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Issue 1.97 | Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 | Pick a good costume


STRIKING A POSE:
Goodwill Industries held its Fall Gala recently to mark 30 years of providing job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers. The event included a fashion show inspired by the 1930s, with models (local celebrities and community leaders) wearing items straight off the racks at local Goodwill stores. Shown here on the runway are Jeff Winnick of Jeff Winnick Construction and Nicole Johnson of Live 5 News. (Photo provided by Goodwill Industries)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Lessons for a bear market

CURRENTS

:: No place for prejudice in politics

FEEDBACK
:: Send in your thoughts

THE LIST
:: Oyster recycling sites

GOOD NEWS
:: RiverDog reading, climbing a wall, more

ALSO INSIDE

___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

___:: REVIEW: Send us a review

___:: HISTORY: Red dots

___:: QUOTE: Thatcher on waiting

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
Lessons for investors to learn from a bear market
By DIMI MATOUCHEV
Financial advisor, Edward Jones
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

OCT. 26, 2009 -- If you invest for many years, you'll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. Although you obviously prefer seeing the bull, you may actually learn more from the bear - and when it's "hibernating," you can put these lessons to good use in making investment moves for the future.


Matouchev

Here are some of the key "bear market lessons" to consider:

  • Purchase quality investments. A bear market tends to drag everything down with it. But quality investments - those with strong fundamentals and good prospects - have the potential to bounce back quickly once the bear market ends. That's why you'll want to consider owning these quality vehicles in all investment climates. In fact, try to avoid owning investments today that you wouldn't want to own in a bear market tomorrow.

  • Maintain realistic expectations. Many investors look back fondly at the mid- to late 1990s, when we frequently experienced double-digit stock market returns. Unfortunately, these results "raised the bar" in terms of what investors expect - and these elevated expectations led to problems for people whose long-term financial goals were based on overly optimistic projections. By anticipating more modest returns, you'll be able to set more realistic, achievable goals. At the same time, don't be surprised at the recurrence of bear markets, which are a normal part of the investing process.

  • Know your risk tolerance. If you find yourself losing sleep over the fate of your investments in the midst of a bear market, you may need to review your risk tolerance and adjust your portfolio accordingly. But keep things in perspective. Instead of fretting over daily or monthly downturns, ask yourself this: "How much can I afford to lose and still meet my financial goals, such as achieving a comfortable retirement?" You'll come up with different answers at different stages of your life.

  • Base investment decisions on principles -- not predictions. Everybody can make investment predictions - and they usually do. But many of these prognosticators have poor track records. So, instead of acting on predictions, base your investment decisions on principles, such as buying quality investments, maintaining a long-term perspective and diversifying your portfolio. While diversification can't guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it can help reduce risk when the market is volatile.

  • Maintain adequate liquidity. If you are planning on cashing out a long-term investment to pay for a major expense, such as a down payment on a home or college tuition for a child, you could run into difficulty if a bear market is raging and the value of your investments have dropped. To avoid this problem, maintain a portion of your portfolio in liquid investments. Although these vehicles won't provide you with a high return, they offer greater preservation of principal - which is just what you need when you need the money now.

  • Look for good investment opportunities. During a bear market, you can almost always find quality investments. While their prices may be down, these investments can still offer good growth potential - and typically, the best time to buy them is when their value is down.

By following these lessons, you can prepare yourself for a bear market - and help avoid getting "clawed" by it.

Dimi Matouchev is a financial adviser with Edward Jones on the Isle of Palms. More information is available at http://www.edwardjones.com or 886-9229.

CURRENTS
No place in politics for prejudice

By ANDY BRACK, publisher
CharlestonCurrents.com

OCT. 26, 2009 -- Maybe something is in South Carolina’s water. What else could explain how some South Carolina Republicans recently seem to have come down with the political equivalent of Tourette’s syndrome, the odd disorder characterized by exclamations of bizarre or inappropriate remarks?


Brack

In June, former state Election Commission Chairman Rusty DePass posted a comment on a social networking site that likened First Lady Michelle Obama to a gorilla. He later apologized.

Then on Sept. 9, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, a South Carolina backbencher with not much of a record of accomplishment, yelled “You lie” to President Barack Obama during an address to Congress. Wilson quickly apologized for his “inappropriate and regrettable” comments, but as he soared into the nation’s consciousness, he rode the wave to raise more than $2.5 million.

And last week, two GOP county chairmen disparaged Jews as penny-pinchers in an Orangeburg newspaper commentary that backed U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s opposition to congressional earmarks. They too apologized, after being criticized by everyone from DeMint and SC GOP Chair Karen Floyd to state Sen. Joel Lourie, a Columbia Democrat who is the state’s only Jewish senator. Orangeburg County GOP Chair Jim Ulmer said he didn’t mean anything derogatory in his comments because he thought he was showing how he admired Jews “for a method of bettering one’s lot in life.”

"I can’t understand how educated, politically-involved people did not see this as something that would clearly be offensive to others.”

-- Chip Felkel

Republican political strategist Chip Felkel of Greenville said he was thankful Ulmer and Bamberg County GOP Chair Edwin O. Merwin Jr. apologized, “but I can’t understand how educated, politically-involved people did not see this as something that would clearly be offensive to others.”

So all of this comes just since June, the same month the news, drama and circus started about Gov. Mark Sanford’s philandering in Argentina. Then his scores of apologies started arriving.

See something of a pattern? It’s almost as if there’s some kind of radical GOP training program through which some politicos are instructed, “Yeah, just go ahead and say anything you like – try to get one up on Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity if you can – but just be sure to be real sincere when you’re done.”

Democrats certainly haven’t been immune to gaffes of all sorts. Just recall some of the things said by everyone from former Sen. Fritz Hollings to now Vice President Joe Biden.

But what is all of this going on with the GOP these days in South Carolina?

It’s good for people to admit that some of the recent things they said were wrong. But they really should watch what they say in the first place.
“This is not a case of being politically correct as much as it is of simply not using common sense. We seem to have lost our political acumen here lately,” Felkel said.

Earlier this month at a Furman University town hall meeting, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham heard catcalls and irate comments from hecklers who questioned his conservative credentials. To his credit, Graham, who has a strongly conservative voting record, didn’t back down from anti-government zealots. He told them that sometimes, bipartisan compromise was important to the political process.

“If you don’t like it, you can leave,” Graham said, according to media accounts. And some did, but most stayed and heard Graham tell the mostly-white crowd, “We’re not going to be the party of angry, white guys. We're going to be a party of center-right politics.” In another comment, he said. “I’m going to grow this party. I’m not going to let it be hijacked by Ron Paul.”

Putting all of these recent incidents aside, prejudice doesn’t raise its ugly head as much these days as it did in the South’s recent past. Just 46 years ago, firehoses and dogs were unleashed on African Americans protesting segregation and seeking better economic opportunities. Just two generations ago, prejudice was institutionalized across government and Southern society.

Now after millions of Southern children have been educated in integrated schools, the old prejudices of the past largely are locked away for most people. And when they periodically rise, the opposition to inappropriate racist and ethnic behavior is so universal that the reaction sends a clear message that prejudice is unacceptable today.

It’s good for people to admit that some of the recent things they said were wrong. But they really should watch what they say in the first place.

This commentary first was published Friday in SC Statehouse Report. Andy Brack, publisher of CharlestonCurrents.com, can be reached at: publisher@charlestoncurrents.com.

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GOOD NEWS
Schools, RiverDogs team up to promote reading, exercise

As part of a new fitness and education initiative, the Charleston RiverDogs and the Charleston County School District are teaming up for "Reading and Running With the RiverDogs," a program in 10 Charleston County schools to emphasize the fun and benefits of daily reading and exercise.

"This new program is an excellent way for children to learn about the importance of reading and exercising, while associating the two with Charlie T. RiverDog" said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. "The RiverDogs are pleased to have this direct association with the Charleston County School District, and we hope to increase participation each year."

Participating schools for the inaugural campaign are Burns, Mary Ford, Frierson, Mitchell, Dunston, Hursey, Sanders-Clyde, North Charleston, Midland Park and James Simons elementary schools. Two third-grade classes from each school will participate in the program, which consists of five six-week "innings" with first-, second- and third-place ribbons awarded in each individual class after the completion of each inning and at the conclusion of the program.

After an inning is finished, the class with the most points in each school will have custody of the school's trophy and bragging rights until the next winner is determined after the following inning. Each class will also have an individual points winner after every inning, with that child getting an autographed Charlie T. RiverDog mascot bobblehead.

Children receive points each time they reach a designated reading or fitness goal. One point is awarded for every 20 minutes a child spends reading and for every 20 minutes exercising, while two points are awarded if the exercise is done for the good of another (washing a car, raking leaves, walking a neighbor's dog, etc.). Each child's points log must be accumulated outside of class and class assignments, and parents must sign off on the points log.

In order to further help the effort, Charlie will visit the kids at the beginning of each inning to pump them up about exercising and reading, and RiverDogs' staff members will read to classes during each inning. Charlie will also be the one who hands out prizes for the children's hard work. For more information on the program, call the RiverDogs' Jamie Ballentine at 577-DOGS (3647).

PRC will have you climbing the wall on Halloween

If you're not afraid of things that go bump in the night - and if you're not afraid of heights - the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is offering a special Halloween edition of the Full Moon Climb. The event takes place at the Climbing Wall at James Island County Park.

Climbers will have the chance to experience the thrills and chills of the night as they race up the Climbing Wall in their Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in the following categories: Best Overall, Most "Retro" Climber, Scariest, and Best Couple. Halloween treats will be served - after the climb up the 50-foot wall - and while Mom and Dad climb, the younger ghouls and goblins can explore the jump castle under the light of the full moon.

The climb will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the park. The fee is $10 for Charleston County residents, $12 for nonresidents. A chaperone is required for participants 15 and under. For more information or to register, call 795-4FUN or visit http://www.ccprc.com.

Businesses plan events to support nonprofit breast center

Local businesses have added several new events between now and the end of the month to promote the nonprofit Charleston Breast Center. The events are part of the center's "Dine, Drink … and Donate in the Pink" program, which has taken place throughout October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new events on the calendar are:

On Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Samos Taverna at 819 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant will be decked out in pink from the menus to the employees and will offer rosé sparkling wine along with the regular dinner menu. Ten percent of all purchases benefit the Charleston Breast Center. Call the restaurant at 856-5055 for more information.

Through Oct. 31, Ted's Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., will donate 10 percent of all rosé wine sales to the CBC. Call 577-0094 for details.

And, through Oct. 31, Dry Clean USA at 1595 Savannah Highway will be selling pink wristbands and ribbons in honor of the owners' mother, Janie Cagle Sennett, who died of breast cancer in 2005. Wristbands are available for $3, and purchasers will get a 10 percent discount on their next dry-cleaning order. Ribbons are available for $5, which comes with a wristband and a 20 percent discount on their next dry-cleaning order, or for $10, which includes the wristband and a 30 percent discount on the next order. Call 769-7575 for more details.

The CBC, founded in 2006 by Dr. Lisa Baron, is an imaging center specializing in breast services with the goal of raising the bar in breast cancer detection and patient care for women in the Lowcountry. The center says its nonprofit status enables the staff to focus on the highest level of care and personalized service for patients, resulting in a breast cancer detection rate of twice the national average and a designation as a Center of Excellence.

REVIEW
Send us your opinion

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
Red dots

A phenomenon piques the curiosity of both visitors and lifelong residents: why do South Carolina liquor stores display red dots? The answer lies in a heated battle between drys and wets that developed when liquor sales became legal again in 1935 after Prohibition.


Note the red dots on this liquor store in Pickens County. No other sign indicates the store sells liquor.

During the ensuing decade, those selling booze, diehard Prohibitionists, and the State Tax Commission (given the task of regulating this revived trade) wrangled constantly over on-site advertising. Storefront ads so infuriated upcountry drys that in 1938, authorities decreed that only a discreet "Retail Liquor Dealer" sign could be displayed. Seven years later, with creation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC), they decided to reduce any such sign to letters only a few inches high placed in the lower right-hand corner of a display window or on the front door. Liquor stores of that era had no back door.

Under these circumstances, Jesse J. Fabian, a successful Charleston liquor dealer, hired "Doc" Wansley to create a legal sign for one of his shops. When it was completed, Wansley realized that few would notice such minuscule lettering and, inspired by a design then found on every pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes, drew a bright red circle around his masterpiece. Thus was born South Carolina's famous red dot.

These now-familiar circles grew and prospered until January 1968, when the ABC suddenly ruled that these constituted advertising and should be banished from the landscape. The General Assembly voted instead to save the dot, although members agreed that on each exterior wall of a store there could be only one dot, not to exceed thirty-six inches in diameter. These subsequent rules have been relaxed somewhat, but into the twenty-first century the red dot remained a faithful beacon for those seeking liquor, as well as a warning sign for those determined to avoid it.

-- Excerpted from the entry by John H. Moore. 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
Oyster recycling sites

You recycle newspapers, cans, bottles -- how about oysters? Oyster shells, to be specific. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has a project, funded by the revenue generated by Saltwater Recreational Fishing License sales, to recycle oyster shells. The shells are used in local waters to give new, growing oysters a friendly place to perch and develop. Here are five sites in Charleston County where you can take shells to be recycled. For a full list of all 16 sites up and down the state's coast, as well as maps of these locations, go here online.

  • Fort Johnson Road - From Charleston take Savannah Highway South. Turn left off Folly Road onto Fort Johnson Road for 4.8 miles. Enter the SCDNR gate, continue on the main road and follow the oyster drop-off sign. The drop-off site is in the back of the grass field with a trailer and sign.

  • Garris Landing - Take U.S. 17 North toward Awendaw. Turn right on Seewee Road and go 3.5 miles. Turn right on Bulls Island Road and follow to the end. Drop-off site is in the left back corner of the parking lot near the restroom area.

  • Jessen Landing - Take S.C. 642/Dorchester Road north. Turn left onto Ladson Road. Follow Ladson Road for 0.6 mile. Enter Jessen Landing. Drop-off site is to the right near the fence of the parking lot as you enter.

  • Mount Pleasant - Take U.S. 17 North for 0.8 mile past the Isle of Palms Connector, then turn right onto Six Mile Road before Laing Middle School. Take Six Mile Road for 0.25 mile and turn right into the Mount Pleasant Public Works Facility. Shell recycling drop-off is on left.

  • West Ashley - Leaving Charleston, take Highway 61 (St. Andrews Boulevard). Approximately 1.8 miles from the Ashley River bridges, a drop-off trailer is located approximately 0.2 mile on the right hand side of the road, before the fork of Highways 171 and 61.

QUOTE
On waiting it out


Thatcher

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."

-- Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister (1925 -)

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

Mount Pleasant Voters Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mayoral candidates Joseph M. Bustos, Gary K. Santos and William D. Swails will make statements, and audience can ask questions. The 19 Town Council candidates will make short statements. Free and open to the public.

Martha Graham Dance Company: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. The Charleston Concert Association opens its 73rd season with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a modern-dance company called "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe" by the Washington Post. Tickets: $25 to $99; on sale at the Gaillard box office or order online through TicketMaster. More info: http://www.charlestonconcerts.org.

Business Education Summit: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28, the College Center at Trident Technical College, North Charleston. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Education Foundation will host the 14th annual Business Education Summit. The theme is "Building the Pipeline" within the public schools so that all students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to further their education or go directly into the workforce. A representative from the Ford Motor Company's Next Generation Learning Communities program will outline its national model and discuss why the nine communities in the Ford network have been successful in transforming their schools, and why Charleston has been invited into the network. Cost: $50 for educators, $85 for others. Registration is online here.

Isle of Palms Voters Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 Twenty-Eighth St., Isle of Palms. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mayoral candidates Richard Cronin and Jimmy Ward are expected to take part, as are City Council candidates Barbara Bergwerf, Marty Bettelli, Ron Denton, Barbara Gobian, Sandy Stone and Douglas A. Thomas. Free and open to the public. Audience may submit questions at forum for candidates to answer.

The Red Party: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 29, Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. The American College of the Building Arts will present the party, during which the always-spooky Old City Jail will be transformed into a rich red venue. Attendees are asked to dress in red and wear masks. The event features a raffle and silent auction with items such as luxury trips to Africa and the Caribbean. DJ Arthur Brouthers will provide music for guests to dance to on a color-changing, illuminated dance floor. Open bar; food by Carolina Catering. Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 at the door. To purchase, call 577-5245, visit online or e-mail Brittany Darwin.

Trick or Treat in the Park: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Hampton Park. Free event sponsored by the city of Charleston Recreation Department. Kids up to age 12 can trick-or-treat in a safe, family-friendly environment featuring hay rides, jump castles, magic shows and theme-decorated vehicles full of candy.

Nighttime at the Museum: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Charleston Museum. A special Halloween-season edition of the popular event will feature glimpses of rarely seen animal mounts, fencing demonstrations, a colonial nautical touch table, new historical figures, and an elaborate scavenger hunt. Kids will be able to make Halloween crafts, learn about the Museum's funerary collection, and more. Costumes welcome. Cost: museum members, $10 per adult, $5 per child; nonmembers, $20 per adult, $10 per child; under 3 get in free. A light pizza supper is included with the ticket price. Registration (required): online or 722- 2996, ext. 264.

'Mothers, Sisters, Adversaries': 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The Charleston Chamber Opera and the Gibbes Museum of Art are partnering for an hourlong program that explores the diversity of female relationships in some of opera's most beloved stories, including "Madama Butterfly," "Carmen" and "Suor Angelica." Featured performances by soprano Patrice Tiedemann and mezzo soprano Lara Wilson, with narration by actress Terry Bell-Aby and piano accompaniment by musical director Steven Morris. Tickets: $10 for museum members and students, $20 for nonmembers. Purchase online, at the Gibbes Museum Store or by calling 722-2706, ext.18.

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.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Small Business Summit: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 4, College Center at Trident Technical College. Charleston Metro Chamber's annual Small Business Innovation Summit and Expo showcases new ideas, technologies and small businesses in the region. Keynote speaker will be Rieva Lesonsky, former editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine. Conference includes breakout sessions on topics such as business planning, funding, marketing, social media, branding and technology; an exhibition hall; networking luncheon; and the presentation of awards in the New Ideas SC Contest. Registration at 7:30 a.m., program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; awards reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $125 chamber members, $225 nonmembers; includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and closing reception. More info/tickets.

Calligraphy Workshops: Nov. 7, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. As part of the new exhibit "Aisle Style:150 Years of Wedding Fashion," the museum and professional calligrapher Natasha Lawrence will offer two workshops on calligraphy: Introduction to Calligraphy (10 a.m. to noon) and Wedding Calligraphy (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). All materials are included: a calligraphy pen to keep, a workbook, practice paper and more. Cost: $25 for museum members, $30 nonmembers, per workshop; $5 discount if taking both workshops. Registration (required): 722-2996, ext. 235, or online here.

(NEW) Local Music on the Farm: Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 8, Thornhill Farm, 10822 Highway 17 North, McClellanville. Family-friendly event benefits Adaptive Gardens of the Lowcountry, which enrichs the lives of people with disabilities by promoting healthy living, social bonding, and vocational and recreational pursuits through horticultural activities. Enjoy barbecue and oysters, hayrides, face-painting and a jump castle. Music by the Holy City Sinners, Skye Paige and the Original Recipe, the Hungry Monks, French Toast, and the Toasted Beets. Cost: $25 adults, $10 ages 5-15. Tickets can be found online.

(NEW) Fall Harvest Dinner: 4 p.m. Nov. 8, Legare Farms. Legare Farms Education Foundation will hold its annual harvest dinner beginning with a "meet the farmer" reception at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. All the food will be Legare Farms' own and will be prepared by ten of Charleston's top chefs, with beer from Coast Brewery and Palmetto Brewery along with wine from Irvin House Vineyards. Event benefits the foundation. Tickets: $50 per person. Call 559-0788 or e-mail legarefarms@bellsouth.net.

CRDA Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Trident Technical College Complex for Economic Development. The Charleston Regional Development Alliance's annual luncheon will feature a talk by David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and the author of "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power." Book signing will follow the luncheon (copies will be available for purchase at the event). Tickets: $60, available online.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

12/23: Christian: Mannie's story
12/17:
Bender: Polar Plunge prep
12/14:
Brooks: Homes for Christmas
12/10:
Doll: Enjoy holidays sans lbs.
12/7:
Yarian: Instruments of Hope
12/3:
De Armas: Latin biz expo
11/30:
Blevins: Autism
11/23:
Hutchisson: Giving
11/19:
Barnette: Nutcracker
11/16:
Franklin: Reverse mortgages
11/12:
Wutzdorff: Be a principal
11/9:
Haley: Buying local
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

THRASH ARCHIVES

12/17: Cookbook, shopping
12/10:
The Pig's wines
12/3:
Neat shopping
11/19:
LowCANtry holiday
11/12:
Hawks vs. doves
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

12/23: Photographer Meyer
12/14:
Ain't over on Sanford
12/7:
Back off a little
11/30:
Sanford presses on
11/16:
Now is time for courage
11/16:
Alliance's good news
11/9:
SC's hidden gems
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

12/23: Blackbaud 5
12/17:
4 on holiday lights
12/14:
Eco-holiday
12/10:
Five about oysters
12/7:
Winter finds
12/3:
Free parking
11/30:
Holiday parades
11/23:
Home fire stats
11/19:
Being a tourist here
11/16:
Growing your business
11/12:
Electronics recycling
11/9:
Beyond the lights
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

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