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Read the new novel, Rush, by southerner Lisa Patton before she stops in Charleston to talk about her book.

Check out these can't-miss events during Charleston Beer Week. Whether your local craft palette is an experienced one, or if you’re just getting to know the local brews – these events are sure to provide you with lots of delicious selection during Charleston Beer Week 2018.

On June 12, too few Charlestonians will make it out to the polls to vote in the primary elections. But, if you're planning on making it to the polls, here's everything you need to know.

On Tuesday, the College of Charleston hosted the South Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate. The three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination are Phil Noble, Marguerite Willis, and James Smith.

Looking for something to do this weekend or next week? We've selected our favorite Charleston area events just for our Grit readers!

On Tuesday, June 14th, the citizens of Charleston will take to the polls to decide who will win in several key primaries. Here Mr. Steven Smith, Republican candidate for SC State House 15, speaks to Grit Contributor Lorena Jordan on his life and issues.

Gullah chef talks race in Holy City

As part of the Lowcountry Local’s “Eat Local Challenge” I am drinking my way through Charleston’s local inebriating options. Here is my report from The Cooper River Bridge Run Weekend.

Adam Gorlitzky, a local paraplegic, talks about his robotic leg system, attempts to raise awareness about the technology and his community, and desire to make history at the 39th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run.

I’ve been casually following the 2016 presidential candidates for both political parties for several months now. Who the hell do you like in this putrid race for the White House?

Throughout our lives, we acquire through experiences the understanding that some ideas are universal and key to the continuation of our existence. Love overcomes hate, good wins over evil, and in the case of adult relationships, intimacy is vital to survival.

Your go-to guide for all things Charleston this weekend, December 18-20

We've got your Grit Picks—all the best events happening in Charleston this weekend, November 6-8

On November 3rd, 2015, the people of Charleston will do something that has not been done since 1975: go vote in a mayoral race that won’t have Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on the ballot. For this historical election, I decided to research the candidates to discover more about them, and determine who were my top choices and who I felt needed one more four year term before winning the hottest seat in town.

How, in a city that is heavily stratified by race, income, and history, can one man remain in power so long and remain so beloved? We say thank you to Mayor Joe Riley for forty years of service.

What's it Take to Be Naughty?

If Ginny Deerin is successful in her upcoming bid to be Charleston, South Carolina’s next mayor, she will make history, becoming Charleston’s first female mayor and South Carolina’s first LGBT mayor.

As an African Studies enthusiast, I learned a long time ago that the overwhelming majority of enslaved people brought from Africa during the Trans Atlantic Slave trade ended up in Hispanic colonies throughout the Caribbean and South America. So for me, Hispanic Heritage Month represents another opportunity to celebrate and uplift black history on a national scale, similarly to how it’s done in February for African American History.

Ready to race your paddle board, or just have fun trying? Atlantic Esthetics SUP Summer race series lets you explore Charleston's waterways while having a blast.

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