James Island in the News: December 2016

From CBS Live 5 News in Charleston, SC
December 28, 2016
Renewed push to require moped riders under 21 to wear helmets
“Crews owns the Scooter Stop on James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 28, 2016
Mysteries of the solar system remain unsolved at Holiday Festival of Lights
“Employees at James Island County Park reckon that more than 4 million visitors have driven through the holiday light bonanza since its inception in 1990. The solar system display, which joined the collection at least 15 years ago, has raised a few questions among young and old scientists alike.”

From CBS Live 5 News in Charleston, SC
December 27, 2016
Locals call for pedestrian safety after death on Maybank Hwy. [article & video]
“A woman struck and killed crossing Maybank Hwy. Tuesday is not the first to get hit on the high-traffic road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 26, 2016
Pedestrian taken to hospital after James Island crash
“Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to an auto-pedestrian accident on James Island Monday night.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 26, 2016
Charleston region 5th highest in home rental rate jump in nation
“A new housing development is coming to James Island. New Leaf Builders of Charleston plans to build Sovereign Still, a 10-home community on 10 acres off Fort Johnson Road near Harbor View Road.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 25, 2016
Local efforts to curb plastic trash to continue in 2017
“They hope to continue those efforts with larger entities, such as the James Island Public Service District, the town of Mount Pleasant and city of Charleston, in the coming year.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 23, 2016
Mayor records holiday album for James Island Outreach
“James Island Outreach has released a fundraiser holiday album featuring Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, an experienced jazz pianist.”
[Note from Bugle Editor] Here’s where you can find them for sale on James Island:
ERA Wilder, Carolina One, JI Primary Care, Muddy Waters, Dales Alterations, The Standard, James Island Town Hall, Corys Grilled Cheese, Style Dwell, Harborview Presbyterian, Kickin Chicken, Garage 75, Charleston Flower Market, Calvary Baptist, Plantation Pharmacy, James Island Baptist, Keepsake Florist, Dinkins Automotive, Epworth, Bethany, James Island Presbyterian, and Emmanuel.

From the Charleston Scene
December 21, 2016
Local theater companies spread Christmas cheer
“The story of James Island’s newest performance theater and acting studio begins in a garage with a few dollars, a wealth of ideas and two career performers hoping to bring the lights of New York City across the quiet creeks of the Lowcountry.”

From CBS Live 5 News, Charleston, SC
December 20, 2016
Festival of Lights: Double-edged sword for neighbors [article & video]
“The event brings a quarter of a million people to the James Island County Park, and although it’s a beautiful sight to see, it causes a driving nightmare for those living nearby.”

From Holy City Sinner .Com
December 19, 2016
James Island Outreach Selling “A Holy City Christmas” CDs
“All proceeds form the album are donated to James Island Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charity that is assisted by 22 island churches in providing emergency assistance for meeting basic human needs; food, utilities, shelter, and medicines.”

From the Summerville Journal Scene
December 19, 2016
Mackles, Davis plan October wedding
“Rachel Elizabeth Mackles and Charles Robert Davis III of James Island are engaged to be married Oct. 20, 2017 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 18, 2016
Immunotherapy offers hope – and sometimes a cure – to cancer patients
“Wrangle recommended that Graf go home to James Island. He didn’t want her making decisions in such a dark place. Surgery wasn’t an option, but he asked Graf to return the following week to discuss what they might try next.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 17, 2016
What is the latest I-526 plan?
“Meanwhile, the state Department of Transportation apparently doesn’t think the proposal is dead either, since it wants to proceed with further right-of-way acquisition for the highway from West Ashley to Johns Island to James Island.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 16, 2016
Son of Emanuel victim gives back in memory of his mother
“His uncle, Leroy Singleton, 63, of James Island said he would not carry around “a bag of anger and revenge” because of his sister’s murder. “Life is too short. You have to keep moving and putting your best foot forward,” he said.”

From the Aiken Standard
December 16, 2016
THIS AND THAT: It’s family that turns a house into a home
“The apartment was over a garage behind 245 Woodland Shores Road, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shuler, a retired couple. Woodland Shores Road branches off Maybank Highway which intersects with Folly Road just across the Wappoo Creek drawbridge.”

From the Charleston Regional Business Journal
December 16, 2016
State bank board votes to extend I-526 funding deadline
“The project’s estimated cost has since grown to around $770 million. Escalating costs and ongoing disagreements among stakeholders have stalled the plan to extend the highway eight miles from West Ashley through Johns Island and over to James Island.”

From ABC News 4 in Charleston, SC
December 16, 2016
Charleston again making an impact on lives in the Congo
“Not even 40 degree temps on a Saturday morning would keep savvy shoppers from hitting up the now famous, well, famous on James Island, “Everything $1″ fundraiser/yard sale to benefit Upright Africa.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 14, 2016
Several changes in store for peninsular Charleston’s retail scene
“On the upper end of the peninsula, Tradesman Brewing Co. plans to set up shop in the Charleston Neck area. The James Island brewery recently leased 7,000 square feet and 2.5 acres at 1647 King Street Extension to have better visibility, more parking, proximity to downtown and room for expansion…”

From the Charleston City Paper
December 14, 2016
Sounding Off: Brooks Willson, Pour House
“When Brooks Wilson began his path in sound engineering it was in 2002 at the old Pour House in West Ashley, and he didn’t do it for the money. There were other motivations, like daily exposure to different, new music, being a behind-the-scenes creative force, and, well, free drinks.”

From the Town of James Island Mayor’s Corner
December 11, 2016
Federal Flood Insurance
“The Town is reapplying to participate in the Federal Flood Insurance Program.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 11, 2016
Hicks column: Paying the price for popularity in apartments
“Neighbors have had the same reaction on James Island, where a monstrosity called The Standard has rightfully drawn criticism, and Daniel Island, where an apartment complex for seniors is going up amid protests.”

From the Town of James Island Mayor’s Corner
December 10, 2016
Town Hall News
“The Town has made progress in putting together our site for the new Town Hall.”

From Cape Cod Today in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
December 10, 2016
Engaged: Robert Shoff and Hillary Clark [article and video]
“On Saturday November 3rd Bob Shoff got on one knee at the James Island County Park in South Carolina.  He proposed on a dock to his favorite girl in his favorite place.

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 10, 2016
917 White Point Blvd — Eyecatching views spotlight newly constructed James Island home on creek, harbor
“This home site deep within a quietly plush James Island neighborhood drinks in marsh views, overlooks Charleston Harbor at its most tranquil and provides long-range sites south of Broad Street on Charleston’s peninsula. Yet it remained vacant for years.”

From the Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2016
From Slave to Soldier
“In brutal hand-to-hand combat on James Island in South Carolina, the Bowery porter dispatched several Confederates with his bayonet.”

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 9, 2016
Charleston could get a little smaller as favor to James Island
“Possibly for the first time in history, the city of Charleston is poised to shrink geographically – at least by a little bit. The minuscule downsizing, which received initial approval by city council recently, is yet another sign that Mayor John Tecklenburg’s vow to bury the hatchet with the town of James Island is more than just campaign talk.”

From The State in Columbia, SC
December 8, 2016
Four chefs tapped to promote SC food, tourism
“The four – William Cribb of Cribb’s Kitchen and Willy Taco in Spartanburg; Amy Fortes of Flipside Café in Fort Mill; Adam Kirby of Bistro 217 in Pawleys Island; and Sean Mendes of Roadside Seafood in Charleston – were announced at a Thursday news conference at the S.C. State House.”

From the Charleston City Paper
December 7, 2016
How Art Thou Jazz Lounge presents national acts once a month
“How Art Thou Jazz Lounge and Tapas Bar is a cozy, unassuming place tucked next to the Terrace Theater on James Island. The venue has hosted live jazz for years — hell, jazz is in the name — but it wasn’t until recently that this little tapas bar and lounge started playing host to national acts.”

From the Charleston City Paper
December 7, 2016
James Island’s Stereo 8 closes its doors
“Over its two years in business, Stereo 8 tried a lot of different marketing approaches to get people into the Folly Road restaurant — live music, free mixed tapes, and, in one random epistle they mailed City Paper Music Writer Kelly Rae Smith, branded rolling papers. Alas, it wasn’t enough to keep the James Island restaurant afloat. On Facebook today, Stereo 8 has announced its immediate closure.”

From WBRC Fox 6 News in Birmingham, Alabama
December 6, 2016
Behind-the-Scenes of a Holiday Lights Display [article and video]
“James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina is home to one of the best Christmas light displays you’ll find in the South.”

From Eater Charleston
December 5, 2016
‘Massive’ Pasta at Sermet’s; ‘Briny Little Beauties’ at Blind Tiger
Looking for a neighborhood restaurant on James Island? Critic Hanna Raskin may have found one for you at Sermet’s Southernterranean. In her recent review, Raskin visits the mash-up eatery (Southern plus Mediterranean) and finds lots of bold flavors, which turns out good and bad.

From the Charleston Post & Courier
December 3, 2016
Library construction plans as fuzzy as a fresh tennis ball
“Two years ago, Charleston County voters approved $108 million for new libraries, but so far, the only thing built with the money is a new tennis court next to the James Island Elementary School.”

From the Greenwood Index-Journal
December 1, 2016
James Island, Orangeburg thank Greenwood for storm assistance
“Nearly two months after Hurricane Matthew tore through South Carolina, officials in coastal towns who found safe haven in inland communities such as Greenwood are still expressing thanks.”