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GIVE:  Two funds will provide help to families, community

GIVE: Two funds will provide help to families, community

The city of Charleston has established two official funds to take donations following Wednesday’s tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church.

by · 06/22/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

Staff reports | Looking for what to do on July 4? The Lowcountry, with one of the nation’s longest and strongest links to American history, offers everything from fireworks viewing and partying to a special history fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

The history fair, which is free with regular admission from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4, will showcase 24 historic organizations and institutions, including Fort Moultrie, site of the nation’s first victory of the Revolutionary War. Lots of people also spend part of Independence Day wandering the beaches and streets of coastal communities …

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
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
Watry with Mark Cuban

FOCUS: President honors Folly Beach woman for innovation

By Barry Waldman | Folly Beach resident Krissa Watry is inventing “The Internet of Toys.” President Obama has noticed and soon, your children are going to notice too. Watry joined President Obama and other emerging entrepreneurs from around the world for a ceremony recognizing young innovators at the White House on May 11. Watry is CEO of James Island-based Dynepic, which is inventing “The Internet of Toys.”

by · 06/08/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
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
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FOCUS: Call to action on James Island library

By Carol Tempel and Stewart Weinberg (updated) | The future of the James Island library is at stake this month. The Charleston County Council is scheduled June 16 will have a final vote for the location of the new library on James Island.

Last week, the library board presented a report to county council on available sites for the James Island Library. Many of us had ideas for a location, but we waited until the report was presented to the council before voicing a preference. The report confirmed our thinking…the Bi-Lo site or the Dills Bluff land owned by the James Island Public Service District would be the best choice.

by · 06/01/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
FOCUS: Folly Beach is one of nation’s best restored beaches

FOCUS: Folly Beach is one of nation’s best restored beaches

Staff reports | Folly Beach has one of America’s top five best restored beaches for 2015, according to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

“As Americans flock to our nation’s coastline during the upcoming beach season, most don’t even realize they may be enjoying a restored beach,” said ASBPA President Harry Simmons, who is mayor of Caswell Beach, N.C.

Folly Beach won the award, in part, for work to fix Folly Beach County Park, which became inaccessible in August 2011 after Hurricane Irene. Without the project to restore the beach, the park would still be closed, according to a press release.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Sunset at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium in Charleston.

GOOD NEWS: Bark for your brew on June 7

You can enjoy a unique opportunity to sample some of the finest craft beers around at Bark for Your Brew, a dog-friendly, craft beer tasting. It’s set for June 7 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park at 2 p.m. ALSO: SCRA, Charleston School of Law, Charleston Fashion Week.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
FOCUS: Spearman to attend unveiling of school painting project

FOCUS: Spearman to attend unveiling of school painting project

Staff reports | State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will join students, parents, community partners, faculty and administrators of Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School at the school’s Black Box Theatre on Morrison Drive at 5:30 p.m. May 21 for the unveiling of a painting done to inspire students.

The school’s eighth graders picked artist Teil Duncan to be the inaugural painter for Inspirational Pathways, a project aiming to expose students to talented South Carolina artists while awakening creativity and raising art awareness for the next generation of leaders. Duncan, a native of Columbus, Ga., is a full-time painter who describes her works as “mostly figurative and non-objective work.” In addition to paintings and prints, she offers stationery and leather clutches on her website.

by · 05/18/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus