Friday, January 27, 2012

Mayor Summey's State of the City address

Mayor R. Keith Summey presented the 2012 State of the City address for the City of North Charleston on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at the North Charleston City Hall.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Charleston County Reminds Citizens of Election Dates and Deadlines

Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2011

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office reminds the public of the following important dates related to the upcoming Republican Presidential Preference Primary election on Saturday, Jan. 21:

Friday, Jan. 20
Saturday, Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 26:
  • Challenge/provisional ballot hearing and certification at 10 a.m. at the Elections Office located at 4367 Headquarters Road in North Charleston.
For any election related questions, contact the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration as follows:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watch the January 12, 2012 City Council Meeting

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Input Sought for Arts in Education Initiative, North Charleston to host Engaging Creative Minds Public Forum

2009 Arts Festival - Main Event
The Charleston County School District, the Cities of Charleston and North Charleston, and the College of Charleston have convened a community planning process, titled Engaging Creative Minds, to determine how the cities, schools and arts & cultural resources can collectively serve area youth more equitably and with higher impact in the classroom.

The community will have an opportunity to learn more about this initiative and offer input at a public forum at North Charleston City Hall on Thursday, January 12, from 6:45-8:00pm.

Dallas-based non-profit, Big Thought, has been asked to facilitate this six-month process, in coordination with a community task force made up of local stakeholders. Big Thought made its first site visit to Charleston on November 9 and 10 in order to begin a planning timeline that will ultimately result in a set of recommended outcomes, program design, and a governance structure for the initiative.

In an effort to garner community input and support for this project, there will be two public forums held, the first of which will take place in North Charleston. Educators, artists, arts organizations, and the general public are invited to participate in these forums. For more information, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 or visit

What: Engaging Creative Minds Public Forum
Who: Charleston County School District, the Cities of Charleston and North Charleston, the College of Charleston, and Dallas-based non-profit, Big Thought
Where: Montague Conference Room, 2nd Floor, North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane North Charleston, SC 29406
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:45-8:00pm

Friday, January 6, 2012

Green Grove Community Center ribbon cutting

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey and City Council Members cut the ribbon to the newly completed Green Grove Community Center, located at 2634 Bennett Yard Road.

With the facility's opening, it will became the City's 19th community center to come online. The City's 20th community center is currently under construction on Dorchester Road and is scheduled to open later in the spring.

Green Grove Community Center will be utilized for neighborhood association meetings, afterschool programming, senior activities, and will serve as a summer camp site.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MLK Jr. Celebration Concert - Free Tickets Available

The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department is proud to sponsor a commemorative concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Royal Missionary Baptist Church (4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston).

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir, under the direction of Sandra S. Barnhardt, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble, under the direction of Nathan L. Nelson, will perform an inspirational concert, titled His Light Still Shines, as a tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The concert is FREE, but advance tickets are required. For tickets (limit 4), pick up in person at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the 2nd floor of North Charleston City Hall. Tickets are also available for pick up at Royal Missionary Baptist Church.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bill Stanfield named North Charleston Citizen of the Year

Bill Stanfield named North Charleston Citizen of the Year After numerous nominations received, the North Charleston Citizen Advisory Council has selected Bill Stanfield as the 2011 North Charleston Citizen of the Year.  Each year, North Charleston residents are nominated to identify, honor, and reinforce the activities of exceptional citizens whose service or performance positively contributes to the quality of life in North Charleston.

It is necessary for Citizen of the Year recipients to possess and demonstrate a generous community spirit, prove their commitment, and display a consistent effort of positively impacting the community, thereby raising the standards of social responsibility.

Bill Stanfield resides in the Chicora-Cherokee community with his wife Evelyn and two sons.  He is an associate minister at St. Matthew Baptist Church and the cofounder of the Metanoia Community Development Corporation.

Mr. Stanfield’s work with Metanoia has been instrumental in implementing many programs leading to direct advancements of our communities, including student leadership programs, housing development for depressed neighborhoods, minority contractor training, and a production kitchen for culinary arts job training.  In addition, Metanoia is currently renovating two buildings on Reynolds Avenue in an effort to spark commercial revitalization.

North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey stated, “I met Bill years ago through his work in the community, where he remains a source of encouragement for the Chicora-Cherokee area.”  He continued, “It is wonderful to have leaders, like Bill, working in concert to improve the quality of life in the southern end of the City.  I cannot think of a more deserving individual to receive this honor.”