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AMERICAN TREASURE: Riley Institute at Furman Executive Director Don Gordon, left, talks with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the revered civil rights leader who won the Harvey Gantt Triumph Award at a Sunday afternoon event sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Charleston. Following the presentation, Lewis attended a small dinner party at the home of chef Nathalie Dupree and historian Jack Bass where he is pictured above.

Issue 5.13 | Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
John Lewis: Truly inspiring

TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Getting to the root of our stress

ANDY BRACK
:: Nullification talk is wrong

CHARLESTON GREEN
:: Two conferences coming

GOOD NEWS
:: New education book, tax help, more

HISTORY
:: Avery Normal Institute

ALSO INSIDE

:: FEEDBACK: Good guesses all

:: SPOTLIGHT: Croghan's Jewel Box

:: BROADUS: Duck hunter

:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

:: THE LIST: Cold-weather boating

:: QUOTE: Lifting us up


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Getting to the root of our stress
By DR. JESSE ROSS

Special to Charleston Currents

JAN. 28, 2013 -- What's the most common answer you get when you ask someone how they've been? "Busy." Or maybe they say they've been "crazy" or "nonstop." We live in a fast-paced world that can often leads to a stressful life. Add the pressures of work, family and finances, and we are a stressed out people.


Ross

Stress isn't just hard on us mentally. It's downright unhealthy. The American Medical Association has found that stress is the cause of 80 percent to 85 percent of all illness and disease. By getting our stress levels under control, we can dramatically reduce our chances of getting a stress-related illness.

That's why I'm introducing Beam to the Charleston market. This new technology can help people reduce their stress by essentially "anti-virusing" their neurological system and getting to the root cause of chronic health problems.

Beam uses a combination of neurofeedback and low-level light therapy to analyze and reprogram the neurological root of sensitivities to your environment, food, chemicals and even emotions. Beam's technology is non-invasive, drug-free and has no negative side effects. When your nervous system is running a bunch of unnecessary programs, nerves can't operate at their optimum performance. Beam is like antivirus software for your nervous system.

A chiropractor by trade, I'll be the first to admit I was skeptical of the technology at first. But when I saw repeated positive results on patients, I was sold and knew I had to bring this revolutionary health solution to the Lowcountry.

The science might sound complicated but when you boil it down, it makes perfect sense. The body responds to stress in the environment -- whether good or bad -- all the time. Sometimes we don't even realize our body is reacting to certain triggers, but our brain creates associations between stressful events, substances, and emotions. Those associations can manifest in the form of chronic and acute reactions that we have labeled as illness and disease when in reality the body's reactions are protective responses to stressful environmental triggers.

Some 95 million Americans take medication each week to suppress the symptoms of a stress-related condition. Medication -- whether pills, shots or other treatments -- address the symptoms but not the root cause, plus they may cause side effects.

Beam's technology simply catalyzes the body's natural responses through a natural spectrum of light and your body's own biophysical reaction replaces the neurological system's perceived "threats" or negative associations with positive or neutral associations. Low-level light therapy catalyzes the release of the body's natural morphine -- a cocktail of endorphins, encephalins and serotonin.

Given the chance to re-categorize a substance as positive or neutral, the body may naturally relieve or eliminate many of its symptoms or chronic conditions, including:

  • Allergies and sinus conditions;
  • Asthma and shortness of breath;
  • ADD, ADHD, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome;
  • Skin irritations, eczema and rosacea;
  • General digestive discomfort, indigestion, constipation, swelling and bloating;
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
  • Erectile dysfunction;
  • Menstrual irregularity; and
  • Headaches and chronic fatigue.

Beam doesn't treat or diagnose conditions, illnesses or diseases but rather improves the overall performance of the nervous system. A patient's health improvements are the result of a healthy nervous system.

Our focus is truly on addressing the root cause of a health issue, not masking the symptoms. Beam's approach is a blend of physics and biology. It focuses on what we cannot see by addressing unseen threats facing your body so the perceived symptoms may naturally diminish and disappear.

Ross is the founder of Beam. Learn more about this technology at a free information session 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Puree Organic Café, 1034 Chuck Dawley Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.


Nullification talk is irresponsible
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

JAN. 28, 2013 -- You'd think folks would learn.

Especially after numerous court decisions and a civil war with more than 600,000 deaths that tore America apart.

But talk of nullification of federal laws by the state South Carolina grows. You hear it at conservative rallies. State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, proposes a bill to keep Obamacare out of the Palmetto State. His GOP colleague, Larry Grooms of Berkeley County, has a bill that seeks to exempt the state-made guns or ammunition from any federal firearms restrictions. State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, proposes to nullify any presidential executive order on the right to bear arms. Nullification is behind past attempts to get the state to reject federal stimulus money and even to mint its own money.

"These nullificationists should take a look at the Supremacy clause of the Constitution of the United States, whose signers for its ratification included four delegates from South Carolina: John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Pierce Butler," historian Jack Bass said.

Article VI says the Constitution is "the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby." Furthermore, state legislators "shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this constitution."

"In other words," Bass concluded, "any legislator who openly believes in 'nullification' should be removed from office as a violation of their oath of office to support the U. S. Constitution. One doesn't have to be very bright to understand this."

The political theory of nullification, perfected in December 1861 when South Carolina seceded from the union, essentially holds that states are the final arbiters of whether federal laws apply to them. Proponents maintain states formed the country by joining together in a compact and the U.S. Constitution was a document for limited government that delegated some powers to the federal government, but reserved lots of power for states. Under nullification theory, therefore, states can "nullify" or reject federal laws it opposes.

States tried to use nullification in Pennsylvania in 1809 to nullify a federal court decision. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the argument saying that if states could nullify federal laws and decisions, "the Constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery, and the nation is deprived of the means of enforcing its laws by the instrumentality of its own tribunals."

In other words, nullification as a remedy would cause chaos. Some entity has to have ultimate authority, otherwise the country and states are like a dog continually chasing its tail on controversial issues.

South Carolina's John C. Calhoun, whose portrait haughtily stares over the state Senate chamber today in Columbia, perfected the nullification argument in what led to the Nullification Crisis in the early 1830s. At issue was a tariff that favored Northern businesses. South Carolina voted to nullify it and President Andrew Jackson threatened to send troops. A compromise was reached, but nullification became a major argument for years in the Southern fight to keep slavery.

Nullification reared its ugly head the civil rights debate in the 1950s and 1960s. And now it's back again because of a partisan, political environment that's more charged than in a long time.

"The current support for nullification seems to be a convergence of two Republican efforts for the past three decades: support for states' rights and appointment of conservative judges to the federal bench," said constitutional law professor John Simpkins, a fellow at the Charleston School of Law. "Nullification has been around since the days of Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. Each were rejected in their time and the idea has suffered serial defeat subsequently, from John C. Calhoun to George Wallace."

Legislative attempts to force courts to deal again with nullification, Simpkins suggested, may be a way to try to get a favorable ruling so the current more conservative U.S. Supreme Court can revisit the issue.

Regardless, all of this nullification nonsense is a big waste of time. As a state, we've got better things to do. As much as it may pain nullifiers, our country got its start as an experiment in direct democracy, not as a put-up job by states to keep control.

Evidence? The first three words of the U.S. Constitution: "We the people."

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


Good guesses all

We had several great guesses from readers about the odd picture in last week's Broadus section (see right).

  • "Under the chin of a horse?"

  • "Camel?"

  • "Llama?"

  • "Horse's nostril?"

  • "Does it neigh? Does it moo?"

  • "Mouth of a boxer dog?"

That guess, by Jennifer Bozard, was closest. One Facebook, Jennifer Howard of Summerville guessed completely accurately: The photo actually is the underside of a sweet juvenile pit bull. She's named "Sammy." Thanks for wondering!

  • 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!


Croghan's Jewel Box

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring Charleston Currents to you at no cost. Today we shine our spotlight on a Charleston institution for more than 100 years: Croghan's Jewel Box at 308 King Street. Founded in an 18th century Charleston single house, it's the oldest family-owned jewelry store in town. Croghan's Jewel Box offers a treasure trove of exciting and unique inventory for Lowcountry shoppers -- from estate and antique finds to gifts for every occasion.

Stop by soon -- it's almost Valentine's Day! To learn more about Croghan's and its outstanding jewelry offerings, visit online at: www.Croghansjewelbox.com or phone 843.723.3594.


Two conferences debut here in spring
By GREG GARVAN, contributing editor

Two conferences taken from national models will debut in Charleston later this spring.

  • DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival, scheduled for April 12 to 14 at the College of Charleston TD Arena and other downtown venues, is the Southeast's chief interactive festival exploring the knowledge economy. This year's theme: the intersection of technology, social media, marketing and the arts.

  • TEDxMarionSquare, already featured in Charleston Currents, will blend science, art, performance and business May 15 at the PURE Theater.

Both of these events are meant to showcase how using our creative and technological sides, on top of networking across multiple areas, can help us grow our world here in Charleston. We hope you'll consider participating!

In other coming events:

  • Lowcountry Local First is hosting a 'grow your business' seminar on February 26 called "Connecting to Capital." Local businesses still find it challenging to get connected to banks and others who will loan or invest money and this is one attempt to help bridge that. More.

  • Round one of the tax updates for 2013 is in place, and the net result for most people who earn less than $400,000 is that their dividends, capital gains and estate tax figures will not change. Everyone's payroll tax reverted back to where it was in 2010, so we all are paying a bit more into Social Security. We have not heard the end of all this, and don't be surprised if you find the codes being 'updated' again in the next few years.

Greg Garvan of James Island is president of Money with a Mission, an 18-year-old, fee-only financial planning firm that specializes in socially responsible/ 'green' asset management. On the Web: moneywithamission.com.


Peterson offers new groundbreaking book on learning

College of Charleston Senior Education Fellow Terry Peterson, a longtime advocate for struggling students, will celebrate Feb. 5 the release of his new book, "Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success." The event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will include an author discussion with a number of national education and community leaders, a book signing and live webinar.


Peterson

Peterson, who served as chief education adviser to U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, is the executive editor of the groundbreaking compendium, which is the result of more than two years of work and includes stories and research from top researchers, education leaders and local community, civic and business leaders.

"I have seen firsthand that quality afterschool and summer programs work, and programs all over the country are making a positive difference for student success," says Peterson, senior education fellow at the College's School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and Director of the Afterschool Community Learning Network.

"Here in Charleston, WINGS is providing opportunities for struggling students in several elementary schools to grow socially, emotionally and academically. In Rhode Island, potential high school dropouts are earning legitimate credits toward graduation by doing projects in their community. In Dallas, thousands of students who were failing during the school year were promoted to the next grade by completing engaging afterschool and summer learning programs that integrate the arts and music into the basics."

Peterson said he hoped the book would convince local, state and national decision-makers to invest in afterschool and summer programs and make them more readily available in communities with struggling children and youths. He said the book also would serve as a valuable resource to help program leaders expand and improve the work they are already doing with students.

  • Click here to sign up to watch the Webcast of the event.

Goodwill, VITA partner to provide free tax help

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is partnering with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to provide free tax help to low- and moderate-income people who need help preparing tax returns.

The free tax assistance is available at Goodwill's Community Service Center (2150 Eagle Drive, North Charleston) by appointment only to individuals with an income of $49,000 and below. Individuals who qualify can schedule an appointment by calling 843-566-0072. Individuals are asked to bring last year's return and complete information for 2012.

VITA volunteers receive IRS training and are certified to help prepare basic tax returns. Volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or Disabled.

Could your canine be the next Top Dog?

Do you know a special pooch who loves the county dog parks and possesses true star quality? The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is searching for its next Top Dog mascot!

This lucky canine will be the official mascot of CCPRC dog parks and pet events for 2013. If you know a dog that has what it takes to be the leader of our pack, we encourage you to enter the Top Dog contest, beginning Feb. 1.

The official Top Dog ambassador will serve one year as the "spokesdog" for CCPRC, representing CCPRC in promotional opportunities at select county park events, photo opportunities and more. Entries will be accepted online Feb. 1 - 15, 2013 at www.ccprc.com/topdog. To be eligible for consideration, a dog must:

  • Be a regular visitor to the CCPRC dog parks.
  • Possess good manners in public, be sociable, patient and have a friendly personality.
  • Be photogenic.
  • Be available to represent CCPRC as a promotional "spokesdog" for a year beginning April 2013.
  • Show record of current and up-to-date vaccinations.

Voting for the 2013 Top Dog will be open to the public from Feb. 16 - 27.

State contest seeks photos that define rural South Carolina

The ninth annual Amateur Rural Summit Photography Contest is seeking just the right photo that captures the essence of rural life in the Palmetto State.

Sponsored by the Small Business and Rural Development Division of the S.C. Department of Commerce, the Rural Summit Photography Contest is part of the annual South Carolina Rural Summit conference, which will be held in Aiken on March 4, 2013.

The contest is open to the public, and entries should reflect the unique features of rural life in the Palmetto State. Fifteen finalist photos will be chosen by S.C. Department of Commerce staff and displayed at the Rural Summit. Attendees of the Rural Summit will vote. The winning photo will be announced at the end of the program on March 4.

Deadline for entries is February 15. Photographs must be original work of the applicant and feature rural South Carolina subject matter.


Send us a recommendation or review

  • An invitation: 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 Andy Brack. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.


Avery Normal Institute

Founded in 1865, the Avery Normal Institute was the first accredited secondary school for African Americans in Charleston. The school, established by the New York-based American Missionary Association (AMA), was initially named in honor of New York abolitionist Lewis Tappan. Renamed Saxton after Union general Rufus B. Saxton, an assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, the school was temporarily located in several buildings confiscated by the federal government. It was staffed with northern white missionaries and members of Charleston's antebellum free black community, such as the Cardozo brothers, Thomas and Francis. Thomas W. Cardozo was the school's first principal (1865-1866), and Francis was the second (1866-1868).

Francis Cardozo campaigned to construct a permanent building. He persuaded the AMA's traveling secretary, E. P. Smith, to seek $10,000 from the estate of the late Reverend Charles Avery of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With additional aid from the Freedmen's Bureau, the new school building, renamed Avery, was finished in 1868. Cardozo expanded the school's mission beyond primary and secondary education to include teacher training. Prohibited from teaching in all but one of Charleston's black public schools, many graduates taught in one-room schoolhouses all over South Carolina, especially in the Lowcountry. Graduates excelled as educators. Subsequent principals, such as Morrison A. Holmes, continued the school's tradition of high standards.

Principal Benjamin Cox (1915-1936) and his wife, Jeanette Keeble Cox, revitalized Avery. Cox was the first black principal since Cardozo. In 1917 Avery became a bulwark for the establishment of the city's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Its first president was Edwin Harleston (Avery, 1900), a noted artist. Principals Frank DeCosta (Avery, 1927) and L. Howard Bennett (Avery, 1931) moved the school in a more progressive direction.

Principal John F. Potts presided over Avery's transition to a public school in 1947. Coinciding with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the county school board closed Avery in 1954, citing financial reasons. Avery students and teachers had long been active in the state's civil rights movement and continued to be so even after the school was closed. Avery activists included Septima Clark, J. Andrew Simmons, John McCray, John H. Wrighten, Jr., Arthur J. Clement, Jr., and J. Arthur Brown.

Averyites also became leaders in preserving the Lowcountry's African American heritage. In 1978 the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture was established to save and renovate the original Avery school building at 125 Bull Street as a repository of African American history and culture. With Lucille S. Whipper (Avery, 1944) as its first president, the organization joined the College of Charleston to found the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. On October 6, 1990, the grand opening of the renovated building took place.

Excerpted from the entry by Edmund L. Drago. 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.)


Duck hunter


Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard spotted a duck hunter in a boat full of decoys on a cool Sunday near Wimbee Creek in Beaufort County. If you're planning to do cool-weather boating, check out this week's List above. More: Kaynard Photography.

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Tips for cold weather boating safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary urges boaters to use extra caution before heading out onto the water during cold months. Not only is it important to wear the right clothing and a life jacket, but water enthusiasts should consider the following safety tips too:

  • Assess the risks: Envision what can go wrong and be fully equipped and prepared.

  • Leave a float plan with a responsible individual who knows your intentions, location and who to call if you fail to return as scheduled.

  • Be aware of and prepared for the shock of sudden immersion and incapacitating effects of cold water - dress to get wet and carry a change of clothing in a waterproof container.

  • Carry a VHF radio or EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), signal flares and other means to draw attention to your location.

  • Boat safe and sober: Save the alcohol for when you've safely returned.

  • Be sure your vessel is in good operating condition.
  • More: cgaux.org.


Lift your voices

“If we want to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s time for us to learn to get into trouble. We need to make some noise. We need to speak out.”

-- U.S. Rep. John Lewis in Charleston, 1/27/13.

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IN THE WEEK AHEAD

(NEW) Lincoln speech: 6 p.m., Jan. 31, Building 410/Room 212-216, Trident Technical College, North Charleston. Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner of Columbia University will speak at a free event on his book, "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."

(NEW) Black History Month activities: There are a bunch of events going on throughout the community to honor Black History Month. These may be of interest:

  • "From Slavery to Freedom: A Testament of Time:" Each Saturday in February from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be able to enjoy food and craft demonstrations, listen to storytellers, get special cabin tours, enjoy live music and more.

  • Annual Black History Month Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 2, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel. The bazaar features music, exhibits and food and attracts visitors to campus from all across the Lowcountry. The Center for Heirs Property Preservation will present an informative seminar to answer questions about heir's property.

  • Black History Quiz Bowl: 9:30 a.m., Feb. 16, Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall, The Citadel. Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi will hold its annual Black History Quiz Bowl for local elementary, middle and high school teams to test their knowledge of black history.

The Secret Garden: Through 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.

CONTINUING AND IN THE WEEKS AHEAD

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.

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.

(NEW) Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition: Feb. 15-17, downtown Charleston. Thousands of wildlife enthusiasts will invade Charleston for the 31st annual wildlife art and sporting life event to view live-animal shows, art and more. Preview here. More info at www.sewe.com.

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.

(NEW) Bach Festival of Charleston: March 1 to 3, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston. The third biennial event offers a Baroque vocal chamber concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1, an organ concertini by candlelight the following night at the same time, and a performance of "Soli Deo Gloria" at 4 p.m. March 3. Free. More info.

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

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
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