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Residents split on road closures UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Many hot button issues have come before Mount Pleasant Town Council, but one that has never been resolved keeps rearing its ugly head - and has for over 20 years.

Sweetgrass Festival celebrates 11 years

Monday, March 2, 2015 9:00 a.m.

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association will kick off its 11th year on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the East Cooper Community Civic Club hosting the Gullah Geechee Seminar in the Cooper River Room at the Waterfront Park. The seminar is designed to inform and educate the audience about the Gullah Geechee people’s …

Council and mayor consider pay raise UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:29 a.m.

The first committee meeting of the day in Mount Pleasant was the Bids and Purchases Committee which met to discuss bids to construct rest room facilities at the farmer’s market. The weekly market is held on the grounds of Moultrie Middle School. Four bids were received, with the project going to IPW Construction Group out of North …

Mapping Sullivan Island’s coyote population UPDATED

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:36 p.m.

In order to better understand the town’s coyote population, Sullivan’s Island officials have asked residents to report all animal …

Women’s business network hosts guest speaker

Monday, March 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The Charleston Chapter of Ellevate Network, a global professional women’s network, will host a breakfast featuring a presentation from Carla …

Literary legend endorses Mount Pleasant novelist

Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:08 a.m.

Katie Sullivan’s first novel, “Rocks, Paper, Flowers,” released in July 2014, recently received acclaim from legendary author …

Citadel speakers celebrate history and honor with Corps Day

Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:14 a.m.

The Citadel will celebrate the 172nd birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets with a Corps Day Weekend scheduled for March 12-15. Corps Day is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events. A highlight is the mess hall birthday …

Scouts race to victory at Pinewood Derby

Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:06 p.m.

Spring Bridal Week walks the aisle March 16

Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 p.m.

This March 16-21, the first-ever weeklong wedding celebration in Charleston will debut with the advent of Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Week presented by Reeds Jewelers and Tacori. The crown jewel of the celebrations is Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show presented by Gathering Events, held Saturday, March …

Southcoast Symphony comes to Bishop England

Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:05 a.m.

The Southcoast Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at Bishop England High School. Entitled “The Land, From the New World,” the program features geographically inspired works including Jean Sibelius’ “Karelia Suite,” Anton Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and …

Comics, costumes and charity unite at Captain’s Comic Expo

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Captain’s Comic Expo (CCE) is Charleston’s premier comic book and pop culture event. Now in its seventh year, the expo has grown into a full weekend of fun, including more than 100 tables of comic books and toys for sale, costuming, a charity art auction and much more. CCE will feature a number of artists including Georges Jeanty, …

Cario student wins Reel Art Best in State

Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:50 p.m.

A student from Mount Pleasant recently took top honors as the overall winner in South Carolina’s 2015 Reel Art contest, a competition held annually by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources sponsored by Sportfish Restoration Funds and the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund.

Island Gras comes to IOP March 7

Friday, February 27, 2015 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, March 7, from noon to 4 p.m., Island Gras will take over Front Beach on Isle of Palms.

Citadel mascot General has passed away UPDATED

Friday, February 27, 2015 1:39 p.m.

The Citadel has announced the passing of beloved mascot General. According to the school, General “passed away overnight while in the arms of his loving caretaker Mike Groshon. General Thomas Curtis Metsker (General’s full name) served the college faithfully with Boo IX (also a male) at his side from 2003-2013, when they formally …

CCSD hires Senate spokesman as Director of Communications

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:48 a.m.

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) announced the hire of Daniel Patrick Head as the new Director of Communications.

Spay Day smashes records

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:58 a.m.

Charleston Animal Society teamed up with Kia Country of Charleston to get pets spayed or neutered on World Spay Day, February 24th – and smashed records in the process. 341 people made appointments for 389 pets. Pet owners could sign-up online or by calling in to Charleston Animal Society’s spay-neuter hotline. This is the most spay …

South Carolina properties receive 2015 AAA Four Diamond Distinction

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:53 a.m.

AAA Carolinas honored 29 hotels and 15 restaurants at the AAA Four Diamond Awards for South Carolina during a ceremony at The Ansonborough Inn in Charleston on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Settlement agreement reached for federal Engle-Progeny tobacco cases

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:49 a.m.

Motley Rice LLC along with co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and The Wilner Firm, P.A., have reached a $100 million aggregate settlement with Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, for approximately 400 Engle-progeny tobacco cases pending in the Florida federal district court.

East Cooper Meals on Wheels – Celebrating 30 years

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 a.m.

A Meal to Remember will be the highlight of April in the East Cooper area as East Cooper Meals on Wheels (ECMOW) celebrates their 30th anniversary. …

Wando senior plays cupid for Meals on Wheels

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:29 a.m.

Heaters set Sullivan’s Island blaze

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Sullivan’s Island fire officials have attributed Wednesday’s early morning blaze to the use of propane space heaters within the home. …

Charleston now closer to Dallas and Love Field

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Southwest Airlines Announces Daily, Non-Stop Service to Charleston from Dallas

Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White to visit MUSC Children’s Hospital

Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White will visit MUSC Children’s Hospital on behalf of Wheel of Fortune to present a check in the amount of $18,300

Take the plunge on Isle of Palms

Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, on the beach at Isle of Palms in front of The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd. Locals and visitors are invited to take a plunge into the chilly ocean water to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics South Carolina.

‘Princess and the Pea’ opens Friday

Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

SPROUTS Musical Theatre continues to be Charleston’s best-kept secret as the only professional theater company for audiences of children and …

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce hosts Update on State of Public Schools

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:51 a.m.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted a crowd of more than 250 of our region’s principals and business leaders this morning, February 25, during State of the Region: Schools.

MUSC approved for $2.6 million by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:44 a.m.

Researchers to tackle lower back pain affecting millions of Americans

Youth Orchestra names division winners

Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:33 a.m.

Step into nature at fourth annual Race and Roast

Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:00 a.m.

On March 1, the East Cooper Land Trust will host its fourth annual Race and Roast at Oakland Plantation. The unique, family-friendly event combines a 5K trail run with an oyster roast and provides an opportunity for people to see the benefits of land conservation in the East Cooper area.

Bishops back in Lower State title game with win at Ridgeland UPDATED

Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:27 p.m.

Bishop England girls basketball punched its ticket to its fourth consecutive Class AA Lower State title game with a 56-38 road win over Ridgeland- …

On Vacation

On Vacation with the Moultrie News - Tbilisi, Georgia

Thursday, February 19, 10:43 a.m.

Jim and Ann spent the holidays in Tbilisi, Georgia with son Richard,daughter-in-law Deb, and grandchildren Mason and Clarissa.

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