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Posted on: August 15, 2019

City of Charleston Files Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

Today, the city of Charleston joined other South Carolina jurisdictions in filing a complaint (attached) in the Court of Common Pleas Ninth Judicial Circuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids, seeking to end the destructive effects the opio...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 14, 2019

City Reports on Progress of Eastside Initiatives

Tonight, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Police Chief Luther Reynolds and other city officials attended a neighborhood meeting organized by the Eastside Community Development Corporation to give an update on city initiatives in the Eastside neighborhoo...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education

Andrew Feiler Food Court - Middleton Towers

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on vi...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City of Charleston to Activate PSOC Due to Coastal Flood Watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston is forecasting moderate to major coastal flooding due to a 7.8-8.1-foot high tide expected at 9:11 p.m. this evening. A coastal flood watch is in effect from 7 p.m., Thursday, August 1 to 1 a.m., Friday, Augus...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Annual Operation Move-out Initiative to Begin July 31

The city of Charleston’s annual “Operation Move-out” initiative will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 and be conducted through 5 p.m. on Monday, August 5. During this time, tenants are asked to place trash items at the c...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Charleston Police Announce Stepped Up Presence in Response to Recent Incidents

Due to a number of recent incidents, the Charleston Police Department has increased police presence in the Market Street and Waterfront Park areas.

Many of the offenders in these incidents appear to be older teenagers and young adults who initially came to...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Statement on July 19 Horse Carriage Incident

 Today, city of Charleston director of Livability and Tourism Dan Riccio issued the following statement regarding an incident involving a Palmetto Carriage horse that took place this afternoon:

“At approximately 1:30 p.m. today, Palmetto...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Adds Two Yard Waste Collection Days This Week for James Island, Johns Island, Outer West Ashley

Due to unusually high volume, two additional yard waste collection days will be added this week for James Island, Johns Island, and outer West Ashley, and collection is expected to be completed on Saturday, July 20.

Public Service Director Tom O’...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City of Charleston Kicks Off Annual First Day Festival School Supply Drive

In preparation for the Annual First Day Festival, the city of Charleston is coordinating a school supply drive to ensure that local students have the materials they need to begin the new school year. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, August 14...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 16, 2019

City Council to Vote On International African American Museum Construction Contract

Tonight, Charleston City Council will vote on a construction contract with Turner Construction Company to build the International African American Museum for a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $58,457,323.

In addition to the construction contract, the following...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 11, 2019

City Crews to Collect Garbage, Trash on Daniel Island Friday

On Monday, a truck operated by Republic Services, the contractor that provides garbage and trash collection on Daniel Island, broke down and could not complete its collection route. Republic Services sent another truck out on Tuesday, but did not complete...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Dutch Dialogues Public Involvement Opportunities Scheduled Week of July 15

The city of Charleston, Historic Charleston Foundation and numerous community partners will host a series of public Dutch Dialogues Charleston events this month to provide community members and local stakeholders an opportunity to engage with the team and...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 27, 2019

City of Charleston Announces Hire of Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance Manager

The city of Charleston today announced its hiring of Amber Johnson as the first-ever manager of Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance.

Johnson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Hampton University and a Juris Doctora...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Charleston Visitor Center to Close for Renovations

Beginning Monday, June 17, 2019, the Charleston Visitor Center, located at 375 Meeting Street, will be closed for interior renovations. A temporary Visitor Center will operate out of the Best Friend Train Museum, located at 23 Ann Street, while the work i...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City of Charleston Storm Update for June 12, 2019

With the potential for heavy rain continuing into the evening, and in order to keep as much traffic off the roads during rush hour as possible, city of Charleston offices, including the municipal court, will close at 3:30 p.m. today. The early release doe...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 11, 2019

City of Charleston to Activate PSOC Due to Severe Weather Forecast

Due to the latest severe weather forecast from the National Weather Service, the City of Charleston will activate the Public Safety Operation Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday to manage the city’s response during and after the storm, as needed.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City of Charleston Mayor’s Office on Aging, MUSC to Host World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events

In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which will take place on June 15, 2019, the city of Charleston Mayor’s Office on Aging has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to host a series of events designed to raise awarenes...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 3, 2019

City of Charleston Debuts New Website Featuring Improved Navigation, Mobile-friendly Access

As part of its ongoing transparency initiative, Monday morning the City of Charleston launched a newly designed and significantly more accessible website. The site can be viewed at www.charleston-sc.gov, and with a mobile-friendly design, it is now more u...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Demetre Park Repairs to Begin June 3rd

This week, Charleston City Council approved a contract with Salmons Dredging Corporation to stabilize and repair damage caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma at Demetre Park on James Island. This work will require Demetre Park to close beginning June 3, 2...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 30, 2019

LDC and the City of Charleston Announce Settlement Agreement

The LDC and the City of Charleston announced today that the LDC, the City of Charleston, Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. have entered into a settlement agreement to help address the City’s growing affordable housi...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Mayor Tecklenburg Cuts Ribbon on New Affordable Homes in Ashleyville Maryville Neighborhood

Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, along with members of Charleston City Council and community leaders, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for seven newly constructed affordable homes on Minnie and Sycamore Streets in the Ashleyville Maryville neighborhood in West As...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Details for Second Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert Announced

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announced the performance lineup for the upcoming second annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, which will include recent South Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee Blue Dogs, soulf...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Recreation Department Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for City of Charleston Recreation Department 2019 summer day, athletic, and specialty camps.

To register, stop by any city recreation facility, the Recreation Main Office, located at 823 Meeting Street, or log onto RecTrac at:&...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Building Repair and Street Detour Schedule for 288 King Street

The owners of 288 King Street will be performing needed repairs from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29, which will necessitate nighttime street closures on King Street between Society and Wentworth Streets. The contractor has agreed to cease all loud...Read on... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Charleston Farmers Market to Begin 2019 Season Saturday, April 13

The Charleston Farmers Market will return to Marion Square to begin its 2019 season on Saturday, April 13, operating from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekly Saturday markets will continue through Saturday, November 30, with additional markets planned for select Sund...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Coming Street Block to Close for Stormwater Tunnel Repair

Coming Street between Bull and Wentworth Streets will close to traffic tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m. while repairs are made to a collapsed stormwater tunnel brick archway. Public Service department officials will reopen one lane o...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 15, 2019

City of Charleston Permit Center Adjusts Hours for Monthly Service Improvements Training

Beginning Tuesday, March 19, the City of Charleston Permit Center located at 2 George Street will be closed from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month for staff training and workshops to improve permit center operations and experiences for bo...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 14, 2019

CNA Representatives to Host Community Meetings Regarding CPD Racial Bias Audit

Representatives from CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization hired by the city of Charleston to conduct a Racial Bias Audit of the Charleston Police Department, will host a series of community meetings in March to introduce citizens to the CNA...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 13, 2019

West Ashley Takes a Seat at ‘The Longest Table’

Several West Ashley neighborhood associations, together with nonprofit West Ashley United and the city of Charleston are hosting The Longest Table West Ashley, an event designed to bring community members together to share a meal and discuss solutions to ...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Official City of Charleston Mobile App Now Available for Download

Today, the city of Charleston officially launched its new mobile app, which gives citizens easy, mobile access to city services and information on smart phones and tablets.

Through the app, citizens will now be able to report a problem, submit a request, m...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2019

The City Luminous: Architectures of Hope in an Age of Fear at the City Gallery March 30 to May 5

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents The City Luminous: Architectures of Hope in an Age of Fear March 30 to May 5. Curated by the College of Charleston’s Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, Jessica Streit,...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Line Street to be Converted for Two-way Traffic

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, city crews will complete work to convert Line Street to accommodate two-way traffic. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last one day.

To execute the conversion, the west bound lane of Line Street will be closed one bl...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston Receives Top Honor

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Charleston was recently named a Gold Level program, one of only 14 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada awarded this honor. Created in Fall 2015 as part of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Global Entry Program Interviews to Return to Gaillard Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will return to Charleston to conduct in-person enrollment interviews with CBP’s Global Entry applicants in the first floor public meeting room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street) Monday, Apr...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Charleston Green Business Challenge to Launch with Workshop Series

The City of Charleston is launching the 2019 Charleston Green Business Challenge with a workshop series beginning this month. Mayor John Tecklenburg will announce the official kickoff February 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the first floor public meeting room at 2 Ge...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Presidents Day Modified Garbage and Trash Collection Schedule

The city of Charleston will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents Day. In order to provide service to all residents in a timely, manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the following modified schedule:Resident...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Applications Open for Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is currently accepting applications from high school students who are interested in joining the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Youth must be in good standing at public, private or home sch...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Spring Fishburne Drainage Improvement Project Tunnel Tour

Friday, Feb. 8th, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg led a delegation of South Carolina Floodwater Commission members, including Commission Chairman Thomas S. Mulliken, on a tour of the President Street stormwater...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 1, 2019

City of Charleston to Host Short Term Rental Public Meeting

The City of Charleston will host a public meeting to present its review of the city’s new short term rental regulations from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Charleston Museum, located at 360 Meeting Street.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Business License Renewal Reminder

City of Charleston business license renewals for 2019 are due by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Business licenses can be renewed online through the city's secure Citizen Access Portal, linked here. Contact Revenue Collections at 843-724-3711 with any ques...Read on... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Reopens to Non-Truck Traffic

The Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island Drive has reopened to non-truck traffic following the installation of a special-order two-inch thick steel plate.

The plate was recommended by engineers at JMT Inc. after a routine inspection last week found det...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Jan. 23 Update

The Beresford Creek Bridge remains closed at this time while the city awaits delivery of a special-order two-inch thick steel plate. The plate was recommended by engineers at JMT Inc. after a routine inspection last week found deterioration to one of the ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 19, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge Update

Late yesterday, public safety officials with the City of Charleston temporarily closed the Daniel Island Drive Bridge over Beresford Creek after a routine inspection by engineers at JMT Inc. found deterioration to one of the beams at the southern end of t...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Daniel Island Beresford Creek Bridge to Close for Repairs

In a routine inspection performed by Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., the Daniel Island Drive Bridge over Beresford Creek was found to contain a damaged beam and will be closed until late next week, as temporary repairs are made.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Historic Charleston Foundation, City of Charleston Kick Off Dutch Dialogues Charleston

Wednesday, representatives from Historic Charleston Foundation, the City of Charleston and the visiting Dutch Dialogues Team announced the kick off of Dutch Dialogues® Charleston, a community-driven project that will bring together national and in...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 16, 2019

YVC of Charleston to Host Youth Financial Workshop

YVC of Charleston, in partnership with the Palmetto Community Action Partnership, will hold a Youth Financial Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Human Resources Training Room, located on the third floor at 75 Calhoun Str...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City of Charleston Appeals Tour Guide Licensing Program Ruling

Today, the city of Charleston filed a notice of appeal [attached] in response to U.S. District Court Judge David Norton’s ruling regarding the city’s tour guide licensing program. City attorney Carol Ervin issued the following statemen...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 19, 2018

City Creates New Stormwater Department

Last night, Mayor John Tecklenburg and Charleston City Council voted to create the city’s first Stormwater Department to alleviate flooding and improve drainage throughout Charleston.

In addition to the Stormwater director, who will be hired earl...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City of Charleston December 14 Rainfall Event Update

With the U.S. National Weather Service Charleston, SC reporting high levels of rainfall in the area with more expected this afternoon, motorists are asked to continue to use caution while driving and to avoid flooded roadways.

The Charleston Polic...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Annual Holiday Parade to Take Place December 16, 2018

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 16, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

The parade will begin on Broad Street near Colonial Lake and will continue up Broad Street to Meeting Street, where it will ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 4, 2018

City of Charleston to Host AmeriCorps VISTA Information Sessions

The City of Charleston will host two Information Sessions for the 2019 AmeriCorps VISTA Site Selection Process to provide an overview of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program and review related regulations and site requirements.  The 2019 application will...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Update on Weekend Events in the City of Charleston

America's Boating Club Charleston Parade of Boats has been cancelled by the United States Coast Guard due to forecast conditions.

Chanukah in the Square, originally scheduled to take place Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Marion Square, will be moved to Chabad ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2018

City Prepares for High Tides, Heavy Rain This Weekend

In consultation with the National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston, the city of Charleston is preparing for a coastal storm expected to bring 2 to 3 inches of rainfall through Sunday, as well as gusty winds. The predicted rainfall combined with a...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of Charleston to Celebrate Arbor Day with Annual Tree Planting

In recognition of Arbor Day, the city of Charleston Parks Department will plant several young white flowering Dogwood trees along the newly renovated section of the West Ashley Bikeway, where it intersects with Magnolia Road, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Decembe...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Holiday Farmers Market, Tree Lighting Cancelled

Due to severe weather conditions, the city of Charleston has cancelled this evening's Tree Lighting ceremony in Marion Square. In addition, this morning's Holiday Farmers Market has closed. These decisions were made in consultation with the National Wea...Read on... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 1, 2018

City of Charleston Holiday Parade Postponed Due to Weather

In consultation with the National Weather Service and city Emergency Management officials, the City of Charleston has postponed tomorrow’s Holiday Parade. This decision was made in response to current NWS forecasts calling for severe weather con...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Eastside Job Expo offers a range of job opportunities

Citizens seeking employment opportunities are invited to the Eastside Community JOB EXPO, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Julian Devine Community Center, located at 1 Cooper Street, Charleston. The event, sponsored by the C...Read on... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Annual Holiday Parade to Take Place December 2, 2018

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m.

The parade will begin on Broad Street near Colonial Lake and will continue up Broad Street to King Street, where it will turn and trav...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 21, 2018

City of Charleston Launches 350th Anniversary Commemoration

The city of Charleston will launch its 350th anniversary commemoration November 26, 2018 with a book release event for In Darkest South Carolina, a biography of Charleston Judge Julius Waties Waring by Brian Hicks. This event will be the first in a serie...Read on... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Citizens Encouraged to Participate in Bells of Peace Observance Honoring American WWI Soldiers

In commemoration of the 4.7 million Americans who served, the 375,000 who were wounded and 115,516 who died in World War I, Charleston citizens and institutions are encouraged to toll their bells at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 as part of a nation...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg Announces Renovation Plan for Charleston Municipal Golf Course

This afternoon, Mayor John Tecklenburg joined members of Charleston City Council and community leaders for a press conference to announce the city’s plans to renovate the Municipal Golf Course for the first time in nearly six decades.

The renovat...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Charleston Launches Online Performance Management Hub

The City of Charleston is proud to announce the launch of a new online, data-driven performance management hub focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of City services. The hub was created as part of Charleston’s participation in W...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 24, 2018

City of Charleston Breaks Ground on Fire Station 11

At a ceremony on August 24th, the city of Charleston officially broke ground on Fire Station 11, which is being built at 1835 Savannah Highway adjacent to Charleston 9 Memorial Park. When completed, the 14,500 square foot building will include a command t...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey,...Read on...

City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Storm Damage Assessments

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.ch...Read on...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Dutch Dialogues Charleston

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The city of Charleston, alongside Historic Charleston Foundation and numerous community partners, have launched Dutch Dialogues Charleston, a collaborative effort involving national and international flooding experts, city officials, nonprofit partners an...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

2019 Municipal General Election Information

Charleston SC

The City of Charleston’s Municipal General Election will be held on November 5, 2019. Visit our Election Information page to obtain candidate filing documents, find your City Council district, access links to voter registration and eligibility, and more.

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert

Homeless-to-Hope-Benefit-Concert

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announced the performance lineup for the upcoming second annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, which will include recent South Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee Blue Dogs, soulful vocalis...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Permit Center Closing

The City of Charleston Permit Center will be closed every third Tuesday for process improvement and staff training.

Permit Center