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Stolen Lives: Remembering the Tragedy of Slaverynew

A half moon disappeared as the sun rose out of the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 1, 1832. The humid coastal winds filled the sails and carried the ship through the waves as J.W. Martin captained the Schooner Wild Cat, a 40-plus ton sailboat, out of the port of Charleston, S.C. Among the tons of cargo, the ship carried six slaves, bound for new owners in New Orleans.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jacob Fuller  |  06-01-2012  |  Race & Class

The Rural Route Film Festival reinterprets remotenessnew

Since it was founded in 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has garnered submissions from all around the world, from shorts to full-length features, uniting city slickers and country folk in a like-minded community.
Charleston City Paper  |  Alex Keith  |  04-02-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Citizen Raineynew

A longtime Republican powerbroker, and fundraiser for Jon Huntsman, talks about why he believes S.C.'s GOP governor, Nikki Haley is "corrupt to the core of her being."
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  11-16-2011  |  Politics

Welcome to the Occupationnew

While still in an embryonic stage, the prevailing sentiment of the Occupy Wall Street movement is to reduce income inequality in the U.S. and loosen the perceived control that large corporations have on government and public life.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  10-19-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Where Fear Still Reignsnew

Ripping the Klan mask off a culture of racist redneckery at South Carolina's public utility company.
Columbia Free Times  |  Porter Barron Jr.  |  09-21-2011  |  Race & Class

Greensboro Tea Party Rally Focuses on Proposed County Tax Increasenew

This year's Tax Day Tea Party rally in Greensboro was the occasion for a defiant stand by a controversial Wake County School Board member, the launch of a campaign for county commission and calls to protest a proposed county property tax increase.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  04-21-2011  |  Politics

Republicans Have More Job Security Than Any Unionnew

The cynicism with which white people go to the polls and vote Republican in this state is matched only by the cynicism with which those elected Republicans betray the voters who put them in office.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  03-30-2011  |  Commentary

Free Times Releases Phone Conversation With S.C. Lt. Governornew

S.C. GOP Lt. Gov. Ken Ard told the AP that comments published in the Free Times attributed to him weren't accurate.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  02-08-2011  |  Politics

Union Sues S.C. Gov. Haley for Fiery Commentsnew

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is headed to court for claiming the state will seek to prevent employees from forming a union.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  01-21-2011  |  Politics

The Last Dinosaur: S.C. Democratic Party Faces Extinctionnew

As the last statewide Democrat, Jim Rex, leaves office, South Carolina faces a Republican Ice Age.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  12-10-2010  |  Politics

Alvin Greene 'Seriously Considering' Presidential Run in 2012new

The mysterious unemployed former South Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene is deciding which party platform he'll embrace for a possible 2012 White House Bid.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  11-11-2010  |  Politics

Voting Machines: Gambling With Democracynew

Unreliable, buggy, prone to malfunction and open to potential tampering -- the rage against the machines has become impossible to ignore.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  10-06-2010  |  Politics

D-Day for Democrats?new

Health care reform debate sets backdrop of key South Carolina Congressional races.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  09-01-2010  |  Politics

Alvin Greene Staffs Up, Gives First Speechnew

Alvin Greene surrounds himself with new political advisers including a Harvard-educated attorney specializing in intellectual property law and gives his first public speech at a local NAACP meeting.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  07-21-2010  |  Politics

Paradise Lost? Climate Change and South Carolina Tourismnew

During a week when world leaders assembled in Copenhagen to hash out a way to confront the grim effects of climate change, a "sportsman's roundtable" gathered in Columbia to address the impacts global warming could have closer to home — on South Carolina's natural resources.
Charleston City Paper  |  Corey Hutchins  |  01-06-2010  |  Environment

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