Articles by: Charleston Currents

Flooded streets in Pearland, Texas. Photo by Brant Kelly via Wikimedia Commons.

GOOD NEWS:  How you can help people hurting in Texas

Staff reports  |  The American Red Cross has mobilized thousands of trained disaster relief workers, truckloads of supplies and thousands of meals to support the response effort following the hurricane that hit Texas over the weekend. 

by · 08/28/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Looks like a church

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Looks like a church

Hansel and Gretel might have gone to church here, but where is it?  For bonus points, tell us what the building is.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.  Please also write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

by · 08/28/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Blackwood

HISTORY:  Gov. Ibra Charles Blackwood

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Born in Blackwood, Spartanburg County, on November 21, 1878, Ibra Blackwood was the son of Charles Blackwood and Louvina Burns. After graduating from Wofford College in 1898, Blackwood read law and was admitted to the bar in 1902. That same year he was elected to the General Assembly, where he represented Spartanburg County for a single term in the House.

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SPOTLIGHT: Charleston Green Commercial

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston Green Commercial

Charleston Green Commercial is a full-service commercial property management company that pays attention to detail, provides exceptional personal service and is committed to adding value to buildings.

by · 08/28/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Underwriters
CALENDAR, Aug. 21+:   Eclipse eclipsing eclipse news

CALENDAR, Aug. 21+:   Eclipse eclipsing eclipse news

Staff reports |  As part of NASA’s historic coverage of the total solar eclipse at the College of Charleston, the agency will have its Hyperwall, which displays multiple high-definition data and images simultaneously across several screens, at the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library through Wednesday, Aug. 23. 

In the meantime, you can watch a live webcast via Nasa.gov starting at 11:45 a.m. Eastern to enjoy the “experience of a lifetime!”  Some other area eclipse events:

Gibbes Museum.  “Total Eclipse of the Art” is an Aug. 21 eclipse viewing opportunity at the museum to allow visitors to watch from the Lenhardt Garden.  Two-for-one-admission for adults and kids under 17 are free.  Protective eclipse glasses will be provided.  More.

by · 08/21/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
By Detroit Publishing Company [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

FOCUS:  Charleston has common-sense approach to historical statues

By Robert S. Carr, special to Charleston Currents  |  George Santayana,  a Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist, is probably best known for his often proclaimed and lampooned quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  If that thought is accurate, what does it say about the future of those who tear down monuments to the past?

Mayor John Tecklenburg of Charleston has the right idea.  Instead of tearing down monuments that may offend some, he is quoted as saying in The Post and Courier:  “The whole story of our history needs to be told. I intend to be complete and truthful about our history and add context and add to the story instead of taking away.” 

by · 08/21/2017 · 1 comment · Focus, Good news
PHOTO:  Boy, is this guy ready for the eclipse, or what?

PHOTO:  Boy, is this guy ready for the eclipse, or what?

This guy is really prepared for Monday’s total solar eclipse.  He’s wearing the largest pair of solar glasses we’ve ever seen!  Wow.  Seriously, it’s part of a promotion that on display at Riley Park, which will open early at 1 p.m. today for an eclipse party and viewing before the 4:05 p.m. game scheduled with the Augusta GreenJackets. 

by · 08/21/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
FEEDBACK:    On roads and “Summertime”

FEEDBACK:    On roads and “Summertime”

Frank Scalise, Powdersville, S.C.: I believe the State of South Carolina has to consider a bottle bill and an increased tax on fast food. All proceeds of unreturned bottles and fast food tax should go to road clean-up with county and local roads as the main focus of clean-up. Just as not everyone has children in school but still is taxed to provide an educated society for our future, not everyone litters but we need to do something to provide a clean planet for our future.

by · 08/21/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
SPOTLIGHT: SCIWAY

SPOTLIGHT: SCIWAY

Pronounced “sky-way,” SCIWAY is South Carolina’s Information Superhighway — the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.

by · 08/21/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Underwriters
CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

CALENDAR, Aug. 14+:   From baseball to a pop-up photo exhibit

Public Transit meeting:  3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15 @ ConNECKted, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St., Charleston.  Best Friends of the Lowcountry is hosting a town hall to talk about transportation issues in the gallery, which offers the ConNECKted art exhibition on the same date.  More.

Week of baseball.  The Charleston RiverDogs are in town for a week starting Aug. 15 with a three-day series against Greenville’s Drive and a four-day series versus the Augusta GreenJackets.  More.

Pop-up exhibit:  Aug. 20, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island.  This one-day photo exhibit will feature photos from award-winning photographer Pete Marovich from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee.  More info: Charleston County Parks.

by · 08/14/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar