Thomas Novelly

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Thomas Novelly reports on crime, growth and development as well as military issues in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Previously, he was a reporter at the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a fan of Southern rock, bourbon and horse racing.

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The dispute revolved around whether the county acted legally when it combined two issues into a single referendum question in 2016 when voters were asked if they wanted to raise property taxes to fund $30 million in new libraries and $13 million in new and improved parks.

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Fears about teacher retention are shared with neighboring districts in Berkeley,Charleston and Dorchester County. It comes amid a recent statewide shortage in educators. In an effort to combat the hemorrhage, districts are attempting to raise base teacher pay, provide stipends to rural areas and under served areas and cut down on mandatory testing. 

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Those World War II veterans, who would later be dubbed the members of "The Greatest Generation," are slowly fading away. In an effort to preserve their stories, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has identified 10 D-Day survivors and recorded their accounts for the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in U.S. history. 

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