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It’s hip, it’s getting safer, and the rent is going up in Charleston’s Eastside

Paul Bowers

Back in the late ’90s, when City Councilman Robert Mitchell took his weekly walks through the Eastside neighborhood at night, his sister begged him to be careful. A slightly built, gentle-voiced man, Mitchell had a habit of walking up to young drug slingers who loitered at the corner of America and South streets issuing a warning: Move along, or I’ll call the cops.

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Run clubs lead to accountability, social interaction and sometimes, marriage

Get Running  Step out your door any day in most corners of Charleston and you’ll see someone out for a jog. And at least six days a week, local runners convene in at least 10 different organized run groups ranging from serious training runs to a few drinks after a couple labored miles around a […]

High Fidelity: Datum Workshop

Datum Workshop is a design and fabrication practice on Johns Island combining traditional craft with digital manufacturing to build spaces, furniture and other products such as pocket doors and wall paneling. Founded in 2017, the shop specializes in feature art walls where logos, lighting and seating can be integrated. Focused on the balance between organic […]

Reflections of singer-songwriter Becca Leigh

Local singer-songwriter Becca Leigh Nicholson wrote down a meditation about a year ago: “Work within your means, think/dream outside your means, slowly expand the circle of possibility.” Recently, she came across it again.    “I feel like that’s my mantra that I apply to all aspects of my life at this time,” Nicholson said. There […]

Marcus King Band returns to the Holy City

Marcus King is a 25-year-old master musician whose old-soul vocals and bold guitar playing have put him firmly on the path toward greatness. Nashville-based but Greenville-raised, King’s sound is an amalgamation of Southern rock, blues, gospel, country and ragtime.  King credits having been raised in South Carolina with setting him up for success. “There must […]