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 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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A Vision for 2020

A Vision for 2020

Three new councilmembers help steer   West Ashley into the next decade by Bill Davis | News Editor For years, it’s been reported that it’s West Ashley’s “time.” Four years ago, a neighbor won the mayor’s office and West Ashley enjoyed its first plurality on City...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Charleston Police Departrment wins Community Policing In Action Photo Contest for December 2019 from Staff Reports  For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Department Of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) asked state, local, territorial, and tribal...

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Avoiding Flint’s Misery

Avoiding Flint’s Misery

CCSD tests schools’ tap water, West Ashley Schools looking good by Bill Davis | News Editor Charleston County Schools has begun a system-wide check of the safety of its drinking water, with a special attention on the presence of lead, under the guidance of its new...

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The Harmony  in Hominy

The Harmony in Hominy

Brukes Coffee & Music brings passion for music to your neighborhood coffee shop by Lorne Chambers | Editor It’s two days before Christmas and as people are zooming all over West Ashley getting last minute gifts and holiday preparations, Brukes Coffee & Music...

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Art Matters — Christopher Murphy

Art Matters — Christopher Murphy

Describe your art: It is an exploration of movement, composition, color, and text. It is a process of discovery never knowing when it will end. It is abstract. Biggest challenge: Some people are turned off by non-representational art. I work in a frame show, too. My...

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Vegging Out

Vegging Out

Introducing a new monthly column where a local vegetarian navigates the carnivorous world of West Ashley by Aaron O’Brien | Contributing Writer A friend once told me that bacon was so ubiquitous in the south, it appears next to the salt and pepper on every dinner...

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Something New on Tap

Something New on Tap

House of Brews West Ashley a welcomed oasis down Highway 61   by Lorne Chambers | Editor Chris Filan grew up in West Ashley, not far from where the new House of Brews just opened on Ashley River Road. As the managing partner of the popular new beer bar, he has seen...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish

West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish

Part 8 in a series examining the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Stories are like presents for me so Merry Christmas and thank-you for the e-mails adding to the “Pieces of the Parish”! Part 8 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I have started at the...

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Community Says Good-bye to Drayton Hall Patriarch

Community Says Good-bye to Drayton Hall Patriarch

Charles Henry Drayton III passes away at the age of 101 from Staff Reports  Last month, Charles Henry Drayton III peacefully passed away at the age of 101. Drayton, fondly known to friends and family as Charlie, devoted his lifetime of work towards the preservation...

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