James Island in the News: November 2017

November , 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Charleston’s new development rules on Folly Road slash density, discourage big apartments
“Charleston City Council has nearly finalized a new set of zoning rules designed to prevent new, big apartment projects from being built along Folly Road.”

November 30, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
James Island has a new “shabby speakeasy” opening tonight
“How Art Thou Cafe is gone and Bowties, a JI Speakeasy, is in and opening tonight.”

November 29, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
City Council votes to find new firm to audit Charleston Police Department
“City Council also discussed the proposed Folly Road Overlay Zone earlier in the evening.”

November 27, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Charleston County hosting community meeting on Folly road improvement project
“Charleston County will discuss the final construction phases of the Folly Road and Camp Road intersection project on December 7.”

November 28, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island’s Elliott named finalist for Broyles Award
“A week from the ceremony, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announces five finalists for 2017 Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coaches.”

November 27, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
School board re-elects Kate Darby as chair in 5-4 vote
“The Charleston County School Board re-elected Kate Darby as its chair in a tense 5-4 vote Monday and stalled discussion on the placement of the James Island bus lot.”

November 26, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
West Ashley resident is first documented swimmer to circumnavigate James Island
“On Oct. 11, Lanahan circumnavigated James Island to become the first documented swimmer to achieve the feat.”

November 26, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Charlotte developer pursues new storage facilities, apartment complexes in Charleston
“n addition to a five-story Go Store It site under development on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, Hanks plans to develop a 70,000-square-foot storage site at 951 Folly Road on James Island and expand a facility at 3289 Maybank Highway on Johns Island by 40,000 square feet.”

November 25, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Coroner: Motorcyclist killed in James Island crash identified 
“Kristofer Hoyes, a 28-year-old James Island resident, was declared dead upon arrival at Medical University Hospital, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.”

November 24, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
James Island’s Pick Thai restaurant suffers Thanksgiving day fire 
“Around 11:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Charleston and James Island Fire Departments, Charleston County EMS, and Charleston PD were dispatched to James Island’s Island Plaza shopping center after a police officer reported smoke coming from the building.”

November 24, 2017
From NBC News 2, Charleston
Fire at local business on James Island
“Upon arrival to the Island Plaza shopping center, they found smoke coming from the Pick Thai restaurant and fire from the kitchen area.”

November 24, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Short-term rentals threaten to drive up Charleston’s high housing prices and displace residents
“Rashaunda Grant, who uses her family’s secondary home on James Island as a whole-home rental, argued against the rule at one of the Planning Commission meetings.”

November 21, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Driver charged after hitting building on James Island
“Charleston Police say a driver is facing charges after crashing into a building on James Island Thursday morning.”

November 22, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Cheese maker finds The Lot restaurant to his liking 
“Launched five years ago as a culinary adjunct to The Pour House, The Lot has acquired a local reputation for being as discerning about the ingredients it sources as the bands that The Pour House books.”

November 21, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island-grad Elliott named semifinalist for national award
“Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott is one of 15 semifinalist for the Frank Broyles Award.”

November 21, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Runoff election results finalize winners in Charleston, Isle of Palms, Lincolnville races
“In Council District 6, Gregorie narrowly defeated Amy Brennan with 52 percent of the vote.”

November 2017
From Charleston Magazine
Range Rovers
“Dexter Flynn and his nephew, Desmond Green, have inspired many a double-take, riding horseback up Folly Road, moseying into fast-food drive-throughs, reining in Baby Girl and Fancy for photos with strangers.”

November 20, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
‘We just don’t want to see it waste away’: James Islanders rally around W. Gresham Meggett School
“As James Island’s W. Gresham Meggett School sits empty and faces an uncertain future, some alumni hope to revitalize it by highlighting its special history.”

November 17, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Charleston area voters face five runoff elections Tuesday 
“In Council District 6, Amy Brennan and incumbent William Dudley Gregorie will compete again for the seat that includes parts of the peninsula and James Island.”

November 15, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island subdivision gets preliminary approval in flood prone area
“Forty homes could be going up in a James Island Neighborhood with a history of flooding. The cluster subdivision would be off of Central Park Road.”

November 14, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
James Island’s White Duck Taco Shop has closed
“A reader passed on the information after trying to grab a taco this afternoon and finding a locked door and the sign, “White Duck is now closed for business! Thank you for your support.”‘

November 12, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Hammond’s Dolphinfish Research Program changing ports, leaders
“The fisheries biologist from James Island worked for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for 35 years before retiring in 2006 and then spent another 12 years running the Dolphinfish Research Program that studied the movements of the popular gamefish.”

November 12, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
James Island couple displays Simmons’ gate in the suburbs 
“A couple who have a special fondness for the works of Charleston’s legendary blacksmith, the late Philip Simmons, has taken his work to the suburbs.”

November 11, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Palmetto Politics: Former Gov. David Beasley up close and personal with Pope Francis 
“Comedian Bill Murray lives part-time on Sullivan’s Island, not James Island, but he still played a pivotal role in determining a Charleston City Council race.”

November 10, 2017
From NBC News 2, Charleston
Harbor View Elementary receives the News 2 Cool School award
“Harbor View Elementary on James Island is our Cool School of the week.”

November 9, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Runoffs confirmed for Charleston City Council’s District 6 and 10
“Amy Brennan and incumbent William Dudley Gregorie will compete again for District 6, which includes portions of the peninsula and James Island.”

November 9, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Charleston Police looking to identify individuals in credit card fraud investigation
“The two individuals could have knowledge about a credit card fraud/theft on October 4, 2017 at the James Island Walmart.”

November 9, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
CPD needs help identifying people that may know more on Walmart credit card fraud
“There is currently an on going investigation through the Charleston Police Department for credit card fraud/theft that happened at the Walmart on James Island.”

November 9, 2017
From NBC News 2, Charleston
Harbor View Elementary’s SAIL project helps students make international connections
“Students at Harbor View Elementary embarked on an exciting journey, one that is helping to form global connections.”

November 8, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
A handful of uncounted ballots will decide who won Charleston City Council’s District 6
“Amy Brennan got one more vote than incumbent William Dudley Gregorie in Charleston City Council’s District 6 race on Tuesday, but that won’t be enough to win.”

November 7, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
All incumbents in Charleston City Council races likely to be defeated, early results show
“Incumbent Kathleen Wilson, who has served District 12 on James Island for three terms, lost to Carol Jackson by a 58-42 margin.”

November 7, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
City of Charleston voters approve $20 million bond referendum for affordable housing
“James Island resident Lois Wilson is against it. “I don’t want anymore development, anymore building, anymore money going to people that don’t live here,” Wilson said.”

November 4, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
James Island Elementary’s after-school fishing program catches on with young anglers 
“Six years ago, the former College of Charleston basketball player and physical education teacher saw opportunity in a large retention pond and began what has become the James Island Elementary School Fishing Club.”

November 1, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
Getting behind affordable housing and deciding the future of James Island and West Ashley
“It’s not every election year that voters have the opportunity to back a specific plan that could affect hundreds of lives across the city.”

November 1, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Moss Farms prides itself on raw, local honey
“Moss Farms offers free delivery in the greater Charleston area, but shoppers who prefer to inspect honey before buying it can visit with the McKelveys at James Island’s Town Market, 871 Fort Johnson Road, on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.”

November 1, 2017
From The Post & Courier, Charleston
Grumpy Goat straddles Mexican and seafood menus
“With more than three decades of restaurant experience between them, Stephanie and Jack Warren are familiar with the challenges endemic to the food-and-beverage industry.”

 

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