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Posted by rukiddingme on May 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

Finally a team everybody can root for

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Michael Slager expected to plead guilty on federal charges in Walter Scott shooting today

Future Fox News correspondent and Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “The Agenda: New ID cards coming; Big-ticket items remain in Statehouse; SC college affordability

Real ID is scary stuff too. I can understand South Carolina's hesitation. We don't want to be tread on! The government should incentivize South Carolinians to get the new IDs. Perhaps a $25 gift card to Denny's or 10% off your next purchase of white New Balance sneakers.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Agenda: New ID cards coming; Big-ticket items remain in Statehouse; SC college affordability

"Jeff Duncan, one of the men supporting DeMint, calls a funding deal that keeps the government open through September "crap," citing the issues of abortion, border security, and sanctuary cities."

We need to enforce federal laws! But only for immigration. Not for abortion.

We need to support states rights! But only to keep people from getting married or using the bathroom or smoking weed. Sanctuary cities must be regulated!

We can't keep throwing money at the problem! The military needs more money!

The federal government is trying to control us! We need to deconstruct it! People who are different from me are scaring me! Why isn't the government doing something?!?!?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 2, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

74 residential units means, to me, 120 additional cars. A ring of retail units probably contributes a daytime parking load of 25-50 cars just for the staff. The city is growing as all cities that people like do, but where are the cars going? This is replacing a parking lot... so where are the cars going? Nobody that can afford to live there will be a retail employee or college student, so they'll need cars to get to their IT jobs in North Charleston. Based on some brief research it seems that a standard parking spot is 9x18 feet, or 162sf. 170 parking spots would require 27ksf plus travel lanes for an acre of dedicated parking alone. The only mention of a parking deck is in the hoped-for development across the street, and the 595 King lot is only 1.1 acres in total.

So where are the cars going? Previous article stated: "As for parking, there will be an entrance for vehicles on Spring Street and car lifts managed 24-hours a day by valets." Yeah sure that's super affordable for minimum-wage employees at retail joints, and they're going to hoist 100+ cars per day?

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Bourdain does the Lowcountry right, finally

Charleston has found its way to some great food in this day and time. The town has staples and the town also has those eats that simply open and close. Too bad Mr. Bourdain could not have experienced the Charleston of 30 years ago. The likes of great prepared food then along with the locals such as the Chili St. Bernard at the local King street pub.

Posted by A Westbrook on May 2, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Bourdain does the Lowcountry right, finally

The folks on this episode kept referring to the food as southern food. Anyone from South Carolina, including myself and even Georgia folks will correct you Mr. B. This show was about Lowcountry southern food. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. Also, I don't know who the guy was that explained how southerners during the textile years became accustomed to getting away from rich southern food by way of tv tray meals but he could not be further from the truth. Where was Johnny on the spot to correct this fool. Sure, everyone pops fish sticks in the oven from time to time. They are an American staple just like the tater tot; HOWEVER, growing up in a textile community, especially the likes of upstate SC towns such as Greenwood, Anderson, Greenville and all the spots in between would shed a different light. Many a dish of low country GA brunswick stew, hominy, fresh garden vegetables, fresh fish, farm raised chicken, fresh sour dough bread, many kinds of leaf lettuce, pit cooked and roasted meat, the list goes on and on. All of this from the gardens in rows between those mill houses or on properties and farms in the county owned by the mill workers families. Unlike the pretentious draped man on this show, we don't bring fat wallets and fat know it all attitudes to the table. We simply bring southern food tradition, including lowcountry, and a willingness to share a space at the table no matter what color and background each of us may be. Talk about THE experience. No one cares about the credentials and what you know to be better or otherwise.

Posted by A Westbrook on May 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Tesla adding Charleston Supercharger station by the end of 2017

New owners still get a free allotment every year before they have to pay, unless they buy a used car with unlimited free charging.

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Posted by Kacey Green on May 2, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Sixty most beautiful minutes with Britta Phillips

I'm not quite sure how history and this piece dovetail, but thanks for reading.

Posted by LarryQueen on May 2, 2017 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

It would be one thing if the new structure was replacing a century old building with character and a history, it's another to complain about a significant improvement to the property and the surrounding neighborhood when the location is currently an eyesore. The corner of King and Spring isn't some shrine to Charleston culture, it's a yard full of rubble with a view of an asphalt parking lot.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 1, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Tesla adding Charleston Supercharger station by the end of 2017

The Myrtle Beach Supercharger already is operational.

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Posted by Ward Mundy on May 1, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

one less bar in charleston, we will perish of thirst...fuck the developers AND the shady. and especially shady developers.

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Posted by rukiddingme on May 1, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I've been in the art business for nearly 20 years. About 15 years ago I realized that if we kept giving art away to charities, we would go out of business. We stopped giving art an started donating money to our favorite charities instead.

And for all other charities, we started a program for where we let them choose:
1 - Either buy the art at wholesale cost (50% of the retail value) or:
2 - Give a 50/50 split of the auction revenues (we set the starting bid price.)

Anything they earn over the 50% or split is our "donation" and in some cases can be as much as $4,000 - that's very generous of us and great for them!

With this deal, we offer the best pieces we have, so the buyer benefits as well.

Now, many charities say "no thank you" to having to pay us, but some do pay us, and it's a win-win-win for everyone.

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Posted by Maria Brophy on May 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “It was the best of, it was the worst of

So have I got this right.

Your own magazine runs a poll with less integrity that a high school student council vote, so that that same magazine can approach the winners to give them an award and wink, wink, see if they would like to buy a full page ad in their upcoming Best Of addition to advertise the said award that they are giving them. And then you write an opinion piece to "shit" (I believe that's the words you used) on said voters for voting for those evil community destroy corporations who might happen to make a better iced tea, corn dog or pizza than some local businesses who only does 1/100th of the comparative sales, and consequently less exposure, in those particular product areas.

One can only wonder what other manufactured outrage stories you're working on.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on May 1, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

and in addition to that, how about you get off my lawn you damn kids!

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on May 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “ArtFields fights for artistic expression as McClellanville artist's quilt of a man being lynched creates controversy

Did this bother people because they view it as pro-lynching, which seems pretty absurd, or because it cut too close to some folks' "heritage?"

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 1, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Dwayne:
Where to begin?! How about that you CHOSE to live next to a wedding reception/entertainment/music venue. We didn't.

How about that neighborhood associations exist to protect their quality of life from these interlopers wanting to make a buck and move on?

How about that the other rooftop bars that you cited are in business districts, not residential?

How about that one of the area's most prolific developers omitted including his crown jewel bar because of a "planning oversight?" For the last six years? You can't be that naive.

How about that he built the rooftop bar with an amplified sound system KNOWING that he did not have city approval to do so.

How about the way you marginalized the opponents from being "several dozen residents" to "a handful of residents" to "a few neighbors." Don't you read you own words? Our association has 179 homes. Our monthly meetings debated issues regarding The Dewberry for many years. Most recently, after hearing Mr. Dewberry's arrogant & condescending pitch, we voted almost unanimously to oppose his changes.

The city would have "greatly benefitted" from converting the old federal building by ANY developer. Unfortunately, we got this one because he was the highest bidder.

His entire first floor is virtually a bar. When he obtains the proper certificates of occupancy, guests can still take their drinks up to the roof for the view. He can even have unplugged musical entertainment.

So, now that you have the facts...enough whining for the poor developer and depriving guests of the view. How about some support [from you, a downtown resident], for the residents that have made and want to protect the charm of our neighborhoods?

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Posted by Ferris Kaplan on May 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Billspotting

I'm pleased to say I have been among those graced with meeting this verify gracious man. I was waiting to board my plane back to my home state of Kansas when he arrived at my gate. Not wanting to be the " picture taking creeper" I bravely walked up and asked for a photo op. He was so kind to give me a few moments before he boarded. Stand up celebrity. Will always be humbled by his thoughtfulness.

Kristy Sourk
Hutchinson, Ks

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Posted by Kristy Fairchild Sourk on May 1, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

> Believe me, I get it.

No, you don't. Guess what, they didn't play by the rules, took an expensive gamble, and lost like they deserved to.

Happy May Day!

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Posted by Glenn Nelson on May 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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