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Charleston County Republican 1st Congressional District Debate

Here is the link for tonight's 1st Congressional District Republican debate, which starts at 7 pm:




Trump Armada packs Charleston Harbor - Lowcountry Source

Hundreds of boats with thousands of passengers participated the Trump Boat Parade in Charleston Sunday.

lowcountrysource.com Hundreds of boats with thousands of passengers from all over the Lowcountry packed Charleston Harbor Sunday for a Trump boat parade. The COVID-19 social distancing protocol has prevented rallies on


Letter to the Editor - Landing supports limited government - Lowcountry Source

In a Letter to the Editor, Summerville resident Bob Menges offers an endorsement for 1st Congressional District candidate Kathy Landing.

lowcountrysource.com Letter to the Editor. Dorchester County resident Bob Menges offers an endorsement of 1st Congressional District Republican primary candidate Kathy Landing. Menges is retired from the U.S. Air Force and


Learn from history - how America escaped depression in 1921 - Lowcountry Source

In 1921, America emerged from an economic depression without bailouts or extended unemployment benefits.

lowcountrysource.com Most of us learned about The Great Depression that consumed 1930’s America, but how many know that America was in a depression at the start of the 1920s? Following the


West Ashley parents push for outdoor graduation - Lowcountry Source

Parents of 2020 West Ashley High School graduates are circulating a petition to allow them to participate in an outdoor graduation ceremony.

lowcountrysource.com The parents and families of West Ashley High School’s 350 graduating seniors are asking Charleston County School District to allow the school to have an outdoor graduation ceremony at the


Plans revealed for former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site - Lowcountry Source

Preliminary designs for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site were submitted Wednesday.

lowcountrysource.com The development team of Landmark Enterprises, Liollio Architecture, and Stantec presented preliminary plans for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly property to the West Ashley Revitalization Commission Wednesday. The City of


West Ashley Greenway ditch getting cleaned - Lowcountry Source

A Citizen Service Desk call prompted Charleston to tackle a longstanding drainage problem.

lowcountrysource.com The City of Charleston began work today on the drainage ditch along the West Ashley Greenway in the area behind South Windermere Shopping Center. The clogged ditch has been the


Berkeley County teacher shares distance learning experience - Lowcountry Source

Teacher Allison Johnson Mackey describes the challenges associated with distance learning.

lowcountrysource.com This is a testimonial from Berkeley County School District teacher Allison Mackey about adapting to the distance learning environment. She worked diligently with students and parents to ensure learning continued


DeMint discusses endorsement of Kathy Landing - Lowcountry Source

In a telephone Town Hall Tuesday, Jim DeMint explained why he is endorsing Kathy Landing for 1st Congressional District.

lowcountrysource.com Former U.S. Senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint discussed his reasons for endorsing Kathy Landing for 1st Congressional District Tuesday in a conference call with about 1000 participants. DeMint


Group seeks to honor all West Ashly High seniors - Lowcountry Source

A group of West Ashley High School baseball moms created Adopt-a-Senior West Ashley to recruit sponsors to honor all 350 graduating seniors.

lowcountrysource.com A group of past, present and future West Ashley High School (WAHS) baseball team moms organized a page designed to honor all 350 graduating seniors in the school’s Class


West Ashley middle school status still in flux - Lowcountry Source

A panel of CCSD administrators, principals, and parents will make a recommendation this week about whether to locate all 6th graders at the existing West Ashley Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year.

lowcountrysource.com The Charleston County School Board passed a motion Monday in an on-line meeting to have a panel of administrators, principals, and parents evaluate a plan to locate all West Ashley


Letter to the Editor about Parker's Kitchen - Lowcountry Source

Parker's Kitchen site owner Morris Harper praises the West Ashley community for supporting the business throughout the permitting process.

lowcountrysource.com The following is a letter to the editor from the property owner of the Parker’s Kitchen site at Orange Grove Road and Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Morris Harper. Parker’s Kitchen opened


Charleston prolongs COVID-19 shutdown - Lowcountry Source

The City of Charleston does not intend to fully restore its economy until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. That could take more than a year or never materialize.

lowcountrysource.com Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg issued a three-step COVID-19 recovery protocol Friday which keeps the city’s current stay at home order in place. It also extends the closure of city parks.


Parker's Kitchen is open for business - Lowcountry Source

Parker's Kitchen opened in West Ashley today. The gas station, convenience store and restaurant is noted for its Southern cooking.

lowcountrysource.com At a time when many West Ashley businesses are closing due to the COVID-19 crisis, Parker’s Kitchen opened on Wednesday. The Savannah-based gas station, restaurant and convenience store is located


SBA loans give small businesses a lifeline - Lowcountry Source

The Small Business Administration processed 13,600 loans Friday, totaling $4.3 Billion.

lowcountrysource.com The Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Friday, with about 1200 lending institutions processing 13,600 loans with a value of $4.3 billion. Loan payments going to

Ashley River Plantation

Enjoy this patriotic video by
the West Ashley assisted living facility Ashley River Plantation!

*SOUND ON* Spirit Week Day 3! Red, White & Blue. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 *We do not own the rights to this music!!* #FiveStarStrong

Song: Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue
Artist: Toby Keith


West Ashley grocers working to re-stock shelves - Lowcountry Source

West Ashley grocers are working hard to re-stock critical items. Please avoid hoarding, and maintain social distancing when you shop.

lowcountrysource.com Panic, hoarding, and supply chain problems have made it difficult for West Ashley grocers to keep their shelves stocked in the wake of the Coronavirus scare. Over the past few


House Dems trying to add on to Coronavirus relief bill - Lowcountry Source

Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to add a $25 Billion bailout for the U.S. Postal Service and changes in election law to the Coronavirus relief bill.

lowcountrysource.com Just as a bipartisan group of Senators was on the verge of reaching an agreement on a relief package to deal with medical and economic impacts of the Coronavirus crisis,


West Ashley Hardware ready to meet lawn care needs - Lowcountry Source

Locally-owned West Ashley Hardware is ready to meet lawn care needs.

lowcountrysource.com At a time when many area small businesses have closed due to the 15 Days To Stop the Spread Coronavirus protocol, West Ashley Hardware remains open and has supplies stocked


Order takeout, keep our restaurants open - Lowcountry Source

Locally-owned restaurants are turning to takeout orders to keep their doors open.

lowcountrysource.com With gathering restrictions in place during the Charleston Coronavirus response, restaurants are turning to takeout orders to keep their doors open. Chris Bluemel, owner of Brukes Coffee and Music in


The good news the media does not talk about - Lowcountry Source

What the media isn't telling you - low gasoline prices, low interest rates, and strong wage growth is strengthening consumers.

lowcountrysource.com When you turn on the news, whether local or national, the lead story for weeks has been the Coronavirus outbreak (also known as Wuhan flu) and the imminent economic destruction


Cosmotique hosting evening of food tasting and facial treatments - Lowcountry Source

West Ashley salon Cosmotique is hosting a food and wine tasting Wednesday and is offering medical facial treatments.

lowcountrysource.com West Ashley salon Cosmotique is hosting an evening of food and wine tasting and medical facial treatments Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. The salon is located in a unique


CCSD to employ new strategy for underperforming schools - Lowcountry Source

CCSD will improve teacher training and provide more staffing for chronically underperforming schools.

lowcountrysource.com Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait revealed Friday that the district will employ a new strategy for improving chronically underperforming schools. Speaking to a group of about 25


County has reporting system to document drainage problems - Lowcountry Source

Charleston County has an Intergovernmental Flood Task Force which coordinates drainage maintenance actions.

lowcountrysource.com On a rainy Thursday, a lot of Charleston County residents found standing water on their properties and noticed flaws in the drainage system. The drainage system is maintained by governmental


Church Creek park proposal put on hold - Lowcountry Source

The Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board recommended against a $3.1 Million grant proposal for a park at the former Church Creek Plaza site.

lowcountrysource.com A subcommittee of the Charleston County Greenbelt Advisory Board recommended against a $3.1 million grant proposal by St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission to build a four acre park at


Charter schools growing in popularity with West Ashley parents - Lowcountry Source

Interest in public charter schools is on the rise in West Ashley.

lowcountrysource.com Charleston County School District (CCSD) ended its school choice application period Friday, and parents in West Ashley showed an increased interest in charter schools. Charter schools are public schools with


West Ashley insurer receives VFW Americanism award - Lowcountry Source

Windy Plank State Farm received the VFW Americanism award.

lowcountrysource.com The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3137 Auxiliary presented its Americanism award to Windy Plank State Farm in West Ashley Thursday. The award is given to a business that


Overflow Charleston crowd greets Trump ahead of Democrat primary - Lowcountry Source

An overflow crowd of more than 14,000 will greet President Trump this evening at North Charleston Coliseum.

lowcountrysource.com An overflow crowd is gathering at the North Charleston Coliseum Friday night to hear President Donald Trump, one day ahead of the South Carolina Democratic Presidential primary. About 14,000 will


Armstrong Williams delivers self-reliance message in Charleston - Lowcountry Source

Media entrepreneur Armstrong Williams had an aspirational message at the Charleston County Republican Party's annual Black History Month banquet.

lowcountrysource.com Conservative commentator and media entrepreneur Armstrong Williams was the keynote speaker at the Charleston County Republican Party’s third annual Black History Month Banquet Friday. Williams delivered a message about self-reliance


Trump supporters to have presence at Charleston Democrat Debate - Lowcountry Source

When Democrats debate Tuesday at Charleston's Gaillard Center, Trump supporters will gather outside.

lowcountrysource.com Supporters of President Donald Trump will make their presence felt at the Charleston Democrat Presidential Debate being held Tuesday at The Gaillard Center, 33 Alexander Street. The debate will be


Q & A sessions set for West Ashley middle school merger - Lowcountry Source

Four Q & A sessions on the West Ashley middle school merger will be held next week.

lowcountrysource.com In January, the Charleston County School Board voted to locate all 1250 students from the existing C.E. Williams Middle School and West Ashley Middle School at the new C.E. Williams


Single member school board districts would improve accountability - Lowcountry Source

The SC Senate is considering a bill that would elect the 9 Charleston County School Board members in the same districts as County Council.

lowcountrysource.com Legislation is being considered in the South Carolina Senate to change the election election method for Charleston County consolidated school board members from at-large (elected countywide) to single-member districts, aligned


Windy Plank State Farm joins West Ashley Chamber - Lowcountry Source

Windy Plank State Farm became the latest member of the West Ashley Area Chamber Tuesday.

lowcountrysource.com Windy Plank State Farm officially joined the West Ashley Area Chamber (WAAC) Tuesday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The full-service insurance agency is located at 1715 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West


West Ashley Circle Harris Teeter opens Wednesday - Lowcountry Source

The 53,000 square foot West Ashley Circle Harris Teeter opens Wednesday morning.

lowcountrysource.com The grand opening for the West Ashley Circle Harris Teeter is set for Wednesday at 8 am. The 53,000 square foot grocery store is located across Bees Ferry Road from


The Blood Connection offers great donor experience - Lowcountry Source

The Blood Connection does mobile blood drives seven days a week and now has a blood center in North Charleston.

lowcountrysource.com The American Red Cross now has competition in the Lowcountry. Upstate-based blood center The Blood Connection now offers mobile blood collection buses seven days a week and has opened a

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