Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Rural Roads Can Be Fatal!

By Barney Blakeney The tragic death of a mother and grandmother who June 22 plowed into an oncoming car carrying First Congressional District candidate Katie Arrington was among the scores of fatalities that occur on local rural roads. The almost weekly incident reports come often, but not too often to numb the senses laid bare…

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Credit Union & Church Partnership Promises Mutual Benefits

  By Barney Blakeney Nationally the African Methodist Episcopal Church has entered a partnership with some 19 Black owned banking institutions around the country to begin an innovative economic collaboration. In Charleston where Community Owned Federal Credit Union is the premier such entity, that process is in its infancy. C.O. Federal Credit Union President and…

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