James Island in the News: April 2017

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Boston Sunday herald. The Boston herald opera house next Sunday March 8th." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-8f2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Boston Sunday herald. The Boston herald opera house next Sunday March 8th.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 – 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-8f2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

From ABC News 4 Charleston
April 28, 2017
Burglary at Smoky Oak Taproom on James Island
“Recognize the person in the photo above? The folks at Smoky Oak Taproom on James Island would appreciate you giving the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office a call. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 28, 2017
James Island church thrift store closing after 26 years in Folly Road shopping center
“A church thrift store that’s been operating in a James Island shopping center for more than two decades will close at the end of May because of rising costs in the developing area.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
April 27, 2017
PRICELESS: Teen battles back from brain cancer to live life without limits, help others
“There’s something to be said for mind over matter, even when that matter can kill you.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
April 27, 2017
ReThink Folly Road working to transform corridor
“The ReThink Folly Road steering committee is set to meet Thursday to discuss next steps for the future of Folly Road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 27, 2017
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s plan to guide growth across city might halt James Island development
“Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is heeding the call of James Island residents who have petitioned to put a stop to new apartment developments on the island.”

From Eater Charleston
April 27, 2017
Edison Offers French, Italian, Southern, Vietnamese, and More
“The former Big Belly Kitchen & Tap House at 1014 Fort Johnson Rd. is now eclectic casual cafe Edison.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
April 26, 2017
Power restored to 500 after car hits pole on James Island
“Power has been restored to about 500 SCE&G customers after a crash on James Island that also sent one person to the hospital.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
April 24, 2017
A Local Group Helps a Homeless James Island Veteran
“A local group is helping a homeless James Island veteran with a true act of patriotism.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 22, 2017
Carolina One offices take part in Cares Week this winter
“The James Island Folly Road office assisted two organizations: one day helping clear land for the relocation of James Island Outreach to its new site at St. James Church on Camp Road and later in the week providing lunch and creating spring bonnets for seniors from Respite Care Charleston at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church on Harbor View Road.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
April 22, 2017
Fallen tree brings light to local veteran’s plight
“On Saturday, volunteers with Project Street Outreach showed up to Charles Shakir’s modest home, tucked away in the woods of James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 21, 2017
River cats in spring are just around the bend
“John Archambault of James Island is a fisheries biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. His focus is on inshore fisheries research regarding red drum, but his proclivity outside of work in the science lab is to target catfish in local rivers.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
April 20, 2017
Residents Concerned Over SCE&G Plans to Cut Back Historic Trees in a James Island Neighborhood
“Neighbors in historic James Island neighborhood are concerned about a new plan to cut back trees that have taken hundreds of years to develop.”

From the Times & Democrat
April 20, 2017
Sheridan, Brown joining hall of fame
“Brown played for James Island High School and South Carolina State before being drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1981.”

From the Summerville Journal Scene
April 20, 2017
‘They get to be…normal kids’: Ladies fitness group raising funds for sick children to attend camp
“The two-day camp takes place at James Island County Park but at hospitals like MUSC and others in South Carolina during the year, according to the camp’s website.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
April 20, 2017
Brawl keeping Wando, James Island out of 2017 Sertoma Football Classic
“Wando and James Island didn’t shake hands after their rivalry game in September, and despite thoughts on sportsmanship it was probably a good idea.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 19, 2017
Crane Island behind Folly Beach catches fire, nearby James Island residents watch in concern
“The uninhabited two-acre island, also called Heron or Buzzard, never had caught fire before in anyone’s memory.”

From The State, Columbia
April 18, 2017
From seafood to soul food, SC chef isn’t afraid to mix it up in the kitchen
“Today, Mendes is the chef and owner of Roadside Seafood and Blues Cajun Kitchen restaurants on James Island – and one of the four 2017 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors.”

From Lowcountry Source
April 18, 2017
McCoy legislation battles James Island overdevelopment
“James Islanders have had it with recent high density development such as The Standard apartments on Maybank Highway, The Core apartments being built next to the Standard, and the proposed 132-unit Central Park complex being built in the old Carmike James Island 8 movie theater location.”

From CBS Live 5 News
April 18, 2017
No shortage of recreation options at Charleston Outdoor Fest
“The annual Charleston Outdoor Fest features a plethora of recreation activities at James Island County Park from Friday through Sunday. Whether you’re a watcher, a competitor, or just experimenting, the Outdoor Fest has something for everyone.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 18, 2017
Charleston Design Review Board gives initial OK to build apartments on site of former James Island movie theater
“Plans for 132 apartments on the site of the former Carmike theater on James Island took a step forward Monday.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 18, 2017
Riverland Terrace residents worried about loss of grand oak canopy because of SCE&G power line improvements
“A project to provide more reliable electric power to Riverland Terrace on James Island has some residents worried their neighborhood’s signature tree canopy may suffer in the process.”

From the Charleston City Paper
April 18, 2017
Apartments planned for James Island movie theater site gain initial approval
“The 132-unit apartment complex set to replace the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater earned conceptual approval from Charleston’s Design Review Board.”

From CBS Live 5 News
April 17, 2017
Apartments planned for James Island Theater site on to next phase of design approval, residents concerned
“The apartment complex planned for the site of the Carmike James Island 8 Movie Theater is one step closer to reality after the Design Review Board gave the plan conceptual approval.”

From the Charleston City Paper
April 17, 2017
Designs for apartments set to replace James Island movie theater up for board approval
“Plans for a new apartment complex proposed for construction on the site of the now-defunct Carmike James Island 8 movie theater will go before Charleston’s Design Review Board for conceptual approval Monday.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 17, 2017
Peper column: Jim Elliott’s life took flight when he opened The Center for Birds of Prey
“As a young boy growing up on James Island, Jim Elliott’s playground consisted of the tidal creeks and giant oaks along Harbor View Road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 16, 2017
Downtown Charleston’s proposed Dewberry bar, Bi-Lo redevelopment coming up for review
“A proposed apartment development at the site of a former movie theater on James Island is coming up for review.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 16, 2017
Try before you buy at Charleston Outdoor Fest
“The event, which began as the East Coast Kayak and Canoe Festival, will be held Friday through Sunday at James Island County Park. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 14, 2017
Roddy White, the leading receiver in Atlanta Falcons history, officially retired
“The former James Island Charter High School star also expressed his thanks to Atlanta by adding “I love y’all so much” in Friday’s Twitter post.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 14, 2017
House bill aimed at expanding town of James Island may reignite old turf war with the city of Charleston
“At a time when James Island residents are calling for more collaboration between governments with jurisdiction on the island, a bill recently introduced in the S.C. House could revive a long-running dispute between the city of Charleston and the town of James Island.”

From WIS TV News 10
April 13, 2017
Fireball seen streaking across night sky in several states
“I saw it on James Island in Charleston,” Jonathan Sumrall said. “Seen plenty meteor showers, even on the open ocean with no light pollution. Never seen anything like that!”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 13, 2017
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says halting apartment development on James Island ‘could make a great deal of sense’
“Two weeks after James Island residents flooded a Charleston City Council meeting to call for a halt on apartment developments, Mayor John Tecklenburg said he’s considering taking their proposal to City Council.”

From Moultrie News
April 13, 2017
CresCom Bank’s annual Settle Awards
Congratulations to Basil Alfaro to James Island Charter High School!

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 12, 2017
Charleston closing street for M. Dumas’s 100th anniversary event
“Also, opening soon will be Pho Saigon, a Vietnamese noodle restaurant in the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center at 1739 Maybank Highway on James Island. It is taking over the former Asian fusion restaurant Lotus Garden.”

From Christies’ Auction House
April 12, 2017
The Esther B. Ferguson Collection 
“Upon retirement, the Fergusons relocated from Manhattan to Charleston, where Esther Ferguson oversaw the careful restoration of their magnificent James Island residence, Secessionville Manor. ”

From Charleston City Paper
April 12, 2017
Cultivate SC holds workshops combining science lessons, art instruction, and happy hour
“The setting, How Art Thou Jazz Cafe & Tapas Bar, is conducive to casual conversations, and, of course, sipping a little vino. “Science is really being taken through the ringer these days,” says Lyon, “we wanted to make science inclusive, and show people that it’s not intimidating. And people have such busy lives … we wanted to create a fun event with neighbors getting to know neighbors, creating a kind of dinner party science.”‘

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 12, 2017
James Island question settled — for now
“Going through some of the mail that pertains to recent columns, including the question of what exactly is James Island and who exactly are James Islanders elicited something of a common thread, to wit: If “Mr. Willie” (McLeod) said he was from James Island (which he did), then he was from James Island.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
April 11, 2017
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is Back! 
(video) “Produce, crafts, music and more! The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is ready to welcome folks wanting to buy fresh and local.”

From Plate South
April 11, 2017
Eat Local Challenge: The James Island Farmers Market
“For this week’s Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, I decided to take you on a typical walk around my Sunday Brunch Farmers Market shopping trip.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 11, 2017
James Island’s nuisance roosters have been stunned with blunt crossbow arrows, relocated
Three suburban roosters that eluded capture on James Island for weeks are now reported to be crowing up a storm in the Pee Dee.

From the NBC News 2, Charleston
April 11, 2017
News 2 I-Team: County responds to wrongful death suit after toddler died at park
“It’s been nearly a year since three-year-old Duffy McLemore drowned at James Island County Park.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
April 11, 2017
Few regulations, no insurance required for South Carolina bounce house operators
“Jason Olier, who owns Jason’s Jump Castles on James Island, says that’s correct. If anything goes wrong, Jason says he has insurance. Many others don’t, he says.

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 10, 2017
Driver killed after crashing into parked cars at James Island church
“A driver died early Monday after crashing a car into parked vehicles in a James Island church parking lot, authorities say.”

From the NBC News 2, Charleston
April 10, 2017
One person dead following wreck on James Island
“The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating following a fatal crash on James Island Monday morning.”

From Charleston Daily
April 9, 2017
Maybank Public House Offers James Island’s Solution to Late Night Dining
“Late night dining on James Island.  A phrase often reserved for pub food, comfort food, modified menus filled with carbs and fried delights.”

From the NBC News 2, Charleston
April 6, 2017
The Charleston Outdoor Fest returns to the James Island County Park
” If outdoor competitions, activities and instructional lessons excite you…this event is sure to please. The James Island County Park will be celebrating 27 years of outdoor fun and exhilaration, at the Charleston Outdoor Fest, Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 5, 2017
Hen & the Goat opens on James Island
“Other than two sandwiches and one omelet made with chevre, there isn’t any goat representation at Hen and the Goat, James Island’s newest breakfast-and-lunch cafe.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 2, 2017
Charleston ready to move by bike
“The Rethink Folly Road initiative is ready for implementation and has the support of all municipalities that would be involved in addressing problems with that James Island thruway.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
April 1, 2017
Historic James Island property goes on market
“Cotton planters, Freedmen, wounded soldiers and a retired corporate executive and his wife claim all spent time at Secessionville Manor, a close-to-200-year-old home on James Island that’s on the market for $3,550,000.”

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