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MEMO TO TURTLES: This scene doesn't seem to bode well for your future, at least for one of you (note the smile on the gator's mouth). Suggestion: Catch the January sun elsewhere. Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard caught this scene last week when exploring Middleton Plantation in West Ashley. More: Kaynard Photography.

Issue 5.12 | Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Remembering Ted Stern,
one of the good guys

TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Past SEWE's prelude to great one

CURRENTS
:: Hey tailgaters -- back off!

PLUFF MUD KIDS
:: Blaze a trail in 2013

GOOD NEWS
:: New deans, ensemble, award

HISTORY
:: Gardening through the years

ALSO INSIDE

:: FEEDBACK: Thoughtful article

:: SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

:: BROADUS: Guess what this is

:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

:: THE LIST: What a guy

:: QUOTE: Doing good, feeling good


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Past Wildlife Expos are prelude to great 2013 event
By MARY MITCHELL ROBERTS
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Special to Charleston Currents

JAN. 21, 2013 -- Now in its 31st year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has become the largest event of its kind in the nation - a wildlife art and sporting life event that takes over downtown Charleston for three days each February. This year's event from February 15 to 17 will be no different with the celebrity guests, live-animal shows, new venues and, of course, the incredible collection of original art.


Huggins

SEWE President and CEO Jimmy Huggins has been involved with the event since the event's inaugural year in 1983. Since its first year with only 5,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors to the now expected 40,000+ attendees and 500+ exhibitors, Jimmy has watched this annual event become what it is today. In 2012, $63.8 million is estimated to have been poured back into the local economy through SEWE - an amount unparalleled by any other event in the state.

In his 31 years with SEWE, Jimmy has experienced a lot and is replete with an arsenal of stories. There is the one about the artist being interviewed by the Today Show who decided to change her pantyhose and, in the process, mooned the entire crew. Then there is the year Sylvester Stallone showed up and threw everyone into a tizzy. There was a year that snow almost shut down the show, and an artist who required Vivaldi be played as a condition of signing prints. It seems that inviting 40,000 guests to town is not without unique challenges. Don't even get him started on the lions and tigers and bears.

With SEWE just a few weeks away, we sat down with Jimmy to learn more about what is involved preparing for such a large event and to find out more about this year's event.

Q: What is your most memorable moment from SEWE?

JH: There are so many, good and bad, that it is hard to list just one. They run from the fire marshal closing Charleston Place to more attendees because of the crowds (bad) to receiving the Governor's Cup for best event in tourism. And of course, having had the opportunity to meet and become friends with so many people from around the world would be at the top of the good list.

Q: Do you ever plan to retire?

JH: I actually get asked this a lot. I really don't know when I will retire. I think of it from time to time and we have a great staff that could certainly do without me, but then, what would I do? It is still a great feeling to walk into the event when it kicks off Thursday evening for our VIPs and artists and to see an entire year's efforts come together. Most people do not see a culmination of their annual efforts displayed in such a dramatic way. Additionally, I do not know what I would do without having an office to go to and such a great group of people to see each day and be with each year.

Q: SEWE has a wide variety of attendees. How do you manage to keep each year's event new and interesting - not only for attendees who have been every year since 1983, but also for those who coming to SEWE for the first time this February?

JH: Each year of SEWE brings a new experience. From the exhibitors to the artists to the lectures and to the entire feel of the show. We constantly -- and intentionally -- have a turnover of all of the above each year. It keeps the show fresh. Each artist and most exhibitors bring new work to the show and we try to vary our lectures and presentations from year to year. It does not matter if you have been to each and every show or this is your first. You will see something that you have not seen or experienced in the past. From Jim Fowler to Richard Leakey and Robert Bateman to Jack Hanna, the topics have run the gamut from anthropology to zebras.

Q: What can we expect at this year's event?

JH: A lot of new and great artists, Julie Scardina, and Jim and Jamie Dutcher from "Living with Wolves." There will be an antique decoy auction by Guyette, Schmitt and Deeter, along with a lot of great decoy dealers. We have also partnered with Griffin & Howe to have an incredible collection of fine sporting arms for sale, both in Charleston Place Hotel and with the other wonderful dealers at the Marriott Hotel.

  • For a complete list of what you will find, go to sewe.com.


Hey tailgaters -- back off!
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

JAN. 21, 2013 -- Attention highway tailgaters. This commentary is for you.

1. Back off. You're not going to get where you're going any quicker at 70 mph by being one car length or less behind somebody else.

2. Stop being jerks. You are increasing the danger on our highways by being too close to the car ahead of you. If you don't watch out, state or local law enforcement authorities might pull you over and write you a well-deserved four-point ticket for following too closely.

Tailgating -- not the kind with fried chicken, barbecue and beer before a football game -- seems to be on the increase. Just the other day at 6:30 a.m., I watched several cars hurdling down an Interstate above the speed limit, all of them with just one car length between them.

Folks, this is crazy driving. If any one of those cars had to stop suddenly, all of them would have been in a huge pile-up causing injuries and potentially death.
In 2012, some 833 people died on South Carolina's highways, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. That's up six deaths from the previous year, but down more than 200 from the 1,052 people who died on state roadways in 2007. Over the last 10 years, more than 9,700 people have died on South Carolina highways.
That's more than the number of people who live in Georgetown, S.C.

Also in 2012, a report by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked South Carolina's highways as the most dangerous in the country based on six factors, including traffic fatalities and the percentage of drivers not wearing seatbelts.

The amount of damage caused by people who tailgate is enormous. In 2009, state data show some 2,979 people were injured and two killed in wrecks when the primary contributing factor was following too closely. There was property damage in another 5,929 cases. The annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes every year in South Carolina is more than $3.3 billion -- yes, billion with a "B," according to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

"Our law firm gets calls from thousands of persons who were injured in car accident every year," said North Charleston attorney Ken Harrell of the Joye Law Firm. "While I don't have the exact percentages, the largest percentage of these cases involves someone who was rear-ended by another car.

"When someone drives aggressively behind another car, it's not a matter of whether they're going to cause an accident, but when."

S.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres knows exactly how tailgaters can hurt people. Not only has he seen it when on patrol, but he was away from work for two months after a tailgater smashed into the rear of his semi-marked patrol car near the intersection of Interstates 26 and 526 in North Charleston. (Yes, a tailgater actually ran into a trooper.)

"People are impatient," he said. "They don't want to wait in traffic. They want you out of the way. It's aggressive driving."

Beres said there seemed to be two kinds of tailgaters. The first is simply impatient. The second is late and seems to think that if he or she tailgates, they'll not be late.

"Both of them are dangerous."

Why? Because the closer that a tailgater is to a car ahead of it, the less time he has to stop his car safely. A rule of thumb is there needs to be at least two seconds between your car and the car in front.

If someone is tailgating your vehicle on the Interstate, Beres cautioned against slowing down or tapping on the brakes. Instead, you should pull into another lane and let them by.

The other thing you can do is to dial *HP on your cell phone and report the driver. Beres said you should try to describe the vehicle and its location and, if you can, provide the license tag number. A dispatcher will notify the nearest trooper or law enforcement agency.

We encourage law enforcement officers to write more tickets to tailgaters. Having a driver's license is a privilege. Don't lose it for being a tailgating jerk.

Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston Currents and Statehouse Report, where this column first appeared. He can be reached at: publisher@charlestoncurrents.com.


Thoughtful article

To the editor:

Your article in the January 4th Upstate Business Journal [“State can take lead in reducing gun violence”] is one of the most thoughtful that I have seen on this issue. Thanks.

-- Butler Derrick, Charleston, S.C.
(Derrick served for 20 years in the U.S. Congress as a Democratic representative of the people of South Carolina’s Third District.)

  • Send your thoughts. If you have an opinion you'd like to share (150 words or less, please), send your letters to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Blaze a new trail in 2013
By LEIGH SABINE
Special to Charleston Currents

JAN. 21, 2013 -- Turning the calendar page to a fresh new year is always a motivating feeling. With each year, our children grow and mature, stepping ever closer to being side-by-side partners in our daily workouts and weekend adventures.

Even if you have children of varying ages and little ones still in tow, there are a host of ways to get involved in great outdoor workouts in your local area. The best way I know to pick up a new idea for exercising is to involve the whole family and mix it up each and every day to keep things interesting.

There are endless trails and paths for hiking, biking and running in the Lowcountry with hidden surprises for extra toning. There are stairs to climb, strollers to push, bridges to scale.

Listed below are a few tried and true ideas my children love. Pick something new and increase your daily steps in 2013!

  • The Palmetto Trail at Buck Hall. This is a gorgeous, pine needle pathway that is scenic and peaceful. This seemingly endless trail (nearly 315 miles of it is complete thus far) is part of a web of passages that link to create a pedestrian freeway through the state of South Carolina. It's ideal for hiking and running with children.

  • Stepping out to Palmetto Islands County Park. Head to the observation tower here for great slides and climbing, a beautiful marsh view, and lots of stairs to climb. This is just one small feature of the park, but a great spot to linger with the whole family.

  • West Ashley's Greenway. This partially paved pathway is perfect for running and biking and is a great way to teach your children the rules of the road. Pack a picnic and plan a long distance trek.

  • 5K on Pitt Street in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. This is a perfect three-mile round-trip route to walk, run or bike straight through the heart of a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. The pier at the turning point is a prime spot for viewing local birds year-round and a favorite grassy area for picnics.

    Writer Leigh Sabine of Mount Pleasant offers a monthly look at fun activities for Lowcountry kids. It's based on her great blog, PluffMudKids. Check it out.


College of Charleston, Citadel name new deans

Top education leadership posts have been filled at the College of Charleston and The Citadel with the announcements of Jerold Hale as the new dean of the college's School of Humanities and Social Sciences and William N. Trumbull as the Citadel's new dean of the School of Business Administration.


Hale

Trumbull

Hale, who has spent the last two years as dean of the College of Arts, Science and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, spent 19 years as a member of the faculty in the Department of Speech Communications at the University of Georgia, including three three-year terms as chair of the Department of Speech Communication.

"Dr. Hale has had outstanding experience as a department chair and now as dean," said College of Charleston Provost George Hynd. "His experience in building and advocating for faculty, developing academic programs and fundraising will serve him and the institution well."

Hale, who earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in communication at Michigan State University, has published many articles, book chapters, papers and essays on a wide range of issues in communication and social influence and interpersonal communication. He will begin work here on July 1.

Trumbull, 60, comes to The Citadel from West Virginia University where he has been a faculty member since 1983. During his tenure at West Virginia University, he served as chairman of the Department of Economics, director of the Division of Economics and Finance, and as interim dean of the College of Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina. This past fall he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pecs in Hungary.

"The Citadel is a unique institution with a rich and long tradition of principled leadership, so it is a real honor to have been asked to lead the School of Business Administration," said Trumbull, who succeeds Ron Green as dean of the business school. Green plans to teach in the school of business beginning in the fall when Trumbull will begin work.

A strong proponent of international education at West Virginia University, Trumbull has led study abroad programs to China, Cuba and Europe. Trumbull specializes in economics of crime, transitional economies, and economic evaluation, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, with current interest in applications in health care. His current interest is entrepreneurship in transition countries.

Six elementary schools join food waste diversion program

Charleston County's Environmental Management Department has expanded its food waste composting program to 10 elementary schools through its partnership with the Charleston County School District. Through the end of December, a four-school pilot program has diverted 8.8 tons of waste from the Bees Ferry Landfill.

Food waste collected from the cafeterias will be hauled to the Charleston County's Bees Ferry Composting Facility to be processed into a high-quality finished compost product available for purchase and use in the community.
County officials said the new schools selected for the pilot was based on enrollment, recycling participation, "Tap and Stack" performance (students tap their uneaten food from Styrofoam lunch trays into a garbage can and then stack the trays one on top of the other to reduce the volume of garbage that is generated -- stacked trays take up less space in the trash) and overall commitment to sustainability.

In September 2012, Lambs Elementary School in North Charleston became the first school to pilot a Food Waste Diversion Program . A 3-way waste sort collection station was installed in the school's cafeteria. The station has three separate containers for students to place items marked for food waste, recyclable items and trash.

Based on the success at Lambs Elementary, three additional elementary schools were added to the pilot program in late November 2012: Stono Park Elementary, Mary Ford Elementary and Springfield Elementary. New schools picked for the program are: Harborview Elementary on James Island; Sullivan's Island Elementary; Angel Oak Elementary on Johns Island; Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary in West Ashley; James Island Elementary; and Belle Hall Elementary in Mount Pleasant

Spiritual Ensemble celebrates African-American History Month

The CSO Spiritual Ensemble will celebrate its fifth anniversary and honor African-American History Month on Feb. 2 with "No Trouble at the River: The Perilous Story of The Underground Railroad". The performance will take place at 5 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 60 Wentworth Street, Charleston.

Director David A. Richardson will lead the Ensemble, , a 35-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, in a moving tribute to the escape network of fugitive slaves known as the Underground Railroad formed in the early 19th century which peaked the mid-1800s.

Spirituals and other songs helped expressed hope for deliverance from their sorrows, and the performance will weave a number of musical selections including "No Trouble at the River, Pie Jesu," an ode to those who lost their lives running for freedom.

"As a child I learned the importance of the invisible railroad and its significance in liberating my ancestors," Richardson said. "So our February offering honoring the history of African-Americans resonates as my favorite performance. Reflecting upon the enormous contributions African-Americans have made to this great nation through song brings great joy to my heart and the entire Ensemble membership."

Wertimer wins prestigious local horticulture award

Renowned local landscape architect Sheila Wertimer received the Charleston Horticultural Society's major 1830 Award for excellence earlier January 14 at the group's annual meeting.

"Since Loutrel Briggs, no one has had more influence on Charleston garden style," said CHS board member Sallie Duell, who presented the award with fellow board member Mollie Fair.


Sheila Wertimer, center, with CHS Board members Mollie Fair, left, and Sallie Duell

CHS officials highlighted the quality of Wertimer's work over 35 years in designs for nonprofit organizations, commercial developments and numerous private gardens, especially in Charleston,

Among the highlights of her public projects was the 2003 landscape master plan for Drayton Hall.

"With a light hand, she revealed the historical structure of Drayton Hall's landscape and gardens and the visual relationships between the house and the river," said Drayton Hall Executive Director George W. McDaniel. "Without Sheila Wertimer, the appreciation of horticulture in Charleston and the Lowcountry would not be at the high level that it now commands."

A 1976 graduate of Cornell University, Wertimer worked at the City of Charleston Parks Department for five years before launching Wertimer and Associates. The firm has designed and completed more than 600 projects, including at Mulberry, Milford, White House and Bony Hall Plantations, Middleton Inn, St. Michael's and St. Stephen's church yards, and the gardens of Cassique Golf Club. She was a consultant on the grounds of Yeamans Hall and participated in the redesign of Marion Square, the city's central park. She is a member of the City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review and a past president of the Preservation Society of Charleston.


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Gardening through the years

The first great boom in home horticulture had to await the coming of accessible education, after which ordinary people could read seed and plant catalogs, seed packets, and later, farm magazines. Until that time, most ornamentals were spread around families and neighbors as "passalong plants" that one could see growing and did not need to read about.

Home horticulture began to flourish by the mid-nineteenth century, when great nurseries such as those at Pomaria, South Carolina, and Fruitland in Augusta, Georgia, began to ship easy-to-grow deciduous shrubs and fruit and nut trees. During the first half of the nineteenth century, deciduous flowering shrubs had dominated landscapes, but after the Civil War, the rhododendron species known as "azaleas" and camellias began to bring color to southern landscapes during spring and fall months. The long, essentially green summer hiatus in gardens, seldom broken except by crape myrtles, persisted until the twentieth century when the American garden seed industry opened production on western irrigated lands, making flower and vegetable seeds less expensive and more reliable.

By the 1920s, municipalities began to accumulate enough money to do extensive plantings in parks, but no classical botanical gardens were built in South Carolina until well after World War II. Several gardens have become destinations for tourists from the United States and abroad: Brookgreen Gardens near Pawleys Island, Cypress Gardens at Moncks Corner, Edisto Memorial Gardens at Orangeburg, Kalmia Gardens of Coker College at Hartsville, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place near Charleston, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden at Columbia, the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University, Blythewood's Singing Oaks Garden, and Swan Lake Iris Gardens at Sumter. Collectively, public gardens have had a huge impact on gardening education through their outreach programs.

Horticultural societies seldom caught on in the South, but garden clubs did. They flourished in nearly every town large enough to support a club. The impact of Master Gardeners on the level of horticultural sophistication in South Carolina became evident beginning in the 1980s, when courses offered to home gardeners allowed them to attain certification level in Master Gardening. Master Gardeners are trained by the Clemson University Extension Service to answer gardening questions and to further their gardening education through community projects.

Home gardening is America's number one hobby, and with its abundant land, good water, and long growing seasons, South Carolina offers one of the best areas in the country for gardening for produce and pleasure. Northerners moving here often feel intimidated by the red clay or sandy coastal soils, and by the seemingly seamless planting seasons, but soon begin enjoying the opportunities they offer for producing year-round color and gourmet food crops.

Excerpted from the entry by Jim Wilson. 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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Ted Stern: What a guy!

We mourn Ted Stern, the 100-year-old past president of the College of Charleston who was an inspiring leader and purely nice guy. When you were around Ted, you knew nice guys finished first.

You can find out a lot about his rich life at this special page commemorating his life and accomplishments. But here are some quick things that you might be surprised to know:

  • Champion swimmer. Stern grew up in New York City and became a champion swimmer who barely missed competing in the Olympics.

  • Naval career. Stern enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1940 prior to World War II. After the war, during which he was awarded a Bronze Star, he remained in the Navy. He once briefed President Dwight Eisenhower. He ended his career as a captain in charge of the Supply Center in Charleston.

  • Growth. When Stern was at the helm of the College of Charleston from 1968 to 1978, the college grew from 482 students to about 5,300, and the faculty grew from 27 to more than 180. Through these years, the college's campus grew nine times in size from its start of one square block. It built or acquired some 80 buildings.

  • Whiskey. According to the college, "Stern famously used a bottle of Old Crow whiskey to seal a deal with S.C. Speaker of the House Sol Blatt to have the College of Charleston become a state school."

  • Leadership. Stern was president of many Charleston organizations through the years. When he headed the Rotary Club of Charleston, for example, he worked to raise money to build a wing of a children's hospital in Malaysia.

  • Honor. The Ted Stern Cup is one of the college's highest awards. It goes to the graduating senior who "who has most faithfully served the interests and ideals of the College and who by character and influence has best exemplified the ideals and qualities of Theodore S. Stern."

  • Favorite pet. Heidi, a Great Dane.

  • Find out more interesting information here.


Wise words from a wise man

"You feel good when you do good."

-- Ted Stern, the esteemed president emeritus of the College of Charleston who passed away last week.

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IN THE WEEK AHEAD

Book signing: 5:30 p.m., Jan. 21, Preservation Society of Charleston Book & Gift Shop, 147 King St., Charleston. Kevin Eberle will discuss his book "Hampton Park Terrace" at an event that features wine, cheese and more. Read Kevin's article in Charleston Currents from last year. More: PreservationSociety.org

The Secret Garden: Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston. Charleston Stage will perform Frances Hodson Burnett's classic children's story in an original adaptation. Tickets are $22.50. More.

Shuck-a-Rama: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 26, Gold Bug Island, Mount Pleasant. The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina will hold its second annual oyster roast to support traumatic brain injury prevention and education. Live music from Southwood. Oysters, hot dogs, beer, beer and wine will be served. Cost: $35 in advance; $45 at the door. More.

(NEW) Coltrane: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Jan. 26, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will present the music of John Coltrane during two shows. Tickets: $30-$40 for adults; $5 off for students. More.

CONTINUING AND IN THE WEEKS AHEAD

(NEW) Arts advocacy: 11:30 a.m., Feb. 5, Statehouse, Columbia. Arts advocates are invited to rally at the Statehouse lobby to celebrate and support the arts in South Carolina. More.

(NEW) Snow White: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Feb. 9, and 2 p.m., Feb. 10, Sotille Theatre, George Street, Charleston. The Charleston Ballet Theatre will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Disney classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," with special children's performances by professional dancers and students. More.

African American Heritage Day: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 22, Wannamaker county Park, North Charleston. You can celebrate the traditions and history of African Americans in this day-long event that will feature demonstrations, reenactments, performances, Gullah storytelling and hands-on experiences. More.

Views of the Coast: Through March 3, City Gallery, Waterfront Park. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will offer a show of works by macro-photographer David Batchelder and aerial photographer Yve Assad that was curated by Charles Wyrick. More.

Hunt & Habit: Through April 21, Charleston Museum, Meeting Street. The museum will present an original exhibition of women's and men's riding habits, hats and accessories from the 19th and early 20th century. More info.

Bird walks: 8:30 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday. This is the time of year that a great variety of migrating birds fly through the Lowcountry so what better time to take part in one of the regular early morning bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost is $5. Walks also are conducted on James Island and Folly Beach.Learn more online.

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FOCUS ARCHIVES

4/1: Angstadt: Manatees

3/25: Benson, Noble: Envision SC
3/18: Hedden: Walking tours
3/11:
Koroglu: Dervishes
3/4:
Richards: Teddy Bear Picnic

2/25:
Thomas: Storytelling event
2/18:
Logo contest
2/11:
Anderson: 2-1-1's 10th
2/4:
Colwell: Teen pregnancy

1/28: Ross: Root of stress
1/21:
Roberts: SEWE 2013
1/14:
Begin with Books update
1/7:
Vail: Jr. Achievement

12/31: Hester: Tech trends
12/24:
Abrams: Holiday time
12/17:
C. Brack: Help others
12/10:
Sabine: Pluff Mud for kids
12/3:
LaFond: Health directives

11/26: Stevens: Thank you letters
11/19:
McConnell: Retirement plans
11/12:
Franklin: Long-term care
11/5:
Middleton: You make the call

10/29: Herrick: Saucy new book
10/22:
Spencer: Invest in arts
10/15:
Ferillo: Hope's promise
10/8:
Brooks: Senior hunger
10/1:
Belton: Florence Crittenton

9/24:
Eberle: Hampton Park
9/17:
Ringler: Child cancer
9/10:
Craft: Our water
9/3:
SC Dems: Convention

DOUG BOSTICK:
CIVIL WAR HISTORY

3/11: Preparing to attack
2/11:
Blockade is broken
1/14:
Stono Rebellion
12/17:
Charleston Christmas
11/19:
"Satan's Kingdom"
10/29:
Christening ironclads
10/8:
Beauregard's return
8/27:
Second Battle of Manassas
7/30:
Secessionville aftermath
6/18:
Battle of Secessionville
5/21:
Robert Smalls
4/16:
Preparing for the attach
3/19:
Yankee in charge?
2/20:
Lee and Traveller
1/30/12:
Stone Fleet

ANDY BRACK

4/1: With no vision ...

3/25: Candidates spend $2M
3/18:
Eating on $35/wk
3/11:
Ads aren't worth much
3/4:
Scary SC-1 survey

2/25:
Old-timey customer service
2/18:
New House Speaker?
2/11:
Reject Riley tax hike
2/4:
Episcopal schism

1/28:
Nullification talk wrong
1/21:
Tailgaters: Back off!
1/14:
A lot to be proud of
1/7:
Myth of big government

12/31: Mexican new year, more
12/24:
Looking back at 2012
12/17:
Action, not talk, on guns
12/10:
Two off Bucket List
12/3:
1-526 hoodwinking

11/26: Guilty pleasure
11/19:
Earlier education
11/12:
Lessons from the election
11/5:
Battleground state

10/29: 16 days, Gov. Haley?
10/22:
Our next mayor?
10/15:
Remembering Peatsy
10/8:
Haley's options
10/1:
Reform ethics system

9/24: New TravelOrMove site
9/17:
Cake and I-526
9/10:
Raise gas tax
9/3:
Doby on stamp, book

ANN THRASH:
FOOD & DRINK

10/15: Guerrilla cuisine
10/1:
Lots of cooking help
9/17:
Pressure cookers
9/3:
Thanks to Couric
8/6:
On John Martin Taylor
7/16:
Mystery of old cans
7/2:
Eat like a Founding Father
6/18:
Nuke that corn
6/4:
Huguenot torte

5/21:
Local connection for Star
5/7:
Teaching mom a little
4/23:
Cooking for crowd
4/9:
Farmers markets opening

3/26:
Hank's new cookbook
2/27:
Enjoy Carter's Kitchen
2/13:
Glass Onion to be on TV
1/30:
Guacamole and the Bowl
1/16:
Restaurant Week
1/2/2012:
Using leftover bubbly

GREG GARVAN:
CHARLESTON GREEN

2/25: Heirs' property
1/28: Two conferences

11/26/12: Consumerism
10/22:
Can we be a better town
9/24:
Permaculture, more
8/13:
Bank on Charleston
7/23:
Did you know?
6/25:
Payday lenders hurt economy
4/30:
Waterkeeper event
4/16:
GrowFood difference
4/2:
Earth Day festival
3/19:
Lorax Project
3/5:
More gardening tips
2/20:
Food Waste program
2/6:
Energy from farms
1/23:
Turtles that fly
1/9/2012:
Art from beach trash

12/27/11:
Coal ash, more
12/12:
Boeing's solar farm
11/28:
More eco-tours
11/21:
More recycling ahead

LIST ARCHIVES

4/1: Vacation ID tips

3/25: Park and play
3/18:
On the menu
3/11:
Still no response
3/4:
No response

2/25: Five on storytelling
2/18:
Earth Day duties
2/11:
For the heart
2/4:
Home energy tips

1/28:
Cold water boating
1/21:
On Ted Stern
1/14:
SMART goals
1/7:
Dealing with email

12/31: New Year's prep
12/24:
Last-minute gifts
12/17:
Gift of insurance
12/10:
Creative finals
12/3:
Great kid gifts

11/26: Giving back winners
11/19:
Tech gift list
11/12:
S.C.'s top golf courses
11/5:
We're No. 2!

10/29: Anti-hacking tips
10/22:
#1 best in world
10/15:
Earthquake tips
10/8:
Great U.S. streets
10/1:
5 tech tips

9/24:
Be tax-ready
9/17:
One long swim
9/10:
Clean water
9/3:
Going postal

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