James Island in the News: July 2017

July 31, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Surfing community mourns loss of their own after deadly Hawaiian plane crash
“The surfing community in Charleston is mourning the loss of one of their own after a plane crash in Hawaii killed a James Island native and three other passengers.”

July 31, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
18-year-old West Ashley woman charged with kidnapping, armed robbery of ex-classmate 
“They drove from Martin’s home on Arbor Trace to James Island. They stopped at the BP gas station at 1907 Maybank Highway.”

July 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Carolina Yacht Club Regatta wraps up in ‘perfect’ Sunday conditions
“David Loring of James Island Yacht Club took the Sunfish division, with his daughter Emily eighth.”

July 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Why is the completion of Interstate 526 taking so long? The latest on Charleston’s ‘zombie project’
“The plan to complete Interstate 526 between West Ashley and James and Johns islands has become Charleston’s “zombie project”: once very much alive, then apparently dead, and now sort of lurching between the two states.”

July 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Letter: I-526 problem
“Brian’s descriptions of the problems and their apparent solutions may be good for James Island but definitely do not apply to Johns Island.”

July 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Study finds Charleston’s hospitality workers are overburdened by high cost of parking downtown 
“Bryan Getsinger, a 27-year-old James Island resident, is a full-time bartender at Ruth’s Chris on Market Street.”

July 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Buyers contribute sweat, cash to buy affordable Habitat homes 
“For comparison, Sea Island Habitat is building a neighborhood of three-bedroom/two-bathroom, 1,170-square-foot houses on James Island.”

From Michigan Live
July 29, 2017
Mexican man deported twice pleads guilty to being in U.S. illegally
“In the summer of 2008, Resendez-Ledezma was again arrested, this time in James Island, South Carolina, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during an operation designed to target gang members.”

July 28, 2017
From NBC News 2, Charleston
Charleston County suing state over I-526
“Their plans show it extending it across Johns and James Islands – meeting where the James Island connector and Folly Road intersect.”

July 28, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County files suit over I-526 funding, asks court to make state bankroll entire project
“As part of the deal, Charleston County agreed to contribute $117 million on other roadwork that the state otherwise would be expected to pay for, such as widening Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and Harborview Road on James Island.”

July 28, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
McLeod Plantation hosts photo exhibit 
“The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a one-day pop-up photography exhibit at McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Sunday, Aug. 20.”

July 27, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Man identified in fatal Folly Rd. accident
“A man that was killed in a fatal Folly Road accident on Thursday has been identified.”

July 27, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Letter: I-526 vote 
“Is there that much of a need to complete the envisioned last leg from Johns Island to James Island?”

July 27, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Folly Road re-opened after fatal car accident
“Authorities say Folly Road has been re-opened following a deadly two-car collision Thursday afternoon.”

July 26, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
What Would Schindler Do? A Christian’s struggle to go to church
“I drive down Folly Road a lot for work and I recently noticed a sign that let people know that anyone 18 or older could get free meals over the summer through their participation in the CCSD Seamless Summer Feeding program at James Island Presbyterian Church.”

July 26, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Letter: Traffic circle
“The new James Island traffic circle at Harbor View and Fort Johnson roads is quite a masterpiece.”

July 24, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Police: Man accused of exposing himself in Walmart arrested
“Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a man wanted for exposing himself to a child in the James Island Walmart surrendered Monday morning and was taken into custody.”

July 21, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
FIG’s former pastry chef serves up morning sustenance salvation from Scram food truck 
“You might have to cruise James Island’s Island Plaza (1291 Folly Rd.) parking lot a few times to find the little blue truck, but when you do, pull over.”

July 21, 2017
From NBC 11 Alive, Atlanta, Georgia
Roddy White uses story about Julio Jones joining Falcons to teach high school athletes lesson
“White, 35, admitted he wasn’t a leader at James Island (SC) high school or UAB, but after about four years with the Falcons, he found himself as the oldest guy in the locker room at age 27. ”

July 21, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
CofC presents free screening of ‘Detroit’ at Terrace Theater
“The College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, in collaboration with the Terrace Theater, are presenting a free screening of the new film “Detroit” by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.”

July 21, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
State Sen. Senn optimistic about I-526 completion after SIB bank board meeting but county councilman Rawl ‘flummoxed’ 
“State Sen. Sandy Senn feels optimistic about the future of the I-526 project over James and Johns Island after attending a meeting of the State Infrastructure Bank board.”

July 20, 2017
From Eater Charleston
Highly Praised Pastry Chef Parks Breakfast Truck on James Island
“Local chefs are buzzing about a new food truck on James Island and for good reason — it’s run by former FIG pastry chef Melanie Durant.”

July 19, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
State Infrastructure Board to discuss 526 extension Thursday
“For some, extending 526 from West Ashley to James and Johns islands is ideal.”

July 19, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
Sadler Vaden, guitarist for Jason Isbell, misses the beach and the days of an old beat-up tour van
“I remember my friends and I used to go to Folly Beach and then we’d go over to this old abandoned storage shed on James Island where we would practice and play…”

July 19, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County Council changes names of new libraries to better reflect their location
“The Baxter Patrick James Island Library is named in remembrance of the old Baxter Patrick Elementary School that was located where the new library will be.”

July 19, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
The strange magic of Dr. Wren’s Fetish Dolls
“Tucked away in a James Island home is the workshop of Larry Fertick, better known as Dr. Wren.”

July 18, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Charleston PD seeking to identify man who may have info on indecent exposure case
“The Charleston Police Department is seeking to identify a man who they say may have information on an indecent exposure incident at Walmart. ”

July 18, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
East Bay Wine & Spirits owner trusts court ruling won’t spell end of independent liquor shops
“The owner of East Bay Wine & Spirits, who last year gave up a real estate career in New Jersey to sell liquor in the Lowcountry, says she plans to bring a downtown-style inventory to James Island.”

July 17, 2017
From Moultrie News
Kickin Chicken donates more than 1,000 meals to Lowcountry teachers
“James Island Charter High School (JICHS) appreciates The Kickin’ Chicken showing us love all school year,” said Erin Brandon, M.Ed., NCC, 9th Grade Guidance Counselor & Graduation Group A-Me, JICHS.”

July 17, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Design review board defers design plans for James Island apartment complex
“The design review board deferred preliminary plans for the 132-unit apartment complex planned for James Island.”

July 17, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County coroner: James Island man identified as victim in Johns Island wreck Friday
“A 53-year-old James Island man died in a Friday collision on Johns Island, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.”

July 15, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Volunteer firefighters play key role in South Carolina towns, but the state needs twice as many 
“Volunteerism led Chris Seabolt into a career as a firefighter.”

July 15, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Gem Isle — Bustling, semi-removed village between Charleston and Folly Beach picking up buyers 
“A small lake rimmed by homes north of Camp Road exemplifies the evolving allure of James Island — the growing bedroom community boasts a rare proximity both to downtown shops and to ocean sands.”

July 13, 2017
From the Boston Globe
Here’s how a famed Civil War sword was lost — and found
“The 54th Massachusetts participates in the Battle of Grimball’s Landing, on James Island. Historians say Shaw likely used his sword in this battle, which was the first experience “under fire” for the regiment, according to the historical society.”

July 12, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
Growth Spurts: Jump Castle Riot heads to studio to create first album
“We’re taking over a marshfront house on James Island in mid-July, bringing in all the recording gear along with Thomas Champagne to engineer and produce, and not leaving until we’ve got our sound captured for these first songs.”

July 11, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island community rallies together to “veto the depot”
“A James Island organization met Monday night to bring the community together in an effort to prevent putting a new bus lot at the site of a historic school.”

July 10, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
New study pinpoints sea rise hot spots, with Edisto and Kiawah islands caught in the crosshairs
“By 2100, rising waters could swallow or routinely flood nearly 87 percent of Kiawah Island, 57 percent of Edisto Island, 40 percent of James Island and about one third of the Charleston peninsula and Mount Pleasant.”

July 10, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County seeks to jump-start stalled I-526 project
“Extending the highway across James and Johns Islands is a priority, he said.”

July 10, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
James Island residents call on district to find new place to park school buses
“James Island residents called on county school officials Monday night to move a planned bus parking lot out of their community.”

July 10, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County’s $14 million Folly and Camp roads intersection upgrade moving ahead
“Many changes are happening at Camp and Folly roads as Charleston County moves forward with a $14 million redesign of the busiest intersection on James Island.”

July 10, 2017
From 1250 WTMA News Talk
Lightning strike causes damage to James Island home
“According to the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch, Charleston City and James Island Fire Departments along with Charleston County EMS responded to the location on Old Summer House Road at 4:44 a.m. on Monday, July 10.”

July 9, 2017
From NBC Count on 2 News, Charleston
Lane closures on Folly Road near Camp Road
“Nighttime lane closures will begin Sunday evening on Folly Road.”

July 9, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Desperate need for safer infrastructure 
“A 66-year-old Mount Pleasant woman was not using a crosswalk when she was struck and killed by a car on Folly Road on James Island on June 30, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department.”

July 8, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Next generation shaggers keep the state dance alive and thriving
“Falling just outside the millennial age range, 30-year-old Holly Boyd is one of them. A teacher at James Island Elementary School, she just started shagging about two months ago.”

July 8, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Are too many docks crowding South Carolina waterways?
“Every landing around here is a zoo on the weekends,” said Brett Bowden of James Island. “You’ll see people parked for the landing along the roadside a mile away.”

July 7, 2017
From the Moultrie News
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2017 class 
“Joe Clayton is a native of Charleston and is currently one of the oldest members of American Legion Post 147 on James Island. In 1968, he was instrumental in beginning the American Legion Baseball program at Post 147, serving as the baseball manager responsible for travel, meals and transportation to games. He also served on the state-wide American Legion Baseball committee for many years.”

July 7, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Program uses human-built ‘oyster reefs’ to repair Lowcountry marsh banks 
“Late last month, the South Carolina Aquarium collaborated on an effort that installed 1,600 bags of oysters along the banks of Wappoo Creek between the James Island connector and Albemarle Point. The waterway has a lot of boat traffic from James Island and West Ashley accessing the Ashley River.”

July 7, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Water quality across the Lowcountry reported safe for swimming
“After a mostly dry week in the Lowcountry, the Charleston Waterkeeper reported low bacteria levels across all of their sites for the week!”

July 6, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Live 5 Investigation: Dump Truck Safety
“What’s more, the number of accidents statewide is on the rise.  In the past few months, dump trucks overturned off Highway 41 in Berkeley County and in Awendaw. A June accident on James Island was deadly.”

July 6, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island residents concerned after drivers break new traffic rule
“Some residents on James Island are concerned because drivers are breaking a new traffic rule.”

July 6, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
‘Too much abuse’: Youth soccer parents ordered to stay silent in September
“The group oversees youth soccer for about 28,000 players and some 55 clubs in South Carolina, including clubs in Mount Pleasant, James Island, Charleston, Summerville and Daniel Island.”

July 5, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
No charges filed in fatal auto pedestrian accident on James Island
“Police say no charges have been filed in an auto pedestrian accident on James Island that took a woman’s life.”

July 5, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
Why South Carolina needs more of the North’s best doughy export, Dunkin’ Donuts 
“When I worked on upper King Street and lived in Cannonborough, I had two unnecessarily difficult options to satisfy my craving for a pillowy, slightly coffee-scented doughnut: Haul ass over the James Island Connector and hope it didn’t take long enough for anyone to notice I’d disappeared in the middle of the day, or fight off tourists and spend a lunch break’s worth of time finding parking for the now-closed Dunkin’ that was near the corner of Meeting and Market streets.”

July 5, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Swindle, Parks, Hartig among Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame nominees
“Joe Clayton is a native of Charleston and is currently one of the oldest members of American Legion Post 147 on James Island. ”

July 4, 2017
From NBC Channel 2 News, Charleston
One person dead following auto-pedestrian accident on James Island
“Authorities say the accident at 1439 Folly Road took place just before 10 p.m. on Monday, July 3.”

July 4, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Pedestrian killed in wreck on Folly Road Monday night
“Charleston Police say a pedestrian was killed Monday night after being struck by a vehicle on Folly Road.”

July 3, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Roadside Seafood owner opening soul food restaurant
“ean Mendes wants you to leave your grandmother at his new restaurant.”

July 3, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Legal action being considered to stop bus lot at site of historic school
“A James Island organization is considering legal action to prevent putting a new bus lot at the site of a historic school.”

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July 3, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County School District struggles to find place to park buses overnight on James Island
“Charleston County has tried to find a new home for its school buses on James Island, but the search has proven surprisingly difficult.”

July 2, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Mount Pleasant woman identified as pedestrian struck, killed Friday night crossing Folly Road 
“A Mount Pleasant woman has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed when she was reportedly attempting to cross a portion of Folly Road on James Island late Friday night, authorities said Sunday.”

July 1, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Sketches released of men believed to be using landscaping business as cover for burglaries
“In two reported incidents in West Ashley and James Island the suspect who spoke with homeowners was described as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds. Officials say he wore a white polo shirt.”

July 1, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
One dead in auto pedestrian accident on James Island
“The incident was in the area of Folly Road and Battery Island Drive.”

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