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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Features

Re: “A boy and his dog head to Lake Moultrie and try not to get eaten

Your story is incredible. Your story telling is impeccable. I loved it. If it were a book it would be a page turner for sure. Thank you.

Posted by John Perkins on August 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Combating bike theft in Charleston

FOBofSC - me too!

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on August 24, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Combating bike theft in Charleston

"In South Carolina, bike theft is treated as a misdemeanor, and when the value of the bike is less than $2,000, penalties are capped at $1,000 or 30 days in jail."

The reality, punishment is negligible. I've had multiple bikes stolen over the years, if & when the thief is caught, the consequences are geared towards funding the court system with fine money not compensating the victim.

I have yet to be reimbursed for a stolen bike. One thief had charges dismissed even though his DL was on file with Money Man Pawn as the seller/owner the day of the theft. NOTE: The bike was never identified by police in the pawn records during the course of regular investigations.

Another more recent theft (2 bikes) caught on video resulted in the thief's apprehension, and a short incarceration with personal recognizance release(twice) even with unrelated felony charges pending trial. He was never interviewed by police, bikes were never recovered, he was found guilty on both a misdemeanor & a felony charge but released with 'time served' and 2 yrs. probation. The courts have ordered restitution, but to date no funds have been received. The City court has issued a bench warrant for his arrest but the probation office will not enforce said order.

I've tried for years to have the Charleston police co-ordinate a bike registering event with the Neighborhood Association to no avail. Special thanks to Daniel for taking the time to see that bikes are registered and serial #'s recorded.

Registering your bike is a first step, but until the courts take theft seriously, expect more stolen bikes.

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Posted by FOBofSC on August 24, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Downtown Charleston's neighborhoods, explained

Addlestone Library is in Harleston Village, not Radcliffeborough, but we appreciate the shout-out!

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Posted by Angela81 on August 23, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Downtown Charleston's neighborhoods, explained

Just a few mistakes, but very nice job. Thank you

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Posted by William Quinn on August 22, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “How one South Carolina woman's call for equality in 1919 remains important today

The 19th Amendment was passed by Republicans. Fortunately, women have the right to vote thanks to the Republican Party - the true political party of Civil Rights. Now give up your 2nd amendment right (because cops will protect you even though we hate cops and black lives matter targets them), your right to free speech (political correctness), your right to assembly (unless it is a black race riot), your right to privacy (NSA), and your sovereignty as a nation (open borders and multiculturalism). Women love their double standards. They want equality unless it comes to aborting a baby (the man gets no say) or unless it comes to divorce (courts are bias towards women) or dishing out alimony payments or child support payments (why don't men get custody when they make a good case to be guardian). Women want equality unless it means the Democrat party importing hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who culturally marry underage girls, stone women for adultery, treat women like property, make them wear black sheets, throw acid in women's faces, worship a fake prophet who married a 6 year old girl according to their religion, all evidenced by dozens of mass rapes in Europe by Syrian refugees and hundreds of news reports ignored by the corporate conglomerate bias news media in USA. Worldwide the majority of abortions are performed on unborn girls. Yay feminism!

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on August 21, 2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Downtown Charleston's neighborhoods, explained

The Westside continues past King st to I-26. Also continues past Hagood to the Ashley River. Please- a little more research before posting.
-Ian Mills
WSNA VP

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Posted by Ian Mills 1 on August 20, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Downtown Charleston's neighborhoods, explained

You have mistakenly lumped in the French quarter with Ansonborough. But overall, a brief and fun overview

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Posted by Jeremy Willits on August 20, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Love this article! I've been going to Cedar Creek some this summer, and I'm hoping to return, soon. It's a purifying experience for me!

Posted by Sarah Simrill Ray on August 19, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “How one South Carolina woman's call for equality in 1919 remains important today

Would that there were more articles like this one! Reading about the past leads to an understanding of who and what we are today --and why we are the way we are-- and it follows that we learn more about what we could be in the future. In short, reading history makes us better people and better citizens.

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Posted by James Coffee on August 19, 2016 at 3:21 AM

Re: “How one South Carolina woman's call for equality in 1919 remains important today

What a nice article. I love learning history of my adopted state.

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Posted by Red Peg on August 17, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Re: “The scoop on one of the Holy City's most prolific video journalists

"...I'm impartial, unbiased, and that's the way it's supposed to be. If people were doing what I am doing, maybe people would trust the media more."

100% Agreement.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on August 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Local LGBT students are forced to look outside of the classroom for guidance

Tupper, thanks for the apology. I do disagree with LGBT, however, I try not to make personal attacks. Too many side with you on the issue for me to believe I am the only person who is correct. I have an opinion on the topic, nothing more.

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Posted by Jshicke on August 10, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “The scoop on one of the Holy City's most prolific video journalists

Keep marching to your own beat Quintin. Great work as always!

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Posted by Rob Brennan on August 10, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “The scoop on one of the Holy City's most prolific video journalists

Love this story on Quintin - he is a special person who loves his life. Charleston is lucky to have him.

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Posted by OfCourse on August 10, 2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

You may be surprised. As you wrote: The nude lifestyle is having a quiet boom. Be a part of it; share with your friends!

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Posted by Daniel Robert Law on August 9, 2016 at 1:56 AM

Re: “Local LGBT students are forced to look outside of the classroom for guidance

this is a test.

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Posted by bigalsc on August 8, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “New programs draw attention to struggling downtown schools

Spanish teacher update. http://southcarolina.arrests.org/Arrests/Caroline_Short_23487552/

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Posted by bronko on August 7, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Local LGBT students are forced to look outside of the classroom for guidance

Man it took a lot to get around the CCP censures.

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Posted by tupper29406 on August 5, 2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Local LGBT students are forced to look outside of the classroom for guidance

"Step 1 - Say they are really Gay and do not want to admit it. If that fails..."
In the GOP, a large number of anti-gay pols have been caught with their "pants down" being gay, or worse. Sorry, but statistics brought that out.

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Posted by tupper29406 on August 5, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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