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Groups are helping get SC residents insurance under the Affordable Care Act BY SKYLER BALDWIN

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 03.03.2021

South Carolina leaders’ refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left more than 100,000 people in a “coverage gap” during the ongoing pandemic. But, state and local advocacy groups have been working to help those who qualify get affordable health insurance under the ACA thanks to an order from President Joe Biden, issued in the first days of the new administration.

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The regular window to enroll is usually ered by their employer-sponsored coverage, Nov. 1-Dec. 15, and although 200,000 but they just don’t know how individual people signed up for plans in 2020, more coverage works. It’s stuff you don’t need to than a 16,000 increase from the year prior, know until you need to know it.” the pandemic made it difficult for many to The Palmetto Project, a nonprofit initiative apply during the narrow window. The South that seeks to identify creative strategies to Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is address the social and economic challenges one organization working to help people who facing our state, has been the catalyst for over missed their last opportunity get caught up. 330 successful public-private partnerships “There’s one family who called us and said that have helped change South Carolina in a they’d had a death in the family during the variety of ways. 2020 window,” said SCHA Vice President In South Carolina, the group helped of Engagement Rozalynn Goodwin. “They roughly 1,700 people sign up for health weren’t thinking of insurance at that point.” insurance on the federal marketplace during The executive order by the 2020 enrollment period. Biden, who promised to With persistent economic “There is no option make health care more uncertainty of the pandemic for affordable affordable and available still a factor a year later, for people without workcoverage in our state, knowing how to enroll is provided coverage, reopened crucial. unfortunately. We enrollment on the federal “In a volatile labor market health insurance exchange still get a lot of those like right now, when people between Feb. 15 and May 15. lose their jobs, health insurcalls, and that’s our “We hosted a phone ance, a lot of times, goes least favorite thing to along with it,” Goodwin bank on the first day of the special enrollment period, say: ‘Sorry, you’re too said. “That certainly is part and the phones would not of the reason we saw such a poor for coverage in stop ringing,” Goodwin big increase in signups at the said. “There is definitely a South Carolina.’ It’s a end of last year.” great need across the state South Carolina’s unemhorrible thing to say — people who may have ployment rate jumped from to someone.” missed open enrollment in 3.2% in March 2020 to November or those who 12.8% in less than a month —Shelli Quenga were just dealing with as the pandemic took the pandemic.” hold, according to the U.S. The Hospital Association isn’t the only Department of Labor. Only months before, group that’s already seen uninsured South the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Carolinians eager to get covered. The Services approved an employment requirePalmetto Project’s director of programs, ment for South Carolinians who get Medicaid. Shelli Quenga, said that the only thing stopIt was the first approval for a state that hadn’t ping people from enrolling before was the expanded Medicaid and set up 124,000 peolack of information, and the new administra- ple in S.C. to lose coverage in 2020, according tion has helped. to the Kaiser Family Foundation. “When people know the facts and the Medicaid covers about 21% of South truth of the ability to enroll, that really Carolina’s 5.1 million people, primarily those helps,” Quenga said. “Most people are covwho have incomes up to 67% of the federal

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poverty level, as well as children, the elderly, the disabled, women who are pregnant or those who are parents of minor children. Adults who don’t fit into one of these categories are not eligible for Medicaid coverage, no matter how low their income is. “Woe to the person whose taxable income is low,” Quenga said. “There is no option for affordable coverage in our state, unfortunately. We still get a lot of those calls, and that’s our least favorite thing to say: ‘Sorry, you’re too poor for coverage in South Carolina.’ It’s a horrible thing to say to someone.” The issue is even more pronounced for people living in rural areas in the state. “If you need vision care, the only free clinic in the state is in Richland and Lexington

counties,” Quenga said. “So, too bad if you live in Charleston. Heaven help you if you live in McCormick County; they don’t have the same resources in more rural counties. Your access to health care and health status is directly related to your ZIP code.” Other health care proposals from Biden geared toward expanding Medicaid at a federal level will take more time, because they would require reversing or changing existing rules, waivers and demonstration projects put in place by the Trump administration. Still, groups are working to get as many eligible people covered under the ACA as soon as possible. Those who enroll before the end of the month can have active coverage as soon as April 1.


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N “He should not be able to sit among you.” —The Rev. Nelson Rivers, a North Charleston minister and civil rights activist, said Charleston City Council should move ahead with adopting a code of conduct to reprimand its members after Councilman Harry Griffin signed on to speak at a December 2020 rally attended by the Proud Boys, a conservative hate group. (Griffin withdrew his participation before the event.) Source: The Post and Courier

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SC CLOSER TO ELECTRIC CHAIR EXECUTIONS AS VIRGINIA ABOLISHES ITS DEATH PENALTY

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While South Carolina legislators scrambled to find the next-easiest way to kill people sentenced to death by the state, Virginia lawmakers voted last week to abolish capital punishment. South Carolina has not executed an inmate since 2011, as the drugs used to perform lethal injections have expired and become difficult for the state to buy. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies have been reluctant to prescribe or supply states with the drugs needed to perform lethal injections. South Carolina was one of several states that reportedly had illegally imported drugs used in lethal injections seized by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency as of 2011. Since then, politicians have tried, but struggled, to find ways to restart executions. A bill was filed in the S.C. House in 2018 and Republican candidate for governor Catherine Templeton supported the idea of using a firing squad to kill inmates sentenced to death. A bill advanced by the House Judiciary Committee Feb. 22 would make electrocution the default method of state-sanctioned execution. South Carolina criminals sentenced to death can choose to die by lethal injection or electrocution. The state’s “death chamber” is located at Broad River Correctional Institution, about a 13-minute drive from the Statehouse. There are 37 people currently on South Carolina death row. The longest-serving, Fred Singleton, has been on death row for nearly 40 years and reportedly believes a genie is protecting him from execution, his lawyer told The Marshall Project recently. In Virginia, a state that has executed 113 people since 1976 — second only to Texas and more than twice as many as South Carolina — the Democratically controlled legislature passed a bill to ban capital punishment on Monday. Gov. Ralph Northam, also a Democrat, is expected to sign it, making Virginia the 23rd state to halt executions. As lawmakers in the cradle of the Confederacy abolish capital punishment, racial disparities in the state where the Civil War began show Black people are disproportionately likely to receive the death penalty. “The arbitrary and unreliable nature of capital punishment in South Carolina is only part of the problem,” said Frank Knaack, executive director of ACLU of South Carolina, in a City Paper op-ed on Feb. 24. “Capital punishment evolved from lynchings and racial terror, and South Carolina has failed to divorce its modern capital punishment system from this racist history. It remains a racist system.” S.C. Rep. Neal Collins, R-Easley, the only South Carolina Republican to vote against advancing the bill when it came before a House committee this week, said the racial disparities are too severe to consider expediting more executions. “You just can’t get past these statistics,” he told the Associated Press. —Sam Spence

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“She would bring something to the Supreme Court that I think all too often is lacking — dealing with people’s everyday problems, real life and common sense.” —Former S.C. Gov. Jim Hodges agrees with U.S. Rep. James Clyburn that federal Circuit Court Judge Michelle Childs, a former S.C. attorney, would be a good pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. Source: The State

McMASTER ENDS COVID GATHERING BANS AS SC VIRUS RATE LEADS NATION

The governor of the state with the nation’s highest COVID-19 infection rate announced last week that restrictions designed to stop the spread of the virus would end March 1. Statewide bans on large gatherings and late-night booze sales expired on Monday, per South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order on Feb. 26. The state’s “Last Call Order” was implemented in June 2020, prohibiting restaurants and bars from selling alcoholic drinks after 11 p.m. amid the pandemic in an effort to prevent large gatherings among young adults in confined spaces. Establishments that were not in compliance risked losing their license. “With the spread of the virus consistently decreasing across the country and more of the most vulnerable South Carolinians being vaccinated every day, I believe these targeted and limited safety measures are no longer necessary,” McMaster said in a press release Friday. South Carolina leads the nation in cases of COVID-19 per capita, according to The New York Times. Cases have lessened from highs in January, but rates remain high relative to the rest of the U.S. All but one county in the state remain at “extremely high risk” for virus transmission, according to the Times’ analysis. McMaster also suspended the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s approval process for large gatherings, though S.C. residents are strongly encouraged to take appropriate safety precautions, including practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings. —Skyler Baldwin

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The number of governors, including S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, who are opposing the unemployment rate-based allocation method for the newest federal stimulus package. McMaster and others want a population-based system. Source: S.C. Governor’s Office

GROUPS CALL FOR CHARLESTON POLICE REFORMS AFTER ‘UNTRUTHFUL AND SELF-SERVING’ PROTEST REPORT

A Charleston Police Department (CPD) report released this week about the May 2020 protests downtown was decried as “untruthful and self-serving” by a reform group in a letter reacting to the assessment Friday. Members of the Charleston People’s Budget Coalition (CPBC) said they were “disturbed” by the “Strengthening Charleston” report presented to members of city council by local police on Tuesday. The report was an internal assessment of the department’s overview of the downtown protests on May 30-31, 2020. During the presentation of the final after-action report during Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting, Chief Luther Reynolds said the report was made to include the perspectives of officers, community leaders, business owners, residents, protesters and those who were arrested. “Numerous lessons have been learned, and areas of improvement were immediately addressed and utilized over the summer of 2020 to provide for many affected First Amendment demonstrations,” he said. ”There are many things that have been ongoing since May 30-31 and continue. “This involves collaborating with our community regarding current policies and how to get involved with police reform and the ongoing social justice movement.” But, the CPBC, made of 10 Charleston-area advocacy groups, said in the letter that the report and presentation paints an incomplete picture, centering on “property over people,” failing to fully acknowledge the law enforcement reaction to the protest. “CPD often touts itself as being ahead of the curve when it comes to police reform and public demands for changes in law enforcement,” the letter read. “But, none of that has translated to substantive change for those most affected by police crimes.” Reynolds and others present during the meeting said the outcome of the protests and Charleston’s police response was probably the best anyone could have hoped for. “The close working relationship between the police department and fire department … really contributed to a good outcome, or the best outcome we could have hoped for in the city,” said Charleston Fire Department Chief Daniel Curia. But, the coalition asserted that Charleston police dismissed or glossed over public comments and criticisms that were critical of the police response, and the voices of those who were arrested during protests were excluded altogether. “What about the dozens of people leaving public comments demanding a transparent and equitable city budget?” the letter asked. “What about the indiscriminate police terror that occurred on the Eastside that has been consistently downplayed or outright denied? What about militarized tanks plowing into civilian vehicles?” The coalition also called for the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) that would put the community in power to divest from CPD, reallocate funds to life-affirming services that improve quality of life for Charleston residents and decriminalize nonviolent, victimless offenses. “A CPAC would fundamentally change the tyrannical power dynamic that has existed historically between CPD and Black, brown and poor communities,” the letter said. “A CPAC would empower historically oppressed communities to contribute to building a more democratic society, whereas the city’s current Public Safety Committee and Citizen Police Advisory Council have proven to be insufficient and hold no institutional power.” —Skyler Baldwin


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An Amazon package was stolen from a man’s downtown porch. The package reportedly only contained a cone collar for his dog. It’s sad this man’s package was stolen, but I think we all know the dog orchestrated this caper.

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The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21. No one described in this section has been found guilty, just unlucky. Police responded to a report from a woman who claimed her personal pool cue was stolen from a downtown pool hall. We cannot even begin to fathom the losing streak she must be on right now using the house pool sticks. One man hit another over the back with a flat-head shovel during an altercation over the price of a guitar he was selling online. We are thinking this is an overreaction, but we didn’t see the listing. Did no one stop to ask the seller to come down on the price a bit before going for the shovel? A woman attempting to either fight or intimidate officers trying to remove her from a downtown bar reportedly “bowed up” to officers and began flailing her hands, striking an innocent bystander just trying to enjoy their drink.

A failed shoplifting attempt from a downtown department store led officers to the would-be thief’s backpack. The man was later caught and reportedly called himself “a terrible thief” who “can’t even get out the back door with a book bag.” Chin up, man, this just wasn’t your score. Police wrote up a report after witnessing the driver of a vehicle hand a man on the side of the road a “suspicious package.” The package was confirmed to have been a Bojangles biscuit sandwich. Police chased the dirtbag sandwich passer and cited him for disorderly conduct. No mention of whether it was, in fact, Bo Time. A loaded handgun with green grips was stolen from the center console of a truck parked outside of a downtown man’s home, and a catalytic converter was stolen from a church bus parked downtown.

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Officers pulled over a vehicle for a faulty taillight and found the driver’s stash of marijuana, a whopping 4 grams. We know this is a small amount, but it easily could have been more, so this is our periodic warning to all the potheads out there to keep up with routine maintenance on your vehicles. An update regarding the man we suspect is in the process of stealing all the supplies needed to build an entire house: A toolbox left at a construction site was broken into and several brass fittings and other items have been stolen. Some copper pipe was stolen from a separate construction site the same day. Two steps closer. Police busted a number of vehicle passengers with three marijuana cigarettes, a baggie containing additional marijuana and a loaded handgun. We will be giving away stickers that say, “Good job!” and “I did it!” to anyone who can guess the make and model of the car. Hint: It’s a Charger.

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he movement for LGBTQ equality is again in jeopardy in South Carolina. Despite some progress at the national level, extremist lawmakers here at home are now working to erode support for equality. Let’s be clear: Discrimination is shameful. No ifs, ands or buts. But, some people don’t get the message. Just last month, S.C. Sen. Richard Cash stood before fellow senators and described the movement for LGBTQ equality as the beginning of the “downward spiral of our society.” In the middle of a speech about the proposed abortion ban, Cash admitted his own ignorance about transgender issues, claiming during a six-minute homophobic tirade that America was in rebellion against God. “It’s so crazy. It’s hard for me to even wrap my head around it,” Cash said. “That someone can wake up in a man’s body and say, ‘I think this is all messed up, I think I’m a woman.’ ” Cash is playing us for suckers. He knows full-well that discussions about gender identity have been going on in mainstream public policy circles for years, even in his farright alternative reality. He is the one who has apparently refused to listen or acknowledge transgender people as humans and transgender issues as legitimate. Yet, Cash is the kind of politician who frames LGBTQ equality debates in South Carolina. This is all too predictable. Without the Trump outrage machine amplifying hateful extremism, Republicans are once again forced to drum up false culture war debates. Cloaked in God and country, South Carolina Republicans

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are lying to their own voters with nostalgic tales about why the world is changing and who they can blame. But, let’s not give our state’s Republican leaders too much credit. Like the “bathroom bills” of 2016, Cash’s latest culture warrior legislation to ban trans women from school sports looks like a cut-and-paste job, based on template legislation distributed by extremist groups hoping to sow division at the state level. Don’t fall for it. Divisive debates around these proposals are purpose-built to embarrass, intimidate and further ostracize young transgender men and women during their most vulnerable years. “The only thing these bills do is harm kids who are simply trying to navigate their adolescence,” Human Rights Campaign attorney Catherine Oakley told NBC News last week. In Washington last week, every single Republican member of Congress, including Daniel Island’s U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, voted against the Equality Act passed by Democrats. U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott will cast their votes soon. South Carolinians who support LGBTQ equality must stand up against these extremist bullies. That means calling your legislators who are sponsors of Cash’s anti-trans legislation. In the Charleston area: S.C. Reps. Lin Bennett, Mandy Kimmons and Mark Smith, along with S.C. Sens. Brian Adams, Stephen Goldfinch and Larry Grooms. History will not look kindly on leaders who support these hateful proposals that single out and discriminate against LGBTQ people, especially children. Shame.

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In the Upstate, enjoy bubbling mountain streams and adventures in places like Caesars Head State Park or the Jocassee gorges. Learn about textile history at old mills. Make the Revolutionary War come alive at Cowpens National Battlefield or in the town of Ninety Six. In the Midlands, take a hike in Congaree National Park. Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Columbia museums. Check out the Dupont Planetarium in Aiken, the Newberry Opera House and downtown Rock Hill. The Pee Dee offers more than South of the Border (which is fun). Downtown Florence has neat shops and restaurants. Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is a huge hit, as are beachside attractions throughout the Grand Strand. Bishopville has the Button Museum, and Hartsville is home to Coker Farms National Historic Landmark. Throughout the Lowcountry, dabble in history in Charleston and Beaufort’s historic streets and buildings. Visit sites along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor stretching from Myrtle Beach to St. Helena Island to Jasper County. See the Angel Oak on Johns Island, the ruins of Old Sheldon Church, and the charms of old Bluffton. Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston City Paper.

March 7, 2001 It was 20 years ago this week that the City Paper published the second Best of Charleston issue celebrating what the Holy City had to offer. This year’s issue is two months away — and you can start voting March 17 at bestofcharleston.net.

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If you’re feeling stir crazy because of months of pandemic-related confinement to your home or hometown, there will be a day soon when travel will feel safe and comfortable again. It can’t come soon enough for most of us. It may not matter exactly where the destination is. It’s just important that it not be at home. For that reason, let’s think about traveling with a purpose of helping fellow South Carolinians. Instead of heading off to some far-flung destination, consider staying closer to home this year and visiting a region in the Palmetto State with which you’re not familiar. Not only can this connect you more deeply to our home state, but it can help businesses in a big way. The tourism industry, which posted almost $24 billion in economic activity in 2018, took a huge financial hit during the pandemic with experts predicting revenues dropped as much as 35%. That could be a loss of $8 billion to local hotels, restaurants and businesses that service visitors, which include everything from gas stations and local shops to sporting venues and tour companies. “What we’ve learned in our community is that 40,000 of our neighbors depend on the hospitality industry to feed our families,” said Doug Warner, vice president of media and innovation with Explore Charleston. “After the year we’ve all had, the return of that industry is paramount.” “Parts of our state’s hospitality economy have boomed, such as golf and state parks, but the regular mom-and-pop businesses need our support more than they ever have,” Warner said. So if you live in the Lowcountry, you might want to think about visiting the Upstate to see how hip Greenville’s downtown has become. Someone from the Upstate might deepen their love for South Carolina by visiting Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden in Bishopville or enjoying small Pee Dee towns like Lake City, where there is a vibrant art scene. People often make jokes about Columbia — mainly because of the work at the Statehouse — but the area has lots to do for everyone. And then, there are miles of beaches and outdoor fun along the coast. “Our impulse to see and experience a larger world is the subject of my new book, Why Travel? A Way of Being, a Way of Seeing,” said Charleston travel writer Bill Thompson in a column published this week. “And while this moment of the pandemic may seem a rather odd time to be publishing it, this collection of essays and travel articles arrives with a glimmer of hope that soon we can start planning our travels again.” Traveling offers a way for people to reenergize their souls and do more than see sights, he said. “Physician, poet and humorist Oliver Wendell Holmes noted that a mind enlarged by new experience never retreats to the confines of its old dimensions,” Thompson said. Here are some ideas, by region, of where to go:

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TIME TO ACT

Charleston Wine + Food eyes 2022 festival after an off-year spent reflecting, researching and planning BY PARKER MILNER

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After taking a firm stance on the removal of the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square, the home of W+F’s popular culinary village in recent years, and joining nationwide calls for more diversity, equity and inclusion, W+F organizers are looking to act on a July 2020 public statement explaining it would audit its hiring process, reevaluate festival venues and diversify talent — all while navigating the uncertainty associated with the ongoing pandemic. “I’d say that the first few months of the shutdown, like a lot of live event organizations, everyone was in this mode of, ‘Do we push dates? Do we cancel? Do we reschedule?’” said W+F executive director Gillian Zettler. “The risk seemed a lot higher to try to plan a festival that you would then eventually cancel, rather than just choosing to cancel and using that time in a more intentional way.” The decision came one month after the festival posted a statement on its social media platforms calling for the removal of the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square and announcing it would stop the use of plantations as future venues. W+F followed up its initial statement, which was criticized by some activists, with more details on the festival’s plans to diversify its board and staff, ensure programming is reflective of the venue where it takes place and lower barriers to entry for minority talent. “I think some people were farther ahead than the festival was in the journey of, ‘What have we been doing? What should we be doing? What can we be doing?’” Zettler said. “But, I do feel proud of the fact that our organization had been having those conversations before that moment.” Zettler said those conversations will result in new hires ahead of the 2022 festival, scheduled to take place March 2-6. “You don’t have to be inside the organization to see the composition of our staff — it’s white women,” said Zettler, adding that the festival hired a “diversity, equity and inclusion consultant” to help make its hiring process “more intentional.”

W+F board member Margaret Furniss, who founded Caviar & Bananas, said the board is “very pleased with the progress the festival has made and where it’s going.” “As far as the approach to hiring, that’s something that really has come from Gillian and has been around way before 2020. She’s always been of the mindset that we need to evolve,” Furniss said. “I think we’ve set a framework with our goals, and it’s up to the festival team to activate.”

COMING ATTRACTIONS While Charleston residents and visitors await the return of the in-person festival in 2022, W+F has virtual events scheduled for this month, Zettler said.

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CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 03.03.2021

or 14 years, the first week of March has been dedicated to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, a culinary extravaganza that, just last year, brought more than 28,000 people and nearly $20 million to Charleston. But, that won’t be the case this week, following W+F’s pandemic-prompted August 2020 decision to cancel the five-day event.


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“In the week that would have been festival week, we’re going to produce a virtual Waffle House Smackdown with our friends from Williams Sonoma,” said Zettler, describing the event that brings W+F chefs to train and compete for breakfast supremacy at a local Waffle House. This year’s virtual event pits chef Mason Hereford of New Orleans Turkey and the Wolf against Claudette Zepeda of forthcoming Vaga Restaurant in Encinitas, Calif. “There’s new layers of logistics to figure out how chefs train at a Waffle House, given the current circumstances, and how you try to get that same spirit of competitiveness and silliness all wrapped up into a virtual experience,” she said. Following the Smackdown, W+F will produce more events this month, most of which will be virtual. That means virtual cooking classes, panels, “hybrid dinners” and even a car giveaway, Zettler said. “We know we can’t try to recreate Charleston Wine + Food — that doesn’t feel

authentic to us. But, we now get to offer something to people who have not been able to experience the festival, and I don’t think that’s something that will go away with time either.”

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2022 A year away from festival production is providing W+F the opportunity to seek outside commentary on how it can improve ahead of next year’s event, Zettler said. “We are in the beginning stages of some community listening sessions. We’ve got a third party that is able to draw in a lot of talent to provide feedback anonymously about ways they think the festival can grow and evolve,” she said. “I want to try to get us out of our own way a little bit instead of coming from a place as an organization of assuming that we know what will be helpful. I’m excited to see what that feedback looks like.” Students from two College of Charleston courses will have the chance to contribute to the conversation. The Department of

Communications’ senior capstone class will study ways the festival can improve hiring practices and navigate the pandemic, while also researching what other organizations “have done to go beyond just making statements,” Zettler said. A Department of Hospitality and Tourism course, taught by Zettler, will evaluate potential venues, and the end-of-term project will be focused on the location of the 2022 culinary village. Food festivals have been scrutinized in recent years for not compensating chefs for participation. In 2019, Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin, writing for The Los Angeles Times, said, “Years ago, chefs agree, the promise of drinking with friends and sharing their latest dishes with adoring eaters was reason enough to pony up money for a festival spot that would set them back financially. Now, chefs mostly want to feel appreciated.” Moving forward, Zettler wants to ensure the festival is “providing the assets that matter the most” to participating chefs, especially post-pandemic. “Everybody knows at this point that there have been conversations surrounding participation in live events — participation in food festivals in particular,” Zettler said. “One of the conversations that we’ve been having in this break time is: How do we really support that community in ways that are meaningful for them?” “From my perspective, being based out of Charleston and having our restaurant downtown was super helpful (in 2020),” said 5Church and Tempest executive chef/ partner Jamie Lynch, who participated in four W+F events last year. Tempest culinary director Adam Hodgeson, who at the time helmed the kitchen at 5Church, participated in three of his own, Lynch said. “If we weren’t based off Market Street, there’s no way we would have been successful doing that many events in that short of a time. But working with the organizers, they were great about getting us all the information and made it a lot easier. It was hectic but a lot of fun. Wine + Food for me is a great

way to bring people into Charleston and really showcase what the culinary scene is like when it’s at its peak.” In conjunction with the city’s restaurant advisory committee and College of Charleston’s tourism office, W+F is researching the state of Charleston’s restaurant industry, information organizers believe will enhance the chef experience in 2022. New W+F board member Carrie Morey has been a part of Charleston’s food and beverage community since founding Callie’s Charleston Biscuits in 2005, the same year W+F hosted the inaugural festival. Morey has witnessed the festival’s evolution MOREY after participating each year since its inception — she said it’s “moving in the right direction.” “I feel like when it was in its first five years, it was different, but I don’t think it was better then than it is now. I do have friendships and relationships with the chefs in town, and to be honest, I’ve never heard any complaints about the festival,” Morey said. “It’s really magical how the festival brings food people together — it’s fun to connect, collaborate and celebrate what we’re doing.” Specific plans, venue locations and participating chefs have not yet been determined, but Zettler said she and the festival board are determined to make sure they are “honoring history in the process of the places that we pick and that it makes sense with our mission, vision and values.” “When you’re looking at who’s planning events, it’s really important that authentic voices are a part of creating the foundation to all those stories,” she said. “In 2022, that will be reflected in the type of programming we create. I’m looking forward to pulling lots of people into the programming process and letting people be proud that their ideas and connections are reflected in the schedule that we present in 2022.”

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The Donna Summer Musical Virtual Discussion Join Sergio Trujillo, recipient of a 2019 Tony Award and choreographer of The Donna Summer Musical, as he discusses the musician, fashion icon and groundbreaking business woman, as well as the impact of the theater presentation. Ticket holders will receive a link and password to the discussion. March 8. 6 p.m. $10/ticket. Charleston Gaillard Center. Virtual. gaillardcenter.org S AT U R D AY

HOPE Lope 5K Calling all walkers, joggers and runners: Join the HOPE Lope 5K, the second annual fundraiser benefiting the horses of H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue. This year, the 5K is virtual, so you can run anywhere, anytime during the event period. Registration includes a shirt and race bag, and the race is kicking off with a socially distanced event on the patio at Bohemian Bull on James Island. March 6-15. Free to participate. H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue. Virtual. hopeacresrescue.org W E D N E S D AY

The Cooking School The Wild Common started its weekly cooking classes Feb. 17 with chef Orlando Pagan and sous chef Zach Kimmel. Classes are demonstrationstyle, and the experience includes a four-course meal with wine pairings. Tickets are released 30 days in advance and are available online at resy.com. Every Wednesday. 6 and 7:30 p.m. $135/person+tax and gratuity. Wild Common. 103 Spring St. Downtown. wildcommoncharleston.com S AT U R D AY

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The Traveling Canvas, a Charleston-based business that provides paint parties, custom art, face painting, art lessons and murals will be visiting Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen this month for a socially distanced “paint your pet” themed sip and paint party. Participants can submit a photo of their pet before the event, and The Traveling Canvas will sketch an outline for you to paint. March 9. 6 p.m. $60/person. Florence Lowcountry Kitchen. 90 Folly Road Blvd. West Ashley. charlestonpaint.com

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America’s not over its Hamilton fever yet, for obvious reasons. Upon its 2015 release, the hip-hopera about the United States’ founding lit the musical world on fire thanks to its unlikely mash-up of history, rap music and show tunes. Hamilton set box office records and made stars out of its cast and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. When it landed on Disney+ last year, the genre-bending musical gained renewed life. But, so did scrutiny of its historical accuracy. To better understand the facts and fallacies of Hamilton, and why they matter to modern America, the Charleston Library Society is hosting professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland for a lecture Thursday. Bell will discuss the cultural impact and the stories that inspired Hamilton. “The play gets so many things right; I want to be clear about that,” Bell told the City Paper. “Miranda did a lot of research for this musical, and it shows.” For examples, Bell cites large themes, like bitter partisan politics and the rampant egoism of the founding fathers, along with textbook historical facts, like the importance of the colonies’ alliance with the French to win independence from England. “It’s not easy to build a new country — a new government — from scratch, and you get a sense of some of those difficulties from this Broadway musical, and that is no small feat,” he said. Bell added that he really enjoys Hamilton, particularly because of its ability to spark conversations about the American Revolution. “If it’s provoking us to have conversations like this, about the role of non-white people and African Americans specifically in the American Revolution, and about who counts in American history, then that’s a wonderful thing,” he said. What the play gets wrong, according to Bell, is its portrayal of the Revolution as

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good-versus-evil, Alexander Hamilton as a champion of the working class and immigrants, and how the show treats race and enslavement in 18th-century America. Hamilton received some scrutiny for how it downplays slaveholding among the founding fathers. Ironically, despite people of color being the large majority of the cast, the play doesn’t feature any Black historical figures except for a brief mention of by Sally Hemmings. Historian Lyra D. Monteiro charged Hamilton with “trumpeting the deeds of wealthy white men, at the expense of everyone else” in a searing 2016 essay in The Public Historian. When Hamilton hit Disney+ last summer, as Black Lives Matter protesters marched streets nationwide, the criticisms were even louder. While he didn’t want to divulge too much of his lecture, Bell said it was a “missed opportunity” not to dig deeper into the contributions of Black historical figures, such

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as Boston Massacre victim Crispus Attucks or Cato, an enslaved man who spied for his enslaver, Hercules Mulligan. “One of the things that’s wonderful about Hamilton is to see so many talented actors of color in leading roles, which is a relatively rare thing for a major Broadway show,” Bell said. “But, most of them are playing white characters, elite gentlemen, many of whom owned slaves … You would not know that by watching the show. The only person who’s really stained with the sin of slavery is Thomas Jefferson.” How history is recorded and told is another prevailing theme of Hamilton. George Washington openly reflects on his place in the historical narrative, while the jazzy earworm “The Room Where it Happens” toys with listeners by following a character uninvolved in a major plot point. One of Hamilton’s most popular tunes, “Satisfied,” portrays a story beat from Angelica Schuyler’s perspective, changing the way the audience sees her relationship with Hamilton. Bell mentioned those moments help illustrate that “history is not etched in stone.” “History is actually constructed knowledge, constructed by flesh-and-blood people at the time and more importantly after the fact,” he said. “Because it’s constructed by ordinary folk, it is full of holes, full of perspectives and points of view.” Bell encouraged fans of Hamilton to read up on history for a better understanding of the American Revolution and the early United States. “My fear sometimes is that people only watch the show and then never think about it again,” he said. “I hope that when people watch the show, they want to go learn more.”

Like a Girl: Dare to Dream, a new exhibition by Fer Caggiano, will be available at the City Gallery March 11-May 2. Featuring portraits of more than 35 South Carolina women, the exhibit will attempt to bring attention to unique and inspiring women. “Girls and women must dare to dream — to be leaders, to be strong in mind, body and spirit — so that ‘like a girl’ will instead mean ‘powerful’ and ‘highly effective,’” Caggiano said in a press release. Like a Girl will include portraits of Allison Arriola, Janet Bates, Karen Lucht, Gabrielle Forgione, Yeakia Johnson, Yvonne Gilbert and many more. Caggiano, who’s based in Charleston, said she wanted to remove negative connotations of acting “like a girl” with the exhibit, after seeing women struggle to be respected in a male-dominated society. While some of the paintings are complete, Caggiano will be painting in the City Gallery (34 Prioleau St.) on March 11, 18 and 25. Admission to the gallery is free, but guests are required to reserve a time slot in advance online. Exhibition viewings are available 12-5 p.m. ThursdaysSundays. —Heath Ellison

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Something’s rotten in Denmark, and it’s the shambling corpses of zombies. Living Dead in Denmark, a play about Shakespearian heroines battling the living dead, will be livestreamed from the College of Charleston March 12 and 13. The story, written by She Kills Monsters author Qui Nguyen, is an action-horror follow-up to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The zombified king of Denmark rises from the grave to take control of his kingdom, only for Fortinbras to resurrect Juliet, Lady MacBeth and Ophelia to fight the new empire. The play will be directed by Chad Henderson of Columbia’s Trustus Theatre, and will feature College of Charleston faculty and students behind the scenes and on the stage. Living Dead in Denmark will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets range from $8-25 and can be purchased online. For more information, email cofcstages@cofc.edu. —HE

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From Dolly to Akwafina Celebrate Women’s History Month with these female-directed films Women’s History Month is underway, so it’s time to dive into some great, underrated movies that were directed by women. This list covers something for every mood you may be in, and who knows — you may even find a new favorite movie.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Hulu)

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Directed by Céline Sciamma It’s not your fault if you haven’t heard of this movie. It had a limited release in theaters in 2020 that lasted all of two weeks before pretty much every theater in America shut down due to COVID-19. Céline Sciamma’s latest film takes place on a remote island near France in the late 18th century. Portrait of a Lady on Fire revolves around the forbidden love affair of an aristocrat and the painter who is hired to take her portrait. It’s sad, it’s sensual, it’s celebratory. This is a good one to watch when you need a good cry, or you’re in the mood to watch some gorgeous cinematography.

The Farewell (Amazon Prime Video)

Directed by Lulu Wang Akwafina (of Crazy Rich Asians) stars as the lead in this drama-comedy about a Chinese-American family that decides to not tell their grandmother that she is dying from terminal cancer to spare her feelings, but decides to host a fake large family gathering so everyone can see her one last time. I know it may sound crazy, but it’s based on Lulu Wang’s real experiences and Courtesy A24 gives an interesting glimpse THE FAREWELL IS BASED ON REAL into another social culture. EXPERIENCES Prepare to laugh and cry — possibly at the same time.

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Dumplin’ (Netflix)

Directed by Anne Fletcher If you’re looking for a heartwarming distraction from the world for a couple hours, look no further than Dumplin’. This film is the story of Willowdean, a young Texas girl who doesn’t feel like she fits in with the other girls in her small town because she doesn’t look like a traditional beauty queen. Willowdean’s mom decides to use her love of Dolly Parton to give her the confidence to compete in a local beauty pageant, turning the idea of beauty on its head. This is an absolute warm hug of a movie. The cast is perfect, and you will fall head over heels for them. If you are a Dolly fan (who isn’t?), it’s a must watch.

Battle of the Sexes (Available to rent on Amazon)

Directed by Valerie Faris This biopic about Billie Jean King’s legendary tennis match against Bobby Riggs did not have a very wide theatrical release. In fact, I’ve never heard anyone mention it in their conversations about their favorite movies directed by women. Much like the more popular A League of Their Own, it’s a true story with a big heart with some comedy sprinkled in throughout. It stars Emma Stone post-La

La Land as King and Steve Carrell post-The Office as the insufferable Riggs. You will hate Steve Carrell and root for Emma Stone so intensely, you’ll be hooked from start to finish.

Always Be My Maybe (Netflix)

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan A lot of people missed this romantic comedy about two high school besties that reconnect in their 30s after taking drastically different paths in life. Ali Wong plays Sasha, a celebrity chef, and Randall Park plays Marcus, a member of a failing neighborhood band. After a chance encounter in their hometown, they reconnect and … well, you’ll have to watch it to see what happens. This is a funny and slightly raunchy romantic comedy for the people who don’t normally like rom coms. The best twist comes, however, when Keanu Reeves shows up as himself. If you’re in need of a completely silly night in, this one’s for you.


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“You don’t need a brick-andmortar to be a successful restaurant owner or chef anymore. Having a food truck or having a pop-up allows you a lot more freedom.” — Jeremiah Schenzel

hours a day. Outside, there’s a safe space for food trucks to park, Dowling said. “We have a fenced-off area that’s gated with security lights, locked up and everything, so trucks can park there and charge their generators and not have to worry about stuff getting lifted off their trucks,” he said. According to Jeremiah, the group has upgraded the space that was previously occupied by Tristan Catering + Events and will adapt as new tenants sign leases. “The idea is that everyone has their own things that they need, so we’re kind of treating it like we can grow with what people need,” he said. “We wanted to make it a scalable model.” Incoming tenants can pay by the hour or month, and Neighbors Commissary will offer discounts for longer leases. The kitchen’s standard rate includes weekly towel distribution along with access to cold and dry storage, prep space and the tasting room.

“There is a flat fee, but everything beyond that flat fee is scalable,” Jeremiah said. “So, if you only need one shelf of dry storage and one shelf of cold storage, that’s how much you’ll pay for. That’s always a problem — you either never have enough storage or have too much storage.” Jeremiah pointed out restaurants like Swig & Swine that have recently added food trucks as proof that the roving kitchen market is bigger than ever, meaning communal kitchen space is filling up fast. “That part of dining culture is just present now,” Jeremiah said. “You don’t need a brick-and-mortar to be a successful restaurant owner or chef anymore. Having a food truck or having a pop-up allows you a lot more freedom.” Neighbors Commissary is designed to not only provide a space where these trucks, private chefs and pop-ups can do their prep work, but ownership will also help tenants along the way. “Getting business licenses, getting an inspection, getting somebody to build out your truck — we want to be a resource for small business owners,” Jill said. “We basically made every mistake you could possibly make, so (we want to help people) learn from our mistakes.” Space is currently available for full- and parttime tenants. To schedule a walk-through, email info@neighborscommissarykitchen.com.

The co-founder of a successful Washington, D.C., restaurant group recently debuted his new restaurant at 713 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday with a menu reliant on “fire-inspired fare,” owner Ty Neal told the City Paper last week. “It’s a full open kitchen with two beautiful fire-inspired pieces of equipment,” he said. “It’s really about the theater and energy of the open kitchen.” Neal joins Charleston’s restaurant scene after spending years in Washington, D.C., where he co-founded and served as CEO of Matchbox Food Group, a D.C.based restaurant group. After leaving the company in 2018, Neal came to Charleston with Ty’s Roadside executive chef Jonathan McArthur, who worked at Matchbox restaurants for 12 years. McArthur’s menu relies on an open-fire Argentinian-style grill and a wood-fired oven, Neal said. Look for items like wood-grilled half chicken, fire-roasted curry cauliflower, crispy parmesan grits, five different pizzas and more that can be enjoyed indoors or on the covered patio equipped with heaters. Neal and McArthur will look to bring success to a building that has housed several restaurants, including Smoke BBQ, Scratch Taco Boutique, Black Sheep Bar & Grill and Abe’s Oyster House. Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen is open for indoor and outdoor dining, and takeout is available. For more information, visit tysroadside.com. —PM Be the first to know. Read the Food+Drink section at charlestoncitypaper.com.

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Common Ground The owners of two Westside eateries hope their new commissary kitchen will be a space that helps local food trucks, pop-ups and catering companies grow their small businesses. Now accepting tenant applications, Neighbors Commissary Kitchen is located on Northwoods Boulevard in North Charleston next to the Carolina Ice Palace. Daps Breakfast & Imbibe co-owners Nick Dowling and Jeremiah Schenzel and Bodega Todo co-owners Jill Schenzel (Jeremiah’s spouse) and Macready Downer (Jill’s brother) started looking into opening a commissary kitchen three years ago. Jill and Downer, who started Semilla as a food truck in 2017 before later adding a second truck and Westside brick-and-mortar restaurant, wanted to provide a space they wished they’d had when they joined the mobile food industry. “It’s actually been in the works for a really long time. Once we really started honing in on it, COVID hit,” Jill said. “One of the biggest issues with commissary kitchens that don’t have a secure area for food trucks is stuff getting stolen like generators, which is a huge expense for food truck owners. All the things that we didn’t enjoy about our own experience, we were trying to avoid in this scenario.” Neighbors Commissary has all the standard equipment inside its 4,000-square-foot space, and tenants can access the kitchen 24

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group announced last week its modern American restaurant The Macintosh will permanently close after brunch March 7. The group will “take the next few months to fine-tune a new concept” that will go into the 479 King St. space, a press release said. “After a tough year, we have made the difficult decision to close The Macintosh,” Indigo Road founder Steve Palmer said in the release. “(Macintosh chef partner Jeremiah Bacon) and I are sad to say goodbye, and want to thank the many employees who have helped to make The Macintosh the special place that it is. We are ensuring that all employees will be paid for 30 days and offered jobs elsewhere within the company.” Indigo Road has six other Charleston establishments in its portfolio and two more on the way: Brasserie le Banque and Kingstide. —Parker Milner

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as bad as you think,” said Scott. “I thought that it would be a perfect escape for a lot of backyard cookers.” Some of the cookbook’s recipes are ones his family taught him back in Hemingway, while others “will be a head-scratcher for those that grew up with me,” Scott said. “Scott’s loaded pork skin nachos are kind of like what you would get in a bar, but in the Rodney Scott-style,” he said. Another hidden gem, the acclaimed pitmaster pointed out, is the “pork T-bone” recipe he shares halfway through the cookbook. It’s been a whirlwind year for Scott who, like other independent restaurant owners, had to endure the pandemic-prompted loss of business last spring, only to see his restaurant busier than ever in September after season six of Chef’s Table hit Netflix, dedicating an entire episode to Scott. “Between the Netflix release and the pandemic, it’s been a rollercoaster,” Scott said. “The pandemic was like a pause, we were scratching our heads, and then it was the sweetness of Netflix which really turned the whole thing around. The drive-thru line was around the street. We saw people taking road trips because of what they saw on Netflix.” Scott hopes folks enjoy the stories that made him the man he is today and that readers feel inspired to use their extra time at home to host a backyard barbecue. But most of all, Scott wants people to understand the mantra driving him to succeed: “Every day is a good day,” a phrase he learned during a rough patch years ago. “I noticed when I said it to people, they would have some sort of relief when they heard that.”


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NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on February 17, 2020. s/Kevin T. Brown Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) Robert.Davis@rogerstownsend. com Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635) John.Hearn@rogerstownsend. com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236) Kevin.Brown@rogerstownsend. com John P. Fetner (SC Bar# 77460) John.Fetner@rogerstownsend. com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714) Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Columbia, SC 29210 Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina FN NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend, LLC. Rogers Townsend, LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. s/Kevin T. Brown Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Robert P. Davis (SC Bar #74030) Robert.Davis@rogerstownsend. com Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893) Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635) John.Hearn@rogerstownsend. com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236) Kevin.Brown@rogerstownsend. com John P. Fetner (SC Bar# 77460) John.Fetner@rogerstownsend. com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714) Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Columbia, SC 29210 Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2021CP1000633

Post Office Box 100200 (29202) (803) 744-4444

Aviator Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Patricia Comfort Capers, Individually; Patricia Comfort Capers, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Peter L. Capers, Sr.; Patrice Comfort; Peter L. Capers, Jr.; Any HeirsAt-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Defendant(s). (023200-00010)

TO THE DEFENDANTS: Any Heirs-At-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on February 10, 2021.

SUMMONS Deficiency Judgment Waived TO THE DEFENDANT(S): Any Heirs-At-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 871 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403, being designated in the County tax records as TMS# 463-11-03-041, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 201, Post Office Box 100200, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-3200, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Ian C. Gohean, Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley, PA, 325 Rocky Slope Road, Greenville, SC 29607, made absolute. s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogers townsend.com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Columbia, SC 29210

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s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogers townsend.com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Columbia, SC 29210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) (803) 744-4444 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Rogers Townsend, LLC. Rogers Townsend, LLC represents the Plaintiff in this action. Our law firm does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date you are served with this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. s/Clark Dawson Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogers townsend.com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Columbia, SC 29210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) (803) 744-4444 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2021CP1000633 Aviator Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Patricia Comfort Capers, Individually; Patricia Comfort Capers, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Peter L.

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Capers, Sr.; Patrice Comfort; Peter L. Capers, Jr.; Any HeirsAt-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Defendant(s). (023200-00010) ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI Deficiency Judgment Waived It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the appointment of Ian C. Gohean as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability, it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Ian C. Gohean, be and hereby is appointed Guardian Ad Litem Nisi on behalf of all unknown minors and all unknown persons under a disability, all of whom may have or may claim to have some interest in or claim to the real property commonly known as 871 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403; that Ian C. Gohean is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendant(s), unless the said Defendant(s), or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians Ad Litem for the said Defendant(s), and it is FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall forthwith be served upon the said Defendant(s) Any HeirsAt-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, .by publication thereof in the Post and Courier, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. s/Julie J. Armstrong Clerk of Court for Charleston County Charleston, South Carolina

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS DOCKET NO. 2021CP1000633

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Aviator Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Patricia Comfort Capers, Individually; Patricia Comfort Capers, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Peter L. Capers, Sr.; Patrice Comfort; Peter L. Capers, Jr.; Any HeirsAt-Law or Devisees of Peter L. Capers, Sr., Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; Defendant(s).

(023200-00010) LIS PENDENS Deficiency Judgment Waived NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Peter L. Capers to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation DBA ditech.com, its successors and assigns dated July 26, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the RMC/ROD for Charleston County on August 3, 2006, in Mortgage Book K593 at Page 259. This mortgage was assigned to Aviator Properties, LLC by assignment dated January 7, 2021. The premises covered and affected by the said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, described as follows: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CHARLESTON COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK B151, PAGE 563, ID# 463-11-03-041, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS: ALL THAT PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING ON THE WEST SIDE OF ASHLEY AVENUE AND THE NORTH SIDE OF SIMONE STREET BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 25 AND A PORTION OF LOT 35 ON A PLAT OF LANDS OF THERESA B. STOKIEN BY RICHARD C. RHETT, DATED JULY 21, 1939 AND RECORDED IN THE R.M.C. OFFICE FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK F, PAGE 29. This being the same property conveyed to Peter L. Capers by deed of Kerry J. Murray, Michael Earl Murray, Mark Wendell Murray and Elijah Murray, Jr., dated January 10, 1986 and recorded January 14, 1986 in Book B151 at Page 563 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. Subsequently, Peter Leroy Capers, Sr. died intestate on December 5, 2013, leaving the subject property to his heirs or devisees, namely, Patricia Comfort Capers, Patrice Comfort and Peter L. Capers, Jr., as is more fully preserved in the Probate records for Charleston County, in Case No.2014ES1000110. Property Address: 871 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403 TMS# 463-11-03-041 s/Kevin T. Brown Rogers Townsend, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Andrew W. Montgomery (SC Bar #79893), Andrew.Montgomery@rogerstownsend.com John J. Hearn (SC Bar # 6635), John.Hearn@rogerstownsend.com Kevin T. Brown (SC Bar # 064236), Kevin.Brown@rogers townsend.com Clark Dawson (SC Bar# 101714), Clark.Dawson@rogerstownsend.com 100 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Post Office Box 100200 (29202) Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 744-4444 Columbia, South Carolina

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2021-CP-10-00509 Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, PLAINTIFF, VS. John A. Anderson, and if he be deceased, any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of the Estate of John A. Anderson, Deceased, their

heirs or devisees, successors and assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture; and The United States of America, acting by and through its agency, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, DEFENDANT(S). SUMMONS AND NOTICES (211145.00002) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, Post Office Box 2065, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-2065, 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. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-In-Equity or Special Referee for Charleston County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 (e) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedures, specifically provide that the said Master-In-Equity or Special Master is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this cause. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND/OR MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, Plaintiff will apply to have the appointment of the Guardian ad Litem Nisi, Kelley Yarborough Woody, made absolute. NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on February 3, 2021. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the order appointing Kelley Yarborough Woody, whose address is PO Box 6432, Columbia, SC 29260, as Guardian Ad Litem Nisi for all persons whomsoever herein collectively designated as Richard Roe, defendants herein whose names and addresses are unknown, including any thereof who may be minors, incapacitated, or under other legal disability, whether residents or non-residents of South Carolina; for all named Defendants, addresses unknown, who may be infants, incapacitated, or under a legal disability; for any unknown heirs-at-law of John A. Anderson, including their

heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; and for all other unknown persons with any right, title, or interest in and to the real estate that is the subject of this foreclosure action, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on the 16th day of February, 2021. YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless the said Defendants, or someone in their behalf or in behalf of any of them, shall within thirty (30) days after service of notice of this order upon them by publication, exclusive of the day of such service, procure to be appointed for them, or any of them, a Guardian Ad Litem to represent them or any of them for the purposes of this action, the Plaintiff will apply for an order making the appointment of said Guardian Ad Litem Nisi absolute. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff above named against the Defendant(s) above named for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by John A. Anderson to Generation Mortgage Company, dated July 6, 2007, recorded July 16, 2007, in the Office of the Clerk of Court/Register of Deeds for Charleston County, in Book J632 at Page 314; thereafter, said Mortgage was assigned to Champion Mortgage Company by assignment instrument dated December 1, 2013 and recorded February 14, 2014 in Book 0388 at Page 554. The description of the premises is as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina, on South Carolina Highway 162, and shown as Lot A-2-B (1.00 acre) as shown on a plat by James G. Pennington, PLS dated November 9, 1994 and entitled “Plat to Subdivide 3.75 Acres, Lot A-2, Six Sisters Plantation, Inc. located Town of Hollywood, Charleston County, South Carolina,” said plat recorded November 18, 1994 in Plat Book DA, Plat 252, RMC Office for Charleston County, South Carolina. This being a portion of the same property conveyed to John A. Anderson by Deed of Six Sisters Plantation, Inc., dated March 17, 1989 and recorded May 3, 1989 in Book B184 at Page 443 in the Office of the Clerk of Court/ Register of Deeds for Charleston County. TMS No. 191-00-00-398 Property address: 5219 Pear Tree Place Hollywood, SC 29449 SCOTT AND CORLEY, P.A. By: Ronald C. Scott (rons@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #4996 Reginald P. Corley (reggiec@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #69453 Angelia J. Grant (angig@scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #78334 Allison E. Heffernan (allisonh@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #68530 Matthew E. Rupert (matthewr@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #100740 Louise M. Johnson (ceasiej@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #16586 H. Guyton Murrell (guytonm@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #64134 Jordan D. Beumer (jordanb@ scottandcorley.com), SC Bar #104074 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 2712 Middleburg Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29204 803-252-3340

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-04602 LEAH J. BRYANT, CELESTINE E. BRYANT BLAKE and JOYCE L. ROYAL SIMMONS, Plaintiffs, vs. SEAN BRYANT, DOREEN BRYANT, CASSANDRA BRYANT, SONYA BRYANT, LESLIE BRYANT, JAMIE BRYANT, MARY FRANCES BRYANT FIELDS, CHARMUS BENNETT, SHATTERA SHAMETIA O. GRANT, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs at law distributees, devisees, legatees, widow, widowers, successors and assigns, if any, of DONNIE F. BRYANT, (deceased) and ANNA J. BRYANT (deceased) and the following deceased individuals: VIRGINIA FLADGER BRYANT, DONNIE F. BRYANT, JR., JAMES IVAN BRYANT, CLARENCE ALVIN BRYANT REGINALD L. GRANT, and all other persons unknown claiming by, through or under them or having or claiming any interest in the real estate described in Complaint, whether infants, incompetents, insane persons under any other disability. Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS (Quiet Title/Partition By Sale) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and 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 to the said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, located at 1847 Ashley River 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 Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Amended Complaint. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, which action was brought by the above-named Plaintiffs against the abovenamed Defendants to determine the rightful owners and partition by sale the below described real estate. That the premises affected by this action is located within the County and State aforesaid and is more particularly described as follows: All that lot, piece, parcel or tract of land, with the buildings thereon, situate, on the South side of Hampden Court and known as No. 15 thereof, in the City of Charleston and State aforesaid. Measuring and containing in front on Hampden Court, thirty (30’) feet and in depth, ninety (90’) feet, be the said dimensions, more or less. Butting and bounding North on Hampden Court, East on lands now or formerly of Mrs. McCants, to the South on lands now or formerly of Cumberland & Bethel Methodist Church, and to the West on lands now or formerly of Duncan, A.H. TMS NO.: 459-09-02-063 AMENDED NOTICE NISI TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plaintiffs have applied to the Court for appointment of a suitable person as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown and known Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability, and

said appointment shall become final unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, within thirty (30) days of the service of this Notice, shall procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for them. AMENDED NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended Summons, Amended Complaint, Amended Lis Pendens and Amended Notice Nisi were filed on November 9, 2020 in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, South Carolina. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Toya Hampton, Esquire of 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200, P.O. Box 32181, Charleston, S.C. 29417, has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated the 10th day of November, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute thirty (30) days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, shall procure a proper person to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem for them within (30) days after the final publication of this Notice. /s/ Arthur C. McFarland Attorney for Plaintiffs 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 843.763-3900 843.763-5347 (fax) Email: Cecilesq@aol.com Charleston, South Carolina November 4, 2020

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL CASE NO.: 2019-CP-10-4174 DONALD JOHNSON and ANGELIA JOHNSON, Plaintiffs, vs. MIKE JOHNSON, PEARL JOHNSON, IZIETTA JOHNSON, TREVOR JOHNSON, TRISHEL JOHNSON, RAYNARD JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON, LATASHA JOHNSON ALSTON, CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, JR., VINCENT OREE, ANDREA MURPHY,KAREN LINEN, LATOYA LINEN, DENNIS JOHNSON, HEIRS OF HANK MURPHY, TERRANCE COLLIER, PRESTON SWINTON, DEONTRE BROWNING, TASIA COLLIER, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs at law distributees, devisees, legatees, widow, widowers, successors and assigns, if any, of THOMAS JOHNSON, (deceased) and the following deceased individuals: MARTHA JOHNSON, ROSA LEE JOHNSON, ETHEL JOHNSON, JULIA OREE, SAMUEL JOHNSON, HELEN M. JOHNSON, BARBARA L. JOHNSON BOLDS, LILLIE BELLE JOHNSON MURPHY, HENRY MURPHY, FRANCES JOHNSON, HANK MURPHY, MICHELLE COLLIER, and all other persons unknown claiming by, through or under them or having or claiming any interest in the real estate described in the Complaint, whether infants, incompetents, insane persons under any other disability. Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS (Quiet Title Action) (Non-Jury) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and 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 to the said Amended Complaint

upon the subscriber at his office, located at 1847 Ashley River 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 Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Amended Complaint. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, which action was brought by the above-named Plaintiffs against the abovenamed Defendants to determine the rightful owners of the below described real estate. That the premises affected by this action is located within the County and State aforesaid and is more particularly described as follows: PARCEL 1 All that lot piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in Christ Church Parish County of Charleston and State aforesaid known as Lot No. 21 on Royalls plat. Measuring and containing ten (10) acres, more or less. Butting and Bounding North on lands now or formerly of Will Jenkins; East on lands now or formerly of S.C. Coakley and South and West by lands now or formerly of O. A. Hamlin. TMS Nos.: 577-00-00-031, 577-00-00-033, 577-00-00-032, 577-00-00-108, 577-00-00-109, 577-00-00-125, 577-00-00-179 PARCEL 2 All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, thereon situate, lying and being in Charleston County, South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot 1-B containing 1.2 acres as shown on a plat entitled “Subdivision of Tract “B” of the Estate of Thomas Johnson and Martha Johnson of 7 Mile Section North of Mt. Pleasant,” made by J. O’Hear Sanders, Jr., Surveyor, dated October 9, 1980 and recorded in Charleston County RMC Office in Plat Book AS at page 30, reference to said plat is hereby craved for a more complete and accurate description. TMS No.: 577-00-00-124 /s/ Arthur C. McFarland 1847 Ashley River Road Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 E-mail: Ceceilesq@aol.com 843.763-3900 843.763-5347 (fax) Charleston, South Carolina November 19, 2020

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-01860 SANDRA C. LOY, Plaintiff, vs. HERMAN MURRAY, AYESHA MURRAY, JAMILA MURRAY,AKIM MURRAY, CECIL MURRAY, ALBERTHA FLUDD a/k/a SADIE FLUDD, HAZIEKIAH FLUDD a/k/a HEZEKIAH FLUDD, BERNARD FLUDD, MICHAEL FLUDD, BENZINA F. FORD a/k/a BENZINA F. WASHINGTON, CLARA FLUDD, daughter of Benjamin Fludd, AND MOZELLE F. WILBURN a/k/a MOZZELLA F. WILBURN, and if any of them be deceased, then JOHN DOE, adults, and RICHARD ROE, infants, insane persons, incompetents, and persons in the Military of the United States of America, being fictitious names designating as a class any unknown person or persons who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower,

widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of HERMAN MURRAY, AYESHA MURRAY, JAMILA MURRAY, AKIM MURRAY, CECIL MURRAY, ALBERTHA FLUDD a/k/a SADIE FLUDD HAZIEKIAH FLUDD a/k/a HEZEKIAH FLUDD, BERNARD FLUDD, MICHAEL FLUDD, BENZINA F. FORD a/k/a BENZINA F. WASHINGTON, CLARA FLUDD, daughter of Benjamin Fludd, AND MOZELLE F. WILBURN a/k/a MOZZELLA F. WILBURN, if any of them be deceased, CLARA FLUDD, SILAS FLUDD, LUCILLE McCLYDE, REBECCA HUNTER, BENJAMIN FLUDD, NAOMI MURRAY, AND ELLA HEYWARD, all deceased, and any or all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein, Defendants. NOTICE OF REFERENCE HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 1:00 o’clock p.m., before the Honorable Mikell R. Scarborough, Master-In-Equity for Charleston County. This Hearing is scheduled as a WebEx Virtual Hearing ONLY. You may contact attorney Martha Dennis in Judge Scarborough’s office at (843) 958-5070 if you have any connectivity issues. Listed below is the link to access the Virtual WebEx Hearing or telephone number for the Master-in-Equity if you prefer to participate by telephone. https://charlestoncounty.webex. com/charlestoncounty/j.php?M TID=mbe7435d1b04b255a361 c1e6b47741063 Meeting number: 179 666 0083 Password: mie2021 10ea2cc7657741ef95f40f 55cf25d84d Join by video system Dial 1796660083@charleston county.webex.com You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number. Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Access code: 179 666 0083 CISA & DODDS, LLP s/John J. Dodds, III 858 Lowcountry Blvd. Suite 101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 P: (843) 881-6530 F: (843) 881-5433 SC Bar No.: 1707 john@cisadodds.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Mount Pleasant, South Carolina February 26, 2021.

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: CLARENCE R. BOYER, JR. 2020-ES-10-2064 DOD: 08/12/20 PERS. REP: VICKI S. BOYER 3506 BONNETTS DR. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: JOHN F. PERRY, ESQ. 3021 RUSHLAND MEWS, JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455


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: OLIVER WINDELL ADDISON 2020-ES-10-2027 DOD: 11/05/20 PERS. REP: JACQUELINE ADDISON LIGHTBOURNE 8393 CHATSWORTH CT., NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ************ ESTATE OF: RUDOLPH JOSEPH MAXWELL 2021-ES-10-0135 DOD: 05/17/20 PERS. REP: YVONNE A. MAXWELL 4574 HWY 162 HOLLYWOOD, SC 29449 ************ ESTATE OF: THOMAS PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE RIVERS 2021-ES-10-0137 DOD: 11/30/20

PERS. REP: MARY W. RIVERS 2 LENWOOD BLVD. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ATTY: DAVID H. KUNES, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 *********** ESTATE OF: ARLIN HUIE BROWN 2021-ES-10-0157 DOD: 09/13/20 PERS. REP: HELEN EDWARDS BROWN 14 HOBONNY LN. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: DONALD H. HOWE, ESQ. PO BOX 31324 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ ESTATE OF: JENNIFER BUTLER MURRAY 2021-ES-10-0158 DOD: 01/02/21 PERS. REP: ELIZABETH MARIE MUMMERT 122 BRIGHTWOOD DR. HUGER, SC 29450 PERS. REP: GREGORY THOMAS LEWIS 3045 PARK WEST BLVD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ATTY: GEDNEY M. HOWE, III, ESQ. PO BOX 1034, CHARLESTON, SC 29402 ATTY: JOHN S. WEST, ESQ. 207 CAROLINA AVE. MONCKS CORNER, SC 29461 ************ ESTATE OF: BOBBIE JUNE YANDLE PRIMM 2021-ES-10-0179 DOD: 01/04/21 PERS. REP: DAVID S. YANDLE 8749 MARSH AIRE LN EDISTO ISLAND, SC 29438 ************ ESTATE OF: JAMES VINCENT PIET 2021-ES-10-0181 DOD: 12/22/20 PERS. REP: STEVEN J. PIET 173 SPRINGWOOD LN. IDAHO FALLS, ID 83404 *********** ESTATE OF: JOHN DOUGLAS HAZELTON 2021-ES-10-0182 DOD: 12/28/20 PERS. REP: JOAN H. HAZELTON 3 LIMEHOUSE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ATTY: LYDIA P. DAVIDSON, ESQ. 9 STATE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 *********** ESTATE OF: ROBERT W. EAGER, JR. 2021-ES-10-0184 DOD: 01/23/21 PERS. REP: CASSANDRA B. EAGER 3241 COTTONFIELD DR. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ATTY: ANDREW E. RHEA, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: CHRISTIAN SCHWABE 2021-ES-10-0213 DOD: 01/20/21 PERS. REP: STEPHANIE JUTTA SCHWABE 5 LONGITUDE LN. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DORCHESTER IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-18-996 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS CHELSEA ALBANESE, JUSTIN MILLER, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2020. TO DEFENDANT: Chelsea Albanese and Justin Miller YOU ARE HEREBY SUM-

MONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Dorchester County on September 17, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Dorchester 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, Deanne M. Gray, Legal Department of the Dorchester County Department of Social Services, 216 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, SC 29483 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. Deanne M. Gray, SC Bar #17221, 216 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, SC 29483, 843-486-1863.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3242 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS DERRICK ADAMS, LINDA HUDGINS, BRITTANY PITTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2019, 2020. TO DEFENDANT: Derrick Adams YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for CHARLESTON County on December 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, 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- 10-3109 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KASMERE SUTTER AND JA’SHAWN CARPENTER DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019 TO DEFENDANT: JA’SHAWN CARPENTER YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 10, 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 T HE NINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0038 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Katelyn Whitfield and Jonathan Dutcher DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANT: Katelyn Whitfield & Jonathan Dutcher YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on January 8, 2021. 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 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 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-10-3108 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Erin Deas, Levarrio Simmons, Sr. and David Brown, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2008 & 2011 TO DEFENDANTS: ERIN DEAS, LEVARRIO SIMMONS, SR. AND DAVID BROWN, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 10, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth Murphy, II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

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Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): In late April of 1969, Cambridgeshire, UK hosted the first-ever Thriplow Daffodil Weekend: a flower show highlighting 80 varieties of narcissus. In the intervening years, climate change has raised the average temperature 3.24 degrees Fahrenheit. So the flowers have been blooming progressively earlier each year, which has necessitated moving the festival back. The last precovid show in 2019 was on March 23-24, a month earlier than the original. Let’s use this as a metaphor for shifting conditions in your world. I invite you to take an inventory of how your environment has been changing, and what you could do to ensure you’re adapting to new conditions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Author Leo Buscaglia told us that among ancient Egyptians, two specific questions were key in evaluating whether a human life was well-lived. They were “Did you bring joy?” and “Did you find joy?” In accordance with your current astrological potentials, I’m inviting you to meditate on those queries. And if you discover there’s anything lacking in the joy you bring and the joy you find, now is a very favorable time to make corrections. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): At age 11, the future first President of the United States George Washington became the “owner” of 10 slaves. A few years later he “bought” 15 more. By the time he was president, 123 men, women and children were struggling in miserable bondage under his control. Finally, in his will, he authorized them to be freed after he and his wife died. Magnanimous? Hell, no. He should have freed those people decades earlier — or better yet, never “owned” them in the first place. Another Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin not only freed his slaves but became an abolitionist. By my count, at least 11 of the other Founding Fathers never owned slaves. Now, here’s the lesson I’d like us to apply to your life right now: Don’t procrastinate in doing the right thing. Do it now. CANCER (June 21-July 22): During World War II, the Japanese island of Ōkunoshima housed a factory that manufactured poison gas for use in chemical warfare against China. These days it is a tourist attraction famous for its thousands of feral but friendly bunnies. I’d love to see you initiate a comparable transmutation in the coming months, dear Cancerian: changing bad news into good news, twisted darkness into interesting light, soullessness into soulfulness. Now is a good time to ramp up your efforts. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Scars speak for you,” writes author Gena Showalter. “They say you’re strong, and you’ve survived something that might have killed others.” In that spirit, dear Leo, and in accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to authorize your scars to express interesting truths about you in the coming weeks. Allow them to demonstrate how resilient you’ve been, and how well you’ve mastered the lessons that your past suffering has made available. Give your scars permission to be wildly eloquent about the transformations you’ve been so courageous in achieving. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to novelist Doris Lessing, “Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me.” She implied that hardly anyone ever gets such an experience — or that it’s so rare as to be always tugging on our minds, forever a source of unquenched longing. But I’m more optimistic than Lessing. In my view, the treasured exchange she describes is not so impossible. And I think it will be especially possible for you in the coming weeks. I suspect you’re entering a grace period of being listened to, understood and treated kindly. Here’s the catch: For best results, you should be forthright in seeking it out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling,” wrote composer Claude Debussy. In the coming weeks, I hope you’ll regard his words as an incitement to do everything you can to reach the naked flesh of your feelings. Your ideas are fine. Your rational mind is a blessing. But for the foreseeable future, what you need most is to deepen your relationship with your emotions. Study them, please.

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Encourage them to express themselves. Respect their messages as gifts, even if you don’t necessarily act upon them. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may never wander out alone into a dark forest or camp all night on a remote beach or encounter a mountain lion as you climb to a glacier near the peak of a rugged mountain. But there will always be a primeval wilderness within you — uncivilized lands and untamed creatures and elemental forces that are beyond your rational understanding. That’s mostly a good thing! To be healthy and wise, you need to be in regular contact with raw nature, even if it’s just the kind that’s inside you. The only time it may be a hindrance is if you try to deny its existence, whereupon it may turn unruly and inimical. So don’t deny it! Especially now. (PS: To help carry out this assignment, try to remember the dreams you have at night. Keep a recorder or notebook and pen near your bed.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “What damages a person most,” wrote philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, “is to work, think, and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure — as a mere automaton of duty.” Once a year, I think every one of us, including me, should meditate on that quote. Once a year, we should evaluate whether we are living according to our soul’s code; whether we’re following the path with heart; whether we’re doing what we came to Earth to accomplish. In my astrological opinion, the next two weeks will be your special time to engage in this exploration. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What are your edges, Capricorn? What aspects of your identity straddle two different categories? Which of your beliefs embrace seemingly opposed positions? In your relations with other people, what are the taboo subjects? Where are the boundaries that you can sometimes cross and other times can’t cross? I hope you’ll meditate on these questions in the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, you’re primed to explore edges, deepen your relationship with your edges, and use your edges for healing and education and cultivating intimacy with your allies. As author Ali Smith said, “Edges are magic; there’s a kind of forbidden magic on the borders of things, always a ceremony of crossing over, even if we ignore it or are unaware of it.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to intermedia artist Sidney Pink, “The idea of divine inspiration and an aha moment is largely a fantasy.” What the hell is he talking about?! That’s fake news, in my view. In the course of my creative career, I’ve been blessed with thousands of divine inspirations and aha moments. But I do acknowledge that my breakthroughs have been made possible by “hard work and unwavering dedication,” which Sidney Pink extols. Now here’s the climax of your oracle: You Aquarians are in a phase when you should be doing the hard work and unwavering dedication that will pave the way for divine inspirations and aha moments later this year. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): For you Pisceans, March is Love Yourself Bigger and Better and Bolder Month. To prepare you for this festival, I’m providing two inspirational quotes. 1. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” —Barbara De Angelis 2. “Loving yourself does not mean being selfabsorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect and a lovable companion.” —Margo Anand Homework: What’s your theme song for 2021 so far? FreeWillAstrology.com

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pulse POST MALONE COVERED HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH … AND IT’S PRETTY DECENT

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Off the Cuff CrucialBGR speaks on new video, the creative process of rap

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CrucialBGR is the rap moniker of local artist Javone Graham. He previously appeared on Amethyst, the project that brought together rappers and producers from around South Carolina. The communal theme behind Amethyst parallels the Bag Group Representatives collective that Graham is part of (hence the BGR suffix). “I’m trying to be a selfless artist,” CrucialBGR said. “I’ve been extending my hand a lot to other artists. I’ve been doing the groundwork with no big label backing. I have no safety net; it’s all out of pocket; it’s all genuine; it’s organic. While CrucialBGR has taken an active role in the rap communities in South Carolina and Georgia, he makes a point of not wanting to put extreme emphasis on place in his music. “Place isn’t bigger than creativity,” he said. “It has a lot to do with inspiration, but I want people to identify with the music instead of thinking about where you’re from.” On Feb. 18, CrucialBGR released the music video for “TakeOff! (Fuck Rap),” the opening track on his 2020 release Big Bad 3! The video doesn’t employ a nostalgic schtick, but it is reminiscent of VHS home movies and MTV-era rap videos. “I just wanted to do something in my realm that I truly like, so that’s why we took inspiration from older generations and shooting styles,”

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he said about the video. “It was a simple process of saying, ‘Let’s shoot today and then release it this day.’” Like the “TakeOff!” video, CrucialBGR’s writing process is simple, but calculated. “I look at rapping as an equation more than a rhyme scheme,” he said. Similar to a sonnet structure he goes into a studio session with a numbered rhyme scheme and raps off the cuff based on the numbers. That way, in his words, “it already meshes the way that it’s supposed

to mesh. I always feel like I one-up myself; I’ve never not had the inspiration to do this.” CrucialBGR also chooses to rap over beats that he finds challenging. “The beats that you hear on Big Bad 3! are the ones that were the most difficult to hear myself rhyming over, he said. “I never want to be in a pocket; I’ve got to be kept on my toes.” One song on the album he singles out is “When 3 Speaks,” in which he speaks about racial injustice, rapping lines like, “They built this shit off of Indian scalps/ Like how they think to skin you?” “That was me tirading,” he said. “I felt like I couldn’t help at the time when there was rioting and public slayings through police brutality. But, that was the first time I’ve seen Charleston really band together on something, and that made me proud. You rarely see that here.” CrucialBGR has stated that he has no intention of releasing any new music in 2021, partly because of how he felt that his creative output was executed in 2020. “The push for Big Bad 3! could’ve been a lot bigger had I taken my time and gotten my footing right. I got ahead of myself and put it out before I had the chance to do things like shoot videos.” The next step in his progression as an artist is growing from what he knows and what he does best: Being intentional, never rushing, but always creating and thinking not only of his artistry but the artistry of others that he comes across. To him, all of that is absolutely crucial.

“Only Wanna be with You,” the mega hit by the South Carolina natives from Hootie & the Blowfish, was covered by pop rapper Post Malone for the Pokemon 25th anniversary. If you’re still here after reading that sentence, we want to assure you that the song’s pretty decent. The dusty acoustic guitars of the original remain intact, with some chirping electronics tossed in. Malone’s raspy voice works as an interesting foil to Hootie vocalist Darius Rucker’s baritone. We’re just as surprised as anyone that this combination works. The track, which you can hear on YouTube or charlestoncitypaper.com, was released Feb. 25 ahead of Pokemon Day on Feb. 27. Pokemon Day celebrates the anniversary of the Pokemon Red and Green video game releases in Japan. (Fun fact: The Hootie song [1994] is older than Post Malone [1995] and the Pokemon franchise [1996].) —Heath Ellison

TAZZ MAJESTY IS REPPIN’ THE STREET ON NEW SINGLE

Tazz Majesty released her new single “Street Reppin’” Feb. 17 on YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify. The beat has a moderate ’90s feel mixed with a 2000s electric twist. “Gotta try and keep the peace while I play the game,” Tazz raps on the abstract hip-hop track that will get you moving. Tazz launched her professional career in January of last year. She dropped two albums (Validation and Now or Never) in 2020 and shows no sign of slowing down. Tazz graduated from College of Charleston in 2019 and has remained involved in the community. —Katherine Jordan

DOOM FLAMINGO IS READY TO MINGLE ON NEW SINGLE

Doom Flamingo returned with a new song, titled “& Ready to Mingle,” Feb. 19. The lyrics reverb, “Just hear me out. Just hear me out,” to send a message to the fans. The group said it wanted crowds to know that the dance floor is still alive in the song’s rock, disco and care-free vibe. “‘& Ready To Mingle’ is dedicated to our single & polyamorous fans eager to return to the live shows we’ve all been anticipating,” vocalist Kanika Moore said in a press release. Keyboard player Ross Bogan said, “This song to me is a little beacon of hope that we’ll be pushing our way through a crowd again sometime in the near future.” Check out the track on Spotify. —KJ If you or your band has anything noteworthy, contact Heath Ellison at heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.


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Purple Buffalo’s always been a favorite among the local scene for its diverse array of genres and new artists. While COVID-19 is still halting many shows in the area, Purple Buffalo is still kicking with its weekly showcases like Indie Night. This week’s set will feature newcomers and some artists who made waves in the underground last year: The Kael Jackson Band, Indi’Gxld, Sandcastle, Mint Gypsy, Shamanwise, K. Rich and Austin Hughes. Some of these artists, like Sandcastle and the Kael Jackson Band, regularly perform at the Buffalo. Indie Night usually features a mix of

singer-songwriters, rock and hip-hop artists. The Purple Buffalo has held strong during the pandemic with regular showcases, like Space Cadets on Thursdays and its open mic night on Wednesdays. In addition, regular shows are hosted frequently. This Friday’s Indie Night show will see more established artists like psychedelic rock band Sancastle and lo-fi soul rapper Indi’Gxld. It’ll also be a solid chance to hear new music from up-and-comers like Shamanwise and K. Rich. Masks are required at the Purple Buffalo, which also provides plenty of space to social distance and outdoor areas. Guests must be 21 or older to get in. Follow the Purple Buffalo on social media to keep up with its weekly showcases and to get the word on other shows. —Heath Ellison

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Charleston City Paper Vol. 24 Issue 31  

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 31  

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