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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 West Ashley, 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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Vicostone

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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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley?

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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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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Lowcountry high school football schedule - Week 4

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Week four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Check back here for scores and highlights and watch Friday Night Lights on Live 5 News Friday at 11:15 p.m.9/16Cane Bay 31, James Island 28 - Live 5 Game of the Week: Cobras 2-1 hand the Trojans 4-1 their first loss of the yearFt. Dorchester 48, Berkeley 6 - Patriots get back to .500 2-2, Stags fall to 1-4West Ashley 7, Wando 0 - Wildcats start off strong 5-0, Warriors fall to 1-3...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Week four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Check back here for scores and highlights and watch Friday Night Lights on Live 5 News Friday at 11:15 p.m.

9/16

Cane Bay 31, James Island 28 - Live 5 Game of the Week: Cobras 2-1 hand the Trojans 4-1 their first loss of the year

Ft. Dorchester 48, Berkeley 6 - Patriots get back to .500 2-2, Stags fall to 1-4

West Ashley 7, Wando 0 - Wildcats start off strong 5-0, Warriors fall to 1-3

Blythewood 42, Goose Creek 28 - Gators lose fourth straight 0-4

Sumter 16, Summerville 0 - Green Wave takes first loss of the season 3-1

Ashley Ridge 26, St. James 10 - Swamp Foxes pick up the win 3-1

Carolina Forest 17, Stratford 14 - Knights lose the close contest 0-3

Beckham 48, Stall 0 - Bengals improve to 4-1, Warriors lose in the shutout 0-4

Colleton County 19, North Charleston 12 - Cougars get first win of the season 1-3, Cougars drop to 2-3

Woodland 23, Bishop England 13 - Wolverines stay undefeated 4-0, Battling Bishops move to 1-4

Aynor 52, Philip Simmons 31 - Iron Horses fall to 3-2

Hanahan 30, Timberland 24 - Hawks still undefeated 3-0, Wolves cannot get in the win column 0-5

Scott’s Branch 20, St. John’s 16 - Islanders lose a close one 0-5

Cross 14, Lack Marion 9 - Trojans jump to 4-1

Baptist Hill 36, Allendale-Fairfax 28 - Bobcats win third straight

Academic Magnet 26, Palmetto Christian 10 - Raptors win fourth straight, Eagles move to 0-4

Whale Branch 53, Burke 12 - Bulldogs lose big 0-4

Porter-Gaud 24, Ben Lippen 22 - Cyclones win in the nail-bitter 3-2

First Baptist 28, Hilton Head Prep 14 - Hurricanes jump to even on the year 2-2

Pinewood Prep 40, John Paul II 26 - Panthers move to 2-3

Hilton Head Christian 35, Northwood Academy 0 - Chargers lose their fifth game in a row 0-5

Thomas Heyward 50, Dorchester Academy 22 - Raiders take first loss on the season 4-1

Colleton Prep 53, Andrew Jackson 22 - War Hawks show out in big win 4-0

Lee Academy 49, St. John’s Christian 36 - Cavaliers drop to 2-3

9/17

Military Magnet (1-3) at Bethune-Bowman

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Screening mammograms added to services at West Ashley site; full breast center in works

To make breast cancer screening even more accessible to local communities, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and MUSC Health are now offering screening mammograms in West Ashley.MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion – located within the Citadel Mall – began offering screening mammograms in February. Teresa Harrison, radiology operations...

To make breast cancer screening even more accessible to local communities, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and MUSC Health are now offering screening mammograms in West Ashley.

MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion – located within the Citadel Mall – began offering screening mammograms in February. Teresa Harrison, radiology operations manager for mammography, said the new location seems to be a well-kept secret, but the team is eager to get the word out, especially so that women in West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island know that they can get their annual mammograms closer to home.

Radiologist Rebecca Leddy, M.D., said it’s all part of Hollings’ mission to reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina.

“Our mission is to be in the community where the patients work and live and to offer them services and a convenient high-quality care situation – so we’re bringing our high-quality services beyond just the downtown cancer center location,” she said.

Hollings also offers screening mammograms in Mount Pleasant at the MUSC Health East Cooper Medical Pavilion and North Charleston at the MUSC Health North Area Medical Pavilion. Between the four locations, it is easy to get an appointment quickly, Leddy said.

Yearly screening mammograms are critical because they can help to catch cancer in an early stage, when it is more treatable. The West Ashley site includes the latest in 3D tomosynthesis mammography to allow for better detection.

Additional services are in the works. Plans are underway to add diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast procedures and breast MRI at the West Ashley site next year and for breast surgeons to offer appointments there. Breast MRI is also expected to be available at the East Cooper location by the end of this year.

Harrison and Leddy are both enthusiastic about the West Ashley site. Leddy said she saw the benefits of the location for herself when she brought a family member to an appointment there.

“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this space is amazing!’ You can park right out front with easy access to your appointment. I went to Target and got our prescription, got a Starbucks, and I said, ‘This is where we need to be for breast imaging. Our patients will love it,’” she said.

“The parking alone sold me,” she added.

The West Ashley location gives people more options to choose where they would like to go for high-quality screening.

Who should get screening mammograms?

West Ashley restaurant announces plans to shut down after 15 years

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next ch...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.

Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.

“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next chapter of our lives.”

Suzie Allen, who founded Ladles Soups with the opening of the West Ashley store in October of 2007, calls the closure heartbreaking.

“Ladles is a labor of love, and we never really had a chance to get it off the ground,” she said. “You know, it takes time to build a chain of restaurants and COVID, it’s sad, it took that one down.”

Allen said COVID has created sometimes-insurmountable challenges for many restaurants, especially in the Charleston area. As businesses started reopening after initial closures, they faced struggles to pay the bills.

“It put up very strenuous money strain on all businesses, not just the restaurant industry, everyone, because you know you have an overhead to pay,” she said. “You have to make sales in order to pay overhead. You have to do that. I think just a lot of these people did the best that they could possibly do and at some point, it just drains the life out of you.”

She called COVID and its aftermath a “perfect storm” for businesses and hopes customers understand and appreciate the dedication restaurant owners and employees face in keeping the doors open every day.

“You’re losing business because you don’t have enough employees to serve the customers that are coming in,” she said. “They get frustrated because they’re not getting served quickly enough. We can’t get the food that we used to be able to get. We’re limited to the things that we can order and it has nothing to do with our food vendors; it has to do with just the supply chain. The problem is they’re paying more for goods. They can’t they make less money and they can’t pay the overhead. It’s just really hard.”

But she said she is grateful for her customers, both longtime and new.

“Thank you for patronizing us and supporting us, and we do have diehard customers that come no matter what. And, you know, without them, we would have never even gotten to where we were,” she said. “And I’m not saying Ladles is done, because it’s by no means done.”

The downtown Charleston and James Island locations are remaining open, along with a location in the Outer Banks, Allen said.

Allen sold the West Ashley location in 2017, but her family still owns the other Charleston-area locations.

“Hopefully, down the road you know, we’ll be able to open up some more locations. That’s what we’re hoping for,” she said.

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Cities of N.Charleston and Charleston continue legal battle of annexed acre in West Ashley

West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this ...

West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.

This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land.

Both cities went to the appeals court on Tuesday to fight that decision.

North Charleston said they annexed the acre because it was given to the city.

"We did not take any trust property by annexation. We didn't take any City of Charleston property by annexation," said Derek Van Raalte, attorney for North Charleston.

But, the City of Charleston said that the land grab included a piece of a 100-foot strip of land over which the City of Charleston has jurisdiction.

That land is a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

"The City of Charleston and the property put an affidavit for a land surveyor. (The surveyor) attested the annexation included 62 or 64 feet of the national trust property, " said George Trenholm Walker, attorney for National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The City of North Charleston said they never received information that was part of the National trust.

"The City of North Charleston never received title to an inch or a fraction of an inch of the national trust land," said Van Raalte.

The City of Charleston, however, said that to annex that one acre, the city of North Charleston crossed over their land.

According to South Carolina law, that is not allowed; a judge in 2018 ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston's land.

"This is an instance where a municipality went over the borders of another municipality and two parcels of a municipality to annex an acre," said Walker.

But North Charleston said the acre was adjacent to the property they owned. The city of Charleston said this move could lead to issues in the future.

"If Charleston is precluded from challenging an annexation that jumps its borders, it sets out a precedent that opens pandora's box," said Frances Cantwell, the City of Charleston's attorney.

The judges did not decide on Tuesday.

The City of Charleston did not release a new statement, and the city of North Charleston did not respond to our request for comment.

Turf war between Charleston, North Charleston continues over property in West Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property a...

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.

It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property adjacent to it.

With this land it would open the door for North Charleston to take control of nearly 2,500 acres of land at Whitfield Tract.

But the problem is the city’s current lines do not touch this property, which is an argument the City of Charleston will hammer in at court on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The City of Charleston and the National Trust for Historic Annexation sued the city of North Charleston in 2018 over this dispute. In the first hearing the court ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land, however Charleston did not have “standing” to sue (which can be a big hurdle to cross in civil cases.)

On Tuesday, there’s two appeals-- one for the one-acre of land and one for the remaining 2,500 acres on Whitfield Tract.

In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2,500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.

In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.

Conservation experts are worried Tuesday's decision could be a slippery slope for land acquisition in the future.

“I think that you have some catastrophic impacts that could happen across this state if cities, leapfrogging over other cities. I mean, just imagine, like, Sullivan's Island, leapfrogging over the town of Mount Pleasant to get Cainhoy Road or something," Senior Program Director for the Coastal Conservation League Jason Crowley said.

The City of North Charleston gave ABC News 4 this statement ahead of the court hearing:

The City of North Charleston prevailed at the trial court level and looks forward to moving through tomorrow’s appeal hearing stage as well.

Conservation experts also warn about the environmental impacts this decision could have. The one acre of land in question is right next to the Church Creek River Basin. The property currently acts like a sponge, stopping flooding to the basin from the Ashley River.

But if this property is developed, this could flow downstream into neighborhoods in West Ashley and only increase flooding problems in the City of Charleston.

The City of North Charleston has not confirmed any plans for the property, but certain zoning requirements could leave the door open for developments. The property falls outside the City of Charleston’s urban growth boundary, which prevents them from making any developments.

However, the City of North Charleston does not follow those rules.

While conservation experts argue for the historic nature of these plantations, they say the ecological impacts could be much worse.

“Any sort of change in hydrology change and development in this vast undeveloped area will have catastrophic effects downstream in the communities that are already dealing with some pretty major flooding,” Crowley said.

"And then you add on traffic and all the other things that everyone loves to talk about. And you will just completely destroy this area that people have fought so hard to protect over the last several decades,” Crowley continued.

The City of Charleston provided ABC News 4 with this statement ahead of the court hearing:

Fixing flooding in Church Creek is a top priority for the city of Charleston-- and to do that, we have to prevent overdevelopment of this area at the top of the drainage basin. That's our goal here, and it's why we'll be in court again on Tuesday morning

Tuesday's hearing is an appellate court hearing, which will purely focus on the legality of these annexations. But it also means if the City of Charleston loses, they could appeal all the way to the Supreme Court, which could take years to be heard.

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