Darkness on the edge of town: Eclipse at the Battery
Darkness on the edge of town: Eclipse at the Battery Sol and circumstances

The heavy cloud cover broke and the hundreds lined along the Battery got their peek at the solar eclipse as it neared totality. A mixture of cheers and gasps rippled…


Tomorrow is your opportunity to weigh in on Charleston’s short-term rental rules
Tomorrow is your opportunity to weigh in on Charleston’s short-term rental rules Checking in

For all those hoping to weigh in on Charleston’s short-term rental debate, tomorrow is your chance to be heard…


Eclipse glasses reach $75 per pair in Charleston’s online market
Eclipse glasses reach $75 per pair in Charleston’s online market Blinded by the price

Nothing brings out the best in the free market like a once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomenon…


Heritage Act protecting S.C. monuments akin to anti-evolution law in Scopes Monkey Trial, Charleston lawyer says
Heritage Act protecting S.C. monuments akin to anti-evolution law in Scopes Monkey Trial, Charleston lawyer says Derfner: "This statute is an embarrassment. It makes the state look stupid"

The 1925 court case Tennessee vs. Scopes, challenging a state law that prohibited the teaching of human evolution in school, was a national sensation; you probably learned about it in…


Charleston County Council votes to kill support for West Ashley bridge bike lane
Charleston County Council votes to kill support for West Ashley bridge bike lane Summey proposes plan for safe bike access on JI Connector

Charleston County Council approved a decision Thursday evening to send a letter to the state Department of Transportation stating that county officials do not support plans to convert a lane…


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…


I confess, I'm a reformed lover of the antebellum South
I confess, I'm a reformed lover of the antebellum South Romancing the Confederacy

I have a confession to make. I once adored Confederate history so much I subscribed to the Civil War Times. I attended the 50th Anniversary showing of Gone With the…


My family's Confederate history is a cautionary tale about the dangers of blind patriotic fervor
My family's Confederate history is a cautionary tale about the dangers of blind patriotic fervor Don't mistake remembering for romanticizing

I'm a direct descendant of a Confederate soldier, Enoch Watts. He served in a particularly noteworthy unit, the Orphan Brigade. Enoch wasn't some rich planter from the Lowcountry with a…


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…


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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