Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

South Carolina Interstate System’s Rate of Fatalities, Bridge Deterioration, Travel Increase and Congestion Among Highest in U.S.

As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 64 years old, it faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and insufficient funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to meet the nation’s growing transportation needs, according to a…

Read More

City Council Passes Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

At their meeting July 14, Charleston City Council passed a set of additional emergency measures [attached] to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19, which went into effect citywide on July 15, 2020.  These include: ·       Amended mask requirement clarifying that it applies to all areas of the city ·       Increased penalties for noncompliance ·       50% capacity in…

Read More

Fetter Announces New COVID-19 Testing Schedule in Charleston County

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) shared its upcoming Free COVID-19 testing schedule in Charleston County for the week of July 20, 2020 along with updates to its testing procedures. All registration is now completed on-site; however, individuals may visit FetterCovid19Screening.org to print the registration form prior to arrival. Patients are simply asked to arrive at their preferred testing…

Read More

Local Hospitality Group to Sponsor Scholarships to YWCA Greater Charleston’s Racial Equity Institute

Glowfisch Hospitality, acclaimed for its health-conscious menus made from local farm food at restaurants across the Charleston area, is concerned about local health in another sphere: Charleston’s racial atmosphere.  To encourage the growth of racial equity in the Charleston region, the hospitality company has committed $10,000 to sponsor scholarships for executives and staff in the…

Read More

CCSD offering virtual and real-time Summer-Mester program

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is offering a virtual Summer-Mester program through July 31, 2020. Students will receive meaningful small group reading and writing instruction provided by a highly qualified teacher of reading. Students enrolled in the virtual program will receive 40 minutes of direct small group instruction in either literacy or math each day.…

Read More

City of Charleston Launches Citibot, Text Message Communication Tool for Residents and Government

The city of Charleston has launched Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston will be able to use text message-based technology to easily access city information regarding business licenses, garbage and trash collection, permits, public meetings and more. Citizens can also…

Read More

Annual Black Health Expo Returns Virtually

Melanated Natural Essentials (formerly known as Always Gift Baskets and Natural Essentials) is partnering with Exquisite Enterprises, Inc. for the 4th year of their AGB Black Health Expo. This year’s expo is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at noon. All events will take place online due to the current world health crisis. Both locally owned…

Read More