Believe it or not but Charleston is not the center of the universe.
It would be such a shame if corruption and scandal is uncovered at MUSC. It's such a great hospital and does so much that's good for so many! It would just be sad....
Here's Nik at the Blues Bash at the Main Library a few years ago: https://youtu.be/Kv1p-GpQecc
I challenge Hunt to a debate about the topic.
She could have mafe her points without the sour and hostile tone.
I believe Charleston is a beautiful lovely city rich in history and traditions. I love the cobblestone streets and the smell from the various restaurants throughout the city. People are polite and receptive to a greeting. College students gather on streets and talk. Friends walk down King Street shopping and drinking their Starbucks. Families walk downtown on Second Sunday walking their dogs and eating Popsicles from King of Pops. The farmers market breathes fun, fresh, and local. So, friendly, yes.
Whether or not Charleston is inclusive or exclusive is another question. Whether or not Charleston is kind and forgiving is another question. Whether or not Charleston is morphing into a more commercial city is another question. Whether or not Charleston is genuine or not is another question. Whether or not Charleston is healthy or not is another question.
We can always work harder to make our city better. For both those who live and work here and for those who visit.
This place is horrid. People will come to see that and the housing bubble will pop. Who knows the fate of this overcrowded, over-talked swamp after that. What happens when the rich flee?
I'm from CT as well & totally agree with Erin. I was floored early on when a black woman held open a door for me & greeted me good morning!
I was quite upset when I first read this article. I attacked the author personally, which I apologize for.
Quite the bitter article. We moved here from CT. If you wanna REALLY see unfriendly, visit there. Charleston (Mount Pleasant areas), are very friendly, no place is a perfect uptopia, but coming from the Northeast, NYC regions... People don't even make eye contact there and the cashiers don't even look at you, let alone say hello. Since we have arrived in SC, we have had conversations in local shops, nice small talk at check out lines, people DEFINITELY smile more and are much more patient and the schools are phenomenal. It's perspective, and it sounds like the author of this article may have lost that a bit. No matter where you live, it's your appreciation and perspectives that make it "home". Sounds like you may need to spend time in an actual under served area to really appreciate the charm, albeit not perfection, of Charleston and it's surrounding areas.
Sorry for your loss, Smoky. I didn't know nik well, but did get to attend jams with him a few times. He was all right.
nice? yes. livable? not always.
A very well tribute to nakita guess you could say he"lived the blues",loved the blues!!!I know he's playin 'brown liquor in a glass" in blues heaven!
THE TITLE OF YOUR ARTICLE gives everyone a perfect picture of a LACK OF CLASS that you have.
Who would want to know your opinion anyway?
Clean up your mouth and maybe someone would.
I love you Smoky.
Great bar, fantastic food, bringing back East Bay Street one customer at a time...
Thanks Smoky....well done Squire.
It's no wonder there are staffing issues in Charleston. Owners want to work you like slaves and pay $9.00/hr. Charleston has the WORST pay I've ever seen and to top it all off...look at how many restaurants have been fined for labor violations.
If you dont like charleston the stay away no one asked you to come here and the woman about the schools i bet were she lives i can say a few things also. Every town a d city has its faults and yes they work on them but people like this dont need to exist. They neex to worry about they own place of living and fix there marriages and put better congressmen in office. Stupid cant be fixed and to say something like that is asinine. This really showed the ignorance of these people.
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