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BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Sculptor Rick Weaver captured the body language of Fritz Hollings just right in a new statue unveiled Monday as former colleagues heaped praises on the retired senator, now 95.

Three things stand out in the bronze figure – the warm, but determined, look on Hollings’ face; how his left hand is grasping a rolled-up document; and, most notably, an outstretched right hand, a familiar gesture to many of the senator’s former staffers and friends.

“I asked him what he felt was the quality he possessed that allowed him to succeed in his work,” Charlottesville, Va., sculptor Weaver said in the ceremony program. “He said very quickly, ‘My ability to make friends.’ So in subtle ways, I tried to show that – his hand gesture, him turning to face someone. I wanted to convey how actively engaged he was all his life.”

by · 04/18/2017 · 2 comments · Andy Brack, Views
Full issue, 5/25: Restored beach, Saturday wedding, more

Full issue, 5/25: Restored beach, Saturday wedding, more

The new issue for May 25 (Happy Memorial Day) shares how Folly Beach has been named one of the nation’s best restored beaches. Andy Brack shares thoughts on a Saturday wedding. There’s lots of good news as well as our mystery picture.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
BRACK:  Saturday wedding was refreshing, spiritual

BRACK: Saturday wedding was refreshing, spiritual

By Andy Brack | Saturday was a nice day for a white wedding.

It was a Chamber of Commerce afternoon — clear blue skies, relatively low humidity, a breeze to keep gnats and mosquitoes away.

Six dozen people crowded into white chairs next to blooming rose bushes. They sipped wine, strawberry-infused water and craft beer as the 5 o’clock hour approached. In the background, a fountain showered in a pond making the ambient sounds of a summer shower. Blue hydrangeas flanked the couple as a Lutheran priest intoned comforting Bible readings about love and gave a short sermon about the day-to-day joys and challenges of marriage.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views