West Ashley’s Split Personality

West Ashley’s Split Personality

A rapidly-evolving community deals with two different identities and two different approaches to commercial growth By Bill Davis | News Editor It may be harder and harder to recognize West Ashley in the coming years. Last month, the S.C. Chapter of the American...

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Maryville-Ashleyville Goes Upscale

Maryville-Ashleyville Goes Upscale

Prime location draws a new 40-home upscale development to the Maryville-Ashleyville neighborhood    by Bil Davis | News Editor Upscale development has come to the Maryville-Ashleyville neighborhood, with the Avenue of Oaks, an ambitious housing development brought to...

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Controversial City Councilman Harry Griffin keeps fighting  by Bill Davis | New Editor It was an unforgettable year that no one wants to remember. Especially if you’re Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin. Not all of 2020 was bad for Griffin, as he took his health...

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A True Friend to the Community

A True Friend to the Community

Byrnes Downs resident Donna Jacobs receives Robert Ballard Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service by Lorne Chambers | Editor In 1998 the City of Charleston’s Excellence in Volunteer Service Award was created to honor a single citizen whose selfless contribution to...

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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Sgt. Joseph Harvill named West Ashley Optimist Club’s Community Hero of the Year from Staff Reports Sgt. Joseph Harvill was recently honored by the West Ashley Optimist Club as the Charleston Police Department’s Community Hero of the Year. Sgt. Harvill is a 12-year...

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CCPL Announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Award Winner

CCPL Announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Award Winner

from Staff Reports This year’s winner of the Charleston County Public Library’s Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award is Sheila Heyward. This award honors the memory of Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL, who was killed in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in 2015. The...

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A Decade of Good Karma

A Decade of Good Karma

Local food drive “Cans For Karma” celebrates its 10th year with a huge haul during a time when people need it the most by Lorne Chambers | Editor In 2011, West Ashley resident Shana Swain was pregnant with her first daughter when she and a friend were thinking about...

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(Staying) Home For The Holidays

(Staying) Home For The Holidays

As coronavirus ruins holiday traditions, some local experts offer safe ways to celebrate by Jenny Peterson | Contributing Writer It’s been said over and over — the holidays will look a little different this year. At least, that’s what healthcare professionals and the...

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Have a Heart  … and a Kidney

Have a Heart … and a Kidney

St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground executive director Kevin Walsh gets a new heart but faces new challenges, financially and physically by Bill Davis | News Editor Tis the season to be thankful, almost merry in Kevin Walsh’s house, after he finally got a new heart in...

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Community Mourns Loss  of Avondale Matriarch

Community Mourns Loss of Avondale Matriarch

The passing of beloved Voodoo manager Caroline Smith-Adams leaves a giant hole in heart of West Ashley’s restaurant and dance communities by Lorne Chambers | Editor Artwork by John Pundt  Last month Charleston’s food & beverage scene, the local dance community,...

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MVPs of the Pandemic

MVPs of the Pandemic

Members of the West Ashley community are going above the call of duty to help us get through uncertain times by Bill Davis | News Editor Some workers in West Ashley have proven themselves beyond “essential” by making our lives better, saner, and a bit like they used...

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