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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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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Score One for the Home Team

Score One for the Home Team

Local BBQ restaurant is all fired up about giving back by Lorne Chambers | Editor  Fourteen years ago Home Team BBQ opened it’s first restaurant in an old gas station along St. Andrew’s Boulevard in West Ashley. The arrival of Home Team marked a shift in the South...

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MUSC Immediately Making an Impact

MUSC Immediately Making an Impact

Thousands use new medical pavilion at Citadel Mall as leaders celebrate special to West Of Free Press  A celebration of the opening of the MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion last month showed just how important a symbol the new site is. “This is so important for...

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Big Cat on Campus

Big Cat on Campus

WAHS names two-time state champion Donnie Kiefer as new head football from Staff Reports In a surprise move last year, WAHS’s incoming principal Ryan Cumback relieved former Wildcat head football coach Bobby Marion of his duties after 12 years with the school. With...

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How to Spell Success

How to Spell Success

C.E. Williams student Keerthana Samuel takes top spot in CCSD’s 2020 Spelling Bee  from Staff Reports Forty spellers participated in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) 2020 Spelling Bee held January 16, 2020, at Burke High School. It took eight rounds for...

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Nostalgia Wave Hits West Ashley

Nostalgia Wave Hits West Ashley

NeoPop art show featuring works by Patrick Prickett and T.M. Showers is an homage to the TV, toys, and tech from their youth by Lorne Chambers | Editor When local artist Patrick Prickett first saw the work of fellow painter T.M. Showers he knew they were kindred...

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Art Matters — Catherine Lamkin

Art Matters — Catherine Lamkin

Describe your art: Pictorial. Portraits, that tell stories of the African Diaspora. My people, my life, and how the world touches me. The joy in our lives, and the injustices, what would I see through the magnifying glass of my sewing needle. What makes your work...

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Sushi at a Sports Bar?

Sushi at a Sports Bar?

Locals bucks the norm of what you might expect from a sushi restaurant or a sports bar by Lorne Chambers | Editor When you go to a sports bar to watch your favorite team, you might expect to have some wings or a burger, but you probably aren’t expecting to eat...

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Vegging Out — Let’s Talk Tacos

Vegging Out — Let’s Talk Tacos

Taco Spot serves up a multitude of meatless options It’s February and love is in the air. Cupid has released his arrow and your boo is just waiting to hear those three magic words: “Let’s get tacos.” Lucky for you, Taco Spot has you covered. This cozy neighborhood gem...

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West Ashley Flashback — Return to  Wappoo Heights

West Ashley Flashback — Return to Wappoo Heights

Revisiting the second oldest subdivision West of the Ashley The “History of Building Development at Wappoo Heights” is a unique document prepared in 1994 by a group of residents described as the “History Committee”. Mrs. Barbara (Alward) Polk, Miss Lorena Nash, Mrs....

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