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Posted on: August 31, 2023

August 31 Tropical Storm Idalia Recovery Update

Tropical Storm Idalia recovery efforts began at daybreak, as city crews fanned out across the city to complete initial damage assessments and clean-up.

The city shifted to OPCON 3 this morning, indicating a return to normal city operations, and the MEOC re...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

August 30 Tropical Storm Idalia Update #2

The city of Charleston continues operating at OPCON 2 in tandem with Charleston County. The MEOC remains staffed with Emergency Management, Police, Fire and other essential personnel managing the city’s response to the storm.

Current forecast: As of 5 p.m....

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

August 30 Hurricane Idalia Update #1

The city of Charleston is now operating at OPCON 2 in tandem with Charleston County. The MEOC remains staffed with Emergency Management, Police, Fire and other essential personnel managing the city’s response to the storm.

Current forecast: The primary thr...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

August 29 Hurricane Idalia Update #2

The city remains at OPCON 3 as officials continue to monitor Hurricane Idalia’s track and are prepare for impacts in the Charleston area. 

The city will shift to OPCON 2 at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30 in conjunction with the planned activation ...

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Storm Updates
Posted on: August 29, 2023

August 29 Tropical Storm Idalia Update #1

City officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Idalia’s track and are preparing for impacts in the Charleston area. The city remains at OPCON 3, in tandem with Charleston County, and city Emergency Management remains in close contact with state and reg...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

City of Charleston Begins Initial Preparations for Tropical Storm Idalia

City of Charleston officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Idalia and have begun making initial preparations for potential local impacts. The city remains at OPCON 3, and Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to mo...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2023

Reminder: Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting to Take Place December 3, 2023

The city of Charleston’s annual Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2023, beginning at 3 p.m. 

The parade will begin near Colonial Lake on Broad Street and travel east along Broad Street to Meeting Street, where it will turn and ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 28, 2023

City of Charleston to Host Pre-Proposal Meeting for Gullah Geechee Heritage Preservation Project

The city of Charleston will hold a pre-proposal meeting regarding the recently released Gullah Geechee Heritage Preservation Project Request for Proposal (RFP) at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2023, in the first floor Public Meeting Room at 2 George St...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 27, 2023

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Upcoming City Gallery Exhibitions

The city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs today announced Sleeping with the Ancestors and ‘Payne-ful’ Business, Charleston’s Journey to Truth, a pair of upcoming City Gallery exhibitions that re-examine the l...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Parade, Vendor Applications Open for Upcoming ‘Holiday Magic’ Events

The city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is currently accepting applications for community participation in this year’s Holiday Magic events.

In addition to attending as spectators, members of the public are invited to apply to participa...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 30, 2023

City Office of Sustainability, Regional Partners to Offer Free Pumpkin Composting Options

In an effort to promote environmentally-friendly practices throughout the holiday season, the city of Charleston Office of Sustainability and its regional partners are providing a number of free pumpkin composting options.

The following opportunities are a...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 30, 2023

City, Partners Break Ground on Ashley River Crossing

Federal, state, county and city officials gathered alongside Mayor John Tecklenburg this morning to break ground on the Ashley River Crossing, a forthcoming standalone bridge that will provide a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling bet...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Brittlebank Park Pier Roof Replacement Project to Begin Nov. 1

Work will begin Wednesday, November 1, 2023, to replace the aging roof at the Brittlebank Park pier. To ensure the safety of pedestrians, public access to the pier will be restricted during construction, which is expected to last through Monday, November ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Charleston Debuts New ‘TrashTracker’ Mobile App

The city of Charleston Environmental Services Division today announced the launch of ‘CHS TrashTracker,’ a new mobile app that delivers garbage, trash and street sweeping service reminders to city residents via email, text message and ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Statement from Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg Regarding Horrific Attacks in the State of Israel

Today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg issued the following statement on the horrific attacks in the state of Israel:

"Today's horrific attacks on innocent civilians in the state of Israel have shocked people of every faith in our community...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 4, 2023

2023 MOJA Arts Festival Announces New Closing Weekend Highlights

The city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, has announced details of additional MOJA Arts Festival performances and performing artists ahead of its closing weekend. 

The Festival, an 11-day c...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Mayor John Tecklenburg Announces Selection of Chito Walker as Next Chief of Police

During a 1 p.m. press conference in Washington Square, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the selection of Chito Walker as the city of Charleston’s next Chief of Police. 

The announcement marks the conclusion of the city&rsq...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Statement from Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg Regarding Recent CCSD Board Actions

Today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement regarding recent actions by the Charleston County School District Board of Trustees:

“Late yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Chairwoman Pam McKinney, and to ex...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: October 2, 2023

City of Charleston to Host ‘MOJA On King’ Free Block Party Event

The city of Charleston will host MOJA on King, a free block party featuring live music, vendors, outdoor dining and extended retail hours, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The event will take place along upper King Street, primarily bet...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Tickets Now Available for 2023 MOJA Arts Festival Events

Advance tickets are now available for the annual MOJA Arts Festival, an 11-day celebration of African American and Caribbean culture, which will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2023, and feature a variety of performances, art exhibitions and community ce...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 15, 2023

City of Charleston Announces Operation Neighborhood: Dunmovin

The city of Charleston Neighborhood Services Division will host its next "Operation Neighborhood" event on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Johns Island’s Dunmovin neighborhood.

Event details: Volunteers will gat...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 14, 2023

City of Charleston Recreation Department Announces 2023 Huck Finn Fishing Festival

The city of Charleston Department of Recreation, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual Huck Finn Fishing Festival at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Colonial Lake.

The catch-and-release e...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2023

City of Charleston to Launch Peninsula Plan with Upcoming Community Open House Events

The city of Charleston will kick off a new peninsula planning process – formally known as The Charleston Peninsula: Our Community, Our Future, Our Plan – that will serve as a guide for the future of the Charleston peninsula over the ne...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 31, 2023

August 31 Tropical Storm Idalia Recovery Update

Tropical Storm Idalia recovery efforts began at daybreak, as city crews fanned out across the city to complete initial damage assessments and clean-up.

The city shifted to OPCON 3 this morning, indicating a return to normal city operations, and the MEOC re...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 30, 2023

August 30 Tropical Storm Idalia Update #2

The city of Charleston continues operating at OPCON 2 in tandem with Charleston County. The MEOC remains staffed with Emergency Management, Police, Fire and other essential personnel managing the city’s response to the storm.

Current forecast: As...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 30, 2023

August 30 Hurricane Idalia Update #1

The city of Charleston is now operating at OPCON 2 in tandem with Charleston County. The MEOC remains staffed with Emergency Management, Police, Fire and other essential personnel managing the city’s response to the storm.

Current forecast: The p...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 29, 2023

August 29 Hurricane Idalia Update #2

The city remains at OPCON 3 as officials continue to monitor Hurricane Idalia’s track and are prepare for impacts in the Charleston area. 

The city will shift to OPCON 2 at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30 in conjunction with the planned a...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 29, 2023

August 29 Tropical Storm Idalia Update #1

City officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Idalia’s track and are preparing for impacts in the Charleston area. The city remains at OPCON 3, in tandem with Charleston County, and city Emergency Management remains in close contact with sta...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 28, 2023

City of Charleston Begins Initial Preparations for Tropical Storm Idalia

City of Charleston officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Idalia and have begun making initial preparations for potential local impacts. The city remains at OPCON 3, and Emergency Management is working closely with state and regional officials to mo...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 25, 2023

City of Charleston Business & Neighborhood Services Division to Host ‘Local Government 101’ Event

The city of Charleston Business & Neighborhood Services Division will host a ‘Local Government 101’ event designed to provide citizens with a comprehensive understanding of city operations on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 6 to 7:3...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Office of Cultural Affairs Announces 'We Were Made from Shadows' Exhibition

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We Were Made from Shadows, featuring large-scale installations and assemblage works by artists Hirona and Riki Matsuda, on view August 23 through September 10, 2023, at City Gallery, located at 34...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Aug. 15 City Council Meeting Relocated to City Hall

Due to an air conditioning issue in Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, next week’s City Council meeting has been relocated to City Hall (80 Broad Street). 

The meeting will proceed as scheduled, with Ways and Means beginning at 4 p....

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 9, 2023

20th Annual First Day Festival Set for Sunday, August 13

The city of Charleston’s annual First Day Festival will take place on Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street) and the South Carolina Aquarium (100 Aquarium Wharf). Each year, the festival serves as a cel...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: August 2, 2023

City of Charleston, Bank On Charleston Coalition to Host Safe Banking Informational Workshop

The city of Charleston, in partnership with the Bank On Charleston Coalition, will host a safe banking informational workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, located at 265 Fishburne ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Beresford Creek Bridge Replacement Project to Begin Aug. 15

Work will begin Tuesday, August 15 to replace the aging Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island. During construction, which is expected to last 9 months, Daniel Island Drive will be closed at Beresford Creek, and vehicular traffic will be re-routed in the...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Annual ‘Operation Move-out’ Initiative to Begin July 31

The city of Charleston’s annual “Operation Move-out” initiative will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 31, and continue until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 4. During this time, tenants are asked to place trash items at the curb by 7...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Mayor John Tecklenburg, Charlamagne Tha God to Open 11th Annual Lowcountry Mental Health Conference

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and radio and TV personality Charlamagne Tha God will deliver opening remarks for the 11th annual Lowcountry Mental Health Conference (LMHC), set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2023, in the Gaillard ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 20, 2023

City of Charleston Business Services Division to Host Annual Lender Matchmaking Event

The city of Charleston Business Services Division, in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), will host its annual Lender Matchmaking Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023 in ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 14, 2023

City of Charleston to Host Gullah Geechee Heritage Preservation Project Information Sessions

The city of Charleston, in partnership with Charleston County, the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Preservation Society of Charleston, will host a series of public information sessions throughout July and August to provide an overview of the Gullah Geechee...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 14, 2023

City of Charleston to Begin Traffic Signal Update at Meeting and Broad Streets

Work will begin Monday, July 17, 2023 to install updated traffic signal infrastructure at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets. The installation, which is scheduled to take thirty days to complete, will include replacement of the existing traffic...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Deputy Police Chief Chito Walker Appointed Interim Chief of Police

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Chito Walker as the Interim Chief of Police for the Charleston Police Department. Chief Walker, the department’s most senior Deputy Chief, will lead the department...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 12, 2023

City Concludes Successful Intellicheck ID Verification Pilot, Launches Permanent Program

Following the successful completion of its 6-month pilot program, the city of Charleston today announced a permanent ID verification program in partnership with Intellicheck, Inc., an identity validation company that provides cutting-edge ID verification ...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Annual First Day Festival School Supply Drive Begins in Charleston

The city of Charleston is kicking off its annual school supply drive in preparation for the upcoming First Day Festival. Donations will be accepted through 5 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2023, and pre-packed bags of school supplies will be distributed to st...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 26, 2023

City of Charleston to Host Virtual Financial Management Workshop Series for Youth and Young Adults

This summer, the city of Charleston will host its third annual Virtual Summer Workshop Series on financial management for high school and college-aged students, and young adults from 10 to 11 a.m. each Thursday beginning July 13 and running through August...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: June 23, 2023

City of Charleston to Offer Summer of Service Events for Local Youth

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of Charleston will host a series of Summer of Service leadership development opportunities, service projects and team building events for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County youth. The events will span four weeks through...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Statement of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on the Tragic Death of Police Chief Luther Reynolds

Today, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg released the following statement on the tragic death of Police Chief Luther Reynolds after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Chief Reynolds, 56, passed away peacefully in an area hospice facility on at 8:10...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

City of Charleston Accepting Applications for Mayor’s Youth Commission

Applications are now being accepted for rising 9th through 12th (current 8th through 11th) grade students in Charleston County who are interested in serving on the City of Charleston Mayor’s Youth Commission. 

About the Commission: The M...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

City of Charleston Hosting ‘Open Data Day’ Virtual Programs on Friday, March 3

The city of Charleston will join the worldwide celebration “Open Data Day” on Friday, March 3, 2023 with a number of virtual programs highlighting the benefits of access to data.

Charleston’s Open Data Day will be held virtual...

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City of Charleston News Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2023

City of Charleston Hosting Small Business Opportunity Expo March 31 at Charleston Gaillard Center

Registration is now open for the City of Charleston’s 2023 Small Business Opportunity Expo, which will take place on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charleston Gaillard Center. 

The purpose of the expo is for organiza...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking Voucher

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As a gift to residents this holiday season, the city of Charleston is once again offering a free 2-hour printable parking voucher for use in participating city garages November 24th through December 31st, 2023. 

The voucher is valid for one-time u...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Holiday Magic Events

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The city of Charleston celebrates the holiday season each December with Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston, offering free, family-friendly activities, live performances and decorations all around town for the community to enjoy.

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Charleston Debuts New ‘TrashTracker’ Mobile App

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The city of Charleston Environmental Services Division has recently launched ‘CHS TrashTracker,’ a new mobile app that delivers garbage, trash and street sweeping service reminders to city residents via email, text message and phone ca...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

The Charleston Peninsula: Our Community, Our Future, Our Plan

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The city of Charleston is launching a new peninsula planning process that will serve as a guide for the future of the Charleston peninsula over the next 10-to-20 years.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Connect with the City of Charleston via text

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As part of its customer service offerings, the city of Charleston is now using Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government.

With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston can use text message-ba...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Progress Implementing Charleston's Climate Action Plan

A new report outlining implementation progress of Charleston’s Climate Action Plan is now available.  

The 5-year Climate Action Plan was adopted by City Council in May 2021 and the report outlines initial progress from May 2021 through ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Opportunities Available to Learn More about Charleston's New Climate Action Plan

A bold strategy to address our changing climate.  Charleston's new Climate Action Plan was created with assistance from hundreds of community members and formally adopted in May 2021 by City Council.  It is a 5-year strategic fr...

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