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5:02 am on Sunday July 6, 2014

Charleston's mayor as the most beloved politician in America?

Frank Bruni on how so many adore Joe Riley.
12:15 pm on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Charleston tax hike approved

Charleston City Council passed an emergency tax increase on Tuesday after a public hearing and debate that took over two hours to be completed. The change, which ultimately passed after a 7-6 vote with Charleston Mayor Joe Riley in favor, will...
8:19 am on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Riley waffles on armed law enforcement in schools (Update: increase approved)

Image by Flickr user Barack Obama Update, February 27: The tax hike has been approved  Charleston City Council passed an emergency tax increase on Tuesday after a public hearing and debate that took over two hours to be completed. The change, which...
10:53 am on Monday February 4, 2013

SPARC digs into the Lowcountry

Image by Flickr user domiriel South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley participated in the SPARC ground-breaking on Monday, February 4.  The new facility, valued at about $11M, is located off Clements Ferry Road and will ...
9:30 am on Saturday January 19, 2013

Charleston Mayor to recognize local African aid project

Image by Flickr user Barack Obama Mayor Joe Riley will offer his public support in favor of Project OKURASE on January 22 at Charleston City Hall. The mayor’s presentation will commence at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, and will pay tribute to...
8:45 am on Friday August 31, 2012

Reckless: Battle lines sinking in latest round of I-526

Image by SCDOT A proposed alternative to the I-526 reworking as of January 2010.After a vote for $138 million in additional funding for a now $558 million extension of I-526 across Johns and James islands, idealogical battle lines are settling in....
5:36 am on Thursday April 26, 2012

Gaillard criticism: Mayor Riley defends $142 million revamp of auditorium (Greenspace design approved)

Image by Gaillard Center Updates are at the bottom: A $142 million remake of the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium on Calhoun Street has been under design for a couple of years now and thanks to increasing flak directed at the proposed bigger theater...
11:00 am on Tuesday January 24, 2012

Mayor Riley to give State of the City Address (updated with full text)

Image by Chrys RynearsonUpdate January 25: If you didn't have an opportunity to catch Mayor Riley's State of the City Address last night, The Post and Courier has posted the entire speech along with quick list of highlighted talking points. You'll...
2:24 am on Monday January 9, 2012

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, six council members sworn in (updated with speech, video)

Image by Chrys RynearsonUpdate January 10: More than 600 people gathered outside of city hall yesterday to witness the 10th consecutive (and final) swearing in of Charleston's Mayor Joseph P. Riley. During his speech, Riley promised the next four...
11:25 am on Tuesday January 3, 2012

Occupy Charleston: Arrests made in Marion Square (Update: To trial)

Image by Timothy Burnham A photo of an arrest on Wednesday morning, as posted to the Facebook group.Update February 29: Charges have been dropped against one protestor.  Update January 3: Most of those arrested opted for a bargain in which charges...

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