moultrie, Coretta Scott King, Rosetta Simmons, Juanita Abernathy, and Doris Turner. Photo from 1969 via the Avery Research Center at the  
Lowcountry Digital History Initiative.

45 years ago: Charleston hospital workers’ strike

By George Hopkins | In Charleston in 1969, issues of race, class, and gender coalesced in a strike of more than 400 African American hospital workers, mostly female, against the all-white administrations of the Medical College Hospital (MCH) and Charleston County Hospital (CCH). The strike against MCH lasted 100 days during spring and summer; the one at CCH went on for an additional three weeks.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news, S.C. Encyclopedia
Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

By Doug Bostick | JAN. 12, 2015 — Major General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864. In a telegram to President Lincoln, he offered, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah …”

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, History
Ruff: Charleston County protects more greenspace in 2014

Ruff: Charleston County protects more greenspace in 2014

During 2014, the Charleston County Greenbelt Program helped facilitate the protection of 200 acres of rural landscapes through the purchase of conservation easements and the purchase of 250 acres that will be open to the public for recreation, farming and desired water-related activities. The program made strides toward meeting the public’s wishes through the approval of 16 projects totaling $6.5 million.

by · 01/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news