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Those who need to understand

Re: Wednesday headlines: Vaccination stories highlighted in Charleston paper

Elegant and pithy execution for those who need to understand. Very creative.

As I think about what gets recognized journalistically, there is not a place where these highly important small pieces that in this case make the biggest difference in the 15-second attention span Facebook news culture (who actually need to read this) we have evolved into that can go unnoticed.

Fred Palm
Edisto Island

Thank You

Thank you for your press about the Hispanic community here in Charleston and the work we are trying to do for them. We have a lot of things we are working on from movies in Spanish to working to get driver’s license for all immigrants that reside in South Carolina.

Any type of positive press goes a long away. I just wanted to say thank you.

Enrique Grace
Charleston

Nix it

Your Aug 25 editorial “Reject I-526 Extension” covers all of the evident reasons why this project should be permanently shelved.

More to the point, it is incredulous that the SC Department of Transportation and state politicians would be delirious enough to resurface this unneeded project again.  

All one needs to do is see the development on Maybank Highway and River Road on Johns Island to assess the negative impact of more roads on the quality of life. 

A road diet is recommended but let’s maintain the roads that we have built before building new ones.

Richard May
Johns Island, “but sure to leave if the I-526 extension is approved.”

Good Splash

The staff at Martin Luther King Jr. and Hebert Hasell pools downtown should be commended. The lifeguards and administrative personnel at these pools go out of their way to make sure swimmers are safe and having a good time. Last year, Herbert Hasell pool maintained outdoor lap swim hours in accordance with CDC and WHO guidelines. The staff went to extra mile, keeping the pool open so that swimming devotees could keep swimming laps when gyms were shut down.

Charleston city pools have had professional top-notch staff since I have been swimming. The lifeguards take their jobs seriously. The facilities are well-maintained. The vibe at the pool is always positive. Charleston is lucky to have a new state-of-the-art facility at MLK Jr. pool. Most cities cannot boast an indoor/outdoor 50m public pool with a retractable roof, let alone awesome personnel.

Anna Zoeller
Mount Pleasant