The Post and Courier on the preliminary success of a comprehensive plan for Dorchester County (home of Summerville):
In the end, environmentalists were happy. Developers were satisfied. The Chamber of Commerce was pleased. And judging from general reaction, most citizens are comfortable with the results.
Both the deliberate method by which the plan was developed and its ideas for growth management, conservation and economic development offer examples for counties across the state.
It's an inspiring editorial that leaves you hopeful of the future of rural Dorchester County.
You can view the full plan online.
And, if you're interested in the preservation of rural Dorchester, you'll also be comforted to know that the 6,600-acre Watson Hill development has fallen apart.