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DIGGING AWAY.
If you're wondering about the 37 graves found recently during construction of a new Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston, you can learn all about it Wednesday night at a special presentation at the Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street. More below in Good News. Photo courtesy of Brockington and Associates.

Issue 5.26 | Monday, April 29, 2013
Rain, rain, go away ...

FOCUS Problems aren't insurmountable
BRACK PInckney's inspiring story
GREEN Tax policies have problems
GOOD NEWS Graves to grants and more
HISTORY Tabby
SPOTLIGHT Florence Crittenton Programs
FEEDBACK Got a gripe? Got some praise?
BROADUS Naming that bird
THE LIST 5 things about Cinco de Mayo
QUOTE Rain brings rainbows too
CALENDAR This week ... and next
   
TODAY'S FOCUS

Greenberg: Our problems aren't insurmountable
An Envision SC interview
Republished with permission

APRIL 29, 2013 -- Connectivity, Globalization, Capacity, Service, Outreach; these are just a few of the many words that can be used to help describe Dr. Ray Greenberg's vision for the Medical University of South Carolina.

As the school's president, Greenberg is charged with not only ensuring that MUSC remains one of the top research and healthcare facilities in the country, but he is also tasked with maintaining and growing one of Charleston's largest employers.

An incredibly brilliant person by all accounts, Greenberg's vast wealth of knowledge goes beyond Chemistry and the Sciences, but no matter the subject, he has a way of clearly articulating his viewpoints and framing them in a manner that most people can appreciate.

Greenberg recently took a moment from his jam-packed schedule to chat with Envision South Carolina's Phil Noble about everything healthcare and the vital importance of telemedicine to South Carolina's goal of becoming "World Class."

NOBLE: How is MUSC currently operating as a "Globally Connected" University at this time?

GREENBERG: A key part of our strategic plan at the University is to expand our global outreach. Basically it's recognizing the fact that the world is now a small community and that we have a connectedness to people, and cultures and systems around the world, so we're trying to do that in all aspects of our activity.

For example on the educational front: so many of the pharmaceutical, clinical trials are being offshored to India, and probably soon China and the rest of Asia, yet they don't really have the workforce there that's been trained in the scientific underpinnings of doing good clinical trials research. So we've taken our Master of Science in Clinical Research Degree Program which was only offered on our campus to our own folks to train them, and we're now taking that to India, to Singapore and soon I hope to China, where there will be huge important audiences for us to get that MUSC education out to. At the same time from a research point of view, if you look at partnerships that we can develop in say China, just the sheer numbers of patients that you have with sometimes uncommon conditions, it would be very difficult to study here. It becomes much easier to do it in a country where numbers are not a problem. That's a great opportunity from a research point of view. And then from a service point of view, we have lots of outreach.

There's a program we have in Africa where as we've partnered with Ghana, Tanzania; a number of countries where we're trying to build capacity. For years there have been medical missions where people from the United States have gone and provided services for some period of time, often a month, then they've disappeared and all they've sort of done is help a few people. They haven't created the capacity to change a culture. And I think we're recognizing today, we should be focused on training the people within the country to better be able to serve the needs of their population so that when we're not there the services can be continued.

NOBLE: Many agree that there are long-standing disparities in healthcare in our State. Some don't believe they can be changed. What can MUSC do to help address some of these disparities in South Carolina?

GREENBERG: …We (South Carolinians) think the problems are so big, they're insurmountable. They've been there for decades, if not centuries; there's no hope of addressing them. I think that's the first myth.

The second myth is even if they're changeable, one person can't make that much of a difference. The state created the Endowed Chairs Program almost a decade ago now and the idea was to recruit into South Carolina some of the best minds in the country that would help drive our economy forward. One of the people we ended up attracting to the Medical University of South Carolina was Dr. Robert Adams. He came to us from Georgia and he's a stroke specialist. At the time South Carolina had the highest death rate from stroke in the world; certainly the highest in the United States.

NOBLE: What was this time period?

GREENBERG: Late 90's; early part of this century. What Dr. Adams had done was, he set up a network where the stroke specialist at the academic institution would be available through telemedicine to be connected to rural emergency departments, so that when a patient came in with a stroke they could immediately get connected to the specialist who would then help the local doctor figure out what tests needed to be done and most importantly, get initiated definitive treatment as quickly as possible. A stroke is really a race against time… So you want to get that treatment started very quickly at the first place the patient shows up.

This telemedicine network that Dr. Adams basically, singlehandedly assembled in South Carolina has the Medical University at its core, its so-called hub, and its spokes go out to 15 hospitals, particularly smaller rural hospitals in the I-95 corridor…This program has been in place now for 4 or 5 years, over 3000 consultations have taken place, over 500 patients have gotten state-of-the-art treatment who wouldn't have gotten it before, and now the death rate from stroke (has decreased). We're still barely in the top 10, but that's a dramatic change in less than a decade from the number 3 cause of death and certainly one of our leading health problems in the state. …

Technology is not the answer to all of our problems, but it can be an important connection. Fundamentally telemedicine removes geography as a barrier to getting the best care possible. It should never matter today whether you live in Charleston, Kingstree, Moncks Corner, or Lake City, you should have access to the best specialists that are available. Technology can bridge the geography and that I believe is a huge promise particularly to the rural parts of our state.

NOBLE: How far are we from being at the maximum of providing that telemedicine service?

GREENBERG: We are a far ways away from being at the maximum… The positive spin on this is that I've had conversations with some of our legislative leaders and I think for the first time they will help appropriate money that will help expand the telemedicine effort in this state. Just as other states have done.

  • See a video of Greenberg's interview

    Envision SC is a collaborative project to highlight people's visions across the state to enable South Carolinians to dream, connect and learn how to make the Palmetto State become world-class and better connected throughout the globe. Learn more.

ANDY BRACK

The inspiring, heroic story of William Pinckney
By ANDY BRACK, editor and publisher

APRIL 29, 2013 -- You want someone like William Pinckney on your side.

The Beaufort County native, who would have turned 98 on this past Saturday, is such a hero that the U.S. Navy named a destroyer after him, the USS Pinckney.

On Oct. 26, 1942, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, Pinckney was a Navy cook on the USS Enterprise when two Japanese bombs hit the ship. Pinckney, born in 1915 in the Dale community, was knocked unconscious when a five-inch shell exploded in the magazine he was manning. Four sailors died. When he came to, fire raged through the smoke-filled magazine. As he was trying to find a way out, he came upon gunner's mate James Bagwell, who outweighed Pinckney by 20 pounds and was too weak to climb through an escape hatch, according to a Navy report.

But Pinckney picked up Bagwell to get through the hatch. On the way, an electrical cable touched Pinckney, knocking him unconscious. When he came to again, he got Bagwell up a ladder and to safety. Then "ignoring the burns that had taken the skin off his hands, right leg and back," Pinckney went back into the magazine to see if anyone else was alive. Minutes later, he returned, collapsed and got treatment.

Later he modestly said he "did help a little here and there ... When the first guy seemed to be surviving pretty good, I went below to see if I could help someone else but they were all killed and I couldn't help anyone."

Pinckney, treated for shrapnel wounds and third-degree burns, received a Purple Heart and the Navy Cross -- the service's second highest award for extraordinary heroism. After the war, he and his wife, Beaufort County native Henrietta, eventually moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. where Pinckney served as a cook in the Merchant Marine for 26 years. Then the couple returned home to Beaufort. Pinckney died in 1976 of spinal cancer and is buried in Beaufort National Cemetery. Mrs. Pinckney still lives in Beaufort, the Navy says.

When asked about his time in the Navy, Pinckney would "often tear up, saying only that he was 'proud to serve.'" And that's the motto of the destroyer that was named for him when commissioned in 2004.

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus last week told Statehouse Report that all sailors and Marines are heroic because they risk their lives to protect us.

"When those men and women confront incredibly difficult and dangerous situations and, without regard for personal safety, act to save lives, we call them heroes," Mabus said. "'Hero' is a label we use to help us understand how someone like Navy Cook First Class William Pinckney could act so selflessly in the face of mortal danger.

"As Secretary, I have had the profound honor to award many of these heroes with medals, some posthumously. Not one medal recipient, family member or comrade in arms accepted that label. It isn't false modesty. It is simply the shared belief that they were just doing their job."

William Pinckney's story stirred Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling.

"We should all sing out loud as this is an inspiration for this and future generations -- how a man of modest means follows his moral compass to do the right thing for someone in dire need, risking his life to save another.

"There are so many young men who waste their lives listlessly on street corners in baggy pants or thinking that brandishing a firearm gives them an identity when Pinckney's star should be shining more brightly than a rock star or athlete or drug pusher."

Heroes like William Pinckney and all of the people who rushed to help victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings motivate us to do better -- to be more selfless, more compassionate, more helpful and less partisan, less demanding, less irritable.

And perhaps our state legislators could learn a little something from Beaufort County's inspirational cook. We need them to do what needs to be done to help lift South Carolina out of the country's basement so we can all shine.

  • You can learn more about William Pinckney's story here.

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

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SPOTLIGHT

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring Charleston Currents to you at no cost. This week, we welcome our nonprofit partner for the coming year, the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina. The organization, which got its start in Charleston in 1897, provides young, at-risk pregnant and parenting women with comprehensive services to help them become self-sufficient and responsible mothers. Its residential program is for pregnant girls and young women from 10 to 21 from anywhere in South Carolina. Its family development program provides home-based support services to at-risk, low-income single parents with children ages 5 and under throughout the Tri-County area. To learn more, visit online at www.FlorenceCrittentonSC.org. To see its wish list, click here.

GETTING GREENER

Hard not to be critical about lots of tax policies
By GREG GARVAN, contributing editor

APRIL 29, 2013 -- Tax filing time has come (and gone for most of us) and it is hard not to be critical of it all. Take our own state. Did you know that...

a) Our capital gain tax rate allows a 44 percent exclusion, making it almost half what the 'advertised' rate is?;

b) If you are 65 or older, you each get a $15,000 deduction?; and

c) We have a nursing home/ in home-care credit that is allowed, even though there is not even a tax form for it?

How is anyone to know all the various details of both our local and national code, much less keep up the annual changes? I dislike encouraging folks to go to sharp, knowledgeable tax preparers, but it is clear that we all pay a price for trying to do our own returns. Yikes!

Also of note:

  • Earth day 'Best hybrids list' is released. It only gets better and better for electric car buyers. More.

  • Happiness. A Skandia poll says we need $161,810 to be happy, where as a Marist poll says we need $50k to be happy. Hmmm. A clear message in both says that we all are happier when we focus on experiences and memories, and forget the consumer driven consumption media messages that bombard us all. More.

  • Good biz summit. Save the date, June 20, for a summit at the Charleston Museum that is sponsored by Lowcountry Local First and many local businesses. Details to follow.

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.

GOOD NEWS

Wednesday program to probe history of Gaillard graves

Historical and archaeological experts will offer an update on efforts to figure out the identity of the people in 37 graves recently discovered at the Gaillard Center construction site in downtown Charleston.

Dr. Nic Butler, a public historian who manages the Charleston County Public Library's Charleston archives, will give an overview of the site's history during a 6 p.m. May 1 presentation at the main library about the graves. Brockington and Associates Senior Archaeologist Dr. Eric Poplin will discuss the continuing efforts to excavate and analyze these long-forgotten remains.

While clearing a trench at the Gaillard Center construction site in February, workers exposed a long-lost graveyard with the graves of 37 adults, teenagers and children believed to have lived between 1690 and 1750. The City of Charleston authorized the removal and re-interment of graves to an appropriate location that has yet to be determined.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

WHAT: "Graves At the Gaillard Center: The Rediscovery of a Forgotten Resting Place"

WHEN: 6 p.m., May 1

WHERE: Auditorium, Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.

Initial examination of the graves indicates that the site was an active burial site for several years, and not created for a sudden purpose, such as a mass illness. The remains, buried on their backs and facing east in the accepted Christian position, were recovered with coins meant to cover eyes per burial tradition, buttons and pieces of broken ceramics. The minimal coffin materials found indicate that the individuals came from the lower rungs of society.

During the May 1 presentation, Butler and Poplin will discuss updated excavation findings, analysis expectations and plans for future study.

Local groups win grants, more

Several local organizations have won grants recently that will help them further their mission:

  • Endowed chair. College of Charleston School of Business board members Anita Zucker and Justin McClain have funded a $250,000 endowed award, theHoward F. Rudd Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership, to honor Rudd, the school's dean emeritus who is retiring after 29 years. Zucker is chair and CEO of the InterTech Group, and McLain is executive chairman of Endeavor and managing member of Duart Mull.

  • Humility study. The Templeton Foundation has awarded $245,000 to a College of Charleston-led team that will research "Humility, Conviction and Disagreement in Morality." Lead researchers are philosophy Professor Thomas Nadelhoffer and psychology Professor Jen Cole Wright.

  • Nursing School. The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has given an $88,000 check to the Charleston Southern University School of Nursing to support its expansion by funding its pediatric simulator. More: BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation.

  • Kidzymphony. The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Charleston Academy of Music to support its Kidzymphony Orchestra Program. More: www.charlestonmusic.org

Something new to do: Wadmalaw tour of attractions

A new all-inclusive $46 excursion package will allow locals and visitors to spend a day visiting three top attractions on Wadmalaw Island: Firefly Distillery, Irvin~House Vineyards and the Charleston Tea Plantation.

Starting April 30 and every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, you can enjoy "Island Sip and See," a stress-free ride out to Wadmalaw via the Lowcountry Loop Trolley with the opportunity to spend time at all three destinations for an excursion on the island they will never forget.

Included in "Island Sip and See" excursion package is: a factory and trolley tour at America's only working tea garden, the Charleston Tea Plantation, as well as all the hot or iced tea you can want and a catered lunch by Johns Island's hidden gem, The Stono Café. Guests will then explore beautiful Irvin~House Vineyards and enjoy a tasting of all five of their wine varietals with a complimentary souvenir wine glass. Lastly, guests will enjoy true Southern spirits at the Firefly Distillery, where they can taste six of the latest distilled spirits and be treated with a souvenir shot glass. Once the day is complete, guests can hop back on the trolley and relax for a quick ride back to the Holy City.

The air-conditioned Lowcountry Loop Trolley will pick up guests at the Charleston Visitors Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., as well as from surrounding area hotels by reservation only. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Please plan on a full day, as the tour will last roughly about five and a half hours. Tickets are online here. More info: call 843-654-5199.

Casting call for "The Biggest Loser' is May 4

Charleston is one of 11 cities across the nation where the NBC hit series "The Biggest Loser" will have casting calls.

The show, looking for contestants for its 15th season, seeks people who have at least 80 pounds to lose, according to a press release.

"Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives for every and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for a grand prize of $250,000."

The casting call will be 10 a.m. May 4 at the Music Farm, 32 Ann Street, Charleston. Candidates must be at least 18 and can start lining up at 7 a.m. Learn more online at: www.thebiggestlosercasting.com

S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA

Tabby

Along the coasts of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas, tabby was introduced by the Spanish in the seventeenth century as a low-cost and accessible building material. It was manufactured following methods long practiced throughout southern Spain by mixing various compounds including earth, limestone, and clay with lime and then pounding or pouring the resultant mix between boards positioned to define the required building shape. Once the cast was set, the form work was dismantled, repositioned, and refilled with the mix at successively higher building levels.

Tabby in North America is distinguished by the use of oyster shell aggregates and lime derived by burning shells. As with the earlier manufacture along the Mediterranean, the lime and the aggregate were mixed with sand and water and tamped into reusable wooden forms, usually made of horizontal tongue-and-groove timbers. The French Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt provides a late eighteenth-century observation of the casting process he saw in Beaufort County: "Mortar is poured into frames the length and thickness of the wall to be constructed. These forms have no bottoms but their sides are joined at certain intervals at top and bottom by pieces of wood. The mortar is pounded in with force and when brim full left for two or three days."

Although no tabby structure securely dated before 1730 survives above ground in South Carolina or Georgia, it is clear that tabby played an important role in shelter and defenses for early Europeans. Other durable building materials, such as brick and stone, were not easily available, especially in the Sea Islands, which lacked outcrops of clay and rock.

Recent research indicates that tabby manufacture was understood around Charleston before 1726, but it did not appear in Beaufort County until construction began in 1731 at Fort Frederick on the Beaufort River. Eventually it became ubiquitous to Beaufort County, where it was used in fortifications, houses, stores, and a variety of outbuildings. It is now represented by a handful of structures in the city of Beaufort (including the Barnwell-Gough House, Tabby Manse, and the Saltus House) and on Spring, St. Helena, Callawassie and Hilton Head Islands.

Excerpted from the entry by Maxine Lutz. 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.)

BROADUS

Naming that bird


About 20 people gave guesses about what kind of bird contributing photographer Michael Kaynard spied drying its wings at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens this month. It might look like a cormorant, but note the straight beak of an anhinga, also known as a snakebird. (Cormorants have hooked beaks.). Congratulations to artist Karen Burnette Garner of Dacula, Ga., for being the third correct guess and becoming winner of a pair of tickets to the attraction. Thanks also to all of the other people who guessed correctly, including: Chuck Boyd, Judy Carberry, Jimmy Huggins, Barbara West, Joe Dukes, Byron White, Jo Anne Simson, Jennifer Woody, Tammy Coghill, Nikki Lartz, Reid Anderegg and Susan L. Brown. Photo by Michael Kaynard, Kaynard Photography.


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THE LIST

Five things to know about Cinco de Mayo

1. Cinco de Mayo isn't a big holiday in Mexico but "just another day for its residents and not an excuse to eat, drink and be merry."

2. It isn't Mexico's Fourth of July or independence day.

3. It actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla from 1862 when Mexico tried to defend itself from a French invasion.

4. In the U.S., the day gained steam after World War II as a way to improve relations with our Latin American neighbors.

5. The margarita wasn't invented until the 20th century, well after the Battle of Puebla. (Beer, however, has been around for awhile!)

Source: TheFW.com.

QUOTE

Rain also causes rainbows

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."

-- G.K. Chesterton

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CALENDAR

IN THE WEEK AHEAD

Reasonfest: 7 p.m., May 2, Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston. The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will mark the National Day of Reason and raise funds for a local homeless shelter at this event, which will feature comic Jennifer Bianchi and poet/songwriter Jim Lundy. More.

(NEW) North Charleston Arts Festival: May 3-11, various locations around North Charleston, including the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex and the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The nine-day festival will feature many free events including storytelling, music, dance and more. Full schedule is online here: NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com

Splish, splash: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays starting May 4. Charleston County's three water parks open on weekends only on May 4 with full-time summer operation starting May 27 until mid-August. More.

CONTINUING AND IN THE WEEKS AHEAD

Golftoberfest: 11 a.m. May 7, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms. The Charleston RiverDogs will hold its 8th annual charity golf tournament inspired by Germany's Oktoberfest. Each hole will be named after an authentic Oktoberfest beer tent and include German-themed fun. Learn more: RileyParkEvents.com

Industry Day: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 9, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston. The Charleston Post of the Society of American Military Engineers will hold its annual industry day with speakers and networking opportunities. Register here. Contact: Melvin Williams.

(NEW) 43rd Greek Festival: May 10-12, Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race Street, Charleston. You'll have a ball eating Greek food and pastries and drinking Greek wine. There's dancing, tours and lots of cultural events. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, free for kids 12 and under. More: CharlestonGreekFestival.com

Color in Freedom Experience: Through May 20, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. This interactive exhibit involving the Underground Railway experience offers 49 works by artist Joseph Holston. More.

(NEW) Run to Remember: 6:30 p.m., May 23, Mount Pleasant Pier, Mount Pleasant. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission offers the inaugural evening run as a way to kick off Memorial Day celebrations. Online registration is open through May 22 at www.ccprc.com.

(NEW) Great watercolors: May 24 to Sept 15, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston. In conjunction with Spoleto Festival USA, the Gibbes will present watercolors created in Charleston in the early 1990s by celebrated contemporary artists Stephen Mueller and Carl Palazzolo, who will give an opening day gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. at the museum. Art is from the collection David and Carol Rawle. More: GibbesMuseum.org

Photo contest: Images due by June 6. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is holding its annual photo contest for photos taken at the attraction between March 1 and May 31. Entry is $25. To enter and look at rules, visit the Lowcountry Photographic Club.

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.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

7/1: McGee: Monroe's new book

6/24:
Williams: Avoiding foreclosure
6/17:
Dewey: Preventing suicide
6/10:
Hoover: Clean kitchens
6/3:
Kulp: On breathalyzers

5/27: May: Hurricane prep lessons
5/20:
Home converted into gallery
5/13:
Roper Rehab hosts singer
5/6:
White, Vinson: Digital library

4/29: Greenberg: Not insurmountable
4/22:
Harleston: Transportation tax
4/15:
Heister: How indigo used
4/8:
Heister: Indigo's history
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

BOSTICK: CIVIL WAR HISTORY

6/10: "A furious barbarian"
5/13:
Recovery of Keokuk guns
4/8:
"Turrets are coming!"
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

7/1: Brad Taylor's new thriller

6/24:
Brookgreen Gardens
6/17:
New fee bring us closer?
6/10:
Great new library service
6/3:
On Robert Ford

5/27: Drum Island's piles
5/20:
Southern Crescent of Shame
5/13:
Sanford win, gerrymandering
5/6:
SC to get more angels

4/29: Pinckney's heroic story
4/22:
Cleaning up messes
4/15:
Take expansion money
4/8:
Sanford tough to beat
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

GARVAN: CHARLESTON GREEN

6/24: GoodBiz Summit
5/27:
Getting ready to evacuate
4/29:
Tax policies
3/25:
On good policy
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

SABINE: PLUFF MUD KIDS

4/15: Signs of spring abound
3/18:
Great local parks
2/18:
What's new in Charleston is old
1/21: Blaze a trail in 2013
12/10: Great holiday adventures

THE LIST: ARCHIVES

7/1: Mosquito facts

6/24:
Curbing mosquitoes
6/17:
Twitter tips
6/10:
Help for job applicants
6/3:
Summer projects

5/27: Hurricane tips
5/20:
Cleaning up rooms
5/13:
Traveling with friends
5/6:
5 on melanoma

4/29: 5 on Cinco de Mayo
4/22:
Best in Charleston
4/15:
Generous cities
4/8:
Spring cleaning tips
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

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