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Charleston restaurants violate labor laws ›

It's time to put the local vs. non-local debate to bed ›

I’m not a big fan of Chris Haire (neither his writing nor his views) in general, but this article is 100% on point. I’ve always thought the exclusivism of natives a bit illogical (after all, the original people who over time established Charleston’s culture in particular, and Southern culture in general, were either com-yahs or the children of them), but this just proves it. Being a native is definitely something to be proud of, but not to the exclusion of those who aren’t. 

Q&A with Queen Quet ›

Queen Quet is the chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation. The Post & Courier did this interesting Q&A with her in September of 2009.

#links  #gullah  

Sapelo Island's Historic Hog Hammock Community Property Tax Fund ›

This is not strictly Charleston-related, but those who care and are interested in Charleston’s own Gullah people and culture will care about that of Sapelo Island as well. This is a worthy cause, a chance to do real good in fighting an economic injustice while helping save a vanishing culture. I know times are hard and there’s not much extra to give, but consider giving a few bucks at least. And if you are well off or know those who are, then maybe this would be a good idea for, shall we say, a moral investment. 

Police upping enforcement of rickshaw ordinances ›

I don’t know about y’all, but I think this sort of thing is simply ridiculous.

Pour House Upcoming Shows ›

The Pour House has made a Spotify playlist featuring all the artists from their upcoming shows. Awesome idea. 

The Charleston International African American Museum

In 2018. Charleston will open an International African American Museum, highlighting the role of Charleston. It will be built on a historic wharf near the Aquarium, on a site where 882 slave ships docked in the 18th-19th centuries. I’m really excited about this. For more information, look here and here

The 7 biggest differences between the old Charleston and the new Charleston ›

Funny and true. 

We’re No. 1! Charleston named top tourist destination in U.S. for third consecutive year ›

A hat trick for the Holy City.

The Eroding Edge of America: Several problems currently being faced by Folly Beach ›

Shrimp and Grits RecipeFrom The Lee Bros.’ Charleston Kitchen
#links  #books  

Recent press coverage of Charleston ›

The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau keeps this updated list of recent press coverage of the city. 

#links  #news  

Free admission at Drayton Hall for the month of January for their Facebook friends ›

This is a great opportunity, y’all. I’m thinking of going this weekend or the next, possibly. 

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