Charleston's Riley to work until lights turned off

December 27, 2014 4:02 PM

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Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., the man who has served as Charleston mayor longer than any other in the city's almost 350-year history, plans to be working hard, not reflecting, during his final year in office.

"I expect to be working right up until I turn the lights off and leave this building the night before I leave office," Joseph P. Riley Jr. said during a recent interview with The Associated Press in the office where, for almost 40 years, he had led the city he loves.

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