James Island in the News: May 2017

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. "High life java & mocha coffee." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1917. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-90dd-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. “High life java & mocha coffee.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 – 1917. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-90dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 31, 2017
Cops: Drunk driver falls into marsh while talking with police officers
“Police say a James Island man suspected of DUI fell into a marsh while speaking with police officers.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
James Island development moratorium steams ahead without County Council on board
“The six-month moratorium on new James Island development sailed through Charleston City Council and James Island Town Council but has hit choppy waters at the county level.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
Lowcountry Parent Family Film Series offers summer of fun for kids
“The series, now in its 11th year, will screen a popular children’s film at James Island’s Terrace Theater at 11 a.m. Wednesdays for nine weeks.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
Reggae returns on Friday nights at James Island County Park
“The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series is back and Friday’s kickoff at James Island County Park will feature Charleston’s own Da’ Gullah Rootz.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
Edison is now open in former Big Belly Kitchen spot on James Island
“What is it about 1014 Fort Johnson Road that shortens attention spans?”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
Princess Diana musical celebrates ‘extraordinary person’
“A fairytale wedding, a beautiful princess and a dysfunctional family — there’s a lot of material to work with when it comes to the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 31, 2017
Letter: County Council should OK growth moratorium for James Island
“As a member of Citizens for Sensible Planning, a non-profit organization formed to address the unprecedented growth on James Island and other areas of Charleston, I am writing to inform the citizenry of James Island and others that after working long and hard with the city of Charleston, the city, to its credit, has agreed to a six-month moratorium on building apartment units in non-residential zoning areas where residential units over four units per acre are allowed.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 29, 2017
Piccolo Spoleto reaches out to retirement communities
“Bishop Gadsden, a community on James Island, also hosts a Piccolo Spoleto series. Katie Jayne, director of community life services and one of the series’ coordinators, said it helps bridge the gap between the retirement home and the city in which it resides.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 28, 2017
North Charleston apartment development to rise 2 years after low-income residents evicted
“A new subdivision is in the works for James Island. Bennett’s Bluff plans to have 86 lots on 31 acres. The property is between residential lots on Ocean View Road and Wayfarer Lane off Fort Johnson Road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 27, 2017
Historic James Island home lands buyer in less than a month; seller’s prized artwork up for auction
“Secessionville Manor, an oak-lined estate dating to the early 1800s, fetched more than $3.4 million in a sale clinched a few weeks after going on the market.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 27, 2017
BBC to feature Darius Rucker and Charleston itself in ‘USA Through Music’ program
“The producers of “USA Through Music” also requested aerial images of sunrise at Folly Beach which David Keller, of James Island, said he shot from the pier Friday morning.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 27, 2017
Haunt of the shark attack: Three survivors tell of their struggle after bites
“Dyar, 34, of James Island was the first locally reported bite this year, in April, surfing alone on Folly Beach.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 26, 2017
Matt Spivey tabbed as new baseball coach at James Island
“James Island Charter High School wasted little time in naming a replacement for long-time head coach Tom Hatley, tabbing assistant Matt Spivey as the man to lead the program.”

From the Island Connection
May 26, 2017
Women Building Homes And Hope
“Mitchell works as the deli department manager at a large discount retailer on Folly Road. She was renting an apartment along Central Avenue on James Island, and was beginning to wonder if she would ever be a position to buy a home.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 25, 2017
Town of James Island puts forward moratorium on new developments
“More construction is being put on hold on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 25, 2017
College of Charleston women’s basketball players get a taste of coaching at Summer Jam Basketball League
“Games are held at the Fort Johnson Baptist Church gym, and cost $1 to attend. Children under 12 will be admitted free.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 25, 2017
Gilbreth column: Night vigils needed for mysterious flower
“Don’t worry about it,” he’d say. “Roses don’t do well on James Island.”

From BeerAdvocate
May 2017
The Barrel, a Charleston Bar for Dog and Beer Lovers
“Travelers driving south along Folly Road to Charleston, S.C.’s beach towns might not think much of the gray cinderblock building off of the five-lane highway through James Island, but there’s more to The Barrel than meets the eye.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 23, 2017
James Island baseball coach Tom Hatley stepping down after 30 seasons
“The dean of Lowcountry high school baseball coaches is calling it a career, sort of.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 23, 2017
Police release surveillance images in James Island burglary
“Charleston Police released surveillance images showing two men they are looking for in connection to a burglary in the James Island area.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 21, 2017
8th annual Hands Across the Sand at Folly Beach
“Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey, Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby, and Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings spoke about their views on offshore drilling.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 21, 2017
Roundabouts spreading like Kudzu across South Carolina, despite some opposition
‘”Most people perceive a signal to be better than a roundabout,” said Molly LeMin, a Transportation Department project manager with Charleston County, which recently finished converting a James Island intersection at Harbor View and Fort Johnson roads to a roundabout.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 21, 2017
Letter: Golden Pen
“In it he recounts the community divisions created by the costly highway project, which would connect West Ashley, Johns Island and James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 21, 2017
Statewide builder kicks off new community along Harbor View Road
“A start-up “luxury home community” on James Island looks to show off 90 homes with up to six bedrooms and prices beginning in the $500,000s, according to the builder’s marketing agent Carolina One New Homes.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 21, 2017
Get creative on beach traffic
“Two-lane roads lead on and off of Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach at every possible access point.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 19, 2017
James Island’s Hatley retiring after 30 years
“James Island head baseball coach Tom Hatley is retiring after leading the Trojans for the last 30 years he told Live 5 Sports on Friday. ”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 19, 2017
Elected officials wade into battle between James Island residents and SCE&G over tree-cutting
“Riverland Terrace residents concerned about the future of their iconic oaks have reached out to elected officials for help negotiating with SCE&G.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 19, 2017
Charleston has just months to begin untangling a decades-old fiasco on James Island
“As a scenic sea island across the river from the historic peninsula, James Island has always been bound for growth.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 18, 2017
James Island passes six month ban on new apartment buildings
“James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey says the town has passed a six month ban on building new apartment buildings within town limits.”

From Fox 24 Charleston
May 17, 2017
Cutting Back Historic Trees For Utility Upgrades
” Imaging [sic] your power company needs to update its system that is 7 decades old.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 17, 2017
Charleston-area mayors, protesters to join hands on beach Saturday to oppose ocean drilling
“Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey, Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby and Charleston City Councilman Mike Seeking are expected to speak, according to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 16, 2017
Letter: Tree Trimming
“My comment is not only for those living in the Riverland Terrace area, but to any and all neighborhoods with lovely trees. I can very honestly say, “I feel your pain.”‘

From Moultrie News
May 16, 2017
McLeod Plantation art series features guided painting program
“As part of a four-part art series at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, artist Sonja Griffin Evans will host a guided painting program on May 20 at the site entitled “Capture History with Art at McLeod Plantation.”’

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 14, 2017
Save Riverland Terrace trees
“The signs that have sprouted up in Riverland Terrace yards spell out residents’ sentiments in black and white: “SCE&G, DON’T DESTROY THE TERRACE TREES!”’

From News 2 Charleston
May 13, 2017
Sweet Belgium serves up Mother’s Day breakfast ideas
VIDEO
“Sweet Belgium is a Belgian waffle bakery that is serving up decked-out waffles in their James Island shop. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, and a popular treat for mom is having the chance to sleep in and eat breakfast in bed. Owner of Sweet Belgium, Sergio Tosi, visited the News 2 studio to show some ideas to impress mom with your own home-made waffles.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 13, 2017
A breather for James Island
“A six-month moratorium on new apartment and large commercial developments might not be what some on James Island wanted.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 13, 2017
Are limits to growth possible?
“Like it or not, James Island, Johns Island and West Ashley are now well-established bedroom communities and always will be.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
May 11, 2017
Man arrested after Folly Road burglary sent to jail for 7th time of 2017
“A 26-year-old man is in jail for the seventh time this year after a burglary at the La Carreta Restaurant on Folly Road. It’s also the second time he’s been charged for a burglary at the restaurant.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 11, 2017
Lowcountry man accused of burglarizing James Island restaurant twice
“Police say a Lowcountry man out on bond for burglarizing a James Island restaurant has returned to jail after he returned to the business and stole the cash register.”

From HolySinnerCity.com
May 10, 2017
Limehouse Produce Announces 2017 “Berry Creative” Winners
“Best Agricultural Project: Stiles Point Elementary: Lauren Sayle and Megan Currin, lead teachers…”

From News 2 Charleston
May 10, 2017
Folly Road open after crews clear downed cable line
“Folly Road at Harbor View is back open after what was thought to be downed power lines forced it closed Wednesday morning.”

From the Charleston City Paper
May 10, 2017
Charleston City Council gives initial approval to apartment moratorium on James Island
“Charleston City Council has heeded the call from James Island residents to pause high-density development in their community — even if the preferred length of the moratorium remains a topic of debate.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 9, 2017
Charleston City Council: No more big developments on city land in James Island — for now
“Charleston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that halts new developments in James Island’s commercial areas for six months — even after many council members and James Island residents questioned whether that was enough time to come up with a new strategy to guide the island’s growth.”

From ABC News 4 Charleston
May 9, 2017
Charleston City Council gives initial approval to James Island development moratorium
“New developments on James Island are getting close to a stop sign.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 9, 2017
James Island developments halted for six months
“The moratorium will only affect parts of James Island that are in Charleston city limits but the mayor of James Island said it’s going to take all three of these governments to make real progress on the island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 9, 2017
James Island needs shared zoning goals
“As a former project manager of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and resident of James Island, I was heartened by the Post and Courier editorial board’s backing of an apartment moratorium for James Island, and equally disheartened at SCCCL director Dana Beach’s opposition to this commonsense measure.”

From Peninsula Daily News
May 9, 2017
LETTER: Don’t blame scientists for decline of fisheries resource
“Fifty years ago, when I, my wife and young son could never lose sight of James Island, while fishing in a 16-foot skiff with an 18-horsepower motor, there was a limit of three salmon per person, and an abundance of bottom fish.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 8, 2017
Health in Brief for May 8: New Express Care opens and more
“The urgent care office occupies space formerly used by Nason Medical Center at 319 Folly Road on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 7, 2017
Rethink James Island growth plans
“When Charleston City Council considers a six-month moratorium for new apartment and large commercial development on James Island on Tuesday, it would be pertinent to ask why the city didn’t act a few decades ago.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 7, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about flooding in Charleston as thunderstorm season approaches
“Floodwater also found its way onto some of James Island’s primary streets, including Camp and Folly roads.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 7, 2017
Apartment moratorium wrong for James Island
“The latest outbreak is on James Island, following on the heels of the pandemic in Mount Pleasant. In response to public outrage over increasing traffic congestion, the city of Charleston is considering a moratorium on new apartments. The City Council is planning to vote on the measure on Tuesday.”

From the Moultrie News
May 6, 2017
Muscle Walk of Charleston set for Aug. 26 on James Island
“This year’s walk will be held at James Island County Park on Saturday, Aug. 26, and includes a route designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course.”

From the Charleston City Paper
May 5, 2017
Charleston City Council set to discuss temporary apartment moratorium on James Island
“Following a wave of opposition to what many James Island residents consider unchecked development on the island, city leaders will discuss a proposed moratorium on new apartment development in the area.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 4, 2017
Future of Riverland Terrace oaks the focus of meeting between SCE&G, political leaders and residents
“The future of the iconic oaks in the Riverland Terrace neighborhood on James Island will be up for discussion when SCE&G, political leaders and residents meet to explore how best to preserve the trees while meeting the utility’s goal of safe, reliable service.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 4, 2017
Charleston City Council to vote on James Island development moratorium next week
“Charleston City Council will decide Tuesday whether to approve Mayor John Tecklenburg’s plan to temporarily halt new, major developments in James Island’s commercial areas. ”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 4, 2017
Crews knock down fire on James Island
“A team with the Fire Marshall Division is investigating after a blaze on James Island Thursday Morning.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 4, 2017
Riverland Terrace residents start petition to prevent trimming of oak trees
“Save our trees. That’s the cry for help from neighbors on James Island where SCE&G says they are working to improve the power system in the Riverland Terrace neighborhood.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 4, 2017
Charleston County waterparks open doors this weekend
“According to park officials, Splash Island waterpark in Mount Pleasant had 86 rescues last year while James Island’s Splash Zone had 13. ”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 3, 2017
Crews clear accident with overturned van on James Island
“Emergency crews have cleared an accident involving an overturned van on James Island.”

From Live 5 News Charleston
May 2, 2017
Report: Charleston Co. deputy suffers groin injuries after chase suspect assaults him
“The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said one of their deputies suffered groin injuries after a James Island man assaulted him following a car chase during which two law enforcement vehicles collided. ”

From the Charleston City Paper
May 2, 2017
Looking for a food-focused summer camp for your kid?
“June 12-16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Pour House on James Island will become a culinary playground for kids ages 4.5 to 12.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
May 1, 2017
Health in brief for May 1: Brain health and more
“Roper St. Francis opened another Express Care location on James Island Monday.”

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