Great article! We always use quickfoxes all the time and they are clearly the best in town. Lately we have been eating from Wild wings!
Charleston just isn't a BBQ town
Hometeam wings are enough to win any contest in our area. That said, pulled pork at The BBQ Joint is pretty amazing.
This does not warrant further exchange. God bless.
Whoops. Sorry. Eighty percent of what you said. Christ did say to clothe the naked and feed the hungry and whatnot.
But starting a megachurch? Nope. Wearing t-shirts? Pious hypocrites. Same with bumper stickers.
Wanna be Christ-like? Don't rub it in people's faces.
"Tell me how this is a bad thing."
Basically, nothing you said has any Biblical foundation. That's all.
Well as much as I hate to beat a dead horse. Bill Murray has been living here for well over 6 years. He had a house on Sullivan's Island up until his divorce. He co owns our minor league baseball team. And I saw him out and about downtown all those years that Rodney won and the year Philip Cohen won. I even talked to him a few times because he visited where I worked. So if what you are saying is true he would have won several years ago. So...
Once again who got second place for actor and actress?
Because each time one of these houses of superstition goes up, that's one more property that will never pay any property taxes, causing everyone else's to be higher.
So happy that God led Pastor Greg to this city. The community that has grown from Seacoast's creation is amazing. I see people come to Christ and find peace every week. For those that doubt, I encourage you to take a closer look. Investigate how many lives have been impacted by the Holy Spirit moving through Seacoast's masses. Some look at this church and they think that because of its size and all the high tech showmanship, that there is something wrong with it. How can they spend all that money on these kind of things and isn't there a more worthy cause? I can't give you exact figures, but I do know that from one weekend of tithes, Seacoast gave away close to $500,000 for new churches and charity groups to get started. We have brought water to those dying of thirst, we have fed those starving, we have clothed those that were naked, and we have sheltered the homeless. All for the glory of God. Seacoast has become the God powerhouse it is because we believe in Him and know that we are all deserving of His love and grace. He has rewarded us with His favor and created a place that all can feel welcome. We are blessed with an awesome place to worship. Paid for with our money, for our brothers and sisters. We will do anything to save as many as possible. Tell me how this is a bad thing.
I concur!! I went there and regret it!
The Bill Murray theme came on the heels of a year of Bill Murray spottings around town. They were so prevalent, all of a sudden, because he took up permanent residence downtown. He was on the top of our readers' minds and they have voted him best actor for the last three years. There is/was no conspiracy to make him win.
An awesome guy and incredible friend!
Oh, hey. Her positions are up now. http://colbertbuschforcongress.com/issues/
And I'm totally taking credit for that until they deny that it was because of my column.
And even then, I'm taking credit for it.
Damn, you actors are dramatic.
Seacoast isn't a church anymore than wrestling is a sport.
It's just selling a different sort of junk.
Dear me, Stephanie, please don't take offense. I have no problem at all with your wanting to have Bill Murray come to your party. Hell, I'd want to have him come to my party. He's a hell of a nice guy and a lot of fun, from what I hear. But I have to agree with ansempaul that staging the whole "Best Of" issue around ol' Bill a couple of years ago stuck in a lot of people's craws by implying that the local theater scene simply doesn't measure up and therefore isn't worth mentioning. Yep, Sharon Graci and Rodney Rogers won best actress/actor accolades, and rightfully so. They are phenomenal talents. But three years of Bill is a bit much, however swell he is and however much he gives back to the community. Bottom line, he doesn't act here; he acts elsewhere; and when he isn't acting in a film, he spends some of his time here. I really don't think I'm splitting hairs. I know you can't dictate the popular vote and I am by no means suggesting that you do, but this pattern does perhaps indicate that adjustments need to be made to the categories so that regular theater folk can get in on the action.
As to your protestation that this isn't the Academy Awards, I beg to differ. While it may be a lark to you, vying for the coveted "best" award, regardless of category, is not always a lighthearted romp to those under consideration. When the City Paper essentially puts its seal of approval on an establishment, directly, or in the case of a CP-sponsored "poll," indirectly, it is a very big deal, and one that can affect a business's fortunes, be it a restaurant, bar, theater, dry cleaner or street vendor. As to the issue of validation and tabulation of results, I would think that if this event is becoming larger every year, CP would want to assure its readership that the voting and tabulation procedures are verifiable.
For the record, Pat Conroy is one of my all-time favorite authors. In my opinion he's still pretty much local. Benton Frank is a legitimate pick as well. It really has nothing to do with either one being a successful, best-selling author. My concern is not celebrities beating out relative no-names, but rather, deserving locals who really do live and work here full-time getting their due. Is THAT really so wrong to expect?
So what I hope I made clear was that Bill Murray may have won this year, but that is because he was placed on the radar as the number 1 choice by the City Paper 2 years ago.
Well Bill may have won it this year, but the first year he won, no one voted for him. What I have heard from people that actually worked for City Paper that year is the actual local best actor winner got 2 phone calls that year. The first told him he won and the second said oops, sorry you didn't. The reason he didn't win...remember the Bill Murray Best of issue. Yeah, the local actor lost so the City Paper could do the Bill Murray theme. Oh and also of note I heard from current City Paper employees that Catherine Bell basically tied with a local actress and they went with Bell instead. So Stephanie who was the second place guy? and girl?
Interestingly, Colbert did not get a single vote in Best Local News Anchor (but Ron Burgundy got plenty). Colbert did get more votes than Bill Murray in the Best Local Comic category. Congrats to Dusty Slay for beating out some stiff (famous) competition.
best news anchor: Stephen Colbert
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