James Island in the News: August 2017

From CNN News
August 31, 2017
Vets combat trauma with therapeutic surfing
Featuring a certain blue-bearded James Islander!

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 31, 2017
James Island uses run game to beat pass-happy Oceanside Collegiate
“James Island senior running back Jermaine Alston has had a busy five days.”

From the Charleston City Paper
August 31, 2017
McLeod Plantation Historic Site hosts local poet and professor Gary Jackson
“The first and only project in the nation to bring African-American poets to plantation sites, the Poetry at McLeod series is designed to “illuminate the experience and legacy of American slavery.”‘

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 31, 2017
My Charleston Weekend
“The Pour House on James Island touts itself as a “regional epicenter for music lovers” and an “integral part of Charleston’s burgeoning music scene,” and it has a 15-year track record to back that up.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 30, 2017
Calling all dogs and their humans to a Boykin Rescue and Pet Helpers benefit
“The second annual Boykin Bash, a benefit for Boykin Spaniel Rescue and Pet Helpers, will take place on Saturday, in honor of Boykin Spaniel Day (Friday), at The Barrel on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 29, 2017
High Wire Distilling Co. is seeing Jimmy Red
“High Wire has previously offered a small run of cask strength bourbon made exclusively from Jimmy Red, an aromatic corn named after James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 28, 2017
Publix signs lease for new store on James Island
“Publix Super Markets plans to open a 45,000-square-foot grocery store on the southwest corner of Folly and Grimball roads, according to company spokeswoman Kim Reynolds.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
The 10 best places to catch a live show in Charleston 
“At 1977 Maybank Highway, James Island, this venue is a local favorite for its easygoing, grassroots vibe.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
20 places worth checking out in the Charleston area 
“An important stop along the Gullah/Geechee Heritage Corridor, the well-preserved grounds showcase the plantation house built in 1858, several original slave cabins, a cotton gin and a carriage house. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Lowcountry fitness options explode in the 21st century 
“With most climbable rock at least three hours away, Charleston surprisingly has a growing climbing community, thanks to climbing programs at James Island County Park and a bouldering gym at Coastal Climbing that was established in 2009.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Lowcountry flora is not only pretty to see. It’s good to eat, as well.
“The go-tos in Charleston are Hyam’s Garden & Accent Store on James Island, Abide-A-While Garden Center in Mount Pleasant, Roots and Shoots Native Plants in West Ashley, Hidden Ponds Nursery in Awendaw and Brownswood Nursery on Johns Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Get outdoors in Charleston: Grab a paddle, get in the saddle or go on a hike 
“There are plenty of camping options in the Lowcountry. One of the most popular spots is the James Island County Park, which offers traditional camping, RV camping and recreational cottages.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Charleston military history to know 
“On June 16, 1862, Union forces made a push to capture James Island and Fort Lamar and break the Confederate defenses guarding the marshy southern path to the city of Charleston.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Lowcountry plantations offer look at life in the past, beauty of the present 
“The majestic oaks include the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 25, 2017
Not to be overlooked, West Islands offer array of entertainment, restaurants 
“James Island residents and visitors gather at Riverland Terrace’s Five Points, an area anchored by the Terrace Plaza in the 1900 block of Maybank Highway.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 24, 2017
State Infrastructure Bank opposes Charleston County request to hear I-526 suit at Supreme Court
“The State Infrastructure Bank fired back at Charleston County this week regarding its allegations the bank violated a contract for completion of the Interstate 526 loop over James and Johns islands.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 23, 2017
Celebrate dogs and support Pet Helpers at Bow Wow Film Festival and a Pup Fair
“For the love of dog, you can make it all about those precious puppies this weekend with two events meant to honor them specifically: The Bow Wow Film Festival at The Barrel on James Island on Friday and the Pup Fair at St. James Gate Irish Pub on Folly Beach on Saturday, which is officially National Dog Day.”

From the Moultrie News
August 23, 2017
The Men that made history – 54th Massachusetts Regiment, Company I
“Before being mustered out in 1865, the men of the 54th fought in several battles at Sol Legare on James Island, Fort Battery Wagner on Morris Island and the Battle of Honey Hill, just to name a few.”

From the Charleston City Paper
August 22, 2017
Two local artisans featured on upcoming episodes of ‘Handcrafted America’
“Royal is a potter based on James Island who uses greenery found in his garden as inspiration for his stoneware.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 21, 2017
Charleston City Council candidates finalized for Nov. 7 election
“James Island’s multiple-term councilwoman Kathleen Wilson will compete with Carol Jackson in District 12.”

From the Moultrie News
August 20, 2017
MDA Muscle Walk of Charleston sets date for 2017 event 
“The Muscle Walk event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Wappoo Shelter at James Island County Park. There will be fun and games for the whole family and lunch provided by Charleston Outdoor Catering after the walk. Registration and participation in the walk also grants you all-day access to James Island County Park and its amenities, including playgrounds, dog park, spray play area, and walking trails.”

From the Charleston City Paper
August 18, 2017
Charleston County Council votes to kill support for West Ashley bridge bike lane 
‘“I’d be willing to not only not allocate the money to close the lane, but take that money and some toward the James Island Connector to make sure that we accomplish the goal of getting people across, but at the same time we don’t adversely impact traffic and we provide a safer route,” said Summey.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 18, 2017
Fire reported near Sunset Cay Marina in Folly Beach 
“Firefighters battled a boat fire near the Sunset Cay Marina on Folly Beach, authorities confirmed Friday afternoon.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 18, 2017
What will animals do during the eclipse? No one really knows
“James Island naturalist Billy McCord said butterflies, dragonflies and most day-time active flying insects are known to seek shelter or resting spots on branches, twigs or on the underside of leaves when conditions get very cloudy during the daytime.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 17, 2017
Reactions positive to Charleston mayor’s plan to add historical context to Confederate-era monuments
“When Thomas Bennett Salley of James Island read about the idea, he welcomed it.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 17, 2017
JCC Wow Filmfest presents ‘The Wedding Plan’
“The Charleston JCC Wow Filmfest presents a screening and discussion of the feature film “The Wedding Plan” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Terrace Theater, 1956D Maybank Hwy. on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 17, 2017
Bike lane for James Island connector gets momentum at County Council
“A bike and pedestrian lane for the James Island connector got backing Thursday from Charleston County Council as support faded for a long-standing plan to convert a lane of the T. Allen Legare Bridge for cyclists and walkers.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 16, 2017
Pre-engineering, chorus offered at merged CCSD middle school
“Some 800 students will attend a new Charleston County School this year – Camp Road Middle School on James Island.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 16, 2017
Police seeking to identify woman in connection to car break-in at tennis center
“Investigators with the Charleston Police Department are seeking to identify a woman they say may have information regarding a car break-in at a tennis center on James Island. ”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 15, 2017
City Council votes unanimously to continue James Island moratorium
“Charleston City Council voted unanimously in favor for an amended moratorium on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 15, 2017
Charleston City Council upholds James Island growth moratorium with one key change
“Charleston City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to uphold the moratorium on large developments in James Island’s commercial areas after changing it to only affect projects larger than 25,000 square feet.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 15, 2017
Opinion: Adopt James Island moratorium
“It will take a supermajority of Charleston City Council votes tonight to approve a badly needed six-month moratorium on large new developments on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 13, 2017
South Carolina could face big threats as hurricane season spins through its peak weeks 
“It’s nothing for the 40-year-old James Island resident to drive six hours down the coast for two hours in the surf.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 13, 2017
James Island’s development moratorium hinges Tuesday on three extra council vote
“The city of Charleston’s moratorium on new, large developments on James Island could be cut short Tuesday if more than three City Council members vote against it.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 13, 2017
Letter: Development ban
“On Aug. 15, the Charleston City Council will once again take up the James Island apartments moratorium.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 12, 2017
Fourteen months later, South Carolina still watching and waiting for a new U.S. attorney
“If that’s the case, it could explain why an early speculative front-runner for the position, attorney and state Rep. Peter McCoy, R-James Island, has not been officially put through the vetting ringer.”

From Charleston City Paper
August 11, 2017
Charleston Performing Arts Center launches James Island Junior Theatre
“If you’re tired of dragging the kiddos downtown or to Mt. Pleasant to get their theater camp fix, then take a gander at James Island’s newest youth theater program, created by the Charleston Performing Arts Center, and designed for kids ages eight to 18.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
August 11, 2017
One person injured in 3-car wreck on James Island Connector
“Charleston Police say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries in a three-vehicle wreck Friday night on the James Island Connector.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 11, 2017
Charges dropped against James Island murder suspect 
“Charges have been dropped against one of the three men arrested after a fatal shooting in a James Island driveway two years ago.”

From The Chronicle, Charleston
August 9, 2017
Grimball Residents Prepare For Long Fight With CCSD Over Bus Lot
“For some residents of James Island, Charleston County School Board’s approval to relocate a school bus depot from Fort Johnson Road to Grimball Road just doesn’t make sense.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 9, 2017
Speed limit to be lowered on Folly Road
“Folks on James Island will start to see some changes to the speed limit along Folly Road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 9, 2017
Sweet Belgium on James Island does waffles differently
“Sergio Tosi and Audrey Marques opened their Belgian waffle boutique last fall, selling hot waffles for $15 a dozen.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 8, 2017
Half-billion dollars’ worth of school construction coming soon to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties
“Meanwhile, Camp Road Middle School also should be finished on James Island by August 2020.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 7, 2017
James Island dentist, eighth grader from Conway win top S.C. surfing titles
“Costa says getting time to surf has been challenging lately, and not just because of his busy dental practice on James Island. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 5, 2017
Tracing the health of dolphins, whales might go to private South Carolina hands
“The sole National Ocean Service employee left to run the program at the federal center on James Island has his hands full of lab work and reports.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 5, 2017
Dave Dennis recounts continuing battles of civil rights activism 
“Millicent Brown from Charleston was one of those brave young people, along with one of our elders, Jim Campbell from James Island.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 5, 2017
Judge sets bond for Folly Beach armed robbery suspects
“Both of the James Island men are charged with armed robbery, according to jail records.”

From NBC News 2, Charleston
August 5, 2017
Folly Road Lane Closures Continue
“Charleston County officials have announced nighttime lane closures will continue on Folly Road at Camp Road on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 4, 2017
Folly Beach police: Two suspects arrested in connection with armed robbery at Bert’s Market 
“Both men are residents of James Island, according to Officer Alan Kleinfeld, a Folly Beach Public Safety Department spokesman.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 4, 2017
Red Cross assisting James Island family after apartment fire
“The Red Cross is helping a James Island family following an apartment fire Friday evening.”

From the Summerville Journal Scene
August 3, 2017
Blessing Box Project: ‘Leave what you can, take what you need’ 
“The boxes are mostly stocked with non-perishable foods, toiletries and other hygiene items, and are similar in nature to the little free libraries some residents have erected, according to James Island resident Katie Dahlheim.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 3, 2017
Cops: Man pepper sprayed, shot at after attempting to sell cellphone in W. Ashley
“The Charleston Police Department arrested 20-year-old Tevin Jawaun Glover of James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 3, 2017
Letter: Foot-dragging
“The answer is simple, in Charleston, we don’t do anything in a timely manner; just ask the folks who were opposed to the James Island Expressway.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
August 2, 2017
Neighbors shocked by Mapleton Avenue arson
“A James Island neighborhood woke up to flames early Tuesday morning. Charleston County investigators said a home was intentionally set on fire.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
August 1, 2017
Letter: I-526 opposition 
“In any case, I am proud to be an elected member of a body that has long since gone on record as being unalterably opposed to the degradation of the quality of life on Johns Island and James Island that would be occasioned by the extension of I-526.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
August 1, 2017
Cat dead, another survives after someone sets fire to James Island home
“Authorities say a cat died after someone intentionally set fire to a house on James Island early Tuesday morning.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
August 1, 2017
James Island house fire was arson, began outside, officials say
“The cause of a morning house fire on James Island is under investigation. Charleston Fire Department assistant chief Jason Crusea reports the fire began outside the home in the 1300 block of Mapleton Avenue.”

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