Classroom Heroes

BCSB announces 44 District Teachers of the Year, addresses Blackburn resignation at recent meeting By Charlie Morrison   Just days removed from a special Friday night meeting in which the Berkeley County School Board (BCSB) unexpectedly and unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Berkeley County Superintendent Brenda Blackburn, the Board met again last Tuesday, … Continue reading Classroom Heroes

Mac McQuillin: Persevering in the public eye

BCSD Board Member reflects on first two years in office CHARLIE MORRISON In November of 2014, when Berkeley County School Board (BCSB) candidate Mac McQuillin defeated opponent Rindy Ryan in the hotly contested race to fill the District 2 seat vacated by Doug Cooper, the Board was embroiled in controversy. At the time, the district … Continue reading Mac McQuillin: Persevering in the public eye

Forging a Future for Cainhoy

New Phillip Simmons High School campus on schedule for summer completion and August 2017 opening By Charlie Morrison Nearly one hundred years ago, in 1920 a then eight-year-old Phillip Simmons left the Cainhoy peninsula childhood home where he’d grown up with his grandparents to move to downtown Charleston. The reasoning was simple enough: the family … Continue reading Forging a Future for Cainhoy

A Lasting Legacy Of Learning

For most of us, the concept of altruism is defined by individual acts; we help an elderly person with their groceries, we hold the door open for someone else coming through, we write a check to support a worthy cause. But for some amongst us, those rarest of individuals, altruism is not a mere collection of acts but a calling, a way of life. Late Daniel Island resident Mary Esther Obremskey was one of the latter types, a rare individual indeed.