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Issue 2.38 | Monday, March 22, 2010 | Forward to your friends.

Faculty member Sarah Bardo, left, holds on to a high school student from Phillips Academy as he worked on a new roof on the home of Ruth Stanley of Johns Island. Some 37 students and nine staff members of the tony Andover, Mass., prep school volunteered for the trip during their spring break to help with renovation projects for Rural Mission. This year's visit was the school's 17th year of working with the Johns Island nonprofit. More. (Photo by Andy Brack)

:: Find out your risk of diabetes, more


:: Meeting some Turkish neighbors here

:: Good reading programs

:: What is 5?

:: New biz, audiobooks, apts for srs, more


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

___:: REVIEW: Send us your recommendations

___:: HISTORY: Spanish moss

___:: QUOTE: Longfellow on spring

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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Find out your risk of diabetes and how you can lower it

East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians
Special to

MARCH 22, 2010 -- The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes, and about 5.7 million of these people do not know they have diabetes because they haven't been diagnosed yet. Could you be one of these people?

Dr. Lindsey Cecil (left) and Dr. Lee Allison

South Carolina has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, with around 415,000 people diagnosed. This means that more than 9 percent of the people in our state have diabetes. This is largely due to the high percentage of obese and overweight people in South Carolina (more than 26 percent of the population in 2008).

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is typically diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. Only 5 percent to 10 percent of people with diabetes have this type. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin, a hormone that changes sugar and starches into energy. They are usually managed with insulin replacement.

Type 2 diabetes was previously an acquired disease found only in adults. However, with childhood obesity on the rise, it has emerged in children and young adults as well. People with type 2 diabetes either do not make enough insulin or their cells do not recognize and respond to the insulin being produced. This causes the glucose (or sugar) to build up in the blood instead of going into the cells where it can be used as energy. These people are usually able to be managed with diet and oral medications.

Free glucose screenings

In recognition of American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day, East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians will offer free blood glucose screenings on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at its offices at 1200 Two Island Court, Suite E, Mount Pleasant (off the Isle of Palms Connector, across from the DMV offices). Call 849-1300 to schedule a test.

How do you know if you have diabetes? Some of the common symptoms include frequent urination, extreme thirst or hunger, unusual weight gain, fatigue and irritability. In addition you may notice frequent infections (skin, bladder or gum), blurred vision, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal, and tingling or numbness in your hands or feet. However many people with type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms at all, so it's important to talk with your primary care physician about your risk factors and get screened if appropriate.

There are some things that you can't change which may put you at increased risk for diabetes. First is your age, because as you get older, the risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack increases. Second, certain racial and ethnic groups are at increased risk for developing diabetes, including African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. If anyone in your family (especially first-degree relatives like parents, siblings and grandparents) has a history of diabetes, this could increase your risk as well.

There are ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes. It is important to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. The American Heart Association recommends that all healthy adults 18 to 65 years of age need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days each week or at least 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise three days each week.

Eating healthy can be challenging, so here are some helpful tips to improve your diet:

  • Eat smaller servings of your high-calorie favorites.
  • Ask for salad dressings and sauces on the side and use them sparingly.
  • Include a fruit or vegetable with each meal or snack.
  • Cut back on high-fat toppings and use herbs, spices, lemon juice and salsa instead.

In the prevention of diabetes, it is very important to avoid becoming obese or overweight. Even losing small amounts (10-15 pounds) can make a big difference in your health. For more information about diabetes risk and prevention, visit the American Diabetes Association Web site at

Dr. Lee Allison and Dr. Lindsey Cecil practice with East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians, a family medical practice. Both earned their medical degrees and completed their residencies at the Medical University of South Carolina. East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians offers extended weekday and weekend hours, as well as walk-in hours.

Meeting some Turkish neighbors in Charleston
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

MARCH 22, 2010 -- You might not think that someone in Charleston would get passionate talking about the country of Turkey, but that's exactly what Sheriff Al Cannon did Thursday night during a special dinner at the Francis Marion Hotel.


Several Charleston County officials -- council members Teddie Pryor and Henry Darby, Clerk of Court Julie Armstrong, Coroner Rae Wooten and Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas -- joined 100 others in an evening of making new Turkish friends and learning about Turkish culture.

One way of promoting friendship between the two countries is a contest that will be unveiled later this year by Istanbul Center, a nonprofit based in Georgia. In the coming months, it plans to sponsor an art and essay contest for South Carolina students. Winners will get free trips to Turkey.

Istanbul Center's Umit Goker told the Charleston audience Thursday night that as the world has become a global village, it's more important than ever for countries with similar interests and bonds to revisit how they can be better neighbors, even if they're separated by an ocean.

Differences between countries, he said, can only be solved by investing in human beings. "Shortcuts are not our best bet," he said. "Sometimes they may do more harm than good."


Cannon, who visited Turkey last July on a tour by Istanbul Center, said there was no more important time for America to engage with Turkey, a secular democracy that serves as a strong American link between the Western world and Middle East.

"It is a memorable place and the people are reasonable," said the sheriff, recalling the warmth and friendliness he found throughout Turkey. "We live in peculiar times. We need to be interacting with our neighbors, wherever they might be, and Turkey should be on the top of that list."

Cannon highlighted how Turkey, a cultural crossroads that has served as an important home for Muslims, Christians and Jews, is booming.

Guests at Istanbul Center's dinner also enjoyed a demonstration by a Turkish artist of the art of ebru, or paper marbling, as depicted above.

The nation's gross domestic product has jumped from $267 billion in 2000 to more than $800 billion last year, Cannon noted. It is home to major international contractors and is a major producer of cars for Europe. Turkey is also building a 320-mile high-speed rail network that is about 40 percent complete. It's 13th in the world in expressways and registered cell phones. And it's 15th in the world in Internet users.

"It's been my experience that people tend to fear what they know little about," Cannon said, reflecting that his trip to Turkey provided some awe-inspiring moments and generated friendships he'll keep forever.

"The more you talk with someone, the more you learn about them," the sheriff said. "We certainly do not live on an island. There is no greater time or need to search out kindred spirits to make the world a better place."

The folks from Istanbul Center made quite an impression on those in attendance at the dinner, which included some tasty baklava, and opened many eyes to the Turkish people's freedom-loving spirit and desire for goodwill.

Andy Brack is publisher of CharlestonCurrents. He can be reached at

Worthy programs should be sure they don't duplicate efforts

To the editor:

I just read the feature "Begin with Books." Good idea. Last week I learned about "Community of Readers" (C of R). C of R also distributes new books to children. Hope these two organizations are working together (and others with similar mission) to compliment rather than duplicate efforts. Given the fact of scarce resources, it seems to me there needs to be more effort to work with others with similar interests and passions and less energy used to launch new initiatives duplicating existing services.

- Joanne B. Milkereit, Charleston, SC

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Seattle contractor expands here; Boeing was "catalyst"

A Seattle-based commercial contractor, citing Boeing's recent decision to build a 787 final assembly plant in Lowcountry, will open a new office in Charleston. Schuchart Corp., a commercial contractor focusing on new buildings and high-end tenant improvement projects, said Boeing's move was the main reason it chose Charleston to expand operations. The firm has a long history of working with Boeing in the Northwest.

"Boeing was the catalyst for looking into Charleston," said company president George Schuchart. "But after meeting with several local general contractors, we found Charleston to be a booming business environment with a lot of opportunity. Not only that, we were delighted at how friendly and welcoming everyone was to us, and that's really what made the decision an easy one."

Schuchart has hired Chris Burrell, a Charleston-based construction industry professional, to head up the new office here and serve as the company's Southeast regional manager. "I am excited to bring Schuchart Corporation's deep experience with complex, large-scale projects to bear on opportunities here, and to partner with firms that can help us navigate the local arena," Burrell said. "Also, the firm's relationships with national and multi-regional clients like Boeing, Starbucks and Microsoft put us in a great position to take on such work here in the Southeast."

In addition to the new Charleston office, the company says it plans to pursue opportunities in Greenville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah and Charlotte.

The company invites anyone interested in learning more about Schuchart to meet with representatives of the company during "Meet the Generals," a March 30 speed networking event in Columbia sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, go to

Library now offering free downloadable audio books

Listening to a great book has gotten easier than ever for local residents, thanks to the Charleston County Public Library's latest Web service: free downloadable audio books. The new service, partly funded by the Friends of the Charleston County Library, lets patrons download books free from the library's Web site by using their library card number. Books are compatible with both PCs and Macs, and people can use iPods, iPhones and most MP3 devices to listen to the books.

The library contracted with Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary Audio service and has added more than 550 downloadable titles - recent best-sellers, nonfiction biographies, children's classics such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and more.

To download a book, just go to the library's Web site -- -- and look for the "Listen to Me" icon on the left side of the home page. Click on the link for MyiLibrary audio. You'll need your library card number to login and peruse the collection. Once you find something of interest, add the audio book to your "virtual bookshelf." Before your first download, you'll be prompted to download Ingram Media Manager to their computer; that's the only time you'll have to go through that step. Patrons can then download the book.

The library says patrons can have up to two downloadable audio books checked out at a time, and up to two hold requests. The audio books can be checked out for up to 14 days.

Humanities Foundation to build apartments for seniors

The Humanities Foundation will break ground April 5 for two new apartment communities that will provide 114 new apartment units for senior citizens and create more than 500 jobs. The 11 a.m. ceremony will be held at the site of the 72-unit Grandview Apartments on Magwood Road, adjacent to the foundation's existing Grand Oak Apartments in West Ashley. Grandview is expected to be open in March 2011. The second project, Seven Farms Village Apartments on Daniel Island, is scheduled for completion in November. The 42-unit complex will be built near the foundation's Seven Farms Apartments.

The two projects, which total more than $14 million in development cost, have received more than $3.5 million in Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) funding. The TCAP program is administered by the South Carolina State Housing, Finance and Development Authority and was financed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enacted by Congress to create jobs and promote investments.

Other funding sources include the South Carolina State Housing Tax Credit Program, the City of Charleston Home Program, the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, the Lowcountry Housing Trust, Bank of America, Boston Capital Corp. and the Richman Group.

To ensure that the apartment communities are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, a foundation staff member who is accredited by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program will advise the foundation on the inclusion of energy-efficient doors, windows, kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures. Connelly Builders is the contractor for the project, which was designed by Palmetto Architectural Group.

Since 1992, the foundation has built 14 apartment communities to meet the need for affordable housing in Charleston. The foundation also has built affordable housing projects in Port Royal in Beaufort County and Orangeburg. The projects have added more than $100 million in new construction to the state's economy and the Charleston area.

Jersey Mike's will donate to Volunteer Rescue Squad in April

Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Charleston County will donate $1 for every No. 13 (Original Italian) sub sold in April to the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad. All eight stores in the county are participating in the effort, according to Jay Yates, Jersey Mike's franchisee and area director. The franchise has three locations in Mount Pleasant and one each in Charleston, North Charleston, James Island, Goose Greek and Summerville. (Click here to find the addresses and hours.)

The No. 13 sub is the franchise's most popular sandwich - an assortment of Italian meats and cheeses, onions, lettuce and tomatoes, with red wine vinegar, olive oil and spices.

The Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad provides support for auto and heavy extrications, missing or injured boaters, land search and rescue, high angle rescue, diving, drowning (recovery and transport), swift water rescue, and first responder medical for EMS. Its 56 qualified volunteers, including almost equal numbers of professionals and regular citizens, also offer resources and manpower support to local fire and police agencies, answering more than 1,000 calls in 2009. The organization recently purchased a new boat with GPS and Sonar capability and an additional rescue truck.

"These amazing men and women volunteer their time, continue their training and even put their lives at risk to help this community when and where we need it," Yates said. "At Jersey Mike's we believe in that kind of commitment to community and we are thrilled to be able to help."

Send us your reviews

HAVE A REVIEW? If you have a review or recommendation 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.


Spanish moss

Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is a gray tree-borne epiphyte native to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. As an epiphyte, Spanish moss gets water and food from the air and does not harm the host tree.

It is not a true moss but a relative of the pineapple family in the genus Bromeliaceae. Spanish moss produces small, yellow-green, three-petaled flowers in the spring and early summer. In mid- to late summer seedpods burst and rely on the wind for distribution. Typically they lodge in the bark of rough-barked trees, especially live oaks and cypress. The plants are a tangle of long stems and slender leaves. The individual mosses can extend over twenty feet in length and are host to red bugs and spiders.

Lowcountry colonists sometimes used Spanish moss as insulation in chinking log houses. Its largest commercial use came as a stuffing for furniture after the Civil War, when it was called vegetable horsehair. In the early twentieth century South Carolina had several moss gins. In 1973 scientists studied Spanish moss taken from along U.S. Highway 17 to determine the levels of pollutants in the lowcountry air. Spanish moss declined dramatically in the state during the 1970s from the effects of a deadly mold, but it has since recovered.

Draped in live oaks and cypress, Spanish moss is a familiar and evocative symbol of the lowcountry. Some find it restful and comforting, while to others it suggests more mournful feelings.

-- Excerpted from the entry by James H. Tuten. TTo 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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What is 5 ("Jeopardy" facts)?


Charleston's Jonathan Sanchez, who owns Blue Bicycle Books at 420 King St. downtown, will be a contestant tonight on "Jeopardy" (7:30 p.m. on WCBD-TV Channel 2), and we'll be tuning in to root for him. Charleston Currents' own editor, Ann Thrash, was a contestant on the show in 2002, finishing in second place.

Here are five things that Ann says always surprise people about her experience as a "Jeopardy" contestant.

  • The show doesn't pay for contestants' flights out to Los Angeles, or hotel rooms, at least not for regular games. (We hear that only happens at the Tournament of Champions level.)

  • If you win any money, you have to pay California state income taxes on it.

  • Five shows - a week's worth - are taped in one day. Contestants who've been called for the day sit in the audience during the taping of other shows. After one show ends, names are chosen at random to determine who's up next.

  • The shows are taped in real time; the cameras don't stop unless the staff has to fact-check a contestant's answer or there's a commercial break - and the pauses for the commercials last just as long as the actual commercials last during the show. The exception is before Final Jeopardy: Contestants get as long as they want to figure out how much to bet, based on the category and other contestants' scores - and the staff gives you paper and pencil to do the math.

  • During Ann's appearance (taped in the summer of 2002), while the credits rolled at the end of the show over a shot of Trebek and the contestants chatting, Alex asked Ann several questions about the Confederate submarine Hunley. Seems he had been in Charleston when plans were being made on how to raise it from the ocean floor off Sullivan's Island, and he wanted to know the latest news on the recovery and restoration work.

On spring
(which began Saturday)

"If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change."

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807-1882)


Free Glucose Screenings: 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. March 23, East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians, 1200 Two Island Court, Suite #, Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians will be giving free glucose screenings in honor of American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Call 849-1300 to schedule at test.

Herrick Book Signings: Holly Herrick, author of "The Charleston Chef's Table" and "Southern Farmers Market," will be signing books at several upcoming events downtown. Herrick will be at the Historic Charleston Foundation boutique, 108 Meeting St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. She will also be at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League's Designer Showhouse, 120 South Battery, from noon to 2 p.m. March 27, April 2 and April 5. A portion of revenues from the Designer Showhouse signings will benefit the CSO. Tickets to the showhouse are available online.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner: 7 p.m. March 23, BLU Restaurant, 1 Center St., Folly Beach. Five courses of sustainable seafood, paired with wine from King Estate Winery. Between courses, guests will have the opportunity to learn how to help ensure we have fish for the future and how to choose seafood that will minimize our impact on the environment. Menu includes a fried oyster po' boy, shrimp bruschetta, pan-seared sea scallops, and shellfish paella. Cost: $50 plus tax and gratuity. BLU will donate 10% of the dinner revenue to support the South Carolina Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Reservations: 588-6658.

Economic Outlook Conference: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, Charleston Area Convention Center. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's annual Economic Outlook Conference will feature an 18- to 24-month look ahead at the region's key economic sectors. Keynote speaker is Matt Martin, senior vice president and Charlotte regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Cost: $95 chamber members, $150 nonmembers. Registration/more info.

Water Ball: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 25, South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown. The first Charleston Water Ball is sponsored by the Charleston Waterkeeper as a celebration and an evening dedicated to clean water. Features a silent auction; food and cocktails from vendors impacted by the quality of local waterways; educational displays; and the unveiling of an iPhone app that allows users to report problems or suspicious activities on the water. Tickets: $50; available online. Sponsorship opportunities also available.

CSO Backstage Pass: 7 p.m. March 25, Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., downtown. Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents a concert titled "Beyond Belief," which will include classical and contemporary pieces all tied to Greek mythology. The show is casual, interactive and intimate and will last about an hour. Tickets: $25 adults, $5 students with valid student ID. Available at the door the day of the show beginning at 5 p.m. or online.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. March 28, James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. Featuring music, food, crawfish-eating contest, children's activities, and more. Performers include Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. No coolers, outside beverages, or dogs permitted. Tickets: $10 adults; free for Gold Pass holders and children 12 and under. More information: 795-4FUN or online.

Palm Sunday Celebration: 5 p.m. March 28, Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting St., downtown. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir will offer the debut performance of "Sacred Music and Liturgical Dance: A Palm Sunday Celebration." Concert will feature European classics, gospel and spirituals, as well as liturgical dance by members of Ebenezer AME Church and Centenary United Methodist Church. Tickets: $10 per person at the door or in advance during regular Monday-Friday box office hours at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St.


Women of Drayton Hall: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in March, Drayton Hall Plantation, 3380 Ashley River Road. The historic site will mark Women's History Month with special programs focusing on the lives of the women of Drayton Hall, both black and white, who have distinguished themselves over the past three centuries. Tour included with regular admission: $15 adults; $8 ages 12-18; $6 ages 6-11; free for ages 5 and under. Reservations (recommended): 769-2638.

Dock Street Reopening: 6 p.m. April 1, Dock Street Theatre. Gala concert planned by Spoleto Festival USA for the reopening of the theatre after three years of renovations. Performances include a sneak peek of the Spoleto opera "Flora," which was first performed at the Dock Street in 1736. Events include champagne reception, performance and seated dinner. Tickets range from $250 to $1,000. Call 579-3100 or buy online.

(NEW) Family Fun First Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 3, Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Road. "The Civil War: Soldiers and Civilians" will be the theme for Drayton Hall's next Family Fun First Saturday program. The interactive educational program highlights the history of Drayton Hall and its surroundings. Programs are geared toward families with children ages 6 to 12. Cost: Regular admission plus $7 per family. Regular admission is $15 adults; $8 ages 12-18; $6 ages 6-11; free for age 5 and younger. More info: e-mail Rikki Davenport, or call 769-2607.

Hat Ladies Easter Promenade: 11 a.m. April 3, Meeting Street between Broad and South Battery, downtown. Members of the Hat Ladies and their families will take their annual elegant stroll down one of the city's most recognizable streets in honor of hat-wearing traditions. Free. More info online or call 762-6679.

Kiawah Art and House Tour: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 9, Kiawah Island. The 10th annual tour, sponsored by the volunteer group Gibbes, etc., benefits the Gibbes Museum of Art. Tour features six homes that have distinctive art collections and dramatic views of the salt marsh, creeks, ocean and woodlands. Tickets: $55 per person (includes tour, light refreshments throughout the afternoon at the Cassique clubhouse, and an admission pass to the Gibbes Museum of Art valid through Dec. 30. Buy at the Gibbes Museum Store, online, or by calling 722-2706, ext. 21.

House & Garden Tours: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 and April 10, downtown Charleston. The Garden Club of Charleston offers its 75th annual walking tour of private homes and gardens in the Historic District. Homes also feature flowers arranged by garden club members, and refreshments will be served in one of the gardens. All proceeds benefit the garden club's year-round maintenance of several public gardens, including those at the Manigault House, the Heyward-Washington House, the Gateway Walk and the Healing Garden at MUSC. Tickets: $35. Details: Online or 530-5164.


7/1: Shaffer: Picky Eaters Group
6/28: Bender: Fishy Fourth
6/24: Belden: Society 1858
6/21: Stevenson: Summer reading
6/17: Handel: On Jim Fisher
6/14: Reeves: Summer dress
6/10:Martin: Garden tips
6/7: Dubrofsky: Green homes
6/3: McCutcheon: Young pros
McFaddlin: Health benefits
5/27: Ledbetter: Senior riders
5/24: Myers: Microloan's impact
Gadson: Rural Mission's needs
5/17: Bender: Bocce bashing
DeMarco: Homeless help
Spencer: Ending violence
5/6: Westmeyer: Fish to buy
Maas: Spoleto tips


7/1: Lots to do on 4th
Ways to nab skeeters
Dump the Pump, more
Lots to do locally
Dancin' for dollars
Locals' 15 minutes
Strawberry season
New for foodies
Poll managing
Adopt a Duck
Indelible ink
Grab-bag of items
In jingle semifinals
Blues and birds
Recalling "The Charleston"
East Cooper hospital
Green mowers
Get outdoors
Local guide book for kids
Reviewing Jenny's book
MSNBC looks at success
Tell Mt. Pleasant
Winter plant tips
New books


6/28: Impatient electorate
Haley's thin record
Daddy-daughter trip
Gulf spill report
New SC poll flummoxes
BBQ should be state meat
Advice to new grads
Bad Spoleto poster
First District candidates
Don't veto cigarette tax
Great weekend of fun
Remembering Civil War
Be counted in Census
SC economy is recovering
Meeting Turkish neighbors
Clyburn whips up support
The Wreck rec
Cut all of the cuts
A look at summer camps
School district Einsteins
About mules
Bauer should get out
Gibbs at White House
Friend's new show
Rockwell painting
Palmetto Priorities
Piggly Wiggly visit


3/18: Biz fair, CED venture
Lowcountry tech hub
Advice on working with Boeing
1/21: Co-working group
1/7: Free library text questions


7/1: Keeping cool
LinkedIn tips
Be an Angel
CFW finances
Pirate facts
Gadsden Flag
Butterfly tips
1773 awards
Good reads
5 Southern artists
Local jazz legends
Piccolo for kids
Pats on back
5/17: Tea tips
Myth detector
5/6: Cooking with Mom
Turtle tales

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