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HISTORY:  South Caroliniana Library

HISTORY:  South Caroliniana Library

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  The South Caroliniana Library building was completed in 1840 as the central library building for South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina). It was the first freestanding college library building in the United States, predating those of Harvard (1841), Yale (1846), and Princeton (1873).

The structure contains design elements from several architects, most notably the South Carolina native and federal architect Robert Mills. A typical Mills architectural feature is the curved stairway leading to the second-floor reading room, which was closely modeled after the original Library of Congress.

Charleston City council member Mike Seekings speaks at the shelter unveiling.  Photo provided.

GOOD NEWS:  New bus shelter unveiled at airport

Staff reports  |  Charleston International Airport has installed a state-of-the-art bus shelter to accommodate an increasing number of passengers and airport workers riding Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) vehicles to and from the airport.

“With passenger numbers booming at Charleston International Airport, we couldn’t be happier that the Aviation Authority has stepped up to partner in such a big way,” said CARTA board chairman Mike Seekings, who also is a Charleston city council member. “As more visitors than ever come to the Charleston area, we have to mitigate traffic impacts throughout the region, and a $3.50 direct connection from the airport to downtown is one way to do just that.”

GOOD NEWS: Park for two hours for free in Charleston Nov. 24-Jan. 1

GOOD NEWS: Park for two hours for free in Charleston Nov. 24-Jan. 1

Staff reports  |  The city and county of Charleston are offering two free hours of parking at participating garages during the holiday season, starting on Thanksgiving and ending on New Year’s Day.

Click the link above to find out how to print the voucher. (Hard copies of the voucher will be a part of local water bills.)

Garages participating in the “holiday magic” present to area shoppers include the those at the visitor’s center, 34 St. Philip St., Concord-Cumberland, East Bay-Prioleau.  According to the flyer, “additional automated garages are participating,” but you won’t be able to see a list of them until later this week at this link. 

by · 11/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
REVIEW: The Couple Next Door

REVIEW: The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door (2016)  is Shari Lapena’s first foray into the thriller genre and it is a winner. Anne and Marco Conti are good friends with their next-door neighbors, Cynthia and Graham. A dinner party planned for Cynthia’s house is in jeopardy because the Conti’s babysitter called off. Marco talks his wife into leaving the six-month old home alone, provided they check on her every 30 minutes. Anne is reluctant, but agrees. All is well until they decide to go home around 1:00 am and find the front door ajar and the baby gone.

by · 11/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Schematic drawing of the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library, set to open at the end of next year.

GOOD NEWS: Officials break ground for new James Island library

Staff reports  |  A new 20,000 square foot library on James Island should open by the end of 2018, according to library and county officials who kicked off construction of the facility at a Friday groundbreaking.

In related news, county officials last week gave the O.K. to designers and builders to move forward with a new library to replace the Cooper River Memorial Library in North Charleston.

by · 10/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Star Wars Reads Day to launch Oct. 7

GOOD NEWS: Star Wars Reads Day to launch Oct. 7

Staff reports  |  One of the most fun-filled days at Charleston County Public Library’s main library is just a few days away – Star Wars Reads Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.  Also, you can see one of two Star Wars movies starting at 2 p.m.

Dress up your kids (or yourself) in your favorite Star Wars costume and join more than 1,500 people in an event that continues to grow in size and entertainment value.  You might not think about your library doing this kind of thing, but if you visit, you’ll see lots of happy people (and some Stormtroopers), library officials say.

by · 09/25/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Carolina Youth Development Center’s Charleston Emergency Shelter, one of the organization’s three residential group homes serving children in foster care. Photo provided.

GOOD NEWS:  Carolina Youth Development Center wins national accreditation

Staff reports  |   Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).

CYDC is a nonprofit serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties that provides shelter and support services to child victims of abuse and neglect, as well as youth mentoring programs and a community-based prevention program that helps at-risk families access the resources they need to stay together.

Also inside: Good news for the RiverDogs, benefit for the Whiddon family; Great success for local telethon for Harvey relief; and how to get amnesty for overdue library fines.

by · 09/05/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

Staff reports  |  The Lowcountry Food Bank will get an $82,500 grant to support the food bank’s senior meals.  It’s one of 12 grants awarded nationally by .  The grant is one of twelve awarded by Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and is made possible by funding from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.

by · 07/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The design of the new library in Mount Pleasant’s Carolina Park.

GOOD NEWS:  Library makes progress on new Bees Ferry branch

Staff reports  |   Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will hold a community meeting in West Ashley on July 24 to share updated planned designs for a new library that will be built near West Ashley High School in the Bees Ferry area.  The one-hour meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Drayton Hall Elementary School cafeteria, 3183 Ashley River Rd., Charleston

by · 07/17/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

GOOD NEWS: Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

Staff reports | Charleston International Airport had 7 percent more people heading to one of 18 non-stop destinations in the first four months of the year, compared to last year in what is a traditionally slower traveling season. In the same period, 5.6 percent more people flew into the airport.

Also in Good News: Charleston County Public Library’s new reusable bags; Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell’s accolade; and Sea Island cotton again being grown here at McLeod Plantation.

by · 06/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs