Tearing Down or Building Up?

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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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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Mug Shots: August 2018

The following were taken from actual incident reports filed last month by the City of Charleston Police Department. These are not convictions and the names of businesses, complainants, and suspects have been left out to protect the innocent. All suspects are  innocent...

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A New Life, A New Hope

Congregation Dor Tikvah celebrates synagogue dedication following massive renovation of former JCC building Ever since it was built in 1956, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Ashley served as a cultural hub and meeting place for Charleston’s Jewish community....

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OMG, We got a Whole Foods! What now?

West Ashley’s ‘Golden Age’ is upon us… or is it? In the waning days of August 2018, West Ashley emerged from its cocoon and burst into its new glorious form. Whole Foods Market finally opened along Savannah Highway. And. It. Is. Glorious. Gleaming racks of all-natural...

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A New Life For the Dead Pig

City seeks public input on future of former Sam Ritt/Old Towne Piggly Wiggly site The only thing deader than the old Piggly Wiggly at the intersection of Old Towne Road and Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is the idea of replacing it with a mega-gas station. Last year, the...

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The Battle Rages On

State, county fight continues over I-526 completion There’s an old saying that applies to the ongoing fight between Charleston County and the state over funding for the I-526 completion project: Romance without finance is a nuisance. For those in West Ashley in love...

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‘Minor’ Natural Disaster A Major Problem

Heavy rains put the focus back on flooding issues West of the Ashley Last month, David Griffin stood in front of his new home on Magnolia Avenue and watched his personal items being removed by workers from a local water damage restoration company. A rainstorm the...

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Oh, For Art’s Sake

West Ashley Public Schools Have A Glaring DeficitIn Visual Art Teachers Local parents and art lovers are fed up with the tiny visual arts offerings at West Ashley High School. The school currently has no visual arts teachers on staff and is advertising for only a...

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