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Year: 201112

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  • James Islanders fight Habitat for Humanity project
  • James Islanders fight Habitat for Humanity project

    He-says-she-says drama fuels disputes
      It is no secret that development is a sore subject for some James Islanders. Tension has swelled over the years between preservation-minded residents and outside authorities pushing to outfit the area with shopping centers and subdivisions. So when the City of Charleston recently approved a housing development project on James Island by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, anti-development residents renewed their efforts.
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  • Natty Heavy
  • Natty Heavy

    Hip-hop artist of the year
      Listeners of Charleston's Z93 Jamz' Da Breakfuss Club already know Natty Heavy (a.k.a. Nate Lopes) for his on-air skills. In fact, two years ago the station he faced-off against famed hip-hop artists Common and Method Man, resulting in what Natty says was a humbling loss to Common and a jubilant victory over Method Man. "It was like an award for all the hard work," says. Natty Heavy, whose name was inspired by the blue-collar beer Natural Light. "It was like a reason for becoming a DJ."
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  • Cameron McWhirter’s book examines a summer of racial discontent
  • Cameron McWhirter’s book examines a summer of racial discontent

    Red Summer Riot
      Aside from witnessing the Civil War's first foreboding gun shots, Charleston's historic streets served as a stage for one of the nation's first race riots in the early 20th century. Wall Street Journal reporter Cameron McWhirter retraces the riot and the ensuing racial quarrels that swept across the country in his recently published book Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.
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