Articles by: Charleston Currents

GOOD NEWS:  Community raises concerns about carriage horses

GOOD NEWS: Community raises concerns about carriage horses

Thousands now say horses should not be used in Charleston to pull wagons, according to a News2 poll started Friday. As of 7 a.m. today, more than three in four votes said carriage horses shouldn’t be used, compared to 1,394 (21.4 percent) that approved of the practice.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
July 20, full issue: Action for unity; News not fit to print

July 20, full issue: Action for unity; News not fit to print

In the July 20, 2015, issue, mayoral candidate Maurice Washington discusses how thoughtful, considerate action can lead to more community unity. Editor Andy Brack outlines how some news is not fit to print. In Good News, community activists are saying more needs to be done to protect carriage horses in heat. There are two letters, a review and info about South Carolina’s Marshall Tucker Band.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
CALENDAR, July 13+: Minds, butterflies, fish, books

CALENDAR, July 13+: Minds, butterflies, fish, books

July 13: Mastermind Exchange, Butterflies are free, library book sale, fishing

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle: Sean Phillips is reclusive due, in large part, to a severe injury he sustained as a teenager. His main contact with the world around him is through Trace Italian, the mail-order role-playing game he created and runs. Troubles arise for Sean when two players, Carrie and Lance, switch their playing from the game world to the real world. As Sean’s story, along with the story of Carrie and Lance, unfolds, the reader is taken on a riveting journey backward through Sean’s life.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
HOLMES: Real estate hot, but may be undervalued

HOLMES: Real estate hot, but may be undervalued

By Doug Holmes, contributing editor | Last month in my first article for Charleston Currents, I gave you an historical perspective on the Charleston real estate market and a current snapshot of the tremendous buying activity in today’s market. The buying activity has continued its rampage over the last month and prices look very good, but not out of control.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Real estate, Views
GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

GOOD NEWS: Almost $2 million raised in mayor’s race

Three candidates are dominating fundraising in the 2015 race to replace Charleston Mayor Joe Riley. Less than $65,000 separates them despite their fundraising almost $1.5 million:

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor, Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY: Where’s this great Dane?

MYSTERY: Where’s this great Dane?

This is a different kind of great Dane, but where is it? First to guess gets a pair of tickets to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens or a Charleston RiverDogs’ game. Send your answer to editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and be sure to include your hometown and other contact information.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
July 13, full issue: Global community, Horne, real estate

July 13, full issue: Global community, Horne, real estate

In the July 13, 2015 issue, Kyra Morris writes how Charleston has become a real part of the global community; Andy Brack thanks Rep. Jenny Horne for her call to take down the Confederate flag; Realtor Doug Holmes outlines how our hot real estate market may be undervalued; and almost $2 million has been donated to the Charleston race for mayor.

by · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
Harriet Tubman Bridge, Combahee River, S.C. by David Shriver Soliday

GOOD NEWS: “A Community United” benefit set for Thursday

Staff reports | Charleston’s food and beverage community will honor the victims, families and congregation of Mother Emanuel AME Church with “A Community United” gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

by · 07/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

Death by Darjeeling is a cozy mystery set in the historic district of Charleston, S.C. More specifically, the plot unfolds in a tea shop on Church Street called Indigo Tea Shop. This little gem of a shop is owned by Theodosia Browning and00icon_recommended is run by three unique characters: Theodosia (owner), Drayton Conneley (assistant/professional tea blender/master tea taster—and personally my favorite character in the book), and Haley Parker (shop clerk/baker/student).

by · 07/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews