James Island in the News: February 2018

February 21, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Charleston’s post-Columbine generation prepares for March 14 walkout after Florida school shooting
“At James Island Charter High, senior Rose Mardikian said she was inspired by the shooting survivors from Douglas High who have been tweeting, protesting and appearing on national TV news to call for more aggressive gun control.”

February 20, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Authorities: Pedestrian killed while crossing Folly Road on James Island
“The crash happened just before 7 p.m. near Folly and Camp roads, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.”

February 20, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
Fatal auto-pedestrian accident on Folly Road
“The vehicles involved were a red 4-door Hyundai and a green 4-door Chevrolet. The pedestrian died at the scene.”

February 20, 2018
ABC News 4, Charleston
Fatal auto pedestrian accident on Folly Road on James Island
“Deputies say a male pedestrian was struck by two vehicles when he was crossing the roadway and died on scene.”

February 20, 2018
CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Group to discuss the future of public transit on James Island
“Lowcountry group is set to talk about how public buses could change the way people get around James Island.”

February 19, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
James Island woman to compete in Olympic bobsled race
“James Island resident, Beatrice Puiu, will be competing on the Romanian Bobsled Team on Tuesday morning.”

February 19, 2018
ABC News 4, Charleston
Rally held at Marion Square against gun violence in wake of Florida school shooting
“The deadly shooting startled Rose Mardikian—a senior at James Island Charter High School, “Charleston has been affected by one of these tragedies.”’

February 19, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Students and parents to rally against gun violence in Charleston on Monday
“She said one of her foster children had classmates from James Island Charter High over at their house making posters.”

February 19, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Program that feeds seniors around Charleston saw enrollment double in the last year
“That was true for Allan Mitchell, 88. A longtime James Island resident, he retired in 1989.”

February 19, 2018
The State newspaper, Columbia, SC
Former Gamecocks stars picked for SC Athletic Hall of Fame
“A James Island resident and former Charleston City Council member. Wilson brought marathon swimming to South Carolina in 1997 with her first long swim around Key West, Fla. Wilson became the 12th swimmer in history to complete the Triple Crown of marathon swimming: Manhattan, English Channel and Catalina Channel.”

February 16, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Race to be held for Tywanza Sanders, youngest victim of Emanuel AME Church shooting
“Race proceeds will fund at least three $1,000 scholarships for seniors at James Island Charter High, Burke High and West Ashley High.”

February 16, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Charleston restaurant Ladles Soups sued by former employee over credit card tips
“According to the suit, plaintiff Craig Chappell in May 2016 “discover(ed) a handwritten ledger kept at the James Island restaurant,” revealing the arrangement. Chappell claims he was fired after he confronted his manager about the findings.”

February 12, 2018
CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Bobby Miller steps down from Charleston Republican Party after racial Facebook posts
“It also featured a comment that appears to have been made by an elected official of the James Island Public Service District.”

February 13, 2018
Charleston City Paper
James Island Arts hosts silent auction to benefit James Island art teachers, artists, and students
“On Sat. Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. James Island Arts hosts a silent art auction and artists’ reception at James Island Town Hall.”

February 12, 2018
Time Magazine
Read the Letter a Black Civil War Soldier Wrote Asking Abraham Lincoln for Equal Pay
“Let their dusky forms, rise up, out the mires of James Island, and give the answer. Let the rich mould around Wagners parapets be upturned, and there will be found an Eloquent answer.”

February 12, 2018
Charleston City Paper
The F&BUS is Glenn Morehead’s answer to the service industry’s parking woes
“To begin, Morehead has secured a lot at Famulari’s on James Island with 60 parking spots as well as a West Ashley location at the Publix near Charlestowne Landing.”

February 12, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
Illegal Dumping: How Lowcountry litterers may face jail time
“After two years living in her James Island neighborhood, Elizabeth Baker is fed up with the trash piling up at the community’s entrance.”

February 12, 2018
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Clemson architecture students design, build garden pavilion
“The 12 students at the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston designed and constructed a pavilion and storage shed at the Medway Park and Community Garden on James Island as part of a semester-long class project meant to help students gain a better understanding of their work, said David Pastre, senior lecturer at the university and instructor of the class.”

February 12, 2018
CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
School bus driver transported to hospital following accident on James Island
“Charleston police say it happened on Central Park Road and Riverland Drive.”

February 12, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
School bus driver transported to MUSC following accident on James Island
“Medics transported a school bus driver to the Medical University of South Carolina following a collision, Monday afternoon.”

February 10, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Palmetto Politics: Big box-store booze sales in South Carolina back in the mix
“Rep. Peter McCoy, R-James Island, said it’s about “protecting mom and pop shops,” which account for most liquor stores statewide.”

February 10, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Carolina One reaches out in bid to assist family with uninhabitable home
“Their home on James Island is unhealthy and literally uninhabitable,” according to Scarafile.

February 8, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
New James Island park gets marker honoring Simeon Pinckney, ex-slave and Union soldier
“On Saturday, the land he worked will be marked with a plaque that tells a bit about his life and provides historical context for the island’s newest park.”

February 7, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
New retail, restaurant slated for James Island; new coffee shop opening in Charleston
“The property is near The Pour House concert hall and tavern and down the street from The Terrace Theater.”

February 6, 2018
Eater Charleston
Maple Street Biscuit Co. Heads to James Island Shopping Center
“Promising comfort food with a modern twist, Jacksonville, Florida-based Maple Street Biscuit Co. finally fulfills its long announced ambition of an expansion into Charleston.”

February 5, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Deputies recover man from water near James Island following alleged ‘domestic dispute’
“Deputies drew out the suspect who they said was trying to evade authorities by hiding in a portion of the water adjacent to Charleston Harbor, Charleston County Sheriff’s Capt. Roger Antonio said.”

February 4, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
Is your energy bill extremely high? Here’s why, and how to handle it
“Elisha Koivisto was one of them. She lives in a town home on James Island, but she’s originally from the North East.”

February 4, 2018
Herald-Whig, Quincy, Illinois
Black officer found haven in Quincy, only to fall
“He was wounded when taking part in the fighting on James Island in South Carolina in July 1864, suffering an injury to his right scapula and shoulder joint.”

February 3, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
As water quality scares rise, should S.C. homeowners buy filtering systems?
“But one James Island dermatologist, Dr. Marianne Rosen, is a believer in alkaline-ionized water.”

February 2, 2018
CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island little girl trying to raise awareness about heart disease
“Ashlie Seagle, Sophie’s mom, said Sophie came home one day and had learned one of her friends was having a birthday for a sibling who they couldn’t see because she was in Heaven.”

February 2, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
Portion of Camp Road to close for drainage work
“Charleston County Government announces a temporary nighttime detour starting Tuesday, February 6 on Camp Road.”

February 1, 2018
The Post & Courier, Charleston
Segregation-era Charleston County hotel in a race against time
“County Councilman Joe Qualey, whose district covers much of James Island, said he doesn’t want to interfere in any pending county legal issue but hopes a way can be found to preserve this building.”

February 1, 2018
ABC News 4, Charleston
Charleston police need help in credit card theft investigation
“The Charleston Police Department is investigating the theft of two credit cards from Sunday, January 7 in the James Island area.”

February 1, 2018
NBC News 2, Charleston
Call Collett: Working mom without working fridge for three weeks
“When Christine Miller moved into a new home, a rental property on James Island, one of the perks was new appliances.”

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