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Flat Nose, the tree-climbing dog

Flat Nose, the tree-climbing dog

“The Lord has something to do with this dog” was the only way Barney Odom could explain the extraordinary powers of his bulldog Flat Nose, whose ability to climb trees brought international attention to Darlington County in the late 1980s.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review:  Reunion

Review: Reunion

This book was difficult to read at times, if only because the characters were each dealing with issues that made me both anxious and hopeful they could be resolved. It’s extremely well-written and a moving narrative about a modern family.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Coretta Scott King (center) with strikers, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969, courtesy of the Avery Research Center. Left to right: Julia Davis, Mary Moultrie, Coretta Scott King, Rosetta Simmons, Juanita Abernathy, and Doris Turner. Photo from 1969 via the Avery Research Center at the  
Lowcountry Digital History Initiative.

45 years ago: Charleston hospital workers’ strike

By George Hopkins | In Charleston in 1969, issues of race, class, and gender coalesced in a strike of more than 400 African American hospital workers, mostly female, against the all-white administrations of the Medical College Hospital (MCH) and Charleston County Hospital (CCH). The strike against MCH lasted 100 days during spring and summer; the one at CCH went on for an additional three weeks.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review: Astonish Me

Review: Astonish Me

Astonish Me (by Maggie Shipstead) is a beautifully written book that gives readers a glimpse into the complicated political and professional nuances of the professional ballet world.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Columbia, after Sherman's troops went through in 1865

Sherman’s march

This Union campaign is one of the most controversial of the Civil War because of the damage it wrought to civilian property and the questions it raised about fair play in war.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
Review: A Murder is Announced

Review: A Murder is Announced

Although any Agatha Christie book is like comfort food to me, this one is my favorite. It was written during the golden age of the British detective novels and is what’s known as a ‘cozy mystery.’

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Poem: Somewhere in the Middle

Poem: Somewhere in the Middle

Ray McManus, an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter, is the author of four books of poetry including, most recently, “Punch” (2014, Hub City Press.)

by · 01/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Palmetto Poem