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More of This, Please Five glimmers of hope Charleston saw in 2020 BY SKYLER BALDWIN

Events close to home and far afield cast a long and dark shadow over 2020, and since March, good news has been hard to come by. So to close out this rough year, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the stories that made us smile and may have been lost in the shuffle of fear and uncertainty during a tumultuous year. Conversations around race

The disassembly of John C. Calhoun’s statue in Marion Square marked a milestone in racial reckoning and equity in Charleston. The eventual removal of the looming figure followed weeks of protests calling for racial justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd. On the same day they approved Calhoun’s removal, Charleston City Council members created the city’s Commission on Equity, Inclusion and Racial Conciliation. Local leaders have their work cut out for them to make good on the promises of the city’s 2017 slavery apology. The road ahead, confronting the hard truths about Charleston’s past, is long. But dozens of local community members have demonstrated a commitment to continuing those tough conversations.

Return to public parks

In a surprise twist of fate, during the pandemic, folks left their homes in droves not to crowded businesses and downtown streets, but to explore their public parks. Consumer surveys told the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism that people preferred the great outdoors as a social-distanced sanctuary. Though parks closed for a month in the early days of statewide shutdowns, park rangers and managers noticed an explosion of visitors after reopening in May. Campground occupancy this year was more than 60% compared to last year’s 48% despite the monthlong closure, according to Director of Corporate Communications Dawn Dawson-House. Not only that, but park revenue is up by almost $6 million, she said.

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Perhaps a more personal pleasure is the major comeback of drive-in movies, a favorite pastime of times past that has returned in 2020 that made people think twice about sitting for hours in close proximity to others. Local moviegoers rolled up at The Terrace, Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant and The Woodlands for al-fresco flicks. Elsewhere, Charleston residents have had no shortage of options for pulling their cars up to the big screen for some socially distanced entertainment. It’s unclear whether the surge of interest has sparked a full drive-in movie rebirth, but in Charleston and across the country, these pop-up drive-ins will keep it alive for at least a few more months.

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HOLY CITY DRIVE-IN AND OTHER MOVIE EVENTS ALLOWED FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO GATHER SAFELY FOR MOVIE NIGHTS

In the wake of the near-global quarantine in March and April earlier this year, Earth saw billions of those who call the planet home stay indoors. Pollution plummeted, noise was reduced and conservation groups began to watch the planet heal as animals returned to their natural habitats in the

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absence of humanity. The hope many felt as they witnessed a rebirth of the natural world was a continuation of a trend seen first in the beginning of the year for those in the Lowcountry, after the city and county passed an ordinance banning the use of single-use plastics within city limits in an effort to clean up the Lowcountry’s waterways and coasts. And though the ordinance was suspended to help keep struggling businesses afloat during quarantines and shutdowns, perhaps knowing our leaders are looking at ways to better the Lowcountry outside of city streets was enough for many businesses to hold onto the ideal as well, serving up drinks with paper straws and bagging groceries in paper instead of plastic.

Pet adoption rush

An early August report from The Washington Post detailed a bona fide sales boom at shelters. Animal societies, nonprofit

rescues, private breeders and pet stores alike all reported more consumer demand than there were cats and dogs to fill it. According to Charleston Animal Society’s Foster and Rescue Coordinator Jodi Osborne, their shelter facilitated the fostering of 1,731 pets since the beginning of the year and 4,020 adoptions, a noticeable bump from previous years’ numbers.

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There was more good news than many realized this year, much of which went totally unnoticed. Here are a few more stories we encourage readers to check out for a bit of feel-goodness. Bidets are booming; you can now tour parks, museums and zoos virtually; NASA found water on the moon; the 9-to-5 days of the modern office are probably over; some of you are getting really good at Instagram stories (looking at you Tamika and Lindsay); and this year’s election offered voters safe, easy voting options.


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CHARLESTON CLOSES BUDGET GAP, COALITION DECRIES ‘BLANK CHECK’ FOR POLICE

Charleston homeowners will pay a little more in property taxes in 2021 under a budget passed by City Council Dec. 15 that aims to address an $18 million shortfall expected for next year, caused by revenue drops from widespread shutdowns that kept people at home. The budget does not include recommendations from a coalition of social justice groups that urged the reconsideration of money allocated to the Charleston Police Department. Under the $264 million budget approved by a 8-5 vote Tuesday, the owner of a $300,000 owner-occupied home would pay $24 more next year. Renter-occupied homes, which are taxed at a slightly higher rate, would see a $36 increase in their 2021 bills. Tuesday’s vote came after two months of public discussion about how the city would make up for millions in city revenue that dried up in 2020. As part of his objection to the increases, Councilman Harry Griffin floated the idea of parts of his West Ashley district breaking from the city and forming their own municipality. Griffin’s proposed cuts included privatizing city-owned properties like the Joseph P. Riley ballpark downtown and Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island. A group of Charleston social justice advocates that make up the People’s Budget Coalition said it was “disappointed” with the approved budget that dedicates 26% of funding to local law enforcement. Police budgets have come under closer scrutiny across the country this year after repeated, high-profile instances of police violence against Black Americans. “If public safety really means ensuring the safety and well being of all, then we must focus on the needs outlined by the community, like ensuring all people have a roof over their head, comprehensive health care, reliable and safe transportation routes, a living wage, and quality public education,” said Shaquille Fontenot of Lowcountry Action Committee in a press release. Another coalition member called the budget “another blank check” for local police. Griffin, along with Councilmembers Karl Brady, Marie Delcioppo, Mike Seekings and Kevin Shealy voted against the budget. Councilmembers Ross Appel, William Dudley Gregorie, Carol Jackson, Robert Mitchell, Jason Sakran and Peter Shahid supported it, along with Mayor John Tecklenburg. —Sam Spence

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CUNNINGHAM CRACKED A BEER ON THE HOUSE FLOOR IN FAREWELL SPEECH

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham cracked open a cold one during his farewell speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. In a final speech urging bipartisanship, Cunningham raised a beer as his parting shot in Congress. “I’ve been trying to work with people since the first day I got here,” Cunningham said. “For the betterment of this country, we have to come together. We have to sit down and listen to each other. And maybe even have a beer.” “In the spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation: I raise this glass to my colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans,” he said. This is not the first time Cunningham has walked onto the House floor with beer in tow. In January 2019, shortly after he was sworn in, Cunningham was turned away while trying to bring a six-pack of Charleston-area brews into Congress to highlight economic development of the craft beer industry. U.S. Representative-elect Nancy Mace defeated Cunningham in November and will take over the 1st District seat in January. —Sam Spence

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PROLONGED ECONOMIC PRESSURES COMPOUND CHALLENGES FOR SC FAMILIES Lingering economic pressures have hit South Carolina families hard statewide, but especially in non-white, multi-generational and single-parent households, according to two new studies. The Conservation Voters of South Carolina surveyed the impact the pandemic has had on South Carolina ratepayers between Nov. 10 and 17. Results show the economic uncertainty in 2020 caused additional hardship for more than 70% of those who reported trouble paying bills this year. The survey notes the widespread impact shutdowns and quarantine, but also reveals dramatically different experiences for South Carolinians when comparing across socioeconomic status. For instance, 33% of all S.C. residents polled reported serious trouble paying bills this year, but that figure was 57% among ratepayers in

multi-generational households. As South Carolina has faced record unemployment, another survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project found additional evidence the economic downturn and school disruptions have pushed families to the brink. With one of eight families lacking health insurance, health care constitutes a critical vulnerability and pain point for many, the report said. Although the exact numbers of children without coverage is unknown, their well-being naturally depends on that of their guardians. The Kids Count survey analyzed those pain points on a state-by-state basis, showing that 10% of South Carolina households sometimes or often do not have enough food to eat. Also, 14% have only slight or no confidence in their ability to pay rent on time. —Skyler Baldwin, Sam Spence

SC MORATORIUM EFFORTS AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL, GAS TO RETURN

Pawleys Island resident Peg Howell wants to see moratoriums to prohibit oil and gas exploration and ban seismic testing along the Atlantic coast. To be effective, state and federal action are required, she insists. “The state legislature must act to protect South Carolina’s jurisdictional territory, the first three miles of our coast, but that won’t stop oil companies from drilling 3.1 miles away,“ said Howell, president of Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA). “You may not be able to see a rig from shore, but the effects of a spill would be the same. Federal action is required if you really want to keep disaster from our shores.” For the past five years, the issue of drilling off South Carolina’s coast has been a yoyo, in and out of the public consciousness, Howell said in a recent interview. But the current lack of state and federal activity on the issue shouldn’t be perceived as a victory by conservationists, she said. Rather, it is just a temporary reprieve. As the state of South Carolina gets ready to open another legislative session, one longtime legislative antagonist of the oil and gas industry, GOP state Sen. Chip Campsen of Mount Pleasant, said he prefiled a Senate bill (S. 119) to codify a moratorium against oil drilling and seismic testing. “South Carolina has 20 times the tourism industry they have in Louisiana. Why would you risk that for the amount of oil we’d be getting?” he asked last week in an interview. Howell recognized the difficulty of getting prohibitions on offshore drilling and seismic testing passed in South Carolina. Because the General Assembly is not a full-time legislative body, there’s not much time for a bill to travel from start to finish in both chambers, she said. “Campsen pulled a really cool move in 2018,” she said. “He couldn’t get his bill passed in time so he put in a budget proviso that prevents any infrastructure from being based in South Carolina.” Campsen said the Senate passed the proviso overwhelmingly on a 40-4 vote. “The governor supported it, the attorney general [supported it], and that sent a strong message and so we’ve begun to take the position that we oppose seismic testing at the state level. We’ve done that. We’ve changed the debate.” Howell also recommended that federal elected officials take action to ban offshore drilling and seismic testing. She lamented the recent loss of U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who represents the Lowcountry until the new Congress starts. Cunningham’s loss, she said, leaves only one of the state’s members of Congress — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn — on record as opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing. Howell said she’s not hopeful for support among the rest of the state’s congressional delegation. —Gregg Bragg

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The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Dec. 8 and Dec. 13. No one described in this section has been found guilty, just unlucky. Officers pulled over a woman downtown for suspected driving under the influence after she attempted to slowly drive through a closed gate. During the interaction, she gave the officer all necessary documents, but continued looking for her “papers” throughout the conversation. One too many eggnogs. A man had his $500 sunglasses stolen from his Ford Fiesta downtown. Not that big of a deal, winter is here, and the sun is gone. Oh, the report said the thief also took his coat. Bad luck, man. A West Ashley woman believed her upstairs apartment neighbor stole a package meant for her containing a dream catcher and a Christmas ornament sent by her mom. It’s sad, but it’s like our grandmas always told us, there are plenty of ornaments on the tree.

A downtown corner store reported a man came in and stole two vape pens before running down the street. Well, at least he’s not smoking cigarettes. Another report detailed a separate corner store owner having had an altercation with a man of similar description to the previous shoplifting. The man reportedly threatened to rob the store before riding away on a bicycle. Dude must be having vape withdrawal. Officers checked in on an idling vehicle downtown and found a man holding a can of air freshener with traces of weed on his pants. He said, “I’m just going to be honest; I was getting ready to smoke.” Yeah, I think they got that. Another $758 in perfume was taken from the same downtown lingerie store featured in previous

Blotters. At this point, we just have a slot reserved for the update because we just know that readers would go nuts without it. A downtown woman told officers she didn’t immediately report her vehicle stolen because she hoped “it would show back up.” One too many viewings of Herbie the Lovebug. A West Ashley woman told officers she hadn’t had any drinks that night after being pulled over. After she failed the field sobriety test, she admitted to having had two glasses of Champagne. After failing a breathalyzer test, she admitted to having two bottles. The truth shall set you free … but it can also get you arrested. A Mount Pleasant construction worker reported his rented truck had its catalytic converter cut off and stolen, and now it’s even louder than before. We aren’t sure who is more upset by this, the rental company, or everyone else who has to share the road with that truck.

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amee Haley can tell when a town is without a strong local business culture. She knows, because she built one in Charleston. Lowcountry Local First, the group Haley co-founded in 2007, is synonymous with Charleston’s “buy local” movement. LLF has trained farmers, mentored business owners and called on local leaders, all in an effort to cultivate a community that understands the value of local and independent business ownership. Now after 13 years, Haley is preparing to step down at the end of the month. The way Haley tells it, LLF’s first challenge in its early days was education. “Why should anybody care? Well, here’s all the reasons why you should care. And then, here’s what you can do,” Haley said. Lowcountry Local First is not just any business group. Member businesses must be based locally. No corporate overlords. No far-flung financiers. “We feel like the big guys already have plenty of representation,” she said. Today, Lowcountry Local First represents more than 450 businesses that employ more than 12,000 people across the Charleston area. From the beginning, LLF has been trying to stick up for the little guys, whether it’s in terms of advocacy or equipping entrepreneurs with the tools needed to start a new business, Haley told the Charleston City Paper.

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“We kind of think of ourselves as an incubator for best ideas,” she said. Case in point: That farmer training program? It’s now part of Trident Tech’s regular course offering, curriculum and all. A testament to her leadership, Haley is quick to brag on the staff she has in place. “I hear people who work for me now talk more intelligently about this work than I do,” she said. “They know it inside and out. They care about it, they live and breathe it. And it’s not just a vocation for them. It is truly a lifestyle.” Of course, in 2020, the team spent much of its time helping local businesses navigate shifting federal relief guidelines. But the success stories make everything worth it, she said. “I have businesses, particularly now that I’m getting ready to step down, who tell me that they can draw a direct line from their involvement in our organization, and the success of their business, and there is nothing that makes me happier and prouder to hear than that,” she said. “When you do this work, you’re just sort of in the trenches every day, and you’re just hoping something that you’re doing is making a difference.” With a national search underway to select her successor, Haley has a few words of advice: “Assume nothing; be open minded and ready to learn from the people who have been on the ground during the work.” Thanks for teaching Charleston the value of homegrown businesses, Jamee. To honor her work, this holiday, don’t forget to buy local.

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The straw that broke the camel’s back on South Carolina’s pandemic response for state Sen. Mia McLeod was when Gov. Henry McMaster pushed for students to stay in classrooms five days a week as the virus exploded. “We’ve lost teachers and coaches in my district,” the Columbia Democrat said with frustration peppering her talk. “This is impacting our students, who are impacting our parents and grandparents.” On Dec. 9, McMaster held his first pandemic press conference in three weeks. He urged South Carolinians to “redouble our efforts” to fight the virus as state officials again called for residents to wear masks to protect themselves and others. But, the governor added, “Parents should not have to choose between their child or their job. But, that is what the decision of the school districts who have not gone back to five-day face-to-face education are requiring these parents to do, and it’s not the right thing to do.” McLeod, who has been quiet in public criticism in recent weeks, said she thought when new cases passed 2,000 per day — and then 3,000 cases — that McMaster would pivot to push stronger action. “To hear him say the same old lame stuff he’s been saying, it’s obviously not working,” she said. “To have almost 10,000 new cases over a weekend and 114 deaths is mind-boggling.” In a scathing Dec. 16 letter, McLeod called for the governor to come up with a real plan, not more rhetoric. “We’re nine months into this deadly pandemic,” she wrote. “COVID-19 exposures are reaching new record highs every day. More and more South Carolinians are dying. Our hospitals are nearing capacity and our fragile healthcare system is on the verge of collapsing. Our healthcare professionals are frustrated and exhausted. More teachers are forced to leave the profession they love. “Many employees are lured back into unsafe workplaces with minimal protections and pay. Record numbers of South Carolinians are unemployed … struggling to put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads. With pandemic unemployment benefits ending this month, hundreds of thousands of our unemployed citizens are feeling hopeless, while we brag about spending almost a billion dollars to keep S.C. employers from having to pay higher unemployment taxes.” South Carolinians, she said, are literally dying for real leadership to beat the pandemic. “South Carolinians deserve a government that works together in a bipartisan way to protect and serve them,” McLeod wrote. “We deserve a governor who communicates with candor, owns his mistakes and has the courage to put people above politics.” What needs to happen isn’t rocket science, but it needs collective leadership from the top down to curb the virus and its deadly 20+ percent positivity rate. “As the chief executive officer of our state, I’m simply asking that you act like it,” McLeod wrote in her letter. “Thanksgiving slogans like, ‘Test Before Turkey’ are lame, ineffective and lackadaisical. You have the power to slow the spread, save lives and bolster business.” Everything about the pandemic is a hot potato, causing many state leaders to skitter like roaches when a light is turned on. The governor’s office, as usual, did not respond to a request for comments. Neither did several Republican and Democratic legislative leaders. But McLeod said she’s heard from colleagues. “A number of them agree this is a train wreck, going nowhere fast.” In the letter, she went further, straight for McMaster’s political jugular: “Your gross mishandling of this pandemic is the type of political malpractice that borders on criminality.” As a state, we must join together to beat the virus before it kills more of our friends, family and neighbors. The virus doesn’t care what our elected officials are doing, but we should. We must hold them accountable.

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What have we learned in a year we all might want to forget?

LOOKING AHEAD, LOOKING BACK How about one final look back at 2020 before we close the book on this wild year and throw it on the fire? We've enlisted a group of local figures, some of whom you may recognize, to jot down some of what they learned over the course of the year. With one foot already in 2021 for many of us, there are some smart takeaways here from local folks you should keep your eyes on. Bye, bye, 2020! Here's to 2021. Can't wait to see you there. —Sam Spence

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Co-owner, Coast Brewing Co. North Charleston I’ve been reluctant to write down anything to do with 2020. Maybe if I didn’t leave a written record of this year, it would be like it never happened. Then, it dawned on me that this wasn’t a fair assessment. Gratitude for the “little things” (that are actually the big things) has cemented in my soul even more. “Be here now” has never been more true. Good things still happened; I just had to look a little harder for them, especially when it comes to operating a small business through it all. Being in a beer-making business that is also in the midst of construction of a new taproom (with a kitchen!) during a pandemic is not a pretty picture. Unsurprisingly, burning the candle at both ends will eventually burn you out big time. Taking on too many roles at your small business is not sustainable. Time is the most important thing

in the world, and there is not enough of it to spend on the things we want to do. Time with our kids, and loved ones, and friends, is what we gave up to get this brewery off the ground. The problem is, 14 years later, it’s still in that same start-up feel, in terms of time and energy investment. COVID put the spotlight on these shortcomings. I know, for many of us, it has brought a reassessment of where we are and what we want out of life. For 2021 and beyond, I plan on getting me some more of that elusive and precious commodity of time as soon as …

Christie Rainwater Mayor Hanahan The year 2020 was anticipated to be the year of perfect vision, the year of focus. However, the year was met with chaos and one challenge after the next. As the year comes to a close, many find them-

selves feeling lost and without hope. However, it is noteworthy to share that focus does not come by way of feeling. It arrives by action and by choice. One definition of focus reads, “to direct one’s attention or efforts.” What if all the chaos and all the challenges we have faced were essential to bring into focus what really matters? I propose that 2020, and all the events that came to pass, did just that. Our priorities and what is truly important are now clearer than ever before. Our need is to focus on life and freedom for our neighbors and for ourselves. Our vision is to see how essential each one of us is to both our loved ones and to our community. Our stance, when faced with adversity, is to overcome whatever comes our way. My prayer is that we leave 2020 feeling hope and strength. As we enter 2021, let us choose to be purposeful in our priorities and resilient in all we face.

in March my news director told me and several other staff members that we would not be allowed back in the building to allow for social distancing. I certainly understand why that was done. Since that time I’ve only been allowed back into the building twice, for a flu shot and a COVID test. Soon, I was told I would no longer be allowed to ride with a news photographer to my daily news story because of the pandemic. I rarely ever had to drive a separate car and this was a huge change for me. That meant I could no longer write my story or look at my interviews until we stopped somewhere. It gave me a taste of what multimedia journalists have to do everyday, and I admire them for that.

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Reporter, WCSC-TV Charleston I knew this pandemic was real when back

Latino Student Advisor, The Citadel Charleston It takes a tribe to survive.


Kris Kaylin

On-air personality, Z93 Jamz Charleston To be honest, 2020 has been a blessing for me. Was I able to travel abroad and take pictures in my swimsuit channeling my inner Sports Illustrated model? Absolutely not, but I gained much more that travel miles cannot replace. I have had the opportunity to grow as a media influencer, sharpen my interviewing skills and gain more exposure than I could have imagined. If 2020 went on without the life-changing pandemic, I highly doubt I would have interviewed Kanye West, Brandy or Megan Thee Stallion to name a few. Since I had a lot of free time, it allowed me to make sure my community was taken care of, our voices were heard and the feedback was received. Now that I have conquered 2020, what should I look forward to in 2021? My goal is to stay consistent. Maybe I will release a book, host my own show, or start a new venture? 2020 has shown me that during a storm, all things are still possible! Always remember: Never let success go to your head and never let failures go to your heart. Do not forget #BlackLivesMatter now, always and forever!

Joe Cunningham

U.S. Representative Charleston After two years in Congress, it is clear that our country is as divided as it ever has been. Our politics are completely toxic, and Washington is more gridlocked than anytime in recent history. We can’t keep functioning like this. So, each of us needs to make a choice and decide if we are serious about changing our politics, or if the next few years will only be a continuation of the same dysfunction. The other side is not the enemy. The enemy is the stubbornness of our own biases. The enemy is a political system that seeks to divide us for sport. Instead of fighting with each other, we need to unite and fight the serious challenges we are facing, from COVID-19 to climate change. We have to start talking to each other again. And most importantly, we have to start listening to one another again. In 2021, I will be a private citizen, just another voter, asking my government and our elected leaders to do better. But, I am committed to being a part of that solution.

“Patience is a virtue.” Then, she’d wink and add, “But it’s no fun.” The longer this COVID purgatory lasts, I’m ready to follow her elderly years lead — choosing to eat my lemon meringue pie ahead of waiting ‘til after my entrée. Being patient to wait for the end to our scary pandemic has been no fun. Regardless, I’m determined to heed the advice of our medical and public health community to see it through to a safer, better day. From the pattern of other hard life lessons learned, I’m grateful on a macro level for this intense community season we are sharing. The suffering, sacrifice and loss experienced by those most affected is tragic and cruel. It’s been an enforced, teachable moment for each of us, and one where I’m praying each day, we will collectively score an A grade. Maybe we can graduate to a new stage of craving to join our wisdom, energies and resolve for sustainable efforts that will embrace the current and future community challenges that our grandson will face. While I breathe, I hope. While I hope, I pray.

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Jason Sakran

Executive Director, AFFA Hanahan I learned that I really like gardening, and given some extra time, I can actually be somewhat successful. Just ask my wife, who said she was actually tired of homegrown tomatoes by the end of this summer. I learned that I’m not good at giving haircuts. I never had the guts to try and cut my own hair, but that didn’t stop my wife and me from butchering our son’s haircut — giving him a bowl cut that would rival Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. I learned I’m pretty decent at making bagels, but not good at sourdough. I had wild success at making everything bagels right out of the gate, so I got cocky and thought I’d join the rest of the world and perfect my own sourdough — only to find out that I couldn’t grow a starter to save my life. I learned that my wife and I are poor substitutes for actual teachers. God bless our educators. I learned that I’m kind of a homebody and I’m okay holing up in our house with my wife and son. We actually really like each other. I know that there may not be another season like this in our lifetime. And, getting to see my son turn from a toddler into a little boy right before our very eyes — wow. Having this time together as a family has been a gift. Bad haircuts and all.

Carol Jackson

City Councilwoman Charleston My grandmother always told me,

City Councilman Charleston January will mark my first full year on Charleston City Council and there are certainly some lessons I have learned:

1. Energy, passion and great ideas are important, but there is something to be said for wisdom, experience and a few battle scars. 2. Campaigning is wildly different from legislating and governing. 3. Some constituents hold elected officials to unattainably high standards, and when the elected official votes in a way they disagree with on one or two issues, they become disappointed and lose faith in the system. 4. Responding to constituents in a timely manner is not going above and beyond the call of duty. It is our duty. 5. Some people are going to disagree vehemently with me, and I will undoubtedly hear more from them than from folks who agree with me. 6. Difficult decisions are much easier when I spend two-thirds of my time listening to my constituents and fellow council members. 7. Focusing on my family, my physical and my mental health makes me a better council member. 8. As far as communication is concerned, nothing can replace a phone call, personal email or a handwritten letter. 9. The use of social media as a tool for elected officials is ideal for sharing information, but falls short as a tool for true public engagement.

0. The assumptions and quick conclusions 1 people make about me as a person based on a tweet, a media story, a Facebook post or something they read on Instagram is remarkable, disheartening. It speaks to a broader challenge we have as a society about how we receive and process information in our digital age.

Marvin Pendarvis

S.C. Representative North Charleston This year has brought more despair than any I can remember, but in the darkest reaches of our collective experiences, there were sparks of the rising sun beneath the horizon. Our victories are yet young and fragile, and it is unwise to place excessive confidence in them, but credit is owed where it is due. That credit goes to the workers on the many campaigns that brought Trump down; to the myriad activists who charged the streets after the murder of George Floyd to rally for social justice; to the frontline workers who struggled in the face of a pandemic and to the scientists who developed vaccines. I believe that we can tentatively say that we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. We have gained more progress as a society in this year than in any in the last decade with the only caveat being that it is the comeback from the lowest point, yet the direction is up. My only advice to everyone is to not get complacent, we can make a kinder, more just, and environmentally friendly society but everyone has to participate and never take democracy or anything else for granted. Let’s lick our wounds and get back into the ring!

Sharon Graci

Artistic Director, PURE Theatre Charleston I am a bossy person. I make no bones about that. I am a director, after all. But bossiness doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It requires some kind of plan or, at the very least, loose structure with a suggestion of a projected outcome to be bossy about. 2020 is the calendar equivalent of a thumbed nose to planning. Most humans I know appreciate the chance to set some markers and aim in a general direction, and I think most of us have continued to do that these past 12 months. But, 2020 has been the year of the reroute, and I think that we’ve all become a little more nimble, and a little more open to rolling with it. Those traits aren’t negative at all. So, here’s to 2021 being whatever it’s going to be. I’ve been exercising my pivot. I’m ready.

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My family and I had done everything we could to avoid COVID-19. We wear masks, we limit how often we go out and avoid large crowds. Due to health issues, I had transitioned to working from home and my kids had transitioned to online learning. Even with all that, we had a couple of family members who had to work, and despite everything, we ended up with four positive cases in the house. Being a large family of seven, quarantine was an experience we will never forget. Thankfully, the kids did not have severe symptoms and recovered quickly. We learned a lot about each other during this time. We learned to have fun again as a family. Sometimes, in this busy time, with all the electronics that tend to keep us all too busy to pay attention, we lose track of each other. We forget that our family is the most important thing in the world. We rediscovered each other. It was not all fun, there were days when we wanted to vote each other off the island. But in the end, we learned patience, we learned understanding and we learned grace. So, despite COVID, and as the holidays approach, we were reminded that the most important thing in the world, and the only thing that can survive a year like 2020, is family.

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CITY PICKS

THROUGH DECEMBER

Cougar Night Lights The last chance to catch a glimpse of the 4th annual Cougar Night Lights is inching closer, and the 43,000 individual bulbs are about ready to be turned off for the year. The show is produced and designed by CofC alumnus John Reynolds. Those in attendance must comply with social distancing measures on the CofC campus. Nov. 25-Jan. 1 6:30-7 p.m. Free to attend. College of Charleston Cistern. 66 George Street. Downtown. cofc.edu THROUGH JAN. 5

2020 Festival of Trees Hosted by Explore Charleston, the inaugural Festival of Trees benefits the cancer patients, survivors and supporters of Dragon Boat Charleston. Visitors will have the chance to stroll through the newly remodeled visitors center and bid on 17 decorated trees for a good cause. Nov. 15-Jan. 5. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to attend. Charleston Visitors Center. 375 Meeting Street. Downtown. dragonboatcharleston.org NEW YEAR’S EVE

Bay Street Biergarten New Year’s Eve Party Bay Street Biergarten’s New Year’s Eve party has officially been dubbed “The Funeral — Death of 2020.” The event will be an exclusive, full-band concert with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell. Attire is funeral appropriate, so in not-so-loving memory come and help the hosts lay 2020 to rest at the funeral of the century. Dec. 31. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $125-1,500 pending ticket choice. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 E. Bay Street. Downtown. baystreetbiergarten.com THROUGH DEC. 29

Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the historic Joseph Manigault House as a backdrop for their creative arrangements of plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year’s theme is “A Carolina Christmas: Celebrating 350 Years” honoring the milestone anniversary of the city’s founding. Dec. 4-Dec. 29. All day. Free for members, free with admission to the house. The Joseph Manigault House. 350 Meeting Street. Downtown. charlestonmuseum.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Folly Beach Virtual New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop The annual Folly Beach New Year’s Eve Flip-Flop Drop is going virtual this year. The event will be streamed online instead of blocking off a section of Center Street to avoid the large crowds it usually draws. The city will drop the iconic footwear when the clock strikes midnight, kicking off the new year with a surprising sense of normalcy after a year that’s been anything but normal. Dec. 31. 11 p.m. Free to view. Virtual. Folly Beach. follybeach.com

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artifacts ‘EMBRACE YOUR WOBBLES’ TEACHES LIFE LESSONS FROM THE YOGA STUDIO

Going Through Changes A look back at some of the biggest moments of a chaotic year BY HEATH ELLISON There’s not really a good way to sum up this year for Charleston’s art scene. To stay safe, the live events the city prides itself on were shuttered earlier in the year, leading to a significant impact on the local economy. But, there was hope gleaming through that the old systems can change for the better. Independent artists, some regularly in precarious financial situations, were forced to contend with the impacts of galleries closing, while museums and artist spaces shifted to the virtual world. Then, late in the year, some major players in Charleston and the state’s art scenes announced their retirements in rapid succession. Here are just five of the biggest moments from a turbulent year.

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The worst-case scenario for a city that thrives on large gatherings came true in the spring as a wave of cancellations struck the vibrant arts and music worlds. Events across the board were canceled, including gatherings that brought people from around the world to Charleston like Spoleto Festival USA. High-profile music festivals like High Water and up-andcomers like Cultura met the same fate. Spoleto’s cancellation was the first in the festival’s 43-year history. Galleries and museums in the city followed suit when COVID-19 began encroaching on South Carolina and state health officials pushed for non-essential businesses to close. In recent months, with cases still high and businesses feeling the impact of closures, galleries and museums have looked for creative ways to stay safe while opening to the public. No one knows how the pandemic will affect festivals in 2021, but some remain hopeful that events will come back in the next year.

“Help wanted” at cultural institutions

The series of canceled events was met late in the year by a string of people announcing their departures from high-ranking positions in the art scene’s upper echelon. Spoleto general director Nigel Redden announced his departure from the festival after 25 years in September. One week later, South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth resigned after 17 years in her position. Just eight days later, Mark Sloan, the director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, announced his retirement after 26 years at the end of the year.

Priscilla Shumway’s latest book, Embrace Your Wobbles, is a collection of essays from yoga instructors and practitioners. Throughout the book, each writer talks about how they came to accept physical and mental challenges on and off the yoga mat. Shumway described the book in a press release as something that came out of a “spark of imagination during a yoga class four years ago.” Embrace Your Wobbles attempts to encourage readers to accept life’s “wobbles” as they happen and push them to find some wisdom in those moments. “The hope is that the reader will realize that wobbles are opportunities for growth both on and off the mat,” Shumway added. Embrace Your Wobbles is available on Amazon. —Heath Ellison

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MIA LOIA, LIKE MANY CHARLESTON ARTISTS, WAS FORCED TO PERSEVERE THROUGH 2020

Dr. O remembered

The passing of Ade Ofunniyin was one local story of 2020 that hit close to home for the scores of people he interacted with over the years. Ofunniyin, commonly referred to as Dr. O by students at College of Charleston, was the founder and director of the Gullah Society and an adored professor. He was 67 years old. The grandson of iconic Charleston blacksmith OFUNNIYIN Philip Simmons, Dr. O was a devout advocate for Black Americans and the Gullah people. In his tenure leading the Gullah Society, Dr. O was pivotal in preserving unmarked burial grounds around the city, educating the public and celebrating Gullah culture. Kristi Brian, a colleague, recalled his role on campus as making “freedom fighters, revolutionaries, culture shifters,” in a statement after he died. “He asked us all to live as boldly as he did. Few of us ever will.”

Shows, exhibits go virtual

Artists and museums had to get creative, in response to COVID-19. Some artists, such as Mia Loia and Andrew King, told the City Paper about the importance of simply working on art as much as possible. Art platforms had to pivot too, moving their shows online. The Charleston Museum posted live videos and virtual tours to social media and their

website. Many, like Landing Contemporary Art and the Halsey, moved exhibits online to ensure the public is safe while viewing displays like Displacements: Revisitations of Home in August. In addition, PURE Theatre and the College of Charleston’s theater department livestreamed performances of plays like Satchmo at the Waldorf and Antigone. But, as Cara Leepson of Redux Contemporary Art Center pointed out in a September City Paper column, individual artists are still in dire need of support, even as content has shifted online.

Artists respond to protests

Of course, the other biggest news story of the year was the uprising of national protests against police violence toward Black Americans. Some artists in the area were inspired by the protests, as well. Raven B. Green of New Moon Visuals photographed the demonstrations in Charleston, which landed her in TIME Magazine in June for their video essay titled “We Just Want to Live.” Soon after, Redux’s annual artist exhibition, Creative Corners, opened up. While it isn’t necessarily a social justice initiative, Leepson told the City Paper, many of the artists participating created visual pieces influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement. In fact, artist Katie Libby created a collage of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors. When Gallery Estrella opened up on Spring Street in December, it premiered Paper Cuts, an exhibit by artist Lorenzo Masnah that centers around the summer of protests.

North Charleston ceramic artist Sonny Sisan is among six up-and-coming artists who will receive the South Carolina Arts Commission’s inaugural Emerging Artist Grant. Visual and performing artists were selected for the $1,500 grant, which includes a mentorship facilitated by the Arts Commission and Artist Services Director Ce Scotts-Fitts. The purpose of the grant is to encourage career growth among artists and provide professional collaboration opportunities, according to the commission. Grant winners were chosen from a variety of practices and cities. Sisan is a ceramic and craft artist in the Charleston area. He is joined by photographer Luke Hodges, performing musician Chris Jenkins, sculptor Kimberly Washburn Motte, film photographer Kela Portee and choreographer Ashlea Sovetts. The application period for the next round of artist grants will begin in fall 2021. —HE

ARTIST TURNS PIANO INTO BLESSING BOX BEFORE HOLIDAYS

Painter and muralist Leslie Caneda has found a creative way to get food out to families before the holidays. Caneda, with the help of Redux Contemporary Art Center and Fox Music, transformed an old piano into a colorful blessing box, overseen by North Charleston housing. The new addition to Verde Village was stocked with food from the Lowcountry Food Bank and Park Circle Cares. Joseph Fox of Fox Music said he wants the color on the piano to bring hope to people reaching inside of it. “And it, for me, is a way the instrument can bring a second helping of joy this season,” he said in a press release. —HE


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SOUL ROLLS FROM GILLIE’S SEAFOOD & SOUL ON JAMES ISLAND

Memorable Meals City Paper writers’ top eats from 2020 Dining in the year 2020 wasn’t what anyone expected, but it led many to expand their palates — sometimes out of sheer boredom. From top takeout to red rice and pimento cheesefilled egg rolls, these are the meals our writers remember most from the past 12 months.

was Pink Cactus’ “taco and tequila hour,” which runs from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The queso fundido is only $5 during happy hour and is the perfect accompaniment to a spicy margarita. The melty and slightly crispy cheese combined with the honey and poblanos is spicy, sweet, creamy heaven.

Elise DeVoe

The Lowcountry, Bodega at Uptown Social

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Formaggio and champignon pizza

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I don’t think breakfast sandwiches can ever be too big, and Bodega fits the bill for a hearty meal to kick off your day. The homemade sausage and gravy makes for such a savory and rich sandwich, while the homemade kaiser roll maintains the structure of the hefty sandwich and prevents sogginess.

Neon Tiger Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am about the farthest thing from vegan, but Neon Tiger convinced me to be vegan for at least one meal. If you’re obsessed with mushrooms like I am, this pizza will blow you away. Although it’s purely plant-based, it has such a rich texture and earthy flavor.

KJ Kearney

Frito pie, Blackout Burger

Pineapple tea, Nana’s Uptown

Hangover food is my love language, so Blackout Burger was a must try this year. Not only are the burgers bangin’, but the Frito pie stole the show for me. There’s nothing wrong with crispy Fritos smothered in chili, special sauce, pickles and pickled jalapenos. The acidity and spiciness of the jalapenos and pickles cuts through the rich chili, and you end up with the perfectly balanced bite.

Queso fundido, Pink Cactus

The best discovery of this year for me

As a Southerner, I believe my tastebuds are more than equipped to know a good sweet tea when I taste it. So, trust me when I say that spending $13 on a gallon of Nana’s pineapple tea is not only worth the investment, it’s a necessity for anyone in Charleston who considers themselves a foodie. Or sweet tea enthusiast. I’m looking at you, town of Summerville.

Soul rolls, Gillie’s Seafood & Soul

I don’t even eat pork. In fact, the only meat I’ve purposefully ingested since 2016 has

been of the seafood variety. The one exception is the soul roll from Gillie’s on James Island. The soul roll is essentially an egg roll stuffed with red rice, collard greens, pimento cheese and pulled pork. Backsliding never tasted so good.

Shrimp and grits biscuit,

Vicious Biscuit The shrimp and grits from Vicious Biscuit combines two things most Charlestonians love — shrimp and grits and buttery biscuits — into one delicious and nap-inducing meal. I get mine without the bacon, but the blackened shrimp more than makes up for that. And I don’t know what kind of cheese they use to make the grits so cheesy, but whatever it is, I 100% approve.

Michael Pham Omu rice bowl, Jackrabbit Filly

Growing up, I ate plenty of eggs and rice for breakfast, but never like this. Vegetable fried rice topped with a soft omelette and hollandaise sauce will put you in one of the best food comas. What better way to spend a Sunday than to wake up, eat and go right back to sleep? Pro tip: get some karaage with it, too. You won’t regret it. continued on page 22

167 Raw will turn the 5 Fulton St. space previously occupied by recently closed Italian eatery Fulton Five into a “Mediterranean restaurant with a cocktailforward menu,” 167 Raw owner Jesse Sandhole told the City Paper Thursday. According to Sandhole, Fulton Five’s nearby location makes it the ideal place to send guests who are waiting for a table at 167 Raw, located steps away at 193 King Street. Fulton Five, which opened in 1992, was a favorite among locals and tourists alike and was consistently voted Charleston’s Most Romantic restaurant by City Paper readers. After its pint-sized dining room forced it to temporarily close at the onset of the pandemic, ownership decided not to reopen, The Post & Courier reported last week. 167 Raw’s management team has been in contact with Futon Five owners Ray and Pam Maynard regarding the space for months, Sandhole said. The forthcoming concept will serve as a waiting area for patrons with their sights set on oysters and lobster rolls around the corner, but Sandhole said the new restaurant will be a destination itself. “We’re still in the early planning stages there, but we’re still planning on having a killer culinary side,” said Sandhole, who intends to open the restaurant in 2021 shortly after the 167 Raw Sushi Bar debuts on East Bay Street. —Parker Milner

3RD ANNUAL SC BLACK FARMERS CONFERENCE COMING IN MARCH

Fresh Future Farm (FFF) will sponsor the third annual SC Black Farmers Conference, a two-day event that will take place virtually and in-person on Sunday, March 28 and Monday, March 29. Registration opens Jan. 15, and participants will be entered into a lottery for the chance to win one of 30 spots to attend the conference in-person from the comfort and safety of their cars. Hosted by the SC Black Farmers Coalition, the conference’s “Drive into Justice” theme “alludes to an era when Black people were excluded from many movie theaters in the 1950s, a time period where we also saw the narrowest economic chasm between Black and white people in the South,” a press release said. Along with keynote speeches from the Rev. Heber Brown and Sha’Von Terrel of the Baltimore-based Black Church Food Security Network, Fresh Future Farm co-founder and SC Black Farmers Coalition chair Germaine Jenkins and other conference organizers hope to inspire a new generation of producers and address ways to sustain South Carolina foodways. “Our 2021 Black Farmers Conference will be more radical and results oriented than ever before,” Jenkins said in the release. For more information, contact info@ scblackfarmers.com. —PM


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If you’re looking for a quick, cheap and delicious lunch option, El Molino Supermarket’s taqueria is where you want to go. The tacos are simple — protein (barbacoa, pastor and carne asada, to name a few), onions and cilantro, with a side of salsa, radish and cucumber slices. It doesn’t sound like much, but damn is it filling. And of course, they have Taco Tuesdays too, offering 15 tacos for just $25.

Samantha Connors “Tom Kha-uliflower” gnocchi,

Jack of Cups Saloon A happy little accident turned culinary innovation, this Thai/Italian mashup dish was created when co-owner and chef Lesley Carroll accidently combined that night’s Tom Kha broth with the parmesan cauliflower soup — and I’m so glad she did. This hearty gnocchi dish was packed with big flavors balanced out by the topping of fresh radish, cucumber and green onion.

Fried shrimp, Neon Tiger

It may not sound like the most revolutionary dish, but this fried shrimp isn’t even real shrimp — and it’s one of the best new things I’ve tried all year. A much welcomed allvegan addition to the Charleston restaurant scene, Neon Tiger does it right with konjac shrimp that tastes like the real deal. I could honestly eat this every day and be happy. After experiencing this star of the limited opening menu, I can’t wait to head back and taste the creations they’ve recently rolled out on the full menu. continued on page 24


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Parker Milner Chicken biryani with raita, Ma’am Saab Ma’am Saab owner Maryam Ghaznavi’s Pakistani cuisine is one of a kind, and I quickly learned that it travels well, leading to weekly takeout orders from her stall at Workshop. Her biryani combines chicken thighs with silky basmati rice, but the raita — a yogurt-based dipping sauce — takes it over the top. The biryani ($16) is so big that it usually serves as dinner one night and lunch the next day. P237 burger, Purlieu

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There aren’t a lot of takeout options in the Westside downtown neighborhood where I live, but the ones we do have were lifesavers earlier this year. Purlieu — now temporarily closed — was a favorite of mine in the spring. Call me crazy for putting a burger on a list of takeout favorites, but executive chef John Zucker and his staff found a way to keep the burger juicy and shoestring fries crispy each and every time.

General Tso’s chicken, Kwei Fei

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Chinese takeout restaurant in Pittsburgh where I grew up. I had a couple of go-to’s on the limited-time menu Kwei Fei ran in August, but chef David Schuttenberg’s crispy, saucy General Tso’s chicken hit the spot every time.

Traditional dumplings, Sarah’s Dumps

Sarah’s Dumps come frozen and packaged, so technically speaking, this doesn’t count as takeout — it’s even better than that. Owner Sarah Williams-Scalise and her husband Nathan make hundreds of dumplings each week before delivering — or stoop dropping, as they call it — with dipping sauce and cooking instructions. There’s always a bag in my freezer.

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JAY SATTERFIELD, Plaintiff, vs. ROSA LEE MARTIN, JOHN DOE, adults, and RICHARD ROE, infants, insane persons, incompetents and persons in the military service of The United States of America, being fictitious names designating as a class any unknown person or persons or legal entity of any kind, who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of LOUIS GEDDES and EMMA GETHERS, also known as Emma Geddes, both deceased, and any and all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein, Defendants. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: 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 upon the subscribers at their office located at 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date 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. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff, above-named, against the Defendants, above-named, to quiet title and to confirm a tax title relative to the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, South Carolina, to-wit: ALL that certain lot, part, parcel or tract of land situated, lying and being in St. Andrews Parish near “Red Top”, Charleston County, State of South Carolina, containing twenty-nine hundredths (29/100) of an acre, more or less, and being the eastern portion of Lot owned by King David Lodge #14; Knights of Pythias, and bounded as follows, viz:Northwardly by concrete road leading to Charleston, South by old bank used as road, west by land the said King David Lodge #14.Being the same property conveyed to Louis Geddes by deed of King David Lodge #14, Knights of Pythias, dated January 30, 1924, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County on February 23, 1924, in Book N-031, at Page 253. TMS NO.: 285-00-00-075 NOTICE TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI You will please take notice that by a Consent Order dated the 15th day of December, 2020, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, Walter R. Kaufmann, Esquire, whose mailing address is PO Box 459, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-0459, was appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for such of the unknown Defendants whose true names are unknown and fictitious names designating infants, persons under disability, incompetents, imprisoned, or those persons in the military who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor,

personal representative, issue or alienee of Louis Geddes and Emma Gethers, also known as Emma Geddes, both deceased,; such appointment to become absolute unless the said defendants or someone in their behalf shall procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem on or before the thirtieth (30) day after the last publication of the Summons herein. CISA & DODDS, LLP s/John J. Dodds, III 858 Lowcountry Blvd. Suite 101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (P) (843) 881-6530 (F) (843) 881-5433 john@cisadodds.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF December 16, 2020.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-01860 SANDRA C. LOY, Plaintiff, vs. HERMAN MURRAY, AYESHA MURRAY, JAMILA MURRAY, AKIM MURRAY, CECIL MURRAY, ALBERTHA FLUDD a/k/a SADIE FLUDD, HAZIEKIAH FLUDD a/k/a HEZEKIAH FLUDD, BERNARD FLUDD, MICHAEL FLUDD, BENZINA F. FORD a/k/a BENZINA F. WASHINGTON, CLARA FLUDD, daughter of Benjamin Fludd, AND MOZELLE F. WILBURN a/k/a MOZZELLA F. WILBURN, and if any of them be deceased, then JOHN DOE, adults, and RICHARD ROE, infants, insane persons, incompetents, and persons in the Military of the United States of America, being fictitious names designatingas a class any unknown person or persons who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of HERMAN MURRAY, AYESHA MURRAY, JAMILA MURRAY, AKIM MURRAY, CECIL MURRAY, ALBERTHA FLUDD a/k/a SADIE FLUDD, HAZIEKIAH FLUDD a/k/a HEZEKIAH FLUDD, BERNARD FLUDD, MICHAEL FLUDD, BENZINA F. FORD a/k/a BENZINA F. WASHINGTON, CLARA FLUDD, daughter of Benjamin Fludd, AND MOZELLE F. WILBURN a/k/a MOZZELLA F. WILBURN, if any of them be deceased, CLARA FLUDD, SILAS FLUDD, LUCILLE McCLYDE, REBECCA HUNTER, BENJAMIN FLUDD, NAOMI MURRAY, AND ELLA HEYWARD, all deceased, and any or all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein, Defendants. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: 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 upon the subscribers at their office located at 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date 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. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff, above-named,

against the Defendants, above-named, to quiet title and to confirm a tax title relative to the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, South Carolina, to-wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina, being shown and designated as “Lot 9” on a plat prepared by W. L. Gaillard, Surveyor, entitled “Map of FLUDD Sub-Div, Near ‘Red Top’, Charleston County, S C”, dated December 30, 1954, and recorded in Plat Book K, Page 90. Said lot having such size, shape, metes, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will more fully appear by reference to said plat. BEING a portion of the property conveyed to Clara Fludd by deed from George W. Blitch, dated 11/6/1954, and recorded in Book A59, Page 569. Clara Fludd died, intestate, in 1959, survived by the following: James Fludd, John Fludd, Naomi Murray, Ezelle Fludd Williams, Clararetha Malone, Albert Hunter, Hazel Laughinghouse, Alberta Hunter, Hassan Hunter, Esther Hunter, Albertha Fludd, Haziekiah Fludd, Bernard Fludd, Michael Fludd, Benzia Fludd Ford, Clara Fludd, Mozelle Fludd Wilburn, Jerome Fludd and William Heyward, and all of the aforesaid (with the exception of Albertha Fludd, Haziekiah Fludd, Bernard Fludd, Michael Fludd, Benzia Fludd Ford, Clara Fludd, Mozelle Fludd Wilburn, Jerome Fludd) conveyed their respective interests to Naomi Murray, through the following deeds: a) Deed from James Fludd and John Fludd, dated 12/17/1990, and recorded in Book P306, Page 576; b) Deed from Clararetha Malone, Albert Hunter, Hazel Laughinghouse, Alberta Hunter, Hassan Hunter and Esther Hunter, dated 8/27/1990, and recorded in Book P306, Page 624; c) Deed from William Heyward, dated 2/25/1991, and recorded in Book P306, Page 612; d) Deed from Ezelle Fludd Williams, dated 7/22/1991, and recorded in Book P306, Page 824. Finally, the interest of Naomi Murray conveyed to Herman Murray, Ayesha Murray, Jamila Murray, Akim Murray and Cecil Murray, by deed of distribution from the Estate of Naomi Murray, dated 6/7/2011, and recorded 7/18/2011, in Book 0197, Page 639. BEING the same property conveyed to William Coker by Tax Deed, dated March 10, 2016, and recorded in the Register’s Office on March 29, 2016, in Book 0543, Page 527. ALSO, being the same property conveyed to Sandra C. Loy by Deed of Distribution in the Estate of William Coker, dated August 14, 2019, recorded October 15, 2019, in Book 0830, at Page 733. T.M.S.#: 285-00-00-058 NOTICE TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI You will please take notice that by an Order dated the 15th day of December, 2020, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, Walter R. Kaufmann, Esquire, whose mailing address is PO Box 459, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-0459, was appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for such of the unknown Defendants whose true names are unknown and fictitious names designating infants, persons under disability, incompetents, imprisoned, or those persons in the military, if any, such appointment to become absolute unless the said defendants or someone in their behalf shall procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem on or before the thirtieth (30) day after the last publication of the Summons herein. CISA & DODDS, LLP s/John J. Dodds, III 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite

101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (P) (843) 881-6530 (F) (843) 881-5433 john@cisadodds.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF December 16, 2020.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-01853 SANDRA C. LOY, Plaintiff, vs. REBECCA JOHNSON, CYNTHIA GOVAN, DEBORAH LEGARE, SONYA JOHNSON, LATEBRIA V. JOHNSON, LATROY FRANCIS JOHNSON, JAMAR ROPER, Trustee, and if any of them be deceased, then JOHN DOE, adults, and RICHARD ROE, infants, insane persons, incompetents, and persons in the Military of the United States of America, being fictitious names designating as a class any unknown person or persons who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of REBECCA JOHNSON, CYNTHIA GOVAN, DEBORAH LEGARE, SONYA JOHNSON, LATEBRIA V. JOHNSON, LATROY FRANCIS JOHNSON, JAMAR ROPER, Trustee, if any of them be deceased, and FRANCIS JOHNSON, deceased, and any or all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein, Defendants. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: 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 upon the subscribers at their office located at 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date 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. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff, above-named, against the Defendants, above-named, to quiet title and to confirm a tax title relative to the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, South Carolina, to-wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina, being shown and designated as “Lot 5 Residual, 4.73 Acres” on a plat prepared by James G. Penington, RLS, entitled “PLAT TO SUBDIVIDE 7.18 ACRES, THE LANDS OF FRANCIS JOHNSON, JOHNS ISLAND, CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C.”, dated October 30, 1991, revised January 17, 1992, and recorded in Plat Book CJ, Page 40. Said lot having such size, shape, metes, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will more fully appear by reference to said plat. LESS AND ACCEPTING: ALL that certain piece, parcel or tract of land measuring and containing six tenths (0.6) an acre, more or less, situate, lying and being in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina, being

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shown on a plat prepared by James G. Penington, RLS, entitled “PLAT TO COMBINE AND RESUBDIVIDE 12.49 ACRES, LOCATED ON JOHNS ISLAND, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA”, dated August 18, 1988, and recorded in Plat Book BS, Page 185, Said lot having such size, shape, metes, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will more fully appear by reference to said plat. BEING the same property conveyed to William Coker by Tax Deed dated April 7, 2016, and recorded in the Register’s Office for Charleston County on April 26, 2016, in Book 0549 at Page 718. ALSO, being the same property conveyed to Sandra C. Loy by Deed of Distribution in the Estate of William Coker, dated August 21, 2019, and recorded in the Register’s Office for Charleston County on December 20, 2019, in Book 0848, at Page 227. T.M.S.#: 318-00-00-080 NOTICE TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI You will please take notice that by an Order dated the 15th day of December, 2020, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, Walter R. Kaufmann, Esquire, whose mailing address is PO Box 459, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465, was appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for such of the unknown Defendants whose true names are unknown and fictitious names designating infants, persons under disability, incompetents, imprisoned, or those persons in the military, if any; such appointment to become absolute unless the said defendants or someone in their behalf shall procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem on or before the thirtieth (30) day after the last publication of the Summons herein. CISA & DODDS, LLP s/John J. Dodds, III 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (P) (843) 881-6530 (F) (843) 881-5433 john@cisadodds.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF December 15, 2020.

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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, for New Century Home Equity Loan Trust 2005-2, PLAINTIFF versus Rashawn L. Dawson aka Rashawn Lamon Dawson, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Veronica Dawson; Sanquinette Elmore; and any other Heirsat-Law or Devisees of Veronica Dawson, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, City of North Charleston, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC assignee of Capital One Bank and World Group Mortgage, LLC, DEFENDANT(S). Upon authority of a Decree dated the 19th day of November, 2020, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 5th day of January, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. All that

certain piece, parcel, lot or tract of land with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being known and designated as Lot 277, Block “V,” Section Dorchester Terrace Subdivision, as shown on a plat of the Subdivision of Dorchester Terrace Sec #3, duly recorded in the Dorchester County RMC Office in Plat Book “F”, Page 119. Said parcel having such size, shape, metes, bounds, location and dimensions as shown on the aforesaid plat to which reference is made. Subject to any and all restrictions, covenants and easements of record. This is the same property conveyed unto Veronica Dawson by deed of Linda C. Peterson, Wendell F. Hamlin, and Michael F. Hamlin, dated September 16, 1997 and recorded September 17, 1997 in Deed Book A290 at page 157. Thereafter, Veronica Dawson died intestate on October 24, 2017, leaving the subject property to her heirs at law or devisees, namely, Sanquinette Elmore and Rashawn L. Dawson, by Deed of Distribution dated February 16, 2019, and recorded February 25, 2019 in Deed Book 779 at Page 291 in the ROD Office for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS No. 411-16-00-300 Property Address: 2622 Ferrara Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 3.2500%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION December 16, 2020 December 23, 2020, December 30, 2020 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS IN THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO: 2020-CP-10-04060 Ricky A. Haynes, Sr., Plaintiff,

vs. Leroy Haynes, Jr,: Vanessa Haynes Odom; Ruben Edwards; Paula Haynes; Rebecca Haynes, Caleb Haynes, Jeremiah Haynes; Leroy Haynes, Sr., deceased; Emily Haynes, deceased; Donald Haynes, deceased; and All Persons Claiming under or through their Heirs or Devises collectively designated as JOHN DOE, and any such person who are Minors or under another disability, or members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, as contemplated by the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Relief Act, 1940, as Amended collectively designated as RICHARD ROE, and all persons entitled to claim under or thorough any of them; also all persons claiming any right, title or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint heron, TMS #331-00-167 Defendants. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this Action dated September 16, 2020, which has been filed with the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on the 16th day of September, 2020. A copy of said Complaint is herewith served upon you, and you are to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the Plaintiff or their Attorney, Thomas H. Brush, at his office 12 Carriage Lane, Suite A, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such services; and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated at Charleston, South Carolina on the 19th day of October, 2020. /s/ Thomas H. Brush THOMAS H. BRUSH Attorney for the Plaintiff 12 Carriage Lane, Suite A Charleston, SC 29407 tbrush@brushlawfirm.com (843) 766-5576 The original Summons and Complaint in the above captioned action was filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on the 16th day of September, 2020. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is pending in this Court upon Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above named Defendants, that said Action is brought under the provisions of the South Carolina Declaratory Judgment Act, Sections 15-53-10, et seq., Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, and under Section 15-67-10, et. seq. for the purpose of obtaining a decree establishing that the Plaintiff and the Defendants set forth in Paragraph Eleven (11) of the Plaintiff’s Complaint are the owners of the said property described in paragraph Two (2) of the Plaintiff’s Complaint, and that the Defendants have some interest, claim or estate in or lien upon the said property. That said property affected by said Complaint in this Action hereby commenced was, at the time of the commencement of this Action, and at the time of the filing of this Notice is described as follows: All that lot, piece, and parcel of land, situate in Charleston County, South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot No. 11, Block C, as shown on a Plat of Westchester No. 1, recorded in Plat Book T, page 3, in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County. TMS #334-00-00-167 BRUSH LAW FIRM, P.A. s/ Thomas H. Brush Thomas H. Brush Attorney for the Plaintiff SC Bar # 000974 J. Chris Lanning SC Bar # 73957 tbrush@brushlawfirm.com 12A Carriage Lane

Charleston SC 29407 Dated: September 16, 2020 GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that D. Nathan Davis, Esquire 1470 Tobias Gadson, Suite 202 Esquire, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, by Order of this Court of Common Pleas dated September 18, 2020, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina has been appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for such Defendants herein as may be unknown infants, persons insane or otherwise incompetent or under legal disability claiming any right, title, estate, claim, interest in, or lien upon the property described in the Complaint herein; such appointment to become absolute unless they are someone in their behalf, shall procure an Order appointing a Guardian ad Litem for such persons within thirty (30) days after the past publication of the Summons herein. BRUSH LAW FIRM P A. /s/ Thomas H. Brush THOMAS H. BRUSH Attorney for the Plaintiff Charleston, South Carolina December 15, 2020

NOTICE TO CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS OF DAVID PAUL TRAYWICK: By Order of the S.C. Supreme Court, the law office of David Paul Traywick of Charleston, SC, has been closed. The S.C. Supreme Court appointed Peyre T. Lumpkin as Receiver to protect the interests of the clients of David Paul Traywick. Personnel from the Receiver’s Office are available to assist you in obtaining your file(s). Please contact the Receiver’s Office at 803-734-1186 to make arrangements to receive your file(s).

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: LINDA MASHELL GAST 2020-ES-10-1861 DOD: 10/27/20 PERS. REP: ASHLYN ROCHELLE MCCULLOUGH 3830 DENHAM ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ************ ESTATE OF: NATHANIEL ANDREW WILLIAMS 2020-ES-10-1902 DOD: 10/23/20 PERS. REP: CAROLYN G. WILLIAMS 412 SUMTER ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ATTY: DWAYNE GREEN, ESQ. PO BOX 20009 CHARLESTON, SC 29413 ************ ESTATE OF: MANDI DAWN MCPEAK 2020-ES-10-1907 DOD: 09/21/20 PERS. REP: JOSEPH ANDRE DEWEES 207 MCNEAL LN. SUMMERVILLE, SC 29485 ATTY: DEBRA J. GAMMONS, ESQ. 295 SEVEN FARMS DR., #C-310 DANIEL ISLAND, SC 29492 ************ ESTATE OF: ELIJAH THEODORE FUNNIE 2020-ES-10-1908 DOD: 12/23/19 PERS. REP:

PATRICIA FUNNIE WILLIAMS 374 ASHLEY AVE., #A CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: MARLIN QUINCY PRYOR 2020-ES-10-1913 DOD: 08/22/20 PERS. REP: ANNETTE W. PRYOR 455 POLONY PL. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: KELVIN M. HUGER, ESQ. 27 GAMECOCK AVE., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: SAMUEL H. ALTMAN 2020-ES-10-1918 DOD: 11/08/20 PERS. REP: JONATHAN ALTMAN 575 KING ST., #B CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: JOHANNA ALLSTON SCHWARTZ 2020-ES-10-1925 DOD: 10/31/20 PERS. REP: FRANK MITCHELL SCHWARTZ 1377 TARA RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: ROBERT A. BERNSTEIN, ESQ. 5418 B RIVERS AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ************ ESTATE OF: WILLIAM BLANCHARD GAINES 2020-ES-10-1929 DOD: 10/26/20 PERS. REP: TRON C. GAINES 1362 NORTH AND SOUTH RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: JEFFREY C. MOORE, ESQ. 1 CARRIAGE LN. BLDG. H, 2ND FLOOR CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: GLADYS E. D. MAPPUS 2020-ES-10-1931 DOD: 10/30/20 PERS. REP: ROBERT STEPHEN MAPPUS 2 JOHNSON RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: DORIS RIDGEWAY FLOOD 2020-ES-10-1932 DOD: 08/18/20 PERS. REP: MICHAEL S. FLOOD 7378 HWY 165 RAVENEL, SC 29470 ATTY: JEFFREY C. MOORE, ESQ. 1 CARRIAGE LN. BLDG. H, 2ND FLOOR CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: CAROLYN JAMES CROSBY 2020-ES-10-1948 DOD: 11/16/20 PERS. REP: CHARLES FLETCHER ARMSTRONG 7577 GASTONBURY RD. KNOXVILLE, TN 37931 ATTY: SHIRRESE B. BROCKINGTON, ESQ. PO BOX 31312 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ ESTATE OF: MARTHA MURRAY 2020-ES-10-1956 DOD: 08/04/20 PERS. REP: ALLEN J. MURRAY 1313 GUNNISON AVE. GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501

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: BETTY R. KENNY 2020-ES-10-1815 DOD: 09/07/20 PERS. REP: GEORGE W. KENNY, JR.

324 SUMTER ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ATTY: EDUARDO K. CURRY, ESQ. PO BOX 42270 CHARLESTON, SC 29423 ************* ESTATE OF: BARBARA COLVARD IRONS 2020-ES-10-1878 DOD: 10/08/20 PERS. REP: JAMES E. IRONS 2011 HWY 17 NORTH, #2100 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466

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: JANE MONICA FLOYD 2020-ES-10-1710 DOD: 09/30/20 PERS. REP: GENO DAHL KOLLAR 747 BRANT RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************* ESTATE OF: MARION WEST SPILLMAN 2020-ES-10-1800 DOD: 10/15/20 PERS. REP: DOROTHY ILDERTON SPILLMAN 6 BATTLESEA RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: MARION L. MORTON 2020-ES-10-1822 DOD: 09/09/20 PERS. REP: LAEVATA NELSON 2609 WYE LN. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29405 ATTY: ARTHUR C. MCFARLAND, ESQ. 1847 ASHLEY RIVER RD., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 *********** ESTATE OF: DIANNE T. GAINEY 2020-ES-10-1829 DOD: 10/12/20 PERS. REP: WANDA MICHELE G. FARTHING 2616 MONA AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: JOSEPH F. RUNEY, ESQ. 14 EXCHANGE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: MICHAEL HUNTER SISTARE 2020-ES-10-1836 DOD: 09/22/20 PERS. REP: RENAE STROBLE SISTARE 5736 GADSDEN ST. RAVENEL, SC 29470 ************ ESTATE OF: BESSIE ELLEN SPENCE 2020-ES-10-1837 DOD: 10/08/20 PERS. REP: JIMMY M. SPENCE 2021 CLIFTON ST. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ************ ESTATE OF: FRANCES ELIZABETH GALLAWAY MICHAEL 2020-ES-10-1841 DOD: 09/09/20 PERS. REP: DONALD EDWARD MICHAEL 7620 MEADOW RD. DALLAS, TX 75230

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2987 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

VERSUS ALYSIA YON, ERIC GARNER, CHRISTOPHER FEAGIN JASON DRIGGERS, JONATHAN ADKINS AND KELLI JONES. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 TO DEFENDANT: Christopher Feagin YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for CHARLESTON County on November 24, 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, Sally R. Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 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. Sally R. Young, SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, (843) 953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 10-2426 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS TABATHIA L BROWDERRESENDIZ, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2003,2006 and 2007. TO DEFENDANT: TABATHIA L BROWDER-RESENDIZ YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on September 28, 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, Sally Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405 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. Sally Young, SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 10-2774 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Jane Doe and John Doe DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN in 2020 TO DEFENDANT: Jane Doe and John Doe YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on November 2, 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 Murphy, II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, S.C. 29405 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 Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2586 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS William Harold and Suezanna Gasson DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN IN 2019 TO DEFENDANT: William Harold and Suezanna Gasson YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 15, 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, Dawn Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, S.C. 29405 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. Dawn Berry, SC Bar # 101675, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 08-80 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MARIA HERNANDEZ, JOSE MARTINEZ, ALICIA HERNANDEZ, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2004, 2011, 2016. TO DEFENDANT: Jose Martinez YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkley County on January 13, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley 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, Johnnie J. Burgess, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461 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. Johnnie J. Burgess, SC Bar #102662, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, S.C. 29461, 843-719-1007.


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And the Bands Played On

The albums that helped City Paper writers process a long, long year This year was hard on musicians and listeners. Because of the toll COVID-19 took on live performances in the city and nationwide, many artists withheld projects, awaiting a time when they can tour. When you factor in the financial stress the pandemic has put on many, especially local and Black artists, it turns into an untenable situation. For fans who use music as a salve for life’s stressors, the lack of big releases left a void. But, plenty of artists were able to soldier through and release music in a strange and tumultuous year. Below are some of the City Paper writers’ favorite releases of 2020. These were the LPs that helped some of us find shelter in the storm, as we await the moment when the local and national music industries will reach full force again. —Heath Ellison Long Violent History, Tyler Childers

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For eight out of the nine tracks on Tyler Childers’ surprise 2020 album, Long Violent History, his distinctive Eastern Kentucky drawl and quick-witted way with words are nowhere to be found. Instead, what unfolds over the course of the album is a rather moving musical conversation between Childers and frequent collaborator Jesse Wells (who also serves as co-producer), with each playing a different lead role on fiddle. The impressive supporting cast for these sessions also includes Mandolin

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Orange’s Andrew Marlin on mandolin, Dom Flemons (formerly of The Carolina Chocolate Drops) on banjo, bones, quills, jug, bass drum and harmonica, as well as Josh Oliver on guitar and John Miller on bass. Childers clearly relishes the task of steering these master musicians through classics such as “Jenny Lynn” and “Camp Chase.” The traditional fiddle tunes ultimately give way to the concluding title song, which is a heartfelt commentary on the futility of contemporary violence. According to Childers, 100% of net proceeds from this special project will support underserved communities through the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund. —Kevin Wilson

Power Up, AC/DC

I can already see your eyes rolling in disgust with this entry. I can hear you saying, “But what of Fiona Apple? What about Phoebe Bridgers? What of Perfume Genius?” And yes, they all released great albums. But, 2020 was an absolute nightmare of a year. It sucked. A lot. And then suddenly, that little bastard Angus Young threw on the schoolboy outfit, lured Cliff Williams out of retirement, sweet talked Brian Johnson back into the band after firing him and pulled Phil Rudd away from his life of crime to cut loose

with Power Up, the best AC/DC album since 1985’s Fly on the Wall. The riffs are bone-simple and bone-crunching, Johnson’s charred-gravel wail sounds better than ever and Williams and Rudd still comprise the most merciless, no-frills rhythm section in hard rock. AC/DC storms through 12 firebreathing rockers like men half their ages. Angus raids the collection of indelible riffs that he and his late brother Malcolm had in storage, and the old geezers rise again on the strength of bulldozers like “Shot in the Dark,” “Demon Fire” and “Realize.” Is it art? I have no idea. But damn, did I need something loud, direct and joyfully familiar to get me through this year. Does it sound like every other AC/DC album? Well, yeah. But, simple ain’t always easy. Long may they rock. —Vincent Harris

Couldn’t Wait to Tell You…, Liv.e

Couldn’t Wait to Tell You... sounds three-dimensional. It’s a beautiful, modern jazz/soul collage of live instrumentation, sampling and vocal work. It’s performed as if Liv.e is physically embodying a unique internal feeling on each track. So many things happen at once, but you can pinpoint each element. What’s so exceptional about Couldn’t Wait to Tell You... is that it plays

like one unified song, yet each track has its own aura that associates with a raw feeling. It’s an abstract narrative about human relationships and the accompanying sensations. The album was written in snippets that sound like an eccentric stream of consciousness, but was meticulously crafted. I think, in 2020, a lot of people went back to nostalgic music that makes them comfortable. This is one of those rare albums that’s capable of feeling like home on your second or third listen. It’s very much Liv.e’s album, but at some point, you’ll hear a little bit of you in it. —Alex Peeples

aloha, Son Little

There aren’t many artists who can write an entire album in eight days, let alone an album as remarkable as aloha. Teetering somewhere between soul


Lavender, SunRhé

SunRhé’s idea for Lavender, her debut album, seemed simple enough: Create a romantic project. But, somewhere along the line, she began delving deep into the minutia of love and the aspects of emotional well-being that we don’t typically associate with feelings of the heart. “Fresh Air,” the LP’s standout track, is an anthem of self-love where SunRhé finds peace through the small things in life. Lavender is seductive, but it’s also sweet, encouraging the listener to find what makes them happy and embrace it. SunRhé’s persona is bolstered by the electro beats that accompany each song. The prog-pop tune “DMT” is a lively break from some of the album’s smoother tracks. The dusty electronic drums of “Elevate U” match SunRhé’s self-assured personality, while the mysterious “SpaceJam Outro” gives way to a mantra on peace. It sounds strange, but I didn’t really interact with music in 2020 unless it was for the City Paper. I spent the year feeling void of what I was passionate about, but the few times I was able to remember what I love about music was listening to Lavender. —Heath Ellison

pulse ‘SPLASH EMOJI’: DJ DOLLAMENU RELEASING A SONG A WEEK

Rapper and comedian DJ DollaMenu released “Splash Emoji” Dec. 11, his third song in three weeks. The artist announced Nov. 27 that he will release a new song every week for an indefinite amount of time. Coming in at one-minute long, “Splash Emoji” is a short and sweet track with a pulsating beat and sexually charged lyrics. It’s less comedic than some of his other material, but it stays light-hearted. DollaMenu released tracks “Internet Going Nutz” and “Give Me a Minute” in the weeks prior to “Splash Emoji.” All three tracks clock in at one minute long. Check back with him every week to catch the next track. —Holly Malnati

McKENZIE EDDY THINKS ABOUT THE PAST ON ‘ODE TO EARTHLINGS’

McKenzie Eddy dropped a new single, “Ode to Earthlings,” Dec. 18. The latest single follows Eddy’s track “Stingray,” released in August. The latest song, produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and Elliott Smith, is another spacey pop tune from the indie songwriter. “Ode to Earthlings” sees Eddy gaze at the past, contemplating her personal history. “And the life that you’ve missed that you can’t seem to find/ while others were passing and chasing the time/ And I was just finding my mind,” she sings in the final verse. The indie-pop and blue-eyed soul influenced music is subtle and dug into the background, emphasizing Eddy’s voice and words. “Ode to Earthlings” is available on bandcamp.com. —Heath Ellison

‘IT’S A BOSS CHRISTMAS’ BRINGS FREE GROCERIES TO NORTH CHARLESTON

Rapper Lil Boss got in the holiday spirit with his event, It’s a Boss Christmas. On Friday, Dec. 18, residents headed to The Lobby at 8484 Dorchester Road for free hot food and free groceries before the holidays. According to a spokesperson for Lil Boss, all groceries and food were paid for by Boss and donations from South Carolina natives and NFL players Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Shell. ”I wanted to put the event together because I have a lot of good shit going on for me right now,” Boss told the City Paper. “I want to give back because where I come from, we ain’t have shit.” —HM

If you or your band is about to enter the studio, hit the road, or has a special gig coming up, contact Heath Ellison at heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.

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and indie, Son Little has created an album dense with meaning, sound and rhythm. A beautiful collection to help us through 2020, aloha discusses a little of what we all experienced this year: Letting go of what we knew as normal and beginning anew. This mentality is one Son Little took on with many in the world, creating beauty in what seemed to be full of darkness. He sings about mental health, forgiveness, empathy and perseverance in the face of the unknown. In each of his songs there is something unique. “Neve give up” is a breathtaking ballad about reaching your breaking point only to overcome it once more. “Belladonna” plays on the journey of giving into passion despite the outcome. This album gives us raw, real emotions which some perhaps shied away from before this year. Son Little forces us to feel in an addictive way that leaves listeners wanting more. We may struggle to find the positives in a year filled with overwhelming negatives, but Son Little reminds us that there is strength in giving up and starting over. You may just find yourself, or at least an album as good as aloha. —Abrie Richison

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