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West Columbia’s Jackson wonders why God chose him

The Rev. Charles Jackson is shown at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, SC. (Photo by Milton Morris)

Twelve messy thoughts create one lovely idea.

Drops of rain hang on the tea olive on a wet Tuesday morning in the Carolinas. (Photo by Michael Banks)


A tiny love story from a night when the rain fell in Charlotte, NC, on a late June night in 2014.

The Wham Bam Bowie Band performs at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC, in June 2014. (Photo by Michael Banks)


South Carolinian tells how you can find your heritage in her home state

Dawn Dawson-House is the executive director of the WeGOJA Foundation. Photo from Dawson-House’s LinkedIn page.



Seeing Carl was not unusual. Hearing from Carl was quite unusual.


For many years, RC Cola had a promotional campaign that included the faces of Major League Baseball stars on the sides of its soda cans. (Photo from Ebay listing)

My father? Well, he discovered Billy Beer


Best writing advice? Well, there is a Hemingway quote that hangs on my wall: “Write drunk. Edit sober.”

Some editing work on one of the author’s recent short stories. Photo by Michael Banks.


Henry Darby is the principal at North Charleston (SC) High School. Photo by Mic Smith.

How one South Carolina educator is changing the lives of his students

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