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Issue 2.98 | Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 | Don't eat too much candy!

It's not too late to get tickets for the South Carolina Aquarium's annual Fish or Treat event Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out for the earlier toddler event, but they're available for aquarium members only for the All Ages event. Members can "fish or treat" throughout the Aquarium, enjoy divers of the deep lurking in the Great Ocean Tank and boogie at the monster mash dance party. Special events this year include juggler Ben Mathews and create your own Pucker Candy! Dress in your most creative costumes and participate in the costume contest. Advance reservations ($10 per member) and payment are required. More: Call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

:: Myths about roads, development


:: Voting easy, but decisions tough

:: Five tips for parents

:: Eggers joins Blackbaud, more

:: N. Korea, Chisolm, military news

:: Send us your thoughts


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___:: REVIEW: Send us your reviews

___:: HISTORY: Jonathan Lucas

___:: QUOTE: Front-loaded

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Myths abound about roads and development

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OCT. 28, 2010 - A common myth is that new roads bring new development - I call it the "build it and they will come" myth. Conditions have to be right for development to occur. There has to be unfilled demand and some infrastructure -- water, sewer, schools, communications, etc.


Zoning actually plays a far more important role than transportation. How many times have you seen an area with no planning, unsightly roadside development and traffic congestion growing like crazy? Access is only one of the elements contributing to development. If an area is ready to develop, nothing is going to stop it.

It is misguided to try to stop population increases by blocking attempts to put in place needed long-term infrastructure. If nothing is done, development will occur along the existing roads, empty land will fill up with new housing, congestion will increase to the point that it is intolerable, and the accident rate will grow. If we wait, the only thing that can be done to prevent gridlock is to widen the existing roads. Disruption to the community and the environment will be significant, and the cost will be monumental. Unrestricted access will encourage still more development including strip malls, convenience stores and five-lane roads, which are not only dangerous, but unsightly.

For years, Johns Island was a rural oasis on the periphery of the Charleston urban area. Swing bridges over the Stono River made travel unreliable. The roads were narrow and closely lined with big trees. In 2006, new high-level bridges over the Stono were completed and travel became more reliable. The real estate market picked up and "land for sale" signs appeared everywhere. Several larger housing developments were opened and dozens of smaller ones were planned. Then, the real estate crash of 2007 brought the anticipated boom to a temporary halt.

Since then, Boeing and Google have moved into the area. Advent Environmental Inc. of Mount Pleasant will participate in a contract from the U.S. Air Force worth up to $350 million. SAIC has been awarded a $6.3 million contract for tactical mobile systems by the U.S. Navy. Wind Mill Research, Mankiewicz Coatings LLC and a major tire manufacturer have all made plans to locate here. The new director of the Port of Charleston anticipates a revived future. Retirees have discovered the Lowcountry is a great place to live. Johns Island will participate in the area-wide growth that is about to happen.

Some say that there are no real traffic problems on Johns Island. Many places in the region are more heavily populated and have more traffic. However, a traffic problem on Johns Island already exists. The sea islands of Kiawah and Seabrook provide jobs for about 11,000 area citizens. Freshfields shoppers add still more traffic. In addition, there are more than 100,000 island visitors during the course of a year for vacation and recreation - golf, tennis, boating, birding or just to relax on the beaches. While the islands have more than 6,000 homes, residents account for fewer than 5 percent of daily trips. By 2030, total traffic to and from Kiawah and Seabrook will average more than 20,000 trips per day.

In addition, about 10,000 "commute-to-work" trips per day are forecast for Johns Island residents who live to the south and east of Maybank Highway and work off-island. What's worse, the population in this portion of Johns Island can double without a single change to the current zoning.

Congested roads are dangerous, and congestion is reached at much lower traffic volumes on narrow country roads without shoulders. It is important to address this problem now while something can still be done-while open land still exists, and construction costs are still low.

Communities that don't plan for future growth will be forced to live out their futures in poorly functioning, unattractive and degraded environments. Only if the community acts now can we provide the safe, attractive infrastructure needed to retain the rural character of Johns Island.

Dr. Paul Roberts was formerly chairman of the board of directors of the Kiawah Island Community Association. The Association represents more than 7,000 property owners on Kiawah Island and 100 full- and part-time workers, virtually all of whom commute to and from work across Johns Island. Dr. Roberts also served as chairman of the board of the Kiawah Conservancy, dedicated to preserving the natural habit of the Sea Islands. He formerly was a professor of transportation engineering and director of the Center for Transportation studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Voting isn't hard, but making the decisions can be
By ANN THRASH, contributing editor

OCT. 28, 2010 - Deciding who to vote for used to be simple. It doesn't seem to be that way anymore.


Think for a minute about the first election you voted in. Now think about this: How did you make up your mind who to vote for? The first voting experience for me was a few months after I turned 18, and it was the 1980 presidential election -- incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter vs. Republican challenger Ronald Reagan (and independent John Anderson, lest we forget). There were, of course, a bunch of state and local offices on the ballot, too.

Watching the presidential debates helped with the national-level decision, but for all the state and local races, I had two basic sources of information: One was the local newspaper, and the other was my parents, who were always happy to share their views and have the kind of open-minded conversations with me that helped me flesh out for myself what I thought. When I cast my ballot, I felt like I'd done my homework and had made a pretty well-informed decision. Most of my friends seemed to approach voting the same way.

Fast-forward 30 years, and I have to wonder about how naïve it all sounds: How did we figure out who to vote for without the massive number of political ads on TV, without talk radio and partisan TV pundits, without Internet sites and blogs and chat rooms all over the political spectrum, and without Facebook pages with friends (and therefore friends of friends of friends) making a case for their favorite candidates? Now it seems simplistic to have ever voted the old-fashioned way, the way we did when we had only a handful of close family and friends, a single trusted news source, and our gut instincts to rely on.


If you want more on politics and the elections, tune in 7:30 p.m. today to SCETV's "The Big Picture." Among the guests is publisher Andy Brack.

Maybe it's the general sobering up that comes with maturity and the ability to see shades of gray in life, but deciding who to vote for today strikes me as extremely complicated -- fraught with unseen, unanticipated consequences that result from the buttons we push, and don't push, in the voting booth. As the years seem to grow shorter and the shadow of what kind of world we'll be leaving the next few generations grows longer, every choice seems to be one we're making for more than just ourselves. And that makes the choices harder.

The last two or three elections, I've pushed the green "Vote" button, pushed aside the privacy curtain and walked out of my polling place feeling more unsettled than satisfied. Were my choices wise? I've found myself thinking I could have found time to do more research … could have taped the debates on TV for a second look … could have gone to a candidate forum … could have lingered on those Facebook friends' postings and asked why they're so passionately for or against particular candidates.

In an age of 24-hour opinion/news, with so much information out there, so many ways to get it, and so much at stake, it can be harder than ever to know who or what to really trust. In the end, maybe the best we can do is what we did before all the information clutter: rely on thoughtful conversations with those we know, trust and respect, and rely on our gut. That's really all we can count on in the voting booth anyway.

Mount Pleasant native and contributing editor Ann Thrash can be reached at:


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Rural Mission

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring CharlestonCurrents to you at no cost. This issue's featured nonprofit partner is Rural Mission on John's Island. The organization is many things to man people: a hand up in times of crisis and need … a mission, service and faith volunteer experience for the young and older … a caregiver and advocate for young migrant children and a support system for migrant families … a provider of a warm, comfortable home in winter and … a greatly appreciated giver of desperately needed home repairs to make low income homes safe, healthy and decent. For all, Rural Mission is a source of hope for low- and very low-income residents, the elderly and families living in the rural underserved Sea Islands of Charleston County, from Johns Island to Wadmalaw to Edisto and Yonges Islands. To learn more about this extraordinary organization, visit Rural Mission online. To talk to someone about giving your time or money to help, phone: 843.768-1720.

Blackbaud announces Eggers as senior vice president
By PETER LUCASH, contributing editor

OCT. 28, 2010 - Blackbaud Inc. has announced that Jana Eggers will join the company on Nov. 16 as senior vice president of product management and marketing. In this position, she will lead Blackbaud's product innovation and marketing efforts.


Eggers brings extensive software and technology experience to this new role. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Eggers served as chief executive officer of Germany-based Spreadshirt, the worldwide platform for personalized apparel. Previously she was at Intuit, where she founded and led the company's corporate Innovation Lab, and was general manager for Intuit's QuickBase business.

Eggers received her bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science at Hendrix College in Arkansas. She graduated early to join Los Alamos National Lab as a research scientist with a specialty in supercomputing. Eggers has been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, and The New York Times for her leadership and innovation work and is a frequent invited speaker on the topics of technology, business, innovation, and leadership.

Small Business Innovation Summit -- Nov. 3
Speakers include entrepreneur Jason Lucash, co-founder of OrigAudio, and Tom Glaser, president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the New Ideas SC winners, and an update on the cluster strategy. See or contact Jill at the Chamber 843-805-3015.

Whole Foods Market to carry Surya Organics' products
Surya Organics, a leading provider of all-natural products to enhance plant growth and increase soil fertility, today announced that its SHOOTUP, GROWMEND and GROWSWEET products are now available for sale to Charleston?area homeowners and organic gardening enthusiasts at the Whole Foods Market located in Mount Pleasant. The products also are available locally at Royall Ace Hardware in Mount Pleasant and East Bay True Value in downtown Charleston.

Peter Lucash is a Charleston-based businessman who runs Digital CPE, a training, consulting and information media company that works to improve the business management of organizations. You can read and subscribe to the full edition of the Business Indigo blog here.

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Crisis in North Korea reaches Charleston

A team of Nomads is coming to Charleston to help spread the word.

These Nomads are not your typical traveling storytellers. These people have a distinct purpose -- to tell the story of the harsh and dangerous conditions of North Korea. They are members of Liberty in North Korea -- or LiNK -- and they are coming to share the story of North Korean refugees and premier LiNK's first documentary, "Hiding."

The Resettling North Korean Escapes event, sponsored by the Charleston and College of Charleston chapters of Amnesty International, takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the College of Charleston's Beatty Center Room 216 at 5 Liberty St.

LiNK Nomads tell the story of North Korean prisoners and refugees. The LiNK resettlement program has assisted in the rescue and resettlement of more than 40 North Korean refugees.

LiNK's mission is to raise awareness of North Korea's lack of basic freedoms such as the freedom of speech, assembly, religion, movement and many more. Through grassroots campaigns and the support and assistance of local, state and government leaders from around the world, LiNK brings the horror stories of North Korea to light.

Election headquarters renamed to honor Chisolm

The Charleston County Election Headquarters is being dedicated at 2:30 p.m. today as the John L. Chisolm Election Headquarters.

Charleston County Council voted Sept. 7 to name the county's election headquarters after Chisolm, who spent many hours at the headquarters as an election commission member from 1974 to 2003. While at the commission, Chisolm pushed tirelessly for voter registration by mail to allow more elderly and disabled voters to participate. He also boosted voter participation as a precinct chairman and through the state Democratic Party.

Speakers at today's dedication will include Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie E. Pryor, former executive director of Charleston County Voter Registration Mickey Miller and U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn.

News from our troops

The military branches have made various types of media available online for the troops to stay in touch with folks back home.

Marine Lance Cpl. Glenn R. Mosley rubs sweat from his eyes while installing a playground for children at an engineer site in Silico Creek, Panama. Photo by Sgt. Samuel Beyers.

In this video message online, Army Staff Sgt. William Hamilton of Greenwood sends a shout out to his family here in Charleston. He serves with the 109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Also, Marine Lance Cpl. Glenn R. Mosley, a refrigeration mechanic from Charleston, is serving in Panama with the 2D Maintenance Battalion, which is attached to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Continuing Promise 2010. Service members and civilians are deployed in support of Continuing Promise providing medical, dental, veterinary, engineering assistance and subject-matter exchanges to the Caribbean, Central and South American nations.

RiverDogs nominated for Minor League Game of the Year

The Charleston RiverDogs have been nominated for Minor League Baseball's "Best Game" award in Class-A for the 2010 season.

The game, and performance, that got the RiverDogs noticed came in an 18-4 rout of the Hickory Crawdads on Aug. 13 at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, N.C. Standout catcher J.R. Murphy went 4-for-6 with a career-best two home runs - a grand slam and a three-run shot in consecutive innings - and nine RBI, finishing one shy of the South Atlantic League record.

RiverDogs fans are encouraged to vote for the team online. Voting for the award is scheduled to conclude Nov. 1

City Gallery at Waterfront Park is on Facebook

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Send us your thoughts about books, dining

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 Marsha Guerard. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

Lucas improved, built Lowcountry rice mills

Jonathan Lucas (ca. 1754-1821) was born in Cumberland, England,
the son of John Lucas and Ann Noble. His mother's family owned mills in the town of Whitehaven, which undoubtedly served as the source of Lucas's skill as a millwright. Little is known of his early life in England. He married Mary Cooke on May 22, 1774. They had five children before Mary died sometime between 1783 and 1786. He then married Ann Ashburn of Whitehaven.

Lucas immigrated to South Carolina around 1786, which proved a fortuitous time and place for the arrival of a talented young millwright. Lowcountry rice planters had greatly increased the production of their rice fields by employing tidal rice cultivation. But the process of rice milling or "pounding"- removing the outer husk from the rice grains - had failed to evolve in a like manner. Most rice was still pounded by hand with wooden mortars and pestles or by crude pecker or cog mills powered by animals. Neither of these methods kept pace with the rapidly expanding production of tidal rice fields. Planters could sell unhusked or "rough" rice, but for a considerably lower price than cleaned rice.

Soon after his arrival in South Carolina, Lucas was put to work by a Santee River rice planter to improve the output of his plantation's rice mill. Lucas experimented with wind and water as power sources, and within a short time his efforts bore fruit. His new pounding mill design was powered by an undershot waterwheel fed by a mill pond. It was first employed at Peach Island Plantation on the North Santee River in 1787. Lucas continued to improve his design, building his first tide-powered mill in 1791. Two years later at Henry Laurens's Mepkin plantation he built a tide-powered mill, complete with rolling screens, elevators, and packers. The highly automated mill needed just three workers to operate and could pack as many as twenty six-hundred-pound barrels of clean rice on a single tide.

With the assistance of his son Jonathan Jr., Lucas constructed his rice mills throughout the Lowcountry, providing a means for South Carolina planters to clean their ever-growing output of rice. He purchased his own plantation on Shem Creek near Charleston, where he also established his own rice- and saw-milling operation. Lucas later purchased land in Charleston and built the city's first toll rice mill. In 1817 Lucas built the first steam-powered rice mill in the United States. Jonathan Lucas Jr. also had a successful career as a millwright, patenting an improved rice-cleaning machine in 1808 that found great favor in the rice-receiving ports of England and western Europe. His son Jonathan Lucas III built South Carolina's largest antebellum rice mill, West Point Mills, on the Ashley River in 1839. Jonathan Lucas died on April 1, 1821, and was buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Charleston.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Tom Downey. 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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Five tips for parents

As a parent, you swore you wouldn't sound like your own parents when scolding your children, but all too often you find yourself sounding exactly like your mom or dad. Somehow these statements just pop right out of your mouth.


We asked Jessica Shields Flowers, an early childhood specialist and founder of Ripple - Early Childhood Experts, for the top 5 phrases we should change in our "parenting vocabulary" and some suggestions for better phrases to improve parent-child communication.

  • "Don't run." Give your child useable information that his brain can understand. Children do not understand the word "don't." Your child hears "run" and then is confused by your reaction. Try using "Walk with me so I can make sure you are safe. My job is to keep you safe and your job is to help keep it safe."

  • "Don't talk to me that way." Teaching respect means that you must model what talking respectfully looks and sounds like. Your child learns by what you do.
  • "I told you it's bedtime, right now." Most children ages 5 and under have immature inner speech, which means they literally think in pictures with no sound. Your child needs pictures of what bedtime looks like. Show them what's first, second, last and make it a routine. Involve them in the process and they realize "This is what bedtime looks like!"

  • "You're driving me crazy!" You've just put your child in charge of your feelings. Instead, take a breath and say assertively, "I feel angry when you interrupt me. If you need my attention, tap me on my hand."

  • "Good job, honey." Effective praise is about noticing and describing what your child has done, and it actually stimulates the prefrontal lobes of your child's brain. Also when noticing, highlight their strengths, which teaches them their abilities. "You pushed your chair in, that was helpful."

These are just a few to get you started. Parenting is a lifelong journey, so please have loving kindness knowing that change takes time and no matter what, you can do it! For more on the Ripple Effect, visit


"Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind."

-- A Bulgarian proverb


(NEW) Our Region Our Plan workshop: 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 28, Moultrie Middle School, Mount Pleasant. Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Government is holding workshops with interested area residents to craft a regional planning guide with identified properties for public investment. For more information, see the project Web site.

Daisy Dash 5K: 8 a.m., Oct. 30, Riverland Terrace on James Island. The annual Daisy Dash 5K run/walk will raise awareness for Simply Divine Garden, an organization that plants healing gardens for individuals going through chemotherapy. Register at or or on-site at the Baptist Church at Riverland Terrace located at Wappoo Road and Maybank Highway. The cost per person is $20 before Oct. 20 and $25 after. 

Living History: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 30, Charleston Museum. In conjunction with the special exhibition "Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War," the Charleston Museum and Carolina Ladies Aid Society are to teaming up to offer a series of Civil War living history events. The series will kick off with a demonstration of the complexities of food preparation during the Civil War. Examine unusual 19th century cooking implements and utensils and learn the secrets of techniques like Dutch oven baking. The Civil War living history series is free with general Museum admission ($10/adult, $5/child 3-12, under three and members free). For more information, please visit or call 722-2996.


(NEW) Customers for Keeps workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 3, at The Lowcountry Innovation Center, located at the former Navy Yard, 1535 Hobby St., North Charleston. The first of a three-part series. Workshop sponsored by Lowcountry Local First will deal with business first impressions, communication, handling difficult situations and learning how to "wow" customers, along with real world solutions to customer service challenges. Cost: $25 for LLF Members and $30 for non-members. Includes morning coffee and lunch. Register online.

Capital BookFest Charleston: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 6, at the Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street, Blue Bicycle Books on King Street and the College of Charleston. More than 60 writers, poets and children's authors will congregate in Charleston for a free, lively and informative day of storytelling, readings and panel discussions during the inaugural Capital BookFest Charleston, sister festival to the successful Capital BookFest in Washington. Headliners include Nikki Giovanni, Mary Alice Monroe, E. B. Lewis, Tananarive Due, Josephine Humphreys, Michelle Singletary, Victoria Rowell, Gary Smith, Sonia Sanchez and Margot Theis Raven. For more information, go online.

Blessing of the Vine Festival: 1 to 5 p.m., Nov. 13, Irvin-House Vineyard, located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island. At the 8th Annual Blessing of the Vine Festival, wine lovers can witness the blessing of muscadine grapevines by a priest, and enjoy live music from The Hawkes while taking in the charming setting of Irvin-House Vineyard. The event, which includes a burger-cookng contest, is open to the public, admission is $5 per car. Food will be available for purchase from Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ and Alchemy Coffee Shop. The Blessing ceremony will start at 2 p.m. For more information, call (843) 559-6867.

3rd Annual Rural Mission Oyster Roast: 3-6 p.m., Nov. 14, Bowen's Island Restaurant. Don't miss this terrific November oyster roast that supports the outreach programs of the Rural Mission, which helps those who have the least. Enjoy great roasted oysters, food, drinks, live music and a great sunset view. Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for children and are available from the Rural Mission at 843-768-1720, or buy at the door or order online.

The art of negotiation workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, begins Nov. 15, 297 East Bay St. Erica Ariel Fox leads this workshop using the Beyond Yes Method to turn stressful personal or professional relationships into successful ones. Cost: $850. Go online for more information or phone the Sophia Institute, 843-720-8528.


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12/13: Joye: Court system vital
Barnette: The Nutcracker
Kaynard: Recycling ideas
Swayne: Health reform
Boisseau: Idea harvested
Hamilton: Operation Home
Humphreys: Being healthier
Dittloff: Saltmarsh
Guerard: Veterans Day
Stanfield: Metanoia invests
Hannah: Immunologix
Clements: Red Cross
Roberts: Road myths
Jones, Patrick: Schools
Spencer: Fine Art Annual
Duncan: 220 years of service
Colbert: Smartphones
Barnette: Ballet season
Bailey: YESCarolina book
Crosland: HeadsUp on injuries
Starland: Visual arts
Vural: Art, essay contest
9/23: Blanchard: House in order
Barry: Going "social"
9/16: Hutchisson: Being green
Schleissman: Wood workshop
9/9: Kirby: Sobering success
Brooks: Great volunteers
9/2: Graul: Lowcountry Loc 1st


12/9: Looking for perspective
Experience a gift
Ticket for downtown
11 /11:
Early for Christmas?
On sharpening knives
On voting decisions
Fall color, parties
Squirrel away some pecans
New film on Jews, baseball
Making It Grow
Diving into the Lowcountry
Curbing domestic violence
Shrimp-baiting time
Tail-wagging and -gating
Urban gardening
Nirvana, Class of '14
History is interesting
Robert, Variety Store
Lazy? Boiled peanuts
Purple Toes book
Art opens doors
Lots to do on 4th
Ways to nab skeeters
Dump the Pump, more
Lots to do locally
Dancin' for dollars


12/13: Inspiring entrepreneurs
Be careful what you ask for
Our linguistic heritage
Shared sacrifice
Media responsibility
11/8: No "new era" for SC
11/1: "Invest" isn't dirty word
10/25: Challenges ahead
10/11: Highway problem
Dupree and Senate
Haley-Sheheen race
Political, energy efficiency
British invasion
Meet Dave the Potter
Gulf pix make impact
Thank a teacher
Pharmacy, juice
Cherry juice, Gardner
Biden on Hollings
About Turkey
Campaign trash
Impatient electorate
Haley's thin record
Daddy-daughter trip
Gulf spill report


10/21: Charleston: good performer
8/19: How many med schools for SC?


10/14: Restorative Physiology, ArborGen
Finance, accounting class
Busy with meetings
On biz interruptions
Pecha Kucha 7 coming
TwelveSouth again
Tech After 5 hits Chas
TwelveSouth scores praise
Facebook on privacy
Spark Charleston, more
Green Wizard, more
Encouraging biz signs
Biz fair, CED venture
Lowcountry tech hub
Advice on working with Boeing
1/21: Co-working group
1/7: Free library text questions


9/23: Shredding together
Saving money
Energy standards needed
Investing can be tied to ideals
8/5: Trident Tech green grant


12/13: 5 offbeat SC places
12/9: 5 financial sites
12/6: 12 uses of WD-40
12/2: 5 for Web traffic
11/29: 5 on dehydration
11/22: 5 for going back to school
11/18: 5 on foreclosure
11/15: 5 for exercising
11/11: 5 to rid roadblocks
11/8: 5 for keeping warm
11/4: 5 favorite ballets
11/1: 5 for your face
10/28: 5 parenting tips
10/25: 5 on long-term care
10/21: 5 on childhood obesity
10/18: 5 homeless myths
10/14: 5 on breast cancer
10/11: 5 beef cuts
10/7: 5 back helpers
10/4: 5 for recruiting
9/30: 5 kids' books
9/27: 5 for kayaks
9/23: 5 for pets
9/20: 5 at the Gibbes
9/16: 5 date nights
9/13: 5 fall plants
9/9: 5 wine resources
9/6: 5 magical moments
9/2: 5 great preachers
8/30: 5 local runs
8/26: 5 great cookbooks
8/23: Creative five
8/19: 5 local blogs
8/16: More plaudits
5 local dog romps
8/9: New heritage sites
8/5: 5 around Chucktown
Bedside reading
7/29: Five for fall
Hollings library
7/22: Wine + Food fest
New Chas app
Chas at top
7/7: SC films
7/1: Keeping cool

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