Perhaps the biggest lessons learned from Ferguson, at least as one might glean from the murder of Walter Scott, are:
(a) If you see the police interacting with people, record it.
(b) If your PD kills an unarmed man, take it freaking seriously.
Perhaps North Charleston only did (b) because of (a) but by whatever means, that is why there weren't mass protests and unrest. We didn't have scores of outside interlopers as well as threads of hellions because Summey's administration sought justice. Because the unjust death of a black man was treated like the unjust death of a human being that he was.
The "Old Village" is pretty village-y. Maybe that's why it is called that. Now if you're expecting to find villagers in the Tolkein sense, and not a quite homogeneous population of wealthy folks then you may be quite disappointed. But you do get quaint, gridded streets, old and mostly modestly-sized houses, very mature foliage and not a lot of noise.
I think you're missing the point with this post. "Coastal Village" Mt P is more a state of mind. Sure, Mt P is growing quickly and there is a lot of commerce/population increase, but that doesn't change the state of mind for true Mt P people. As you travel down Coleman, across beloved Shem Creek, and hang a right down into the old Village, Mt P feels VERY coastal village. I'm not from here even, I'm from coastal New England, with a keen eye for fishing/ocean loving towns. Mt P is just that, if you're wise enough to see it. If you want to see a commercial metropolis, you'll see that. But if you embrace the history, dip your toe off a dock, and pet a dolphin in the creek, you'll see it too...Sorry you've missed it so far.
Uecke says those prices could change subject to labor adjustments.
'We are looking at hiring members of the English Royal Family, as well as the Obama daughters to cut and cook the fries, so it could get pricey - Secret Service expenses and all...', said Uecke.
'Additionally, I would like to publicly dispute that my last name resembles a euphemism for vomiting', concluded Uecke.
I'm with Ima on this. Just chasing fads. It was burgers one year, tacos another, and then beer gardens. What's all the rage in NYC right now so I will know what to expect in 3 years?
Thanks to Ginny Deerin for recognizing that the standard glacial pace isn't good enough. "The current plan is out of date. The last time the plan was updated in 2010 — before Boeing and the rapid increase in people moving to Charleston. Working with stakeholders across the city, I would review and update the plan during my first year in office."
Thanks to Dudley Gregorie for pointing out some hotspots, but you need to talk about the issues! You're a hero on City Council, and I want so much to support you for mayor.
John, Paul, and Maurice, no thanks for saying nothing. Our best bet for the next mayor might be somebody who sits tight (no new initiatives till we catch up with ourselves), but you three have no idea.
And Leon, you developer's pimp, you've outdone yourself. "As Mayor I will constantly look to find alternative means to make our drive times and commutes go by faster and more efficiently." WTF? You're going to pave a 5-lane highway through Johns Island?
Stacy McKinley, you are an amazing teacher, an inspiring colleague, and a go-get-'em DonorsChoose.org super star!
Conservatives love to claim that they are being repressed, but they rarely recognize the violence inherent in the system.
"The most fundamental fact about labor unions is that they do not create any wealth.
They are one of a growing number of institutions which specialize in siphoning off wealth created by others,"
That this is said with zero irony is outrageous. It's exactly backwards. It is the wealthy who create nothing but merely siphon off the profits from the work of others. And they add insult to injury by paying little to no tax on it.
Robin--It's not the 'coastal' portion he's impugning, it's the 'village.'
this is what Charleston's food scene has come to - chasing fads.
... or "we'll be fair if you make us"
Just what we need. More southern BBQ, she says sarcastically.......
Why the smug commentary deriding part of the local community? So, you don't like Mt P. Who cares? You don't have to. But it is coastal. Just make your down any of the Old Village streets or venture out on to the Pitts St bridge and take in the stunning (waterfront) views. Heck, look out your car window while you're driving aimlessly around and you'll likely actually cross Shem Creek. You know, more water...and the place you practically mention with contempt oozing from your fingertips onto the keyboard while typing it. I don't get it. Yes, it's sprawling in some parts. But it's also quaint, charming and coastal in others if you know where to look. I love the City Paper and I like (sometimes) your editorial column. But I gotta tell ya the bashing schtick is old. I don't live in Mt P. Just sticking up for it here.
Is there a point to this commentary?
The current crew of Mount Pleasant town officials, the ones with no vision or leadership as certified by their own commissioned consultant, are not really going to do anything to slow development. It is just getting close to another election, signaling it is time once again for all of them to talk about, or at least make it look like they are doing something to stop the madness. Besides, it is a little too late already because they are running out of areas to allow developers to ruin. Everything has already been approved and the kickbacks, favors, and bribes have long since been exchanged behind closed doors.
Just look around and think about that while sitting there behind forty other cars in the Chick-Fil-A drive thru.
Finally a locally owned restaurant that reads customer reviews and actually takes action by making improvements...a first in Charleston! Way to go Chick's!
I can't wait until the one on Johns Island is open. I work like 1 mile from there. I know they had some construction issues, but they have to be close now.
About time someone wrote about this! I couldn't agree more. Years ago, I worked for a very successful company in Charleston, owned by a blue blood South Of Broad family, with an attitude that was right out of Gone With The Wind. We even had a Yankee overseer. Fortunately, because of the regulations for this type of business, we had more diversity than most. But I remember a talented co-worker telling me how he was so poor that he had to make his payments to the phone company in installments. When it came to us underlings, there was clearly a "field hand" mentality at our plantation.
Next week - $19 for a small, $27 for a large, but you have to bring your own container.
I think they are referring to the old village overlooking Charleston harbor and downtown. the homes and atmosphere are remarkable
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