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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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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Looking Back at 2018 … And Looking Ahead to 2019

by Bill Davis | News Editor This past year in West Ashley was supposed to be the moment when a shooter releases the basketball and it begins to take flight, after years of study, planning, and meetings. And while there were definite successes, like the construction of...

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Local Landmark Honored in Nation’s Capital

Magnolia Gardens placing exhibit at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. from Staff Reports More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden that would demonstrate and promote the...

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West Ashley Goes to Washington

Congressman-elect Joe Cunningham wades into deeper waters by Bill Davis | News Editor If you thought 2018 was West Ashley’s “time” because of its growing political power on City Council and the mayor hailing from here, don’t forget newly-elected U.S. Congressman Joe...

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Coming of Age

West Ashley Senior Center is getting very, very close to opening by Bill Davis | News Editor When is the municipal Waring Senior Center going to open in West Ashley, every silver fox wants to know? That’s a good question. Soon? Four months behind on its original open...

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Cease and Desist

Is enforcement of the city’s short-term rental ordinance treating citizens like criminals? by Bill Davis | News Editor Charleston’s new short-term housing rental ordinance is going to be retooled, but not before some people who own houses in West Ashley take big hits....

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Think Fast, Vote Smarter

With Election Day quickly approaching, here’s a primer for West Ashley voters by Bill Davis | News Editor Research shows that Americans don’t pay attention to a political race until three weeks out from the election. Well ... we’re down to one week before the Nov. 6...

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Following the Yellow Sauce Road

Hitting the road to pay homage to a lost BBQ icon, Michael Bessinger contemplates his own place in an ever-changing industry by Lorne Chambers | Editor In just a few months, Bessinger’s Barbecue on Savannah Highway will celebrate 80 years in business. Michael...

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