Update #4 1:37 PM 10/7

This product covers Southeast South Carolina and SouthEast Georgia

**extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew tracking along the East coast of Florida and heading toward Georgia and South Carolina**

New information —————

* Changes to watches and warnings: – a Hurricane Warning has Been issued for Dorchester

* Current watches and warnings: – a Hurricane Warning is in effect for Dorchester – a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Inland Bryan…Coastal Bryan…Inland Chatham…Coastal Chatham…Inland Liberty…Coastal Liberty…Inland Mcintosh…Coastal Mcintosh…Inland Berkeley…Inland Jasper…Beaufort…Coastal Colleton…Charleston…Coastal Jasper and Tidal Berkeley – a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Jenkins…Screven…Candler…Bulloch…Effingham…Tattnall… Evans…Long…Allendale…Hampton and Inland Colleton

* Storm information: – about 230 Miles South of Charleston SC or about 190 Miles South of Savannah ga – 29.4n 80.5w – storm intensity 120 mph – movement North-Northwest or 345 degrees at 12 mph

Situation Overview ——————

Hurricane Matthew will track North along/near the East coast of Florida today…Then continue North near the Georgia coast this afternoon intotonight. The Hurricane should continue to track near the South Carolina coast late tonight into Saturday before turning East and further offshore. Matthew could be a category 2 or category 3 Hurricane as it passes close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

Tropical storm Force winds are forecast to Reach coastal SouthEast Georgia and coastal South Carolina this afternoon…Then Spread into Inland areas tonight. Across Inland areas…Sustained winds could Reach as High as 40-50 mph with gusts up 55-60 mph. Near the immediate coast…Sustained winds of 55-65 mph with gusts up to 75-80 mph will be possible. Locations along the coast in Charleston County could see sustained winds of 65-75 mph with gusts up to 80-90 mph. These winds will Likely damage Trees and weaker structures and Result in widespread Power outages.

There is now an increasing Risk of sustained Hurricane Force winds along the immediate coastline Due to the close Proximity of Matthew tracking near the coast…Especially for locations along Southeast South Carolina. The threat for Hurricane Force winds will Increase for coastal locations tonight into Saturday…Then lower as Matthew shifts away from the coast Saturday evening into Saturday night. The threat for tropical storm Force winds or higher should begin to decrease in Georgia late Saturday afternoon into the evening and in South CarolinaSaturday evening into Sunday morning.

The latest track of Matthew is expected to produce widespread rainfall totals of 8 to 14 inches with isolated higher amounts…Highest along the coast. Rainfall totals will Range from 4 to 8 inches across far Inland locations. Heavy rainfall will begin this morning and continue throughSaturday…Tapering off Saturday night from Southwest to Northeast. These rainfall amounts could Result in extensive fresh water flooding…Especially during the times of High Tide and maximum storm surge near the coast.

The most Likely storm surge scenario associated with Hurricane Matthew is 6 to 9 feet of inundation above ground Level in SouthEast Georgia. In Southeast South Carolina…4 to 8 feet of inundation is expected. Storm surge forecasts could be higher or lower depending on the track and intensity of Matthew as it approaches the area. The combination of storm surge and Waves could Result in Major coastal flooding and severe Beach erosion. Homes…Structures and Roads near beaches could be compromised. Dangerous rip currents and large Waves will make for treacherous Surf conditions through the weekend.

The threat for tornadoes will remain Low this weekend because the Center of Hurricane Matthew is anticipated to remain offshore. However…There is a Risk for isolated tornadoes in coastal areas today through Saturday as Rain bands move onshore.

Potential impacts —————–

* Wind: protect against Life-threatening wind having possible devastating impacts across Southeast South Carolina and SouthEast Georgia. Potential impacts in this area include: – structural damage to sturdy buildings, some with Complete roof and Wall failures. Complete destruction of Mobile homes. Damage greatly accentuated by large airborne projectiles. Locations May be uninhabitable for Weeks or months. – unsafe to shelter even in well-constructed buildings. Impossible to venture outside Due to falling objects and airborne projectiles. – numerous large Trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and roadway signs blown over. – Many Roads impassable from large debris, and more within Urban or heavily wooded locations. Most or all Bridges and Access routes impassable. – widespread damage to Power and communications infrastructure with resulting outages possibly lasting for Weeks or longer. Gas leaks and fallen Electric wires pose a threat to Life. – Many vessels will Likely break Free from Moorings.

* Surge: protect against Life-threatening surge having possible extensive impacts across coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia. Potential impacts in this area include: – large areas of deep inundation of Saltwater along immediate shorelines and in Low-lying spots farther Inland near Rivers and creeks, with storm surge flooding accentuated by battering Waves. Structural damage to buildings, with several washing away. Damage compounded by floating debris. Locations May be uninhabitable for an extended period. – large sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary Roads washed out or flooded and impassable. Flood control systems and barriers could become stressed. – severe Beach erosion with significant dune loss. – Major damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Many Small Craft broken away from Moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages, with some lifted onshore and stranded. – drinking water and sewer services negatively impacted. – hazardous containers and materials possibly present in surge Waters.

* Flooding Rain: protect against Life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across Southeast South Carolina and SouthEast Georgia…Especially for locations East of Highway 308 in Georgia and East of interstate 95 in South Carolina. Potential impacts include: – Major rainfall flooding May prompt Many evacuations and rescues. – Rivers and tributaries May rapidly overflow their Banks in multiple locations. Small streams, creeks, canals, ditches May become dangerous Rivers. Flood control systems and barriers could become stressed. – Flood Waters could enter Many structures within multiple communities; some structures become uninhabitable or are washed away. Flood Waters could Cover multiple escape routes. Streets and parking lots become Rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and Bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. – drinking water and sewer services could be negatively impacted. – hazardous containers and materials possibly present in Flood Waters.

* Tornadoes: protect against a Tornado event having possible limited impacts across coastal Southeast South Carolina and SouthEast Georgia. Potential impacts include: – isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans. – isolated locations could experience Tornado damage, along with Power and communications disruptions. – in isolated locations, tornadoes could damage Trees, vehicles, boats and buildings, especially Mobile homes and and other poorly constructed structures.

* Other coastal hazards: dangerous and frequent rip currents…High Surf and significant Beach erosion are expected along coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions ———————————-

* Evacuations: if evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look for additional traffic information on roadway Smart signs and listen to Select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should not use cell phones while operating vehicles.

If evacuating away from the area or relocating to a nearby shelter leave Early before Weather conditions become hazardous

Recovery phase – do not Return to evacuated areas until it is Safe. Listen for the all-clear Signal from Local authorities.

* Other preparedness information: now is the Time to bring to completion all preparations to protect Life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before Weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations and relocations should be expedited before the Onset of tropical storm Force wind.

If you are relocating to Safe shelter, leave as Early as possible. If heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit. Check the latest Weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter May Result in serious injury or loss of Life. Always heed the advice of Local officials and comply with any orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency services May not be Able to immediately respond if conditions are unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency Points of Contact among Family, friends, and co-workers. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to Check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and Handy. Also, cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is Best to remain Calm. Stay informed and focused on the situation at Hand. Exercise Patience with those you encounter. Be a Good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the Home of a Family member or Friend, drive with Extra caution, especially on secondary Roads. Remember, Many Bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the road, seek an alternate route. Always obey official road signs for closures and detours.

If you are a visitor and Still in the area, listen for the name of the city or town in which you are staying within Local news updates. Be sure you know the name of the county or Parish in which it resides. Pay attention for instructions from Local authorities.

Closely Monitor noaa Weather radio or other Local news outlets for official storm information. Be Ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast.

* Additional sources of information: – for information on appropriate preparations see – for information on creating an emergency plan see – for additional disaster preparedness information see

Next update ———–

The next Local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Charleston SC around 615 PM EDT, or Sooner if conditions warrant.

Dorchester County announces shelter locations, transportation plans

Dorchester County has opened four shelters for residents who want to relocate due to Hurricane Matthew, and a ffifth shelter has been activated for residents with special needs.

The shelters are located at:

Woodland High School at 4128 U.S. Highway 78 in Dorchester. This shelter is at 3 percent capacity, with 15 occupants out of a maximum 450;

Summerville High School at 1101 Boone Hill Road in Summerville. This shelter is at 2.5 percent capacity, with 55 occupants out of a maximum 2,194;

Fort Dorchester High School at 8500 Patriot Blvd. in North Charleston. This shelter is at 2 percent capacity, with 28 residents out of a maximum 1,773; and

Saint George Middle School at 600 Minus Street in St. George. This shelter opened shortly after 11 a.m. Fridayand has a maximum occupancy of 417.

A special needs shelter is at the Dorchester Senior Center at 312 N. Laurel Street in Summerville. This shelter is at 75 percent capacity, with 15 occupants out of a maximum of 20. Residents must call the county’s Call Center at 843-832-0393 before showing up at this shelter.

Dorchester County also has three standby shelters with a combined maximum occupancy of 1,447 if needed.

Shuttles are available for residents who need transportation to a shelter. The shuttles will run until 3 p.m. Friday and wheelchair accessible shuttles are available through Tri-County Links.

Locations for shuttles taking passengers to the Summerville High School shelter are:

The Sears parking lot at 4570 Ladson Road, Summerville;

The Bi-Lo parking lot at 957 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville; and

Sand Hill Methodist Church at 1916 Summers Drive, Summerville.

Locations that will transport to Fort Dorchester High School are:

The Festival Center parking lot at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston; and

The Cathedral of Praise parking lot at 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston.

Among the items residents should bring to shelters are: prescription and emergency medications; extra clothing; pillows; blankets; hygiene supplies; important documents; special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys; and other items for family members with unique needs.

Reach David Wren at 843-937-5550 or on Twitter at @David_Wren_


Update #3 12:22 PM 10/5

Hurricane Matthew Remains A Serious Threat !
It’s Forecast Track Indicates Uncertainty – But Major Impacts To South Carolina !

Update #2 10:42 PM 10/4

 The following message is from the Office of the Mayor

“Effective at 5:00PM, the City of North Charleston  MEOC moved to OPCON 3 and issued a state of emergency declaration.  At 8:00AM, tomorrow, the MEOC will move to OPCON 2 with partial staffing required to meet response objectives.

Since the 11:00AM advisory from the NHC, the storm track has shifted back to the east.  This DOES NOT mean that we are out of the clear.  Even if the track were to hold its place, the NWS anticipates the potential for 5-7+ feet of storm surge, 8-12 inches of rainfall and tropical-storm force winds extending at or beyond the I-95 corridor.  Regarding sustained winds, areas closer to the coast will see much higher values as well as potentially destructive gusts.  The most significant impacts are forecasted late Friday and into Saturday.  Again, we’re still outside of the 72 hour window, so confidence in specific impacts are low-medium. The tentative time to commence evacuation is 3:00PM tomorrow – in Charleston and Dorchester Counties, this will likely include zones A, B, D, E and F.  Individuals living outside of the zones but in low-lying areas or mobile/manufactured homes should consider relocating to a safe structure. Coinciding with the evacuation order, emergency shelters will open as a LAST RESORT OPTION.  Individuals that utilize shelters will be required to bring their own food, water, blankets and personal items to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours.  It will take the American Red Cross time to move in amenities such as cots and blankets; likely after the storm passes.  Pets are NOT permitted in these shelters.  The pet-friendly shelter option is at Burns Elementary on Dorchester Road. DHEC is coordinating special medical/functional needs assistance and will be providing specific guidance through their public information mechanisms. In coordination with Carta, Durham Buses and Dorchester Dist. 2 Schools and a few other local transportation partners, evacuation pick-up points will be available at certain locations within the evacuation zones. Information on both shelter locations and pick-up point locations will be provided in one of tomorrow’s situation reports as well as WebEOC. All City of North Charleston, Charleston County and Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Family Court, Circuit Court will be closed for the remainder of the week. Charleston County Schools, Berkeley County, and Dorchester District 2 and District 4 Schools will be closed for the remainder of the week. This will be the final update until tomorrow.  Whether you have a direct emergency duty in the MEOC or field, NOW is the time to wrap up your final preparations. The MEOC will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:00AM.  If you have additional questions, please give me a call but be patient as EMD is inundated with inquiries and general readiness measures. As always, the City of North Charleston is committed to assisting local and private partners in preparing for disasters.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.  Our ability to respond and recover from disasters will require effort from all of us. Please pass this information on to others including friends, family, civic associations, church members and others that you think need to be PREPARED! Don’t wait to get prepared!   Good Night…”

Update #1 2:16 PM 10/4

Below is the most current briefing as given by the National Weather Service today at 11:30 am

Hurricane Matthew is now churning toward the Southeast coastline.
This is a dangerous storm!.
Forecasting models now generally project it to pass very close to South Carolina coast. But this forecast could change quickly and bring greater threats of a direct impact to Greater Charleston.
We should all pay close attention to advisories via all media formats.
It is possible Governor Haley will order an evacuation, so please monitor these advisories.
I will post the latest information and advisories from the City of North Charleston on my website Thus, you will have updated information at the same time I receive it.
Sandbags are available at the city’s Public Works Center at Remount Road and Interstate 26. (It’s a big campus, easy to find.) There will be a limit, probably 10 bags.
Preparation is the key, now. I know all of our District 4 neighborhoods will work together to get through this challenging period.
I can be reached at any time via
Ron Brinson
For updated forecast models…
Emergency Preparedness- State Agencies:
Charleston County:
Dorchester County:


District 4 Updates- December, 2014.

From My Family to all of you –

Have A Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season….

Be Safe, Enjoy!

Growth, Growth and More Gas Stations/Convenience Stores –

City Council approved a rezoning of a University Boulevard property that clears the way for a sprawling Sunoco fuel station and convenience store. It was a very contentious debate and process. This application had been denied unanimously three times previously by the Planning Commission and rejected by City Council in a committee vote a year ago.

I voted against it and challenged the entire “political” equation of allowing Sunoco, a giant corporation, simply to out-wait the Deer Park Community. The civic association noted that appropriately-zoned property was directly across the street and available to Sunoco. Residents pleaded with the city to protect the comprehensive development plan and overlay district standards the neighborhood had worked so hard to formulate. But in the end, two of my colleagues switched their positions of a year ago — and Sunoco will soon begin construction of the fifth major gas station – convenience store within 1.5 miles of the site.

I am concerned, too, about the precedence possibilities of the University Boulevard decisions. Overlay district planning is important to the Dorchester corridor neighborhoods, and we have now learned such planning disciplines are not immune from determined political initiatives.

We’ve seen an eruption of these fuel stations /convenience stores. And we will see more.

For example, that new Spinx facility at Ladson Road and Palmetto Commerce Parkway (PCP) will soon have a neighbor. A Walmart Neighborhood Grocery is planned right next to it — and next to that store, a “Walmart” gas island is planned. And all of this is across Ladson Road from a new Sunoco facility opened just 14 months ago.

Ironically, a representative of a major fuel retailer attended City Council meetings last week and declared an interest in zoning permits to construct a gas station “island” in the parking lot of the Dorchester Road Walmart. In a market defined by fierce competition, this is understandable as we consider that Sunoco has started construction on a new facility at Parlor Drive and Dorchester, directly across Parlor Drive from the Walmart – in Summerville just across our city’s limits.

Kroger – the new owners of Harris Teeter – have also indicated an interest in a gas island at the Corner at Wescott.

This is a reflection of our growing regional economy and the new ways of marketing and selling gas and convenience store goods. But as I read District 4 constituents, we do not want the Dorchester Overlay District planning document to be caught in the crossfire of this hyper competitive and political environment – as was the case in the University Boulevard – Sunoco zoning case.

I will try to keep you informed whenever these issues are raised in any form.

Turning Lanes Improvements

Construction for the Ladson Road at Palmetto Commerce Parkway turning lanes has started and should be completed by early February. This should help with afternoon rush hour congestion.

A new turning lane from Ashley Phosphate onto east bound Interstate 26 is in final permitting cycles. Construction should start in February and be completed by late March.

Charleston County is performing both projects.

Sunrise and the Patriot “Hairpin”

D.R. Horton’s “Sunrise” development is nearing final plat approvals and this project should begin to move along quickly in the new year. This plan was approved in 2008 as an amendment to The Farm at Wescott master plan. D.R. Horton agreed to reduce the number of townhome units to 78, to convert the homes from “condominium” to “fee simple” ownership and to use cement board, not vinyl, as primary exterior materials. The “Sunrise” homes once completed will become members of The Farm at Wescott owners association.

There was some confusion last week when D.R. Horton installed a “Sunrise” promotional sign on Wescott Boulevard at the old roundabout. That led to speculation that Horton would soon be building housing units at that site, too. There is only one “Sunrise” project and the city is not aware of any pending plans for development at the old roundabout site. And the sign that caused all the confusion is an illegal off-premise sign and should be removed shortly.

The “hairpin” correction project should begin early in 2015 – meaning that there will likely be a concentration of construction activity at this site for several months. Mayor Summey has given the “hairpin” project priority status. The work will bring a smoother and safer curve with a 35-mph “rating.” And to repeat an earlier statement — this is not the beginning of widening this section of Patriot Drive. Widening is a longer range plan; I don’t see how such work could begin for at least another five to seven years, given current funding realities.

Season of Pot Holes

You’ll see city workers currying about to repair potholes. That very large one at the turning lane on Club Course from Dorchester Road will be a sizeable curb renovation project that will begin – weather willing—in early January.

And later in the first quarter, work will begin on resurfacing the intersection of Patriot Boulevard and Ashley Phosphate. Repaving Club Course from Dorchester to Patriot Boulevard will be undertaken sometime next year. Depending on final costs for other resurfacing priority projects, the Club Couse repaving could begin by spring.


The city’s team has done an exceptional job this holiday season in decorating Park Circle. It has evolved as an impressive light show, something every family will enjoy.

Please check in regularly with the city’s interactive web site

And contact me whenever I can help or answer your questions about city services.

Please share this newsletter with your neighbors and I’ll be glad to add them to the circulation list. They can contact me at

District 4 Updates- November 15, 2014.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare broke ground last week for its five-floor 130,000 square foot administrative office center on Palmetto Commerce Parkway at Patriot Boulevard. It’s a $28 million facility and when it opens in spring 2016, 600 management and administrative personnel will work under one roof. They’ll enjoy a workplace environment that will include walking trails, a fitness center, and a café.

Roper St. Francis opened its consolidated data center complex on an adjacent PCP property earlier this year. These properties are owned by the venerable Medical Society of South Carolina, an organization of some 400 physicians. The Society traces its Charleston roots to 1789. It is a non-profit organization – and thus, is generally exempt from property taxes.

Roper St. Francis’ growth and expansion to PCP is good news economically for sure, and more evidence that PCP is a hotbed commercial development corridor and a center of “good jobs” employment. Boeing is expanding its PCP presence steadily; so are Cummins and Daimler Vans. Charleston County is moving along with its plans for a state-of-the-art recycling center on PCP.

But with that good news, there is the one issue I hear most about in my Council work – TRAFFIC. At either end of Palmetto Commerce Parkway at rush hour, it’s simply awful – and likely to get worse before final solutions can be planned and built.

The City has a limited role in roadway capacities — but we do beg, plead and importune Charleston County and the S.C. Department of Transportation to address traffic congestion as a “quality-of-life” neighborhood issue.

A turning lane capacity expansion project is about to begin at PCP intersection with Ladson Road. This should help with the afternoon rush hour congestion nightmares.

The Corridor’s Ashley Phosphate intersection is more problematic. The big plan is a PCP “flyover” of Ashley Phosphate, but this is years away. We have now asked Charleston County to consider all possible interim improvements, such as better signaling.

Charleston County has taken the initiative in a somewhat related project – adding a second turning lane from Ashley Phosphate onto eastbound Interstate 26. This work should begin in late January, depending on weather.

And many of you have inquired as to what’s going on at the property generally behind Daimler and across from Boeing’s Interior Responsibility plant on Patriot Boulevard. A large land parcel is being cleared. The activity relates to a developer’s plans for a “spec” building to be built in the “near future.” One interesting planning factoid, however, is that the access road for this project will be a link in the Future Drive roadway which ultimately will link Patriot Boulevard to the new Interstate 26 interchange. The first phase of Future Drive, from Northside to PCP should be completed next summer.

Looks like we’ll have two Walmart Neighborhood grocery centers soon underway — one at Ladson Road and PCP, and another at Patriot Boulevard at Dorchester Road.

Look for a “Raising Cane” chicken restaurant project to begin at the Corner at Wescott early next year.

A Sears-K Mart “outlet” is the latest working rumor for a chunk of the Festival Center.

NOTE TO HOA AND POA officers – A new state law promotes maximum coordination between local governments and owners’ associations. This encourages the filing and timely updates of covenants, guidelines and standards. The net objective is to assure that neighborhood rules and regulations are fully respected in local governments’ planning, zoning and permitting. Most District 4 owners’ associations already provide such filings and updates routinely. Our city is working now to make filings and updates as simple as possible and I will keep the officers of owners’ associations informed.

North Charleston’s Annual Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 6 at Park Circle. This is always a lively and colorful Holiday Season parade in a family environment. Hope to see you there.

Contact me with your questions and your counsel. And please pass this little newsletter on to your neighbors. I would be pleased to add anyone to the direct mailing list. They need only to contact me at

Message from Police Chief Driggers – Daily Crime Reports

Thank your for your interest in tracking criminal activity in your neighborhood; the City of North Charleston is always pleased when its citizens want to become involved and informed about the welfare and safety of its residents.  Although you have asked for a copy of the Daily Police Report that is sent to our City Council members, I want to bring to your attention a very informative link to the City’s website that provides not only crime statistics, it can also be personalized with address mapping.  You can ask for a certain type of crime(s) within certain date ranges, and within a certain distance from your home, work, school or other location of interest to you.  It also provides information on registered sex criminals.  Additional analysis of crime is offered, showing what type of crime is more prevalent on a certain day or hour of the day, and anonymous tips can be entered as well.   Also, you can sign up at this site for Crime Alerts and/or daily/weekly or monthly reports, as personalized by you for your needs, and sent to your computer or iPhone.  Please take a minute to view the following link and feel free to share this with your neighbors, Neighborhood Association members, friends and family members.

Senior Citizen Advisory Board

Please read below and let Ron or Dwight know if you are interested in serving your community.


To:       Members of City Council
From:   Ed Barfield, Recreation Director
Subj.:   Senior Citizen Advisory Board
Date:    April 24, 2014


Council members, I am seeking seven individuals to serve on a Senior Citizens Advisory Board.  These individuals should have a desire and interest in promoting recreation in our senior population, age 55 and over.  The Board will meet on the first Tuesday, monthly at 5:30 p.m. at Park Circle with Belinda Swindler, Senior Citizen Coordinator.  The board will discuss activities and programs as well as offer ideas and suggestions to enhance our current Senior Citizen program.  Please talk with individuals in your district that may be interested in serving on the Senior Citizen Advisory Board.  Please forward me via email, their name and contact information in order for me to move forward in establishing this board.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at (843) 822-1131.

Citizens Public Safety Academy

North Charleston announce dates of next Citizens Public Safety Academy


The City of North Charleston Police, Fire, Code Enforcement and Building Departments announce its second Citizens Public Safety Academy program. The program, which begins on May 14, 2014, is designed to bring awareness to the many aspects of public safety.

The Citizens Public Safety Academy is designed to foster better communication between citizens of North Charleston and public safety professionals. During the 11 week program citizens will get an inside look at what Police Officers, Firefighters, Code Enforcement Officers and Building Inspectors encounter on a daily basis. The Citizens Public Safety Academy will be held two times a year (February to April, and May to July).

Course Curriculum

                               Police (Emergency Response, Laws, Arrests, Search & Seizure and Use of Force

                               Fire (Emergency Response, Fire Fighting and Inspections

                               Code Enforcement (Health and Sanitation)

                               Building Department (Building Inspections, Permits and Property Maintenance)

To obtain an application or more information citizens can call (843) 740-2648 or visit .


Spencer Pryor

Office of Chief of Police| Public Relations

City of North Charleston

843-740-2548 |

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Adult Sports in the Northern Corridor Area

Councilman Stigler, Mr. Clarke-Pounder and Mr. Eisenhart:


I would like to take the opportunity to pass along information on Adult Sports being offered to the residents of the Northern Corridor.  I am asking you to pass this information along to your respective citizens and neighborhood.   We have a wonderful opportunity to use property at Cathedral of Praise to offer these programs.


I greatly appreciate your assistance in distributing the information contained in the attachment, Northern Corridor Adult Athletic Flier, in regards to Co-Ed Kickball and Co-Ed Softball.  I would also like to take advantage of this opportunity to thank each of you for what you do in providing our citizens with a better quality of life.


If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me.



Cindy Dambaugh

Adult Sports Coordinator

North Charleston Recreation Department

P.O. Box 190016

North Charleston, SC 29419

(843) 740-5801