The Power of Ten

The Power of Ten

A decade of the best of charleston offers a modern history of local successes

Politics and Public Affairs Attractions & City Living News & Media Culture, Arts & Entertainment Shops & Wares Recreation, Health, & Beauty Eating Drinking All Winners Let's be honest: 10 years isn't much time in the grand scheme of things.

BOC Behind The Scenes

Is it real? You better Believe it.

Is it real? You better believe it.

Stuff Happens

We've got to admire the resourcefulness of the typical Best of Charleston ballot stuffer, if not his or her intelligence. This is somebody who cares deeply about the outcome, after all, and we have an inherent affection for such people.

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Best Charlestonian

Best Charlestonian

Joe Riley

Best Charlestonian to Exile to Drum Island Joe Riley

Best Local Legislator

Best Local Legislator

Leon Stavrinakis

Best Heir to Riley's Throne Leon Stavrinakis

Best City Council Member

Wendell Gilliard

Wendell Gilliard The City Paper isn't the only one celebrating 10 years.

Best Political Gaffe

Best Political Gaffe

Sandi Engelman's CPT comment

Sandi Engelman's CPT comment Weeks before last November's election, Sandi Engelman (never one to parse words) tried to defend her spending habits on the district's dime by accusing Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson of being late for flights because she was on "CPT."

Best County Council Member

Best County Council Member

Tim Scott

Tim Scott Nearly 10 years ago, Tim Scott posted the Ten Commandments outside council chambers.

Best School Board Member

Best School Board Member

Arthur Ravenel Jr.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Unlike many other races, Best School Board Member has never really been a lock for anyone.

Best Conservative

Best Conservative

Arthur Ravenel Jr./None

Arthur Ravenel Jr./None Things aren't going well for conservatives these days.

Best Philanthropist

Best Philanthropist

Jerry and Anita Zucker

Jerry and Anita Zucker As local billionaires and ardent philanthropists, it's not surprising that the Zuckers topped the list of givers again this year.

Best Local Cause and Fund-Raising Event

Best Local Cause and Fund-Raising Event

Darkness to Light and Circle of Light Gala

Darkness To Light Circle of Light Gala

Best Confederate

Best Confederate

Glenn McConnell

Glenn McConnell 10 Ways Glenn McConnell is a "good Confederate":

Best Progressive and Community Activist

Best Progressive and Community Activist

Dana Beach

Dana Beach Who would have thought that Charleston's Best Progressive once worked for Best Conservative and former Congressman Arthur Ravenel Jr.?

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Best Festival & Best Cultural Event

Best Festival & Best Cultural Event

Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA Really, is there another honest-to-god, unironic candidate for this category?

Best Attraction

Best Attraction

S.C. Aquarium

S.C. Aquarium Downtown.

Best Neighborhood

Best Neighborhood

I'On

I'On

Best Church

Best Church

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

St. Philip's Episcopal Church Downtown.

Best New Building

Best New Building

College of Charleston's Addlestone Library

College of Charleston's Addlestone Library Downtown.

Best Restoration

Best Restoration

City Hall

City Hall Downtown.

Best Public Space

Best Public Space

Marion Square

Marion Square Downtown.

Best Public School

Wando High School

Wando High School Mt. Pleasant.

Best Daycare

O'Quinn School

O'Quinn School James Island.

Best Old Building

Best Old Building

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Downtown.

Best Fundraising Event

Best Fundraising Event

Darkness to Light's Circle of Light Gala

Best Outdoor Event

Best Outdoor Event

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival Mt. Pleasant.

Best Private School

Porter-Gaud

Porter-Gaud West Ashley.

Best Tourist Trap

The Market

The Market Downtown.

Best Tour Company

Best Tour Company

Palmetto Carriage Works

Palmetto Carriage Works Downtown.

Best Apartment Complex

Best Apartment Complex

Colonial

Colonial Village @ Hampton Park 1916 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 556-2326

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See Also: Best of Charleston 2007 Archives

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