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6:51 am on Thursday April 19, 2012

Wine and Food Festival '12 pumps $8.6M into local economy

Image by Flickr user armisteadbooker Fueled in part by increased attendance figures, out-of-town guests and total spending, the College of Charleston’s office of Tourism Analysis team estimates that the 2012 BB&T Wine and Food Festival brought...
4:59 am on Thursday June 3, 2010

Charleston Fashion Week injects $1.7M into local economy

Image by TheDigitelThe College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis has released their findings on how much dough Charleston Fashion Week brought into town this year, and, at $1.7 million, it's a nice chunk of change. According to onsite and...
3:32 am on Wednesday December 2, 2009

Don't forget, tonight is 'Eat Local Night'

Image by Flickr user summerrunner2009As part of Lowcountry Local First's 'Buy Local Week,' tonight, December 2nd, has been designated Eat Local Night. This evening between 6 and 10 p.m. will be your chance to dine at some of the area's best...
7:45 am on Wednesday June 17, 2009

County Council backing 10 percent shift plan

Image by Charleston County photo by Jennie DavisImage by LowcountryLocalFirst.jpg Charleston County Council member Paul Thurmond (right) presents a resolution to Lowcountry Local First representatives on Tuesday, June 16.We've been talking about the...