A Helping Hand in the Fight Against Flooding

A Helping Hand in the Fight Against Flooding

West Ashley to receive $120 million of Charleston’s $2 billionfunds for flooding by Bill Davis | News Editor Two and half years ago, soon after Mayor John Tecklenburg came into office, a member of his administration was asked how much it would cost to fix Charleston’s...

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A Fighting Chance

Innovative program teaches skills that go far beyond the ring by Lorne Chambers | Editor Growing up in West Ashley, Beth Matenaer was a defiant kid. By her own admission she frequently butted heads with authority and often found herself in trouble in and outside of...

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A Helping Hand in the Fight Against Flooding

West Ashley to receive $120 million of Charleston’s $2 billionfunds for flooding by Bill Davis | News Editor Two and half years ago, soon after Mayor John Tecklenburg came into office, a member of his administration was asked how much it would cost to fix Charleston’s...

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The Flipside of Avondale

Major changes pending for the former Food Lion site by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, the Sycamore Center shopping center on St. Andrews Boulevard has been, let’s be polite, a bit of an eyesore. Unlined parking, aisles and aisles of it, have stood as a stark...

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Use Your Head, Not the Earth

After a month of dumping all the county’s recycling in a West Ashley landfill, Charleston County’s recyling program is back on track by Bill Davis | News Editor Mind what you put in your recycling bins at home, it could end up buried in the county landfill on Bees...

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Attainable Living

Mayor Tecklenburg cuts ribbon on new affordable homes in Ashleyville-Maryville neighborhood from Staff Reports Mayor John Tecklenburg, along with members of Charleston City Council and community leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16 for seven...

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Gore in 60 Seconds

A group of local filmmakers present the 60-Second Horror Challenge at Frothy Beard by Lorne Chambers | Editor   * originally scheduled to be held at Craft Conundrum, the event has moved because of closure of that business. It will now be held at Frothy Beard...

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Shear Madness Provides Sheer Fun

Charleston Stage’s interactive whodunit Shear Madness takes the stage at The Pearl this month by Lorne Chambers | Editor Charleston Stage officially debuts “The Pearl” theatre this month with its first full-length production when it stages the popular interactive...

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Art Matters — Kurtis Lamkin

Kurtis Lamkin Musician, singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller, activist, teacher Kurtis plays the 21 stringed harp-like lute from Africa called the kora. His poems have been broadcast, animated, choreographed and recorded. He was Poet in Residence at the New School...

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Having Her Cake and Eating it Too

Cake Bar owner Alexis Fussell is living the dream with her own custom bakery in West Ashley  by Lorne Chambers | Editor Just a couple of months ago Alexis Fussell was running a successful custom cake company out of her home. With a traditional residential oven, the...

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A Family Affair

Sisters lean on each other while earning degrees, managing families, volunteering, and writing books by Mikie Hayes | Special to West Of Free Press Best friends. Classmates. Authors. Sisters — in more ways than one. Since childhood, Roxanne Brown Johnson and Michelle...

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