The lead-up to Charleston's mayoral election has included nearly $1.7 million raised by its six candidates, debates centered on the city's flooding issues, four TV ads from one city councilman challenger and a monthslong audit of incumbent John Tecklenburg. And there are still three weeks to go.
Mikaela Porter joined The Post and Courier in April 2019 and writes about the city of Charleston. Previously, Mikaela reported on breaking news, local government, school issues and community happenings for The Hartford Courant in Hartford, Conn.
Demetre Park, known to locals as "Sunrise Park," is located on the water near Fort Johnson. It will open Wednesday afternoon. A ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m.
An effort to limit builders' use of "fill and build" for new development in Charleston is getting renewed attention, but city leaders say it may not be as simple as an ordinance banning the practice.
Charleston's longest-serving City councilman faces several opponents this year.
A much-anticipated audit of Charleston's Police Department cited glaring issues with management and policy, even noting that the department doesn't have a true job description of the police officer position. So what is next? What will be done?
As the saying goes, victory has a thousand fathers while defeat is an orphan, but what happens when two fathers run against each other for mayor of Charleston?
Charleston residents who plan on voting in November's municipal election said city leaders should focus efforts on traffic, flooding and new development, a poll conducted by the Lowcountry Livability PAC has found.
A months-long audit of the Charleston Police Department has found racial disparities in key area like traffic stops and uses of force, and is recommending a series of sweeping reforms aimed at shoring up everything from data collection to leadership development.
After years of discussion and study, the Dutch Dialogues research is complete and creates a possible blueprint for Charleston to combat persistent flooding.
Once trash is placed in the bin, the Bigbelly bin will compact the item so it can accumulate eight-times more trash than the normal, air-exposed trashcans.