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Re: “A year after opening, Lagunitas has closed its Charleston taproom indefinitely for construction

Does anyone have a contact for south end brewing company owners ?

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Posted by Lonnie Clark on July 15, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “City approves Office of Cultural Affairs' application for NEA grants, leasing of new community arts space

Now this is what Charleston needs more of! Less hotels and more community spaces.

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Posted by Colin Kerr on July 15, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “A year after opening, Lagunitas has closed its Charleston taproom indefinitely for construction

I heard FUEL is looking for staff. . .

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Posted by Mary Glickman on July 15, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Everything you need to know for tonight's Charleston Margarita Festival

The idea of the Margarita Festival being moved to Brittlebank Park sounded like a great idea at first. The feedback from the first event was good. After standing in a long line to get into the event, you then had to stand in long lines in a hot tent, herded like cattle to receive the small samples of the drinks offered. The samples were good, but going from one long line to another to receive it became old and hot quickly. The generic DJ music offered was less than entertaining. If it had not been oversold and a little more attention given to the festival goers overall comfort and experience, it could have been a more enjoyable experience. I would have been glad to pay more for the ticket, just to have had less people and more space to breath. Scratch this one off my list. Live and learn... Cheers!

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Posted by Tim Steele on July 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Re: “A year after opening, Lagunitas has closed its Charleston taproom indefinitely for construction

What offers? If any, it'd be nice to pass that info to the crew you laid off...day of without any notice, rather than the city paper

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Posted by John Bowling on July 15, 2017 at 4:13 AM

Re: “David Lee Nelson makes stage four colon cancer look like a joke

Thanks, David! I also have Stage 4 colon cancer and was feeling a little down today. I'm coming up on my FOUR YEAR chemotherapy anniversary! WTH??? But you made me smile, so, for today, that's exactly what I needed.

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Posted by KathyO on July 14, 2017 at 10:45 PM

Re: “How is Charleston Strong?

I don't know why we're "Charleston Strong". Mainly, somebody came up with it and it seemed to strike a chord with everybody else, probably led by the preternaturally gracious response of the grieving families. K.J. Kearney might not be old enough to remember when something that happened to black people did not trouble the minds of white people in Charleston, but I am. In the past, it would have been a "well, that's their problem" attitude and "they" better not make too much of a fuss about it, if they knew what was good for them. I think the fact that whites and blacks felt like this was outrageous to murder innocent people in their church, of all places, rather than it just being the "problem" of the bereaved families and the black community did show us to be a little "stronger" as a community than we were in other times. I've often felt that, if we could get beyond seeing each other as "black" or "white" most of the time, we could see each other as fellow Americans and citizens of this country. In this case, that happened. People who never met the victims of this crime were horrified. People who did know them were devastated. Without regard for race. I like his substitutions for #charlestonstrong; I don't have a particular love for it and those are just as good as any. I just don't see what his problem is.

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on July 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

At least the SPLC actually works for a living. Their record of taking down hate groups and standing up for the underrepresented speaks for itself. The FRC is just another parasitic, gleefully divisive, purely partisan Washington lobbying group. Their only excuse to exist is to hustle whitebread sharia law to the tabloid addled culture war dupes.

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Posted by johnpauljah on July 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Halls is for dumb tourists only. All of the negative comments on this board are true. The food is average, the prices are high and the four owners are a pain in the butt. Please stay away from this horrible place.

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Posted by LocalCitizen on July 14, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Stricter parking requirements for downtown hotels gain approval from Charleston City Council

Audubon Swamp Garden tour while in Charleston? Take it with Twin Hype!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYeNCu-NW…

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Posted by zee on July 14, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “As Charleston's tent cities grow, other communities find tangible solutions

ok...
Hey look me and Twin Hype still record fresh tracks if your interested. They are the most talented musicians I have ever worked with, and im lucky to have met them while at a skate park down here in Charleston, Sc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNYeNCu-NW…

Here is a good one we just put out.

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Posted by zee on July 14, 2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Charleston named No. 1 U.S. city by Travel + Leisure, loses top spot in world

Charleston does have it's fair share of hospitality inns and still building more. Beaches are nearby and typical city life with that laid back feel abounds. Not to mention fine dining within a stone's throw of each other. It's going to be at the top for some time to come.

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Posted by Xavaiet Wescott on July 14, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Everything you need to know for tonight's Charleston Margarita Festival

Where to get tickets to a sold out event would probably have been helpful.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 14, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “David Lee Nelson makes stage four colon cancer look like a joke

Best of luck, David. Pulling for you!

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Posted by Meagan Sullivan on July 14, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Workshop offers an around-the-world array of options

That's a pretty apt description, Ima Oldman. Slice was decent, and that was what we intended to get when me and a work associate went, but we did not find it initially as it sits off next to the coffee shop and had no signage. We ended up at Pink Bellies. I had the pork noodle bowl, which was not bad, but small portion for $11. I was still hungry enough to eat two slices when we finally found them. The location reminded me of a college food court. Not a bad concept, but seating was NOT plentiful when we went, we ended up outside eating on some art cube for a table. A brewery was opening up though and that itself may draw me back to try some of the other kitchens.

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Posted by Jshicke on July 14, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Conveniently left out are the details about how the highly suspect and partisan Southern Poverty Law Center routinely generates a climate of hatred against opponents of the radical lefts social justice agenda, labeling right of center groups and individuals (Ben Carson) which they don't like as hate groups/haters. Their opposition to the Family Research Council is particularly troubling and includes their motivating activist Floyd Corkins in August 2012 to embarked on a plan to commit mass murder at the Council's Headquarters that resulted in him shooting a security guard before he could harm anyone else. Corkins later said he chose the Family Research Council based upon statements of the Law Center and that he also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage.

Citing them as a source is like using Charlie Manson as an analyst of Beatles songs.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on July 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Keep tell yourself that. Your own piece contradicts that since you acknowledge that this same publisher also publishes "translations of the Bible, self-help books, ecclesiastical spy, romance novels" as well as books by "Chuck Norris, former NFL coach Tony Dungy". They all fall under your "unifying principles" claim?

They gave you an assignment to write about the launching of a book, you turned into a wandering sophomoric attempt to turn public opinion against someone through the appearance of objective reporting or editorializing. Hack, meet thyself.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

Foghorn (et al), if a publisher claims its authors and titles represent a set of unifying principles and two of its authors are politicians elected to represent South Carolinians, I think it's relevant to take a look at other authors with purportedly the same unifying principles, especially if they are as influential as Dobson.

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Posted by Sam Spence on July 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council again backs plan for major increase in workforce housing requirements

Context is key, Ima correctly points out. So I looked up The State of the Nation's Housing (http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research/state…) to compare the figures in this article to the general case:
In Charleston: 19% of renters are moderately burdened, 23% are severely burdened
In the South: 22% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened
In the Nation: 23% are moderately burdened, 25% are severely burdened

So we are basically just above par with our region and the nation.

Caveat: Table W-13 of that report shows that the 42% is actually the combined total of moderate and severely burdened renters, that our moderate portion is 19.3%.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Publisher of James Dobson, the anti-gay founder of Focus on the Family, releasing Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy's book

File under "meh." I misread the headline, thinking that James Dobson himself was publishing it. That these two political opportunists have become friends is about as surprising as smoke at a bbq restaurant.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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