Friends, Family, Community

SCDOT Vows More Fairness, Inclusion In I-526 Widening Project

By Barney Blakeney In the past, highway construction usually meant devastation to minority communities. Local examples tell a sad story of displaced residents, disconnected families, divided communities and lost generational homes. As the I-526 WEST widening project commences managers vow that won’t be the case with the $1 billion, approximately 10-year undertaking. An Environmental Impact…

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South Carolina Department of Transportation to hold Public Hearing for Berlin Myers Parkway Phase 3

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold a public hearing for Berlin Myers Parkway Phase 3 on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The proposed project would be the third and final phase of the project and would complete the connection from I-26 to the southwest side…

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Trident United Way awards $25,000 Community Engagement Grants

Trident United Way recently announced grants to seven groups totaling $25,000 for special events aimed to help strengthen families, encourage mentoring and promote health and well-being across the Tri-County.  This is the second round of a $50,000 grant cycle which provides an immediate benefit for special one-time events focused on education, financial stability, health, basic…

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Charleston Parks Conservancy welcoming new volunteers to garden in city parks

Common on those New Year’s resolutions lists are more exercise, volunteering and learning a new skill or hobby. Volunteers with the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Garden in the Parks program can easily check those three resolutions off their list.  The Conservancy is seeking new volunteers to garden in Charleston’s public parks. Volunteer tasks include planting flowers…

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