James Island in the News: June 2017

This month’s featured art is from General Research Division, The New York Public Library. “Eight officiers around a table, socializing, reading, smoking a pipe. They are numbered from 1 to 6 as they wear six different uniforms.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-887e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 29, 2017
Italian restaurant on James Island robbed at gunpoint
“La Tabella, an Italian restaurant on James Island, had already closed Wednesday when three unexpected visitors barged in.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 29, 2017
James Island restaurant robbed, gunmen caught on video
“Charleston Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a James Island restaurant Wednesday night.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 28, 2017
Struggle in pluff mud provides chance to restore what Mother Nature’s lost
“Our boat departed the Wappoo Cut and headed out to a location near the James Island Expressway and the chance of rain quickly turned in to an everlasting downpour that soaked every thread of my clothes, boots, and soul.”

From Live 5 CBS News Charleston
June 26, 2017
CCSD board votes to put bus lot at site of historic school on James Island
“People were visibly upset and walked out of the room during Monday night’s Charleston County School District meeting.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 25, 2017
Love Him, Love Them choir from Haiti 
“The “Love Him Love Them” Haiti Orphan Choir got to play at Island Breeze on Mosquito Beach Road on James Island Sunday afternoon before performing on the final day of Charleston Carifest, a celebration of Caribbean-American heritage.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 25, 2017
Former Gamecocks assistant Shawn Elliott brings a South Carolina feel to Georgia State 
“Elliott is a Camden native, and his first hire was Williams, a James Island High School graduate who had been working in the strength department under head coach Will Muschamp at USC.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 24, 2017
Uphold James Island moratorium
“When Charleston City Council unanimously voted in favor of a six-month moratorium on large new developments on James Island last month, it seemed city leaders had finally heard the cries of island residents weary of rapid growth and the resulting headaches.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 24, 2017
Occupy High Battery: Transit activists to protest lack of beach bus service in Charleston area 
“A bus route to Folly was stuck in congestion, which delayed service to people waiting on James Island, CARTA has said.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 23, 2017
Crash on Folly Road left thousands without power
“A car crashed into a light pole on Folly Road at Needlegrass Lane Friday morning, causing more than 3,000 homes on James Island to lose power.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 23, 2017
Many Charleston creeks, rivers, can pose health risks following rain 
“The Ashley River near Brittlebank Park, and Ellis Creek on James Island, also known as James Island Creek, both had 38 times the bacteria standard for recreation in tidal saltwater areas.”

From the Huffington Post
June 22, 2017
Here’s Why Sean Brock Is Willing To Break International Laws For Cornbread
“With the help of James Island–native Ted Chewning, who gave Brock his first ears, Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and professor David Shields of the University of South Carolina, Brock ushered Jimmy Red back into commercial production.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 22, 2017
James Island development moratorium goes too far, Charleston Planning Commission says 
“The city of Charleston’s plans for a moratorium on new James Island developments is facing its first head winds.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 20, 2017
Residential and fatal fires could be on the rise in South Carolina, according to statewide data
“Beverly Wilder looked in disbelief as smoke and flames poured from a neighboring building in her James Island apartment complex.”

From The Charleston Chronicle
June 19, 2017
Growth And Development is More Than Infrastructure To Black Folks
“The county’s focus on traditional settlements, areas where Black folks have lived for generations such as Sol Legare on James Island and Parkers Ferry on Savannah Highway, may offer some protections against the adverse impact of growth and development.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 16, 2017
Camp offers children chance to ‘rise above,’ needs volunteers
“ou wouldn’t have guessed it on this morning, because at 10 a.m. the kids had already paddled their way through James Island County Park.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 18, 2017
Dads pass the torch at James Island Yacht Club regatta on Father’s Day
“David Loring sailed in his first regatta when he was 7. Now, more than 30 years later, he’s passing the torch to his three daughters.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 17, 2017
Victim of fatal James Island crash identified 
“Barbara Ann Redick, a 76-year-old James Island resident, died from injuries sustained during the crash, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 16, 2017
James Island man accused of getting children drunk, fondling them
“A James Island man is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after nights of alleged partying with children.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 16, 2017
Charleston County kayakers, paddleboarders concerned about high-traffic boat landings
“Sunset Park on James Island, Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston, Dawhoo Landing and Steamboat in Edisto are among lesser-used landings.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 16, 2017
Two sentenced in 2015 shooting death of James Island man
“Two men charged in the shooting death of a James Island man in downtown Charleston were sentenced to decades in prison Friday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 15, 2017
2 areas still not meeting water quality standards after new tests
“Exposure to water is still discouraged at Brittlebank Park and James Island Creek (test site 2).”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 15, 2017
James Island Yacht Club regatta kicks off summer sailing season
“More than 120 sailboats are expected to hit Charleston Harbor this weekend for the James Island Yacht Club regatta, which marks the start of the summer open regatta season.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 14, 2017
Sheriff warns residents about burglars disguised as landscapers in West Ashley, James Island
“Authorities believe men disguised as landscapers are behind a pair of Tuesday burglaries, one each in West Ashley and James Island.”

From The Charleston Chronicle
June 14, 2017
A Taste of Gullah Hosts Fundraiser at Mosquito Beach
“A Taste of Gullah welcomed visitors to James Island’s Mosquito Beach, a strip of marshland in the Sol Legare area, to an interactive community fundraiser June 9.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 14, 2017
County parks host summer entertainment series
“If you don’t have the kids’ summer schedule booked up already with camps, trips to Granny’s house and family vacations, the James Island and Wannamaker county parks have you covered with their Summer Entertainment Series.”

From Charleston City Paper
June 14, 2017
McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s 
“Behind the intersection of Folly and Maybank roads, amongst towering live oaks and Spanish moss, sits McLeod, a 37-acre estate, preserved since 2011 by CCPRC as a Gullah/Geechee heritage site.”

From the Island Eye News
June 13, 2017
The Things We Find On The Beach
“With dolphins or an occasional small whale, we call NOAA and scientists from the Hollings Marine Lab will come and take them to James Island for necropsies.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 12, 2017
Residents, Planning Commission: Governments need to get together to solve James Island development issues
“The moratorium is not the issue,” said George Temple, who has been living on the island for 40 years. “The issue is three governmental agencies working together to maintain a way of life that we have.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 12, 2017
James Island woman overcomes fear of water to participate in She Tris triathlon
“Four years ago this month, 12-year-old Adarius Jenkins drowned in a pond on Johns Island. As a result of that tragic accident, one of his cousins made a vow.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 9, 2017
Work to begin on next phase of widening of Maybank Highway 
“The next phase of construction for the Maybank Highway Improvements Project will start Monday. ”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 9, 2017
Officers chased suspects from North Charleston to James Island
“There was a chase that happened late Thursday night that ended early Friday morning with the arrests of two men on drug and weapons charges.”

From The Charleston Chronicle
June 7, 2017
Growth and Development is More Than Infrastructure to Black Folks
“‘But gone are the farms where Black people on James Island and Johns Island once worked. Replacing them are new housing subdivisions that draw new residents.”

From The Charleston Chronicle
June 7, 2017
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Returns June 18 
“The area’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicked off its 27th year on May 21 at James Island County Park.”

From Charleston City Paper
June 7, 2017
What to do when the population grows and housing options shrink
“With Mt. Pleasant seeking to stem growth and James Island also exploring moratorium options over new construction, local municipalities have been more intent on slowing new housing and apartment construction rather than encouraging it.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 6, 2017
School launches fundraiser for James Island fire victims
“Officials with Murray-LaSaine Elementary are reaching out to help the 44 people displaced after their homes caught fire last weekend.”

From The Gazette, Summerville
June 6, 2017
Berkeley, Hanahan teams to play in developmental league
“The league will feature six teams: Berkeley, Ashley Ridge, Summerville, James Island, Hanahan, and Oceanside.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 6, 2017
School launches fundraiser for James Island fire victims
“Officials with Murray-LaSaine Elementary are reaching out to help the 44 people displaced after their homes caught fire last weekend.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 5, 2017
Charleston Pour House to hold fundraiser for 44 people displaced by James Island apartment fire
“Charleston Pour House, a music venue and bar on James Island, is planning a benefit Thursday to assist the 44 people who were left without a home after a fire tore through EME Apartments Saturday afternoon.”

From SConfire.com
June 3, 2017
Crews Responding to EME Apartments On James Island For Multi Alarm Fire
“At approximately 1230 this afternoon, crews from City of Charleston Fire Department, James Island Fire Department, St Andrews Fire Department, and Charleston County EMS responded to a report of a multi family apartment fire located at EME Apartments off Central Park Road on James Island.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
June 3, 2017
Red Cross: 44 residents displaced after James Island apartment fire
“The SC American Red Cross says that 44 residents, of EME Apartments, are displaced after an apartment fire destroyed 12 apartments on James Island.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 3, 2017
American Red Cross assisting 44 people displaced by James Island apartment fire, authorities investigating cause apartment fire, authorities investigating cause
“Almost four dozen people were displaced by a fire that tore through a James Island apartment complex early Saturday afternoon.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
June 3, 2017
44 displaced after escaping massive apartment fire in James Island
“Several agencies are responding to a two- alarm fire at a James Island apartment complex.”

From News 2 Charleston
June 3, 2017
About 25 people displaced after James Island apartment fire
“The American Red Cross is assisting residents displaced by a fire at a James Island apartment complex.”

From Charleston Post & Courier
June 1, 2017
Reconsider moratorium vote
“Elected officials responded quickly to a request for a moratorium on apartment development for James Island. Well, most of them did.”

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