2019 WESTIE AWARDS

2019 WESTIE AWARDS

To The Future and Beyond ... Honoring 10 members of our community who are helping make tomorrow better   Every year for more than a decade, the West Of Free Press has recognized people within the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of The Parish

Part 3 Revisiting some tidbits of history from the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Part 3 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I’m having to start at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital information and shared random small tidbits entered over...

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Casually Upscale

Betty Lou’s Bistro fills a niche in West Ashley by Lorne Chambers | Editor For more than a year, the space that formerly housed Fork Café on Ashley River Road sat empty. However, the shopping center around it was booming. A popular local pizzeria opened, then a...

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WAHS on Display

WAHS’s annual A Taste of West Ashley offers the community a glimpse into the various programs offered at the  high school from Staff Reports According to author Mitch Albom, it’s important to “devote yourself to your community around you and to devote yourself to...

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From the Mountains to the Marsh

The 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival returns to West Ashley, with two days of live music by Lorne Chambers | Editor Two years ago the Charleston Bluegrass Festival was held in West Ashley on a stunning piece of Lowcountry called the Charleston Woodlands....

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Art Matters

Courtney Trevino West Ashley Vinyl Shop Owner, teacher, DIY crafter Describe what you do: I use a special printer type cutting machine that allows for shapes and text to be cut out of paper, vinyl, fabric, or heat transfer materials for fashion, home goods, and...

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2019 WESTIE AWARDS

To The Future and Beyond ... Honoring 10 members of our community who are helping make tomorrow better   Every year for more than a decade, the West Of Free Press has recognized people within the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help...

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Tearing Down or Building Up?

West Ashley now home to yet another peninsular challenge by Bill Davis | News Editor Another pesky peninsula dweller has found a home in West Ashley: add knockdowns to the list of traffic, gentrification, vibrancy, density and others that have jumped the Ashley River....

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A Long and Winding Road

State agrees to fund its portion of I-526, but there’s still a long way to go by Bill Davis | News Editor A journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but there’s been so many faltering starts in building the remaining eight-mile section of I-526 some...

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First Responders Welcome Newest West Ashleyians

West Ashley mom gives birth to twins with a little help from local fireman, EMS workers by Bill Davis | News Editor As a nurse, Jordan Prosser is no rookie when it comes to blood, birth, and the many mysteries of the human body. But early last month, she was surprised...

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The Vitality of Color

Abstract artist Nancy Amis display oil paintings in Navigation, a new exhibit of her works from Staff Reports Local artist Nancy Amis has an impressive list of experiences, accolades, and degrees. But why should we pay attention to her? Amis’s abstract paintings...

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