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Homeless advocacy groups looking to increase shelter opportunities BY SKYLER BALDWIN

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 01.20.2021

Homeless advocacy groups and local leaders have been working to alleviate hardships encountered by Charleston’s homeless communities since the onset of the pandemic, which has only made a bad situation worse for one of the Lowcountry’s most vulnerable populations.

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South Carolina had an estimated 4,172 people experiencing homelessness on any given day, as of January 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Of those, 275 were family households, 462 were veterans, 216 were unaccompanied young adults (age 18-24) and 942 were those experiencing chronic homelessness. In Charleston County, officials counted 318 total homeless people living in the area, the fourth highest count overall in the state. Of those, 111 do not have access to shelter, the third-highest count. “We’re talking about hundreds of people living on the streets in these three counties alone,” said Denise Tolbert, a local homelessness advocate. “Some don’t want to go to these crowded shelters because they are afraid of the few things they do have being stolen, others are afraid of being assaulted in the crowded spaces.” Advocacy groups, shelters and local governments have been doing what they can in the face of steeper, and more numerous challenges over the past year. “Part of the problem is that, unfortunately

because of the pandemic, our faith partners were unable to provide warming shelters,” said Geona Shaw Johnson, Charleston’s housing and community development director. “The leadership, the mayor and City Council, felt it necessary for us to step in and help in that regard.” The city has operated a warming shelter at the Arthur Christopher Community Center downtown, providing a safe place for people to get out of the cold and have a hot meal or two. Other programs include working with downtown hotels to allow those living on the streets to stay in hotel rooms until affordable or accessible homes become available. The city isn’t the only group working to alleviate the struggles of the homeless community. A new nonprofit has dedicated itself to the mission of getting every single homeless person off the streets of Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties, providing them with free services designed to empower them before summer heat sets in this year. Tolbert has a plan for what she’s calling The Village of South Carolina Homeless Shelter and Services, a 50,000-square-foot

shelter with a minimum of 125 beds in “The biggest problem right now is the lack addition to an array of social services like of warming shelters and churches who have connecting those in need to more permanent decided to open their doors due to COVID,” solutions, such as mental health care or work. said Aaron Comstock, founder of homeless But, such a monumental task won’t be advocacy group Uplift Charleston. accomplished by one person. Another part of the problem is the lack of “I cannot do this alone,” funding. According to city Tolbert said. “My plan spokesman Ryan Johnson, “I cannot do this requires the community to North Charleston doesn’t alone. My plan requires receive any homeless federal step up and do what they can do, no matter how the community to step funding due to the city’s small. Every little bit of “entitlement grantee” status. up and do what they help matters … I eat, sleep Its transfer of HUD funds, and dream this shelter, and can do, no matter how money to support affordable I am not prideful. I have and accessible housing, goes small. Every little bit no issue pleading with the to Charleston County. of help matters” community to help me.” Charleston leaders have To that end, Tolbert put their focus less on —Homelessness advocate Denise Tolbert is petitioning the goveraddressing the number of nor for help securing a shelter spaces available, and location, which has not yet been decided. more on relieving the root causes some of the Meanwhile, the challenges continue for woes of those struggling to stay in housing. “With everything else going on … the those without shelter. encouragement has been trying to mitigate “The pandemic has not given any relief homelessness by helping folks who are already to the homeless,” Tolbert said. “To be quite in housing to stay in housing,” Johnson said. frank, it is making things worse by the day. More and more people, more and more fami- “An example would be helping folks pay rent to ensure those homeless numbers don’t go up.” lies, are becoming homeless as days go on.” City officials have also added a new The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has outreach worker, Taliah Rice, to act as a prevented many organizations and churches from opening their doors to homeless people liaison between the city and Charleston’s homeless population to determine what during the winter months, shrinking the they need in order to transition from number of options normally available to homelessness to housing. those in need.


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CHARLESTON DEMOCRATIC PARTY HQ VANDALIZED AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION

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Charleston Democratic Party leaders say they found their office vandalized Saturday morning, days before President-elect Joe Biden is set to be sworn in and as law enforcement officials nationwide urge continued vigilance over more politically motivated violence following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “Some unknown person poured some type of putty over the lock and door handle,” said Charles Francis, spokesman for the Charleston Police Department, after officers responded to the party’s office near the corner of Ashley River Road and Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. Francis said police also found flyers taped to office windows. One said, “Communists have infiltrated the government,” and, “The world is watching.” The other criticized Biden and George Soros, a billionaire businessman who figures in many unfounded far-right conspiracy theories. “We do not blame any specific organization for this,” said Colleen Condon, the local party chair, on a video posted to the party’s Facebook page. “But, this is going to be taken seriously.” The office was vandalized at some time between Jan. 14 and the morning of Jan. 16, according to a party official. The group canceled a hand sanitizer distribution event Saturday morning after arriving and finding the vandalism. Charleston police are increasing their presence around the office, according to Francis. Charges would be brought if an investigation can determine a responsible party, she said. Condon urged no violence in reaction to the event. The Charleston County Republican Party denounced the incident and is offering a cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction. —Sam Spence

A Charleston character-building nonprofit has announced a new initiative that offers local kids and teens free rounds of golf at five area courses. First Tee – Greater Charleston’s Swing it Forward CHS initiative-creates oncourse golf experiences by removing barriers to make the game more accessible to all local youth. The program began Jan. 13. “We see the inherent values of responsibility, integrity, and confidence that youth grasp while playing a round of golf,” said Bucky Dudley, executive director of First Tee. “We want every child interested to have this opportunity as often as possible.” Those wishing to participate in the initiative and tee off for free can play at Berkeley Country Club, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, Patriots Point Links, Wescott Golf Club and Wrenwoods Golf Course. Players must call one of the listed courses and reserve a tee time on the day of play. Loaner clubs are first come, first served. Kids are encouraged to walk to promote physical wellness, but adults are welcome to walk, ride or play along. —Skyler Baldwin

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"I have backed this President through thick and thin for four years. I campaigned for him and voted for him twice. But, this utter failure is inexcusable." —U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach, is one of 10 House Republicans nationwide who voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Jan. 13. House Majority Whip James Clyburn was the only other S.C. member who voted in favor of Trump's second impeachment. Source: Office of U.S. Rep. Tom Rice

Jaime Harrison, the former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman and defeated 2020 challenger to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, will be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee as Joe Biden is sworn in as president. Harrison was the national Democratic darling heading into the November general election against Trumpbacker Graham, but ended up losing by double digits among South Carolina voters. In all, he set fundraising records quarter after quarter, raising nearly $132 million dollars for HARRISON his campaign. “I’ve known Jaime Harrison for years,” said Majority Whip James Clyburn on Twitter on Jan. 14. “I know his heart, his passion for our Party, his unmatched work ethic — and I commend President-elect Biden on an excellent choice.” Harrison reacted that he was “humbled and excited” that Biden selected him for the post and that he was “ready to invest in every ZIP code” to expand the map for Democrats. For its part, the South Carolina Republican Party took a victory lap upon the announcement, saying it “wholeheartedly supports” Harrison’s appointment. “Not only did he waste more than $130 million on a failed Senate campaign, Harrison managed to sink his entire party up and down the ticket,” S.C. GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said in a statement. With Trump at the top of the ticket, despite Harrison’s record-setting fundraising, South Carolina Republicans made gains in the state legislature, flipping three seats in the S.C. Senate. Those gains put Republicans in the driver’s seat to pass ultra-conservative legislation, including proposals to severely restrict abortion rights, which lawmakers are already taking up during their first week back in Columbia. —Sam Spence

CHARLESTON COUNTY HAD SC’S 2ND -HIGHEST HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES IN 2020

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force’s annual report today, showing a shift in the top five counties reporting trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. No. 1 for human trafficking reports in the state remained Horry County, which took the top spot last year as well. Charleston County, which climbed to No. 2 (from No. 5 in 2019) and Dorchester County dropped out of the top five, after coming in at No. 4 a year earlier. Though the number of South Carolina trafficking cases dropped to 96 overall (from 106 in 2019), the numbers still remain high. Sex trafficking isn’t the only threat, as labor trafficking numbers have persisted as well. A total of 179 people reported they were victims of human trafficking this year, down from 295 last year. Of the 2020 victims reported, 156 were women. The task force’s full 238-page report is available for public viewing online, and details demographics of victims, as well as common methods of recruitment and targeting. —Skyler Baldwin


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Police were told by witnesses that a “crazy person” was blocking traffic on a downtown street. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect from a distance holding a plastic baggie. When they got closer, they found the man wasn’t crazy, just really drunk, and the plastic baggie was gone.

An officer, while trying to break up a party at a downtown apartment, was left awkwardly standing in the doorway and shouting over loud music trying to find the owner. It’s OK, man. We didn’t get invited either.

A West Ashley man told officers that another man may have assaulted him due to the offender’s “weird relationship” with the victim’s girlfriend. The report doesn’t mention the officers giving him his best guess as to what that relationship could be, but we really think someone ought to tell him.

A K-9 unit reportedly discovered a “crack pie” a suspect tried to ditch while running from police. Either this is the second typo in the same set of reports, or drug users in the Charleston area have a new meaning for the word “baking.” The latter feels less likely, but more fun.

A man told officers that the last time he “snorted” cocaine was about a month ago. When the officer pointed out the fresh white powder under the man’s nose, he looked down, snorted, then asked the officer, “What powder?” Clever, but not sure if it’s going to work this time.

Twenty-one bundles of roofing shingles were stolen from a residential construction site in West Ashley. Separately, other building materials were stolen from a nearby construction site as well. No reports about a mysterious new building springing up overnight, though. A typo on a police report changed one charge from “simple assault” to “simply assault.” So, if you’re looking for a new name for your thrash metal band... A downtown businessman said a man entered his place of work selling Charleston excursions, grabbed a fistful of pamphlets, and threw them on the ground. The suspect told officers he had only gone inside to tell them to stop “lowballing” their prices and stealing customers. What a cutthroat industry. At least one handgun was stolen from a vehicle parked in a West Ashley residence and another was stolen from a downtown hotel room. A shotgun was also stolen from a James Island truck.

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here are two kinds of votes that our elected officials make — political ones and votes of conscience. Too often, especially in today’s hyper-partisan environment, votes are made with the party or a single leader in mind rather than what’s best for the nation. Such is the case after the Jan. 6 mob insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which caused us last week to call for the resignation of five Republican U.S. congressmen from South Carolina, who didn’t seem to learn anything from the death and violence when they voted against the certified results of state’s Electoral College votes. As we wrote, “They didn’t grasp democracy was under attack or how the riot they helped incite changed everything.” But then, something happened a few days later as members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time during his term. One of the five from South Carolina, Rep. Tom Rice of Myrtle Beach, had a change of heart. He noted he’d been a loyal foot soldier for the president through the years, but found Trump’s incitement of the mob to be “inexcusable,” later adding, “I’ve been loyal to him, but he certainly didn’t feel loyal to us.” Progressives were surprised at Rice’s switch while Trump sycophants were outraged, some already plotting a run against Rice even though the paint isn’t dry on the new Congress. Rice did what he was supposed to do — cast a vote of conscience. Unfortunately, Rice’s independence was an exception to the norm. And why — besides the endless nattering of social media and the “win at all costs” infection that has become politics? It’s because of gerrymandering,

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which happens every 10 years after the census to recarve political district lines. As districts in the U.S. House and state legislatures are redrawn, Republicans in South Carolina have done what parties have done for ages — pack as many of voters for the other party in as few districts as possible to ensure bigger margins of victory and more control. It’s a cynical game that has created two parties within the GOP. In South Carolina, it means Republican elected officials have better reasons to fear hard-right extremists in primaries than Democrats in general elections. It means every election year, a slew of Statehouse races go uncontested because the districts are drawn to kill off Democratic competition. With more rightwing Republicans on the ballot in November, they win more elections, continuing a vicious cycle that partisanizes politics even more and moves the whole legislature more to the right. And we wonder why there are so many duds in the Statehouse. For the state and country to get even more partisan is not in anyone’s interest. It chills debate. It limits the marketplace of ideas. It hogties compromise and progress. So, what Tom Rice’s vote on impeachment should mean to people of all political stripes is that it’s expected of our leaders to have votes of conscience and break away from a mass wrong. And in turn, our leaders at the S.C. Statehouse need to take on redistricting this year with renewed eyes of drawing election districts that are truly fair to all, not to one party. To do otherwise is to foster conditions that helped brew this month’s dangerous insurrection.

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Banners and Banter If there is something universally disgusting, it is hypocrisy. I have spent my life on the left — the side of history that has stood up peacefully, from protesting for Black Lives Matter to protesting against Vietnam. At each turn, our political opponents have decried us as lawless and irresponsible. Law and order and patriotism have supposedly been the monopoly of their side. What shocks me is not that right-wing rioters stormed the Capitol, but that there is still, among the political class, a large segment that considers people trying to overthrow the government and the democracy it nurtures as more patriotic than those who defend democracy and protest peacefully. I cannot stand for having my and my colleagues’ characters assassinated as unpatriotic and lawless. Let me be clear that when there is violence in liberal protests, it is condemned forcefully by liberal politicians, and we don’t try to overthrow elections. In fact, almost all of the policies which make voting easier and democracy more democratic, from opposing voter ID laws to opposing gerrymandering, have been supported by us and opposed by them. What America are they struggling for? Is it not our democratic values that make America worth defending, and if we lose that, then what is it that gives our country moral authority? How come the rioters are supposedly more American than their opponents when they are attempting to make democracy impossible? Democracy is not possible when the loser of an election can maintain that the election was rigged and have their supporters try to stage a coup. If there is no faith in or respect for the democratic system, then democracy is impossible, and they will have succeeded in making the slogan, “America First,” much less honorable. Donald Trump has already strained our moral authority compared to the rest of the first world, and with this, he begins to strain it compared to the best of the third world. I blush with pride that our country is one refugees seek to immigrate to, and I will be beside myself with anger if this country devolves into the type that refugees flee from. In the days the conservatives fawn over, the days before the cultural revolutions of the 1960s, one of the aspects they praise most is the respect for institutions and authority. We can debate the merits and flaws of that relatively paternalistic system. There is virtue in deferring to reputable expertise and also in the politeness and chivalry of that system, although to say its authoritarian overtones leave much to be desired would be an understatement. It is unquestionably at odds with the behavior exhibited by the rioters and their supporters and enablers on Jan. 6. Reverence for our institutions, our leaders, and the offices they represent, regardless of who occupied them, was key in the culture wars that got Ronald Reagan elected. If conservatives truly believe this country was greater when it did that — as implied by their banners and banter — then they should bow to the institutions on which this country was founded. If “Make America Great Again” means something other than pure racism and means that they want the traditionalist values of Western culture to reestablish themselves, then they should be the change they wish to see and honor the institutions. The culture war the right-wing rioters were waging in Washington, D.C., and across the country was possibly weirder than it was anti-social and violently deranged. What America did they think was great? How do they think Eisenhower would have responded to them? Or Ronald Reagan? Do they think the old-fashioned conservatives would endorse their actions and language? Trump’s belief in law and order may only be superficial, but Reagan’s was more-or-less earnest, and one assumes his answer to rioters in the Capitol would be far less restrained than anyone in power today. The ultimate question all of this elicits is: What world do they want if it isn’t just racism? And if it was racist, what else do they want? I am perplexed because the world they seem to wish for is one where the system only produces politicians they like, despite democracy, with no respect for institutions. They don’t represent conservative or American values. They represent an inconsistent system that’s only consistency is that their side always wins — even if cheating is, by definition, the opposite of honor. Marvin Pendarvis, of North Charleston, represents District 115 in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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What’s in a Wall? A $2 billion storm surge project is poised to change Charleston forever. Here’s what you need to know.

Rising seas, strengthening storms and eye-popping real estate growth have forced Charleston to consider extreme steps to protect its downtown peninsula, the engine of the state’s relentless tourism industry. To do nothing is a nonstarter, and would risk billions of dollars in storm damage and gamble the city’s priceless cultural history. But, a leading alternative poses many of the same risks: Forking over billions of dollars, all with an unknown impact on the city’s landmark coastlines. By the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to deliver an updated $1.75 billion plan to protect the Charleston peninsula from storm surge for 50 years using an 8-mile sea wall. It’s a drastic measure that even some critics admit is needed in some form. Others believe it could do more harm than good. One thing is for sure: Bigger, more frequent storms won’t stop, regardless of whether there’s a wall in Charleston to meet them.

Heath Ellison wrote in October 2019. A holistic approach to managing water, according to the report, would require a layered system to harness natural topography, store surface water runoff and reengineer critical low-lying infrastructure to minimize problem areas. Mentions of rigid flood-prevention measures in the Dutch Dialogues report are paired with suggestions to find multiple uses for new man-made water-control features — not-so-subtle reminders of nature’s humbling inevitability. “Land that was once naturally wet, will be again,” the 252-page report states, at one point.

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Perimeter defense proposals for the peninsula figure prominently in the findings that came from a series of meetings and workshops in 2019 called Dutch Dialogues. The resulting study, endorsed by Charleston City Council in early 2020, depicts a system of measures designed to help drain water quickly to minimize negative human impacts in all parts of town, from the Eastside and hospital district to rural Johns Island. “The final report urges local governments, businesses, developers and residents to make a coordinated effort to work with water instead of against it,” City Paper reporter

City of Charleston and Army Corps officials are upfront that a potential sea wall would primarily be aimed at mitigating damage from storm surge downtown, not preventing nuisance flooding. But, that’s not to say there won’t be any secondary, everyday benefits. “You can’t put a wall up around a city to keep water out, if you get 3, 4, 5, 6 feet of sea level rise, and say that it’s not going to be helpful,” said Mark Wilbert, the city’s chief resilience officer. Currently, the Corps is working through a three-year, $3 million feasibility study that

BY SAM SPENCE began in 2018 to find out exactly what it would take to protect a city like Charleston from flooding events. It all comes down to money — potential damages must exceed the cost of a project to prevent them. The Corps’ draft analysis estimates its $1.75 billion sea wall system could prevent $4.7 billion in damage over the estimated 50-year lifespan of the project. Federal funds could cover up to 65% of the WILBERT cost, leaving the city on the hook for the balance — more than $612 million. Local funding sources have not yet been determined. By the end of March, the Corps is also slated to present new findings and account for potential negative impact of added WILSON infrastructure downtown on surrounding communities. “Right now we’re working on the optimization ... refining our tentatively selected plan,” said Wes Wilson, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“Reducing the uncertainty and risk and doing our due diligence on our analysis on that tentatively selected plan.” The current proposed barrier is intended to protect downtown from a storm surge of up to 12 feet. Storm surge refers to water driven onshore above natural water levels by powerful storms. That flooding can be compounded if a storm rolls in during high tide, which can drive sea level increases of more than 7 feet on its own. (The draft plan does not call for a 12-foot wall in all locations, according to the Corps. Some higher-elevation areas might only need shorter barriers to prevent local flooding.) Army Corps modeling shows a 12-foot wall would protect from the 9.39-foot storm surge downtown experienced during Hurricane Hugo in 1988 and Hurricane Matthew, which pushed 6.15 feet of water onshore in 2016. The 8-mile protection barrier would be built in three phases around the peninsula, from northern Morrison Drive to Wagener Terrace. Outlying communities like Bridgeview Village and Rosemont would get help from “non-structural measures,” according to the Corps. Raising homes when possible in those communities and floodproofing vulnerable structures that can’t be raised are all in the cards. A breakwater proposed to sit just offshore has been deemed unfeasible and will be eliminated from the Corps’ plans going forward, according to Wilson. Early-stage renderings that depict utilitarian, military-grade perimeter protection will likely change with local input as the process moves into its engineering and design phase in the coming months. Still, some are skeptical that the proposed

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LOW BATTERY SEA WALL HAVE BEEN PART OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE TO SEA LEVEL RISE


CURRENT ALIGNMENT

plan could deliver on the promise of helping stop flooding catastrophes without significant trade-offs.

Reconstructed High Battery. Limited space for over topping and runoff water. Wave Over Topping

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Still Water Elevation Over Topping and Runoff Mean Higher High Water Mean Lower Low Water

OPTIONAL WAVE ATTENUATION ALIGNMENT

Wave attenuation (elevation TBD) and marsh construction. Deemed unefasible by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Wave Over Topping Still Water Elevation

OPTIONAL OFFSHORE ALIGNMENT

Alignment runs parallel to battery (preseve historic structure). Space in between used for topping, runoff storage and new habitat.

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OPTIONAL GREEN SPACE ALIGNMENT Space in between converted into park space with stormwater detention.

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To civil and environmental engineer Joshua Robinson, there are unanswered questions about the Army Corps’ proposal, but the community needs to weigh in on fundamental questions before moving on to specifics. “I think the biggest, the most important issue for Charleston, at this stage, isn’t so much about what it’s going to look like, or specifically where it’s located,” Robinson said. “I think the bigger question, and the fundamental question is, what’s ROBINSON it going to do?” During the Corps’ spring 2020 public comment period, Robinson’s firm used downtime during the pandemic to assemble its own report critical of the agency’s draft study, pointing to data that showed the wall could very well be too short in a major storm. In a Post and Courier op-ed, Robinson said the wall plan was a wrongheaded response to the Dutch Dialogues. “Where we have the capacity to work with nature on the peninsula, we must,” he wrote. Since then, a separate analysis of the Corps’ plan drafted by the engineering firm Waggonner & Ball also shows an 11.8% risk that a storm would come close to overtopping a 12-foot wall by 2040 — within a decade of its completion. That risk increases each decade, up to 37.1% by 2080, the end of the proposed project’s lifespan. (Robinson’s firm assisted on the Waggoner and Ball analysis.) For the past decade, residents downtown have wrestled with how to deal with sea level rise and increasing nuisance flooding. Winslow Hastie, the leader of the Historic Charleston Foundation, said the impacts of the changing climate make a perimeter protection plan “non-negotiable.” His group helped fund and organize the Dutch Dialogues and the most recent Waggonner & Ball study, and Hastie said it’s imperative that local groups push the sea wall plan to be as effective as possible. “The Army Corps, let’s be honest, is not really well known for designing beautiful things that people like to hang around,” Hastie said. “It’s utilitarian. They’re really looking at this from a cost-benefit ratio and risk reduction.” Once the project does enter the design phase, Hastie believes Waggonner & Ball’s analysis will give the city the flexibility it needs to go back to the Corps with changes and end up with a favorable outcome. “My advice is simply to stay engaged because it is a big deal,” Robinson said. “It’s a big deal financially, it’s a big deal in terms of the future of the city.” “It doesn’t have to be a take it or leave it sort of proposal,” he said. “But it’s a partnership between the city and the federal government. And so that means we have a say in making edits and changes based on what serves our community.”

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2000s-Theme Trivia Night Mex 1 Coastal Cantina’s next trivia night is set to be 2000s-themed on Sullivan’s Island. Decade theme prizes and drink specials will be available all night. The event organizers remind those wishing to participate to drop in early, as these theme nights always fill up fast. Guests should also wear a mask and practice social distancing while participating. Jan. 21. 7 p.m. Free to attend. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. 2205 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. mex1coastalcantina.com S AT U R D AY

Fairy House Festival The tiniest building project ever is shaping up to be a whimsical, new family event coming to Mount Pleasant. Kids of all ages are invited to build their own fairy house using materials found in nature. The event also features a nature walk and scavenger hunt, and the Charleston County Public Library will be on site for some socially distanced storytelling. Jan. 23. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $5/building plot; $2/person admission. Palmetto Islands County Park. 444 Needlerush Parkway. Mount Pleasant. charlestoncountyparks.com THURS. - FRI.

Disney on Ice’s “Dream Big” Disney on Ice presents “Dream Big,” coming to the Palmetto State this week only. Featuring Disney favorites like Mickey, Minnie, Moana and more, the show highlights all the magic and adventure of Disney tales through worldclass figure skating. Seating capacity will be reduced and other COVID-19 safety measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of guests. Jan. 21-22. 7 p.m. Jan. 23-24. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. $15/ticket. North Charleston Coliseum. 5001 Coliseum Drive. North Charleston. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com E V E R Y D AY

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A Jersey girl is stuck between her hometown sweetheart and a rich but sensitive executive in this charming ‘80s musical comedy. Enjoy the Pretty in Pink-meets-Working Girl show that sold out in 2018 with a menu of Champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and snacks. Jan. 1-March 30. Shows start at 7 p.m. $40/ticket, sold in pairs. 34 West Theater. 200 Meeting St. Downtown. 34west.org

Alligators are living history in the Lowcountry, and zookeepers from Brookgreen Gardens will be sharing fun facts about these ancient animals, debunking myths and discussing the importance of gators as a keystone species through Zoom. Perfect for any aspiring zookeeper, or kids itching to learn more about Charleston’s native wildlife. Jan. 25. 10-11 a.m. Free to view. Brookgreen Gardens. Virtual. brookgreen.org

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Charleston County Public Library and the Lowcounty Food Bank will offer free after-school snacks to kids and teens from 3-5 p.m., Monday–Friday. The collaboration is meant to alleviate child hunger with nutritious foods. “During difficult times like these, it’s more important than ever to provide help and resources to our community,” said Devon Andrews, community engagement manager. “We are so grateful to the Lowcountry Food Bank for helping us expand this crucial service and provide vital food access to even more families in need throughout Charleston County.” The service will be available at five library branches: Cooper River Memorial and Dorchester Road branches in North Charleston, the John L. Dart and Main branches downtown and the St. Paul’s Hollywood branch. A pilot program of this service was unveiled at the beginning of 2020 at three locations. The recent expansion allows more food to be distributed to kids and teens around the Lowcountry. —Heath Ellison

Geolocation examines social media and surveillance at the Halsey BY HEATH ELLISON Geolocation Jan. 15–Mar. 5 Free Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

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depths technology can reach. “Let’s say there’s a regime in power that wants to track its citizens,” Larson said. “Hopefully, the project makes it clear how easy that is in this current moment with these current tools. While we’re not using that information maliciously, there are plenty of opportunities for bad actors to do so.” The artists’ views on social media are just as varied as the exhibition’s themes. Although she gets frustrated with her friends and family being glued to their smartphones, Shindelman said she’s excited to see teens becoming politically motivated thanks to apps like TikTok. Larson, on the other hand, is feeling more pessimistic, thanks to the current moment. “Twitter’s a cesspool,” he said. “If you look at all the things happening with Parler and farright networks, that’s not very encouraging in terms of growth as a society. I also worry tech companies have too much power.” Part of Geolocation is centered around the #BlackLivesMatter movement and mobilization efforts that occurred on Twitter. In

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‘GEOLOCATION’ HAS COLLECTED PUBLIC DATA FROM TWEETS AND PICTURES FOR OVER 10 YEARS

fact, Larson and Shindelman acknowledged social media was instrumental in democratic movements like the Arab Spring, but quickly pointed out that it was also a tool for the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Because the duo has continuously worked on the project for over 10 years, they have monitored several of these historic moments and the role social media played in them. Larson believes the recent coup attempt in the U.S. will be an influence on the future of Geolocation. “Maybe this moment is the most important moment, in terms of what’s next for us,” he said. Geolocation is open for public viewing Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. -4 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit halsey.cofc.edu for more information.

The Aku Venue Event Center, a new event space in Moncks Corner, will host its ribbon cutting ceremony, the grand opening celebration will take place at 4 p.m. the following day. Both events will take place at Aku Venue in Corner Square Plaza. The Aku Venue will offer an event space for baby showers, birthday parties, weddings and receptions, conferences and worship services. According to owner Candace Pringle, the venue space is meant to fill any void in the community. The Aku Venue came together after years of encountering obstacles while trying to engage the community. “The work that we have planned will not stop, therefore my spouse, Patrina Aku, supported me 100% and we teamed up to bring an event space in our own community to life,” Pringle said. During the week, when there are less events, the Aku Venue will be open by appointment as a space for work and meetings. The event space will offer Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, water and simple print jobs for $25 per hour during those days. To book events at the Aku Venue Event Center or for more information, head over to its website. —HE For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Arts+Movies section at charlestoncitypaper.com.

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Artists Marni Shindelman and Nate Larson didn’t know how timely Geolocation would be at the beginning of 2021. Their ongoing project, which pairs tweets with photographs from the location posts were uploaded, began in 2009. Geolocation has witnessed social media reactions to the Great Recession, the birth of #BlackLivesMatter, the presidency of Donald Trump and most recently the failed insurrection at the Capitol. The exhibition, which opened to the public at the Halsey Friday, is a startling commentary on surveillance brought on by tech companies and a less-startling meditation on the ubiquity of social media. Each art piece is a picture taken from the location a tweet was posted, found through publicly accessible geolocation data. Some are mysterious: An image of a rainy body of water is accompanied by the caption, “Pretty sure I just heard a gunshot lol.” Some speak volumes in just a few words: “Black girls are enough. Black girls are enough. Black girls are enough. Black girls are MORE than enough. #BlackGirlMagic,” is written below a picture of a rural suburb. For each piece, Shindelman and Larson would start with a tweet, find where it was posted and then take a picture in-person of that place. “I tried to take the sentiment of the tweet, is it sad, is it funny, where does it strike me, where does it hit me, and they generally can be uninspiring,” Shindelman said. “[When] we make them together, and we’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, the photograph changes the sentiment of the tweet or enhances it.’” The tweet, printed below the photograph, is sometimes out of step with the attached image. But just as often, the viewer can ascertain a parallel between the text and visual. When taken as a whole, Geolocation can be as disorienting as good science fiction, showing both the promising heights and unsettling

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a la carte MA’AM SAAB OPENING IN FORMER JESTINE’S KITCHEN SPACE

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TOLLI’S NEAPOLITAN-STYLE PIZZAS ARE COOKED IN A 630-DEGREE OVEN

CUDACO. BRINGS SEAFOOD MARKET AND BUTCHER TO JAMES ISLAND

Bringing the Heat It’s a family affair at Tolli’s Trattoria, a new Johns Island eatery spinning authentic Neapolitan pizzas

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Pizza has been in Anthony Peluso’s family since 1934, and along with wife Giuseppinna and son Carmine, he’s bringing the family tradition to Johns Island with Tolli’s Trattoria, a modern Italian restaurant that quietly opened on Maybank Highway in September. “We moved down here about a year ago,” Anthony said. “The growth potential is there — it’s not like back home. Within a 10-minute drive you can go to like 50 pizza places.” Connecticut is “back home” for Anthony, a third-generation Peluso who started working at his great uncle’s restaurant, Tolli’s Apizza in East Haven, at age 16, learning how to make classic Neapolitan pies. Tolli’s roots date back to 1934, when Anthony’s great uncle Antonio Tolli owned a series of pizzerias in New Haven, Connecticut before eventually opening Tolli’s Apizza in East Haven in 1954. Anthony eventually took over the renowned restaurant in 1978, running it with Giuseppinna, who he met a decade later, for more than 40 years. “Some people know about New Haven

pizza,” he said. “I’m more of a true Neapolitanstyle pizza, so it’s kind of thin crust, but the difference is mine is really light.” East Haven is located just outside New Haven, a city known for two things: Yale University and pizza. There are several famous pizzerias in the area, including Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, which has been around since 1925. According to the New Haven Register, Tolli’s Apizza, which will be operated by Anthony’s brother Andrew moving forward, “generally is one of the first pizzerias whose name comes up once you get past the ‘Mount Rushmore’ of New Haven joints.” Tolli’s pies landed in the South thanks to Anthony’s son, Carmine, who trained to become a chef at the French Culinary Institute in New York City before working at celebrated New York restaurants like Oceana and Le Circo. But after several visits to Charleston, his wife Victoria’s hometown, Carmine landed a job at McCrady’s working under Sean Brock, later becoming Jacques Larson’s sous chef at Wild Olive.

Workshop tenant Ma’am Saab will open a Pakistani restaurant in the historic Meeting Street space previously occupied by Jestine’s Kitchen, which permanently closed in June due to the pandemic. Ma’am Saab has purchased the lease on the property and hopes to open in spring 2021, owner Maryam Ghaznavi and her husband Raheel Gauba told the City Paper last week. “It just felt like the perfect fit for us,” Ghaznavi said. The decision to move into a brick-andmortar space will allow Ma’am Saab to expand its menu and hopefully reach more folks in search of authentic Pakistani cuisine, the couple said. Ma’am Saab will complete its lease at Workshop, which runs through the end of the summer. If the restaurant opens before then, Ma’am Saab will “tweak the Workshop concept so they’re not conflicting,” Gauba said. According to the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs, Ma’am Saab will have a “modern, comfortable, hip and approachable vibe that feels like home.” Ma’am Saab is targeting a May 2021 opening. For more information, visit maamsaabchs.com. —Parker Milner

Post-pandemic, Carmine decided to join his father’s new venture down the road on Maybank Highway, leading the kitchen as executive chef at Tolli’s Trattoria. The family-owned establishment specializes in those Neapolitan-style pizzas, which are cooked in a 630-degree oven, and also serves Italian favorites like arancini, penne alla vodka and baked meatballs, made in-house daily. For dessert, self-taught pastry chef Giuseppinna whips up a variety of specialty cheesecakes, baked goods and of course, tiramisu. It’s truly a family affair at Tolli’s Trattoria — just ask general manager Kelly Stoner, who gets to witness the time and effort the Pelusos put into the restaurant every day. “Anthony and Giuseppina are very grateful for the opportunity to show the community what they have to offer in their homemade food, as they are both self taught chefs,” Stoner said. “They have perfected their recipes over the years, and their son Carmine puts a spin on them and takes them to the next level.”

Former Parcel 32 executive chef Shaun Brian and Oyster Point Seafood owner Chris John are bringing butchered whole fish, smoked seafood and grab-and-go prepared items to James Island with CudaCo., now open at 765 Folly Road. John, whose wholesale seafood company sold fish to Parcel 32, became friends with Brian, and the two started discussing CudaCo.’s concept when Parcel 32 announced its permanent closure in April. John and Brian both have a passion for sustainability, and they hope to educate CudaCo. customers while offering fresh, seasonal seafood in an “approachable, inviting and clean environment,” Brian said. After quietly opening in mid-December, the duo has expanded its offering, serving counter-serve patrons butchered whole fish, smoked seafood spreads, oysters and prepared items like Brian’s fish sandwich and fresh crudos. Brian and John wanted to incorporate barracuda into the name because it’s a trash fish, highlighting the seafood house’s focus on sustainability. CudaCo. is now serving takeout and graband-go customers, and John and Brian plan to eventually add indoor seating and outdoor picnic tables. Stop by for the upcoming official grand opening, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31. For more information, visit cudaco.com. —PM


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Hygge at Home Nordic Cooking delivers a Danish take on vegan comfort food BY PARKER MILNER “We have those three legs, and all three seem to be doing pretty well,” she said. “I feel extremely grateful that my company took the turn it did whereas other companies took another turn.”

Going Gluten-Free Rakers, who grew up in Denmark, found out she was gluten-intolerant in 2016, leading her to transition to a fully plant-based diet. “I used to be a huge meat eater, and I slowly switched into the whole foods and felt so much better,” she said. Rakers shared this passion for plants with the kids she worked with during her time as a social worker in Denmark, teaching them vegan cooking techniques and later bringing these plant-based cooking classes for kids to Spain in 2016. “I just saw the massive impact it had on these kids,” she said. Rakers would have been content continuing to teach her classes in Spain, but love brought her to the United States, she said, where she reconnected with a high school boyfriend. Together, they decided to move to Charleston in 2018. After over two years in the Lowcountry, she’s found a way “to prove that just because it’s called gluten-free and plant-based doesn’t mean it’s boring.” Nordic Cooking offers private cooking classes at its Daniel Island facility or in the comfort of locals’ homes, but most of Rakers’ time throughout the pandemic has been dedicated to the other two parts of the business — her gluten-free cakes and continued on page 17

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Hygge is a Danish word describing a feeling of comfort, coziness and safety — kind of like giving yourself a big hug. It’s also the concept driving a Daniel Island-based business bringing vegan meal boxes and stunning glutenfree cakes to Charleston residents. Nordic Cooking owner Louise Rakers launched her business in March, just before the pandemic began taking its toll on small startups. Rakers, who initially planned to solely focus on plant-based culinary classes for adults, found herself unsure of what to do following the shutdown. “I couldn’t do that anymore, so it put me back to square one,” said Rakers, who started selling bread to Daniel Island residents to keep her new company afloat. “I told my mom, ‘You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you start selling sourdough.’” But in a matter of weeks, things drastically changed for Nordic Cooking after Rakers started posting pictures of the all-vegan meals she was cooking at home on her Instagram page. Nordic Cooking followers quickly became curious about who was behind the picturesque plates and elegant cakes they saw online, Rakers said. “It seriously took off so fast. All of a sudden, my phone was ringing all the time, and I had a huge client base,” she said. Locals wanted to know how to get a plate of chipotle portobello tacos for their vegan daughter or an anniversary cake for their now-gluten-free wife. That’s when Rakers knew it was time to shift her business model. Nordic Cooking is now made up of three components: private cooking classes, weekend meal kits and gluten-free cakes.

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Hygge continued from page 15 plant-based meal kits. “I love cake — I’ve gotta be real — so I was so upset when I found out I had to live my life gluten-free,” said Rakers, describing the lack of flavor she found in most gluten-free cakes. “One day, I just created my own gluten-free flour because I thought that was the problem.” It turns out, Rakers’ millet-based flour was the key to making a tasty gluten-free cake, and her eye-catching designs are helping her gain even more customers. “I always sit down and sketch them out, especially if they’re wedding cakes,” she said. “It’s a big passion of mine to make them as beautiful as possible.” Her meal kits, designed to feed up to three people for an entire weekend for just $85, are delivered on Fridays. “I think it’s a shame that just because you call something vegan the price should go through the roof,” Rakers said. “I keep the price there on purpose because it’s important that I reach a bigger crowd.” “We do a new menu every single week,” she added. “We don’t do vegan junk food — there’s enough of that around Charleston.” Instead, the chef is delivering dishes like vegan Thai curry, jambalaya and pulled jackfruit “chicken.” In addition to the main courses, each kit comes with soup, salad, dessert and even pancake mix or another vegan

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breakfast to enjoy on Sunday morning. Special additions like this or the flowers that come in the thoughtfully designed kits aim to create hygge, that Danish word that loosely translates to “cozy” in English. “It’s that feeling when you’re home by yourself and you’re eating your favorite food,” Rakers said. “We use this word all the time in Denmark. It’s such a big word, but it’s also baked into how we do things.” Hygge is a part of every Danish gathering, Rakers said. She hopes her meal kits can recreate this feeling in Charleston homes. “I don’t want it to just be in a cardboard box — I want you to get the feeling of, ‘Woah this is amazing,’” she said. “(Hygge) comes in the box, and you can unpack it in the kitchen and have it in your home.”

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2019-CP-10-05582 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor by merger to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., as trustee, in trust for the Holders of Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2003-BC3, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees to Martha A. Shavis a/k/a Martha Ann Shavis, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe.; Any heirs-at-law or devisees to Mary A. Shavis a/k/a Mary Alice Shavis, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe.; Belinda M. Shavis; Audrey V. Shavis; Theodore M. Shavis, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE

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TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

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TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is per-

fected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Belinda M. Shavis, Mary A. Shavis, Martha A. Shavis and Audrey V. Shavis to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of South Carolina dated January 15, 2002 and recorded on January 22, 2002 in Book O 394 at Page 879, in the Charleston County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being on James Island in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and known as Lot No. 14, in Block C, on plat of Green Crest, which map is made by the John McCrady Co., Engineer dated June, 1946, entitled “Plat of Green Crest Situate on James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, owned by Burmain A. Grimball,” which plat is recorded in Plat Book G, Page 3, R.M.C. Office for Charleston County. This being the same property conveyed to Mary A. Shavis, Martha A. Shavis, Audrey V. Shavis, Belinda M. Shavis and Theodore M. Shavis by Deed of Martha A. Shavis dated February 7, 1996 and recorded April 12, 1996 in Book U 267, Page 177 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS No. 427-01-00-021 Property Address: 1325 Witter Street James Island, SC 29412 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 23, 2019. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military

Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1325 Witter Street, James Island, SC 29412; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in Charleston City Paper, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. LIS PENDENS

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2020-CP-10-04505 U.S. Bank National Association, as indenture trustee, for the holders of the CIM Trust 2017-3, Mortgage-Backed Notes, Series 2017-3, Plaintiff, v. Any heirs-at-law or devisees of Robert Pope, deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons or entities entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons or entities with any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as Richard Roe; and any unknown minors, incompetent or imprisoned person, or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe.; Bonnie K. Muntz a/k/a Bonnie K. Muntz-Pope; Jason Pope Sr; Amanda Byrd; The Lending Connection, Inc., Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Bonnie K. Muntz-Pope and Robert Pope to Beneficial Mortgage Co. Of South Carolina dated December 19, 2006 and recorded on January 2, 2007 in Book S610 at Page 680, in the Charleston County Registry (hereinafter, “Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Mortgage was transferred to the Plaintiff herein by assignment and/or corporate merger. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: ALL THAT LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SAINT ANDREWS PARISH, COUNTY OF CHARLESTON, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, KNOWN AND DESCRIBED AS LOT 7, BLOCK H, MELROSE SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT BY W. H. MATHENY, SURVEYOR, DATED JUNE 26, 1959 AND RECORDED IN THE RMC OFFICE FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK M AT PAGE 53 AND MEASURING AND CONTAINING BUTTINGS AND BOUNDINGS AS SHOWN ON THE AFOREMEN-

TIONED PLAT, THE DIMENSIONS BEING A LITTLE MORE OR LESS

Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action.

This being the same property conveyed to Bonnie K. MuntzPope and Robert Pope by deed of Bonnie K. Muntz dated June 26, 2006 and recorded August 14, 2006 in Book O 594 at Page 75 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. Thereafter a subsequent deed, also dated June 26, 2006 and purporting to convey the same interest in the property, from Bonnie K. Muntz to Bonnie K. Muntz-Pope and Robert Pope was filed on September 13, 2006 in Book B 598 at Page 001 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina.

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TMS No. 3091400001 Property Address: 856 Melrose, Charleston, SC 29414 NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 13, 2020. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for unknown minors, and persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to said appointment. FURTHER upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of Kelley Woody, Esquire as Attorney for any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that Kelley Woody, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 856 Melrose, Charleston, SC 29414; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Kelley Woody, P.O. Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260 phone (803) 787-9678, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in Charleston City Paper, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of

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ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: CHARLES E. MENEFEE, JR. 2020-ES-10-2030 DOD: 11/21/20 PERS. REP: LISA V. L. MENEFEE 155 TAR BRANCH CT. WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27101 PERS. REP: FORD P. MENEFEE 6119 BEARS BLUFF RD. WADMALAW ISLAND, SC 29487 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ******** ESTATE OF: BEVERLY A’DAIRE HAFERS 2020-ES-10-2056 DOD: 11/15/20 PERS. REP: SUE A. HENDERSON 974 CARMEL DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ******** ESTATE OF: DEBORAH MARIE WAYMIRE 2020-ES-10-2087 DOD: 12/21/20 PERS. REP: NICHOLAS KEEGAN WAYMIRE 7182 EVAN CT. WARRENTON, VA 20187 ATTY: MELINDA LUCKA KELLEY, ESQ. 2124 ALLANDALE PLANTATION RD., WADMALAW ISLAND, SC 29487 ******* ESTATE OF: SILAS BENJAMIN CARSON 2020-ES-10-2100 DOD: 12/05/20 PERS. REP: SAMUEL MELVIL WHEELER 1716 WESTON AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29407

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: ALICIA TUCKER ZOURDOS 2020-ES-10-1489 DOD: 09/14/20 PERS. REP: ALICIA ANN HEILENDAY 326 PARKDALE DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: JOHN EDWARD ROBINSON, ESQ. 36 BROAD ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: JANNA SHARON GROOMS 2020-ES-10-1526

DOD: 09/07/20 PERS. REP: MATTHEW HOOVER 1325 CYPRESS CAMPGROUND RD. RIDGEVILLE, SC 29472 ATTY: ELIZABETH HOOVER, ESQ. 207 W. RICHARDSON AVE. SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 ************ ESTATE OF: JOSEPH ALLEN WASHINGTON, SR. 2020-ES-10-1850 DOD: 05/15/20 PERS. REP: CLARENCE WASHINGTON 11844 MARKHAN WAY HAMPTON, GA 30228 ATTY: VERONICA G. SMALL, ESQ. 3300 W. MONTAGUE AVE., #102 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418 ************ ESTATE OF: ARTHUR C. HUXFORD 2020-ES-10-1958 DOD: 11/08/20 PERS. REP: HARRY R. HUXFORD, JR. 195 SUDLOW HILLS CT. NO. AUGUSTA, SC 29841 ATTY: GORDON H. GARRETT, ESQ. 1075 A E. MONTAGUE AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29405 ************ ESTATE OF: JOSEPH DANIEL FLOYD 2020-ES-10-1993 DOD: 11/28/20 PERS. REP: CONSTANCE LEIGH MOYLAN 1645 LAUDA DR. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ATTY: LAWRENCE A. LADDAGA, ESQ. PO BOX 62498 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29419 ************ ESTATE OF: MARGARET ADELMA AUSTIN 2020-ES-10-1999 DOD: 11/22/20 PERS. REP: MARY A. DAVIS 1603 INDABA WAY CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: NELLA C. PEELE 2020-ES-10-2014 DOD: 11/27/20 PERS. REP: DELILAH P. BEASLEY 108 BILMONT DR. IRMO, SC 29063 ATTY: SHIRRESE B. BROCKINGTON, ESQ. PO BOX 31312 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ ESTATE OF: LILLIAN H. WILLIAMS 2020-ES-10-2015 DOD: 09/24/20 PERS. REP: EVELYN K. WILLIAMS 20 JORDAN LN. MIDDLETOWN, NY 10940

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case 2020-DR-10-2813 JOHN ROE AND MARY ROE, Plaintiffs, ‑versus‑ JANE DOE (DOB: 10-1-2009), a minor under the age of fourteen (14) years, Defendant. NOTICE OF ADOPTION TO: RICHARD ALLEN HILL, ALLEGED PUTATIVE FATHER OF JANE DOE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED pursuant to the provisions of South Carolina Code Ann. Sec. 63-9-730 (B), that the Plaintiff, John Roe, seeks to adopt the Defendant, Jane Doe, a female Caucasian child born on October 1, 2009 at Roper St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that an adoption action is pending in the Family Court for Charleston County, South Carolina; YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that within thirty (30) days of receiving this Notice, you shall respond in writing by filing with the Family Court for Charleston County, South Carolina notice and reasons to contest, intervene or otherwise respond in the pending adoption action; YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED the Court must be informed of your current address and of any changes in address during the adoption proceeding; and YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED

that the Plaintiffs in the above captioned Notice are not named for the purpose of confidentiality; however, the Court knows the true identity of the Plaintiffs and in responding to this Notice, you are required to use the number 2020-DR-10-2813. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that failure to file a response within thirty (30) days of receiving Notice constitutes consent to adoption of the child and forfeiture of all rights and obligations with respect to the child. BE SO NOTIFIED. EMILY M. BARRETT Attorney for Plaintiffs 44-B Markfield Drive Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 723‑1688 Charleston, South Carolina Dated: January 5, 2021 NOTICE: A Summons and Complaint for Adoption were filed with the Family Court for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina under Case No. 2020-DR-102813 on November 6, 2020.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DORCHESTER IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO: 2020-DR-18-915 DULCE A. RODRIGUEZ, Plaintiff, v. ELEAZAR ROQUE TELLEDO and, ALAN CARDENAS CASTILLO, Defendants. SUMMONS YOU HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve your Answer to said Complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff, at his offices located at 800 Wappoo Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the Complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of service, Judgment by Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. HAWKINS LAW FIRM, P.A. 800 Wappoo Road Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 225-7565 (843) 225-7585 fax ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Charleston, South Carolina 13 January, 2020

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 2018-ES-10-1402(2) KELLEY EVANS, OF FAMILY SERVICES, INC. D/B/A ORIGIN SC, Petitioner, vs. ESTATE OF JOEL WAYNE SMITH, Respondent. IN THE ESTATE OF JOEL WAYNE SMITH SUMMONS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the subscriber, at the address shown below within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN


North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406, within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication, which is deemed to be service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service by publication.

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YOU ARE GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the last date of publication, exclusive of the day of such service by publication, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

/s/Kelley Evans Kelley Evans Family Services, Inc. D/B/A ORIGIN SC P.O. BOX 118006 Charleston, SC 29423 843.628.2107 kevans@originsc.org NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held on the Petition for Appointment of Special Administrator on February 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. before the Charleston County Probate Court on 84 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-04886 BRANDON NELSON & AALIYAH NELSON, INDIVIDUALLY, Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS FRANCOIS, Defendant. TO: MARCUS FRANCOIS, THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Summons and Complaint herein which was filed on November 6, 2020, in the County of Charleston and State of South Carolina, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, at his office at 1090 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405, within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward, LLC By: s/ Ryan Sigal Ryan Sigal., Esq. (SC Bar No.: 80223) 1090 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405 843-284-7780 843-284-9118 (fax) sigal@MDSWLegal.com Attorney for Plaintiff

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-DR-10-2722 GLENN G. WILLIAMS, JR., Plaintiff, vs. SAVANNA NERO, Defendant. SUMMONS TO: SAVANNA NERO, Defendant above named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to Answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, Kevin M. Seibert, 1625 Remount Road,

Kevin M. Seibert Seibert Law Firm LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1625 Remount Road North Charleston, SC 29406 (843) 554-0686 - Office (843) 628-2405 - Fax

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SUMTER IN THE FAMILY COURT THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case No. 2019-DR-43-00299 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Patrick Gray, Georgia Dinkins John Doe Defendants. IN THE INTERESTS OF: Male child YOB:2004 Minor Under the Age of 18. SUMMONS AND NOTICE [Termination of Parental Rights] TO: DEFENDANTS PATRICK GRAY & GEORGIA DINKINS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint for termination of your parental rights in and to the minor child in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Sumter County Clerk of Court’s Office, 215 N. Harvin St., Sumter, SC 29150, on March 18, 2019 a copy of which is herewith served upon you; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, an affidavit of default will be entered against you and the Plaintiff will proceed to seek to terminate your parental rights to the above captioned child. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Sumter County Clerk of Court’s Office, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney. This is a new action. If you had an attorney appointed in a previous action, that attorney is NOT your attorney for this action. YOU MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU. Steven B. Suchomski, SC Bar No. 75341 Attorney for Plaintiff, SC DSS 105 North Magnolia Street Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-5531

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2588 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS JOHN CLARK & NIKKI CORNWELL DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2018,2013 & 2017 TO DEFENDANT: JOHN CLARK 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, Mary Lee Briggs Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 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. Mary Lee Briggs, SC Bar # 101535, 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- 10-0469 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Lavern Staggers and Johnika Stephens, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2009,2011,2012,2014,2017. TO DEFENDANT: Lavern Staggers YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 11, 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. 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. Kenneth Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 2020-CP-10-03931 ROYAL PALMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ALPHA PRIME, LLC, ALPHA PRIME CONSTRUCTION, LLC, SAGEHORN AND COMPANY, INC., ROYAL PALMS HOLDING, LLC, LENNAR CAROLINAS, LLC, ALPHA OMEGA CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC., VALMAR NUNES, INDIVIDUALLY, BRUZA CONSTRUCTION, LLC, SIMONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC, CESAR E. DE SOUZA A/K/A CESAR DESOUZA, INDIVIDUALLY, RAUL MARTINEZ MASONRY, LLC, MARK WOLVERTON, INDIVIDUALLY, DVS, INC., CAROLINA FOUNDATION, INC., CEBS CONSTRUCTION, LLC A/K/A CEBS CUSTOM HOMES, LLC, ARCHER EXTERIORS, INC., JAS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC, HENRY PALMER, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A PALMER’S CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC, ANGELO DE SOUZA, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A SUNRISE SIDING, LLC, WW PEREIRA CONSTRUCTION, LLC, GC GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, LLC, SIDING CONSTRUCTION, LLC, BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE-SOUTHEAST GROUP, LLC, ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, INCORPORATED A/K/A AND D/B/A ALSIDE; COHEN’S DRYWALL COMPANY, INC. Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS (Jury Trial Demanded) YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and are required to answer the Amended 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 234 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 111-A, South Carolina, 29492, within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. Blundy Law Firm, LLC Amanda M. Blundy 234 Seven Farms Drive Suite 111-A Charleston, SC 29492 843.867.6050 ablundy@blundylawfirm.com

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Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): On May 4, 2019, my Aries friend Leah woke up in a state of amazement. During the night, she felt she had miraculously become completely enlightened. Over the next 16 hours, she understood her life perfectly. Everything made sense to her. She was in love with every person and animal she knew. But by the next morning, the exalted serenity had faded, and she realized that her enlightenment had been temporary. She wasn’t mad or sad, however. The experience shook her up so delightfully that she vowed to forevermore seek to recreate the condition she had enjoyed. Recently she told me that on virtually every day since May 4, 2019, she has spent at least a few minutes, and sometimes much longer, exulting in the same ecstatic peace that visited her back then. That’s the Aries way: turning a surprise, spontaneous blessing into a permanent breakthrough. I trust you will do that soon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): One morning, famous French army general Hubert Lyautey (1854– 1934) instructed his gardener to spend the next day planting a row of saplings on his property. The gardener agreed, but advised Lyautey that this particular species of tree required 100 years to fully mature. “In that case,” Lyautey said, “plant them now.” I recommend that you, too, expedite your long-term plans, Taurus. Astrologically speaking, the time is ripe for you to take crisp action to fulfill your big dreams. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone asked poet E. E. Cummings what home was for him. He responded poetically, talking about his lover. Home was “the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside your ribcage.” What about you, Gemini? If you were asked to give a description of what makes you feel glad to be alive and helps give you the strength to be yourself, what would you say? Now would be a good time to identify and honor the influences that inspire you to create your inner sense of home. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Be sweet to me, world,” pleads Cancerian poet Stephen Dunn in one of his poems. In the coming weeks, I invite you to address the world in a similar way. And since I expect the world will be unusually receptive and responsive to your requests, I’ll encourage you to add even more entreaties. For example, you could say, “Be revelatory and educational with me, world,” or “Help me deepen my sense that life is meaningful, world,” or “Feed my soul with experiences that will make me smarter and wilder and kinder, world.” Can you think of other appeals and supplications you’d like to express to the world? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Throughout his many rough travels in the deserts of the Middle East, the Leo diplomat and army officer known as Lawrence of Arabia (1888–1935) didn’t give up his love of reading. While riding on the backs of camels, he managed to study numerous tomes, including the works of ancient Greek writers Aeschylus and Aristophanes. I’d love to see you perform comparable balancing acts in the coming weeks, Leo. The astrological omens suggest you’ll be skilled at coordinating seemingly uncoordinatable projects and tasks — and that you’ll thrive by doing so. (PS: Your efforts may be more metaphorical and less literal than Lawrence’s.) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sculptor Stefan Saal testifies that one of his central questions as a creator of art is to know when a piece is done. “When making a thing, I need to decide when is it thoroughly made, when is it dare-we-say ‘perfected.’” He has tried to become a master of knowing where and when to stop. I recommend this practice to you in the next two weeks, Virgo. You’ve been doing good work, and will continue to do good work, but it’s crucial that you don’t get overly fussy and fastidious as you refine and perhaps even finish your project. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’re entering the potentially most playful and frisky and whimsical phase of your astrological cycle. To honor and encourage a full invocation of gleeful fun, I offer you the following thoughts from Tumblr blogger Sparkledog. “I am so tired of being told that I am too old for the things I like. No cartoons. No toys.

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No fantasy animals. No bright colors. Are adults supposed to live monotonous, bleak lives? I can be an adult and still love childish things. I can be intelligent and educated and informed and I can love stuffed animals and unicorns. Please stop making me feel bad for loving the things that make me happy.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Nature cannot be ordered about, except by obeying her,” wrote philosopher Francis Bacon (1561–1626). That paradoxical observation could prove to be highly useful for you in the coming weeks. Here are some other variants on the theme: Surrendering will lead to power. Expressing vulnerability will generate strength. A willingness to transform yourself will transform the world around you. The more you’re willing to acknowledge that you have a lot to learn, the smarter you’ll be. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In his book The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan advises lovers and would-be lovers to tell each other their very best stories. “Not the day’s petty injustices,” he writes. “Not the glimmer of a seven-eighths-forgotten moment from your past. Not something that somebody said to somebody, who then told it to you.” No, to foster the vibrant health of a love relationship — or any close alliance for that matter — you should consistently exchange your deepest, richest tales. This is always true, of course, but it’s especially true for you right now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): On October 18, 1867, the United States government completed its purchase of Alaska from Russia. How much did this 586,000-acre kingdom cost? Two cents per acre, which in today’s money would be about 37 cents. It was a tremendous bargain! I propose that we regard this transaction as a metaphor for what’s possible for you in 2021: the addition of a valuable resource at a reasonable price. (PS: American public opinion about the Alaskan purchase was mostly favorable back then, but a few influential newspapers described it as foolish. Don’t let naysayers like them dissuade you from your smart action.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “My business is circumference,” wrote poet Emily Dickinson in a letter to her mentor. What did she mean by that? “Circumference” was an important word for her. It appeared in 17 of her poems. Critic Rochelle Cecil writes that for Dickinson, circumference referred to a sense of boundlessness radiating out from a center—a place where “one feels completely free, where one can express anything and everything.” According to critic Donna M. Campbell, circumference was Dickinson’s metaphor for ecstasy. When she said, “My business is circumference,” she meant that her calling was to be eternally in quest of awe and sublimity. I propose that you make good use of Dickinson’s circumference in the coming weeks, Aquarius. It’s time to get your mind and heart and soul thoroughly expanded and elevated. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Should I quote the wisdom of people who have engaged in behavior I consider unethical or immoral? Should I draw inspiration from teachers who at some times in their lives treated others badly? For instance, Piscesborn Ted Geisel, better known as beloved author Dr. Seuss, cheated on his wife while she was sick, ultimately leading to her suicide. Should I therefore banish him from my memory and never mention the good he did in the world? Or should I forgive him of his sins and continue to appreciate him? I don’t have a fixed set of rules about how to decide questions like these. How about you? The coming weeks will be a good time to redefine your relationship with complicated people. Homework: Where in your life do you push too hard? Where don’t you push hard enough? Testify: FreeWillAstrology.com.

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A Little Bit Country Cicala gets personal on twangy and lyrical self-titled LP

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Myrtle Beach isn’t normally associated with forests. The city conjures images of weekend trips, miniature golf and kitschy beach towels. Yet, Myrtle Beach-native Quinn Cicala just released one of the woodsiest albums you’ll hear in the coming year. It sounds like fog rolling off of the mountains during a weekend rendezvous with friends. It’s a deeply personal album, full of specific anecdotes that could only happen to one person. The self-titled project had been simmering for a while, as Cicala and his band (also known as Cicala) finished recording it almost a year ago. “There was a lot of back and forth about the mixing, but I had been sitting on these songs for a couple of years,” Cicala said. “We started practicing and rehearsing for about two weeks and then we went out to a cabin in the Poconos in Pennsylvania and recorded just really smoothly within a week.” A lot of credit for the quality of the work belongs to producer Matteo Debenedetti, as the LP has a professional sound to it. But, the engine of Cicala runs on lyrics, which draw heavily from the deep personal elements of emo songwriting. While folkoriented emo and indie rock have existed for decades, Cicala strikes a balance between the qualities of contemporary folk and emo that’s going to quench thirsts for fans of both. “Interstate” has the heartbroken, yearning chorus of Modern Baseball, and songs like

“Red Rocks” carry oddly specific details. “Today, I saw this kid break his ankle on pavement/and I didn’t call the ambulance,” Cicala sings. Meanwhile “Truck Stop” is just as much a southern road number as any classic country song you can name. Vocally, Cicala puts on a light southern inflection that borders on country, but never quite goes off the deep end. Instrumentally, the LP has an earthen, piney sound with the brightness of folk rock outfits like Dawes. Cicala’s songwriting is strong enough to work on its own, but there’s a full, clean, folk rock sound pumped into this project.

Jackson May, the band’s lead guitarist, was important to the LP’s country touches. “We’re big fans of Jason Isbell and artists who can do that kind of Southern charm thing, and Jackson and I both love anything with those country licks,” Cicala said. While the influences of country music and emo are clearly present, Cicala didn’t intend the new release to be a fusion of the two sounds. “I think it all just came naturally,” he said. “Something that I learned a couple of years ago is that when you’re writing and recording songs, it works best to not try and think of a sound. Just go with it, and let everyone involved have their own influence on it.” The band has released music since 2014, including Post Country and Talkin to Breathe, both released in 2019. Cicala intended to go on tour in 2020, but naturally, that changed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The way I approach things musically is very show-based,” Cicala says. “It’s all performance based, and being productive meant playing as many shows as I could. But now, we’ve only practiced as a band about twice this year.” We’re hoping that some time soon we’re able to see Cicala play these songs live. They would translate beautifully to a club setting someday, and we can’t wait for that day to come.

Ray DeeZy put out another sequel to his No Love Lost series Friday, titled No Love Lost 3: Give Me My Flowers. ”It’s very mixtape-ish,” DeeZy told the City Paper. “[It’s] very freestyle heavy, going back to that forgotten grimy hip-hop sound, but still delivering strong subject matter.” The latest EP starts with “Reaganomics (The Irony),” a politically-minded takedown of Ronald Reagan’s economic strategy in the ’80s that negatively impacted many Black and poor Americans. DeeZy sounds more focused than ever, spending his words on the blunt facts. No Love Lost 3 has plenty of DeeZy’s trademarks all over it. “Buffet’s Before Corona” is a sample-heavy beat and is full of DeeZy’s lyrical persona. “Are We There Yet??” takes a moment to hit a regular theme for DeeZy: mental health. Through the song, the rapper talks about working through the death of his friend, and popular music scene videographer, Drew Gardner. The EP is a teaser of DeeZy’s upcoming full-length, which he plans to release on 4/20. —Heath Ellison

RANKY TANKY MEMBERS NAMED CofC ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

Ranky Tanky keeps on winning. The College of Charleston announced last week the Gullah quintet, comprised of former CofC students, were the 2020 Alumni of the Year. “Ranky Tanky band members have established themselves as passionate global ambassadors for the South Carolina Lowcountry culture and community,” the College wrote in a statement announcing the winners. “They have introduced new audiences to Gullah music and culture throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.” This is only the latest of honors bestowed upon Ranky Tanky in the last two years. In 2019, Mayor John Tecklenburg declared Dec. 17 to be Ranky Tanky Day in the city of Charleston. Just one month later, the band’s 2019 LP Good Time earned a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Album. To read the full list of Alumni Award recipients, check out the College’s website. —HE

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texture: beliefs, values and traditions.” Daise, the vice president for creative education at Brookgreen Gardens, has worn several hats in his career as a creative. Between 1987 and 2007, he wrote five books, including Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage and Little Muddy Waters: A Gullah Folk Tale. Kids from the ’90s may also remember him as Ron Alston on Gullah Gullah Island, a children’s show about life on the Sea Islands that aired on Nick Jr. The series was inspired by a live multimedia show Daise and his wife, Natalie, produced titled Sea Island Montage. The St. Helena Island native has a lauded career in educating the public on, and advocating for, Gullah Geechee culture in South Carolina. Along with public lectures and performances, Daise is the former chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. Reservations for the weekly program are required. Guests can call (843) 235-6049 to grab a spot. —Heath Ellison

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