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  1. City officials promise West Ashley redevelopment as Riley enters final yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Looking forward from Charleston mayor Joe Riley's final state of the city address, one of the most frequent topics mentioned was West Ashley and the many development projects planned in that part of the city. Riley said he wanted to use his final year to revamp Charleston's oldest suburb and most-populous area of the city.

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  2. Riley focuses on future of city as he delivers final addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    A lifetime servant to the City of Charleston, Mayor Joe Riley spoke to a packed chamber in his 39th and final State of the City address. Riley spoke briefly of the memories he created while in office, but spent most of the 20-minute speech talking about the work that still needs to be done in the time after he leaves office.

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    Tuesday Jan 27 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Good evening. Tonight I am proud to present to you the State of our City. I wish to begin by thanking you for the honor you give me to serve you as your mayor and I wish to thank City Council and City employees for their hard and successful work.

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  4. Haley recognizes Charleston mayor, focuses on gas tax, unions in addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    While Gov. Nikki Haley's proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax by 10 cents will make headlines from her State of the State speech on Wednesday, the 40-minute speech made several other points. In her re-election campaign, Haley promised to focus on education like she focused on bringing jobs to South Carolina in her first term.

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  5. Group hosts forum to discuss equity, diversity in CCSD schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    The Charleston chapter of The Links, Inc., sponsored on Monday afternoon a forum to address several issues in the Charleston County School District.

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  6. Police seek James Island fatal shooting suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    According to Charleston police, 22-year-old Samuri Stanley is wanted in connection to a fatal shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials advised using extreme caution if someone sees Stanley.

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  7. Nova Star ferry will spend winter in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    The Nova Star ferry that spent the summer taking passengers between Portland and Nova Scotia will spend the winter in Charleston, South Carolina. The ferry left its berth in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, early on Thursday morning.

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  8. New Charleston program to encourage healthy work placesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    A new program is being started in Charleston to help businesses and organizations create healthy work places for their employees. Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. is scheduled to hold a news conference on Wednesday in Charleston City Hall to release details of the effort being called the Charleston Healthy Business Challenge.

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  9. CCSO involved in 3 car accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are investigating an accident involving a Charleston County Sheriff's Office vehicle. According to a CCSO spokesperson, the three-vehicle accident happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on Rivers Avenue.

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    Tuesday Jan 13 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Anqelique Kerber, World No. 9, and Ekaterina Makarova, Word No. 10, have joined current champion Andrea Petkovic in the 2015 Family Circle Cup player field.

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  11. Elliot Summey voted in as county council chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor stepped aside from his position at Tuesday night's meeting That led to a flurry of nominations and quick votes that put in place a new chairman and vice chairman for the group.

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  12. Kwanzaa begins with city's Kinara candle lightingRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Amy Vaughn and her 13-year-old are new to Charleston. They moved during the first year the city held a Kwanzaa kick-off and candle lighting at Marion Square.

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  13. Kwanzaa begins with city's first-ever candle lightingRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Amy Vaughn and her 13-year-old are new to Charleston. They moved during the first year the city held a Kwanzaa kick-off and candle lighting at Marion Square.

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  14. Justice Ministry's focus on better pay for kitchen staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    A group of Charleston's religious leaders are fighting for better pay for local kitchen workers. They're called the Justice Ministry and each year they pick a problem to tackle in the Charleston area.

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  15. Former SC Gov Edwards diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Former South Carolina governor and member of President Ronald Reagan's cabinet James Edwards has passed away at the age of 87. He was also a 1950 graduate of the College of Charleston where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. "As someone who appreciated the opportunities and challenges of this office, Governor Edwards always offered kind words of support and encouragement - and we are forever grateful for his friendship," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

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  16. Terrace Theatre to show 'The Interview'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. - "The Interview" was put back into theaters Tuesday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited Christmas Day theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release. In Charleston, the Terrace Theater on Maybank Highway will have five showings.

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  17. Lawyers' fees on hold in SC gay marriage casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. - Requests for tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees from attorneys who argued to overturn the South Carolina's gay marriage ban are on hold even as same-sex weddings continue in the state. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, last week combined the two main gay marriage cases in South Carolina and is holding those cases pending developments at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  18. Goose Creek council member Maguerite Brown dead at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    The woman who served 39 years on Goose Creek's City Council passed away this weekend at the age of 88. Marguerite Brown, of Goose Creek, was a charter member of the Goose Creek Garden Club and an active volunteer with many city activities before serving on the city council. Brown was also a member of Peace Presbyterian Church.

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  19. Tajh BoydRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    A member of the New York Yankees is paying a visit to the children at South Carolina Children's Hospital. Former College of Charleston standout Brett Gardner is scheduled to visit patients at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital on Friday.

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  20. Academic Magnet coach files lawsuit over 'racism' characterizationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | ABC News 4 Charleston

    Academic Magnet's football coach on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against several parties, claiming he had been defamed and labeled a racist. Bud Walpole filed suit against the Charleston County School District, Jones Street Publishers -- the parent company of the Charleston City Paper -- and Axxis Consulting, the consulting firm brought in for the investigation, along with its employee Kevin Clayton.

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