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10:33 am on Saturday September 28, 2013

Downtown closing ordinance would only affect new bars

On Tuesday the Charleston City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance that would require new restaurants and bars in the Cannonborough, Elliotborough and Eastside neighborhoods to close by 11 p.m.
1:50 am on Monday June 4, 2012

Charleston East Side home burns on Sunday

Image by NBC News 2 Around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, a downtown Charleston home near Nassau and Woolfe streets caught on fire and by the time the fire was out, the home was mostly destroyed and a dog was dead. NBC News 2 has my preferred video...
9:54 am on Sunday June 3, 2012

21 Years on, Charleston's controversial East Side Spoleto installation persists

Image by Amanda Click/TheDigitel Artist David Hammons, the "House of the Future" was part of that year's Spoleto exhibition entitled "Places with a Past".In 1991 Harlem-based artist David Hammons participated in an exhibition for that year's Spoleto...
7:00 am on Tuesday January 25, 2011

Police cracking down on bike theft with incredibly effective sting operation

Image by Flickr user purplepickCharleston's finest have set up a sting operation on East Side streets to nab the ever-elusive bike thief. Their efforts have yielded some pretty amazing results - in the past two weeks, four perps have been arrested...
2:00 pm on Monday October 25, 2010

Help for the homeless highlighted as woman's body found (update: attacker sentenced to 30 years)

Update October 25: James Nehiley, 61, has plead guilty to the May 2009 homicide of Janice Case and has been sentenced to 30 years in prison; Live 5 News has the report. First reporting: On Friday night, homeless Janice Case met a violent end, but...
2:16 am on Saturday December 26, 2009

City expanding its low-cost housing

Image by Flickr user nettsu The Charleston Housing Authority is making use of the housing price downturn to bolster its inventory of affordable downtown housing, possibly adding as many as 24 new small apartment buildings.
7:37 am on Tuesday October 6, 2009

Decades after closing, one East Side church is back and has a mission

Image by Flickr user drpImage by 20091006-episcopal.jpg St. John's Chapel has seen little use in the past several decades, but after nearly $2 million and lots of sweat equity, the church is ready to come back.  But those heading up the effort want...
3:23 am on Sunday July 26, 2009

Two men arrested in connection with hail of bullets

Marion Thompson and Michael Hayes have been arrested after shots were sprayed on the streets downtown's East Side community on Tuesday and Thursday (July 21 and 23). The incidents and the police department's belief that an illegal assault weapon was...
4:27 am on Monday January 12, 2009

The 'green' nature of One Cool Blow

For hist latest architecture column, The Post and Courier's Robert Behre has swung by one of Charleston's newest "green" developments: One Cool Blow. [gmap markers=blue::32.805780803773594,-79.94469881057739 |zoom=14 |center=32.804951170135304,-79....
12:17 pm on Tuesday November 18, 2008

Green-oriented development holding open house

Image by One Cool BlowImage by 20081118-one-cool.jpg Update November 22: The Charleston City Paper swung by and shares some pics from the event. Original post: Named after the "Cool Blow Village," Charleston's newest environment-oriented development...