Flooding and the Mayor

[This column by Steve Bailey was first published in the Post and Courier and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.] One campaign ends and another begins. Or does it? The next time Charlestonians go to the polls will be in a year to elect a mayor. And unlikely as it may seem, […]

Common Ground in West Ashley

The Wrong Plan A week ago Monday, my wife and I went to John Wesley Methodist Church to attend the first of several “community input” meetings organized by the West Ashley Revitalization Commission.  (The second meeting, for the other half of “inner” West Ashley, was Tuesday, and the “outer” West Ashley meetings are this coming Saturday […]

“Save our million dollar views!”

“Save Sullivan’s Island,” their yard signs shout. “Beaches Not Forests!” Translation: “Save Our Million-Dollar Views!”

Stop it. If you are unhappy, there is no shortage of rich people who would be delighted to pay a fortune to live next to the forest.