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The best countertops make a statement in your home that other features cannot. You've worked hard to incorporate unique designs and flavors throughout your home, so why should your countertops be any different?

At Real Deal Countertops, we aspire to combine the beauty and durability of natural stone with unrivaled, personalized attention to all customers. With the highest quality materials and the most helpful customer service, we give our clients the opportunity to make informed decisions that they feel good about for years. Our story in the countertop fabrication and manufacturing industry began more than 19 years ago, when Rafael Quedevez started out as a sales representative in Massachusetts. Working his way up through the ranks, Rafael soon made his way to South Carolina to open and manage his own companies. In 2013, we created real Deal Countertops. Since that time, we are proud to have served more than 5,000 customers in South Carolina and beyond.

Our leadership team combines more than 40 years of experience in the home remodeling service industry. Always striving to create a better product for our customers, we use the latest in robotics technologies and the sharpest minds in the business to craft countertops of unparalleled quality. Unlike other countertop companies in Cane Bay, SC, we only source the finest stone slabs in the world.

At Real Deal Countertops, we offer a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, including:

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Quartzite

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Caesarstone

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Silestone

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Marble

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Sensa

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Pollar White

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Quartz

We are committed to ensuring that granite, marble, and other unique, exotic stones are attainable to all who desire them. If you're in search of a trustworthy counter company with a team of knowledgeable, helpful experts, you have come to the right place!

Most Popular Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

Choosing the best countertops for your kitchen is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be a hard one. One of the best ways to narrow down your search is to find out what kind of countertop material you'd like to use. While it's true that material and style trends change over time, there are several counters that have always been top sellers.

Some of the most popular countertops we sell include:

Marble Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

There's no way around it - marble adds jaw-dropping beauty to just about any room and is known for its good looks. It is a dense stone that comes in many different hues like greens, browns, pinks, greys, whites, and more. While marble countertops often have otherworldly beauty, they can be susceptible to stains and cracks. Marble is also considered one of the most expensive counters to choose from, though the truth is marble comes in a wide range of qualities and prices.

  • Pros: Stunning beauty, plenty of beautiful choices.
  • Cons: Not always used in kitchens due to chance of staining.
  • Popular Colors: Portinari, Shadow Storm, Super White, Lumen, Calacatta Linconni, Nobulato Honned, Shadow, Grey Imperiale Honed.
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Granite Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

When it comes to popularity, granite countertops take the cake. Granite countertops usually contain a blend of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals. Granite can add an edge of elegance and even a country-chic feel to your kitchen, making it a well-rounded stone. Granite is durable and scratch-resistant, though it can require sealing and DIY chip repair.

  • Pros: Luxurious, rich look featuring natural stone that is durable, heat resistant, and scratch-resistant.
  • Cons: Hard material that may require DIY chip repair and sealing.
  • Popular Colors: Blue Jeans, Creama Pearl, Alure, Galaxy White, Luna Pear, Steel Grey, Ubatuba, Oro Brazil.

Quartz Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

Quartz is a manufactured material that represents one of our favorite four-letter words: easy! If you're looking to add a high-end feel to your kitchen or bathroom, quartz is an excellent material to consider. Like granite, quartz countertops can add a decadent vibe to any room. Unlike granite, you may not have to seal quartz quite as often (if ever).

  • Pros: Quartz countertops come in plenty of colors to choose from and are easy to clean. They are also strong, scratch-resistant, and don't require sealing.
  • Cons: Quartz is not as heat resistant as other materials like granite counters. Sharp corners tend to crack, but that can be remedied with rounded corners.
  • Popular Colors: Noble Grey, Raw Concrete, Frosty Carrina, Shitake, Pebble, Pietra Grey, Sierra Madre, Arctic.
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Silestone Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

A manufactured material made from quartz crystals, Silestone countertops are equal parts gorgeous and practical. Known for being a durable, non-porous choice, Silestone is resistant to stains, scratches, and even some forms of bacteria. Homeowners who choose Silestone do so because they can get a high-end look without having to worry too much about maintenance. Silestone counters look great in many different homes, from contemporary abodes with modern accents to vintage-looking kitchens.

  • Pros: Silestone countertops are non-porous, meaning germs and bacteria can't lodge themselves inside this material. This makes Silestone counters great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. This material also comes in a wide variety of colors and resists scratches and chips. Overall, Silestone is an excellent choice if you want to make a solid long-term investment without much upkeep.
  • Cons: While Silestone is great if you're looking for a low-maintenance counter option, it can be sensitive to harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia. Silestone is also not recommended for outdoor use since the resins used to make the material do not do well with UV light.
  • Popular Colors: Daria, Gray Expo, Lagoon, Calacatta Gold, Arctic, Blanco City, Gris Expo, Desert Silver

Quartzite Countertops in Cane Bay, SC

Not to be confused with quartz countertops, which are manmade, quartzite is a naturally occurring stone that is quarried much in the same way that granite is. If you're a fan of marble counters, quartzite mimics its looks without as much upkeep. Like granite, it is a very durable choice and adds an upscale feeling to almost any room you choose.

  • Pros: Since it doesn't require any special cleaners, quartzite looks great without much maintenance. When it gets dirty, soap and water should be all you need to clean. Quartzite is also a great long-term option since it doesn't wear down quickly at all.
  • Cons: Heat is required to form quartzite. However, you should avoid putting hot pots and pans on your quartzite countertops. Because quartzite comes in many different varieties, some forms of quartzite need to be sealed more often than others.
  • Popular Colors: Maya, Fusion, Locomotion, Callacata, Airy Concrete, Cocada White
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Which Countertop is Right for You?

If you're just beginning your search for new countertops, it can be a little overwhelming trying to whittle down your options. We've got good news - with over 19 years in the industry, our team of experts has learned a thing or two about countertops. When you come to the Real Deal Countertops showroom, one of our goals is to educate you about our products and your countertop options, so you can make an educated purchasing decision.

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How Will You Use Your Countertops in Cane Bay?

The first and perhaps most crucial part of your countertop choice should stem from how you and your family use your countertops. For example, if you have kids, your counters will probably see a lot of activity. Between standard eating times and "in-between" meals that teens are known for, your counters might double as food prep stations. As such, you might need a countertop material that is resistant to most food and beverage stains. If you own a rental property that sees a lot of foot traffic from strangers, you might want to consider an economical material that is also durable.

  • Do you cook a lot?
  • Do you host a lot of parties?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
  • How long will you be living in your home?
Once you figure out exactly how you'll be using your countertops, you can begin to narrow down your choices.
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How Much Upkeep Is Too Much?

Be realistic and honest with yourself about this question. Before you fall in love with how a countertop material looks, be sure you understand how much upkeep is needed. Some materials require more care, while others don't need much at all.

Keep these points in mind:
  • Materials like quartz only need to be wiped down occasionally.
  • Materials like granite, marble, and limestone will need to be sealed at least once a year.
  • Some materials may be durable but aren't stain resistant.

The bottom line is this: Assess the maintenance demands that come along with the materials you're looking at. Marble countertops in Cane Bay, SC are elegant, but if you'e unwilling to keep them looking their best, why bother buying the material?

You should be aware that most countertop materials will require some form of upkeep, even if it' minimal. To help keep your counters in pristine condition, consider these care and precaution tips:

  • Many common foods contain acids that will dull or even damage the surface of stone countertops.Use coasters to protect your counters, especially if you'e drinking something with citrus juices or alcohol.
  • Do not place scalding hot pots or pans directly on your countertops.
  • Use mats or trivets to place under hot dishes.
  • If you spill liquid on your countertops, blot the spill with a paper towel ASAP. Wiping the spill will cause it to spread.
  • Use mild soap and plain water to clean up stains.

Which Colors and Materials Match Your Home's Aesthetics?

For many homeowners, this question is almost always top-of-mind. After all, you want to choose colors and materials that fit well with other features in your home. When selecting your countertop materials, try to choose a tone that contrasts with your other amenities, like your cabinets. Don't go for a perfect match. As an example, black granite is a beautiful contrast to white cabinets.

Consider these questions when choosing your countertop materials:
  • Are there one or two colors that you love more than others?
  • Does your choice go well with the color of your kitchen's walls?
  • Do you want to switch up your kitchen's style or keep it the same?
  • Will you be painting your kitchen a different color in the future?
  • Will you be replacing your appliances soon?
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Real Deal Countertops Pro Tip:

Because your home's accessories and paint job may change with time, your countertops should have a versatile color. That way, you won't have problems matching them with new paint colors or appliances.

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Countertop Remodeling Done Right

At Real Deal Countertops, our #1 priority is your satisfaction. Unlike some countertop companies in Cane Bay, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We strive for excellence with every transaction we complete and pledge to faithfully implement innovative techniques to ensure that our products remain affordable. With the help of Real Deal Countertops, remodeling your kitchen and bath will be painless and easy.

The appearance of a kitchen or bath depends on the right countertop selection, proper fabrication, and expert installation. Are you interested in granite countertops in Cane Bay, SC? Maybe quartzite is a better choice for your family. Whatever you choose, know that our skilled installers and fabricators will make a template so that all custom pieces fit perfectly in your home.

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Top-ranked Stratford girls head into region play on win streak

Kelly McNeil flung open the locker room door and felt like spitting nails.But the Stratford girls basketball coach didn’t have to say a whole lot after her team’s 38-35 loss at James Island last month. A key injury and foul trouble on the road doomed the No. 5 team in Class AAAAA in their first loss of the regular season.“I didn’t say a word,” McNeil said. “They said they have no idea what’s going to happen to them the next time they see us. Things have become very personal for them. Th...

Kelly McNeil flung open the locker room door and felt like spitting nails.

But the Stratford girls basketball coach didn’t have to say a whole lot after her team’s 38-35 loss at James Island last month. A key injury and foul trouble on the road doomed the No. 5 team in Class AAAAA in their first loss of the regular season.

“I didn’t say a word,” McNeil said. “They said they have no idea what’s going to happen to them the next time they see us. Things have become very personal for them. That’s something I’ve been trying to ingrain in them since I got here.”

The upset loss sparked a turnaround and Stratford hasn’t tasted defeat since also rising to No. 1 in the most recent Class AAAAA poll by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

A victory on Jan. 3 at West Ashley was the eighth straight for McNeil’s bunch, a stretch that includes a 24-point victory against James Island on Dec. 20. Stratford also swept three games in three days at home to win a Carolina Invitational division Dec. 28-30.

The Knights knocked off Augusta Christian (54-14), University WVa. (48-45) and Forbush N.C. (39-23) in the annual event to continue building momentum for the most important part of the season.

Senior guard Yasmine Cook and sophomore guard Ciara Mustapher pace the Knights on the scoreboard, averaging 14.7 and 10.6 points. Senior guard Kaleyia Brown and senior forward Ta’Liya Griffin chip in better than seven points a game. Senior point guard Kiki Prudhomme adds 6.5 points a contest while leading the way in steals and assists. Cook tracks down a team-high 5.1 boards a game.

Mustapher knocked down six shots from beyond the arc against Augusta Christian, pouring in a season-high 23 points. More of that takes Stratford to a whole new level on the offensive end of the floor.

“She’s very quiet and subdued, but when she starts hitting them like that she’s begging for the ball,” McNeil said of the lone underclassman who starts. “It relieves Yasmine a little bit. Most people are worried about her when we come in. Ciara gets lost in that. Now, they’ve got to come out on her. We like to press out of a make anyway so when she’s firing them up like that, it just gets us going off our press. With Kiki and Yasmine’s long arms, we can get layup after layup.”

Prudhomme almost had a triple-double before Christmas.

“If she has a stretch of games like that where she scores 14 points, 16 points or 18 points, that’s pretty remarkable,” McNeil said. “She likes to give up the ball but our press generates points for her. It’s a lot like Ciara. If she’s going off scoring, you can bet somebody else is too. It rallies us up and gets us hungry.”

Next up is the Region 6-AAAAA slate for the 13-1 Knights. The curtain will be pulled back Jan. 13 at defending league champion Cane Bay, which swept Stratford last winter.

“Everything we’ve done up until now is about fixing things before region starts,” McNeil said. “Now, it’s here. Region is what matters. Hopefully, they’re buying into that part. I know they’re still burning from last year (losing to Cane Bay twice). It was a hyped up thing and we didn’t play well.”

The Cobras are powered by Charleston Southern signee Alaina Nettles, one of the top seniors in the state. She exited Christmas break averaging 19 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.3 steals and 3.8 assists. Last season, Nettles torched the Knights for 28 and 20 points in a pair of victories by 22 and 15 points.

“Mathematically in my head, she brings anywhere from 25 to 28 points,” McNeil said. “Even on a tough night for her, she’s still 15 to 18 points. We need to force their other players to consistently score.”

Stratford will enter the showdown not having played a game in nine days. Cane Bay, meanwhile, will have seen action three more times (Jan. 4, 6 and 10).

“I don’t know if that is going to help us or hurt us,” McNeil said. “Cane Bay always has an answer for us. It doesn’t matter what’s at stake. They always play us tough. It’s developed more into an understood rivalry. I’m always expecting Alaina to do what Alaina does and hopefully we have an answer for her. Hopefully, we’re able to play well.”

Hanahan girls 34,

Charleston Math and Science 28

Ashtyn Adams paced the Hawks with 19 points and Camdyn Lawson added nine points in Hanahan’s win on January 4.

Cane Bay boys 73,

Timberland 28

Twelve players scored for Cane Bay as it coasted by Timberland, 73-28, on January 4. Jordyn McKeen and Isaac Smalls were in double figures for the Cobras with 15 and 11 points. The Cobras moved to 11-4 on the season.

Cobras knock off ranked teams

Cane Bay High School’s girls basketball team wasn’t ranked to start the week of Jan. 10, but made a bold statement in a pair of Region 6-AAAAA clashes to show maybe it should have been in the Jan. 17 Class AAAAA poll.The Cobras highlighted a huge first week of region play on the hardwood by edging top-ranked Stratford High School, 43-37, on Jan. 13 at CBHS. Cane Bay (12-6, 2-0 region) knocked off eighth-ranked Wando High School, 59-53, three days earlier.Cobras senior guard Alaina Nettles poured in a game-high 25 po...

Cane Bay High School’s girls basketball team wasn’t ranked to start the week of Jan. 10, but made a bold statement in a pair of Region 6-AAAAA clashes to show maybe it should have been in the Jan. 17 Class AAAAA poll.

The Cobras highlighted a huge first week of region play on the hardwood by edging top-ranked Stratford High School, 43-37, on Jan. 13 at CBHS. Cane Bay (12-6, 2-0 region) knocked off eighth-ranked Wando High School, 59-53, three days earlier.

Cobras senior guard Alaina Nettles poured in a game-high 25 points against Stratford, including the last six for the home team in the final minute. The Cobras held Stratford to 10 points less than its season average.

“Our defense has been pretty good all year,” Cane Bay coach Ira Owens said. “It was just a matter of communicating over all the noise. They had to communicate to identify shooters and cutters and stuff like that. Offensively, when you’ve got somebody like Alaina you tend to just sit back and let her go.”

Senior wing Kimanni White added 12 points for the Cobras, who traveled to Goose Creek on Jan. 17 and returned home with a 17-point victory to move to 13-6.

“Seems like every game, we have somebody else step up,” Owens said. “You know Alaina is going to get hers. Tonight it was Kimanni’s night.”

Sophomore guard Ciara Mustapher and senior forward Yasmine Cook led Stratford with 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Knights coasted past Wando Jan. 17 to move to 15-4 overall and 1-1 in the region.

Cane Bay scored eight of the last nine points to earn the key region victory. Senior forward Samantha Mullen made one of two free throws with over a minute left to break a 36-36 tie and Nettles got a friendly balance on a runner to push the Cobras’ lead to 39-36.

She added four free throws in the final minute, including two with under 20 seconds left for the final margin of victory.

Stratford, which had won eight straight, led by as many as seven points in the first half before Cane Bay scored the last nine points of the second quarter to lead 22-19 at the break.

The Knights scored the first two buckets of the third quarter but their lead was short-lived. White drained a 3-pointer to put the Cobras back on top, 25-23, and Cane Bay led 31-27 going into the final eight minutes.

Nettles made it a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter but the Knights rallied to regain an advantage, 35-33, on a bucket by Kiki Prudhomme midway through the last period.

Nettles answered to tie it, 35-35, and each team hit one free throw as the clock ticked under three minutes remaining. Mullen’s free throw gave Cane Bay the lead for good.

“I don’t know if we played a great first quarter all year long,” Owens said. “Seems like it always takes us six to eight minutes to get into the flow of game. We just stuck to our defense and trusted our ability to rebound.”

Cane Bay didn’t appear in the Jan. 17 poll.

Summerville’s Tucker notches 300th career victory in wrestling

Summerville High School wrestling coach Darryl Tucker achieved a coaching milestone on Jan. 10, earning his 300th career victory as the head coach of the Green Wave.Tucker reached the monumental win with his team’s victory over Timberland as part of a four-team match at Hanahan High School. Tucker got win No. 298 over Hanahan and No. 299 with a win over Military Magnet.“It’s special, really special,” said Tucker, a graduate of Summerville and former wrestler and baseball player at the school from 1989-93...

Summerville High School wrestling coach Darryl Tucker achieved a coaching milestone on Jan. 10, earning his 300th career victory as the head coach of the Green Wave.

Tucker reached the monumental win with his team’s victory over Timberland as part of a four-team match at Hanahan High School. Tucker got win No. 298 over Hanahan and No. 299 with a win over Military Magnet.

“It’s special, really special,” said Tucker, a graduate of Summerville and former wrestler and baseball player at the school from 1989-93. “To be able to accomplish this at Summerville, the place I grew up and competed myself as an athlete, makes it really special. I’m proud to be able to continue on the long tradition of success that was established before me.”

Tucker was a part of two state championship teams (1992-93) was a wrestler for coach Steve LaPrad, now the head football coach at Fort Dorchester. He also spent six years as an assistant under Kenny Walker while the Green Wave won four state championships. Tucker took over as head coach for the 2008-09 season.

“I’ve been very fortunate,” Tucker said. “Steve LaPrad, the best there ever was. Then having the opportunity to coach under Kenny Walker and I learned so much from him. It goes back to the roots, instilling those values and keeping the program moving forward.”

Summerville has reached the state finals twice under Tucker, losing to Rock Hill in 2013-14 and falling to Hillcrest in 2020-21. Tucker’s goal is to hoist the championship trophy as a head coach.

“I would trade all 300 wins for a state championship,” the coach said. “If winning championships was easy, everyone would have one. But it is a goal. We are going to stay the course and continue to do things the right way. If it’s meant to be, it will happen.”

Summerville is currently ranked fifth in the latest Class AAAAA state rankings by scmat.com. Other Charleston-area teams ranked in Class AAAAA include Cane Bay (seventh), Goose Creek (17th), Ashley Ridge (18th) and Fort Dorchester (19th).

In Class AAAA, Lucy Beckham is ranked 10th and James Island is ranked 18th. Hanahan is ranked ninth in Class AAA, followed by Philip Simmons at No. 10.

In the AA/A rankings, Timberland is ranked seventh and Bishop England is eighth. Cross is ranked ninth, followed by Academic Magnet at No. 18 and Military Magnet at No. 19.

Togami headed to USC

Wando High pole vaulter Hannah Togami will be taking her talents to the University of South Carolina next year. She is the two-time defending state champion in Class AAAAA. Togami also was a second-team All-Lowcountry selection in volleyball this past season.

David Shelton’s Lowcountry Top 10

Boys Basketball

1. Summerville

2. Goose Creek

3. Oceanside Collegiate

4. First Baptist

5. Cane Bay

6. Porter-Gaud

7. Woodland

8. Ashley Ridge

9. Lucy Beckham

10. James Island

Girls Basketball

1. Stratford

2. Philip Simmons

3. Summerville

4. Military Magnet

5. Fort Dorchester

6. Cane Bay

7. Northwood Academy

8. Stall

9. Timberland

10. James Island

S.C. Basketball Coaches Association Polls

Class AAAAA Boys Top 10

1. Dorman

2. Conway

3. Byrnes

4. Goose Creek

5. Lexington

6. TL Hanna

7. Summerville

8. Carolina Forest

9. Hillcrest

10. Cane Bay

Class AAAAA Girls Top 10

1. Stratford

2. Woodmont

3. Spring Valley

4. Sumter

5. Clover

6. Lexington

7. Summerville

8. Wando

9. Rock Hill

10. Fort Dorchester

Class AAAA Boys Top 10

1. North Augusta

2. Lancaster

3. Irmo

4. Wilson

5. Greenville

6. Indian Land

7. Westside

8. Catawba Ridge

9. Greer

10. West Florence

Class AAAA Girls Top 10

1. South Pointe

2. North Augusta

3. Westwood

4. South Florence

5. Hartsville

6. Pickens

7. Greer

8. AC Flora

9. Bluffton

10. Catawba Ridge

Class AAA Boys Top 10

1. Crestwood

2. Orangeburg-Wilkinson

3. Chester

4. Wren

5. Marlboro County

6. Daniel

7. North Charleston

8. Clinton

9. Lake City

10. Manning

Class AAA Girls Top 10

1. Southside

2. Camden

3. Wren

4. Phillip Simmons

5. Blue Ridge

6. Crestwood

7. Lower Richland

8. Emerald

9. West Oak

10. Gilbert

Class AA Boys Top 10

1. Gray Collegiate

2. Oceanside Collegiate

3. Wade Hampton

4. Keenan

5. Strom Thurmond

6. Landrum

7. Andrew Jackson

8. Newberry

9. Abbeville

10. Woodland

Class AA Girls Top 10

1. Keenan

2. Gray Collegiate

3. Andrew Jackson

4. Silver Bluff

5. Bishop England

6. Barnwell

7. Kingstree

8. Timberland

9. Chesterfield

10. Columbia

Class A Boys Top 10

1. Great Falls

2. Scott’s Branch

3. Christ Church

4. High Point Academy

5. Denmark-Olar

6. North

7. Southside Christian

8. Hannah-Pamlico

9. Johnsonville

10. Calhoun County

Class A Girls Top 10

1. Military Magnet

2. Denmark-Olar

3. High Point Academy

4. Lake View

5. Christ Church

6. Carvers Bay

7. Calhoun Falls

8. McBee

9. Cross

10. Latta

Tract sold in Berkeley development that could house more people than Spartanburg

More new houses are headed to a Berkeley County mega-development that’s projected to have more residents than the city of Spartanburg.Starlight Homes, a division of Ashton Woods Homes, recently paid $4.08 million for 50 acres in the former Wildcat Tract that is now part of the expansive Cane Bay Plantation off U.S. Highway 176.A Starlight representative did not immediately respond for the number of housing units it is planning for the site.Starligh...

More new houses are headed to a Berkeley County mega-development that’s projected to have more residents than the city of Spartanburg.

Starlight Homes, a division of Ashton Woods Homes, recently paid $4.08 million for 50 acres in the former Wildcat Tract that is now part of the expansive Cane Bay Plantation off U.S. Highway 176.

A Starlight representative did not immediately respond for the number of housing units it is planning for the site.

Starlight’s website shows it has one subdivision in Cane Bay already called Pender Woods. The company also is developing homes in Watson Hill in North Charleston off S.C. Highway 61 in Dorchester County.

About 10,000 homes are permitted for the 4,500-acre Cane Bay tract off U.S. Highway 176. The neighboring 2,000-acre Wildcat Tract was bought by Cane Bay developer Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development in 2016 and will have 5,700 homes at build-out.

Cane Bay has about 7,000 homes on the ground in the combined tracts, according to a spokeswoman. About half of the planned houses have been built in the developing unincorporated community that will have almost 40,000 residents at full buildout. That’s more than the current population of the city of Spartanburg, the state’s 12th largest municipality.

More multifamily

A new apartment development is in the works for North Charleston.

A 264-unit multifamily complex is planned on about 26 acres off Dorchester Road near Franchise Street, east of the Patriot Boulevard intersection.

The property is owned by DHI Communities, an affiliate of homebuilder D.R. Horton. The Arlington, Texas-based company paid $1.74 million in August for a 34-acre parcel on Dorchester Road, just inside the county line.

The property sits in front of a 52.5-acre parcel purchased for $8.25 million in June by an affiliate of industrial property developer Robinson Weeks Partners of Atlanta.

A traffic study by Short Engineering & Consulting LLC of Columbia references the site as the Whitfield Residential Apartment Project.

An access driveway with a right-turn lane off Dorchester Road is needed for the planned apartment development that will include eight buildings, a clubhouse and pool. Most of the complex would be located on the northeast corner of the site next to the Charleston County line because of wetlands throughout much of the property.

Upgrading

A Moncks Corner-based rehabilitation agency now has a new facility to house more men as they recover from drug addictions.

Changing Lives Ministry snipped the ribbon Dec. 9 on a nearly 5,000-square-foot facility at 470 Reid Hill Road near Walmart.

The $1.2 million structure includes two one-story buildings with space for 14 men and four staff members, who also live on site, according to spokesman Tommy Turpin.

The facility replaces a double-wide mobile home where 10 men and two staff members had previously lived.

The nonprofit does not charge its residents a fee for the 13-week rehabilitation program. It relies on donations. Proceeds raised at the CLM Resale Store at 502 E. Main St. help to support the program as well. The ministry bought the former Central Hardware shop in June for $765,000 after outgrowing its previous leased resale shop space at 506 E. Main St.

Cane Bay takes thriller over James Island

SUMMERVILLE — Kickers. They can break your heart or overfill you with joy.Cane Bay senior Lawson Thorn drilled a 29-yard field goal as time expired to cap an incredible fourth quarter and give the Cobras a 31-28 win over visiting James Island.Thorn’s game-winner came after he was roughed on a 39-yard attempt. Cane Bay spiked the ball to allow Thorn to return to the field after an injury. The game-winning kick was the first in Thorn’s prep career.“I’ve made a bunch during practice so I wasn&r...

SUMMERVILLE — Kickers. They can break your heart or overfill you with joy.

Cane Bay senior Lawson Thorn drilled a 29-yard field goal as time expired to cap an incredible fourth quarter and give the Cobras a 31-28 win over visiting James Island.

Thorn’s game-winner came after he was roughed on a 39-yard attempt. Cane Bay spiked the ball to allow Thorn to return to the field after an injury. The game-winning kick was the first in Thorn’s prep career.

“I’ve made a bunch during practice so I wasn’t really nervous,” Thorn said. “It wasn’t just me though. Great snap, great hold. Everyone did their job and I did mine.”

The kick ended a crazy fourth quarter that was marred by penalties and mistakes.

With the score tied at 28, James Island moved deep into Cane Bay territory as time ticked under a minute. A pass to the end zone was intercepted by Cane Bay, ending the threat. Cane Bay responded by driving the field, all on run plays and aided by a facemask penalty for the winning kick.

“Both teams made a lot of mistakes and made a lot of plays. It was a good game,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “We knew James Island was good before the game but they were better than we thought. That crowd is going to win a lot of games.

“Really proud of our guys. We hung in there. Found a way to win. I wasn’t really nervous about the field goal because I didn’t have to kick it. Lawson did a great job.”

James Island quarterback Liam Nixon threw for over 200 yards. Junior receiver Wushi Ravenel was the primary target with more than 100 receiving yards. James Island running back Amontre Scott rushed for more than 100 yards as well.

Cane Bay’s offense was all on the ground. The Cobras rushed for more than 300 yards, led by TJ Wright, who rushed for about 170 yards.

James Island got the early score when Scott raced 72 yards on James Island’s third offensive play for a 7-0 lead with 9:45 left in the opening period.

Cane Bay avoided disaster on its next possession, losing a fumble on its own 30. But James Island was unable to capitalize after two bad shotgun snaps resulted in a loss of 30 total yards.

After Coleman Franzone’s punt was downed at the Cane Bay one-yard line, the Cobras put together an impressive 16-play, 99-yard drive, all on the ground, to tie the game on Bryson Johnson’s nine-yard run with 10:36 left in the second quarter.

Later in the quarter, Wright went 53 yards for a touchdown to give Cane Bay a 14-7 lead with 3:55 to play before halftime. Cane Bay had possession later in the quarter near midfield with two minutes left, but stopped the clock with just over a minute left on an incomplete pass.

James Island took its last possession 67 yards in less than a minute, tying the game on a one-yard run by James Maxwell with 10 seconds left in the half.

The Trojans opened the third quarter with an impressive 80-yard drive with Nixon hitting Ravenel on a 19-yard scoring pass with 6:45 left.

A fourth high snap of the game set up Cane Bay’s tying touchdown. After recovering a high punt snap at the James Island 18, the Cobras cashed in on Wright’s one-yard dive with 11:56 left in the game.

Cane Bay’s Parker Osborne picked off a Nixon pass at the James Island 31-yard line just seconds later. Wright went to work with three straight runs, scoring on a three-yard burst to take a 28-21 lead with 10:31 remaining.

The Trojans answered Cane Bay’s score, aided by consecutive personal foul penalties on the Cobras. Junior Maxwell’s 31-yard run to the nine-yard line was followed by another Cane Bay penalty, a defensive holding call. Maxwell finished the drive with a four-yard run to tie the score at 28 with 9:47 left in the contest.

“It was a tough game to lose but it is certainly a game we can learn a lot from,” Trojans coach Jamar McKoy said. “Both teams had chances. Both made a lot of mistakes. Cane Bay is a quality team. It was great competition all night.”

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