In Your City Of Charleston

Proactive Steps to Take in Wake of Massive Equifax Security Breach

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers to demonstrate extreme vigilance regarding their personal identifying information in the wake of Equifax breach affecting half the U.S. population. Due to the scope and nature of the information compromised through this breach, SCDCA urges consumers to take an active role in monitoring their…

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Charleston Branch NAACP Announces Centennial Gala Awards

The Charleston Branch NAACP is pleased to announce the recipients of Branch awards that will be presented at the Branch’s Centennial Gala at the Gaillard Center on Calhoun Street on Saturday, September 23, 2107 at 7 pm.  The Awards and their recipients are:      • Mrs. NAACP Centennial Queen will be presented Mrs. Earsie Simmons Jackson,…

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Charleston County Public Library hosts Amnesty Week in honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will waive late fees for overdue materials that are returned during a special Amnesty Week Sept. 18-24. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, CCPL will also waive the fee for replacement library cards during this forgiveness period. Patrons who return current overdue items in their possession to any of the…

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Honest Talk About Charleston’s History and Ways to Move Forward Together: Living Your Truth Series returns September 26

On Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, The Social Justice Racial Equity (SJRE) Collaborative’s Living Your Truth conversation series returns with more audience interaction and action steps from Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III & Judge Alex Sanders. Charleston’s civil rights leaders, Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III and Judge Alex…

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Working on the Port Access Road – Meet Adrian Mack, Utility Laborer

Omar Muhammad, the President of Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) is determined to connect local residents with job opportunities in the LAMC neighborhoods.  When Muhammad shared information about a pre-employment program for the Port Access Road project, Germaine Jenkins, the CEO, Farm & Market Director of Fresh Future Farm in the Chicora Cherokee neighborhood, immediately…

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Charleston Native Serves in Japan Aboard Forward-Deployed Ship

By Chief Petty Officer Bill Steele, Navy Office of Community Outreach SASEBO, Japan – A 2013 Fort Dorchester High School graduate and Charleston, South Carolina native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown. Petty Officer 3rd Class Dominic Wilkins is an engineman aboard the ship operating out of Sasebo, Japan. A…

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Charleston County waterparks open weekends only through Labor Day

A great way to cool down during the final dog days of summer, Charleston County’s waterparks are still open through Labor Day!  All three area waterparks are now open weekends only through Sept. 4.  The waterparks will be open on Labor Day, Sept. 4. Fun awaits Lowcountry residents and visitors at Charleston County Park and…

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Charleston Native Keeps Navy Wing Flying

A 2012 Military Magnet Academy graduate and Charleston, South Carolina native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the premier naval air installation in the Pacific Northwest region. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jered Thornton is an intelligence specialist serving with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. A Navy intelligence specialist…

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