Former Clemson golfer D.J. Trahan is back on the PGA Tour. Trahan, who makes his home in Charleston, regained his PGA Tour playing privileges with a birdie on the final hole and a seventh-place finish in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. The finish boosted him to a tie for 24th in the Korn Ferry playoffs with the top 25 advancing to the PGA Tour for 2019-20.It's the first time since 2012 that Trahan has enjoyed full status on the PGA Tour. Trahan was the 2002 national college player of the year at Clemson, and in 2003, helped Clemson win a national championship.He has won twice on the PGA Tour, the 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic and the 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He also had one win on what eventually became the Korn Ferry Tour, the 2004 Nationwide Tour's Miccosukee Championship.An interesting interview with Trahan appeared Sept. 10 on Golf Digest (golfdigest.com) with the headline "D.J. Trahan emerges from 'dark place' mentally as he returns to the PGA Tour."In the story, … [Read more...] about Former Clemson golfer, Charleston resident returning to PGA Tour
An influential Republican donor who spent much of last year arguing for a sea wall in Charleston hasn't stopped there. Jay Faison, a Charlotte entrepreneur, has continued to play a hands-on role in trying to fix flooding in Charleston, even though many people working on that issue say they hadn't seen him since last year.An advocacy group he founded is paying for almost half of the city's signature flooding study known as the Dutch Dialogues, and emails show Faison communicated directly with study leaders about that funding. He's part of a statewide commission on flooding, as well.Some think Faison is trying to reclaim the issue of climate change, and its impacts, such as flooding, for the GOP. Faison is a lifelong member of the Republican Party and has donated both personally and through political action groups to support vulnerable Republicans who also back clean energy initiatives. Faison said he's "been painted by the left as a guy who cares about Republicans and not … [Read more...] about Charleston’s biggest Dutch Dialogues funder is a GOP climate advocate
When I got married in my hometown of Charleston, I quickly identified the song for my walk down the aisle. Though it was an autumn wedding, that song would be “Summertime,” the Charleston-sprung favorite that George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward wrote for “Porgy and Bess.” It had comforted me on many a chilly night while living in New York City.At our outdoor wedding, jazz trumpeter Charlton Singleton delivered it in a gorgeous, striking solo as I walked down the aisle. Standing before the afternoon marsh, his brass gleamed and his eyes smiled my way as I strode toward my groom and our future.Thoughts of the song and that moment are fresh in my mind this week, with the opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s new “Porgy and Bess.” While the opera famously focuses on an African American community surrounding a Catfish Row in Charleston, it was written by three white men (Ira Gershwin is also credited). This fact has prompted the Met to program … [Read more...] about The winds are shifting in Charleston. Can we still enjoy Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’?
Charleston police are investigating a fatal crash in West Ashley Monday morning. Officers were called to the scene at 7:56 a.m. near Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Winchester Drive, according to a dispatch supervisor with the Charleston County Consolidated 911 Center. Northbound traffic on Sam Rittenberg is shut down and one southbound lane of travel is open, said Charles Francis, a Charleston Police Department spokesman.Further information was not immediately available. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get the best of The Post and Courier, handpicked and delivered to your inbox every morning. Reach Gregory Yee at 843-937-5908. Follow him on Twitter @GregoryYYee. … [Read more...] about Multiple traffic lanes closed in West Ashley as Charleston police investigate fatal crash
SUMMERVILLE — When Brent Gibadlo first started working out of the Summerville area about 10 years ago, his dine-out options near what is now the emerging Nexton development were limited."I remember when Subway was the only place," said Gibadlo, vice president and general manager of Nexton.Today, he has a much wider selection to choose from, and it's mainly because of what's happening at the 5,000-acre development as big as the Charleston peninsula and other forces around it.Those outside influences include Volvo's decision to set up a car manufacturing operation west of Nexton and other big-tract housing developments nearby, such as Cane Bay and Carnes Crossroads.Nexton, once a forested tract owned by WestRock forerunner MeadWestvaco Corp., is now home to several restaurants, hundreds of houses and apartments, a shopping center, office buildings and multiple hotels — one with a conference center that can seat 1,500.The master-planned community stretches from U.S. … [Read more...] about Nexton, big as a small city, is rapidly developing as Charleston’s next job, home center