Nothing is too crazy for the City Paper. Well, almost nothing.
  • Nothing is too crazy for the City Paper. Well, almost nothing.

We meet our fair share of wackadoodles in this line of business: AM-radio survivalists, unrelenting Southern socialists, Freemason conspiracy theorists, birther denialists, unorthodox orthodontists (OK, we made that last one up). But every once in a while, brilliance comes out of left field.

Part of our job as a newspaper is to talk about ideas, not just people and events. So every now and then, we need to profile someone who’s got a Big Idea in Charleston. A perfect recent example was Will Moredock’s story on Ed Pendarvis and his plan to unite Charleston and North Charleston. Will his idea take off any time soon? Probably not. But if it does reach fruition, say, 50 years from now, we’ll be darn proud to have bandied about the idea in 2011.

A coverage resolution for 2012: We will seek out and explain unique viewpoints and plans for making Charleston a better place to live. If the Log Cabin Republicans start making headway in the Lowcountry, we’ll be sure to profile them. If we get any more cryptic letters from prisoners, we will at least take the time to read them. And if somebody comes up with an innovative way to end the Great North Charleston Food Desert, we’re all over it.

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