A Long and Winding Road

A Long and Winding Road

State agrees to fund its portion of I-526, but there’s still a long way to go by Bill Davis | News Editor A journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but there’s been so many faltering starts in building the remaining eight-mile section of I-526 some...

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Cash For Cabbage

Ashley River Creative Arts student earns top prize in Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program from Staff Reports Mallory Posta might not pursue the agricultural field when she gets older, but the fourth-grader at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School might have...

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Ending With a Real “Debacle”

Orange Grove’s  Ranitha Kumarasinghe wins CCSD’s 2019 Spelling Bee from Staff Reports It took 30 rounds to get to the final word of the night in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) 2019 Spelling Bee held January 17, 2019 at Burke High School. Orange Grove...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of The Parish

Part 2 Revisiting some tidbits of history from the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Last month, I wrote about how many first sentences have developed into stories from St. Andrew’s Parish. Elements of these stories fill five journals, two milk crates, and over 10 GB...

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Good Enough Parenting

I Love You — A Mother’s Valentine Some version of feeling benevolent, enamored with or attached to another person is generally at the heart of defining what it means to LOVE. Yet, when I think of what loving can feel like as a parent I must confess that it’s often not...

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The Beer Snob — The Versatile Porter

Classic English ale has multiple personalities  As you probably already know, I love beer. I love discussing the subject, trying new styles and different brewery releases, even travelling for beer events. Beer really can and does bring folks together. Yet I’m often...

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Art Matters: Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan Drama Teacher Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston He has worked with Charleston Stage, Woolfe Street, and Village Playhouse.   Describe what you do: I use theater arts: drama, improv, movement, and...

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Feelin’ Chippy

A Salt N Battered brings British-style fish-and-chips to West Ashley by Lorne Chambers | Editor Across the pond a “chippy” is slang for a fish-and-chip shop. In America, the term is often used to describe someone or something that is feisty or scrappy. A Salt N...

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West Ashley’s Whiskey Makers

Cannon Distillery releases first-ever bourbon By Lorne Chambers | editor Since opening West Ashley’s first and still only distillery in 2017, Cannon Distillery’s signature grit-made vodka and its two variations (Coffee and Chai) have become fixtures at restaurants 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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