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Charleston Co. school breaks down annual cost of ownership and upgrade budget

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District spent nearly $50 million maintaining and improving facilities in 2022.The annual report details all the repairs, renovations, and replacements from 575 projects in 83 school buildings this year. These projects include new playgrounds, replacing security equipment, furniture upgrades and new technology in libraries and classrooms. Some also went to athletic and arts equipment.Chief Operations Officer for the Charleston County School District Jeff Borowy says a lot o...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District spent nearly $50 million maintaining and improving facilities in 2022.

The annual report details all the repairs, renovations, and replacements from 575 projects in 83 school buildings this year. These projects include new playgrounds, replacing security equipment, furniture upgrades and new technology in libraries and classrooms. Some also went to athletic and arts equipment.

Chief Operations Officer for the Charleston County School District Jeff Borowy says a lot of people work full-time to make the budget and work happen.

“It is a pretty detailed process and none of the programs are exactly the same, you know, the programs vary all the way from buying musical instruments for classrooms, to replacing toilets. I mean, it’s just a wide range of programs, but each of the program managers is responsible for developing their budget, prioritizing the projects for approval and then executing the work,” Borowy says.

Overall, about 34% or 196 of 575 projects happened in the North Charleston district. The next highest recipient was Mount Pleasant getting 90 total projects. In the presentation Borowy detailed the projects.

Borowy says there are a few factors that decide where the money goes. One is the lifecycle of equipment like cameras or buses. Another is the condition of facilities.

“Most of their work is governed by the condition at the facility, respective building system is in so we measure the status of our schools by where the roof is the age fact the bathrooms, the flooring, the windows, all of that, each year, it gets rated by the by the asset managers, we have a person that’s designated be kind of the champion of each of those building systems for all of our schools,” Borowy says.

One of the highest investments was in facilities management, meaning things like roof repairs, design projects, fencing work, flooring and painting.

“Basically manage the equivalent of 5,000 homes with the school district property. So if you can imagine the money you need to keep 5,000 home to run in between each back, roofs, flooring, bathrooms, I mean, so it’s a pretty a lot of folks because we’re spread out over 100 miles. A lot of people don’t realize how much how many buildings we have,” Borowy says.

Officials say this is all a part of the work behind the scenes it takes to run the district and continue to provide education every day.

“I think the program was not funded as well as it could have been five, six, seven years ago. Fortunately, we worked with a Board of Trustees at that time that saw the need to ensure that we stayed on par to give the students the right type of equipment and facilities, both from a safety perspective, but also from just a modernization perspective and making them feel like they were in a place of quality. And so our Board of Trustees approved increases over the years,” Borowy says.

Borowy says with recent inflation causing price increases in a lot of areas, there is always still more to be done and does hope for even more funding to keep maintaining and bettering the schools next year.

A breakdown of the funding allocation to different areas:

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Holly Jolly Brawley returns to Charleston: here's what to expect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The second annual Holly Jolly Brawley takes over downtown Charleston this weekend. While festivities start on Friday at noon, the area is already decked out for Christmas.“One of my friends actually said to me, 'It kind of reminds me of Whoville, if Whoville was out of the television and movie screen and onto the streets of Charleston,'” Mayor Amy Goodwin said.Summers Street, Capitol Street, and Lee Way ...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The second annual Holly Jolly Brawley takes over downtown Charleston this weekend. While festivities start on Friday at noon, the area is already decked out for Christmas.

“One of my friends actually said to me, 'It kind of reminds me of Whoville, if Whoville was out of the television and movie screen and onto the streets of Charleston,'” Mayor Amy Goodwin said.

Summers Street, Capitol Street, and Lee Way are closed to traffic until Sunday for the festival set-up. However, parking is still available in the Summers Street parking garage

More than 100 trees line Slack Plaza and Brawley Walkway in preparation for holiday festivities this weekend. Local businesses decorated these trees for the public to vote on.

Meanwhile on Brawley Walkway, Shannon Larwa, owner of Shannon's Suite Salon, was out decorating her salon's tree Wednesday.

“This is a really special thing for me to be a part of. It makes my heart so happy to see Charleston alive and everybody happy,” she said.

Covering her tree with pictures of her clients, Larwa said people often sit in her chair and ask her to make them beautiful. This is her way of letting her clients know how beautiful they are.

"Every time they say that, I think to myself, I love your smile. I love your heart. I love your kindness. If you could see what I see what I see when I look at you, you wouldn't be in my chair, but I'm glad that you are," Larwa said.

Larwa said the location of her tree couldn't be more perfect, too.

“I will say that this brings a sentimental piece for myself because my mother was a hairdresser and she worked at a salon on this street that used to be Fife Street, and so for my tree to be right here and my mom is gone. It’s a special thing for me,” Larwa said.

Holly Jolly Brawley - 11/25-11/26, 12-8pm

Friday

Noon - Holiday Market Opens

Noon -3 p.m. - DJ EJ Price in City Center

4 - 6:30 p.m. - BRRO performs in City Center

4 - 8 p.m. - Santa on Summers Street

5 p.m. - Holly Jolly Brawley Ribbon Cutting

6:30 p.m. - City Christmas Tree Lighting in City Center

6:45 p.m. - Light Show premiere in City Center

Saturday

Noon - Holiday Market opens

Noon -3 p.m. - DJ EJ Price in City Center

4 - 6 p.m. - Red Line Band performs in City Center

6 p.m. - Holly Jolly Brawley Light Show in City Center

Goodwin said the light shows and the live music is bigger this year than last, but it's that sentimental touch and togetherness that will make this event special for the community.

"Most important, it's about being together, and that's what we all want to do in the city of Charleston," she said.

The Other Top 25: Charleston jumps straight into top 10

Powered by some home cooking, the College of Charleston Cougars leaped all the way into the top 10 in the Other Top 25 thanks to their victory in Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. They defeated Davidson, Colorado State and Virginia Tech to claim the title and move their record to 5-1.In the title game Sunday against the Hokies, Charleston won 77-75 on Pat Robinson III’s basket with three seconds left. He finished with 14 points. The grad student scores 11 points per contest, one of four Cougars to average double figu...

Powered by some home cooking, the College of Charleston Cougars leaped all the way into the top 10 in the Other Top 25 thanks to their victory in Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. They defeated Davidson, Colorado State and Virginia Tech to claim the title and move their record to 5-1.

In the title game Sunday against the Hokies, Charleston won 77-75 on Pat Robinson III’s basket with three seconds left. He finished with 14 points. The grad student scores 11 points per contest, one of four Cougars to average double figures.

3.0 seconds on the clock.CofC 77, VT 75#OurCity pic.twitter.com/cHihdJhkDe

— Charleston Basketball (@CofCBasketball) November 20, 2022

CofC’s bench powered its 74-64 win over Colorado State Friday. The host’s reserves poured in 39 points. Jaylon Scott netted 12 points, followed by a trio with 11.

In the opener of the tournament, the Cougars routed Davidson 89-66. Ryan Larson and Dalton Bolon posted career-highs with 21 points each.

The other new teams to the ranking were No. 18 San Francisco, No. 21 UC Irvine, No. 22 UNLV, No. 23 Florida Atlantic, No. 24 Southern Illinois and No. 25 Utah State.

The Dons improved to 4-0 with a victory at Fresno State this week. The Anteaters went 1-1 this week with a win over Loyola Marymount and a loss at Pepperdine. The Runnin’ Rebels knocked off Dayton and High Point to remain unbeaten on the year.

The Owls prevailed against Florida, Bryant and Detroit in their three games this week. The Salukis defeated Tennessee State in the SoCal Challenge. UNLV and Southern Illinois are set to square off today. The Aggies topped Santa Clara and San Diego over the last seven days.

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Points Record Previous
1 Houston (3) 75 5-0 1
2 Gonzaga 72 3-1 2
3 San Diego State 69 3-0 3
4 Saint Mary's 64 5-0 5
5 Saint Louis 63 4-1 6
6 Dayton 60 3-1 4
7 Drake 51 4-0 T-17
8 Toledo 50 3-0 8
9 Memphis 48 2-1 7
10 Charleston 34 5-1 NR
11 Towson 30 4-0 T-19
12 UAB 28 2-1 9
13 BYU 27 3-1 16
14 North Texas 25 2-1 13
15 Wyoming 24 3-2 10
16 VCU 23 3-2 15
17 Tulane 21 3-0 14
18 San Francisco 20 4-0 NR
19 Davidson 19 5-1 T-19
20 Furman 17 3-2 T-11
T-21 UC Irvine 16 3-1 NR
T-21 UNLV 16 4-0 NR
T-23 Florida Atlantic 15 4-1 NR
T-23 Southern Illinois 15 3-1 NR
25 Utah State 14 4-0 NR

Others Receiving Votes:

Boise State 13; South Dakota State 11; New Mexico 10; Loyola Chicago 8; UC Santa Barbara 8; UMass 7; Loyola Marymount 6; Colorado State 4; Nevada 3; Pepperdine 3; Western Kentucky 3; Wichita State 2; Murray State 1

Dropped from Ranking:

Boise State; Loyola Chicago; UC Santa Barbara; Bryant; UCF; Colorado State; Liberty; Cincinnati

Charleston company helping local restaurants divert food waste from the landfill

A Charleston-area business is helping local restaurants divert waste from South Carolina landfills.Though the process is fairly straightforward, less than 25 restaurants are utilizing the services of SMART Recycling, which also counts the Charleston County School District, Horry County Schools, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The Citadel and the city of Charleston among its nearly 60 member users.Founded in 2014 by Gary Bilbro, ...

A Charleston-area business is helping local restaurants divert waste from South Carolina landfills.

Though the process is fairly straightforward, less than 25 restaurants are utilizing the services of SMART Recycling, which also counts the Charleston County School District, Horry County Schools, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The Citadel and the city of Charleston among its nearly 60 member users.

Founded in 2014 by Gary Bilbro, SMART Recycling collects food waste from its clients and delivers it to a composting facility in the three areas the company serves: Charleston, Columbia and Horry County.

Charleston restaurants using the 8-year-old company — Husk, Obstinate Daughter and Melfi’s, among others — are making a difference.

Bohemian Bull owner Chad Biel said SMART Recycling helps his James Island bar and restaurant divert about 2 tons of waste from the landfill every month.

“We really did it because it felt like it was the right thing to do,” Biel said. “Understanding what food waste does in a landfill is a big piece of it.”

Food waste is the largest category of material that ends up in municipal landfills, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Once in the landfill, it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“When food waste is buried like that, it doesn’t have access to oxygen,” said SMART Recycling accounting manager Meghan McGill. “And when it doesn’t have access to oxygen, it just rots.”

Composting facilities break down the waste organically, producing a nutrient-rich soil supplement, McGill said.

“It creates this environment where the healthy bacteria can break that down and turn it into compost,” she said.

SMART is an acronym for Specialized, Measurable, Adaptable, Realistic and Timely. Before working with a restaurant or organization, SMART Recycling conducts a site assessment, decides the number of bins needed and trains the organization’s employees along the way.

The for-profit company supplies 64-gallon carts to restaurants, picking them up and hauling to the nearest composting facility. After they are emptied, the carts are pressure-washed and returned to the restaurant.

The service starts at $125 per month.

“It is a cost, so ideally they’re caring about the environment. A lot of the fine-dining restaurants, they have a larger profit margin for this type of thing,” McGill said. “We certainly want to see it grow.”

SMART Recycling has saved Bohemian Bull money, according to Biel, by allowing him to scale back his garbage pickup service.

Biel estimates he was spending $400 to $500 per month on garbage pickup before teaming up with SMART Recycling seven years ago.

The $200 a month SMART Recycling now costs him is offset by cutting in half the cost of his garbage services.

Biel is preparing to franchise Bohemian Bull, with plans to add locations in Mount Pleasant, Greenville, Dallas and Jacksonville, Fla. He plans to utilize SMART Recycling at the South Carolina locations, but Biel will have to find an alternative in other states where the company focuses its operations.

Where to see Christmas lights in the Charleston area

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Grab a cup of hot chocolate and turn the Christmas tunes on the radio – there are several options for checking out Christmas lights beyond your neighborhood.Enjoy a night with friends and family as you drive through bright shining lights on display in Moncks Corner, North Charleston, Cottageville, and the largest drive-thru holiday light event at James Island County Park.Holiday Festival of Lights – James Island County Park871 Riverland Dr, CharlestonA...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Grab a cup of hot chocolate and turn the Christmas tunes on the radio – there are several options for checking out Christmas lights beyond your neighborhood.

Enjoy a night with friends and family as you drive through bright shining lights on display in Moncks Corner, North Charleston, Cottageville, and the largest drive-thru holiday light event at James Island County Park.

Holiday Festival of Lights – James Island County Park871 Riverland Dr, Charleston

A trip to the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is a Christmas-time tradition filled with thousands of dazzling lights and displays.

Guests are invited to drive along a three-mile stretch lined with more than 700 light displays each night through December 31. A stop at Winter Wonderland – about halfway through the drive – gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs and view the area’s largest holiday sand sculpture.

You can view shops, search for gifts, or enjoy sweet treats or a cup of hot chocolate. Hop on a train ride for a fun look at light displays or take a stroll through the Enchanted Walking Trail for a fun look at nature-themed light displays.

Santa Claus will meet children each night from November 21 – December 23. Plus, enjoy an array of large greeting cards decorated by students from across the Charleston area.

Ticket prices on a regular night will cost $15 per vehicle if purchased online at HolidayFestivalofLights.com or $20 at the gate. Peak night prices increase to $25 per vehicle online and $30 at the gate.

The 33rd Annual Holiday Festival of Lights is open every evening from November 11 through December 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

The Lights at Park Circle4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Pack up the car and take a drive or go for a relaxing stroll around North Charleston’s Park Circle to see dozens of Christmas light displays.

Trees, lights, and displays will be shining bright around the circle at the Felix C. Davis Community Center.

City leaders say the lights will shine until New Year’s Day. There is no fee to enjoy the lights.

Bee City Zoo’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights1066 Holly Ridge Ln. Cottageville, SC 29435

On select nights in November and December, guests can enjoy a combination of animals and Christmas lights at Bee City Zoo’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights festival.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance during some nights of the event for a photo opportunity.

Those attending can also attend an ‘Australian Walkabout’ which is included in the price of admission. And for some additional costs, you can enjoy roasting s’mores, ornament decorating, grabbing a cup of hot chocolate, or feeding animals during the festival.

Admission is $12 or you can purchase a combo pass which includes day access to the zoo and entry to the lights at $20. Click here to learn more.

Holiday Lights Driving Tour – Old Santee Canal Park900 Stoney Landing Rd, Moncks Corner

Celebrate the season with family and friends on a driving tour filled with sparkling Christmas lights and displays at Old Santee Canal Park powered by Santee Cooper.

The event runs each night from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. from November 25 – December 30. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Admission to the event is $5 per vehicle. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Guests will enter the Holiday Lights Driving Tour at 1 Riverwood Drive in Moncks Corner.

“The beautiful LED lighting displays are powered by 100% Santee Cooper Green Power, which is Green-e Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions,” organizers said.

Santee Cooper is also inviting guests to attend its two-night event ‘Holiday in the Park’ on November 24 and 25. You’ll have the chance to meet Santa Claus, enjoy crafts, roast marshmallows, and sample some seasonal foods.

“This event is included with admission to Holiday Lights Driving Tour, which runs through Dec. 30, so you can start your holiday season early at this fun-filled meetup,” said organizers.

To learn more or purchase tickets online, please click here.

Cougar Night Lights – The College of CharlestonNear the corner of George and St. Philip Streets

A holiday tradition that brings a fun and dazzling light show to the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard and Randolph Hall will light up with the spirit of the season each night, offering a holiday light show featuring festive music and visual performances each half-hour from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The display will be open to the public beginning December 1 through January 2. It is free to view and this year’s show will include new music and lighting displays.

Visitors can find the Cistern Yard at the corner of George and St. Philip Streets. Public parking garages are available at two nearby locations – the George Street Garage and the St. Philip Street Garage.

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