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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey,...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2018

City of Charleston September 15 Hurricane Florence PM Update

Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for all residents in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at noon today. South Carolina Department of Transportation has asked that citizens returning to the area remain patient and expect leng...Read on...
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Storm Damage Assessments

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.ch...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

City of Charleston September 14 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations remain at OPCON 1. Given the slow movement of the storm, city crews had additional time to continue preparations and finalize response and recovery plans.

If the need arises to evacuate anyone from flooded or damaged areas, Polic...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Parking Garage Update, 11:55 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14

Still need to move your car to higher ground? City-owned parking garages are free to park for the duration of the storm. The Charleston Place, 99 West Edge and Concord garages are your best bet. All others are full or mostly full. Garage locations can be ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Secure garbage can, other items outside

We’ll be feeling the effects of Florence later today. If you are still in town, please make your last preparations to batten down the hatches, including securing your garbage can, other items outside and consider bringing outdoor furniture in.Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Sandbag Update, 8:30 a.m., Fri. Sept. 14

We have not yet received the delivery of sandbags from MacDougall Correctional Institution. We will post on the city’s website, Twitter and Facebook Pages if/when additional sandbags arrive.

Posted on: September 13, 2018

City of Charleston September 13 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1, as the city’s operational focus begins to shift from pre-storm evacuation and preparation to protecting life and property during the event and recovery thereafter.

The City of Charleston provided a shuttl...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Parking Garage Update

The following city parking garages are now full: Queen St, Visitor Center, Wentworth, East Bay, Majestic Square and Francis Marion There is still free parking available at the following city-owned parking garages: Charleston Place, Camden Exchange, Conco...Read on...
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Update: City of Charleston to Provide Shuttle Service to Flowertown Elementary School Shelter

Due to logistical considerations, the city’s rolling shuttle service will transport those in need of shelter to the Flowertown Elementary School shelter rather than Cane Bay High School. With CARTA and Charleston County evacuation transportatio...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2018

City of Charleston September 12 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1. Today, city employees continued storm preparations and began plans to shift to response, while officials stressed the importance of following the governor’s order to evacuate.

"Florence is a deadly s...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Sandbag Update, 2 p.m., Wed. Sept. 12


Posted on: September 11, 2018

City of Charleston September 11 Hurricane Florence PM Update

The city emergency operations are at OPCON 1 as officials assist the state with the I-26 lane reversal, continue to monitor Hurricane Florence’s track and prepare for potential impacts to the Charleston area. Consistent with the ongoing evacuat...Read on...
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September 10 City of Charleston Hurricane Florence PM Update

Due to the evacuation order issued by Governor Henry McMaster earlier today, city offices will close tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, at 12 p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, September 14.

The city has shifted to OPCON 2 as officials continue to m...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

September 9 Hurricane Florence Preparations PM Update

Today, City of Charleston began working at OPCON 3 and partially activated the Municipal Emergency Operations Center. City Emergency Management continues to work closely with state and regional officials to monitor the storm’s track and coordina...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

Sandbags Available

Sandbags available from 10:30-5 today, Sunday, September 9, at two locations, the old Piggly Wiggly site on Sumar St and the Public Service building at 2150 Milford. Self serve, bring your own shovel, with onsite assistance for those who need it. Limit ...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Sept 8 Update: City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

City of Charleston officials continue to meet daily and have begun initial preparations for any potential impacts Tropical Storm Florence may have here in the Lowcountry. City Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to mo...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2018

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

The city of Charleston, in tandem with South Carolina Emergency Management and Charleston County, has moved to OPCON 4, as officials continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Florence’s track and its potential local impacts.

City officials rema...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Online Payments Processing Maintenance (Sunday September 23 3:00AM – 9:00AM)

Beginning at 3:00AM on Sunday, September 23, one of the City’s online payment processors will be completing system maintenance tasks which will take the payments systems offline during this period. Affected systems are the Government Management ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lowcountry Mayors’ Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

At a press conference at North Charleston City Hall, Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey,...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2018

City of Charleston September 15 Hurricane Florence PM Update

Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for all residents in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties at noon today. South Carolina Department of Transportation has asked that citizens returning to the area remain patient and expect leng...Read on...
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Storm Damage Assessments

City of Charleston crews are out doing formal damage assessments throughout the city. Early reports indicate minimal damage.

You can help by self-reporting any damage by calling the Citizen Services desk at 843-724-7311 or logging it here: http://gis.ch...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

City of Charleston September 14 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations remain at OPCON 1. Given the slow movement of the storm, city crews had additional time to continue preparations and finalize response and recovery plans.

If the need arises to evacuate anyone from flooded or damaged areas, Polic...

Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Parking Garage Update, 11:55 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14

Still need to move your car to higher ground? City-owned parking garages are free to park for the duration of the storm. The Charleston Place, 99 West Edge and Concord garages are your best bet. All others are full or mostly full. Garage locations can be ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Secure garbage can, other items outside

We’ll be feeling the effects of Florence later today. If you are still in town, please make your last preparations to batten down the hatches, including securing your garbage can, other items outside and consider bringing outdoor furniture in.Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Sandbag Update, 8:30 a.m., Fri. Sept. 14

We have not yet received the delivery of sandbags from MacDougall Correctional Institution. We will post on the city’s website, Twitter and Facebook Pages if/when additional sandbags arrive.

Posted on: August 29, 2018

Final Public Notice - SC-4346-PW-00201

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a Subgrant application for the City of Charleston regarding the repairs to the Maritime Center docks, dockside river walk and ice machine within the coastal county of Charleston that were damaged...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2018

City of Charleston September 13 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1, as the city’s operational focus begins to shift from pre-storm evacuation and preparation to protecting life and property during the event and recovery thereafter.

The City of Charleston provided a shuttl...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Parking Garage Update

The following city parking garages are now full: Queen St, Visitor Center, Wentworth, East Bay, Majestic Square and Francis Marion There is still free parking available at the following city-owned parking garages: Charleston Place, Camden Exchange, Conco...Read on...
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Update: City of Charleston to Provide Shuttle Service to Flowertown Elementary School Shelter

Due to logistical considerations, the city’s rolling shuttle service will transport those in need of shelter to the Flowertown Elementary School shelter rather than Cane Bay High School. With CARTA and Charleston County evacuation transportatio...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2018

City of Charleston September 12 Hurricane Florence PM Update

City emergency operations are at OPCON 1. Today, city employees continued storm preparations and began plans to shift to response, while officials stressed the importance of following the governor’s order to evacuate.

"Florence is a deadly s...

Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2018

City of Charleston September 11 Hurricane Florence PM Update

The city emergency operations are at OPCON 1 as officials assist the state with the I-26 lane reversal, continue to monitor Hurricane Florence’s track and prepare for potential impacts to the Charleston area. Consistent with the ongoing evacuat...Read on...
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September 10 City of Charleston Hurricane Florence PM Update

Due to the evacuation order issued by Governor Henry McMaster earlier today, city offices will close tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, at 12 p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, September 14.

The city has shifted to OPCON 2 as officials continue to m...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

September 9 Hurricane Florence Preparations PM Update

Today, City of Charleston began working at OPCON 3 and partially activated the Municipal Emergency Operations Center. City Emergency Management continues to work closely with state and regional officials to monitor the storm’s track and coordina...

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Posted on: September 9, 2018

Sandbags Available

Sandbags available from 10:30-5 today, Sunday, September 9, at two locations, the old Piggly Wiggly site on Sumar St and the Public Service building at 2150 Milford. Self serve, bring your own shovel, with onsite assistance for those who need it. Limit ...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Sept 8 Update: City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

City of Charleston officials continue to meet daily and have begun initial preparations for any potential impacts Tropical Storm Florence may have here in the Lowcountry. City Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to mo...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2018

City of Charleston Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

The city of Charleston, in tandem with South Carolina Emergency Management and Charleston County, has moved to OPCON 4, as officials continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Florence’s track and its potential local impacts.

City officials rema...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

City of Charleston Breaks Ground on Fire Station 11

At a ceremony earlier today, the city of Charleston officially broke ground on Fire Station 11, which is being built at 1835 Savannah Highway adjacent to Charleston 9 Memorial Park. When completed, the 14,500 square foot building will include a command tr...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

City of Charleston Releases Update to Tour Guide Program, Offers Voluntary Certification

Today, the city of Charleston released an update to the Tour Guide Program, which outlines the new voluntary tour guide certification program that is now available, pending further judicial review of the mandatory program. City of Charleston Cor...Read on... Tour Guide Program Update
Posted on: August 6, 2018

City of Charleston Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Bird Rides, Inc.

On Aug. 6, City of Charleston Assistant Corporation Counsel Steve Ruemelin sent a cease and desist letter to Bird Rides, Inc. regarding their operation of an unlicensed and illegal motorized scooter rental program in the city.

The letter is attached and th...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Kick-off New School Year at the First Day Festival

The city of Charleston will welcome thousands of students and their families to the 16th Annual First Day Festival at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and Gadsdenborough Park on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Each year, the festival serves as a celebration of ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

City of Charleston Working with Owners to Expedite Pelican Pointe Villas Repairs

The city of Charleston continues to work with the homeowners’ association and the property management company to approve plans for remediation at Pelican Pointe Villas at 1984 Folly Road. In addition, representatives from the city of Charleston...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Upgrades to Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool Delayed; Facility to Remain Open Temporarily

Due to the appointment of a new project manager by the outside contractor, Johnson Controls, upgrades to the City of Charleston’s Martin Luther King, Jr. pool have been delayed, and the pool will remain open until a new timeline for the project ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Charleston to Host Second Annual Civic Engagement Workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?”

The city of Charleston will hold its second annual civic engagement workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?” on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse, located at 720 Magnolia Road.

Organized by the...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

City of Charleston to Conduct Operation Move-out

The city of Charleston’s annual “Operation Move-out” initiative begins next week. Operation Move-out will be conducted from 8 a.m., Monday, July 30th through 5 p.m., Friday, August 3rd. Tenants are asked to place trash items ...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2018

Traffic and Safety Improvements Completed Along Septima Clark Parkway

The city of Charleston Department of Traffic and Transportation has completed a series of traffic and safety improvements along the Septima Clark Parkway to increase the efficiency and security of travel for both motorists and pedestrians. New pedestrian...Read on...
Posted on: July 24, 2018

City of Charleston Call Center Now Open

At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the official opening of the city of Charleston’s new call center, the Citizen Services Desk, which connects residents to city-related services and information. Residents can cont...Read on...
Posted on: July 17, 2018

City of Charleston Announces School Supply Drive Ahead of First Day Festival

In preparation for the Annual First Day Festival, the city of Charleston is conducting a school supply drive to ensure that local students have the materials they need to begin the new school year. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Au...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City of Charleston July 20 PM Flooding Update

Due to today’s extreme rainfall event, city of Charleston crews and emergency officials have been working since early this morning to mitigate the effects of flooding throughout the city. Unofficial reports indicate that parts of the Charleston ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City of Charleston Responding to Friday AM Flash Flooding

City of Charleston emergency officials have been in the emergency operations center since early this morning responding to the impacts of today’s extreme flash flood. Residents are asked to delay their entry into downtown Charleston if at all po...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

City of Charleston Business and Neighborhood Services to Partner with Envolve Entrepreneurship

The city of Charleston Business and Neighborhood Services (BNS) Division is partnering with Envolve Entrepreneurship (Envolve), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to provide various support services and resources for Charleston’s entrepreneurs.

Through this...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg, Partners Announce Upcoming Panama City Trade Mission

At a press conference earlier today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced an upcoming Trade Mission to Panama City, Panama being coordinated by Charleston Sister Cities International in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct Charleston Peninsula Flood Risk Management Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District recently received funding to conduct a Flood Risk Management Study of the Charleston Peninsula to determine cost effective strategies to provide long-term risk reduction from flooding.

Mayor John Teckle...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Public Input Sought for Redevelopment of Northbridge Piggly Wiggly Site

The city of Charleston and West Ashley Revitalization Commission will hold two open-house public input sessions to discuss redevelopment ideas for the former Northbridge Piggly Wiggly site on Tuesday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 1...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Illumination Project Welcomes Reverend Kylon Middleton as New Leader

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that Reverend Kylon Middleton, Pastor of Mount Zion AME Church, will serve as the new Charleston Illumination Project leader, continuing the work of Margaret Seidler, who has held the ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

“All of Us” Resource Center for Homeless Citizens Now Open

Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, members of city council and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and We Are Family participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new “All of Us” Resource Cent...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability to Host Short Term Rental Application Workshop

The department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability will host two open house workshops where citizens can meet with city staff to review the process of applying for Short Term Rental permits under the new ordinance, which seeks to more broadly re...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

City of Charleston Participates in Tri-County Earthquake Exercise

Today, the city of Charleston joined Tri-County government agencies in an annual emergency preparedness drill to test the response to a simulated 5.5 magnitude earthquake.

More than 40 personnel representing every city department participated in the more ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

City of Charleston Parking Study Moving Forward

The city of Charleston Department of Traffic and Transportation is conducting a study to update its parking system for the first time in 20 years. The study will examine current and future parking trends for residents, businesses, employees and visitors i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Accommodations Tax and Community Assistance Grant Applications

Applications for 2019 Accommodations Tax and Community Assistance Grants are now available. Applications are due by 3 p.m., July 26 at 75 Calhoun St., Suite 3500. An applicants workshop will be held from 3 p.m. on June 21, 2 George St., 1st Floor Public M...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2018

City of Charleston Gives Public Notice of FEMA Grant Application

The City of Charleston has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) as a sub-grantee. 

The proposed work includes placement of c...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Opening Ceremony for 42nd Annual Spoleto Festival USA to Take Place Friday

Please join Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, Spoleto Festival Board Chair William Medich, keynote speaker and playwright Henry Naylor, and Seacoast Church Founding Pastor Greg Surratt at the opening ceremony for the 42nd annual Spoleto Festival USA, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Annual Summer Service Learning Institute to Begin in June

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Charleston will hold their annual Summer Service-Learning Institute (SSLI) this summer to provide rising 7th and 8th graders (current 6th and 7th graders) in Charleston County an opportunity to have productive summer breaks ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Wando River Bridge Opens to Two-Way Traffic Sunday, May 20

Wando River Bridge Opens to Two-Way Traffic Sunday, May 20

A joint release by Town of Mount Pleasant, Charleston County and City of Charleston Public Information Officers

In anticipation of SCDOT’s press conference, Mount Pleasant, Charleston Coun...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

City of Charleston Fire and Police Departments to Square-off in Softball Game

Before the Charleston RiverDogs play the Columbia Fireflies at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, the Charleston Fire Department will take on the Charleston Police Department in a “Boots vs. Badges” softball game, beginning at 3 p.m.

The dou...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

City of Charleston Wando River Bridge Closure, PM Update for May 17

Today, the city of Charleston continued to work closely with regional and state officials to begin implementing the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s traffic mitigation plans for the region.

This afternoon, cones were placed on the I-...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

City of Charleston Wando River Bridge Closure, PM Update for May 16

At a press conference tonight with regional leaders throughout the Lowcountry, SCDOT Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin announced that the Wando River Bridge will remain closed until June 11, while repairs to the bridge are being affected.

In ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City of Charleston Wando River Bridge Closure PM Update for May 15

The city of Charleston continued working today with state and regional officials to understand and mitigate the effects of the Wando River Bridge closure.

Mayor Tecklenburg has been in direct communication with South Carolina Department of Transportation S...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Blessing of the Bikes Event to Take Place in Hampton Park

Mayor John Tecklenburg will join Boston’s Reverend Laura Everett, author of “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels,” city of Charleston director of Traffic and Transportation Keith Benjamin, St. Stephen...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg Urges County Council to Move Forward with Pitchfork Plan for Johns Island

Today, Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg sent a letter to Charleston County Council Chairman Vic Rawl urging County Council to move forward with plans to “fund, design, and construct both the northern and southern pitchforks,” for M...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

City of Charleston Office on Aging to Host Senior Information Summit

The city of Charleston Mayor’s Office on Aging will host a 2018 Senior Information Summit in partnership with Trident Area Agency on Aging and All About Seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Arthur W. Christopher Communi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Barbados Delegation to Visit Charleston

Next week, a delegation from Barbados will visit Charleston. The delegation will include the Ambassador of Barbados to the United States Selwin Hart, Barbados Tourism Product Authority CEO Dr. Kerry Hall, Historian Sir Henry Fraser, Barbados Tourism Marke...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

City of Charleston Affordable Housing Initiatives Outlined in Letter to Charleston Area Justice Mini

Tonight, a delegation of city officials, including Mayor pro tempore James Lewis, Jr., Senior Advisor to the Mayor Josh Martin, director of the city of Charleston Housing and Community Development Department Geona Shaw Johnson and President and CEO of the...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

City of Charleston Business and Neighborhood Services Division to Host Workshop in Partnership with

In honor of National Small Business Week, the city of Charleston Business & Neighborhood Services division will partner with Microsoft to hold a 3-hour workshop aimed toward helping small businesses and entrepreneurs learn to launch their online prese...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

City of Charleston Recreation Department Announces MW Tennis Academy as Tennis Instructional Partner

The City of Charleston Recreation Department has officially announced MW Tennis Academy and its CEO and co-founder Jeff Wilson as the new tennis instructional partner at the Charleston Tennis Center.

Their first day of service will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

City of Charleston Design Division Hosts “Weekend of Jane Jacobs”

The City of Charleston Design Division is holding a series of free, public events May 3rd through May 6th to celebrate the work and life of author Jane Jacobs.

Events will include an outdoor educational screening of the documentary, “Citizen Jane...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Swedish Tall Ship Gunilla Docked in Charleston

The Swedish tall ship Gunilla arrived yesterday for its 12th visit to the city of Charleston, and will remain docked at the Charleston Maritime Center through May 1, 2018.

The 160’ Barkentine ship arrived with 52 students and crew aboard.&nbs...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Assistant Chief Joseph Roberts Named City of Charleston Interim Fire Chief

Mayor John Tecklenburg today announced that Assistant Chief Joseph Roberts will serve as Interim Chief for the Charleston Fire Department, effective Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The interim position became available last week, when current Interim Chief John ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Drone Information for the Cooper River Bridge Run

April 7th marks the 41st anniversary of the Cooper River Bridge Run. The run is expected to draw 40,000 runners and up to 75,000 spectators along the 6.2 mile course from Mount Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge and into the City of Charleston. Due to the ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Applications Open for 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

The city of Charleston is currently accepting applications from high school and college students ages 15-22 for the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

Accepted students will work 20 hours per week from June 4 to July 27 in various city departmen...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

City of Charleston Offers Special Event Parking Garage Rate for Cooper River Bridge Run Participants

The City of Charleston will offer a special event flat parking rate of $5 for Cooper River Bridge Run participants at three downtown parking garages beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, April 6, until 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7.

The special event rate only applies...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg Announces Selection of Daniel Curia as Charleston Fire Chief

Today, alongside members of City Council and community leaders, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the selection of Daniel Curia as the new chief of the city of Charleston Fire Department. Chief Curia is set to begin on July 30, 2018.

Mayor Teckle...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

City of Charleston Business Services Hosts Charleston “Meet the Lender” – Lender Matchmaking Event

In partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and in honor of National Small Business Week, the city of Charleston Business & Neighborhood Services Division will host a “Meet the Lender” event on Monday, April 30, 201...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Mayor Tecklenburg Announces AWCCC Kids Camp, Makes Call for Literacy Volunteers

Mayor John Tecklenburg, alongside representatives from the city of Charleston Recreation Department, Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families, and Reading Partners, today announced this year’s Arthur W. Christopher Community Ce...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Resurfacing of Spring and Cannon Streets Scheduled to Begin Next Week

Based on the current weather forecast, the resurfacing of Spring and Cannon Streets is scheduled to begin Monday. Work is expected to last six days, weather permitting, and will impact traffic flow and on-street parking in the area.

During the milling and ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

2018 Business License Renewals Due Wednesday, Feb. 28

The final day to renew a city of Charleston business license without incurring late penalties is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Visit http://charleston-sc.gov/business-license-renewal for more information and to renew online through the c...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Global Entry Program Interviews to Return to Gaillard Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will return to Charleston to conduct in-person enrollment interviews with CBP’s Global Entry applicants in the first floor public meeting room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street) Monday, Mar...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

City of Charleston Gives Public Notice of FEMA Grant Application

The City of Charleston has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding through the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) as a sub-grantee. 

The proposed work includes the replacem...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness & Affordable Housing to Announce Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert

The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, which includes Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson, will hold a press conf...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

City of Charleston and State of South Carolina to Host Flood Mitigation & Assistance Presentations

Representatives from the city of Charleston and state of South Carolina will host a series of presentations for residents on flood mitigation and assistance on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The first presentation will take place at Bees Landing Recreation C...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Resumes of Candidates for Police Chief Released

In advance of next week’s site visit from the final five candidates for city of Charleston Police Chief, the following biographies were made available. 

For additional information on the candidates’ visit, which will take place...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Tecklenburg Flooding Proposal Wins Unanimous Support of Senate Panel

Yesterday, Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg traveled to Columbia to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Sales & Income Tax Subcommittee in favor of a bill (S. 917) that would allow municipalities to put revenue from local hospitality tax a...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2018

Resumes of Candidates for Fire Chief Released

In advance of next week’s site visit from the final four candidates for city of Charleston Fire Chief, the following biographies were made available. For additional information on the candidates’ visit, which will take place January ...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2018

City of Charleston Business License Renewals Due by Jan. 31, 2018

City of Charleston business license renewals for 2018 are due by January 31, 2018. Renewals can be processed through the city's secure customer access portal, linked here. For more information on business licenses and the city's renewal process, visit&am...Read on...
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Street Sweeping Towing in Cannonborough-Elliottborough Neighborhood

The Cannonborough-Elliottborough street sweeping towing program is set to resume Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The city of Charleston will have illegally parked vehicles towed during street sweeping periods beginning this week on Tuesday, January 23 and We...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Youth Volunteer Corps of Charleston Awarded “YVC Cornerstone Grant”

The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Charleston was recently named a recipient of the YVC Cornerstone Grant, a $20,000 award distributed to affiliate programs undertaking measures to improve the outcomes of the greater YVC network through additional service...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Office of Cultural Affairs presents On the Edge: From Combahee to Winyah at City Gallery

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents On the Edge: From Combahee to Winyah at City Gallery January 20 through March 4, 2018. This intricate bird’s eye view of the southern coastlines features the work of American photographe...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2018

City of Charleston PM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 5, 2018

At 4:30 p.m. today, city of Charleston Emergency Management resumed normal operations and the Emergency Operations Center closed.

Citizens and visitors are strongly advised to avoid unnecessary travel through the weekend. As long as snow and ice remai...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2018

City of Charleston AM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 5, 2018

As of 9 a.m. conditions in the city remain largely unchanged.

At this time, no roads or bridges in the city are closed due to weather. However, snow and ice remain on the roads continuing the hazardous driving conditions. Citizens and visitors are str...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2018

City of Charleston PM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 4, 2018

At 4:30 p.m. today, Charleston City Council met telephonically and unanimously passed an ordinance that formally declared a state of emergency in the city of Charleston due to yesterday’s winter storm event. The ordinance authorizes Mayor John T...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2018

City of Charleston AM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 4, 2018

The City of Charleston continues to work with state and local partners to get critical roads open. The city Emergency Operations Center remains at OPCON level 3. Road conditions throughout the area remain hazardous. Citizens and visitors are strongly adv...Read on...
Posted on: January 3, 2018

City of Charleston PM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 3, 2018

The City of Charleston continues to monitor weather conditions and work with local and state partners to open roads and bridges. The city Emergency Operations Center is now working at OPCON level 3. With roads expected to refreeze overnight, conditions a...Read on...
Posted on: January 3, 2018

City of Charleston AM Winter Weather Update for Jan. 3, 2018

At 7 a.m., the city of Charleston Emergency Operation Center opened at an OPCON level of 4. As wintery weather, including ice and snow, continues to move through the region, area residents are encouraged to remain up to date on the latest weather foreca...Read on...
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Statement of Charleston City Attorney on Dewberry Hotel Ruling

In response to yesterday’s Circuit Court ruling that the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals incorrectly applied the law in denying permission for a rooftop bar at the Dewberry Hotel [attached], city attorney Frances Cantwell issued the fol...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

West Ashley Revitalization Commission Unanimously Endorses Implementation of Master Plan

At the West Ashley Revitalization Commission’s meeting last night, members unanimously endorsed the implementation of the West Ashley Master Plan submitted by Dover Kohl, the planning consultant hired by City Council earlier this year.

The plan i...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

City of Charleston Offers Affordable Housing Through First Time Homeownership Initiative

The city of Charleston department of Housing and Community Development recently constructed two homes, located at 1904 Doscher Avenue and 56 Nunan Street, that are now available for purchase through their First Time Homeownership Initiative.

The Homeowners...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Department of Traffic and Transportation Releases New SmartCards for Updated Parking Meters

The city of Charleston department of traffic and transportation is in the process of updating the peninsula’s 1,709 parking meters to accept credit cards in addition to coin and SmartCard payments. To date, more than half of the meters have been...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

City of Charleston Seeks Participants for Holiday Parade of Boats

The city of Charleston, in partnership with the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, will hold the 36th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Charleston Harbor. Applications to participate will be accepted through Wednesday, Decem...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Building Elevation Design Workshop

Those interested in viewing the city of Charleston Preservation Division's presentation from their Nov. 3 workshop regarding the elevation of historic buildings in flood prone areas can do so by clicking here.Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2017

City of Charleston Business Services Division Launches New Business Open House Series

The city of Charleston Business Services Division will host its first New Business Open House for new and potential business owners on Friday, November 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the First Floor Public Meeting Room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street).

Th...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

City of Charleston Announces FEMA Grant Approval

After speaking directly with state emergency officials today, the city of Charleston can now confirm that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $7,785,715 grant for the mitigation of 36 homes in the West Ashley area, including 32 l...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Public Engagement Process to Begin for City-wide Transportation Plan

In partnership with the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the city of Charleston Department of Traffic & Transportation has begun the process of updating the city-wide transportation plan. This effort will kick off with a...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City of Charleston’s ‘Triple A’ Bond Rating Reaffirmed by Ratings Agencies

The city of Charleston is among the most financially sound cities in the nation, according to a pair of recent reports by two of the world’s leading bond ratings agencies, Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s. In each case, the c...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

City of Charleston to Hold Public Workshop on Low Battery Project

A public workshop to review progress on the Low Battery Seawall Project will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Memminger Auditorium (56 Beaufain St.).

Attendees will receive an update on the overall Low Battery design process, as we...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Short Term Rental Task Force Votes to Send Proposal to Planning Commission

After more than six months of careful study and deliberation, the City of Charleston Short Term Rental Task Force voted 9-2 this evening to send their proposal to the city’s Planning Commission for consideration. The Task Force’s prop...Read on...
Posted on: September 22, 2017

City of Charleston Responds to Cannonborough-Elliottborough Street Sweeping Requests

Following the success of the street sweeping towing program in Harleston Village and Radcliffeborough, Cannonborough-Elliottborough is the latest neighborhood to request to join the program.

The city of Charleston will begin towing illegally parked vehicle...

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