A guide to Charleston neighborhoods
A guide to Charleston neighborhoods Map It Out

Survival guide for scoping out where to live and play in Charleston…


City declares Read Brothers building an emergency situation, lien placed on property
City declares Read Brothers building an emergency situation, lien placed on property A temporary fix

At the close of Tuesday evening's meeting of Charleston's Ways and Means Committee, city officials unanimously approved $41,700 in temporary repairs to the Read Brothers property on King Street…


Collective Force Foundation takes over Lowcountry Giving Day on Sept. 19
Collective Force Foundation takes over Lowcountry Giving Day on Sept. 19 Still giving

Lowcountry Giving Day, formerly run by the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), is returning this September with a new host and a big party. The Collective Force Foundation is bringing back…


S.C. attorney general files lawsuit against manufacturer of OxyContin
S.C. attorney general files lawsuit against manufacturer of OxyContin Alleges ‘deceptive marketing tactics’

Two months after joining a nationwide investigation into opioid manufacturers, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin…


Charleston activists call for repeal of Heritage Act, removal of Calhoun monument
Charleston activists call for repeal of Heritage Act, removal of Calhoun monument Statewide march planned for Jan. 9

Members of the Charleston branch of the NAACP and the National Action Network are uniting in a call for South Carolina legislators to repeal the state Heritage Act…


Blotter: Pills down your pants
Blotter: Pills down your pants Next time you're rolling...

Following a strip search, exactly 53 pills of Ecstasy were found stuffed into a suspect's underwear. Keep in mind next time you're rolling that those pills probably spent some time…


Dear Charleston, Racial justice shouldn’t require black acquiescence
Dear Charleston, Racial justice shouldn’t require black acquiescence "A spectacle of performative racial reconciliation"

Yesterday, outside of Charleston City Hall, leaders from the South Carolina Secessionist Party and the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement gathered to hold a press conference to make a “statement to…


Charlestonians should approach monuments with the same irreverence as Dubliners
Charlestonians should approach monuments with the same irreverence as Dubliners Exploding History

Would Charleston ever be so audacious as to blow up the John C. Calhoun statue? On some dark night, ring dynamite round the gigantic monument in Marion Square and set…


Here's to trading Kim Jong-un craziness for a cosmic Kumbayah
Here's to trading Kim Jong-un craziness for a cosmic Kumbayah Eclipsing the Eclipse

I remember hearing buzz late last fall about the upcoming eclipse and not thinking much of it. My sense of astrological orientation and lunar tracking (waxing, waning; aren't they synonyms?)…


Talking about sexual assault can help lessen its occurrence
Talking about sexual assault can help lessen its occurrence Blind Eyes

Last August the College of Charleston suspended alcohol related activities for fraternities and sororities. Last September CofC's Alpha Epsilon Pi was closed after rape allegations. In December the alleged rape…


No one should be surprised by Catherine Templeton’s Confederate pride
No one should be surprised by Catherine Templeton’s Confederate pride Let's not fool ourselves

So apparently last night a white woman who identifies as a “conservative Republican” named Catherine Templeton, said a thing. Oh, and there’s video of this thing she said…


Charlottesville and the shattering of America
Charlottesville and the shattering of America Love

Two middle-aged men, one black and one white, were walking up a street in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia yelling at each other. It was a moment of relative normalcy in a…


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