Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

31 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com pavilion at Riverside Beach, near the Remley’s Point Boat Landing. Another stain of segregation was in education. Laing School offered vocational education for Mount Pleasant’s Black children, while white students attended high school in downtown Charleston until Moultrie High School opened in 1940. Moultrie was integrated in 1971, and two years later, Wando High School opened on Whipple Road, replacing Moultrie as the town’s only public high school. The school moved to its present location in 2004 and thrives with 4,000 students. It is one of the largest public high schools in the state. Two years ago, the town gained an additional public high school named for Wando’s former principal, Lucy Beckham. East Cooper Community Hospital opened on Bowman Road in 1986, allowing residents to breathe a sigh of relief they no longer had to go to Charleston for emergency and critical care. In 2010, the hospital moved to its current facility and expanded to serve the needs of a growing population. The South Carolina State Ports Authority opened the Wando Welch shipping terminal in 1982. It now handles 78% of Charleston’s container ship activity. The SCSPA’s headquarters moved to this facility from downtown Charleston two years ago. The Don Holt and James B. Edwards Bridges, completed in 1992 and 1989 respectively, have supported the necessary transportation needs for the shipping industry as well as for East Cooper residents. And, of course, the Ravenel Bridge has enabled even more vehicles to cross the river. Because, after all, folks still want to “Come to Mount Pleasant and Live!” feature 940 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. | Suite 100 | Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 | 843.606.2397 | b u x t o n a n d c o l l i e . c om AN EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TEAM At Buxton & Collie, our commercial and residential real estate team offers comprehensive legal counsel on a wide range of real estate matters. From residential buyers and sellers, to real estate owners and syndicated investors, family partnerships, rural real estate matters, developers, landlords, and tenants. WE’D BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION. RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL TITLE INSURANCE