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Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

How many violent crimes / attempted murders happened at Northwoods or Citadel mall in the decade 1985 to 1995? How many from 2005 to 2015?

I would contend that the situation would, in fact, be quantifiably worse in the latter decade. I am sure all sorts of crap happened as bad or worse in the past, but just not at these two malls. And that is the subject if this story.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 19, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

Not sure if you follow local news much, but the sexual assault at a party at a CoC frat house 2-3 weeks ago seems to be the thing that drove this. Of course, one of the guys had cocaine and marijuana in his room too.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 19, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

There must be a better way to handle this, rather than outright banning alcohol related events for greek life. I agree that knee jerk reactions in these types of situations typically end up causing more controversy. Hell, I was at Clemson during the whole Tucker Hipps ordeal and the administration reacted horribly. They punished greek life in its entirety just to send a message because of actions of one fraternity. Although it could've been handled differently, needless to say, it was a horrific incident that required some sort of action. Hazing at Clemson had always been bad, the issue was deep-seeded, but the Tucker Hipps death put a spotlight on it.

What exactly have COFC fraternities done to justify this ban on alcohol? Is there a Tucker Hipps incident that I'm unaware of? Maybe the full statement from McConnell states some hard evidence or data, but what's happening at COFC that isn't at every other college campus around the nation?

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Posted by Willy B on September 19, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “CofC suspends alcohol-related activities for fraternities, sororities

The real gateway drug? Alcohol. Weed has been lambasted as THE gateway drug by anyone and everyone in law-enforcement. A gateway drug is a legal drug that leads to illegal drugs and we must crack down on this substance. I have heard the argument time and again that weed leads to hard drugs but I submit that alcohol (and other prescriptions) leads to any and all illicit drugs. I am not suggesting we outlaw alcohol but it must be recognized that alcohol leads to various cocaine derivatives and opiates more than any other drug in the universe.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 19, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

look what a desolate place citadel mall has turned in to partly due to crime and unruly behavior of groups making it an undesirable place to be and go with family.

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Posted by truthrus on September 18, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

The bottom line is that the store was unprofitable, whether due to high rent, high labor costs, poor local management (the least likely as such is the most easily fixed), theft, or just insufficient demand. What are the possible fixes? The most likely is gentrification, as unpalatable as that may be to some. Socialist fixes such as "peoples stores" may sound good to some, but are nothing more than "pipe dreams."

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Posted by Mark Romness on September 17, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Charleston police chief unveils final plan for Illumination Project

Spartan, I'll type this slowly because I realize your comprehension lags: 1- How many people have been shot in the back by Charleston City police? (hint-North Charleston police are not members of the Charleston police force.) and 2-If by being dicks you mean enforcing laws broken by belligerents like you, I prefer business as usual.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 17, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Charleston police chief unveils final plan for Illumination Project

Ron I agree with the observation, but they can only hire from the pool of applicants. Most of the people you or I would want to see in that job don't want it.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

Within the next twenty years, most malls will be out of business anyway.

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Posted by Gunnar on September 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

Crime was vastly worse in general in all categories when we were teenagers. TigerLily75 has a short memory. This is not to say that the Northwoods Mall management is off-base; they know their clientele and are fighting a losing battle with the traditional mall concept as it is.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 17, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Charleston police chief unveils final plan for Illumination Project

I'd say maybe don't fill your hiring pool with people that barely made C's in high school and are looking for a position of power to take out their personal insecurities on society.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 17, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

"Well, when we were younger, we didn't cause the kind of trouble that teens these days are causing."

There have always been asshole teenagers (and asshole adults). The world is not any worse than it ever was. We just have 24/7 worldwide access to the assholery now. Plus your perspective of your own behavior as a teenager is drastically different from everyone elses perspective of your behavior. Your sentiments of nostalgia are a trick your brain is playing on you.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 17, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

SC. does not have the drugs to carry out the death penalty??? A simple .22 bullet to the temple would cost a lot less and easy to purchase.

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Posted by Racer X on September 17, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

I'm curious. Has anyone on the staff of the City Paper ever been to Northwoods Mall? Do you even know where it is?

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 16, 2016 at 11:46 PM

Re: “New curfew at Northwoods Mall goes into effect Friday

Well, when we were younger, we didn't cause the kind of trouble that teens these days are causing. Fights, guns, shoplifting loads of high cost items, cursing at & disrespecting adults.. if teens today acted like teens did 20 Yeats ago, they wouldn't need an adult escort...

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Posted by tigerlily75 on September 16, 2016 at 10:08 PM
Posted by tupper29406 on September 16, 2016 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

Publix has signed to build a grocery in the WestEdge development, near where Crosby Seafood was. Should be open within 2 years. North Charleston tonight is considering a contract which includes a grocery at Shipwatch Square, McMillan and Rivers. Mt. Pleasant, with its $90,000/family income, is an attractive target market for grocery stores of all stripes. Pleased to have Publix, H/T, and Bi-Lo all on the way to my house.

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Posted by islander828 on September 15, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

spartan, if you can't comment with any better than third grade English get a tutor, and by the way, Johns Island has a Harris Teeter , a BiLo and a Food Lion, and per capita that's more groceries than Mt Pleasant has

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 15, 2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

"how it makes sense"? take an economics 101 course. using the vernacular of your fellow kumbaya types why not "act locally" to make a difference and take Mr. Holmes into your whitebread Pleasantville home. Oh wait, that would require real action not just spewing vomit of remorse for us all to read. I understand your guilt, I would too with all the gluttony and self interest on that side of the cooper. You're a victim of your decisions, social mobility, and "keeping up with the Jones'".

there are only two grocery stores on all of Johns Island, one of which is basically on Kiawah. How do we do it? Oh the fucking horror.

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Posted by ncspartan on September 15, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Disparity down the grocery aisles of Mt. Pleasant vs. Downtown

I'm not sure why you're under the impression that all grocery store chains are European Ran but I, for one, know that Publix is 100% American ran, owned and operated. They do a lot of good in my community but maybe that just takes someone seeing and listening to what good these businesses are doing to give back.

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Posted by kendalpaige on September 15, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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