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Pushed to the limit, Lowcountry nonprofits adapt during the pandemic BY SKYLER BALDWIN

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For Lowcountry nonprofits that depend on close, one-on-one relationships, the pandemic could have put a damper on critical work when it was needed most.

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Fortunately, those working behind the scenes to ensure the groups can continue to function have adapted to keep up with evolving restrictions and recommendations from health officials. “Obviously, COVID threw us for a loop,” said Reading Partners Executive Director Kecia Greenho. “But, we innovated quickly in the spring and summer and rolled out a virtual tutoring platform that lets us work over Google Meet GREENHO or Zoom.” Reading Partners, which helps mentor students in low-income schools, isn’t the only group that shifted into a virtual gear. Lowcountry Local First, which partners with local small businesses and connects them to valuable resources, also had to change its model. “We had to quickly pivot all of our content online,” Marketing and Communications Director Jordan Amaker said. “From curating events and programming to just the way we communicate with our memAMAKER bers, it was significantly in-person before.” Other groups, like the Blood Connection, aren’t as flexible. It’s difficult to socially distance when donating blood, an unavoidably physical process, so the focus became how to do it as safely as possible, according to VAN DYKE Partnership Coordinator Allie Van Dyke. “We’ve had to adapt and make sure things were safe,” she said. “But, the good thing for us is that things are already really regulated and clean, so the big thing was the space and the number of people. The most important

thing is that we just limit the number of people inside.” Reading Partners’ switch to virtual went smoothly, Greenho said, as the program director and herself were already thinking of how to begin the move to online programming before the start of the pandemic. “Charleston and Berkeley were way further along with their technological needs than other schools across the country,” Greenho said. “Schools in New York are without devices still, whereas everybody has one here. We have internet connectivity issues, still, but we are working on that.” Technical difficulties have proven to be challenging for some groups. Many students are too young to operate the programs on their own, and some tutors may have trouble getting things to work on their end as well. And due to the remote nature, there’s little either can do to help the other out. “It’s a lot to manage if everybody’s working from home,” Greeenho said. “You can supplies from the start of the imagine a stressed out mom with three kids two-week quarantine. trying to get one of them logged into a Zoom “We have never shut down; call with a remote tutor who’s also having we don’t get to,” Van Dyke said. problems with the technology.” “When blood drives were cancelThe hurdles in front of ling, we were just Lowcountry Local First “From curating events figuring out where other were more to do with the places were that would and programming hassle of accessing online take us. We’ve had to to just the way we content, Amaker said. get really creative as we’ve The group attempted ebbed and flowed with the communicate with to continue its regular different restrictions.” programming virtually, but our members, it was The pandemic won’t last what Amaker called “Zoom significantly in-person forever, though, and some fatigue” quickly set in, and group leaders are already before.” the numbers dwindled. thinking to the days ahead. “Someone asked me “All of what would have —Lowcountry Local First Marketing and Communications Director Jordan Amaker recently, ‘When COVID been fun, ‘Let’s hang out is over, will your virtual at the farmer’s market’ platform go away,’” Greenho said. “I think it became, ‘Hey, this is how people can find you still,’ ” Amaker said. “Just letting people will always be something that we will use, know that we are still here for them has especially here, so we can reach those rural stubecome my focus.” dents where it’s harder to recruit volunteers.” Others are playing it safer and remaining Health-based nonprofits were dealing conservative, especially as case numbers are with the pandemic head on, creating new beginning to skyrocket again. problems to power through. The Blood “We are still trying to stay in the present Connection has dealt with unstable blood

and see how it goes day by day,” Amaker said. “It’s hard to do a ton of planning when you don’t really know what’s going to happen next with the pandemic. “We are just going to continue to advocate for support for our local businesses. We are keeping an eye on what may or may not become another round of federal stimulus money, and just keeping our ear to the ground on what else we can be doing to keep doors open and lights on.”


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“If you find a lawyer coming in here that doesn’t doesn’t have connections, I promise you they won’t make it out.” —S.C. Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Richland) describes the process by which state lawmakers vet attorneys for lucrative judicial appointments. Source: The State

MUSC, DHEC TIPS FOR A HEALTHY THANKSGIVING

As many across the United States make plans and gear up for the holidays, health professionals are sharing their tips to ensure Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t turn into a COVID super-spreader event. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is with a smaller get-together with only the people living together in your household, according to the Medical University of South Carolina. But, for those wanting to branch out of the safety of their pandemic pod, there are a few pieces of advice officials offered:

• Get tested before Thanksgiving • Stay outside as often as possible • Remain 6 feet apart at all times • Wash your hands often • Wear a mask when you cannot socially distance

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The Centers for Disease Control said celebrating virtually naturally poses the lowest risk for spread, and gatherings that bring together family and friends from different households pose varying levels of risk. There are several factors that contribute to that risk, making some gatherings more dangerous than others. Consider the following: Community COVID-19 levels. High or increasing levels of cases in the gathering location, as well as areas where attendees are from. Exposure during travel. Airports, bus stations, public transit, gas stations and more are places where travelers can be exposed to the virus. Duration. Gatherings that last longer pose a greater risk than those that don’t. According to the CDC, being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative 15 minutes requires a 14-day quarantine for the safety of those around you. Behaviors of attendees before and during the gathering. Those who don’t consistently adhere to social distancing recommendations pose greater risk than those who wear masks and socially distance. —Skyler Baldwin

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CofC’S GRANT RILLER DRAFTED BY CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Grant Riller became the fourth men’s basketball player in College of Charleston history to be selected in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, picked up in the second round by the Charlotte Hornets as the 56th overall pick. “I am very thankful for everyone who helped me get to this point,” Riller said in a CofC press release. “I am blessed beyond words and ready to get to work with the Hornets.” Riller graduated from the College in May with a degree in sociology. Riller joins former Charleston players Jarrell Brantley, Andrew Goudelock and Anthony Johnson who were also selected by NBA squads. Brantley was selected by the Indiana Pacers and immediately traded to the Utah Jazz in 2019 and spent last season as a two-way player between the NBA and the league’s player development program. Former CofC guard Joe Chealey has also spent time in the Hornets organization, currently on the team’s Greensboro Swarm G League squad. Riller’s selection puts CofC in elite company among 21 schools like UNC, Duke, Kentucky and others with players drafted in both of the past two NBA drafts. As independent CofC basketball commentator Holy City Hoops noted on Twitter, that puts the College ahead of pedigreed programs like UCLA, Kansas, Florida and others. —Sam Spence

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South Carolina educators and administrators are struggling to engage students while developing effective solutions for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We need to have our teachers directing virtual classes or face-to-face, but not both, and only one topic at a time,” said Sherry East, president of the S.C. Education Association. Teachers with whom she has spoken agreed. A Beaufort teacher, for example, wrote the state needed to reconcile the self-paced learning of virtual programs with the needs of administrators to show classroom-style progress. “I have students working at different sections within the curriculum,” the teacher wrote in the email, which was shared by East with Statehouse Report, City Paper’s sister publication. “Now it’s time for grades and I am being told to put in zeros for missed assignments in order to reflect an accurate account of the student grade. I think that is unfair to the student.” Another teacher from Lexington described the need for more structure inside the classroom and more infrastructure to help students. “Our district is doing virtual OK,” the teacher wrote, “but access to Wi-Fi isn’t a safe assumption. [There are] iPads that won’t hold a charge, charging cords that don’t work, login difficulties, passwords and usernames that are too complicated for little kids to enter, [and problems] getting kids the materials they need for lessons.” The state Department of Education required South Carolina’s 81 school districts to teach using two models — face-to-face learning and virtual learning with online classes through Zoom and other platforms. “Pretty much every district, except for a handful, started off the school year offering both of those, though a few took a little longer to phase those in,” Ryan Brown, chief communications officer for the S.C. Department of Education, said in an interview this week. Schools had plenty of wiggle room, he said. But another model emerged, too, East said — a hybrid in which students have face-to-face learning in smaller classes for part of the week and virtual classes at other times. Developing an overarching solution has proven evasive, in part, because every solution is bad for someone. South Carolina’s embrace of self-rule is hard to dislodge, especially in school districts, Brown said. “I think we’re trying to make school as normal as possible with the pandemic and the safety conditions that are in place.” —Gregg Bragg

TIM SCOTT CALLS BERNSTEIN CLAIMS HE DISPARAGED TRUMP ‘BASELESS’ U.S. Sen. Tim Scott called claims by journalist Carl Bernstein “baseless” after the senator was listed among nearly two dozen Republicans said to have privately expressed disapproval of President Donald Trump. In a Twitter thread Sunday night, Bernstein claimed 21 GOP senators had expressed disapproval of the president in conversations with others. Listing the senators “who have privately

expressed their disdain for Trump,” with Tim Scott among them, Bernstein said it was “craven silence” by the GOP senators enabled the president’s repeated attacks on the American electoral system. A statement sent from Scott’s office Monday night said Scott has never met Bernstein, calling the tweets “baseless accusations of someone who clearly has an axe to grind with the President.”

“Senator Scott has enjoyed a productive relationship with the President, passing tax reform, Opportunity Zones, permanent and historically high funding for HBCUs and more,” the statement said. Trump has continuously challenged election results in states where he trails Presidentelect Joe Biden, including floating unproven allegations of election fraud by state officials and election workers.—Sam Spence


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More than $6,500 in perfume and candles were stolen from a downtown women’s lingerie store over two separate incidents. Soon, perfume displays will have to be put under lock and key — like diamonds in a jewelry store or Axe at the drug store — and malls everywhere will smell like department stores instead of mass-market parfumeries. On second thought, keep it up.

A passenger of a West Ashley vehicle with stolen tags said he had only been in the back seat for 10 minutes and had no idea about any illegal activity by the driver. He went on to say he was only there because he was trying to get food from the restaurant across the street. We believe him, but man, he should have just walked.

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Police confronted two people sitting in a running car with a blue book bag between the passenger’s legs. The passenger told the officer that there was candy in the bag, which was reportedly true, according to the police account. But, the passenger also said there were no weapons in the bag. That was less true.

A bicycle went missing from a Daniel Island home, and the owner described it as being a home-made beach cruiser featuring mis-matched parts, bent handlebars and a wobbly, zip-tied seat. We aren’t saying the dude should buy a new bike, but yea.

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Local businesses thrive in Charleston. Holy City business owners reported successes before heading into the coronavirus even as tourism grew and the city continued attracting competing corporate retail and service businesses. For the second year in a row, Lowcountry Local First (LLF) reported year-over-year revenue growth in 2019 among 68% of its member businesses, representing more than 12,000 workers. Even after you spend it, your dollar stays local. Supporting that local restaurant is great, but where

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are they turning around and spending my hard-earned money? According to LLF, 64% of its members reported sourcing at least half of their businesses’ products and services from other locally owned entities. Spending locally recycles three times more of your dollars in the community, compared to money spent with non-local businesses, according to LLF. A local focus helps everybody. An intentional focus on cultivating local businesses and culture in Charleston translates directly to improved quality of life and attention to issues that affect you. When businesses are owned by local people, they’re the ones who make their voices heard to city council and school board, not some corporate lackey. Local owners can get to know their employees and understand their challenges instead of farflung executives riding roughshod over our neighbors just to shore up their balance sheets. It’s easy. We don’t need to tell you how many creative and generous people have chosen to set up shop and do business in Charleston. That success can only continue and grow with more support from you. Even during the best of times, when you walk into a store or shop online and seek out products and services from businesses owned and staffed by local people, you’re sustaining a virtuous cycle that keeps our area’s culture alive and exciting. We hope you always try to buy local, but in this tough year, be more intentional about it — for all of us.

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There’s a saying in the American South that “being in the middle of the road either makes you a yellow line or road kill.” The Democratic Party, here and nationally, must ponder this pointed, if crude, analogy. America’s working class peeks over the cliff into the abyss. They face not only deflating wages in the wealth gap economy, but an indefinite period of catastrophic job loss in the now exponential growth of the coronavirus allowed to rage unchecked by the Trump administration. Many of these issues are especially prevalent in the American South. Already poorer, less healthy and home to a large portion of the country’s African American voters who are effectively disenfranchised in some states, neo-liberal politics will not change the bleak trajectory of history here. The region, after decades of free market economic development, has an excessively high infant mortality rate and 9 out of 10 of the poorest states in the Union. James Clyburn serves as my congressman, something I’m proud of given his role in the Black Freedom struggle. I’m less proud of the clearly gerrymandered shape it cuts across S.C. It includes a sliver of my neighborhood downtown, stretches north to Highway 17, makes a serpentine angle to include part of Columbia, and then balloons west to take in a number of majority-Black counties until it trickles to the sea and absorbs the sea islands where Gullah Geechee culture remains. It’s gerrymandering at its worst and ensures Black ballots don’t affect the outcome of other races. The mentality of the Democratic Party of the 1990s shapes his political views and others.’ While telling his colleagues that the House Democratic caucus must steer clear of “socialized medicine,” he also blamed the Black Lives Matter movement and calls to “defund the police” for Lindsey Graham’s recent defeat of Jaime Harrison. Clyburn suggested “sloganeering” around police reform ruined reelection hopes for U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, a conservative Democrat who narrowly won in 2018. But Cunningham’s loss didn’t come because anyone feared he might actually harbor Bolshevik tendencies. Cunningham tried his best to present himself as the plain, white-bread alternative to Nancy Mace, a Trump loyalist and a climate change denier in a coastal district afflicted with rising sea levels. In fact, during his two years, Cunningham attempted to find the center, in line with Clyburn’s prescription. “South Carolinians don’t want socialism,” he said in February, echoing what became one of Trump’s mantras about the Democratic Party. Why are Democrats ignoring the possibility of growing their base while alienating significant swaths of their existing support? Part of the answer seems relatively simple. Democrats have not won the Senate as predicted. Republicans, including far-right candidates sympathetic to false QAnon conspiracies, have eaten into the House majority. So, recriminations from the Democratic leadership, eager to defend their own positions, have begun. They are wrong. Progressives across the country scored victories by putting proposals like the Green New Deal at the centers of their campaigns despite attacks from the far-right. Moreover, Americans across the political spectrum are deeply concerned about the economy. In Florida, not especially known for progressive leanings, voters approved a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. It’s hard to overstate the importance of this in South Carolina, where minimum-wage retail and service-industry workers support the state’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry. The op-ed pages of establishment newspapers are full of worries that our healthy, two-party system has degenerated or the notion that the nation needs a center-right party to stave off extremism. I’m not certain this has ever been true in American history, but it certainly is not now. If there’s no clear message of economic populism in four years, the country will face a nationalist populism. It might come in a much slicker package, free of Trump’s vulgarities. A changing of the guard without systemic, definitive change will only give us a darker repeat of 2016. Scott Poole is a professor of history at College of Charleston. This column originally appeared at PeoplesWorld.org.

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Time to Step Up SC leaders should take coming surge more seriously and act Headed our way for weeks has been a coronavirus surge, a sleeping tiger waiting to pounce its fertile spread as weather cools and people stay inside more. Infection rates across the nation have been soaring in recent weeks. Hospitals in the Midwest are at capacity. New restrictions are in effect in the Northeast. The high rates drifted toward the Sunbelt, as reflected in increasingly red maps from Arizona to Tennessee. South Carolina, light orange for weeks, is getting oranger as new coronavirus cases have gone from hundreds a day to more than a thousand. Right now, we’re not ready for what is a coming medical hurricane. In a real hurricane, the state of South Carolina has an emergency plan and lots of specific steps to move people out of harm’s way. But during the pandemic, the state’s government has been sitting on its hands, mostly incompetent. It has been more concerned with issuing hollow warnings and updating websites with data that should, but isn’t, driving real and serious policy and action. South Carolina still has no uniform state mandate to wear masks or thin crowds. Places where people meet are operating again, albeit with some self-imposed safety protocols. People are moving and interacting almost like a year ago — just look at the traffic in metro areas. With another surge on the way, we really need to be staying at home, not going to parties and football games. Unfortunately, our state’s leader, Gov. Henry McMaster, has taken a course in denial about the threats from coronavirus from his crony, President Trump. The GOP-run legislature is no better at protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Instead, it twiddles as more people die and get the virus. “We really don’t have any leadership,” said state Sen. Brad Hutto, an Orangeburg Democrat who is the new Senate minority leader. “The governor is in line with Trump. There’s no leadership at DHEC [the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control] and the legislature has abandoned the field. “There is no plan [to deal with the virus spread] and this is going to be a difficult winter. The news of the vaccine is great, but what’s the plan to distribute that?” To get a handle on what the state is actually doing to get ready for the surge, we turned to DHEC. It hasn’t returned phone calls but says on a website that coronavirus questions should go to the S.C. Emergency Management Division. So we sent eight questions to both agencies and the governor: 1. It looks like COVID-19 is getting worse around the country and that a likely surge is headed this way. What is the state doing to curb the likelihood of another surge? 2. When will Gov. McMaster issue a mandatory mask mandate? 3. What’s the economic outlook ahead for businesses, particularly with the obvious surge coming this way? 4. What more can people do other than wear masks, socially distance, not gather, and wash hands? 5. What are projected deaths and infections by the end of the year and by end of Q1 of 2021? 6. How would the state characterize the current situation — getting ready to get worse or improving or what? 7. What emergency plans are in place to ensure there are enough hospital beds if there is a surge? What’s the latest data on bed availability? 8. What’s the state doing to promote and increase testing? Is this a priority and, if not, why? Want to guess the responses? Yep, nothing but crickets. So do your best for your family: Wear masks. Stay at home. Wash your hands. Be socially distanced. Be patient until you can get vaccinated. Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston City Paper.

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A guide to throwing a flawless oyster roast at home

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Step-by-step 1 Clean oysters 2 Attach propane cylinder to oyster steamer 3 Ignite the flame using the sparker supplied with the propane cylinder 4 Fill steamer with two inches of water 5 Bring water to a simmer 6 Drop the oysters, 10-15 at a time

It’s oyster roast season, but slurping oysters and bumping elbows around a crowded table isn’t exactly pandemic-approved. 2020 might just be the perfect time to take the steamer pot by the tongs and throw your own social-distanced oyster roast.

7 Put on the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes 8 Transfer oysters to the table and enjoy

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A traditional Charleston-style roast takes place outside, and a large table (or extralarge, for quarantine shucking) should be adorned with the necessities: oyster knives, gloves, towels and a trash can to dispose of the spent shells. There are multiple techniques to cook your clusters — including wet burlap sacks to

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capture steam, cast-iron flat tops and open fire pits — but using a large seafood steamer may be the most convenient for first-timers. If you don’t already have some of the necessary supplies on hand, it might be more affordable to rent. West Ashley Tool & Rental will set you up with one of its “Oyster Roast Party Packages” equipped with all the essentials for $95. “What we offer are smaller units that can easily fit in the back of an SUV,” said owner John DeStefano. “It’s not much more complicated than cooking a steak.” The package comes with an oyster steamer, DeSTEFANO propane cylinder, gloves, oyster knives and a large trash can. After attaching the propane tank, fire up the burner, fill the steamer with a few inches of water, drop the oysters once you get a head of steam, and about five minutes later they’re ready to serve. “(This method is) convenient, a little cleaner and saves you some of the hassle,” DeStefano said. But with eight-straight months including the letter “R” (when oyster are best for harvesting), and so many opportunities to roast, some hosts may opt to keep the equipment on hand. Purchase DeStefano’s kit or order one of several cookers available from

TideLine Outfitters, a local online shop. Tables, gloves and other essentials can be procured from a local hardware store.

The oysters Charleston companies sell oysters as singles and in clusters, sometimes at a lower price if you let them know you’re hosting a roast. We love small, dainty oysters, but for roasts, you’re looking for the bigger bivalves that are plentiful in South Carolina. The Lowcountry’s oysters have a distinct flavor profile when eaten raw or roasted, according to Brandon Rushing, executive chef and owner of Briny Swine and Ella & Ollie’s on Edisto Island. “There’s one big distinction from South Carolina oysters and that’s the salinity level,” said Rushing, whose restaurants pay homage to two Southern celebrations: oyster roasts and pig pickings. “They’re extremely salty and taste like our water, which is amazing. They’re now finally getting to the main market, which you didn’t see five or six years ago.” Not sure how many oysters to buy for your party? Lowcountry Oyster Co. owner Trey McMillan recommends one bushel per five people, but suggests having extras on hand — the social nature of oyster roasts could have you shucking into the wee-hours of the night. “One bag of clusters is 45 pounds,” he said. “I continued on page 14

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Roast continued from page 13 can eat a bushel myself, but I really like oysters.” How long to cook the oysters is up to you, but a simple rule of thumb is to pull the oysters when some of them begin to open up, McMillan said. Experiment with your steaming time and figure out how well-done you like yours. McMillan said the biggest mistake people make is forgetting to clean their oysters. “Make sure your oysters are good and clean,” he said. “Ours come clean, but some people will charge a lot less for McMILLAN unclean oysters.” McMillan recommends giving them a rinse with a hose, and be sure to keep an eye out for open, dry or

sand-filled oysters. There are plenty of places to find oysters in Charleston, including parking lots, roadside seafood stands and these local businesses:

• The Charleston Oyster Co. will deliver a

bushel of oysters directly to your doorstep for $67. The McClellanville-based company’s clustered oysters are “clean, fresh, salty and perfect for roasting,” and a portion of proceeds from every sale goes to building new oyster reefs, which filter ocean water and provide fish and wildlife habitats. • Lowcountry Oyster Co. offers online ordering, next-day pickup and overnight shipping. Check out the “100 Oyster Gift Pack,” which comes with a custom oyster knife, local hot sauce and one of three specialty vinegar-based condiments, called mignonettes: The Charleston, The Potlikker or The Watermelon. • H & J Seafood Market in Goose Creek sells cluster bushels for $46.99 along with singles and local crabs.

• Crosby’s Fish & Shrimp Co. on Folly Road is a long-time trusted establishment for all local seafood needs. The family owned James Island market offers an assortment of oysters, shrimp and crabs procured from a fleet of boats that sells exclusively to them along with seafood-forward sides like smoked fish dip or ceviche.

On the table The classic roasted oysters are the main event. Hot sauce, lemons, cocktail sauce and saltine crackers are staples for the table, but what you serve (or not serve) on the side is up to you. And there aren’t any rules saying you can only serve oysters one way. Shuck and serve a few raw with a touch of hot sauce or impress your guests with a chef’s spin on the roasted oyster. “Our barbecue-roasted oysters are something people could definitely do at home,” Rushing said.

All you need to recreate this Briny Swine dish at home is Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, onions, cajun seasoning and of course, oysters. Start by sauteing the garlic and onions before adding in the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. “Reduce the Worcestershire ‘til it gets thick, then add the seasoning and whisk with butter,” Rushing said. “Shuck the oysters, then put them in the hottest oven you can for a couple minutes.” Side dishes are optional, but it’s always good to be prepared in case one of your guests isn’t all in on the oysters. 5Church and Tempest chef Jamie Lynch recommends serving macaroni or potato salad and a make-ahead casserole — his go-to is cornbread pudding with jalapeno and bacon. “I love having a warm casserole type side for an oyster roast that can be prepared ahead of time,” he said. “The combination of smokey, spicy cornbread marries perfectly with oysters.”

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Thanksgiving at The Dewberry Drop by The Dewberry for a bountiful family-style Thanksgiving feast that’s sure to feature a beautiful backdrop. The Dewberry said it greatly values traditions, and with 2020 having been a non-traditional year, they are honored to host Thanksgiving for you and your family in the Henrietta’s dining room. Call (843) 558-8000 to make a reservation. Nov. 26. 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. seating. $75/adult, $45/child. The Dewberry. 334 Meeting Street. Downtown. thedewberrycharleston.com T H U R S D AY

Thanksgiving at Galpão Gaúcho Galpão Gaúcho is serving traditional Thanksgiving favorites for its first celebration in the Holy City. Manager Antonio Jochem said the restaurant’s chefs are all Brazilian, so it’s a fun change of pace to create these traditional Thanksgiving foods. Maybe skip a meal beforehand to leave room for as much of the 17 different cuts of meat as you can handle. Call (854) 999-3950 to make a reservation. Nov. 26. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $44.95 for dinner. Galpão Gaúcho. 167 East Bay Street. Downtown galpaogauchousa.com

A Christmas Carol Virtual Performance Tune in to the Charleston Stage this holiday season for a live taped performance of A Christmas Carol available for online viewing. A small donation to the “Curtain Up Fund” unlocks access to the free viewing, and funds go to help Charleston Stage raise the curtain once more and bring live theatre back to the Lowcountry. Nov. 25-Dec. 31. $10 donation. Charleston Stage. Virtual. charlestonstage.com

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Black Ink, Charleston’s book festival dedicated to amplifying Black authors’ voices, will have open registration through Dec. 14. The festival, taking place between Jan. 14-16, showcases dozens of African-American authors, mostly from the Lowcountry and surrounding areas. Kwame Mbalia, author of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, will be the keynote speaker for Black Ink 2021. Mbalia is a New York Times-best-selling writer from North Carolina. Now in its fifth year, Black Ink will be held online to maintain safety protocols during the pandemic. The festival will host workshops for authors and programs for readers during the virtual event. The full program list will be announced at a later date. To register, authors can head over to the Charleston Friends of the Library’s website. Author registration is $75, but attending the festival is free to the general public. —Heath Ellison

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North Star Morgan Kinne searches for cultural parallels in True North

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True North, Morgan Kinne’s upcoming solo exhibit at Redux Contemporary Art Center, lavishes in buildings and structures. The art collection, on display from Dec. 4-26, explores the history and stories of the Lowcountry through the interiors and exteriors of its architecture. Kinne’s background is in sculpture, but True North will feature mostly mixed media art. “What I’ll call a drawing is gilded paper that I’ve been walking on and dipping in a canal for six months until it’s tarnished and weathered enough,” she laughed. “There’s nothing that’s actually just rendered by hand.” In the last few years, Kinne has embraced a creative process that mixes printmaking over cast plaster, and moved away from abstract art in favor of something representational. “In the same way that I’m thinking about mixing cultures and narratives is the same way I work with mediums, drawings, paintings,” she said. “It’s all in there.” While she doesn’t work on pieces related to the Lowcountry exclusively, plenty of her previous art has honed in on architecture

and built environments. One of the earliest inspirations for True North was an artist residency in rural Iceland, where Kinne experienced landscapes with few buildings. “Something about the relationship between these really simple, Monopoly-style houses stuck in this really dramatic landscape, it was as isolated as I’d ever been,” she said. “It stuck with me and I’ve been growing this body of work ever since then.” Kinne used single homes iconic to downtown Charleston for ideas when creating some of the art, but the work tries to go beyond the exteriors. “I’m not trying to only show Charleston culture,” she said. “I’m looking, in a way, for universals, where I can see how people are living the same way in really different environments.” The opportunity to create True North began when Kinne received the 2020 Coastal Community Foundation’s Gryffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award. The prize is funding the creation of a sculptural piece that portrays

aspects of Lowcountry life, culture and the environment. This latest artwork is a three-panel painted work. Each section depicts a different style of architecture: a large Charleston double house, a single house and the Freedman’s Cottage. The Charleston double is the highest of the three and totally flat, the single is off-kilter and lower, and the Freedman’s Cottage is the lowest of the three, almost sinking into the ground. “The way that they’re displayed is drawing in different levels of class and hierarchical structure,” she said. “By sinking into the ground, obviously, it [shows] Charleston’s geographical problems and irresponsible, unethical development.” According to Kinne, many of the art pieces in the exhibit were inspired by the sculpture funded by the grant. In fact, she believes it indicates a shift in her practice as an artist. “How I feel about it right now is that it’s going to be a launching pad for a body of work in the future or a whole new direction for my work,” she said.

DAMIAN STAMER AND YVONNE ROBERT FEATURED IN GEORGE GALLERY EXHIBIT

Doubles, a two-person exhibit featuring artists Damian Stamer and Yvonne Robert, will be on display at the George Gallery and online from Dec. 3-26. Stamer, a painter based in Durham, has had his work displayed all over the world. His paintings depict an abstract view of landscapes in the Carolinas. His art in Doubles will continue to portray his surroundings, manipulating the concept of home and place. “Old dilapidated barns continue to fascinate me because they embody the passage of time, the reality that everything is constantly changing,” Stamer wrote in a press release. “These ruins are, like us, soaked with impermanence.” His artwork will be accompanied by Yvonne Robert’s colorful work. Taking a minimalistic approach to each object she paints, Robert’s art is a peaceful addition to Doubles. “I’d like my paintings to have a strong presence,” Robert said in a public statement. “They should fascinate the viewer, convey a feeling. I’m always looking for compositions and colors that create tension with maximum reduction.” Her paintings have been featured in galleries throughout London, Paris, New York and Sydney. — ­ Lillie Poland

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The dishwasher doesn’t show up for a shift, and the dishes are piling up in the sink. The restaurant makes a few phone calls, but no luck. So who’s left washing the dishes? It’s the rest of the kitchen staff, now with twice the workload, but no extra pay. That’s what happened to Charleston chef Ben Ellsworth in 2018 while working at The Royal American downtown. Staring at a pile of dishes that had now become his problem, he got a notification from Airbnb telling him someone had booked a room he listed. “I wish they had booked to wash these dishes instead,” Ellsworth recalled thinking to himself. And that’s when the concept behind GigPro was born. Ellsworth called up former Charleston chef Sean Brock with the idea, and he was all in. GigPro launched its first release last year but has retooled in the last few months and relaunched Nov. 20 in Charleston. The platform connects restaurants and employees looking for extra shifts, allowing establishments to efficiently staff up when in need of temporary help on-demand.

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“This is a moment in the restaurant world where breaking even is considered success. Those pennies and dollars matter, and that’s another reason why I think this is happening at just the right moment.” —Sean Brock

“Sunday (ahead of launch), I was scrubbing pots and pans right back where I started when I was 15,” Brock told the City Paper

last week. “If GigPro existed, I wouldn’t have been doing that.” Brock built his career in Charleston, earning acclaim for his work as a partner with The Neighborhood Dining group at restaurants like Husk, McCrady’s and Minero. The twotime James Beard Award-winning chef, who ended his tenure with the group’s restaurants in 2018 before moving on to open multiple new projects in Nashville, got to know Ellsworth during his time in the Lowcountry. “We just started jamming on (the idea in 2018) and it felt very natural and very organic,” Ellsworth said of working with Brock. “And we just took off. We took action.” “It was one of those ideas where you say, ‘I can’t believe this doesn’t exist,’” Brock said. “It’s interesting how the idea started in 2018, and the universe decided that right now is the time for it to go full blast.” Gone are the days when the restaurant industry had to turn people away and food

was ready-to-cook at a moment’s notice. Ellsworth said his experience a decade ago at 39 Rue de Jean was much different than it is today. “It was like the pioneer restaurant — everyone wanted to work there. We [had to] turn people away,” he said. “If you walked into our walk-in, the onions were peeled, the carrots were peeled, the lettuce was washed. If you wanted it, it was there.” GigPro’s launch comes at a time when restaurants still need help to survive the pandemic, Brock said. “It’s much needed, especially now with how our lives are changing so much. It couldn’t be a more perfect moment in my opinion because we’ve all sort of hit this phase of restarting and resetting with the expectation that things are going to be different,” he said. “This is a moment in the restaurant world where breaking even is considered success. Those pennies and dollars matter, and that’s another reason why I think this is happening at just the right moment.” After originally launching the platform in November 2019 as a website called SideGig, the business partners shifted gears. They rebranded it as GigPro before temporarily taking it offline this summer to make it more scalable, Ellsworth said. “To keep it in restaurant lingo, we launched with a food truck, but we knew everyone in Charleston and beyond needed this solution,” he said. “We knew the business model was still sound, and we had to build a platform that was scalable. So, instead of being a food truck that can serve a couple hundred people comfortably, we’ll be able to serve a couple hundred thousand people comfortably and can go into different markets.” continued on page 22

Spanish tapas restaurant Estadio opened last week for the first time since the end of June, when the restaurant closed temporarily after months of offering takeout and delivery through the pandemic. Estadio will be open for outdoor dining and takeout Tuesday through Sunday from 5-10 p.m. Brandon Underwood returned as general manager, and executive chef Alex Lira continues to lead the kitchen with the help of sous chef Alex Eaton (Herd Provisions and The Ordinary). “We will be able to accommodate up to about 40 guests at a time in our expanded outdoor space, furnished with new plants, artificial turf, string lighting, heaters and new outdoor speakers for music,” an Estadio spokesperson said. The Spring Street restaurant announced its temporary closure on July 3 after an employee experienced COVID-19 symptoms. That employee tested negative, but it led the ownership group to reevaluate their immediate future and ultimately make the decision to close indefinitely. The addition of outdoor seating is enabling the restaurant to reopen, and the restaurant is considering using the indoor space for private parties in the near future, the spokesperson said. —Parker Milner

TRATTORIA LUCCA OWNER KEN VEDRINSKI HOPES TO REOPEN, ADDS BRUNCH AT BINKY’S

Trattoria Lucca executive chef and owner Ken Vedrinski told City Paper that his quaint downtown Italian eatery’s future remains uncertain, citing a lack of space between tables as the main reason it has remained closed since the onset of the pandemic. Vedrinski also owns Coda del Pesce and Binky’s Seaside Oyster and Liquor Bar, both located on the Isle of Palms. “I would have to take out about 26 seats of the 52, and even then it would be a little dicey,” said Vedrinski, who re-signed Lucca to a nine-year lease in February. The Bogard Street property is on the market, but Vedrinski is “not actively looking to sell it.” Coda del Pesce and Binky’s are both open due in part to the significant outdoor dining presence at both restaurants. Coda del Pesce has 20 outdoor seats, and Binky’s has 64. Binky’s recently added a Sunday brunch service ahead of its one-year anniversary on Nov. 20. Recent items on the seafood-forward menu have included dishes like yellowfin tuna hash with a poached egg and crispy flounder with grits and gravy. As far as Lucca is concerned, Vedrinski remains optimistic, especially given the loyal following it has had since opening in 2008. “That’s one reason I haven’t announced anything,” he said. “We haven’t chucked the towel in.” —PM


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U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee of the Tiki Series IV Trust, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS John William Boyd, Jr.; Gayle Meacher Boyd; Eunice H. Meacher; Midland Funding LLC; Sandra Bregman; Hunt Club Community Association, Inc.; DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 16th day of October, 2020, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of CHARLESTON COUNTY CHAMBERS, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 1st day of December, 2020 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the Improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Hunt Club Subdivision, in Charleston County, shown and designated as Lot 37, Phase I on that certain plat by A. H. Schwacke & Associates, Inc. dated October 31, 2000; revised February 7, 2001; last revised February 13, 2001, entitled “Conditional Plat Phase I, Hunt Club Tract C Property of Rainbow Development, L.L.C. Bees Ferry Road, St. Andrews Parish Charleston County S.C.” and recorded February 21, 2001 in Plat Book EE, page 613; said property also being shown on plat, entitled “Final Plat Phase I Hunt Club Tract C Property of Rainbow Development Group, LLC Bees Ferry Road St. Andrews Parish Charleston County South Carolina”, said final plat being dated 17 July, 2001, and last revised 28 November, 2001, and recorded 20 December, 2001, In Book EF, at pages 252-254, in the RMC Office for Charleston County, S.C.; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, butting. and boundings as reference to said plat will more fully be shown; said property being conveyed subject to easements and restrictions of record. SUBJECT to assessments, Charleston Ad Valorem Taxes, any and all restrictions, easements, covenants and rightsof-way of record, and any other senior encumbrances. This being the same property conveyed to John William Boyd, Jr. and Gayle Meacher Boyd as joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common by deed of DOW, INC., dated December 20, 2002 and recorded December 30, 2002 in Book G431 at Page 128 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. TMS # 286-13-00-037 Case#: 2019CP1004691 Current Property Address: 1179 Quick Rabbit Loop Charleston, SC 29414 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 022307-00027 2019CP1004691 FOR INSERTION 11/11/2020 11/18/2020 11/25/2020 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

Master’s Sale Case No.: 2020-CP-10-01285 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company -vsR. Larry Evans, Jr. and Norma T. Evans, Upon authority of a Decree dated October 16, 2020, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC, on December 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the City of North Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 42, Block B, Summerfield Subdivision, as shown on that certain plat entitled: “PLAT OF THE SUBDIVISION OF TMS 39700-00-003 INTO LOTS 1 THRU 46, BLOCK B & RESIDUAL, CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA”, prepared by George A.Z. Johnson, Jr., Inc. dated June 7, 1988 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book BU, at Page 68. Said lot having such size, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully appear. BEING the same property conveyed to R. Larry Evans Jr and Norma T. Evans herein by Deed of Evans Development Corporation recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in X230, at Page 106 on August 20, 1993. TMS #: 397-01-00-126 Property Address: 7880 Elderberry Circle, N. Charleston, SC 29418 As the Plaintiff did not waive its right for a deficiency judgment in the Complaint, this sale will be re-opened for final bidding at 11:00 a.m. on December 31, 2020. 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. 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 well before the foreclosure sale date. NOTICE: ANYONE THAT ATTENDS WILL BE EXPECTED TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY B. Lindsay Crawford, III (SC Bar# 6510) Theodore von Keller (SC Bar# 5718) B. Lindsay Crawford, IV (SC Bar# 101707) Christopher B. Lusk (SC Bar# 103221) Telephone : (803) 790-2626 Email: court@crawfordvk.com Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2020 CP-10-04875 Theoria Johnson and Rosabell Creech PLAINTIFFS, vs. Richard Roe and Mary Roe, the two latter named persons being fictitious names used to represent any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the Military Service of the US, all of them being a class designated as John Doe and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class Designated as Richard Roe, Defendants. SUMMONS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon Nantz Law at their office, 460 King Street, Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered for the relief demanded. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, as amended effective September 1, 2002, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference to the Master in Equity for York County, which Order shall specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this action. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that James W. Saxton, Jr. of 15 Radcliffe Place has been designated as Guardian Ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, underage, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, Dated November 10, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice unless such Defendants, or anyone of their behalf shall procure a proper person to be Appointed Guardian Ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice. BY: /s/ Carolyn Suhocki Carolyn M. Suhocki

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND

ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: MARY ELLEN JACOBY 2020-ES-10-1596 DOD: 06/29/20 PERS. REP: MICHAEL D. JACOBY 193 WHITE CHURCH LN. SUMMERVILLE, SC 29485 ATTY: JOHN L. DUFFY, III, ESQ. PO BOX 71346 CHARLESTON, SC 29415 ************ ESTATE OF: LENORA CORDRAY AUSTIN 2020-ES-10-1613 DOD: 09/11/20 PERS. REP: JOHN W. CORDRAY, JR. 6515 OLD JACKSONBORO, RD., RAVENEL, SC 29470 ************ ESTATE OF: FAITH LILLIAN KOBYLKA 2020-ES-10-1633 DOD: 07/16/20 PERS. REP: SANDRA K. FUNDERBURK 1264 LLEWELLYN RD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: JEANNE S. PITCHER 2020-ES-10-1661 DOD: 09/30/20 PERS. REP: SUSAN FOSTER BARBER 20 MAHLO LN. COLUMBIA, SC 29204 ************ ESTATE OF: SHARON O’MARA MACON 2020-ES-10-1664 DOD: 10/09/20 PERS. REP: STEPHEN GOENNER 219 ASHMONT DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29492 ************ ESTATE OF: FELICIA WARDLAW SPERR 2020-ES-10-1683 DOD: 09/02/20 PERS. REP: PATRICIA O. DETREVILLE 306 GAMECOCK AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: DENNIS O’NEILL, ESQ. 1473 STUART ENGALS, BLVD., MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: HOLLY LOU HANSCOMB 2020-ES-10-1689 DOD: 09/15/20 PERS. REP: LAURIE HANSCOMB 635 ASHCRAFT CIR., #524 PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC 29585 ATTY: TAYLOR SILVER, ESQ. PO BOX 1665 GEORGETOWN, SC 29442

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: THOMASINE W. GRANT 2020-ES-10-1326 DOD: 07/26/20 PERS. REP: ERMA ANN BROWN PO BOX 451 MCCLELLANVILLE, SC 29458

************ ESTATE OF: WALTER SCOTT 2020-ES-10-1721 DOD: 10/09/20 PERS. REP: RODNEY E. SCOTT, SR. 1403 AMBER LN. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: ARTHUR C. MCFARLAND, ESQ. 1847 ASHLEY RIVER RD. #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: DEBORAH SWEATMAN HORNE 2020-ES-10-1734 DOD: 09/09/20 PERS. REP: OTEY M. HORNE 91 BARRS RD. BRANCHVILLE, SC 29432 ATTY: J. RUTLEDGE YOUNG, JR., ESQ. 96 BROAD ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: ROBERT MORRIS GIESY, JR. 2020-ES10-1756 DOD: 04/20/20 PERS. REP: ROSEMARY SHIREMAN GIESY 1602 WHITBY LN. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: JEFFREY C. MOORE, ESQ. 1 CARRIAGE LN., BLDG. H CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: MAXINE J. WHITEHURST 2020-ES10-1772 DOD: 06/16/20 PERS. REP: WILLIAM LEE WHITEHURST 7528 WHISPERING OAK DR. HANAHAN, SC 29410 ATTY: JOHN S. WEST, ESQ. 207 CAROLINA AVE. MONCKS CORNER, SC 29461 ************* ESTATE OF: SANDRA JEAN GASSAWAY HOOPER 2020-ES10-1795 DOD: 10/04/20 PERS. REP: RHONDA H. MCCRAW 2923 FOXHALL RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************* ESTATE OF: WILLIAM RYAN WHITLEY 2020-ES10-1797 DOD: 10/31/20 PERS. REP: WILLIAM J. WHITLEY 6687 RIEBER ST. WORTHINGTON OH 43085

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: ALFRED COMFORT, SR. 2020-ES-10-1270 DOD: 06/19/20 PERS. REP: PATRICIA COMFORT-CAPERS 971 ASHLEY AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: DIANNE L. MILLER 2020-ES-10-1546 DOD: 08/19/20 PERS. REP: JOY DELK 15 MILANO CT. HANAHAN, SC 29410 PERS. REP: VICKI RAYBON 3323 COTTONFIELD DR. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ATTY: DAWN CLARK, ESQ. 497 BRAMSON CT., #101A MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF:

SHERYL RAE BECZYNSKI 2020-ES-10-1568 DOD: 09/19/20 PERS. REP: MICHELLE LOREN THRIFT 3629 KENN DR. NORFOLK, VA 23518 ************ ESTATE OF: JERRY HASKELL GOSNELL 2020-ES-10-1577 DOD: 08/29/20 PERS. REP: NANCY JANE GOSNELL 1435 BROWNSWOOD RD. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ************ ESTATE OF: WILLIAM ARNOLD HUNT, SR. 2020-ES-10-1588 DOD: 09/02/20 PERS. REP: CELESTE PATRICK 80 EAST BAY ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 PERS. REP: WENDY HUNT MOLONY 3058 ASHLEY RIVER RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: ANDREW W. CHANDLER, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: NORMAN BEAR JACOBY 2020-ES-10-1595 DOD: 06/28/20 PERS. REP: MICHAEL D. JACOBY 193 WHITE CHURCH LN. SUMMERVILLE, SC 29485 ATTY: JOHN L. DUFFY, III, ESQ. PO BOX 71346 CHARLESTON, SC 29415

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: JOHN S. EDWARDS 2020-ES-10-1392 DOD: 07/06/20 PERS. REP: STANLEY NURNBERGER, III 214 PINETREE DR. GULF BREEZE, FL 32561 ************ ESTATE OF: GLORIA LAURA DETIG SHOEMAKER 2020-ES-10-1414 DOD: 07/29/20 PERS. REP: DEBRA A. SHOEMAKER 104 LOCHAVEN DR., #105 CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: EDWIN WAYNE MAGWOOD 2020-ES-10-1447 DOD: 09/11/20 PERS. REP: TRESSY MELLICHAMP 1311 WAYNE ST. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ATTY: PHILIP BERLINSKY, ESQ. 2971 W. MONTAGUE AVE. #201 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418 ************ ESTATE OF: TYRONE W. HILL, SR. 2020-ES-10-1450 DOD: 03/20/20 PERS. REP: JACQUELINE F. HILL 1279 S. LENEVAR DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: BRUNO J. ROMEO 2020-ES-10-1469 DOD: 08/01/20 PERS. REP: THERESA HARRISON 14201 SE PETROVISKY RD.


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SCPUBLIC NOTICES.COM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 2020-ES-10-1479 SUE FONG YIM LIM, PETITIONER, VS. HEIRS OF YUEN CHARM LIM, RESPONDENT(S). SUMMONS TO THE RESPONDENT(S) ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO ANSWER THE PETITION HEREIN, A COPY OF WHICH IS HEREWITH SERVED UPON YOU, AND TO SERVE A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER TO THIS PETITION UPON THE SUBSCRIBER, AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN BELOW, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER SERVICE HEREOF, EXCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SUCH SERVICE, AND IF YOU FAIL TO ANSWER THE PETITION JUDGEMENT BY

DEFAULT WILL BE RENDERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. PETITIONER/ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER DEBRA J. GAMMONS, ATTORNEY DATED: SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 ADDRESS: 295 SEVEN FARMS DRIVE, SUITE C-310 DANIEL ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA 29492 DANIEL ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 NOTICE OF VIRTUAL HEARING – DECEMBER 3, 2020, 12 NOON, CHARLESTON COUNTY PROBATE COURT, CHARLESTON, S.C.

SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF SMALL CLAIMS-NORTH CASE NO. 2020CV1011500297 GERRIT VAN OMMERING, PLAINTIFF VS. IN-N-OUT TOWING, LLC (BARRY JOHNSON), DEFENDANT. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN THIS ACTION OF WHICH A COPY IS HEREWITH SERVED UPON YOU, AND TO SERVE A COPY OF YOUR ANSWER ON THE SUBSCRIBERS AT THEIR OFFICES, 4045 BRIDGE VIEW DRIVE, POST OFFICE BOX 70235, NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29405, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE HEREOF. YOUR ANSWER MUST BE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY YOU OR BY YOUR ATTORNEY AND MUST STATE YOUR ADDRESS OR THE ADDRESS OF YOUR ATTORNEY, IF SIGNED BY YOUR ATTORNEY. - - - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE COMPLAINT IN THE FOREGOING ACTION, TOGETHER WITH THE SUMMONS, OF WHICH THE FOREGOING IS A COPY, WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY ON THE 13TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2020. NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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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 27, 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.

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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 February 20, 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.

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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 Dorchester County on August 17, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Dorchester, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Dorchester County Department of Social Services, at the office of their Attorney, The Legal Department of the Dorchester County Department of Social Service, 216 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, South Carolina 29483, 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.

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SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Jason Rohrssen and Aubrey Austin NOTICE TO JASON ROHRSSEN: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on January 9, 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, Kenneth Murphy, II, 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.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “A little too much is just enough for me,” joked poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. I suspect that when he said that, he was in a phase similar to the one you’re in now. I bet he was experiencing a flood of creative ideas, pleasurable self-expressions, and loving breakthroughs. He was probably right to risk going a bit too far, because he was learning so much from surpassing his previous limitations and exploring the frontiers outside his comfort zone. Now here’s your homework, Aries: Identify two actions you could take that fit the profile I’ve described here. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Biologists believe that no tree can grow more than 436 feet tall. As much as an individual redwood or spruce or mountain ash might like to sprout so high that it doesn’t have to compete with other trees for sunlight, gravity is simply too strong for it to pump enough water up from the ground to its highest branches. Keep that in mind as a useful metaphor during the next ten months, Taurus. Your assignment is to grow bigger and taller and stronger than you ever have before — and know when you have reached a healthy level of being bigger and stronger and taller. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I haven’t felt the savory jolt of bacon in my mouth since I was 15, when I forever stopped eating pigs. I still remember that flavor with great fondness, however. I’ve always said I’d love to find a loophole that would allow me to enjoy it again. And then today I found out about a kind of seaweed that researchers at Oregon State University say tastes like bacon and is healthier than kale. It’s a new strain of a red marine algae called dulse. If I can track it down online, I’ll have it for breakfast soon. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that you, too, are primed to discover a fine new substitute — something to replace a pleasure or resource that is gone or taboo or impossible. What could it be? CANCER (June 21-July 22): By age 49, Cancerian author Norman Cousins had been struck with two debilitating diseases. His physicians gave him a one in 500 chance of recovery. He embarked on a series of unconventional attempts to cure himself, including “laugh therapy” and positive self-talk, among others. They worked. He lived lustily for another 26 years, and wrote several books about health and healing. So perhaps we should pay attention to his belief that “each patient carries his own doctor inside him” — that at least some of our power to cure ourselves resides in inner sources that are not understood or accredited by traditional medicine. This would be a valuable hypothesis for you to consider and test in the coming weeks, Cancerian. (Caveat: But don’t stop drawing on traditional medicine that has been helping you.) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In accordance with astrological rhythms, I’m giving you permission to be extra regal and majestic in the coming weeks. You have a poetic license to be a supremely royal version of yourself, even to the point of wearing a jeweled crown and purple silk robe. Would you prefer a gold scepter with pearls or a silver scepter with rubies? Please keep in mind, though, that all of us non-Leos are hoping you will be a noble and benevolent sovereign who provides enlightened leadership and bestows generous blessings. That kind of behavior will earn you the right to enjoy more of these lofty interludes in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the coming weeks, I will refer to you as The Rememberer. Your task will be to deepen and refine your relationship with the old days and old ways — both your own past and the pasts of people you care about most. I hope you will take advantage of the cosmic rhythms to reinvigorate your love for the important stories that have defined you and yours. I trust you will devote treasured time to reviewing in detail the various historical threads that give such rich meaning to your web of life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Those who build walls are their own prisoners,” wrote Libran author Ursula K. Le Guin. She continued, “I’m going to fulfill my proper function in the social organism. I’m going to unbuild walls.” I hope that sounds appeal-

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ing to you, Libra. Unbuilding walls is my first choice for your prime assignment in the coming weeks. I’d love to see you create extra spaciousness and forge fertile connections. I’ll be ecstatic if you foster a rich interplay of diverse influences. If you’re feeling super-plucky, you might even help unbuild walls that your allies have used to half-trap themselves. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “If you can’t help me grow, there’s no point with you being in my life.” Singer and actress Jill Scott said that. In my view, Scorpios may be the only sign of the zodiac that can assert such a sentiment with total sincerity and authority. For many of the other tribes, it might seem harsh or unenforceable, but for you it’s exactly right — a robust and courageous truth. In addition to its general rightness, it’s also an especially apt principle for you to wield right now. The coming weeks will be a potent time to catalyze deep learning and interesting transformations in concert with your hearty allies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “You live best as an appreciator of horizons, whether you reach them or not.” Those words from poet David Whyte would be a perfect motto for you to write out on a piece of paper and tape to your bathroom mirror or your nightstand for the next 30 years. Of all the tribes in the zodiac, you Sagittarians are most likely to thrive by regularly focusing on the big picture. Your ability to achieve small day-by-day successes depends on how well you keep the long-range view in mind. How have you been doing lately with that assignment? In the coming weeks, I suspect you could benefit from hiking to the top of a mountain — or the metaphorical equivalent — so you can enjoy seeing as far as you can see. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sensible Capricorn author E. M. Forster (1879–1970) said, “Passion does not blind. No. Passion is sanity.” That’s the opposite of what many poets and novelists have asserted down through the ages, which is that passion isn’t truly passion unless it renders you halfcrazy, driven by obsession, and subject to delusion and irrationality. But in offering you counsel in this horoscope, I’m aligning myself with Forster’s view. For you in the coming weeks, Capricon, passion will help you see clearly and keep you mentally healthy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Alpine swifts are small birds that breed in Europe during the summer and then migrate long distance to Africa for the winter. Ornithologists were shocked when they discovered that at least some of these creatures fly for more than 200 days without ever once landing on the ground. They’re not always flapping their wings — sometimes they glide — but they manage to do all their eating and drinking and sleeping and mating in mid-air. Metaphorically speaking, I think it’s important for you to not act like the alpine swifts in the coming months, dear Aquarius. Please plan to come all the way down to earth on a regular basis. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s substantial evidence that when people talk to themselves out loud in the midst of doing a task, they improve their chances of succeeding at the task. Have you ever heard athletes giving themselves verbal encouragement during their games and matches? They’re using a trick to heighten their performance. In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to experiment with this strategy in the coming weeks. Increase your brainpower by regularly offering yourself encouraging, supportive instructions. It’s fine if you just sort of whisper them, but I’d love it if now and then you also bellowed them. Homework: Imagine it’s 30 years from now and you’re telling God the worst things and best things you ever did. What would they be? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.

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BILL WILSON’S SECOND LP COMES TWO YEARS AFTER HIS DEBUT, STAND UP!

Spirit of the Season Bill Wilson plays the hits and more on holiday album, Soul of Christmas

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It’s not too often that artists follow up their hyped debut LP with a holiday album. But, Bill Wilson has never really been a regular artist. At the age when most musicians are winding their careers down with short tours or cover albums, Wilson, 76, put out his first project, Stand Up!. Two years later, he’s following it up with Soul of Christmas, to bring some joy to a holiday season that caps off a turbulent year. “[People] need something to put in some good uplifting spirits,” Wilson said. “If you have nothing else to think about, think about just being able to celebrate, being able to just be here. We lost so many people this year and I’m sure they were probably thinking of Christmas, too, just like we are.” It would be easy, amid a pandemic that openly discourages gathering with family and friends, to play up the cynicism of an arduous year. But, Wilson’s intent to create something cheerful and brimming with hope is clear throughout Soul of Christmas. This album is in love with happiness, revering the feelings of camaraderie in the holidays. After a welcoming speech from Wilson, the LP moves on to a jazzy rendition of a holiday classic “Jingle Bell Rock.” It should go without saying, but Wilson’s still got it. Despite the nimble musicianship competing on the track, his voice is never in danger of fading to the background. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has a new swing, as well. The track is still a slow and sweet number, similar to Frank Sinatra’s famous cover, but Wilson and the band garnish the song’s heights with fiery instrumentation. A

saxophone solo in the middle section and Wilson’s vocal riffing are bright spots. The band produces a honky-tonk and jazz influenced cover of “Winter Wonderland” later on the album. The song’s keyboard solo and vocal accompaniment nods to gospel music throughout the track. “We went over a whole bunch of [songs],” Wilson said about the tracks he decided to cover. “The ones I did, to me, were uplifting, and they were the spiritual ones, but they all had that joy of Christmas. I think the ones we chose were pretty much the ones people most traditionally listen to.” The band’s versatility is put on display on “Improvisation” and “On Christmas,” which are more like extended jams instead of traditional holiday hits.

Soul of Christmas follows the loose, improvisational style of Stand Up! In fact, plenty of session musicians returned from the previous album to stack the backing band with some of Charleston’s finest performers. Jonathan Lovett, Jenny Lee Ford, Thomas Kenney, Aisha Kenyetta, Kanika Moore, JT Rollerson, Ross Bogan and others accompany Wilson on Soul of Christmas. Matt Zutell of Coast Records and Brian Compton also returned as producers. “In their own right, they’re all stars to me,” Wilson said about the band. “It showed on the album — the best of each one of them were coming out. I really got to give them more than a pat on the back. I love them, man.” But unlike his previous LP, Wilson’s not charting his legendary career in the Charleston music scene as the owner of the New Moulin Rouge club downtown or a member of the Tex Town Display. He’s just playing the music he loves and celebrating his favorite time of year. Born on Christmas and raised on gospel, the singer has always had religion to guide him. Spirituality is something that he blends into his life, Wilson said. Illustrating this part of his life, he brings the album to a close with an airy and passionate cover of “O Holy Night.” The song’s dynamic structure features a quiet piano introduction leading to an explosive crest as Wilson sings about Christ’s birth. This final tune in some ways represents what Wilson hopes listeners take from Soul of Christmas. “I want them to realize that we’re still here, God is still with us and no matter what, there’s going to be a brighter day,” he said.

The 25th Charleston Christmas Special will offer streaming options for their sold out show starting Dec. 19. In-person performances will still be running from Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, but fans will now have a chance to watch the show from the comfort of their own homes. The show will have many favorites returning to perform holiday classics, including Tiffany Parker, Kindred Moore and Matthew Billman. The show will also feature violinist James Anderson as the show’s opener. Nine-yearold Addie Collins will be closing out the show for the third year in a row. The livestream will be available for viewing from 7 p.m. Dec. 19 until Dec. 27. To find more information and purchase the streaming option, go to Moranz Entertainment’s website. —Holly Malnati

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Forte Jazz Lounge will launch its Hospitality Industry Night on Dec. 2. Hospitality professionals will be given VIP treatment every first Wednesday of the month. Forte Jazz Lounge wants to give back to the community by offering anyone in the hospitality business free admission, live music, two free drink tokens, charcuterie and entry for cash prize drawings. This night will be open to concierges, bartenders, pedicab drivers and anyone else in the hospitality industry. The admission will also allow guests to bring a plus one to the event. Go to fortejazzlounge.com for more information. —HM

EDWN TALKS RELATIONSHIP TROUBLE IN VIDEO FOR ‘MINE’

Local rapper EDWN released the music video for his song, “MINE,” featured on his most recent EP, Working on Growing Up. The video for “MINE” follows EDWN in his efforts to get the attention of a girl. The two are seen throughout the streets of Charlotte going back and forth between fighting and finding moments of affection. The video, directed by Shonuf, features many visual effects that add to the vibe of the song. Segments of the video look like they were drawn by hand and the camera work often reflects the beat. In combination with his lyrics, the video perfectly depicts EDWN’s chase to get the girl. Head over to charlestoncitypaper.com to see the video for “MINE.” —HM If you or your band has special news, contact Heath Ellison at heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.


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