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27 min ago | Post and Courier

African American museum one of many Charleston area budget priorities

Charleston leaders are making a funding push for an African American museum, but that request - and a host of others on Charleston's wish list - could run into the budget buzz saw as lawmakers grapple with competing requests from across the state.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Ridgeland, SC, Summerville, SC

4 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Author of "Starfish" up for Green Earth Award

It starts with the annual migration of starfish, a sign of good fortune on par with a sighting of the Blessed Virgin.

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Related Topix: Isle of Palms, SC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Post and Courier

County's recycling progress rates Earth Day celebration

With Earth Day 2014 approaching, I wish to extend my gratitude to the residents of Charleston County for supporting efforts to green our community and promote sustainability to future generations.

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Related Topix: Ladson, SC, Charleston, SC, Education Etc.

Post and Courier

Uncertainty lingers over South Carolina's withdrawal from Smarter Balanced

Education officials and advocates are frustrated and confused following a decision by South Carolina's top education administrator to withdraw from the consortium that would test Common Core standards next school year.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Summerville native directing Footlight production

The Footlight Players, South Carolina's longest-producing theatre company, is presenting 'Twentieth Century,' the story of a Broadway director and his quest to woo his former lover and star back to the Broadway Stage.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Florida State University, Charleston, SC

ABC News 4 Charleston

Founding member of volunteer rescue squad passes away

Robert Leon Dunlap, a founding member of the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad, passed away at his home Thursday evening.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Drug suspect: - I need to stop selling and get a real job'

LADSON, S.C. A North Charleston man told arresting officers that he needed to quit selling drugs and find a real job after he was caught a second time with drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ladson, SC, North Charleston, SC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. Charleston County Council's finance committee met Monday evening to talk about possibly diverting money from a proposed project on Maybank Highway to a project to alleviate problems at Camp and Folly roads.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Johns Island, SC

Post and Courier

Weekend rain a reminder of 2013 floods but not so bad, so far

High tide combined with heavy rains made traveling through downtown Charleston streets a chore for cars and pedestrians in June 2013.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Weather

WLTX-TV Columbia

DSS Director Admits Turnover Trouble at Richlanda

We've heard complaint after complaint, and now the State Director of Department of Social Services has admitted there's trouble at the DSS office in Richland County.

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Related Topix: Richland County, SC, Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC, Greenville, SC

Post and Courier

Historic, long-vacant Cigar Factory building in Charleston sold for $24.18M

An Atlanta-based group has purchased the Cigar Factory, one of the largest and best-known buildings on the Charleston peninsula.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Data Center Knowledge

Bomb Threat at Google Data Center Prompts Evacuation

The Google data center in South Carolina was evacuated this morning after a report of a bomb threat, according to local media .

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC

BroadwayWorld.com

Footlight Players to Present Twentieth Century, 5/2-18

The Footlight Players, South Carolina's longest-producing theatre company, is thrilled to present Twentieth Century, the story of a Broadway director and his quest to woo his former lover and star back to the Broadway Stage.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, York, SC, United Kingdom, Charleston, SC

The Moultrie News

Pick your favorite name for new recycling mascot

Vote on the county's Facebook page for your favorite mascot name. Open submissions for Charleston County Environmental Management's mascot naming contest has closed and the top four submissions have been chosen for public voting.

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Post and Courier

Vehicle crashes into Gerald's on Rivers Avenue, authorities say

According to officials with Charleston County's Consolidated Dispatch Center, North Charleston firefighters, police and paramedics responded around 6:17 a.m. to the Gerald's at 4900 Rivers Ave. One person was transported to a local hospital in the incident, dispatchers said.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Committee suggests new schools In Mt. Pleasant

Fixing overcrowded classrooms was the goal of a Mount Pleasant group on Wednesday as its members tried to find solution to school population problems.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, Education Etc., Wando, SC

USA Today

Clues about Southern ship Planter surface

The remains of a ship that was commandeered in Charleston harbor by an enslaved black man during the Civil War and used as an escape vehicle may have been discovered off the South Carolina coast, according to a historian with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Related Topix: The National, Entertainment, Television, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

The Moultrie News

Free seminar on the basics of small-business banking

Charleston County Government's Small-Business Enterprise Program announces a free business development workshop for small-business owners.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC

The Moultrie News

Patriots Point welcomes all dogs for 'Paws at the Point'

On Saturday, April 19, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is hosting 'Paws at the Point' with Charleston Animal Society from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patriots Point has partnered with Charleston Animal Society in helping Scrappy, Patriots Point's historic mascot, in welcoming canines and their families to Paws at the Point.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Things to Do Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League will host tours and refreshments in an antebellum home featuring modern interior design trends.

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Related Topix: College of Charleston

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