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Rosemont is a small, somewhat isolated community on the west side of the Charleston peninsula
Proposed sea wall project could leave low-income areas vulnerable
By Skyler Baldwin
A massive, $1.75 billion project proposal to build a flood wall around a large portion of the Charleston peninsula, protecting vulnerable coastal land from rising sea levels, has been in the works since April 2020. The project, proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), was recently updated as it moved into its next phase — determining if there is federal interest in the program. But some communities, particularly those in the Neck, are not being offered the same levels of protection. The proposed wall would wrap around the peninsula beginning north of the Wagener Terrace neighborhood, leaving low-income communities like Rosemont, Bridgeview Village and Four Mile vulnerable to floodwaters. The sea wall lowers to ground-level at its stopping point, just short of the Neck. But they weren’t left out of the plan entirely. “They were highlighted for nonstructural elements,” said Jason Crowley, a senior program director with the Coastal Conservation League (CCL). “But we’ve been given no real
clarity on what that looks like.” As part of the draft proposal, nonstructural measures could mean raising houses above flood-level, floodproofing other buildings or offering to buy out affected property owners altogether. “That to me is a half-step measure,” Crowley said. “It’s kind of like pushing the fact they didn’t incorporate enough nature-based solutions. Just saying, ‘We’re going to raise all your houses’ — that’s not what the commuCrowley nity is looking for.” Some residents even took offense to the notion of property buyouts. Mary Johnson, resident of the tight-knit Rosemont community on the west side of the upper peninsula, said the idea of buying-up property isn’t a new one, and it isn’t one many of her neighbors are interested in. “Where are we supposed to go?” she said. “The flooding is bad everywhere, and the
My family has lived on the peninsula for years, and it seems like they just keep trying to push people further up and out. We don’t want to leave, but I don’t know what else we can do.” —Rosemont resident Errin Hane
places that aren’t as bad are a lot less affordable places to live.” “My family has lived on the peninsula for years, and it seems like they just keep trying to push people further up and out,” said Rosemont resident Errin Hane. “We don’t want to leave, but I don’t know what else we can do.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 13
Mobility advocacy nonprofit organization Charleston Moves is hosting a police-escorted ride over the North Bridge from 2-3 p.m., Oct. 2, in North Charleston. The 8-mile ride will take participants over the Ashley River and along other North Charleston roadways where the nonprofit is pushing for upgrades. This event is part of the group’s Better North Bridge campaign, and members of Charleston Moves will be setup outside Freehouse Brewery after the ride until 5 p.m. to engage with people on ways to create safer bike and pedestrian crossings over the bridge. To help support the cause, Freehouse Brewery is hosting food trucks and live music, and will donate $1 from every pint sold to Charleston Moves. For more information, visit charlestonmoves.org. —Samantha Connors
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FEMA changes coming, coastal insurance rates could go up Upcoming changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are intended to fix existing inequities within the program, according to program leaders. But the changes, starting Oct. 1, will also hike costs for property owners in coastal areas. “It’s not only the right thing to do — it aligns with the Biden administration’s call to action to deliver equitable programs for all,” David Maurstad, deputy associate administrator for federal insurance and mitigation and senior executive of the NFIP, said in a briefing on the changes Friday. Costs are expected to decrease for the vast majority of policyholders nationwide under FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 system. Roughly two-thirds can expect to pay less per month. And most of those who will be paying more will see relatively small increases; less than 10% of policyholders will see an increase of more than $10 per month. But the figures for individual states look a lot different from the average U.S. changes, according to analysis by QuoteWizard. As many as 74% of policyholders in South Carolina will see a price increase, the study estimates, and 3% of those will pay an extra $20 or more per month. There are five main variables in total taken into consideration:
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Thousands of runners and walkers turned out early Saturday for the rescheduled 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run. The weather was perfect, and the crowds were smaller than usual, making for ideal conditions for participants, all of whom were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to participate. —Sam Spence
According to the study, 208,559 South Carolina policies will be impacted. —Skyler Baldwin
Eviction moratorium impact dramatic in Charleston
The Centers for Disease Control’s federal eviction moratorium helped to prevent 1.55 million eviction filings in the United States, according to estimates by Eviction Lab researchers based on an analysis over the 11-month moratorium period. In Charleston, evictions are down dramatically compared to the period before the pandemic. The analysis came after the group’s Eviction Tracking System logged more than 500,000 eviction filings during the pandemic in the six states and 31 cities it tracks. Even during the moratorium, between Sept. 4, 2020, and July 31, 2021,
368,398 eviction filings were reported, according to the analysis. In Charleston County, evictions were down 62.8% compared to the county’s historic average. North Charleston boasted one of the highest eviction rates in the nation in Eviction Lab’s 2016 analysis. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal eviction moratorium in late August, a month ahead of its expiration in early October. Evictions had been largely stalled since the onset of the pandemic except for a short period over the summer. Rental assistance is available, experts say, but money is slow to come for those in
need of immediate help. The eviction shuffle has put a renewed sense of urgency on every facet of the system, according to Charleston Pro Bono attorney Nicole Paluzzi. “We’re seeing increases across the board — everyone who has any sort of stake in housing, supporting housing, increasing inventory, anything, everybody is seeing an increase,” Paluzzi told the City Paper last week. “It’s almost all related to eviction for nonpayment of rent or rental assistance.” “The moratorium extended important protections to tenants, but it was far from comprehensive,” the analysis reads.
“Tenants were required to provide a declaration of qualification to their landlords, who could continue to file eviction cases and challenge tenant eligibility in court.” But still, that number is dramatically lower than previous years without similar protections. The eviction filing rate in monitored areas averages about 8.1% over that time period, compared to 3.8% with the moratorium in place. In total, Eviction Lab estimates the combined efforts of federal, state and local policies helped to prevent at leasts 2.45 million eviction filings sine the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. —Skyler Baldwin
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The lack of protection affects not only the residents of the community, but the infrastructure and potential futures of the areas as a whole. “There’s such limited access in the Neck area already,” said Abi Lynn Angel, neighborhood president in Four Mile, tucked into a heavily industrialized area in the northern reaches of the peninsula. “The only option of transit is upper Meeting Street or King, and when it’s flooded, and it is all the time, it’s all the more restricted.” Four Mile, an area that Angel describes as up-and-coming, doesn’t have a lot of residential traffic as is, she said, and without flood protection and more pedestrianforward development, it may never get to where it could be. And it isn’t just the Neck that could be left high and not-so dry. While the Maryville/ Ashleyville community in West Ashley doesn’t see major flooding, neighborhood president Diane Hamilton said she’s concerned about how the area will be impacted if a wall is built around portions of the peninsula. “The water will have to go somewhere!” she said in an email to the City Paper. Crowley chalks a lot of the issues up to the lack of community engagement throughout the early stages of the project proposal, particularly involving the Neck. “The community just doesn’t know what’s going on well enough,” he said. “The Corps needs to spend more time up there to understand the risk, issues and possibilities. This is an area that has had an incredible amount of environmental damage and destruction. I-26 cut through it, the overpass project has caused more drainage issues, and the fact that Rosemont has the Magnolia development has excluded Rosemont fundamentally.” The urban Magnolia development on the Neck is expected to include apartments, workspaces, shops, restaurants, parks and a public waterfront on the Ashley River, and it is expected to be completed in 2028. The Army Corps did incorporate community engagement in its planning, but it came later than needed, Crowley said. And the engagement offered was done through methods that many in the Neck were unable to access, like virtual webinars. “Nobody could do any in-person meetings due to the pandemic, and Rosemont has little access to some of the resources the Corps was relying on for engagement,” he said. “People have to go to the library to get computer access — it was closed.” Crowley said the Conservation League is pushing to have Rosemont, in particular, develop a community-led neighborhood resilience plan incorporated in future development proposals. “That’s what this community is warranted, due to the amount of disengagement and lack of attention paid to this area for so long.”
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oad construction means orange barrels and annoying traffic for most. But for dozens of low-income residents of color along interstates 26 and 526, it means being forced to leave their homes. It means uprooting ways of life and an unknown fate, all in the name of growth, quantified later in a sterile press release from some faceless office. Infrastructure projects have long been billed as a method of ensuring economic prosperity, even as communities of color disproportionately shouldered negative impacts. In the shadow of Jim Crow South Carolina, Interstate 26 and the Crosstown Expressway sliced through the Charleston peninsula, with postwar national highway policy encouraging the development of white-flight suburbs. Black families that thrived in the area where the Septima P. Clark Expressway now runs were paid a pittance and booted from their homes. Dead ends like Poinsett Street downtown stand as monuments to an insensitive policy with racist outcomes that divided and displaced communities across South Carolina and the U.S. New policies have made it harder for neighborhoodshattering projects to get rammed through, but past ills still lurk as growth rears its head and infrastructure projects are planned across Charleston. A project to widen Interstate 526 in North Charleston has the state highway department once again knocking on doors in the Highland Terrace, Liberty Park and Russeldale communities, already split by I-26 two generations ago. This time, about 100 more homes will be bought by the government and torn down — 94% of residents are Black, according to The Washington Post. Historically, these projects advanced because Black
communities represented “the point of least resistance” for regulators, one Liberty Park resident told the Post. About seven miles south along I-26, residents of the majority-Black Rosemont community, already isolated by the interstate, could again be casualties of a sea wall project designed to protect the tourism district from storms. While a $1 billion plan would wrap a sea wall around much of the peninsula, homes in Rosemont would get no such protection. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solution? “Nonstructural measures” that include floodproofing, raising buildings or outright buying (and presumably demolishing) flood-prone homes. “My family has lived on the peninsula for years, and it seems like they just keep trying to push people further up and out,” Rosemont resident Errin Hane told the City Paper’s Skyler Baldwin this week. “We don’t want to leave, but I don’t know what else we can do.” In West Ashley, Charleston County continues to push the I-526 extension project onto Johns and James islands, which means even more development pressure near historically Black sea island communities. Federal Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg admits, “There is racism physically built into some of our highways.” The trilliondollar infrastructure and jobs plans before Congress this week includes some funding as a lifeline for impacted communities. But that’s not enough if South Carolina keeps planning for mindless expansion projects with no end in sight. It’s up to local residents to be that resistance if they have the means. Engage at public meetings. Communicate with your elected officials. Don’t let this keep happening.
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We should always remember the danger that the mixture of false information and anger poses to our democracy. I was in Washington on Jan. 6 in a journalistic role. That type of mob mentality I saw in D.C. earlier this year was reflected in what I saw at the Dorchester District 2 school board meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. My daughter attends school in the district, and my wife teaches there. I went to speak in favor of the district putting in a temporary mass mandate, at least until the COVID numbers are reduced in the county and state. While there is a large percentage of the district that feels the same way, oftentimes the loudest and angriest voices are the ones that come out and are heard. That is certainly what happened Sept. 20. The first speaker from the anti-mask group essenIt is time to end the tially said it was largely obese children who were getting sick from COVID and somehow tied the argument catering to antiof the school requiring masks to the school banning mask parents whose teachers who were obese or smokers. Her husband spoke next and said the board, alongside Biden, could campaign is based all go to hell where they belong — that this was a war. on false information He made the link between the Sept. 11 attacks and our freedoms being taken away by a mask mandate. and an incredible I got the sense that the board is not only afraid of amount of privilege. not getting reelected if they vote for a mask mandate. I think there is probably a deeper fear for their actual safety from the type of mob mentality that was there — people who are so extreme in their views and so vicious in their attacks. Someone was mocking the pediatric ICU nurse who came to speak. Another was yelling at the news crew covering the meeting. It is ultimately the extremely dangerous distortion of reality and democracy that happened under Trump, coming to a local level. I know a lot of people understandably cave under these realities. Many teachers and community members are afraid to speak out because of what the mob mentality could mean to their jobs. On a national level, legislators like Republican Congressman Anthony Gonzales, one of the few Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment, resigned last week out of fear for his own safety. It happened with Republican Party board members in Greenville County, all of whom resigned after receiving death threats from people in the party’s pro-Trump faction, which insisted the local election was stolen. It is time to end the catering to anti-mask parents whose campaign is based on false information and an incredible amount of privilege. I do a lot of work on the border with desperate asylum seekers. I have seen firsthand what real oppression, loss of liberty and desperation are. Having your child temporarily wear a mask on their face does not fit into those categories. I do not believe the angry crowd I saw this past week represents the majority of people in our area. However, if we do not become active, they will control the conversation. It is time to get involved on a local level. Yes, there is extremism on both sides. I have seen this in Portland, Oregon, with the far left. But our biggest issue in South Carolina are far-right groups that are causing havoc to our local system of democracy. It is time for us to get involved and let the voice of the people, not harassment and intimidation, be the basis of the policy in our local governments. About the writer … Will McCorkle is a South Carolina educator and immigration advocate.
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Charleston rugby teams pass message of inclusion for LGBTQ in sports, community By Sam Spence
he veteran players on the Charleston Hurricanes and the Charleston Blockade can teach you how to play rugby, but that’s just one of the selling points for the local teams that make it a point to be welcoming and inclusive, even if you’ve never played sports at all. As teams affiliated with International Gay Rugby, the Blockade men’s team and the Hurricanes women’s squad are part of a worldwide coalition that promotes and creates opportunities to play competitive rugby, all while advancing a message of acceptance of LGBTQ athletes from all backgrounds. Evidence of that inclusivity can be seen among the team’s ranks, where a tight-knit and Lanham diverse group of LGBTQ and straight players keep coming back week after week. “We do try to make space and be sure to include anyone who wouldn’t traditionally be thought of as someone who would be involved in sports, especially a sport like rugby,” said Blockade team president Jay Lanham.
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Stop by the teams’ Monday and Wednesday practice sessions in North Charleston and you’ll see former college athletes running drills next to new area residents showing up to meet friends, nevermind the fact they’ve never stepped onto a rugby field — it’s called a “pitch,” apparently. With Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” blaring on a Bluetooth speaker in the background, Lanham set up cones before warm-ups at practice last week. The weekend before, the Blockade had its first game since before the pandemic. It was a losing effort against the Gaston County Gargoyles from outside Charlotte. But again, it’s been a while. A few steps away, where the Hurricanes are preparing for practice as well, Claire Cox is rehashing the team’s road win against the Savannah Shamrocks, 54-5. Cox played rugby in Columbia and Charleston for 10 years and is technically “retired” but is hoping for an odd number of teammates at this practice. “I’m kind of forcing my way in, a little bit”, she winks. Thirteen players today, she’s in.
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With so many players new to rugby on both teams, practice is part skill test for veterans, part clinic for newbies. “Talk!” Lanham yells to his squad as players weave up the field, passing the ball. “Move, move, move!” Leanne Hudson pushes on the Hurricanes’ side. Blockade coach Ty Luke thinks the team is in good shape as it ramps back up. “This time two years ago, we were a totally different team [in terms of] pace of play and confidence,” he said, sending one newish player for a lap around the field after attempting a rough tackle. “For a lot of our guys, it’s the first time they’ve ever played a contact sport in their lives — playing rugby with this team.”
Chris Deer was the third guy to join the Blockade in 2013, a few months after the team started forming. At 55, Deer has called it quits a couple times, but keeps coming back. “It makes me feel alive at my age, being able to share your knowledge with new people … It changed my life,” he said. “It was a self-esteem thing. You know: gay guy, never played a sport in my life, kids would mock me and all that kind of stuff,” the Hanahan and Summerville native said. “I’m never going to be an amazing rugby player, but I’ll be a good rugby player.” After football never took as a teenager, Deer said seeing his father show up to a Blockade match four years ago is one of his most cherished memories with the team. For Amy George, who grew up in foster homes across North Carolina, her Hurricanes teammates have become her de facto family. CONTINUED ON PAGE 19
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The day before Holly Whitfield was named the new executive director of the Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) last week, we caught up with her to discuss her experience and goals as she relocates, with her wife, to Charleston. Whitfield joins AFFA after most recently serving as the executive director for Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte, a nonprofit that provides senior services. Before that, she worked with Time Out Youth. CP: Can you tell me a little bit about your experience working with LGBTQ youth? HW: I worked for Time Out Youth, which is a youth center — I was development and communications director there. And in addition to that, I just recently was on the ACLU board of directors for North Carolina, which I have relinquished in moving. And then I also worked as a volunteer with the with the [Human Rights Campaign] as their local committee. I have also done consulting work, and part of that is working with for-profit organizations, understanding diversity and inclusion, and so obviously, part of that is not just race, it's gender identity and LGBTQ. CP: Are there any big goals coming in that, you know, you want to touch right off the bat? HW: Obviously, there was a 20-plus-year history, so there's some really good foundation. But even with all of that foundation, I think that the biggest thing is: Our society is in a place where there are a lot of uncertainties. So with that said, I think that the biggest [goal] is to grow the organization to have maximum impact. And that is continuing not just in Charleston, not just South Carolina, but as broad as we can in
the neighboring states as well. CP: AFFA provides programs and services for people in the community, but they also have a strong advocacy arm. How do you see AFFA's role evolving between those two things? HW: It goes hand in hand, honestly. Because the more outreach, with advocacy, the better we're able to provide programs and services. CP: What do you think your biggest challenge is going to be coming in? HW: No matter what organization you're in right now, in [the nonprofit sector], it is challenging, because we are still having difficulties with this pandemic. The second challenge I'm going to have is not knowing or having really concrete ties in the community. And that's just one of those things that I'm going to have to really work and strive to create those ties. CP: Why is AFFA's work in the Charleston community, and in South Carolina, so important right now? HW: Like many of the organizations that represent a marginalized community, it's just so important that we all can come together and be part of a community [so] we have greater strength. One of the things that I think is really great for me in this situation is I get to have my intersectionality of being a Black female in a profession that is really pretty much run by white, straight males. And I am glad that I get to do the job that I love in a community that I love. Editor’s note: Responses edited for length and clarity.
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“Quite literally, this rugby team is my entire world. They’re my family, they’re everything for me,” she told the City Paper. The teams include law enforcement officers, teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and others, with some who end up working together — not as strangers, but teammates. “We have all these relationships because of rugby,” George said.
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South Carolina was one of a handful of states, this year, where GOP lawmakers pushed copycat bills to ban transgender students from playing on girls sports teams. The attempts were unsuccessful, but came as politicians also debated a state hate crimes law that ultimately stalled. S.C. is one of two states without a hate crimes law. “We still face a lot of bias and some ideas that I and a lot of my team would consider backwards and wrong,” Lanham said. “We’re out there to provide some evidence that flies in the face of the traditional stereotypes around people like me.” “I’m hoping what others come away with is that people who have some sort of sexual or gender identity that’s not considered the norm — if someone’s not white, straight and
Amy George said she leans on her Hurricanes teammates for support cisgender — that they’re still people,” he said. “People enjoy playing sports and getting together with other people. Everyone’s good. We’re all people.” Both teams play Saturday at the Danny Jones Recreation Complex in North Charleston (1455 Monitor St.) as part of Charleston Pride. The Blockade plays at 12 p.m., the Hurricanes at 2 p.m.
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Wednesday’s Best of Charleston 2021 party at Firefly Distillery marks the first gathering to celebrate Charleston City Paper’s annual readers’ poll winners in 29 months. That’s more than two years without Charleston’s best party, and two years worth of winners who have yet to toast their success. There is a lot to celebrate. Last year, the City Paper salvaged its annual Best of Charleston and City Paper Music Awards parties with a pre-recorded “2020 Sucks” show, featuring fan-favorite musicians and local celebrities. Like many of the COVID-friendly streams last year, it was fun, but just not the same. This year, our party returns — with a few precautions, of course. The invitation-only event will honor this year’s Best of Charleston winners with an all-inclusive paradise-themed celebration with music from Charleston’s reggae supergroup, The Dubplates. “We’re excited to finally be able to recognize this year’s Best of Charleston winners at Firefly after a tough 18 months,” said City Paper publisher Andy Brack. “The people, businesses and groups represented
Wednesday are testaments to the determination and the resilience of Charleston. Each has made a unique contribution to our community, and that’s what we’re gathering to celebrate.” To safely gather the large group, guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event. “Like everyone else, we’re ready to put this pandemic behind us. If we can encourage a few more people to get the shot, if only so they can attend large events like Best of Charleston, that’s a step in the right direction,” Brack said. Best of Charleston is the city’s largest and longest-running contest to recognize the city’s top restaurants, businesses, personalities and events. More than 1 million votes were cast in the 2020 contest. Winners are nominated and voted on by the public in more than 400 categories. Even in a “normal” year, winning a Best of Charleston award is a big deal. Congratulations to the Best of Charleston 2021. Now, let’s party ... finally. —Sam Spence
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I intend the store to be a place for neighbors and book lovers to socialize, to be a safe haven for children to feel secure.
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aLinda Miller loves books. She opened her bookstore two years ago to serve as a haven for booklovers, new and old, to be inspired and spend time together.
to them, now and hopefully for their lifetimes, that reading is wonderful.”
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“If there is a portion of a generation that has largely given up the habit of seeking out and reading interesting books, then Turning Page Bookshop will be found always in the forefront of providing books to children of the generation coming up, and proving
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Japonisme in Charleston Early 20th-century Charleston artist 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. April 30-Oct. 4. $12/adult admission; $6/kids 4-17. The Gibbes Museum of Art. 135 Meeting St. Downtown. gibbesmuseum.org THURSDAY
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CofC’s Pipeline has virtual option Dominique Morriseau’s Pipeline runs a second weekend at College of Charleston. Pipeline follows an inner-city public school teacher who is desperately trying to provide opportunities for her son. The play is directed by alumnus and City Paper contributing arts editor Michael Smallwood. It stars Brandi Smalls, Brandon Alston, Alex Leary, Carsyn Cantey, Mekhi Gather Burris and Trinity Griffin. Pipeline runs Thursday through Saturday. Audiences can also catch virtual performances on Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 3. Tickets and information can be found at go.cofc.edu/cofcstages. —Staff
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Scott Penegar has lived and traveled all over the world, but living by the water is a necessity. Penegar’s a big fan of marine life. After getting an art degree at Appalachian State University, he worked as a commercial fisherman before going to the College of Charleston to study marine biology. He’s been able to successfully meld his art and marine science backgrounds into a career as a sculpture artist of beautifully detailed animal pieces. Fans of his art will be excited to see him in action Oct. 1, during his upcoming art show at Leprince Fine Art. Penegar typically crafts his impressive sculpture works out of bronze and stone. “I work very instinctively,” Penegar said. “I have some sculptor friends who work in stone and they spend a lot of time measuring and blocking in and figuring out exactly what they’re going to do. I work very freeform. I just start cutting into a piece and kind of see where it takes me.” Through that process, what he typically finds are spectacularly realized animals. Otters, crabs, turtles and birds are among the menagerie that Penegar has drawn from the elements. Aquatic life is his passion, and it comes through in the way he crafts them. “I’m kind of known for octopus,” Penegar said when asked about his favorite. “I’ve done several, and it’s easy in some ways because you can put the arms — the tentacles — anywhere you want. But of course, there’s eight of them, which kind of slows me down. It’s not just doing two legs.” Penegar’s expertise as a biologist definitely influences his octopus art. “As a biologist, I’m very particular about the details of the suction Penegar cups,” he said. “Your typical octopus has over two thousand suction cups,” which he focuses on intently when crafting in either stone or clay. The end products, many of which are available to see on his website (scottpenegarsculpture.com), are sights to behold. The fluidity of movement implied by the curvature of his tentacles almost mocks the rigidity of the building material. Audiences who attend the Oct. 1 showcase will be treated to a number of pieces in a collection of marine animals entitled, Maritime Visions. Penegar has based many of the pieces on things that have lived in, on or around the water, most of which are viewable from his backyard. “The piece I’m most excited about — it’s not necessarily a marine animal — but it’s a bullfrog. I’ve always had this frog thing, and so I finished this bronze bullfrog named Jeremiah,” he said, excitedly. Movement was the focus of this particular piece. He’s tried to capture the bullfrog jumping off a log, in motion. Jeremiah is actually already on display. He’s a part of the piece called The Gathering Place, which was unveiled in 2020 at Marion Square. The fountain sculptures display an intimate gathering of approachable animals. Birds, ferrets and Jeremiah adorn the muchbeloved fountain. It’s a beautiful installation that joins Penegar’s
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Sculptor Scott Penegar creates works based on marine life from bronze and stone with stunning realism other local public pieces, like his impressively wing-spanned eagle for The Citadel. Penegar likes to work big when he can. Penegar will also be at Leprince all weekend doing live sculpting, bringing his process from his West Ashley home downtown. Patrons will be able to stop by and watch the process live. “People like to see it happening,” said Penegar. “I like talking about it.” Sculpting, especially using bronze, can be complicated, but Penegar said he loves talking about the process. “Kids always love to play with some clay and get a feel for it.” Penegar also has a booth in the city market downtown. He’s not there every day, but when he is, he sculpts there and talks to passersby about the process and the art. The piece he’s working on live will eventually turn into a majestic humpback whale, in motion, of course. It’ll be clay, then cast in bronze. And after this weekend, Penegar has the 2022 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition on the horizon, where he’s a regular fixture. Penegar has simple and noble goals for the show and his work as a whole. “I want to educate people about nature and use anatomically correct animals so I can point out details. I kind of want to educate as well as inspire as an artist.”
New York Times bestseller Grady Hendrix is out on tour promoting his latest bestseller The Final Girl Support Group. The first stop will be a book signing Saturday at Main Street Reads in Summerville. The next day, Hendrix will join two other Charlestonian novelists, Gervais Hagerty (In Polite Company) and Katie Crouch (Embassy Wife), in the Blue Bicycle Books courtyard for a reception, talk and signing at 4 p.m. Saving the best for last, he will bring his creepily crafted Welcome to the Final Girl Support Group show to Commonhouse Aleworks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. For more info, visit gradyhendrix.com. —Kevin Young
Charleston author releases new Heyward the Horse book The second book in Andrew Barton’s children’s series, Heyward the Horse and the Founding of Charleston, will be released Oct. 5. The new book follows carriage horse Heyward as he travels back in time to the very beginning of Charleston history. Heyward meets his ancestor, Heyward the First, and travels to the New World while learning of the founding of the city. —Michael Smallwood For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Culture section at charlestoncitypaper.com.
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Hereditary was a wildly successful critical darling in 2018, featuring a highly praised performance by Toni Collette. The film also introduced the horror world to director Ari Aster, who would continue to impress horror audiences with 2019’s Midsommar. Closing out the double feature series on Halloween weekend, the Terrace is bringing out the big guns: the original Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween is the film that launched a franchise (the latest installment, Halloween Kills, hits the Terrace Oct. 15) and gave cinema the defining “final girl,” Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. It also introduced one of the most enduring movie monsters of all time in Michael Myers. Four years earlier, Tobe Hooper had created an equally iconic and monstrous movie villain in Leatherface, the hulking perpetrator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Hooper’s film, loosely based on the story of Ed Gein, scared a generation and set the groundwork for the slasher genre that Halloween would perfect and countless other films would imitate. It’s an incredible slate of movies and a fun way to experience them from the comfort of your own car. If you’re looking for ways to experience the horror classics this October, drive on over.
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October is upon us, and that means it’s spooky movie season. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and monsters take center stage in our cinema to rave reviews and high box office returns. New and classic horror films will find veteran and newcomer audiences to scare. It’s a great time for movies, and James Island's Terrace Theater is getting in on the action with a month-long horror movie program built for fright fans. Every weekend through October, the Terrace will present a curated horror “drive-in double-feature” series. For $35 per car, you can park and watch two hand-picked, complementary horror flicks. The Terrace found success with the drive-in model throughout the pandemic, and this is a great way to bring that back in a fun, thematic way. The double features start at 7:30 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kicking off the series Oct. 1-3 is the one-two psychological horror punch of The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby. Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, is a staple for horror and cinema fans. The story of Jack Torrance and his family trying to survive the winter at the Overlook Hotel has inspired not just frights but also decades of conspiracy theories. Likewise, Rosemary’s Baby, the Roman Polanski-directed take on Ira Levin’s novel, follows a young woman’s troubling pregnancy and the realization of who may be pulling her strings. Both films are standalone works of art and should make for a great, if emotionally and mentally taxing, double-bill. You’re also in store for about five hours of movie between them, so bring snacks and plenty of fluids. Oct. 8-10 is a curious, but surprisingly fun, pairing of movies. The 1960 slasher progenitor, Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal Psycho, is joined by the much loved 2004 modern classic Shaun of the Dead. Despite being in black and white and over 60 years old, Psycho still holds up as an incredibly enjoyable watch, with an excellent story, impeccable shots and music and one of the most-effective twists of all time. Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead remains a laugh riot all these years later, and remains the shining star of horror comedy. The zombie movie starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost brings the laughs and every single bit of Wright’s frenetic editing and scorching soundtracking. Oct. 15-17, the Terrace shifts gears a little, leaning more into family-friendly fare. That doesn’t mean the kiddos aren’t getting their own brand of creepy stories. Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Laika Studios’ ParaNorman are great family films that are also full of monsters, ghosts and ghouls. Based on Burton’s original shorts, 2012’s Frankenweenie is a charming little tale of a young boy named Frankenstein who brings his beloved dog back to life. 2018’s ParaNorman, from the same studio that made Kubo and the Two Strings, follows young Norman as he uses his ability to see and speak to ghosts to end a 300-year-old curse. The big league scares continue Oct. 22-24 with The Blair Witch Project and Hereditary. The Blair Witch Project was a phenomenal success in its initial 1999 run, turning a budget of less than $60,000 into the 10th highest domestic box office gross of the year with a total haul of over $248 million. It’s also rightfully credited with reviving and popularizing the found-footage genre of horror films.
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A la carte Downtown food hall announces vendor lineup Port of Call Food + Brew Hall owner Ryan Kaufmann told the City Paper in June that his new 10,000-squarefoot food hall, located in the space previously occupied by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., would have the right balance of healthy offerings alongside heavier comfort food options. After announcing his primary vendors, Kaufmann appears to be delivering on that promise. Set to open in mid-October, Port of Call’s four primary food stalls will be occupied by Bapkó Grill House, Bok Choy Boy, Empire Oyster and Palmira Barbecue. An acai bowl vendor will also set up shop at the hall, and patrons will be able to grab drinks at one of three bars. Port of Call is targeting a mid-October opening date. —Parker Milner
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April Dove and David White say they brewed their inaugural beer to the palates of people in their communities
Tha CommUNITY co-owners want to bring more color to local taprooms
By Parker Milner
Up-and-coming brewer April Dove fondly recalls the day she met her now-businesspartner David White at Munkle Brewing. “I saw him come in, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s another Black person,’ ” Dove said. “I was in beer school at the time, and I was trying to figure out how to put what I was learning into practice. It was kind of history after that.” Less than a year later, Dove and White are ready to debut their inaugural Tha CommUNITY beer, a 6.5% alcohol by volume American lager brewed in collaboration with Holy City Brewing (HCB). Dove and White, who both grew up in the Charleston area, said the beer is brewed to the palates of the people in their communities. “It’s fine that you’re brewing all these beers, but that is not the taste buds of my culture,” said Dove, discussing the lack of Black representation in Charleston’s
breweries, many of which are located in historically Black communities. “You need to brew something that they would want to drink.” “[Tha CommUNITY is] going to be another option, and it will get more people in because most Black people don’t drink IPAs, they don’t drink saisons, they don’t drink sours. They drink the local $3.95 beers, but we can take those beers and put a spin on it and make it crafty and still reach their palates. Then you have something to give them a reason to come into your brewery.” Dove, who works as a travel nurse, has been a beer enthusiast for years — she proudly states she’s visited 32 of the Lowcountry’s 36 breweries. With the end goal of opening a brewery and making the world of craft beer more inclusive, she enrolled in “beer school” in Middlebury, Vermont, completing the first portion of the course online before finishing a 12-week apprenticeship at Low Tide Brewing.
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Edmund’s Oast bar director Jayce McConnell is dialing back his responsibilities, so the downtown restaurant and brewpub has announced it will introduce new quarterly cocktail menus starting Oct. 1, when William Elliott and Steven Rhea of awardwinning Brooklyn raw and cocktail bar Maison Premiere will visit Charleston to help curate the new selections. According to Edmund’s Oast owner Scott Shor, replacing McConnell would be nearly impossible, so the restaurant decided to tap a cast of renowned out-of-towners to create a “guest section on the list, featuring originals or revamped takes on the classics.” New bar manager Vince Cellini will oversee the series Shor dubbed “Born to Die,” a reference to the fact that the drinks will be gone once the next menu cycles in. Edmund’s Oast will set itself apart by actually bringing its cocktailcreators to Charleston for a few days each quarter. In January 2022, look for drinks from Kimball House (Georgia) partner Miles Macquarrie, and acclaimed Danish bartender Selma Slabiak will take over in spring 2022. For more information, visit edmundsoast.com. —PM
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Newsletter trend slowly making its way to F&B industry University in Lexington, Kentucky. “I probably added 10,000 followers [on More than 400 people wake up every Instagram] over the course of a year, and I Tuesday morning to an email from Brooks saw that people seemed to be interested in Reitz — and they pay $5 per month to do so. my food recipes.” Chef Evan Gaudreau recently debuted his From a discussion about the versatility of “Food Person” newsletter (also on Substack). feta cheese to decaf coffee and tips on what The 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist, to do when the cupboard is empty, the restaurateur behind Leon’s Oyster Shop, Little who previously led the Renzo and Post House kitchens, plans to “write about whatJack’s Tavern and Melfi’s uses his “A Small ever I feel like at the moment,” he said. and Simple Thing” newsletter to provide “I just felt I wanted a different medium a glimpse into his life through food and to express my point of view and contribute drink, providing subscribers with tips and a different voice to food writing,” Gaudreau tricks along the way. said. “Not enough cooks out there are “I’m just drawing inspiration from what meals we’re having at home, restaurants I’m writing about food, but we all have very deeply helpful opinions.” going to, travels I might have — stuff like Gaudreau is just two newsletters in — the that,” Reitz said. “It’s really loose.” Reitz started posting recipe videos on first features photos and brief descriptions Instagram during the pandemic-prompted of the “weird stuff” in his fridge, and the lockdown, continuing his “Brooks Cooks” second details four restaurant trends he’d series throughout summer 2020. The video like to see moving forward. Both employ the guides for making grilled pizza, crispy spasame tongue-in-cheek voice that will bring ghetti squash and frozen strawberry marthis reader back for more. garitas were the impetus behind “A Small and Readers, who at the moment can subSimple Thing,” Reitz said. The missives are scribe for free, can “expect essays, lots of distributed through Substack, a platform that photos, stupid lists, interviews, recipes makes it easy for individuals to create and and probably more stupid lists,” Gaudreau solicit subscriptions for email newsletters. said. “Who knows, maybe even reviews.” “I was doing the recipes and stuff online. Reitz says he chose to charge subscribers Ever the capitalist, this content I was giving from the get-go to ensure “A Small and away, I was wondering if there was any way Simple Thing” didn’t fall to the bottom of to monetize it,” said Reitz, who majored in English and drama at Transylvania CONTINUED ON PAGE 38
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the point to be able to open a brewery,” explained Dove, who says she was the first Black female to work at Low Tide. When he met Dove, White had been “meeting with Holy City about hiring more Black folks,” he said, so when they came up with the idea to brew their first beer, they knew the North Charleston brewery was the place they wanted to do it. HCB head brewer Chris Brown made tank space for Tha CommUNITY brew’s 6-week lagering process to take place, and Dove and White got to work, completing a brew day July 29. “This used to be Black-owned, Black-run. The Naval Shipyard left, and it left a lot of people without jobs and it became this destitute area,” said Dove, describing Holy City’s new North Charleston location. “But we’re building it back up, and I was like [to Brown], “You’re in the perfect community because you have Black people all around you. It is one of the most diversified in the 36 breweries
that we have, but we can do more.’” White, who grew up in downtown Charleston, says he’s tired of seeing Black people not represented in local breweries. “All the breweries down here seem to be where Black folks grew up and are living,” he said. “There are so many here now I feel like we deserve a space because we like beer.” Oct. 1, Dove and White will debut kegs and 50-55 cases of 16-ounce Tha CommUNITY cans designed by Alexandria Searles, the local artist behind the mural found at Edmund’s Oast downtown, which reads, “Until Black People Are Free No One Is.” Dove and White hinted at a potential brewery of their own in 5-10 years, but for now, they’re searching for other breweries looking to collaborate with Tha CommUNITY. “We don’t want to be temporary — we want to be something that’s long lasting,” White said. “The goal is that other breweries will see this and be like, ‘I want to work with them,’” Dove said. “The goal is to get more breweries and wake them up.”
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his lengthy to-do list. “I knew if I was charging people, I would stay consistent,” he said. “The other side was that I was starting to get my cultural stuff through newsletters, so I guess I was becoming aware that this was a way people were able to identify niche content they were interested in.” Reitz says he reads eight other newsletters regularly, including “Yolo Intel,” “Why is this interesting?” and “Dinner: A Love Story,” three newsletters that also use the Substack platform, which has added half a million subscribers since launching in 2017. Writers are making money, too — the top 10 authors on Substack collectively make over $15 million per year. In
fact, Substack’s prospects were enough to lure longtime Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin — her “The Food Section” newsletter launched this month as part of the Substack Local pilot program. Reitz counts 3,000 total subscribers, 400 of which are paid, meaning “A Small and Simple Thing” pulls in about $24,000 annually. Gaudreau, who’s now working as a private chef, will keep his newsletter free for the time being but plans to introduce a paid version at some point. “I want to slowly build an audience, build trust, and feel very untethered to the idea that I must write about this or that if people are paying,” he said. “I’m really just focusing on having fun and writing things that are true and authentic to me.”
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NOTICE OF HEARING~ VIRTUAL HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: ROGERS. DIXON, ESQUIRE, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER 105 WAPPOO CREEK DR., #3B CHARLESTON, SC 29412 PETITIONER OR PETITIONER’S COUNSEL SHALL CAUSE NOTICE (PURSUANT TO SCPC SECTION 62-1-401) TO BE GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THEIR ATTORNEYS. AS THE PETI-’f-IONER YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING A COURT REPORTER FOR · THE HEARING THAT YOU HAVE REQUESTED. IF YOU NEED MORE THAN ONE HOUR ON YOUR CASE - YOU MUST NOTIFY THE CLERK OF PROBATE COURT IMMEDIATELY. NOTIFICATION OF INVITATION FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OF THE HEARING SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THIS COURT TO PETITIONER’S COUNSEL ONE WEEK PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHEDULED HEARING; AND ONCE RECEIVED, PETITIONER’S COUNSEL SHALL PROVIDE THIS NOTIFICATION TO ALL PARTIES ENTITLED TO NOTICE OF SAME. ANY AND ALL PARTIES MAY ALSO REQUEST ATTENDANCE OF THE HEARING BY PHONE OR EMAIL COMMUNICATION TO JAMES WARD, IV, ESQUIRE, LAW CLERK OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY PROBATE COURT, 843-958-5012, OR JWARD@ CHARLESTONCOUNTY.ORG.
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ESTATE OF: ANDREW J. COOLEY 2021-ES-10-1242 DOD: 05/22/21 PERS. REP: KATHERINE JAMIESON COOLEY MAHER 551 SHENANDOAH RD. W, MOBILE, AL 36608 ************ ESTATE OF: KATHY ANN HEILMAN 2021-ES-10-1247 DOD: 09/29/20 PERS. REP: STEPHEN KENNETH VARNADOE, JR. 22603 SAVANNAH HEIGHTS VON ORMY, TX 78073 ATTY: SETH A. LEVY, ESQ. 222 W. COLEMAN BLVD., #124 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: KAIEA SPRING BATTS 2021-ES-10-1255 DOD: 06/17/21 PERS. REP: JEREMY PAUL BATTS 3205 MISK ST. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 PERS. REP: SUSAN BETH LEIBY 3205 MISK ST. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: JOHN S. WEST, ESQ. 207 CAROLINA AVE. MONCKS CORNER, SC 29461 ************ ESTATE OF: ADRIAN LAMAR JENKINS 2021-ES-10-1401 DOD: 05/10/21 PERS. REP: LEVONDA BOWDEN 4059 W. MONTAGUE AVE., #B, NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418 ATTY: ANTHONY B. O’NEILL, SR., ESQ. 1847 ASHLEY RIVER RD., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: BETTY ROSE WHITAKER HICKS 2021-ES-10-1434 DOD: 05/30/21 PERS. REP: JAMES VIRGIL HICKS, JR. 17 SIRES ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ATTY: WILLIAM S. KEMP, ESQ. PO BOX 1068 BAMBERG, SC 29003 *********** ESTATE OF: GLORIA H. MITCHELL
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ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE FOLLOWING ESTATES ARE REQUIRED TO DELIVER OR MAIL THEIR CLAIMS TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE INDICATED BELOW AND ALSO FILE SUBJECT CLAIMS ON FORM #371ES WITH IRVIN G. CONDON, PROBATE JUDGE OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, 84 BROAD STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C. 29401, BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 8 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CREDITORS, OR ELSE THEREAFTER SUCH CLAIMS SHALL BE AND ARE FOREVER BARRED. ESTATE OF: MELODY BEYLOTTE JOHNSON 2021-ES-10-1566 DOD: 12/24/20 PERS. REP: CLARK CHARLES JOHNSON 58 LONDON HILL RD. WEST WOODBINE, GA 31569 ATTY: ELIZABETH MCKELVY, ESQ. 575 KING ST., #A CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: REYNALDO R. RODRIGUEZ 2021-ES-10-1591 DOD: 08/19/21 PERS. REP: CAESAR E. RODRIGUEZ 5155 ELBA DR. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418
2021-ES-10-1479 DOD: 07/29/21 PERS. REP: JOHN C. MITCHELL, JR. 5434 CHAPLINS LANDING RD. HOLLYWOOD, SC 29449 ATTY: M. JEAN LEE, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: JACK WAYNE GAMBLE 2021-ES-10-1508 DOD: 01/05/21 PERS. REP: MEAGHAN BRIANNE YEATES 1452 MILLDAM PASS JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 *********** ESTATE OF: BARBARA JEAN KRUESEK MILLER 2021-ES-10-1525 DOD: 07/22/21 PERS. REP: DEBORAH ANN MILLER 1434 DOWNING ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: SHARON ANN APPLEBAUM 2021-ES-10-1534 DOD: 06/09/21 PERS. REP: FRANK MILTON HESS 27 MARTINS PATH CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ATTY: JEFFREY C. MOORE, ESQ. 1 CARRIAGE LN. BLDG. H, 2ND FLOOR CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: RICK J. MITCHELL, SR. 2021-ES-10-1542 DOD: 07/19/21 PERS. REP: JEANETTE R. MITCHELL 792 CORRAL DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: STEVEN M. MAKATURA 2021-ES-10-1543 DOD: 08/10/21 PERS. REP: PATRICIA J. MUSTO 34 ROY DR. NESCONSET, NY 11767 ATTY: IRVIN J. SLOTCHIVER, ESQ. 751 JOHNNIE DODDS BLVD., #100 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464
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Upon authority of a Decree dated the 11th day of February, 2020, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 6th day of October, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. All that lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being on Johns Island, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot One (1), Block A, on a plat bearing the legend: “Dunmovin Subdivision, Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, Block A, Block B, Block D, and Lots 1-B, Block C”, by E.M. Seabrook, Jr., C.E. and L.S., dated October, 1962, which plat is duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book P, at Page 108; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as are shown and delineated on said plat which is made a part and parcel hereof by reference thereto. Said property is hereby conveyed subject in all respects to the applicable covenants, restrictions, and easements of record. Being the same property conveyed to Walter Stanley by Deed of Rebecca M. Bailey dated December 2, 1980 and recorded on December 10, 1980 in Book E-124, Page 211, RMC Office for Charleston County. TMS No. 279-14-00-039 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The Sale is made subject to the Right of Redemption of the United
CURTIS LUCAS, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIFORD ROOFING, INC., TL DETAILING, and WADFORD RENOVATIONS, LLC, Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS (Jury Trial Demanded) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and are required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the subscribers at 720 South Shelmore Boulevard, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464 within thirty (30) days after the service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. *This Amended Summons was filed in the Charleston County Court of Common Pleas on August 26, 2021. SEGUI LAW FIRM PC s/Abigail Y. Bechtol Phillip W. Segui, Jr. SC Bar No. 7029 Abigail Y. Bechtol SC Bar No. 102414 720 S. Shelmore Blvd., Suite 100 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 884-1865 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Attorneys for Plaintiff Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Dated: August 26, 2021
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CitiMortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF versus Walter Stanley, Georgeanna Stanley, Solomon Stanley aka Soloman Stanley, Loretta Stanley, Ben Stanley, Josephine E. Stanley, Cleveland Brown, Betty Ann Stanley Brown aka Betty A. Brown aka Betty Brown, Ruth Stanley, Tikela Jenkins aka Tikela O. Jenkins, Henry Stanley, John Stanley, Pauline Stanley, The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Annabelle Stanley; and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Annabelle Stanley; Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as nominee for AEGIS Mortgage Corporation d/b/a UC Lending, Charleston County Business License User Fee Department, County of Charleston, John H. Ritter, Jr., The South Carolina Department of Revenue, Midland Funding, LLC, Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, Professional Financial Services, Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Target National Bank/Target Visa, The United States of America, acting through its agency, The Department of Justice, South Carolina Community Bank, Cohen’s Drywall Co., Inc., EB Designs, Inc., and Management Assistance Program, LLC, DEFENDANT(S).
States of America, pursuant to Section 2410(c), U.S. Code, for a period of 120 days from date of sale. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 14.7000%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION September 15, 2021, September 22, 2021, September 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity 4284
ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO. 2021-CP-10-02287 US Bank Trust National Association, Not In Its Individual Capacity But Solely As Owner Trustee For VRMTG Asset Trust, Plaintiff vs. The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Charles Smith aka Charles O. Smith aka Charles Orlando Smith; Tawanna Browne Smith, A.C.S. (minor), A.J.S (minor), and any other Heirs-atLaw or Devisees of Charles Smith aka Charles O. Smith aka Charles Orlando Smith, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendants.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the Motion for the Appointment of Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America (which are constituted as a class designated as “John Doe”) and any unknown minors and persons who may be under a disability (which are constituted as a class designated as “Richard Roe”), it is ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 17, SCRCP, Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America (constituted as a class and designated as “John Doe”), all unknown minors or persons under a disability (constituted as a class and designated as “Richard Roe”), all of which have or may claim to have some interest in the property that is the subject of this action, commonly known as 1439 Westway Drive, Charleston, SC 29412, that Kelley Y. Woody, Esquire is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent all unknown persons and persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, constituted as a class and designated as “John Doe”, all unknown minors and persons under a disability, constituted as a class and designated as “Richard Roe”, unless the Defendants, or someone acting on their behalf, shall, within sixty (60) days after service of a copy of this Order as directed below, procure the appointment of a Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for the Defendants constituted as a class designated as “John Doe” or “Richard Roe”. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be served upon the unknown Defendants by publication in the Charleston City Paper, a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons in the above entitled action. SUMMONS AND NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS WITH ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED HEREIN; ALSO ANY PERSONS WHO MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS JOHN DOE; AND ANY UNKNOWN MINORS OR PERSONS UNDER A DISABILITY BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above action, a copy which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at their offices, 2838 Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29205, within sixty (60) days after service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and, if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in this action was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on May 18, 2021. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been commenced and is now pending or is about to be commenced in the Circuit Court upon the complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above named Defendant for the purpose of foreclosing a certain mortgage of real estate heretofore given by Charles O. Smith to US Bank Trust National
Association, Not In Its Individual Capacity But Solely As Owner Trustee For VRMTG Asset Trust bearing date of April 3, 2008 and recorded April 13, 2009 in Mortgage Book 47 at Page 345 in the Register of Mesne Conveyances/Register of Deeds/ Clerk of Court for Charleston County, in the original principal sum of One Hundred Sixty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($160,000.00). Thereafter, by assignment recorded on March 28, 2012 in Book 241 at Page 859, the mortgage was assigned to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP; thereafter, by assignment recorded on August 28, 2012 in Book 274 at Page 6, the mortgage was assigned to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC; thereafter, by assignment recorded on September 11, 2015 in Book 503 at Page 742, the mortgage was assigned to Residential Credit Solutions, Inc.; thereafter, by assignment recorded on August 9, 2016 in Book 574 at Page 361, the mortgage was assigned to Ditech Financial LLC; thereafter, by assignment recorded on September 21, 2020 in Book 917 at Page 258, the mortgage was assigned to Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. That thereafter, the Mortgage was assigned unto the Plaintiff, which assignment is to be recorded in said ROD Office., and that the premises effected by said mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof are situated in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and is described as follows: All that lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being on the North side of Westway Drive, James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, and known and designated as Lot No. 10, Block D, as shown on a plat of Westchester No. 1, recorded in Plat Book T at Page 3, RMC Office for Charleston County. TMS No. 4270500079 Property Address: 1439 Westway Drive Charleston, SC 29412 Riley Pope & Laney, LLC Post Office Box 11412 Columbia, South Carolina 29211 Telephone (803) 799-9993 Attorneys for Plaintiff 4283
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-03717 PERNESSA SEELE, Plaintiff, v. WESLEY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH; EDNA POLK; CHARLES POLK; JERRY POLK; RUTH ANN POLK; AUGUSTINE POLK; CECELIA “CeeCee” SEELE O’BRIEN; THEODOSIA SEELE JONES; ALBERTHA SEELE JENKINS; RUTH PAULINE SEELE JACOBS; BEULAH “BeBe” SEELE SMITH; WILHELMINA SEELE ADAMS; MATTIE SEELE PENN; EDWARD SEELE; JOHN HENRY SEELE; MARY SEELE; JOHANNE SEELE; and MARTHA SEELE, if they be alive; any unknown heirs, devisees, distributees, issue, personal representatives, administrators, successors, or assigns of the above-named Defendants, if they or any of them may be deceased, including JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, fictitious names representing a class of unknown defendants who may be adults in the Military Service of the United States of America, if any, and RICHARD ROE and MARY ROE, fictitious names representing a class of unknown defendants who may be minors or persons under legal disability, if any; and any other unknown person or entity claiming any right, title,
SUMMONS AND NOTICES TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: SUMMONS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, Finkel Law Firm, LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405, or by email as allowed under S.C. Supreme Court Order 2021-08-27-01, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending or will be commenced in the Court of Common pleas for Charleston County, Ninth Judicial Circuit, upon a Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendants. The Subject Property being, as of the date of filing this Notice, situate in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina and being described as follows: TMS No. 376-08-000-03 & 37608-000-02 All that lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Lincolnville, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, including all improvements thereon; measuring and containing approximately 3 acres, more or less; butting and abounding Lincoln Avenue on the Northeast; W. Hamilton Street on the Southeast; W. Front Street and lot owned by the Edwards Living Trust, dated October 13, 2015, on the Southwest; and W. Broad Street and lot owned by the Edwards Living Trust, dated October 13, 2015 on the Northwest; which metes, bounds, and measurements more fully appear on that Plat recorded with the Charleston County Register of Deeds office in Plat Book N16 Page 93. Being the same property conveyed to William Seele by deed of Alice M. Clagette and J. A. Cooper recorded in the Charleston County Register of Deeds office in 1912 in Book D032 at Page 170. NOTICE OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI: TO: THOSE DEFENDANTS NAMED IN THE ABOVE ACTION AS JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE OR RICHARD ROE AND MARY ROE WHO MAY BE MINORS, INCOMPETENTS, PERSONS IN THE MILITARY, PERSONS IMPRISONED, PERSONS UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY, OR OTHER UNKNOWN ADULT HEIRS: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina an Order appointing for you as Guardian ad Litem NISI Taylor Silver, Esquire who maintains an office at 103-D Queen Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29442. THE APPOINTMENT shall become absolute upon the expiration of thirty (30) days following the last
date of publication of the Summons and Notices herein, unless you or someone on your behalf on or before the last-mentioned date, shall procure someone to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem to represent you in the above action. NOTICE OF INTENT TO REFER: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon the expiration of thirty (30) days following the service of a copy of this Notice of Intent to Refer upon you, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, the undersigned intends to promptly move before the Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston County, for an Order to refer the above-captioned matter to the Master-in-Equity for Charleston County, South Carolina, which Order shall specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity shall be authorized to exercise all power and authority which a circuit judge sitting without a jury would similarly have, including hearing all matters arising from or reasonable related to the subject matter of this action, and that any appeal from any order or judgment issued by the Master shall be to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals as provided by the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Complaint in the aboveentitled action, together with the Summons and Notice of Lis Pendens, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on August 12, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC Malena A. Dinwoodie, Esq. 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450 North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CHARLESTON JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-03307 ANNETTA ROBINSON, Plaintiff, v. REBECCA A. REYES; TITUS ALSTON; EDWARD ALSTON, JR.; DELORES ALSTON a/k/a DELORES GILLIAM; GEORGE SIMMONS; ESTELLE FRAZIER CRAVEN; LORRAINE FRAZIER; JULIE FRAZIER; MICHAEL SIMMONS; RONALD SIMMONS; PEARL WILKINSON; RANDAL ROBINSON; MARGIE BRIGHTMAN; AUGUSTA ROBINSON; EUGINE ROBINSON; ESTHER R. FREEMAN; PRINCE ROBINSON; JULIUS ROBINSON; SHARON HOLBERT; MATTIE FORD; GERALDINE SHAVERS; JOHN FORD, JR.; KATHY JAMES; ALPHONSO JAMES; GERALDINE GIBSON; and KENNETH FORD, if they be alive; any unknown heirs, devisees, distributes, issue, personal representatives, administrators, successors, or assigns of the above-named Defendants, if they or any of them may be deceased; any unknown heirs, devisees, distributes, issue, personal representatives, administrators, successors, or assigns of EMILY ANDERSON; ELIJAH ALSTON a/k/a LOUIS ALSTON; ALLIE MAE PLATT; FRANCES WOOTEN; JAMES SIMMONS; JOSEPH JENKINS; CHARLES JENKINS; DORIS ELEY; MARY FRANCES MORRIS; JAMETTA ELLIS; and PEARL GRACE, all believed to be deceased; and any other unknown heir, devisee, or party who may claim a right or interest in the subject property, including any unknown adults or persons in the Military Service of the United States of America being a class designated as JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, and any unknown minors or persons
under legal disability being a class designated as RICHARD ROE and MARY ROE, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: SUMMONS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, Finkel Law Firm, LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405, or by email as allowed under S.C. Supreme Court Order 2021-08-27-01, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending or will be commenced in the Court of Common pleas for Charleston County, Ninth Judicial Circuit, upon a Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendants. The Subject Property being, as of the date of filing this Notice, situate in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina and being described as follows: TMS No. 158-00-00-010 All that tract of land, situate, lying and being on Wadmalaw Island, in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being part of what is known as the Pawley’s Point Tract; MEASURING AND CONTAINING thirty (30) acres. Butting and bounding to the North on a public road, to the East on lands formerly of Mrs. Julia S. Whaley; to the South on lands formerly of Carl E. Chadwick; to the West on lands formerly of J.S. Whaley and H.S. Whaley. Being the same property conveyed to Lavinia Jenkins, Maybell Alston, Corine Townsend, Joseph Hamilton, and Willie Hamilton by deed of Julia S. Whaley and H.S. Whaley, dated September 5, 1929, and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Deed Book D-35 at Page 239. Address: Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 NOTICE OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI: TO: THOSE DEFENDANTS NAMED IN THE ABOVE ACTION AS JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE OR RICHARD ROE AND MARY ROE WHO MAY BE MINORS, INCOMPENTANTS, PERSONS IN THE MILITARY, PERSONS IMPRISONED, PERSONS UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL DISABILITY, OR OTHER UNKOWN ADULT HEIRS: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina an Order appointing for you as Guardian ad Litem NISI Taylor Silver, Esquire who maintains an office at 103-D Queen Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29442. THE APPOINTMENT shall become absolute upon the expiration of thirty (30) days following the last date of publication of the Summons and Notices herein, unless you or someone on your behalf
on or before the last-mentioned date, shall procure someone to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem to represent you in the above action. NOTICE OF INTENT TO REFER: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon the expiration of thirty (30) days following the service of a copy of this Notice of Intent to Refer upon you, pursuant to Rule 53(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, the undersigned intends to promptly move before the Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston County, for an Order to refer the above-captioned matter to the Master-in-Equity for Charleston County, South Carolina, which Order shall specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity shall be authorized to exercise all power and authority which a circuit judge sitting without a jury would similarly have, including hearing all matters arising from or reasonable related to the subject matter of this action, and that any appeal from any order or judgment issued by the Master shall be to the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals as provided by the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Amended Complaint in the above-entitled action, together with the Summons, Complaint and Notice of Lis Pendens, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 19, 2021 at 5:02 p.m. FINKEL LAW FIRM, LLC Malena A. Dinwoodie, Esq. 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450 North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405 (843) 577-5460 Attorneys for Plaintiff
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-01583 Gail Regina Williams, Plaintiff, v. Davyne Marlasia Mood, Defendant(s). SUMMONS AND NOTICES TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or to otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscribers at their office, Finkel Law Firm LLC, 4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 450, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405, or to otherwise appear and defend the action pursuant to applicable court rules, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint or otherwise appear and defend within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Complaint in the above-entitled action, together with the Summons, was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on April 5, 2021, at 10:51 AM. FINKEL LAW FIRM LLC James H. Leffew, Esquire 4000 Faber Place Drive Suite 450 North Charleston, South Carolina 29405 (843) 577-5460 Attorney for Plaintiff
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO. 2021-CP-10-03782 Ajax Mortgage Loan Trust 2021-C, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Series 2021-C, by U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, PLAINTIFF, VS. Lorraine Manigault; Bank of America, N.A.; and Buckshire Homeowners Association a/k/a Buckshire Homeowners Association (HOA) a/k/a Buckshire Homeowners` Association, Inc., DEFENDANT(S). SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT (211150.00026) TO THE DEFENDANT(S) LORRAINE MANIGAULT 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 August 17, 2021. NOTICE OF MORTGAGOR’S RIGHT TO FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION TO THE ABOVE-NAMED MORTGAGOR(S): 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 and Corley, P.A., 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, South Carolina 29204 or call (803) 252-3340 within thirty (30) days after being served with this notice. Scott and Corley, P.A. represents the Plaintiff in this action. We do not represent you. The South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit our firm from giving you any legal advice.
IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PROCESS, THE FORECLOSURE ACTION MAY PROCEED. NOTICE: THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. SCOTT AND CORLEY, P.A. By: _/s/Angelia J. Grant Ronald C. Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), SC Bar #4996 Reginald P. Corley (email@example.com), SC Bar #69453 Angelia J. Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org), SC Bar #78334 Allison E. Heffernan (email@example.com), SC Bar #68530 Matthew E. Rupert (matthewr@scottandcorley. com), SC Bar #100740 Louise M. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), SC Bar #16586 H. Guyton Murrell (email@example.com), SC Bar #64134 Kevin T. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), SC Bar #64236 Jordan D. Beumer (email@example.com), SC Bar #104074 ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF 2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29204 803-252-3340 September 1, 2021
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL CASE NO.: 2020-CP10-04614 WILLIE MAE ADETUNJI a/k/a WILLIEMAE HUNTER CLINTON, Plaintiff, vs. YOLANDA BROWN, ANTHONY WALKER, CLINTON WALKER, RENEE BENNETT, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE, being fictitious names used to designate the unknown heirs at law distributees, devisees, legatees, widow, widowers, successors and assigns, if any, of JOHN WRIGHT, (deceased) and the following deceased individuals: CARRIE WRIGHT, ROBERT WRIGHT, JULIUS WRIGHT, JAMES WRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT a/k/a CHRIS WRIGHT, JANIE WRIGHT BROWN, JOSEPH BROWN, JR., ISABELLE HUNTER, WILLIE HUNTER, JR., CELESTINE WALKER, BENJAMIN WRIGHT, and all other persons unknown claiming by, through or under them or having or claiming any interest in the real estate described in Complaint, whether infants, incompetents, insane persons under any other disability. Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS (Quiet Title/Partition) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE
NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Amended Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, located at 1847 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and, if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Amended Complaint. AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, which action was brought by the above-named Plaintiff against the abovenamed Defendants to determine the rightful owners and partition in kind and or by allotment the below described real estate. That the premises affected by this action is located within the County and State aforesaid and is more particularly described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being on Johns Island, in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, formerly described as containing threefourths of an acre more or less and bounded on the North by properties now or formerly of Bunch; on the East by property now or formerly of Colson; on the South and West by lands nor or formerly of Ben Middleton. The above described property is now more accurately described as containing approximately 3.68 acres more or less, and butts and bounds at the present time to the North by lands now or formerly of T. A. Jeffords, Jr.; to the East by lands now or formerly of Steve Hiott; to the South by a dirt road and lands now or formerly of Clements; and to the West by lands now or formerly of Leroy Wigfall. The above property has been occupied in a manner that has been continuous, hostile, open, actual, notorious, and exclusively by John Wright and his heirs from 1941 and by his predecessors in title prior to 1941. TMS NO.: 316-00-00-062 AMENDED NOTICE NISI TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plaintiff has applied to the Court for appointment of a suitable person as Guardian ad Litem for all unknown and known Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability, and said appointment shall become final unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, within thirty (30) days of the service of this Notice, shall procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for them. AMENDED NOTICE OF FILING TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended Summons, Amended Complaint, Amended Lis Pendens and Amended Notice Nisi were filed on June 24, 2021 in the Office of the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, South Carolina. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Toya Hampton, Esquire of 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200, P.O. Box 32181, Charleston, S.C. 29417, has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent,
under age, or under any other disability by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated the 24th day of June, 2021 and the said appointment shall become absolute thirty (30) days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf, shall procure a proper person to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem for them within (30) days after the final publication of this Notice. /s/ Arthur C. McFarland Attorney for Plaintiff 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 843.763-3900 843.763-5347 (fax) Email: Cecilesq@aol.com Charleston, South Carolina June 24, 2021
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-03449 DAYSI VIVIANA ROZO CADENA and GUSTAVO DESIDERIO CHAVEZ BARRERA, Plaintiffs, vs. ARTHUR THOMAS SINGLETON, also known as A. T. Singleton, and if he be deceased, then JOHN DOE, adults, and RICHARD ROE, infants, insane persons, incompetents, and persons in the Military of The United States of America, being fictitious names designating as a class any unknown person or persons who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of ARTHUR THOMAS SINGLETON, also known as A. T. Singleton, if he be deceased, and any or all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein, Defendants. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the subscribers at their office located at 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF FILING YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Certificate of Exemption Summons, Lis Pendens, Notice and Complaint in the above action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 27, 2021. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff against the Defendants to quiet title and to confirm a tax title relative to the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, SC and more particularly described as follows: ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying in the State of South Carolina, County of
or interest in the subject real property as described in the Complaint herein, Defendant(s).
Charleston, containing Two (2) acres, butting, bounded and measuring as follows: on the North West for a distance of 82.73 feet; more or less and by the North East for a distance of 1049.13 feet; more or less both bounded by lands now or formerly of the Heirs of John Singleton and continuing to front along the roadway known as Dupre Road for a distance of 83.33 feet; more or less and being bounded on the South West for a distance of 1036.32 feet; more or less by lands now or formerly of Charlie Green. BEING the same property conveyed by Tax Deed to William Coker, dated March 20, 2017, and recorded in the Register’s Office for Charleston County on March 22, 2017, in Book 0625, at Page 016. Also, being the same property conveyed to Daysi Viviana Rozo Cadena and Gustavo Desiderio Chavez Barrera by Deed of Sandra C. Loy, as Personal Representative of the Estate of William Coker, Charleston County Probate Case Number 2019ES10-00096, dated September 25, 2019, and recorded in the Register’s Office for Charleston County on September 26, 2019, in Book 0824, Page 795. TMS#: 764-00-00-268 NOTICE TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI You will please take notice that by a Consent Order dated the 2nd day of September, 2021, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, Walter R. Kaufmann, Esquire, whose mailing address is PO Box 459, Mt. Pleasant, SC 294650459, was appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for such of the unknown Defendants identified as John Doe, adults, and Richard Roe, infants, insane persons, incompetents and persons in the military of The United State of America, being fictitious names designating as a class any unknown person or persons or legal entity of any kind, who may be an heir, distributee, devisee, legatee, widower, widow, assign, administrator, executor, creditor, successor, personal representative, issue or alienee of Arthur Thomas Singleton, believed to be deceased, and any and all other persons or legal entities, known and unknown, claiming any right, title, interest or estate in or lien upon the parcel of real estate described in the Lis Pendens and Complaint filed herein; such appointment to become absolute unless the said Defendants or someone on their behalf shall procure the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem on or before the thirtieth (30) day after the last publication of the Summons herein.
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Master’s Sale Case No.: 2019CP1004633 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Ellen Bowick Torres; Carol Bowick Molony; Walter Kenneth Bowick, Jr.; George D. Bowick; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Florence Bowick, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title
or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; The United States of America acting by and through its agency The Department of Housing and Urban Development; City of Charleston; Alexander Stephen Brakefield; Trevor Christian Brakefield; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Rachel Renee Bowick, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe; , DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 20th day of March, 2020, 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 6th day of October, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina being known and designated as Lot 21 on a plat entitled, “final Plat showing Hemmingwood Subdivision Community, a 14.681 acre tract of land, property of Squire Homes Inc., located in Pierpont on the Ashley St. Andrews Parish Charleston County, South Carolina”, prepared by Andrews C. Gillette, SC, RLS dated May 23, 1989 revised August 22, 1989 recorded in the RMC office for Charleston County in Book BX, page 58. for a more complete description of said lot reference may be had to the aforesaid plat of record. 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 Florence K. Bowick by deed of Joseph Dawson III and Claudette Denise Dawson dated July 8, 2005 and recorded July 11, 2005 in the Deed Book N544 at page 811 in the office of the Charleston County Register of Deeds. Subsequently, Florence K. Bowick died intestate on March 18, 2019, leaving the subject property to her heirs or devisees, namely, George D. Bowick, Ellen Bowick Torres, Carol Bowick Molony, Walter Kenneth Bowick,Jr., Trevor Christian Brakefield, and Alexander Stephen Brakefield TMS # 3530200131 Case#: 2019CP1004633 Current Property Address: 1728 Leith Lane Charleston, SC 29414 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 017108-00274 2019CP1004633 FOR INSERTION 9/15/21, 9/22/21, 9/29/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity
Master’s Sale Case No.: 2019CP1000025 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as trustee for the RMAC Trust, Series 2016-CTT , PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Lucas Brown; Evelina C. Brown; Jermaine W. Alston; , DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 29th day of May, 2019, 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 6th day of October, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land near Adams Run, Charleston County South Carolina, containing 3.46 acres, more or less, and shown as Lot 9 on the Plat entitled “A Division of the Estate of Scipio Brown” dated May 30, 1979 by Robert C. Frank, recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Plat Book AO, page 96, and having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and bounds as shown on said plat. LESS AND EXCEPT: ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land near Adams Run, Charleston County South Carolina, containing 1.74 acres, more or less, and shown as Lot 9B on the Plat entitled “The Subdivision of Lot 9 of the Subdivision of the Scipio Brown EST” dated August 16, 1984 by Geometric Surveying Co., recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Plat Book BC, page 48, and having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and bounds as shown on said plat. [Released by partial release of Mortgage dated July 3, 2018, recorded November 26, 2018 in Book 0762 at Page 290] 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 a portion of the same property conveyed to Evelina C. Brown by deed of Herbert Brown, as Trustee, dated March 13, 1980 and recorded March 14, 1980 in Book X 121 at Page 278. Subsequently, Evelina C. Brown conveyed one-half (1/2) interest in the subject property to Lucas Brown by
deed dated September 7, 2004 and recorded September 20, 2004 in Book V 509 at Page 890 in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County. TMS # 0980000099 Case#: 2019CP1000025 Current Property Address: 8356 Laurie Rd Adams Run, SC 29426 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 013957-00725 2019CP1000025 FOR INSERTION 9/15/21, 9/22/21, 9/29/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NUMBER: 2021-ES-10-1634 IN THE MATTER OF: JERLEN HANNA SUMMONS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to this Petition upon the Petitioner at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Petition, within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. /s/ Kimberly Shelton Kimberly Shelton, Esq. Shelton Law, LLC 21 Gamecock Ave., Ste. A Charleston, SC 29407 843.576.2293 (phone) 866.871.9785 (fax) email@example.com September 10, 2021 Charleston, South Carolina NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a virtual hearing will be held on the Petition for Determination of Heirs on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. virtually before the Charleston County Probate Court Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401.
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-03807 MOONFLOWER, LLC, Plaintiff, v. Ernest Berry Jones, Mary Jane Jones and Charles Joseph Jones, all being deceased persons and their heirs, distributees, personal representatives, successors and assigns and spouses, if any they have and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: 5010 Converse Street City of North Charleston Charleston County, South Carolina TMS Number: 471-15-00-274 and also any unknown adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe and WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. as successor in interest to WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., and USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, South Carolina Department of Revenue, United States Department of Treasury, PARADIGM JET MANAGEMENT, INC., and JETAWAY AIR SERVICE, LLC., and Lender Loans, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Masterin-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amended Lis Pendens, Amended Summons and Notice, and Amended Complaint, were filed on August 19th, 2021, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on August 23rd, 2021 and the Order of Publication was filed on August 24th, 2021 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B. Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston, dated August 23rd, 2021 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final
publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf shall procure a proper person to be appointed Guardian ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice. THE PURPOSE of this action is to clear the title to the subject real property described as follows: ALL that certain, lot piece or parcel of land situated in North Charleston, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, designated as Lot 8, in Block 139-A on a plat showing a portion of Blocks 139-A and 259, North Charleston, made by J. O’Hear Sanders, Jr., C. E., dated December 10, 1953, and recorded in the R.M.C. Office of Charleston County in Plat Book J, Page 12, and having such shape, meter, bounds and location as are shown thereon and to which reference is hereby made for fuller description. TMS # 471-15-00-274
Court Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401 PETITIONER’S COUNSEL: JOY D. STONEY-REID, ESQUIRE ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER 6650 RIVERS AVENUE NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29406 NOTIFICATION OF INVITATION FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OF THE HEARING SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THIS COURT TO PETITIONER’S COUNSEL ONE WEEK PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHEDULED HEARING; AND ONCE RECEIVED, PETITIONER’S COUNSEL SHALL PROVIDE THIS NOTIFICATION TO ALL PARTIES ENTITLED TO NOTICE OF SAME. ANY AND ALL PARTIES MAY ALSO REQUEST ATTENDANCE OF THE HEARING BY PHONE OR EMAIL COMMUNICATION TO JAMES WARD, IV, ESQUIRE, LAW CLERK OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY PROBATE COURT, 843-958-5012, OR JWARD@ CHARLESTONCOUNTY.ORG.
s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff
Date: September 17th, 2021
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-3581
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-DR-10-751 REF. CASE NO.: 2007-DR-10-0470 SOKIA DEON LATHERN, Plaintiff, vs. TERRY LAMAR LATHERN, SR., Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT 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 thereto on the subscriber, Charlie L. Whirl, Esquire, at his office, 2112 Commander Road, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405, within thirty (30) days after the date of service 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 may be entered against you. NOTICE OF FILING. The Summons and Complaint for a divorce action were filed in Family Court, Charleston County, Case Number 2020-DR-10-751on March 12, 2021. The Final Hearing has been scheduled for November 12, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Charleston County Family Court, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29405. CHARLIE L. WHIRL 2112 Commander Road North Charleston, SC 29405 (843) 566-9705- Office Attorney for Plaintiff
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NO: 2003-ESl0-0371 RE: THE ESTATE OF BETTY GUEST NOTICE OF HEARING~ VIRTUAL HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: ANY INTERESTED PARTIES OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY GUEST. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AS STATED BELOW: DATE OF HEARING: NOVEMBER 16, 2021 TIME: 11:00 A.M. ~ EASTERN STANDARD TIME PLACE: VIRTUAL HEARING for the Charleston County Probate
ON PETITIONER’S PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OF BETTY GUEST.
PAUL THOMAS CORNELL, Plaintiff, v. KE’ONTAE RA’CHAUN TERRY and FOUR CORNERS WOODWORKING, LLC., Defendants. SUMMONS MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE (JURY TRIAL REQUESTED) TO: THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint, herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, Keith Robinson, Esquire, at his office located at 6435 Fain Street, Building B, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, within thirty (30) days of the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the complaint as required by this summons, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on August 4, 2021. Green Law Firm, LLC. Keith Robinson S.C. Bar No. 68390 Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 61060 North Charleston, SC 29419 (843) 747-2455 Keith@bill-green.com North Charleston, South Carolina September 16, 2021
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-03017 Leslie Richardson-Rozier, Plaintiff, vs. Jacquessia Arline and John Doe, Defendants. SUMMONS (Negligence) (Negligence Per Se) (Jury Trial Requested) TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to this Complaint upon the subscriber, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward, LLC By:/s Ryan Miller Ryan K. Miller, Esq. (SC Bar No.: 80234) 1090 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405 843-284-7780 843-284-9118 (fax) Miller@MDSWLegal.com Attorney for Plaintiff June 30, 2021 North Charleston, SC
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-2669 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Aliyah Pringle and Virginia Pringle DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2013. TO DEFENDANT: ALIYAH PRINGLE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on September 9, 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, Regina Parvin Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Regina Parvin, SC Bar # 65393, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.
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TO DEFENDANT: CHELSEA TINDAL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 6, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar # 101535, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405, 843-953-9464.
TO DEFENDANTS: MICHELLE THOMPSON AND HASKELL CHILDERS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for CHARLESTON County on AUGUST 24, 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, Dawn M. Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Dawn M. Berry, SC Bar #101675, 3366 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405, Telephone # 843-953-9625.
TO DEFENDANT: JOLISA GARNER YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 2, 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, Newton Howle, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Newton Howle SC Bar # 2729, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405, 843-953-9625
TO DEFENDANT: ALFRED LEE SHAPLEIGH YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 2, 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, Regina Parvin, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Regina Parvin, SC Bar # 65393, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405, 843-953-9625.
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Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): Blogger AnaSophia was asked, “What do you find attractive in a person?” I’ll reproduce her reply because it’s a good time to think about what your answer would be. I’m not implying you should be looking for a new lover. I’m interested in inspiring you to ruminate about what alliances you should cultivate during the coming months. Here’s what AnaSophia finds attractive: “strong desire but not neediness, passionate sensitivity, effortlessness, authenticity, innocence of perception, sense of humor, vulnerability and honesty, embodying one’s subtleties and embracing one’s paradoxes, acting unconditionally and from the heart.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus author Roberto Bolaño confessed, “Sometimes I want greatness, sometimes just its shadow.” I appreciate his honesty. I think what he says is true about most of us. Is there anyone who is always ready for the heavy responsibility of pursuing greatness? Doubtful. To be great, we must periodically go through phases when we recharge our energy and take a break from being nobly ambitious. What about you, dear Taurus? If I’m reading the omens correctly, you will benefit from a phase of reinvention and reinvigoration. During the next three weeks, you’ll be wise to hang out in the shadows of greatness. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having,” wrote religious writer C. S. Lewis. That advice is ten times more important right now than it usually is. For the sake of your body’s and soul’s health, you need to indulge in sprees of playful amusement and blithe delight and tension-relieving merriment. And all that good stuff will work its most potent magic if it stimulates pleasures that are unique to you — and not necessarily in line with others’ tastes. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “It is one thing to learn about the past,” wrote Cancerian journalist Kenneth Auchincloss. “It is another to wallow in it.” That’s stellar advice for you to incorporate in the coming weeks. After studying your astrological omens, I’m enthusiastic about you exploring the old days and old ways. I’m hoping that you will discover new clues you’ve overlooked before and that this further information will inspire you to re-envision your life story. But as you conduct your explorations, it’s also crucial to avoid getting bogged down in sludgy emotions like regret or resentment. Be inspired by your history, not demoralized by it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you like to deepen and strengthen your capacity to concentrate? Cosmic rhythms will conspire in your favor if you work on this valuable skill in the coming weeks. You’ll be able to make more progress than would normally be possible. Here’s pertinent advice from author Harriet Griffey: “Whenever you feel like quitting, just do five more — five more minutes, five more exercises, five more pages — which will extend your focus.” Here’s another tip: Whenever you feel your concentration flagging, remember what it is you love about the task you’re doing. Ruminate about its benefits for you and others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What’s your favorite feeling? Here’s Virgo poet Mary Szybist’s answer to that question: hunger. She’s not speaking about the longing for food, but rather the longing for everything precious, interesting, and meaningful. She adores the mood of “not yet,” the experience of moving toward the desired thing. What would be your response to the question, Virgo? I’m guessing you may at times share Szybist’s perspective. But given the current astrological omens, your favorite feeling right now may be utter satisfaction — the gratifying sensation of getting what you’ve hungered for. I say, trust that intuition. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the English language, the words “naked” and “nude” have different connotations. Art critic Kenneth Clark noted that “naked” people depicted in painting and sculpture are “deprived of clothes,” and embarrassed as a result. Being “nude,” on the other hand, has “no uncomfortable overtone,” but indicates “a balanced, prosperous, and confident body.” I bring this to your attention
By Rob Brezsny
because I believe you would benefit from experiencing extra nudity and no nakedness in the days ahead. If you choose to take on this assignment, please use it to upgrade your respect and reverence for your beauty. PS: Now is also a favorable time to express your core truths without inhibition or apology. I urge you to be your pure self in all of your glory. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio poet Anne Sexton wrote, “One has to get their own animal out of their own cage and not look for either an animal keeper or an unlocker.” That’s always expert advice, but it will be extra vital for you to heed in the coming weeks. The gorgeous semi-wild creature within you needs more room to run, more sights to see, more adventures to seek. For that to happen, it needs to spend more time outside of its cage. And you’re the best person to make sure that happens. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) could be a marvelous friend. If someone he cared for was depressed or feeling lost, he would invite them to sit in his presence as he improvised music on the piano. There were no words, no advice — only emotionally stirring melodies. “He said everything to me,” one friend said about his gift. “And finally gave me consolation.” I invite you to draw inspiration from his example, Sagittarius. You’re at the peak of your powers to provide solace, comfort, and healing to allies who need such nurturing. Do it in whatever way is also a blessing for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): At age 23, Capricorn-born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson (1721– 1764) became French King Louis XV’s favorite mistress. She was not born into aristocracy, but she wielded her Capricornian flair with supreme effectiveness. Ultimately, she achieved a noble title as well as high prestige and status in the French court. As is true for evolved Capricorns, her elevated role was well-deserved, not the result of vulgar socialclimbing. She was a patron of architecture, porcelain artwork, and France’s top intellectuals. She ingratiated herself to the King’s wife, the Queen, and served as an honored assistant. I propose we make her your role model for the next four weeks. May she inspire you to seek a boost in your importance and clout that’s accomplished with full integrity. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The bad news is that artist Debbie Wagner was diagnosed with two brain tumors in 2002. The good news is that surgery not only enabled her to survive, but enhanced her visual acuity. The great news is that on most days since 2005, she has painted a new image of the sunrise. I invite you to dream up a ritual to celebrate your own victory over adversity, Aquarius. Is there a generous gesture or creative act you could do on a semi-regular basis to thank life for providing you with the help and power you needed? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A self-described “anarchist witch” named Lars writes on his Tumblr blog, “I am a ghost from the 1750s, and my life is currently in the hands of a group of suburban 13-year-olds using a ouija board to ask me if Josh from homeroom has a crush on them.” He’s implying that a powerful supernatural character like himself is being summoned to do tasks that are not worthy of him. He wishes his divinatory talents were better used. Are there any resemblances between you and him, Pisces? Do you ever feel as if you’re not living up to your promise? That your gifts are not being fully employed? If so, I’m pleased to predict that you could fix this problem in the coming weeks and months. You will have extra energy and savvy to activate your full potential. Homework: Describe the status quo situation you’re tired of, and how you’re going to change it. https://Newsletter.FreeWillAstrology.com
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-2504
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Pulse Edalo visits the stage at Tin Roof New York-based electro pop artist Edalo will bring his feel-good house sets to Tin Roof in West Ashley Oct. 5, acting as a one-man band playing drums, keys and singing over his collection of samples and musical entities he’s created over several years. He has a current project in the works with local Americana artist Tyler Boone, after releasing “Break Free’’ earlier this year with Los Angeles’ EDM treasure, Salvo. —Chelsea Grinstead
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Eva (left) and Nathan Leach grew up listening and playing music, including their father’s punk-rock mixtapes
It runs in the family for songwriters Nathan and Eva
By Chelsea Grinstead
Brother-sister alt-folk duo Nathan and Eva Leach explore what it feels to be human again on the new EP, Imperfect Parallels. After three years of collective lyrical explorations and piecemeal compositions, the pair of local songwriters have showcased how they’ve made sense of all the life that’s happened in between. “Normally I have a phrase with a melody to it, and it’s in my head all day — then I’m like, ‘Oh, I have to write it now,’ ” Eva said. “I’ll sit down and write my songs from start to finish — melody, lyrics, everything — otherwise it’s not going to happen. I typically don’t go back and look at the pieces.” Some of the songs are stripped-down recordings of Nathan on guitar and Eva on drums singing harmonies. There are bigger-sounding songs as well, with contributions from pedal steel guitarist Jesse Shafer, drummer Alex Brouwer and bassist Austin Price. Imperfect Parallels is a mixture of sessions at Truphonic Recording in West
Ashley and home-studio-spun touches from local-turned-Californian producer James Frolio, the bassist and singer for eclectic indie group Big Yen. The dulcet album is overlaid with country and jazz components, signifying what heartbreak feels like without intentionally being a heartbreak album. “It really wasn’t a cohesive process,” said Nathan. “It was just, ‘We’ve written a bunch of songs, and we don’t know what to do with them.’ Just living life and writing songs about it.” Usually when you’re depressed over a lost love, you don’t want to listen to depressing music. It’s this sentiment that has morphed Eva’s recent dalliance with depressing banjo tunes into writing pop songs. “When I’m sad, I can’t listen to sad shit either,” she said. Lyrically, the siblings write on their own, and then come together to brainstorm the sound. “A lot of times with Eva, her songwriting and creating of a melody will come from dreams,” he said, “Or she’ll be driving and record a voice memo with a cool melody. Then I’ll try to find guitar parts that make sense with the melody she gives me; that shapes the chord progressions and how the songs move.
Usually I’ll write from the guitar.” The siblings’ violinist mother served as the family’s musical cornerstone, her singing, playing and appreciating music shaped Nathan and Eva’s desire to make their own. “For me, it was listening to my dad’s old mixtapes when he was in residency for med school,” Nathan said. “Through that, I adopted his musical sensibility — a lot of punk rock and alternative rock — that’s what got me going.” Eva first remembers falling in love with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. “The way they sing makes me feel warm — that I’m blanketed in understanding and love,” she said. “That’s vocally where I first started paying attention. Now, I lean toward more punk and pop stuff, but jazz was the first thing.” The album formed from the effort to compile their work, despite not necessarily having a precise direction. “We don’t have enough projects under our belts to define it yet,” he said. Although Eva took a stab at it, calling Imperfect Parallels, “Americana folk-pop jazz.” The duo is taking it slow in these uncertain times, focusing on the clarity derived from both creating and listening to music. “What’s done it for me, listening to others’ music — it’s a way to escape,” he said. “Any kind of art, where would we be without it? TV, movies, video games, books — people would have gone crazy. It would be a shame if music weren’t at the forefront of art and culture.”
Skinful Halloween is back for its next installment Oct. 23 at Natural Gathering Grounds in Ridgeville. Festival-goers can arrive at 2 p.m., Oct. 22, to set up camp, and gates open at 12 p.m, Oct. 23. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required to enter, and everyone should bring camping supplies, food and drink. Tickets and details are available at citypapertickets.com. Joining Dubplates are headliners synthwave group Doom Flamingo, experimental outfit Sexbruise?, Grateful Dead cover band The Reckoning and DJ Moldybrain, along with more than a dozen supporting acts. —CG
Jake Willis to headline songwriter showcase at Palmetto Brewing Mount Pleasant recording studio Magus Productions held the Rising Star Charleston songwriting contest in January to give winners the opportunity to record and perform original work, said Magus director Georgie Rhein. At a songwriter showcase held at Palmetto Brewing Company, Oct. 16, Rising Star grand prize winner Jake Willis will debut the new single, “Never Thought You’d Leave,” headlining as duo Willis & Willy with keyboardist Willy Bruenner. Also performing at the showcase from 5:30-8:30 p.m. will be Brent Saba, Jadetown and Dave Landeo. —Katherine Jordan
High Fidelity: Your Top 5 LB Adams is the CEO of Practical Dramatics, a local training company that utilizes theater strategies to help people build better conversations. She was a 2019 TEDxCharleston speaker and will serve as emcee of the 2022 TEDx event. When getting ready for a big keynote or conference event, Adams listens to her “Old School Songs to Get You Pumped to Go on Stage” playlist. Here are five of her favorites: “U.N.I.T.Y.” - Queen Latifah “My Shot” - Hamilton cast album “Bad Reputation” - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Walking on Sunshine” - Katrina & The Waves “I’d Wanna Be Me Too” - Meghan Trainor
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It’s safe to say the five members of Charleston black metal band Demiser — singer Demiser the Demiser, drummer Infestor, guitarists Gravepisser and Phalomancer and bassist Defiler — are excited about all the darkness that’s been enveloping them recently. After a long period of steadily building a South Carolina fan base with its high-energy, in-your-face performances, major-industry labels Blacklight Media Records and Metal Blade Records recently recognized the act’s menacing potential and gave Demiser a push toward international notoriety. “Metal Blade/Blacklight reached out to us initially, and after a few phone calls with them, we decided that our vision for where we wanted to take Demiser lined up perfectly with their plans for us,” said Demiser the Demiser. “After that, it was just a matter of signing on. With the resources both of these labels can provide, we’re very optimistic on where we can go from here.” The band’s starting point has been a strong one. During the process of crafting its debut record, Through The Gate Eternal, Demiser worked with Columbia engineer Chase McGuckin to achieve a certain sonic undertone that is forward-looking yet still conjures up the feeling of the classic metal era. “We knew from the beginning that we
wanted this record to sound big enough to fill a room: huge drums, full guitars, strong bass and highly aggressive vocals,” Gravepisser told City Paper. “We wanted to have a sloppy-sleazy feel to our sound without compromising on the skill and technicality we bring to the table,” Phalomancer said. The enigmatic ensemble’s sound will fill even more rooms than usual in the coming weeks, as Demiser hits the road for a full-scale East Coast and Midwest tour this fall, opening for Atlanta-based metal quartet Cloak. With a label on lock and a tour lined up, the band anticipates many more milestones. “No brakes! We’re out to stoke the evil in your soul, and we don’t plan on slowing down,” Defiler said. While the group’s ambition remains large, Demiser maintains a modest view of success. “We’re not trying to break the mold by any means, we’re just writing our brand of evil black thrash. As long as we’re still enjoying what we do, and we’re not going broke doing it, then we’re well on our way, especially in this genre.” —Kevin Wilson
‘No brakes’ for SC’s Demiser