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Re: “Gaps remain in the Denzel Curnell suicide narrative

The dots must be joined up between the officer's account, witnesses and evidence. If this happened to your relative or close friend you would want to make sense of this death. It appears the cop is hiding and controlling evidence - just doesn't seem ethical or objective which is a concern for the public

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Posted by Sophia Satchell on July 27, 2016 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Can I have the sunscreen concession at cedar creek?
Loved the article . What a memory maker.
Hey I live on a private piece of land on a creek on Johns island and you and your sister can come run naked around here anytime, and oh yeah I got tequila.
lol

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Posted by bigideal0904 on July 15, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

Hmmm, I used an app named Hotspot about a month ago that looks like and does the almost the same thing. They offer passes to open bars and happy hour deals.

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Posted by LB 1 on July 15, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

I really enjoyed the article. Congrats on the first big step. After reading your article we are gonna have to come visit the place. Thank you for that. It's sad that so many folks are so afraid to try nudism. I'm convinced and have shared it with a lot of people: "You owe it to yourself to at least try it" I waited till I was over 50 years old. I missed a whole lot of years of freedom. Now we enjoy it as much as possible.

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Posted by Robin R Bittner on July 15, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

CHS9000: I think, for it to work, it needs to do two things:
1. Develop a good customer experience to inspire loyalty
2. Draw customers that pay well

If someone has an extra $20 lying around to dedicate to bonus cover charges, they're probably the type of person to order $12 cocktails instead of $4 cans of Bud Light. An additional, psychological layer would to enhance the sense of exclusivity, already played up by all the velvet ropes downtown. "Okay, we can finally let you four in... even though we're only 20% full. SUCKERS!"

If it is a bad business model, it will wilt. But there's a lot of money to be shaken loose from douchebags, and if these guys find the formula then bully for them.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

I would love if warehouse uses it! Or even ACs-gotta love my PBR

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Posted by ericmps on July 15, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

A lot of the people who hang out at Cedar Creek to uncover the beautry of nature are not dissappointed. Aroused by the freedom that comes from seeing others with nothing to hide, one can hardly imagine ever wanting to wear clothes again. And why should you have to? Why should exposing oneself be considered indecent? Perhaps when the bathroom issue is resolved, the right to work and play in the nude might be the next big legal battleground. But for the moment, and for the most part, no nudes is good nudes.

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Posted by Street Law on July 15, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

I heard warehouse is going to start using it

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Posted by AshCatchem on July 14, 2016 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

HI Connell. Sorry we miss seeing you that weekend. We were out of state for vacation. We have been members at The Creek for 7 + years and LOVE IT. We have several close friends there at The Creek. Hope to see you and your sister again at The Creek. Until then, Stay Nude.. :-)

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Posted by gbobbymac on July 14, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Jojojo, First rule of nudist/naturist etiquette demands one sit on his/her own towel to protect you from the seat and the seat from you. Splinters hurt.

Tracy, why make it a yearly excursion....they're open all year.

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Posted by CheriDonna on July 14, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

A couple of years ago the Cedar Creek Social Committee as a fundraiser sold canvas laundry bags that read: "Nothing to wash but a load of towels!" Carrying and sitting on your own towel is at the top of the list when it comes to nudist etiquette.

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Posted by barelythere on July 14, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

One thing of interest... other than the golf cart ride and the slip-slide, I take it you were standing. Sitting where someone else was..."disgusting"

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Posted by Jojojo on July 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

They were at republic awhile ago and it was $20 a pass, they had told me that the bar owners actually sets the price of the ticket and pass number.

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Posted by CitySlicker on July 13, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Great job on the article. It's been a couple years since I went to cedar creek. It really is a nice place.

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Posted by rfoshields on July 13, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

This is great for patrons, but idk what the incentive is for bar owners to use this. They get like $3 on every $5 pass which is limited to say 50? So an extra $150 a night? Maybe if passes were $10 or $15 and the bar got something $8 or $13. Also chances are if a bar has a line that people would pay money to skip, you probably aren't interested in paying for access to analytics.

It's a volume business model for the company that makes this but not for bar owners whose profit is essentially capped by how many passes are allowed.

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Posted by chs9000 on July 13, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

Bar scene analytics,..can't believe no one focused on this before now,...how RAAD!

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Posted by Dylan Schaefenbaur on July 13, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

This contrasts nicely with your been-wronged-by-the-courtship-routine column.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

Love the idea! Cofc representing!

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Posted by cougartown on July 13, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

You & your Sissy need to make Cedar Creek an annual event !

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Posted by Tracy Reger on July 13, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Cedar Creek is a wonderful place with wonderful management. Members and guests are what nudism is about: de-stressing, relaxing, and returning to innocence. Travelites nudist club in Columbia, now in its 29th year, will often go en massed to the Creek to enjoy their hospitality. For those of you with a reluctant partner, email travelites@prodigy.net and request a copy a copy of "So, your partner is interested in nudism..." (below)

Cedar Creek is affiliated with the American Association for Recreation (http://www.aanr.com)


We have never met, but I am taking the liberty to write you because I understand that your significant other has become interested in nudism or clothes-free recreation. You are wondering whether or not to share in this. My husband and I are nudists, and like you, we both experienced all the concerns and uncertainties the first time we tried it. All the vague fears and worries I fretted about proved groundless. I would like to help you experience and become comfortable with this lifestyle. I hope you will let me try.

Perhaps telling about my first experience with nude recreation will lead you to that end. I was vacationing at a resort in the Caribbean. The first two days were spent on the beach sitting in a soggy swimsuit and being chafed by sand. I signed up for a day boat trip and picnic at a beach on an island away from the resort. As we were leaving, I discovered that the excursion was to an island with a nude beach! I decided to go anyway, thinking no way was anybody getting me out of my suit. I stood firm, and in fact, was the last person to give in and shed my swimsuit - I was the last one to get dressed to return to the resort. Why hadn't someone told me about this sooner? I was hooked, and that was over 30 years ago. The phrase, "nude when possible, clothed when practical," definitely describes me. I do wear at least shoes when vacuuming the house though as I have a habit of running over my toes with the vacuum cleaner.

I admit that my first reaction was that this is something that was not an acceptable practice. I was unaware that there are national organizations and did not know anyone who could shed light on this relaxing way of life. The literature available today, some of which your significant other might have asked you to look over, tells it like it is. Everyone will tell you that once you have made your first visit, the feeling of apprehension will vanish. Until you experience a thing for yourself, words cannot tell you how you should feel or how you should act or react.

Believe in your mate. You have a good relationship, and I'm sure your significant other has never asked you to do anything that was wrong or really unpleasant. Occasionally, we don't want to do some things at first, but since it means a great deal to him, it usually turns out fine. This too, means a great deal to him. When you decide to visit a club, give them a call and inform them that this will be your first visit. Contrary to what most people believe, you generally will not be asked to leave your clothes at the gate. You will be given a tour of the premises, where the pool or hot tub, or other facilities are located. If you are visiting a non-landed club, you will most likely visit with some of the members at a neutral location, i.e., coffee shop, after which you will be invited to an event.

Some common fears of women with whom I have been in contact include being secretly worried that she wouldn't be as attractive to her spouse as she had been, compared with all the beautiful figures she was sure must be there.

For the most part, there is a normal cross-section of the population. The solution for this particular lady was the security she felt in her relationship and that the relationship was based on more than just physical attractiveness. Another fear is what sort of people will I meet. You will meet doctors, lawyers, clergymen and women, taxi drivers, accountants, secretaries, warehouse- men, waiters, school teachers, moms, dads, grandparents, teenagers, infants. We are your neighbors, your friends.

It's a wonderful feeling to meet entirely new people and enjoy new interests and activities. There is a peculiar thing you have to experience to believe, but there is a friendliness about nudists that you will generally not find in any other group. I have come to count our nudist friends among my closest. They seem to always be there for me, for us.

Why don't you try your hand at being a nudist in your own home. Try sleeping nude, if you don't already--once you get used to it, you won't want to sleep any other way.

That's the first easy step. Then, when you take your shower or bath, don't grab for a robe except for comfort. Do your nails or set your hair or just read the newspaper. I think you will enjoy it. If you exercise, try it without clothes, it feels wonderful. Wear whatever you need to feel comfortable. Since it's convenient and healthful at times to dispense with clothes, nudists do. We're not different from other people, just more comfortable.

I hope I've been able to help just a little. Offer a compromise to your mate. Give him an hour of your time, you will wish you had sooner.

Sincerely,
Cheri Donna

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Posted by CheriDonna on July 13, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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