Coastal Vascular & Vein Center recently added 6,000 square feet to its practice at 1327 Ashley River Road in West Ashley.
The offices’ three surgeons, Drs. Edward C. Morrison, Adam J. Keefer and Thomas C. Appleby, offer a wide range of diagnostic and interventional endovascular procedures.
The expansion adds two modern endovascular suites as well as two new vein treatment rooms. The center added high-resolution diagnostic X-ray imaging equipment, which allows surgeons the flexibility to perform numerous kinds of procedures, including access for dialysis, leg-stenting for peripheral arterial disease and long-term IV access.
Prior to the expansion, serious cases involving arterial treatments required hospital care. They can now be performed in the office.
With more than 30 staff members, the practice offers additional facilities in Walterboro and North Charleston.
Mount Pleasant Paintball will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
It’s the product of Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Ken Glasson.
Look for it at 2637 Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy and at www.mountpleasantpaintball.com.
The “farm-to-table” concept is now at the mall.
Each Saturday during February and March, Northwoods Mall will offer a “Farm-to-Table” market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Locally made items such as barbecue sauce, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, flavor-infused olive oils and others will be available from specialty vendors.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere where shoppers could go out for their daily shopping at the mall and also to have the opportunity to pick up farmers’ market specialty items without having to be outside in the chilly and sometimes dreary weather,” said Keli Tolley, assistant general manager of Northwoods Mall.
Less take-home pay from the payroll tax hike and continued political wrangling in Washington will depress spending in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
The trade group predicts retail sales will rise 3.4 percent this year, down from 4.2 percent in 2012. The modest spending forecast comes after holiday sales fell short of expectations.
The first big book sale of the year is coming up.
The Charleston Friends of the Library will hold its first of five yearly book sales Feb. 22-23 at the Otranto Regional Branch at 2261 Otranto Road in North Charleston. It runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23.
Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardbacks. Children’s books start at 50 cents. Funds raised support the county library system. Admission is free.
For more information go to www.CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.