The Beach Company Bailout - TIF perversion will divert 63 million from Charleston Public Schools, but that's OK. Charleston schools are predominantly black and low income, so the damage will be limited to those who don't particularly matter. Seems the vestiges of Thee Olde South aren't just the preserved plantations.
It seems amazing to me that we can try to go for a "no kill community" with regards to animals...yet, we have an abortion clinic here in Charleston that kills over 3,000 babies a year. Why don't we try for making Charleston a no kill community that extends to the human race as well.
If Jenny Sanford hadn't let herself go... Then Gov Sanford would not have had to "outsource" their martial relations to Argentina! She's a typical lazy "entitled" and unmotivated (wink, wink) US worker!
Besides, Sanford respects our Tea Party Patriot values. He doesn't waste our hard earned tax dollars on trips to Argentina to "hook up" unless it's with some some hot latin poontang!
Question to my fellow Tea Party Patriots - when Mark's mistress gets preggers, is it an anchor baby? I think Mark is clear on the trespassing issue - it is his sons fault, he put his father in a very bad situation when he wanted to leave the Superbowl party early, apparently there is only "Television" in downtown Charleston.
Gentrification=less crime & improved quality of life
I think property taxes are a great evil, as are all taxes. I'm not for any sort of government controls to keep neighborhoods this way or that way. People should have private property rights and the freedom to live wherever they choose to live, given of course that they voluntarily pay for the property.
Dang, NF, you must not read much.
Wow. One of the most racist articles I have ever read.
Great article. I patronized your store while growing up in the area and on my travels to high school (CA Brown). Really enjoyed the words of wisdom that your mother always bestilled in us.
My family still own homes in the neighborhood (Alexander Street) and the comment you made about "treating thy neighbor as thyself" has been lost.
Hopefully neighbors might begin to care for one another again soon. And most importantly be a mentor to the kids in the neighborhood, like you and your mother did and are still doing.
Ron, while I agree that growth will happen, I think the City really needs to embrace SMART growth. To me, there is nothing smart about all of these proposed projects. What benefits do they offer the year-round residents of Charleston? How do they incorporate the actual wishes (and needs) of area citizens? Although increased revenues from more hotel taxes sound like a good idea, what (in terms of local character and values) are lost in return?
I might be more inclined to support these plans if the City actually cared about alternative transportation and constructed a safe network of bike paths/routes, especially since all of these hotels/apartments will bring more vehicles that we do not need on the already over-crowded streets. And if my wildest dreams came true, all this growth would help encourage the permanent closing King Street to traffic, so we can all enjoy a beautiful promenade from Cannon to Market that would truly highlight the best of Charleston (walking, local business/food, enjoying the outdoors, healthy living and traffic reduction).
Charleston: you're slowly but finally becoming a metropolitan city. Deal with it. There are a lot of problems that come with growth, but the same holds true for stagnation. The city will survive. It will still be full of good people and good things. Progress is inevitable, so either adapt or move to Walterboro.
Our Industry is one of a few(besides barbers, massage therapists and Doctors) that is licensed to touch the public. We are also licensed to help protect the public from contracting diseases and harmful viruses. We are required by state law to be actively using an EPA registered Hospital Grade Disinfectant. Do you really think that our licenses are worth the health and well being of the public? I think they are worth every penny I have spent in getting my education, continuing my education, furthering my education and worth educating others on the proper procedures that everyone should follow to protect themselves and the public. I have been in this industry for over 2 decades. I believe in helping others feel and look better. I also believe that those that want to be in this industry should be licensed and trained properly to do the best job possible. Taking away our licenses would only open a world of trouble for the public. If you do not have proper sanitation you are opening the problems of having untrained people doing services on clients that have no clue, or that don't care if they use dirty implements to do nails, skin or hair. Not to mention the chemicals that are involved. Most of the chemicals you have to have a license to purchase. I have many, many issues with this topic; I will fight with my fellow professionals in this state and others to protect our licenses.
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DO YOUR HOMEWORK CHARLESTON!!!
SKIP REVELLE HAS A CRIMINAL HISTORY IN MOUNTIAN BROOK ALABAMA!!! DURING HIS 3 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL AT MOUNTAIN BROOK HE MOLESTED A LARGE GROUP OF BOYS IN A KARATE CLASS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. THIS HAPPENED ON NUMEROUS DOCUMENTED OCCASIONS. THE ONLY REASON IT EVER CAME OUT IS BECAUSE A MOTHER OF ONE OF THE BOYS REPORTED IT TO THE POLICE. HE NEVER WENT TO JAIL AND THE INCIDENT WAS SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. HE WAS ALLOWED TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AT MT. BROOK AS LONG AS HE HAD AN ADMINISTRATOR WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES. I WAS IN HIS GRADE GROWING UP AND REMEMBER HOW NOBDODY TALKED ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH AN AFFLUENT NEIGHBOORHOOD. HE WAS ON 24 HOUR MONITORING OUR SENIOR YEAR!!!!!! I KNOW ONE OF THE BOYS THAT WAS MOLESTED, HE WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THE TIME AND SKIP WAS A JUNIOR OR SENIOR. THERE WERE NEVER ANY WRITE UPS IN THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS ABOUT IT, BUT SCHOOL OFFICIALS AT MOUNTAIN BROOK FROM 1995-1998 KNOW ALL ABOUT IT. HE WAS FORCED TO HAVE A CHAPORONE ALL YEAR, EVERYWHERE HE WENT.
HE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO PRISON THEN BUT MADE A DEAL (I THINK THAT HE HAD ALLREADY BEEN ACCEPTED TO CITIDEL)-OR MAYBE THATS ONE REASON HE WENT. ALMOST EVERY PERSON IN OUR CLASS KNEW WHAT HAPPENED, A FEW HAD BROTHERS IN THE KARATE CLASS. EVERYONE AT MOUNTAIN BROOK KNEW THAT HE AND HIS BROTHER WERE GAY...HOWEVER, HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB HIDING THE FACT.
ITS VERY SAD THAT THESE INCIDENTS WERE NOT DOCUMENTED BECAUSE HE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO TEACH OR BE AROUND CHILDREN. THIS STARTED MUCH EARLIER THAN PEOPLE THINK AND HE FORGOT TO MENTION THIS INCIDENT TO THE COUNSELOR THAT SPENT 50 HOURS WITH HIM.
THIS JUDGE SHOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE FACT THAT HE HAS MOLESTED LARGE GROUPS OF YOUNG BOYS BEFORE!!!!!
DEAR JUDGE: THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED BEFORE!!!
GIVE HIIM LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE KIDS SAKE!!!!!
While it's not surprising to see so much development planned, the sheer volume proposed is sickening (and this is certainly not the end of it). Two things that particularly stand out are: the amount of out-of-town developers and the lack of townhomes/condos/owner-occupied properties. Charleston truly has a lot going for it, but the aspect that make this City so amazing are either overlooked or never even understood in the first place by profit-hungry investors. Add in the fact that almost all of the growth is for hotels or apartment rentals, and it's easy to see that the City doesn't care about the actual residents. The almighty tourist once again takes precedence over tax-paying citizens (you know, the people that still go downtown for shopping and dining in the winter months) and if it's the developer who actually owns all the buildings, what incentive do the residents have to actually care about the surrounding area. Charleston certainly has no lack of passionate people who deeply care about preserving the town's character; however, Mayor Riley and Tim Keane are definitely not those people.
And if Charleston's leaders really do want to sell-out to the developers (and turn our beautiful City into some crappy hybrid of Atlanta and Charlotte, with a touch of Myrtle Beach), then I say raise the taxes on all tourists and let us residents live here tax free. It's the least they could do since we are the ones who will have to face the negative effects of an overused infrastructure.
where is the outrage about EC-B being locked up during her divorce because of her conduct?????
SANFORD is a scumbag??? Jennie Sanford is determined to destroy her ex-husband no matter what it takes. The public instantly forgave Bill Clinton for a pattern of bad behavior over his entire adult lifetime, the Democrats didn't flinch over Charlie Rangel, the list goes on and on, but let Sanford enter his ex-wife's house to watch the Super Bowl with his kid, and suddenly he's untrustworthy? Please. Luckily for us, FreedomWorks recognized that most of us see through this for what it is, and is stepping in where the RNC fears to tread to give Sanford the support he deserves.
You are all right. I must ask this: If you advertise yourself as THE place to be, you shamelessly brag about the quality of life, you ad a few cruise ships, then bring in the number 1 commercial airplane manufacturer, what did you think was going to happen?
If Senator Graham is gay it should not matter; except for his conservative stand on almost every thing, including support of the defense of marriage, for which he has received a 0 rating from the Human Rights campaing. This makes him a card carrying hypocrite. Supporting the second amendment is patriotic and honorable. Advocating the elimination of all legal rights for the accused Boston Bomber is borderline treasonous. How can any person be so completely two faced and still claim to have a moral imperative? Worse, how can his constituency allow this man to represent them? Why do they give him money (his salary). Why do they even give him a job? The people of South Carolina are far more intelligent, and if Senator Graham continues his hatemongering rhetoric, he may find himself out of a job soon. He is one the men that could bring light and truth to the US Senate - by leaving it!
Maybe she has no positions other than those of her constituents.
Wouldn't that be refreshing.
Bottom line ,the guy's a scum bag.
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