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The use of the Accommodations Tax money I attended the Berkeley County Council meeting last week and one of the discussions was the use of the Accommodations Tax money. These were the options discussed for the use of the funds, which will be between a half to a million dollars per year with the...
Spoiler alert: the three words are I, always and never. Apparently, how often you use them reveals more about your personality than you might think. The standard notion is that people who frequently use the word “I” are egotistic, narcissistic and full of themselves. And it’s long been believed...
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin The wisdom of Benjamin Franklin never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Of course, discovering electricity isn’t the only energy-producing activity he is credited with on his long list of achievements. In...
The global news isn’t all bad. Amid the heartbreaking daily news feed, it’s important to remember that scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs are working 24/7 to solve some of our most pressing challenges. Here are three to appreciate. CLEAN WATER First the facts. A nature.com report explains: “...
Do you remember the first time you held a baby? It probably felt a bit awkward. You might have experienced fear and anxiety. My daughter experienced that recently when we went to visit our neighbors and their newborn, Foster. Chances are, especially if you are now a parent, that you feel very...
It has been a very active hurricane season so far this year and the effects from wind and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma were numerous across the entire city of Charleston. On Daniel Island, the majority of damage was caused by the wind and wave action from the storm. With that, I wanted to...
Group tackles issue of monument removal, calls for a more open and unified society To the citizens of South Carolina, Considering the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and the ongoing debate over the legitimate place of Civil War and Reconstruction era monuments in this country, we, the...
Jim Cantore The Weather Channel Dear Jim, Enough already! Storms are a serious subject and we appreciate your public service, but to be blunt, we don’t want you in our town! Whenever you show up, an “ill wind blowing no good” can’t be far behind. You and these hurricanes (or as some folks...
We long for cloudless days, a slimmer body, time off, fine wine, erotic love, a long life, fame and fortune. We long for justice, happy endings and long, restful evenings. There often seems no end to the things for which we long. In the world of private thought, “longing” seems the most natural of...
As is the case with just about any difficult situation, challenges can often bring out the best in us. It is heartwarming to read and hear all of the amazing stories coming out of places like Barbuda, St. John, St. Thomas, and the Florida Keys in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In the islands and...

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