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SC House reinstates teacher pay increases, with back pay from last year BY SKYLER BALDWIN

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Education advocates, educators and legislators across South Carolina are applauding the reinstatement of annual step increases for teacher pay as well as a retroactive lump sum payment to make up for its absence last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“This helps our already tight budgets, and well as the lack of incoming teachers as well. the fact that lawmakers, administrators and However, the work is far from done for teachteachers are all on board with this is a great ers in the state. step forward,” said Beckham High School Before the pandemic, teachers and advoteacher Matthew Fuentes. “This is something cacy groups were pushing for a larger pay that’s great to see.” increase and quality of life improvements Fuentes said he believes this coming for educators. together of many different people rallying “To see administrators, teachers and behind teachers is a result of the pandemic. lawmakers all on the same page is a good first “It’s been made clear what teachers do every step,” Fuentes said. “But, asking or wanting day, how hard the job is and how important more — is that still on our minds? Absolutely. student achievement is and how important it If you look at where our state’s salaries rank is for students to be in school.” next to the rest of the country, of course it’s Lawmakers agree. still on our minds.” “It’s been made “I’m very excited that Fuentes also cites teacher the overwhelming majority clear what teachers turnover rates as a problem. of fellow House members The state is losing educated do every day, agreed to take care of promand motivated teachers ises made for all of our teach- how hard the because they can’t live on the ers across the state by putting salary they are being paid, job is and how the step increase in place,” he said. According to reports important student said S.C. Rep. Mark Smith, from last November, more R-Berkeley. “Our teachers achievement is and than 50 teachers had resigned and administrator are all since the start of the fall how important it is doing the very best they can semester, and the trend has to educate our children duronly continued. for students to be ing these challenging times.” Some advocates say the in school.” State Rep. Gil Gatch, step increase, though welR-Dorchester, is also excited come and appreciated, isn’t —Beckham High School teacher Matthew Fuentes about the bill’s passing, the solution for some teachparticularly the retroactive ers in the state. According to lump sum. By and large, he said, the majority the measure, the state-issued increase bumps of the House wanted to get the money in salaries for teachers every year up to 23 years. teachers’ hands as fast as possible without Teachers who have worked longer than that unnecessary complications. are ineligible for the raise. The step increase, an average 2% raise for “That’s why we have teachers, will go beyond supplementing the advocated for either income for teachers during the pandemic. It also increasing the steps or at affects the growing teacher shortage in the state. least including a [cost-of“We think it’s a really important piece of living adjustment], so that legislation to address the growing teacher all faculty would be able shortage in South Carolina,” said Patrick to see some slight increase Kelly, director of government affairs for over last year’s compensathe Palmetto State Teachers Association. tion,” Charleston Teacher “It addresses some of the morale issues Association Director Jody STALLINGS teachers are facing due to the experiences Stallings said. they’ve had over the last 12 months due to “Teachers are grateful the pandemic.” for the $500 bonuses given earlier this year,” Those morale issues, advocates say, are the he said. “But, experienced teachers will be leading cause of teachers leaving the field as disappointed when the retroactive increases

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MATTHEW FUENTES BELIEVES PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THE VALUE OF TEACHERS DURING THE PANDEMIC

are applied and they are left out.” Some legislators agree that more can be done for teachers beyond the step increases. Smith said his focus for education in the state is turning to vaccinations. “This is a step in the right direction to make

sure they understand how valued, important and appreciated they are,” he said. “Hopefully, we can continue that work to make sure vaccinations happen for everyone as quickly as possible. Our work isn’t done; let’s not pretend like it is. We still have plenty to do.”


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“Unfortunately, we’re not able to help with your stocks.” —The Citadel brushed off social media posts that confused the Charleston military college with the Chicago hedge fund allegedly involved in last week’s stock market frenzy. Source: twitter.com/citadel1842

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WITH HELP FROM ‘TODAY’ APPEARANCE, NEARLY $200,000 RAISED FOR NORTH CHARLESTON PRINCIPAL

The Charleston RiverDogs have named Blake Butera, a manager with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, as their new manager. The announcement is the latest step after minor league restructuring switched the RiverDogs’ player development affiliation from the New York Yankees to the Rays. Butera was the youngest manager in the minor league after his ascension to the role in 2018. Prior to the position, he was a player on the field of Boston College, and a coach shortly after. “I think we are all excited to be more southern than we were back in New York,” Butera said. “We are going to try and develop our players the same way we have in the past, and being in a place like Charleston is really nice, to be able to do that.” With the new Rays partnership, and the transition for the team into Charleston in the midst of the pandemic, there are still a lot of unknowns circling any upcoming season, but Butera is confident that this will be one everyone will be happy to be a part of and is looking forward to the future of the team. “We don’t know the exact members of the team yet, but what I can tell you is there will be a really good product on the field,” Butera said. “You’ll see guys that play the game hard—that play the game the right way. And, there’s an energy these guys bring to the table every night. You’ll see a lot of these guys on TV one day in the big leagues doing incredible things.” —Skyler Baldwin

An appearance on NBC’s TODAY show Friday catapulted fundraising efforts on behalf of North Charleston High School Principal Henry Darby, with nearly $200,000 raised from private donors on Gofundme and Walmart. Darby revealed to The Post and Courier in January that he was working an extra job at the big box store to help low-income students at his school. The story prompted many to ask how they can help. When Darby decided to pick up a shift at Walmart last August, it had nothing to do with boosting his own income. He was looking for a way to help many of the North Charleston students at his school who live below the poverty line. He is also a member of Charleston County Council. The money Darby earns from his graveyard shift at Walmart goes toward helping his students and their families in many ways from paying for groceries and utilities to college tuition. During a live segment on TODAY Friday, anchor Craig Melvin — an S.C. native — introduced Darby’s Walmart manager, who presented him with a $50,000 donation from the retailer. In addition to that sum, more than $144,000 has been raised through two separate Gofundme campaigns set up after the P&C story was published. Jesse Rone, who set up one of the Gofundme campaigns with his real estate colleague Mason Wright, said he identified with Darby’s story. As of Sunday, the two have raised more than $122,000. “I actually used to work at Walmart on the overnight shift. So, I could really relate to his story of working two jobs and just how hard that is,” Rone told the City Paper on Friday, just after getting his hair cut at the Walmart where Darby works. A separate Gofundme has raised another $22,000. Rone and Wright planned to give Darby a check last week for what they raised so far. But since the NBC appearance, their Gofundme for Darby has almost doubled its donation total, so they’re holding off a few more days to see what happens next. —Samantha Connors and Sam Spence

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—U.S. Rep. Tom Rice said he does not regret his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, despite being censured by the S.C. Republican Party on Jan. 30. Source: The Post and Courier

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CHARLESTON RANKS SECOND IN STATE FOR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS A SmartAsset study analyzing charitable contributions as a percentage of net income in various places across the nation found that Charleston County ranks second in South Carolina for most charitable places to live. Charleston residents donate 2.09% of their income to charity, according to the survey, with 13.33% of tax returns itemizing charitable contributions. Charleston County ranks No. 152 in the nation.

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Berkeley and Dorchester counties sit just out of the top 10 in the state, with Dorchester ranking 18th and Berkeley ranking 13th, with 1.1% and 1.37% of incomes being donated to charity, respectively. Two factors were taken into consideration as a part of the study: how much money people donate as a percentage of their net incomes and the proportion of people who made charitable donations.

SmartAsset looked at tax return data and accounted for federal, state and local taxes paid for data. Beaufort County took the top spot in South Carolina with 2.17% of income being donated to charity and 14.05% of tax returns itemizing charitable contributions. Union County ranks bottom with 0.8% of income being donated to charity. —Skyler Baldwin

CARTA OFFERING WALK- UP TESTS AT HUBS

Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority began offering COVID-19 testing on Feb. 1 at the transit system’s hubs at 63 Mary St. downtown and 3376 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. No appointment is required, but people can pre-register for a test online if they wish. Walk-up testing will be available 2:30-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays. The program was made possible through a partnership between CARTA and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. “The health and safety of [CARTA] riders and operators is paramount, and providing screening services at two key hubs will go a long way in sustaining our community amidst a national health crisis,” state Rep. Marvin Pendarvis said in a press release. —Heath Ellison


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The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Jan. 19 and Jan. 25. No one described in this section has been found guilty, just unlucky. Mysterious photos depicting a Black man in a white robe adorned with an “unknown symbol” appeared stapled to various trees along multiple downtown streets. On the back of the posters is the same robed man, but the symbol is printed at the top of the poster instead of on the robe. These cults are starting to get real creative with their recruitment strategies. One handgun was stolen from the glovebox of a West Ashley vehicle. The twist: the car was a Volkswagen Jetta, the car we’d least expect a gun to be found in. A James Island woman waited several days to report that her car had been broken into and her debit cards, Social Security card and medical insurance card had been stolen because she “didn’t want to deal with it.” You know what we wouldn’t want to deal with? Identity theft.

Police pulled over a vehicle for suspected driving under the influence and asked the driver if he had been drinking. The man replied, “Yeah, yeah I have.” Officers told him they were concerned for his safety, to which he replied he was concerned as well. Glad we’re all on the same page.

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A leather jacket, a black leather belt and a pair of police pants were stolen from the back of a city vehicle parked outside of a West Ashley residence. No other items were missing, so we are expecting another report of theft to complete the thief’s Halloween 2021 costume.

Police noticed two men fighting over an open bottle of vodka on a downtown sidewalk and asked them to dispose of its contents. One of the men reportedly pulled a fresh, unopened bottle of vodka from his pocket and disposed of that one as well, begging the question: Why were they fighting over the first one?

A downtown man reported his BMW had been stolen, and a yellow Huffy bicycle was left in its place. This is probably just a misunderstanding, the “thief” clearly thought this was a buy/sell/ trade transaction. The real crime then is thinking a bike is worth about as much as a BMW.

Police confiscated a plastic bag containing 4.6 grams of cocaine from a West Ashley man’s pocket and later found nearly 200 grams of marijuana in his car. Just when we thought we were going to get through a Blotter without copious amounts of illicit drugs making an appearance.

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It’s not lofty idealism to imagine a world where a North Charleston principal doesn’t have to take an extra job to lift up students in need. That world should be reality. That should be our starting place. Thank goodness for selfless people like Henry Darby. But, his story is proof that we’ve failed. Darby’s generosity and hard work has earned him scores of well-wishers and thousands of extra dollars to put to good use. It has also shined the national media spotlight on Charleston County, where a principal was so compelled by poverty inside his school that he signed up to work the overnight shift at Walmart. “I am an optimist ... I know that these times will not always be with us. I know that my students will not always be in poverty,” Darby told NBC’s TODAY show last week. We need optimists like Darby, especially in public education, where 87.3% of his students lived in poverty in 2017-2018, according to the latest figures published by Charleston County School District. Sadly, that’s the reality for around half of Charleston County families with school-aged children, especially students of color. Darby is right, though — it does not have to be this way. We know this because it’s not that way at every school. A short five-minute drive from North Charleston High, which is 82.6% Black, sits Academic Magnet High School, which is 80.4% white. Consistently ranked among the highest-achieving high schools in America, just 3.5% of Academic Magnet students live in poverty. This is not a challenge specific to North Charleston, but the numbers show poverty closely follows racial lines throughout the county. Downtown at Burke High School, which was 96.7% Black, 92.5% of families lived in poverty. In Mount Pleasant, where Wando High’s 20172018 student body was 80.2% white, 21.28% lived in poverty. West Ashley High, 58% nonwhite, had 58.17% poverty. On average, in 2017-2018, students at majority-nonwhite high schools in Charleston This is not an accident. County were nearly four-times more likely For years, small government to live in poverty than majority-white high school students (83.06% compared to politicians have hacked up 21.44%, respectively). the social safety net designed This inequality persists well beyond high school. It corresponds with staggering to help the people Darby is American racial wealth disparities, with desperate to serve. the typical white family having a net worth eight times that of Black families in 2019, according to the Federal Reserve. These problems are too big to be left for Henry Darby to fix. Personal generosity and determination are no substitutes for building a system that gives Wando Warriors and North Charleston Cougars the same chances in life. This should be the duty of our government, not the responsibility of a generous few. This is not an accident. For years, small-government politicians have hacked up the social safety net designed to help the people Darby is desperate to serve. Surrendering the role of these programs to churches, charities and philanthropy has not worked. If anything, it has made inequality worse, as politicians allow themselves to ignore the problems facing their communities. Instead of a homeless shelter, we get another athletic complex. Instead of fairly funded schools that reflect our neighborhoods, we get “school choice” segregation. Instead of tax revenue, we get a check presentation on TODAY. Principal Darby deserves all the help he can get for his students. They certainly don’t seem to be getting it from anywhere else.

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The pandemic-prompted crisis facing the food and beverage industry is leading employees to reevaluate their standing at local establishments, causing some to consider changing career paths. Restaurants of all models, sizes and price points have been forced to pivot, shrinking full-time workforces. For some employees, the uncertainty was too much. Some are still contemplating their next moves, while others have already carved out new roles within the industry or followed passions to another field. For these individuals, their last shifts marked new beginnings — a time when the skills acquired working in restaurants and bars are helping to navigate new opportunities in the real estate, airline or other industries.

Moving on Michael Curtis had mixed feelings at the onset of the pandemic after he was furloughed from The Establishment, a fine-dining Broad Street restaurant that saw its temporary closure turn permanent at the end of 2020.

“We all thought we would be back the next week, and it was pretty surreal when it was our last night,” said Curtis, who worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years in cities like Paris, San Francisco and Martha’s Vineyard. Recalling the weeks after South Carolina’s stay-at-home order was lifted, Curtis said, “It was kind of nice to look through and see that every place that I had dreamed of working was looking for staff.” Most of the jobs were temporary, Curtis said, so he spent his time picking up odd jobs around town and the occasional shift at Tattooed Moose on Johns Island. “It has been an interesting time because you lose the consistency of a stable waitstaff,” Curtis said. “The dining experience is completely changed. You don’t really want to stay indoors and keep eating, and most people are in a rush.” Finding consistent shifts was also an issue for Melanie Ng, the former bar manager at Oak Steakhouse, located steps from The Establishment on Broad Street. The pandemic didn’t lead the pilot-in-training into her next career, but it solidified her decision after she went from “being the full-time bar

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manager, back to the fill-in girl.” “I was just exhausted all the time, because all my free time was either studying or flying,” said Ng, who went on her first discovery flight five years ago. “I decided that I was going to do something for myself.” St. Patrick’s Day was Ng’s last shift, and since, she’s completely devoted herself to flying as an instructor working toward the 1,500 hours of air time required to become a commercial airline pilot. “I have probably five students right now all at different levels of flight training,” said Ng, who flies 10-15 times each week. “Because the student is learning, they are still considered the pilot-in-command, but I can still get the credit because as the teacher I have all the responsibility.” Zen Asian Fusion bartender Shana Swain, a 19-year industry veteran, is working towards a career in real estate, but the transition hasn’t been easy. “I have been spread pretty thin, but I’m very motivated to build my SWAIN brand like I did in food and beverage,” said Swain, who still picks up the occasional shift at Zen. The March shutdown scared the mother of two, leading her to take an online real estate course before entering a 90-day intensive training program at Carolina One Realty. “That was the first time in my 19-year career that I realized my job was vulnerable,” she said. Swain is still bartending four nights a week, but hopes to fully transition to her next career by August 2021, she said. The now-licensed real estate agent has buyer, seller and investor clients and is already finding success in her new role. “I have had two closings, am currently under contract four times and have six more clients in the pipeline.”

Popping up Ana Alexandra worked her last shift in March, but that wasn’t the end of her

“The dining experience is completely changed. You don’t really want to stay indoors and keep eating, and most people are in a rush.” —Michael Curtis tenure in the food and beverage industry. In fact, she’s busier than ever with Mama Ana’s Arepas, a pop-up specializing in the Colombian arepas she grew up eating. “It all happened really fast,” said Alexandra, who spent her F&B career at various local establishments like Daps Breakfast & Imbibe, Little Jack’s Tavern, Herd Provisions and Holy City Brewing, where she worked her last shift. “I remember very clearly, it was March 15. People were slowly trickling in, and I said to my coworker, ‘This is terrifying.’ ” Alexandra, who also runs a beer-centric Instagram account with nearly 10,000 followers, suddenly had a lot of extra time on her hands. She found comfort at home cooking arepas, a Venezuelan and Colombian dish she remembered from trips to her mother’s hometown, located just outside of Cali, Colombia. “During the quarantine, I started cooking Colombian food because I had the extra time,” Alexandra told the City Paper in October 2020. “To be honest, it’s three ingredients: water, salt and masa, and you kind of just have to nail the hydration and the humidity.” Alexandra realized that working with these three simple ingredients could be “physically demanding” when she took her homemade recipe to local breweries for weekly pop-ups. “I didn’t anticipate how much work would be involved because I’m a front-of-house lifer,” said Alexandra, who spent most of her restaurant career as a server, bartender or manager. “It’s a little bit of imposter syndrome — like, should I be doing this?” If she ever has any doubts, they’re quickly quelled by the social-distanced crowds waiting for a plate of arepas. “I love talking with a lot of veterans who had arepas when they were stationed in South America,” she said. “Or I’ll go to events where they’ve never heard of them. It’s really fun to educate people on where I come from. That really thrills me because I can never get enough arepas.”

of America at Hyde Park. After interning at multiple high-end Manhattan restaurants, Garrett moved to Charleston, starting in the Husk kitchen cooking mainly desserts before exploring other parts of the industry. “I knew that I wanted to move closer into fine dining and wine, and I was on the opening team at Chez Nous,” Garrett said. “I was definitely exploring a lot of different parts of the beverage side.” After dipping her toes in the coffee world at The Daily, Garrett found herself drawn to wine. “I wanted to work at The Ordinary because I wanted to work with Justin Coleman,” Garrett said. “I’m pretty persisGARRETT tent when it comes to following up.” After securing the job and learning the ropes under Coleman, who served as the general manager at The Ordinary before opening up Monarch Wine Merchants on King Street, Garrett moved into the wine distribution business. She was happy and found herself thriving in the new role. Then, the pandemic started. “Of course, 2020 hits and the tariffs were really hard on the distribution side because it takes a lot of time to get the wine from a really small village in France to Charleston,

South Carolina,” said Garrett, who was furloughed in March. “That’s a huge part of distribution’s revenue because ‘by-the-glass’ is your bread and butter.” Garrett wasn’t sure how the pandemic would affect the distribution industry, so when goat.sheep.cow. owners Patty Floersheimer and Trudi Wagner asked her to be their new beverage director, Garrett jumped at the opportunity. “It was a nice exit — there’s no bad ties or anything, but it has been kind of a turning point,” Garrett said. “I don’t think I’ve ever thought about or wanted to work in retail, but it’s been a great fit. It’s really nice to just sell to consumers — when you’re telling someone a story about the wine, they really get excited about it.” It’s been a wild 15 years, but Garrett’s staying put, largely thanks to the safety precautions at goat.sheep.cow., she said. “I definitely plan to be in Charleston and be in this position as long as I can. Patty and Trudi are taking the pandemic so seriously, which is really important. I feel really safe at work,” Garrett said. “I plan to stay in food and beverage as long as possible because it has brought me the most important people in my life.” Ng, on the other hand, says she’s worked her last restaurant shift, but her time in F&B is helping her become a pilot. “It’s helped me build relationships because you have to build relationships with students,” she said. “(Learning how to fly) was a lot of work — you have only yourself to hold accountable. It’s one of my greatest accomplishments and one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Being female in a male-dominated industry — it makes me feel good that I can hopefully empower other women.”

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The end of 2020 marked Georgia Garrett’s 15th year in the food and beverage industry, and she has no plan of making it her last despite the pandemic-prompted shift. The New Mexico native started working as a hostess at age 15, eventually making it into the kitchen with the goal of attending culinary school. “I went from hostess to busser to line cook, and I would bake for them on the weekends,” Garrett said. “It actually took me a long time to get the chef to put me in the kitchen because he was weary of putting a young woman on the line with a group of men.” But once in the kitchen, Garrett thrived, and she eventually made her way to New York City to study pastry at the Culinary Institute

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Blood Drive at Two Blokes Join the crew at Two Blokes for a blood drive organized by The Blood Connection. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, blood donations have dropped as the need for donations has gone up. Donors will receive a $20 gift card, and Pizza da Michelino will be there serving wood-fired pizza to participants at 1 p.m. Feb. 7. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Two Blokes Brewing. 547 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant. twoblokesbrewing.com M O N D AY

The Dating Game at Frothy Beard Brewing Come alone and leave with a new love, maybe, as a contestant on Charleston’s most fun dating game held at a local brewery. Frothy Beard is looking for eight contestants to participate in a classic version of the dating game, four of which will have a date paid for by Frothy Beard at the end of the night. Sign up online by filling out a short questionnaire. Feb. 8. 7-11 p.m. Free to attend and sign up. Frothy Beard Brewing Co. 1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. West Ashley. frothybeard.com T U E S D AY

Waitress Virtual Program A moderated discussion with Bailey McCall, star of the 2022 production of Waitress is being held online, hosted by the Gaillard Center. Topics include the music of Waitress, how McCall gets into character, life on the road, life in the pandemic and more. Ticket holders who purchased the virtual program by Feb. 6 will receive a link and password to the discussion. Feb. 9. $10/ticket. The Gaillard Center. Virtual. gaillardcenter.org W E D N E S D AY S A N D S AT U R D AY S

Early Morning Bird Walks Join the Caw Caw Interpretive Center for one of their regular morning bird walks. The trek through the many distinct habitats allows walkers and birdwatchers to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies and other native creatures. No registration is required, and participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $9/person. Caw Caw Interpretive Center. 5200 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley. ccprc.com

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Let the Ink Spill Take a dive into the deep end, and tune in to a virtual poetry reading by local poets Joey Tucker, Terrance P. Elmore and Francisco J. Douglass. The event will be streamed live on Zoom and is perfect for aspiring poets and artists or those with a love and appreciation for the spoken word. The event is expected to last just under an hour. Feb. 5. 7 p.m. Free to view. Virtual. Search Facebook.com

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Writings on the Wall The city should invest in public art policies to benefit local culture Public art installations are visible throughout Charleston, primarily in the form of murals painted on the facades of privately owned businesses. Driving down Maybank Highway, making your way through Avondale, along the main arteries of town, pops of color emerge from the walls of our urban landscape. Murals by Charleston’s famed Shepard Fairey and local legends David Boatwright and Patch Whisky grace many of our city’s walls. These displays of public artwork resonate with residents and tourists alike. We can thank local businesses — not the city — for bringing these alluring works of art to our community. Two summers ago, the city of Charleston formed a working group of artists and arts professionals to help develop a public art policy. I was thrilled to serve on this committee. A group of Morehead-Cain Scholars spent hours working with the committee helping us come up with a comprehensive public art policy. The public art program set out to present artwork in an array of mediums which responded to each project site and the community surrounding it. All selected art projects would inherently enhance the environment which they were placed in and serve as tools to amplify the identity of individual neighborhoods within the city. Selected artwork would benefit the economic development and cultural tourism of these neighborhoods and the city of Charleston, while encouraging engagement and participation by residents through the ideation and installation process. The plan includes detailed steps for its implementation: hiring a staff member to oversee the program, establishing a community-driven peer review process, taking steps to insure funding, devising measures to protect the artwork and procedures for removal. Not to mention measuring the program’s impact on the tourism economy, which we were sure the city would embrace. After months of work that included answering many

questions and weighing and addressing comments and concerns from the city, the 10-page policy has stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve thought a lot about the work we did, especially in 2020 when the art world faced unprecedented challenges. It’s been amazing to see the initiatives local business owners have taken to provide innovative opportunities for artists, but this enormous responsibility shouldn’t rest solely on their shoulders. The city of Charleston is in a unique position to capitalize on merging its deep historical narrative with art installations. We’re not talking about slapping a handful of neon spraypainted murals on the facade of the City Market. Instead, the city should implement a thoughtful public art policy that would enhance the existing landscape through art and present exciting new opportunities for art education, aesthetic enjoyment and creative ways to experience our city. Public art serves an important purpose in cities and towns throughout the country. Cities such as Denver, Chattanooga and Charlotte have developed extensive policies that encourage installations of murals, sculptures, frescos and other works of art. These pieces of “impact art” in urban settings enrich everyone’s daily lives. These cities have realized the importance of prioritizing culture by establishing policies to collect and display art — and invest in artists. Consider what it would be like to take a walking tour of Charleston, exploring the historical alleyways and cobblestone streets, scenic views and lush parks and have the added benefit of taking in compelling pieces of art. This would amount to an entirely new way for locals and visitors to learn about the history and culture of our town. It’s time for the city to help all of us put this plan into motion. Cara Leepson is executive director at Redux Contemporary Art Center.

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD ANNOUNCES COMEDY SCHOOL, IN PARK CIRCLE

Comedy duo behind Nameless Numberhead announced last week they will host new comedy classes and a new series of shows at South of Broadway Theatre in March. The classes, part of the duo’s new education program called the Charleston Comedy School, will teach improvisation and comedy sketch writing. Beginning March 11, Numberhead members Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa will host comedy shows at South of Broadway, beginning with a weekly showcase every Thursday. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect as well for classes and shows. Everyone is required to wear a mask, take their temperatures and social distance. More at numberheadcomedy.com —HE

JACK ALTERMAN GOES AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK IN NEW BOOK

Charleston photographer Jack Alterman’s latest book, My Lazy Eye, is comprised of images taken from around the world and in Charleston. “Although they were created over many years and in places far apart, they speak to each other through the spirit reflected in their eyes and gestures or by design,” Alterman wrote in the book’s forward. The book takes readers through parts of Alterman’s career, from early days photographing residents of St. Helena to some of his most recent photos of downtown Charleston architecture. Portraits from all over the nation and world are interwoven throughout My Lazy Eye. Available at jackalterman.com —HE

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Author and Gullah storyteller Theresa Jenkins Hilliard’s latest book is an educational guide to the city’s Black and Gullah Geechee historical sites. The book, titled A Guide to Charleston’s African American Historical Markers, invites readers to tour sites where Black individuals lived, worked, attended school and owned businesses during enslavement and Reconstruction. “All of these sites are important to Charleston and American history. But the people who lived, worked and socialized at these locations were equally as important,” Hilliard said in a press release. This is the second book Hilliard, a professional tour guide and owner of Mama Doonk’s Gullah, has written. Her previous work, Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes: A Celebration of Charleston’s Gullah-Geechee Culture and Cuisine, was released in 2018. More information about Hilliard and her books can be found on the Mama Doonk’s Gullah website. —Heath Ellison

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UMAY POP-UP OWNER CARLOS PAREDES IS ALSO A SOUS CHEF AT THE OBSTINATE DAUGHTER

On the Side Obstinate Daughter sous chef bringing authentic flavors with Peruvian pop-up

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Obstinate Daughter sous chef Carlos Paredes’ passion for Peruvian plates shines through the moment you ask about his culture and its cuisine. But, his respect for the Sullivan’s Island restaurant that hired him four and a half years ago has him exploring dishes like parihuela and choritos a la chalaca outside of the OD, helping Charleston expand its Peruvian palate through his pop-up called Umay. Some pop-ups rely on volume, but not Umay, which has served a total of seven dinners since Paredes’ first event at Rebel Taqueria’s Workshop stall in 2018. But, don’t take Umay’s infrequent appearances to mean the food isn’t a hit. Paredes sold out of his four specialty dishes in less than three hours at a recent January pop-up at Xiao Bao Biscuit, just the second Umay event since the onset of the pandemic. “It’s not something that I’m fully committed to, but I get to introduce Peruvian cuisine to the city,” said Paredes, who grew up in northern Peru before moving to the United States in 2012. “I’m also a sous chef at one of the busiest restaurants in town.” The Obstinate Daughter has been a second home for Paredes ever since executive chef Jacques Larson took him under his wing in 2016. “I went to the Obstinate Daughter, and their style is just so different,” Paredes said. “Chef Larson allows me to do most of the specials, and I get to use my creativity. There’s a lot of constructive criticism between us.”

How he got there The give-and-take relationship is a far cry from many of Paredes’ restaurant jobs in various Northeastern cities, including Boston where he worked at L’Espalier, a French restaurant which boasts two Michelin stars. “If you weren’t good, you wouldn’t last there a week,” Paredes said. “It was definitely the most difficult time cooking-wise.” But, his hard work paid off, and he quickly climbed the ranks. “Most of the attention to detail I have now is from that kitchen. If you are dedicated and work hard, you can do all the stations in two years,” he said. “That’s what I did, and then, it was time to move on.” Charleston was Paredes’ next stop, and he’s happy with his decision to move to the Lowcountry. After briefly interning at The Ordinary, Paredes secured a job at the Obstinate Daughter, and he doesn’t have plans to move on any time soon, despite Umay’s success. That’s due, in part, to the increasing responsibilities Larson has given Paredes since naming him sous chef in 2017. “I get to see what’s on the list and come up with a special,” Paredes said. “I feel like that has motivated me more because it got to be my responsibility.” Crafting daily specials is helping Paredes get more comfortable working with the South Carolina ingredients the restaurant procures from GrowFood Carolina, and he’s

Workshop, Charleston’s exploratory food court featuring a rotating cast of up-andcoming chefs and restaurateurs, will permanently close this spring, owner Michael Shemtov told the City Paper Jan. 28. The 10,000-square-foot space will most likely “have another life as a restaurant,” but specific plans for the property, owned by Raven Cliff Co., have not yet been announced. Workshop’s six current tenants — Sino Tacos, Ma’am Saab, South Philly Steaks, Blazing Star Cafe, Saha Jordan and SushiWa Izakaya — will continue serving customers throughout the spring, and Sushi-Wa will stick around in the outside “cube” at the Pacific Box & Crate development until it finds a new space, Shemtov said. Workshop has not yet released a firm closing date. Workshop opened in May 2017 with six tenants. The restaurant incubator struggled for the first year and a half, but according to Shemtov, whose restaurant portfolio includes The Daily and Butcher & Bee, it became a local mainstay by 2019. Despite its popularity, however, Workshop has never turned a profit. The pandemic further strained the business, but financial struggles are not the only reason for Workshop’s closure, Shemtov said. Workshop has featured just over 30 different concepts in the last four years, 10 of which are expected to have their own restaurants by the end of this year. SushiWa Izakaya will remain at Workshop for “up to a year,” Shemtov said, and plans for the King Street extension compound have not yet been finalized. —Parker Milner

MAYA DEL SOL OPEN IN NORTH CHARLESTON

realizing some are familiar with the produce found in Peru. “The local red onions are so similar to the best region in Peru,” Paredes said. “The climate is very similar, so I’ve been able to grow peppers in my house that would be really difficult to grow anywhere else.” For some, it might be tempting to use this produce to make the dishes he serves at his Peruvian pop-up, but you won’t find plates of Peruvian causa or anticucho at the Obstinate Daughter. “It’s not my restaurant, and I’m not trying to confuse people,” said Paredes, describing the camaraderie inside the Obstinate Daughter kitchen. “It’s probably the most talented crew I’ve ever worked with.”

Maya del Sol Kitchen is now open for dinner and Sunday brunch at 1813 Reynolds Ave., chef and owner Raul Sanchez announced Wednesday. Sanchez, who previously owned two North Charleston restaurants before joining the team at R. Kitchen in 2016, will offer a five-course chef’s table experience at Maya del Sol, drawing on flavors he learned from his mother and grandmother. “The Kitchen will allow me to introduce dishes that I haven’t been able to make in the past, including family recipes that are 200 to 300 years old,” Sanchez said in a press release. The restaurant is located along a stretch of restaurants that also features Rebel Taqueria and Machu Pichu Chicken. For dinner, look for carne en su jugo, house-made tamales and more, and brunch will feature a weekly changing menu with dishes like huevos rancheros, machacado, chilaquiles and rosemary pancakes. Maya del Sol Kitchen is open for dinner (reservations only) Thursday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (843) 225-2390 or email raulsmayadelsol@gmail.com. —PM


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The Gin Joint is taking drinks to-go in a whole new direction with its cocktail mixer kits, which arrive at your doorstep stocked with everything you need to make a signature craft cocktail — minus the booze — from egg whites to housemade syrups or garnishes. “Like many of our colleagues in the restaurant industry, we have had to pivot our business model in 2020,” said Gin Joint general manager Wells Bolt, who runs the small bar with her husband James. “We hope these kits will encourage the community to continue to support small mom-and-pop businesses like ours.” The East Bay Street cocktail bar calls the kits “Gin Joint at Home,” and Wells says they’re ready to launch the program after months of research and development. “The idea is that each week people can log on to our new e-commerce site to pick different mixers. Each Sunday a new batch of mixers will be available to purchase through Thursday morning when orders close,” she said. The number of states allowing alcoholic cocktails to-go increased from two to 33 at one point during the pandemic. But, South Carolina kept its strict liquor laws intact, which meant local bars had to get creative. Gin Joint joins other Charleston-area establishments that also offer non-alcoholic takeout versions of popular drinks. “Gin Joint at Home” packages will change online each week, Wells said. Starting out, the Bolts will offer cocktails they’ve been making since day one in 2010, when Gin Joint opened. “One of those OGs is a cocktail called the Parlor Trick which includes lime, celery, a spirit called green chartreuse, housemade tonic syrup and soda water,” Wells said. “Since in the state of South Carolina we can’t do cocktails to go, we’ve formulated a special

no-spirit substitute for the chartreuse.” Everything but the soda water is included in the kit. Simply combine the mixer, a suggested spirit — the Parlor Trick calls for gin — and soda to craft your very own Gin Joint cocktail at home. “Other weeks you might find a kit that includes more fruit-forward options, or even more advanced kits that may require shaking egg whites into drinks,” Wells said. The reasons for offering these all-encompassing packages are twofold. Gin Joint, like other small establishments, has been forced to reduce capacity, leading to a decrease in sales. The couple has also seen a rise in at-home consumption and cocktail curiosity during the pandemic, Wells said. “Like many other entrepreneurs, James and I always have a few future ideas tucked away,” she said. “Canned cocktails are huge right now, and we’ve seen a spike in to-go cocktails in many other cities during the pandemic. People who had spent time at our little bar in the past were telling us they wanted more.” With fewer folks permitted inside after they eliminated some of the intimate bar’s indoor seating, Wells said she hopes customers continue to stop by for a “Purple People Eater,” but she’s happy to be able to provide an option for people at home. “Now more than ever, the Gin Joint is a labor of love for us and we are incredibly passionate about creating cocktails for people,” Wells said. “It’s not just about a bar for us — it’s the memories we get to make with our guests, the education we get to provide to our fellow cocktail nerds and the atmosphere we get to create for the experience many didn’t realize they could have.” Place orders at theginjoint.com starting Feb. 5.


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Starting Friday, February 12th @5pm First course: Heirloom tomato caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, basil and balsamic. Main course, choice of one: Surf and Turf — NY Strip topped with creamy lobster alfredo and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Local Fish of the Day — Pan seared to perfection! Served over creamy risotto with crab, shrimp, sweet peas, corn and carrots. Finished with a sweet, citrus herb butter. Dessert: Tiramisu

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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for the registered certificate holders of First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust Series 2006-FF7,, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF7, Plaintiff, v. Robert Perez; South Carolina Department of Revenue, 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 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. 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 March 10, 2020. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court’s Office. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff


ESTATE OF: CORNELIA LEE CAREY 2020-ES-10-2003 DOD: 10/29/20 PERS. REP: ROBERT J. MAPPUS, JR. 11 LORD ASHLEY DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: SETH A. LEVY, ESQ. 260 W COLEMAN BLVD., #B MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: SARA DEAN MORILLO 2020-ES-10-2102 DOD: 09/02/20 PERS. REP: TERRI LYN CAMERON 2926 CHELTENHAM RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: ELIZABETH N. STOKES 2021-ES-10-0009 DOD: 12/07/20 PERS. REP: RUTH A. STOKES 9047 DELANCEY CIR NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ATTY: W. BARNWELL VAUGHAN, ESQ. 102 WAPPOO CREEK DR., #2 CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ************ ESTATE OF: EARTHALEE DEAS PHILLIPS 2021-ES-10-0026 DOD: 08/23/20 PERS. REP: MAGDA PHILLIPS POWELL 2723 LEOLA ST. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29405 ATTY: DONALD H. HOWE, ESQ. PO BOX 31324 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ ESTATE OF: DOLORES LEE TAYLOR 2021-ES-10-0034 DOD: 12/30/20 PERS. REP: JOSEPH F. RUNEY 14 EXCHANGE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: ANNABELLE JOHNSON WRIGHT 2021-ES-10-0036 DOD: 08/02/20 PERS. REP: NATHANIEL JOHNSON 4568 GARWOOD DR. LADSON, SC 29456 ************ ESTATE OF: MARY L. PINCKNEY 2021-ES-10-0046 DOD: 10/13/20 PERS. REP: ARTHUR L. PINCKNEY, III 6385 SEFMASTER PKWY. UNION, NJ 07083 ATTY: ANTHONY B. O’NEILL, SR., ESQ. 1847 ASHLEY RIVER RD., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 *********** ESTATE OF: ANITRA ZARI PIERCE 2021-ES-10-0051 DOD: 10/02/20 PERS. REP: YAHANAN Z. AUR 1725 SAVAGE RD., #225 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: PETER WILBORN, ESQ. 57 CANNON ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29403

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-5171 REBECCA BUNNELL PAUL, Plaintiff, v. OSCAR EMANUEL MAZARIEGOS and RODOLFO MERIDA CARRILLO, Defendants.

SUMMONS MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE (JURY TRIAL REQUESTED) TO: THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint, herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, Keith Robinson, Esquire, at his office located at 3511 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29415, within thirty (30) days of the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the complaint as required by this summons, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on November 23, 2020. Green Law Firm, LLC. Keith Robinson S.C. Bar No. 68390 Attorney for Plaintiff 3511 Rivers Avenue P.O. Box 70306 North Charleston, SC 29415 (843) 747-2455 Keith@bill-green.com North Charleston, South Carolina February 1, 2021

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

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2020-CP-10-04674 J.S. Heyward Consulting, LLC, Plaintiff, v. C O Federal Credit Union, Inc., a/k/a Community Owned Federal Credit Union; Westminster Mortgage of America, LLC; Harold C. Bryan; Robert Smalls; Latrice Melvin; Keon J. Rhodan; Frederick D. Fields, Jr.; James L. Heyward; Francina Roche; Gwendolyn Mark; Beverly Byrd; Troy McClain; Karen Wright-Chisholm; and Perrin Middleton, Defendants. TO: THE DEFENDANTS NAMED ABOVE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is served upon you, and to serve a copy of your written response to the said Complaint on the

subscribers at the law office of Smith | Closser | Wheeler, P.A., 7455 Cross County Road, Suite 1, Post Office Box 40578, Charleston, South Carolina, 29423-0578, within thirty (30) days after the date of service hereof, exclusive of the day of service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. SMITH | CLOSSER | WHEELER, P.A., s/Zachary J. Closser, SC Bar No.: 74005 zclosser@scnlaw.com 7455 Cross County Road Suite 1 P.O. Box 40578 Charleston, SC 29423-0578 843-760-0220 843-552-2678 (fax) Attorney for the Plaintiff October 23, 2020 Charleston, South Carolina

to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Nantz Law 460 King St. STE 200 Charleston, South Carolina 29403 BY: _/s/Carolyn Suhocki Carolyn M. Suhocki Attorney for Plaintiffs November 8, 2020.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C.A. No. 2019-CP-08-01783 Gaye L. Jones, Plaintiff, v. Reginaldo P. Freitas, et al. Defendants. Summons by Publication

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 COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-04927 MATT HAM, AND CTRL ALT DEL 0001, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. WILLIE HEYWARD, Defendant. SUMMONS TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, 460 King Street, Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply

To: Reginaldo P. Freitas You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, which was filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County, SC at 300-B California Ave, in Moncks Corner, SC on March 26, 2020, notice of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the undersigned at his office, 321 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401, within thirty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to appear and defend the action as required by law, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. Capell Thomson, LLC s/ Charles W. Thomson, Esq. 321 E. Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE. To all persons claiming an interest in 1956-18’-WHIRLWIND-9203, RELIS DEVELOPMENT will apply to SCDNR for title on watercraft. If you have any claim to the watercraft, contact SCDNR at (803) 734-3699. Upon thirty days after the date of the last advertisement, if no claim of interest is made and the watercraft has not been reported stolen, SCDNR shall issue clear title. Case No: 20200515950366

*Notice of Dissolution* Pursuant to Section 33-44-808 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, notice is hereby given that Chucktown Dental, PA dissolved effective January 26, 2021. Persons having a claim against the company should present the claim in accordance with this notice: Written claims should be mailed to the company at 392 Mogul Drive, Galloway, OH 43119 and include the amount of the claim, a brief recitation of the facts giving rise to the claim, and the complete name and mailing address of the claimant. A claim against the company is barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after publication of this notice.

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 NOTICE that if you fail to answer the Complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after service hereof, the relief requested in said Complaint may be granted by the Court. October 22, 2020 /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 FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2952 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KAYLA SOULE, JAMES MCNAY AND EDDIE HAYWOOD JR. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2009, 2011, 2014, 2020 TO DEFENDANT: Eddie Haywood Jr. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for CHARLESTON County on November 20, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Sally R. Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Sally R. Young, SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, (843) 953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2588 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-10-1870 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS CHELSEA TINDAL, VANESSA MCGHGHY AND DAVID MCGHGHY, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2009. TO DEFENDANT: Chelsea Tindal YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 28, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, 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. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2417 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Amaya Kane, Jessica Robertson and Lawrence Robertson DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2020. TO DEFENDANT: Amaya Kane YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on September 25, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth L Murphy II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L Murphy II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405, (843) 953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 10-2659 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS CYNTHIA BROWN-KAWALSKI and JUSTIN GARRETT, SR. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2003 TO DEFENDANT: CYNTHIA BROWN-KAWALSKI YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 22, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth Murphy, II Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, 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. Kenneth Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR- 10-2773 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KEIONNA BRISBANE and JAKEEL THOMAS DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2010 & 2015 TO DEFENDANTS: KEIONNA BRISBANE & JAKEEL THOMAS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on November 2, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Regina Parvin, 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. Regina Parvin, SC Bar # 65393, 3366 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625

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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.

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ANYANGO YARBO-DAVENPORT (LEFT) AND KYLE WALKER WILL PERFORM IGOR FROLOV’S FANTASY ON THEMES FROM GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS

Music Education Colour of Music showcases Black classical artists, musicians and history in 9th year BY HEATH ELLISON Colour of Music

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 02.03.2021

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The Colour of Music Festival, the city’s only festival celebrating Black classical musicians and composers, is returning for its ninth season this week. The festival will continue to emphasize the accomplishments of Black musicians in the world of classical music, or “The last water fountain,” as Colour of Music founder Lee Pringle said. “There are just so many things that I think the Colour of Music contributes to the aesthetics of what classical music is,” Pringle told the City Paper. This year’s festival will be online to circumvent the continuing pandemic, and it will feature octets, duos and individual performances. Each evening, a new show will go online, displaying work from composers like Felix Mendelssohn, Margaret Bonds, Toshiro Mayuzumi and Harry Burleigh. According to Pringle, the festival’s first night will focus on the marimba, an African forerunner to the xylophone. Sean Daniels will play the marimba on compositions like Mayuzumi’s Concerto for Xylophone and Piano and Clair Omar Musser’s Etude in B Major Op. 6 No. 9. It was appropriate for the marimba to open

the festival, Pringle said, because it emphasizes the globalism behind Colour of Music and the contributions of Black individuals to world music. “The reason we’re not called ‘the African American festival,’ is because we have musicians who are of African ancestry from around the globe,” he said. “For that reason, I think that is a differentiating factor for the Colour of Music that is different from any other festival like Spoleto.” The festival is also continuing to highlight Black women. On Saturday, a string quartet will perform award-winning composer Valerie Coleman’s lively “UMOJA.” Violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport and pianist Kyle Walker will take on Igor Frolov’s 18-minute concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. “It’s an incredible, show-stopping piece that uses all these themes throughout the entire opera,” Pringle said. “It’s a masterful piece.” Yarbo-Davenport, the conductor and artistic director of Colour of Music’s allfemale chamber orchestra, will also perform Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 on Saturday. Jacqueline Pickett, a principal bassist for classical and jazz chambers and a doctorateholder for double bass performance, will play Astor Piazzola’s Five Tangos for Violin and Bass on Friday evening. To prepare for her performance, Pickett

said she has researched the origins of the Tango and spirituals. “I have found that both forms have origins in African musical traditions,” she said. “There are amazing similarities ... These forms contain specific rhythms that communicate information and tell a story to the initiated.” Pickett added that there are some benefits to scaled down virtual performances. “We can develop a more intimate bond with the music to be shared,” she said. Over its history, Colour of Music has become a place for advocacy and education, just as much as it is entertainment. “It certainly takes a three-pronged approach,” Pringle said. “I think with education, inspiring is very important, particularly for young Black kids, to choose an instrument as a way to take them places they can’t go physically.” Pringle, who previously sat on the board at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, has routinely called out organizations like the CSO and other establishments for a lack of diversity among core musicians. Large orchestras, he added, need to think about the future and provide something different. “Orchestras are dying because they keep doing the same thing,” he said. “The model is not a sustainable model … This market really can’t support a symphony in the way that symphonies were conceived in the European standard 100 years ago.”

Evolution, the newest album from Donnell Black Jr. (aka juicethedon), is a leap forward for the rapper. Some of the tracks on the LP throw the pop song structure to the wind, cutting out the hooks in favor of Don’s urgent words. Some songs, like the lo-fi freestyles “Flowers” and “One of Mine,” drop the beat completely, letting Don get as creative as he wants with his rhymes and flow. “My inspiration for those non-traditional beats really had to be my dire need to be different,” Don said. “I don’t want to rap like anyone else.” The opener, “Evolution,” is the most straight-ahead rap song on the album. “I haven’t got the chance to live my life to the fullest yet/ I’m free, but I’m living incarcerated/ It’s always a demand for a Black life/ Modern day slavery,” he raps over a jazzy beat. The Wu-Tang-influenced “Unbothered” is a surprising turn for an album packed with relaxing jazz and soul beats. As Evolution progresses, the lyrics shift focus to the topic of feelings and emotion. In a sense, the LP follows a thoroughfare that changes again and again. The starting point is different than where Don ends Evolution, but it’s a slow fluctuation that’s anchored by his socially-focused lyrics. Check it out at charlestoncitypaper.com or Apple Music, Tidal and Spotify. —Heath Ellison

WHITEHALL CRASHES A MOPED, MAKES VEGETABLE SOUP IN NEW VIDEO

Whitehall’s latest music video, “Capsize,” is a series of vignettes that feature a moped accident and self-cannibalism. That said, it’s a pretty light-hearted song. The band stays true to its indie rock stylings: The riffs sparkle, the drums explode and the lyrics are self-reflective. Whitehall brings things to a crescendo in the last verse, as vocalist Paddy McKiernan turns the chorus into a morose conclusion. “Maybe I did the things that the villain does/ Maybe I need more time to adjust/ Maybe it’s all a bust,” he sings. The video is a strange little set of short stories featuring each band member. Guitarist Avery Greeson makes vegetable soup with a human hand in it, McKiernan probably dies from a moped accident, bassist Brennan Clark works up the courage to commit burglary and drummer Davis Rowe gets made fun of for his artistic vision. We’re not really sure how the video reflects the song, but it makes for a solid clickbait headline. Check it out at charlestoncitypaper.com or youtube.com. —HE If you or your band has some news, contact Heath Ellison at heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.


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romantic. It’s a traveling song where the dirt road leads to salt water. Some songs, like “Kaleidoscope” and “Souvenir,” drive home Nesmith’s love for soft rock. Both tunes completely break from the alt-country stylings surrounding them, focusing on piano and pop melodies. Nesmith continues to push away from his own formula on the space rocker “Untitled” and the ’80s-influenced “Mountaintop.” Dreams of the Coast comes full circle in the final two tracks. “Haunt” pulls the sound back to its cosmic country roots. The eight-minute odyssey “Such a Crime” closes the LP with a string of reversed sound effects, lap steel guitar playing, surreal lyrics and big instrumental sections. It wouldn’t be a psychedelic epic without big instrumental sections. The full LP will be available on bandcamp. com Feb. 5. —Heath Ellison

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Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 27  

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

Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 27  

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