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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Sharing Some Science

Sharing Some Science

Unlikely partners come together to document, share how MUSC Health developed COVID-19 specimen collection site by Leslie Cantu | Special to West Of UnBound In medicine and emergency operations alike, experienced practitioners pass down knowledge in a way that expands...

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The 10th Annual Westie Awards

The 10th Annual Westie Awards

Honoring Those Who Have Made West Ashley Better over the last 10 Years This year’s Westie Awards are brought to you by the letter “P.” Why you ask? We don’t really know other than it seem to fit when we started listing things that have moved West Ashley in a positive...

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Memorial  FirEhouse Delayed

Memorial FirEhouse Delayed

Hot construction market and limited supplies cool construction at future Station 11 site by Bill Davis | News Editor  Work is several months delayed on the new firehouse on Savannah Highway that overlooks the Charleston Nine memorial through one window each for the...

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A Potential Park For Parsonage Road

A Potential Park For Parsonage Road

St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground makes a pitch for Church Creek Plaza site by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, Church Creek Plaza was a neglected, decaying shopping strip at the corner of Ashley River and Parsonage roads. Then five years ago, the county moved to...

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West Of Turns 15

West Of Turns 15

West Ashley’s newspaper continues to cover our ever-changing community special to West Of Free Press On Feb. 1, 2005 the first edition of West Of hit the racks. “My main goal was to give West Ashley a voice, to help us not be overlooked and overshadowed,” said editor...

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Score One for the Home Team

Score One for the Home Team

Local BBQ restaurant is all fired up about giving back by Lorne Chambers | Editor  Fourteen years ago Home Team BBQ opened it’s first restaurant in an old gas station along St. Andrew’s Boulevard in West Ashley. The arrival of Home Team marked a shift in the South...

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A Vision for 2020

A Vision for 2020

Three new councilmembers help steer   West Ashley into the next decade by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, it’s been reported that it’s West Ashley’s “time.” Four years ago, a neighbor won the mayor’s office and West Ashley enjoyed its first plurality on City...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Charleston Police Departrment wins Community Policing In Action Photo Contest for December 2019 from Staff Reports  For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Department Of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) asked state, local, territorial, and tribal...

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Teck Wins Second Term

Teck Wins Second Term

Beyond mayoral race, November’s election solidifies Tecklenburg’s power base by Bill Davis | News Editor Mayor John Tecklenburg’s cakewalk over City Councilman Mike Seekings in a special election last month was fraught with meaning, especially for West Ashley. Let’s...

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