A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance

Innovative program teaches skills that go far beyond the ring by Lorne Chambers | Editor Growing up in West Ashley, Beth Matenaer was a defiant kid. By her own admission she frequently butted heads with authority and often found herself in trouble in and outside of...

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West Ashley Flashback — Taking the Long Road

The Long family story has deep roots in St. Andrew’s Parish Note: This West Ashley Flashback is written by yours truly with some recollections which Leonard Long, Jr. provided respecting his grandfather, Leonard Darlington Long, known as ‘LD.’ That J.C. Long built...

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Comeback Puppy of the Year

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center saves Brees the puppy after terrible accident by Lorne Chambers | Editor One evening back in mid-May, local residents Natalie Kaiser and Ryan Hart rushed their 13-week-old puppy Brees from Folly Beach’s West Ashley Avenue to the...

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Mas Matzo y Masa

Jewish-inspired Mexican pop-up restaurant Matzo y Masa is a culinary clash of cultures by Lorne Chambers | Editor In the local food scene it seems as if the pop-up restaurant has replaced the food truck. And one of the more innovative pop-ups you can find regularly...

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Broadway Rewind

Brand new Cultural Arts Center Charleston officially debuts with show that highlights some of the best of Broadway by Lorne Chambers | Editor When the Cultural Arts Center Charleston (formerly Charleston Performing Arts Center) moved from James Island to its new space...

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Major Shake-ups at West Ashley High

Superintendent finally removes principal after previous attempts, football coach also out by Bill Davis | news editor Threatened regime change has finally come to West Ashley High School, as last month it became public knowledge that Superintendent Gerrita Postelwaite...

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Fixing the Fix

Solutions to Hwy. 17/Main Road intersection revealing more problems by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, locals trying to get to work in the morning and home in the evening have complained about the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 17S and Main Road. The traffic would back...

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Standup Being Counted

West Ashley’s comedy scene continues to grow by Bill Davis | News Editor The only thing that’s migrated over from the peninsula to West Ashley that’s been welcomed has been comedy. Thank God (or Richard Pryor, your choice). Not traffic or gentrification or development...

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Magnolia in Miniature

A glimpse of Magnolia Gardens finds a home in nation’s capital from Staff Reports A landscape designer in Arlington, Vir., and a carpenter from Charleston, have built a miniature version of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on display at the nation’s capital. Jeff...

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Another Chapter for Cynthia Graham Hurd

CCPL & USC Launch Teen Book Club in honor of beloved librarian from Staff Reports Last month, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) honored the memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL who most recently worked in West Ashley at the St Andrews...

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Art Matters

Why Does Art Matter? Eight local artists were asked this question, this is what they said Henry Wolfe | Expressionist Painter There has to be a medium on the earth to show creativeness, what I do with my hands matters. It blurs the lines. Kristi Ryba | Painter...

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