The last year has brought plenty of change in the world of politics and media in Charleston and nationwide. Not only did the 1st District get a new member of Congress in U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, but Charleston County Council saw a significant shift, with former Chairman Elliott Summey moving on and vacancies being won by Kylon Middleton and Rob Wehrman, giving Democrats a majority on Council. With Charleston and South Carolina continuing to stay at the center of political affairs, you can be sure there will be plenty more headlines coming in 2021.

Best Charlestonian
Bill Murray

Runner-Up:
 Joe Cunningham

Best Charlestonian to Defriend
Entire Cast of Southern Charm

Runner-Up:
Nancy Mace

Best City Council Member
Mike Seekings

Runner-Up:
Ross Appel

Best City Paper Cover Story
Best of Charleston 2020

Runner-Up:
“Tales from the Co-Op: The insanity of keeping frose flowing in a pandemic”https://f7e58d5651a2d443f485924036ddcd54.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Best Community Activist
Joe Cunningham

Runner-Up:
Anita Zucker

Best Conservative 
Tim Scott

Runner-Up:
Mark Sanford

Best County Council Member
Kylon Middleton

Runner-Up:
Henry Darby

Best Do-Gooder
Joe Cunningham

Runner-Up:
Anita Zucker

Best Local Cause
Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road. North Charleston
(843) 747-4849
charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-Up:
Lowcountry Food Bank

Best Local Instagram
@coopsullivans

Runner-Up:
@charlestonanimalsociety

Best Local Interest Blog
Holy City Sinner
holycitysinner.com

Runner-Up:
CHStoday

Best Local Investigative Reporter
Brad Franko, WCBD News 2

Runner-Up:
Raphael James, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local Legislator
Tim Scott

Runner-Up:
Jim Clyburn

Best Local Radio Personality
Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9

Runner-Up:
Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local Radio Show
2 Girls and a Guy, Mix 95.9

Runner-Up:
Morning Buzz with Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Talk Show Hose
Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9

Runner-Up:
Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local TV Anchor
Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2

Runner-Up:
Bill Sharpe, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local TV Sports Anchor
Scott Eisberg, WCIV ABC News 4

Runner-Up:
Kevin Bilodeau, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local TV Station
WCSC Live 5 News

Runner-Up:
WCBD News 2

Best Local TV Weather Forecaster
Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2

Runner-Up:
Bill Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local Twitter Feed
@HolyCitySinner

Runner-Up:
@CHStoday

Best Local Website
charlestoncitypaper.com

Runner-Up:
holycitysinner.com

Best Locally Produced Video of 2020
Tangled Roots Oral Histories, Historic Charleston Foundation

Runner-Up:
AVA the Survivor, Charleston Animal Society

Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds of 2020
Electing U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace

Runner-Up:
Mayor John Tecklenburg’s Salary

Best News Story of 2020
Calhoun statue removal

Runner-Up:
COVID-19 shutdown

Best Newspaper Columnist
Warren Peper

Runner-Up:
Brian Hicks

Best Philanthropist
Bill Murray

Runner-Up:
Anita Zucker and Family

Best Political Gaffe of 2020
Lindsey Graham’s coziness to Donald Trump

Runner-Up:
Henry McMaster’s handling of COVID-19

Best Progressive
Joe Cunningham

Runner-Up:
Jaime Harrison

Best Radio Station
105.5 The Bridge

Runner-Up:
95SX

Best School Board Member
Kate Darby

Runner-Up:
Kristen French

Best Talk/News Radio Station
WSCI SC Public Radio

Runner-Up:
WSC 94.3

Best Troublemaker
Bill Murray

Runner-Up:
Thomas Ravenel