3/23/2017: The top 30 works from the SC Watermedia Society's 39th annual juried show will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery April 4-27.
3/21/2017: The Story Ship will present "Super Me: The Anti-Bullying Show" at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 10-11am. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free. Call 843-740-5854 to register or for more info.
3/13/2017: North Charleston’s business event showcasing regional companies. This must-attend event offers the business community, from small business entrepreneurs to executives, an opportunity to network with local professionals, engage with exhibitors, and discover resources for business growth.
3/6/2017: From the City of North Charleston's Archive Room, we bring you interesting artifacts and photos from our past.
3/1/2017: From the City of North Charleston's Archive Room, we bring you interesting artifacts and photos from our past.
2/16/2017: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature works by members of the Summerville Artist Guild throughout March. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, March 2, from 5:00-7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.
2/16/2017: Firefighters will flow water from each hydrant in the city to ensure that the hydrant functions properly and that adequate water will be available in the event of a fire.
2/15/2017: Public invited to donate or lend items pertinent to North Charleston’s history
2/13/2017: In an effort to end the derogatory use of the R-word, Zucker Middle School students are leading a school-wide campaign.
2/13/2017: From the City of North Charleston's Archive Room, we bring you interesting artifacts and photos from our past.
2/13/2017: Since enclosing the pool at Danny Jones gym, aquatics in North Charleston has boomed.
2/6/2017: From the City of North Charleston's Archive Room, we bring you interesting artifacts and photos from our past.
2/2/2017: "Scraping the Sky II," an oil painting by Charleston artist Judy McSween has been selected as the winner of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The painting will be used to promote the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 3-7.
1/26/2017: The City of North Charleston's 2017 State of the City address, presented by North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.
1/24/2017: Works by members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will be on view at the North Charleston City gallery Feb 2-25, 2017. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 2, from 5:00-7:00pm. Many of the exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
1/18/2017: Bright Star Touring Theatre will present "Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King" as part of the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department's Children's Theatre Series on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free.
1/17/2017: The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is set to host a dinner theatre performance of "To North Charleston, With Love," presented by Gracie & Lacy, at Montague Terrace on Friday, February 10, 2017. Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, February 7. Call 843-740-5847.
1/9/2017: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to sponsor a free evening concert by the popular and internationally acclaimed Lowcountry Voices on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 5:00pm. "Healing: The Promise of Martin Luther King’s Legacy" is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available for pick up from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, as well as St. Matthew Baptist Church, located at 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. Patrons may also email TicketsLowcountryVoices@aol.com by Friday, January 13, to have tickets held at will call. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time.
12/15/2016: Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition. As the state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
12/14/2016: Charleston-area residents and visitors to benefit from new shelters, benches and more
12/13/2016: We recount 2016 through photos we have captured at city events, festivals, and meetings.
12/1/2016: Entries are now being accepted for the 2017/18 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to submit works and compete for a freat exhibition opportunity and cash prizes. The applications is available at northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com. An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 25, 2017.
11/30/2016: Aerospace supplier invests $7 million in new facility
11/28/2016: Works by the City's current artist-in-residence, Carolina Self, and master batik artist Arianne King Comer will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery from December 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. The artists will host a free public reception at the gallery on Thursday, December 1, from 5:00-7:00pm.
11/23/2016: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth will present "A Beatrix Potter Holiday" at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free.
11/7/2016: African American fiber artists from across the US are invited to apply for a special exhibition opportunity presented as a component of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest. The 11th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, titled Move On Up and Reach the Higher Ground will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from may 1-June 23, 2017. The application is available online at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
11/3/2016: Actors' Theatre of SC presents "Charleston Victory Christmas 1945!" for a special seasonal dinner theatre event on Friday, December 2. Tickets are $40 (group discounts available) and on sale until Tuesday, November 29. Call the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5847 to purchase.
10/28/2016: Register in person at Citadel Mall for your kids to receive Toys for Tots gifts this Christmas.
10/20/2016: Works by local artist Cory McBee will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery from Nov 3-29, 2016. The public is invited to attend a free reception at the gallery hosted by the artist on Thursday, November 3, from 5:00-7:00pm.
10/18/2016: NCPD will park its pink cruiser “Hope” outside of North Charleston City Hall from Tuesday morning, October 18th until Thursday, October 20th at 5pm for citizens, businesses and anyone else to stop by and pack the cruiser with the below supplies.
10/17/2016: The United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will present a FREE concert at Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00pm. Free tickets are available through the City's Cultural Arts Dept.
10/12/2016: Annual arts and culture event welcomes proposals from individuals and groups via free online application. Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 15, 2016. Application assistance available.
10/8/2016: North Charleston officials and inspectors have begun damage assessments, but citizen participation is still needed. With over 42,000 housing units in North Charleston, it is very difficult for inspectors to be aware of all damage from Hurricane Matthew.
10/4/2016: SC visual artists are invited to enter the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. It's free to enter up to 3 pieces of artwork. Apply online at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com by the December 15, 2016.
9/30/2016: North Charleston Fire Chief Greg Bulanow to travel the Appalachian Mountains and the eastern seaboard to honor fallen firefighters.
9/26/2016: With the city’s centralized location, being home to the Charleston International Airport, and over 7,000 hotel rooms, North Charleston is the perfect hub for travelers. Now, visitors will have a greater look into nearby destinations with www.visitnorthcharleston.com
9/26/2016: Saturday, October 15 - North Charleston Fire Department hosts its largest public education event of the year.
9/26/2016: Mixed media works by Susie Barrett (Shreveport, LA) and oil paintings by Inkyeong Baek (Atlanta, GA) will be on display at the North Charleston City gallery october 5-28, 2016.
9/21/2016: The annual North Charleston Harvest Festival Set for October 15, 2016, from 4-7pm in the Olde Village area of North Charleston on East Montague Avenue. The seasonal celebration features free fun for the whole family!
9/19/2016: Applications are now being accepted for the North Charleston City Gallery for FY2017-18. There is no fee to apply. Artists must apply online at www.northcharlestonculturalartsdpartment.slideroom.com by Monday, November 30, 2016, in order to be considered.
8/29/2016: City Council passes ordinance to clarify allowable times for fireworks to be shot.
8/24/2016: Local abstract expressionist painter Caroline Self has been appointed as the City's Artist-in-Residence for FY2016/17.Self will be available for visual art residencies at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.
8/18/2016: The North Charleston City Gallery will host a collections of oil and mixed media paintings by local artist Dorothy Allston Rogers. The works are inspired by by her ancestral home/honor her love of the Lowcountry's saltwater lifestyle and will be on view Septemeber 1-30, 2016.
8/9/2016: Program designed to bring awareness to works of the city and public safety promises a fun, hands-on experience.
8/3/2016: North Charleston’s dominance continues with a 3rd consecutive World Series championship by the city’s Dixie Majors team.
7/29/2016: The North Charleston City Gallery will display encaustic and oil paintings by Inja Cho of Kalamazoo, MI, througout August. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
7/26/2016: Citizens across North Charleston to gather to take a bite out of crime.
7/20/2016: Again this year, North Charleston's baseball teams are displaying dominance in the sport, proving to be one of the most successful programs in Dixie Baseball.
6/23/2016: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature art quilts by local artist Dr. Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook as well as mixed media works by North Carolina artist Nora Phillips throughout July. The artists will host a free public reception at the gallery from 5-7pm on Thursday, July 7.
6/17/2016: The North Charleston Police Department invites residents to attend a Community Engagement Forum to provide input on the creation of a Citizens Advisory Commission on Community Relations.
6/10/2016: Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will begin Sunday night, June 12 for the Ashley Phosphate Road and Cross County Road Intersection Improvement Project.
6/6/2016: Children's Theatre presentations offered in June and July for groups, families, and individuals. Tickets are just $2!
6/6/2016: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking a professional visual artist to serve as the City's Artist-in-Residence for FY2016/17. Interested artists should apply by Friday, July 22, 2016.
5/25/2016: The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Savannah, GA, based artist Randy Akers from June 2-30, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
5/17/2016: North Charleston to join innovative, national program to improve health in low-income neighborhoods.
5/17/2016: The winning works as selected by juror James Davis, ASLA, for the 2016/17 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition currently on display at North Charleston Riverfront Park.
5/13/2016: The judges' results from the 2016 North Charleston Arts Fest Fien Art & Photography Competitions.
5/13/2016: The juror's winner selections for the 2016 SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.
5/11/2016: Company investing $1.4 million to establish Lowcountry facility
5/9/2016: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Engineer Timothy Hiott has been named the NCFD's February Employee of the Month.
5/2/2016: North Charleston's home swim team, Palmetto Masters, places higher than any other South Carolina team in the past 30 years.
4/18/2016: On Wednesday, Pfc Joshua Quick was presented Trident Medical Center's Gold Star Award for his generosity and service to mankind.
4/15/2016: Charleston County Awarded $2.25 million by MacArthur Foundation to reduce jail population, improve local justice system, and model reforms for the nation.
4/14/2016: Free Exercise Program in Park Circle Open to Public This May.
4/7/2016: North Charleston police officer named 2015 DUI Officer of the Year by the SC Department of Public Safety.
4/7/2016: Fort Dorchester HS graduate, All-American football athlete, and Clemson University commit, John Simpson, joins North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey as Mayor for the Day of the City of North Charleston.
4/5/2016: Exhibit your artwork at the 2016 North Charleston Arts Fest - apply to show/vend at the Art Walk and/or enter works into the Judged Fine Art and Photography Competitions/Exhibitions. More info at www.northcharlestonartsfest.com/apply.
4/5/2016: The North Charleston Business Expo is North Charleston’s premier business event showcasing regional companies. This must-attend event offers the business community, from small business entrepreneurs to executives, an opportunity to network with local professionals, engage with exhibitors, and discover resources for business growth.
4/5/2016: The $21.4 million facility will house more than 550 new employees.
3/31/2016: The next children's theatre performance is set for Friday, April 15, from 10-11am at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Porkchop Productions will present "The Bremen Town Musicians." Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted free. Call 843-740-5854 to reserve seats.
3/30/2016: Anticipated traffic impacts in North Charleston from the Cooper River Bridge Run from Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2.
3/29/2016: The 34th annual North Charleston Arts Fest will take place at various venues throughout the City from April 29 through May 7. The nine day event offers something for everyone and features nearly 100 free or moderately priced programs, activities, and exhibitions. Full details at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com
3/21/2016: The South Carolina Watermedia Society's 38th annual juried show will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City gallery from April 1-23, 2016.
3/7/2016: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Captain David Reindollar has been named the NCFD's February Employee of the Month.
3/1/2016: The final dinner theatre of the season is set for March 18 with "Noches Tropicales" by South of Broadway Theatre. To purchase tickets, contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 by Tuesday, March 15.
2/29/2016: Firefighters will flow water from each hydrant in the city to ensure that the hydrant functions properly and that adequate water will be available in the event of a fire.
2/22/2016: The North Charleston City Gallery will display the Summerville Artist Guild's 40th annual judged show throughout March. A free public reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, March 3, from 5:00-7:00pm.
2/16/2016: Charleston, SC, painter Lisa Shimko has been named the winner of the 2016 North Charleston Arts Fest Design competition with her acrylic painting titled "Air and Water."
2/11/2016: The North Charleston Police Department is currently hiring Certified Police Officers.
2/8/2016: City deploys public Wi-Fi at its scenic park along the banks of the Cooper River.
2/5/2016: The North Charleston Police Department will offer three “Online Exchange Zones where North Charleston residents can meet to conduct online buy/sell transactions. The designated “Online Exchange Zones” will be under 24 hour video surveillance.
2/3/2016: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Firefighter Robert Howlett has been named the NCFD's October Employee of the Month.
1/28/2016: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to host a free evening concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Brass Ensemble at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets available via the Cultural Arts Dept.
1/26/2016: Applications are now being accepted for the 15th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. SC artists accepted into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6500. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
1/25/2016: A Children’s Theatre performance in recognition of Black History Month is set for Friday, February 5, 2016, featuring "Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement" performed by Bright Star Touring Theatre. The program is best appreciated by audiences in grades 3 to adult. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free.
1/19/2016: Another dinner theatre performance in North Charleston is set for Friday, February 5, with "Puttin’ on the Ritz" presented by Gracie and Lacy. Tickets are $40 per person. Group discounts are offered for parties of four or more. Ticket price includes dinner, play, and gratuity. Tickets for just the play can be purchased for $10. Parking is free. A cash-only bar will be available. To purchase tickets, contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 by Tuesday, February 2.
1/4/2016: The swearing in ceremony on January 5 follows the November 3 municipal elections for Mayor and all ten City Council seats.
12/23/2015: Works by the City’s current Artist-in-Residence, Daryle Halbert will on display at the North Charleston City Gallery January 2-31, 2016. Free public reception from 5-7pm on Thursday, Janaury 7.
12/22/2015: NCSD asks its residents to join the “Cease the Grease!” campaign by disposing of cooking grease in one of these bins, available in 3 convenient North Charleston locations.
12/17/2015: Sculpture artists from across the nation are welcome to submit up to four entries for the 11th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition set for May 2016-March 2017 at North Charleston Riverfront Park. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 25, 2016. Visit www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com
12/17/2015: Palmetto Scholars Academy team first in Payload Concept; miss overall championship by 1.1 points
12/16/2015: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Fire Inspector Chad Graham has been named the NCFD's October Employee of the Month.
12/4/2015: African American artists, ages 18 and up, working in fiber and living in the United States, Mexico, or Canada, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, titled A Piece of Peace. The application is strictly available online at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
11/24/2015: Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth will present "The Brave Tin Soldier" as part of the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department's Childrens Theatre Series on December 9 from 10-11am at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free. Call 843-740-5854 for info.
11/24/2015: Starting the first full week of January 2016, a new garbage and trash collection schedule will be implemented.
11/23/2015: Paintings by local artists Robert Maniscalo and Keith VanZant will be on view at the North Charleston City gallery throughout the month of December. A free public reception will be held at the gallery from 5-7pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
11/20/2015: For actions above and beyond the call of duty, Engineer Dunn and Firefighter Marshall received special recognition from Fire Chief Bulanow.
11/13/2015: The accreditation program requires the Police Department to comply with 487 state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policies and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
11/6/2015: For her efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Deputy Fire Marshall Wanda Miller has been named the NCFD's October Employee of the Month.
11/2/2015: A joint project by Charleston County and the City of North Charleston, funded by the Transportation Sales Tax
10/30/2015: Pivotal land donation generated a brighter future for children’s care
10/22/2015: The North CharlestonCity Gallery will display paintings by Pawley’s Island based artist, Natalie Daise, and local artist, Linda D’Elia, from November 5-28, 2015. Daise will host a free public reception at the gallery from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, November 5.
10/20/2015: Second performance of series offers intimate evening of poetry and song with Ron and Natalie Daise. Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, November 3.
10/15/2015: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Firefighter Benjamin Dye has been named the NCFD's September Employee of the Month.
10/14/2015: Toys for Tots is now accepting registrations for families in need of assistance with toys this Christmas.
10/12/2015: The South Carolina Department of Insurance, the City of North Charleston
and Senator Marlon Kimpson Host Catastrophe Claims Center on Wednesday, October 14, 9am-6pm.
10/9/2015: With Joseph Munn's completion of the Executive Fire Office Program, now all Fire Department command staff has completed the National Fire Academy's highest level of executive training.
10/8/2015: a statement from North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey on the lawsuit settlement with the estate of Walter Scott. By vote, North Charleston City Council authorized the settlement at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Thursday, October 08, 2015.
10/6/2015: North Charleston partners with Charleston Home Builders Association, Charleston Electrical Contractors Association, and Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina to restore power to flooded homes.
10/6/2015: North Charleston officials will hold a press conference to provide an update on flooding in North Charleston.
10/5/2015: City officials are asking residents to report flood damage or water intrusion of any degree. Citizens can report by calling 843-740-2533, 843-740-2562, or 843-740-2569 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/22/2015: In conjunction with a $1.6 million US Department of Labor grant to put North Charleston young adults to work, a job center is opening on Reynolds Avenue.
9/22/2015: Neighborhood Resource Officers are tasked with establishing stronger relationships with the community through long-term assignments within a singular neighborhood and North Charleston is getting 15 more.
9/14/2015: SBA offers disaster assistance to residents of South Carolina affected by the severe storms and flooding on August 30-31.
9/9/2015: Accepting applications for North Charleston City Gallery, City Hall, and other City sites
9/2/2015: Local painter, Daryle Halbert, to fill role for 2015/2016
9/2/2015: The railroad crossing just south of Rivers Avenue on Meeting Street Rd will close for repairs from September 8-10.
9/1/2015: After nearly four years of serving the North Charleston residents of District 9, Councilman Dwight Stigler will step down from his seat on September 4, 2015 to accept a job outside of North Charleston.
8/18/2015: Every five years, input is sought on funds received from the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development. The monies are used to assist low-to-moderate income households in our city.
8/17/2015: North Charleston becomes the first Lowcountry community to lead on Solarize South Carolina
8/11/2015: Danny Jones Masters Swimmer, Dana Brown, unleashes an unparalleled performance, breaks every record, at Dixie Zone LCM Championships.
8/10/2015: The $42 million multi-building campus, spread across 38 acres, that houses public works functions will formally open on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
7/30/2015: North Charleston's Pre-Majors and Majors teams represent the State of South Carolina in Dixie Baseball's World Series tournament bringing home two championships.
7/29/2015: Two rail crossings will be closed for repairs during the week of August 3. One on Dorchster Rd near Meeting St Rd and the other on Ladson Rd near Stoney Rd.
7/28/2015: North Charleston Police Department, community members, and businesses come together as a unified voice against crime.
7/24/2015: Area residents are encouraged to submit input towards an existing facilities satisfaction survey as well as a web-based wiki-mapping survey that will highlight potential bike/pedestrian routes.
7/22/2015: We never know when a disaster will strike. Educate yourself at every opporunity possible.
7/20/2015: Program joins police officers and youth in neighborhoods through athletic competition and teambuilding.
7/20/2015: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Firefighter Brandon Emery has been named the NCFD's May Employee of the Month.
7/20/2015: Fort Dorchester soccer player, Ben Veloso, to compete in USYSA Championships, the only North Charleston residents to participate in the tournament.
7/13/2015: The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism awarded North Charleston a modest grant to promote tourism targeting increased hotel stays.
7/13/2015: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Assistant Chief Brad Wade has been named the NCFD's May Employee of the Month.
7/13/2015: Grant to fund the development of two satellite American Job Centers in disadvantaged areas of the community to improve access to high-quality job training and employment services
7/10/2015: 2015 Sertoma Football Classic to Feature "Powder Puff" Teams.
7/10/2015: To better understand community needs and interest, North Charleston and CARTA will present and take input on the planned Intermodal Transportation Center to be located on Gaynor Ave.
7/9/2015: Beginning July 15, officers on patrol in the Chicora/Cherokee, Union Heights and Accabee neighborhoods will begin issuing Positive Tickets to youth. Seeking to “catch youth doing the right thing,” officers will give these tickets to youth whom they witness doing positive things in the neighborhood.
7/6/2015: Tickets for the Cultural Arts Department's 2015/15 Dinner Theatre Series are now on sale! The season features a great line-up of four performances. Group discounts available and play-only tickets available! Call Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 to purchase of for more info.
6/17/2015: The City will only collect yard waste that has been placed in paper bags starting July 1. Plastic will no longer be accepted.
6/15/2015: Mayor Keith Summey offers a commentary in response to the call for North Charleston to create a citizens' oversight board and other changes in the aftermath of Walter Scott.
6/8/2015: Be More Tea Festival brings headline music to North Charleston's Riverfront Park for largest concert in park's history.
6/3/2015: Porkchop Productions and Adande African Dance Co. will present two performances each as part of the Cultural Arts Department's Summer Children's Theatre Series. Groups, families, and individuals are welcome to attend. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free. Groups of 10+ are required to reserve space. Seats fill up fast, so reserve early by calling the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843-740-5854.
6/2/2015: In collaboration with Blue Star Museums, the Fire Museum is offering free admission for military personnel until Labor Day 2015.
5/27/2015: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature works by local artists Kathleen Sullivan Eckel, Addelle Sanders, Amelia Rose Smith, and Becky Taylor from June 4-30, 2015. The public is invited to attend a free reception at the gallery on Thursday, June 4, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served.
5/20/2015: For his efforts to go above and beyond his duties for the betterment of the fire department, Firefighter William Koons has been named the NCFD's May Employee of the Month.
5/13/2015: View the full list of winners from the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art and Judged Photography Competitions & Exhibitions.
5/13/2015: See the list of winners from the 14th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.
5/13/2015: View the list of winners of the 2015/16 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition currently on display at North Charleston Riverfront Park.
4/27/2015: Works by the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition Winner, Karole Turner Campbell (KTC), will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout the month of May.
4/20/2015: Metanoia teams place 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th out of 522 entrants across state
4/2/2015: The 33rd annual North Charleston Arts Festival takes place May 1-9, with Main Event activities set for May 2 & 3. Enjoy the talents of experience the talents of national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature in venues throughout North Charleston! More info at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.
3/31/2015: Free admission, parking, and WiFi for all attendees
3/31/2015: A number of exhibition opportunities are being offered to fine artists and photographers during the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival. Complete details and entry instructions for all exhibition opportunities are available for download at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.
3/25/2015: Global manufacturing company investing $17 million to expand operations in North Charleston.
3/17/2015: The North Charleston City Gallery will display the top 30 works from the SC Watermedia Society's 37th annual juried show throughout the month of April.
3/17/2015: 1st 787-9 from Boeing South Carolina goes to United Airlines. It’s also our 250th 787 delivery.
3/11/2015: North Charleston Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Butch Barfield talks about efforts to prepare our city, its residents, and businesses for a disaster.
3/6/2015: New plant represents company’s first full van manufacturing plant in North America, to create 1,300 jobs
3/2/2015: Firefighters will flow water from each hydrant in the city to ensure that the hydrant functions properly and that adequate water will be available in the event of a fire.
2/25/2015: Matador Network, the world's largest travel publisher, names the City of North Charleston 4th on its list of 20 coolest towns in the United States.
2/25/2015: Firefighter Wright's dedication and willingness to assist citizens of North Charleston while off duty earns him Firefighter of the Month.
2/25/2015: Market-leading telephone answering service, Moneypenny, establishes office in North Charleston, and intends to create 40 new jobs by end of 2016.
2/23/2015: The final dinner theatre performance of 2014/15 season features selections of African American music from past to present with celebrated psalmist, songwriter, and internationally touring vocalist, Christal Brown-Gibson. Tickets are $40 each with group discounts available. Call 843-740-5847 to purchase by Tuesday, March 10.
2/17/2015: Works by members of the Summerville Artist Guild will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout the month of March. A free public reception will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 5-7pm.
2/13/2015: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce North Charleston, SC, artist Karole Turner Campbell (KTC), as the winner of the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition!
2/3/2015: Targeted at connecting the region’s business community, the North Charleston Business Conference and Expo is North Charleston’s inaugural business event showcasing regional companies, complemented by a lineup of high-powered speakers.
2/2/2015: North Charleston Police Department details how $275,000 in state funding will be implemented.
2/2/2015: Special panel will discuss the war and the historic desegregation of Charleston schools
1/26/2015: North Charleston Police Department Officer receives award for highest academic average at the State's law enforcement training.
1/21/2015: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature works by members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild throughout the month of February. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 5, from 5:00-7:00pm.
1/12/2015: Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the fourteenth annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. The application is strictly available online and can be accessed at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com. Deadline for entries is Monday, March 16, 2015.
1/9/2015: The United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will offer a FREE evening concert at the Sterett Hall Auditorium on the former Charleston Naval Base on Monday, February 9, at 7:00pm. Tickets available at the Cultural Arts office on the 2nd floor of North Charleston City Hall or by mail-in request.
1/7/2015: The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is set to host another dinner theatre performance in North Charleston on Friday, January 23, with An Evening with The Wagsters, World Class Magic & Illusion. Contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 for tickets by Tuesday, January 21.
1/5/2015: Entries are now being accepted from African American fiber artists from across the nation for the 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Maya Angelou. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2015. Application available at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com.
12/29/2014: Engineer Crankshaw's efforts to improve the North Charleston Fire Department earn him employee of the month.
12/23/2014: The CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble, under the guest direction of Jason Ikeem Rodgers, will bring MLK Jr.'s legacy to life through music, imagery and narration on Saturday, January 17, 2015, with a matinée at 3:00pm and evening performance at 7:00pm at Cathedral of Praise in North Charleston. FREE entry tickets (four per request) available in person at Cultural Arts Department Office at North Charleston City Hall and Charleston County Public Library (downtown Charleston) and Cathedral of Praise.
12/19/2014: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature mixed media works by the City's current artist-in-residence, Alexandra Roberts, as well as works of ink on paper by Maryville, TN, artist Carl Gombert throughout January. Roberts will host a free public reception at the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 5-7pm.
12/17/2014: Mayor Summey and Chairman Pryor collect toy bears for Toys for Tots in a spirited contest.
12/16/2014: Five graduate from Police Department¹s S.T.A.N.D. (Step Toward A New Direction)
12/16/2014: Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/15 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $16,250. Apply by Feb. 25, 2015.
12/5/2014: The project will allow more vehicles to turn left from Palmetto Commerce Parkway onto the west bound lanes of Ladson Road by adding an additional left-turn lane to create dual left-turn lanes.
12/5/2014: During the 10 week program citizens will get an inside look at what Police Officers, Firefighters, Code Enforcement Officers and Building Inspectors encounter on a daily basis.
11/25/2014: SC visual artists ages 18 and up are invited to submit entries for the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition! The winning entry will represent the annual 9-day arts & cultural event. Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2015.
11/24/2014: Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its North Charleston facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program.
11/24/2014: North Charleston under 10 Soccer team is victorious in the Lowcountry Soccer Championship.
11/24/2014: The Collins Park Ladies 2.5 singles team captured the Lowcountry Tennis Association Championship and the South Carolina Tennis Association Singles State Championship.
11/21/2014: Works by members of the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout December. The artists will host a free public reception at the gallery from 5-7pm on Thursday, Dec. 4.
11/19/2014: Law Enforcement Officers from the Lowcountry will take to the roof of the a local Krispy Kreme store and hold doughnut eating contests to raise funds for Special Olympics of South Carolina.
11/18/2014: Citizens urged to sign up for this free program which can send emergency notifications through several different platforms
11/18/2014: Fire Inspector David Hardwick's fire inspection at a local businesses helps advert a serious fire risk.
11/13/2014: The North Charleston Firefighter of the Year is awarded annually to one member of the organization who exhibits superior performance, great initiative, respect and professionalism in each aspect of his job.
11/11/2014: Combining two dated fire stations, the new facility will house three fire companies, arson investigators, and training facilities.
10/29/2014: The North Charleston Fire Department will hold its largest promotional ceremony of the year on Saturday, November 1 at 10:30am at Montague Terrace.
10/23/2014: Customer care provider expanding facility, adding 200 jobs.
10/22/2014: What makes a firefighter of the month? In Sooter's case, constant dedication to the fire service, even when not responding to a fire, his drive for improvement, and goodwill towards his fellow firefighters.
10/21/2014: The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department's Dinner Theatre Series continues on Nov. 7 with an interactive comedy murder mystery. Tickets are $40 ($12 for play only) and are on sale until November 4. Call 843-740-5847 to purchase.
10/17/2014: The Cultural Arts Dept. will host concurrent solo exhibitions of works by local artist Setsuko Lawson and Charlottesville, VA, artist Mary Jane Nichols at the City Gallery throughout November. Lawson will host a free public reception at the gallery from 5-7pm on Thursday, November 6.
10/13/2014: One of the first companies to move to the navy base after closure sees continued growth and industry validation with EASA accreditation.
10/9/2014: An honorary member of the North Charleston Fire Department, Jonathan Kennedy passed away in February 2014 at age 30. Although unable to become a firefighter due to complications with Crouzon syndrome, Jonathan’s presence was constant and respected within the fire stations of North Charleston.
10/8/2014: If you have an issue with the Police Department, a public safety concern in your community, or would just like to chat with an officer, give us a call.
9/29/2014: The City's Cultural Arts Department will host an exhibition and artist reception on October 9 featuring the North Charleston City History mural design by local artist James Christopher Hill. Hill will also display some of his preliminary sketches and research, along with his fine art oil paintings.
9/25/2014: WalletHub identifies the socio-economic growth of North Charleston as the 3rd fastest in the United States.
9/23/2014: National, regional and local artists, ethnic and cultural groups, community based groups, and individuals practicing art in all disciplines are welcome to submit an application for participation in the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival. There is no fee to apply. Submissions are due by 5:00pm on Friday, December 5, 2014.
9/22/2014: Register for Winter Basketball with the North Charleston Recreation Department, ages 4-17.
9/19/2014: Works in a variety of media and subjects by studio artists from Redux Contemporary Art Center will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout October. A free public reception will be held on Oct. 2 from 5-7pm.
9/19/2014: Former Mayor Bourne and current Mayor Summey recount Hurricane Hugo.
9/19/2014: For actions aligning with the values of the North Charleston Fire Department and going above and beyond the call of duty.
9/17/2014: The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment will be training in North Charleston tomorrow and Thursday. Their training missions will occur at night and may involve several low flying black helicopters.
9/17/2014: The bridges over Noisette Creek on O'Hear and Spruill Avenue will be replaced by SCDOT with work continuing until January 2016. Detours will be in place.
9/16/2014: The North Charleston Cultural Arts Dept. is now accepting applications from individual artists and artist groups for North Charleston City Gallery, City Hall, and other City sites for their July 2015 through June 2016 program calendar. Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2014.
9/9/2014: $12 million investment by automotive supplier to create 50 new jobs
9/5/2014: The Fire Department named Max High, a young boy with Spinal Musclar Atrophy, "Firefighter for the Day."
9/4/2014: The Charleston City Paper challenged North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey to a Cher tribute: CHALLENGED ACCEPTED.
8/28/2014: The 2014/15 North Charleston Dinner Theatre Series opens September 12 with a performance of "The Reunion: A Lil Mo’ Motown Magic" presented by Donna Lee Williams and Remnant Productions.
8/26/2014: Local mixed media artist, Alexandra Roberts, has been appointed by the City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department as the City's 2014/15 Artist-in-Residence.
8/22/2014: The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority presents information to the community for the proposed $14.5-million North Charleston Intermodal Transportation Facility.
8/21/2014: Get exposure and give back! Individuals, businesses, and community groups are invited to sponsor decorative autumn wreaths for charity. Proceeds from wreath sponsorships go toward the City of North Charleston’s Christmas Charity benefiting needy families.
8/20/2014: Mixed media works by local artist Christine Bush Roman and works of ink on paper by Rock Hill, SC, artist, Nancy Wyman Ray, will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from September 4-30, 2014, with a free public reception on Thursday, September 4, from 5:00-7:00pm.
8/18/2014: The Palmetto Masters National Team competed in the 2014 US Masters Swimming Summer National Championship with a historical performance.
8/12/2014: Sandy O'Keefe, who trains at Danny Jones pool, wins the 2014 Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, beating competition by over 4 minutes.
8/8/2014: Road work on the Rivers Avenue will begin on August 10, 2014 at the intersection of Remount Road and stopping at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate. The work consists of roadway milling and paving with traffic being reduced to one lane in both directions. Work will take place between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.
8/6/2014: The North Charleston Police Department and other North Charleston employees pack bags of school supplies as part of the City's annual It's Cool to be in School supplies drive.
8/5/2014: On Monday, Aug. 4, Charleston County’s Magistrates/Summary Courts held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the North Area 3 Magistrate Court at 6185 Rivers Avenue, Suite E, in North Charleston.
8/1/2014: North Charleston's Dixie Majors baseball wins 4th World Series title.
7/31/2014: The Spirit of '45 tour visited the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial at Riverfront Park.
7/31/2014: In recognition of their many years of positively impacting young people across our nation, the UNCF President and CEO, Dr. Michael L. Lomax hosted the Inaugural Lowcountry Mayors UNCF Breakfast at the Felix Davis Community Center in North Charleston.
7/30/2014: Boeing announced today that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C.
7/30/2014: A local swim team who trains year round at Danny Jones pool in North Charleston defeats 25 South Carolina swim teams, including Spartanburg Aquatics who has held the title for 13 consecutive years.
7/25/2014: Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, broke ground on a state-of-the-art 340,000 sq. ft. cold storage distribution facility in North Charleston. The project is expected to create more than 80 new jobs when completed.
7/22/2014: 800 North Charleston Summer Campers visit the Naval and Maritime Museum at Patriots Point
7/22/2014: Drawings by Jessica Burke (Statesboro, GA) and photographs by Michael Ellison (Savannah, GA) will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout month of August. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm daily. Admission and parking are free.
7/18/2014: Chicora Life Center and Charleston County Government announced an agreement that will consolidate the location of numerous government and socially-centered services in a single location at the former Charleston Naval Hospital.
7/10/2014: North Charleston holds traditional wet-down ceremony for new fire engines.
7/10/2014: Company will create 60 new skilled jobs in North Charleston
7/1/2014: Tickets are now on sale for the 2014/15 North Charleston Dinner Theatre Series. Productions are scheduled on Friday evenings in September, November, January, and March in a ballroom setting at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex. Season tickets, single performance tickets, and "performance only" tickets are available.
6/30/2014: Two disabled adults were rescued by North Charleston Firefighters on the night of June 18, 2014. North Charleston Fire Department reminds residents that fire safety planning and fire drills are an important part of your overall safety plan, especially for caregivers and people with disabilities.
6/24/2014: Global company to invest $391,500 to support growing business
6/19/2014: Two disabled adults were rescued by North Charleston Firefighters last night after successful extraction from a burning apartment. North Charleston Fire Department reminds residents that fire safety planning and fire drills are an important part of your overall safety plan, especially for caregivers and people with disabilities.
6/17/2014: The North Charleston City Gallery will feature works by members of the Berkeley Artists Guild from July 3-31, 2014. A free public reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, July 3, from 5:00-7:00pm.
6/11/2014: The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is currently seeking a professional visual artist to fill the position of Artist-in-Residence for fiscal year 2014/15. Deadline to apply is 5:00pm on Wed., July 9.
6/6/2014: During an interview with Quintin Washington, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey remarked on his history with Police Chief Eddie Driggers and the assets that the Chief brings to the Police Department.
6/5/2014: NCPD Cops Athletic Program is offering a free outdoor basketball league for boys 12 to 14 years old.
6/4/2014: North Charleston Police Department unveils newly designed police vehicles
6/4/2014: North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey visited Pepperhill Elementary School to speak to students completing their 5th grade year. He offered the students words of wisdom and encouragement for the coming school year.
5/29/2014: The Dorchester Road Senior Center will be located adjacent to North Charleston Fire Station 5 on land that will be donated to the City by Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission. A $350,000 grant from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor was awarded to help fund the construction of the City of North Charleston’s new senior center.
5/29/2014: The North Charleston City Gallery will host concurrent solo exhibitions by Orangeburg, SC, artist, Alvin Staley, and local artist, DeWayne Sykes, throughout the month of June 2014. The artists will host a free public reception at the gallery on Thursday, June 5, from 5-7pm.
5/21/2014: As part of the North Charleston Arts Festival, winners have been selected from the pre-juried sculptures displayed at Riverfront Park.
5/21/2014: In partnership with Blue Star Museums, the Fire Museum is offering free admission for military members from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
5/14/2014: Fine artists and photographers from across the state and beyond were invited to participate with a total of 234 fine art entries were accepted in the categories of oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, and 2D mixed media.
5/14/2014: Fine craft artists and artisans from across South Carolina were invited to participate in the 13th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition, the state’s only juried fine craft competition and exhibition.
5/13/2014: The City of North Charleston was once again named a “Playful City USA” community by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to play for America’s children. KaBOOM! created “Playful City USA” in 2007 to help local governments address the play deficit by ensuring children have the time and space they need to play.
5/8/2014: July Volleyball Camp instructed by Trashie Burrell of Fort Dorchester High School put on by the North Charleston Recreation Department.
5/7/2014: The Police and Recreation Departments launch the North Charleston Cops Athletic Program offering basketball for boys 12 to 14 years old.
5/5/2014: Specialty biopharmaceutical company Aeterna Zentaris to open office, invest $1 million, and create 60 new jobs in North Charleston.
5/1/2014: Ricky Martin, a Fort Dorchester High School student with autism, and Golf instructor Perry Green at the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation were featured on the Golf Channel's In Play with Jimmy Roberts.
4/29/2014: North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will officiate the official ribbon cutting and dedication of the Lowcountry’s first youth entrepreneurship center on May 1 at 4:00. The Youth Entrepreneurship & Volunteer Center will house Metanoia’s high school Civic Leaders program.
4/29/2014: The City of North Charleston Police, Fire, Code Enforcement and Building Departments announce its second Citizens Public Safety Academy program designed to foster better communication between citizens of North Charleston and public safety professionals.
4/25/2014: The City of North Charleston had 13 citizens graduate from its initial offering of the Public Safety Academy. The graduation culminated 11 weeks of educational and informative classroom and field work participants completed.
4/18/2014: After 10 months of construction, North Charleston will open its newest community center on Paramount Drive in Wando Woods.
4/16/2014: School of the Arts selected as recipient of the award Outstanding Service by a High School and will represent South Carolina in Washington, DC.
4/16/2014: The completion of improvements at Murray Hill Community Center has made a big impact on the surrounding neighborhood. North Charleston City Council and Mayor R. Keith Summey invite the public and media for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 17 at 11:30am at 2674 Bonds Avenue.
4/14/2014: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with members of the North Charleston Police Department, Charleston Farms Community, and a program participant in the department's innovative program S.T.A.N.D. (Stop and Take A New Direction).
4/11/2014: The Building Officials of SC are working to create a better public understanding and appreciation of the building regulations and the importance of these codes to the State of South Carolina residents and property owners.
4/10/2014: As a part of its efforts to crack down on the illegal underage sale of alcohol, the North Charleston Police Department continues to conduct operations to educate students of the consequences of under age drinking; and engage retailers to prevent underage alcohol purchase.
4/10/2014: More than 50 schools, neighborhoods, and community groups in North Charleston and Charleston are participating in cleanup and beautification activities throughout the two cities.
4/9/2014: Planning Your Voyage: Before leaving home, know where you are going, who will be with you, and when you expect to return.
4/4/2014: Art and Fine Craft CoOp Gallery and Sale at the Meeting Place each Friday and Saturday from April 4 through May 31, 2014.
4/4/2014: Entries Sought for 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art & Photography Competitions & Exhibitions
4/4/2014: Nine-day celebration of the arts offers something for everyone
4/4/2014: NCPD Officer recognized by SC Department of Public Safety for enforcement of DUI laws
3/20/2014: The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center officially opened “Are You an Escape Artist?” theater exhibit, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
3/19/2014: The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout the month of April featuring photographs by Susana Berdecio as well as Jazz Artists of Charleston’s resident photographers.
3/7/2014: The final North Charleston Dinner Theatre performance of the season is set to take place on Friday, March 21, 2014, with Love Letters presented by Threshold Repertory Theatre and starring real-life married couple, Ginger and Al Curl.
3/3/2014: The City of North Charleston seeks to commission a sculptor to create depictions of the city’s two prominent mayors. The commissioned busts will be permanently featured on granite outdoor pedestals at the newly built outdoor monument at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, SC.