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GOOD NEWS: Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map

Staff reports  |   About three dozen tri-county locations are on the new Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map, which highlights 319 places in the Carolinas that specialize in everything from traditional fried chicken take-out joints to great chicken found in gas stations and church dining rooms.

“There’s a lot of mystery over fried chicken and how favorite restaurants get that perfect crispy bird,” said Amanda Fisher, a co-creator of the map, which is being shipped to customers and retail outlets across North and South Carolina. 

GOOD NEWS:  Marine gets Bronze Star 48 years after battle, more

GOOD NEWS:  Marine gets Bronze Star 48 years after battle, more

Staff reports  |  Retired Marine Brig. Gen. William Weise pinned a Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” device  for heroic actions on former Lance Corporal Michael G. Castle in an Aug. 3 ceremony on the USS Yorktown some 48 years after a 1969 battle in Vietnam. 

Also inside: Another Brack in Charleston; Local author has new children’s book; Airport traffic on the increase.

Photo by Pete Marovich.

GOOD NEWS:  McLeod to host one-day Gullah Geechee photo exhibit

Staff reports  |  A one-day pop-up photography exhibit on Aug. 20 at McLeod Plantation Historic Site will feature photos from award-winning photographer Pete Marovich from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee. 

Marovich’s photographs explore the lives and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in communities from Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Ga., to Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island in Charleston County.

GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

Staff reports  |  The Lowcountry Food Bank will get an $82,500 grant to support the food bank’s senior meals.  It’s one of 12 grants awarded nationally by .  The grant is one of twelve awarded by Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and is made possible by funding from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.

by · 07/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The design of the new library in Mount Pleasant’s Carolina Park.

GOOD NEWS:  Library makes progress on new Bees Ferry branch

Staff reports  |   Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will hold a community meeting in West Ashley on July 24 to share updated planned designs for a new library that will be built near West Ashley High School in the Bees Ferry area.  The one-hour meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Drayton Hall Elementary School cafeteria, 3183 Ashley River Rd., Charleston

by · 07/17/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

Staff reports  |  An online poll by one of the nation’s premier travel magazines finds the College of Charleston to be the nation’s prettiest college campus according to readers who took the poll. Also in Good News: Seismic testing; Trident Tech’s free application day; Food help for vets; and John’s Island book sale.

Happy Fourth of July!

GOOD NEWS:  Be careful with pets, fireworks on the Fourth

Staff reports  |  The Fourth of July can be a lot of fun for people, but scary for pets.  With that in mind, the Charleston Animal Society reminds us that the holiday is the most dangerous day of the year for pets because fireworks often scare them, causing them to run away and get lost.

by · 07/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

Staff reports  |  The Petco Foundation on Saturday awarded a $400,000 grant to the Charleston Animal Society to fund the organization’s effort to try to save every healthy and treatable animal in the Palmetto State.

The funding by the Petco Foundation, which help the Charleston Animal Society launch the No Kill South Carolina (NKSC) program earlier, will help it bring together 350 rescue organizations across South Carolina with funding over the next two years.

by · 06/26/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Congestion at Main Road and U.S. Highway 17

GOOD NEWS:  Tired of traffic congestion? Here’s a way to help

Staff reports  |  The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is seeking public input in three meetings to help it develop the region’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). 

by · 06/19/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

Staff reports  |  The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting 7 p.m. June 12 to show updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library.  The meeting will be in the cafeteria of the E.B. Ellington Elementary School, 55444 Old Jacksonboro Road, Ravenel.

Also in Good News: Salute from the Shore flyover; Leadership Charleston, Library internship program; Blood drive via Magnolia Plantation; Gibbes is Blue Star museum.

by · 06/12/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs