The Daily Eastern News

I’m proud to be an American; here’s why

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

July 7, 2019

Lately, I've been hearing more and more people saying that they hate America. Even on Independence Day, a day dedicated to celebrating America, people posted on social media saying how people shouldn't be celebrating this country. I simply do not understand. How can you hate America, the country you li...

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The rest of the Red, White and Blue Days will take place at Morton Park on Wednesday (July 3) and Thursday...

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

Raine Zhu, Photographer

July 2, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening. The Band will meet on Thursday morning for the Red, White and Blue Days' Parade, which...

FEATURE PHOTO: Selling fireworks on Lincoln Avenue

FEATURE PHOTO: Selling fireworks on Lincoln Avenue

Raine Zhu, Photographer

July 1, 2019

Tristan Warner (right) from Warner Enterprises talks with a customer at a set of merchant tables at an empty space next to Arby’s Monday. He said Warner Enterprises provides premier consumer fireworks across the state. Warner said business hours for the fireworks sales go from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The...

Community Band salute, bingo to kick off Red, White, Blue Days

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

As part of the Red, White and Blue Days celebration, people can attend the Community Band patriotic salute and Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo this week to begin the city's Independence Day festivities. Ginger Stanfield, director of the Community Band, said the band will perform a number of patriotic...

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will be helping kick off the 4th of July celebrations...

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 24, 2014

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The celebration will begin with a bubble pit and inflatable games and activities for children...

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