More than six months after conversations began about how the city can address the uptick in gun violence, North Charleston gave final approval at a Dec. 8 City Council meeting to awarding $100,000 each to a dozen grassroots organizations that focus on serving the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, for a total of $1.2 million. Read moreNorth Charleston awards $1.2M to gun violence prevention groups
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HOLLY JOLLY FESTIVITIES
As December begins, Charleston bar menus are welcoming winter with some new festive offerings. Read moreCheers to holiday cheer with these festive cocktails at decked-out Charleston bars
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me one holiday arts roundup. Read moreCelebrate 25 days of Christmas with our Charleston holiday arts calendar
The artistic director and resident choreographer of Palmetto City Ballet knows well that the crowd-pleasing appeal of the 1892 two-act ballet with a score by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky would be a seasonal shoo-in. Its promise of an irresistible confection called the Sugar Plum Fairy and a marauding menace Rat King is time-tested Christmas catnip. Read moreCharleston area ballet companies take their own crack at holiday classic 'The Nutcracker'
While most will travel in their cars in a large loop around James Island County Park, a few will get the chance to see some of the more than 2 million lights on display from the water. Read moreHoliday Festival of Lights to offer special dragon boat ride viewing this year