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Up Close from Afar Telehealth expands treatment options in rural areas BY RODNEY WELCH buprenorphine, which according to Guille increases functioning and makes the patient less likely to use opioids or become involved in criminal activity.

As a reproductive psychiatrist with the Medical University of South Carolina, she knew the stats were dire. “From 1999 to 2014,” she would later note in a medical study, “the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) in the United States more than quadrupled, increasing from 1.5 to 6.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births.” Worse was the fact that only a fraction — fewer than one in four women with the disorder — ever received treatment. It wasn’t hard to imagine where many lived: far-flung rural communities where addiction is compounded with both long-term unemployment and little access to health care. For Guille, the solution was readily apparent. Since MUSC already had video technology, why not use it to connect doctors with remote patients? Naturally, there were questions that often greet the use of telehealth, namely whether a doctor could communicate as effectively on video as in person. Guille undertook a year-long academic study, which followed the cases of 98 pregnant women under treatment for opioid addiction. The results, published earlier this year, showed little difference between telehealth and in-person treatment.

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Use of telehealth is exploding Today, telehealth is booming at MUSC and hospitals around the state — largely because of the onslaught of COVID-19. Through MUSC’s Center for Telehealth, medical professionals come together to

reach patients and doctors throughout the Palmetto State. “It’s really an integrated care team,” Guille said. “Obstetricians, nurses, psychiatrists and addiction specialists are all kind of working together to take care of these women.” MUSC partners in telehealth with Epic, GUILLE the software firm which maintains the electronic health records for most of the country (some 250 million people) and just over half of South Carolina. The use of video, such as with Epic’s popular MyChart app, has exploded since earlier this year. “Back in January, we were seeing about 10,000 video visits across our entire Epic community,” said Epic software programmer Taylor Seale in an interview with Statehouse Report, City Paper’s sister publication. “In April, we saw 2.5 million. Folks got introduced to telehealth as a means of providing care during COVID, but now that we’re seeing what the tool can do, we’re looking at what it can do in the future.” Guille said video care hasn’t hindered communication. “People connect no matter what, right? The more you start talking to someone and the more you know them and the more you engage, the screen just kind of falls away.” Equally important, telehealth can provide women in remote areas with powerful stabilizing medications like methadone and

Unfortunately for some women in the state, doctors are leery about prescribing these medications to pregnant women. “I think there are a lot of people, especially in the front line of obstetric practices, that don’t have a lot of training in addiction, and so a lot of these cases are going missed,” Guille said. “The word that needs to get out is that these problems are really common – you should be looking for them in pregnant and postpartum women, and that treatment is accessible and we should be getting people linked to that care.” There is more to be done in other ways, she said, such as re-examining state and federal laws about prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine or regulations that require a doctor to see a patient first, before prescribing medications. “There were times where we were required to see these women in person first and it delayed care,” she said. “We even had an overdose with a pregnant woman who was trying to access our care but couldn’t get to an in-person appointment. So, we really need to use more of our access capability of being able to connect immediately and being able to get people on treatment when they’re ready.”

New technology will help rural areas, senator says For lawmakers representing rural South Carolina, the benefits of the new technology are clear. “Telehealth is going to be the mechanism

by which a lot of people receive important facets of their health care,” said Orangeburg Democratic Sen. Brad Hutto, who has already seen two hospitals close in his district. “In the late 1960s, the heyday of health care in the state was when every little town had a doctor or two, and every county had a hospital,” he said. “Now, small towns are lucky if they have a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant. Many small counties don’t have hospitals or won’t have hospitals as we go forward.”

Challenges ahead Telehealth still has some bugs to work out. Doctors have long had telehealth reimbursement issues with insurance companies, with video visits not quite counting as a real office visit. With COVID, that seems to have changed, as the necessity for more care has meant accepting telehealth for at least the time being. But, the jury is still out. “The idea of permanently expanding telehealth services covered under Medicare has garnered widespread support,” according to a recent article in MedCity News, “but how private insurers will react is less clear.” “The way that those changes in reimbursement were framed is that they would be reevaluated or ended at the conclusion of the state of emergency,” said programmer Seale, “which is a little bit of a gray area. We don’t exactly know when that is going to end.” For Guille, telehealth has become an effective means of getting help for women in need — and it’s here to stay. “If we learned anything from COVID, [it’s that we must have telehealth],” she said. “Otherwise, we would have had no connection in the past seven months. Connection can happen in so many different ways.”

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MYRTLE BEACH SAW RECORD RENTALS OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Despite warnings from health professionals and political leaders to avoid holiday travel, vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach reportedly hit record levels over Thanksgiving weekend as the coronavirus pandemic continues to tally more than 1,000 cases daily in South Carolina. Over Nov. 21-27, more than 65% of Myrtle Beach vacation rental properties were booked, according to a report from Coastal Carolina University in The State. That’s more than 20 percentage points higher than the same period for 2019. Both Myrtle Beach and Charleston were mentioned on Tripadvisor’s list of top 2020 Thanksgiving destinations based on yearover-year hotel interest. Myrtle Beach ranked eighth in the index, Charleston came in ninth. Visitor information for Charleston International Airport is not yet available from TSA, but spokesman Spencer Pryor said the airport expected Thanksgiving air travel to be around 50% of 2019’s levels. During November 2019, 412,213 passengers deplaned in Charleston, and airport officials expect monthlong passenger counts to be at about 40% of 2019 levels. Travel-related transmission may just be getting started, with South Carolina COVID-19 cases continuing to mount by the thousands. Myrtle Beach-area rentals are 51.2% booked, up nearly 10% from 2019, according to Coastal Carolina. —Sam Spence

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The largest annual Jewish event in the state is still on, but moving to a new location for the same festive atmosphere at a social distance and from the safety of your car. Join family and friends for Chanukah at The Bend starting Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Shifted from the traditional, annual Chanukah at the Square downtown, it’s the same event, but at a new location to better facilitate a safe and distanced event amid the ongoing pandemic. Traditional Jewish food and drink will be delivered to cars for free so no one has to leave their spots or open their wallets. Live entertainment will take place throughout the event and on a stage with a large monitor for everyone to enjoy, and the menorah candle lighting will have the scenic Ashley River as a backdrop. —Skyler Baldwin

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CofC CARDBOARD CUTOUTS RAISE MONEY, FILL SEATS DURING BASKETBALL SEASON College of Charleston is filling its limitedcapacity arena during basketball season using cardboard cutouts of donors to a relief fund designed to help sustain athletic program operations during the pandemic. The College will fill the seats left empty due to capacity restrictions with cardboard cutouts as basketball season gets underway at home this Saturday, following the lead of other professional sports (and Thursday’s American Dog Show, which had cutouts of dogs and cats). A $75 donation gets you your cutout that will sit in the stands during basketball season and can be picked up at the end of the season. Donations can be made at cougarathleticfund.com. In an effort to maintain social distancing,

the College is limiting attendance inside TD Arena to 1,530 fans, about 30% the arena’s capacity. Limited single-game tickets will be sold the week before each game. Donations to the fund go to offset drops in sponsors, donations and ticket sale revenue, the fund’s website says. The men’s and women’s basketball teams tipped off last week. The men’s team was defeated by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill before returning home for a W over Limestone College. The women’s team was defeated by the University of South Carolina in Columbia before beating Wofford at TD Arena in Charleston on Sunday. Most Cougars games are available to stream on FloSports.com for a fee. —Sam Spence

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Newly elected S.C. Rep. Chardale Murray may be the first woman to represent House District 116, but it’s hardly her first time charting a course for herself. The Democrat from Hollywood heads to Columbia as the hand-picked successor to Rep. Robert Brown, who retired after 20 years in office. The 44-year-old attended Talladega University and spent time in Columbia as a teacher and auditor before returning to Charleston to take graduate classes and apprentice in a funeral home. Eventually MURRAY she settled into the funeral business fulltime and now owns Murray’s Mortuary which she first opened in Hollywood in 2004 before moving to Rivers Avenue in 2013. When she first set up shop, Murray said she was one of the youngest funeral home owners in the state. “I did everything from scratch, no loans,” she said, despite doubters who were skeptical of her success. “I guess I proved them wrong.” “I think that’s why Mr. Brown wanted me to run because he said he wanted someone who was compassionate and concerned about the community and wellliked,” she said. “And I just, actually, said, ‘Why not?’” Murray had little experience in politics before she was elected to Hollywood Town Council in 2019. And she never thought she’d run for office when she helped out her friend Maurice Washington with campaign events for former Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. “Never in my wildest dreams,” she thought. “Hats off to them, that is not me.” “I think the time is just right, because the people in my area, they’re not looking for the average attorney or somebody who just wants to be in the position for the name,” she said. “They know that they can trust me,” she said, pointing out that she received more votes than anyone on the local ballot when she ran last year. As one of two Black women entering as members of the S.C. House of Representatives this year, Murray thinks she’s in a good position to bring a new perspective to the Hollywood seat. “I think that more [women] getting involved will help other females feel like, ‘Hey, why not?’” she said. —Sam Spence

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The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Nov. 18 and Nov. 24. No one described in this section has been found guilty, just unlucky. Officers were able to detain a man with a pending arrest warrant after checking in on a red Ford Taurus in the parking lot with a cloud of smoke billowing out of the window. Maybe don’t hotbox the car if you’re on the lam. Police responded to the scene of a violent crime downtown and began questioning a man suffering from two gunshot wounds to the leg. The report doesn’t detail the interaction, but the cops could have waited until he at least had a Tylenol or two in his system. A Daniel Island woman reported that her car window had been smashed in, and that two water filters had been stolen from her purse. It’s always a shame to read reports of crime, but it does help us rest easy knowing people are finally prioritizing adequate hydration. Stay thirsty, guys.

One firearm was stolen from a vehicle parked outside of a West Ashley apartment, along with the owner’s Social Security card, and another firearm was stolen from a vehicle parked downtown. Security footage from a downtown store showed a man who had just left stealing a bicycle outside. Together with the police, the manager was able to connect the suspect to a check that had just been cashed. America, we got him. A big-box store employee was caught embezzling money through a complex Visa card scheme over a period of roughly three months, totaling just over $6,000 in losses to the corporation. We aren’t advocating for embezzlement or anything, but that’s a pretty slick pull.

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Reports are often written in a narrative format, and when a new character who hadn’t done anything wrong is introduced as “Offender 2,” you know you’re in for a twist. In this case: Offender 2 grabbed an officer for arresting his fiancé. Security at a downtown bar threw out the same man twice, after he jumped over their 8-foot fence in the back to get back to drinking. Time for a taller fence. In this week’s installment of perfume-pilfering, two women described as being in their late teens or early 20s made off with over $2,200 worth of perfume from a downtown lingerie store. How are they staying in business? Police responded to reports of shoplifting from a West Ashley grocery store, where a man had stuffed an unknown number of packages of various meats into a trash bag and fleeing in a white Honda Civic. Sorry, DHEC, but we are going to celebrate the holidays with that guy.

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anted: Charleston leaders who take their jobs seriously and do what’s necessary to take on the tough problems they’re elected to face. Peoplepleasers need not apply. Winning elected office can be a high-profile, even glamorous, affair. But serving is tough work. It’s not for the faint of heart or the thin-skinned. It requires independence and instincts that can sort local priorities from individual gripes and grunts. If constituents come first and you earn their trust with results, you might get reelected. Seek the spotlight and you could be a one-term footnote. Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin’s most recent joyride through the spotlight is just the latest example of his signature brand of temper-tantrum policymaking. With an $18 million, pandemic-induced hole in the 2021 budget for Griffin and his colleagues to deal with, the West Ashley councilman all but refused to work on real solutions. Instead, he floated a foolhardy threat that he and his neighbors might break away to form a new town. Not surprisingly, most of his fellow members of council rejected the idea. Others didn’t even dignify Griffin’s folly with a reaction for local reporters. Griffin doesn’t want to raise taxes, but cutting services appears off the table too. Therein lies the tough problem he and his colleagues were elected to solve. No doubt, Charleston City Council has been dealt a tough hand this year. Its members, Griffin included, have

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been mostly attentive, forced to respond to the pandemic in frustrating Zoom meetings, even checking in nearly every day at its outset. But this is what they signed up for and what we elected them to do. Serious work. A year after Charleston voters unseated some unproductive and bombastic members in favor of new voices, Griffin still has not realized that offering flamboyant critiques without alternatives is no way to lead. Unfortunately, it looks like U.S. Rep.-elect Nancy Mace has a similar case of unfounded indignation. In an interview with The State last week, Mace claimed an unnamed congressman told her she’d been “blacklisted” before a nameplate was mounted outside her Capitol Hill office. Mace attempted to hedge her argument a bit, admitting Republicans mounted silly games at times, too. After all, it was Mace who charged into her campaign vowing to “take back” the 1st District from Democrats. And weeks ago, it was Mace who cheered on Trump’s stubborn election challenges. Mace won’t be blacklisted if she works in good faith to serve South Carolina residents, including Democrats. Inviting a reporter over and crying foul is not a great way to start. Voters elected Mace, Griffin and other leaders because they trusted them to make their lives better. With more tough days ahead, it’s time for heads-down, serious work, not pandering, to make good on that promise.

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If none of those testing times fit your schedule or you would prefer a saliva test, it’s easy to schedule an appointment through MUSC. To schedule an appointment or find an updated list of no-appointment testing times and locations, visit muschealth.org/testing. For a complete list of drug stores, private clinics and DHEC mobile locations offering testing, visit scdhec.gov/FindATest. Note that appointments or pre-registration may be required at some of these locations. Sam Spence is editor of Charleston City Paper.

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John Reynolds, an Emmy Award-winning lighting producer. “They see it on TV, and it’s ‘whatever.’ But, Christmas lights, man, people get excited. You only have three lights up and people start taking pictures.” Put up a whole lot more lights and a person would be forgiven for forgetting the camera altogether. Reynolds has seen it firsthand as the creator of Cougar Night Lights, which opened Nov. 23 on the College of Charleston’s downtown campus. Reynolds, a CofC alumnus and Charleston native, has designed, produced and created the College’s holiday light show since 2017. It’s one of many lighting projects on his big-league resume. He has produced lighting for TV, film, the Olympics and presidential debates. Reynolds is also working another holiday lighting display up the road in Clinton. But Cougar Night Lights remains special to him. “It’s good, it’s challenging, it’s daunting,” he said. “You don’t realize how much time you spend up in the trees laying the foundations for everything. That first year I think I put in almost 5,000 feet of cable to control all the lights, and it’s interesting going back year to year and seeing how the trees have grown or how they differ.” As if the work wasn’t challenging enough, Reynolds suffered a severe injury in a 2018 rappelling accident while rock climbing, but that didn’t stop the tough-nut technician of Christmas joy. “I busted my legs up pretty good, so the second and third year, I was still recovering, but that wasn’t going to stop me from doing the lights,” he said. “I was up in the lift with a peg leg, and eventually, it didn’t get any better. I had it amputated, but it only adds to the mystery — the one-legged Christmas lighting guy.” Now, like many others, the pandemic has underscored his career in 2020. Reynolds and his industry colleagues felt the hit of worldwide economic pressures of the coronavirus. But, the show must go on. “It was a rough time for a lot of people for a good five months, but around September, it started gearing back up,” Reynolds said. “That’s the nice thing about Christmas lights, though. You don’t really have to [be close together] … you can drive by it.” But for some, seeing the lights through a car window isn’t enough. “We drove by the lights the other day, and even though it looked great from the road, we just had to get up close,” said Johns Island resident Rachel Gene. “So, we just put on a mask and hopped on out to watch the show.”

‘A creative process’ Reynolds is behind every piece of the College of Charleston show — from the theme and composition, to the rigging and programming. Building the production one piece at a time is his favorite part.

“You lay it out and feel like you get to a point where it’s all a disaster. But then, you have that epiphany, and all of it comes together, and in the end, you’re just excited.”

“I always talk about editing as a process. When you start, it’s so daunting,” he said. “Then, you lay it out and feel like you get to a point where it’s all a disaster. But then, you have that epiphany, and all of it comes together, and in the end, you’re just excited. It’s a creative process.” And, a lot of the pieces to that creative puzzle come and go throughout the process. Reynolds said he often arrives on site with a full plan only to begin thinking, “What if I did this? What if I did that?” There’s a lot of improvisation and flexibility behind the bulbs. With lights dripping from the massive oaks of the College’s Cistern Yard and climbing the columns of Randolph Hall, Reynolds’ work floods the school’s landmark quad with light. continued on page 12

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“There’s the central theme of the hanging lights, which is just one of the most captivating parts of the design,” Reynolds said. “It just changes the whole feel of the Cistern area, this cool, soft light that fills the night, and once we take them down, it just feels so dark. “But, the columns, of course, are the centerpiece as far as the show — the animation part of it anyway,” he said. “And, last year we added the lights under the cistern, which I like, because you can see they’re there, but it’s kind of a surprise. All of a sudden these lights you’re standing right next to are illuminating you and everyone else.” Small crowds of distanced onlookers allow the light to spill across the yard, so that even those in the back can enjoy the show. “We come every year,” said West Ashley’s Don Becker, who stopped by the Cistern on Monday with his family. “Our son recently graduated from the school, so we started going for that, but now it’s become a family tradition. And, we kind of like the distanced aspect, you can tell people are being safe and considerate, and it lets you focus on the lights more.”

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The numbers behind the awe Most people are familiar with the basics of stringing lights around the family Christmas tree or a holiday display out in the yard. Those lights flick off and on with a few plugs here and there (Clark Griswold excepted). Cougar Night Lights requires the equivalent of more than 40,000 plugs, according to Reynolds, all computer-controlled and individually programmed, to light up Cistern Yard. The program Reynolds uses sets up a system of “universes,” each of which contains 512 distinct channels. Cougar Night Lights uses about 140 universes of light data, mostly due to the columns, which contain over 6,000 pixels apiece, with each taking three channels. “It’s a lot of information, and you program

it and go through and design elements to the music, to the beat, to the change ups in the song,” Reynolds said. “It can be a little daunting because there’s so many aspects of the show — the columns, the stairs, the hedges — and you program it all.” About two to three days go into the programming alone, and that comes after the physical work of hanging the lights. This year, that took about eight full workdays decorating the circa 1828 building in a lift. “That’s a challenge in itself, it being a historic building,” Reynolds said. “You can’t just start screwing into things, you have to find creative ways of getting things to hang, and you have to be really careful.” It is, afterall, hallowed ground for Reynolds. “It’s such a beautiful campus,” he said. “I graduated from that college, and it’s kind of a special place in my heart, and it’s exciting to be around there. I graduated in ’97, so I still see some of my old professors. I still have that feeling of this being an important place for me.” Cougar Night Lights is free and open to the public. The 30-minute shows begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. daily until Jan. 1 at CofC’s Cistern Yard (66 George St.).


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Boone Hall Candlelight Tour Swing by Boone Hall this holiday season for a candlelight tour of the main house beautifully decorated for Christmastime. A musical performance by owner Elizabeth McRae Peterson as well as a Christmas Gullah performance will be featured. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase on the tour. Dec. 3, 4 and 6. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $45/ticket, $80/pair. Boone Hall Plantation. 1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant. boonehallplantation.com F R I D AY

Adopt and Shop holiday market Firefly Distillery is celebrating its first holiday season at its new Park Circle location with an Adopt and Shop event in partnership with local dog rescue Southern Tails for Precious Paws and Berkeley Animal Center. The event features local vendors for holiday shopping, dogs up for adoption and plenty of Firefly spirits. A portion of proceeds will go to support the events’ partners. Dec. 5. 12-5 p.m. Free to attend. Firefly Distillery. 4201 Spruill Avenue. fireflydistillery.com W E D N E S D AY S a n d T H U R S D AY S

Santa “Sleigh” Ride Climb aboard a specially decorated carriage driven by the big guy himself for a festive 20-minute ride through downtown Charleston, complete with cocoa, cookies and caroling. Bring a camera for a photo with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, and nestle up in a blanket brought from home and holiday-themed mask for a socially distanced night out. Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Dec. 5. Departures every 30 minutes 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Old South Carriage Co. 14 Anson Street. Downtown. oldsouthcarriage.com

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Christmas on the Battery Warm up in the Edmondston-Alston House courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider and listen to local storyteller Fouché Sheppard perform Gullah Christmas stories. Tour the decorated house by candlelight during the socially distanced event. Masks will be required inside the house, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Dec. 3. 5:30-8 p.m. $30/ticket; $25 for members. Edmondston-Alston House. 21 East Battery. edmondstonalston.org

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Author Jessica Hamilton will give a virtual reading of her debut children’s book, Skye & Her Circle: The Fire Truck Adventure, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. on Instagram. Hamilton’s new book is the first in the Skye & Her Circle series, which tells the stories of imaginative six-year-old Skye and her magical circle that takes her on adventures. The series was inspired by Hamilton’s made-up adventures with her brother while growing up and the 1964 hit film Mary Poppins. Each book will focus on adult problem solving, as well. “In Skye’s adventures, the adults she encounters treat her as if she is older and can help them solve the problems they’re facing,” Hamilton said in a press release. Illustrator Nic Jenkins, who also performs in bands like Infinitikiss and 2 Slices, brought the imagination of the series to life in the book’s colorful pages. “I was grateful for the freedom to explore a more fantastical project rather than something more documentary-like,” he said in a press release. Skye & Her Circle: The Fire Truck Adventure is available at Itinerate Literate Books in North Charleston and Muddy Waters Coffee Bar on James Island. —Heath Ellison

Paper Bullets is the untold true story of queer artists’ campaign to combat Nazi occupiers

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Artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore took up formidable weapons when the Nazis occupied their small, strategically valuable island home of Jersey off the coast of France: paper and pen. The romantic and artistic partners used their talents as writers to distribute demoralizing letters to German soldiers during occupation in World War II. Hidden in newspapers, slipped into soldiers’ pockets and left under windJACKSON shield wipers of military vehicles, the notes attempted to convince Germans to abandon their mission or rebel against the Nazi military. “In some ways, one of the most remarkable parts of this story is (Cahun and Moore) did it in a seemingly innocuous way, a quiet way, but it had a really big effect because they were hunted for four years by the secret field police,” said Jeffrey Jackson, whose book Paper Bullets details their efforts. Cahun and Moore were genderfluid before the term “transgender” was widely used by the general public. In private and in conversation with each other, Cahun went by Lucy Schwob; Moore went by Suzanne Malherbe. They defied gender and sexual norms in their art, as well. The duo’s work fell into what the Nazis categorized as “degenerate art,” or modernist, dada, surrealist art created in the ’20s and ’30s. The avant-garde movements fueled Cahun and Marcel’s opposition campaign, where they often wrote from the

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perspective of a Nazi soldier called “The Soldier with No Name.” “The idea was to essentially fool the Germans into thinking that one of their own was writing these notes,” Jackson said. Cahun and Moore wrote notes that had jokes, fictional dialogue, manifestos or anything that could potentially lead soldiers to question their war effort, according to Jackson. “They were really trying to provoke the Germans to think about, ‘Why are we here on Jersey? Why

are we occupying this territory,’ ” he said. “Some of their notes appealed to the idea of ‘You should be home with your family. Why are you here instead of back home with your children?’” Between 1940 and 1944, the couple continued their efforts until their detainment. Even in prison, after being condemned to death, they pushed their message of resistance to their fellow prisoners. Cahun and Moore survived the war and continued to live as a couple until Cahun’s death in 1954, but their story has largely been untold in popular World War II narratives. “I really think (the letters were) almost an act of rescue for them,” Jackson said. “They saw that these soldiers were being duped by Hitler. They were also being fooled into joining this ridiculous war effort.” The Charleston Library Society will host a free virtual discussion on Paper Bullets between Jeffrey Jackson and New York Times contributor Emily Yellin at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. RSVP at charlestonlibrarysociety.org/events.

College of Charleston students will present six monologues Dec. 4 and 5 that provide different perspectives on the last tumultuous year. During the show, titled Our World: Student Voices of 2020, theater students will give their perspectives on some of the biggest issues discussed over the year. One monologue talks about the disenfranchisement Black men and women face because of police brutality. Another meditates on the stress of the pandemic and the lack of national mourning for over 250,000 dead from COVID-19. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions to students during conversations after the performances. Actor, screenwriter, director and City Paper contributor Michael Smallwood worked with students during the writing and presentation process. “I hope the audience will see how talented and insightful our students are,” he said in a press release. “Our World” will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for CofC students and faculty, and can be purchased online. —HE For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Culture section at charlestoncitypaper.com.


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have any effect on how the story was told or written? Is that the reason why the film tells the audience that, “What follows is (mostly) fiction?” Is this whole movie a case of working with what you got and making lemonade out of life’s little lemons? As the closing credits rolled, I felt like I saw an ambitious, albeit mediocre, movie. I wasn’t cheated the way some critics say they felt. Reviews calling it “wretched” and “velvet garbage” strike me as critics just getting dunk fever on a short hoop. I can understand regular theater-goers being turned off by this film when hits like Coal Miner’s Daughter, Walk the Line and La Bamba have helped lay a nice framework to copy. If you’re pining for something of that ilk, you’ll be disappointed. I wasn’t as bothered because there seemed to be a pure intent at making something a little bit different from the average biopic. As a professional armchair director, this takes me back to a question I had about the “(mostly) fictional” comment in the movie’s intro. The subject is a guy who’d one day garner fame pretending to be an alien. Why not lean into it even further and make it totally fictional? Maybe even pepper in some science fiction? I’m pretty sure the subject would’ve been all about that.

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Compared to some friends, my knowledge of David Bowie’s music is fairly limited. I like his hits, but it was seeing his films The Hunger, Labyrinth and The Man Who Fell to Earth that piqued my interest in him. The other day, I mentioned Stardust, the new Bowie biopic, to a friend. They scoffed, calling it “the David Bowie movie without David Bowie songs.” I looked up Stardust on the web to find scathing headlines and reviews. Some sounded like angsty music fans, angry at the very idea of a Bowie biopic featuring no Bowie needle drop. I get it. A film celebrating the artist without their art being featured will make some feel cheated but, damn, the hate for this movie is so strong. Full disclosure, with the rare exception of movies like Todd Hayne’s I’m Not There and Clint Eastwood’s Bird, I usually have a “meh” reaction toward most music biopics. Films like Straight Outta Compton and Bohemian Rhapsody felt more like bloated self-serving Wikipedia entries to me. Regardless, I checked out Stardust at the Terrace Theater recently. The movie begins in 1971 as a pre-Ziggy Stardust Bowie (Johnny Flynn) lands in the U.S., living off of the international fame he got from his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.” With the little fame he has left slipping from his grasp, he discovers he’s been given no visa or permission to perform in America. That’s where his American label publicist, Ron Oberman (Marc Maron), steps in. Since he can’t do concerts, Oberman gets Bowie a gig playing at a Eureka vacuum-cleaner salesman convention and a Christian radio station. From there the movie flashes back and forth, giving us the backstory on his relationships with his wife and brother while Bowie and Oberman have brushes with celebs that could ultimately influence his next artistic step. Stardust is not a great movie by any means. It’s got a slew of groan-worthy Themes of mental illness cliches that you find in every biopic about musicians: scenes where othare tackled, implying it ers just don’t get the artist, ham-fisted drama, moments that are Easter eggs influenced the creation to future hit songs. Flynn doesn’t of Ziggy Stardust. impersonate Bowie, but that didn’t bother me even if his performance was underwhelming at points. Maron’s role honestly reminded me of Maron. It suited the character well. Unfortunately, Malone is vastly underutilized, playing the role of a screeching wife that did little else. And, yes, the lack of music makes those flaws more bare. On the plus side, it strengthens in the final stretch. Themes of mental illness are tackled, implying it influenced the creation of Ziggy Stardust. I really appreciated the alternate reality approach to the Bowie mythos. Director Gabriel Range is no stranger to alternate realities. His controversial 2006 film, Death of a President, imagines what the world would have been like if George W. Bush had been assassinated. The results were a mixed bag, as well. Stardust definitely left me with quite a few questions about the movie and the music biopic genre. While I didn’t get the impression that it was a big budget affair, it didn’t strike me as cheap either, which makes me curious as to how this got funded. Was it before or after their failed attempts at getting the music rights? Did it

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The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) is launching a new discount card offering a 15% price break for cardholders looking to support local restaurants and benefit the nonprofit’s work. To start, The Indigo Road Restaurant Group’s seven area establishments will offer the discounts, and AFFA is inviting other restaurants to participate. Here’s how it works: Purchase your AFFA Local’s Card and receive 15% off each time you visit participating restaurants from now through the end of 2021. The card costs $100 and all proceeds go to AFFA, a social justice nonprofit that aims to “achieve, nurture and defend equality and full acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and LGBTQ+ people.” The discount is applicable on beverages 4-8 p.m. and food any time for bills totaling less than $500. (Food specials, catering and events and other items at the manager’s discretion may also not be eligible.) Proceeds from card purchases will benefit AFFA programming like its Trans Love Fund, which provides emergency funds to trans-identified individuals throughout South Carolina. Cardholders receive a discount at all of The Indigo Road’s local restaurants: Mercantile and Mash, Bar Mash, Indaco, The Cocktail Club, The Macintosh, O-Ku Sushi and Oak Steakhouse. Other restaurants interested in participating can email locals@affa-sc.org. For more information, visit affa-sc.org. —Parker Milner

Real estate lures favorite but shaken bartender out of industry

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Zen Asian Fusion bartender Shana Swain sensed things were about to change when surging coronavirus cases forced the West Ashley restaurant to temporarily close in March. “That was the first time in my 19-year career that I realized my job was vulnerable,” said Swain, voted 2020’s best bartender by City Paper readers. Restaurants like Zen are feeling the pandemic’s burn everyday, and employees working at these establishments have been essential to the continuation of service. For Swain and others in the industry, safety risks and industry uncertainty are leading to altered career paths. Zen’s temporary closure forced Swain to explore other options, eventually signing up for an online real estate class with the goal of earning a license, while also homeschooling her two children. “When we became quarantined, I knew it was something I had to carry out,” she said. Swain spent 14 years at Manny’s Mediterranean Restaurant before joining the team at Zen Asian Fusion five years ago. Throughout her career, she’s shown an ability to connect with guests, and many Zen regulars have become close friends, she said. “The key is being as relatable as possible,” Swain told the City Paper over the summer. “It’s one thing to make a really good drink, and it’s another to secure the trust of the guest.” Becoming a licensed real estate agent in the middle of a pandemic wasn’t easy, Swain said. The licensing process took five months, and after another 90 days of intensive training with Carolina One Realty, Swain is happy to report that she’s now a state-licensed real estate agent. “The transition has been a huge learning curve, but it’s flowed pretty well,” she said. “I know I made the right decision.” Swain is still bartending while she builds a client list — in fact, she’s worked as an agent or bartender every day since early August. “I have been spread pretty thin, but I’m very motivated to build my brand like I did in food and beverage,” she said. “The owners at Zen knew this was a process I was taking. I’m working diligently to make sure [my real estate] clients are taken care of, and I’m working hard in food and bev to make sure my guests are happy.”

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Swain has buyer, seller and investor real estate clients and hopes to fully transition to her next career by August 2021. It hasn’t been easy phasing out of a career that has brought her so much joy, she said, but the relationships gained over the last 19 years will help with future endeavors.

“The transition has been a huge learning curve, but it’s flowed pretty well. I know I made the right decision.” — Shana Swain

“My customers and guests are longtime, staunch regulars, and my entire working career has been based on the need to cultivate human relationships,” she said. “That has helped me retain those relationships and helped these people realize that ‘Oh, Shana could help me buy a house.’ I think they trust me in whatever industry I join.” Last Shift is an ongoing series featuring food and beverage workers who are moving on to new careers because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re making a career change out of food and beverage, send an email to parker@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Mount Pleasant restaurant Post House added brunch last weekend, giving executive chef Evan Gaudreau the chance to showcase his house-made cinnamon buns and seasonal take on frittatas, eggs Benedict and more. The restaurant, which reopened in August after undergoing significant renovations led by Basic Projects owners Ben and Kate Towill, will serve the midday meal on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “We’re excited to launch brunch service, especially in time for the holidays,” Gaudreau said. “I’m especially excited about the fish sandwich and cinnamon buns.” Patrons can also look for crab toast with poached eggs and bodega-style egg sandwiches, along with sweet treats like Gaudreau’s cinnamon buns or benne banana muffins with salted butter. Fans of Post House’s nighttime menu will be able to order dishes like the “back bar” burger or kale caesar salad. For cocktails, look for bloody marys, mimosas and the “brunch buster,” a combination of gin, blood orange juice, thyme and lemon. —PM


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Charleston Distilling Co. opened the doors “We had the building next door — that’s to its 10,000-square-foot Johns Island locawhere our barrels were,” said Heilman, who tion last Monday and days later, Estuary also owns the 3538 Meeks Farm Road propBeans & Barley debuted its brewery/coffee erty. “We were always renting trucks bringing roaster next door on Meek’s Farm Road. barrels out, so it was just easier putting [the A grand opening is planned this weekend. distillery] next door.” Estuary will fill its more than 30 taps with Heilman even found a tenant for the IPAs, lagers, seltzers, nitro cold brew and other half of the building — Estuary Beans more, all brewed in-house. & Barley. Owner Scott Charleston Distilling Co. “Every morning, we’ll Harrison is a part owner announced it would move of Vail Brewing Company be open for coffee, from King Street to Johns in Colorado, but the Island in 2019, investing $4.2 and everyone we hire Charleston native has been million in the property. Its for a place to open a will be a barista and looking new location will serve gin, brewery in the Lowcountry a bartender.” vodka, bourbon and more for nearly two years. Monday through Saturday, Charleston Distilling and — Ronnie Fink, head brewmaster owner Steve Heilman said. Estuary will collaborate when “We have two different possible — Heilman even stills here, and we’re going to come up with pushed his opening back a few months while some new products. We can do seven barrels Harrison completed construction next door. a day, and [on King Street] we were doing Harrison and head brewmaster Ronnie three barrels a week,” he said. Fink are making Estuary an all day destinaThe move to Johns Island is two years in tion, serving coffee in the morning and beer the making, and the new facility features a at night. spacious bar and outdoor patio. “Our roaster’s right upstairs — right now


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we have four or five different blends, and then we’ll probably do some single origin as well,” Fink said. “Every morning, we’ll be open for coffee, and everyone we hire will be a barista and a bartender.” The brewery will also serve wine and food from their brand new truck outside. Kinfolk, a Johns Island eatery specializing in Nashville hot chicken, helped Estuary get its food program off the ground, and moving forward the brewery will invite local popups to host events in the truck, Fink said. For beer, Estuary will serve all the classics, with a focus on IPAs.

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Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Jason C. Kangeter, individually; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Department of Housing and Urban Development; Jason C. Kangeter, as Personal Representative of the Estate of James L. Griffin; Pamela F. Kangeter; DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 20th day of March, 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 5th day of January, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL THAT LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING ON JAMES ISLAND, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, BEING THE LOT DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 59 ON A PLAT ENTITLED, “PART 4 OF LOCKWOOD HALL, JAMES ISLAND, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA”., DATED JULY,1966, BY H. EXO CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. IN PLAT BOOK V, PAGE 5; SAID LOT HAVING SUCH SHAPE, BOUNDS, METES AND LOCATIONS AS ARE SET FORTH THEREON, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A FULLER DESCRIPTION. 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 devised to James L. Griffin by deed of the Estate of Norma Faye S. Griffin, Case No. 1988ES1000939, dated June 28, 1990 and recorded December 19, 1990 and also by quit claim deed from Suesan S. Blevins dated February 15, 1996 and recorded February 27, 1996 in Deed Book U265 at page 030, also by quit claim deed from Donna L. Dudley dated February 15, 1996 and recorded February 27, 1996 in Deed Book U265 at page 065, also by quit claim deed from Jason C. Kangeter dated February 15, 1996 and recorded February 27, 1996 in Deed Book U265 at page 191, also by quit claim deed from James C. Kangeter, Jr dated February 15, 1996 and recorded February 27, 1996 in Deed Book U265 at page 195, also from quit claim deed from Molly A. Malinowsky dated February 15, 1996 and recorded February 27, 1996 in Deed book U265 at page 218 in the office of the Charleston County Register of Deeds. Subsequently, James L. Griffin died testate on July 23, 2019, leaving the subject property to his devisees namely, Jason C. Kangeter and Pamela F. Kangeter, as is more fully preserved in the probate records for Charleston County in Case No. 2019ES1001475. TMS # 454-13-00-136 Case#: 2019CP1005973 Current Property Address: 812 Trafalgar St. Charleston, SC 29412 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.

at their offices, 100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 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.

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.

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 within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Ian C. Gohean, Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley, PA, 325 Rocky Slope Road, Greenville, SC 29607, made absolute.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2018CP1005656 U.S. Bank NA, successor trustee to Bank of America, NA, successor in interest to LaSalle Bank NA, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OA2, Plaintiff, v. Jason C. Myers; Charles D. Myers, Jr.; Dove Run Phase I Horizontal Property Regime Homeowners Association, Inc.; First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company as successor by merger to First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver for Atlantic Bank & Trust; Elizabeth Murray Austin Young; TD Bank, N.A.; First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.; Kathryn W. Colenda; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America Acting by and through the Internal Revenue Service; Ruan Small Business Center, Inc.; Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 62-2-109) or under decedent’s will; Defendant(s). SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived (011847-04493) TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Ruan Small Business Center, Inc. Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 62-2-109) or under decedent’s will. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 1408 Camp Road A, Charleston, SC 29412, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 425 11 00 129, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers

s/Kevin T. Brown 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: 1) Ruan Small Business Center, Inc., and 2) Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 622-109) or under decedent’s will, 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 November 6, 2020. s/Kevin T. Brown 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 avail-

able 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/Kevin T. Brown 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 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2018CP1005656 U.S. Bank NA, successor trustee to Bank of America, NA, successor in interest to LaSalle Bank NA, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OA2, Plaintiff, v. Jason C. Myers; Charles D. Myers, Jr.; Dove Run Phase I Horizontal Property Regime Homeowners Association, Inc.; First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company as successor by merger to First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver for Atlantic Bank & Trust; Elizabeth Murray Austin Young; TD Bank, N.A.; First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.; Kathryn W. Colenda; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America Acting by and through the Internal Revenue Service; Ruan Small Business Center, Inc.; Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 62-2-109) or under decedent’s will; Defendant(s). ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgement Waived (011847-04493) It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Ian C. Gohean as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Ian C. Gohean, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 1408 Camp Road

A, Charleston, SC 29412; that Ian C. Gohean is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 62-2-109) or under decedent’s will, .by publication thereof in the Post and Courier, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. S/Mickell R. Scarborough 3062 Charleston, South Carolina 11/23/2020 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2018CP1005656 U.S. Bank NA, successor trustee to Bank of America, NA, successor in interest to LaSalle Bank NA, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OA2, Plaintiff, v. Jason C. Myers; Charles D. Myers, Jr.; Dove Run Phase I Horizontal Property Regime Homeowners Association, Inc.; First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company as successor by merger to First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc., assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver for Atlantic Bank & Trust; Elizabeth Murray Austin Young; TD Bank, N.A.; First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.; Kathryn W. Colenda; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America Acting by and through the Internal Revenue Service; Ruan Small Business Center, Inc.; Any unknown heirs or devisees of the Estate of Andrew W. Muller, including 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, by virtue of any interest claimed under the law of intestate succession (S.C. Code Section 62-2-109) or under decedent’s will; Defendant(s). FIRST AMENDED LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived (011847-04493) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Charles D. Myers, Jr. and Jason C. Myers to Washington Mutual Bank, FA dated December 20, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Charleston County on January 16, 2007, in Mortgage Book C612 at Page 221. This mortgage was assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by Assignment of Mortgage dated June 19, 2018 and recorded June 29, 2018 in

Book 729 at Page 859 in the Charleston County Register of Deeds Office. This mortgage was further assigned to U.S. Bank NA, successor trustee to Bank of America, NA, successor in interest to LaSalle Bank NA, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OA2 by Assignment of Mortgage dated June 19, 2018 and recorded June 29, 2018 in Book 729 at Page 860 in the Charleston County Register of Deeds Office. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: CONDOMINIUM NO. 35 in the Dove Run Horizontal Property Regime, a Horizontal Property Regime established by Edgar A. Buck, Margaret B. Buck and S&C Partnership, pursuant to the South Carolina Horizontal Property Act, Section 27-31-10, et seq., 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, by Master Deed dated May 21, 1984, and recorded in the Charleston County ROD Office in Book F137, at Page 872, which apartment is shown on the Site Plan and/or physical survey of said Horizontal Property Regime prepared by E.M. Seabrook and recorded as an Exhibit to said Master Deed. TOGETHER with an undivided interest in the common elements declared by said Master Deed to be an appurtenance conveyed hereby. This being the same property conveyed to Charles D. Myers, Jr. and Jason C. Myers by deed of Geoff Edgell dated December 20, 2006 and recorded January 16, 2007 in Book A612 at Page 42 in the Charleston County Register of Deeds Office. Property Address: 1408 Camp Road A Charleston, SC 29412 TMS# 425 11 00 129 s/Kevin T. Brown 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 10/26/2020

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-02037 Francis Key Scott, Jr., Plaintiff, v. Francis Lee Scott, a deceased person, his heirs respective heirsat-law, distributees, personal representatives, successors, and assigns and spouses, if any they have and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: 0 John Smalls Road Johns Island, South Carolina Charleston County TMS # 318-00-00-055 and also any unknown adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or Persons


To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiffs will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Masterin-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lis Pendens, Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on May 1, 2020, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on May 6, 2020 and the Order of Publication was filed on May 26, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Berkeley County, dated May 6, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in 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. THE PURPOSE of this action is to clear the title to the subject real property described as follows: ALL that certain piece, part, parcel or lot of land with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being off the West side of River Road, State Highway No. 91, on Johns Island, delineated as Lot “A” on a plat of J. O’Hear Sanders, Jr., Surveyor, dated November 10, 1975, titled “Subdivision of parcel of land on Johns Island, owned by the heirs of Simon Smalls”, which plat is being made a part hereof by reference as if the contents thereof were fully set forth herein. TMS #: 318-00-00-055 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff Date: October 12, 2020

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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. #AB-174 RENTON, WA 98058 ************ ESTATE OF: ALICIA TUCKER ZORDOUS 2020-ES-10-1489 DOD: 09/14/20 PERS. REP: ALICIA ANN HEILENDAY 326 PARKDALE DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: JOHN EDWARD ROBINSON, ESQ. 36 BROAD ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: EILEEN M. EVANGELIST 2020-ES-10-1497 DOD: 07/12/20 PERS. REP: MARK E. EVANGELIST 665 LONGFELLOW DR. DALLAS, TX 75230 ATTY: SHIRRESE B. BROCKINGTON, ESQ. PO BOX 31312 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ ESTATE OF: HARRIET G. ALLEN 2020-ES-10-1502 DOD: 08/28/20 PERS. REP: JAMAR WASHINGTON 1367 MACON DR. ORANGEBURG, SC 29118 ATTY: DERNER AND ALTMAN, LLC 575 KING ST., #B CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: SAMUEL MAURICE LITTON 2020-ES-10-1503 DOD: 06/06/20 PERS. REP: JOAN H. LITTON 289 WATERSIDE DR. MONETA, VA 24121 ATTY: STEPHEN M. SLOTCHIVER, ESQ. 751 JOHNNIE DODDS BLVD. #100 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: WILLIS ARCHER GURNEY, JR. 2020-ES-10-1518 DOD: 03/13/20 PERS. REP: PATRICIA G. RAMLOW 1612 D COUNTRY CLUB DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: ROBERT S. DODDS, ESQ. 25 CALHOUN ST., #400 CHARLESTON, SC 29401

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

to said Amended Complaint upon the subscriber, Shannon Jones, Esquire, of the Shannon Jones Law Firm, LLC at her office at 3 State Street, Charleston, SC 29401, within thirty (30) days of the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that, if you do not appear or answer the Amended Complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, judgment by default may be rendered per the relief requested in the Amended Complaint. SHANNON JONES LAW FIRM, LLC Shannon Jones, Esquire 3 State Street Charleston, SC 29401 Telephone: (843) 720-3100 Facsimile: (843) 720-5999 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF December 2, 2020 Charleston, South Carolina

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-1026

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-DR-10-510 VALYNDA “LINDA” HAM, Plaintiff, vs. MARY ELIZABETH HAM, BABY GIRL V, and BABY BOY D, Minors under the age of seven (7) years, Defendant. SUMMONS TO AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS MARY ELIZABETH HAM, AND BABY GIRL V AND BABY BOY D, MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN (7) YEARS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Amended Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Jolisa Garner 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 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.

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Latesha Watson, DEFENDANT.

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IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2020. TO DEFENDANT: Latesha Watson YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on April 6, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth L Murphy II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L Murphy II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405, (843) 953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-0068 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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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Civil Action No. 2020-CP-10-04347 ANGELICA LAVECCHIA, Plaintiff, vs. MONTRELL CORTEZ JACKSON, Defendant. SUMMONS JURY TRIAL DEMANDED TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber, William J. Horvath, Esquire, at his office at the address below, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the Complaint 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 Complaint. TURNER PADGET GRAHAM & LANEY, PA s/William J. Horvath William J. Horvath (SC Bar # 102054) Post Office Box 22129 Charleston, South Carolina 29413 Direct: 843-579-8305 Fax: 843-577-1661 Whorvath@turnerpadget.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Charleston , South Carolina October 2, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): An anonymous blogger on Tumblr writes the following: “What I’d really like is for someone to objectively watch me for a week and then sit down with me for a few hours and explain to me what I am like and how I look to others and what my personality is in detail and how I need to improve. Where do I sign up for that?” I can assure you that the person who composed this message is not an Aries. More than any other sign of the zodiac, you Rams want to be yourself, to inhabit your experience purely and completely—not see yourself from the perspective of outside observers. Now is a good time to emphasize this specialty. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Humans like to be scared,” declares author Cathy Bell. “We love the wicked witch’s cackle, the wolf’s hot breath, and the old lady who eats children, because sometimes, when the scary is over, all we remember is the magic.” I suppose that what she says is a tiny bit true. But there are also many ways to access the magic that don’t require encounters with dread. And that’s exactly what I predict for you in the coming weeks, Taurus: marvelous experiences—including catharses, epiphanies, and breakthroughs—that are neither spurred by fear nor infused with it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1994, the animated movie The Lion King told the story of the difficult journey made by a young lion as he struggled to claim his destiny as rightful king. A remake of the film appeared in 2019. During the intervening 25 years, the number of real lions living in nature declined dramatically. There are now just 20,000. Why am I telling you such bad news? I hope to inspire you to make 2021 a year when you will resist trends like this. Your assignment is to nurture and foster wildness in every way that’s meaningful for you—whether that means helping to preserve habitats of animals in danger of extinction or feeding and championing the wildness inside you and those you care about. Get started! CANCER (June 21-July 22): Is there anyone whose forgiveness you would like to have? Is there anyone to whom you should make atonement? Now is a favorable phase to initiate such actions. In a related subject, would you benefit from forgiving a certain person whom you feel wronged you? Might there be healing for you in asking that person to make amends? The coming weeks will provide the best opportunity you have had in a long time to seek these changes. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Scientists know that the Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down—but at the very slow rate of two milliseconds every 100 years. What that means is that 200 million years from now, one day will last 25 hours. Think of how much more we humans will be able to get done with an extra hour every day! I suspect you may get a preview of this effect in the coming weeks, Leo. You’ll be extra efficient. You’ll be focused and intense in a relaxing way. Not only that: You will also be extra appreciative of the monumental privilege of being alive. As a result, you will seem to have more of the precious luxury of time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Adventurer Tim Peck says there are three kinds of fun. The first is pure pleasure, enjoyed in full as it’s happening. The second kind of fun feels challenging when it’s underway, but interesting and meaningful in retrospect. Examples are giving birth to a baby or taking an arduous hike uphill through deep snow. The third variety is no fun at all. It’s irksome while you’re doing it, and equally disagreeable as you think about it later. Now I’ll propose a fourth type of fun, which I suspect you’ll specialize in during the coming weeks. It’s rather boring or tedious or nondescript while it’s going on, but in retrospect, you are very glad you did it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I made the wrong mistakes,” said Libran composer and jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. He had just completed an improvisatory performance he wasn’t satisfied with. On countless other occasions, however, he made the right mistakes. The unexpected notes and tempo shifts he tried often resulted in music that pleased him. I hope that in the coming weeks you make a

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clear demarcation between wrong mistakes and right mistakes, dear Libra. The latter could help bring about just the transformations you need. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Home is not where you were born,” writes Naguib Mahfouz. “Home is where all your attempts to escape cease.” I propose we make that one of your mottoes for the next 12 months, Scorpio. According to my astrological analysis, you will receive all the inspiration and support you need as you strive to be at peace with exactly who you are. You’ll feel an ever-diminishing urge to wish you were doing something else besides what you’re actually doing. You’ll be less and less tempted to believe your destiny lies elsewhere, with different companions and different adventures. To your growing satisfaction, you will refrain from trying to flee from the gifts that have been given you, and you will instead accept the gifts just as they are. And it all starts now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked,” observed Sagittarian author Jane Austen. She wrote this confession in a letter to her niece, Fanny, whose boyfriend thought that the women characters in Jane’s novels were too naughty. In the coming weeks, I encourage you Sagittarians to regard pictures of perfection with a similar disdain. To accomplish all the brisk innovations you have a mandate to generate, you must cultivate a deep respect for the messiness of creativity; you must understand that your dynamic imagination needs room to experiment with possibilities that may at first appear disorderly. For inspiration, keep in mind this quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: “Wellbehaved women seldom make history.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn novelist Anne Brontë (1820–1849) said, “Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.” I suspect you could have experiences like hers in the coming weeks. I bet you’ll feel a welter of unique and unfamiliar emotions. Some of them may seem paradoxical or mysterious, although I think they’ll all be interesting and catalytic. I suggest you welcome them and allow them to teach you new secrets about your deep self and the mysterious nature of your life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian philosopher Simone Weil formulated resolutions so as to avoid undermining herself. First, she vowed she would only deal with difficulties that actually confronted her, not far-off or hypothetical problems. Second, she would allow herself to feel only those feelings that were needed to inspire her and make her take effective action. All other feelings were to be shed, including imaginary feelings—that is, those not rooted in any real, objective situation. Third, she vowed, she would “never react to evil in such a way as to augment it.” Dear Aquarius, I think all of these resolutions would be very useful for you to adopt in the coming weeks. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In June 2019, the young Piscean singer Justin Bieber addressed a tweet to 56-year-old actor Tom Cruise, challenging him to a mixed martial arts cage fight. “If you don’t take this fight,” said Bieber, “you will never live it down.” A few days later, Bieber retracted his dare, confessing that Cruise “would probably whoop my ass in a fight.” If Bieber had waited until December 2020 to make his proposal, he might have had more confidence to follow through — and he might also have been better able to whoop Cruise’s ass. You Pisceans are currently at the peak of your power and prowess. Homework: What parts of your past weigh you down and limit your imagination? What can you do to free yourself? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.


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Across 1 Raccoon relative 6 BTS or Blackpink genre 10 Lawn mower’s spot 14 “It’s just ___ those things” 15 Edison’s middle name 16 Jekyll’s alter ego 17 Make yourself sleepy, in a way 19 “1917,” for one 20 Writer Vonnegut 21 Thicke of “Growing Pains” 22 ___ Domingo (capital of the Dominican Republic) 23 Seed for flavoring soft drinks 25 Gp. with a Brussels HQ 26 “Whose ___ was this?” 27 “Well done” 30 Got angry 33 Concave cooker 34 Title said by Zazu in “The Lion King” 35 Tall prez, for short 36 Clothing item that I suppose could make you sleepy (if it’s really comfy) 40 Poseidon’s realm 41 Soften up 43 Acne medication brand 44 Tank covering 46 Synthpop duo that released an album of ABBA covers 48 Transport 50 Senatorial stretch 51 Snarky, but less fun 54 Lagoon locale 56 “Star Trek: TNG” counselor Deanna 57 Egyptian fertility goddess with a cow’s head 59 Rice-A-___ 60 Chemical in turkey that makes many people sleepy 62 ZZ Top, e.g. 63 Pueblo dwellers 64 “Once Upon a Time in the West” director Sergio 65 Email app folder 66 “Let’s Roll” blues singer James 67 “Melrose Place” actor Rob Down 1 Scar 2 Actress Aimee of “La Dolce Vita” 3 Brain surgeon’s prefix 4 “Be honest” 5 Back, on a boat 6 Liqueur used in a Black Russian 7 Feature of some khakis 8 Major kitchen appliance 9 Soft food for babies

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Native Son, the collaborative project between Benny Starr and Rodrick Cliche, released their concert film Restoration on Nov. 30. The film was previously released for a limited run on YouTube in June. The two artists decided to collaborate on the film that dives into the history of agrarian stories and land ownership. In a promotional clip, Martin Luther King Jr. is seen discussing the injustice of land grants. He talks about the United States Department of Agriculture refraining from giving land to the descendants of enslaved Africans and indigenous people, while giving land to white immigrants. Their goal is to bring awareness to the continuing fight for restorative land justice, something they have been doing by promoting mutual aid fund Acres of Ancestry. In addition to the film, the two are working with the “The Black Farmer’s Appeal: Cancel Pigford Debt Campaign.” This campaign focuses on educating its audience and legally advocating for the correction of the Pigford v. Glickman class-action discrimination lawsuit injustices. The lawsuit, filed in 1999, alleged that the USDA regularly discriminated against Black farmers in their allocation of loans and assistance between 1981 and 1996. Intertwined with narratives and education information, Starr and Cliche performed live music including their song “The Land,” which discusses land injustice. The song will serve as the project’s anthem and a “love offering” in hopes of protecting the 1.5 million acres of black farmlands from USDA dispossession. Donations for Acres of Ancestry and the Black Agraraian Fund can be made online. —Holly Malnati

LOBG gets real on Trealer than Treal

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Charleston rapper LOBG is one of those artists with plenty of content for people that are just learning about him. Thanks to a hefty social media following and over 150 songs recorded in the last two years, LOBG has plenty going for him. This year alone, he released an 18 song album followed by a deluxe edition months later with even more material to hold fans over. Trealer than Treal, LOBG’s massive 2020 LP, was largely written in a place most people don’t write lyrics: prison. “I wrote about 50 songs while I was locked up,” he said. “Probably about 80% of the songs I have on that album was when I was incarcerated.” LOBG (pronounced Low-B.G.) attempted to follow beats he knew and loved, but mostly did things acapella, while writing the lyrics. Released in March after doing time for gun and drug charges, he got together with producers like ZachOnTheTrack to put the words to music. “I’ve worked with all of them for a minute,” he said. “I try to use my sources.” The album, according to LOBG, isn’t as emotionally driven as some of his previous works, like his mixtape Treal as it Gets. But, most of the songs on Trealer than Treal are depictions of the life and times of LOBG, occasionally talking about the months he spent in prison. Some tracks like “Scoliosis” and “Made Me Like This” are heavy reflections. “Hell no, my mama ain’t raised me like this/ but shout out to the streets, they made me like this/ shout out to my streams, they paid me like this,” he raps on the latter song’s hook. Some of the album’s tunes, like “Isolated” and “Extacy,” use downbeat production to celebrate partying lifestyles. Even the title of the project is a reference to things in LOBG’s life being “too real,” he said. “That was just an extension of everything that was going on.” LOBG released a deluxe edition of Trealer than Treal, with even more new work. Initially, he had some trepidation about a deluxe version, he told the City Paper, not wanting to follow celebrity trends. But, his cousin convinced him to go for it. “I looked at it like, ‘That could be some good exposure for me to drop some new songs and for the fans to get back on the older songs,’ ” LOBG said. “I put some bangers on that.”

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For the moment, LOBG said he’s going to stick to dropping singles and music videos, instead of releasing another full project. But if his previous, fruitful output is any indication, he’ll probably still drop plenty of new

releases for fans. While he puts that work out, LOBG said he’s working on his personal life now that he’s free. “I’m starting to realize a whole lot of stuff,” he said. “Now, I’m trying to take responsibility and do the right thing and go the right way.” LOBG mentioned that music’s helped him with that path and given him an outlet for his feelings. “I listen to myself all the time, mostly because I put a lot of emotions and feelings into my music,” he said. “I’m venting to myself, but I’m venting to the beat.”

9D4 Ju and local rapper Buddah released the music video for their song, “98 Jazz” on Nov. 27. It is the first single of Ju’s most recent album NY 2 SC, which came out in October. The two collaborated on every song from the album. The Nick Nat media-directed video features Buddah and Ju in the middle of a park in New York rapping along to the song’s beat. The video has the same energetic feeling of the song with two artists dancing, rhyming and posing for the camera. The upbeat verses add to the dynamic and the energy radiates off both of them. The full video can be found on YouTube and charlestoncitypaper.com. —HM


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