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Rundown Santee Cooper to be reformed, not sold State senators voted 44-1 April 22 to reform, but not sell, South Carolina’s embattled power and water utility. The decision comes as Santee Cooper moves on from its $4 billion nuclear blunder as state leaders struggle to hold the state agency more accountable to utility watchdogs and customers in the future. The reform bill now goes to a HouseSenate compromise committee for consideration. —Staff
Lowcountry Rapid Transit project solidifies design, funding strategy
By Skyler Baldwin
Charleston leaders are wrapping up the design phase for the Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT), a mass-transit project that looks to connect the peninsula and North Charleston with a bus rapid transit system along Rivers Avenue. Next: submitting the plans in hopes of qualifying for the grant funding needed to move forward. Though the grant program the BerkeleyCharleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) has signed onto is contingent on federal support from the previous administration, President Joe Biden has expressed strong support for local transit, leaving project leaders hopeful for the future. “We have a funding strategy here, but when you look to the future, like we already are … knowing there are significant federal resources that could be potentially available — it is greatly encouraging that there is the potential for significant funding for regional mass transit,” said BCDCOG regional strategist Daniel Brock. “But, we have to get this first piece right, get it in place and build from there.” And, those on the outside looking in are seeing a lot of the same opportunities on the horizon. “I think that it could have a very positive impact,” said Jason Crowley, communities and transportation senior program director for the Coastal Conservation League. “The fact that the BCDCOG is going to be submitting this grant proposal soon — this project really is the first of its kind in South
The portion of Charleston County residents who have received at least one vaccine dose. Statewide, that figure is 40.5%. Source: S.C. DHEC
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LCRT project leaders showcased artistic renderings of stations Monday Carolina, and it has the opportunity to benefit the types of communities that Biden administration says need to have more attention paid.” For the past six months, BCDCOG officials have been focused on connecting with low-income communities, Black communities and transit-reliant residents. “I’m out there every day talking to the community members, from local business owners to neighborhood presidents, making sure they’re updated with the LCRT project,” said Morgan Grimes, a BCDCOG communications and outreach specialist. “I’ve heard a lot of excitement; oftentimes, I hear things like, ‘We need this yesterday.’” Grimes said people are looking forward to the new connections that will come from the project. Officials expect LCRT to provide one-hour trips along the 26-mile corridor from the Exchange Park
fairgrounds to the downtown hospital district. The system is projected to be able to handle 6,784 passenger trips per day, or about 2 million trips per year. But, the line won’t go as far as originally planned — initial connections into downtown Summerville are on hold for the time being. “We currently have transit services that connect to Summerville and Lincolnville,” said LCRT project manager Sharon Hollis. “We will continue to upgrade that service to the same level that the BRT will provide, but we just weren’t there to qualify for the funding needed to expand the actual corridor.” The line’s buses will serve as local service in the Summerville area, keeping the area connected to the system without having to expand the LCRT corridor, Hollis CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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‘CAREN Act’ could penalize non-emergency 911 calls A newly filed bill aims to cut down on “weaponizing” 911 calls that often result in racially charged altercations that have the potential to take an emotional toll on people who have the police called on them. The “Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies” (CAREN) act, filed by S.C. Rep. J.A. Moore, D-Hanahan, would allow people to bring civil lawsuits against another individual if a 911 call is made “with the intention of causing harm.” The bill’s full text was not immediately available. “Weaponizing the police to target an innocent bystander should not go unpunished,” Moore said in a press release last week. “Calling law enforcement for a false alarm forces them to waste valuable resources and causes emotional distress for the victim.”
The bill’s name seems to be a reference to a popular internet meme usually depicting an entitled woman who is, as Vox describes, “snobbish, prudish and hypocritical.” Describing the need for the bill, Moore referenced a highly publicized incident in New York City in which a Black birdwatcher in Central Park had the police called on him after he asked a bystander to put her dog on a leash, per park rules. The act will likely not make any progress this year, with both bodies of the S.C. General Assembly rushing through legislation already passed by the other body before lawmakers adjourn for the year next month. The bill is also sponsored by Charlestonarea Reps. Marvin Pendarvis and Deon Tedder, among others, including two female members of the House. —Sam Spence
Time is running out for lawmakers who are trying to get pet issues finished before the regular legislative session ends in three weeks. And with the state Senate next week debating its plan to spend $11.4 billion in state revenues — an all-time high — time will be more precious for those pushing legalization of medical marijuana, an open carry gun law and punishment for hate crimes. Much of the focus will be on the state Senate, where debates are often longer and more drawn out in the House. It continues to work on election reform and other issues, but those aren’t expected to come up until next year due to procedural rules. “The House, under Speaker Jay Lucas, has managed its calendar exceptionally well and has set a high standard for others to attempt to emulate,” observed Rep. Kirkman Finlay, R-Columbia. Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Bluffton, added, “We’re about done with the major legislation and just (need to) clean up bills and Senate bills that made the crossover deadline.”
The legislative schedule
Senators will begin debate on the state’s 2021-22 budget on Tuesday. Expectations are for discussions to take a week. If they take longer, there will be less time on the floor for other issues. The regular legislative session is expected to end May 13, but lawmakers will likely return to Columbia for two special sessions: • They’ll likely make a final vote on the budget in mid-June to finish compromises hammered out by a conference committee that will be appointed before May 13. • While the “sine die” session will be limited in scope and usually lasts only a couple of days, they’ll have until June 30 to finish to ensure the state has a budget by July 1, the first day of its new fiscal year. Then in the fall, legislators will come back to deal with at least three big ticket items: • How to spend more than $500 million in settlement funds received from the federal government for the Savannah River Site. • What to do with about $2 billion in South Carolina’s share of recovery funds from a recent federal stimulus package. • Legislative reapportionment. Generally every 10 years, lawmakers receive new census figures in the spring of years ending in 1, but this year, due to delays, new numbers aren’t expected to be available until the CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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Someone took those Airheads commercials where the guy’s head blows up like a balloon a little too seriously and infused the candy with cannabis. The report doesn’t mention if the guy behind the wheel during a traffic stop had a normal-sized head or not, and we aren’t so sure what we’re hoping for. RUNNERS UP A report regarding stolen shop items described the suspect as “looking like a mechanic,” which seemed a little vague until we all shared our assumptions of what that could look like and yielded nearly identical results. All right, stereotyping, you win a round. In the land of 2020 excuses: A would-be shoplifter reportedly tried to tell employees of a West Ashley department store not to get near him due to “COVID-19 protocols.” Police found an 8-inch blade a West Ashley principal referred to as a pocket knife in a students backpack, raising mulitple questions about the depth of the principal’s pockets, among others. By Skyler Baldwin Illustration by Steve Stegelin The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between April 14 and April 18. Go online for more even more Blotter charlestoncitypaper.com SPONSORED BY
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said. “We can do that without hurting our chances for federal funding.” Once the next round of funding is secured, advocates hope the project will continue expanding, especially with support from the Biden administration. “The COG should build this out as a full system,” Crowley said. “It really shouldn’t just be the Rivers Avenue line — that should be the spine, but it should branch off further. Everything about this project matches the goals of the federal administration — trying to reduce reliance on singleoccupancy vehicles, enhance opportunities to take alternative forms of transportation and bring those opportunities to the communities that need it most.”
It really shouldn’t just be the Rivers Avenue line — that should be the spine, but it should branch off further.”
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Current plans are just the first step, according to project managers. “We are here to set the foundation for this project, to be the cornerstone — the spine,” Brock said. A new phase of community outreach is now underway, and with the pandemic fading and restrictions on gatherings easing, Grimes is hopeful that getting the community involved will become a more exciting and simple process. “We are really excited to see the vaccine rolling out, and we are really looking forward to seeing some of our community outreach events coming back up,” she said. “We had to get really creative to get the community outreach going during the pandemic.” But, sharing project designs and the potential impacts is only a portion of what outreach entails. “I think over the next couple of months, the big list from the project team will be focused on community engagement, but also education both for the residents of the communities living along the corridor and the elected officials and decision-makers in Charleston that need to make sure their land-use policies are in line with the proposal,” Crowley said. BCDCOG is currently conducting studies on how land use should be changing to accommodate the LCRT line, but it will be dependent on city and county leaders who actually regulate land use in the affected area.
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The House budget plan passed in March included $9.6 billion in revenue from state taxes as well as $897 million in non-recurring revenues left over from past surpluses and unspent reserves not used last year because of the pandemic. New recurring revenues were projected to be about $189 million, based on February estimates from the state Board of Economic Advisors (BEA). But earlier this month, the BEA modified its revenue forecast to add about $300 million to its revenue forecast, plus another $500+ million to what’s socked away in non-recurring revenues. The result: A 2021-22 spending plan worth $11.4 billion of state funds. Combined with projected federal spending in the state of $9.5 billion and $11.6 billion from “other funds,” which includes money for roads and college tuition, an estimated $31.8 billion in government funding is expected to flow through the Palmetto State in the coming fiscal year.
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Lawmakers need to get off the dime on medical marijuana, hate crimes, loophole S tate Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, has toiled for six years to get his peers in the General Assembly to approve a conservative measure to allow compassionate medical use of marijuana to relieve the pain and suffering for people who really need it. Thirty-eight states already have approved it. But with just two weeks left in the legislative session, hope for passage is dwindling — not because the measure doesn’t have support, but because one guy is in the way. State Sen. Greg Hembree, a former solicitor from Myrtle Beach, has issued a procedural objection to stop progress. He’s shilling for law enforcement officials who are scared medical marijuana will open the gates to a flood of drug activity. Davis’ bill won’t allow that. Not only will marijuana not be dispensed in leafy, smokable form, but anyone who needs it will have to meet in person with a doctor before getting a prescription and written treatment plan. Patients also will be screened for any history of substance abuse. But one man stands in the way thanks to a cowardly Senate procedure. Senators must demand more. Remove your objection, Sen. Hembree. Bring the bill to a vote. Make your case during a floor debate. Let it pass or fail based on its merits, not a procedure. Legislators also must get off the dime on two other measures.
been an illegal purchase of the gun used at Mother Emanuel. South Carolina senators know the impact of the Emanuel killings perhaps more than most, since one of their own colleagues, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was among those gunned down while gathered in fellowship. Despite that, Republicans in the legislature have been afraid to touch gun laws, afraid of being labeled soft by primary challengers from the right. But the days of the traitorous National Rifle Association stranglehold on the GOP are over. Senators have two gun bills to consider before the end of session: Fix the Charleston loophole and reject the wrongheaded open-carry bill that loosens gun safety rules.
Pass hate crime bill
Along the same lines, S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard’s hate crime proposal before the Senate would allow South Carolina to punish hate-filled criminals under stronger state laws, rather than hoping the crimes draw the interest of federal prosecutors. Reports of hate crimes have continued to increase in recent years, incited by sinister politics of racism and division sowed by the Trump wing of the Republican Party. Just this year, State lawmakers have repeatedly singled out LGBTQ residents for unjust laws. Incredibly, sexual orientation and gender identity were nearly removed as protections in committee. Fix ‘Charleston Loophole’ South Carolina has waited too long for a law against June 17 will mark six years since the murders of nine people at hate crimes. Lawmakers should pass it now and continue to Emanuel AME Church. That’s six years without action from the strengthen reporting requirements implemented in other legislature to fix the law that mistakenly allowed what would have states, like Georgia.
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Maybe it’s smartphones. Or television and the 10-second soundbite. Maybe it’s all of that instant access to information.
But any way you look at it, the people who get microphones stuck in front of their faces these days just don’t seem as smart or pithy as they did a few decades — or centuries — ago. This conclusion grew after I read something current British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in 2004: “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.” Why don’t our leaders talk like that — or talk in ways that truly inspire? American political speak has become mostly boring, often being little more than a race to nastiness. It’s less inspirational than pure vanilla, fraught with buzzwords, poll-tested stock phrases and blather. These days, when are you really knocked out of your American political socks with words like Franklin Roosevelt’s “The only speak has become thing to fear is fear itself,” or Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” or John F. Kennedy’s mostly boring, “Ask not what your country can do for you,” or Dr. often being little Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream? Instead we get (or, at least, used to get) nasty tweets, more than a race to or insults or dull sobriquets that dumbed down America. Where are the modern Mark Twains, Winston nastiness. Churchills or Oscar Wildes? What about the Eleanor Roosevelts, or Vince Lombardis or, even, Yogi Berras? None of this is to suggest that there aren’t a few inspirational leaders and speakers these days. Think of former President Barack Obama or prison reformer Bryan Stevenson. But on balance, they’re the exception in these days of instant information and reaction, not the rule. “Two of our last three presidents cared nothing about the English language,” said Indiana University journalism professor Chris Lamb, author of The Art of the Political Putdown: The Greatest Comebacks, Ripostes, and Retorts in History. “The exception was, of course, Obama, who used the English language like a Wynton Marsalis plays the trumpet, which is ironic, if you believe the right wing, because Obama was, of course, born in Kenya. Obama really understands words. Bush and Trump treated words like they were unwanted bugs.” Politicians, in particular, may not be less smart than they were a generation or five ago, but there is something weird going on in the verbal ether. “I think they’re lazier, and too many of them don’t give a damn about words,” said Lamb, who once taught at the College of Charleston. In his 2020 collection of putdowns, Lamb pointed to how former President Donald Trump used words by responding “with the finesse of a knee to the groin. His comebacks are more like About the something you would hear on an elementary school playground.” writer … Cases in point — the demeaning nicknames he gave GOP and Andy Brack is Democratic opponents, from “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz and “Little Marco” publisher of Rubio to “Crooked Hillary” Clinton and “Sleepy Joe” Biden. Charleston But French President Emmanuel Macron may have gotten the City Paper. better of him when he told a French journalist, “I do not do policy or diplomacy by tweets.” Smart political talk is the exception, not the rule. But since Trump left office, the level of debate seems to have improved, albeit slightly. Let’s hope our leaders can have more civilized discussions and fewer putdowns, although we don’t want to put Chris Lamb out of a job!
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The International African American Museum takes shape in Charleston By Sam Spence
ot far from where the International African American Museum is rising along the Charleston waterfront, Septima Clark rallied workers and Esau Jenkins started a credit union. Mother Emanuel sits nearby, rooted in uprising. Charleston hospital workers protested unfair conditions in the 1960s down the street. Enslaved Africans hauled ill-gotten cash crops steps from where they themselves were bought and sold along downtown docks. Yes, the International African American Museum (IAAM) sits at 14 Wharfside St. in Charleston, but its stories lie far beyond its walls. “The stories are hemispheric, they're Atlantic and they are indeed global,” College of Charleston history professor Bernard Powers said at the museum's October 2019 groundbreaking. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn
insisted the museum must tell the rich histories of Americans of African descent. “It has to be about what African Americans are and can be and will be,” he said. The museum is the fruit of a more-than20-year effort by local leaders — including Clyburn, former Mayor Joe Riley and others — to memorialize Charleston's place at the center of African-American cultural history in the U.S. Nearly $100 million was raised from private benefactors and blue chip corporations ahead of the museum's construction, which is expected to be nearing completion by this time next year.
A platform for disruption
Tonya Matthews was named on April 10 as the museum's new CEO. With a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, as well as museum and education experience (plus a talent for spoken-word poetry), Matthews said the IAAM will be an institution as powerful as the history it commemorates. “This is an incredible museum
that is destined to be much more than a building,” Matthews told the City Paper. “It is a platform for disrupting institutionalized racism on a global scale, with the power of the stories we tell, and the authenticity that we tell them with. And frankly, Charleston is home to some of the most powerful stories Matthews in the world.” Beyond the legacy of Gadsden's Wharf as a landing site for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Matthews said modern histories of those who call Charleston home will be important to the museum's ongoing work. “Charleston has also been on the front lines of some of those earliest fights for equity
and equality of Black people in America. And of course, those people are still here, still alive — long and storied histories and families that can tell the stories of that resilience, of that moving forward. And, even some of our stories of allyship are rooted here in Charleston.”
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Even 50+ years removed from the civil rights movement, the IAAM's exhibits and programming are being curated as America continues confronting its racist past and how it persists into the present day.
Retired educator, community activist How can the IAAM balance being a museum and a tourist attraction? “There are enough truth-seekers that will come to this museum to learn the truth, and we don't have to be afraid of offending. If we're afraid to tell these uncomfortable truths, then we never intended to do anything that was transformative … If you call upon the uniqueness of Charleston, then don't skirt it and say, 'OK, people came here, and then this is the part of the story we want to tell you.'”
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Aquarium and the Fort Sumter National Monument buildings, Matthews is also looking for ways the IAAM can collaborate with local leaders and institutions inside the museum's four walls. “We're going to be a physically larger institution that gets a lot of attention,” Matthews said. “How can we use our size and our attention in service of our smaller sister and brother museums?” “Does that look like us being able to bring the national figures, national historians, to the Lowcountry and put them on the same stage as our home griots who have lived the stories, and put them together in that same space?” Matthews asked, using a West African term for historian-storytellers. Ultimately, Matthews said she wants the IAAM to be a place where the harsh realities and radical resilience of the African American people can be explored under one roof, as intimidating a task as that is. “I think, for me, I need two impacts … An arguably uncomfortable reckoning ... an informed reckoning on the one hand, and an inspiration to rise to the challenge on the other,” she said. “I want them to leave with some of the heaviness,” Matthews said. “But, I also want them to leave with some of the inspiration that has allowed people to, to not just survive but to thrive through these experiences.”
Retired educator, Member of Anson Street African Burial Ground Project What is lost if the museum exhibits center on enslavement? “What's lost is: Through adversity, there's strength. I teach my own children, you know the picture of the African-American gentleman, and the whippings across his back? His whole back is ripped from the whippings. When kids see it, they go, 'I don't want to see it! I don’t want to see it!' I say, ‘No, look at it … He is telling us, I'm here for you and I need you to carry on … Make sure that you survive. Make sure that you prosper, make sure you take care of each other.’”
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Historian, author, TV host
Gates visited virtually last month with former Mayor Joe Riley's class on the creation of the IAAM at The Citadel to discuss the importance of Charleston and South Carolina in the context of the museum. Here's an excerpt from his remarks: “According to the last estimate that I looked at, 48% of all of our African ancestors came to the United States through the port of Charleston. That's amazing. So metaphorically, Charleston is our Ellis Island. That's incredible … The second reason [the museum should be here] is because Charleston was ground zero for reconstruction.” “South Carolina is a very complicated place … I want that complex story to be told.”
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IAAM board member, CEO of Natalist Why is the IAAM important right now? “I think the museum is another tool for people doing their self-work and really learning. I think it's all the more relevant, all the more urgent as we see these [social injustices], time and time again. And, it can feel defeating and overwhelming … I think that the museum is really a symbol of … standing in the face of adversity and saying, 'You're not going to win.'”
“The museum would have been important in any time, but I think that it is critical in this time,” Matthews said. “In many ways, because we are charged with this conversation that America has gotten [itself] into — some may say 'accidentally,' some may say 'finally.' But, our mission is actually around adding history and context to the conversations that we're having right now around racial injustice, social inequity. Those issues did not come to us overnight.” Built in a modern-looking building next to the Maritime Center, the main museum space will sit elevated above an open-air park and garden space that will be accessible to the public and include features marking the importance of the site. Upstairs, museum galleries will be split between permanent and rotating exhibitions, the details of which are still being determined.
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Japonisme in Charleston Early 20th-century Charleston native Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was one of America’s artists to react to the Western dissemination of Japanese prints. Come explore the aesthetic in Charleston through the works of Smith and other artists who embraced the tenets and techniques of Japanese art in their own work. The gallery will be available for public viewing until early October. April 30-Oct. 4. $12/adult admission; $6/kids 4-17. The Gibbes Museum of Art. 135 Meeting St. Downtown. gibbesmuseum.org
An Officer and a Gentleman Discussion Join a virtual discussion with Work Light Productions president and executive producer Stephen Gabriel about how a Broadway show is created and how his company’s stage adaptation of An Officer and a Gentleman came together. Ticket holders who purchase the virtual program will receive a link and a password at least 48 hours in advance. The virtual seminar is a stand-in for the show’s postponed April 30 in-person performance, rescheduled for Dec. 14, 2021. April 30. 6 p.m. $10/individual stream; $15/household stream. Charleston Gaillard Center. Virtual. gaillardcenter.org WEDNESDAY
National Outdoor Sculpture Competition Sculptors from across the nation were invited to participate in the 15th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition as part of this year’s North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptors were selected to compete for cash prizes. Awards will be determined by a juror once all pieces are installed. Pieces will be available for viewing through May 20. April 28. 6-8 p.m. Free to attend. North Charleston Riverfront Park. 1001 Everglades Ave. North Charleston. northcharlestonartsfest.com SATURDAY
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James Island Concert Series Relax and enjoy the vast open field at James Island County Park as you take in some live music and great food truck fare during Charleston County Parks’ new nighttime concert series. Vinyl Daze is up first, so bring your dancing shoes. The next part of the series won’t take place until June 5, so mark your calendars now and don’t lose track of time. May 1. 6-9:30 p.m. $60/10-by-10 square. James Island County Park. 2662 Mullet Hall Road. James Island. charlestoncountyparks.com
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South of Broadway Theatre Company’s 2016 grant from the American Theatre Wing, the governing body behind the Tony Awards, was recognition of Mary Gould’s organization’s high standards and educational program, she said. But, it was also a sign to get to work on what’s next. “Once I got that, to me, it was kind of an imprimatur for, you know, we’re serious, we get we’re doing our best,” said Gould. “I didn’t want to produce our main stage productions anymore here, in this facility, because I felt like we’d taken this facility above what it should actually do.” Sensing that South of Broadway had outgrown its original Park Circle space, where it has worked since 2004, Gould started looking for ways to expand. Plans for a performing arts facility on Daniel Island, a multi-million dollar, 400-seat house, were in the works. “As frequently happens, things happen. People change. Ideas morph,” she said. The Daniel Island entertainment facility plans fell through, despite great excitement from the community. After taking a year to regroup, a new opportunity presented itself. “In late 2019, I had gone to Tiffany Silverman at The Citadel, knowing that they are building a 250-seat theater and I said, ‘We are looking for a venue for our
South of Broadway Theatre Company is also becoming home to an array of alternative theater offerings. Cabarets featuring singers from around the country and homegrown performers like Matt main stage productions and would love to Singledecker have been rolling through talk to you about what your needs are.’” the pandemic and will continue. Nameless The collaboration was all set to begin in Numberhead, the local comedy company 2020. Plans for a joint production of Biloxi run by Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa, has Blues, which had been done at The Citadel taken up residency there as well and have in the 1980s, were set in motion. March been producing comedy shows and improv 12, three days before move-in, COVID-19 classes. Park Circle will also continue to caused the world to close. serve as the performance space for the “I hung onto it,” Gould said with the youth company. As part of the new direction, there are tenacity of someone who doesn’t give up easily. She tried to adjust the plans for Biloxi discussions about rebranding the space and the company. “South of Broadway to the changing world of the pandemic, hoping to bring that production to downtown Studios” is being floated as the name for the space in Park Circle, the first perand the peninsula’s bustling theater audiforming arts space in North Charleston, ences. But by October, it was impossible to with “South of Broadway Productions” get back on campus at The Citadel, so South becoming the producing arm of the of Broadway hosted a pared-down version company, responsible for shows in North back home, in Park Circle. With the pandemic continuing to Charleston as well as The Citadel. impact protocols and attendance, South of And, Gould is not done. She’s hoping to Broadway has kept itself going with smaller do more original production, with an eye performance opportunities, but bigger toward cultivating shows for Broadway. changes have been in the cards for South of Last year’s stirring Love and Southern Broadway for the past few years. Discomfort, staged at Charleston Music “We think that this is a long-term Hall, was just the start of something Gould strategy for this space,” Gould said. wishes to see more of in Charleston. But, the dream of expansion doesn’t Once the coast is clear to return to inmean that Gould is abandoning East person theater, The Citadel will host some Montague Avenue’s roots. “There are some productions, with Gould dreaming of what things I’d love to do. I’d love to blow it out to she can produce. “Hopefully, when we can a second floor. Add some rehearsal rooms get back to producing a theater season, up there.” But, Gould admits that’s further I’d like to get back to some real classics: down the road — though the theater did Amadeus, To Kill a Mockingbird, a couple recently update its lighting grid. of others. That’s where we are.”
Redux has opened registration for its 2021 Summer Kids Camps and Youth Summer Programs. The art-focused camps will have weekly themes led by experienced teaching artists in a safe and engaging environment. Students ages 5-17 will experiment with painting, sculpture, collage, polymers, textiles and more. Redux is limiting class sizes to six students per session, will require masks at all times and conduct temperature checks at the door each day upon arrival. For more information on times, costs, and session dates, visitreduxstudios. org/summer-kids-camps. —Michael Smallwood
North Charleston Arts Fest is back The North Charleston Arts Fest returns April 28-May 2 for its 38th annual event after taking 2020 off due to the pandemic. The festival will feature a free opening celebration April 28, with refreshments and artwork on display, as well as a free block party April 30, with live music and entertainment. The annual World Arts Expo at Riverfront Park will not take place this year. The Arts Fest itself will feature plenty of individual events, including children’s programming, dance showcases, magic shows, an opera and plenty of art shows. Exhibitions and competitions this year will include youth art, African American fiber art, South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft and the National Outdoor Sculpture. Visit northcharlestonartsfest. com for a full schedule. —MS
Mystery Photo April 14’s photo teaser showed a picture of a statue of Denmark Vesey in Hampton Park. Thanks to all who guessed, with special congratulations to North Charleston resident Christian Hughes, who will get a copy of 350 Facts About Charleston for being the first to identify the photo. For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Culture section at charlestoncitypaper.com.
4 must-see movies featuring actors and filmmakers of Asian descent By Kirstin McWaters
With the disturbing rise of hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States, it is on all of us to denounce hatred and stand with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person who remembers this movie exists. It’s one of my favorite thrillers. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, Searching is the story of David Kim, father of 16-year-old Margot. They are grappling with the grief of losing Margot’s mother, and they’ve grown distant. One day, Margot disappears without a trace, and when the police investigation doesn’t move as swiftly as David needs, he turns to the one place they haven’t looked: Margo’s laptop. The most interesting thing is that
the movie is seen almost entirely through different device screens. It’s a super innovative and unique take on a thriller.
To All The Boys trilogy (Netflix)
This extremely popular Netflix series had people obsessing about it when it released in 2018. The first movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, was one of the most successful Netflix original films ever, and it spurred a slew of new romantic comedies for the streaming platform. Based on the young-adult book series by Jenny Han, Lana Condor stars as Lara Jean, a young KoreanAmerican girl who dreams about romance all day long but is afraid to experience it for herself. After her lifelong collection of love letters written to every boy she’s ever fallen for gets mysteriously sent, she has to figure out how to handle the possibility of her feelings becoming something other than fantasy.
The Half of It (Netflix)
This quiet little gem of a movie was released on Netflix in the middle of April 2020 and didn’t get a lot of recognition. It follows the story of Ellie Chu, a quiet but talented student who makes extra money writing essays for her classmates. She’s
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The Half of It is a coming-of-age story with some Cyrano de Bergerac inspiration approached by a lovable jock named Paul who seeks her help in writing love notes to his crush, Ellie. What starts off as a simple comedy of errors turns into a beautiful coming of age movie about being true to yourself and finding the strength to know your own worth. It’s beautiful, silly and moving, sometimes all at the same time — and definitely worth a watch.
Disney may be making strides toward more Asian American representation with the box office hits like Moana and Big Hero Six, but I was more impressed by this movie. A joint production between the American DreamWorks and the Chinese Pearl Studio, Abominable is an animated
May 8, 7:30pm Hanahan Amphitheater Brook and Constant’s moving adaptation of Bizet’s beloved Carmen will feature performers from leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera and The Lyric Opera of Chicago and will be accompanied by a live orchestra. Food and drink concessions will be available starting at 6PM
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movie featuring an Asian cast and was animated by a lot of Chinese artists as well. The story is about Yi, a young girl who never seems to have time for her family. Instead, she spends her days dreaming of traveling across China and becoming a violinist like her late father. She partially gets her wish when a Yeti named Everest appears on her building’s rooftop one night, and she decides to travel across the country to help him reunite with his family. It’s fantasy mixed with an homage to Chinese culture, and it’s so much fun. About the writer … Kirstin McWaters is a freelance writer who splits her time between home and her local movie theater.
In the film world, it has been an interesting time for AAPI representation. Steven Yeun recently became the first Asian American male to be nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role in Minari. In 2020, Bong Joon-ho swept the Oscars with his masterpiece, Parasite. However, even with big-screen diversity slowly becoming more mainstream, there are a lot of movies with Asian American and Pacific Islander casts and crews that have flown under the radar. I’ve written about The Farewell and Always Be My Maybe before, so I won’t include those here.
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The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All celebrates traditional Southern recipes By Parker Milner
Mary Martha Greene spent 40 years as a South Carolina lobbyist, sharing her Aunt Mimi’s famed cheese biscuit recipe with friends, family and dinner guests along the way. Her new cookbook, The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All, is proof that every Southern recipe comes with a compelling story. The book’s namesake recipe has just six ingredients — all-purpose flour, extra sharp cheddar, margarine, Rice Krispies cereal, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika — but no one could make it like Greene’s Aunt Mimi, who she dubbed the “Cheese Biscuit Queen.” “I grew up in Beaufort, and that was her thing — she made them for years,” said Greene, who started keeping her family’s recipes in a box over a decade ago. When Aunt Mimi died suddenly in 2009, Greene thought she would never learn the secret to making the cheese biscuits. “I figured I’d never learn how to make
them. Mimi would give everyone the recipe, but she did little things like processing the cheese in the food processor so it was all smooth,” Greene said. “She didn’t have that written down because it was just all stuff she knew how to do.” Luckily, Greene’s mom knew the secret to her youngest sister’s cheese biscuits, tips she shared with her daughter shortly after Aunt Mimi’s death. “The secret is just beating up the cheese and the margarine until it’s really, really fluffy,” she said. “And, I never would have thought of this, (but) she sifted the Rice Krispies to get some of the sugar out of them so that they’re savory.” The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All is named after those perfectly cheesy, airy biscuits, but so much more lies within the 227-page book. The recipes and stories that accompany them are a culmination of a life spent entertaining and working as a lobbyist — Greene even worked on the state’s education and health care policy with former South Carolina Gov. Richard Riley. Prior to publishing the book, Greene wasn’t a classically trained writer, but after vowing to teach her goddaughter to cook when she returned from a semester abroad, Greene realized she had a knack for storytelling. “As I was doing (the recipes), I just sort of started writing the stories that went along with them,” she said. “It’s anywhere from family stories to — I’ve worked in the legislature for 40-plus years — so it’s just kind of a gamut. A lot of people liked the stories as much as the recipes. It kind of took a life of its own.” Each story details the inspiration for the given recipe, engaging readers with funny facts about its origin. When describing an
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The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All is Mary Martha Greene’s first cookbook appetizer dubbed “THAT Dip” — a dip made simply by combining sausage, cream cheese, Velveeta cheese and canned tomatoes — Greene recalls attending a conference while working for a South Carolina National Education Association affiliate. The recipe exemplifies the beautiful simplicity that lies within Greene’s book, and the accompanying story offers a glimpse at her raw sense of humor. “One year, we attended a conference on Sanibel Island in Florida, and I went to an Albertsons in Fort Myers to pick up all the ingredients,” Greene wrote. “I couldn’t find the Velveeta, and since the store had a large selection of gourmet cheeses, I wanted to be rather discreet when asking as to its whereabouts. I asked the store manager, who proceeded to get on the store P.A. system and ask a stock boy to ‘help the lady in the red shirt find the Velveeeetter.’” With more than a dozen cookbooks to her name, Nathalie Dupree knows a good one when she sees one. The celebrated author has high praise for The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All. “I’ve been trying to decide whether to cook and then read or read and then cook, because either way is tempting,” Dupree wrote about the book. “Having eaten my way through an entire recipe of her cheese biscuits I can attest to the recipes. Just be careful you don’t get so engrossed in the stories you let something burn.” The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All hits book stands on May 11, and Greene will be at Buxton Books (160 King St.) for a book signing from 2-4 p.m. on May 15.
French-inspired Johns Island eatery Fat Hen permanently closed its doors April 26. The Neighborhood Dining Group has purchased the real estate for $2.39 million, The Post and Courier reported last week, and will renovate the space to house its Mexican restaurant Minero, which closed its East Bay Street location in spring 2020. According to Neighborhood Dining Group president David Howard, renovations will start soon at 3140 Maybank Hwy., where he said they’ll upgrade the kitchen and add a new indoor-outdoor bar. Once open, the restaurant will serve house-made tortillas, tacos, its signature cheese covered burrito, renowned char-grilled, Valentinadoused wings, margaritas and more for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends. Patrons can expect Minero favorites along with several new menu items, Howard said. —Parker Milner
PBS series following Callie’s owner coming in May A 10-episode series following Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit founder Carrie Morey will debut May 13. Titled How She Rolls, the series details Morey’s life as an entrepreneur and how she kept her business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. “From implementing staff furloughs to mitigating the cost of spoiling perishables, the pandemic provides an opportunity to explore important themes such as innovation, resiliency and providing leadership through uncertainty,” the press release said. Each episode is 30 minutes, and the series will feature guest appearances from Rodney Scott and Nathalie Dupree. How She Rolls was co-produced by South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and Susie Films and will be distributed by PBS, available for streaming on the PBS app and pbs.org. For more information, visit howsherolls.com. —PM Be the first to know. Read the Cuisine section at charlestoncitypaper.com.
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2020-CP-10-00631 AJX Mortgage Trust II, a Delaware Trust, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, Trustee , PLAINTIFF, VS. James B. Gregory a/k/a James Gregory; Kimberly M. Gregory a/k/a Kimberly Gregory; Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, not in its individual capacity but solely in its capacity as Owner Trustee for WF 19 Grantor Trust; and South Carolina Department of Revenue, DEFENDANT(S). SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT (201150.00003) TO THE DEFENDANT(S) KIMBERLY M. GREGORY A/K/A KIMBERLY GREGORY ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve copy of your answer upon the undersigned at their offices, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200, P.O. Box 2065, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint, and 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 for Charleston County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity 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 to represent said minor(s) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 3, 2020. NOTICE OF MORTGAGOR’S RIGHT TO FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION TO THE DEFENDANT(S) JAMES B. GREGORY AND KIMBERLY M. GREGORY: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Supreme Court of South Carolina Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, you may be eligible for foreclosure intervention programs for the purpose of resolving the abovereferenced foreclosure action. If you wish to be considered for a foreclosure intervention program, you must contact Scott
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HANAHAN RETAIL PROPERTIES, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. CUT BAR, LLC D/B/A BARBERS INC., ROBERT ERNEST BLIGEN, KEVIN JASON YOUNG AND ALEXANDRIA MICHELLE MACKEY, DEFENDANTS. SUMMONS C.A. NO. 2021-CP-10-XXXX TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber at their office at 111-A West Benson Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29624, within thirty (30) days after the servlce hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer
the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the said relief demanded in the Complaint. s/ John J. Stathakis John J. Stathakis SC Bar #5310 111-A West Benson Street Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 226-1885 JStathakis@ghmslaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff January 13, 2021 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HANAHAN RETAIL PROPERTIES, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. CUT BAR, LLC D/B/A BARBERS INC., ROBERT ERNEST BLIGEN, KEVIN JASON YOUNG AND ALEXANDRIA MICHELLE MACKEY, DEFENDANTS. COMPLAINT (NON-JURY) C.A. NO. 2021-CP-10-00172 COMES NOW, Hanahan Retail Properties, LLC, by and through its undersigned counsel, who hereby files this Complaint against Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc., Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey and would respectfully show the Court as follows: JURISDICTION AND VENUE 1. Plaintiff Hanahan Retail Properties, LLC is a business organized under the laws of the State of South Carolina and owns and leases certain commercial real estate, specifically 1000 Tanner Ford Boulevard, Suite 130, Hanahan, South Carolina. 2. Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. is a corporation licensed to do business in the State of South Carolina. 3. Defendants Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey are citizens and residents of the State of South Carolina. 4. Venue is proper in Charleston County, where the acts and omissions that give rise to this action occurred. 5. Defendants Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey are personal guarantors of the lease. FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS 6. Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. entered into a lease agreement with Plaintiff on or about September 3, 2019 as Lessee of the commercial space. 7. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the lease, Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. was to pay Plaintiff $23,885 per year in rent, payable in monthly installments of $1,990.42, plus $450.77 per month as additional charges for a percentage share of CAM expenses. 8. Despite plain language of the lease, notice and acknowledgment, Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. failed and refused to meet its obligation under the lease agreement. 9. Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. has breached its contractual obligations to the Plaintiff in not paying the accrued lease charges in the amount of $20,484.64. 10. Defendants are each jointly and severally indebted to the Plaintiff in the amount of $20,484.64. 11. Plaintiff seeks judgment against the Defendants in the amount of $20,484.64, together with cost assessments and attorney’s fees pursuant to the terms and conditions of the parties’ lease agreement. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff claims damages against the Defendants
in the amount of $20,484.64 plus costs, attorney’s fee and any other relief this Honorable Court deems fair, just and necessary. Respectfully submitted, /s John J. Stathakis John J. Stathakis, SC Bar #5310 111-A West Benson Street Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 226-188S J5tathakis@ghmslaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff January 13, 2021
NOTICE OF SALE Docket No. 2020-CP-10-1775 By virtue of a Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, heretofore granted in the case of Oak Bluff Homeowners Association, Inc., Plaintiff v. Singletary, et al., Defendants. I, the undersigned Master-inEquity for Charleston County, will sell on May 4, 2021 at 11:00 o’clock a.m., at the County Council Chambers, Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to wit: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of North Charleston, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 3503, Block 3500, Oak Bluff Subdivision, as shown on that certain plat prepared by Harold B. Nielson, Jr of Nielson & Associates entitled “FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT OF OAK BLUFF, BLOCKS 3500 AND 3700, 7955 CROSSROADS DRIVE, OWNED BY PORTRAIT HOMES OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC, LOCATED IN THE CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA” which Plat is dated March 19, 2005, last revised March 21, 2005 and recorded March 29, 2005 in Plat Book EH, Pages 821-823 in the RMC Office for Charleston County. Said lot is conveyed subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Oak Bluff recorded in Book L-399, at Page 285 and rerecorded in Book K-403, at Page 426 in the RMC Office for Charleston County. Being the same property conveyed to Anna D. Singletary by deed of Portrait Homes-Myrtle Beach, LLC, n/k/a Portrait HomesSouth Carolina, LLC dated May 3, 2005 and recorded May 9, 2005 in the RMC Office for Charleston County, South Carolina in Book Y535, at Page 683. TMS No.: 484-00-00-481 Property Address: 7943 Shadow Oak Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406 TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH: The Master-in-Equity will require a deposit of five (5%) per cent of the amount of bid (in cash or equivalent), same to be applied on the purchase price only upon compliance with the bid, but in case of non-compliance within thirty (3) days after the date of the sale, same to be forfeited and applied to costs and the property re-advertised for sale upon the same terms at the risk of the former highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to taxes, to existing easements and restrictions of record, and to homeowners association assessments accruing subsequent to the date of the deed issued to the purchaser [Purchaser to pay interest on his bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance at the rate of 6.875% per annum]. The sale shall be subject to that certain mortgage lien held by Bank of America, N.A. in the original amount of $106,120.00, dated May 4, 2005, and recorded May 9, 2005, in Book B536 at
Page 752 with the Charleston County Register of Deeds. Purchaser shall pay for all costs of recording the deed. Purchaser shall pay for all costs of recording the deed. Any sale pursuant to this order, is without warranty of any kind. Neither Plaintiff nor the Court warrant title to any third-party purchaser. All third-party purchasers are made parties to this action and are deemed to have notice of all matters disclosed by the public record, including the status of title. See Ex parte Keller, 185 S.C. 283, 194 S.E. 15 (1937); Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. Turner, 378 S.C. 147, 662 S.E2d 424 (Ct. App. 2008) No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of the sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Mikell R. Scarborough Master-in-Equity for Charleston County Attorney for the Plaintiff Derek F. Dean Simons & Dean 147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 604 Charleston, SC 29412
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO: 20-CP-10-03112 JESSIE BYRD MIDDLETON, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF FLETCHER BYRD, by and through his intestate heirs, Rosa Lee Smith, Gladys Bright, Carolyn Middleton, Patricia Bright, Raamel Correa, Fletcher Gibbs and Linda Cooper, ALFONSO KEITH, ANNETTE FENNICK and PATTY GOODWINE, Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBYSUMMONED 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 upon the subscribers at their office located at 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. NOTICE OF FILIING YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended Summons, Amended Lis Pendens, Amended Notice and Amended Complaint in the above entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on August 4, 2020. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff, above named, against the Defendants, above named, to partition in kind the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, South Carolina, to-wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Christ Church Parish, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, containing 5.9 acres and being a part of the Twenty-One (21) Mile Tract, as shown on a certain plat entitled ”A BOUNDARY SURVEY OF THE LANDS OF MARY YOUNG BYRD, LOCATED IN THE 21
MILE AWENDAW SECTION OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C.” by Robert L. Frank, Surveyor, dated April 15, 1999 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book DB, Page 933. BEING a portion of the premises conveyed to Mary Young Byrd by Morris Young, Paul Young and Armather Young Brown by deed dated July 28, 1972 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County on August 8, 1972 in Book V-99 at page 494. TMS#: 661-00-00-129 ALSO ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in Charleston Church Parish, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, containing 3.0 acres and being a part of the Twenty-One (21) Mile Tract, as shown on a certain plat entitled “A BOUNDARY SURVEY OF THE LANDS OF MARY YOUNG BYRD, LOCATED IN THE 21 MILE AWENDAW SECTION OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C.” by Robert L. Frank, Surveyor, dated April 15, 1999 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book DB, Page 933. BEING a portion of the premises conveyed to Mary Young Byrd by Morris Young, Paul Young and Armather Young Brown by deed dated July 28, 1972 and recorded in the RMC Offices for Charleston County on August 8, 1972 in Book V-99 at page 494. TMS#: 661-00-00-131 CISA & DODDS, LLP By: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
Master’s Sale Case No.: 2017CP1005386 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Accredited Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 Asset Backed Notes, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Betty H. Rowlin a/k/a Betty A. Rowlin a/k/a Betty Ann Rowlin Brown; Maurice D. Rowlin; Family Services; SC Housing Corp.; Westchester Civic Association; DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 12th day of February, 2021, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of CHARLESTON COUNTY CHAMBERS, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 4th day of May, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. All that lot, piece and parcel of land, situate in Charleston County, South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot No. 9, Block F, as shown on a Plat of Westchester No. 3, recorded in Plat Book T, Page 3, in the RMC Office for Charleston County. SUBJECT to assessments, Charleston Ad Valorem Taxes, any and all restrictions, easements, covenants and rightsof-way of record, and any other senior encumbrances. This being the same property conveyed to Samuel J. Rowlin and Betty H. Rowlin, by deed of Security Pacific National
1611 Westmoreland Ave Charleston, SC 29412 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, certified funds in the amount of five per cent (5%) of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John J. Hearn (803) 744-4444 011847-04350 2017CP1005386 FOR INSERTION 4/14/21, 4/21/21, 4/28/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity
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: MELVINA C. WILSON 2020-ES-10-1976 DOD: 07/09/20 PERS. REP: SUSSAN L. CHAVIS 2094 SOL LEGARE RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ************ ESTATE OF: GARY HERBERT SEEL 2021-ES-10-0122 DOD: 10/26/20 PERS. REP: JUNE H. SEEL 2329 PORTSIDE WAY CHARLESTON, SC29407
************ ESTATE OF: DOUGLAS MICHAEL BARKER 2021-ES-10-0200 DOD: 02/14/21 PERS. REP: NOAH STEPHEN BARKER 1768 CARLIN AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ************ ESTATE OF: MASON KENDRICH ASHBY 2021-ES-10-0570 DOD: 02/02/21 PERS. REP: ADRIENNE THOUVENELLE-ASHBY 2 MAIDEN LN. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: RICHARD JAMES MURPHY 2021-ES-10-0571 DOD: 08/08/20 PERS. REP: SONYA C. MURPHY 1007 SCOTTLAND CT. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: ELDRINA LYNNETTE JONES 2021-ES-10-0584 DOD: 08/09/20 PERS. REP: MAXINE L. JONES PO BOX 50352 RICHMOND, VA 23250 ATTY: ELAINE JENKINS, ESQ. PO BOX 364 JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29457 ************ ESTATE OF: RAMON ROGERIO RUIZ 2021-ES-10-0599 DOD: 12/12/20 PERS. REP: LIGIA MERCEDES RUIZ 8544 LAKE MARION DR. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ATTY: JAMES E. REEVES, ESQ. 400 N. CEDAR ST. SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 ************ ESTATE OF: MARGOT LYNDA ELINOR CALLAHAN 2021-ES-10-0600 DOD: 03/04/21 PERS. REP: MICHAEL S. CALLAHAN 8425 WALTHAM RD. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ************ ESTATE OF: GEORGIA NADINE STAIGH 2021-ES-10-0602 DOD: 11/19/20 PERS. REP: GREGORY E. JOHNSON 1021 GRAND CONCOURSE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: LOUISE BROCKINGTON HOSEY 2021-ES-10-0607 DOD: 03/14/21 PERS. REP: ALETHIA BROCKINGTON STARKE 10810 STEVENSON RD. STEVENSON, MD 21153 ************ ESTATE OF: ULIA BEATRICE ADGERSON 2021-ES-10-0614 DOD: 11/12/20 PERS. REP: GLORIA S. HARPER 619 N HIGHLAND FOREST DR. COLUMBIA, SC 29203
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: CHRISTOPHER LAWINGS
2020-ES-10-1210 DOD: 08/04/20 PERS. REP: KATHLEEN LAWINGS 407 WOODLAND SHORES RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: ROGER S. DIXON, ESQ. 105 WAPPOO CREEK DR., #3B CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ******************** ESTATE OF: JAMES JENKINS 2020-ES-10-1551 DOD: 08/21/20 PERS. REP: ALFREDA E. JENKINS 643 MAIN RD. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: ELAINE JENKINS, ESQ. PO BOX 364 JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29457 ****************** ESTATE OF: WHEELER SAMUEL SMALL, JR. 2021-ES-10-0293 DOD: 12/16/20 PERS. REP: ERNESTINE BARNES-SMALL 3488 FOREST GLEN DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: KELVIN M. HUGER, ESQ. 27 GAMECOCK AVE., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 *********** ESTATE OF: SAM JENKINS, JR. 2021-ES10-0440 DOD: 11/16/20 PERS. REP: SHIRLEY JENKINS 6855 RIDGEBROOK DR. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418 ATTY: KELLY M. ALFREDS, ESQ. PO BOX 2670 SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 *********** ESTATE OF: CONRAD NEWTON OTTELIN 2021-ES10-0474 DOD: 01/28/21 PERS. REP: DORA NORENE OTTELIN 3061 SEABROOK ISLAND RD. SEABROOK ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************* ESTATE OF: ANTIONETTE DENISE PEOPLES 2021-ES10-0478 DOD: 02/25/21 PERS. REP: PAUL E. PEOPLES 1635 BRIAN RAY CIR. EL PASO, TX 79936 ************* ESTATE OF: ANNIE MAE PARNELL 2021-ES10-0499 DOD: 10/15/20 PERS. REP: LAKETHA R. PARNELL 1601 JESSY ELIZABETH RD. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ************* ESTATE OF: HENRY A. LONDON, II 2021-ES10-0500 DOD: 01/17/21 PERS. REP: SANDRA W. LONDON 2120 ARTHUR ROSE LN. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: CHRISTIAN P. CHERRY, ESQ. 615 S. COLLEGE ST., #1430 CHARLOTTE, NC 28202 ************* ESTATE OF: FLORENCE MAE MARKS 2021-ES10-0519 DOD: 03/11/21 PERS. REP: CHERYL A. PONTE 1729 INDIGO ISLAND DR. HANAHAN, SC 29410 ************* ESTATE OF: ROGER LEROY SHEPHERD, JR. 2021-ES10-0522 DOD: 08/27/20 PERS. REP: URSULA OSBORNE 8291 DELHI RD. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 ************* ESTATE OF: THOMAS WILLIAM NEVILLE 2021-ES10-0531 DOD: 02/03/21 PERS. REP: CURTIS R. NEVILLE 1035 SUNNYBROOK DR. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ************* ESTATE OF: RUTHALENE G. HINDMAN 2021-ES10-0543 DOD: 02/25/21 PERS. REP: WILLIAM J. HINDMAN, JR. 596 PIPING PLOVER LN. KIAWAH ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: ANDREW E. RHEA, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST.
CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************* ESTATE OF: RAYMOND ADOLPHUS WOOD 2021-ES10-0555 DOD: 11/24/20 PERS. REP: KELLY GERMAINE WOOD 1160 CULTIVATOR ST. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ************* ESTATE OF: ANN T. HASBROUCK 2021-ES10-0561 DOD: 03/14/21 PERS. REP: BRIAN EDWARD HASBROUCK 2 FOREST CREEK CT. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************* ESTATE OF: FREDERICK A. SHINNERS 2021-ES10-0569 DOD: 03/16/21 PERS. REP: MARY ANN SHINNERS 10 FAIRWAY VILLAGE LN., ISLE OF PALMS, SC 29451 ATTY: ANDREW W. CHANDLER, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-DR-10-1057 WUALTER A. GUEVARA CARTAGENA, Plaintiff, v. SERAFIN GUEVARA CHACON & MARTHA ELISABETH CARTAGENA, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED TO ANSWER the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the Complaint on the Clerk of Court for Charleston County and upon the subscriber at their office, PO Box 71346, North Charleston, South Carolina 29415, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the Complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Duffy Law Firm, LLC John L. Duffy, III - 74898 Rachel K. McKain - 101299 P.O. Box 71346 N. Charleston, SC 29415 Telephone: (843) 225-9287 Email: JohnDuffyLaw@gmail.com Attorneys for Plaintiff
To all persons claiming interest in: 1985 - 90HP - EVINRUDE J0570045 Lark Douglas will apply to SCDNR for title on outboard motor. If you have any claim to the outboard motor, contact SCDNR at (803) 734-3699. Upon 30 days after the date of the last advertisement if no claim of interest is made and the outboard motor has not been reported stolen, SCDNR shall issue clear title. CASE NO: 20210325950154
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2019-DR-08-1778 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS WHITTNIE STILTZ, TYLER DAVIS, HARRY DAVIS AND ROSANNA DAVIS DEFENDANTS.
IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANTS Whittnie Stiltz: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on 23 September 2019. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Jason Pockrus, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Jason D. Pockrus, SC Bar # 101333, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, 843-719-1080.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-08-1770 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS PATRICK BURBAGE, ALICIA WARD AND CHRISTOPHER CUTLIP DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2008,2006,2010,2011 AND 2017. TO DEFENDANTS Alicia Ward and Christopher Cutlip Sr.: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on 13 November 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Jason Pockrus, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Jason D. Pockrus, SC Bar # 101333, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, 843-719-1080.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2019-DR- 08-1778 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS WHITTNIE STILTZ, TYLER DAVIS, ROSANNA DAVIS AND HARRY DAVIS DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANT Tyler Davis: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on 23 September 2019. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of
your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Jason Pockrus, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Jason D. Pockrus, SC Bar # 101333, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, 843-719-1080.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3276 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Gretchen Brown, Lashawn Floyd, and Dennis Anthony. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2006 & 2011 TO DEFENDANT: Dennis Anthony YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 29, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth L Murphy II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L Murphy II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405, (843) 953-9625.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0317 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Kyiaisa Witfield, Demonte Champayne and Corrine Woodfield. DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2017 TO DEFENDANT: Demonte Champayne YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 4, 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, Kenneth L Murphy II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L Murphy II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405, (843) 953-9625.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0450 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Kenneth McNeil, Temerico Blake, Sabrina Simmons and Demetria Simmons DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2008 TO DEFENDANT(S): Kenneth McNeil, Termerico Blake, and Demetria Simmons YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 17, 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, Kenneth L Murphy II, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405-5714 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L Murphy II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, S.C. 29405, (843) 953-9625.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0600 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MAKAYLA STOKES, ANDREW MAGALLON AND LEAH DOMOK, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2018. TO DEFENDANT: MAKAYLA STOKES AND ANDREW MAGALLON YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 1, 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 Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-1222 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS JACQUELINE SPITZ AND KEVIN STOKES, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2004. TO DEFENDANT: KEVIN STOKES YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on May 21, 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 Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3087 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS AUDREY JAMISON, SCOTT CANNON AND SANDY MOULTRIE, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2006. TO DEFENDANT: SANDY MOULTRIE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 9, 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 Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3172 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KANDEE CUMBEE, CHANCE FRY, DANTE WHITE, SHANA CUMBEE AND SKYLA HOLYCROSS, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2012, BORN 2014, BORN 2018, BORN 2020 AND BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANT: CHANCE FRY YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 16, 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 Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.
Bank, not in individual capacity but soley as Trustee on behalf of American Housing Trust XI dated April 3, 1992 and recorded June 1, 1992 in Deed Book K214 at page 139 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. Simultaneously, Samuel J. Rowlin conveyed all interest in the property to Betty H. Rowlin by deed dated April 21, 1992 and recorded June 1, 1992 in Deed Book K214 at Page 131 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. Subsequently, Betty H. Rowlin conveyed all interest in the property to Maurice D. Rowlin and Betty H. Rowlin by deed dated October 19, 2006 and recorded October 31, 2006 in Deed Book W603 at Page 826 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. TMS # 427-05-00-138 Case#: 2017CP1005386 Current Property Address:
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Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Allen Ginsberg despairingly noted that many people want MORE MORE MORE LIFE, but they go awry because they allow their desire for MORE MORE MORE LIFE to fixate on material things — machines, possessions, gizmos and status symbols. Ginsberg revered different kinds of longings: for good feelings, meaningful experiences, soulful breakthroughs, deep awareness and all kinds of love. In accordance with astrological potentials, Aries, I’m giving you the go-ahead in the coming weeks to be extra greedy for the stuff in the second category. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In her poem “Mirror,” Taurus poet Halina Poświatowska wrote, “I am dazed by the beauty of my body.” I applaud her brazen admiration and love for her most valuable possession. I wish more of us could genuinely feel that same adoration for our own bodies. And in accordance with current astrological omens, I recommend that you do indeed find a way to do just that right now. It’s time to upgrade your excitement about being in such a magnificent vessel. Even if it’s not in perfect health, it performs amazing marvels every minute of every day. I hope you will boost your appreciation for its miraculous capacities and increase your commitment to treating it as the treasure that it is. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini poet Buddy Wakefield writes that after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004, “the only structure still standing in the wiped-out village of Malacca [in Malaysia] was a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. I wanna be able to stand like that.” I expect you will indeed enjoy that kind of stability and stamina in the coming weeks, my dear. You won’t have to endure a metaphorical tsunami, thank Goddess, but you may have to stand strong through a blustery brouhaha or swirling turbulence. Here’s a tip: The best approach is not to be stiff and unmoving like a statue, but rather flexible and willing to sway. CANCER (June 21-July 22): No educator had ever offered a class in psychology until trailblazing philosopher William James did so in 1875. He knew a lot about human behavior. “Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being,” he wrote. “They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a person who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using only his little finger.” I’m going to make an extravagant prediction here: I expect that in the coming months you will be better primed than ever before to expand your access to your consciousness, your resources, and your potentials. How might you begin such an adventure? The first thing to do is to set a vivid intention to do just that. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Someone in me is suffering and struggling toward freedom,” wrote Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis. To that melodramatic announcement, I reply, good for him! I’m glad he was willing to put himself through misery and despair in order to escape misery and despair. But, I also think it’s important to note that there are other viable approaches to the quest for liberation. For example, having lavish fun and enjoying oneself profoundly can be tremendously effective in that holy work. I suspect that in the coming weeks, Leo, the latter approach will accomplish far more for you than the former. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo novelist Agatha Christie sold hundreds of millions of books, and is history’s most-translated author. While growing up, she had few other kids to associate with, so she created a host of imaginary friends to fill the void. They eventually became key players in her work as an author, helping her dream up stories. More than that: She simply loved having those invisible characters around to keep her company. Even in her old age, she still consorted with them. I bring this to your attention, Virgo, because now is a great time to acquire new imaginary friends or resurrect old ones. Guardian angels and ancestral spirits would be good to call on, as well. How might they be of assistance and inspiration to you? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “To hurry pain is to
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leave a classroom still in session,” notes Libran aphorist Yahia Lababidi. On the other hand, he observes, “To prolong pain is to miss the next lesson.” If he’s correct, the goal is to dwell with your pain for just the right amount of time — until you’ve learned its lessons and figured out how not to experience it again in the future — but no longer than that. I suspect that such a turning point will soon be arriving for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her poem “Every Day,” Scorpio poet Denise Levertov wrote, “Every day, every day I hear enough to fill a year of nights with wondering.” I think that captures the expansive truth of your life in the coming weeks. You’ve entered a phase when the sheer abundance of interesting input may at times be overwhelming, though enriching. You’ll hear — and hopefully be receptive to — lots of provocative stories, dynamic revelations, and unexpected truths. Be grateful for this bounty! Use it to transform whatever might be stuck, whatever needs a catalytic nudge. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hope you’re not too stressed these days. There has been pressure on you to adjust more than maybe you’d like to adjust, and I hope you’ve managed to find some relaxing slack amidst the heaviness. But even if the inconvenience levels are deeper than you like, I have good news: It’s all in a good cause. Read the wise words of author Dan Millman, who describes the process you’re midway through: “Every positive change, every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness, involves a rite of passage. Each time we ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): We can safely say that Anais Nin was a connoisseur of eros and sensuality. The evidence includes her three collections of erotic writing, Delta of Venus, Little Birds, and Auletris. Here’s one of her definitive statements on the subject: “Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, jealousy, envy, all the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, stories, dreams, fantasies, music.” In response to Nin’s litany, I’m inclined to say, “Damn, that’s a lot of ambiance and scaffolding to have in place. Must it always be so complicated?” According to my reading of upcoming cosmic rhythms, you won’t need such a big array of stuff in your quest for soulful orgasms — at least not in the coming weeks. Your instinct for rapture will be finely tuned. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “One is always at home in one’s past,” wrote author Vladimir Nabokov. I agree. Sometimes, that’s not a good thing, though. It may lead us to flee from the challenges of the present moment and go hide and cower and wallow in nostalgia. But on other occasions, the fact that we are always at home in the past might generate brilliant healing strategies. It might rouse in us a wise determination to refresh our spirit by basking in the deep solace of feeling utterly at home. I think the latter case is likely to be true for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and longlasting,” writes author Emery Allen. “Not everyone is going to stay forever.” Her message is a good one for you to keep in mind right now. You’re in a phase when transitory boosts and temporary help may be exactly what you need most. I suspect your main task in the coming weeks is to get maximum benefit from influences that are just passing through your life. The catalysts that work best could be those that work only once and then disappear. Homework: Write an essay on “What I Swear I’ll Never Do Again As Long As I Live — Unless I Can Get Away with It Next Time.” FreeWillAstrology.com
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Sam Bush brings the boogie back to Charleston By Kevin Wilson Sam Bush is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist best known for his mastery of the mandolin. Over the course of a lengthy career, Bush has developed a distinctive style of picking and singing that is evocative of many disparate musical forces, including Bill Monroe, Bob Marley and the Allman Brothers Band. Even after 50 years, Bush continues to expand the boundaries of acoustic music and remains a perennial favorite among peers, critics and fans alike. Bush put himself on this path at quite a young age, and he told the City Paper that by the time he was a teenager in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he was performing in his school’s marching band as well as in a local rock ‘n’ roll ensemble. During this formative period, Bush was also winning fiddling championships and making regular road trips to apprentice at club shows under the legendary bluegrass bandleader J.D. Crowe. Obviously underage then, Bush would often have to hide in the kitchen, he said, until it was time to sit in with Crowe. After completing high school, Bush found his way into his first significant band, Bluegrass Alliance, a project that eventually also included one of the greatest guitar players of all time. As Bush explains, “I was functioning as their guitarist, having taken over for Dan Crary. Then one day, I encountered what appeared to be the skinniest man Provided on earth playing Clarence White-type phrases in the middle of this big field outside the Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival in North Carolina. It Sam Bush is landing back in the Lowcountry this week after turned out to be Tony Rice, and after we got to talking, I proposed that an award-winning, storied career in music he join our group so that I could switch my focus back to mandolin. I he said. “I didn’t have a bigger hero on probably should have asked the other guys first, but they warmed up to the mandolin than Jethro Burns when I the idea pretty quickly once they heard Tony play.” Bush said that on account of its penchant for improvised was starting out. And one time when he interludes, the Bluegrass Alliance was repeatedly billed by was opening up for New Grass Revival, certain folks as the Grateful Dead of bluegrass. “We had which totally should have been the other to ask them not to do that anymore. It wasn’t because we way around, he told me that if I lived long I’m just didn’t love the Dead, but because people started showing enough, I’d also see the day when I was the up expecting us to actually deliver a set of their songs.” support act for the people I had influenced. appreciative of Next came what is perhaps Bush’s most lauded work He didn’t really phrase it so nicely or with the fact that I during a long-running stint in the enormously influenwords that were suitable for print, but it was tial New Grass Revival (NGR), alongside Béla Fleck. The a point well-taken.” even get invited commercially successful, genre-bending experiment These days, you will mostly find Bush cemented Bush’s reputation as an innovative virtuoso. to the party with working on behalf of his own brand, the Interestingly, at times, NGR served as a backing band for Sam Bush Band, which lands all these younger jam-friendly Leon Russell and, later, Garth Brooks. Bush back in the Lowcountry this week for As that exciting era came to an end, Bush ended up in a special performance at Firefly Distillery musicians who Nashville, where he has become something of a highas part of the Safe Sounds series. Bush said are now my demand free agent. Onstage and in the studio, Bush has this will be his first big show since being collaborated with everyone from Doc Watson to Taylor friends.” —Sam Bush sidelined by the pandemic last year and that Swift, and he has been a righteous role model for many it is bound to be a “crowd-pleaser.” of the shape-shifting acts now at the forefront of the acoustic music The Sam Bush Band will perform April 29 at scene: Molly Tuttle, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Billy Firefly Distillery as part of the Safe Sounds Strings and others. Series. Tickets are $160 for 10-by-10 square for Still, Bush remains modest about his place in the new world four, $40 general admission. For more info, visit order. “I’m just appreciative of the fact that I even get invited to the party with all these younger musicians who are now my friends,” fireflydistillery.com.
Pulse Kael Jackson previews upcoming album Local singer-songwriter Kael Jackson just dropped a two-song release, Step Forward, to preview his upcoming debut studio album. You can hear the grunge influences of Nirvana and elements of outlaw country across the two tracks. His sound has changed since his first EP, Wandering Heart, moving from raw, acoustic country to psychedelic sounds reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. He recorded the new album in Fayetteville’s Back-A-Round Records, with complex instrumentation and production. Catch his show at Burns Alley Tavern May 1. —Chelsea Grinstead
Little Bird drops new single The lo-fi sounds of local psychedelic band Little Bird have continued to release sweeping dreamy pop rock since 2017, and recent single “Ain’t Dead Yet” is no exception. The group dropped a mind-tripping YouTube video April 20 to accompany the single, “Frank Ain’t Dead Yet.” The nearly 10-minute video is the true story behind the song: a friend’s survival of a near-death experience. “Ain’t Dead Yet” is the first song to preview the July release of the band’s second EP this year, Proxima: Beta. A second single, “Kook,” debuts May 21. —CG
Rowan Oak releases EP Local indie band Rowan Oak just dropped its first professionally produced album, Last Known Whereabouts of the Moon, on April 16. The recording came together between drummer Cole Collin’s home studio in Charleston and Pulse Studio in Augusta, Georgia, with help from bassist Joe Looney, drummer Black Pierson and vocalist Rachel Collins. Vocalist Cory Cromer describes Rowan Oak as a “mystery flavor” rock band. The 11 tracks on the new album deliver Band of Horses-flavored rock and vocal stylings reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel. The new album marks a milestone for Cromer, making a professionally produced record. —CG
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High Fidelity: Your Top 5 Chelsea Green is a local licensed therapist and meditation teacher in her private practice, Anu Beginning Therapy, where she provides mental health counseling for adults, couples and families. When she’s not working with clients, she is drawing portraits of women of color as the resident artist for social justice activist Ruby Sales’ SpiritHouse Project. Green is also host for Mindful Mornings Charleston, which holds a monthly speaking series for local grassroots organizers. So we asked her: What are your top 5 go-to jams right now?
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Guitarist Thomas Kenney put out his first song as OUKUO (oh-koo-owe) last year, translating explorations of old-school African and Caribbean electronica into his own sound. As part of the local retrowave ensemble Doom Flamingo, Kenney often finds himself at late-night aftershows that inform his approach to creating techno funk compositions, he said. On April 30, he will debut new material, along with a full band on the main stage at Pour House. “I love dance music, whether it is electronic or James Brown,” he said. “However, rhythmic-centric dance music is heavily dependent on having an audience. You need that energy to feed off of — it’s like a fire. Both the audience and performers are feeding it. When you take one of those variables away, it doesn’t make sense.” Which is exactly what COVID did. Out of what he called his “2020 quarantine feels” came the EP, Gorilla, a sleepier and more ambient excursion into house beats. Once local gigs opened back up, Kenney felt a resurgence. “My connection to dance music is fresh this year,” he said. He has a little more than a dozen songs that are almost done, ready for an eventual album. He’s been working with a few different singers for the vocal-heavy tracks, including Doom Flamingo frontwoman Kanika Moore and R&B vocalist Liz Kelley of Nashville’s neo soul group Oracle Blue. “The new stuff is an identity statement for the project: ‘This is a dance party. We’re back. We’re going to have a good time.’” OUKUO will fuel the afterparty — limited-capacity, of course — for Funk You’s performance on the deck. The live show will center around unreleased material as well as Gorilla. The newly assembled OUKUO band is Doom Flamingo keyboardist Ross
Thomas Kenney said music from the Black community keeps his energy up Bogan, Little Bird bassist Ben Mossman and drummer Shelton Dessausure. And besides the guitarist, Kenney will play DJ too. “It’s a DJ with a band, so it’s a nice confluence of flavors,” he said. “With this project, and with every project that I do, I really try to keep my purpose in focus. My mission is to try to get as many people as I can together in the safest way to provide a cathartic experience for them and for myself too. When we share that, life just gets better.” After 20 years in Charleston, Kenney said the therapeutic vitality of music created within Charleston’s Black community keeps his energy up. “There’s a super-concentrated spiritual energy that has been here since Black American music has been here. I’m really really grateful to be a part of it. Our local R&B, funk, gospel scene to me is one of the best in the world. There’s a sound here. The way the drummers swing and the way the organists and keyboardists phrase their chords — it’s very Charleston. I feel a magnetic pull on my spirit.” —Chelsea Grinstead
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