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Charleston push for affordable housing remains work in progress

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With the lack of affordable housing an increasingly daunting challenge in the Charleston area, city and county leaders and other local organizations spent much of last year looking at ways to alleviate that pressure. On the City of Charleston’s side, the recently adopted comprehensive plan dealt heavily with the issue, indicating a need for 16,351 new affordable housing units by 2030, a mark Charleston City Councilman Ross Appel said would be difficult to reach. “It’s a supply-and-demand problem,” he said during a July workshop for the comprehensive plan. “We have to get more supply in the market, and it’s got to come in all forms. But there’s only so many affordable housing units the City of Charleston can bring on board … In any other market, if there’s a pricing problem, you have to find what’s wrong with that first to find why there’s a supply-and-demand distortion.” The problem extends far beyond just the Lowcountry, however, with cities all over the country struggling to keep up with increasing costs of living — changes that can be punishing for longtime residents. The Charleston Housing Authority (CHA) has been working alongside city leaders on a variety of affordable housing projects; the primary focus isn’t on the buildings, but on

Everybody agrees — everybody — economics has driven the cost of housing sky-high, and downtown Charleston, it’s even worse.” —Don Cameron

those who live in them, and the diversity of those communities in particular. “Everybody agrees — everybody — economics has driven the cost of housing sky-high, and downtown Charleston, it’s even worse,” said Don Cameron, the agency CEO who retired at the end of 2021. “It is of greater importance to the city, its future and its health, that we find a way to create more affordable housing for more mixes of people Cameron who are economically challenged so we never become one of anything. Part of our vitality is not just our beautiful buildings, but the people themselves.” To that end, projects range from new public housing complexes like Grace Homes, which opened in November 2020, to refurbishing old complexes through the Rental

Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. “The RAD program is probably going to have the biggest impact on affordable housing in the community moving forward,” said new agency CEO Arthur Milligan. “All 1,407 of our units are going to be either rehabilitated or repositioned to be totally different properties. And all of these units will be Section 8 units, with rent partially paid for by the [federal Department Milligan of Housing and Urban Development].” The CHA is a nongovernmental entity run by nonpartisan volunteers, a structure that separates the group from other city-led efforts to house low-income residents. “The purpose of this housing authority is CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

More people died on South Carolina highways in 2021 than in any year since 2018. With one week left in the year, the number of people who died in traffic accidents across the state rose to 1,068 people on Dec. 22 following an evening wreck on U.S. Highway 76 in Newberry, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. In 2020, 1,067 people died on S.C. highways, compared to 1,006 in 2019 and 1,036 in 2018. There also were more fatal crashes in 2021 — 991 wrecks involving fatalities — than in the three previous years. The number of pedestrians killed in wrecks — 173 people — is fewer than the 187 who died in 2020, but higher than the 165 who died the year earlier. Records also show 148 motorcyclists died this year, compared to 116 in 2020, and 18 bicyclists died, two more than the year before. Law enforcement officials say three factors involved in highway deaths include accidents featuring speeding, distracted driving or driving under the influence. —Andy Brack

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Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt told the City Paper that each potential school threat is fully investigated, despite the incidents seemingly occurring more often.

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SC hemp-farming applications open South Carolina hemp farmers can now apply for permits to grow their 2022 crop, the state Department of Agriculture announced. Hemp farming made possible by federal changes in 2018 that legalized growing the marijuana-related plant have kickstarted a small industrial sector of hemp farmers in the Palmetto State. Growing from a pilot program of 20 farmers in 2017, more than 350 permit applications were submitted in 2021. Lower fees for 2022 could mean even more — if the market can keep up. Applications for the one-year permits are due Feb. 28 with a $100 application fee. Current and prospective farmers must apply for a permit to grow in 2022. Applications are accepted online only via the S.C. Department of Agriculture. There is no cap on the number of farming, processing or handling permits that can be issued.

With regulations at the state and federal level, farmers have said additional changes are needed in South Carolina to help farmers be able to grow, harvest and sell their crops in state without confusion. Additionally, some law enforcement officials say the influx of now-legal hemp has slowed down drug investigations as crime labs get bogged down trying to distinguish legal hemp from illegal marijuana. A state-run THC testing lab is also expected to come online over the summer, which the state Department of Agriculture said will “help farmers cut costs and improve operations.” The department’s hemp farm plan requires S.C. farmers to have hemp crops tested before harvest to ensure the plants’ THC contents do not exceed federal limits. —Sam Spence

Postlewait resigns, interim superintendent takes over

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Gerrita Postlewait, superintendent of the Charleston County School District (CCSD), resigned Dec. 29 after six years following an executive session at a special meeting called by the district’s board of trustees. A motion to accept Postlewait’s resignation passed with six votes in favor from chairman Eric Mack and board members Courtney Waters, Kate Darby, Kristen French, Joyce Green and Lauren Herterich. Trustees Helen Frazier voted against the measure, and Erica Cokley abstained from the vote.

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A motion to name CCSD leaders also held a Dec. 16 speCFO Don Kennedy as interim cial meeting with the only item superintendent effective Jan. 3 on the agenda being executive passed with six votes in favor session and possible action on a from Mack, Waters, Darby, personnel matter, but no action French, Green and Herterich. was taken. Votes against the motion came Postlewait’s resignation comes from Cokley and Frazier. as the district considers sweeping The Dec. 29 special meeting changes that could open the door Kennedy of the board was announced the for more public-private involveprevious day, in keeping with ment in district planning, a move state law requiring 24 hours notice for critics say could allow too much influence non-regularly scheduled meetings. District from outside operators. —Skyler Baldwin

The South Carolina Institute for Independent Journalism is a new nonprofit dedicated to supporting reporting projects for the state’s weekly newspapers. “Independent local journalism is under threat today,” said George Stevens, a Charleston nonprofit leader who is chairing the new organization. “Good, solid journalism in communities across the country leads to better democracy. Weekly newspapers serve as watchdogs on government and provide residents with information to help them make more connections in their community, which improves everyone’s quality of life.” More than 1,800 newspapers have closed across the country in the last 17 years, said Andy Brack, publisher of the Charleston City Paper, which helped to spearhead efforts to form the new nonprofit. “The lack of a locally focused news outlet erodes forces that keep a community cohesive and give residents the sense of being connected and belonging,” Brack wrote two weeks ago in a commentary syndicated across the state. The mission of the S.C. Institute for Independent Journalism is to support the development and production of independent and nonprofit weekly news in South Carolina to promote democratic ideals. According to its website, “SCIIJ will achieve its mission by providing financial and organizational support to community publications; operating civic engagement initiatives; training promising journalists; and producing bold independent journalism.” For more information, visit scindependentjournalism.org. —Staff

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Charleston NAACP may have to move, office up for rent The Charleston Branch of the NAACP may be forced to move from the Columbus Street office the civil rights organization has rented for nearly a decade because the landlord is looking for a new tenant. The first-floor office space at Columbus and Hanover streets went on the rental market Nov. 29, according to a listing posted by Coldwell Bankers Commercial. “This property is currently under renovation and restoration and should be ready for move in by February 2022,” according to the listing. The NAACP still occupies the office. NAACP president Dot Scott declined to comment. In 2000, the City of Charleston sold the property including 81 Columbus St. and 37½ Hanover St. for $1 to P.A.S.T.O.R.S. Inc., a community development organization, according to Charleston County property records. The next transaction shows the property in 2014 being sold by P.A.S.T.O.R.S. to Peninsula Economic Development Consortium Inc. for $585,000, according to county records.

Peninsula Economic Development Consortium was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2013, according to South Carolina Secretary of State records. The Charlotte Street address for the group’s registered agent at that time is currently home to a research firm. A message left on the phone for the group’s agent was not returned as of press time. The NAACP rents the office at 81 Columbus St., Suite A, from P.A.S.T.O.R.S., which lists the same location as its address, according to a 990 tax report filed with the federal Internal Revenue Service. According to the IRS website, the tax-exempt status for P.A.S.T.O.R.S. in 2020 was automatically revoked “for not filing a Form 990-series return or notice for three consecutive years.” It is unknown if the organization has regained taxexempt status since then. Columbia attorney F.A. Johnson was the group’s director of development in 2014 and according to sources, he is the current property manager. When contacted by the Charleston City Paper on Christmas Eve, Johnson said, “The president (of the NAACP) is Dot Scott. Give her a call. Merry Christmas.” —Herb Frazier

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to provide affordable housing to low-income individuals,” Milligan said. “We’re prepared to do that for the lowest of the low, up to about 80% of the median income. Since we’re run by volunteers, we don’t have the politics that would be in an entity run by an elected official. That keeps housing based on need, not on political thoughts.” However, many of the affordable housing woes felt in Charleston stem from sites overseen by county leaders. Joseph Floyd Manor, in particular, has made headlines in the last year for poor living conditions, an issue that has not yet been fully addressed. County residents voted against a 2020 referendum to funnel millions toward affordable housing, but after council shifted to Democratic control with two new members — Kylon Middleton and Rob Wehrman — housing has nonetheless remained a focus. Details about current affordable housing projects in motion at the county level and potential projects on the horizon are scarce, but county leaders say they have been hard at work. “We have heard from citizens who are concerned about affordable housing in Charleston County, and we are working diligently to address those concerns,” County Councilwoman Anna Johnson Johnson told the City Paper. “Our administration now has a new department over community revitalization and housing affordability, we have dedicated millions of American Rescue Act funds for housing stability and our staff is working with a consultant to create a comprehensive affordable housing plan for the county. Affordable housing is one of our top priorities as we move into the 2022 new year, and I look forward to working with council and the community on affordable housing.” Council Chairman Teddie Pryor did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Aside from projects erecting new housing units or refurbishing old ones, the conversation around affordable housing has become more abstract, with some advocates reframing language, using terms like “accessible” or “attainable” rather than “affordable.” The semantics can lead to some confusion. “When you talk about affordable housing, you get 14 different definitions,” Cameron said. “Many look at it as a stepladder, and at the very bottom are the homeless people, above that are fixed income with very little to work with — they need Section 8, they need subsidies,” he said, referring to the federal housing voucher program. “When we look at it, it’s all of those that need to be served. We need housing for everyone — from those who are most desperate to those that need only a little help.”

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harleston-area leaders have little, if anything, to tout as accomplishments in 2021. Traffic still sucks. Around 20 cranes on the peninsula’s skyline tell the continually nauseating story of too much out-of-control megalith development. Streets continue to flood. Roads offer a roller coaster of potholes and speed humps. More affordable housing mostly remains a dream. Too many people don’t get along based on race, politics, education, environment or general cantankerousness. So we start 2022 generally at rock bottom, again staring a pandemic-fraught county in the face. Let’s make use of sureto-come quarantine quiet time by actually doing something to tick boxes on our 2022 Charleston Checklist instead of continuing to ignore the problems in front of our faces: Be smart about education. Why in the world did the Charleston County School District board destabilize public education by recently running off a perfectly good superintendent of schools? Spend education dollars wisely and invest in public schools, not more public-private options. Public meetings. Too many public bodies in Charleston County make flagrant use of long executive sessions to do the public’s business in private. Executive sessions should be the exception, not the rule. Promote transparency and work in public, not private. Stop the secrecy. Downplay skyscrapers. There’s so much development in downtown Charleston that it’s becoming a concrete jungle. Take action to at least derive some benefit from megalith development by smart strategies, such as a fee on cranes.

Quality of life. Make more investments in parks, festivals and infrastructure to be proactive in promoting a broad sense of community and improve quality of life. Fix traffic. Instead of devoting megamillions to widen roads that have been on the drawing board for decades, invest more in traffic alternatives, such as the Johns Island flyover and bus rapid transit to get them up and running as soon as possible. Root out corruption and waste. City and county leaders should take a deep dive into finances and decisions made in the past to ensure local governments are acting in the best interests of taxpayers. We don’t need unexplained salary bumps for county employees, bailouts and continued nepotistic behavior. Affordable housing. Be innovative and wildly proactive in figuring out new ways to alleviate homelessness and build affordable housing so teachers, first responders and hospital workers can live closer to where they work. Get greener. Climate change is real. Develop fair plans to mitigate flooding as waters rise throughout the county. Our area is called the “Lowcounty” for a reason. Let’s stop talking about what to do and become a national climate leader in 2022. Fill jobs. Employers face big challenges in hiring enough people to fill jobs to meet the growing demands of tourism. Public and private sectors need to be innovative to develop homegrown talent and beef up the workforce at a time when unemployment rates are at historic lows. One option: Pay more.

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Government works for us By Andy Brack

A reader from Hartsville complains a recent column on improving common good was little more than a promotional campaign that is “leftist, liberalistic, socialistic.”

“It seems most of your writing is in favor of the government taking care of people that (sic) won’t take care of themselves,” wrote Marshall Brand of Hartsville. His prescription for people to stay out of poverty: “Stay in school. Work hard at a job. Don’t have kids. Don’t drink. Don’t do drugs. Don’t join a gang. Don’t break the law.” Ahh, only if it were only so simple. But it’s not. People are complex. Furthermore, those solutions are Government works for us based on a moral code rooted in individualism and to create opportunities, don’t take into account how diverse people actually live in interconnected communities. provide protection, Government’s role isn’t to “take care of people.” Rather, government works for us to create opportuni- promote solutions to ties, provide protection, promote solutions to support support the common the common good and help us live and work at a stan- good, and help us live dard of living that’s beyond subsistence farming. and work at a standard Take roads. Without the government, would we have a robust system of roads and bridges that of living that’s beyond allow trucks to transport goods throughout the subsistence farming. nation to keep our economy humming? Can you imagine such an economic engine without the infrastructure support of the government? It wouldn’t be there. Without our government, 50 million seniors wouldn’t have Social Security or Medicare to help them pay bills and get health care. Without the government: • There wouldn’t be national parks. • Public education wouldn’t be guaranteed. • College loans wouldn’t be widely available, which would keep average Americans from having the chance to get more education. • Bank deposits wouldn’t be guaranteed and safe. • Intellectual property wouldn’t be protected through copyright. • The nation’s supply of meat wouldn’t have regulated inspections. • Lots of kids wouldn’t get school lunches and wouldn’t learn as much as they could. Hungry kids have a tougher time learning. • Our rivers and air wouldn’t be as clean as they are today and, in turn, our fisheries would be less productive. • The nation’s infrastructure would be much less developed and organized, hampering the flow of commerce. • We’d have to rely on private industry to vet new medicines, which could lead to all sorts of stuff that could do more harm than good. • The system for controlling traffic in the nation’s airways would likely be disjointed and less safe. • Drinking water wouldn’t be as safe. • Borders would be insecure or, at best, less protected than now. • You’d get way more spam phone calls. • We would have less protection against diseases. Federal efforts speed private-sector development of vaccines. The list goes on and on. The point is that government of the people, by the people and for the people is working, thanks to committed Republicans, Democrats and independents. Can it do better? Absolutely. (And that’s what we often write about.) We need vigorous debate in our country to make sure we get the best solutions possible. Not everyone will be happy with the results. But if you hate our government and constantly tear it down, you’re not helping things. You’re part of the problem. A stronger America depends on an organized, effective and efficient governmental system operated by sane people for the common good. Anything less denigrates us all.

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THE 2022

Charleston is awash in creativity. We see it all the time across the city, with local artists, entrepreneurs, designers and others showcasing innovative ways of thinking and processing mundane and complex everyday issues. This week, we’re excited to welcome back our Literary Issue. Some veteran City Paper contributors return this year, joining some new voices lending their cultural and personal perspectives to the Holy City. Know a writer who would fit well in next year’s Lit Issue? We’re always looking for fresh voices: email editor@charlestoncitypaper.com. Enjoy. —Sam Spence

Methodology of Awe (After Brian Doyle) By Stephanie Hunt

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was once younger and hopeful, naïve, quick to smile. It takes more effort now — the wonder muscles are achy and stiff after years of heavy lifting. The lactic acid of loss builds up, tender tendons are stretched from division on all fronts, the bruises of rancor and incivility are real. And yet. And yet. There remains, as the late Brian Doyle writes, “the web and weave of the merciful, the endless possible, the incomprehensible inexhaustible inexplicable yes.” Even here in the Holy City, amidst water rising and luxury apartments inundating and Martha Lou’s closing, the camellias bloom in winter’s pall and awe elbows in. To wit, these small inexplicable yeses:

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The way pelicans on prehistoric wing skim the gray surface of the harbor, then rise, rise and soar away; the way humongous container ships gorged with stuff and more stuff dwarf the tip of Sullivan’s Island as they glide by in capitalism’s nonchalance, inviting the marsh grass to dance and sway in their wake; and how cyclists on the causeway raise a forefinger as I pedal past, and I do the same, a sign language of “howdy,” our digital lexicon; and the way a forced pause means glimpsing a kingfisher swooping along the marsh banks, thanks to the Ben Sawyer’s metal jaw yawning wide, halting the thrum of traffic, making way, making way. And how at the Park Circle playground, preschoolers with crusty noses never tire of swinging, back and forth, forth and back, pumping their little skinned knees to arc through the slipperiness of time; the way the smell of Publix fried chicken can sabotage dinner plans on the way to the produce aisle; the way the efficient bag boy, obediently face masked, makes shy eye contact, offering to help you to your car.

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The way my friend Marlena shows up Sunday after Sunday where the peninsula’s elbow bends and the Cooper and the Ashley flow into one and the Battery is battered by a Biggie-sized flag of bigotry and so she stands there to stare down hate, her jacket puffered in the wind; and the way roses climb the lamp posts around Colonial Lake in a relentless tangle of thorny gorgeousness, and how dogs tolerate leashes, and how a college co-ed in her Lululemon tights and earbuds chats loudly with who-knows-who then breaks into a riotous giggle that’s not annoying the way her chatter was, but infectious. The way church bells ring hourly, as they have for centuries, the city’s deep resonant pulse, and the way Fast & French is a garlicky heaven on bouillabaisse nights, and the way the Krispy Kreme conveyer belt churns ever onward, anointing mere flour and yeast with sacred glaze — a miracle of trans-fatty transfiguration, thank the good lord. The way you have to watch your step on bluestone sidewalks because, despite best intentions, entropy has the right of way; and the way oysters at oyster roasts are more steamed than roasted because things are rarely what we say they are, though when they’re plump and salty and slide right out of the damp shell, who really cares? As long as we call it good and holy and chase it with a slug of Firefly, as long as we bow and grin and wipe the brine off our face, bright and happy in the presence of wonder, the world is our oyster, and yes, yes, it is delicious. About the writer … Stephanie Hunt writes features, profiles and misc. musings for numerous national and regional publications, champions local media + radio (hey, Ohm!) and prefers two wheels to four.


By Aaron Wood

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ebediah Hugee idled up to the dock, throwing me a rope without instruction. I dropped my camera bag and pretzeled the rope around a cleat, securing the bow. He eyed my work, the curvature of his brow implying disapproval. Jeb stood 6 foot, 4 inches, a lean frame towering over the center console of his weathered Carolina Skiff. An abundance of wrinkles left his face reading like a topographical map while sunspots speckled his forehead like splotched leather. His hair, a few blond hairs away from gray, was tucked beneath an oil-stained Clemson baseball hat. He lit a cigarette, inhaling from one corner of his mouth and out the other, bringing it to its butt in short work. He flicked the butt into the water, remarking unapologetically, “Sometimes you gotta feed the fishes.” “Is that your trademark secret?” I asked. “A fisherman never shares his secrets.” I clicked a photograph of him hunched over the dock, untangling the mess I left around the cleat. “So, Harry, you’re from the paper.” “Yes, Mr. Hugee…” “Jeb.” “Ahha. Yes, Jeb. We’re running a series on the heart and soul of the community and wanted to highlight your legacy as…” He raised a hand, “Climb in. Clock’s tickin’.” We exited the Ashley River, turning southward. Three pelicans followed our path, encouraged by the sight of Jeb, a warm autumn morning, and his watercraft stinking of wet rope and carcass. “That’s Mo Brown, Betty Anne and Stu,” he said, pointing to the pelicans. I turned my camera toward them and snapped a shot. “Friends, them. I spend more time with those three birds than I do any other living creature.” Jeb remarked on his kinship with a perfunctory stoicism, a failed opportunity for me to glance into an otherwise boarded window in hopes of finding a man worth writing a story about. The skiff came to a crawl at the sight of the first crab buoy, Jeb pulling on a set of gloves. “You gonna point that thing at me all mornin’?” I snapped a final photo of Jeb before placing my camera in its bag, “OK. Done for now.” By my feet I noticed a clump of hair, matte black and thick, wedged beneath the cooler. I picked it up, curious, and dropped it overboard. Jeb pulled up the first trap, massive blue crabs clinging to its walls. He opened it, turned it over and dumped them into the well, tossing it back overboard. “You aren’t resetting your traps?” I asked. “Not today.” “How come? I…” “You the expert?” “No. You are. You’re regarded as the best crabber in all of the Lowcountry.” “I reckon that’s the prize for everything I’ve done.” We idled from trap to trap, the three pelicans following us. They all brimmed with blue crabs, Jeb throwing back those few that did not meet the limit. “How did you become so successful at this, Jeb?” “Persistence. A willingness to do whatever it takes,” he said. I jotted the quote down, studying him as he worked without thought or care, the way one does after years of repetition, long after the task has gone sour, long before its done for good.

About the writer … Aaron Wood lives in Charleston with his wife, son and two bird dogs where he spends the majority of his free time scheming up ways to travel and fly fish.

They / Them / Us By Marcus Amaker The preacher reminds us that we are never truly in our bodies. The skin is a blanket for an already warm soul, deep sleeping through life before heaven’s alarm clock. So, really, what could be more spiritual than realizing your spirit has outgrown the body it was given? What could be more truthful than knowing your true self is wide awake in a sleeping world? You are free to find heaven even if you don’t believe heaven exists, you are already the God that God intended. About the writer … Marcus Amaker loves mashed potatoes, Star Wars and Nine Inch Nails. He’s Charleston’s poet laureate and has released nine books and 37 albums.

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“You want to pull up a trap?” Jeb asked, and I agreed, excitedly. “Do I need gloves?” “You need the callouses more.” I reached down to the buoy, collected the rope and pulled upward. Within a few moments, the pot was at the surface. “Not so hard,” I said, giving him a wink. Jeb pulled the pot onto the edge of the skiff. Frenzied crabs crawled atop one another, many of them missing a claw, a leg or two. “What a haul!” I exclaimed. Jeb turned over the trap to dump it in the well, a few crabs spilling over the edge. I jumped toward one, hoping to endear myself to Jeb, to assist in whatever way I could. Cornered, the crab raised a lone claw in defense, something clasped between it. I stretched a hand outward and it dropped the item, plunging its pincher toward me before fleeing. I picked it up. Stark white, picked clean of flesh as if polished with a museum display in mind. The bone was curved on one side, a fissure spreading from its base up to an unmistakable trio of molars, a shiny filling in the deepest tooth. I dropped the piece of jaw, clamoring to my knees, looking toward Jeb who looked at the jaw and then at me. He bent over and picked up the bone, admired its weight, and tossed it into the water like a frisbee. “Stand up, Harry.” I struggled to my feet, Jeb’s shadow towering over me. Jeb removed his glove and lit a cigarette, puffing the smoke out the side of his mouth in great, cancerous plumes. He grasped my shoulder and used his free hand to usher my chin up to face him. “Harry, I’m going to ask just once: Are you the kind of man who shares another man’s secrets?”

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Flight By Marjory Wentworth Clouds disassembling Breathless in sunlight Solid as the afternoon I am not a part of That is the place I am looking for The earth’s magnet Of troubles, spinning As far away As I am travelling

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About the writer … Marjory Wentworth is the former S.C. poet laureate and the author of numerous books. She teaches courses in writing, social justice and banned books at CofC (marjorytwentworth.net).

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Possum Island By Paul Bowers

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orty winters ago, the two-legs rode to Possum Island in the pouches of their metal mothers. They dug a hole in the earth with a big hard claw, brought offerings of fresh trash daily, and served their bounty to the possums. Every day was a feast day. The two-legs stopped bringing their trash offerings when the hole filled up. They clawed the earth back over it, and once the stink dissipated and the flies moved on, it was as if the trash altar had never existed at all. No living possum remembers the feast days, and the possums don’t have a rich oral tradition. Still, some of them feel instinctively that things could be better — that at some time, many short generations ago, things actually were better. The imagination can never be fully tamed. The two-legs returned this winter with claws and metal mothers and muscular tails that reached for the sky. The earth shook beneath them, shifting a subterranean mountain of garbage atop a longforgotten swamp by the mouth of the river and the sea. The possums felt the ground move beneath their bellies and pondered the mystery for a moment before getting back to eating ticks. One day, the twolegs gathered on Possum Island and made marks in the earth with little golden claws. They clapped their paws and stamped around and woke up the possums who were sleeping in huddles behind the treeline. The possums squinted their eyes against the cloudless sunlight, trying to make sense of what they saw. There was an older possum father in those days who had seen two summers, and his eyes were fading. Already awake during the daylight hours thanks to a bout of insomnia, he was the first to wander into the clearing with the two-legs. He sniffed the air with a pink wet nose, whipped his tail around grabbing nothing in particular, and meandered in the general direction of the noise.

The tumult grew and the crowd withdrew. “Ray-bees!” a voice cried out. One of the two-legs had advanced toward him, holding a golden claw over his head. The claw glittered in the sun, and the possum father craned his spine to behold it. “Noe, thay cant—” came another voice, but it was the last sound the possum father heard. The claw came down, straight through the nape of his neck, and cleaved it in two before piercing the earth. Back behind the treeline, many of the possums saw the approach of danger and fell asleep at once. The young ones, not yet wise to the ways of the world, stayed awake and gawked. The grown-ups were passed out in beds of pine straw, and the old father lay just as still, his patchy body separated from his head. What to do? The younger ones scampered out from the forest into the sunlight. They felt the sun warm their backs like a mother’s pouch, and they grew bold, if still aimless. The two-legs were fleeing at full speed now, leaving their claws behind. One of the two-legs stayed on the island. This one was sleeping on the other side of the clearing, perched inside a metal mother with a tremendous claw attached to the front. With no particular plan, the young possums advanced on the sleeping two-leg. By the time the two-leg woke, there were dozens of young possums staring at him inside the pouch of the metal mother. They tore at the food and trash on the perch beside him, and they scrambled clumsily into his lap. The two-leg hurled one of the possums out into the field, and the others arched their backs and began to scream in his face. “KKKKEEEECCCCCHHHH!” one shouted, her mouth gaping to reveal jagged teeth. “SSSKKKKEEEHHHHH!” another hissed, and the rest joined in. Clawing for his life, the two-leg pressed a piece in the metal mother’s pouch, and the whole thing lurched forward at incredible speed. Some of the adult possums had woken back up now, and the first thing they saw was a metal mother tearing across the clearing, straight toward the mouth of the river and the sea. Some of the young ones leapt from the pouch of the thing, while others stayed inside scratching and feasting and holding on to what they could with their meaty little tails. When the metal mother reached the water, it burrowed through the mud and kept going. It groaned as it ran deeper, claw-first, into the cold forbidden water at the edge of Possum Island. About the writer … Paul Bowers is a writer from North Charleston who previously worked as a reporter at the Charleston City Paper and The Post and Courier. Find his work at brutalsouth.substack.com.


How Weaving Came Into The World A

long time ago, the gods decided to give humans the gift of weaving. The gods were tired of looking at humans naked. They were even more tired of all the havoc that human nakedness wreaked. The humans needed clothing and blankets and curtains, perhaps even baskets to carry their clothing and blankets and curtains. But gods are lazy. Thus, they decided they would teach one human to weave. Then that human would have the task of teaching the rest of humanity. And gods are arrogant. Thus, they couldn’t decide which god had the best weaving technique. They argued for half a millennium. Finally, the great goddess Aphresa become tired of the arguing and decided there would be a contest. Aphresa temporarily granted three human girls the skill of weaving and declared they would have a time period of 100 loops of the sun to weave a masterpiece. On the appointed day, the gods would judge the most beautiful cloth and its creator would become the Griot Weaver. Aphresa knew that, on their own, humans could never make anything worthy of a god’s vote. Their work would be ridiculed and reviled. Thus, Aphresa also granted each of the girls one additional gift of their choosing, so they could create a piece that would make a god take notice. The first girl asked for the gift of flight. With this she could fly as high and as long as her heart desired and go places no other human had ever gone. The second girl asked for the gift of the rainbow. With this, she could see, name and create colors beyond what any human or animal had ever seen. The third girl asked for a walking stick that would never break. With this, she could … walk. Aphresa was dismayed by the third request and tried to get the girl to choose something else. But the girl refused to change her mind. Aphresa shrugged her mighty shoulders — convinced that now it would only be a contest of two — and granted each of these requests. A century later, the three girls — now wizened old women — returned to the gods. One by one, they stepped forward to present what they had created. The first woman revealed mountains of magnificent tapestry inspired by the heavens. She had used her gift of flight to sit among the clouds, to leap from star to star and get a close look at the sun. The brilliance

of the skies was woven into her cloth. And the stars, oh the stars! She had traveled amongst the galaxies and captured images of stars more vast than any universe humanity could ever imagine. It was truly breathtaking — if not a bit lifeless — and the gods were impressed. The second woman revealed miles of cloths in uncountable arrays of color. Some were so bright the gods had to shade their eyes; some were so deep that looking at them for long periods of time lulled the gods to sleep. With her gift, dissected every flower, watched every leaf change and studied every sunrise and sunset, peeling back each and every hue. When she exhausted all the colors in the world, she created her own and wove them in, too. Truly the colorful panorama was a joy to behold — if not a bit confusing — and the gods were impressed. The gods then began to talk amongst themselves — deliberating over the winner — while the third woman stood there quietly and waited. Out of genuine, though patronizing kindness, Aphresa brought the gods to attention, reminding them of the third contestant. Some snickered, some huffed, but all agreed to be still while the third woman revealed her work. The third woman took a small step forward and revealed an ocean of the most intricate, most wellcrafted, most unfathomably designed and brilliantly orchestrated collection of weaving anyone — god or human — had ever seen. The patterns seemed to laugh, the designs seemed to dance, the colors seemed to leap off one cloth and mesh with another. Each piece seemed to enhance the piece next to it, while still maintaining a resounding beauty within itself. In fact, if the gods were not mistaken, every individual thread hummed with a purpose of its own, while singing harmonious glories of the full tapestry. Aphresa and all the gods had been mistaken. Clearly this woman was the winner of the contest. But how had she done it? The third woman quietly explained. She had simply used her gift — her walking stick — to walk the earth and weave the people. The patterns, the purpose, the individual brilliance of each thread, the unimaginable genius of the full tapestry … Well, that was just humanity. And all she had needed to create her piece was the time to meet the people and the humility to honor their stories. And with that, the gods declared the third woman Griot Weaver, awarded her the promised gift and instructed her to share it. And that is how weaving came into the world.

He Slipped Away By Linda Joy Walder Her love fell upon me softly like confectioners’ sugar powdering warm doughnuts or the steamy clouds of mist flowing from the iron she pressed on broadcloth. There was an ease between us resembling grace, the familiarity of two who had danced together, now reunited partners. Our impenetrable fortress in the cubby hole of a dark basement hid us safely, dimly lit by a single bulb of light, it was enough. Enough to sustain us, offering a space of comfort from the brutality raging upstairs in well-decorated rooms preserved in plastic, all untouchable objects. I am grateful every day for how you saved me, and how I saved you too, how we carried one another through the darkness into the full light brightly. About the writer … Linda Joy Walder, of Charleston, has written poetry in her mind since childhood. Her debut collection of poems, Running Naked in the Snow, published by Free Verse Press, is deeply rooted in a lifetime of magical and mournful circumstances.

About the writer … Tonya Maria Matthews is president and CEO of the International African American Museum. Images by Gettyimages.com

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‘Zero in the Wild’ dinner collaboration Chefs Vinson Petrillo of Zero Restaurant + Bar and Orlando Pagan of Wild Common will be teaming up for a special dinner series kicking off Jan. 4, running through Jan. 9. The dinner will be a multi-course meal featuring dishes like venison, Zero’s “golden wing,” baked Alaska and more. Reservations can be made at wildcommoncharleston.com, with times starting at 6 p.m. all six nights. —Michael Pham

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Tucked in an alleyway, across the parking lot from the Family Dollar on Meeting Street, is a small cafe serving cheap eats and healthy smoothies. It’s been open for over a year now, but finding an Oasis is never easy. The small space finds home in the back of F45 Training, owned by Scott Mowers, who, along with his cousin and fellow F45 trainer Joseph Wade, opened the cafe in 2020 after having an extra 500 square feet of space in the downtown location. “We saw there was a need,” Mowers said about deciding on the cafe. “We have all these gym clients, these healthy people, and we need to feed them.” And fortunately for Mowers and Wade, executive chefs Ramon Taimanglo of Park & Grove and Mark Bolchoz of Indaco, both clients of the F45 trainers, were eager to help in the opening of the cafe. “Luckily we had Ramon and Mark and kind of became friends with them,” Mowers continued. “They approached us as well and said, ‘Oh, what are you planning on doing with that extra space back there?’ And after some talking and finding the need, we came up with Oasis.” The core of Oasis, according to Wade, is to be healthy-minded, offering a variety of bowls, wraps, toasts and sandwiches with vegan and vegetarian options, like the pesto chicken wrap or tomato and cucumber bowl. “With the menu, we wanted to find super simple, healthy ingredients that we could source to keep the items at a reasonable price,” Wade said. “And sometimes healthy doesn’t taste good, so we did our best to make sure things actually tasted good.” The talents of Taimanglo and Bolchoz also played a role, as they designed the cafe’s breakfast and lunch menu. “We’re happy with our product and our menu,” said Oasis manager Thomas Bessent. “We’re about to roll out some sandwiches and really focus on the food menu

Daps mimosas now available in cans going into the colder months.” “It’s just good, healthy clean food for a decent price downtown,” Wade added. “Which is hard to find.” In addition to food, Oasis offers coffee and smoothies, like the Sunday Morning Call, a peach, mango and raspberry smoothie, or The Masterplan, made with cold brew, cocoa powder, whey protein and oat milk. There are also specialty monthly smoothies. And just recently, Oasis obtained its beer and wine license, but “still trying to navigate that to try and find the best possible way to be a wine, beer and cocktail place as well,” according to Wade. “Scott has always said, ‘I always wanted to own a bar,’” Wade continued. “And I guess we technically own one now.” With its location tucked away and opening its doors at the end of 2020, Oasis’ journey hasn’t been easy, according to Mowers. Because of the location, it’s hard to spot the cafe, other than a sign on the sidewalk pointing you in the direction of the entrance. Nevertheless, the exterior has a painted mural that draws the eye into the alleyway, which doubles as the cafe’s outdoor seating area. Another issue comes down to Apple and Google Maps, which directs potential customers – including myself – to turn into the UPS parking lot, despite Oasis and F45 having its own dedicated parking area. “It happens to more people than we want,” Bessent said. “And we’ve tried to fix it with Google Maps, but there’s just been difficulty there.” But that doesn’t mean Oasis is completely unknown. Fortunately, with F45 just a door away,

Daps Breakfast and Imbibe’s famous “O.G.” mimosas are now available in cans for you to take home and enjoy on the couch. “It’s not a light drink,” said co-owner Nick Dowling. “But because of the way we built it, it makes it super crushable.” The canned mimosas aren’t available in grocery stores quite yet (keep an eye out on Instagram at @dapsbevco for updates), but can be found in bottle shops and grab-and-gos like Co-Op or Graft, as well as Daps downtown. —MP

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An owner and a coach from F45 Training opened Oasis in 2020 trainees at the studio regularly show, some even on a daily basis, according to Bessent. College students, especially those attending College of Charleston, know about the small little cafe, too. Oasis is part of College of Charleston’s off-campus meal plan, Wade said. “We’re hoping to make more of a name for ourselves with the residential buildings and apartment complexes coming up,” Bessent said. “We like what we’re providing, we just want to let the world know that we’re here.” Oasis Charleston is located on 476 Meeting St. behind F45 Training and open Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Inspired by Basic Kitchen chef Charlie Layton’s transition to an allvegan lifestyle, the health- and food education-focused restaurant will shift its menu to offering only plant-based dishes and drinks as a commitment to whole foods, clean eating for the month of January. Each week, the restaurant will also team up with four different tastemakers and specialists for weekly specials. Basic Kitchen is open for dinner Sun.-Thurs. from 5-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. from 5-10 p.m., with lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and weekend brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on the Plant-Based Challenge, head to basickitchen.com. —MP

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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 FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-3352 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KATHLEEN PARKER AND PAUL EALY, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2008 TO DEFENDANT: Paul Ealy YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on November 21, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Dawn M. Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, North Charleston, S.C. 29405, within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Dawn M. Berry, SC Bar # 101675, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, North Charleston, SC 29405, (843) 953-9229.


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.

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

ment 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.

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 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).

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.

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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.

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

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

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-CP-10-05503 Peter M. Glover, Plaintiff, v. Sam Scott, Cecilia Scott, Elizabeth Scott Glover, Sarah Scott Gathers, Elijah Glover, Frank Glover, Jr., Peter Glover and Lorena Swinton all being deceased persons and their heirs, distributees, personal representatives, successors and assigns and spouses, if any he has and all other persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Complaint, commonly known as: 1.885 acres on Canyon Lane Charleston County TMS # 583-00-00-041 and 2.09 acres near Parker’s Island Road Charleston County TMS # 583-00-00-363 and also any unknown adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiffs will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master-in-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lis Pendens, Summons and

Notice, and Complaint, were filed on December 8th, 2021, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on December 9th, 2021 and the Order of Publication was filed on December 9th, 2021 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated December 9th, 2021 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf shall procure a proper person to be appointed Guardian ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice. THE PURPOSE of this action is to clear the title to the subject real property described as follows: ALL THAT LOT, piece or parcel of land, containing 1.885 acres, located near Mt. Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, S.C., known and designated as Lot 10-A, on a Plat captioned “Plat showing the subdivision of Lot 10, into Lot 10-A, 1.885 acres, Lot 10-B, 3.977 acres, and Lot 10-C, 3.977 acres, property of Sam Scott Estate, located near Mount Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina”, by Lowcountry Land Surveyors, dated June 28, 2005, revised October 17, 2005, which plat is recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EL at Page 022. TMS # 583-00-00-041 and also ALL THAT LOT, piece or parcel of land, containing 2.092 acres, situate, lying and being near Mt. Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, S.C., known and designated as Lot 14-C, on a Plat captioned “Plat showing the abandonment of property lines between former Lot 14, TMS 583-00-00-079, 9.046 acres, and former Lot 14 A, TMS 58300-00-195, 1.000 acre, creation of new property lines to obtain new Lot 14-A, 3.977 acres, Lot 14-B, 3.9777 acres, and Lot 14-C, 2.092 acres, property of Sam Scott Estate, located near Mount Pleasant, Phillips Community, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County South Carolina” by Lowcountry Land Surveyors, dated June 28, 2005, revised October 17, 2005, which Plat is recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EL at Page 021. TMS # 583-00-00-363 s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff December 9th, 2021

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE 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 CHARLESTON COUNTY IN THE FAMILY COURT CASE 2020-DR-10-3174 ALFREDO SIA PANER, JR V. LEIGH ANNE ALEXANDER To Defendant Leigh Anne Alexander, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: a final hearing has been scheduled in this matter regarding termination of parental rights and name change of a minor child, to be held February 7, 2022, at 3:00 PM in the Charleston County Family Court, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. Lauren M. Edwards, Esq., Condon Family Law & Mediation, 4840 Chateau Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-225-7288, Guardian ad Litem Christopher Kays, Esq., 1 Carriage Lane Building F, Suite 100 Charleston, SC 29407, 843-277-9006

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the fantasy tale “The Wizard of Oz,” a tornado lifts the hero Dorothy from her modest home in rural Kansas to a magical realm called Oz. There she experiences many provocative and entertaining adventures. Nonetheless, she longs to return to where she started from. A friendly witch helps her find the way back to Kansas, which requires her to click her ruby slippers together three times and say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” I suspect, Aries, that there’ll be a different ending to your epic tale in 2022. At some point, you will decide you prefer to stay in your new world. Maybe you’ll even click your ruby slippers together and say, “There’s no place like Oz, there’s no place like Oz.” (Thanks to author David Lazar for that last line.) TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fifty-five percent of the people who live in Toronto speak primarily English or French. But for the other 45%, their mother tongue is a different language, including Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian, Tamil, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin. I wish you could spend some time there in the coming months. In my astrological opinion, you would benefit from being exposed to maximum cultural diversity. You would thrive by being around a broad spectrum of influences from multiple backgrounds. If you can’t manage a trip to Toronto or another richly diverse place, do your best to approximate the same experience. Give yourself the gift of splendorous variety. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of your primary meditations throughout 2022 should be the following advice from The Laws of Human Nature, a book by motivational author Robert Greene. He writes, “In ancient times, many great leaders felt that they were descended from gods and part divine. Such selfbelief would translate into high levels of confidence that others would feed off and recognize. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy. You do not need to indulge in such grandiose thoughts, but feeling that you are destined for something great or important will give you a degree of resilience when people oppose or resist you. You will not internalize the doubts that come from such moments. You will have an enterprising spirit. You will continually try new things, even taking risks, confident in your ability to bounce back from failures and feeling destined to succeed.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): I would love to unabashedly encourage you to travel widely and explore wildly in 2022. I would rejoice if I could brazenly authorize you to escape your comfort zone and wander in the frontiers. It’s not often the planetary omens offer us Cancerians such an unambiguous mandate to engage in exhilarating adventures and intelligent risks. There’s only one problem: that annoying inconvenience known as the pandemic. We really do have to exercise caution in our pursuit of expansive encounters. Luckily, you now have extra ingenuity about the project of staying safe as you enlarge your world. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I suspect that your life in 2022 might feature themes beloved by Leo author Emily Brontë (1818–1848). “No coward soul is mine,” she wrote, “No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere.” I suggest making that one of your mottoes. Here’s another guiding inspiration from Emily, via one of her poems: “I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: / It vexes me to choose another guide: /Where the grey flocks in ferny glens are feeding; /Where the wild wind blows on the mountain-side.” Here’s one more of Brontë’s thoughts especially suitable for your use in the coming months: “I’ll be as dirty as I please, and I like to be dirty, and I will be dirty!” VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What reversals and turnabouts would you like to experience in 2022, Virgo? Which situations would you like to transform dramatically? Are there imbalances of power you would like to rectify? Contradictions you’d love to dissolve? Misplaced priorities you could correct? All these things are possible in the coming months if you are creative and resourceful enough. With your dynamic efforts, the last could be first, the low could be high, and the weak could become strong.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Everything good I’ve ever gotten in my life, I only got because I gave something else up,” wrote author Elizabeth Gilbert. That has often been true for me. For example, if I hadn’t given up my beloved music career, I wouldn’t have had the time and energy to become a skillful astrology writer with a big audience. What about you, Libra? In my reckoning, Gilbert’s observation should be a major theme for you in 2022. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Author C. S. Lewis wrote that we don’t simply want to behold beauty. We “want to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” If there were ever a time when you could get abundant tastes of that extravagant pleasure, Scorpio, it would be in the coming months. If you make it a goal, if you set an intention, you may enjoy more deep mergers and delightful interactions with beauty than you have had since 2010. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian singer-songwriter Tom Waits began his career in 1969. He achieved modest success during the next 11 years. But his career headed in an even more successful direction after he met Kathleen Brennan, who became his wife and collaborator. In a 1988 interview, Waits said, “She’s got the whole dark forest living inside of her. She pushes me into areas I would not go, and I’d say that a lot of the things I’m trying to do now, she’s encouraged.” In 2022, Sagittarius, I’ll invite you to go looking for the deep dark forest within yourself. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. If you explore it with luxuriant curiosity, it will ultimately inspire you to generate unprecedented breakthroughs. Yes, it might sometimes be spooky — but in ways that ultimately prove lucky. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn-born Muhammad Ali was far more than a superb professional boxer. He was an activist, entertainer and philanthropist who gathered much wisdom in his 74 years. I’ve chosen one of his quotes to be your guide in the coming months. I hope it will motivate you to rigorously manage the sometimes pesky and demanding details that will ultimately enable you to score a big victory. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down,” Ali said. “It’s the pebble in your shoe.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): At a pivotal moment in his evolution, Aquarian playwright Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) swore an oath to himself. I’ll tell you about it here because I hope it will inspire you to make a comparable vow to yourself about how you’ll live your life in 2022. Author Robert Greene is the source of the quote. He says that Chekhov promised himself he would engage in “no more bowing and apologizing to people; no more complaining and blaming; no more disorderly living and wasting time. The answer to everything was work and love, work and love. He had to spread this message to his family and save them. He had to share it with humanity through his stories and plays.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Here’s what Piscean author Anais Nin wrote in one of her diaries: “When I first faced pain, I was shattered. When I first met failure, defeat, denial, loss, death, I died. Not today. I believe in my power, in my magic, and I do not die. I survive, I love, live, continue.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Pisces, you could claim her triumphant declaration as your own in 2022, with special emphasis on this: “I believe in my power, in my magic. I survive, I love, live, continue.” This will be a golden age, a time when you harvest the fruits of many years of labor. Homework: What problem are you most likely to outgrow and render irrelevant in 2022? Newsletter.FreeWillAstrology.com


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Clayton James’ new song, “No Thrill,” catches a chiller wave with its downtempo trip hop, putting the listener in a more contemplative headspace like the companion track released last March, “Burn.” The lyrics traverse future anxieties and current controversies with a humble frustration, giving space to feelings of paralysis and confinement with a thin hope that one day social concerns won’t be made into political positions. “I wanted to do a darker vibe for this project,” he told City Paper. He intends to release a few more songs in the same vein as part of a short EP before switching gears for the next project. —Chelsea Grinstead

By Chelsea Grinstead Long story short: What local musician Wolfgang Zimmerman started with friends back in 2009 as a recording studio in a Line Street storage unit and moved to a Montford Avenue garage, morphed into Rialto Row studio and has since reverted back to its original concept, The Space. The collaborations that followed at The Space have solidified Zimmerman as a prolific Charleston producer who’s left his stamp on a vast variety of local and regional music over the last 12 some years. COVID played its part in derailing Rialto Row’s expansion to a recording label, and with things on pause, it occurred to Zimmerman that he didn’t necessarily want to expand. “I realized I had no business being part of a record label or signing people,” Zimmerman told City Paper. “All I wanted to do Zimmerman was record music.” (left) has One of his first projects of note was with emo-country group produced some of Sequoyah Prep School for the 2008 album, Ghost Town, which Zimmerman helped record out of his basement studio in Rock Hill Charleston’s most notable bands in after he befriended frontman Justin Osborne. recent years Zimmerman ended up in Charleston starting Brave Baby with Keon Masters and friends as Osborne formed Susto with friends, and the rest is history. “Everybody started getting together in the early 2010s, and it led to where we are now,” Zimmerman said. I think life rewards the Fast forward to Band of Horses’ frontman Ben Bridwell taking an interest brave. I always try to tell in the sounds coming out of The Space, and people who are looking Zimmerman has since solidified his alliance with some of the most well-known South for encouragement to do Carolina rock bands. what they love: You can’t After many twists and delays, the Band of Horses project he’s had his hand in, Things have any backup plans. Are Great, is slated for release Jan. 21. If you have no backup “[It’s] this really gnarly acid rock — a little bit dirgey, a little more on the strange plans, you will fight to side, really earthy,” Zimmerman said. “The album has a heaviness about it.” make sure it works out.” Things being great despite the heaviness —Wolfgang Zimmerman of life is a concept Zimmerman said he’s familiar with. “I’ve never had any guarantees,” he said. “I’m really resilient to change. If anything, I embrace chance. I think it’s beautiful.” “I think life rewards the brave. I always try to tell people who are looking for encouragement to do what they love: You can’t have any backup plans. If you have no backup plans, you will fight to make sure it works out.”

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Playing music at an early age is what got him into recording. His obsession with the drums led to his first kit around age 10, which took a summer of mowing lawns with his mom to acquire. Then she got him a little tape recording machine, and he developed his skills enough that by the end of high school, he knew he didn’t want to go to college, he just wanted to do music. And though he established himself as a sound engineer, the more he worked with musicians, his instincts and tastes became well-tuned. “Slowly I realized people leaned on me like a lowkey therapist,” he said of being asked for direction. “One of my favorite things someone can say in the studio is, ‘Wow I never thought we could make this.’ In the next year or so I’d like to not even be on the computer at all. I just want to encourage people to make their best work.” But that’s not to say he isn’t writing. His past single, “Paper Trails,” is evidence of his affinity for spacey dance grooves, but it was in picking back up the guitar and experimenting with some weird tunings that he was sent down a different path. “I’ve been developing this whole sound, so it’s hard for me to go back to the ‘Paper Trails’ stuff. This other stuff I’m working on, it goes down this other rabbit hole I really like a lot. I honestly think it’s more original and more my thing.”

Jared Petteys & The Headliners have all the elements of 1950s rockabilly sound but with a “blues heart and a punk soul,” Jared Petteys told City Paper. Joined by bassist Stephen Palmer and drummer Tommy Tipton, Petteys will perform on The Pour House deck Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. to kick off 2022, unveiling new material along with songs from the group’s debut album, I Ain’t Waiting. “The new singles coming out are more us — things coming from our lives, our souls,” Petteys said. “We are stretching the genre out more.” —CG

Choral concert to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Taylor Festival Choir got its start at a local music festival back in 2001, and since then, the professional choir that currently consists of 24 singers has been recorded by its share of commercial labels and considered for a Grammy. The choir’s upcoming show in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., “Reaching for the Light,” will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Second Presbyterian Church downtown. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at taylormusicgroup.org. —CG

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The Gibbes Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Romare Bearden: Abstraction, closes Jan. 9 — an exploration of artist Bearden’s lesser known body of abstract work from the 1950s-60s. Inspired by the exhibit, the Gibbes is planning a Jan. 7 concert called “Improvised” with local hip-hop artists Benny Starr and Mike Brown. As the concert approaches, Chase Quinn, curator of education and programs at the Gibbes, gave City Paper his top five tracks for getting into a Bearden state of mind: “Seabreeze” - Dizzy Gillespie “Lies” - Contour “I Gotta Have it (Intro)” - Mike Brown “The Prelude” - Benny Starr “Be on My Side” - Melanie Charles Rūta Smith file photo

Local singer Becky Raisman keeps it upbeat Charleston singer-songwriter Becky Raisman’s affection for delightfully approachable music is clearly heard on her new album, This is My Moment. “I like to write catchy melodies that people can enjoy,” she told the City Paper. Released Dec. 24, the EP is the artist’s first larger project release. “My songs are lesbian love songs, which I think people can relate to,” Raisman said when asked what inspired the EP. The tracks are an empathetic shout-out to many listeners who may not be used to hearing their romantic feelings represented. That’s not to say the songs are polarizing, however — Raisman aimed to create tunes that appeal to a variety of tastes: “I like pop, a little bit of rock, EDM — a little bit of everything.” Raisman, a Chicago native, relocated to Charleston in 2018 after a vacation that persuaded every member of her family to make the trip down South. So far, Raisman is loving the local music scene and not having to deal with snow, but missing the deep-dish pizza. This is My Moment is a three-song project that clocks in at just over 10 minutes — a quick, pleasant listen. The EP is most cleanly categorized as pop, but it contains influences of rock, country and electronic music as well. Raisman began working on the songs in 2019, but not all at once, and as a result, the EP was recorded in multiple locations across multiple states during vacations with her brother. She recorded locally at Charleston Sound Studios, at Omni Sound Studios in Nashville, 4 U Studios in Memphis and Solar Sound Studios in Atlanta.

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Raisman recorded songs on her 2019 EP at separate sessions across the Southeast “I wrote it at different times. I just really write whatever comes to me,” Raisman said of the recording process. “I wasn’t planning on doing an EP until I was like oh, I have enough songs.” In terms of a live act, Raisman is currently enrolled at the Bach to Rock program in Mount Pleasant, honing her keyboard skills. There she is able to par-

ticipate in musical showcases. The artist can also be found at open mic nights around town. Moving toward a new year, Raisman is looking forward to doing more of what she loves best: creating. “I do plan on releasing more songs and probably another EP,” she said. —Kate Bryan


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