Charleston County would have to pay $1.78 billion for the Mark Clark Extension. Read morePrice tag for extending I-526 across Johns Island reduced slightly, to $2.2B
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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported more than 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the week that ended Dec. 3 and five new deaths.
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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