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Black history museum to be built on Charleston Harbor where slaves first entered US

...Har bor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States."There is no better site," Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said Tuesday, standing on the waterfront tract where the 42,000-square-foot museum will be built in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-15/black-history-museum-be-built
Charleston reveals plans for black history museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Standing near where tens of thousands of African slaves landed in Charleston, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. announced updated plans Wednesday for a $75 million International African-American Museum."We've been working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-23/charleston-reveals-plans-blac
Charleston's iconic Battery gets a makeover

...expected to cost about $700,000. Studies have not yet been done on what's needed to renovate Low Battery.Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said when the entire project is done, the seawall will look much the same as it does now. The only change will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-29/charlestons-iconic-battery-ge
$1 billion Charleston, MUSC development could be largest in city history

...Charleston's almost 350-year history."This will be a beautiful new part of this old and historic city," Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said as he was joined by university President Dr. Raymond Greenberg and officials in announcing plans for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-10/1-billion-charleston-musc-dev
Judge recommends claims against South Carolina cruise industry move forward

...with the valuable assets that make this area a great place to visit, live and invest," he said.Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. called the recommendation to dismiss the zoning and the pollution complaints "very positive news" and said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-08/judge-recommends-claims-again
GreenJackets draw up ideas

...when the GreenJackets last played host to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Standing in the picnic area at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park before Tuesday's all-star game, Scheuer sounded like a veteran as he talked excitedly about plans to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/01/gja_420757.shtml
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Charleston mayor's race sets money-raising record

...a fund-raising record as he makes his bid for an eighth term the most costly election ever for that job. Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. has raised more than $700,000 in the race, most of the nearly $1 million all candidates have raised. "I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/24/met_398284.shtml
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Charleston, S.C., mayor speaks at benefit for Hale House

...Thursday night to speak at a benefit to launch the 2012 Capital Campaign for the Hale House Foundation Inc.Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who was first elected in 1975, made a presentation about historical preservation in Charleston at the benefit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-04-19/charleston-sc-mayor-speaks-be
Officials object to shifting SC tourism tax

...think these recommendations are unwise and very dangerous to the wonderful success story that is Charleston," Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. told members of the Tax Realignment Commission in Columbia on Thursday. Under the proposal, Charleston stands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-10-08/coast-officials-object-shift
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Spoleto Festival kicks off

...process of mutual benefit to share and collaborate, engage our communities and our festivals," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. told about 2,000 people gathered in front of city hall for the opening of the Charleston festival. "Our family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/24/met_399142.shtml
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