News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Road Closures Due to Heavy Rain Remain in Effect; Additional Rain Expected This Evening

As of 2 p.m. today, 2.5 inches of rain had fallen in the city of Charleston, with continued precipitation expected.

Currently, 26 roads are closed due to flooding, primarily in the downtown area.

The next high tide, which is expected at 4:08 p.m., is foreca...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 18, 2020

City of Charleston Prepares for Series of High Tides, Flooding

With an 8.7-foot tide forecast for Sunday morning—potentially the third highest non-tropical high tide since 1934—City of Charleston emergency management officials urge residents and visitors to prepare for major tidal flooding. The Na...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Potential for Major Tidal Flooding Tonight; Additional Flooding into the Weekend

The National Weather Service in Charleston has forecast major flooding for Charleston around this evening’s 7:05 p.m. high tide and near-major flooding around Wednesday and Thursday evenings’ high tides. At this time, no rainfall is fo...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Charleston Sues 24 Fossil Fuel Companies for Costs of Surviving Climate Change

As Charleston approaches Friday’s third anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s extreme surge and flooding that devastated the city, officials today filed a lawsuit in South Carolina state court to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for th...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City of Charleston Plans for Partial Preservation of St. Julian Devine Chimneys

After learning of the safety report calling for the demolition of the St. Julian Devine Community Center chimneys last week, Mayor John Tecklenburg convened a meeting of project managers and engineers over the weekend to determine if there were any possib...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Public Input Needed for Charleston City Plan Update

Once every ten years, citizens in South Carolina have the opportunity to help rewrite their city’s single most important planning document--the comprehensive plan that guides decisions on development, housing, transportation, land use and more.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2020

City Announces COVID-19 Regulations for City Gallery

Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, City Gallery will re-open with adjusted hours and new safety precautions on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Exhibition viewing will be offered Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. u...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City of Charleston August 3 Isaias 10 PM Update

With a late course and speed change having spared the area from the worst of Hurricane Isaias’s impacts, the city of Charleston stood down its virtual Municipal Emergency Operations Center at 8 o’clock tonight.

The city’s Poli...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City of Charleston August 3 Isaias 2 PM Update

During their meeting this morning, Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance authorizing Mayor John Tecklenburg to enact a citywide curfew tonight, should conditions require it as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias.

At this time, no curfew is in...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 31, 2020

City of Charleston Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

Update: After reviewing the 5 p.m. forecast, city officials announced that the following parking garages will be open to city residents free of charge from 8 a.m. Sunday, August 2 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 4:

  • Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen Street
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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Citizens Invited to Submit Feedback for City Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The city of Charleston is seeking community input for its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will include a comprehensive study of the city’s existing parks, facilities and programs, and an assessment of future needs.

The feedback provided b...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Annual Operation Move-out Initiative to Begin July 30

The city of Charleston’s annual “Operation Move-out” initiative will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 and be conducted through 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 1. During this time, tenants are asked to place trash items at the ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing at St. Julian Devine on Monday, July 20

The city of Charleston, in partnership with the Shifa Clinic and Lab 24, will offer free COVID-19 testing to members of the Charleston community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Julian Devine Community Center, located at 1 Cooper Str...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council Passes Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

At their meeting tonight, Charleston City Council passed a set of additional emergency measures (here) to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect citywide on July 15, 2020. 
These include:
• Amended ...
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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council to Consider Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

Tonight, Charleston City Council will consider additional emergency measures to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19.

If passed, the following added regulations would go into effect citywide, beginning July 15, 2020:

  • Amended mask requirement...
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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Announces COVID-19 Regulations for Charleston Peninsula Essentials Market

Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, the Charleston Farmers Market will open as an essentials only market on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the VIP parking lot adjacent to Joseph P. Riley, Jr....

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 8, 2020

City of Charleston Launches Citibot, Text Message Communication Tool for Residents and Government

The city of Charleston today announced its launch of Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government.

With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston will be able to use text message-based technology...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 7, 2020

STIB Approves $21.5 Million for Septima Clark Drainage and Transportation Improvement Project

This morning, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank approved the city of Charleston’s application for funding in the amount of $21.5 million for Phase 5 of the Septima Clark Drainage and Transportation Improvement Project.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City Face Covering Ordinance to Go Into Effect at Midnight

The emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public areas throughout the city of Charleston to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 goes into effect at 12 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the ordinan...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Bees Landing Recreation Center to Temporarily Close as COVID-19 Precaution

Earlier today, the city of Charleston Recreation Department learned of one employee at Bees Landing Recreation Center who has tested positive for COVID-19. While the employee has not been in the workplace since Tuesday of last week, the facility has close...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Hazel Parker Playground to Temporarily Close as COVID-19 Precaution

Earlier today, the city of Charleston Recreation Department learned of one employee at Hazel Parker Playground who has tested positive for COVID-19. While the employee has not been in the workplace since Friday of last week, the facility has closed and wi...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 25, 2020

James Island Recreation Complex to Temporarily Close as COVID-19 Precaution

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the city of Charleston Recreation Department was notified of two employees at the James Island Recreation Complex (JIRC) who had tested positive for COVID-19. These employees have not been in the workplace since Friday of last ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 25, 2020

City Announces COVID-19 Regulations for West Ashley Essentials Market

Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, the West Ashley Farmers Market will open as an essentials only market on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ackerman Park, located at 55 Sycamore Avenue.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 10, 2020

City of Charleston to Participate in Annual Summer Food Service Program

This year, the city of Charleston is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides children and teens under 18 years of age with free, nutritious lunches during the summer months while schools are not in session.

Beginn...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 6, 2020

City of Charleston Waives Building Permit Fees Related to May 30 Damage

At their emergency meeting this morning, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and members of City Council voted to waive all fees for building repairs related to property damage incurred by property and business owners on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the city o...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 6, 2020

No June 6 Curfew Planned in the City of Charleston

With no problems reported overnight, there is no curfew planned in the city of Charleston tonight, Saturday, June 6, 2020. City officials will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day, and are prepared to take additional actions if circumstanc...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Citizens Encouraged to Report Damage

City staff have been actively working to identify and evaluate damage that occurred on Saturday night. Citizens and business owners are encouraged to continue to report damage at: https://gis.charleston-sc.gov/report-damage/

When reporting, please provide ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City of Charleston Municipal Court to Reopen Monday

The city of Charleston Municipal Court will return to its regular schedule of conducting traffic and criminal bench trials on Monday, June 8, 2020. No jury trial cases are being scheduled at this time.

Due to the social distancing guidelines in place relat...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Announces Free Parking Options to Assist Local Businesses

In order to support local businesses and safely stimulate economic recovery, effective Monday, June 1, 2020 and for the remainder of the year, metered parking enforcement will cease after 6 p.m. citywide. In conjunction with this change, regular parking m...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 19, 2020

City of Charleston Summer Day Camps to Begin June 15

In consultation with area medical professionals, city of Charleston summer day camps provided by the Recreation Department are scheduled to begin on June 15th and run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drop-off hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and pick-up wil...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Applications Open for CARES Act CDBG Funding for Homelessness Prevention

The city of Charleston, in partnership with Trident United Way, today announced the availability of $132,099 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and provided by...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of Charleston May 15 Coronavirus Update

At a press conference this afternoon with local restaurant industry representatives, Mayor Tecklenburg announced the city’s plan to allow temporary outdoor dining on private property and public sidewalks.

The emergency ordinance, passed by City C...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayors Tecklenburg and Haynie Announce Cancellation of 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run

Today, Mayors John Tecklenburg and Will Haynie released the following statement announcing that the 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run would not move forward:

“Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19, we feel that it is time to cancel this ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Most City of Charleston Parks to Reopen for Exercise Activities

Tonight, during an emergency meeting of Charleston City Council, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that most city parks will reopen this weekend to allow for exercise and movement. No group activities--such as picnics or exercise classes--or close contact ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 22, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 22 Update

This evening, in response to Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Order reopening some retail businesses previously determined to be non-essential, Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance on decreasing the risk of exposure to COVID-...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Tecklenburg Encourages Public Comment on US Army Corps Preliminary Flood Protection Plan

Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers released a preliminary flood protection plan for the Charleston peninsula. The plan is the result of an 18-month study of coastal storm impacts on the Charleston peninsula and can be viewed on the Army Corp...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Severe Weather Expected Through Monday Morning

Two episodes of severe weather are being forecast for the Charleston area over the next 24 hours.

First, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. tonight, scattered to severe thunderstorms are expected across the region. Damaging winds in excess of 70 mph, hail, heavy do...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City of Charleston Releases COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor John Tecklenburg elaborated on the city’s COVID-19 response and recovery strategy, which was presented to City Council for their feedback last night.

The plan calls for three steps: first, shutdown to s...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 9 Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1, while today, at a press conference, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg was joined by Reverend Dr. Krystal Sears, Senior Pastor at Greater St. Luke AME Church, and Imam Bourouis El-Idrissi of the Islamic Council of...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 7, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 7 Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1, while today, at a press conference, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg stressed the importance of complying with Governor Henry McMaster’s “Home or Work” order.

Mayor Tecklenburg said,...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 6 Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1 and continues to enforce the Stay at Home ordinance citywide. In compliance with the ordinance, citizens are asked to continue to heed the stay at home orders and make only essential trips.

Tonight, Charleston City...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus April 3 Update

At a press conference today, Mayor John Tecklenburg and city leaders once again stressed the importance of complying with the city’s Stay at Home ordinance and reviewed the city’s activities with regard to the coronavirus. To recap:

  • All...
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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 2, 2020

City of Charleston April 2 Coronavirus Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1 and continues to enforce the Stay at Home ordinance citywide. In compliance with the ordinance, citizens are asked to continue to heed the stay at home orders and make only essential trips.

The 2020 seasons of the ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Scam alert: Fake letters claim the city of Charleston, MUSC seeking college students for a COVID-19

The city of Charleston learned today that scam letters are being sent to College of Charleston students claiming the City of Charleston Public Service Department and MUSC are seeking healthy students to participate in a vaccine trial for COVID-19...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Charleston City Council Amends ‘Stay at Home’ Ordinance to Add Governor’s Most Recent Orders

Tonight, during an emergency meeting, Charleston City Council amended the city’s “Stay at Home” Ordinance to add Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent orders regarding the closure of “non-essential&rdq...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 31, 2020

City of Charleston March 31 Coronavirus Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 1 and continues to enforce the Stay at Home ordinance citywide.

Since last Friday, the city’s Livability Department has been working with the Charleston Fire Department to meet with local grocery stores and...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Charleston March 30 Coronavirus PM Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 and the city’s Stay at Home ordinance remains in effect with non-essential businesses closed citywide.

In an effort to resume trash service (yard debris and bulk items such as furniture, appl...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Charleston March 30 Coronavirus AM Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 and the city’s Stay at Home ordinance remains in effect with non-essential businesses closed citywide.

Over the weekend, Charleston Police Department continued their policy of measured enforc...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Charleston March 27 Coronavirus Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 with the stay at home ordinance in effect and non-essential businesses closed citywide.

Earlier today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Police Chief Luther Reynolds held a press conference to prov...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Charleston Releases Statement on AG Office’s Opinion

Today, city of Charleston Corporation Counsel Susan Herdina released the following statement with regard to the SC Attorney General Office’s opinion on home rule and emergency authority:

"The city appreciates the strong support for the princ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City of Charleston March 26 Coronavirus Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1 with the stay at home ordinance in effect and non-essential businesses closed citywide.

The Community Development Committee and Charleston City Council met today and approved an emergency ordinance to ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Charleston releases further guidance on ‘Stay at Home’ ordinance

UPDATE: April 22, 2020:

On April 20th, Governor Henry McMaster issued an Executive Order reopening certain classes of retail businesses

Following the Governor’s order, Charleston City Council passed an emergency ordinance on decreasing ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor Tecklenburg’s Coronavirus Press Conference Remarks, March 24

Today, at a 2:30 p.m. press conference, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg gave the following remarks regarding the city’s continued efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19:

Good afternoon.

For the past several weeks, governments and residents ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of Charleston March 23 Coronavirus Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 1, with city buildings closed to the public and employees transitioning to working from home. Those who are unable to telecommute are now working in alternating A and B teams in order to protect the cit...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Mayor Tecklenburg’s Coronavirus Press Conference Remarks, March 22

Today, at a 4 p.m. press conference with representatives from Charleston County, the City of North Charleston and the Town of Mount Pleasant Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg gave the following remarks:

With the coronavirus now aggressively spreading acros...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Charleston March 20 Coronavirus Update

Effective at 5 p.m. today, the city of Charleston shifted to OPCON-1 and closed all remaining offices and facilities, including recreation centers, to the public. 

Many city staff members will transition to working remotely effective Monday, with ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statement from Mayor Tecklenburg on City’s Coronavirus Response

At a press conference today, Mayor John Tecklenburg made the following statement on the city’s efforts related to COVID-19:

Since the threat of the coronavirus first became clear in China and later in Europe, the city of Charleston has taken a nu...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus March 19 PM Update

Tonight, at an emergency meeting, Charleston City Council voted to amend the city’s emergency ordinance regarding gatherings to align with Governor Henry McMaster’s guidelines for bars and restaurants and to limit social gatherings to ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus March 18 PM Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact.

According to SC DHEC, there are now 60 positive cases of coronavirus in South Carolina, four of which tested positive in Charleston County. For the lat...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus March 17 PM Update

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact.

According to SC DHEC, there are now 47 positive cases of coronavirus in South Carolina, three of which tested positive in Charleston County. For the la...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus March 16 PM Update

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 2, indicating a state of modified operations intended to limit person-to-person contact.

Charleston City Council met telephonically this afternoon to receive an update on the city’s response to...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus Update March 16, 2020

UPDATED BELOW

At an emergency telephonic City Council meeting at 2 p.m. today, Council will be briefed on city actions to date and consider a State of Emergency declaration. The call in number for the meeting is 1-800-747-5150; access code: 7243729#.

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of Charleston March 13, 2020 Coronavirus Update: Most Recent Cancelations and Postponements

The city of Charleston today announced the postponement of the upcoming Trust and Security Community Summit, sponsored by the city and Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council, which was scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at G...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About the Coronavirus in Charleston

Updated: April 2, 2020, 4:50 p.m.

What is the coronavirus and where did it come from?

Coronavirus 2019, also called COVID-19, is a virus that first appeared in Asia late last year. It is a contagious disease that is easily passed from person to person, caus...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 12, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sponsors Announce Cancelations Due to Coronavirus

In phone calls with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg this morning, the sponsors of both St. Patrick’s Day parades scheduled to take place in the city of Charleston on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, have agreed to suspend their plans due to the rapidl...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 10, 2020

City of Charleston Coronavirus Preparations as of March 10, 2020

City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff will address Charleston City Council tonight to provide an update on the city’s coronavirus preparations. Among the steps he’ll be discussing are the following:

Joint Federa...

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Additional Info... City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Charleston, SC Coronavirus Fact Sheet - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Charleston, SC Coronavirus Fact Sheet 

Updated: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020

For the latest on City of Charleston Coronavirus Preparations please read, "City of Charleston Coronavirus Preparations as of March 12, 2020" available he...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 2, 2020

City of Charleston Takes Precautionary Steps Regarding Coronavirus

To date, no cases of coronavirus have been detected in the state of South Carolina or any of the immediately surrounding states. However, as a precautionary measure, today Mayor John Tecklenburg and city of Charleston leaders consulted with federal, state...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 20, 2020

City Offices, Parking Garage at Gaillard Center to Close for Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

The Democratic Presidential Primary Debate will take place at the Charleston Gaillard Center Tuesday, February 25. Due to the heightened security protocols required by this event, the city offices located at 2 George Street will close to the public at 11:...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Repairs to Shade Structures at Waterfront Park Begin

The City of Charleston has contracted with IPW to perform repairs on the three shade structures on the pier at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Waterfront Park. 

The pier will remain open to the public, but the areas underneath the shade structures, which incl...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of Charleston Prepares for Severe Weather, Cancels Evening Recreation Programs

The National Weather Service Charleston is forecasting a line of strong to severe thunderstorms in the Charleston area late this afternoon into the evening, with the possibility of damaging wind gusts exceeding 58 mph. The most significant threat is expec...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 24, 2020

City of Charleston Seeks Public Input Regarding Affordable Housing

­ The city of Charleston’s Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with JQUAD Planning Group, LLC, will hold a series of community input meetings regarding the preparation of their five-year Consolidated Plan and ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 16, 2020

City of Charleston Breaks Ground on Municipal Golf Course Renovation

January 16th, Mayor John Tecklenburg, Golf Course Architect Troy Miller, representatives of Friends of the Muni, members of City Council and the Municipal Golf Course Commission, and community leaders broke ground on the Charleston Municipal Golf Course R...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 14, 2020

City of Charleston to Host AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session

The city of Charleston will host an Information Session for the 2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Site Selection Process to provide an overview of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program and review related regulations and site requirements. The Information Session will be held ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of Charleston, YWCA to Host MLK Day Concert, “Hold Fast to the Dream”

The city of Charleston and YWCA Greater Charleston will sponsor a concert titled “Hold Fast to the Dream” honoring the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church of ...

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

City Finalizes Preparations for Rain, Winds, Tides Through Tuesday

In consultation with the National Weather Service, City of Charleston emergency management officials have begun finalizing preparations for a significant storm event beginning overnight tonight and continuing through Tuesday evening.  

The worst c...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Potential for Severe Weather, Flooding This Weekend

The National Weather Service Charleston currently forecasts significant weather this weekend beginning Saturday night through Monday, which may cause moderate flooding, especially during the times of high tide.

The worst of the weather is currently expecte...

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

Single-Use Plastic Regulations to Take Effect January 1, 2020

Beginning January 1, 2020, the grace period will expire and new single-use plastic regulations will take effect in the City of Charleston, Town of James Island, and in the unincorporated areas of Charleston County.

At that time, operations must eliminate u...

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

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra, a new exhibition by artist Linda Fantuzzo, on view at City Gallery January 18 through March 1, 2020. A reception for the artist will take place on January 17 fro...

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

Delayed Start to City of Charleston Holiday Parade Due to Weather

In consultation with the National Weather Service, the City of Charleston will delay the start of the Holiday Parade to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

Rain and winds are forecast to move through the area tomorrow and are expected to clear i...

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

City of Charleston’s Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting to Take Place December 1, 2019

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m.

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

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

City of Charleston to Give Away Free Reusable Bags and Straws at Upcoming Workshops for Residents

Residents are encouraged to join one of two free workshops designed to provide tools and resources that will help support a smooth community-wide transition to the City's new single-use plastic regulations that take effect January 1, 2020.

The following w...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 20, 2019

City of Charleston, Doha, Qatar enter into Charleston Sister Cities International Partnership

Last week, Charleston City Council unanimously approved a Sister Cities partnership with Doha, Qatar. 

During a Qatari delegation visit to Charleston in October, the Ambassador of Qatar to the United States of America Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Th...

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

West Ashley Farmers Market to Return for Special Thanksgiving Market

The West Ashley Farmers Market will return for a special Thanksgiving Market on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 12 to 4 p.m. in Ackerman Park (55 Sycamore Avenue, behind CVS and Rogue Motion).

The Farmers Market will feature fresh local produce, prepared ...

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

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Police Department Forensic Services Division Building

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, members of City Council, Police Chief Luther Reynolds and Parks Director Jason Kronsberg broke ground Wednesday on the Charleston Police Department Forensic Services Division Building at 1975 Bees Ferry Road. 

Th...

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

City of Charleston Accepting Annual Holiday Parade Applications

The city of Charleston is accepting applications for participation in the annual Holiday Parade through 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, 2019. The Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m.

Those interested in applying c...

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

City of Charleston to host Workshops for Businesses Transitioning from Single-use Plastics

The city of Charleston Sustainability division is hosting two free workshops to provide businesses with tools and resources to help support a smooth transition to the city’s new single-use plastic ordinance, which will go into effect on January ...

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

City of Charleston Office on Aging to Host 2019 Senior Information Summit

In partnership with the Trident Area Agency on Aging and Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center, the city of Charleston Mayor’s Office on Aging will host the 2019 Senior Information Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Wari...

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

The Office of Cultural Affairs presents We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America, on view October 26 through December 22, 2019. In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 4, 2019

City of Charleston October 4 Hurricane Dorian Debris Update

Since collection began, city crews and contractors have picked up more than 170,000 cubic yards of debris citywide. Today, 41 crews continue moving throughout the city picking up curbside debris.

Contractor crews will begin the final stage of debris pickup...

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

Preliminary Racial Bias Audit Report of Charleston Police Department Released

Today, the city of Charleston is releasing the preliminary findings of CNA’s Racial Bias Audit of the Charleston Police Department, which will be followed by a 30-day community review and comment period before CNA finalizes its report.

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City of Charleston News Flash