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Three-wheeled coffeeshop rolling into town

Sheri Johnson and Mike Berndt, longtime employees of the Starbucks across from Charleston Place, had two joint hobbies: They liked to play Scrabble, and they liked to fantasize about opening their own coffee shop.

King Dusko, art and music venue on upper King Street, closes next month

King Dusko, one of the last nightclubs on upper King Street that centers on local art and music, is closing at the end of August after less than three years on the stretch of high-end restaurants and bars.

With Volvo land sale in the books, Berkeley County looks toward construction

Workers in Sweden take their summer vacations seriously, which is why there has been little movement by that country’s leading carmaker on a Volvo manufacturing plant — the first in the U.S. — to be built in Berkeley County.

Fix flawed gun check system

Judging from two recent tragedies — one here and one in Louisiana — enacting stronger gun laws is only half the battle to reduce gun violence.


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