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9:17 am on Sunday April 20, 2014

Old Amtrak stop to see new life as region's bus, taxi, train hub

Plans for a new intermodal taxi, train, bus transport hub at West Montague are being dropped in favor of redeveloping the area around the old Amtrak station.
12:13 pm on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
8:12 am on Monday March 11, 2013

More folks taking the Charleston Amtrak train

The number of passengers taking Amtrak is continuing to grow across the nation, but the local numbers are also on the up and up. The Post and Courier writes that some 84,000 took a train from North Charleston, that's up from 50,000 in 1997 — that's...
10:11 am on Thursday May 31, 2012

Music on the Green is back June 1; Free Outdoor Concerts Fridays at Freshfields Village

Gather your friends, family and anyone who likes to kick up their heels because Music on the Green is back for the summer! This free, outdoor concert series will take place every Friday beginning June 1 from 6 until 9 p.m. Guests can boogie to the...
5:36 am on Tuesday January 31, 2012

Compromise on horizon in North Charleston port rail battle (Update: Not yet)

Image by Flickr user Gord McKenna Update January 31: Still no public compromise and The Post and Courier writes that state agencies continue to push to have North Charleston's lawsuit dismissed.  Update December 19: A short update that no...
4:44 am on Friday September 2, 2011

With a new Amtrak station in the works, what to do with the old one? (updated)

Update August 2: Live 5 News made it out to the meeting where the idea of a revamp was welcomed. As were ideas like converting it to a civil rights museum or using the location for a farmers market. I'll point you to their video report for a look at...
3:51 am on Thursday February 24, 2011

City of Charleston gets 'quiet zone' along Washington Street rail crossings

Image by TheDigitel That's where the horns used to blow on Washington Street.Update February 24: It's a couple weeks into the new quiet zone and The Post and Courier has followed up. Generally folks are happy but some nearby businesses, while...
10:41 am on Saturday February 19, 2011

Charleston port chief won't weigh in on North Charleston rail debate

Despite much encouragement from North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and the city's council, S.C. State Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome wouldn't pick a side in the debate over how rail will reach the new port.  Newsome's thesis is the decision isn't...
9:44 am on Thursday December 23, 2010

Sky falls for North Charleston: Navy Yard foreclosure land is play to get rail along river (updated)

Image by Google MapsRemember the fear that foreclosure of 240 acres of land on the former Navy Base in North Charleston was a play to get rail along the city's prized riverfront? Well that is the case.  State Commerce Department officials have...
4:05 am on Wednesday December 8, 2010

Former North Charleston Navy Base land in hands of new owner, questions on role of rail (updated)

Image by Google MapsFirst reporting December 7, updates at the bottom. Following the conclusion of bankruptcy proceedings, 240 acres of land on the former Navy Base in North Charleston have been transferred from the Noisette Co. to mystery company ...

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