James Island in the News: February 2017

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 26, 2017
Developer pleased with initial approval of Maybank Highway and Woodland Shores Road commercial development
“Plans for two restaurants, shops and office space at a vacant corner of Maybank Highway and Woodland Shores Road cleared another hurdle when a Charleston County Council panel voted unanimously in favor of the project.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 25, 2017
Septic tank pollution a hidden menace in coastal waterways
“Across Charleston Harbor, an uncertain number of the systems still operate along James Island Creek, the meandering tidal run lined by homeowner docks and maybe best known for the scenic ambiance of the view of it from Harborview Road with Charleston Harbor and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in the distance.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 25, 2017
James Island suburban cowboys ride the range on Folly Road
“A pair of weekend cowboys are bringing a touch of the frontier to James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 24, 2017
New designs for James Island Library to be presented at James Island Elementary School
“Architects soon will present design options for the new James Island Library near the site where it will be built.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 24, 2017
Citadel Mall’s group of new owners led by Charleston realtor known for ‘Flip This House’ reality TV show
“Richard C. Davis, broker-in-charge of Trademark Properties of James Island, is leading the group that bought the interior of the region’s largest shopping center Thursday for $17 million, according to a statement Friday from the West Ashley shopping center.”

From The Island Connection
February 23, 2017
Haut Gap Students Learn About ‘Girl Power’
“Kiawah Cares, a community outreach program, is determined to make a difference in the community. Most recently, the organization provided funding for 125 young teenagers from Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, to attend the movie “Hidden Figures” at the Terrace Theater on James Island, and a presentation by Yolonda Zanders-Brown, a Charleston native and local space and naval engineer.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
February 22, 2017
Camp Rise Above looking to build overnight facility
“Here in the Lowcountry, there is a one-of-a-kind camp for those with special needs. It’s called Camp Rise Above.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
February 21, 2017
Raising Funds for Elementary Arts on James Island [Video]
“There is an event happening this weekend which hopes to raise money for the James Island Arts Council aimed at keeping the arts programs alive in James Island schools.”

From WCBD News 2, Charleston, SC
February 21, 2017
Launching girls into technology
“Google is teaming up with Hidden Figures and Mayor John Tecklenburg to Launch Girls into Tech. Google’s Made with Code Program is coming to Charleston for a one-day coding event and viewing party at Carmike James Island 8.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2017
FAA cancels alert notice for possible missing plane
“The Federal Aviation Administration canceled an alert notice issued Sunday night for an unidentified aircraft that appeared to approach a runway at Charleston Executive Airport.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 20, 2017
Coast Guard boat crashes into Stono River bridge during search for plane, 6 injured
“A Coast Guard response boat carrying six crew members crashed into the Stono River bridge during a search for a plane Sunday night, authorities said.”

From The Chronicle
February 20, 2017
Charleston Outdoor Festival set for April 21-23 at James Island County Park
“The Charleston Outdoor Festival is set for April 21 through 23 at James Island County Park in Charleston, SC!”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 19, 2017
Sheriff’s Office: Plane missing, lost signal near James Island
“Multiple agencies are working the case of a missing airplane that lost signal with the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday night near James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 18, 2017
Court ruling paves way for new James Island park
“As a result of a Supreme Court decision, the town of James Island was able to purchase 7-acres for its new Pinckney Park, which is scheduled to open in April.”

From WCBD News 2, Charleston, SC
February 16, 2017
Murray Lasaine Elementary offers a challenging and engaging Montessori education experience
“Murray Lasaine Elementary, a school rich in history keeps students challenged and engaged through Montessori and traditional education. We’re on James Island for our Cool School of the week.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
February 16, 2017
Crews secure gas leak on James Island
“A gas leak that has closed part of a James Island street has been secured, officials say.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
February 16, 2017
Seven acres of land on James Island to be developed into new park
“Using money from the Charleston County Greenbelt Fund, the town of James Island purchased land at 461 Fort Johnson Road for Pinckney Park in August 2015 for around $900,000, officials say. The green space is set to feature trail systems for walking, jogging or cycling.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 16, 2017
Loving foods that are so naughty and yet so nice
“The popular Folly Beach cafe recently opened a James Island location, and Hanna Raskin shared the news that chicken and pancakes are on the menu, topped by a salted caramel sauce. Fried, fluffy, sweet, and salty, this is a stack of eye-rolling excess that will hit all possible cravings at once, that is, if none of those cravings are healthy.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 13, 2017
Blue water bonding: James Island man sails across Atlantic Ocean with his two sons
“Roughly 2,000 miles into the Atlantic Ocean aboard a boat on its way to Puerto Rico, James Island resident Bruce Stoehr enjoyed freshly-caught mahi-mahi over a bowl of rice.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 13, 2017
Black Magic Cafe makes second location appear
“Anyone can serve chicken-and-waffles, and indeed Black Magic Café offers the popular dish at its six-year-old Folly Beach location. But perhaps as a signal that its new outlet is slightly different from the original, Black Magic Café on James Island is selling chicken-and-pancakes, topped with housemade salted caramel sauce.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 11, 2017
Family waterfronts fall as advocates rally to save bigger ones
“The seafood company dock, the heart of the island’s historic freedmen community near Folly Beach, has been wracked as the Backman family struggles to keep it going. Their predicament is the plight of the traditional community waterfronts up and down the coast.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 8, 2017
The Outliers: Theater companies find their niche in the ‘burbs
“Over on James Island, Charleston Performing Arts Center has found its niche.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 8, 2017
Black Magic Cafe makes second location appear
“But perhaps as a signal that its new outlet is slightly different from the original, Black Magic Café on James Island is selling chicken-and-pancakes, topped with housemade salted caramel sauce.”

From Eater Charleston
February 8, 2017
Sausage Pops and Tokyo Shrimp Cakes Heading to James Island
“Can’t James Island get a break? All the residents want is a decent restaurant to stop at around dinner time.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
February 7, 2017
James Island man sentenced on drug, firearm charges
“A James Island man was sentenced after pleading guilty to several drug and firearm charges just before jury selection was set to begin in the trial against him.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
February 6, 2017
Residents hope home surveillance video will solve attempted car break-ins
“Residents of a James Island neighborhood are hoping home surveillance video will solve some attempted car break-ins.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 5, 2017
James Island roosters can crow to their heart’s content on Johns Island farm
“Three roosters running wild on James Island have crowed their way to a new home.”

From WCBD News 2, Charleston, SC
February 3, 2017
Fire at James Island home contained to garage [WITH VIDEO]
” Fire crews contained a James Island fire to a garage, according to a Battalion Chief.”

From Charleston City Paper
February 2, 2017
North Charleston Cultural Arts Department announces 2017 design competition winner, Judy McSween
“Today the City of North Charleston announced the winner of its 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition, Judy McSween of James Island.”

From Pinstriped Prospects
February 2, 2017
RiverDogs Add Kristina Wilkins as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
“A native of James Island, Wilkins brings prior experience working for the Charleston County Parks and Rec Department prior to her time with the RiverDogs.”

From EDM Digest
February 2, 2017
Poisonous Snake Escapes Require Specialized Emergency Planning
“One fire department battling a home fire in James Island, South Carolina, found about 80 snakes, including a dozen or so poisonous reptiles, inside the garage.”

From WCBD News 2, Charleston, SC
February 2, 2017
First of three votes passed, requiring county to finish I-526 [WITH VIDEO]
“The first vote of three votes passed tonight for a new ordinance that would bind Charleston County Council to fund the completion of I-526. The vote passing 5 to 3.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 1, 2017
Charleston County leaders likely ready to commit to funding I-526 extension shortfall
“Charleston County is gearing up to demonstrate it has the ability to cover the shortfall for completing Interstate 526 across Johns and James Islands, one of the sticking points that has stalled the project.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
February 1, 2017
Local bank branch treating Charleston Drybar customers to free blowouts on opening day
“Black Magic Cafe will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the town of James Island at 3 p.m. Thursday for its new restaurant at 1130 Folly Road.”

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