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Re: “Mr. Bonetangles leaving Charleston, Night Market hosts event in his honor

Oh I wish I could be there. CHS and the Night Market mean the world to our son. Thank you, Charleston, for being such a wonderful, welcoming, open place.
Will's mama

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Posted by Mariana Greene on June 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “S.C. attorney general joins nationwide investigation into opioid manufacturers

"As one of a handful of states where the amount of painkiller prescriptions outnumbers residents"

Whoa, say what? How does that happen legally? We getting out of state patients who come here for pain killer prescriptions? Sure would have liked to hear more on that point in this article, but they make the statement, and just let it hang.

Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I agree with Jamie, I am glad this article, and the others were written. It is good to have open dialog to better understand each other. So many disagreed with my above comment, but apparently dialog is not what they wanted to have. So I sit here scratching my head over what it was they particularly disagreed with... and why.

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Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

KJ, I feel hopeful just knowing that your brilliant and brave soul publishes this kind of work in Charleston. Thank you for being the necessary voice that names the exact things everyone needs to understand.

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Posted by Jaime Cunningham on June 16, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Secessionists paint Confederate flags over 'Hope Equality Love' message on Folly Boat, but not for long

Hope, love, and equality are not secessionist values.

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Posted by navyvet on June 16, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I would donate work, and get frustrated with the $$ they got, auctioning the pieces.

I began just donating cash, and keeping my work.

Lately, though.. there's a cause I am devoted to that I DO donate to. They get the $$ I believe the work to be worth, and it gives me pleasure (though the 'exposure' part is ludicrous) to be able to help them make some money. For them, I donate without expectation of anything.

it's a well that's running dry, generally. New paradigms are needed. Artists seem to donate work that haven't sold for a while (understandable) and the whole auction becomes tired looking.

Posted by Helen Gene Nichols on June 16, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

let's back up to that cleanliness thing... the glass looks dirty so you don't want your lips to touch it, but if you have a straw you're willing to drink the liquid in the dirty glass???
..and Liberte, are you saying that Waffle House is dirty and unhealthy?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 15, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Secessionists paint Confederate flags over 'Hope Equality Love' message on Folly Boat, but not for long

Awesome message, Chrys and Michelle! Love wins every time.

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Posted by Elizabeth W. on June 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “DeJa Vu II hosts summer punk fest We Wanna Be Sedated!

Love the way you showcase what the festival is all about!

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Posted by Kim Keating Mullinax on June 15, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Paper or plastic, sir?

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Posted by navyvet on June 15, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

Vito, I blacklisted myself from Hall's four years ago after three uniformly bad experiences over a six month period, and William, I and many others can easily afford to eat at Hall's but choose to give our money to half a dozen other local places that serve superior quality meals and sincerely respect and appreciate their customers. Glad-handing snakes in the grass with offerings on the higher end of mediocre are not for me, I prefer the real thing.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 15, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “DeJa Vu II hosts summer punk fest We Wanna Be Sedated!

Great article!!

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Posted by Lexi Fuchs on June 15, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

In my expierence those that complain about Halls generally can't afford it. Never ever have I had a less than excellent meal or service. Might due Summerville some good to provide some quality non chain options to their residence finally!

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Posted by William Herron on June 15, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

Maybe LocalHutch could post his real name so the Halls could make sure to blacklist him from any of their establishments....

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Posted by Vito Boscaino on June 15, 2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

This really stinks because those of us that use straws and know how to dispose of them correctly have to suffer. As much as I pay for drinks downtown Charleston, etc. I should be able to use a straw and not have to carry my own straws. Irresponsible people ruin it for everyone!

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Posted by USC#14eva on June 15, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

That's because people are pigs! We have issues like that here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well. These pigs leave their trash, plastic bags, cups, bottles, beer cans and bottles, Styrofoam plates and cups, cigarette butts, and even beach furniture on the beach for the ocean to wash away, the seagulls to eat and choke on, or the next beach goer to have to pick up. If they had any form of home training, they would pick up after themselves and learn how to use a trash can.

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Posted by Paul J. Gorzkowski on June 15, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Trump won by a landslide in this state because many South Carolinian's at least found SOMETHING he said that they could identify with. Further they (and I) distrusted Hillary. When faced between choosing a pile of puke and a pile of feces, I picked the mess that would be easier to clean up if it started to smell so bad we just could not stand it anymore. Despite rhetoric, I feel the country IS doing better. I suggest that those who strongly disagree get their friends to join them at the polls next time. Republican participation in the primary was at record levels while Democratic votes fell drastically.

However, none of this has anything to do with the AME tragedy. Charleston has never been as divided as many think we are. We have pockets, true, but the vast majority rub shoulders with those of other races and creeds daily, and think nothing of it.

Kimpson's idea failed for several reasons. The three-day "Charleston Loophole" that allows some S.C. gun purchasers to buy and take home a gun before a background check has been completed, would have made some firearm sales take MONTHS to complete.

Further, it was not the default proceed after 3 days has passed rule that allowed the AME shooter to keep that firearm. The FBI has 90 days to make a determination. If they had ultimately decided to deny the sale, they could have issued an order to ATF to confiscate the firearm. Dylan Roof purchased the firearm on April 16, the shooting was committed on June 17, over TWO MONTHS from the time he had made the purchase. If at ANY TIME the FBI had cause to deny the sale, and they did, they could have ordered the ATF to confiscate that firearm. They did not do it and they still cannot fully explain why. The system is broken, but making a lawful resident wait months for the FBI to make a determination is a violation of their civil rights to self defense (Yes, gun ownership is a civil right, not simply a privilege, like your drivers license), and does nothing to light a fire under the FBI's behinds to move to get such a firearm recovered when improperly sold.

Gentrification? Wage Gaps? The AME shooting showed that many whites do not believe in the AME shooters ideology of white supremacy, it has nothing to do with embracing socialism, and spreading the wealth to the perceived down trodden masses. The shooter was not Robin Hood and his ideology had nothing to do with racial wage disparity.

In the aftermath of the AME shooting, the world held its breath in anticipation of Charleston becoming the next Ferguson; with rioting, shooting, and burning. We came together and showed that these tragedies do not have to tear us apart on racial lines, and I am very proud of my fellow Charlestonians for that. You say we did not make any lasting change? I think we did. We showed the country that the racial divide is not deeper in the south like they thought it was/ That rioting, burning, and looting is not how you respond to tragedy, and that those who would seek to divide us further should go elsewhere to find easier targets for their racist hate to be fertilized. I personally think that was a great thing.


Knee jerk politicking in the wake of a tragedy is not the way we should be making law in this state, or in this country. So what did we do in the face of all this racial brotherly love and support? We bowed to external pressure and took down a flag, which was probably more of an undoing of racial tolerance in this state than the shooting was.

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Posted by Jshicke on June 15, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

If those irritating owners and sons of owners will just stay away from the restaurant it has a slim chance of success. We here in Summerville can see through the bullshit and don't need an overpriced, underwhelming steak house in the area. Nexton is not going to become a place for the rich and famous, and I would suggest they not try and make it so. Too many options vs. fighting traffic to get to that side of town. Taco Boy, however, has a great reputation with us normal folks and will be a great addition to our restaurant choices. Halls may be just a bit too pricey, though.

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Posted by localhutch on June 15, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

In the time spent writing this article, you could have simply looked up this:
https://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Biodegradable-Paper-Straws-Striped/dp/B004K8SSAC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1497530855&sr=8-4&keywords=paper+straws

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Posted by navyvet on June 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Yea. We live in Michigan but I use to live in Charleston. We always decline straws and plastic. This is a move in the responsible direction. Great Job!

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Posted by Diane Ferguson on June 15, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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