Moving Forward: Something is About to Happen on Highway 41

Sen. Larry Grooms and Councilman Paul Gawrych.

Sometime in the year 2021, construction is expected to be completed on all or part of Highway 41 between Highway 17 and the Wando River, alleviating a traffic issue that is almost certain to worsen long before it gets better in the next five years. Questions remain, however, as to how extensive the work will be, with options ranging from adding two lanes on just a part of … [Read more...]

Station 6 Fire Department: Serving the Needs of a Growing North Mount Pleasant

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  Population in North Mount Pleasant is quickly and steadily rising, as the beauty and culture of the area lures people to East Cooper. Among the many reasons this town is loved – aside from its rich history, friendly people and cuisine – is the genuine care and hospitality among residents. Growth and change are welcomed and embraced, but are we, as a community, fully … [Read more...]

Warm Regards: The Hibben Cold Weather Shelter Finishes Another Busy Year


Just three short years ago, the wintry weather of the Lowcountry inspired a group of Hibben United Methodist Church members to reach out to the community in a big way. A congregation member known as “Beth” was able to stay at the church during an ice storm and proposed a new idea: What if Hibben UMC regularly offered four walls and a roof to those who needed it? Thus was Mount … [Read more...]

Mac Burdette – A Career of Caring

Mac Burdette sidebar pic courtesy of Pats Pt

No one understands Mount Pleasant’s growing pains better than former town administrator, Mac Burdette. Burdette arrived in Mount Pleasant in 1986, the third person to assume this position in five years. For the next twenty-five years, he was involved in the day-to-day operation of Mount Pleasant. The population, 23,000 when he got here, had triped by the time he … [Read more...]

Councilman Mark Smith is making a difference.


Smith was elected to his first term in office – taking his initial dip into the political pool – in 2013, and has been hard at work ever since. “I average 20 to 25 hours a week between Council and the water commission,” said Smith. He explained that one of the first things he learned on the job is that there is a lot of work involved for what’s technically a part-time … [Read more...]

Mayor, May I? Ask the Council


Mount Pleasant’s elections are just around the corner, so we thought now would be a perfect time for a refresher course on how the town government operates and how important the four seats that are up for election in November are (spoiler alert: they’re very important). If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that the town elected Mayor Linda Page two years ago, and, … [Read more...]

The Dog Days of Summer: How Caitlyn Stole Mount Pleasant’s (and the World’s) Heart

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Snoopy. Odie. Scoobie. Marmaduke. Benji. Lassie. And now Caitlyn. What do these pooches have in common? They're household names for various reasons. Just weeks ago, Caitlyn was another dog in an abusive situation after her owner at the time wound electrical tape tightly around her muzzle, cutting off the flow of blood to her tongue and making eating and drinking impossible. … [Read more...]

East Cooper News

The Ravenel Bridge was closed after a tanker was involved in a collision.

Here in Mount Pleasant, much of our traffic comes to and from the Ravenel Bridge. There are very few other paths running North and South in the area, so when the bridge closes down, gridlock occurs all over the area. After a tanker was involved in a collision on May 26th, the bridge had to be shut down from 12:30am to 7:30pm. We asked our readers on facebook to share how their … [Read more...]