Buffers, Booze, & Bibles

Town zoning board gives CountyRoadWise go-ahead on tree variance, denies Camp Rd. liquor store By Charlie Morrison | Community Editor A full calendar year has come and gone in the life of the fourth incorporated Town of James Island, and slowly, steadily, Town representatives and staffers alike appear to be settling in to their respective … Continue reading Buffers, Booze, & Bibles

With a Watchful Eye

Charleston County Assistant Administrator Jim Armstrong named National Professional Manager of the Year - Transportation APWA By Charlie Morrison ¦ Community Editor Charleston County Assistant Administrator Jim Armstrong hasn’t often been afforded the luxury to look in the rear-view mirror of his 25-year career in the County’s Public Works and Transportation Departments. The job of … Continue reading With a Watchful Eye

A Conference on Community

A Conference on Community MUSC outreach group to host conference on role of government May 3 on James Island By Charlie Morrison | Community Editor Where else in the country, let alone the county, does understanding your government begin with answering the question, ‘what color is your trash can?’ Only on James Island, where residents … Continue reading A Conference on Community

A Spring of Service?

“With all of the rain that we’ve had lately, and god knows we’re all under water … we’ve got a big job ahead of us.”        - Charleston County taxonomist Ed Harne. A Spring of Service? County Public Works, Transportation officials address nonstandard roads, mosquitos, stormwater at round table discussion By Charlie Morrison Community … Continue reading A Spring of Service?

Town of James Island Seeks Input on Greenbelt Program

From the Town of James Island's website:   "The Town of James Island is seeking land for a new Park. The Town has $1.1 million to spend, which comes from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program. What kind of Park is best for James Island? Should it be on the marsh? Or should we purchase more, … Continue reading Town of James Island Seeks Input on Greenbelt Program

The Quiet Crescendo

Amidst little fanfare, County finalizes DOT alterations to “Qualey Alternative” for Harbor View Rd. By Charlie Morrison The nearly decade-long debate over how best to implement the Charleston County Roadwise half-cent sales tax-funded Harbor View Road Improvements Project came to a fizzling, anti-climactic conclusion last Thursday evening, when Charleston County Council voted unanimously in approval … Continue reading The Quiet Crescendo

A Safe Route for Stiles

A Safe Route for Stiles Stiles Point Elementary received James Island Town Council’s go-ahead to begin construction on sidewalk project By Charlie Morrison Community Editor What good is winning a six-figure grant if you can’t use the money? That’s the question Stiles Point Elementary School Principal Steve Burger has been asking himself for the past … Continue reading A Safe Route for Stiles

County Combats Confusion

Charleston County Administrator Kurt Taylor headed up a group of County officials at a meeting called by Charleston Councilwoman Anna Johnson County Combats Confusion Rep. Johnson, County Staffers reach out to unincorporated James Island By Charlie Morrison Community Editor   It doesn’t take a cartographer to tell that, geographically speaking,  the fourth incorporated Town of … Continue reading County Combats Confusion