A daily glance at the top 10 Charleston stories of 2008. Look for the entire list in this week’s Charleston City Paper.

6. Of Sterility and Bitches

In April, former Charleston County School Board Chairwoman Nancy Cook delved into the delicate topic of deadbeat parents and their delinquent kids in a radio interview. Prompted for a solution to the problem, Cook went rogue — way rogue.

“We’re not paying for another baby, maybe one, but after that we’re taking the baby and maybe you get sterilized,” she said.

School board member Arthur Ravenel raised his own stink in the spring when he threatened Superintendent Nancy McGinley’s job and called her a bitch. Ravenel at first denied using the nasty word, but later admitted to it. He was given a stern talking to by fellow board members, but he essentially tossed aside the whole event. NAACP officials and parents called for both board members to resign. Neither did.

In 2009: Ravenel is still on the board, holding his tongue on exactly what he thinks of all ’dem lady folk. But it can’t be long before this crowd shows their contempt for somebody.