Artist and author Nick Kuszyk, also known as “R. Robots,” painted a colorful mural on an exterior wall of the John L. Dart Branch Library last week to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year employee of Charleston County Public Library and one of nine victims shot last year at Emanuel AME Church.
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“First, I want to personally thank the citizens of Charleston for this incredible opportunity to serve. It’s a great honor to become Mayor of my hometown — and at the same time humbling and exciting.
“Never before in our city’s history has a mayor taken office at a moment so rich with the promise of a better, brighter future for all our citizens – we must only have the will, and the wisdom, to work together to claim that promise.
Everywhere we look — from West Ashley to James and Johns Islands, from Daniel Island to the Peninsula — we see that promise …
Staff reports | For the first time in 40 years, Charleston will get a new mayor today when businessman John Tecklenburg takes the oath of office at noon. He’ll be replacing 10-term Mayor Joe Riley, who retires today.
The swearing-in ceremony is set for noon today at City Hall, 80 Broad Street, in Charleston. Nearby roads will be blocked to traffic as hundreds are expected to fill streets to watch the transfer of power. After a reception in Washington Square, Tecklenburg is expected to sign an ethics pledge he made during his campaign, meet with senior city department heads and get to work to build efforts to push completion of Interstate 526.
You’ll start seeing a new license plate for cars in South Carolina early next year as a new design is phased in. The plate features a white background with an iconic palmetto tree and crescent design in the center that is a reverse of the state flag. (Some say it’s a crescent moon; others say it’s a gorget.)
Staff reports | The Riley Institute at Furman University in January will honor the late state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor slain in June with eight worshippers in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership, the Institute has announced.
Also to be recognized with the Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership are S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and outgoing Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, both of whom will speak at the event and discuss their collaboration during the crisis involving the deaths the Emanuel Nine.
Hats off to Charleston City Council, which voted Nov. 24, to rename Waterfront Park in honor of retiring Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.
Oct. 19+ — North Charleston block party, native plant sale, Joe Riley
By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | At age 93, Fritz Hollings is still teaching us.
On Friday as a weekend deluge of rain started, dignitaries from all over gathered at St. Michael’s Church at the Four Corners of Law to rename the federal courthouse annex across the street that was named in 1988 for Hollings.
The senator, who got money put in the federal budget to construct the judicial center, never really wanted it named for him. U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, who had all sorts of things named for him by that time, apparently thought Hollings needed something named for him too.
You’ve got two weeks left to submit a Romantic-style poem to win prizes totaling more than $2,000 in a contest by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to capture the attraction as an idyllic “garden of romance.”
Boy, this year’s race to replace Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, retiring in his 40th year at the top spot, is shaping up to be a doozy. First, just try to wrap your brain around the notion of whether anyone can replace Joe.