City workers welcome the raise

What's better than a raise? Perhaps a raise when you don't expect it. The raise for City of Charleston workers goes into effect next week after city council members approved it earlier this week. It's the first pay raise for city employees since the middle of 2009. That means all full-time staff, including police and fire fighters, will get a boose. Elected officials are excluded. The pay raises are possible because of leftover funds from the last fiscal year.