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Re: “Here's where to watch fireworks in Charleston this Fourth of July

Demetre Park on Charleston Harbor next to JI yacht club, doesnt get a better view than that!

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 28, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

Here's hoping this garbage of a show is on its last season. Bunch of low rate "reality" actors. Terrible depiction of Charleston life, nothing like "reality" in Charleston.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 28, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

Wait...and why exactly should we change a rail line into a walking path when every bit of research has pointed to light rail? The green line goes right through the middle of downtown to wait.....the visitors center.....

Maybe Im just missing something

Posted by Alex Mozingo on June 28, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

roads aren't deadly, the idiots that drive on them are

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 28, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

Where != were

Y'all need an editor.

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Posted by Jeff Human on June 28, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

I live in West Ashley and I'm currently without a car. I bicycle to work along Sam Rittenberg blvd. which is a dangerous activity. Many drivers don't realize that bikes are -supposed- to use the roads, and many more have no clue as to the limited visibility that a cyclist has to cope with.

Any trip of more than a mile or two is best taken by bus, but given last year's cuts it takes at least an hour or more to get down to the peninsula. CARTA is obsessed with running their buses at a profit, or at least break-even and they've cut routes to the bone in order to maximize revenue at the expense of customer service. The #32 bus, which runs between Super Stop and Bee's Ferry only runs once per hour, even at peak times. Forget trying to go to Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant or James Island. You'll spend much of the day traveling.

If you're not approaching sixty (like me), you can try bicycling down Ashley River Road. Sam Rittenberg -> Rivers avenue is right out, due to the intransigence of the SCDOT to modify the North Bridge to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

By the time that CARTA and the COG get around to fixing these transportation problems, Charleston will be in gridlock. Businesses will not want to relocate here and skilled workers will not want to move here. 2040 is not soon enough. We've spent millions of dollars on 'studies' and what we've got is a dysfunctional mess. Smaller cities than Charleston have effective transit systems, why can't we?

Dave Crossley
Best Friends of the Lowcountry Transit

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Posted by MelvintheBarbarian on June 28, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Sarah Miller brings a fresh, contemporary gallery to East Bay

Congratulations Sarah! Can't wait to come and see your treasures, your gallery will be a wonderful addition to the Charleston Art Scene! Best wishes, Celia

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Posted by celia Rochford on June 28, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

Thank you, Jessie! I attended the City Council meeting on June 20. I was shocked at the Mayor's unprofessional rant, and appalled that he would question the testimonials given by his own colleagues - a prime example of failure to see injustices that don't directly affect him.

Historically (and still today), the police have profiled rather than protected black members of the community, and there is earned mis-trust. One of the biggest ways to gain back that trust is to be completely open to the audit.

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Posted by Christine Jennings on June 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"I cannot support what I fear is a greater commitment to preserving Charleston's reputation over real transparency and action."

Hit the nail on the head, as usual. So glad you're back to call out the bullshit. <3

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 28, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department

@localhutch, if this "minor league bunch of complainers" is made up of Charleston taxpayers (spoiler: they are) then they ARE funding whatever the city does. It makes sense to me (and to the principles of civic engagement) that they have a strong voice in whatever that is. The public servants of Charleston should remember that.

Posted by KayRoGi on June 28, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

WTH? The Charleston Pour House is a 400 to 500 person venue that hosts hip-hop, punk rock, EDM, indie, Americana, country and so much more. The only genre I can think of that doesn't happen there is death metal. It's one of the best venues in the country (and has been voted so). Yes, there are cover bands sometimes, but it's also a venue that has fostered many of Charleston's finest. Shovels and Rope used to play in the Cuban restaurant that was part of the venue 8? years ago. It's 7 minutes from downtown. There's free music nightly on the smaller of the two stages. What more can you ask for?

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Posted by eshokie on June 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"Further, given that officers are rarely indicted for and almost never convicted of killing Black people, even with video evidence, could it be that there is a concern that body cam video doesn't necessarily facilitate accountability, therefore there's little reason to file a formal complaint when nothing gets done? I'm not sure how else to say this, so here goes: Body cameras do not protect Black people. Video evidence does not ensure justice."

FACTS.

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Posted by Benjamin Starr on June 28, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

Thank you for making me laugh after every episode. I love Southern Charm but I think I love your recaps even more! Both are crazy fun.

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Posted by Kathy Hollis Reisert on June 28, 2017 at 6:16 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

Pretty low of the gays to boo Nikki Haley! Give me a break. Shows how stupid they are. And narrow minded. She is the first UN Ambassador that stuck up for Israel and gave it to the UN for being anti Semitic for all these years. And this administration will not stand for it. Not like the last administration.

Shows absolutely no class on the gays to boo her. She had done nothing wrong to them, other than to be appointed by him. Did they forget she took down the confederate flag at the Capital. What narrow minded nudnicks.

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Posted by lynnar on June 27, 2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members

Always thought these positions were part of volunteer/community service. Even though I do not reside in Charleston County, I found the comments of the school board member who is a barber re his income/ etc. to justify the increase in CCSB members' "salary increases," a sad excuse. My father always said, "If you can't afford to do it, don't and don't make excuses for any of it."

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Posted by Sheila Lenz on June 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Grace and Grit to open in Mt. Pleasant with a focus on good ole fashioned Southern hospitality

When they source shrimp from "Wando and Shem Creek", where is that?

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Posted by Marion Moïse on June 27, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Rodney Scott’s drive-thru window is now open

Yes! On my way

Posted by eden0718 on June 27, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

Brilliant recap!

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Posted by jhark on June 27, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members

just wonderin - do the Board members who want to pay themselves 40% of what a teacher makes put in 40 % of the hours that teacher does?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 27, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “UPDATE: 30+ Charleston restaurants have signed on to the Strawless Summer Challenge

I remember when I was a kid back in the 1960's we had paper straws in school for our milk. I think we should look into going back to those. They were lightly waxed as I recall to help them hold their shape. They could be made of recycled paper and they would be sustainable and biodegradable. Sometimes the old ways really were better!

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Posted by Paige Keith on June 27, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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