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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A recent land purchase by the Charleston County School District (CCSD) could be the home of a joint middle and high school that would cater to students in Awendaw, McClellanville, and, possibly, Mt. Pleasant.The $3.5 million, 107-acre property is located about 17 miles north of Wando High School off Highway 17 near Jenkins Hill Road.It was purchased with the idea of building a school, but that process is just beginning.“We’re investing in the future and also creating a s...
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A recent land purchase by the Charleston County School District (CCSD) could be the home of a joint middle and high school that would cater to students in Awendaw, McClellanville, and, possibly, Mt. Pleasant.
The $3.5 million, 107-acre property is located about 17 miles north of Wando High School off Highway 17 near Jenkins Hill Road.
It was purchased with the idea of building a school, but that process is just beginning.
“We’re investing in the future and also creating a situation where we hope to have a community school for that area,” said Jeff Borowy, the Chief Operating Officer for CCSD.
On Wednesday, District 2 Constituent Board members, parents, and community members will learn more details about what programs the school could provide, attendance numbers needed to make it come to life, and more.
“We’re going to get a little more definition about some of the programs that it potentially could offer. What we do know, at least what we’ve been told before, is that the school will probably have a population of 1,000 children and it will be a middle school/high school,” said Pamela Jouan-Goldman, the chair of the District 2 Constituent Board.
Many parents in the area say this school is a long time coming.
In 2016, CCSD permanently closed Lincoln Middle-High School due to low attendance numbers. Since then, elementary and middle school students attend St. James-Santee Elementary-Middle School, and high school students attend Mt. Pleasant high schools including Wando High and Oceanside Collegiate Academy (OCA).
“I’d say its about 25 to 30 miles each way,” said Nida Singleton.
Singleton lives in McClellanville and takes care of her nephew who attends OCA. Fortunately, his schedule is adjusted to begin the school day at 11:30 a.m., but when he attended Laing Middle School last year, the early mornings and long drives took their toll.
Singleton still drives to drop him off and pick him up each day.
“Getting up early, getting home late, still having activities and homework and all that, and it’s just a lot coming from McClellanville.”
She works two jobs and had to adjust her schedule to accommodate for travel to and from school. She says she’s hopeful the proposed school will come to fruition.
“I wish my nephew of my future kids could go to something closer.”
One concern with the feasibility of the school is attendance. In order to make it happen, around 1,000 students would need to be enrolled. Borowy says the target is 500 each for both the middle and high schools.
As it stands now, the likelihood of just the Awendaw and McClellanville areas meeting those requirements is slim due to the population in those areas. However, there’s a possibility that some students could come from Mt. Pleasant.
“It will be extremely difficult to create a zoning situation where we’ll be able to capture 500 students in either of the school schools without progressing very far south into Mt. Pleasant,” said Borowy.
He says that possibility will be discussed over the coming months with District 1 and District 2 constituent boards.
Another option being looked at is offering a magnet program at the school. That would allow students from all over to attend the school to supplement attendance numbers.
For now, basic details are being presented and more information, as well as public feedback meetings, will be offered in the future.
On a warm afternoon in June, I accompanied my colleague Julia Forster to visit Charles S. Way Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, at their home in Mount Pleasant. We planned to catch up about official Spoleto affairs following the 2022 season, though it wasn’t long before Mr. Way’s exuberance took the lead. The Ways’ family room filled with laughter as he regaled us with stories of Spoleto Festivals past and the artists — and characters — who made lasting imprints.As Spoleto Festival USA’s board chair, I ...
On a warm afternoon in June, I accompanied my colleague Julia Forster to visit Charles S. Way Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, at their home in Mount Pleasant. We planned to catch up about official Spoleto affairs following the 2022 season, though it wasn’t long before Mr. Way’s exuberance took the lead. The Ways’ family room filled with laughter as he regaled us with stories of Spoleto Festivals past and the artists — and characters — who made lasting imprints.
As Spoleto Festival USA’s board chair, I am connected to Charlie, as he’s fondly known, in a long line of civic leaders committed to this organization’s past, present and future. Charlie was elected chairman of Spoleto’s board in 1985, a time at which the festival could still be considered fledgling. (Our first festival season was in 1977.) He stepped down following the 1990 season, yet his contributions to Spoleto remained unwavering until the time of his passing earlier this month.
I first met Charlie when I was a new member of Spoleto’s Board of Directors in 2013; he avidly participated in board meetings as a chairman emeritus. While I didn’t yet know him personally, his reputation preceded him — and his spirit of involvement and generosity proved to be contagious. It was clear that he cared deeply, and over the years that I worked more closely with him, I was inspired by Charlie’s ability to motivate others, his altruism, his willingness to pour himself into a cause.
An early festival supporter, Charlie was first elected to join the Spoleto board in 1982, serving as assistant treasurer. He was a force in arts and culture advocacy across the state, representing the festival before state councils and funding bodies. His untiring enthusiasm led him also to serve on the Board of Directors for the College of Charleston Foundation and the S.C. Tourism Council; his connections to important players in our city and state proved invaluable, especially in the rocky seasons to come.
When Hurricane Hugo severely damaged our city in 1989, much of the preparation for the following season went, too. The festival’s administrative offices were waterlogged, and several venues were severely damaged or rendered unusable. Yet Charlie’s steadfast service not only turned the lights back on — he illuminated them for all to see. He insisted — and published in our program book that year — that Spoleto “had to be a symbol to all the world that Charleston is still a vibrant and flourishing place.” And, oh, what a season 1990 unearthed: a world premiere from Philip Glass and Allen Ginsburg, and iconic appearances from Renée Fleming, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Martha Graham, the Gate Theatre, Chet Atkins and Chick Corea.
Among his many accomplishments for Spoleto, Charlie initiated the festival’s first endowment, sowing the seeds for its long-term financial stability. His wise advice and counsel also helped maintain the festival’s standing through more transformation: the changing of management and the eventual departure of founder Gian Carlo Menotti. The festival’s future had been threatened, and Charlie’s business acumen had prevailed.
Well, Charleston is still flourishing — more than flourishing. The city’s wild growth and immovable profile as a tourist destination thanks to Charlie is inescapable, and we as a festival must keep up. Following in Charlie’s footsteps, I am also privileged to lead Spoleto through its latest transition — the installation of a new director and the fulfillment of a strategic plan to drive the organization forward. I’m looking to Charlie’s eagerness to tackle tough assignments, his commanding presence and his unyielding civic duty to the arts and our city. In ensuring Spoleto Festival USA continues to be a source of public pride and positive change, I am grateful that we have Charlie’s legacy as an enduring example.
Alicia M. Gregory is chair of the Spoleto Festival USA Board of Directors.
More than $13.7 million investment to create 135 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – MSC USA, the United States cargo shipping arm of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global leader in transportation and logistics, today announced plans to expand its Charleston County operations. The company will invest more than $13.7 million and create 135 new jobs, expanding its local footprint to a total of more than 500 employees.
Located at 700 Watermark Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, MSC is adding 25,000 square feet adjacent to the existing building and relocating corporate functions from its northeastern headquarters to complement the expansion locally.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Switzerland, MSC has 524 offices across 155 countries with over 100,000 employees worldwide. MSC USA opened in 1985 and has been serving the U.S. market for over 35 years. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 230 trade routes, calling at over 500 ports.
The expansion is expected to be complete in 2023. Individuals interested in joining the MSC USA team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. The council also awarded Charleston County a $1.2 million Set-Aside grant to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“Our Mount Pleasant branch, like many other MSC USA branches in the United States, is set to grow exponentially. The decision to expand in the region is a testament to Charleston County’s exceptional talent and resources. We would like to thank Charleston County Economic Development, alongside the state of South Carolina, its Governor and the mayor of Mount Pleasant for their community and business-friendly policies, which have made it possible for MSC USA to grow and flourish locally. We’re excited about the opportunity of drawing more talent to Mount Pleasant by continuing to invest in our workforce there.” -MSC USA President and CEO Fabio Santucci
“When a world-class company like MSC USA expands its footprint in South Carolina, it further proves to the world that South Carolina’s ports offer companies unparalleled global connectivity. We congratulate MSC USA’s continued growth in Charleston County, and we look forward to many more years of their continued success.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina has earned a reputation as a place that excels at making a variety of complex products. And, a critical factor in boasting a diversified, successful economy is the ability to efficiently and effectively transport products. MSC USA’s latest expansion is yet another testament that our state has the business climate and logistics capabilities companies are seeking.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“MSC USA has been operating in Charleston for almost three decades, and their economic impact on our community is profound. The addition of new capabilities at their Mount Pleasant headquarters signals another vote of confidence by MSC in the Port, our skilled workforce and the sound fundamentals of the Charleston region’s business climate.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
“South Carolina Ports congratulates MSC on their growth from humble beginnings to this year becoming the largest container line in the world. We are proud to play a small, but growing, part in that great success story. MSC is a longtime partner of ours in facilitating international trade. As a top 10 U.S. container port, South Carolina Ports looks forward to continued success and growth with MSC.” -SC Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A family in Mt. Pleasant is accusing the town of stealing land that has been in their family for more than 100 years, and the entire dispute may hinge upon the way a document was filed 30 years ago.Henry Bailem says John Ballam Road has been in his family since 1893. Bailem and his family have all kinds of plats, legal deeds and documents confirming that they are the rightful owners of John Ballam Estates and John Ballam Road.There was no dispute about it until just a few years ago.In 2017, ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A family in Mt. Pleasant is accusing the town of stealing land that has been in their family for more than 100 years, and the entire dispute may hinge upon the way a document was filed 30 years ago.
Henry Bailem says John Ballam Road has been in his family since 1893. Bailem and his family have all kinds of plats, legal deeds and documents confirming that they are the rightful owners of John Ballam Estates and John Ballam Road.
There was no dispute about it until just a few years ago.
In 2017, a developer bought a piece of property across the way, and all of a sudden the road became a public road.
The Town of Mt. Pleasant says the developer has a right to use the road because it’s a public right of way. The town is basing its claim to the road using some of the same public documents.
They reference a plat for John Ballam Estate approved by county council on Oct. 7, 1986. A note on the plat states that the family dedicates the road “for the use of the public forever.” Underneath, it’s signed by Henry Ballam, Rebecca Jefferson, and Estelle Capers.
Estelle Bailem Capers is the oldest member of the Bailem family, and she will be 93 next month. She claims she never signed or intended for her family road to be anything but private.
When asked if she remembers telling the Town of Mount Pleasant that they could have the road, she said “no.”
“No, I wouldn’t give it to them,” she said. “Why would I do that for? And I got nieces and nephew there living on the place.”
Mt. Pleasant acknowledges that three days later Charleston County Council sent a letter to the person who did the survey stating in part that what council actually approved was that the 50 foot right of way would be dedicated to the property owners.
“The first thing you put in your statement was dedicated to the property owners. How do you get over that to get to anything else you’re talking about? Dedicated to property owners was voted on by County Council. That should be the law,” said Diane Jefferson, who is another member of the family.
The wording on the plat was never changed.
Even so, Mt. Pleasant acknowledges that the dirt road was still considered to be a private road, then Hurricane Hugo happened.
“After Hugo there were some trees that fell into the ditch and trees were growing inside of the ditch,” said Henry Bailem IV.
“When you see trees of that size, you know they had to tear this place up to get them out of here and that’s what they did,” Jefferson said.
“We had a dirt road, and they tore the road up,” said Henry Bailem IV. “They said we can’t leave it like this. We have to make it the way it was, or better. So the next thing we knew they started paving the road.”
“Seems like you’re missing a step somewhere in there,” Jefferson said. “Shouldn’t the homeowner have a say so.”
According to Mt. Pleasant’s research, the paving of John Ballam Road improved it, and in their estimation took it from private to public.
Up to this point, they reason it belonged to the county. But in 1995, Mt. Pleasant annexed several roads and property into the town.
John Ballam Road was one of them.
“I believe we could win this case, because I believe we have the necessary documents,” Jefferson said. “I say this again, if you own something, give me the proof where the owners gave it to you. You have one sect of people thinking that they’re more important than another sect of people. And they just think that they can just come and take it. It’s a new generation now. What our forefathers couldn’t do, we’re not in that same situation. And if it takes every dime I got, I’ll fight it.”
The family says they will continue to fight to keep the road in their family.
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New store will be third location in the state to serve REI members and outdoor enthusiasts SEATTLE, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in fall 2022. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more....
New store will be third location in the state to serve REI members and outdoor enthusiasts
SEATTLE, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in fall 2022. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more. For those who adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified mechanics.
"We look forward to opening a third store in South Carolina and being a resource to REI members and the broader outdoor community in and around Mount Pleasant," said Jacki Harp, REI regional director. "Our local team will also seek partnerships with outdoor nonprofits to support their efforts in protecting natural places and welcoming more people outside."
As the country's largest consumer co-op, anyone is welcome to shop and tap into the company's resources in support of an active lifestyle. Members who join the co-op enjoy a range of benefits, including a used gear trade-in program; discounts on experiences, rentals and shop services; a share of the co-op's annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more.
REI actively partners with nonprofits across the nation to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Last year, the co-op invested $7.1 million in more than 450+ nonprofits across the country. Over the last five years, the co-op has invested nearly $184,000 in South Carolina-based land agencies and nonprofit partners. Recent recipients include Anne Springs Close Greenway, Conestee Foundation Inc., Friends of Harbison State Forest, Friends of Paris Mountain, Friends of Sesqui, and Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
The co-op launched the REI Cooperative Action Fund last year, a community-supported public charity designed to harness the collective power of the co-op's members and employees to build a more just, equitable and inclusive outdoor culture. Black Girls RUN! Foundation chapters in Charleston, Columbia, Florence/Myrtle Beach and Greenville/Spartanburg received grants in the first round of funding.
Join the REI team
REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Mount Pleasant. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a timeline for hiring is here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the co-op's career site to be notified when positions are posted. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, such as two paid "Co-op Way Days" each year that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside.
About the REI Co-op
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation's largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 175 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. If you can't visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn't just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI's active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.
SOURCE REI Co-op