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PROTESTS ON MAY 30 AND MAY 31 BROUGHT CROWDS TO DOWNTOWN STREETS AND PUBLIC SPACES

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Local leaders contemplate reform as city reports back on May 30 protests BY SKYLER BALDWIN

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 10.21.2020

A report presented to Charleston leaders regarding the downtown protests May 30 and May 31 could figure into changes to how the city’s police force operates, once local leaders process the specifics.

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The full 64-page “After Action Report,” released Oct. 8, details a timeline of events beginning May 28, with the organization and planning of the peaceful protest to take place May 30 afternoon. Councilwoman Carol Jackson was there that day, and remembers a stark difference between that afternoon and what came later. “I had walked all the way to the Battery, and the majority of that way was with two younger women I knew through the ACLU,” Jackson said. “Policemen were stationed on the side roads just to keep the marchers moving.” Black Lives Matter JACKSON organizer Marcus McDonald remembers much the same from the daytime protests: a peaceful demonstration by those tired of seeing headlines in the media about the death of Black people at the hands of police. “We were all angry MCDONALD and frustrated about what was going on,” McDonald said. “‘Here we are, yet again, dealing with this senseless violence.’ We just wanted to be a community for

everybody to connect with and discuss our feelings with everyone else. I went to a peaceful protest, not to cause destruction, but to show solidarity.” Though the night saw violence and destruction, Jackson said she believed those who were to blame were different than those she had marched with, and nobody expected it to go the way it did. “It was visibly upsetting and disturbing that what we all thought was a good First Amendment expression had turned so ugly and violent,” she said. “I firmly believe it was a whole new crowd. In terms of intent, it was a whole new crowd.” Even still, as the city’s “After Action Report” details, the mindset of all those present for further demonstration the following day had been severely altered. “The way they had it set up the next day was just disgusting,” McDonald said. “There was one point where we were all trying to leave Marion Square on Calhoun and St. Philip [streets], but there was something like a tank there. We were in front of it, and it started playing ‘Bad Boys,’ and the next thing I knew, they had tear gassed us. That kind of militarization can’t happen again.” The report states “the various responses to the different situations resolved them in a manner consistent with the Response to Resistance and Aggression Decision Model and resulted in no one being injured,” but

details the use of chemical agents and pepper rounds being fired at protesters during daytime protests, methods Jackson called physical, but not violent. “My definition of violence is from a personal, human being standpoint, that cops are trying to be physical when they can’t get citizens to obey verbally,” she said. “Yes, I think they were physical, but to me, violence is mal-intent.” But, McDonald described many of the arrests made throughout the events as violent. “The reckless arrest of people without purpose — stuff like that can’t happen again,” he said. “They would tackle people and roughhouse them, and we were just trying to protest in the park. The first time we did an 8 minutes of silence, they shot pepper bullets at us 4 minutes through. “Over-militarized responses like that don’t serve any purpose,” McDonald said. “If anything, they further alienate the citizens from the police.” That’s why Jackson has proposed city leaders get additional perspectives from those impacted by the protests and responses of the May 30 and May 31 protests, including those who were arrested. “I felt like we should have some representation from the people who were peacefully protesting again on Sunday and were affronted that they were not being treated fairly in the vein of the peaceful protests they were trying to accomplish that afternoon,” she said. Information gained from testimonials like those as well as detailed reports and research from others involved will motivate future training and changes to the way the

Charleston Police Department operates. “The report is a snapshot in time, confirmation of things and our takeaways that will be blended into our bigger picture changes to our policing strategies and training that we’ve begun,” Jackson said. “We began with the Illumination Project and have now gone into a more directive statistical performance-measured racial bias audit.” This is a similar belief to what McDonald said was the point of the protests in the first place: to speak up against police systems that don’t work for the people they are supposed to serve and draw people’s focus to change. “You can focus on the protest for months and months, but what we are really wanting to focus on is the change,” he said. “That’s what [community leaders] should be focusing on as well, and that goes for everyone all across the country.” Though Jackson and other leaders have said there is “much to learn” from the events detailed in the report, she believes Charleston is at least a few steps ahead of other parts of the state. “In states like South Carolina, that don’t want to share taxes or use taxes for more subtle purposes like community programs that would involve economic empowerment as well as mental health intervention and dealing with homelessness on a housing-first basis, there’s so much that’s missing,” Jackson said. “Charleston is better at a lot of those things than some other parts of the state. We care. That’s the message I hope to deliver through these changes.”


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SC AGENCY COULD HALT FEDERAL AID TO PRIVATE COLLEGES AFTER COURT RULING

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South Carolina’s public fund administrator said it has been advised to halt federal coronavirus aid to private higher education institutions after a S.C. Supreme Court ruling that stopped governor-directed aid to reimburse tuition at private K-12 schools. S.C. Department of Administration Executive Director Marcia Adams sent a letter Oct. 13 to Senate Finance Chair Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, to discuss halting some of the $115 million set aside by state lawmakers from federal money for state, local government and independent college and university expenditures. “The ultimate conclusion of our review and the opinion of outside counsel is that Admin must refrain from disbursing money to independent colleges and universities under the Act (154) without further judicial direction,” Adams said in the letter. Act 154 directed federal aid from the CARES Act through the state’s administration department. The move comes on the heels of the S.C. Supreme Court ruling that Gov. Henry McMaster’s allocation of $32 million in federal funding for one-time tuition grants for students attending private K-12 schools. The court ruled that the allocation violated the state’s constitution in Article XI, Section 4. Orangeburg Democratic Sen. Brad Hutto, whose son litigated the case against the governor’s vouchers, said that if the department stops the aid, it will affect about $12 million slated for private higher-ed institutions. With the Department of Administration reviewing implications of the ruling, now come questions of other state funds going to private institutions. But, those may also have to come in the form of court challenges, Hutto said. “The Supreme Court doesn’t just go out and hand out advisory opinions,” Hutto said. Advisory opinions offer guidance for state entities on interpreting law and policies. One example of state funds regularly being allocated to private institutions is state education lottery funds going to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), eight out of nine of which are private. Since 2003, about $52.5 million of the Higher Education Excellence Enhancement Program has gone to private institutions, according to Senate Finance documents. “It’s the same constitutional provision at play,” Hutto said. “It’s a different issue, and it’s related, but someone would have to challenge that if they want to challenge it.” —Lindsay Street

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FRESH FUTURE FARM HAS REOPENED ITS SLIDING-SCALE GROCERY Fresh Future Farm reopened its sliding-scale USDA grocery store to the public Oct. 14 after closing and emptying shelves at the start of quarantine in March. Store manager Tamazha Pilson developed safety procedures to protect those customers and staff. Service will be provided outside at the 2008 Success St. store. Customers must wear a face mask and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance. The farm team set up outdoor seating and will take orders on the deck while packing bags inside and taking payments. Staff will also wear masks and keep the store and hands sanitized throughout the day, according to a press release. While the store was closed, the folks at Fresh Future Farm said they stayed busy, making deliveries that included fresh produce, prepared dishes, protective equipment, hurricane kits and more. “Our mission is to grow the quality of life our neighbors deserve, and we mean it,” FFF co-founder Germaine Jenkins said in a press release. “Customers kept telling us they miss the store and look forward to it reopening soon. We pivoted from a paid grocery delivery plan after assessing the physical

wear and tear on staff members after the 6-month rapid response program.” The farm offered groceries at a 100 percent discount with grants from SVP Charleston, Two Rivers Church and individual donations. The farm also provided more than $8,000 in rent and utility assistance to Chicora-Cherokee residents through donations from Giving Tuesday Now and funding from the Lowcountry Mutual Aid Fund. Fresh Future Farm has raised money and worked over the past year to purchase its property from the city of North Charleston and community development nonprofit Metanoia. But a fire at the nearby Chicora Elementary School earlier this year triggered insurance talks that have delayed those transactions. (Under the terms of the original deal, Metanoia would acquire the school and adjoining properties, including the farm, which could be subdivided after the sale.) Fresh Future Farm is currently on a monthto-month lease until details are worked out, according to city of North Charleston Project Manager Adam MacConnell. The store will be open Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. —Skyler Baldwin

“public expenditures to the tune of tens of millions of public dollars” —S.C. Circuit Judge Robert Hood wrote the state Department of Commerce must disclose its spending on economic incentives to lure companies to South Carolina in an Oct. 12 ruling. Source: The State

1 ,30 0 WE ST ASH LE Y VOTE RS GE T TING NE W AB SE NTE E BALLOTS AF TE R ‘CLE RICAL E RROR’ Incorrect ballots were mailed to 1,324 voters living in West Ashley related to Charleston County Council elections in Districts 6 and 7. The county Board of Elections and Voter Registration said Wednesday that it is working to mail out replacement ballots. Charleston County Republican Party Chair Maurice Washington said in a statement that he received a call the night of Oct. 13 from a West Ashley couple whose ballots did not include the names of those running for County Council in their district. “I immediately reached out and shared the information with Joe Debney, executive director of the Charleston County Election Commission,” Washington said in an email. “He pledged to correct this mistake immediately.” Impacted voters who normally cast ballots in St. Andrews precincts 3, 4 and 28 will receive replacement absentee ballots in three to five business days. The mistake did not affect any other contested races included on ballots. Voters should only mail back the replacement ballot, which is marked with a purple stripe on the envelope. In addition, 225 in-person absentee voters also received the wrong ballot for Council Districts 6 and 7. Some were unable to vote for the Charleston County Council candidate representing their district, and others were able to vote for a candidate outside their district. “State law does not allow for changes to those ballots and those votes will count,” a Charleston County press release read on Oct. 14. In County Council District 6, Libertarian Melissa Couture, Republican Darryl Griffin and Democratic candidate Kylon Middleton are in the race to fill a vacancy being left by incumbent Councilman Vic Rawl. In County Council District 7, Republican incumbent Brantley Moody faces a challenge from Libertarian candidate Sean Thornton. Charleston County Board of Elections Commission said it notified affected candidates and has contacted chairs of local Democratic and Republican parties. “Please make sure that your ballots are complete and include all candidates running for office in your area,” Washington said. —Skyler Baldwin

702,000 The number of absentee ballots issued statewide as of Oct. 19, far eclipsing the 2016 total of 517,000. Source: S.C. Election Commission


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STOP THE CVB CORRUPTION From: Skip Hoagland To: Charleston City Council and Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) 1. Would you hand me, or anyone $3 million plus of your own hard earned money to invest with no contract, no proven performance metrics/returns on your investment, and were told the way this money was invested and used by Helen Hill was secret sauce and none of your business? Here is your answer! 2. Call the City Council members and ask them why they keep handing the Charleston CVB millons of tax money per year, with no proper contract, no full accounting of Accommodations Tax (ATAX) funds, no proven performance metrics? Ask them why they refuse Skip Hoagland’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for this accounting info from Helen Hill on the CVB and why do they allow the CVB to refuse ATAX accounting as their secret sauce? How is this possible our supposedly fiscally responsible City Council and Mayor allow this without filing a lawsuit against this CVB or Helen Hill to comply? Contact link for all Council members here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/180/MembersDistricts 3. Call the Charleston CVB leadership/ Helen Hill/ Board members, and ask them why they are refusing access to all CVB records to all CVB members, for same access CVB employee, Helen Hill, enjoys under the SC nonprofit corporation act laws. If any CVB members are refused, my lawyer will represent you for FREE to force this compliance by Helen Hill. Secrecy raises questions, and secret sauce must end. There are no secret sauce laws in SC. 4. The Beaufort County Council has agreed to comply. Why does Charleston City Council refuse to comply? Very troubling! Read story here https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.islandpacket.com/news/politics-government/article240424096.html We don’t want Charleston to end up in the ditch like Palm Beach County. Read about the results of a forensic audit there which led to criminal charges. Here is actual audit link: http://pbcgov.com/oig/docs/grandjury/2009/Exhibit%2023%20-%20PBC%20Convention%20and%20 Visitors%20Bureau%20Audit%20(Executive%20Summary).pdf 5. Charleston CVB is not responsible for tourism. This old, failed business model has been replaced by technology. Helen Hill and this CVB are running a private, for profit media entity, selling advertising and pocketing the profits. They are operating as a 501C6 non profit! She has hijacked total control of this CVB and all its funds from taxpayers and members. She claims this all is her “secret sauce.” The CVB must be investigated and audited by the FBI and IRS. If she denies any of this, ask her to explain. I offer $1 million to anyone who proves me wrong!

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As the state’s flagship institution, the University of South Carolina has swiftly mobilized in response to the global pandemic — all thanks to a sense of responsibility combined with a unique set of resources. These include our nationally ranked Arnold School of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the award-winning Student Health Center and the university’s two medical schools. By harnessing the knowledge and expertise of more than 400 university leaders, we planned and are executing a process that serves our students, protects our community and places UofSC on the national stage for our innovative approach to this crisis. And, based on our mission to serve the people of South Carolina, it’s allowing us to proactively help communities in our state stem the tide of this pandemic.

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Imagine testing students and moving them into a dorm, without knowing test results for 5 to 10 days. Because of UofSC’s College of Pharmacy, however, we were the first college in the state, and among the first five in the nation, to develop new, cutting-edge saliva testing that gives results in less than 24 hours. We’ve shared the technology with other institutions, including Clemson.

Using the testing and monitoring processes we developed, UofSC led the way and was the first institution of higher learning in the state to safely and responsibly open campus. It’s all because of the university system’s one-of-a-kind resources and collaborations, which are absolutely crucial to ongoing efforts to control isolated outbreaks and stop coronavirus spread.

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Because the body begins to shed the broken-down coronavirus 48 hours or more before symptoms appear, we initiated sewer wastewater tracking on campus. Eleven wastewater autosamplers are continuously deployed around the UofSC campus to monitor virus shed ahead of COVID-19 symptoms. The Arnold School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, is also using this technology to assist a number of South Carolina communities and state colleges that are working to respond to the virus ahead of COVID-19 outbreaks.

We were transparent from the start in providing data and intelligence. This way we could collaboratively develop and deploy smart public health policy with state and local governments, and other institutions of higher learning, to create healthier public behaviors and initiate more effective responses. Additionally, the university has partnered with more than a dozen municipalities to create early warning modelling to fight the COVID-19 crisis.

We’ve made substantial progress in the fight against COVID-19, but we will not rest on our successes. We understand why it’s vital to remain vigilant. We are committed to taking advantage of every resource at our disposal to overcome any challenges, today and tomorrow, that this pandemic creates for the campus community and South Carolina residents. That’s what a preeminent, flagship university does and how it leads.

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The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Oct. 7 and Oct. 12. No one described in this section has been found guilty, just unlucky. Police wrote a ticket for loud noise after hearing music blaring from the upstairs balcony of a downtown apartment. The resident told officers they were having a 21st birthday party for her friend, but she asked all partygoers to leave after officers showed up. Party poopers. Police are experts at finding new and creative ways to give tickets to random folks, like one man sitting on a downtown sidewalk who was given a ticket after officers determined he was “creating an impediment to the ingress and egress of pedestrians.” Couldn’t you just say, “excuse me?” An officer pulled over a car in West Ashley for going 20 mph under the speed limit, and soon discovered the cocaine straw in the driver’s purse despite her best efforts to conceal it. Her best efforts: unzipping the pocket containing the straw, and quickly zipping it back up when the officer asked her about it.

One man thought he and his ex should give their relationship another try, and after some fighting, found out the hard way that that’s never a good idea. He tried to break things off again, to which she responded by taking $2,000 out of his bank account, leaving him with 3 cents. And we thought our relationships were expensive. Police were advised that a silver Electrolux dishwasher was stolen from a house under construction off Clements Ferry Road. No other information is available, we are just surprised about the dishwasher part is all. Three purses were stolen from a downtown house party, two of which were Gucci, valued at $1,800 and $1,500. The third was valued at $450, which if you had asked us yesterday, we would have said was an outrageous price for a purse, but next to the Gucci, doesn’t seem so bad.

Two chainsaws were stolen from a downtown store during business hours. To be fair, we wouldn’t have tried to stop a thief wielding a chainsaw in each hand either. A cheetah-print T-shirt and a pair of cheetah-print leggings were stolen from a West Ashley clothing store. The theft was captured on video, but the cat burglar moved with such lightning speed, they left before anyone saw. Police approached a man sitting up against a wall along Meeting Street with a glass pipe in his mouth. The man reportedly admitted the pipe was for “reefer,” which the officer went on to describe in their report as a common street name for marijuana.

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.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham has been in Congress 21 months and has already passed as many bills as most of his long-serving Republican colleagues. A vote to reelect him to a second term is a no brainer — it should be one of the easiest on your ballot this year. Residents of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District would be forgiven if they forgot what serious representation in Congress felt like. Most of the area’s recent congressmen have been duds. Cunningham’s predecessor, former governor and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, passed a grand total of zero bills over his six terms in Congress. While it’s not all about stats, the fact that Cunningham has been able to make inroads in a divided Congress speaks to the kind of leadership the 1st District and the nation needs right now. Cunningham has made bipartisan appeal a central part of his campaign partly out of necessity — SC-1 is more Democratic than in Sanford’s days — but it’s also an effective way to govern. Critics and Cunningham’s opponent have made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the straw man stand-in for Cunningham on national issues, but there’s only one partisan firebrand on the ballot named Nancy in the 1st District, and it’s not the Speaker. The fact is: Cunningham has one of the most bipartisan voting records in Congress, the most by far from South Carolina’s mostly Republican delegation, according to the Lugar Center think tank. Cunningham has kept a steady presence in Congress for the Lowcountry, matching his goal of running to be an

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“independent voice,” for the region. That’s certainly a break from the cheap, abrasive political rhetoric of his opponent and the president. Cunningham’s GOP colleagues should take note: S.C. voters will realize soon enough that they deserve more than unproductive ideologues in office. On policy, Cunningham could take more risks, and we hope he does with more support in the Senate and the White House after the November election. Conservation issues are easy wins in South Carolina, and Cunningham’s commendable commitment to banning offshore drilling won him support from environmental-minded voters and tourism interests that prefer to keep tar balls off our beaches. Cunningham’s reelection in November should be considered a vote of confidence, a mandate to do even more to help S.C. workers, students, those without health care and our neighbors beset with life’s challenges. In the 6th District, voters remain fortunate to have Congressman Jim Clyburn representing them in Washington. Clyburn is one of the leading voices in government on civil rights, one of his life’s causes dating back a generation before his election in 1992. And as the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, Clyburn continues to deliver for South Carolina and guide national policy with 6th District residents in mind. Clyburn’s reelection appears certain, but Cunningham’s is not a sure thing. Voters in both Charleston-area districts should support their Democratic congressmen and, in the process, help buoy good candidates like Jaime Harrison at the polls.

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Flashing pink doesn’t recognize cancer’s horrors

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for many, it is pink: ribbons, walks and fashion shows featuring pink clothing, shoes and cocktails. If there needs to be a month to inspire more women to schedule mammograms and have real talks with their doctors, then great. Keep it up. But if this is about the symbolism of a month or a ribbon or socializing at walks or parties, then that’s nothing but Barbie-fying breast cancer. It desensitizes the public to the reality of breast cancer. It fails to illustrate how difficult this disease is to detect, much less treat. Breast cancer is vile. It is soul-destroying. It is physically painful. It is an emotional terrorist. It is my reality every single day. I talk openly about cancer because I want people to understand the face of cancer. I never wanted this reality. I never wanted the surgeries or scars. I never thought I could be facing death at my age, 51, and yet, here I am. Cancer sucks, but that’s not even close to a sufficient description. So, let’s have a real discussion about the vile disease. One reality: You diligently get your annual mammogram. Over the years, some come back with anomalies, so you go back for another mammogram to confirm or deny the first one, and sometimes you are treated to a sonogram or biopsy, just to be sure. And for many, this is it. This is your big scare, and you go on with your life. But then, too many women — and a few men — face this: Your mammograms may come back “unremarkable,” but then a few months later, you find a lump. Your doctor suggests another mammogram, which leads you down the sonogram/biopsy/MRI path. Long needles in sensitive areas get jammed into you multiple times. It hurts. Cancer confirmed; treatment begins. For me, this meant chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. In very basic terms, chemotherapy kills fast-growing cancer cells. I had 16 intravenous rounds of chemo, and during those five months, I experienced every side effect you could have. Hair loss. Hemorrhoids. Dry eyes. Chronic fatigue. Low iron. Grey skin. Poor memory. Weight loss. Then comes some kind of surgery, from a lumpectomy to mastectomy. And this often is followed with radiation to try to kill off anything left. Radiation leaves you burned, blistered, tattooed and tired. I celebrated the end of my treatment and my 50th birthday within a few days of each other. Unfortunately, I celebrated too soon. Eleven months to the day of the end of my initial treatment, I was re-diagnosed and elected to have my breasts amputated. “Bi-lateral mastectomy” is too clinical of a term for what happened. My breasts and nipples were cut away and discarded. No doctor can ever prepare you for the loss of your breasts and the drainage tubes that accompany recovery. Gross is an understatement. And before breast implants can be added, a tissue expander is inserted where your breasts were to help stretch the skin. Then you are injected with saline on a bi-weekly basis for three months, a process that while not painful, is incredibly uncomfortable. I was thrilled to have my implants inserted and move beyond cancer, only to be told, a month after implant surgery, that I again had breast cancer, which, to the layman, seems impossible. It’s not. Metastasized breast cancer travels. It can also go into your bones, your lungs and your brain, your soft tissue, and for me, the chest wall. And it does horrible things to each area — bones that look like honeycombs, lungs that struggle to function, brain tumors and skin lesions that look like a bad case of teenage acne. Right now, I don’t know if the treatments will work. I have real, fact-based talks with my oncologist, who I appreciate more than he will ever know. As sick as I am, when you see me, you’d never even notice. I don’t look like a face of cancer. But, the awful reality is cancer has no real look. It doesn’t discriminate, and it just needs one cell it can invade to destroy a life, wreak havoc with a family and turn long-term plans into short term must-do’s. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, get a mammogram. Donate. But, don’t think a cute fashion or cocktails event is going to beat this. Catherine Brack of Charleston is a nonprofit executive. Disclosure: Her brother is publisher of the Charleston City Paper.


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Nationally Recognized CHARLESTON MUSICIANS LEAVE IN SEARCH OF SUCCESS, OPPORTUNITIES BY HEATH ELLISON

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Where do musicians go from here? For each new album, big show or unexpected collaboration, that question often rings. Some branch out to promote important causes; others dig deep to push their creative limits. Others hit the road.

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You’ll hear about each artist’s unique story in their lyrics, and for many that means heading into the unknown in search of new listeners and to learn a little more about themselves. Electronic dance music creator Don Crescendo talked to us in September about his move to Chicago and recently told us exactly what it was that drew him to the Windy City. “There was something in the back of my mind that was like, ‘There’s an energy here that I could tap into,’ ” Crescendo said. “There were people that were DJing ... There were more people here who I thought could help me expand on the sound that I was still developing.” He’s quick to add that Charleston wasn’t necessarily lacking anything, but the edgy dance beats he was moving toward felt more at home in the Chicago. “I was more so evolving out of the scene versus not feeling like I had a place in the scene,” he said. Crescendo’s applied his handcrafted club mixes to varied media as well, contributing his music to art installations. But, one of the biggest differences he has seen is Chicago’s continued push for social justice, equity and diversity, especially in the DIY music scene. “I feel like a lot of the communities here are very pushed on making sure that if you are in these community spaces, or if you are promoting yourself, you are also here to support everyone else in the scene,” he said. “Chicago also has a built-in sense of making sure that supporting the scene means supporting the issues that affect the people within it as well.” Some artists meticulously planned their moves, but rapper LayWills laid down roots in Los Angeles on a whim. After visiting for a friend’s birthday in 2018, she decided to cancel her plane ticket back to Charleston. LayWills has also continued her career transition from acting to rapping, spending more time as a musical artist in L.A. than in Charleston. “When I was in Charleston, I was just starting to develop my

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sound,” she said. “I dived into doing covers and So, I ended up getting depressed there.” remixes, and I really only dropped one professional Houston traveled to New York after he joined the Actors’ Equity single before I left.” Association labor union based on his time at Disney. Upon arrival, he According to LayWills, L.A. is a melting pot for found success in some unlikely places, including a Funny or Die video hip-hop — producers, rappers and songwriters bring from 2019. But, the moment that changed his life, he said, was landtheir unique, regional sounds. “There’s no such ing a gig in a reboot of the famed theater parody Forbidden Broadway in 2019. “At that point, I was able to really consider myself an actor in thing as a specific sound,” she said she’s learned. “As an artist, I can create so many different tones in New York,” he said. my music and rhythms and cadences that don’t have Things seemed to be falling in place for Houston, thanks to some to be the same within each song,” she said. big shows being booked outside of New York and the formation She also found a little more room to experiment of his Original Black Cabaret Society, which seeks to empower with her sound and take risks. Black performing artists in theater. But, the COVID-19 pandemic “I feel like in Charleston, sometimes you only get one brought many of those 2020 plans to a halt. shot,” she said. “If you don’t really captivate your audiPivoting, the singer got back into songwriting and rapping, with ence coming out of the gate, it’s harder to get people to plans to release an EP this year. accept what you’re trying to bring to the music.” “What New York provided for me that I wasn’t getting was a Reflecting after leaving town, LayWills said deeper understanding of being a performer and a hustler and also Charleston’s tight-knit scene is protective, and that’s collaboration,” he said. “A lot of folks in New York, out of necessity, a good thing. “But for someone just starting out, who they have to collaborate because otherwise things won’t happen.” wants to explore different sounds or different mesHouston added that collaboration obviously happens in sages, that may be a little difficult.” Charleston all the time, but it seems more intrinsic to the New York For indie rock songwriters Luke and Mary Alice scene. “You can’t be a single outlier by yourself because no one will Mitchell of the High Divers, moving to Nashville in pay attention to you,” he said. After leaving the city, Houston said he noticed his original song2019 was all about giving their career “a fighting chance.” writing becoming more introspective, in contrast to the party music he After five years of relentless touring, the Mitchells performed in Charleston with bands like the Howling Moon Pimps. decided they needed a change of scenery. “Charleston is a great town, but the One of Charleston’s freLAYWILLS infrastructure for smaller bands to grow just wasn’t quent flyers is Anjali Naik of (ABOVE) BROUGHT there, and we were getting restless,” Luke said. “That electronic project Diaspoura. LOWCOUNTRY will likely change, but at that moment in time we just Since exiting Charleston, HIP-HOP TO LOS couldn’t find anyone in the industry who understood our Naik has lived in Chapel Hill, ANGELES music and could help us move up a few rungs.” Raleigh, Brooklyn, Clinton and The couple moved to Music City Columbia, where they now just months before COVID-19 hit, reside. The electronic songwhich they said has put a damper on writer, known for projects like everything they hoped to accomplish. 2018’s Traumaporn, told the City Paper in October they left “We were just getting settled in when Charleston because of the cost COVID rumors were starting to swirl, of living, regularly traveling to and then it got bad very quickly,” Luke be close to loved ones. said, adding that they moved outside of “It’s funny how gentrificathe city to a secluded area. “We thought tion usually starts with an artsy to ourselves, ‘Well, we moved here to urban chic revitalization, meanmeet people, and now being around people might kill someone.’ ” while rent increases so much But, recording music in Nashville that the artists exploited in with guitarist and producer Sadler the process eventually become Vaden before their move was a boon displaced,” Naik said. for the band. According to Luke, Vaden In Columbia, Naik has pushed the group to write songs that noticed more affordable houswere “closer to the vest,” leading them ing, more artists in one area and toward emotional and venues that regularly book elecpersonal tracks on their tronic artists. “There are spaces 2019 EP Ride with You. for us to park and work without Shriya Samavai Before landing roles owing money. What a concept. off-Broadway in New York ANJALI NAIK GEARED DIASPOURA TO BE ... In Charleston, it was imposA SOLO ACT BECAUSE OF FREQUENT MOVES City, vocalist, pianist and sible to find free or affordable ACROSS S.C. rapper Manny Houston workspaces in town.” spent time in Orlando, and Naik envisioned a CharlestonGreenville. After performing as a based Diaspoura to be a full band, but it was the frequent scenery rapper and vocalist in Charleston, changes that influenced the project more than any specific city. “I’m Houston broke into the world of not sure if I stayed in a city long enough to have it impact my sound. musical theater. His journey from But because I moved around so much, I committed to being a solo stage to stage took him to Disney act,” they said. “I’m now working with solo artists much more often in World where he performed in a the booking world and when we collaborate, it’s for one-off shows or a show called Move it! Shake it! round of touring.” MousekeDance it! At the end of the summer last year, Naik was helping lead a “I had never been so excited. nationwide protest against large streaming services like Spotify We were performing for 3,000 to over business practices that leave artists with fractions of pennies 5,000 people every day three times for every song a listener streams. Despite being in New York when a day right in the middle of Magic the protests were kicking off, Naik points to the friendships and Kingdom,” he recalled. “That relationships forged in the Holy City as a catalyst. was kind of surreal for a little bit, “I’ve found that a recipe for a strong movement takes deep but I just started to not feel like relationships and commitment to the growth of the city itself,” Photos provided a human down there because of they said. “Having supported five cities with the rallies, I think MANNY HOUSTON (ABOVE) LANDED ACTING GIGS the culture of being in a place like Charleston may have had the greatest impact just because of my IN DISNEY WORLD AND OFF-BROADWAY Disney that is very brand-heavy. relationship to the scene.”

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The Flowertown Players will reopen its doors Oct. 29 with a collection of six oneact plays. The show, titled Durang & Ives, assembles staged works from awardwinning playwrights Christopher Durang and David Ives. Durang & Ives will run Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 and 8 at 3:30 p.m. The performance on Nov. 8 will also be livestreamed. Viewers will receive a link via email to the livestream once they purchase tickets. General admission tickets are $20 for both in-person and online shows and can be purchased at flowertownplayers.org Flowertown’s upcoming show pays tribute to two lauded playwrights. Durang and Ives are known for absurdist humor found in plays like Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Ives’ Words, Words, Words. —Heath Ellison

Artisans wove a long history of handcrafted goods, made out of necessity BY SAMANTHA CONNORS Designers and Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry

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Charleston Museum’s newest exhibit hopes to hook visitors who appreciate the art of handcrafted everyday goods, even in a world of fast fashion. Virginia Theerman, curator of historic textiles at the museum, will showcase some of that centuries-old, painstaking work in a new exhibit, Designers and Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry. “People have this idea of art, design and fashion as being international these days and kind of distant from us,” Theerman said. “It’s not something that people think of as an everyday activity, but it wasn’t always that way — and it still isn’t. There are plenty of people who are making and designing in the Lowcountry. It’s important to understand your region and the traditions that are very specific to it.” With pieces dating back to the late 1700s through 2019, the exhibit illuminates the ways in which local artists often gravitate towards handcrafts, particularly today. “People are continually drawn back to making things,” Theerman explained. “Especially in this time of the pandemic, there’s been a real uptick in the number of people going back to handcraft as a way to spend their time or do something physically grounded when they can’t take up their normal hobbies.” The exhibition draws from the Charleston Museum’s massive collection of 18th and 19th century costumes, including 1890s gowns and a wool coat handcrafted in 1914 that would still make waves in today’s fashion scene. But, costumes aren’t all the exhibit has to offer. Many examples of handcrafted

Charleston authors Cinelle Barnes, Mary Whyte, Brad Taylor and Gary Jackson will headline this year’s Pat Conroy Literary Festival. The festival, hosted online between Nov. 5-8, will also feature Upstate writer Latria Graham. Now in its fifth year, the Pat Conroy Literary Festival hosts writer workshops, panel discussions, exhibits and author presentations. The event is hosted by the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Each headlining authors has found success in several different avenues. Barnes is the award-winning author of Monsoon Mansion and Malaya, Taylor is a New York Times-bestselling author for his Pike Logan series of thrillers, Whyte is a Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award recipient and Jackson is an award-winning poet and associate poetry editor at Crazyhorse. (Bonus: Graham, who has contributed to Garden & Gun and Outside, appeared on a recent Longform podcast.) Registration for the festival and workshops can be found at patconroyliteraryfestival.org. —HE

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fans, hats and quilts, most of which possess a unique history, grace the space as well. Modern-day designers also decorate the halls, including a dress by Daniel Velasco, which was created for a 2019 event at the Charleston Museum. Theerman will highlight work from men and women through the examination of work created by both hobbyists and professionals. “One of the questions I’m kind of playing with is often this idea of ‘women’s work,’” she said. “Women are often designated as hobbyists or amateurs whereas men are given the credentials of being professionals. So, there’s a mix of male and female hobbyists/crafters and professional designers and makers within the show to demonstrate how arbitrary that boundary is.” With so many pieces spanning across media, Designers and Artisans provides visitors with a way to view our region’s history and the human desire to create. Regardless of the major technological shifts humans have experienced over the last century, we’re still drawn to work with our hands and express ourselves artistically. Theerman believes witnessing this progression of these craftspeople

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at amateur and professional levels over centuries recalls the saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” “There are a lot of contemporary pieces in the exhibit that pair with historical pieces, causing us to look at the way that a lot of handcraft traditions have evolved over time in content or subject matter but the actual crafting traditions themselves have lived on,” she said. Through a curated lens, we can glance back and recognize the reflection of ourselves in our past.

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’Tis the Season Highlighting two Halloween favorites among a sea of scary classics The majority of movies in theaters at the moment are indie-ish fare like Brandon Cronenberg’s freaky Possessor, small mainstream films like War With Grandpa starring Robert DeNiro and anniversary re-releases of movies like the Bette Midler family comedy Hocus Pocus. As we creep closer toward Oct. 31, drive-ins and theaters will be showing even more classics. This weekend, you can catch Linda Blair spewing pea soup and obscenities at a hapless priest when Summerville’s Woodlands Drive-In screens The Exorcist (10/23). They’ll also show the delightfully dark and sweet film The Corpse Bride the following evening. The family friendly Hotel Transylvania will also be shown (Holy City Drive-In 10/23, Woodlands Drive-In 10/23, Terrace 10/23-29). One Frederick Krueger of A Nightmare on Elm Street will terrorize the Woodlands for one night (10/24). Terrace Theater will let him scare folks poopless the same week (10/23). Lovely misunderstood Samara from The Ring will emerge from the Holy City Drive-In (10/23) while Get Out will sink into the Moonlite Drive-In (10/24). Speaking of the Moonlite Drive-In, they’ll present the most Halloweeny of Halloween movies this Friday evening. Ray Parker Jr. once asked the question, “Who ya gonna call?” and the entire population of the United States yelled, “Ghostbusters,” which is also playing this year (Woodlands Drive-In 10/30,10/31). Busting makes one feel good but if they ever began indiscriminately zapping monsters and ghosts, they could accidentally zap a friendly one like that kid Casper, who will also show up in the Lowcountry (Moonlite Drive-In 10/30). What kind of message would that send to monsterCourtesy Walt Disney Pictures friendly people like The Addams Family (Holy TAKE THE KIDS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE IN City Drive In 10/31)? What would people that THE CAR THIS YEAR WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY attend monthly showings of The Rocky Horror FLICKS LIKE HALLOWEENTOWN (ABOVE) Picture Show (Terrace Theater 10/29 -10/31) AND CASPER (TOP) think? It would be really crappy to lump casual monsters and misfits in with mindless killing machines like Michael Myers from the 1978 film Halloween (Terrace Theater 10/30,10/31). Sure, we have plenty of choices this year, but we want to highlight one family friendly flick and one for the adults to watch this year.

Halloweentown (Moonlite Drive-In 10/23)

Anyone who spent their formative years in front of the tube in the late ’90s may remember this Disney movie fondly. As one of the first original Disney Channel films, Halloweentown helped establish the channel as a


force to be reckoned with. The film follows Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown), Sophie (Emily Roeske) and Dylan (Joey Zimmerman), as they secretly follow their Halloween-positive grandma, Aggie (Debbie Reynolds), to the mysterious Halloweentown. When they arrive, they meet a colorful cast of characters, like Benny the Skeleton, and learn of a hooded demon that threatens the good townsfolk. Fun fact: before director Duwayne Dunham worked his magic on Halloweentown, he edited Return of the Jedi and Blue Velvet, and directed episodes of the completely abnormal Twin Peaks. As Grandma Aggie once said, “Being normal is vastly overrated.”

Halloween (2018)

The Rough House Pictures sequel to the 1978 original was a treat for horror fans and Charlestonians alike. Watching the film as a local adds that little extra creepiness that you wouldn’t feel anywhere else. This weekend, On Set Cinema, a traveling film series that screens movies at the filming locations, will host a sold out screening at the Hanahan gas station where Myers iced folks in a dingy bathroom and reunited with his beloved mask. That’s kinda rad in its own scary way. Speaking of scary, one of the best elements of Halloween (2018) is that it made Myers terrifying again. The most recent memories of Myers before that were him as a hulk bent on overkill in Rob Zombie’s interpretations or, even worse, as the clumsy oaf that got his ass kicked by Dangertainment founder Freddie

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Jade Hibachi owner Matthew Carpio was on the set of The Righteous Gemstones six months ago filming season two of Danny McBride’s hit HBO series. The pandemic pushed the season’s release to 2021, leading Carpio to leave his job as post-production coordinator to open a hibachi restaurant at 271 Ashley Ave. in the space formerly occupied by Saber’s Pizza and Luke’s Craft Pizza. “I went to film school, and for the last four years, I’ve been working in the film industry,” Carpio said. “I worked with McBride at their offices in Mount Pleasant for the last two years. I started out as an assistant and moved my way up to post-production coordinator. I worked under some pretty talented crew members — my boss worked on Parks and Recreation, The Wire, Game of Thrones and a bunch of different shows.” But the pandemic abruptly shut down The Righteous Gemstones production for two months — Carpio said the restart date kept getting pushed back, forcing him to contemplate his future. “I was just starting out from college, and I didn’t have the security like my bosses, and that scared me a lot,” he said.

Luckily, he had a backup plan. Carpio’s father has been a chef since emigrating from the Philippines in 1990, first at a Myrtle Beach teppanyaki Japanese steakhouse and later at his own spot called Jade Hibachi, which he opened in 2005. Carpio spent his young adult life at Jade, learning how to make his dad’s specialty sauces. “He was pretty innovative with a lot of the recipes with hibachi. He would make his own ginger sauce with apple sauce to make it a little sweeter and chunkier,” Carpio said. “That’s the thing about hibachi — there are so many different variations on the sauces. The way my dad does it, most of the sauces are better versions.” Carpio is bringing the Jade Hibachi name to Charleston, but he plans to add his own spin to his father’s recipes at 271 Ashley Ave., a quaint space that has previously been the home of takeout pizza joints. Jade Hibachi will feature appetizers like spring rolls, gyoza and crab rangoon along with rice bowls and hibachi entrees served with vegetables and fried rice. Driving along the Crosstown Expressway, you’ll spot neon green lights

outside the restaurant, one of the changes Carpio has made to the space. He also added a small bar inside along with multiple two-top tables outside to accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. “It’s very minimal, but I think we can make it work, especially during the pandemic,” said Carpio, who lives nearby in the Westside neighborhood of downtown. Serving accessible, affordable food will be Carpio’s top priority. Chicken, steak and shrimp bowls with fried rice will be between $6.99 and $8.99, and hibachi entrees will be around $12, Carpio said. The young chef hopes to immerse himself in the restaurant community by hosting popups with other local chefs like Mansueta’s Nikko Cagalanan, who was born in the Philippines like Carpio’s father. “If they need a space or a grill they can come in and in the process we can all learn something from each other,” Carpio said. Jade Hibachi will debut this month. Once open, the Westside eatery will serve customers 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. “I can’t wait to meet everybody. I love connecting with people, and I can’t wait to have regulars.”

Rebel Taqueria opened the doors to its new brick-and-mortar location at 1809 Reynolds Ave. this week. Located in the former home of The Codfather, Rebel joins neighbors Machu Pichu Chicken and forthcoming Maya del Sol Kitchen in a group of repurposed buildings near Riverfront Park. Co-owners Lewis Kesaris and Paul Nettles elected to depart Workshop postpandemic after occupying the largest stall in the rotating food hall for 18 months. “We’ve been looking for a spot for two years, and this place just worked out for us,” Kesaris told the City Paper in June. “Our motto is tacos, tequila and cold beer, and we will continue to focus on that.” Rebel offers that and much more on it’s expanded menu. Look for jumbo chicken wings, nachos and burrito bowls along with funky creations like “Yoda balls,” deep-fried jalapeno hush puppies with agave whipped queso. For drinks, there’s, well, tequila-based cocktails and plenty of cold beer. Kesaris and Nettles also upgraded the space, taking out a wall to make room for a bar and more seating in the back of the restaurant. Patrons can grab a seat inside or enjoy their food outside while standing next to the long high top community table. Rebel Taqueria is open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, visit rebeltaqueria.com. —Parker Milner

NICO ROMO OPENING DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT

Nico Romo, owner and chef at NICO in Mount Pleasant, will open a second restaurant in the 64 Spring St. space formerly occupied by Josephine Wine Bar. Bistronomy will be “a take on French casual dining using high-end, top-quality ingredients,” according to a press release. “The name Bistronomy refers to creative French classic cuisine. I wanted to open a place that is modern yet remains true to my roots,” Romo said in the release. Look for dishes like duck confit steamed buns, tuna tartar, escargot dumplings and steak du boucher on Bistronomy’s menu, which Romo developed as an homage to the food he’s cooked since arriving in Charleston in 2007. Romo takes over the Josephine space after its owner announced its permanent closure on Oct. 2, calling running a restaurant post-COVID “a non-starter.” Bistronomy is set to open in midNovember, the release said. Once open, the restaurant will serve customers Monday through Thursday from 4-10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 12–10 p.m. —PM

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City Paper: Do you remember your first interaction with Bakst? Miles White: Femi and I got hired around the same time to run food — I was 19 and Femi was 21. I walked in [for my interview] in shorts and a polo, and the first thing he said to me was, “You really should have dressed nicer for this.” I think

he was kind of messing with me, and I eventually got hired. Nathan Wheeler: I got hired as a food runner and a server assistant. He could put you at ease by making jokes, asking about your family and where you grew up. I just remember him going out of his WHEELER way to make me feel comfortable in a new environment. CP: What made Mickey different from other restaurant GMs? Femi Oyediran: The way he approaches hospitality is really unique. He had a respect for the hospitality industry in a way that was akin to an ancient respected skill set. I think everyone that steps away from that restaurant wants to emulate that energy in a way. It’s funny because that’s a very real thing. For a lot of us, Mickey really continued on page 24

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The Charleston Grill opened its doors earlier this month for the first time since the onset of the pandemic without Mickey Bakst, the legendary general manager who brought palpable energy to the restaurant’s dining room for more than 15 years. Everyone says Bakst will be missed — and they’re right — but what made working with him so special? In 2009, Graft Wine Shop co-owners Miles White and Femi Oyediran, Vintage Lounge co-owner Nathan Wheeler and Darling Oyster Bar co-owner Bobby Young were all working at The Charleston Grill under Bakst, who’s known around town as the “Unofficial Mayor of Charleston.” We asked for their take on how Bakst earned that moniker and why the Charleston restaurant industry won’t be the same without him.

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Mickey continued from page 23 showed us how to handle all situations. Bobby Young: For Mickey, hospitality doesn’t stop in the dining room — it’s a way of life. His affability and gratitude is infectious. Mickey has a charisma that is unmatched in the hospitality field, and the joy that he YOUNG brings to the dining room is unmistakable.

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CP: What was dinner service like with Mickey? FO: If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting for a lineup with Mickey, it’s never traditional. It’s the huddle before dinner. He comes in singing, he has an opening statement, sometimes he’ll tell a story or talk about a restaurant experience he had. Lineup OYEDIRAN with Mickey is like Sunday service for me. NW: There’s a different energy in the room when he’s in it. You’re going to see a show when you’re going to The Charleston Grill. There’s that service mentality of dinner and a show, but it’s all right there. He is the show.

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CP: What did Mickey teach you about the food and beverage industry? MW: He took two people that were super green and had never stepped in a restaurant setting before and managed to not make us totally screw up. It’s a bigger restaurant with a bigger staff, but they do a good job of making it feel like a famWHITE ily. It was pretty quick after that that I realized this was what I wanted to do. NW: What I’ve learned the most from him is customer service. The business is about customer service — that’s the heart of it. I’ve seen him take a situation where a customer was furious about something and at the end of the meal the couple is walking out saying it was the best dining experience they’ve ever had. I never saw him freak out once in the six years I was there. CP: Mickey Bakst will be most remembered for... FO: He connected with everyone. He remembers everyone’s name. Mickey can get you feeling like you’ve known him for years within five minutes of conversation. That’s a skillset that a lot of people don’t have. MW: He is what I think of when I think of hospitality. It’s not old school, it’s not new school. It’s genuine.


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CitiMortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF versus Walter Stanley, Georgeanna Stanley, Solomon Stanley aka Soloman Stanley, Loretta Stanley, Ben Stanley, Josephine E. Stanley, Cleveland Brown, Betty Ann Stanley Brown aka Betty A. Brown aka Betty Brown, Ruth Stanley, Tikela Jenkins aka Tikela O. Jenkins, Henry Stanley, John Stanley, Pauline Stanley, The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Annabelle Stanley; and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Annabelle Stanley; Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as nominee for AEGIS Mortgage Corporation d/b/a UC Lending, Charleston County Business License User Fee Department, County of Charleston, John H. Ritter, Jr., The South Carolina Department of Revenue, Midland Funding, LLC, Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, Professional Financial Services, Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Target National Bank/Target Visa, The United States of America, acting through its agency, The Department of Justice, South Carolina Community Bank, Cohen’s Drywall Co., Inc., EB Designs, Inc., and Management Assistance Program, LLC, DEFENDANT(S). Upon authority of a Decree dated the 11th day of February, 2020, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 3rd day of November, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. All that lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being on Johns Island, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot One (1), Block A, on a plat bearing the legend: “Dunmovin Subdivision, Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, Block A, Block B, Block D, and Lots 1-B, Block C”, by E.M. Seabrook, Jr., C.E. and L.S., dated October, 1962, which plat is duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book P, at Page 108; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as are shown and delineated on said plat which is made a part and parcel hereof by reference thereto. Said property is hereby conveyed subject in all respects to the applicable covenants, restrictions, and easements of record. Being the same property conveyed to Walter Stanley by Deed of Rebecca M. Bailey dated December 2, 1980 and recorded on December 10, 1980 in Book E-124, Page 211, RMC Office for Charleston County. TMS No. 279-14-00-039 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The Sale is made subject to the Right of Redemption of the United

States of America, pursuant to Section 2410(c), U.S. Code, for a period of 120 days from date of sale. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 14.7000%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION October 14, 2020 October 21, 2020 October 28, 2020 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

Master’s Sale 2018-CP-10-05579 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, D/B/A Christiana Trust, Not Individualy But as Trustee for Pretium Mortgage Acquisition Trust, PLAINTIFF versus Eric Frank aka Eric M. Frank, Melanie Frank aka Melanie J. Frank, The United States of America, by and through its agency, the Internal Revenue Service, and Cooper’s Landing Homeowners Association, Inc., DEFENDANT(S). Upon authority of a Decree dated the 21st day of August, 2019, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 3rd day of November, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, or to be built thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated

as Lot 6, Cooper’s Pointe Subdivision, as shown on plat prepared by Andrew C. Gillette, R.L.S. entitled ‘FINAL PLAT SHOWING COOPER’S POINTE SUBDIVISION, CONTAINING 10.95 ACRES, PROPERTY OF COOPER’S LAND CORP., LOCATED IN CHRIST CHURCH PARISH, TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA,’ dated January 7, 1987, revised August 28, 1987, recorded in Plat Book BO at Page 141 in the Office of the RMC for Charleston County, South Carolina. Said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will shown by reference to aforesaid plat. This property being more particularly shown on a plat dated March 30, 1990 by ARC Surveying Company, Inc., attached hereto and made part hereof. Being the same property conveyed unto Eric Frank and Melanie Frank by deed from Michael Sigalas and Kristin M. Sigalas, dated October 20, 2006 and recorded November 29, 2006 in Deed Book Z606 at Page 864 in the ROD Office for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS No. 5590700091 Property Address: 1578 Hatteras Sound, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The Sale is made subject to the Right of Redemption of the United States of America, pursuant to Section 2410(c), U.S. Code, for a period of 120 days from date of sale. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.2500%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity FOR INSERTION October 14, 2020, October 21, 2020, October 28, 2020

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2020CP1004161 Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely as Owner Trustee of CSMC 2018-SP3 Trust, Plaintiff, v. Charles H. Mccrary; Patricia R. Reese; Smith Street Horizontal Property Regime; Defendant(s). (011847-04592) SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived TO THE DEFENDANT(S), Smith Street Horizontal Property Regime: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 51 Smith Street Unit C, Charleston, SC 29401, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 457-03-04-202, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 100 Executive Center Drive, Ste 201, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to represent said minor(s) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@ rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogerstownsend.com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on September 21, 2020. s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogerstownsend. com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202)

Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend, LLC. Rogers Townsend, LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogerstownsend. com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina

Master’s Sale Case No.: 2018CP1004595 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Marlon D. Brabham; Malachi K. J., a minor; Hidden River on the Ashley Homeowners Association, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Sioux Falls, SD); South Carolina Federal Credit Union; Hills Machinery Company, LLC; The Park Recreation Development; DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 15th day of November, 2019, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 3rd day of November, 2020 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being shown as Lot 114, Hidden River Townhomes on a plat by Empire Engineering, LLC, dated October 4, 2005 and entitled: “FINAL PLAT LOTS 41-49, 61-115 & 131-168, THE PARK AT RIVERS EDGE MULTI-FAMILY PHASE 1B, CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR CTM III, LLC” and duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EJ at Pages 714-716. SUBJECT to assessments, Charleston Ad Valorem Taxes, any and all restrictions, easements, covenants and rights-

of-way of record, and any other senior encumbrances. This being the same property conveyed to Shavontee S. James by Deed of Martin Henry Investments, Inc. dated June 29, 2007 and recorded in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County on July 9, 2007 in Book N-631, at Page 074. Subsequently, Shavontee Shanell James-Brabham died intestate on June 4, 2015, leaving the subject property to her heirs namely, Marlon D. Brabham and Malachi K. J., a minor, as is more fully preserved in the Probate records for Charleston County, in Case No. 2015-ES-10-1213; also by Deed of Distribution dated September 12, 2016 and recorded September 14, 2016 in Deed Book 582 at Page 906 and by Deed of Distribution dated November 9, 2016 and recorded December 7, 2016 in Deed Book 601 at Page 772. TMS # 404-02-00-198 Case#: 2018CP1004595 Current Property Address: 7878 Park Gate Drive #B11 North Charleston, SC 294183686 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, certified funds in the amount of five per cent (5%) of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John J. Hearn (803) 744-4444 016831-00172 2018CP1004595 FOR INSERTION 10/14/20, 10/21/20 & 10/28/20 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO: 2020-DR-10-1059 MARIANA RESENDIZ LOPEZ, Petitioner, v. MAURICIO FLIZEO VASQUEZ, Respondent. SUMMONS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve your Answer to said Petition upon the undersigned attorney for the Petitioner, at her offices located at 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd. Ste 205a, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such

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service and, if you fail to answer the Petition within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Petition. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the Petition as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, Judgment by Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Ingrid H. Rudolph Attorney at Law 1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd. Ste 205 A Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 814-4215 (843) 781-8031 fax irlaw88@yahoo.com ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER Charleston, South Carolina October 1, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6:30 o’clock p.m., in the Beverly T. Craven Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC prior to the final Council action being taken to enter into a lease agreement for property owned by the County. The property is located at 3681 Leeds Ave, North Charleston, SC. County Council is considering a lease agreement with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Public comments, written and oral, are invited. Submission of written public comments is encouraged and those wishing to provide written public comments for the public hearing should email comments to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6:30 o’clock p.m., in the Beverly T. Craven Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC prior to the final Council action being taken to enter into a lease agreement for property owned by the County. The property is a portion of the county-owned property known as the Cumberland Street Parking Garage, located at 90 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC. County Council is considering a lease agreement with 174 Meeting, LLC. Public comments, written and oral, are invited. Submission of written public comments is encouraged and those wishing to provide written public comments for the public hearing should email comments to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FILE NO: 2019-DR-08-1720 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. April McCabe Gerald McCabe Jeff Whittemore Defendants. In the Interest of: Minor Born In 2003 Minor Under the Age of 18 Years. TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: You are hereby Summoned and required to answer the Summons and Complaint for abuse and/or neglect filed September 13, 2019. Upon proof of interest copy of the Summons and Complaints will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Berkeley and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Attorney of the Legal Department of Berkeley County Department of Social Service at 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, within thirty (30) days of the publication. If you fail to answer within the time set for the above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the court.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2019-DR-10-3452

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-1909

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Donna Milligan NOTICE

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Omar Kane

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 8, 2019. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Charleston, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County Department of Social Services, at the office of their Attorney, Dawn Berry, at The Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, within thirty days of this publication. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-1681 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Sheila Carswell and Steve Dalton Griner NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 8, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Charleston, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County Department of Social Services, at the office of their Attorney, Dawn Berry, at The Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, within thirty days of this publication. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court.

NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 31, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Charleston, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County Department of Social Services, at the office of their Attorney, The Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, within thirty days of this publication. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Attorney of Record: Mary Lee Briggs, SCDSS, 3366 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405, Telephone: 843-953-9286

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victory in the upcoming election. In accordance with astrological omens, I urge you to do your personal equivalent of what I’ve done: Unambiguously align yourself with influences that represent your highest, noblest values. Take a sacred stand not just for yourself, but also in behalf of everything you love. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity,” said fashion writer Diana Vreeland. Here’s how I interpret that: People who care mostly for their own feelings and welfare, and who believe they’re more important than everyone else, are boring and repellent. But those who enjoy looking their best and expressing their unique beauty may do so out of a desire to share their gifts with the world. Their motivation might be artistry and generosity, not self-centeredness. In accordance with cosmic potentials, Scorpio, I invite you to elude the temptations of narcissism as you explore benevolent forms of vanity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Yes, do let people see you sweat. At least for now, be forthright and revelatory. Let people witness your secret fire, your fierce tang, your salty tears, and your unhealed wounds. Hold nothing back as you give what you haven’t been able to give before. Be gleefully expressive as you unveil every truth, every question, every buried joy. Don’t be crude and insensitive, of course. Be as elegant and respectful as possible. But make it your priority to experiment with sacred vulnerability. Find out how far you can safely go as you strip away the disguises that have kept you out of touch with your full power. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Between 2008 and 2017, Southern California had two sizable earthquakes: 5.5 and 5.1 on the Richter scale. But during the same period, the area had 1.8 million small quakes that were mostly too mild to be felt. The ground beneath the feet of the local people was shaking at the rate of once every three minutes. Metaphorically speaking, Capricorn, you’re now in a phase that resembles the mild shakes. There’s a lot of action going on beneath the surface, although not much of it is obvious. I think this is a good thing. The changes you’re shepherding are proceeding at a safe, gradual, well-integrated pace. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): No American woman was allowed to earn a medical degree and practice as a physician until Aquarian-born Elizabeth Blackwell did it in 1849. It was an almost impossible feat, since the all-male college she attended undermined her mercilessly. Once she began her career as a doctor, she constantly had to outwit men who made it difficult for her. Nevertheless, she persisted. Eventually, she helped create a medical school for women in England and made it possible for 476 women to practice medicine there. I propose that we make her your patron saint for now. May she inspire you to redouble your diligent pursuit of your big dream. Here’s your motto: “Nevertheless, I’m persisting.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I fear my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced.” You’ll be wise to have a similar fear, Pisces. According to my analysis, you can generate good fortune for yourself by transcending what you already know and think. Life is conspiring to nudge you and coax you into seeking experiences that will expand your understanding of everything. Take advantage of this opportunity to blow your own mind! Homework: Name five things you do to make yourself feel good. Then think of another thing to add to the list. FreeWillAstrology.com


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8 “___ Danger” (Nickelodeon show) [E] 9 Quaint stores (you’d think, based on how they’re spelled) 10 Piece that goes on the floor [S] 11 Queen in Arendelle [E] 12 Water drop sound [E] 13 “Auld Lang ___” 18 Something said in an “argument party” [S] 22 Teacher’s helper [E] 25 Region with Legoland, informally [S] 29 Dislikes [S] 31 Poker money 32 “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly ___ Jepsen [E] 33 “I Like ___” (‘50s political slogan) 34 “Hallow” ending 35 Someone who might cook meatballs for you [S] 36 Animal that’s cute, fuzzy, lazy and gray [E] 37 ___ for “Ricky Bubwick” (apparently a name that Sid just made up) 38 Everyone [S] 39 Toilet paper layer 43 Turns evil or moldy [E] 44 Remote control car part [S] 45 Tag situations? [S] 46 Looks rudely 49 Enjoys, as food [S] 50 “Understood” [S] 51 Marks that are lines [S] 53 Popular [E] 56 Parents “who do puzzled goodness” [S] 57 Brickell whose band is the New Bohemians 58 “There ought to be ___” 59 It may be parallel [E] 60 Olympic hurdler/bobsledder Jones 62 Drinks that are alcoholic [S] 65 “Waterfalls” trio

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Across 1 Sound of a punch [E] 5 Green paper that you pay with [E] 9 They make up stairs [E] 14 Make goo-goo eyes at 15 Tennis’s Arthur ___ Stadium 16 Like some dirt bike tracks [S] 17 Fearsome cat that spends moolah on Lamborghinis and mansions? [S] 19 Former “Come on down!” announcer Johnny 20 “I ___ open this jar. Can you help, Daddy?” [E] 21 Monkey that eats curtains? [E] 23 “Gimme ___! ... What’s that spell? Ella!” [E] 24 There are 100 in a century (abbr.) [S] 26 Something a toy poodle says [E] 27 Rat-a-___ [E] 28 Something that people say in awe [E] 30 Pookums [E] 35 Scaly creature that likes to eat frosted sweets? [S] 37 Ninja Turtle that wears red, to his friends [S] 40 Getting from ___ B 41 Kid that can have a cellphone [S] 42 Bird that smokes and does vandalism? [E] 47 Sneaky little animal [E] 48 ___ gin fizz 49 Kid who is “epic!” [S] 52 The ___ on the Shelf [S] 54 Sid: “I’m not ___ years old anymore.” Me: “No, I mean ___ as in ‘I ___ some food.’” 55 Palindromic Turkish title 56 Water animal with flippers that makes barters 24/7? [S] 61 Wants really badly [S] 63 Go off-script (sorry, Ella, it doesn’t mean “get more pounds”) 64 Slow animal that grows wings and gets in your clothes? [E] 66 She was a princess “long ago” [E] 67 “The coolest kid in the universe” [E] 68 Lake that sounds scary [E] 69 Me: “How about the clue ‘Used needles,’ Ella?” Ella: “No, new needles. You have to use them because it affects the fabric more than you expect.” 70 Martens and McStuffins, for instance [S] 71 Air France fliers, once Down 1 Type of wild “kitty-kitty” :) [E] 2 Type of lizard in “Sing” [E] 3 Horse’s mesh protection against pests, maybe 4 Sinn ___ (Irish political movement) 5 Spike thrown in the road to stop robbers [S] 6 “___ was saying ...” [E] 7 Like show horses’ feet

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pulse SEMKARI AND HIROW FIND A FRESH SOUND ON “WHAT YOU NEED”

Local rapper Semkari and Hirow released a new single, “What You Need” on Oct. 11. “What You Need” shows off Semkari’s deep vocals with a strong bass line. The song, produced by AndreOnBeat, has a fresh new sound. Hirow’s feature on the song is a highlight of the song, adding a more upbeat flair to the track. This month Semakri announced that he will be releasing music more frequently. He already put out his most popular hit yet, with “What You Need” being his most popular song on Spotify. Check out the latest song on soundcloud. com or charlestoncitypaper.com. —Holly Malnati

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KHARI LUCAS OF CONTOUR BELIEVES THIS YEAR SHOWED SUSTAINABILITY PROBLEMS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Going Live Contour now livestreaming with Smartbomb VHS after a year of new music

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Khari Lucas, one of the most prolific Charleston artists over recent years, is the latest local to kick off a virtual performance with an Oct. 24 appearance on a livestream by Oakland-based Smartbomb VHS. Contour, Lucas’ music project, has always been elusive of genre, operating in its own hushed, somber realm of lo-fi minimalism and psychedelic glimmers. Whether playing with his full band which operates more in the mode of modern jazz or making sample oriented songs akin to contemporary soul and hip-hop, Lucas’ music always feels united. The feel and execution of Smartbomb’s content fits Contour like a glove. Smartbomb VHS organized concerts and performances before COVID-19 brought that corner of the industry to a halt. In the past six months, they have adapted to hosting live streams of independent electronic, experimental artists and DJs. Lucas describes its format almost like a variety show, where artists pre-record their sets, which are then given a warped home movie look. In between sets, the stream features short films or music videos. Of course, livestreams weren’t the norm until 2020. “I probably would have gone on tour a couple of times,” he said. “There’s music that I conceptualized coming out this year that I had to reevaluate my plans for. But it may be

for the benefit of the work that I’m reevaluating it. I’ve also been reading and watching more things, having all of this excess time has given me a period to return to being a student so to speak.” The way that music and arts communities have been shaken this year is not just a new frontier for artists like Contour to experiment and perform with new mediums. For Lucas, this year has brought to light certain conversations that he believes are necessary for the future of music and what needs to change for artists. He knows that he is lucky to have that excess time he mentioned to absorb new things and reevaluate the music that he was working on. “There are artists all over the country, particularly of marginalized communities that are literally worried about not having what they need to survive and having to source their needs through mutual aid, or having to go back out into the workforce and face potential exposure to the virus,” Lucas said. While touring may have provided stability for some artists, it certainly was not enough for many, and to Lucas, that’s an indicator that the model is broken. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me, especially in the Southeast, like, ‘Yeah man, you’ve got to just go on tour and get on the road over and over,’” he said. “It really might be a necessary thing to challenge the sustain-

ability of the way that we’re approaching this music thing in the first place. And, some people are meant to have touring projects, I’m not knocking that, but I think there’s an obligatory, ‘This is the way things are,’ mentality.” On top of all that, many minority artists are among those feeling the pinch. Lucas even believes Charleston is a “lost cause” for racial equity in the music and arts communities. “People aren’t going to challenge each other and root out the nepotism. It’s tricky because I don’t want Black people to be coming into spaces as tokens or diversity metrics. Finding a Black artist to put on the bill is the bare minimum,” he said. “The majority of white musicians are white supremacists whether they realize it or not. There’s doing it in explicit ways, and they’re upholding it by continuing to do nothing and be comfortable.” “If white people want to know what they can do, everyone who is living above the poverty line with any level of expendable income, start handing that money to real Black people and mutual aid, not through nonprofits,” he added. As for what might happen in a non-COVID future, Lucas doesn’t see a need to think far ahead. It’ll be a while. “It’s going to take a lot to get me back to a venue space with a bunch of people, I don’t see anything that points to it being viable any time soon.”

CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL HOSTING FIRST SHOW SINCE SHUTDOWN NOV. 12

Charleston Music Hall will reopen its doors on Nov. 12, after eight months of being closed due to COVID-19. The Travelin’ Kine will kick things off on Nov. 12. Four other performances are scheduled in November including Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir, Jon Reep and Drivin N Cryin. Charleston Music Hall is taking precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the safety of their guests. In addition to limited capacity, staff will ensure social distancing and cleanliness of the facility at all times. Masks will be required until guests are seated. Doors open 90 minutes before each show. When purchasing a ticket, guests will be required to pick an entry time so they can limit the number of guests coming in at once. “I am thrilled about our November line up, as we will be working more with local and regional acts as well as producing our own shows until national touring ramps back up in 2021,” said Music Hall director, Charles Carmody. “We are committed to making your concert-going experience as safe as possible, as we work to bring music and entertainment back to Charleston.” Tickets for all five shows can be purchased at charlestonmusichall.com. —HM

VOTE FOR CITY PAPER MUSIC AWARDS UNTIL OCT. 23

Want to honor the best of the diverse music offerings in the Charleston area? Vote now through Oct. 23 in the annual City Paper Music Awards. Since this is 2020, we’re doing things a little differently this time around. This year, we’re offering a single round of voting from among some of the best of the best. Vote through Oct. 23 in more than a dozen categories by visiting charlestoncitypaper.com. —Staff


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HIGH FIDELITY: Your Top 5 Connelly Hardaway was, until two weeks ago, the City Paper’s arts editor. While we’re happy to see her head off into her next adventure in life, we miss her already. As an arts writer and reporter with enough personality to fill a room, she seemed like the perfect person to ask: What five songs are you obsessed with right now? “FALLINGWATER,” Maggie Rogers “A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES,” Andy Tallent “MORE THAN MY HOMETOWN,” Morgan Wallen “CIRCLES,” Post Malone “ALL YOUR’N,” Tyler Childers

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HIP-HOP | Tragman Tragman is yet another rapper that’s hit some milestones outside of the mainstream’s eye. The rapper and CEO of Geechie Commission Entertainment has worked with members of Three 6 Mafia and recorded with Nutt-so of Tupac’s group Outlawz. Another flashpoint in his musical career was Watching Me, his album released in March. According to Tragman, the LP was inspired by his rebirth as an artist. The work he had put into the industry, including a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, was finally paying off, he said. “The writing process was a little different in the fact that I felt I still needed to feed the core base, what they wanted, but also produce those commercial records to expand the fanbase,” Tragman told the City Paper. The balance is heard throughout the LP. Tragman walks between hypedup jams about his dreams like “Watching Me” and “Make a Milli” to party tracks like “Way Up (ft. Rachett Princess).” The late-album tune “Really Truely (ft. M.C. Mack, Shaun Treezy and Lil Ya)” embraces vocalizations more than the rest of the album. Although Tragman brings on plenty of guests for Watching Me, his personality and energy behind the mic will keep audiences stuck on him. This man knows how to captivate a listener, and he holds onto them for the full ride. Check it out on Apple Music. —Heath Ellison

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Crown and the Doubt didn’t show up empty handed on their debut album. Coming out Oct. 24, the band is working toward restoring invigorating rock music. This collection is particularly sentimental to band members JJ Baker and Hannah Pearson, as the album is dedicated to JJ’s father and mentor. Their upcoming album is filled with twists and turns with each song, housing headbangers, slow burners and everything in between. “Each song has its own story and inspiration,” Baker and Pearson said. Crown and the Doubt secured a middle ground between alternative and hard rock, offering a little something for all listeners. Regardless of tempo, the music is connective and the lyrics are emotional. “All of our songs are written from the heart, drawing on our own experiences and emotions to write songs that people can relate to and connect with,” the band said. Rock was made to defy the odds. Crown and the Doubt’s debut album does just that in only five songs. “These songs have lived with us for such a long time they feel like family,” the band said. —Abrie Richison

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Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 12  

Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated Charleston City Paper is Charleston’s only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-large...

Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 12  

Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated Charleston City Paper is Charleston’s only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-large...