Kobrovsky, Lutz, Parker top poll

If tea party activists play a large role in the June 8 1st Congressional District GOP primary, then that could be bad news for more established Republicans.

At least that's according to a recent Myrtle Beach tea party small poll that almost 200 people took part in, according to group President Luke Towery.

The 196 participants picked their top three favorites, and former Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky came out on top with 19 percent, while political newcomers and businessmen Mark Lutz and Clark Parker rounded out the top three with 16 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

The candidates who have topped other polls and have more name recognition -- such as Charleston businessman Carroll Campbell, son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell; Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond, son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond; and state Rep. Tim Scott of North Charleston -- finished at the bottom with 5 percent or less.

Wando student gets state award

Mount Pleasant -- Andrea Patterson of Wando High School is one of 12 career and technology students in the state who will be recognized this summer as part of the state's annual Education and Business Summit.

Patterson, along with 11 other honorees, have been designated Technology Champions from a pool of nominations from high schools and career/technology centers in the 12 areas served by the state's Regional Education Centers.

The recipients were chosen based on factors such as grade-point average, attendance, awards and honors, leadership in school and service to the community. Nominees must be graduating seniors in career and technology education completer programs.

Patterson's parents are James and Diane Patterson.

Legion Post 208 plans fundraiser

American Legion Post 208 will hold an Armed Forces Day fundraiser noon-3 p.m. today at Outback Steak House on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

On the menu will be chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, iced tea and desserts. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10, and free for under 5. Calvin Taylor and Van Doren will provide entertainment.

Jung Society to host lecture

The Charleston Jung Society will present a lecture today by Dr. John Johnson titled "Reflections on Marriage and Intimacy from a Jungian Perspective."

The presentation is at the Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture begins at 5 p.m.

Johnson, who has been a Jungian analyst for 33 years, suggests that marriage is one of a number of possible paths to self-understanding, self-fulfillment and a greater consciousness. In his talk, he will examine the archetypes around marriage, some classical problems and issues, and ways in which marriage may lead to greater wholeness in each partner. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion period.

Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $20 for nonmembers, $15 for students and $10 for Charleston Jung Society members.

Student art show in Mount Pleasant

The third annual Student Exhibition of Watercolor Paintings Art Show will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Clubhouse at the Meridian in Mount Pleasant.

The show is free and includes the work of artist Derna Conklin's students. Call Conklin at 388-0386.