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WHAT THE BEAUFORT RIVER CAN LEARN FROM THE MAY RIVER

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Andrea Malloy, Interim Director of the South Coast Office, Coastal Conservation League In August of 2009, the Coastal Conservation League created a watershed based planning tool for the greater Bluffton area. This tool is a map that uses the boundaries of a watershed as the starting point for planning. The map identifies the most critical areas in the watershed for preservation and proposes specific areas to build (and not to build) with the goal…

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Plan for ash landfill stirs up opposition

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A South Carolina utility company that drew fire for allegedly tainting a local water supply with coal ash residue, a by-product of burning coal that is known to cause serious illness, recently purchased 987 acres in Colleton County to build a new landfill for the waste. The acquisition comes as the federal Environmental Protection Agency weighs a proposal to reclassify coal ash as a hazardous waste material, which would make its disposal more strictly regulated. An…

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Are cruises a boon for local economy?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When Bryan Burgin and Michael Watson drove to Charleston to take a six-day cruise, they stayed with friends to save money before the ship departed. Once the cruise ended, they grabbed their bags and went straight home to Columbia. “We’re not doing a thing to stimulate the local economy,” Watson said with a chuckle. Fellow passengers Lee and Sherri Romans of Portland, Ore., told a much different story. Drawn to Charleston by the cruise, they ended…

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Post & Courier: Commuter rail could work here if folks will get on board

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 526 Ends

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Georgetown Restaurants Serving Local Food

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This summer, CCL has been working hard to connect Georgetown County restaurants with local farms, such as Millgrove and C-Breeze, to provide the freshest, healthiest food to their customers AND support the local economy. We’ve enjoyed getting to know the wonderful people on both ends of the supply chain, and have created lasting relationships between them. We hope that more connections like these will continue to be made. The following restaurants in the City…

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CRBJ: Conservationists advocate oversight of cruise industry

Thursday, April 1, 2010 Cruise Ship in Charleston Harbor - via WikiMedia

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New York Times: Land on S. Carolina Island Is Sold to State, Averting Bridge Plan

Sunday, March 24, 1996

The owners of part of a coastal island in South Carolina have sold the land to the state, abandoning a plan to build a bridge that might have resulted in the island’s development as a resort. Sandy Island, one of two islands in the state without a direct connection to the mainland, has become the centerpiece of an ambitious wetlands preservation plan.

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