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

    Monday Jun 11 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Jun 6 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Jun 6 | 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.


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

    Monday Jun 4 | 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.


  5. The ultimate 2018 Memorial Day Weekend roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | Charleston City Paper

    Enjoy the start of the long weekend on the water with Charleston Harbor Tours' Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise . There's a barbecue buffet and drinks, plus live blues jams.


  6. South Carolina is not so polite to immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | Charleston City Paper

    South Carolina has long been a home for immigrants - from the English, forcibly enslaved Africans, and French Huguenots to Germans, Irish, and, most recently, people from Latin America. But these days, we shamefully ignore our rich immigrant soup, caught in the guttersnipe of national politics about "those people" who want to come to the United States, just like our forefathers who moved here.


  7. Halls Chophouse taking over The Oak Table in ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 | Charleston City Paper

    It's a big day for Columbia, S.C. On the heels of news of Home Team BBQ expanding to the state's capital city, Halls Chophouse announces their own addition to Soda City. The Hall Management Group has acquired The Oak Table restaurant , a piece of Charleston-based restaurant group, The Indigo Road.


  8. Home Team BBQ opening in Columbia; Rodney Scott's BBQ opening in BirminghamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 | Charleston City Paper

    Big news for Charleston's barbecue barons. Rodney Scott's BBQ and Home Team BBQ are both expanding.


  9. Marijuana charges against Dylann Roof's sister reinstated after court mix upRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Marijuana charges against Morgan Roof have been reinstated after a court mix-up sent the summons to the wrong police officer. According to Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Maria Yturria, a deputy with the same last name was sent the initial court summons instead of the actual prosecuting deputy.


  10. Tonight: Charleston high school student Janae Claxton competes in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Charleston's Claxton is one of nine finalists out of an original pool of over 300,000 high school students. Tonight First Baptist Church High School student Janae Claxton competes in the national finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition, held in Washington, D.C. Going up against eight other high school students - hailing from Arizona to Vermont - Claxton competes for the chance to win a $20,000 scholarship.


  11. With landlords using the courts as de-facto bill collectors, North...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    In a digital drop of Knowlesian proportions, a team of researchers at Princeton University has released the most detailed portrait of American evictions thus far and has come to a stunning conclusion: North Charleston's eviction rate more than tripled from 2015 to 2016, making it the highest eviction market in the country. Beginning in 2017, the team at Eviction Lab - led by sociologist, professor, and author Matthew Desmond - pored over 83 million eviction records dating back to the year 2000.


  12. Two feuding Five Points Columbia bars face-off in actual boxing match tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Unlike Charleston, where competing bar squabbles look like Jets and Sharks dance sequences from Westside Story , Five Points Columbia watering holes take their rivalries seriously. So seriously, in fact, tonight two disputing Five Points bars will take their feud to amateur boxing levels.


  13. SC Theatre Association awards Footlight Players with 2017 Theatre of Distinction AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    In May the South Carolina Theatre Association hosts its annual award celebration at Trustus theatre in Columbia, S.C. - and local theater company, Footlight Players Theatre, will be honored with a "theatre of distinction" award. The 2017 S.C. Theatre of Distinction award is "given to a theatre in South Carolina that has exhibited a history of artistic, professional, or educational excellence, producing seasons on high artistic quality and establishing a strong presence in the statewide theatre community."


  14. A new lawsuit might finally help S.C. inmates with Hepatitis C get the treatment they needRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Dustin Steele was taking a shower when he cut his thumb on a razor left on a soap dish at the Ridgeland prison in March 2015. Steele, 37, says he got used to unhygienic conditions and stray toiletries during his three-and-a-half years at the men's medium security prison in Jasper County, but he wasn't expecting to have to see a doctor because of it.


  15. Catherine Templeton claims SLED told her to carry a gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    Henry McMaster may be a loyal Donald Trump lapdog, but he understands the governor's office is largely ceremonial. More importantly, this is the end of the political road for Henry.


  16. The Agenda: Townville district superintendent says guns in schools...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    P&C follow up on Midlands solicitor spending: "South Carolina prosecutor used public money for his brother to spin tunes at pricey Christmas bashes" The City of Columbia is currently debating very controversial proposals to put a hard stop on late-night reveling. Source: The State By tomorrow night, Lexington County residents who were represented by Rick Quinn in the state House until he resigned last year amid an ethics investigation will have a new representative.


  17. Weekend Roundup: It's raining chocolate candiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    OK people, the countdown is on. Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Don't let the rain stop you from preparing however you see fit.


  18. Columbia Food + Wine Festival launches with some help from Free TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    In advance of the 13th annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Columbia's Free Times - which is owned by the Post & Courier - has just announced that it will be partnering with Five Points for an inaugural Columbia Food + Wine Festival happening Sun. April 15. "We started talking about this just a couple months ago," says Free Times marketing and communications manager Kelsey Farnham.


  19. Gov. Henry McMaster to deliver State of the State address tonight at 7 p.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announces a statewide public education campaign to combat the opioid epidemic on Jan. 8, 2018. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will deliver his first State of the State address since ascending to the governorship Wednesday at 7 p.m. on SCETV.


  20. S.C. native Aziz Ansari takes home Golden GlobeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | Charleston City Paper

    We here in Charleston have always been fans of Columbia, S.C. native Aziz Ansari, because he's funny, sure, but also because he graced a City Paper cover years before the rest of the world even knew who he was . And while we sensed his talent long ago, the winner of Best Leading Performance in a TV comedy wasn't so sure of himself last night.


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