Animal associations

🌱 Animal shelters are working to clean facilities + closure of park facilities

Hi friends! It’s Friday in Charleston and I’m back in your inbox to update you on all the big stuff happening in town.

But first, today’s weather:

Hurricane Ian. High: 71 Low: 64.

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Here are the top three stories in Charleston today:

  1. Charleston-area animal shelters are working to clear spaces in preparation for the impact of Tropical Storm Ian. The Charleston Animal Society rescued eighty cats and kittens from Florida shelters earlier this week. Area animal shelters are looking for emergency foster homes for dogs and cats to empty low-lying shelters. The Charleston Animal Society has also waived adoption fees for dogs over one year old to encourage adoption. (Charleston Post Courier)
  2. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced charges against two North Charleston store owners. Tyrone Binyard, 25, and Justin Outley, 25, have been charged with unlawful sale, manufacture of alcoholic beverages and failure to obtain the required liquor sales license. According to the department, an undercover officer was able to order a bottle of vodka from JT Beer Run LLC on Ashley Phosphate Road. The company does not have the required license for the sale. (WCBD News 2)
  3. In response to Tropical Storm Ian, all parks and facilities in Charleston County will be closed today. Facilities will likely reopen tomorrow once conditions can be reviewed by staff. The James Island County Park Campground will, however, remain open to registered guests. (Sinner of the Holy City)

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Today in Charleston:

  • tai chi At the Daniel Island Library (9:00 a.m.)
  • Fossil Friday At the Charleston Museum (3:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Is the current real estate market making you feel a bit overwhelmed? consider this listing of the latest Charleston area properties to come on the market. Click to view the full property listing which includes property prices, photos and dimensions. (Charleston Patch)
  • Hurricane Ian has weakened into a tropical storm. The tropical storm will likely hit Charleston today. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best. (Official Charleston account via Instagram)
  • The Charleston County Public Library has postponed the reopening of the Dorchester Road Library due to inclement weather. A new reopening date will be posted soon. (Charleston County Public Library via Facebook)

All right, all is well for today. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update!

Nicole Fallon Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and editor with a degree in media, culture and communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, managing editor and editorial director for various B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and manages content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.