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  1. Home Team BBQ planning to open Greenville location in 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | Charleston City Paper

    Home Team BBQ announced that they will be opening their sixth location in Greenville, so you can get your fix even when you're in the Upstate. But you'll have to wait, the newest location isn't slated to open until mid-2020.


  2. A few thoughts, takeaways, and surprises from 2018 Charleston-area midterm electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Outside of the 1st District, Tuesday's midterm elections concluded with only a few surprises for South Carolina. Here are just a few of my thoughts in taking a look at what changed and what didn't on Election Day.


  3. Guide to 2018 S.C. statewide racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    McMaster, a Trump-endorsed Republican, is running to be elected governor for the first time after replacing Nikki Haley in the position last year. His opponent is Dem S.C. Rep. James Smith of Columbia.


  4. Guide to 2018 Charleston area S.C. House racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    S.C. Rep. William Cogswell is wrapping up his first term representing District 110, which stretches from downtown south of Calhoun Street, across the Cooper, and into Mt. Pleasant along the Wando River.


  5. Queen Street Playhouse's Brian Porter talks comedy, the future, and fundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Queen Street Comedy Series, presented by Queen Street Playhouse, follows its first two shows - featuring Charleston-bred comics, Jeremy McLellan and Dusty Slay - with another killer show, with headliner Drew Thomas. Thomas is joined by Wayne Cousins and Vince Fabra, with comedian Bill Davis as host.


  6. Mt. Pleasant passes LGBTQ protections for housing and public accommodationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Mt. Pleasant Town Council passed two local laws earlier this month aimed at protecting the right to equal housing the use of public accommodations for its LGBTQ residents. In a Human Rights Campaign report released this month, Charleston and Columbia scored considerably higher than six other South Carolina cities graded by the LGBT rights group.


  7. The Agenda: Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's products included in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    A supplier for Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's, Bakkavor Foods, has voluntarily recalled 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat products. The company identified a contamination with roasted, caramelized, or sautA ed frozen vegetable and fruit products.


  8. South Carolina adults donate the least to political campaigns in the nation, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Getting solicited for campaign donations for them is a major part of how many of us experience the political system. Anyone who's ever signed up for a political party newsletter list understands first hand the frustration repeated requests to donate.


  9. Critics' Picks: Free Verse Festival is back and brimming with poetryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Free Verse Festival kicks off today - today, y'all! The week of events is full to the brim with poetry, music, pop-up dinners, you name it. Be sure to check out our feature on the second year of the festival, and specifically the event Spoken Words - one that Marcus Amaker considers to be a highlight of the fest.


  10. Here's how you can help Florence police officers and families...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Six officers were shot and one was killed after a gunman confronted Florence sheriff's deputies while they were trying to serve a search warrant Wednesday afternoon. Florence Police Department Sgt.


  11. Charleston Library Society's director Anne Cleveland presented...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Yesterday South Carolina Humanities announced that four individuals were awarded with the 2018 Governor's Awards in the Humanities, which recognizes outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. The recipients include S.C. photographer Cecil Williams; literary arts advocate Sara June Goldstein; historian and educator Bobby Donaldson; and director of the Charleston Library Society, Anne Cleveland.


  12. Lessons from 17 years of offering S.C. commentariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    After more than 850 weekly columns totaling more than 600,000 words over 17 years, I'm like the Farmers Insurance guy - I've seen a thing or two. And I've learned a thing or two about how politics, policy, and governance works - and doesn't - in the Palmetto State.


  13. Be thankful for South Carolina's public servantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Just as we are grateful for America's men and women in the military, now is the time to thank the thousands of South Carolina public servants who make our state safer during Hurricane Florence and other storms. Ahead of Florence, the state activated more than 2,100 guardsmen.


  14. Cardi B shares clip of S.C. crowd going wild to 'Bodak Yellow'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    The video appears to have been taken at the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. during DJ Khaled's opening set on Beyonce and Jay-Z's OTR II concert on Aug. 21. You can even hear Khaled hyping up the crowd toward the end of the video. The clip might well be a flex to show how much crowds love the Bronx rapper.


  15. What you need to know about I-26 reversals and closures ahead of FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    On Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced eastbound lanes on I-26 would be reversed so the the estimated 1 million people ordered to evacuate can do so safely. But there's a little confusion about exactly what to expect if you're evacuating or just trying to get across town, so let's take a look.


  16. Jenn Snyder headlines Creekside Comedy Sat. Sept. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Still going strong after an impressive first year, Creekside Comedy, hosted by Keith "Big Daddy" Dee, returns to Creekside Kitchen and Brewhouse on Sat. Sept.


  17. Looking for votes, S.C. Democrats' priorities aren't in orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to a Facebook Live recording of a recent episode of the Columbia radio program OnPoint! With Cynthia Hardy , which featured Cynthia and her panelists discussing President Donald Trump and how his actions should compel black people into political action. The panel was informative, but it also stuck to basic Democratic Party talking points: increasing grassroots activation, which can increase turnout and, of course, how shitty of a person our president is.


  18. Going to see Jay and Bey in Columbia? We can help you plan your trip.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    As Beysus and her husband prepare to descend upon South Carolina for OTR II, hordes of clueless Lowcountry dwellers will be making their way two hours northwest for what Rolling Stone called "a sequel to Beychella ." With schools closing early as throngs out-of-towners navigate the streets near USC's Williams-Brice Stadium, a venue more accustomed to returning Gamecocks fans than the Beyhive, you're going to want to be prepared for this holy pilgrimage.


  19. S.C. election officials were trained on cybersecurity and election audits on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    The State Election Commission held a two-day cybersecurity and ballot audit workshop this week as they prepares for the highly-consequential 2018 midterm elections. Held over two days in Columbia, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security spoke to 150 election officials and IT staff from all of South Carolina's 46 counties on how to improve the state's election infrastructure.


  20. The Agenda: SCE&G rate cut coming; CARTA wants your input on Mt. P. transit; Lighthouse DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    It's been coming for a while, but SCE&G customers can likely tip their hat to U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs for the 15 percent rate cut on their bill coming this week. Source: City Paper The Sullivan's Island lighthouse opened up its doors to the public for National Lighthouse Day on Aug. 7. Check out the interior shots courtesy of Live 5 news .


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