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Jen Gibson offers real solutions   I read last week’s Point/Counterpoint with great interest, eager to hear what the Statehouse District 99 candidates had to say about Charleston-area infrastructure. Jen Gibson laid out a well-researched plan to address not only maintenance of current roads...
October brings perfect weather to curl up with one, some or all of these suggested books.   “Kings County” by David Goodwillie follows Audrey and Theo in Brooklyn in the early 2000’s as they find what ignites their passion and how much they are willing to sacrifice for it.   We travel to...
As a result of COVID-19, we’ve all had to make some lifestyle changes. Businesses have had to adapt, too.   There are lots of precautions that businesses, organizations, and doctor’s offices have taken to ensure safety from the virus, but sometimes those precautions don’t include child...
ELECTION ISSUES DISTORTED BY LIES   Mac McBride is correct in his recent letter: If you tell a lie enough times, many people will believe it.    Donald Trump has hoodwinked much of the nation into believing he supports people of color (he’s racist), that he loves women (he loves to...
Democrat Jen Gibson and Republican Mark Smith are running for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 99 seat left vacant by Nancy Mace, who is running for U.S. House of Representatives. The candidates were invited to share their thoughts on securing financial support for Charleston-...
We woke up on Sept. 18 to a world without Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I lost another piece of my heart, similar in proportion to the one I lost when my mother died. I never met RBG, but I knew her.   Like my mom, she was small but mighty. Also like my mom, she took care of us. She fought for justice...
Yesterday, I almost gave out my credit card number to a phone scammer.     My cell phone rang just after 4 p.m., and though I didn’t recognize the number I chose to answer it thinking, as I do, that it might be a prospect (I run a sports marketing company and, from time to time, we receive...
Reader supports Mace’s stand   Mayor Tecklenberg and Congressman Joe Cunningham have done too little in response to the May 30 riots on King Street in Charleston. Our vibrant, beautiful downtown was devastated; just walk around and you’ll see boarded-up storefronts and for-rent signs...
“You can tell a lot about a man by looking at his yard,” my father said as he handed over the reins of our 2-cycle, self-propelled Lawn Boy 21-inch mower with the funky offset wheels. I was eight years old and dad wanted me to take pride in my work. He wanted me to know the satisfaction of...
When the term “rage cleaning” struck a chord with me I knew I had to make a change. The timeline of this forced isolation was coming into focus. The news was dreadful. I needed a breather. Some inspiration. What were my creative friends doing to lighten things up?    It was apparent that the...

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