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

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

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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A Helping Hand in the Fight Against Flooding

West Ashley to receive $120 million of Charleston’s $2 billionfunds for flooding by Bill Davis | News Editor Two and half years ago, soon after Mayor John Tecklenburg came into office, a member of his administration was asked how much it would cost to fix Charleston’s...

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The Flipside of Avondale

Major changes pending for the former Food Lion site by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, the Sycamore Center shopping center on St. Andrews Boulevard has been, let’s be polite, a bit of an eyesore. Unlined parking, aisles and aisles of it, have stood as a stark...

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Use Your Head, Not the Earth

After a month of dumping all the county’s recycling in a West Ashley landfill, Charleston County’s recyling program is back on track by Bill Davis | News Editor Mind what you put in your recycling bins at home, it could end up buried in the county landfill on Bees...

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Attainable Living

Mayor Tecklenburg cuts ribbon on new affordable homes in Ashleyville-Maryville neighborhood from Staff Reports Mayor John Tecklenburg, along with members of Charleston City Council and community leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16 for seven...

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Welcome to North Charleston (in West Ashley)

North Charleston leap-frogs across river to grab West Ashley land, City vows to continue the fight by Bill Davis | News Editor City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and his administration remain committed to keeping 2,200 acres of county lands out of the hands of...

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The Right Way

The ‘Right’ Way Parks conservancy unveils West Ashley Green/Bikeway’s ‘future’ by Bill Davis | News Editor While its dreams might not happen overnight, the Charleston Parks Conservancy recently revealed its master plan for arts along the West Ashley Greenway and...

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Local Soccer Club Honored

2019 Competitive Coach of the Year Awards and Parents of the Year Award from Staff Reports The West Ashley-based Charleston United Soccer Club (CUSC) recently had two of its coaches named Coach of the Year by the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Youth Soccer...

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Chopping Up the West Ashley Vote

Three candidates with deep West Ashley roots enter the mayoral race, threatening to divide the city’s largest and most powerful voting block by Bill Davis | News Editor West Ashley’s growing political clout may be its undoing in the coming mayoral election this fall....

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