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

    Yesterday | 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.


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

    Wednesday Oct 17 | 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.


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

    Thursday Oct 4 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Oct 3 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Oct 3 | 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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 .


  14. Targeting Planned Parenthood, McMaster vetoes $16 million in Medicaid family planning fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has struck close to $16 million in federal and state Medicaid spending for family planning services in a series of state budget vetoes for the 2018-2019 fiscal year announced Friday. The $15,779,259 carved out of the budget for the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services will barely affect Planned Parenthood, a health care nonprofit with clinics in Columbia and Charleston.


  15. 'Get your asses out ... and vote': Here's who can cast ballots in Tuesday's run-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    The president of the United States stood on stage Monday night and jokingly implored supporters of S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster to "get your asses out tomorrow and vote," if only to save him from embarrassment in the "fake news." "And honestly, not for that reason, you wanna get out, he's a great man, wonderful person," President Donald Trump said at a rally in Columbia yesterday.


  16. Before run-off, Trump and Pence are coming to S.C. to stump for McMasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are coming to the Palmetto State to support Gov. Henry McMaster ahead of the Tues. June 26 run-off, returning the favor for an early supporter of the president.


  17. Get tested for HIV for a chance to win Beyoncé tickets. No, this is not a joke.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    The Palmetto Community Care mobile testing van will stop at One80 Place on Tues. June 19 and at Dudley's on Ann on Thurs.


  18. Governor's races pit establishment versus grenade-throwersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Don't look for too many surprises next week in what's been a pretty lame set of gubernatorial primaries. Unless something surprising happens before the June 12 Republican and Democratic primaries, incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster will lead four challengers and be forced into a runoff while Democratic state Rep. James Smith of Columbia may just muster enough votes to win the party's nomination outright.


  19. Ballet dancers let loose and forgo form in Jodi Melnick's double billRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    When: Thu., June 7, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 8, 7 p.m., Sat., June 9, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., June 10, 2 p.m. Not because the New York-based choreographer's works aren't worthy of analysis or description, but because it's difficult to verbalize the creative acuity, the dexterity, and the beauty of something as simple as one leg passing under another. "Try writing a grant or a proposal, and it's not like I walk by trees and clouds and go, 'Is there a theme here?'" she jokes, shortly after I realize, out loud, that I have to put into words something that wasn't even born on a page.


  20. Millers All Day to host bi-weekly milling demonstrations with Greg JohnsmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    In a world where "fast casual" applies to not just our restaurants but also our lifestyles, there's something quite faith-restoring about seeing a fully functioning circa-1847 mill grounding down corn kernels for grits to be used in Instagrammable dishes to be served to savvy diners on King St. In new retro darling Millers All Day, this 172-year-old heirloom mill makes grits within 100 feet of the kitchen, where they'll be transformed by executive chef Madison Tessener into shrimp and grits, or maybe the grit bowl of the day. Greg Johnsman, co-owner of Millers, a miller himself, and a champion of Southern food ways, has been churning out real deal grits, grains, and cornmeal at his Edisto Island-based Geechie Boy Mill for years.


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