Charleston welcoming James Island residents

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The City of Charleston is welcoming residents of James Island to an open house to consider annexing into the city.

The open house is being held Wednesday and residents of James Island can ask questions of Charleston city staff members and police officers and pick up applications to annex into Charleston.

The open house comes after the state Supreme Court recently rejected James Island’s latest attempt to incorporate.

The community has tried to incorporate three times in the past, and each time the courts threw out the effort after challenges from Charleston.

Last month, the court ruled James Island’s latest incorporation attempt was illegal because some areas of the town were not properly connected with others.

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