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GOOD NEWS:  Wentworth collaborates in new national book of poetry

GOOD NEWS: Wentworth collaborates in new national book of poetry

Staff reports | Charleston Currents contributing editor and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth’s work is getting attention in a new national book that targets middle-school children to open their eyes to the joys of poetry. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets is a collection of original poems by Newbery Medal–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with poems by teacher-poet Chris Colderley and Wentworth.

Also in Good News: Library to take part in summer feeding program; Tall ship makes it to Charleston; and North Charleston Fire Department wins coveted Class 1 ISO rating.

by · 04/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Veterans get hunger relief help, more

Staff reports | Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program on Friday hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution in the Hagood Stadium parking lot of The Citadel to help provide food assistance to more than 200 low-income, at-risk and homeless veterans from the Charleston-Area. The distribution was conducted in partnership with The Citadel and the Lowcountry Food Bank. Also in this section is Good News about an Easter Egg Hunt at Magnolia Plantation; Times for giving input into a new West Ashley plan; a big gift from Jersey Mike’s; a national award for a local lawyer; Charleston Stage’s new season; and National Library Week.

by · 04/10/2017 · 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.

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Progress

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
GOOD NEWS:  Charleston to host 14th annual First Day Festival

GOOD NEWS: Charleston to host 14th annual First Day Festival

The City of Charleston will host the 14th Annual First Day Festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Liberty Square at the S.C. Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. The First Day Festival is a celebration of education and provides children and families with information on educational services in the community, as well as a fun day together. Also: Library back to school celebration and Magnolia Plantation’s dog adoptions.

by · 08/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Library offers new download service for free

GOOD NEWS: Library offers new download service for free

Hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audio books, songs and movies are now available for local residents to download or stream free – if they have a Charleston County Public Library card. In addition to the free digital services already offered through CCPL’s website, the library has added new downloadable and streaming materials from hoopla digital (note: both words are lowercase).

by · 08/01/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Hollings speaks to media in this 2008 photo.

GOOD NEWS: Statue to be erected of Hollings

Staff reports | Our sister publication, Statehouse Report, exclusively reported Friday that supporters and friends of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings are planning to unveil a full-sized bronze statue in his honor in the spring. Also in this issue: Charleston County Public Library hires Nicolle Davies to be its new director; Stats on the number of people who arrive daily in the area; Daniel Island’s new performing arts center; and a Greenway pledge.

by · 07/25/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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Davies picked to be library’s new executive director

Nicolle Davies, a nationally-recognized library leader who was named Library Journal magazine’s 2016 Librarian of the Year, will be Charleston County Public Library’s new executive director, the library’s Board of Trustees announced today.

“Charleston is blessed to have a library leader of Nicolle’s stature to steer our system in the transformational years ahead of us,” said Andy Brack, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees. “A world-class city attracts world-class talent. With energy, drive and vision, Nicolle will help guide our professional staff through exciting changes with new buildings and programs that will truly make our libraries become lifelong learning centers.”

by · 07/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
PHOTO:  Joyful sounds

PHOTO: Joyful sounds

The joyful sounds of the Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the air last week as officials renamed the St. Andrews Regional Library in West Ashley after the late librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, who died in the Emanuel AME Church massacre last year. The event, held on what would have been Hurd’s birthday, brought tears to some, but the children’s choir’s sounds brought smiles and delight to those who attended.

by · 06/27/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
CALENDAR, June 6+:  From Godzilla to Carolina Day

CALENDAR, June 6+: From Godzilla to Carolina Day

On the calendar for the week of June 6, 2016, and beyond: See the Godzillification exhibit at the main public library; outdoor summer films start at Freshfields, The Grove Concert series begins, family films at The Terrace Theatre; more.

by · 06/06/2016 · Comments are Disabled · calendar