Mega regatta on tap in Charleston

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:50 p.m.

286 boats and 2,500 racers ready for action

Regional Organizations Express Concern Over Mt. Pleasant Growth Management Plan

Friday, April 17, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Seven area business and membership organizations are collectively urging Mt. Pleasant Town Council to change the Growth Management Plan which was given initial approval (by a vote of eight to one) at the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday night, April 14th. The organizations are:

East Cooper residents encouraged to attend April 20 Transit Planning Meeting

Friday, April 17, 2015 2:42 p.m.

Citizens from Mount Pleasant and the East Cooper Region can help bring better transit and less traffic congestion to their communities by attending the April 20-21 ALT I26 meetings on bring regional rapid transit to the Lowcountry being held by the Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester Council of Governments.

14 Percent Container Volume Growth at SC Ports

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:39 a.m.

SC Inland Port achieves record number of rail moves

IOP Exchange Club serves up Easter fun

Friday, April 17, 2015 3:44 p.m.

Ask Isle of Palms Exchange Club members the question, “What’s better than a hot breakfast on a cool morning?” and they will most …

Special Needs Swim Night returns May 9 at Splash Zone

Friday, April 17, 2015 3:54 p.m.

After-hours waterpark event for guests with special needs

First American Cancer Society Hope Ball

Friday, April 17, 2015 3:38 p.m.

Local cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, businesses and community members will unite to kick-off the American Cancer Society Hope Ball and the Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry Giving Day at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Carol Grotnes Belk Campus. Giving Day is a 24-hour online giving event that enables nonprofits in …

2015 Holocaust Remembrance Program:A rededication of the Charleston Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square

Friday, April 17, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Featuring S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal

African American Leaders Unite to Strengthen the Education

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:35 a.m.

Out of a need to adequately to promote and represent the collective giving power of black and minority professionals, Trident United Way will launch the African American Leadership Council (AALC) on Wednesday, April 22. The AALC is being formed to improve the education and financial lives of families and children in the Tri-County area.

What you need to know before getting on the water UPDATED

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Berkeley County Auditor Janet Brown Jurosko would like to help the residents of Berkeley County with their questions concerning marine equipment.

Charleston County Community Development holds presentation in observance of National Fair Housing Month

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:22 a.m.

State housing expert will make presentation and answer questions related to fair housing

Town earns prestigious Ragan Awards recognition

Friday, April 17, 2015 9:41 a.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Ragan’s 2014 Employee Communications Awards for Best Informational or …

Meals on Wheels succeeds with online fundraiser

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:09 a.m.

East Cooper Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce success in their MatchingFund.org fundraising campaign, raising more than $20,000 for the …

Spearman Calls on Communities to Prepare for ACT Tests

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:35 a.m.

Today, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman called on teachers, parents, and students to prepare for the new timed ACT tests that will be administered across the State April 28-30.

MPPD expands Nextdoor

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:42 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is expanding their community outreach through the social media site Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com).

Commemorate the End of the Civil War

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:41 p.m.

Have you seen the single spotlight above Fort Sumter this week? Two beams became one on April 14th, symbolizing the reunification of the nation on the 150th Anniversary of the re-raising of the United States flag over Fort Sumter. The Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust & our community partners invite you to participate in several free …

Speed Hump Installation Slated for 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:40 a.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant will begin installing traffic calming devices (speed humps) within the community beginning tomorrow. Work is scheduled to be completed within the next 30 days. Below is the schedule subject to weather conditions.

New service allows callers to text 911

Friday, April 17, 2015 4:11 a.m.

Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center announced the launch of Text-to-911 in Charleston County. Text-to-911 allows individuals to text message 911 through their cellular phones if they are within Charleston County when sending the text message. Consolidated Dispatch director Jim Lake made the announcement during a press conference on April 7. …

Hamlin Road Closure Slated May 1-3

Friday, April 17, 2015 2:17 p.m.

Hamlin Road will be closed to through traffic from Friday, May 1, 2015 starting at 8 p.m. until Monday, May 3, 2015 at 6 a.m. for the installation of storm water drainage pipes across the roadway at the new intersection of Billy Swails Boulevard. This road closure will enable the contractor OL Thompson Company to install the drainage pipes under …

Friends of the Library joins Lowcountry Giving Day

Friday, April 17, 2015 1:50 p.m.

The Charleston Friends of the Library, the nonprofit that supports the programs of the Charleston County Public Library, announced their …

New book details Doolittle Raid

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:08 a.m.

The Doolittle Raid is a feat of legend: a daring, some thought suicidal, bombing mission designed to avenge the attack on Pearl Harbor by taking the …

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office wins statewide wward

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Individual Berkeley County deputies also awarded

Select Health participates in Principal for a Day program

Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Executives from Select Health of South Carolina have participated in the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Principal for a Day program since 2011. …

Charleston Supported Art reveals second year’s first round of artwork on April 23

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:55 a.m.

Spring share pick-up event marks release of exclusive works by 4 local artists

Red Cross launches powerful new App with everything you need to know in an emergency

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Information on 14 different emergencies with 35 customizable alerts

Hungryneck Blvd. Lane Closure Slated April 17-24

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:54 p.m.

The Town of Mount Pleasant Public Services Department announces day and nighttime lane closures starting on April 17, 2015. Crews will be continuing working on a storm drain repair. This is the second road closure for this project due to technical difficulties beyond our control. This work is rain or shine.

Budweiser Clydesdales & Brewmaster Tour to visit RiverDogs, Riley Park

Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:18 p.m.

King of Beers showcase will be on April 23 as RiverDogs host Savannah Sand Gnats

Louie’s Kids sponsors new family-fitness program

Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Louie’s Kids will be hosting Fit Family Five, a seven-week running program to get you and your kids through the Floppin’ Flounder 5K …

What lies below – The possibility of spills in S.C.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Next week, April 20, marks the anniversary of an event that has shaped Americans’ perception of offshore oil development for the past five …

Who will be the next Miss Wando?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:11 a.m.

Miss Wando 2015 is scheduled for April 18 at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at the door. This year’s theme is “Who Will Stand Out From the Crowd?” – taken from Katy Perry’s “Roar.”

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