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The 10th Annual Westie Awards

The 10th Annual Westie Awards

Honoring Those Who Have Made West Ashley Better over the last 10 Years This year’s Westie Awards are brought to you by the letter “P.” Why you ask? We don’t really know other than it seem to fit when we started listing things that have moved West Ashley in a positive...

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Ethically Correct

Ethically Correct

West Ashley High Philosophy Club takes 1st place at Ethics Bowl by Donnie Newton | Contributing Writer West Ashley High School competed in the South Carolina High School Ethics Bowl at Wofford recently and came in first place! They competed against 18 teams from 12...

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Future Wildcats Get a Taste of WAHS

Future Wildcats Get a Taste of WAHS

Annual event gives local elementary and middle schoolers a chance to see what high school is all about by Donnie Newton | Contributing Writer According to author Mitch Albom, it is important to “devote yourself to your community around you and to devote yourself to...

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West Ashley’s Grass is Blue

West Ashley’s Grass is Blue

7th annual Bluegrass Festival returns to the Woodlands Nature Preserve with some of the biggest names in the business from Staff Reports There has been a noticeable leap in star power for the seventh annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival held Friday, March 20 and...

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Art Matters — A Conversation with  Gale Ray

Art Matters — A Conversation with  Gale Ray

Artist actively painting, retired weaver and faux finish painter Describe your work I capture passages and pathways, both manmade and in nature by painting landscapes and sculpting and making paintings of shells. Current project Making pottery based on shells that I...

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A Tale of  Two Stores

A Tale of Two Stores

South Windermere Earth Fare says good-bye while Harris Teeter says hello to West Ashley Circle by Lorne Chambers | Editor Not too long ago, much of West Ashley bordered on being designated a “food desert,” according to federal officials. A big swath of 29407 and 29414...

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Not-So-Horrifying For Vegetarians

Not-So-Horrifying For Vegetarians

For a barbeque place, Swig & Swine has plenty of meat-free options West Ashley vegans and vegetarians proclaimed a collective ‘Praise be!’ when Whole Foods opened the doors of its Savannah Highway store in August of 2018. No longer would we have to pack up the...

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Buzzing Around West of the Ashley

Buzzing Around West of the Ashley

Revisiting the second oldest subdivision West of the Ashley In the ongoing discussion about the name we use for our section of Charleston, Cele insisted that “West of the Ashley” was the proper term, not “West Ashley.” Many still insist on St Andrew’s Parish. The...

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Run with the Wild Ones

Run with the Wild Ones

“Where the Wild Things Run” 5K Run and Walk returns to Caw Caw Interpretive Center on March 7 from Staff Reports Grab your running shoes, and get ready to run wild at Caw Caw! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) hosts its popular annual Where...

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In-Shore Fishing Report — March 2020

In-Shore Fishing Report — March 2020

  Time To Get Back on the Water The water is warming, which means its time to get ready to catch some fish  by Captain Geoff Bennett | Special to West Of Free Press Warmer weather is arriving in the Lowcountry and we’ve already seen a few days in the 70s. As the...

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