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The band, which plays covers from the Beatles, Eagles and Van Morrison to Neil Young, Three Dog Night and the Mamas & the Papas, performs more than 40 times a year in area clubs and venues. Rarely a week goes by when you can’t catch the band’s great sounds that will make you get up and dance.

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“We all come from the 60s era,” said band manager, guitarist and vocalist Laureen Diebert. “That’s the time when music from Laurel Canyon and British Invasion was just beginning to root itself in American youth – and changed thoughts about music as a whole. It changed us and it is still changing music-lovers today!” Band members also include Dan Mead (guitar, bass, vocals, harmonica), Ferris Williams (bass, lead guitar, vocals), Wanda Suggs (vocalist), Mike Grenier (drums) and Vito Compitello (keyboards, lead guitar, vocals).

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The stories that defined Charleston in 2021 By Skyler Baldwin and Sam Spence

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The past year might not have been as hectic as 2020, but that’s not saying too much. Between a tough local reckoning on police reform, COVID-19’s fast reemergence, a major landmark downtown hotel passing into local hands and a ripped-from-theheadlines whodunit, 2021 has given us plenty to talk about in Charleston. Like you, we’re hoping for all this chaos to give way to serious local progress on important issues. Here are five of the biggest stories that impacted Charleston in 2021:

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Jamal Sutherland’s death sparks months of civil rights conversations, legal battle

A video released May 13 showed the final minutes of the life of Jamal Sutherland, a 31-year-old Black man from Goose Creek who had been receiving mental health

treatment when he was arrested and transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center. Among the more than two dozen videos released were those that showed Sutherland become unresponsive after two deputies involved, Lindsay Fickett and Brian Houle, deployed stun guns, gas and used physical restraint in an attempt to subdue the man who was due in bond court the morning of Jan. 5 on suspicion of misdemeanor assault at a psychiatric hospital. Charleston-area Solicitor Scarlett Wilson in a July report said the deputies were doing what they were trained to do, which did not amount to a criminal offense. “The deputies’ tactics during the cell extraction were flawed. They were negligent but they also complied with much of their training, policy and procedures,” she said in the report. “For now, in this case, it would

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be impossible for any prosecutor to argue in a courtroom that the deputies acted with the requisite criminal intent by following their training.” Months later, Sutherland’s family reached a $10 million settlement with Charleston County, hired prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump — who represented the family of George Floyd in 2020 — and vowed to continue pushing reform. Sutherland’s mother, Amy Sutherland, said she wouldn’t stop fighting until something changed.

New districts redefine representation in Charleston area

The once-a-decade process to redraw political districts nationwide will impact who represents Charleston in D.C., Columbia and even in city hall on Broad Street. The new districts drawn up by Republicans in the state legislature — based on the 2020 census count — drew criticism from equalrights and voting groups. The approved state Senate map, which adds a new district spread across downtown, West Ashley and James Island, was less-criticized, but still carves out winnable seats for Republicans. Newly approved S.C. House districts provide even more comfort for incumbent and prospective Republican legislators. In Charleston, district lines separate communities according to race, creating some of the most-white districts in an overall diverse city. In all, the state League of Women Voters said 12 of the state’s 124 districts would be competitive with the new lines. The in-progress congressional maps remain mostly unchanged except for in the area around Charleston. With the 1st Congressional District, previously represented by ex-Congressman Joe Cunningham, set to suck up fast-growing white, suburban areas of Berkeley County, making the district even tougher for a

Studies report that a sea wall (above) is needed to hold back future flooding and storm surge, but the exact look of such a project is yet to be determined Democrat to win, Cunningham sat before state senators earlier this month, saying, “If gerrymandering was art, this plan would be a Picasso.”

Charleston Place Hotel sold to local billionaire

The city’s most prominent hotel, the Charleston Place, was sold in August to the family of local billionaire Ben Navarro from international hotelier Belmond. Navarro, who made his fortune in the debt-collection industry, is pouring his family’s millions into the landmark hotel to reinvent it as a locally owned downtown destination. Longtime one of downtown’s go-to luxury hotels, especially for business travelers, Navarro’s new company, Beemok Hospitality, has said it plans a multi-year renovation of the property, which opened

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Proposed sea wall project to safeguard peninsula draws scrutiny

The City of Charleston is considering extreme steps to protect the peninsula from rising seas, strengthening storms and more frequent flooding of downtown streets. A proposal, debuted by the Army Corps of Engineers in October 2019, called for a wall around the Charleston peninsula to mitigate damage from storm surges, but which not prevent “nuisance flooding.” But the proposed wall could also inherently alleviate tidal flooding. “I think the biggest, the most important issue for Charleston, at this stage, isn’t so much about what it’s going to look like, or specifically where it’s located,” civil and environmental engineer Joshua Robinson told the City Paper in a January 2020 report. “I think the bigger question, and the fundamental question is, what’s it going to do?” The $1.1 billion project calls for an 8-mile-long, 12-foot-high wall to combat the rise in surge flooding. Models predict the wall could protect downtown from a storm surge of up to 12 feet. To put that into perspective, downtown experienced a 9.39-foot storm surge during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The price is already down from a near$2 billion proposal. Under the current proposal, the city of Charleston would contribute 35%, or $384.5 million, to the project, with the remainder coming from federal funds. As of October, City officials have said they are getting into the logistics of how the wall would be constructed, as public comment and planning periods have ended.

COVID-19 makes a rebound, spearheaded by delta variant

A resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, led by the highly infectious delta variant, swept across the Palmetto State in July, peaking in early September with more than 4,000 cases confirmed in a single day on Sept. 11. The wave brought more than just illness; however, with heated debates about masking and vaccination mandates taking over city council and school board meetings for months. Protesters lined streets and shouted down public officials who supported measures designed to protect the city from infection. It wasn’t all bad news. Health professionals CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Rundown Tim Lewis is 2nd Democrat to announce campaign to unseat Mace The chairman of the Dorchester County Democratic Party, Tim Lewis, announced Dec. 16 he will file to run in the race to unseat 1st District Congresswoman Nancy Mace. Lewis, a businessman and former Marine, is the second Democrat to announce a campaign for the seat. Annie Andrews, a pediatrician at the Lewis Medical University of South Carolina, announced her bid last month. Lewis grew up in Harleyville, about an hour north of Charleston, and graduated from University of South Carolina on a Naval ROTC scholarship, according to his campaign website. After leaving the U.S. Marine Corps, he held various jobs in the Charlotte and Upstate, S.C., area. He has led the Dorchester County Democrats for two years, according to The Post and Courier. —Sam Spence

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in 1986 and includes multiple restaurants, retail space, a spa and conference space. A sale price was not disclosed, but sources told the City Paper in June the 433room hotel was on the block for up to $500 million — $1.2 million per room. “We are extraordinarily proud to call Charleston our home, and thrilled about the opportunity to become a steward of this incredible property,” Navarro said in a press release.

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After sea turtle nest destroyed, DNR reminds of penalties Three men under the age of 21 face fines and community service after a sea turtle nest was seen being destroyed on social media over the summer, and state environmental officials are reminding beachgoers to keep their distances from the animals’ nesting sites. The three were visiting Folly Beach this past July — during the height of nesting season — with family when two of the suspects dug up a clearly marked nesting site. The third filmed the incident on Snapchat, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR law enforcement received the video and launched an investigation. In the video, the nesting site is visibly marked with orange tape and nesting site signs used by the Marine Turtle Conservation program staff and volunteers. One of the eggs is seen smashing on the ground in the video, and the suspects attempted to re-bury the eggs, which caused additional harm. Michelle Pate, the coordinator of SCDNR’s turtle conservation program, used data from the Folly Beach Turtle Watch team to confirm 71 of the 90 eggs at this specific site did not hatch. After the men were identified and meetings were held with them and their parents, all three voluntarily admitted to disturbing the nest and/or filming the disturbance and acknowledged these actions as illegal. Two charges of unlawful taking of loggerhead turtle eggs were given to both individuals responsible for digging up the eggs and one charge for the man who captured the incident on film — though the three men could have received one charge for each egg disturbed.

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Sea turtle nesting sites along South Carolina beaches are often marked off and protected by law All three individuals could face jail time, up to $2,000 in fines and restitution. The agency is recommending community service with the department’s Marine Turtle Conservation program to demonstrate the level of care that goes into protecting the state’s sea turtles. The Marine Turtle Conservation program was established in 1977 and now includes more than 1,300 volunteers who work along S.C.’s coast, protecting hatchlings and recording data. As a result of their efforts, sea turtle nesting numbers have begun increasing in recent years. “Hopefully, giving these individuals a chance to make amends by working with the dedicated staff and volunteers who work with our turtle protection program as a part of the community service component of their punishment will make a lasting impression on them about the importance of this work and why all of us, as South Carolinians, need to support it,” deputy director for the DNR law enforcement division Col. Chisolm Frampton said in a press release. —Samantha Connors

Scientists with the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Molecular Pathology Laboratory identified the first three cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the Palmetto State last week. All three cases identified were in fully vaccinated adults in Charleston County. Health officials with MUSC and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said there was a mix of travel and non-travel in these infections. Symptoms have been mild, said the molecular pathology lab director Julie Hirschhorn, which were described as flu-like symptoms that could be treated at home without the assistance of a medical doctor. The team has been processing positive COVID-19 samples on a weekly basis to check for mutations and variants of concern. “Since the identification of omicron in Africa, we’ve been trying to do a run each week to make sure that we’re sequencing as real time as possible,” Hirschhorn said. “The more real time you do sequencing, the better handle you have on what’s going on in the population.” Hirschhorn said the best thing S.C. residents can do to protect themselves from the omicron variant is getting fully vaccinated and receiving a booster shot as soon as they’re eligible. —Skyler Baldwin

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Afghan family in Charleston helped by local couple, nonprofits

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After a harrowing escape from Afghanistan, a couple has enrolled their three boys in a Charleston-area school and moved to an apartment with the help of two nonprofit groups that assist refugees and a Summerville couple who gave them temporary shelter. The father, who asked to remain anonymous, said this summer the U.S. Embassy in Kabul told them to go to the airport for a U.S. military flight out of the country. The family has special immigrant visas to the United States obtained in 2020 because the father worked for a U.S. military contractor, a relationship that placed them at risk of Taliban retribution. “If the Taliban knows I was working with the U.S. government, maybe they will kill us,” the father said recently at the Summerville home of a couple who has befriended them. The visas were due to expire, increasing their urgency to flee. When they arrived at the airport, thousands of frightened Afghans had already

stormed the gate, blocking their exit from a country that was quickly falling into Taliban hands. For four days they tried to leave. The father said he was afraid to show their U.S. visas for fear they’d be arrested. When the U.S. military withdrew in August, the family sold their car and belongings in their four-bedroom house in Kabul, abandoned it and went into hiding. Miraculously, a travel agent got them on a charter flight to Abu Dhabi and from there to New York City. In New York, refugee agency No One Left Behind helped them fly to Charleston on Oct. 21, where David and Carol McDougall greeted them. The family lived in a local Airbnb until the McDougalls welcomed them to their home on Halloween night. David McDougall said with the U.S. military withdrawal, hopes of the family’s exit had “collapsed completely. We explored every possible way to get them out. They tried to go over land, but they couldn’t cross the border.”

The Taliban are killing the people. They are destroying the country. But this is not the way of Islam.” —Father of an Afghan refugee family recently settled in Charleston

The McDougalls were connected with the family through Lutheran Services Carolinas in June and were emailing them daily with the expectation they’d leave Afghanistan in August. The family arrived in Charleston with just two suitcases. The Afghan family wants to withhold their names for fear their six relatives who currently live in their house in Kabul could be put at risk. The family chose the

Charleston area because a relative lives here. No One Left Behind, based in northern Virginia, helps families with special immigrant visas to resettle in the United States. The nonprofit group makes loans for cars, awards grants for rental assistance and helps in finding work. Bedrija Jazic, director of refugee and immigrant services for the North Carolinabased Lutheran Services Carolinas, said this family is one of the early arrivals. “The Taliban are killing the people. They are destroying the country. But this is not the way of Islam,” he said. “It is our way to bring peace and encourage the people to (follow) the good way.” “We came to the U.S. for a better life, to follow the culture of the United States,” the father said. “I advise my kids whenever you go somewhere you should respect the culture. The future will depend on the kids and what they want. All three (of my sons) say they want to become doctors.” —Herb Frazier


Coastal Conservation League on firm ground, outgoing director says By Sam Spence

City Paper: What changes can you trace from your time here since you came on? Laura Cantral: When I came four years ago and took over as the second executive director of an organization that, at that time, was 28 years old, I was building on a really strong legacy of conservation work. That work has continued and, I believe, has been as strong and as robust as it was when I got here. I think a few things that are different are maybe in how we think about the work. Flooding, climate change, sea level rise; the pressures of a changing climate, coupled with the pressure of intense development, that’s the double whammy of this city, this region, this state — they call it the Lowcountry for a reason. We’re experiencing the impacts every single day. And we have been thinking deeply about the relevance of all of the work that we do, and I would challenge you to pick any project that we work on, and argue that it’s not connected to climate change. CP: How does CCL think about dealing with long-term urgent issues like climate change in tandem with short-term urgent issues like offshore drilling? LC: ​​It’s sort of the difference between chronic and acute, in terms of projects and cadence. We have to be nimble. CP: What areas of the state face the biggest threats at this point? LC: Everything is under threat. The nature of the threats are different from place to place. The threats in the Myrtle Beach area and Hilton Head are different. Charleston — being the metropolis that it is and developing so quickly — has its own set of issues. And then of everything in between: You’ve got places in between those that suffer from many of the same threats, but have less capacity and political

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The bipartisan push against offshore drilling was one of Cantral’s victories influence. They’re just smaller communities, in many cases, poorer, underserved communities — those are under threat. The sea islands are under threat. The sense of urgency has just never been greater. It’s this combination of growing threats from increasing storms — in terms of frequency and intensity — more tidal flooding, rising sea levels, the threat of storm surge, living with water. We’re not anti development, we know that places need to develop, people need to have places to live and work and we need to grow our economy. We support that. But it needs to be done in a way that is taking into account these threats, not in this moment, exclusively, but over the longer term. CP: How can the Conservation League help people relate what those threats are to the life they live? LC: You have to make it relevant for people. People have limited time and attention to devote to anything. There are existential threats here. And we have to strike a balance between, “There are solutions” [and] an overwhelming, “Oh, my gosh. All is lost. Let’s throw up our hands and not even care.” Because there are things that we can do. And it’s our job to distill those and articulate those in a way that are compelling and understandable. CP: Any advice for your successor? LC: Take your vitamins. Be ready to strap in because it’s a big job, and it’s an important job. And it takes a lot of energy. Responses have been edited for content and clarity.

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Laura Cantral departs the Coastal Conservation League on Dec. 31 as just the second executive director in the group’s three-decade history. Taking over the group in late 2017 from founder Dana Beach, Cantral said its momentum and sense of purpose are stronger than ever. As family reasons take her and her husband to Atlanta, the City Paper sat down with her at the League’s Spring Street office one rainy December morning to talk (naturally) flooding, climate change, development and more. A national search is underway for her successor.

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A whirlwind string of tragic incidents involving the family of Alex Murdaugh, a prominent Hampton County attorney, spawned months-long coverage in national media as the story took multiple strange twists and turns involving a double killing, a fatal boating accident, a botched suicide attempt and multiple charges of financial misconduct. The story began with the discovery of the bodies of Alex Murdaugh’s wife Margaret Murdaugh and son Paul Murdaugh, on June 7. Shortly after, the family patriarch, Randolph Murdaugh Murdaugh reportedly died of natural causes. Information gleaned from the two separate investigations led to the reopening of a case involving civil conspiracy connecting Paul Murdaugh to a fatal boat crash in 2019 and eventually the shooting of Alex Murdaugh, which was later determined to have been by a hitman hired by Alex Murdaugh himself. Around the time of the shooting, which left Alex Murdaugh injured, his law firm began reporting missing funds, and an investigation was opened into the 2018 death of the Murdaugh family housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. Months later, a state judge on Dec. 10 set a $7 million bond for the now-suspended lawyer, Alex Murdaugh, in a hearing in Richland County on 48 counts of financial misconduct that involved stealing millions from clients. The bond is one of the highest set in state history. During the hearing, Alex Murdaugh reportedly said he had “tarnished badly” his family’s legacy, and that his actions had “deeply hurt every single person that I cared about.”

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A suspect in a surveillance video was described in a police report as wearing “white baklava and a hard hat.” We have no idea what this means, except that maybe someone got carried away at the Greek Festival. RUNNERS UP We’ll just quote this one straight from the incident report: Around mid-afternoon on a Sunday, an officer saw a man “standing in the median of Savannah Highway, nude from head to toe, facing north, masturbating with his left hand.” Somebody stole a tractor from a lot belonging to a landscaping company. Tractors: Sexy. Stealing tractors: Definitely not sexy. When a police officer stopped a man who was drinking beer on a sidewalk in broad daylight, the man said, “I needed it to wash down the spit because I just had a dip.” Then he added, “I’m going to the library, and I know you can’t have it in there.” The man was cited for an open container violation.

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his was supposed to be the end-of-year editorial to celebrate good cheer with holiday glee. But two completely unrelated things dashed our hopes to spread a message of goodwill: the omicron variant and our member of Congress, Rep. Nancy Mace. We’ve all been so ready for the pandemic to be over that many of us have abandoned cautious behavior designed to thwart the spread of the virus. Masks are few and far between in pictures of festive holiday outings and parties that dominate social media. People are back in crowded restaurants. Stores are filled with unmasked shoppers piling carts high with holiday delights and stocking-stuffers. Health care professionals say the omicron variant is more contagious than anything we’ve yet experienced. It may not be as virulent, but it’s still a dangerous virus that can kill, particularly the 45% of South Carolinians over age 12 who still haven’t been vaccinated. Researchers are predicting that unless we return to safe behavior, the holidays will bring a horrible hangover — another surge that will pack hospitals, stress medical workers and kill more Americans. Some 800,000 — the most of any country in the world — have already died. Let’s not be dumb in the weeks ahead. Let’s go back to lessons that we know stop the spread and save lives:

3. Wash your hands frequently. It’s easy and cheap and effective. 4. Maintain social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone as much as you can. 5. Avoid crowds and indoor spaces with poor air flow. 6. Cover your coughs and sneezes. 7. Test yourself. If you feel even a little sick, you should get a COVID-19 test to make sure you don’t spread it to others.

Yes, it’s a pain to revert back to pandemic prevention. But we need to do it now so we can get back to normal soon. On another subject, thumbs down to the GOP’s Mace for a recent publicity stunt in which she dragged some too-willing reporters on a Gilligan’s Island-esque cruise around an island just so she could stick pins in Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most recognizable face in the fight against the pandemic. This whole escapade was a solution in search of a manufactured problem. She claims she’s irritated about a monkey colony on a protected island near Beaufort that provides animals for federal research. Nice try, Nancy. It’s clear that all you wanted to do is get in the media to feed your ego, poke Fauci in the eye and feather your own nest as state legislators seem to 1. Get vaccinated and boosted. Doing so should protect you, but will also weaken symptoms if you are be working on ways to make your congressional district more competitive in 2022, to the delight of Democrats, unlucky enough to get COVID-19. independents and the Republicans running against you. 2. Wear masks. Nobody likes them, but they cut Focus on real problems, not the ones you manufacture. the rate of infections.

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How helping local newspapers helps democracy By Andy Brack Your local newspaper, particularly those published weekly, is under siege. And in the process, so is our democracy. Newspapers are finding it harder to keep publishing every week. Since 2004, more than 1,800 local newspapers have gone dark, including several in South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic. And since 2004, local newspapers have lost almost half of their newsroom staff, according to a detailed Pen America report, Losing the News: The Decimation of Local Journalism and the Search for Solutions. The loss of local news outlets hurts our comThe rise of the munities in several ways. First, not having a local internet sends ad news outlet frays the fabric that keeps communities together. Communities without newspapers have dollars that used to less information about what’s going on in their towns because there are fewer stories and connections about go to local outlets local sports teams, school achievements, business to Facebook, Google developments and local opportunities. In fact, the lack of a locally focused news outlet erodes forces that keep and other big digital a community cohesive and give residents the sense of companies as being connected and belonging. “Local news also drives civic engagement,” the they rip off locally PEN America report says. “With its loss, studies show citizens are less likely to vote, less politically informed produced news and less likely to run for office.” There also are fewer links to feed their watchdogs looking at what local government does, algorithms. which leads to less accountability, integrity, efficiency and effectiveness. Furthermore, other studies show the lack of local news leads to the likelihood of more corruption, which can lead to increased government costs for taxpayers. “We now live in a country in which at least 200 counties have no local newspapers at all,” said Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline in a November news release. “This crisis in American journalism has led to the crises we are seeing today in our democracy and civic life. We cannot let this trend continue because if it does, we risk permanently compromising the news organizations that are essential to our communities, holding the government and powerful corporations accountable and sustaining our democracy.” As publisher of a small weekly, it’s crystal clear that a federal tax credit to bolster local news would be a temporary lifeline in a financial environment in which many local businesses have cut local advertising budgets, often struggling on their own to spread the word via social media. The rise of the internet sends ad dollars that used to go About the to local outlets to Facebook, Google and other big digital companies as writer … they rip off locally-produced news links to feed their algorithms. So what can you do to ensure local news is able to thrive in the Andy Brack is double whammy of a pandemic and digital revolution? publisher of First, you can contact South Carolina’s two U.S. senators, Charleston Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and urge them to put aside poliCity Paper. tics to help America by passing the infrastructure bill that would We bet send billions to communities to harden infrastructure and bolster you’ll have local news outlets around the country. a comment. Second, you can consider a year-end donation to your local Send it to: newspaper to help it stay solvent. Our paper, for example, recently feedback@ created a nonprofit to collect donations to provide grants to help charleston weekly newspapers around the state. Other outlets use nonprofit or citypaper.com. other donated dollars to fuel news investigations or news payrolls. Communities are stronger when they have local news voices that serve as cheerleaders and watchdogs. Helping your local news outlet today is a concrete way to protect democracy and ensure America’s experiment in democracy and freedom flourishes from sea to shining sea.


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Playing ‘Where’s Waldo?’ with Black businesses By Clay N. Middleton The data on Black businesses is no secret, and it should not come as a surprise to many of us:

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While many place the responsibility on banks, private investors and the federal government to pro- stop doing is praising vide capital to Black-owned and minority-womenelected leaders and owned businesses for success, my take is that we local government for don’t have an access to capital problem; we have an access to business problem. If we focus on business providing the bare diversity, our local economy will be transformative minimum. and multifaceted for a vibrant workforce and set of innovative entrepreneurs. Entities like Community Development Financial Institutions and the Small Business Administration exist to provide business owners with assistance, mentorship and access to capital directly and through trusted partners. Other trusted and validated microlending organizations exist to provide the same things. Here in the city of Charleston, our leaders have re-emphasized Charleston residents’ abilities to access these types of resources, but one thing we must stop doing is praising elected leaders and local government for providing the bare minimum. An incubator is the price of admission. Affordable commercial space being included in the planning and approval process of new development and redevelopment is where we ought to be. I can count on one hand the number of Black-owned small businesses thriving in our city and have leftovers. That is a stark contrast to the scores of diverse businesses that were owned and operated by Black residents when I was born 40 years ago. Gentrification played a role in this, but given the billions of dollars in development we have seen in that same timeframe, the ecosystem that has prevented, blocked, hindered and shut out Black About the businesses from starting and thriving must be reversed. writer … If Charleston can profit and lead the world in its food and culture Clay N. in a city uniquely positioned to do so, then surely the contributors and Middleton, of even originators in some cases can partake in the benefit from the Charleston, booming tourism industry and indirect businesses that exist from it. has held Let me be clear: I’m not necessarily expecting Brooks Motel to various seniorstill be around — there is an ebb and flow to business. But regardlevel positions less of what part of the city you grew up in and saw these tradiin government tional mom-and-pop stores, restaurants, clothing stores and other and politics. professional business services, I didn’t expect us to have to play “Where’s Waldo?” with Black-owned businesses in our city. If Charleston is to take a step in the right direction to mitigate the issues of access to business in our city, we must be bold in the work of breaking up the monopolistic framework that exists in our major industries such as hospitality/tourism, supply chain/logistics, medical and technology.

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• African Americans comprise ~13% of the U.S. population, but own 2.1% of employer businesses, while white people own 82% of employer businesses, comprise 88% of overall sales and control 86.5% of U.S., employment according to the Center for American Progress. • If Black Americans experienced the same business ownership and success rates as their white counterparts, there would be approximately 860,000 additional Black-owned businesses nationwide employing more than 10 million people. • Approximately 25% of small businesses fail within the first 18 months. This number is 80% for Black-owned businesses. • Black owned businesses have been hit disproportionately hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, as Black business owners declined by 41% between February and April 2020, compared to 17% of white business owners.

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New Year’s Family Celebration Ring in 2022 with friends and family on Kiawah Island, with this free New Year’s Eve celebration with live entertainment and fireworks. Guests can enjoy jump castles, lawn games and party favors for all, and don’t forget to stay for the firework finale starting at 9 p.m. Food and glow gear will be available for purchase at the event. Full a la carte dinner will be available until 9 p.m. Dec. 31. 5:30-9 p.m. Free to attend. Night Heron Park. 4000 Sea Forest Drive. Kiawah Island. kiawahresort.com NEXT FRIDAY

Biergarten’s New Year’s Eve Party Welcome the New Year with, as our SUSTO buddies say, “friends, lovers, ex-lovers” or whoever, and get down under the celestial sky with Justin Osborne of SUSTO and friends. Experience the exclusive concert under twinkling lights and enjoy the last moments of 2021 with those around you. General admission tickets include a midnight Champagne toast. Dec. 31. 10:40 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 East Bay St. Downtown. baystreetbiergarten.com NEXT SATURDAY

156th annual Emancipation Proclamation Parade Charleston’s Emancipation Proclamation celebration has been held on New Year’s Day since 1866, and is considered the nation’s oldest parade commemorating the proclamation. This year’s grand marshal will be 2020 Olympic silver medalist Raven Saunders. Jan. 1. Departs at 11 a.m. Donations accepted. Burke High School. 244 President St. Downtown. chsepa.wordpress.com THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY

Holiday Festival of Lights Cap off a unique year with this beloved Lowcountry holiday tradition. The festival of lights has worked to create a special experience entirely from the comfort of your vehicle. Take a drive-thru tour through millions of lights that come together to create one celebration of the holidays with a few surprises along the way. Through Dec. 31. 5:30-10 p.m. $20/vehicle online or at the gate. James Island County Park. 871 Riverland Drive. James Island. ccprc.com

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NEW YEAR’S EVE Ways to ring in your 2022

An Extra Chill New Year’s Eve - Charleston-area music blog Extra Chill has a stacked lineup for its NYE bash, featuring Brave Baby's first show in two years, along with Human Resources and others at the Meeting Street Road brewery. 9 p.m. $35+. Lofi Brewing. 2038 Meeting Street Road Deco's Island NYE - Deco is striking a tropical tone for its NYE bash this Friday, with select drinks included, tropical party favors and more. Of course, VIP also available. 8:30 p.m. $30+. Deco Charleston. 28 Ann St. Destination 2022 with Patti O'Furniture - Drag performer Patti O'Furniture is taking over Union Station on upper King Street this NYE, with a DJ, dancing, party favors and a Champagne toast for attendees. 9 p.m. $75. Union Station. 652A King St. NYE Flip-flop drop and fireworks - Folly Beach's annual Flip-Flop Drop is back. Center Street will close starting at 10 p.m. for the beach town's veryFolly celebration with fireworks to follow. (And in the morning, head back for the 8th annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge near the Folly pier.) 10:30 p.m. Free. Folly Beach. Center St. Maya del Sol Kitchen New Year’s Eve Dinner Get your reservations now for NYE dinner with chef Raul Sanchez, who is offering a five-course chef'stable-style meal at his Reynolds Avenue restaurant to say goodbye to 2021. Times vary. $60. Reservations required. Maya del Sol Kitchen. 1813 Suite B, Reynolds Ave. (843) 225-2390. New Year's Eve at The Watch - The Restoration's stunning rooftop restaurant, The Watch, is taking reservations for a prix-fixe NYE dinner that provides some of the best views you'll find downtown as you countdown to 2022. Champagne toast included. Times vary. $75. The Watch. 79 Wentworth St. New Year's Eve Celebration at The Wonderer You know The Wonderer, Charleston's new pool and wellness club, is going to do it up big for NYE. Heated cabanas, multiple DJs, live bands, valet parking, four bars, casino games and more on are on tap. 8 p.m. $40+. The Wonderer Charleston. 1705 Meeting Street Road Joe Clarke's Big Band and Gatsby Orchestra Forte has a swingin’ New Year's Eve set right in the heart of King Street, with two bands — the Joe Clarke Big Band and Gatsby Orchestra — set to join forces for a heckuva show to ring in 2022. 8 p.m. $60+. Forte Jazz Lounge. 477 King St. New Year's Eve on the Creek - Tavern & Table and Red's Ice House are once again joining for an allinclusive NYE that includes cocktails, beer and wine and Champagne, with entertainment from Saluda Shoals and DJ RDot. 9 p.m. $125+. Tavern & Table. 100 Church St.

New Year's Eve with DJ Keybo - Kick back to a set by DJ Kevbo and send 2021 out the door with a midnight Champagne toast at The Royal American. And hey, what better way to welcome a new year than with a chili bar? 8 p.m. $25. The Royal American 970 Morrison Drive New Year's Eve w/ DJ Jerry Feels Good - Celebrate the new year right with a tropical escape to Maya’s back patio, complete with live music from DJ Jerry Feels Good, hors d’oeuvres from chef Brett Riley and cocktails from Patron. 10 p.m. $100. Maya. 479B King St. NYE Flow & Let it Go w/ Steven Willard - Get rid of all the 2021 stress with a 75-minute Flow and Let Go class sure to bring a little sweat, a little relaxation and a moment of quiet reflection before the new year. 10:45 p.m. $30+. Holy Cow Yoga Center. 10 Windermere Blvd. Ringing in the New Year Like Royalty - Being another year removed from 2020 is reason enough to go all out this New Year’s Eve, so how about a fourcourse, prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings? Times vary. $85+. 82 Queen. 82 Queen St. Ring the New Year in Spirit - Enjoy an all-inclusive evening featuring an open bar with festive cocktails, beer and wine — all conveniently located in Mount Pleasant. Looking for something to set this event apart? Try the prime-rib carving station. 8 p.m. $150. The Spirit Bar at Embassy Suites Charleston Harbor. 100 Ferry Wharf Road Swamp Fox New Years Eve Comedy Party - The folks behind Good Laughs Comedy are bringing a special event comedy show featuring Dat Phan to bring on the new year. Each ticket comes with party favors and a Champagne toast. 7 p.m. $25. Dreamers Restaurant. 312 Rembert C Dennis Blvd. The Alley New Year's Eve - Join The Alley for an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party including a silent disco, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, free bowling, free arcade games and more. 9 p.m. $85. The Alley. 131 Columbus St. The Duney Drop - New Year’s is a time to celebrate with loved ones, so mark your calendars for this family-friendly opportunity to welcome a new year with high spirits and good vibes. 9 p.m. $65. Wild Dunes Resort. 5757 Palm Blvd. Victor Social Club New Year's Eve Soirée - Tucked away on Hutson Alley, just off King Street, hides Victor Social Club, but it’s coming out of hiding for New Year’s Eve. Live DJ, plenty of food, drinks and fun abound in this New Year’s Eve party. 8 p.m. $100. Victor Social Club. 39F John St. Trio NYE ft. Chingy & Borgeous - Chingy and Borgeous are taking the stage at Trio this year for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. Ring in 2022 at Charleston’s premier multilevel night club in the lounge, club or outdoor patio. 8 p.m. $55+. Trio. 139 Calhoun St.

Rockin' Dueling Pianos - JohnKing Grill and Dueling Pianos will kick things up a notch leading into 2022 with the crowd-pleasing piano show and open bar all set for NYE. 8 p.m. $150. JohnKing Grill & Dueling Piano Bar. 428 King St.

Under the Celestial Sky with Justin Osborne of SUSTO + Friends - Calling all friends, lovers, ex-lovers and whatevers — SUSTO fans will get it — to ring in the new year with a special concert under a ceiling of twinkling lights featuring the SUSTO frontman and friends. 8 p.m. $65+. Bay Street Biergarten. 549 East Bay St.

New Year's Eve w/ JD Music - Ring in 2022 at The Commodore with music, Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and late-night snacks. Live tunes from JD Music Group. 9 p.m. $95+. The Commodore. 504 Meeting St.

Feelin' 22 New Year's Eve Party - The Uptown Social team celebrates ‘22 with a top-shelf open bar, a pizza party and beats by DJs Boogi, Eclipse and Tony Jack. 8 p.m. $125. Uptown Social. 587 King St.

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TAUK - Instrumental rockers, TAUK, take the stage Friday for the first of a two-night run at the Charleston Pour House. A plus: The show is for all-ages, with a $5 surcharge for anyone under 21, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. 8:30 p.m. $20+. Charleston Pour House. 1977 Maybank Hwy.

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Arts orgs ready for major debuts in 2022 By Michael Smallwood

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The most important thing about Charleston’s arts scene in 2021 is that it’s officially and fully back. After the COVID pandemic put an end to everything in 2020, this year has been defined by reopening and returning.

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College of Charleston and local theater companies pioneered outdoor events in April that tested the waters. Spoleto Festival USA proved the audiences were hungrier for live performances than they would ever be for virtual offerings. Summer youth sessions sold out everywhere. And finally the fall brought dance, theater and opera back in force (if constantly shaped by viral surges). With vaccine protocols in place, arts leaders in Charleston are hoping to weather further spikes and return to business as usual in 2022. The anxieties of this year’s reopenings have given way to a new determination to hit the new year running, and put butts in seats all over town. The theater companies will be moving and shaking all spring long. The Queen Street Playhouse recently added Doubt, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, to their season schedule, kicking off their spring with a powerful drama that will give meaty acting challenges to its cast. Doubt joins The Legend of Georgia McBride in March

and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for Queen Street’s spring output. PURE Theatre’s production of Ben Butler opens Jan. 21 at Cannon Street Arts Center, reuniting several of PURE’s core ensemble onstage for the first time in almost two years, for a humorous look at a little-known, but pivotal, moment in American history. This is followed by Mlima’s Tale in March and the world premiere of Clifton Campbell’s Honoria Quietly Drawing Strength From Her Truth in April.

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PURE Theatre’s production of Ben Butler opens Jan. 21

Charleston Stage’s next show is Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express in February, followed by the Charleston premiere of Black Pearl Sings in March. The company’s family series will feature Charlotte’s Web in March as well, and in April, Charleston Stage will mount the award-winning Kinky Boots on the Dock Street stage. May will also feature Treasure Island, a new musical that places the classic story along the Carolina coast, as part of the CityStage program Charleston Stage has used to bring free theater to local communities. While not officially starting its full season until 2023, Charleston Playhouse has been making its presence known with a Broadway Cabaret Series out of the College of Charleston’s Chapel Theatre. The Baker first such one-night cabaret recently drew in audiences and students, and this series will continue through June with monthly Broadway performers, starting with Anna Baker on Jan. 15. Village Playhouse will return this February with A Kiss For Luck, a CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

Flowertown Players have made two major changes to its executive team for 2022 and beyond. Andrea Limina joins Flowertown Players as their new Theater Manager, effective Jan. 1. Limina comes to Flowertown following her time as academy director at Black Tie Music Academy and founder of the musical theater program at Palmetto Scholars Academy. Jason Olson, who has worked as technical director for the company since 2020, will serve as artistic director for the remainder of the 45th season. Auditions for Flowertown’s production of Beehive: The 60s Musical, will be held on Jan. 9 and 10. —Michael Smallwood

CofC dean’s concerto at Gaillard Dean Edward Hart currently runs the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, but he’s also an accomplished composer. He composed A Charleston Concerto to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the City of Charleston, but the April 2020 premiere was postponed because of the COVID pandemic. The concerto will finally receive its world premiere on Jan. 7 and 8, 2022 at the Gaillard Center as part of the Hart of Tchaikovsky masterworks program. The Harlem Quartet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform the concerto. Hart, who served as CSO’s composerin-residence for the 2019-20 season, is excited to have the Harlem Quartet, who have performed for former President Barack Obama, on hand to perform his dedication to Charleston. Tickets to Hart of Tchaikovsky include the opportunity to attend a pre-concert lecture with Hart. Head to charlestonsymphony.org for more information. —MS

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Valentine’s Day tribute to the Carpenters, at Tradesman Brewing Co. And Flowertown Players in Summerville will on Jan. 14 continue a rousing season with a production of Steel Magnolias. Beehive: The 60s Musical comes up in April. Dance companies in Charleston also have a full slate ready to go for the first half of 2022. Dance Lab comes out of the gate in January with B. Free, a show to celebrate the work of pop icon Britney Spears. The Bad Girls Club + The Dudes will hit the Music Hall stage for a dance show that includes many of the singer’s biggest hits, and encourages audiences to wear their best Britney outfits for a chance to win a six-month membership to Dance Lab. Dance Lab will also present April’s Baddest Show in Town and June’s Queen of the Jungle/Jane’s Story youth studio performance at the PAC. Palmetto City Ballet’s March show will be an original production of Cinderella, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Jonathan Tabbert, company artistic director and S.C. Arts Commission 2017 fellowship winner, will be choreographing this production that features professional dancers and Charleston’s youth dancers. Cinderella will be presented at the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston. On April 2, Dance Conservatory of Charleston will also use Sottile Theatre for its fifth-annual Dance in Bloom production. The mixed-genre showcase will feature jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary and hip-hop dance students. Next Generation Ballet resident choreographer Maria Konrad will debut a world premiere contemporary piece as well. Dance Conservatory, like Dance Lab, is also looking forward to

welcoming new students in the new year. Not only will Charleston’s professionals hit the stages, but so will its students. Charleston Stage and PURE Theatre’s youth training companies will be up and running. Charleston Stage’s TheatreSchool program takes registrations through Jan. 12, while PURE’s company will accept student sign-ups through the end of January. Flowertown Players’ Winter Production Class will stage Cinderella on February 18-20. And South of Broadway’s next youth production will be Aladdin Jr. at its to-be announced new location. There is so much new and exciting performance art coming to Charleston in the coming months. Next year is gearing up to be a great return-to-form for the Charleston arts scene, as everything in the spring leads to a full-scale Spoleto Festival USA opening in May. All these performers need is an audience. Get your vaccines and book your tickets now.


Our favorite flicks from 2021 By Sydney Bollinger, Michael Smallwood and Kevin Young If sometimes very confusing, 2021 was an exciting year for the cinema. The 93rd Academy Awards, held in April, extended their qualifications slate to include movies that, because of the pandemic, wouldn’t be released officially until January or February of this year. As the year went on, many movies opted for simultaneous streaming and theatrical releases, with some seemingly changing their release status every month (looking at you, Dune). But whether you watched at home on any of the streaming platforms or actually ventured out and contributed to the steadily rising box office numbers, there were plenty of high-quality films to enjoy this year. The City Paper’s editors and contributors have settled on our top favorites from an incredible slate, presented here in descending order. If you haven’t seen these yet, now’s a great time to catch up.

Dune

It seemed like Dune’s release schedule was in constant flux. The WB/HBO Max collaboration meant Dune was originally included in the dual-release program, but then early 2021 trailers didn’t include it. Makes sense now: Denis Villeneuve really wanted to drive folks to the theaters. And he was right, because Dune really demands to be viewed on the largest screens possible. Villeneuve’s translation of Frank Herbert’s intriguing, dense, and deadly world is absolutely beautiful to behold. Greig Fraser’s cinematography and Hans Zimmer’s score made for some truly haunting and spectacular moments of immersive perfection. The best part? Part two is on its way.

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Villeneuve’s take on Dune (above) is a sci-fi beauty to behold Titane (right) may be for the hardcore body horror fan only

Malignant

Judas and the Black Messiah

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James Wan’s Malignant is a celebration of B-rated VHS schlock

Officially released in early February through WB’s HBO Max collab, Judas and the Black Messiah has already received its Oscar nominations, including two wins, at April’s ceremony. Daniel Kaluuya has already received his well-deserved statue for his captivating, honest, and layered performance as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party before his assassination in 1969. But Shaka King’s film is

so much more than just one performance or one historical figure. It’s an expertly crafted spy thriller, political drama, and period piece all at once. It’s a harrowing story of acceptance, education, family and betrayal. And it’s still so painfully, infuriatingly, relevant to 2021.

cept of heroism. And on the big screens that had lain mostly dormant for over a year, The Green Knight’s monsters, giants, knights and never-better performance from Dev Patel absolutely tower above everything else in the best possible way to become 2021’s best movie.

The Green Knight

Titane

It’s based on a 14th-century Middle English romantic poem about King Arthur’s mythic Knights of the Round Table. You expect adventure. You expect chivalry. You expect grandeur. David Lowery’s film delivers all these things. But what makes The Green Knight so special, and makes it 2021’s best film, is the way it delivers a cinematic experience unlike anything else this year. It is both wildly fantastical and deeply human. It is a grand fantasy like only movies can deliver while offering the kind of contemplation of life and death that is usually reserved for the theater. Lowery takes the romanticism and poetry and doesn’t just translate it to screen. In bringing protagonist Gawain’s journey to life, he creates a breathtaking, living testament to the con-

Titane opens with director Julia Ducournau’s hallmark body horror, letting her audience know this experience won’t be for the squeamish. The film enraptured me, pulled me in and left me stunned at its sheer brilliance. Caught somewhere between body horror and character study, the film’s lead Alexia (Agathe Rousselle) delivers violence and the universal human longing for connection. In doing so, Ducournau makes deft work of horrific kills and touching interpersonal moments in a single take. On the surface, the film defies reality in displaying Alexia’s physical relationship with metal and cars. Under the shock, though, Ducournau has crafted a story of family and companionship — sweet, tender and gutting.

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A young woman is tormented by visions of murder. She soon realizes her visions are coming true. To say anything more would ruin the movie. When the trailers were released for Malignant, horror fans and mainstream audiences barely batted an eye. What initially looked to be a painful, dry retread of director James Wan’s previous haunted houses and killer spirits (The Conjuring, Insidious) wonderfully — and intentionally — devolves into a silly celebration of “so-bad-it’s-good” VHS schlock. Malignant is littered with ham-fisted performances, cheesy dialogue and backwards walking in the best possible ways. A movie that begins with static and VCR tracking issues is after my heart.

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2021 saw a weird transition period for the food and beverage industry — from nearly a year of strictly takeout to slowly re-opening dining rooms, it was certainly a strange experience. Nevertheless, that strangeness didn’t stop our staff from finding memorable meals and delicious drinks this past year. These are the ones we remembered in the midst of it all.

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Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen For me, walking into Malika results in instant mouth-watering as the air is filled with the smell of delicious spices that I can’t wait to eat. Samosa chaat is listed as a starter, but I would be happy with it as my whole meal. The perfectly spiced and crunchy samosa sits atop curried chickpeas for the perfect combination of stewed comfort food and a crunchy treat.

The Tempest, an upscale seafood restaurant on North Market Street, is now offering lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Curated by 5th Street group chef partner Jamie Lynch and Tempest executive chef Will Cammer, the new lunch menu features new items like a roasted chicken soup with potato dumplings, watercress and grilled baguette, the shrimp po boy with chili aioli and fresh herbs, the Tempest burger and more. —Michael Pham

Celebrate Christmas with local favorites Step out of the house this holiday after opening gifts with the family and enjoy dinner at restaurants like newlyopened Parisian restaurant Brasserie la Banque, Park & Grove and more. Head to charlestoncitypaper.com for the full list of holiday dinners. —MP

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Eat a samosa chaat as a starter with friends or save it all for yourself as a fun meal

New Year’s is just around the corner, and many Charleston establishments are ready to celebrate it with you. Party it up at places like The Royal American, Uptown Social and LoFi Brewing. If partying isn’t your jam, relax and grab some dinner and champagne at restaurants like Lenoir, Maya del Sol or Park & Grove. Check the full list of New Year’s Eve events at charlestoncitypaper.com —MP

If you want to be pleasantly surprised by a cocktail, order the San Pablo Ave. With ingredients like vanilla chai bourbon and banana, I was expecting a heavy, winter cocktail, but what I experienced was a tropical delight that was a little too easy to drink if you catch my drift.

Samantha Connors Curry crab soup with a side of coconut rice, Bistronomy

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crab flavor mixed with the spicy, sweetness of the curry broth was only enhanced by the side of fluffy coconut rice, which I added to the soup by the spoonful. And of course, no soup is complete without a toasted crostini.

Butterbean cassoulet, Chasing Sage

With a frequently rotating menu, Chasing Sage has served many exceptional dishes during each of my visits, but the butterbean cassoulet remains a standout for me. Mixed with tomato and chicken of the woods mushrooms, this cassoulet is flavorful, filling and uniquely delicious. The salty, savory taste of bacon is heavily prevalent, but vegetarians rejoice! This cassoulet is completely meat-free.

Michael Pham Tres chocolates, Maya

I first had this cake back in October when Maya opened its doors on King Street, and there’s a day that hasn’t gone by when I don’t think about it. It’s a wonderful balance of dark, milk and Mexican chocolates that melts in your mouth with each bite. The tres chocolates is flourless, too, so those with gluten-free diets can experience the chocolatey blend on the tongue.

Ham and Butter Sandwich,

Babas on Cannon/Meeting Just three things – ham, butter, bread. It’s simple, but elegant. Quality ingredients really do make the difference. It’s the perfect snack to start your day or have in between meals. The menu describes it as “a great baguette with great ham and great butter,” and the sandwich checks all those boxes.

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Babas on Cannon/Meeting Another one for Babas — it’s one of the smoothest cold coffees I’ve had. Again, it’s simple — a shaken cold brew — but it just works. Drinking it at the bar or table in either of Babas’ locations, the drink is served up, but remains cold throughout the duration of

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Start your Sunday morning off right with the chilaquiles from Maya del Sol Kitchen a meal. When you get it to-go, it’s served over crushed ice to make it even colder. For me, I can drink this in any weather.

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Coney Island Hot Wieners I grew up on the West Coast eating In-N-Out Burger, and anytime I can find a place that suits those childhood taste buds of a delicious smash burger, it instantly becomes a favorite. Coney Island is one of those places. It’s not quite an In-N-Out burger, but the simplicity of two burgers, two slices of cheese, grilled onions and pickles is always a great combo. Bonus: the burger is served with Coney Island’s “special sauce,” an homage to the famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) Animal Style sauce.

Scott Suchy Chilaquiles, Maya del Sol Kitchen

Walk into Maya del Sol Kitchen for its Sunday brunch and there’s one dish that you’ll have to try — if there is any left.

Take a bite and you’ll see why chilaquiles are such a classic: Crispy, yet soggy, fried corn tortilla chips bathed in a tangy and slightly spicy salsa verde. Overall it’s a perfect breakfast that will fill you up without weighing you down for the day.

Sam Spence Smoked fish, Abundant Seafood

Smoked fish is having a moment, for sure. Rappahannock Oyster Co. has had it on its hidden-gem happy hour forever. Jackrabbit Filly’s fish tartare is a must-order. And newcomer Three Sirens stuffs it into crispy croquetas. But on the other side of Park Circle, you can buy the stuff by the pound at Abundant Seafood’s North Charleston outpost. (It’s also available on the docks in Mount Pleasant.) Fair warning: This stuff will spoil you — it is smoked from the top-notch fresh catch from owner Mark Marhefka and his crew, after all. The prep for a quick dip is simple: Gently squeeze the filet apart with your fingers or the back of a spoon, add some mayo, lemon juice and

a little spice of your choice (I like smoked paprika), and you’ve got the best snack you’ll have all week.

Fresh madeleines, Maison

Maison’s madeleines may be the best sugary treat you’ll ever taste. Heck, it might be the best treat, full stop. The King Street restaurant’s French cuisine makes for a delightful, decadent dinner, leaving enough room for warm madeleines. Forget whatever you think of about the scalloped cookies from the Pepperidge Farm bag — which is frankly a shame and a disservice. Maison’s light and delicate madeleines and espresso are the perfect way to end a meal. I’d get them delivered for dessert everywhere if it weren’t a faux pas.

Herb Frazier Siam Salad, Leon’s Oyster Shop

It was a bowlful of delightful flavors and unexpected treats like crunchy cabbage and nuts with the tang of oranges and smooth avocado. A great meal to share or eat alone.

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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:

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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

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-02139 The Charity Foundation Plaintiff, - vs City of North Charleston, Treasurer of Charleston County, Delinquent Tax Collector of Charleston County, Rosa Hamilton, South Carolina Community Loan Fund, John Doe and Mary Roe, Defendants. SUMMONS (Suite to Quiet Title After Tax Sale) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the Attorney for the Plaintiff at his office located at 27 Gamecock Avenue, Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days after service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint with the time aforesaid judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Respectfully submitted, NOTICE OF RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL (Suite to Quiet Title After Tax Sale) TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF YOUR STATUTORY RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL. The Court shall provide for the non-petitioning joint tenants or tenants in common who are interested in purchasing the property to notify the Court of that interest no later than (10) days prior to the date set for the trial of the case. The non-petitioning joint tenants or tenants in common shall all be allowed to purchase the interests in the property as provided in this section whether default has been entered against them or not pursuant to South Carolina Code § 15-61-25 (A). NOTICE OF INTENT TO REFER (Suit to Quiet Title After Tax Sale) TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that upon expiration of thirty (30) days following the service of a copy of the within Notice of Intent to Refer upon you, the Plaintiff intends to and will appear before the Honorable Presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, at the usual place of judicature, and will move His or Her Honor for an Order referring the above entitled action to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for Charleston County, for the purpose of holding a hearing into the merits or said cause, together with the authority to enter final judgment therein, and to provide that should any appeal be taken from the final judgment of the Masterin-Equity or Special Referee, as aforesaid, that such appeal shall be made directly to the Supreme Court of the South Carolina or alternatively to the South Carolina Court of Appeals. NOTICE NISI (Suit to Quiet Title After Tax Sale)

TO SUCH OF THE DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ACTION WHOM MAY BE INFANTS, INSANE PERSONS OR INCOMPETENTS: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, Charleston County, State of South Carolina, an Order appointing for you as Guardian ad Litem, Nisi, Willie B. Heyward, Esquire, who maintains an office at 27 Gamecock Avenue, Suite 200, Charleston, South Carolina 29407. THE appointment shall become absolute upon the expiration of thirty (30) days following the last publication of the Summons herein, unless you or someone on your behalf, on or before the last mentioned date, shall procure someone to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem to represent you in the above action. LIS PENDENS (Suite to Quiet Title After Tax Sale) NOTICE IS HEREBY given that an action has been commenced and is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 53, Title 15, South Carolina Code of Laws for 1976, as amended, commonly known as the “Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act”, Chapter 67, and of Articles 1 and 3, Chapter 67, Title 15, and Chapter 61, Title 15, South Carolina Code of Laws for 1976, as amended, for the purpose of obtaining a determination of this Court that the Plaintiff is an owner of the below described parcel of real estate; to determine adverse claims thereto, if any; and to quiet title thereto in the name of the Plaintiff and with fee simple title thereto pursuant to the provisions of Rule 71, South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. THE BELOW DESCRIBED parcel of real estate was at the time of the filing of this Lis Pendens, and at the time of the commencement of the action, situated, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows: ALL those lots, pieces or parcels of land, located in the City of North Charleston, State of South Carolina, shown as Lots 82 and 83 on a plat entitled “Boundary, Tree, Topographic & AS-Built Survey, Showing Lots 82 and 83, Liberty Hill Subdivision, 4704 Mint Avenue, TMS No. 470-0300-228,” made by Joshua W. Nance, PLS, dated November 2, 2018 and revised November 15, 2018 and recorded in the R.O.D. Office for Charleston County in Deed Book 0765 at Page 728. BEING the same property conveyed to City of North Charleston by deed of Mary M. Scarborough, Delinquent Tax Collector of Charleston County dated May 12, 2011 and recorded June 1, 2011 in the R.O.D. Office for Charleston County in Deed Book 0189, at Page 953. TMS # 470-03-00-228 Respectfully submitted, COUNTS & HUGER, LLC s/ Kelvin M. Huger Kelvin M. Huger, Esq. 27 Gamecock Ave., Suite 200 Charleston, SC 29407 (T) (843) 573-0143 (F) (843) 573-0153 (E) kmhugr@countsandhuger.com Attorney for Plaintiff The Charity Foundation Charleston, South Carolina Dated: April 30, 2021

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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. Grad-


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. Pursuant to Section 2410(c), Title 28, United States Code, the Defendant United States of America has a right to redeem the subject property within 120 days after the date of the foreclosure sale. 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 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

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

Master’s Sale 2013-CP-10-06984 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CitiMortgage, Inc., PLAINTIFF versus Walter Stanley, Georgeanna Stanley, Solomon Stanley aka Soloman Stanley, Loretta Stanley, Ben Stanley, Josephine E. Stanley, Cleveland Brown, Betty Ann Stanley Brown aka Betty A. Brown aka Betty Brown, Ruth Stanley, Tikela Jenkins aka Tikela O. Jenkins, Henry Stanley, John Stanley, Pauline Stanley, The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Annabelle Stanley; and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of Annabelle Stanley; Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as nominee for AEGIS Mortgage Corporation d/b/a UC Lending, Charleston County Business License User Fee Department, County of Charleston, John H. Ritter, Jr., The South Carolina Department of Revenue, Midland Funding, LLC, Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., First Federal Savings and

Loan Association of Charleston, Professional Financial Services, Green Tree Servicing, LLC, Target National Bank/Target Visa, The United States of America, acting through its agency, The Department of Justice, South Carolina Community Bank, Cohen’s Drywall Co., Inc., EB Designs, Inc., and Management Assistance Program, LLC, DEFENDANT(S). 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 Section 2410(c), U.S. Code, for a period of 120 days from date of sale. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 14.7000%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title

search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993 FOR INSERTION December 15, 2021, December 22, 2021, December 29, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity 4394

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

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

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after the date of sale, but compliance 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

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.

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YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Certificate of Exemption Summons, Lis Pendens, Notice and Complaint in the above-entitled action were filed in the office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 18, 2020. 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: 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

ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the Personal Representative indicated below and also file subject claims on Form #371ES with Irvin G. Condon, Probate Judge of Charleston County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401, before the expiration of 8 months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or else thereafter such claims shall be and are forever barred. Estate of: 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. Estate of: DONALD G. JAMES 2021-ES-10-1727 DOD: 06/24/21 Pers. Rep: JACQUELINE H. JAMES 1987 SHADETREE BLVD. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 Atty: JOHN F. PERRY, ESQ. 3021 RUSHLAND MEWS JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ************ Estate of: JIMMY W. MONEY 2021-ES-10-2037 DOD: 09/01/21

Pers. Rep: JOANN M. CANTRELL 188 MIDLAND PKWY., #416 SUMMERVILLE, SC 29485 ************ Estate of: SARAH GREGORIE STURM 2021-ES-10-2100 DOD: 10/23/21 Pers. Rep: MARGARET S. VOLPE 6308 BATTLE ROCK DR. CLIFTON, VA 20124 Atty: ANDREW E. RHEA, ESQ. 115 CHURCH ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ Estate of: JAMES LAWRENCE 2021-ES-10-2161 DOD: 11/18/21 Pers. Rep: SHIRRESE B. BROCKINGTON, ESQ. PO BOX 31312 CHARLESTON, SC 29417 ************ Estate of: SHIRLEY M. HARTLEY 2021-ES-10-2182 DOD: 11/17/21 Pers. Rep: RICHARD E. HARTLEY, JR. 4098 LOBLOLLY BAY FOREST DR. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 Atty: JOSEPH W. GINN, III, ESQ. 3842 LEEDS AVE., #2 CHARLESTON, SC 29405

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF ORANGEBURG IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2021-CP38-1297 Jennene Elmore and Hikeem Elmore, Plaintiffs, -vsYvette Elaine Brown and 3R of Charleston, Inc., Defendants. Yvette Elaine Brown, Plaintiff, v. 3R of Charleston, Inc., Kenneth S. Adams, Charleston Water System, and Jennene Elmore, Defendants. SUMMONS MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE (JURY TRIAL REQUESTED) TO: THE DEFENDANT ABOVENAMED YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint, herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint upon the subscriber, Keith Robinson, Esquire, at his office located at 6435 Fain Street, Building B, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406, within thirty (30) days of the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the complaint as required by this summons, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the original Summons and Complaint, of which the foregoing is a copy of the Summons, were filed with the Clerk of Court for Orangeburg County, South Carolina on September 3, 2021. Green Law Firm, LLC. Keith Robinson SC Bar # 68390 Attorney for Plaintiff 6435 Fain Street, Building B North Charleston, SC 29406 P.O. Box 61060 North Charleston, SC 29419 (843) 747-2455 Keith@bill-green.com North Charleston, South Carolina December 15, 2021

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the Beverly T. Craven Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC, regarding an ordinance to provide for the adoption of a nine single member district reapportionment plan for Charleston County The proposed redistricting maps are available on the Charleston County Government website at www.charlestoncounty.org and at all Charleston County Public Libraries. 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 redistricting@charlestoncounty. org by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Kristen L. Salisbury Clerk of Council

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-08-1768 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS LINDA TERRI FLORES, DEFENDANT. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN IN 2021. TO DEFENDANT: LINDA TERRI FLORES YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on November 3, 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, Esquire, SC Bar #101817, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. (843) 719-1095.

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT 2021-GC-1000146

KATHLEEN PARKER AND PAUL EALY, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2008

IN THE MATTER OF: James Albert Wheeler An Alleged Incapacitated Individual

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.

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.

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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.

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

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STEPHANIE SHAVER AND ROBERT NELSON III. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2015.

JESSICA DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER MODEN, LINDA MODEN, AND TERRY MODEN, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN IN 2019.

MERCEDES VARNER, JUSTIN GREENE, CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, AND TRACY DRIGGERS, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2013, 2018, AND 2020.

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 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.

TO DEFENDANTS: JESSICA DAVIS AND CHRISTOPHER MODEN: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on September 20, 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, Esquire, 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, Esquire, SC Bar # 101817, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, (843) 719-1095

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may become a more audacious storyteller in 2022. You could ripen your ability to express the core truths about your life with entertaining narratives. Bonus: The experiences that come your way will provide raw material for you to become even more interesting than you already are. Now, study these words by storyteller Ruth Sawyer: “To be a good storyteller, one must be gloriously alive. It is not possible to kindle fresh fires from burned-out embers. The best of the traditional storytellers are those who live close to the heart of things — to the earth, sea, wind and weather. They have known solitude, silence. They have been given unbroken time in which to feel deeply, to reach constantly for understanding.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus author May Sarton wrote a poem celebrating her maturation into the person she had always dreamed she would be. “Now I become myself,” she exulted. “It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, have worn other people’s faces.” But at last, she said, “All fuses together now, falls into place from wish to action, word to silence. My work, my love, my time, my face: gathered into one intense gesture of growing like a plant.” I invite you to adopt Sarton’s poem as a primary source of inspiration in 2022. Make it your guide as you, too, become fully and richly yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 2012, the writer Gore Vidal died the day after Gemini writer Maeve Binchy passed away. They were both famous, though Bincy sold more books than Vidal. Vidal was interesting but problematic for me. He was fond of saying that it wasn’t enough for him to succeed; he wanted others to fail. The misery of his fellow humans intensified his satisfaction about his own accomplishments. On the other hand, Binchy had a generous wish that everyone would be a success. She felt her magnificence was magnified by others’ magnificence. In 2022, it will be vital for your physical and mental health to cultivate Binchy’s perspective, not Vidal’s. To the degree that you celebrate and enhance the fortunes of others, your own fortunes will thrive. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian political leader Nelson Mandela was wrongly incarcerated for 27 years. After his release, he became President of South Africa and won the Nobel Peace Prize. About leaving jail in 1990, he wrote, “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” Although you haven’t suffered deprivation anywhere close to what Mandela did, I’m happy to report that 2022 will bring you liberations from limiting situations. Please adopt Mandela’s approach as you make creative use of your new freedom. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): French poet André Breton wrote, “Je vous souhaite d’être follement aimée.” In English, those words can be rendered as “My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness” or “I wish you to be loved madly.” That’s got a romantic ring to it, but it’s actually a curse. Why would we want to be loved to the point of madness? A person who “loved” you like that might be fun for a while, but would ultimately become a terrible inconvenience and ongoing disruption. So, dear Leo, I won’t wish that you will be loved to the point of madness in 2022 — even though I think the coming months will be an interesting and educational time for amour. Instead, I will wish you something more manageable and enjoyable: that you will be loved with respect, sensitivity, care and intelligence. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many people in our culture are smart intellectually, but not very smart emotionally. The wisdom of feelings is undervalued. I protest! One of my great crusades is to champion this neglected source of insight. I am counting on you to be my ally in 2022. Why? Because according to my reading of the astrological omens, you have the potential to ripen your emotional intelligence in the coming months. Do you have ideas about how to take full advantage of this lucky opportunity? Here’s a tip: Whenever you have a decision to make, tune

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in to what your body and heart tell you as well as to what your mind advises. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl said that a sense of meaning is crucial. It’s the key gratification that sustains people through the years: the feeling that their life has a meaning and that particular experiences have meaning. I suggest you make this your theme for 2022. The question “Are you happy?” will be a subset of the more inclusive question, “Are you pursuing a destiny that feels meaningful to you?” Here’s the other big question: “If what you’re doing doesn’t feel meaningful, what are you going to do about it?” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio guitarist Rowland S. Howard spoke of “the grand occasions when love really does turn into something far greater than you had ever dreamed of, something auto-luminescent.” Judging from the astrological configurations in 2022, I have strong hopes and expectations that you will experience prolonged periods when love will fit that description. For best results, resolve to become more generous and ingenious in expressing love than you have ever been. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I’ve been trying to go home my whole life,” writes poet Chelsea Dingman. I know some of you Sagittarians resist the urge to do that. It’s possible you avoid seeking a true and complete home. You may think of the whole world as your home, or you may regard a lot of different places as your homes. And you’d prefer not to narrow down the feeling and concept of “home” to one location or building or community. Whether or not you are one of those kinds of Centaurs, I suspect that 2022 will bring you unexpected new understandings of home — and maybe even give you the sense that you have finally arrived in your ultimate sanctuary. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): To ensure that 2022 will bring you the most interesting and useful kind of progress, take good care of your key friendships and alliances, even as you seek out excellent new friendships and alliances. For best results, heed these thoughts from author Hanya Yanagihara: “Find people who are better than you are — not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving — and then appreciate them for what they can teach you, and listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad — or good — it might be.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sometime during the Northern Song Dynasty that ruled China from 960 to 1127, an artisan made a white ceramic bowl five inches in diameter. About a thousand years later, a family in New York bought it at a garage sale for $3. It sat on a mantel in their home for a few years until they got a hunch to have it evaluated by an art collector. A short time later, the bowl was sold at an auction for $2.2 million. I’m not saying that 2022 will bring a financial event as dramatic as that one. But I do expect that your luck with money will be at a peak. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the Quechuan language spoken in parts of Peru, the word takanakuy means “when the blood is boiling.” Every year at this time, the community of Chumbivilcas stages a holiday called Takanakuy. People gather at the town center to fight each other, settling their differences so they can forget about them and start over fresh. If my friend and I have had a personal conflict during the previous year, we would punch and kick each other — but not too hard — until we had purged our spite and resentment. The slate between us would be clean. Is there some humorous version of this ritual you could enact that wouldn’t involve even mild punching and kicking? I recommend you dream one up! Homework: A year from today, what do you want to be congratulating yourself for? Newsletter. FreeWillAstrology.com

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The Blue Dogs wish you Happy Howlidays This holiday, longtime Charleston roots/rock group The Blue Dogs is ringing in the release of Happy Howlidays, a six-track EP full of holiday cheer. The Happy Howlidays release celebration will take place at 8 p.m., Dec. 29, at Charleston Music Hall with several special guests, including SUSTO guitarists Justin Osborne and Dries Vandenberg, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, trombonist Steve Spalding, guitarist Danielle Howle and American duo Finnegan Bell. —Chelsea Grinstead

Easy listens and hard-driving melodies bookend City Paper writers’ 2021 picks By Kate Bryan, Kevin Wilson and Chelsea Grinstead

It’s time to kiss another year goodbye, and per City Paper tradition, we asked our music writers reflect on some of their favorite local music. Charleston musicians have truly rolled with the punches to embrace the weird-yet-liberating dynamic of 2021, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. It’s impossible to spotlight all the tunes that have wowed us over the last 12 months, but here are some of our go-to favorites.

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Doom Flamingo’s EP, Flamingo, the flip side to 2020’s Doom, is a muchneeded respite after another chaotic year. Continuing in the band’s synthwave tradition, Flamingo calls to mind the ’80s-style sonic winks and motifs that we treasured on Doom, with a brighter outlook. It’s impossible to write about Doom Flamingo without acknowledging the expansive glory that is singer Kanika Moore’s voice. She shines on Flamingo, expressing her range and poise as her vocals meld soulful pop with a rhythm and blues dynamic. In short: The album sounds like a party. But that’s not to say it feels surface-level. The songs are crafted to create complexity, resulting in a listen that’s both sophisticated and fun. That’s Doom Flamingo for you: the group that delves into the yin and yang of the musical experience, highlighting the intersection of light and dark in a dance of duality that is a sheer delight for the listener.

Easy Honey, Peach Fuzz

Easy Honey’s second full-length album, Peach Fuzz, is thoughtfully composed to include roles for each instrument with compelling equality, creating a soundscape that is layered and nuanced. The band hones an amalgam of sonic choices: strong and innovative drum beats, playful guitar licks and solos, and layered vocals in counterpoint and echoing harmonies. What makes Peach

Fuzz so appealing is that it harkens back to something, but the experience can be interpreted a myriad of ways — one listener might hear a tinge of ’90s alt-rock grit and another might note a nod to the psychedelic ’60s. It’s not pure nostalgia nor is it literal — Peach Fuzz is innovative. Easy Honey distorts familiar themes through their distinctive lens, resulting in rock ‘n’ roll filtered through a surfer’s daydream. The band’s experimentation with an inward-looking, somber acoustic sound is noteworthy, particularly on the track, “Habitat.”

Whitehall, Swordfish Catcher

Maybe it stems from a general sense of malaise from our current times, but there’s something uniquely satisfying about the angst expressed throughout Whitehall’s sophomore album, Swordfish Catcher. It feels like a coming-of-age. The indierock group takes a turn toward a harder sound, and while fans of the band’s debut album might lament the missing saxophone, this album makes up for that loss tenfold. The guitar is grungy yet precise, leaning just garage-rock enough to feel cathartic while still showing off technical skill. Lead singer Paddy McKiernan’s vocals are at once crisp with agitation and also smooth, deploying contemplative lyrics that acknowledge a sense of failure and disillusionment within the self. Introspection aside, the album maintains an energetic pace. Swordfish Catcher standouts include “Tuesday,” “New Hampshire” and “Tape Deck.”

Kevin Wilson Kozelski, Collector

Songwriter, musician and producer Jeff Kozelski, a longtime mainstay of the Holy City music scene, told the City Paper that Collector is a pretty special album for him, and not just because it is the first to be released under his surname. This LP represents a big step in his own artistic evolution, while at the same time still channeling a mix of early influences like Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia. The songcraft is strong, and several tracks on Collector were astutely written around odd occurrences Kozelski witnessed firsthand. For instance, “Cold Dice” is about a homeless woman Kozelski saw pull out all of her hair while he was visiting San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. “The best part is having other people decide what they think it all means. I’d hate to ruin that,” Kozelski says.

Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess, Home Charleston’s own honky-tonk heroes have cooked up something special with Home, leaning heavily on the many flavors of old-school country and early rock ‘n’ roll for their latest release. Interestingly, this particular song-cycle was inspired by the unsettling news that Martin’s mother had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. “Who am I and where

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Catch a hip-hop experience at the Gibbes Museum Jan. 7

The eclectic sounds of local musicians Mike Brown and Benny Starr have spanned genres, and most recently, artistic mediums. In celebration of Harlem renaissance painter Romare Bearden, Gibbes Museum commissioned Brown and Starr to create a musical response to its current Bearden exhibition, Abstraction, to unveil at the museum’s Jan. 7 event, “Improvised: A Hip-hop Experience.” —CG

Brave Baby resurfaces to ring in the new year at LO-Fi Brewing

The Extra Chill New Year’s Eve at LO-Fi Brewing will be local indie group Brave Baby’s first headlining show in about four years with all the usual suspects, guitarist Keon Masters, drummer Wolfgang Zimmerman, bassist Jordan Hicks, guitarist Christian Chidester and keyboardist Steven Walker. The event will also feature local acts Human Resources, S.L.I.M. & The Psycodelics, Tennis Courts and Aggie Flores and include a night market curated by The Almighty Apparel with visual installations by New Paradigm Productions. $35 advance tickets are available at eventbrite.com and are $45 at the door for the 7 p.m. event. —CG


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did I, and my parents, come from? Why do I even sing country music? These were the questions that suddenly became important for me to answer,” Martin said. “You and Merle and Me” is one of the beautiful ways in which Martin draws a few conclusions regarding these heavy matters at hand. The entire album should be played loud and often.

Shovels & Rope, The Human Race

Johns Island power couple Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) told the City Paper that even when COVID derailed their never ending tour, they were able to keep busy at home working on a book that shapeshifted from a children’s tale into a graphic novel for adults. Fortunately for us, they also managed to make enough new music to fill two LPs. The first one is another collection of covers in their acclaimed Busted Jukebox series. It arrived early in 2021. Since the other full-length album containing a fresh batch of original tunes won’t see the light of day until after the new year, Shovels & Rope decided to drop this fine little EP to hold us over. It boasts the thought-provoking title track as well as a radio-friendly single, “Domino.”

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Baby Yaga, I’ll Ruin Your Life

Sometimes, you need to just throw care to the wind, and Baby Yaga frontwoman Presley Randall provides space in her songwriting to do just that. What appears on her two-track EP, I’ll Ruin Your Life, is a grungier, uptempo approach to her the

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more polished girl-rock she delivered on Baby Yaga’s 2020 EP, FUCK. “Did you say female rage? Hold my beer,” Randall told the City Paper. Above the noisy, dissonant punk melody on the first track, “Dog House,” there’s a polite tone in her voice as she sings a cringe-worthy reflection of self-love with the admittance, “I forgot which mask to put on today.” An irreverence for normal social dynamics is cleverly spun on “Black Hole” with the line, “I’ve been kind of disillusioned since I moved out of the suburbs and into other suburbs.” I’ll Ruin Your Life makes a speedy descent into DIY ethics, drawing to a close in a haze of grumbling guitar feedback.

Lureto, Walk Thoughts

Doom Flamingo keyboardist Ross Bogan strings together contemplative instrumentals in his current side project, Lureto, with guitarist Wallace Mullinax, drummer Jonathan Peace and bassist Ben Mossman. The atmospheric rendition of The Doors’ “People are Strange’’ that opens Lureto’s debut EP, Walk Thoughts, leaves an imprint as the four songs unwind in a doldrum of piano driven melodies and languid guitar rhythms. The cheerful riff in “1B” is a dose of energy before moving into the pleasantly peaceful track, “City Parking,” which to be honest, is a great song to blast while driving. The last song, “5th,” tucks in surf rock with textured, spacey accents to equalize the entire experience. On a side note, Lureto’s first single, “Pew Pew,” is an excellent introduction to the group’s mind-bending ambiance. Walk Thoughts is a meditative compilation of easy, nuanced listening,

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Sounds of Blackfox, Sometimes Things Work Out

As a newer addition to the Charleston scene, Sounds of Blackfox entangles classic indie rock with a haunting, airy aesthetic. The band constructs a beautiful apprehension throughout its first album, Sometimes Things Work Out, distinguishing the build-and-fall progression with frontman Tyler Thirkettle’s soulful vocals that express a sophisticated yet weary narration replete with intricate lyrics. Bookends “BumBumBum” and “Electric Vibrations” are contrasts for the LP’s soft rock configuration. The crisp, percussive tension on the first track underlays its lyrical exploration of devotion and betrayal that starts with, “You say you’re feeling so deprived / Do I even look surprised?” The closing track is a funky number embroidered with staccato rhythms and vocals reminiscent of Jamiroqaui’s brand of acid jazz. Sometimes Things Work Out is both a sweet relief and an insistent experimentation.


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11 Actress Powley of “The King of Staten Island” 12 ___-Ida (Tater Tots maker) 15 Potter’s appliance 18 Chinese dumpling, or a 2018 Pixar short named for one 20 Becomes narrower 23 “Banana Boat Song” shout 24 Object of devotion 25 Hand-warming tube 28 Plant gametes 30 Restore from brainwashing 31 The “bad” cholesterol, for short 32 Valet in P.G. Wodehouse novels 33 “___ Lap” (1983 racehorse film set in Australia) 34 “I’m hungry enough to ___ horse!” 35 Hall of Fame QB Aikman 36 Edge that sits on a car wheel 37 “And Just Like That ...” network 42 Cartoon kid who says “What the deuce?” 43 Doctrinal rejection 44 Affirmative votes 46 Violin aperture shaped like a curvy letter 47 Red-___ (cinnamon candies) 48 CIA forerunner during WWII 49 Prefix with dactyl 51 Long-legged bird 53 Big name in gluten-free bread 54 El ___ (Spanish national hero) 55 Suffix with lime 56 “Orange Crush” band

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