The Right Way

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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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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Have a Heart

Longtime community servant Kevin Walsh could use some help by Bill Davis | News Editor For more than the past two decades, Kevin Walsh has poured himself into serving West Ashley as the executive director of the St. Andrew’s Parks and Playgrounds Commission, which...

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Hollywood Pool Party

County breaks ground on public pool and aquatics center in Hollywood The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) broke ground on a pool construction project in Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The complex will be called the West County Aquatic Center...

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On Sacred Ground

Fire Station 11 breaks ground on property adjacent to Charleston 9 Memorial site In a city steeped in history, there are few places that hold as much reverence as the site of the former Sofa Super Store along Savannah Highway in West Ashley. It was there more than 11...

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