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3:38 pm on Tuesday June 11, 2013

S.C. Considering electronic license plates that can report stolen cars

A proposal for new "e-tags" could offer new law-enforcement opportunities, such as flagging stolen cars or uninsured vehicles for all to see.
7:06 am on Saturday March 23, 2013

Folly, Kiawah, proposed as critical loggerhead habitats

Image by Flickr user USFWS/Southeast Nearly 740 miles of beaches along the eastern seaboard, including Folly Beach and Kiawah Island, have been proposed to be considered as "critical habitat areas" for the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. The...
6:30 am on Saturday January 26, 2013

City of Charleston proposing brand new batch of skateboarding rules

Image by Flickr user TravisTrumanThe City of Charleston is once again tinkering with ideas on how to allow skateboarders to coexist with other forms of transportation on our city streets. First there was the proposed skateboarding ban, next came the...
12:58 pm on Sunday April 8, 2012

South Carolina continues the gambling discussion (Update: Steve Porter editorial)

Flickr user Jemingway Update April 8, 2012: Haley's Facebook blast hasn't done much to muffle the push for casino efforts in the state. has an editorial from local Steve Porter on how he thinks casinos in South Carolina are an...
12:19 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012

Proposed Hardeeville casino gets mixed reactions (Update: Opposition)

Flickr user Wes2theG09 Update March 10: The governor has made it clear she opposes the casino, greatly diminishing the chances for the casino to be built. Update March 6: Various factions continue to align themselves, most recently with a Hilton...
6:50 am on Thursday February 23, 2012

Federal government marks $4.2M to study a deeper Charleston port (Update: Reserve fund)

Image by Flickr user roger4336 The Panama Canal will soon be passing larger ships, and ports around the world are scrambling to accommodate.Update February 23: The House Ways and Means Committee included a reserve fund for the Charleston Harbor...
4:40 am on Tuesday September 13, 2011

An update on the need for and status of a deeper Charleston port

Image by Flickr user roger4336 Graham addresses Congress over his plan.With a $150,000 study underway looking into deepening the Charleston Harbor to more than 45 feet, the deepening of the Panama Canal continues to a mid-2014 completion. And...
4:16 am on Wednesday July 27, 2011

As Beaufort's short-term rental policy nears goal line, realtors raise objections (update: approved) Signs would be a no-no for rentals of fewer than 30 days. Updated July 27: The Island Packet has a report out of Tuesday night's City Council meeting where the group approved short-term rentals...
7:20 am on Tuesday June 28, 2011

Concerns arise over principal hired for new North Charleston High School

Image by Flickr user kswx_29Update June 28: With a 6-3 vote, the Charleston County School board has hired Robert Grimm, principal of C.E. Williams Middle in West Ashley since 2008. Specified in the appointment, Grimm will work under the direct...
2:20 am on Monday June 27, 2011

A beacon appears in Beaufort's short-term rental debate Signs would be a no-no for rentals of fewer than 30 days. August 24 of last year marked the start of Beaufort City Council's investigation into how short-term rentals could be allowed in non-...