Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Magnolia Plantation lights up its historic gardens for the first time in 300 years with world-class Chinese lantern festival by Bill Davis | News Editor For the first time in 300 years, more than the moon will illuminate the gardens at Magnolia Plantation. In fact, it...

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Public Helps Plan a Park

Public Helps Plan a Park

Residents weigh in on future Old Towne Park interpretation From Staff Reports The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) held a public information and input meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 for the interpretive master planning of Old Towne Creek County...

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Flooding, Development, and Traffic, Oh MY! The Mayor and Four West Ashley City Council Seats Up for Re-Election by Bill Davis | News Editor Six candidates for mayor and 11 candidates for City Council representing chunks of West Ashley are all skipping down the yellow...

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In Dorian’s Wake

In Dorian’s Wake

West Ashley historic sites recovering after hurricane wreaks havoc by Lorne Chambers | Editor Charleston may have largely dodged a bullet when it came to Hurricane Dorian last month. However, the cleanup effort has been monumental. Weeks after the dangerous storm...

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Manny’s Says Good-bye

Manny’s Says Good-bye

After nearly three decades, beloved Mediterranean restaurant closes, ending an era in the West Ashley dining scene by Bill Davis | News Editor It’s hard to believe that Manny’s Mediterranean Grille has closed for good. A fire didn’t kill it four years ago. And for the...

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West Ashley High School’s New Top Cat

West Ashley High School’s New Top Cat

New principal Ryan Cumback aims to take the Wildcats to new heights by Lorne Chambers | Editor May 30 is a day that Ryan Cumback will never forget. Not only was it the day he was announced as the new principal at West Ashley High School, but it was also the day his...

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Harry Griffin’s War

Harry Griffin’s War

West Ashley City Councilman goes on the attack against the Mayor by Bill Davis | News Editor West Ashley City Councilman Harry Griffin either struck a blow for fiscal accountability last month, or he served up a $52,000 “nothingburger” that will isolate him on...

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‘Artisans Row’ Dream Stalled

‘Artisans Row’ Dream Stalled

Pastamaker boils over red tape by Bill Davis | News Editor The dream of turning Wappoo Road into an “artisans row” may have just taken one step forward and avoided taking a big step backward. Four years ago this month, the city and the county held a joint public...

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Fixing the Fix

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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Magnolia in Miniature

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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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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