Articles by: Charleston Currents

"Mother" Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, S.C.

FOCUS: Rivers, Sanders to launch Living Your Truth series tonight

Staff reports | The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative will launch its two-hour Living Your Truth series at 6:30 p.m. today at Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street in Charleston.

The event will be hosted by two longtime friends, Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III and former College of Charleston President Alex Sanders.

According to a press release, the series beings together diverse voices to inspire, challenge and foster understanding in Charleston, which the effort’s leaders believe is ready to reflect on the truth and perspectives necessary for racial healing and transformation.

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GOOD NEWS: Mayor, group to announce freedom school for literacy today

Staff reports | Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and fellow members of the Charleston Freedom School Advisory Committee will hold a press conference today announcing the successful fundraising campaign and latest plans for a Charleston Freedom School, a six-week literacy program this summer for 50 at-risk peninsula students.

SPOTLIGHT: Titan Termite & Pest Control

SPOTLIGHT: Titan Termite & Pest Control

Titan Termite & Pest Control, headquartered in Charleston, is a full service residential, commercial and industrial pest control company serving South Carolina.

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CALENDAR, May 8+:  From a pow wow to a farmers market

CALENDAR, May 8+: From a pow wow to a farmers market

(NEW) Johns Island Farmers Market: The market will operate each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer to allow patrons to beat the heat. The market is located on the campus of Charleston Collegiate School, 2024 Academy Road, Johns Island. More: www.johnsislandfarmersmarket.com

(NEW) Pow wow. The Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe will have its 41st annual pow wow at 6 p.m. May 12 and 1 p.m. May 13 at the Four Holes Indian Organization, 1125 Ridge Rd. Ridgeville, S.C. The event will feature drum circles, the Edisto River Singers, native American dancers and craftsmen.

Weekend waterparks. Charleston County’s water parks on James Island and in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston are now open on weekends in May. To learn about hours, fees and more, go to: CharlestonCountyParks.com.

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REVIEW:  An Obvious Fact, by Craig Johnson

REVIEW: An Obvious Fact, by Craig Johnson

Cary Jones: The basis of the hit television series Longmire, fans of author CJ Box should take note of the Longmire series by Johnson. Similar to the television series, the print version of Sheriff Walt Longmire is painted as a witty, charming, and brooding character.

FOCUS:   Charleston Forum to discuss racial issues June 16

FOCUS: Charleston Forum to discuss racial issues June 16

Staff reports | The Charleston Forum will host a public discussion June 16 to address racial issues in the context of economics and education; policing and criminal justice; the future of the past; and the Charleston experience.

“I am looking forward to participating in the Charleston Forum this summer. We must embrace these opportunities to come together and listen to one another,” Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg said in a statement. “It is only by gaining an understanding of our different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that we can create a united vision for a brighter future.”

Tickets are $10 and available online. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

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GOOD NEWS:  Congratulations to area graduates

GOOD NEWS: Congratulations to area graduates

Staff reports | Graduates of area colleges tossed their hats into the air over the weekend as they celebrated hard work hitting the books. Pictured above is Sarah Anne Dumont, one of 657 graduates of Charleston Southern University. That was the school’s largest graduation since its founding in 1964.

MYSTERY:  Where is this building?

MYSTERY: Where is this building?

We like the way that the letters in this photo are accented by architectural details of the building they are on. It’s obvious what the build is, but where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

This issue’s featured underwriter is the Charleston RiverDogs. The Lowcountry’s leader in sports entertainment, Charleston RiverDogs baseball is an attractive, affordable medium for your group or business.

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CALENDAR, May 1+:  North Charleston Arts Fest just days ahead

CALENDAR, May 1+: North Charleston Arts Fest just days ahead

Staff reports | North Charleston will celebrate the arts and dance for the 35th year in a row with the coming week’s North Charleston Arts Fest, which will highlight more than he North Charleston Arts Fest features multiple days of events highlighting more than 100 national, regional and local artists and performers who will dance, sing, perform and more.

The Fantasticks! Ten performances from May 4 to May 21, Midtown Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston. Midtown Productions will end its season with this classic musical, the story of a boy, girl and their fathers who try to keep them apart. The musical, now in its 57th year, is set to close its Broadway doors later this summer after 21,552 performances. For performance times and dates – and to reserve tickets – go to: http:/www.midtownproductions.org.

Weekend waterparks. Charleston County’s water parks on James Island and in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston open on weekends in May starting May 6. To learn about hours, fees and more, go to: CharlestonCountyParks.com.

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