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The REAL ID Act, was passed by Congress in 2005 after first being suggested by the 9/11 Commission. The law establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits some federal agencies from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not…

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The Summerville Exchange Club has presented the 2019 Tripp Rabon AS ONE Award to Calvin Pringle Jr.

The railroad crossing at Mallard Road is now open. The crossing at Orangeburg Road remains closed.

Flutists and woodwind players from beginner through professionals and music lovers will have a unique chance to attend a recital and masterclass featuring world-class flutist Demarre McGill Sunday, Jan. 26 at Charleston Southern University’s Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.

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, The railroad crossings at Mallard Road and Orangeburg Road are closed. I asked that these particular crossings not be close at the same time, but nonetheless they have both been closed for rail replacement. The Mallard Road crossing will be closed for approximately 2-3 hours. The Orangebur…

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Berkeley County residents will have an opportunity to register to vote, update their address and see demonstrations with the new voting machines on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Moncks Corner Library, located at 1003 Highway 52, in the activity room.

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A 20-year-old Marion resident was given a life sentence without parole on Jan. 17 for the murder of an 88-year-old woman who died from injuries sustained during a carjacking in Timmonsville.

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The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that paintings by Lori Starnes Isom of Columbia, SC, will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from February 3-28, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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The weather in Charleston has been very warm lately, despite it being winter time in January. The unusual temperatures are enjoyable yet very alarming to future forecast in the next few months. Usually Charleston experiences mid-warm weather in the first part of January then it starts gettin…

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Sixty students gathered at the Summerville Auditorium to participate in the  Dorchester District 2 Spelling Bee. 

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Matthew Wilson, a 91B- light wheeled vehicle mechanic in the army just lost his mom, Nancy Reese Wilson on Sunday morning 1/12/2020 and are having financial troubles burying her. Unfortunately, the cause of death is unknown due to the coroner refusing to do an autopsy on the body but it is b…

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The South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy (DCA) was established in July, 2019 to better serve children who are in the care of the state. It is an independent state agency dedicated to ensuring that children receive protection and services from programs related to the welfare of ch…

Alston-Bailey Middle School held their geography bee on January 14th. The geography bee is an academic competition that features seven themed rounds which are Cultural Geography, Economic Geography, Across-the-Country, Around-the-World, Science, Geographic Comparisons, Physical Geography, Od…

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Cane Bay parents came out to the Berkeley County School Board meeting on Jan. 14 to voice their opinions about the district’s plan to cap attendance at Cane Bay and transport the overflow students to Westview.

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Dorchester District 2 School Board member Tanya Robinson was honored at the January 13th meeting with the School Board Recognition and Service Award from the South Carolina School Boards Association.

Ricky Waring was sworn in as the new Mayor of Summerville on Thursday. Town Council chambers were so full that an overflow room was set up on the floor below to accommodate for the 200 people present to witness the dawn of a new era in local government.

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A gleaming steeple has been returned to its perch atop of Summerville Baptist Church. The 80-foot-high steeple was taken down for repairs in November but was put back up last week.

The Summerville Town Council on Thursday authorized the town attorney to negotiate a contract to purchase 1.18 acres of property immediately adjacent to the town-owned land in Oakbrook near the Ashley River. The vote was unanimous.

Fresh off of an assignment, he tentatively made his way through a checklist. With a friendly demeanor and calming presence he visited his colleagues, as old friends do. His intricately inked arms revealed stories untold with each tattoo beneath his neatly rolled uniform sleeves. With hazel e…

The Heritage Museum at the Dorchester County Archives & History Center featured an antique piece from Middleton Place called a loom. This historic device is used to weave cloth and tapestry, the basic purpose of any loom is to hold the wrap threads under tension to facilitate the interwe…

Taia Jackson is a college freshman and contestant in the Miss SC Collegiate pageant in Lexington, SC that wanted to leave a positive impact on the youth by joining the Miss Jr High School, Miss High School, and Miss Collegiate ‘Be Brave’ campaign aimed to combat bullying in schools as an amb…

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The Dorchester District 2 Board of Trustees held a meeting on Tuesday January 7th to address the overcrowding at problems at Dubose Middle School and Joseph Pye Elementary School.

By 5 a.m. each day, a gyro cone is placed on the upright rotisserie grill inside of Derek’s. The meat roasts slowly until lunchtime when John Derek Mickalis slices it from the cone, wraps it in a warm pita bread and tops it with fresh vegetables, feta cheese and authentic tzatziki sauce.

Paul Alford Photography opened last month at 702 W. 5th North St. (Highway 78) in Summerville.

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