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David Slade covers the City of North Charleston for The Post and Courier. He also writes a personal finance column aimed at helping average folks save money. He previously covered real estate and the ports, as well as Charleston city and county governments. Slade has been a newspaper reporter since 1992 and has won numerous state and national awards for his reporting on taxation and governmental affairs. He was previously editor of a business magazine covering the international gemstone trade. Slade earned a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois/Springfield) and a bachelor's degree from Temple University

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