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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
Image is part of “Flying North,” by Mary Edna Fraser.

Good News: Exhibit to highlight Fraser’s geographic batiks

Above, Between, Below is a new exhibit featuring batiks on silk by Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser that will be on display March 21 to May 3 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

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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
South Carolina's own Boykin Spaniel.

Good News: Magnolia Plantation promotes dog adoptions

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, one of America’s most dog-friendly destinations, is offering free annual memberships to families that adopt a dog from a Lowcountry animal shelter or pet adoption program.

by · 02/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell says he's the first president in 178 years to be a graduate of the college.  His diploma is in the background.  (Photo by Andy Brack).

McConnell starting to have a little fun

By Andy Brack | Glenn McConnell is starting to enjoy being president of the College of Charleston.

“I couldn’t have given you that answer in July,” says the longtime former West Ashley senator who grudgingly became lieutenant governor in 2012 before taking over the college.

Within 30 minutes of beginning as new president last year, members of the basketball team told him they didn’t want to play for the coach. That kerfuffle …

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
A picture is worth ... a million dollars.

This picture says a million things

Above is a photo of officials from MWV Specialty Chemicals & Community Development and Land Management presenting a check for more than $1 million to the Trident United Way. MWV is the first company in Lowcountry history to raise at least a million dollars for the charity.

by · 02/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
SEWE comes to town for the 33rd time

SEWE comes to town for the 33rd time

The Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition — that three-day celebration of wildlife and nature (umm, more than folks drinking beer and partying outside) — comes to down on Valentine’s weekend with lots of stuff for families to enjoy.

by · 02/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
Latest on the calendar

Latest on the calendar

Chamber music, Anne Frank, Blithe Spirit, more

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Charleston STEMfest set for Feb. 7

Charleston STEMfest set for Feb. 7

By Kate Berrio | This Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, people from all over the Lowcountry will gather for a “celebration of science, technology, engineering and math” at the second annual Charleston STEM Fest.

by · 02/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news
Two ways to sparkle on Valentine’s Day

Two ways to sparkle on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a way to spice up Valentine’s Day with something new? Here are two special deliveries that you might want to consider — a singing Valentine from the Charleston Barbershop Chorus or one of four packages delivered by the mascot of the Charleston RiverDogs.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news