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Hundreds protest President Trump’s Boeing visit

On Feb. 17, President Trump visited one of Boeing’s newest facilities in North Charleston where the company unveiled a new version of the 787 Dreamliner. The president congratulated Boeing employees, calling the new airplane “beautiful,” and even stating how much he loves South Carolina. President Trump stressed the importance of manufacturing products in the U.S….

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Update: Michael Slager and Dylann Roof trials

Michael Slager Slager is being tried for murder in the case of the death of Walter Scott. Last week, the prosecution recreated the crime scene for the jurors. On Thursday, the prosecution called one of its final witnesses Bill Williams, a crime-scene recreation expert, to testify. Williams used a tape measure to illustrate the distance between…

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Stuck in traffic? Help is on the way

In a referendum question on their ballot, Charleston County voters approved a half cent increase in sales tax that will generate revenue to reduce traffic on major roads, improve public transportation and preserve more green space. Charleston is expanding rapidly. It has been called a “millennial magnet” because of the startling number of young adults that…

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Controversy over jury, video in Michael Slager trial

The murder trial of Michael Slager, the ex-North Charleston police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, began Thursday morning amid ongoing national concern over police brutality. In the first weeks, controversy has already arisen. A jury of 11 white people and one black man was selected to decide the fate of…

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Food Deserts Are Nothing New in North Charleston

Note: originally published Sept. 16. The closing of Charleston’s Meeting Street Bi-Lo has raised major concerns about local access to grocery stores. When the Bi-Lo permanently closed its doors on Oct. 5, the total number of grocery stores in downtown Charleston was reduced to just two.  For residents of Charleston’s East Side without personal transportation,…

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ITT Tech shutters suddenly leaving thousands in the lurch

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the well-known for-profit university ITT Technical Institute closed its doors nationwide. The closure displaced 8,000 employees. Over 10,000 students nationwide suddenly found themselves without a job, without a complete education, or with wasted student debt. In South Carolina, four ITT Technical Institute campuses closed, including a campus in North Charleston. The road to closure…

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Clinton responds to criminal justice criticism at Town Hall

“We are ready, we are ready, we are ready for Hillary,” the audience sung as they awaited Hillary Clinton’s appearance on stage. On Thursday evening, Clinton held a town hall event at the Royal Baptist Church Family Life Center in North Charleston, hosted by Sen. Marlon Kimpson. The Democratic primary will be held on Saturday,…

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Trump, Cruz Clash in Thursday’s GOP Debate

It was another wild night for the GOP at Thursday’s debate in North Charleston, South Carolina. Candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, currently the front runners in Iowa, gave strong performances. CisternYard caught up with Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson before the debate. “I think Mr. Trump considers everyone in the race an opponent,” said Pierson….

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