Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Agenda: Trayvon Martin rally; Market St. taxi stands; New bridge bike/ped measures

New details in Meeting St. shooting

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM

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New bridge bike markings? - P&C columnist David Quick reports on an incident on the pedestrian walkway (P&C) last week, calling for increased signage and sidewalk markings in an effort to make the bridge safer for cyclists and walkers to coexist on the bridge.

Trayvon Martin rally - Hundreds gathered in Marion Square (P&C) at dusk last night for a rally remembering Trayvon Martin (ABC4) after Saturday's acquittal of George Zimmerman.

Meeting Street shooting - More details are coming out (P&C) about a Saturday night shooting at the Meeting Street Exxon station that left a Summerville man dead (Live5) and two others injured.

Taxi stands - Charleston City Council will debate a proposal tonight (Live5) to install taxi stands along Market Street and declare the street a "no flag" district (P&C), where riders will be forced to board taxis in the designated areas.

Road sinkholes - Heavy rains in the area have opened up sinkholes in area roadways, closing a lane on I-26 (Live 5) near Ridgeville and washing out Wire Rd. (P&C) in Dorchester County.

Stand your ground - A recent decision by DHEC overruling its original recommendations that allows Folly Beach property owners build seawalls to protect homes is catching flak from some (P&C) who say it contradicts the spirit of state beach management regulations.

Old City Jail - The Daughters of the American Revolution announced a $9,400 grant (P&C) to the American College of the Building Arts to house 600 books, catalogs, and other building/arts materials.

Carlos Dunlap - North Charleston City Councilman Elliott Summey congratulated Cincinatti Bengals defensive end and Ft. Dorchester grad on scoring a $40 million contract extension (ABC4) ahead of training camp later this month.

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