James Island in the News: September 2017

September 30, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
South Carolina veterans react sharply to Ken Burns Vietnam documentary 
‘”I just want to see somebody held accountable for what they turned their back on,” said the 65-year-old Navy veteran from James Island, his gregarious smile gone grim.”

September 29, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Dangerous bacteria levels remain in some Lowcountry waterways after Irma
“Shem Creek, in Mount Pleasant, and the James Island Creek are areas that the waterkeeper says is still dangerous for people to swim in.”

September 29, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Man arrested on hit-and-run that injured a James Island man released on PR bond
“The suspect accused of hitting a James Island man and leaving the scene was released on a get of jail free card Friday.”

September 29, 2017
NBC News 2, Charleston
Man arrested in connection with James Island hit-and-run faces judge
“The person who authorities say is responsible for a hit and run that seriously injured a James Island man faced a bond court judge, Friday afternoon.”

September 29, 2017
From the Moultrie News, East Cooper
Shelter reading – despite health issues young girl finds ways to give back 
“Perry has partnered up with Pet Helpers on James Island to get this reading program going and desperately wants her old friends back at home to get involved.”

September 29, 2017
From the Moultrie News, East Cooper
Local effort seeks to ship a container of disaster relief supplies to USVI from South Carolina
“”In addition to collection efforts, we are hosting an event on Oct. 8 at CURE on James Island,” added fellow campaign co-manager Claire Young. “We will be hosting a family-friendly Caribbean-style event, as well as a silent auction, live music, and food and drinks for $20 per ticket, plus a donation item.”

September 27, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Folly Road plans on the right track
“Lack of a clear plan? Rethink Folly Road is a plan.”

September 27, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
CCPL breaks ground on new Baxter Patrick James Island branch this Friday
“James Islanders, put down the Kindle and pull out those dusted-over library cards.”

September 27, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
The race to find equity and accountability for short-term rentals 
“One-third of West Ashley, one-third of James Island is not going to qualify. We’re going to have lawsuits on our hands,” Buchanan told his fellow task force members during their Sept. 20 meeting.”

September 27, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Folly Beach residents planning to raise money to move Folly Boat back
“The boat is currently at a dock off Sol Legare Road on James Island.”

September 27, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Wildhaven Ranch strives for ‘happy, healthy, natural’ herds
“Wildhaven sells meat at James Island’s Town Market on Saturdays…”

September 27, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Get a buzz on with the local honey in Coast’s Humble Bee cocktail
“Moore keeps 20 production bee hives on James Island.”

September 26, 2017
From the Summerville Journal Scene
Swamp Foxes fall to Trojans in championship
“Ashley Ridge had the opportunity to win the 2017 Swamp Fox Invitational volleyball tournament, but James Island knocked off the Foxes to claim the prize.”

September 26, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
James Island suburban cowboys ride the range on Folly Road
A pair of weekend cowboys are bringing a touch of the frontier to James Island.

September 25, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Groundbreaking planned for new James Island library
“Construction of a new library on James Island is about to begin, and a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Friday to mark the occasion.”

September 21, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Groundbreaking for new James Island library branch
“A groundbreaking for the new James Island library will take place on Monday, September 25.”

September 25, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
‘It’s just not safe’: Two years after Charleston’s Rethink Folly Road plan, progress is slow
“Two years after a $500,000 study was developed to envision a new future for James Island’s main corridor, efforts to transform Folly Road into a complete street remain on the slow track.”

September 24, 2017
From the Berkeley Independent
Area bands make music for Moody 
“Participating bands were Berkeley High, James Island Charter High School, Fort Dorchester High, Cane Bay High, Blythewood High, Hanahan High, Lexington High, Stratford High and Wando High, with an exhibition by the Summerville High School Competitive Performance Ensemble.”

September 24, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Sapakoff: Wake-up calls will ring into Virginia Tech week for Clemson 
‘“We’re still a young offense; this is only Game 4,” said offensive co-coordinator Tony Elliott, a James Island High School grad.”

September 24, 2017
From the Charleston Post & Courier
Letter: Turn signal and traffic light 
“How many fatal accidents are needed at the corner of Maybank Highway and Riverland Drive on James Island before something is done?”

September 21, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
After latest deadly wreck, James Islanders say improved Maybank Highway safety must happen
“People are asking officials to take a hard look at ways to improve safety on a busy James Island road after another deadly traffic accident Wednesday.”

September 20, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Maybank Highway shut down after deadly motorcycle crash
“Maybank Highway in the area of Riverland Drive is shut down as police and EMS work the scene of a deadly crash.”

September 20, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
Pho Saigon brings solid Vietnamese food to James Island 
“Blame it on the rain, but the four, gray years I spent in Seattle inspired lingering obsessions with vibrant rubber boots, authentic Russian banyas, and steaming bowls of Vietnamese pho.”

September 20, 2017
Charleston Post & Courier
Thaddeus Farms on Wadmalaw specializes in livestock
“Thaddeus’ typical schedule includes the Johns Island Farmers Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market behind the Pour House on James Island on Sundays.”

September 19, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Lowcountry comes together to help restore James Island restaurant nearly destroyed by Irma
“Island Breeze, a James Island restaurant that sits off the beaten path, was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Irma, but it will reopen by the weekend thanks to the kindness of the James Island and Folly communities.”

September 19, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Police searching for driver who ran over man in James Island neighborhood
“Charleston police are searching for a driver who ran over a man in a James Island neighborhood early Sunday morning.”

September 19, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston County reports protecting thousands of acres through greenbelt program
“Properties protected under the program include McLeod Plantation on James Island, 118 acres at the tip of Morris Island, 800 acres for a future county park near McClellanville and more than 7,000 acres of working farm and timberlands, the county reported.”

September 19, 2017
NBC News 2, Charleston
Tornado confirmed near James Island during Irma
“A tornado touched down in James Island during Tropical Storm Irma, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.”

September 19, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Local teams fare well in Fort Dorchester Invitational girls golf tournament
“The top local girls’ team was James Island, which played 10th.”

September 17, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
What happened with the USC-Kentucky ‘handshake?’
“Radio sideline reporter, alum of James Island High and former USC player Langston Moore, who is on the field for the coin toss for every game, disagreed.”

September 17, 2017
From heavy.com
Stephen Colbert Net Worth 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
“Colbert was raised in the small town of James Island, South Carolina, along with 10 brothers and sisters.”

September 16, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston Museum to reopen fully renovated natural history exhibit 
“Photographic background images were captured at the museum’s Dill Sanctuary on James Island.”

September 15, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Motorcyclist killed, another injured after head-on crash with car on Folly Road 
“One person was killed and another seriously injured Thursday night when a car collided head-on with their motorcycles on Folly Road, authorities said.”

September 15, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Fatal crash involving two motorcycles on Folly Road
“Charleston County deputies responded to a traffic fatality involving a vehicle and two motorcycles Thursday night around 11 p.m.”

September 15, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Deputies: Motorcyclist killed in Folly Road crash
“Charleston County deputies are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday night.”

September 15, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Charleston police arrest suspect in connection with James Island arson
“Charleston police arrested a 19-year-old in connection with a James Island residential fire that was later found to be arson.”

September 15, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Charleston Police arrest man in connection to James Island house fire
“Charleston Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection to a James Island house fire back in August.”

September 15, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Police: 19-year-old arrested in August house fire
“Charleston Police say they have arrested a man in connection with a house fire in August.”

September 15, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Folly Boat’s voyage back to Folly Road expected to be costly, complicated 
‘”As much as people want to be involved, the only thing that people need to be concerned about is: I don’t want this boat,” John said while standing next to the boat’s current resting site, the marsh behind his home on Sol Legare Road.”

September 14, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Outdoors for all: Finding wellness in Lowcountry Waters 
“I love the accessible ramps that lead to the beach at Milton Demeter Park on James Island that allows everyone a full water view of Charleston and its harbor.”

September 14, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Move Folly Road plans along
“The Rethink Folly Road initiative is a solid work of planning that has so far seen little action to turn it into a reality.”

September 13, 2017
From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
James Island dealing with standing water from Irma
“Roads are open on James Island, but flooding and standing water continue to be a problem for some neighborhoods.”

September 13, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
James Island man arrested after hours-long standoff with Charleston County deputies
“Charleston County sheriff’s deputies arrested a James Island man early Wednesday morning after they say he threatened a neighbor before barricading himself inside his home for roughly five hours.”

September 12, 2017
WSPA Channel 7 News, Spartanburg
Iconic SC boat washed up by Hugo now washed away by Irma
” boat that became a coastal South Carolina icon when Hurricane Hugo washed it some 2 miles onshore has been relocated in Tropical Storm Irma.”

September 12, 2017
From The Weather Channel
Irma Sends Iconic Folly Boat Back Out to Sea 28 Years After Hurricane Hugo Washed It Ashore
“Of all of the South Carolina boats displaced by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, one washed up by the Folly Road causeway in the town of Folly Beach and stayed put.”

September 12, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Irma brings message of resilience to James Island in the form of a turtle 
“Sandye Williams stood outside and looked at what had become of her home on James Island.”

September 12, 2017
From ABC News 4, Charleston
Folly Boat floats away, winds up in James Island man’s back yard
“What Hurricane Hugo famously washed up 28 years earlier, Tropical Storm Irma washed away on Monday.”

September 11, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Folly Boat, a Charleston icon, washed away by Irma 28 years after it was washed ashore by Hugo
“Of all the boats Hurricane Hugo ripped from their moorings almost three decades ago, none inspired passion like the one on the Folly Beach causeway did.”

September 11, 2017
From Charleston City Paper
The Folly Boat has returned to sea, floating away in Irma’s high waters 
“The Folly Boat, which has sat alongside the Folly Road causeway since Hurricane Hugo, washed away as the remnants of Tropical Storm Irma swept across Charleston, according to early reports on social media.”

September 11, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Irma leaves behind an alligator in a James Island yard 
“Tropical Storm Irma left behind an unwelcome guest for a James Island resident — an alligator in her yard.”

September 11, 2107
From The State, Columbia, SC
Irma-whipped tides, rain soak Charleston area
‘“It’s nasty,’’ said James Island resident Matt Eldridge after his dock washed away.”

September 11, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
More than 270,000 power outages reported in South Carolina as Tropical Storm Irma sweeps across state 
“Utility trucks staged on James Island on Monday morning.”

September 8, 2017
From the Charleston City Paper
POSTPONED: Pour House fundraiser for Chef Shane Whiddon rescheduled for Sept. 3
“Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, this Saturday’s Pour House fundraiser for family of slain Virginia’s chef Shane Whiddon has been postponed until Sept. 30. Stay up-to-date with the event on Facebook.”

September 8, 2017
From the Greenville Journal
Clemson grad Dan Leach dishes on debut short story collection
“It wasn’t until Leach spent a few years teaching high school in Columbia and on James Island that he decided to sign up for a poetry workshop to develop and refine his skills.”

September 8, 2017
From Anderson Independent Mail
Hurricane Irma doesn’t discourage beach-goers near Charleston
“David and Judy Zack came to the Folly Beach Pier to escape from the claustrophobic darkness that enveloped their home on nearby James Island after they covered the windows with storm shutters.” (Correction from our readers: this is actually David and Jody Zak! Not Judy! Jody!”)

September 8, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
As Irma’s path shifts West, Charleston residents rethink their evacuation plans 
“Christian Powell of James Island enjoyed a beverage on Friday at Folly Beach where some windows were boarded but businesses were open.”

September 8, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Your 9 a.m. hurricane update: Should you stay or should you go?
“Caryn Phillips, of James Island, fills up gallons of gas for her generator as residents of Charleston County prepare for Hurricane Irma threat Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.”

September 6, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Gray gourmets: Senior homes upping the quality of dining service as residents become more food savvy
“A decade ago, Bishop Gadsden bucked emerging industry norms by embracing the cafeteria format.”

September 5, 2017
CBS Live 5 News, Charleston
Emergency crews extinguish house fire on James Island
“When firefighters arrived they reported a significant amount of smoke and fire coming from the roof of the structure, CFD officials said.”

September 5, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
High School Notes: Lowcountry football players among state leaders in early going
“Bishop England quarterback Leo Albano (582 yards) and James Island running back Jermaine Alston (569 yards) rank among the top five rushers in 11-man football in the state.”

September 4, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Untiring advocates: Almost 40 years strong, Pet Helpers aides animals through a myriad of programs
“On any given day, Pet Helpers, located on Folly Road on James Island, is home to more than 200 animals, mostly dogs and cats but also a few rabbits, counting the 60 or so in foster care.”

September 4, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
South Carolina panel’s suggestions for humane animal treatment include tethering laws 
“In 2012, Robert Jenkins of James Island had to keep his dog, Angel, on a chain in the front yard of his grandmother’s house.”

September 4, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
This free clinic on Johns Island sees 350 patients per month. Most people don’t know it’s there.
Now, patients have to either live or work on Johns or James Island to qualify for care at the clinic.”

September 4, 2017
From Charleston Post & Courier
Johns Island festival to celebrate history, culture of Sea Islands residents 
“The festival highlights the people, culture, heritage and cuisine of James, Johns, Edisto, Wadmalaw and Yonge’s islands.”

 

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