Growing Community

Growing Community

Charleston Horticultural Society and local partners debut new educational pollinator garden at St. Andrews School of Math & Science from Staff Reports As COVID-19 was in the midst of making its way across the country last spring, Charleston Horticultural Society...

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A Decade of Good Karma

A Decade of Good Karma

Local food drive “Cans For Karma” celebrates its 10th year with a huge haul during a time when people need it the most by Lorne Chambers | Editor In 2011, West Ashley resident Shana Swain was pregnant with her first daughter when she and a friend were thinking about...

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(Staying) Home For The Holidays

(Staying) Home For The Holidays

As coronavirus ruins holiday traditions, some local experts offer safe ways to celebrate by Jenny Peterson | Contributing Writer It’s been said over and over — the holidays will look a little different this year. At least, that’s what healthcare professionals and the...

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Have a Heart  … and a Kidney

Have a Heart … and a Kidney

St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground executive director Kevin Walsh gets a new heart but faces new challenges, financially and physically by Bill Davis | News Editor Tis the season to be thankful, almost merry in Kevin Walsh’s house, after he finally got a new heart in...

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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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