Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Remembering Football Icon ‘Big Mackey’ Goodwin

By Barney Blakeney For many local football fans, Douglas MacArthur ‘Big Mackey’ Goodwin was an icon. Born in Charleston in 1942, Mackey as he was known to most, played high school football as a running back at Burke High School. He earned a prolific reputation as one of the local community’s most indomitable running backs…

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“One Thousand and One Nights” Dazzles Spoleto with a Spectacular Dance Theater Performance

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The occasion was a Saturday evening wind down to a successful 2019 Spoleto Festival USA programmatic season culminating with me checking out an 8 PM show at the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall. The program I observed was officially listed as “One Thousand and One Nights” featuring…

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Charleston/LDC Settlement Allows For More Affordable Housing

By Barney Blakeney May 30 the City of Charleston and the Charleston Citywide Local Development Corporation (LDC) announced that Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. have entered an agreement that will make another $19 million available to help address the City’s growing affordable housing problem. May 16 city and neighborhood…

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