Charleston shooting victim loved community and serving others

June 19, 2015
Statement from the family of Cynthia Graham Hurd CHARLESTON, S.C. — Although burdened with grief at their loss and overwhelmed with questions about Wednesday’s shooting at Mother…

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Library closings announced; Charleston County Public Library manager killed in church shooting

June 18, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library is devastated by the senseless shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston that took…

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Building Referendum passes by nearly 3-to-1 margin

November 4, 2014
Local residents showed their support for Charleston County Public Library in November 2014 by overwhelmingly approving a referendum to build five new libraries and renovate…

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CCPL receives grant to promote reading and animal welfare

July 8, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library received a $3,500 grant to encourage reading and hold events to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and…

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The Steamer Planter

May 12, 2014
Recently various news agencies, including the Charleston Post and Courier and USA Today, reported that underwater archaeologists might have found the wreck of the nineteenth-century steamer Planter. Although I…

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Standing room only crowd expected for Friday's YALLFest Preview at CCPL

January 1, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — An overflow, standing-room-only crowd is expected Friday when the Charleston County Public Library hosts some of the top-selling young adult authors as…

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Local librarian becomes certified archivist

January 1, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Katie Gray, with Charleston County Public Library’s Charleston Archives, is now a certified archivist. She is one of only 15 in the…

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Program examines history and discovery of graves at Gaillard site

January 1, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The recent discovery of 37 graves at the Gaillard Center construction site has intrigued all of Charleston. Who were these people? When…

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