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Issue 1.81 | Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 | Slow down; watch the road


SWEARING IN: The Class of 2013 at The Citadel takes part in its recent swearing-in ceremony at the school. A record number of young men and women applied -- 2,363, to be exact -- and, at 721 cadets, this is the largest entering freshman class in 34 years, with the highest high school grade point average (3.36). Find out more class stats in The List. (Photo by Russ Pace, The Citadel)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Frustrations, dreams of creatives

CURRENTS

:: Football season and fandom

FEEDBACK
:: Let us know what you really think

THE LIST
:: Class of 2013

GOOD NEWS
:: On the fast track, shears, big egg drop

ALSO INSIDE

___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next
___:: REVIEW: Tell us why you like a book
___:: HISTORY: George Rogers
___:: QUOTE: Ovid on chance
___:: BOOKSHELF: Interesting reading
___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
Creative community voices frustrations, dreams at meeting
By VLADIA JURCOVA-SPENCER
Public relations chair, Charleston Arts Coalition
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

AUG. 27, 2009 -- The Charleston Arts Coalition, in partnership with the College of Charleston's Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, held a "Creative Town Hall" meeting on Tuesday titled "Nursing Creativity through the Economic Slump." An estimated 100 attendees of the town hall participated in what at times could be called a heated discussion about the needs of Charleston's creative community.


Jurcova-Spencer

The town hall meeting, moderated by John Zinsser of Pacifica Human Communications, included special guests Katie Fox and Jeanette Guinn from the S.C. Arts Commission; Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs; Marty Besancon, cultural arts director of North Charleston Cultural Arts; Mark Sloan, curator at the College of Charleston's Halsey Institute; Karen Chandler, co-founder of Charleston Jazz Initiative and arts management professor at the College of Charleston School of the Arts; Sharon Gracie, artistic director and co-founder of Pure Theater; and Kyle Barnette from the Charleston Ballet Theater.

After the presentation of the coalition's survey titled "The Voice of the People," each special guest shared with the audience what keeps them up at night. Some interesting comments included:

  • Lack of public support for the arts from the business community.
  • Lack of compassionate and consistent advocacy for arts.
  • Lack of audiences/art patrons.
  • The need to provide access to the arts for our children.

A total of 277 creatives from at least 14 creative disciplines took the survey, with 60 percent of respondents representing performing arts; 59 percent, visual arts; and 38 percent, designers. Seventy-two percent of respondents believed that Charleston needs a group that would unite Charleston's creative community.

When the coalition asked what services would benefit local organizations/artists, 56 percent of respondents asked for a facility/venue, 52 percent wanted more promotions and 46 percent asked for a centralized Web site. Based on these findings, the Charleston Arts Coalition selected its first community project and created www.CharlestonCulture.com. The Web site will be a free tool for all Charleston creatives to present their work and their services to public. It will also offer a common place for Charleston artists to meet and share ideas. Anyone can create a free artist profile and post events.

"It is a mini Facebook for Charleston creatives," says Jessica Bluestein, president of the Coalition.

The coalition is in the process of adding to the Web site an online forum for discussion of local issues.

The Coalition's goal with the Creative Town Hall was to offer yet another platform to share and express ideas. "We believe that exchanging ideas and bringing awareness of the importance of creative business for a thriving and prosperous cultural city is essential to Charleston," says Bluestein.

In the last hour of the meeting, attendees discussed the need for a performance space for multidisciplinary events located in downtown Charleston that would also include affordable studio spaces for artists and artisans. These are some comments and suggestions that triggered a heated discussion in the room:

  • Creating a plan for a new Creative Arts Center to be proposed to local developers, business community and city officials.
  • Increasing awareness of Charleston's art world as accessible and hospitable to everyone and anyone with or without arts education.
  • Creating new, diversified audiences.
  • Cooperation among disciplines that brings more awareness and recognition to all.

Statistically, cities with one creative co-op facility have much stronger and thriving creative communities; however, there are facilities in Charleston that do offer services for creatives and public but are underutilized. For example, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park could use more proposals from local artists; the city of North Charleston has studios available for artists and artisans; the Gibbes Museum of Art would like to welcome more students and children; and the College of Charleston's School of the Arts performances are free to the college students yet are not well attended.

The meeting was closed with a survey comment that "Stronger creative economy = better city to live in." For more information about the survey, please visit www.charlestonartscoalition.com.

CURRENTS
Just enough of a fan to drive people crazy
By ANN THRASH, editor
CharlestonCurrents.com

AUG. 27, 2009 -- I always feel bad for my husband this time of year. He's a diehard University of South Carolina football fan, and in the five years that I've known him, I have gotten totally caught up in Gamecock football -- which makes the upcoming week one of the best times of the year for us. When the Gamecocks open their season a week from tonight against the N.C. State Wolfpack, you can bet we'll be glued to the TV.


Thrash

The reason I feel bad for my husband, Bill, is that he's stuck with a wife whose football learning curve is pretty big. He played lots of sports growing up, played high school football at Summerville and comes from a very sports-minded family, so he knows his stuff. The problem with me is that, while I consider myself a basically smart gal and I'm very sincerely and enthusiastically interested in the Gamecocks, I simply cannot make my brain remember a lot of the nuts-and-bolts, basic how-to stuff about the game of football. Remembering weekend to weekend is hard enough, but to remember now what Bill explained to me last fall (and the fall before that, and the fall before that) about the proper role of a nickelback, well, forget it. In reality, I understand that I'm just enough of a fan to drive someone like him crazy.

I've tried to become informed. I read the stories in the sports section of the paper, I listen to Bobby Hartin on "Fan Talk," I read the chat boards and lurk in the fan forums online. But because I don't really "get" things like pass patterns and out routes and why it matters how many down linemen a team has, all that stuff gets squeezed out of my brain and replaced with something that I do understand: useless trivia. Then, when we're watching a game, I find myself desperately wanting to impress him with something football-related that I know … so I interrupt.


A young fan at a recent Gamecock Fan Day.

Bill has gotten used to me popping up during a game with a comment like, "Did you know Stephen Garcia collects swords?" This sort of remark is usually greeted with stunned silence on Bill's part. Then I say something like, "No, really, he does -- I read that online." Sure, maybe Bill would contend that the sword-collecting doesn't really have anything to do with whatever immediate predicament Garcia has gotten himself into (and as Carolina fans know, it's always something). But my point in mentioning it during a game -- and I said this once during a game - is that, to me, the fact that the Gamecocks' quarterback collects swords provides a certain ink-blot-test insight into his mentality and temperament, his goals and insecurities, and maybe, just maybe, those insights will lead to a greater fan understanding of why he makes certain decisions that I feel do indeed affect the outcome of the game, and thereby the fan can gain a greater appreciation and perhaps even a sympathetic understanding about the constraints that Stephen feels himself to be under during certain on-field situations.

Or am I overanalyzing here?

At one point a few years ago, I realized that some people, well, they just don't like to chat much during a game, so I decided that I would write down my questions and save them until after the game. Some of them were technical questions - "What did you say the cornerback does?" or "I don't understand why they're going for 3 points now when they need 10 to win. Shouldn't they go for the 7 points first and get the hard part over with?" or "Did you ever have turf toe? Did it hurt really bad?" - and some of the questions were more about what I find myself drawn to (which I think men don't get), which is the emotional side of the game ("Honey, when you played football in high school, did you guys get upset when the coaches would yell at you? I don't think I would like anyone yelling at me as much as that coach is yelling at that player," or, "I think Coach Spurrier looks like he wishes he'd stayed with the Redskins. What do you think?").

This season, though, I'm vowing to be different. I'm bound and determined to learn -- and more importantly, remember - exactly what a spur is, and whether a safety plays offense or defense (or both), and what a shuttle pass is meant to accomplish. I won't volunteer any trivia during games, and I won't ask questions, either -- unless it's, "Anybody want an adult beverage?" There's never a bad time for that.

Ann Thrash, editor of CharlestonCurrents.com, can be reached at: editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

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SPOTLIGHT
Charleston RiverDogs

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring CharlestonCurrents to you at no cost. This issue's featured underwriter is the Charleston RiverDogs. The Lowcountry’s leader in sports entertainment, Charleston RiverDogs baseball is an attractive, affordable medium for your group or business. The RiverDogs develop the next major league stars for the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees at one of the finest ballparks in Minor League Baseball -- Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Three short words sum up the every day approach taken by the Charleston RiverDogs front office. The brainchild of club President Mike Veeck, the nine-letter phrase “Fun Is Good” is meant to be a guideline and daily reminder of how employees should approach their jobs and in turn capture the imagination of the fans to turn them into repeat customers. Call them today at (843) 723-7241 or visit online at: www.RiverDogs.com. Only two home series left -- tonight through Sunday and Sept. 3-7.

GOOD NEWS
Classes to help new and established business owners

FastTracSC is offering several programs this fall for both new and more established business owners in the Lowcountry. New Venture classes are designed for entrepreneurs and the owners of established small businesses; Growth Venture classes are designed to help entrepreneurs hone their skills and survive today's economy as well as future challenges.

FastTracSC is a coalition of agencies whose goal is to create new businesses, new jobs and new wealth for South Carolinians through the FastTrac entrepreneurial training programs, which were developed by the Kauffman Foundation.

FastTrac New Venture is a 10-week program, beginning Sept. 14, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Its goal is to help evaluate and perfect business concepts. The hands-on program uses participants' ideas as case studies, giving them the opportunity to "workshop" their ventures in a supportive environment and find out if their business ideas make economic sense for them and their families.

New Venture classes will run for 10 weeks, meeting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2750 Speissegger Drive, North Charleston. Tuition is $195, but those who register and pay two weeks in advance get a $50 discount.

The Growth Venture program, which begins Sept. 9, encourages entrepreneurs to streamline their business processes, analyze strengths and shortcomings, and achieve more balance in their work and personal lives. By working closely with other entrepreneurs in the class, participants can share ideas, strategies and successes.

Classes run for 10 weeks, meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the chamber. Tuition is $295, but there is a $50 discount for anyone who registers and pays two weeks in advance.

To register for either class, call 805-3089. For more information on FastTracSC, go to http://www.FastTracSC.org.

Grants offered for school projects on Lowcountry hazards

A special mini-grant program is offering funding to Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester county elementary and middle schools that develop programs using art, music, theater or hands-on activities to teach students about the kinds of hazards that can impact the Lowcountry.

The Charleston County area S.C. Project Impact Initiative and its Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Program are offering the mini-grants. The school activities should focus on teaching students about hazardous events that could affect the area as well as ways to minimize losses associated with these types of events. Grant funding is also available for projects that educate students about environmental awareness and protection. The funding may be used for supplies or materials needed for these types of projects.

There is a total of $1,000 available for local schools, and the funding will be distributed to selected applicants in sums of no more than $500 each. The mini-grant program is funded by Project Impact, which is an ongoing initiative originally sponsored by FEMA to assist local communities in becoming more disaster resistant.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Applications can be downloaded here. For more information, contact Wendy Wicke, Charleston County senior environmental specialist, at 202-6940 or wwicke@charlestoncounty.org.

Help a garden and sharpen your shears in Saturday class

Want to learn some gardening skills, contribute to the community and get your pruning shears sharpened all at the same time? Then don't miss Saturday's Charleston Horticultural Society "outdoor classroom" at South Windermere Center.

Volunteers are need from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to help maintain the community garden at the center while learning from local experts about the best practices for garden maintenance in the Lowcountry. Well-known horticulturist Jim Martin and assistant Paul Wentz will meet volunteers in the parking lot behind Earth Fare.

Bring pruning shears (which will be sharpened for you at no cost), along with garden gloves and a weed bucket. For more information, call the horticultural society at 579-9922.

'Funday' to go for world record, benefit Children's Hospital

The Charleston RiverDogs and the Charleston Fun Club are teaming up this weekend for "Sunday Funday," a combined effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for the world's largest egg toss, with proceeds benefiting the MUSC Children's Hospital.

The event will take place Sunday at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park prior to the RiverDogs' game against the Augusta GreenJackets, which begins at 5:05 p.m. The current egg toss record is 1,422 participants, set on July 4, 2008 in Skagway, Alaska. The egg toss consists of two partners tossing an egg to one another, and after each successful catch, the pair takes a step backwards. Should the egg fall, the duo is eliminated and the contest continues until there is one couple remaining.

Fans are encouraged to arrive Sunday at Brittlebank Park at 2 p.m. to register with the Guinness representatives and prepare for the toss, which will start at 3 p.m. on the field. RiverDogs public address announcer Ken Carrington will serve as emcee. Those who want to participate in the toss must have a RiverDogs game ticket; those cost $5 for general admission or $7 for upper reserved seats. A portion of every ticket sold will be contributed to the MUSC Children's Hospital.

The RiverDogs are partnering for the event with the Charleston Fun Club, is a nonprofit group that raises money for local causes with grassroots efforts. For tickets or more info, call 577-DOGS (3647) or go to http://www.riverdogs.com. The RiverDogs are an underwriter of CharlestonCurrents.com.

REVIEW
What's your favorite?

HAVE A REVIEW? If you have a review of a book, movie, restaurant or local arts endeavor, please send no more than 150 words to editor Ann Thrash. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

HISTORY SPOTLIGHT
George Rogers

George Washington Rogers Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1958, to George Washington Rogers and Grady Ann Rogers. He struggled through childhood in poverty. His father spent much of his son's youth serving a prison term, and his mother labored to raise five children. Raised largely by his aunt in Duluth, Georgia, Rogers became a prominent high school football player under coach Cecil Morris. Encouraged and driven by Morris, Rogers overcame early academic deficiencies to qualify for a college grant-in-aid.


Rogers in his USC years

Rogers became the prize catch of University of South Carolina (USC) coach Jim Carlen in 1977 and had the best rushing day of his career, 237 yards and two touchdowns against Wake Forest, on November 18, 1978. He would finish with twenty-seven 100-yard-plus games out of the forty-six in which he participated, closing his college career with twenty-two straight.

The 1979 and 1980 seasons would be the brightest of Rogers's career. In 1979 he rushed for a then-USC-record 1,681 yards and averaged 5.4 yards per carry as the Gamecocks finished with an 8-4 record. He earned all-America honors from the Associated Press. The following year Rogers broke his own school single-season rushing record with 1,894 yards on 324 carries for a 5.8 average per carry. His yardage led the Division I runners nationally and earned him the Heisman Trophy, the most prestigious of college football's individual honors. As of the early twenty-first century he remained the only winner from a South Carolina school. Rogers closed his college career with a school record 5,204 career yards and a staggering 954 carries.

The New Orleans Saints made Rogers the top selection in the 1980 professional draft, and he did not disappoint, rushing for 1,674 yards on 378 carries and scoring thirteen touchdowns to lead the National Football League in rushing and clinch Rookie of the Year honors. He played four seasons for the Saints before going to the Washington Redskins for three seasons. His best year in Washington produced 1,203 yards on 303 carries and eighteen touchdowns in 1986. He earned a Super Bowl ring with Washington in 1987, his last season as a player.

Rogers admitted to alcohol and drug abuse while playing in New Orleans, and a cocaine arrest in Columbia in 1990 cost him his first job with USC. He did twenty-eight days of rehab, reversed his lifestyle, and returned to work with USC. Rogers channeled much of his effort through the George Rogers Foundation, which provides scholarship aid to students who have overcome obstacles to achieve. An annual golf tournament of celebrities, former teammates, and other athletes helps fund the project. Rogers is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame (1981), the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame (1987), and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (1997).

-- Excerpted from the entry by W.K. Mitchell. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)

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THE LIST
Class of '13

The Class of 2013 at The Citadel began its journey earlier this month, and retired Marine Lt. Col. John W. Powell Jr., director of admissions, says it's one of the largest entering freshman classes (721) in school history. Some 69 dropped out before classes started this week. Here are five notable facts about the entering class:

  • U.S. states represented: 39.

  • SAT average: 1090.

  • Cadets in the top 25 percent of their high school class: 166 (33.5 percent).

  • Top major: Business administration (142 cadets), followed by engineering, criminal justice, history and physical education.

  • State most students are from: South Carolina (332, or 46 percent of the class), followed by Georgia, North Carolina and Florida.

QUOTE
On chance


Ovid

"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."

-- Ovid, poet of ancient Rome (43 B.C. - 17 A.D.)

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

Women in IT: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Tate Center, College of Charleston, Room 207 and Gallery. The forum will explore the challenges and opportunities for women in the IT industry with a panel of local industry leaders and educators. An MIT Enterprise Forum video from Technology Review's EmTech08 Conference will be shown, featuring successful female entrepreneurs in the industry with companies such as ZipCar, GoLoco, Ziggs.com and Daily Grommet. Lunch and networking opportunities included. Registration (required): $20 (includes lunch). More info/registration.

Surf Seining at Sullivan's: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Station 30, Sullivan's Island. The Station 30 area on Sullivan's Island area has been a seining hotspot for generations. Join the experts from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission to catch and discover a variety of marine critters at the first CCPRC seining program on Sullivan's Island. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under, and pre-registration is required. Open to ages 6 and up. Cost: $7 Charleston County residents, $9 nonresidents. Registration/more info, or 795-4FUN.

Wednesdays on the Waterfront: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through mid-October, Pier Plaza at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Free concerts for the community. Beverages available for purchase at pier shop. Bring a chair or use the benches and tables at the site. More info: Online or 884-8517.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Chamber Grassroots Meeting: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston. The chamber will join the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and other area chambers in preparing for the 2010 legislative session with the annual Charleston Grassroots Regional Meeting, an open-forum session that's the first step in creating the 2010 Competitiveness Agenda and the business community's annual list of legislative priorities. Free. RSVPs/more info: Julie Scott by email or 803-255-2628.

Wine + Food Launch Party: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Barbecue and beverages will be available, and the latest news about next year's BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, including the lineup of chefs and authors, will be announced. Entertainment by the Blue Plantation Band. Tickets: $10 per person cash or check at the door, with proceeds benefiting the festival's charitable efforts. Reserve tickets by Aug. 31 by e-mailing or calling 727-9998, ext. 4.

Moonlight Mixer: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 4, Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Next-to-last Shaggin' on the Pier mixer for the year (final event is Sept. 25). DJ Rob Duren will spin oldies and beach music; food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site at Locklear's Beach City Grill and the Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop. Cost: in advance, $8 for Charleston County residents, $10 for nonresidents, available at Charleston County Park and Recreation headquarters (795-4FUN); at the gate (if available), $10. More info.

Rice Plantation Program: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 5, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel. Investigate daily life and practices on a South Carolina rice plantation in the colonial era. Examine the details of field construction, planting, cultivation and harvest to reveal an endeavor of amazing scope. Advance registration required; a registered and paid chaperone is required for participants age 15 or younger. Open to ages 9 and up. Cost: $7 Charleston County residents, $9 nonresidents. More info: 795-4FUN or click here.

(NEW) Selling in a Tough Economy: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston. The chamber's Charleston Area Business Council will offer a program titled "How to Sell in Challenging Times," featuring Dennis Kerwin of PURE and Craig Dellinger of The Citadel Foundation. Cost: $15 chamber members, $30 nonmembers. More info/registration.

Barbecue in the Carolinas: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Bond Hall, Room 165, The Citadel. John Shelton Reed, the 2007 Mark Clark Professor of History at The Citadel and the author of "Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue," will give a talk titled "The Balkans of Barbecue: Pit-Cooked Meat in the Carolinas." Reed, a widely recognized expert on modern Southern identity, is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the American South. Talk is free and open to the public. Reed will be available to sign books.

(NEW) Young Professionals: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15, Tate Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Charleston. The Charleston Young Professionals are hosting a luncheon that will focus on career navigation and creating your own path to success. Cost: $15 CYP members, $25 nonmembers. More info/registration.

League of Women Voters Fall Kick-Off: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Renaissance on the Harbor, 100 N. Plaza Court, Mount Pleasant. Two S.C. House members representing Charleston County -- Republican Jenny Horne and Democrat Anne Peterson Hutto -- will talk about their experiences as first-term representatives and their priorities for the upcoming legislative session in January. The Charleston County League of Women Voters will also provide information about its activities. Free. Parking available across the street in the Belvidere lot and next door at the Motley Rice building. More info: 745-5166 or stacey.lindbergh@psysolutions.com.

(NEW) SEWE Fall Party: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 25, Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. Casual event to unveil featured artist Luke Frazier's official poster for the 2010 Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Includes oysters, barbecue and side from Buck Ridge Plantation, plus live music by Triple Lindy, an open bar, and a silent auction and raffles to benefit Ducks Unlimited. Attendees must be 21 or over. Tickets: $40 in advance through http://www.sewe.com or by calling 723-1748; at the door, if available, tickets are $50.

Benefit Fashion Show: Noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, Jasmine Porch restaurant, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Fashion show and luncheon will benefit the Center For Women. Models will wear fashions from Eden Boheme and Cose Belle, and jewelry designers will display their work. Three-course lunch includes champagne. Cost: $45 plus tax and gratuity; portion of the proceeds go to the Center for Women. Lunch guests also get complimentary beach access at The Sanctuary for the day. More info/reservations: 768-6253. The Center For Women is a nonprofit partner of CharlestonCurrents.com.

Entertaining Charleston Style: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18, Culinary Institute of Charleston's Palmer Campus, 66 Columbus St., Charleston. A series of short courses celebrating the many facets of entertaining with a focus on Charleston style and traditions. Guest presenters include hosts, event professionals, authors, collectors, stylists and other specialists known for their distinctive contributions to local hospitality and tourism. Light beverage and cocktail samplings will be provided. Cost: $149. More info/registration.

ON THE BOOKSHELF

In this section, we offer a list of good reads that you might want to consider reading:

  • A Short History of a Small Place, T.R. Pearson
  • The Book of Marie, Terry Kay
  • Charleston Jazz, Jack McCray
  • I'll Be Sober in the Morning: Great Comebacks, Putdowns, and Ripostes, Chris Lamb (List)
  • Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller

  • Suggest a book to us

FOCUS ARCHIVES

11/5: McCutcheon: Work gap
11/2:
Ohl: On carpooling
10/29:
Wiedman: Women at Gibbes
10/26: Matouchev: Bear markets
10/22:
Conover: BarCamp buzz
10/19:
Wilson: Symphony update
10/15:
Bender: Special Olympics
10/12:
Baron: Breast Center
10/8:
Ginn: Growing prosperity
10/5:
Buffum: Waterkeeping
10/1:
Personal branding
9/28:
Acker: Designer fashion
9/24:
Spencer: Art galleries
9/21:
Riley, Moryl: MOJA
9/17:
Gaither: Green Room
9/14:
Chesson: Museum Mile
9/10:
Barnette: Chas. Ballet
9/3:
Deaton: Thrive Prize

THRASH ARCHIVES

11/5: Improving turnout
10/29: Celebrating a year
10/22: Good, bad signs
10/15: Bob's new food show
10/8: Robot ice cream
10/5: Costumes, snarks
9/24:
Must-see TV
9/17: Fall leaves
9/3:
Cold comfort, more
8/27:
Being a fan
8/20:
Good, bad, spineless
8/13:
Locals on Runway
8/6:
Cookie contest
7/30:
Vote on car tags
7/23:
True confessions
7/16:
New way of tithing?
7/9:
Lookout for manatees

BRACK ARCHIVES

11/2: Boeing highlights needs
10/26:
No place for prejudice
10/19:
Have fun at Halloween
10/12:
Renovated Gaillard?
10/1: Napa wine trip
9/28: Anti-crime measures
9/21: Caw Caw park
9/14:
Debris policy
9/10:
Mystery solved
8/31:
This and that
8/24:
SC's treasures
8/17: RIP to old clunker
8/10: Lots to squeeze in
8/3: On flying Delta
7/27: Conspiracy theories
7/20: Protect carriage animals
7/13: Economic thaw here?

LIST ARCHIVES

11/5: Weather watching
11/2:
5 cooking classes
10/29:
Best lists of year
10/26:
Oyster recycling
10/22:
Howl-o-ween fun
10/19:
Literacy
10/15:
Giving blood
10/12:
Top ratings
10/8:
Major league
10/5:
Book sale
10/1:
Citadel football
9/28:
Taste of Charleston
9/24:
Feeding the need
9/21:
Hugo
9/17:
History for sale
9/14:
Shrimp baiting
9/10:
Day of Caring
9/3:
Free legal clinics

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