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Restaurants, movies top SC Google searches for 2021 Google released last week its 21st-annual Year in Search — a collection of hundreds of lists with top searches from around the world, revealing patterns of topics that appealed to regional audiences in 2021. Unsurprisingly, many COVID-19 related topics were at the top of the list for trending searches in South Carolina and Charleston including: “COVID vaccine near me” and “COVID testing site near me.” But as vaccines became more widely available early in 2021, people wanted to return to fun social activities, as reflected in Google’s lists. In Charleston, other top searches included: Restaurants near me, fast food near me, pizza near me, liquor store near me, seafood near me, breakfast near me and seafood restaurants near me. Basically, the main things on Charlestonians’ minds this year were COVID, restaurants and alcohol. Sounds about right. —Samantha Connors

By Herb Frazier An enslaved man named James Matthews hid in Four Holes Swamp on his way to Charleston in 1838, where he gained passage on a ship that took him to freedom in Boston. Another enslaved man, Team, sometimes lived with maroon communities throughout Four Holes Swamp, a vast ecosystem of virgin cypress and tupelo trees, making it an ideal hideaway for freedom-seekers more than two centuries ago. These and other accounts of enslaved people who found temporary freedom in the swamp from chattel slavery helped The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest secure a designation on the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The Underground Railroad refers to efforts used to escape bondage, assisted or unassisted, from settled communities and They think they later across state and international borders. As slavery are coming persisted, escapes increased, here to hike or becoming more deliberate and organized in some places after do some birdthe Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. With the designation, watching, and Audubon’s Beidler Forest then, there is Center is among nine Underground Railroad sites in the historical South Carolina and one of four aspect that a lot in Charleston County. Matt Johnson, director of of people don’t the Beidler Forest Audubon know about.” Center in Harleyville, said, —Beidler Forest Audubon “We are proud to be recogCenter manager Emily Davis nized as part of this important national program, and we look forward to honoring this history — and the men and women to whom this history belongs — at Beidler in the coming years.” The Beidler Audubon Center manages 18,000 acres that covers Berkeley, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties within Four Holes Swamp, a place-name that first appeared on Revolutionary War-era maps. A portion of it has remained untouched with 1,000-year-old cypress and tupelo trees that provided cover for maroons, a term likely derived from the Spanish word “cimarrón” for wild or untamed. In the coming year, Beidler will work with local residents to develop a plan to interpret the maroon story. “We traditionally have focused on natural history,” Johnson

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said. “But that does not tell the complete history of this landscape and how it connects with African-American history more broadly.” Beidler’s old-growth forest allows visitors to experience a place today that looks virtually the same as it would have looked to maroons. “We have a unique opportunity to interpret this history,” he said. “We hope this will take shape in the form of interpretative CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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‘We felt called to respond’ More than 100 Afghan refugees expected locally by early 2022 At least 100 adults and children fleeing regime change in Afghanistan are expected to settle in the Charleston area in the next six weeks. North Carolina-based Lutheran Services Carolinas will spend the next month or so preparing for the arrival of the Afghans and their families — and there are ways locals can help. Speaking at Transformation Table’s Afghan pop-up dinner at Park & Grove last week, Bedrija Jazic, Lutheran Services director for refugee services, said it is in the process of lining up

housing and employment opportunities for the Charleston newcomers. The fundraiser Monday raised nearly $8,000 for the group’s refugee efforts, according to a follow-up email sent to attendees. Jazic said no more than 25 individual or family units — including parents, children and extended family — are expected in the Charleston area by mid-January. Lutheran Services already hosted refugees in Columbia and Raleigh and was looking to expand in S.C., but the added need with the Afghanistan airlift sped up

that process. “We felt called to respond to that crisis,” Jazic told the City Paper. “Most of the people that we had seen so far in our Columbia program, are the people who, in some way, had served with the U.S. military, and they have what we call ‘U.S. ties in the area,’ ” Jazic said. Potential employers, anyone with connections to housing and volunteers can learn more about Lutheran Services at lscarolinas.net. Donations collected can be marked directly for the group’s local housing assistance fund. —Sam Spence

Charleston libraries extending hours at 10 branches

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Several Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches will expand evening and weekday operating hours beginning Jan. 3 in efforts to provide better access and more flexibility for patrons needing to visit the library after work or school. The following branches will operate from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday:

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Baxter-Patrick, Bees Ferry, Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrews, John’s Island, Main Library, Otranto Road, St. Paul’s, Wando, Mount Pleasant. The Mount Pleasant and Dorchester Road libraries remain temporarily closed for renovations and will follow the above operating schedule once they reopen.

In addition, the McClellanville and Edisto Island libraries will now be open from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Hours at other CCPL branches will remain unchanged. The Village Library will continue to operate with curbside services only. A full list of operating hours and updates can be found online. —Skyler Baldwin

Charleston City Council heard comments from local business owners, residents and city leaders on Dec. 8 about a proposed Business Improvement District (BID) slated to impact King Street from Broad to Line streets, with room for expansion in either direction, in partnership with the Charleston Downtown Alliance. The district seeks to improve the on-street experience for pedestrians and business owners, with impacts ranging from beautification to adding services for tourists and residents. Those who own businesses in the BID would have more say in how to use funds specifically. The proposed area includes 545 distinct parcels, just over 75 acres of land. It isn’t a new concept, according to Robert Summerfield, the director of planning, preservation and sustainability for the City of Charleston. It was first discussed as a part of a 1977 revitalization plan, brought up again in the 1999 Downtown Plan, expanded upon in Century V Plan in 2011 and 2016. More recently, the city’s adopted comprehensive plan calls for adopting the proposed improvement district. “As goes King Street, so goes Charleston in terms of our economy,” said Councilman Mike Seekings. “For those who have undertaken during the toughest time King Street has seen to get this initiative going, good for you.” The project is expected to cost around $11 million over a 10-year period. Parcels in the affected area would be billed no more than $0.0113 per dollar of assessed value, as opposed to market value, annually over that period to offset costs. This includes some upper-floor residences above streetfront business. Other sources of income include fundraising efforts, and provided funds from The Charleston Downtown Alliance, a nonprofit made up of King Street business owners. —Skyler Baldwin

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signage, exhibits and continued programming, like our past Cultural Heritage Days. “But it may grow to things beyond that, too,” Johnson said. “We also envision the Underground Railroad designation as an opportunity to engage more meaningfully with the local community and new partners.” This is not the first maroon story told in the Lowcountry. The SummervilleDorchester Museum in 2015 erected a permanent maroon display in its historic garden house. The display presents the maroon communities in Four Holes Swamp and the wetlands at Beech Hill near Legend Oaks Golf Course on S.C. Highway 61. The exhibit is still on display at the museum at 100 E. Doty Ave. Ed West, the museum’s volunteer historian, said, “The Lowcountry was hundreds of miles from where the Underground Railroad actually operated, and it was very unfriendly country, so a runaway couldn’t go anywhere. So runaways here ran away to the swamp, and they just lived there.” At Beidler, a nearly 2-mile boardwalk loops through a portion of the world’s largest virgin swamp forest with trees likely touched by freedom-seekers. Emily Davis, Beidler’s center manager, said, “This is what makes Beidler so special. It is untouched yet touched.” Beidler receives 10,000 visitors annually, many of them birdwatchers who come to see the more than 180 species of birds that have been documented in the sanctuary. The spring is the bird-watching highpoint when hundreds of yellow prothonotary warblers migrate from South America to build low-level nests, even in cypress knees. Just as maroons might have been surprised to see a massive warbler invasion, birdwatchers today are just as surprised to discover the maroon story displayed on the boardwalk’s temporary signs. “They think they are coming here to hike or do some bird-watching, and then there is the historical aspect that a lot of people don’t know about,” Davis said. This history on slavery, so far, has not shocked Beidler’s visitors, she said. “I’ve only had people come in and ask more questions,” she added. The history lesson, she explained, adds meaning to Beidler’s peaceful and reflective experience. “It has always been a unique place, but now we have this other piece. You can meditate on these people who were here, meditate on their stories and the stories we may never know.” The forest provided food, water, natural medicines and materials to build shelter. Remnants of the maroons have long since been washed away by water that flows through the swamp and into the Edisto River. Dwarf palmettos on the high ground shielded maroons in the mysterious swamp, an undesirable place to look for enslaved people, Davis explained.

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tate Republicans last week put on an hours-long song and dance routine against business vaccine mandates on the floor of the state House of Representatives. But about four hours and 30 minutes in, realizing their screwy political maneuver was set to fail, they abruptly called the whole thing off. A bill filed a year before it suddenly was put on a Dec. 9 House committee docket would have prohibited political subdivisions from accepting federal funds to enforce federal vaccine mandates to slow the spread of COVID-19. But House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-York, apparently thought the bill was a suitable blank canvas to rewrite it to prohibit private businesses from requiring employees to be vaccinated against the virus. The rewritten proposal got a hasty thumbs up from Republicans on the House Ways and Means committee and attracted a few more sponsors clamoring to stick it to President Joe Biden. Then it went straight to the House floor, where lawmakers who were back in Columbia to consider limited legislation to close out the year, but were instead thrust into protracted debate over the bill. For hours, sensible members of the House from both parties stood in front of colleagues preaching how misguided the effort was. There were even concerns about whether the original bill fiddled with the state’s business-friendly “at-will” employment status. But they weren’t the only ones in the ears of the robotic Republicans. In the end, with the writing on the wall, Republican lawmakers pulled a switcheroo, swapping out the entire text of the bill yet again. The “new” new version, a sorry skeleton of a proposal, called for some vaccine exemptions to be acknowledged and let businesses require testing in lieu of vaccination if the businesses receive federal funds. Yes, the bill passed, but it likely won’t make it through the Senate in its current form when senators return in January. The fact is that this

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was a bad idea from the start. And the GOP power-brokers knew it. The day before they met in committee, more than two dozen business groups in a statement told lawmakers that S.C. entrepreneurs had no interest in supporting a bill that would tie their hands to protect their workers and their customers, calling the proposal an “unprecedented step against the internal operations of our state’s job creators.”

“The ability for businesses to operate without government overreach has, and will continue to be, a key building block of our state’s booming economy.” “South Carolina has a long-held tradition of being a probusiness state that allows businesses to operate with minimal government intervention,” according to the letter. “Employment decisions have been left to individual businesses in our state, subject to what each business believes is right for their operations. The ability for businesses to operate without government overreach has, and will continue to be, a key building block of our state’s booming economy.” COVID-19 is not over. S.C. officials reported more than 1,400 cases over the weekend and almost half of state residents are not fully vaccinated. But we do have the tools to fight it, and the employer vaccine mandate is one of those tools. Allowing employers to require vaccines even provides a shred of worker protection, letting them find a safer job — possibly with a vaccine mandate — if bosses are careless with worker health. The House debate over the anti-mandate mandate was a wrongheaded, shameful waste of time — exactly what we’ve grown to expect from the Republican-led S.C. legislature.

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As former President Donald Trump’s enabler in the United Nations where she served as U.S. ambassador, Haley brings together 16 essays on domestic and foreign policy in American Strength: Conservative Solutions Worth Fighting For. The free, 160-page book from her Stand for America advocacy group features short essays from conservative luminaries such as U.S. Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, as well as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Gen. H.R. McMaster. But it’s four pages of Haley’s introduction to the nine essays on domestic policy that are chilling and filled with stolid, cliched word play that offers a narrow, unsettling view of America. She repeats something that Trump supporters want to hear, but is blind to reality: “America is not a racist country,” she wrote. Governor, you grew up in Bamberg County. Drive around a little today and you’ll see a continuing legacy By not accepting the of the racism that split the country apart in the Civil inequities of the past War and continued for 100 years with Jim Crow and segregationist policies. Get out a little and you’ll see and dealing with how Black and brown America has more poverty, more health inequities, shorter lives and fewer economic them in a positive opportunities due to a failing rural education system way, we continue where school choice efforts siphon public dollars. Walk into a restaurant in Mississippi or Indiana or two Americas — one Arizona and it won’t be long before you hear someone of privilege and talking about “those people” — people who look different from white America but are just as American. another rooted in the It sounds good when you say, “The moment we reject the principles at America’s heart and accept the lie that plantation culture. our country is racist and rotten to the core, we throw away any chance of national progress. Instead, we go in the wrong direction, toward no freedom, no equality and no rule of law.” Hogwash. You are pandering to the conservative masses to make them feel like past discrimination wasn’t all that bad. We no longer live in the 1950s. By not accepting the inequities of the past and dealing with them in a positive way, we continue two Americas — one of privilege and another rooted in the plantation culture. By not accepting that racism drove the deaths in North Charleston of Walter Scott or in Charleston of nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church, you are pushing nothing more than a political fairy tale just to be seen as more appealing by conservative voters in the off-chance that you run for president. About the And your solution: To trust you. “Take it from me, the first writer … female governor of South Carolina and the first minority female Andy Brack is governor in the United States, America is not a racist country.” publisher of Yet paragraphs earlier, you don’t want your readers to trust the Charleston American government. You conveniently say, “On both sides, the City Paper. argument can be boiled down to this: We can solve any problem by We bet putting our trust in government. My response is, ‘No, thank you.’ you’ll have I put my trust in the American people instead.” a comment. Governor, the “government” is people — living people like Tim Send it to: Scott, Pat Toomey, Dan Sullivan and Newt Gingrich, as well as feedback@ convenient targets like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and charleston Chuck Schumer. All of them are members of a governing class who citypaper.com. strive to lift up the nation, not make it devolve in a sinister America. It’s sad that as a past government public servant that you don’t trust the very government in which you served. If you truly want to stand up for America, please stop dividing it with fear and platitudes. Rather, bring people together — not as conservatives, moderates and liberals — but as Americans seeking solutions to nagging problems.


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Rooftop movie night: Christmas Vacation The Griswolds are planning the perfect family Christmas in this holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation … but the arrival of unexpected extended family throws a wrench into the plans. Amid Cousin Eddie’s antics and a light spectacular gone awry, can they focus on the true meaning of the holidays? Check in at The Mercantile on Wentworth Street after 6 p.m. Admission includes your seat and a choice of popcorn or your favorite movie candy. Dec. 16. 7 p.m. $15/person. The Restoration Hotel. 79 Wentworth St. Downtown. therestorationhotel.com

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A Christmas Carol reading Charles Dickens edited his book, A Christmas Carol, into a public-reading format and performed the adapted version himself to sold-out houses in both Europe and America. Now, Traveling Literary Theater brings the same edited version, read by English stage actor, James Dyne, as he takes on the role of “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” Set in the picturesque Circular Congregational Church, take your pick of afternoon or evening recitations. Dec. 18. 3 and 7 p.m. $20/ticket; $15/senior, military, student discount. Circular Congregational Church. 150 Meeting St. Downtown. travelingliterarytheater.com WEDNESDAY

Elf trivia The best way to spread Christmas cheer may be singing loud for all to hear, but the second best way may just be a rousing game of trivia at your favorite brewery. Tables are first-come firstserve at this week’s trivia, so grab a team of elves and compete for cash prizes. First place gets $100, second place gets $50 and third place gets $25. Dec. 15. 8 p.m. Free to attend. Fam’s Brewing Co. 1291 Folly Road. James Island. famsbrewingco.com FRIDAY-SATURDAY

A Charlie Brown Christmas The classic animated TV special comes to life in Charleston with this faithful stage adaptation, presented by FAME Performing Arts and its student cast. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts crew discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story. Tickets are available for purchase online. Dec. 17, 6-7 p.m.; Dec. 18, 2 p.m. $10/ticket. Encore Music Hall. 757 Long Point Road, Ste. D. Mount Pleasant. fameperformingarts.org SUNDAY

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LOCAL FOCUS Charleston inspires, cultivates local filmmaking By Sydney Bollinger

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he Lowcountry’s charm and beauty has been documented in films like The Notebook and Forrest Gump, but in recent years, production companies have chosen Charleston as the backdrop for new, high-profile TV and film projects. Both Netflix’s Outer Banks and HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones have filmed in Charleston. Along with the success of Bravo’s Southern Charm and Halloween installments, the Charleston area has seen a recent uptick in interest from producers looking for picture-perfect backdrops and good quality of life. As the local film industry grows, more filmmakers, crew members, and other creatives are moving to the area, interested in seeking new opportunities for film and production. Many large productions that come to Charleston rely on local producers and filmmakers to navigate the city. H. Timothy Grady, owner of Ebb & Flow Pictures, often gets called in to help out-of-town filmmakers headed to the Holy City. “My job is logistics and coordinating — making sure everybody’s on the same pa ge, and getting permits from the city, the towns and all the different municipalities,” Grady told the City Paper. “Luckily, not much goes wrong in film production if you pay attention and hire the right people,” he said. “I love my job. I love the fact that people come to me with an idea and I get to provide them with, hopefully, the perfect place.” Charleston-based shows, including “reality” shows like Southern Charm and scripted comedies like Gemstones, showcase the city and help bring new productions to the area. Some filmmakers bring their own crews from L.A. or New York, but others, like The Righteous Gemstones, hire local crew and technicians, according to Grady. Productions that focus on hiring Charleston professionals often provide a local avenue for aspiring filmmakers to get started, rather than moving to Atlanta or other Southeast film hubs. “It’s a perfect place for beginning filmmakers … [It’s] a lot easier to get connections and really work through the ranks and be able to ask more questions and not just be another one of a million,” said Drew Glickman, a former Charlestonian

who has worked on projects for National Geographic and Netflix’s Explained. “The nice thing about the Charleston community is that there is so much up-andcoming industry that I was able to work my way up … As in: making a name for myself,” he said. Student filmmakers also have many opportunities to get involved in the local industry. Both College of Charleston and Trident Technical College offer film-related programs. CofC’s film studies students and Film Club members host the annual Student Film Festival every spring. Having begun in 2006, it is one of the longest-running film festivals in Charleston. Trident’s film production program assists students with getting positions on productions and making connections with industry professionals to further their careers as film technicians and producers. Rebecca Pryce, film department coordinator at Trident Tech, said just looking around a local set is a testament to the strength of the school's program. “I think the success of our program can be found on the back of a call sheet, where members of a film’s crew are listed," she said. "You can find so many who started

with us, and over the years, a strong local network of alumni has formed.” Trident alumni have gone on to produce for major clients, including Zappos and CNN, she said. Some students choose to work on major productions while also furthering their own independent projects. Charleston may not be a traditional film hub, but Pryce said there is “tremendous upside to a smaller market.” “From my perspective, there is a strong community here that looks after their own,” she said. Pryce The local filmmaking community and Charleston’s history also fosters storytelling based on the city’s history. Travis Pearson, whose 2015 film, America Street, screened at a satellite event for 2021’s Sundance Film Festival, gains much of his inspiration from the Charleston area, its history and his own background. “I learn so much being here — a lot about my culture with the Gullah Geechee

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community,” Pearson said. “As an AfricanAmerican filmmaker, a lot of stories here haven’t been told. I’m trying my best to be the storyteller — the visual storyteller.” Pearson’s focus on telling local stories through film has its roots in history. “Many of the older generations will approach [me] once they hear I’m a filmmaker and want to share their stories —want me to tell it. It’s the connection to the past.” Pearson is currently working on his second feature-length film, The Rose Boys, a coming-of-age story about two boys who sell palmetto roses downtown. The project will move to production in 2022. Pearson admits that Charleston wasn’t always a good place to start as a filmmaker. “You had to go where the money was,” he said. “But that’s slowly but surely changing, because the equipment is becoming more accessible.” The Lowcountry is home to several independent filmmakers who rely on affordable equipment and software and release their projects online through Vimeo, YouTube or streaming services, such as Tubi, which is owned by Fox. Felicia Rivers, founder of Geechee One Productions, shoots many of her films locally using local actors to “showcase the city and the world we live in.” Her first full-length film, Suga Babies, had its Tubi debut on Nov. 1. She also has upcoming projects, including a drama, which will address police brutality toward the Black community. Rivers said she expects the industry to grow even more in the next decade. “More people are coming here,” she said. “If I do better and [hire] one more person and you do better and [hire] one more person, then even more people will come [to Charleston] and invest their time and money here.” According to Grady, local governments could make the permitting process easier for filmmakers looking to use local venues and locations, which would promote even more growth to the industry. He also hopes to improve relations between Charlestonians and film producers. “People that are from South Carolina are the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but they’ve also been taken advantage of,” said Grady. So remember, he said, when


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crews show up, the good ones will check all the boxes. “We might ask to come shoot on your property. We plan to pay you a fair fee, and we have insurance … We’re going to get permits from the city, and we’re going to make sure everybody parks properly and we’re not going to upset your neighbors.” Relationships between South Carolinians and film producers may continue to grow, especially as Carolina Film Alliance (CFA) looks to expand the state's film industry. The group is gearing up for the next state legislative session, which begins in January. The session comes just as the S.C. Film Commission announced the departure of state Film Commissioner Tom Clark, who will be succeeded by Matt Storm, who has worked with the S.C. Film Commission since 2019. In the next year, CFA hopes to develop the S.C. film production workforce with funding from the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), according to a November legislative update. The group also plans to continue advocating for wage and supplier rebate funds. South Carolina currently offers $16 million in film incentives per year, while North

Carolina offers $31 million and Georgia has an uncapped tax incentive. In September, the S.C. Film Commission was offered an additional $15 million to bring new productions to the state. In addition to the Film Alliance offering some assistance for productions, Indie Grants also awards up to $35,000 for short films produced by South Carolina filmmakers. Those incentives help companies that come to S.C. and hire Trident students to work on crews, help get filmmakers opportunities with major film festivals and expand the experience of the local film industry. There’s always hope for more in the future, but for now, Grady says, “The good thing is the film business is alive and well.”

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Michael Whaley’s new nightmares prove festival darlings fice to connect to a spectral being that means the world to him. The weight of the The awkward silence in a car driving down decision haunts him. On the Road Again, a lonely back road. A lonely man driving starring Maximillian Koger and City himself mad. One can find themes of Paper contributing arts editor Michael loneliness, regret and deception in these Smallwood, concerns a couple out on a disparate scenes from C. Michael Whaley’s drive who get into an accident with an latest short films, On the Road Again and entirely unexpected figure. Ghost Note. Both shorts required only one or two But it’s not as if Whaley starts with a par- locations. From the outside, making a ticular mood in mind when he creates. movie set in minimal locations should “I really think it depends on the film. be a pretty smooth shoot, but every film Sometimes you for sure have themes you has its obstacles. “You’re not making want to talk about when you go in, and a movie if there are no hurdles,” said during the writing process,” he told the City Whaley. “Something will always come up. Paper. “For an example with Ghost Note: On Ghost Note, we had a location with It was written by my good friend Russell no power and strangers visiting the set Halvorson. His original idea was just about to see what we were doing. And On the someone being sacrificed. After I read it, I Road Again, we had the cops called on us got the idea that he was making a sacrifice because someone thought some kids were for something/someone. And turned it into playing on the street we were filming on. a film about loss.” That causes production to stop until it While Ghost Note was born from somecan be sorted.” thing profound, On the Road Again came The Charleston filmmaker’s works have from a distinctly more straightforward place. been making the rounds at film festivals “The inspiration was really about wanting this year. Recently, both were showcased at to see one of my best friends be a bad guy,” the GenreBlast Film Festival in Virginia. Whaley said. “He’s so damn likable. Just The festival is one of Whaley’s favorites. wanted to see him in a different light. Then “They really know how to support their came up with the premise from there.” filmmakers. It’s also really cool to see your Ghost Note follows a young man, played hard work on a large movie screen.” by Halvorson, who makes a grim sacriOn the Road Again was an official selec-

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tion at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival earlier this year, and has also racked up selections from Wreak Havoc Horror Film Fest, the Dickens Horror Film Fest and the Southern Horror Film Fest. Ghost Note also played at the Sin City Horror Fest as well as the Houston Horror Film Fest. His previous short film Lake Moultrie Massacre is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. While directing is his favorite part of the filmmaking process, with writing coming in at a very close second, Whaley said he didn’t start out in the local film community with directing exclusively in mind. “I think I directed by default at first. I actually started behind the camera on some small unseen shorts. Then people kept asking me to act in things. Had never even considered it. But I decided to take it seriously and took some classes.” Whaley, a fixture in the local film community for over a decade, has noticed the changes. “It has definitely grown. And I think for the better. We have a ton of talented folks here. The only thing I think should change is that there still seems to be cliques of people and not everyone works with each other. I kind of wish there was more local collaboration. Maybe even more local events to bring filmmakers together.”

Charleston’s professional ballet company, Palmetto City Ballet, will bring back The Snow Queen this weekend, just in time for holiday celebrations. The fairy tale follows young Gerda on her journey to rescue her true love Kai from the eponymous Snow Queen’s ice palace. The story is the basis for the Disney megahit, Frozen. This production is choreographed by company artistic director Jonathan Tabbert. The cast is made up of Palmetto City’s professional artists, as well as over 60 young dancers from around the Charleston community. Performances are at 7 p.m., Dec. 18, and at 3 p.m., Dec. 19, at Sottile Theater. Visit palmettocityballet.org for tickets. —Michael Smallwood

Black Ink Festival registration now open Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival has now opened registration for Black authors for the 2022 event. The festival, free to the public and held virtually, takes place Jan. 12-15, 2022. Award-winning novelist Beverly Jenkins will be the festival’s special guest. The event will feature dozens of African-American authors, with most being from the Lowcountry and surrounding areas. There will be workshops for authors and programs for readers. Registration is $75 per author and closes Dec. 24. Space is limited. Visit blackinkcharleston.org for more information. —MS

Coming next week: The annual Literary Issue Be sure to grab a copy of City Paper’s Dec. 22 issue to peruse original short stories, essays and poetry from some of the Holy City’s top emerging writers. Our annual year-end issue will also feature looks back at 2021 and forward into 2022 as we get ready to close out another year. —Staff For daily updates from Charleston’s art world, check out the Culture section at charlestoncitypaper.com.


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way to go. And Conway didn’t have to wait long for an opportunity to come up, either. Things rolled quickly for the couple. Sharing some wine with chef James London and Yoanna Tang the night before the couple reopened Chubby Fish on Bogard Street, Conway mentioned he was looking for a space — or at the very least something to do. Tang suggested taking over the old Tapio space at 221 Coming St. “I don’t even know what that is,” he said. The building never had a “for lease” sign on the window, according to Conway, but he was able to secure a walkthrough in April. “It’s not pretty, but I really like the bones of the place. It’s just going to take a lot of work,” Conway said during a walkthrough. The owner, having done their research, entrusted the house to Conway, handing him the keys and giving him the space to do what needed to be done. From April to June, Conway and Hernandez had experts visit to “look at problems that could present themselves,” and to “get a feel for what [they] wanted to do with the place and what it would feel like.” The couple decided to emphasize the building’s residential roots to create a “homey little wine bar.” It was, after all, a house from the 19th century. The following month, the couple took CONTINUED ON PAGE 18


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Charlotte-based 5th Street Group, owners of 5Church and Tempest in Downtown Charleston, announced a rebrand of the 5Church name to Church and Union, an expansion of the Nashville, Tennessee restaurant brand. “The 5th Street Group intends to continue expanding this story by moving on to Church and Union; a brand that, while in its infancy, has all the makings of something truly inspiring. We hope you will come along for the ride. CU soon,” the hospitality group said in a press release. The 5Church name will retire on Dec. 31, rebranding on Jan. 1 to Church and Union. —Michael Pham

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hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jury Assembly Room, Charleston County Judicial Center, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC regarding an ordinance approving and authorizing the grant of a utility easement to the Commissioners of Public Works of the City of Charleston, South Carolina, on portions of county properties identified as Tax Map Parcel Number 412-00-00-011 located at 3831 Leeds Avenue and Tax Map Parcel Number 412-00-00014 located at 4450 Brickyard Creek Road, North Charleston, South Carolina. Public comments, written and oral, are invited. Submission of written public comments is encouraged and those wishing to provide written public comments for the public hearing should email comments to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council

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). 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 4th day of January, 2022, 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 States of America, pursuant to


PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION December 15, 2021, December 22, 2021, December 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity 4394

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SPARTANBURG IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ARC RENTALS, LLC Plaintiff, Vs. PHILLIP McCLELLAN and VICTOR LODGE NO 141 OFFICIAL c/o ARTHUR BRANNON Defendants SUMMONS 2021-CP-42-03682 TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: 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, at his office at 1082 Boiling Springs Road, Spartanburg, South Carolina within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time aforesaid, Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint. ADAMS LAW FIRM, LLC s/ S. Frank Adams S. FRANK ADAMS ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 1082 BOILING SPRINGS ROAD SPARTANBURG, SC 29303 (864)573-7229 SC BAR 9913

October 24, 2021 SPARTANBURG, SC STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF SPARTANBURG IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ARC RENTALS, LLC Plaintiff, Vs. PHILLIP MCcCLELLAN and VICTOR LODGE NO 141 c/o ARTHUR BRANNON Defendants COMPLAINT 2021-CP-42-03682 COMES NOW, the plaintiff, by and though the undersigned attorney, entering this her complaint to quiet title and as grounds therefore states: 1. Plaintiff is a resident of and has been a resident County of Spartanburg, State of South Carolina. 2. Upon information and belief, the Defendant Phillip McClellan is resident of the County of Charleston in the State of South Carolina. 3. Upon information and belief, the Defendant Victor Lodge 141 is not a legal entity created according to the State of South Carolina therefore the actual Defendant is Arthur Brannon who did business as Victor Lodge 141 and Arthur Brannon is a resident of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. 3. Plaintiff owns in fee simple, possesses, and is entitled to possess real property situate in Spartanburg County, State of South Carolina and described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with all improvements thereon, situate lying and being in the Town of Chesnee, State of South Carolina, County of Spartanburg on Fairfield Street and being part of Lot NO. 13 in Block 57 and facing Fairfield Street 50 feet and running back 75 feet. This lot being on the front part of said lot as shown on plat being dated 1909 and revised 1939 and recorded December 6, 1939, in Plat Book 15 at Pages 42-43 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Spartanburg County, South Carolina. See also plat dated May 27, 1966, and recorded January 17, 1969, in Plat Book 58 at Page 398 in the Register of Deeds for Spartanburg County, South Carolina. For a more complete and accurate description reference is hereby made to the above forementioned plat. This is the same property conveyed to ARC RENTALS, LLC by deed of THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY said deed being dated March17, 2021, and recorded March 17, 2021, in Deed Book 131-L at Page 364 in the Register of Deeds Office of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Property Address: Fairfield Street Chesnee, SC 29323 Tax Map # 2-14-09-028.01 4. The above referenced property was conveyed to the Plaintiff by The Forfeited Land Commission of Spartanburg County South Carolina by deed being dated March 17, 2021, and recorded on March 17, 2021, in Deed Book 131-L at Page 364 of the Register of Deeds Office in and for Spartanburg County, South Carolina. (a copy of deed is attached hereto as Exhibit A and made a part hereof.) COUNT I 5. All the allegations set forth above and incorporated by this reference as if realleged and set forth in detail. 6. The property was conveyed to The Forfeited Land Commission of Spartanburg County by a deed dated February 27, 2020 said deed having been issued by, Robert E. Motts, Jr. Delinquent Tax Collector for Spartanburg County, South Carolina; said deed being recorded March 9, 2020, in Deed Book 127-E at Page 780 in the Register of

Deeds Office for Spartanburg County; said property being sold by the Delinquent Tax Collector after all notices and requirements of the State Statutes were complied with. (A copy of said deed is attached hereto as Exhibit B and made a part hereof.) 7. The Plaintiff alleges that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to Section 12-61-10 and 15-67-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. 8. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that the Defendant, Phillip McClellan neglected to pay the real property taxes for the tax years, 2016 and 2017 duly levied and assessed against the property by the political subdivision of the State of South Carolina legally authorized to assess real property taxes against the property. 9. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that the Defendant Phillip McClellan failed to redeem the property during the 12-month redemption period. 10. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief alleges, that execution and sale of the property was proper and that it complied with Sections 12-49-10 through 330 and 12-51-10 through 170 and other applicable provisions of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as amended in all material respects. 11. No action for recovery of the property sold under the provisions set forth was made by the Defendant Phillip McClellan as provided for by Section 1251-160 Code of Laws of South 0Carolina as amended. 12. Plaintiff has owned the subject property and has had continuous, open, and active use and possession of the property since Plaintiff purchased the property March 17, 2021. 13. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that by virtue of the failure of the stated Defendant to pay the taxes on the property for the 2016 and 2017 tax year, by virtue of the The Forfeited Land Commission of Spartanburg County’s successful bid, at the delinquent tax sale, by virtue of the failure of the stated Defendant to redeem the property and by virtue of the conveyance of the property by the Tax Collector, any, and all interest of the Defendant had in and to the property has been extinguished. 14. The Plaintiff alleges that it is entitled to an Order of this Court quieting title to the subject property as contemplated under Section 12-61-10 et. seq. Code of Laws for South Carolina 1976 as amended. COUNT II 15. All the allegations set forth above and incorporated by this reference as if realleged and set forth in detail. 16. The property was conveyed to Phillip McClellan by a deed dated February16, 2007 said deed having been issued by, Robert E. Motts, Jr. Delinquent Tax Collector for Spartanburg County, South Carolina; said deed being recorded March 19, 2007, in Deed Book 88-B at Page 866 in the Register of Deeds Office for Spartanburg County; said property being sold by the Delinquent Tax Collector after all notices and requirements of the State Statutes were complied with. (A copy of said deed is attached hereto as Exhibit C and made a part hereof.) 17. The Plaintiff alleges that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to Section 12-61-10 and 15-67-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. 18. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that the Defendant, Victor Lodge 141 c/o Arthur Brannon neglected to pay the real property taxes for the tax years, 2004 duly levied and assessed against the property by the political subdivision of the

State of South Carolina legally authorized to assess real property taxes against the property. 19. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that the Defendant Victor Lodge 141 c/o Arthur Brannon failed to redeem the property during the 12-month redemption period. 20. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief alleges, that execution and sale of the property was proper and that it complied with Sections 12-49-10 through 330 and 12-51-10 through 170 and other applicable provisions of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as amended in all material respects. 21. No action for recovery of the property sold under the provisions set forth was made by the Defendant Victor Lodge 141 c/o Arthur Brannon as provided for by Section 12-51-160 Code of Laws of South 0Carolina as amended. 22. Plaintiff has owned the subject property and has had continuous, open, and active use and possession of the property since Plaintiff purchased the property March 17, 2021. 23. The Plaintiff, upon information and belief, alleges that by virtue of the failure of the stated Defendant to pay the taxes on the property for the 2016 and 2017 tax year, by virtue of the The Forfeited Land Commission of Spartanburg County’s successful bid, at the delinquent tax sale, by virtue of the failure of the stated Defendant to redeem the property and by virtue of the conveyance of the property by the Tax Collector, any and all interest of the Defendant had in and to the property has been extinguished. 24. The Plaintiff alleges that it is entitled to an Order of this Court quieting title to the subject property as contemplated under Section 12-61-10 et. seq. Code of Laws for South Carolina 1976 as amended. WHEREFORE, plaintiffs prays; 1. For an Order of this Court quieting title to the abovedescribed property to ARC RENTALS, LLC; and 2. For and Order of this Court requiring a copy of the Final Order to be recorded in Register of Deeds Office for Spartanburg County, South Carolina to confirm that Plaintiff have fee simple title to the subject property, free of any claims of any other; and 3. For such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. ADAMS LAW FIRM, LLC s/S. Frank Adams S. Frank Adams 1082 Boiling Springs Road Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 (864) 573-7229 fadams@adamslawfirmsc.com Attorney for Plaintiff Dated: October 24, 2021 Spartanburg, SC

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-08-1512 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MERCEDES VARNER, JUSTIN GREENE, CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, AND TRACY DRIGGERS, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2013, 2018, AND 2020. TO DEFENDANT: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on September 22, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer

to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth L. Murphy, II, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth L. Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. (843) 719-1095.

NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on September 28, 2021.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-1421

Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone (803) 454-3540 Fax (803) 454-3541 Attorneys for Plaintiff

KAREEM LASANE, BRITTANY RUTLEDGE, TAFEIEO EVANS AND GWENDOLYN RUTLEDGE. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2018, MINOR CHILD BORN 2015, AND MINOR CHILD BORN 2012.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2021-CP-10-04471

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-3352

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

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KATHLEEN PARKER AND PAUL EALY, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2008 TO DEFENDANT: Paul Ealy YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on November 21, 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, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, 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, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, North Charleston, SC 29405, (843) 953-9229.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-2482 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS ASHLEY BROWN, JUAN NELSON AND KAMREN TILLIS, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2014. TO DEFENDANT: JUAN NELSON YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on August 20, 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., North 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., North Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS

TO DEFENDANT: TAFEIEO EVANS YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on May 7, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-1932 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS TAKESHA HAYES, CHAKA THOMPSON AND JOSEPH HEYWARD. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2019, MINOR CHILD BORN 2010, MINOR CHILD BORN 2012, MINOR CHILD BORN 2017, MINOR CHILD BORN 2006 AND MINOR CHILD BORN 2005. TO DEFENDANT: CHAKA THOMPSON YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on June 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 Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-1982 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS

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TIFFANY KING AND SIKES WILLIAMS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2004.

TO DEFENDANT: TIFFANY KING YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on June 30, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-2252 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS LAURA MOCK, WILLIAM GREEN, DWAYNE ELLIOT SR., MELLICON WRIGHT AND WAKIA WRIGHT. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2004, MINOR CHILD BORN 2005, MINOR CHILD BORN 2007, MINOR CHILD BORN 2010 AND MINOR CHILD BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANT: WILLIAM GREEN YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on July 28, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-2487 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS STEPHANIE SHAVER AND ROBERT NELSON III. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2015. TO DEFENDANT: STEPHANIE SHAVER YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on August 23, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the

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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.

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office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

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ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the Personal Representative indicated below and also file subject claims on Form #371ES with Irvin G. Condon, Probate Judge of Charleston County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401, before the expiration of 8 months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or else thereafter such claims shall be and are forever barred.

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Estate of: CATHERINE ELIZABETH WHITE SEYLE 2021-ES-10-2018 DOD: 10/23/21 Pers. Rep: KEVIN DOUGLAS SEYLE 2835 MOONBEAM DR. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ************ Estate of: CHADD EUGENE BUENTING 2021-ES-10-2027 DOD: 10/02/21 Pers. Rep: IRENE P. BUENTING 8170 NATTY RD. EDISTO ISLAND, SC 29438 ************ Estate of: CYNTHIA DENISE HOLMES 2021-ES-10-2055 DOD: 09/06/21 Pers. Rep: CARLTON HOLMES 5081 FIELD RD. HOLLYWOOD, SC 29449 Atty: BRADLEY BONVILLE, ESQ. 2971 W. MONTAGUE AVE., #201 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29418 ************ Estate of: ROSS CLARK BACON 2021-ES-10-2056 DOD: 05/16/21 Pers. Rep: BARBARA B. PERKINS 1660 W. SCHWARTZ BLVD. LADY LAKE, FL 32159 ************ Estate of: LUCILLE SIMMONS WHIPPER 2021-ES-10-2079 DOD: 08/27/21 Pers. Rep: D’JARIS DAWN WHIPPER-LEWIS 15 9TH AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29403 Pers. Rep: CHERYL WHIPPER HAMILTON PO BOX 70070 NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29415 ************ Estate of: SHIRLEY WILGUS TODD AKA SHIRLEY W. STANULIS AKA SHIRLEY JEAN STANULIS 2021-ES-10-2107 DOD: 10/20/21 Pers. Rep: PAUL D. TODD 411 CESSNA AVE. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ Estate of: JAMES RUFUS MOULTRIE 2021-ES-10-2172 DOD: 10/13/21 Pers. Rep: LILLY M. MOULTRIE 1110 MARGLE WAY NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29420

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.

were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 18, 2020.

Estate of: EVELYN LOUISE FOSTER 2021-ES-10-1923 DOD: 10/08/21 Pers. Rep: CLAIRE JOANN FOSTER 59 CODMAN HILL AVE. BOSTON, MA 02124 *************** Estate of: JOHN HENRY SMALLS, JR. 2021-ES-10-1949 DOD: 10/05/21 Pers. Rep: ROSA MAE SMALLS CHISOLM 818 HOSS RD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ Estate of: WILLIAM H. GATHERS 2021-ES-10-1951 DOD: 02/11/21 Pers. Rep: BESSIE A. GATHERS 11 PEACHTREE ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29403 Atty: LATONYA DILLIGARD EDWARDS, ESQ. 113 EXECUTIVE POINTE BLVD. #204, COLUMBIA, SC 29210 ************ Estate of: KATHY ANN NORDLOF 2021-ES-10-1961 DOD: 09/28/21 Pers. Rep: ROBERT GLENN LAMBERSON, II 360 MATUSKOVIC DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ Estate of: JANE WALLING EDWARDS 2021-ES-10-1997 DOD: 09/17/21 Pers. Rep: NOEL BEATTY 1385 MELES DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ Estate of: STEPHANIE DIANE GLADDEN 2021-ES-10-2000 DOD: 07/18/21 Pers. Rep: MARGUERITE DIANE PLATT 106 WATCHUNG AVE. GOOSE CREEK, SC 29445 ************ Estate of: WILLIAM ROY GELWICKS 2021-ES-10-2003 DOD: 10/21/21 Pers. Rep: LEANNE B. GELWICKS PO BOX 31493 CHARLESTON, SC 29417

LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced by the Plaintiff, above-named, against the Defendant, above-named, for among other things, the foreclosure of that certain Notice of Lien filed by Plaintiff against defendant and attaching to the following described real property, together with improvements, located in Charleston County, South Carolina, to-wit:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10-00868 ASHLEY RIVER COMMONS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. 4551 GREAT OAK DRIVE, LAND TRUST, DATED JANUARY 2ND, 2015, Defendant. SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANT 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-entitled action

CISA & DODDS, LLP s/John J. Dodds, III 858 Lowcountry Blvd., Suite 101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (P) (843) 881-6530 (F) (843) 881-5433 john@cisadodds.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF

ESTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ELLAU GERMAN BRYAN CASE NO: 2021-ES10-1792 NOTICE OF HEARING ~ VIRTUAL HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: JOHN J. DODDS, III, ESQUIRE, ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER 858 LOWCOUNTRY BLVD. SUITE 101 MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 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 PETITIONER YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTANINING 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 PRORATE 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. DATE OF HEARING: JANUARY 10, 2022 TIME: 10:00 A.M. ~ EASTERN STANDARD TIME PLACE: VIRTUAL HEARING for the Charleston County Probate Court Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401 DESCRIPTION/SUBJECT MATTER: ON PETITIONER’S PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF ELLAU GERMAN BRYAN. This 12th day of November, 2021 Signature: s/IRVIN G. CONDON Name: IRVIN G. CONDON, JUDGE OF PROBATE Address: 84 BROAD SREET THRID FLOOR Telephone: (843) 958-5030

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT 2021-GC-1000146 IN THE MATTER OF: James Albert Wheeler An Alleged Incapacitated Individual Debora Brown, Petitioner, vs. Harriet W. Brown and Layle M. Chambers, Respondents. SUMMONS TO THE RESPONET(S) LISTED ABOVE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to Answer the Petition in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the Petitioner(s) listed above at the following address(es): Eduardo K. Curry, Esquire P.O. Box 42270 North Charleston, South Carolina 29423 Your Answer must be served on the Petitioner at the above address within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Petition upon you , exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Petition within that time, judgement be default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Date: August 25th, 2021.

58020.F50842 Master’s Sale CASE NO. 2020CP1000985 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper, PLAINTIFF VERSUS Martha Green individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Rufus Green; South State Bank; and The Lakes Master Association Inc, DEFENDANT(S). Upon authority of a Decree dated November 16, 2021, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, in the Public Service Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC. January 4, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter. All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the Town of Summerville, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 617, as shown on that certain plat of Seamon Whiteside & Associates Surveying, LLC entitled, “ Final Subdivision Plat of The Lincolnville Tract, Lakes of Summerville, containing 4.312 acres, owned by Lakes of Summerville, LLC TMS#388-00-00-131 and Cherokee Valley Homes, LLC TMS #338-00-00-048, located in the Towns of Lincolnville and Summerville, Charleston County, South Caroline” dated June 8, 2015 and recorded July 30, 2015 in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book L-15 at Page 0352. Said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and bounding as will by reference to said plat more fully and at large appear. This being the identical property conveyed to Rufus Green by deed of Los Homes, LLC dated May 17, 2016 and recorded May 18, 2016 in Deed Book 554 at Page 806 TMS #: 388-13-00-984 Current Property Address: 249 Coosawatchie Street Summerville, SC 29485 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compli-

ance with the bid may be made immediately. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and easements and restrictions of record. 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. 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. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY Finkel Law Firm LLC (843) 577-5460 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

Master’s Sale Case No. 2013-CP-10-06988 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF10 Master Participation Trust vs Eric E Conyers a/k/a Eric Eli Conyers; SC Housing Corp.; South Carolina Department of Revenue; United States of America by and through its agency, Department of TreasuryInternal Revenue Service; South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles; Upon authority of a Decree dated the 14th day of April, 2015, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 4th day of January 2022, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, together with the buildings and improvements located thereon, situate, lying and being in Christ Church Parish of Charleston County, South Carolina, containing 1.1 acres, more or less, and shown and designated as “LOT D” on that certain plat entitled “PLAT OF THE SUBDIVISION OF (5.30 ACRES) OWNED BY SAM ROBINSON ESTATE,” dated December 30, 1998, with latest revision dated June 8, 2001, prepared by Hager E. Metts, RLS, and recorded in Plat Book DC, Page 942, in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County, SC, said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will be reference to said plat more fully appear. Together with all of Grantor’s rights, if any, for ingress and egress on and over that certain easement by private road known as Lucy Lane. Said private road being depicted on the abovedescribed plat as “50 IngressEgress & Gen Utility Easement Private Road” and referenced in that certain Order- Suit to Quiet Title, dated October 9, 2001, and filed October 10, 2001, filed in the Charleston County Circuit Court case of Jonnie Mae Robinson and Shirley Morris vs. Barbara Jean Coakley, et al, Case #99-CP-10-1712. This is the same property described as “Graddick Portion” of land, title in which was confirmed in and to the heirs of Andrew Graddick, these persons

being James Graddick, Mary Graddick Ward and Fred Graddick as decreed in that Certain Order Determining Heirs dated October 21, 1998, and filed in the Charleston County Probate Court, Case #98-ES-10-277, in the Matter of Sam Robinson, and which was recorded on March 5, 1999, at the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County, SC at Book V321 at Page 028. And included herewith: 2000 Carriage Manor Manufactured Home Model #47650, Serial # GAFLY75A/B71263-CD21. This being the same property conveyed to Eric E. Conyers by deed of Mary G. Ward a/k/a Mary Gaddick dated October 25, 2001 and recorded October 29, 2001 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina in Deed Book F386 at Page 825. This also being the same property conveyed to Eric Eli Conyers by deed of Fred Graddick dated February 25, 1998 and recorded October 29, 2001 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County in Deed Book F386 at Page 815. This also being the property conveyed to Eric E. Conyers by deed of James Graddick a/k/a James A. Graddick dated March 13, 1999 and recorded on October 29, 2001 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County in Deed Book F386 at Page 820. TMS # 558-00-00-534 Current Property Address: 2131 Lucy Lane Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 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 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. 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. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John S. Kay, Esquire Telephone: 803-726-2700 FOR INSERTION December 15, 2021 December 22, 2021 December 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

Master’s Sale Case No. 2019-CP-10-06035 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Indenture Trustee for People’s Choice Home Loan Securities Trust Series 2005-3 vs Kenneth T Johnson; Mia Johnson a/k/a Mia G. Johnson; Leon G. Galloway a/k/a Leon Galloway; Adolph Galloway a/k/a Adolph C. Galloway; Katherine G. Bing; Angela G. Nelson Galloway a/k/a Angela Galloway; and Kenneth H. Galloway and if Katherine G. Bing; Angela G. Nelson Galloway a/k/a Angela Galloway; and Kenneth H. Galloway be deceased then any children and heirs at law to the Estate of Katherine G. Bing; Angela G. Nelson Galloway a/k/a Angela Galloway;

and Kenneth H. Galloway distributees and devisees at law to the Estate of Katherine G. Bing; Angela G. Nelson Galloway a/k/a Angela Galloway; and Kenneth H. Galloway and if any of the same be dead any and all persons entitled to claim under or through them also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; Any unknown adults, any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, and any persons in the military service of the United States of America being a class designated as Richard Roe; The United States of America, by and through its Agency, the Internal Revenue Service Upon authority of a Decree dated the 22nd day of July, 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 County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 4th day of January 2022, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with any buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of Charleston, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Part of Lots 130 and 132, commonly known as 167 Moultrie Street in the present number of the City of Charleston. MEASURING and containing on the front on North line eighty five (85’) feet on Moultrie Street and the same on the back on South Line by one hundred seventeen and 7/10 (117.7’) feet on depth; all as is more fully set forth on that plat prepared by Joseph Needle dated November 28, 1950 and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Charleston County in Plat Book G at page 16A. For a more complete description of said lot, reference may be had to the aforementioned Plat, which Is incorporated herein and made a part hereof. BEING the same property conveyed to Mia G. Johnson, Adolph Galloway, Angela G. Nelson, Katherine G. Bing, Kenneth H. Galloway, and Leon H. Galloway by Deed of Distribution from the Estate of Helen H. Galloway dated May 13, 2004 and recorded May 18, 2004 in Book B495 at Page 340, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Leon Galloway, Katherine G. Bing, Angela G. Nelson Galloway, Adolph Galloway, and Kenneth H. Galloway conveyed their interest in the subject property to Mia Johnson by Deed recorded November 18, 2004 in Book M516 at Page 691, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Mia G. Johnson a/k/a Mia Johnson conveyed the subject property conveyed to Kenneth T. Johnson by Deed dated November 2, 2004 and recorded November 18, 2004 in Book M516 at Page 748, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Kenneth T. Johnson conveyed an undivided one-half interest to the subject property to Mia Johnson by Deed dated March 18, 2005 and recorded March 25, 2005 in Book K530 at Page 250, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS # 460-02-04-002 Current Property Address: 167 Moultrie St. Charleston, SC 29403

As the Plaintiff did not waive its right for a deficiency judgment in the Complaint, this sale will be re-opened for final bidding at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of February 2022. 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. 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. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John S. Kay, Esquire Telephone: 803-726-2700 FOR INSERTION December 15, 2021 December 22, 2021 December 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

Master’s Sale Case No. 2019-CP-10-05999 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Freedom Mortgage Corporation vs Eric Collins; Oak Bluff Homeowners Association, Inc.; Portrait Homes - South Carolina, LLC Upon authority of a Decree dated the 13th 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 County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 4th day of January 2022, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City of North Charleston, County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, shown and designated as Lot 4704, Block 4700, Oak Bluff Subdivision, as shown on that certain plat prepared by Harold B. Nielson, Jr., PE & PLS, of Nielson & Associates, entitled “FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT OF OAK BLUFF, BLOCKS 4700, 7955 CROSSROADS DRIVE, OWNED BY PORTRAIT HOMES OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC LOCATED IN THE CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA” which plat is dated July 9, 2005 and recorded in Plat Book EJ at Pages 122-124 in the RMC Office for Charleston County. BEING the same property conveyed to Eric Collins by Deed of Frederick Jeffers dated February 2, 2019 and recorded February 27, 2019 in Book 0779 at Page 873, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Charleston County, South Carolina. TMS # 484-00-00-497 Current Property Address: 8008 Shadow Oak Drive, Charleston, SC, 29406 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 property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the


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. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John S. Kay, Esquire Telephone: 803-726-2700 FOR INSERTION December 15, 2021 December 22, 2021 December 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-05503 Peter M. Glover, Plaintiff, v. Sam Scott, Cecilia Scott, Elizabeth Scott Glover, Sarah Scott Gathers, Elijah Glover, Frank Glover, Jr., Peter Glover and Lorena Swinton all being deceased persons and their heirs, distributees, personal representatives, successors and assigns and spouses, if any he has and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: 1.885 acres on Canyon Lane Charleston County TMS # 583-00-00-041 and 2.09 acres near Parker’s Island Road Charleston County TMS # 583-00-00-363 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, 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 Plaintiffs 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 Master-in-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lis Pendens, Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on December 8th, 2021, the Order Appointing Guardian ad

Litem was filed on December 9th, 2021 and the Order of Publication was filed on December 9th, 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 County, dated December 9th, 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 LOT, piece or parcel of land, containing 1.885 acres, located near Mt. Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, S.C., known and designated as Lot 10-A, on a Plat captioned “Plat showing the subdivision of Lot 10, into Lot 10-A, 1.885 acres, Lot 10-B, 3.977 acres, and Lot 10-C, 3.977 acres, property of Sam Scott Estate, located near Mount Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina”, by Lowcountry Land Surveyors, dated June 28, 2005, revised October 17, 2005, which plat is recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EL at Page 022. TMS # 583-00-00-041 and also ALL THAT LOT, piece or parcel of land, containing 2.092 acres, situate, lying and being near Mt. Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, S.C., known and designated as Lot 14-C, on a Plat captioned “Plat showing the abandonment of property lines between former Lot 14, TMS 583-00-00-079, 9.046 acres, and former Lot 14 A, TMS 58300-00-195, 1.000 acre, creation of new property lines to obtain new Lot 14-A, 3.977 acres, Lot 14-B, 3.9777 acres, and Lot 14-C, 2.092 acres, property of Sam Scott Estate, located near Mount Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County South Carolina” by Lowcountry Land Surveyors, dated June 28, 2005, revised October 17, 2005, which Plat is recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EL at Page 021. TMS # 583-00-00-363 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff December 9th, 2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO. 2021-CP-10-05235 Koutali, LLC., Plaintiff, v. Charles Richard, also known as Chas Richard and Franklin Richard, deceased persons, their heirs, 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: 2.00 Acres on Highway 174 Charleston County, South Carolina TMS Number: 029-00-00-030 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, Defendants.

roadway known as Highway 174 for a distance of 199.0 feet; more or less and being bounded on the South for a distance of 445.77 feet; more or less by lands now or formerly of Abraham Richard.

SUMMONS AND NOTICE

Date: November 24th, 2021

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 Plaintiffs 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 Lis Pendens was filed on November 19th, 2021. The Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on November 17th, 2021, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on November 19th, 2021 and the Order of Publication was filed on November 23rd, 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 County, dated November 19th, 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 quiet the title to the subject real property described as follows: All that lot, piece or tract of land situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Charleston, with improvements thereon, if any, containing two (2) acres more or less and being bounded as follows: On the North for a distance of 444.32 feet more or less by lands now or formerly of Thomas Singleton, Etal and by the East for a distance of 145.5 feet more or less bounded by lands now or formerly of the Beatrice Wright, Isaiah Wright and Derrick Williams; and continuing to front along the

TMS # 029-00-00-030 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff

IN THE FAMILY COURT OF KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA TO: Juan Pablo Rodriguez Address: 1090 Berkeley Street Apt. 22 Hanahan, SC, 29410 Born: 05/18/1981 Magistrate Court Case No.: 21-M20D-01516 Family Court Civl Action No.: 21-DV-1135 ORDER OF PUBLICATION (PROTECTIVE ORDER HEARING DATE) 1. The object of this suit is to obtain protection from the Respondent. 2. The object of this publication by Class I legal advertisement is to notify Respondent of the PROTECTIVE ORDER prohibiting the above-namned Respondent from having contact with certain individuals. This Order may affect property and other rights of the Respondent. Violating this Order may subject the Respondent to criminal sanctions. The Respondent is strongly encouraged to obtain a copy of this Protective Order and Petition from the Circuit Clerk of the county listed above. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: If appearing by evidence duly taken in this action that you could not be found in or that you have left the State of West Virginia, you are hereby notified of the ORDER referenced above, a copy of the Petition and Order may be obtained at the Kanawha County, Circuit Clerk’s office. This PROTECTIVE ORDER will remain in effect until January 10, 2022. A Final Hearing is scheduled for the 10th day of January, 2022 , at 9:00 AM, before the Kanawha County Family Court. Issued this 9th day of Decembe1·, 2021 at 9:11 AM. Cathy S. Gatson Circuit Clerk FDVOPEP: Order of Publication (EPO/TEPO) Review Date: 07/01/2011; Revision Date: 07/01/2011; WVSCA Approved: 07/14/2011 Docket Code(s): FDOPH

RDC File No.: 21-13204 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO.: 21-CP-10-4421 Bridge Charleston Investments F, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Allie Rock, and all other persons entitled to claim under or through him/her and all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real property subject to this action, those who are adults being as a class designated as John Doe and any unknown infants or persons under any disability or person in the military service of the United States of America being a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendants.

Lis Pendens NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced pursuant to the provisions of 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws §12-61-10, et. seq., and is pending in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, upon a complaint of the Plaintiff above-named, against the Defendants abovenamed, for the purpose of obtaining a Decree establishing that the Plaintiff is the sole owner in fee simple of the title to the property described in the Plaintiff’s Complaint, and that the Defendants do not have any right, title, interest, claim, estate in or lien upon the said property; that the premises affected by the said Complaint in the action hereby commenced were at the time of filing of this Lis Pendens described as follows, to-wit: All that lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State aforesaid and comprising Lot No. 35 East Avenue Street on a map of the Westerly part of Union Heights prepared for Kopp-Isenhour Realty Company by J.E. Thomas, C.E., dated 1919 and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book “C”, Page 137 and having such size, shape, locations, dimensions and bounds as may be seen by reference to the aforesaid plat of record. TMS No.: 466-12-00-186 Address: 2017 Echo Avenue N. Charleston, SC 29405 Summons and Notice TO: THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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, 2050 Spaulding Drive, Suite 2, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, 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, 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 Plaintiffs 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 Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. Notice of Filing YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons and Complaint, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, South Carolina on September 24, 2021. Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem UPON READING AND FILING the Petition of the Plaintiff for the appointment of Richard A. Steadman, Jr., Esquire, as Guardian ad Litem for any unknown defendants who may be minors, infants, persons under disability or incompetent, including those persons who might be in the military service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, being as a Class designated as “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” and it appearing that the names and addresses

of such persons, if any, whether residents or non-residents of the State of South Carolina, are unknown to Plaintiff and cannot, with reasonable diligence be ascertained, and that the said Richard A. Steadman, Jr., Esquire, whose office is located at 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 102, North Charleston, South Carolina, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of said Defendants and has no interest therein adverse to the interest of said Defendants, if any, and is not connected in business with the Plaintiff, in this action or with its counsel. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that said Richard A. Steadman, Jr., Esquire, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said unknown Defendants who may be minors, infants, persons under disability of incompetent, including those persons who might be in the military service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, being as a class designated as “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” and he is hereby authorized to appear and defend the said action on behalf of said Defendants, unless Defendants, if any, or any of them shall within thirty (30) days after the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service, as herein provided, procure to be appointed, procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for said Defendants, if any, for the purposes of this action. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order shall be served upon said unknown Defendants who may be minors, infants, persons under disability or incompetent, including those persons who might be in the Military Service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, being as a Class designated “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” by publication of a notice of this Order as required by law in a newspaper published in Charleston County, South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. s/ R. David Chard S.C. Bar No.: 1190 Attorney for the Plaintiff 2050 Spaulding Drive, Suite 2 N. Charleston, SC 29406 (843) 554-6984

Master’s Sale Case No.: 2019CP1001503 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Jacob DelSignore; Sarah DelSignore; Joshua DelSignore; Any Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Mario J. DelSignore, 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 15th day of November, 2021, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of CHARLESTON COUNTY CHAMBERS, 4045

Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 4th day of January, 2022 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Charleston County, State of South Carolina, known as Lot No. Twenty (20) of Block A, of Fenwick Hills Subdivision, Section A, as shown on a plat of said Fenwich Hills Subdivision, Section A, surveyed and drawn by W.H. Matheny, R.L.S., dated November 30, 1955, which plat has been duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book K (incorreclty shown on prior deed as Book E), Page 157, on October 11, 1956, the said lot is general having such size, shape, location, as by reference to said plat will indicate. 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 subject property conveyed to Mario J. DelSignore by deed of T M Rooke Company, LLC dated September 30, 2016 and recorded October 13, 2016 in Deed Book 589 at Page 195 in the Office of Register Deeds for Charleston County. Subsequently, Mario J. DelSignore died intestate on April 20, 2018, leaving his interest in the subject property to his heirs or devisees, namely, Jacob DelSignore, Sarah DelSignore, and Joshua DelSignore. TMS # 279-07-00-020 Case#: 2019CP1001503 Current Property Address: 1582 Stanwick Drive Johns Island, SC 29455 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 013957-00814 2019CP1001503 FOR INSERTION 12/8/21, 12/15/21, 12/22/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO.: 2021-CP-10-04977 VICTOR HENDRIX, Plaintiff, vs. BRANDON SCOTT MITCHELL, LLOYD TRUMAN ANDERSON, EVANS DELIVERY COMPANY, INC. Defendants. AMENDED SUMMONS

TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVENAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is served upon you herewith, and to serve a copy of your answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at his office, Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for judgment by default to be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Respectfully Submitted, s/Daniel S. Slotchiver DANIEL S. SLOTCHIVER, ESQUIRE SLOTCHIVER & SLOTCHIVER, LLP 751 JOHHNIE DODDS BLVD., STE. 100 MOUNT PLEASANT, SC 29464 PHONE: (843) 577-6531 FACSIMILE: (843) 577-0261 DAN@SLOTCHIVERLAW.COM S.C. BAR NO. 15129 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF November 1, 2021 Mt. Pleasant, SC

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO. 2021-CP-10-05475 Daniel E. Nolan, Jr., Plaintiff, vs. Brian A. Barley and Mary Beth Barley, John Doe and Mary Roe representing unknown persons who may claim an interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, known as 3.06 acres at 2047 Bentz Road, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, TMS No. 154-00-00-043, and also all other parties unknown, including persons in the Military Service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, as Amended, if any, and the unknown heirs at law, devisees, widows, widowers, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, firms or corporations of any of the Defendants who may be deceased and all other persons known claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the Complaint or any part thereof, Defendants. SUMMONS (Nonjury) TO: THE DEFENDANTS NAMED ABOVE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is served upon you, and to serve a copy of your written response to the said Complaint on the subscribers at the law office of Smith | Closser | Wheeler, P.A., 7455 Cross County Road, Suite 1, Post Office Box 40578, Charleston, South Carolina, 29423-0578, within thirty (30) days after the date of service hereof, exclusive of the day of service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. SMITH | CLOSSER | WHEELER, P.A. s/Zachary J. Closser Zachary J. Closser zclosser@scnlaw.com (SC Bar No.: 101008) 7455 Cross County Road, Suite 1 P.O. Box 40578 Charleston, SC 29423-0578 843-760-0220 Attorneys for the Plaintiff December 3, 2021 Charleston, SC

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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.

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Pulse Alan Price travels across the genre spectrum on his eclectic new record, Goodlow

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Alan Price’s debut album comes after stints in platinum-selling bands

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Alan Price is aware that his debut album, Goodlow, is all over the musical map. He knows that the thudding hard-rock groove of the opening, “Powerlines,” sounds completely different from the synth pop of “Long Day,” which in turn sounds nothing like the sunny guitar pop of “Think Fast.” In fact, it could be argued that other than Price’s smooth vocals, each song on Goodlow sounds like you’ve just switched the dial to a new radio station, right up until the closing track, “Upside,” which brings a countrymusic-style pedal steel into the equation. Lyrically, Price takes on a variety of subjects. “Man Up on the Rooftop” deals with suicide, but “John Wayne” is a whimsical ditty based on a dream Price had. “Upside” is about looking at the positives in life, while “My Heart” deals with a failed relationship. Goodlow covers a lot of bases, in other words. “When I went into it, I said I don’t really want any parameters on what I’m going to do,” Price said. “I’m not going in to write a rock album, I’m not going in to write a synth-pop album, and I’m not going in to write a country album. But I’ll be damned if there isn’t some of all of that stuff involved in it.” Price is actually proud of the kaleidoscopic musical landscape because it allowed him to express himself fully as an artist. “When I look at that album, it’s almost

like musical splatter paint — I exploded in a room and it was all the colors that were my favorite things in music — the album is representative of a lot of the things that I love about everything musical,” he said. “I’m excited to hear people be confused by all of the different sounds that are on my album.” Price has sung and played guitar since he was a child, but up until a few years ago, the Charleston native was more comfortable as a sideman than standing in the spotlight. “In my 20s and 30s, I played in a bunch of rock bands locally and regionally and had the opportunity about 10-12 years ago to start working with some bigger bands,” Price said. “I toured with the band Shinedown, which is a multi-platinum band from Atlantic Records that’s been very successful. Then I linked up with some other guys from a band called Sevendust and they’d started a new band called Call Me No One, and I did a national tour with them, and that was a great experience.” Once he moved back to Charleston and started a family, Price started looking at his own career. “I wanted to plant my roots in Charleston because I grew up here,” he said. “So about seven or eight years ago I started going out and playing bar gigs just to maintain a living. I wanted to continue playing as much as possible, and I played hundreds of bar gigs every year and suddenly got thrown into not having a band anymore. I’ve always been a contributing member to other things, and it felt great helping other people and helping the bigger picture, and now, it’s like I’m doing my own thing and I’m really discovering a

Life is all about trying to find balance, and love is the thing that can balance all of the dark and the light out to help you find your way through everything.” —Alan Price

sound that I love.” That discovery eventually led to Goodlow, which was recorded in Charleston and Nashville with some of Price’s musicbiz connections, including Billy Idol’s drummer, Erik Eldenius. Price says that despite the varying topics and sounds, there’s a cohesive message he’s trying to get across on the album’s 13 tracks. “If you ever come to see me perform, one thing I’m known for is these little heart stickers that I pass out,” he said. “They’re free everywhere I play, whether I’m selling merchandise or just playing outside. And it really does signify that the core message is one of love and positivity. Life is all about trying to find balance, and love is the thing that can balance all of the dark and the light out to help you find your way through everything. Love and heart and positivity all around is the message I’m trying to cast; it’s really about finding the silver lining.”

Niecy Blues drops new cerebral tune Local musician Niecy Blues’ latest single, “Bones Become the Trees,” is a pleasant departure from rhythm and blues. The yawning synths and foggy vocals enmesh the airy, ambient track with an ethereal vibe, bringing your mind into a peaceful space. Recently returned from a West Coast tour with alternative artist Puma Blue, Niecy is working on a debut full-length record. With a different sound than what typically comes out of the solo artists in Charleston, Niecy carries influences from ambient punk artist Deerhunter and early Tina Bell grunge. —Chelsea Grinstead

Catch music every week at Fatty’s Beer Works What started out as jam sessions at Fatty’s Beer Works between a group of local musicians turned into consistent gatherings on Monday nights that owner, brewer and musician David “Fatty” McLain affectionately calls Monday night superjams. Local soul singer and saxophonist Bill Wilson has been playing at Fatty’s since around 2016, and has secured himself a spot Dec. 16, 23 and 30. Fatty’s Christmas jam will take place Dec. 18, with superjams to follow on Dec. 20 and Dec. 27. —CG

The Charleston Symphony presents Holiday Pops Charleston Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22 and 23, at the Gaillard Center will showcase the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Wando High School choirs and include dancers, guest vocalists, pipers and special appearances by Frosty the Snowman, Saint Nick and more. Concert goers can enjoy performances from barbershop quartet The Charlestones and gospel pop vocalist Kanika Moore. Song selections range from traditional tunes and Christmas carols to orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Duke Ellington’s jazzy “Nutcracker Suite.” Tickets starting at $25 are available online. —CG


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Gospel singer Helen Freeman has found hope in the wait “I would sing The Clark Sisters music when I was younger and just dream,” said local gospel artist Helen Freeman of her early fascination with the genre. Being on stage in front of a crowd just clicks with Freeman, who grew up performing for audiences since she was 3 years old singing in the choir at Gethsemane Church downtown. She got her foot in the door when she began singing regularly in 1985 with local group, Desmond Pringle & the Proclamation. “I would sing throughout the Charleston area, and I think that’s how people got to know who I was vocally,” Freeman said, who ended up being featured in The Chronicle for her performance at the local black-owned newspaper’s 20th anniversary conference where civil rights activist Dick Gregory spoke. “Then I started climbing and climbing to more major stages after that,” she said, having opened for acts like The Winans and Shirley Caesar. Her son, Stephen Freeman, who is a touring musician out of Atlanta, is the one who brought her back to music after she took a hiatus for about a decade to focus on being a mom. “He said, ‘Mom, I’m tired of hearing you say you’re going back into the studio. I’m getting you back into the studio.’ And that’s exactly what Stephen did, and it changed my life,” she said. “I write the songs, he puts the music to them.” Her son produced her 2018 album, It’s My Time, working on the material in between playing keys on tour for stars such as Mary J. Blige, Jessie J and Keke Wyatt. Getting back to her music was the right move: the album’s title track won international acknowledgement with a Prayze Factor Award for best 2021 praise and

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Award-winning gospel artist Helen Freeman is working on her second album, God is Great worship song, her holiday song, “Christmas Day,” is currently receiving radio play, and last month, she opened for the No Fear Conference in North Charleston. For her, gospel music takes on the role of good news. “Especially during this time, there are people that are dealing with loss of a loved one … people are suicidal … life is happening to everyone,” she said. “Gospel music can give people a place of hope that things can be better, that things can change.” “It brings a level of peace to me,” Freeman said, who in the past has experienced her own life turned upside down with the death of her brother. “Being able to sing a song and meditate on that song gives me a place of rest, calm and stillness where I can just breathe.” —Chelsea Grinstead

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