Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

SC State House Rep. Krystle Matthews to Kick Off Re-election Campaign with a Community Holiday Party, Voter Registration Drive, and Charity Toy Drive

Representative Krystle Matthews will kick off her re-election campaign for South Carolina State House District 117 with a community holiday party on Saturday, December 14, 4pm-6pm at the Bernie Sanders Headquarters Charleston office (8252 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406). The festivities are free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a…

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Staying Safe from Scams During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are looking to take advantage of your holiday spirit. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, knowing the common red flags will keep you safe. A fraudster often:  Asks you to pay in prepaid debit cards, gift cards, wire or bank transfer. Prepaid debit…

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Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Launches Raffle to Help Fund One Student’s Education

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) has officially opened their College Fund Raffle that will award one lucky student with up to $40,000 in scholarships. Only 800 raffle tickets, for $100 apiece, are now for sale online. The winner of the 50/50 raffle will be drawn on December 31 at 3 p.m. after CML’s Noon Year’s Eve event. The…

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Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network Partner with National Women’s Law Center to Bring National Activists to Charleston

  South Carolina-based Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is partnering with the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), out of Washington, D.C., to bring nationally known social movement leaders to Charleston for an inaugural forum on gender equity on Saturday, December 7. The forum’s keynote session will include a “fireside chat” among three national activists:…

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Thanksgiving travel tips from Charleston International

Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year at Charleston International Airport. Flying for the holiday? Passengers should plan ahead and arrive early. With the construction of a 3,000 space parking garage underway, travelers should expect a limited amount of parking spaces at the terminal and be prepared to Last year, nearly 100,000 people traveled…

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Bank of America Names Lowcountry Local First as Its Inaugural Neighborhood Champion in Charleston

Bank of America has named Lowcountry Local First as its inaugural Neighborhood Champion awardee. Neighborhood Champions supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility, and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Alongside Charleston, S.C., the bank…

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PGMS salutes Charleston County School District for grounds maintenance excellence

Charleston County School District (CCSD) Facilities Management Division was the only K-12 school district to receive an Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). CCSD competed in the Society’s 2019 Green Star Awards® competition. The award was given in the Athletic Fields category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Winners were honored during the Society’s…

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