Letters to the Editor

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our community has hit the jackpot with the Crabpot Players Theatre Company.

Their new facility on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard (Stuckey Shopping Center) is fabulous, as is their first play offering: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”

The only thing better than the superb acting is the surprisingly low price of a ticket. For tickets, call 888-303-0763 or visit www.crabpotplayers.com.

Congratulations to the director, Jimmy Ward, and all involved.

Laura and John McMaster

Isle of Palms

Let it be

When a contributor to your “Letters to the Editor” page, (who seems to provide weekly, lengthy commentaries on most subjects) has to submit a letter clarifying or correcting the previous week’s missive, perhaps this is a sign to the writer to occasionally allow himself the luxury of an unexpressed thought or opinion.

David R. Terry

Mount Pleasant

Local boy excels

Charles Thomas Claxton III (C.T.) grew up in Mount Pleasant. Here he played baseball from the age of 5.

It was here, within the Mount Pleasant Recreational Department, where he received excellent primary training from a variety of fine volunteer coaches. Fred Rodenwauld, Scott Alziser, Bob Hack, John Tortoreci and Peter Brown just to name a few. Ryan Johnson ran an outstanding baseball program at that time.

C.T. learned valuable skills from each of his coaches and has applied what he has learned.

The family moved to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in January of 2013 where C.T. continued his pursuit of baseball. Fast forward to May of 2014.

C.T. graduated from Durant High and received a number of scholarship offers to play at the college level.

After careful consideration, C.T. signed with Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.

As his father, I could not be more proud of his tenacity and achievements. C.T. has learned a lot about life through baseball.

Perhaps the most valuable life lesson was from the coaching staff at Wando. From them, he learned life is not fair and talent is not enough. Thanks, guys. You all taught him that adults are not always right in their judgments and a kid who won’t quit is by definition unstoppable. My apologies in advance for misspelled names.

Tom Claxton Jr.


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