James Island in the News: March 2017

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The New York Sunday journal. Dec. 1896." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-90b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
This month’s featured art is from The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. “The New York Sunday journal. Dec. 1896.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 – 1897.

From NBC News 2, Charleston
March 31, 2017
James Island Shooting: injuries non-life threatening
“On March 31, 2017, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 1100 block of Lemon Tree Lane on James Island to investigate a report of a shooting.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 31, 2017
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office arrests man in connection with James Island triple shooting
“The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 30-year-old in connection with a shooting that left three men injured on James Island Friday afternoon.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 31, 2017
3 men injured in James Island shooting
“A 30-year-old man is charged with attempted murder after a shooting that injured three men on James Island Friday.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 31, 2017
Man arrested after 3 wounded in James Island shooting, altercation
“Jerod Teriel Frazier, 30, of Balsalm Street, was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.”

From NBC News 2, Charleston
March 31, 2017
Nativity School receives the News 2 Cool School award
“News 2 presents Nativity School with our Cool School award.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 30, 2017
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
“Cajun Fest is this Sunday at James Island County Park from noon to 6 PM! Admission is $15; kids 12 and under and Gold Pass holders are free.”

From NBC News 2, Charleston
March 29, 2017
Cool School: Nativity School
“Nativity School is dedicated to the academic and spiritual growth of its students in a diverse environment. We’re on head to James Island for our Cool School of the week.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 29, 2017
Online recipes keep immigrants connected to food traditions, trends of their native countries
An article featuring James Island resident Slava Tsveer.

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 28, 2017
James Island residents show up in droves to Charleston City Council demanding development moratorium
“Dozens of James Island residents filled the gymnasium at the James Island Recreation Center where the Charleston City Council met Tuesday, and they called for a development moratorium on the island.”

From NBC News 2, Charleston
March 28, 2017
James Island group wants to block new apartments
“A collective of James Island residents is hoping City of Charleston leaders will issue a moratorium on new multi-family developments on the island.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 28, 2017
Save James Island: group pushes City of Charleston on building boom
“They formed a group called Save James Island, and they want city council to rethink the continuous flow of new developments.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 28, 2017
James Island group pushes for apartment freeze
“A James Island group is calling on City of Charleston leaders to issue a moratorium on apartment developments on the island.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 28, 2017
Local student’s grande video claims Taco Bell scholarship
“It was her senior year at a James Island high school and college was on the mind of Emma DeMuth.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 28, 2017
CCSD names Anna Dassing principal of new Lucy Beckham High School
“David Parler will be principal of the new Camp Road Middle School starting next year. Camp Road Middle is the new joint middle school that will serve all of James Island beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.”

From the Charleston City Paper
March 27, 2017
Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater
‘”Oh gross” were the first words Nightmare On Elm Street’s Nancy Thompson muttered when she saw iron bars affixed on her home by her drunken, Freddy Krueger-fearing/murdering mom.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 24, 2017
James Island woman attacked, dragged by dogs outside her home
“A James Island woman is still recovering Friday night after a pack of dogs attacked her outside of her home.”

From the Island Connection
March 24, 2017
Exploring The 1863 Battle On The Stono with Author Gary Dyson
“On the day of the battle the Smith steamed upriver and anchored adjacent to the Thomas Grimball plantation on James Island (opposite the present day Executive Airport) and was shocked when hidden batteries fired on it.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 24, 2017
Just hours after Carmike sells property, James Island movie theater closes after more than 20 years
“A James Island movie theater went dark Thursday, hours after its owner sold the property.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 24, 2017
James Island movie theater closes abruptly for good
“One of James Island’s oldest movie theaters is closed to the public for good, according to the Assistant Manager of the theater.”

From the Charleston City Paper
March 24, 2017
James Island gains a fast/casual spot with Hen and The Goat
“Restaurateur and chef Thomas Smith has reopened 869 Folly Rd. as Hen and The Goat and its simple menu and family friendly environment, should be good news for neighbors.”

From the Charleston City Paper
March 23, 2017
This Taco Bell “holster” was designed by a James Island Charter High grad
“And thanks to her winning application, the James Island Charter High School grad received not only designed a snappy taco holster — think of it as a diaper for your taco — but also a cool $10,000 in scholarships.”

From the Eater Charleston
March 22, 2017
Hen and The Goat Serves Cobb Salads and Egg Sandwiches on James Island
“When Black Bean Co. shut down at 869 Folly Rd., it left an opportunity for restaurateur/chef Thomas Smith to bring a casual breakfast and lunch spot to the area.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 22, 2017
Wild Blue Ropes
Wild Blue Ropes on Lowcountry Live.

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 18, 2017
Charleston puppeteers get their own special day to solidify their place in city’s arts scene
“Geoffrey Cormier grew up on James Island, played percussion in a group called the Archetypes (which specialized in medieval music) and went to work for the Jim Henson Company in 1998 designing sets.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 17, 2017
Charleston County wants state funding to replace Harbor View Road bridge
“Replacement of the Dr. Julian Thomas Buxton Jr. Bridge on Harbor View Road is urgently needed to improve public safety, emergency evacuation and reduce traffic congestion, according to Charleston County officials.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 16, 2017
Gilbreth column: Who are the REAL James Islanders?
“Long story short, he made an astounding comment — that people who grew up north of Ellis Creek on James Island aren’t really James Islanders.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 16, 2017
James Island to decide future of town’s murals
“The Town of James Island will hold a public hearing Thursday at 7 pm regarding proposed changes for regulating town murals.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 15, 2017
Ladson parents sue James Island County Park and others over 3-year-old’s drowning
“Almost a year after a 3-year-old boy wandered off and drowned in a pond at James Island County Park, his family contends his death could have been prevented had there been more safety features.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 14, 2017
Charleston Police searching for missing teens last seen leaving James Island school
“Charleston Police are looking for two missing teenagers who were last seen Monday at James Island Charter High School.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 14, 2017
‘They just show up from who knows where.’ New batch of abandoned boats scattered in Charleston’s Ashley River
“Two are near the bridges over the Ashley, while another two linger along the river south of the James Island connector.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 13, 2017
Safes stolen from James Island restaurants in recent burglaries
“Authorities are investigating after two James Island restaurants were the targets of burglaries in recent months.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 11, 2017
What the Republican health bill means for South Carolinians
“Ruby, a 44-year-old James Island resident, said he doesn’t care about Democrats or Republicans, but he finds the new administration “shocking.” Middle-aged and self-employed, he’s one of the South Carolinians most likely to be affected by the new legislation.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 11, 2017
Charleston area and regional productions among Terrace Charleston Film Festival’s visual feast
“Still, the festival is a bit heavy this year with films of local interest.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 11, 2017
No wake zone to be extended at Wappoo Cut, one of the busiest stretches of water in Charleston
“The seasonal wake zone will be extended north to about 200 yards south of the James Island Connector Bridge, and south to the entrance of Coburg Creek.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 11, 2017
Kids from Ghana denied visas for performance at McLeod Plantation
“A youth troupe from Ghana that wanted to perform in Charleston on Saturday was unable to travel here because of visa issues with the country’s U.S. Embassy, the coordinator of the trip said.”

Eater, Charleston
March 10, 2017
At Workmen’s Cafe, Lunchtime Is a Meat-and-Three Paradise
“Despite never planning for a life in restaurants, Angie Bellinger is the one-woman show behind Workmen’s Cafe in James Island, South Carolina.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 10, 2017
Former James Island fire chief, PSD commissioner, dies at 66
“Rhodes relocated to James Island to assume the role of fire chief in May of 1988, leaving behind his position of fire chief of the North Baldwin County, Ga., Fire Department, a job he took after 16 years of service as a firefighter with the city of Atlanta.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 9, 2017
Dead cats, wild dogs have residents on James Island worried [with video]
“A James Island neighborhood is keeping their eyes peeled for a pack of dogs who they say killed a family’s two cats.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 9, 2017
Mosquitoes are out and Charleston County wants to help you control them
“Employees with Charleston County’s mosquito control program are knocking on doors and letting people know how they can keep mosquitoes from breeding and biting. They’ve been canvassing neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant, James Island and all over the county for three weeks.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 8, 2017
Camp Rise Above needs land near children’s hospital
“At James Island County Park, a very special group of kids will be gearing up for another year at Camp Rise Above.”

The Charleston Chronicle
March 8, 2017
“Unity In Diversity”: A Day of Celebration on Mosquito Beach
““Unity in Diversity” is a multicultural family-oriented event which will take place on Saturday, March 25th at the Island Breeze Restaurant located at 2225 Mosquito Beach Road in James Island.”

NBC News 2, Charleston
March 8, 2017
Many frustrated with speeders, want speed bumps
“We spent the day on one of these roads—Bur Clare Road, which runs perpendicular to Folly Road on James Island.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 8, 2017
Students, parents lace up for annual Walk to School Day
“Harbor View Elementary on James Island is one of roughly 200 schools in the state participating in Walk and Roll to School Day.”

From the Charleston City Paper
March 8, 2017
Nonprofit Heal with HeARTS brings the arts to local schools
“One of their most popular programs, the Kids’ Drum Circle, extends their campaign to one of Charleston’s most accessible venues: the Pour House.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
Is Over-Development Posing a Threat to the Quality of Life on James Island? [with video]
“James Island and it’s urban sea island vibe has been attracting more and more people to move there. Its proximity to downtown Charleston and various waterways makes it particularly desirable.”

From Myrtle Beach Online
March 7, 2017
Play ball! One of area’s prestigious baseball tournaments set for first pitch
“Along with host Georgetown, three teams from the South Carolina coast will take part, including Ashley Ridge, Bishop England and James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 7, 2017
James Island coach Tom Hatley begins 30th baseball season
“Tom Hatley says the start of a new baseball season is always exciting and special, even as he begins his 30th year of coaching at James Island Charter High School.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 7, 2017
Man charged after ex-girlfriend says she suffered three days of abuse at Johns Island home
“A James Island man faces felony charges after his former live-in girlfriend told authorities he brutally assaulted her over the course of three days, allegedly burning her, beating her and threatening to kill her.”

NBC News 2, Charleston
March 7, 2017
Many on JI dial 911, turns out smoke is just a test
“Lots of people dialed 911 today when they saw smoke filling the air in a James Island neighborhood off Folly Road. Wave after wave of fire trucks responded to the calls coming from the neighborhood.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 6, 2017
Group gathers in Charleston to protest repeal of Affordable Care Act
“Eileen Dougherty, who lives on James Island, is covered by an Affordable Care Act plan and said, thanks to the law, she was able to move to a less-demanding job running a small business after she had a double lung transplant in 2013.”

From ABC News 4, Charleston
March 6, 2017
Clemson fans flub the kick on baby gender reveal
“A James Island couple decided to try their hand at the big reveal.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 5, 2017
$3.4 million to go to multiple projects for bikes and pedestrians in Charleston area
“$775,000 for a multi-use path connection to the James Island County Park along Camp Road in Charleston County.”

From Live 5 News, Charleston
March 2, 2017
Charleston police searching for shoplifters of ‘large amounts’ of baby formula
“The shoplifting incidents occurred at the James Island Publix on Feb. 6, Feb. 21 and Feb. 26, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
March 2, 2017
No more curbside pickup of old TVs and other electronic waste in City of Charleston
“Residents can take their old laptops, TVs and printers to one of Charleston County’s recycling drop-off sites: Romney Street Convenience Center on the peninsula, Bees Ferry Convenience Center in West Ashley and Signal Point Convenience Center on James Island.”

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