James Island in the News: January 2017

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From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
January 31, 2017
‘I just got this super weird sense,’ says mom watching man pull up by her daughters
“A James Island mother wants parents to be on high alert after a scary incident Monday afternoon.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 30, 2017
Man, 41, identified as victim in North Charleston gas station homicide
“A man killed in a shooting at a North Charleston gas station has been identified as a 41-year-old James Island resident.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 29, 2017
Trident Fishing Tournament celebrates 50th year
“Emily Stanton, Ella Schrecker and Ailynn Hlavac, students in Patrick Harrington’s fishing club at James Island Elementary School, tied for first place in the Outstanding Ecology – Youth division.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 26, 2017
Developer of The Lively apartment project on Folly Road reaches dead end
“Plans for a controversial 300-apartment project at Folly and South Grimball roads have been scrapped, the developer said Wednesday.”

The Charleston City Paper
January 25, 2017
The photos you weren’t supposed to see, until now
“Alyssa Pierce trains hard. At Hurricane Boxing on James Island, Pierce trains and competes against other women in her division.”

From Charleston City Paper
January 25, 2017
Credit card skimmer found at James Island gas station
“Police reports show that several customers have experienced unauthorized credit card activity after a skimming device was discovered at the Exxon station at 971 Harbor View Road on James Island.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
January 24, 2017
Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg’s 2017 State of the City
“On James Island, we made renovations to existing recreation facilities, improvements to the municipal golf course, and, in partnership with Mayor Bill Woolsey, kicked off a new era of friendship and cooperation between the City of Charleston and the Town of James Island.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
January 21, 2017
James Island Charter High basketball fans forced to upper rows after fire
“Coaches and administrators at James Island Charter High School said there was a fire in the motor that controls the bleachers in the gym.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 21, 2017
Some James Island neighbors wary about plans for restaurant, retail project
“A vacant lot at a corner of Woodland Shores Road and Maybank Highway could be the site of a big new restaurant and retail shops, if a developer wins approval from Charleston County Council.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
January 20, 2017
Crews respond to house fire off Folly Road
“Charleston County Consolidated dispatch confirms crews with the James Island Fire Department and City of Charleston Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Carlin Avenue Friday evening.”

From Business Wire
January 19,2017
PetSmart® Opens New Store on James Island: Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Event Jan. 21
“PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store on James Island, S.C., located at 850 Folly Rd. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Jan. 21, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!”

From Charleston Regional Business Journal
January 18, 2017
Helping Out
Camp Happy Days is hosting the seventh annual Bo Roast and Chili Cookoff fundraiser from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28 at Smoky Oak Taproom, 1234 Camp Road on James Island. Individuals or teams can enter the chili cookoff for $25 and restaurants can enter for $20. Deadline is Jan. 25. For more information about the event, to participate or to become a sponsor, contact Bo at 843-277-5056, Mike at 843-324-7057 or send an email.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 18, 2017
Chick-fil-A beefing up its Mount Pleasant presence with 3rd restaurant
“James Island’s newest pet supply store will host its grand opening Saturday. PetSmart will hold a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. for its new 19,000-square-foot store at 850 Folly Road in the Super Bi-Lo-anchored shopping center.”

CBS Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
January 18, 2017
Residents to get update on James Island road project
“Charleston County officials scheduled a meeting to give residents an update on the ongoing intersection improvement project at Folly and Camp Roads.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 18, 2017
Police looking for man who used stolen credit card at James Island Harris Teeter
“Police are looking for a man who used a stolen credit card to make several purchases at a James Island grocery store.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 18, 2017
Coroner ID’s pickup truck driver who died Wednesday after hitting school bus
“According to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office, Cadaryl Drayton, 29, of James Island, died at the scene due to injuries suffered from the collision.”

From NBC News 2, Charleston, SC
January 18, 2017
Cool School: James Island Christian School [article & video]
“James Island Christian School provides an opportunity for academic excellence within a faith-centered environment.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 17, 2017
Charleston County seeking state funding for road projects
“County Council told residents that money from the half-cent sales tax wouldn’t be used for the extension of I-526 across Johns and James islands, she said.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 15, 2017
James Island’s McLeod Plantation getting national attention
“Curators of African American history from across the nation will visit a former Charleston cotton plantation this week for lessons on telling the stories of slavery.”

From Moultrie News
January 13, 2017
Charleston sailor continues 75 years of Seabee tradition
“Charleston, South Carolina native and James Island Charter High School graduate, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Moore, builds and fights around the world as a member of a naval construction battalion center located in Port Hueneme, California.”

The Summerville Journal Scene
January 13, 2017
All-region Football Team released
“Others making the list include Goose Creek’s Tyriq Martin, Morgan Nelson and Jeff McElveen; James Island’s Desmond Campbell and Jordan Stanley; Stratford’s Sherman Brown-Hills; Wando’s Stephen McDaniel, Miles Condon, Payton Engelking, Jarel Brown and Miller Whitten; and West Ashley’s Dexter Freeman, Chris Hethington, Robert O’Donald and Tyquan Campbell.”

From Carolina Tails
January 13, 2017
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
“We strive to be a ‘thought leader’ in the area for all things veterinary—providing education for vets and pet owners,” he continued. “Community outreach is equally important, and CVRC sponsors James Island County Park, Dogtoberfest, Bark for Life, Keep Charleston Beautiful, Running with the Hounds, to name a few.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 12, 2017
Giant Santa prompts James Island council to consider ban on inflatable ads
“A giant Santa that once towered over Folly Road has spurred the town of James Island to consider a ban on inflatable advertising as part of changes would also establish new restrictions on murals.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 10, 2017
Charleston Fire Department at structure fire on James Island
“The blaze was reported at 4:14 p.m. on Fort Johnson Road near Camp Road, according to a dispatch supervisor with the Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 10, 2017
Sapakoff: Clemson’s Elliott and Scott, ‘Crush’ and beating Nick Saban
“But Elliott, a James Island High School graduate, and Scott, his former Clemson teammate, won big Monday night.”

From Moultrie News
January 9, 2017
Oyster Roast benefitting the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Jan. 13
“Join us for our annual oyster roast, Jan. 13 at the Charleston Crab House, James Island Location (145 Wappoo Creek Drive, Charleston, SC 29412) from 6:00-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and includes all you can eat oysters and chili.”

From The Chronicle
January 9, 2017
Charleston County Parks conducting workshop on interpreting African American History and Culture in conjunction with the Smithsonian and other national institutes
“Individuals from across the United States will converge on James Island County Park this month for the workshop.”

From the Charleston City Paper
January 9, 2017
Belgian waffle biz Sweet Belgium opens on James Island
“A few months ago Sergio Tosi and his wife Audrey Marques sold their house, packed up their two kids, and left Belgium to embark on a Charleston adventure. Their quest: Give the Lowcountry real deal Belgium waffles. Thus James Island’s new Sweet Belgium was born.”

From the ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
January 9, 2017
James Island’s Tony Elliott in 2nd national title game as offensive coordinator [article & video]
“In two full years as as co-offensive coordinator at Clemson, James Island High graduate Tony Elliott will soon be able to say he’s called plays in two national championship games.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 8, 2017
MLK celebration to include ecumenical service, parade, youth events
“Participating churches are Mount Zion AME Church downtown, Bible Way Baptist Church in West Ashley, Emmanuel Baptist Church on James Island, Allen AME Church on Edisto Island, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, New Hope Baptist Church near Johns Island and St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Hollywood.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 7, 2017
James Island builder brews up neighborhood named for old whiskey operation
“Prospective property buyers can drink in the ambiance of a new Fort Johnson Road community, but they can only hear about the spirit-making contraption that inspired the community’s name.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 7, 2017
What’s New — Eye-candy rentals, cozy enclaves, trendy houses — and 48 people a day — among Lowcountry arrivals
“Meanwhile, Dan Ryan Builders recently launched The Bluffs at Ashley River in Summerville, Saltgrass Pointe off of Riverland Drive close to James Island County Park and Summers Retreat in a new subsection of master planned Summers Corner.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 6, 2017
MLK services planned at area churches
“The 45th annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration kicks off Sunday with regular worship services at seven participating churches that will adopt a civil rights theme.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston, SC
Police: School safe despite Columbine graffiti found at JICHS
“One local high school student has learned that just like with jokes about bombs at the airport, you don’t write graffiti about Columbine at school.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
Police: No arrest after Columbine shooting comments found on Charleston school’s whiteboard
“Police say a James Island Charter High School student questioned about comments concerning the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School will not be arrested.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 6, 2017
No arrest for James Island student who wrote ‘inappropriate’ comments about Columbine massacre
“Charleston police declined to arrest a James Island Charter High School student who wrote “inappropriate” comments about the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colo., that left 13 people dead and more than 20 others wounded.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 4, 2017
Mandolin man about town: Charleston picker Aaron Firetag hosts a musical birthday bash
“On Saturday night, starting around 8:30 p.m., Firetag will welcome an eclectic group of longtime bandmates, colleagues and friends to the Pour House stage as part of his “7th Annual Birthday Bash.” The bill includes acoustic-based combo Red Cedar Review, country/bluegrass band Lost Highway, rootsy soul-rockers Weigh Station, and the quirky funk/roots project Quasiphonics — all of whom claim Firetag as a member or frequent collaborator.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 4, 2017
Tywanza Sanders
The Post & Courier remembers Tywanza Sanders, who was killed at the massacre at Mother Emanuel, the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church: “Sanders graduated from James Island Charter High School and then Allen University where he studied business. He was poised to begin graduate school and would have turned 27 just five weeks after his death.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 4, 2017
Charleston schools’ elementary strings program is saved — for now
“The change comes about 24 hours after the Charleston County School District announced Tuesday it would stop offering stringed instrument lessons to elementary students, with some schools concluding their programs as soon as Friday. Parents, musicians and even some school board members responded in outrage.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 3, 2017
Charleston County schools eliminate elementary strings programs
“At Stiles Point, fifth-grader Thomas is just getting started on the bass. Even with a shortened version of the instrument, he has to stand up straight to reach the low notes.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 3, 2017
Region play heats up in basketball, wrestling
“James Island, Wando, Summerville, Stratford and Ashley Ridge have good enough teams to win on a given night. James Island’s potential run took a hit when senior guard Vince Cole was dismissed from the team prior to Christmas. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 3, 2017
Coroner identifies woman killed Dec. 26 in James Island auto-pedestrian crash
“The pedestrian hit and killed by an SUV on James Island the day after Christmas has been identified.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
January 1, 2017
Mayor Tecklenburg reflects on his first year, looks toward his second
“The mayor also worked with the county to try to advance other road projects, such as improving Folly Road on James Island, and widening Maybank Highway to three lanes between the Stono River and River Road.”

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