Worldwide Equipment opening in Summerville

A rendering shows what the “Village Court” development at Cooks Crossroads would look like.

Worldwide Equipment has opened a new location at 780 Jedburg Road in Summerville. The new full-service dealership will sell heavy-duty trucks and offer a service center. WE closed their dealership in Charleston in preparation for their new location in Summerville. WE is part of a network of heavy-duty truck dealerships, service centers and parts stores serving brands including Mack, Volvo, Kenworth and Hino. WE operates over 30 locations serving customers in 10 states.

Sally Asquith has been selected as the first speech-language pathologist to join The Pediatric Feeding Consortium, an international organization devoted to feeding (dysphagia) concerns in children. Asquith has owned Carolina Speech & Language Center, Inc., in Summerville since 2001. She specializes in working with infants and children of all ages who are “picky eaters,” highly selective, neophobic (afraid of new foods) or failure-to-thrive.

Asquith, along with other medical professionals from across the United States, will help the PFC standardize the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, raise awareness, and identify key research. According to Asquith, pediatric feeding disorders affect 20 percent of developing children and 80 percent of children with special needs.

Cooks Crossroads has been named Outstanding Planning Project of the Year for Large Urban Jurisdiction by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association.

According to a news release from Dorchester County, the project titled, “Standing at the Crossroads- Designing a Gateway for the Future,” was a collaborative effort between the Dorchester County Planning Commission, the Dorchester Trust Foundation, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, nationally recognized Planning firm and Urban Design Associates.

Cooks Crossroads, an intersection located at the corner of S.C. 165 and S.C. 61, also known as Ashley River Road, is the last true rural crossroad in the greater Summerville area. According to a news release, this project created a comprehensive set of design guidelines for the rural crossroad that shows that development done correctly can preserve and promote nature features, enhance economic development efforts and more.

“Cooks Crossroads is a gateway to Summerville and scenic highway 61,” said Jay Byars, Dorchester County Council Chairman said, We have been working to ensure the design standards for future development at this strategic gateway reflect the character of Dorchester County. Byars added “We have an obligation to hold developers accountable for their impacts and design guidelines go a long way to ensure what’s built in the county is of high quality and enhances our way of life.”