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Important questions about campaign spending in Charleston mayoral race

The Post and Courier’s story in its Sunday edition raises interesting questions about campaign spending in the current race to choose a candidate to succeed Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. The William Dudley Gregorie mayoral campaign is not suggesting that current candidates for mayor have broken the law. But the current law leaves open […]

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One Charleston: Where Do We Go From Here?

“Mother” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is my church. It is where I was christened as a child, and it is where I learned many of the values I take with me daily on this life’s journey Those principles of perseverance, kindness to others, respect, Godliness, and leadership were all kindled and nurtured within the […]

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Thank you

To my friends, I want to thank you for understanding my decision to briefly suspend my campaign during the recent events at my beloved church, Mother Emanuel.  I’ll be back soon with a clear message and renewed vigor.

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Political process important to voters in all age groups

As an election cycle approaches, political pundits often ask how a candidate can motivate young people to register to vote then vote on Election Day. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, in every presidential election since 1964 on, 18- to 24-year-olds have voted at lower rates than all other age groups with few notable […]

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William Dudley Gregorie announces for mayor of Charleston

By Schuyler Kropf Post and Courier Charleston City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie formally entered the 2015 race for mayor Friday, becoming the fifth announced hopeful to succeed 40-year incumbent Joe Riley. He is the first minority in the field. “Protecting the brand called ‘Charleston,’ for me, is the No. 1 priority,” he said following his […]

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In 2015 Charleston mayoral race, at least 8 consider a run

Rumors swirl as a growing crowd awaits Joe Riley’s departure by Paul Bowers Two weeks ago, an anonymous phone poll asked Charleston voters who they would choose for their next mayor … in November 2015. If a two-year politicking window sounds a bit extreme for a local election, consider that the incumbent, Mayor Joseph P. Riley […]

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The Charleston Chronicle, S.C. Sixth Nationally in Gun Violence – Groups Address Issues, Legislation Pending

By Barney Blakeney… South Carolina is a state with fewer than four million residents, about half the population of several major U.S. cities. Yet according to a new report South Carolina has the nation’s sixth highest rate for gun violence. And in Charleston County seven gun related homicides have occurred to date this year. Last […]

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Charleston Metro Chamber and Community Leaders Announce Yes4schools

Charleston Campaign in Support of Education Capital Improvement Referendum Passage will bring $736 million economic impact to the region, create thousands of jobs,alleviate overcrowding and increase safety and technology for students CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, together with two area mayors and other community leaders, kicked off theYes4SchoolsCHS campaign at a press conference […]

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Gregorie plans on city council re-election – ABC 33/40 – Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston Mayor Pro Tem William Dudley Gregorie said Thursday he will seek a second term on Charleston City Council. Gregorie won the seat four years ago on a platform of public safety, improving the city’s infrastructure, and combating the flooding and traffic problems. He said Thursday his focus would remain the […]

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French expertise and Southern hospitality converged at 2013 MCF-ACF North American conference « Estes Public Relations

More than 100 French Master Chefs convened in historic Charleston, S.C., for the 2013Master Chef of France (MCF) and French Culinary Academy (ACF) North American conference June 23 through 25. The highlight of this year’s event, the MCF-ACF 2013 Gala Dinner, was held at Lowndes Grove Plantation on Monday, June 24. The Gala featured a […]

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CLF Receives Proclamation from the City of Charleston

( Posted on http://www.sccommunityloanfund.org/ ) During the April 9th City Council meeting, Mayor Riley and the City of Charleston presented CLF with the Fair Housing Proclamation as part of Fair Housing month. The City presented the proclamation in recognition of CLF’s long-term impact on the local community and its ability to create affordable housing opportunities for […]

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Skanska Helps Make Black History

Skanska, in a joint venture with Trident Construction, is serving as the construction manager for the $142 million renovation of Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC. The project is historic because it is one of the largest capital projects ever undertaken by the City of Charleston. It is also historic because Skanska Trident awarded Charleston’s largest ever contract to an African American-owned company: Horus Construction Company. As […]

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WestOf.net – West Ashley News – GREGORIE KEEPS ON COMING

Holy City native and first-term City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie had arrived at the crossroads of his life when, in 2007, he retired from the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an organization he had worked for in various capacities for the better part 32 years, eight of those in Columbia. When the day […]

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HUD Archives: New Affordable Housing on Daniel Island

New Affordable Housing on Daniel Island The long-held dream of providing substantial affordable housing for Daniel Island in town became reality December 7, 2006, with the official dedication of Humanities Foundation’s Seven Farms Apartments. Affordable housing on Daniel Island has been controversial since the Charleston City Council approved a general outline of the Affordable Housing […]

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Gregorie looking for assurances on limits of the number of cruise ships

BY ROBERT BEHRE rbehre@postandcourier.com Thursday, June 23, 2011 Charleston City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie said Wednesday he will try to get a more binding agreement with the State Ports Authority regarding the number of cruise ships that may visit here. Gregorie, who also is running for mayor, floated his idea to City Council on Tuesday, then […]

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City Councilman calling for enforceable cruise ship cap

BY ROBERT BEHRE rbehre@postandcourier.com Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Charleston City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie said today he will try to get a more specific agreement between the city and State Ports Authority regarding the number of cruise ships that may visit here. Gregorie floated his idea to City Council Tuesday but decided to pull it […]

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Charleston City Council works on new districts

BY ROBERT BEHRE rbehre@postandcourier.comMonday, May 16, 2011 Charleston added about 23,000 residents in the last decade — more than any other South Carolina city — and it’s reverberating through the city’s politics. City Council is scrambling to redraw its 12 council districts to make them a similar size by its Nov. 8 elections. And the […]

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CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE

Workshop Scheduled for May 5 By Warren Cobb Community Editor The City of Charleston continues to struggle to come up with a plan for City Council redistricting that is fair, and more importantly, can pass muster under the scrutiny of the U.S. Justice Department. Last week, the City held an information session for councilmembers at […]

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City Council reviews redistricting

BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.com Wednesday, April 27, 2011 In a process that will determine the political representation of residents throughout Charleston, City Council reviewed more proposals for redrawing council district boundaries Tuesday. Each plan would reduce the number of black majority council districts in the city. And each would force at least one current council […]

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Gregorie seeks city’s top job

BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.comTuesday, April 26, 2011 In a video posted Monday on YouTube, Charleston City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie announced he will run for mayor this year, in what would be his second attempt to unseat Mayor Joe Riley. “I’m running for mayor of the city of Charleston because it’s time for a change,” […]

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Dudley Gregorie announces candidacy for Mayor

April 25,  2011 Charleston City Councilman and longtime community leader Dudley Gregorie, this week announced his candidacy for Mayor of Charleston. Gregorie said his campaign would particularly emphasize his strong record as a fiscal conservative. “I voted against the entire city budget in 2010 and 2011 because they were examples of continued irresponsible spending, funded […]

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Formalize cruise ship accord

Sunday, March 20, 2011 The State Ports Authority is steaming ahead with its plans to accommodate cruise ships. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley is cheering the process on. But despite the mayor’s belief that there is not much opposition, the debate actually seems to be intensifying. The city and the SPA could make a lot of […]

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Charleston updates growth plan

Council’s changes involve city’s bike paths, parks, urban agriculture, cruise ships BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.comWednesday, February 9, 2011 Comprehensive plans that local governments must update every decade are not easy reading, but they get close attention from developers and environmentalists because they are the government’s 10-year vision for growth and development. Charleston City Council on […]

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City growing greener with new gym, community center

BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.comThursday, January 27, 2011 Charleston’s new Arthur W. Christopher Community Center, one of the first buildings in South Carolina constructed with the help of federal stimulus funds, was dedicated Wednesday on the city’s West Side. The gymnasium and community center features “green” building materials and solar panels that will make it “the […]

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Glover calls for ‘catalyst’ at annual King awards

BY SCHUYLER KROPF skropf@postandcourier.comSaturday, January 22, 2011 South Carolina’s first black female state senator said young people have a duty to advance Martin Luther King Jr.’s goals year-round, not just during the January holiday named in his honor. Former Sen. Maggie Wallace Glover of Florence told several hundred students and guests at Burke High School […]

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Council OKs police cameras

BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.comWednesday, December 22, 2010 Charleston City Council embraced the latest expansion of the police department’s downtown camera network Tuesday, and with some dissent approved the city’s $146 million budget for 2011. Representatives of the East Side and West Side neighborhood associations encouraged council members to support the growing camera surveillance initiative, while […]

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Concern on security screening voiced

BY DAVID SLADE dslade@postandcourier.comWednesday, December 22, 2010 When Charleston City Council meets at City Hall, there’s an armed police officer in the hallway and the chief of police is usually in the meeting room, but council members are concerned that there’s no screening of visitors. Councilman Jimmy Gallant — no stranger to violent crime scenes […]

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Gregorie wins seat on council

Published on 02/18/09 BY DAVID SLADE The Post and Courier William Dudley Gregorie won Tuesday’s runoff election for a seat on Charleston City Council, defeating Tommie Fleming Coaxum, who had enjoyed the support of Mayor Joe Riley and state Sen. Robert Ford. Gregorie, from Charleston’s West Side, ran a vigorous campaign for mayor against Riley […]

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“2007 Charleston Mayoral Candidate Debate”

October 23, 2007: Today, we were treated to hear from the four Charleston mayoral candidates. Each gave us a five minute presentation on his visions, the reasons he would make the best mayor, and how he would govern the City of Charleston. The candidates are Omar Brown, Mayor Joe Riley, William “Dudley” Gregorie, and Marc […]

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William Dudley Gregorie brings HUD experience to mayor race

The Medical University of South Carolina will open the first phase of a massive expansion plan this week — an unexpected, $400 million hallmark in Charleston’s mayoral race. The $275 million Ashley River Tower and the buildings set to follow are being funded through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mortgage loan. While […]

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