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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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Sgt. Joseph Harvill named West Ashley Optimist Club’s Community Hero of the Year from Staff Reports Sgt. Joseph Harvill was recently honored by the West Ashley Optimist Club as the Charleston Police Department’s Community Hero of the Year. Sgt. Harvill is a 12-year...

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CCPL Announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Award Winner

CCPL Announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Award Winner

from Staff Reports This year’s winner of the Charleston County Public Library’s Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award is Sheila Heyward. This award honors the memory of Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL, who was killed in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in 2015. The...

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Rolling Into West Ashley

Rolling Into West Ashley

 Two semi-permanent food trucks offer area international flavor and variety by Lorne Chambers | Editor The Charleston food truck scene has been going strong for the better part of the last decade. The mobile restaurant concept offers chefs and budding restaurateurs a...

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Sleep well. Eat well. Play well. Don’t worry.

Sleep well. Eat well. Play well. Don’t worry.

Dr. Leon Banov was a calming voice of comfort during uncertain times One hundred years ago, the infectious diseases of smallpox, typhoid, diptheria, and tuberculosis were of great concern for the community. In addition, a few years earlier the Spanish Flu had been...

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Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Wildlife and history abound just a short drive down Savannah Highway In West Of’s newest feature, Aaron O’Brien explores local attractions and scenic outdoor spaces by taking readers to locations within a short drive of West Ashley. From pristine beaches to forest...

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The Ghost of Charleston’s  Culinary Past

The Ghost of Charleston’s Culinary Past

Area ghost tour guide becomes a local social media star with online cooking videos by Lorne Chambers | Editor In the Charles Dickins holiday classic A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner and three other spirits over...

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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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Getting Down with the Low Tide Boyz

Getting Down with the Low Tide Boyz

Charleston’s only all-male charity dance team releases calendar just in time for the holidays by Lorne Chambers | Editor Every year the Charleston Firefighter calendar sets hearts ablaze across the Lowcountry. But this year our local hunky heroes have some...

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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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