Friends of Santa celebrate Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Friends of Santa is a special group of friends in the East Cooper area that enjoy coordinating efforts for supporting others during hard times. They …

Splash Day fun in the sun July 30

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:11 p.m.

Beat the heat as Memorial Waterfront Park turns into a water park during the fifth annual Town of Mount Pleasant Splash Days. Giant waterslides and children’s laughter will fill the lawn for the second of three events on July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Locals enjoy great fishing, first catch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Global Leadership Summit begins Aug. 14

Monday, July 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

World renowned leaders from business, government, education, churches and the arts are among the high-profile faculty who will address Christian leaders at LifePark during the (WCA) 2014 Global Leadership Summit, broadcast live via satellite from Willow Creek Church.

MADD’s campaign has strengthened drunk driving laws in 24 states

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:20 p.m.

When Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its “Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving” in the fall of 2006, one state, New Mexico, had an all-offender ignition interlock law. Since then, 23 states have passed all-offender ignition interlock legislation. The campaign continues to be the nation's blueprint to eliminate drunk …

After tragedy, local ministry inspires coach to host camp

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:19 p.m.

About a year ago, Shaun Haggerty and his wife were devastated by the loss of their daughter, Sydney Ann Hagerty, who passed away just 20 minutes …

322 animals find new homes last week through Charleston Animal Society

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:47 p.m.

Successful free adoption campaign extended through this week

RiverDogs partner with Palmetto for Goodwill Hunting UPDATED

Monday, July 28, 2014 8:33 a.m.

Charleston, SC – The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack. …

Schedule for SCE&G Rebuild Work (JDB Western Frontage Road)

Monday, July 28, 2014 4:35 p.m.

During the week of July 28 through July 31, 2014, SCE&G will be working on rebuilding the power lines that parallel the western frontage road of Johnnie Dodds Blvd. at the following locations:

WWII Vets Invited to Attend Spirit of ’45 Day Express Stopover

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:40 p.m.

National Campaign Is Raising Awareness for 70th Anniversary of the End of the War

Whirlin’ Waters’ Special Needs Swim Night returns

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:18 p.m.

Whirlin' Waters and Charleston County Parks welcome people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark. On Saturday, Aug. 9, Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy. This is the second Special Needs Swim Night offered this year, after a very …

Peace Corps announces changes to application, selection process

Friday, July 25, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet announced sweeping changes to the agency's application process that will make applying to the Peace Corps …

RIDEdwin returns this Saturday UPDATED

Friday, July 25, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Edwin Gardner thought it was cool, fun and efficient to get around Charleston on his bike. Plenty of other Charleston residents feel the same way. …

Mayor Page elected to the Association of S.C. Mayors

Friday, July 25, 2014 7:00 a.m.

The Association of South Carolina Mayors recently met at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's 74th annual meeting to elect new officers and board members. Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page was elected a new board member for a three-year term.

Air Force: Charleston air base to lose 19 slots

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:38 p.m.

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Air Force is cutting 19 positions at Joint Base Charleston as it reduces its major headquarters by about 3,400 jobs in a bid to save $1.6 billion.

Poetry Society of S.C. announces 2014-15 Board of Officers and Committee Chairs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:47 a.m.

The Poetry Society of South Carolina is pleased to announced the 2014-15 Board of Officers and Committee Chairs.  The Board of Officers were elected by the membership at the annual business meeting May 9, 2014 at the Charleston Library Society.  Committee Chairs are appointed annually by the president.

Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:49 p.m.

BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

This week in print – A glance at the past

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:53 a.m.

Sept. 30, 1981, Moultrie News reporter David Scott sat down with local business owner Linda Page to relay the history of her parents’ business to …

Planning commission shoots down Belle Point plan, height allowances

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:24 a.m.

The subject of manageable growth was front and center at Wednesday's Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Commission meeting. Major decisions were made regarding recommendations for a lowered height allowance for buildings along the Coleman-Ben Sawyer Boulevard section of the Urban Corridor Overlay District as well as the proposed Belle Point …

Tourism to local national parks creates $47.5 million

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:55 p.m.

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 863,316 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in 2013 spent $47.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 675 jobs in the local area.

Updates throughout with details of planned museum, reaction, historical background.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Museum to be built in SC where slaves entered US

Local bike shops partner with My City Bikes

Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant and Charleston Bicycle Co. have teamed up with the My City Bikes project to help improve individual and environmental health in Charleston.

Petition hopeful submits signatures to face Scott

Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:31 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Mount Pleasant businesswoman has submitted signatures to run as a petition challenger to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

Mount Pleasant Police Department rescues baby deer UPDATED

BY CIAPHA DENNIS

intern@moultrienews.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:27 p.m.

A baby deer was rescued outside of a home in Hamlin Plantation off of Rifle Range Road yesterday by the Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD). The …

Team to examine 911 Center’s public safety standards

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:07 a.m.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on July 28 to examine all aspects of the Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

2014 MPBA Expo hopes to duplicate 2013 success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:08 a.m.

How will this year's Mount Pleasant Business and Community Expo be different from last year's version? It won't, for the most part, according to expo …

All systems go for new Apollo 8 exhibit at Patriots Point

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:08 a.m.

The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is taking visitors on a ride to the moon in their all-new interactive and immersive Apollo 8 Mission …

On Vacation – Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:13 p.m.

State Museum opens one-of-a-kind facility

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:46 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16 in the state’s capital, …

Red Cross issues urgent call for donors

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:58 p.m.

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

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