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There is a Rocky Magwood/Lady Eva fund set up at the Capital Bank on Johnnie Dodds. Organizers said they want to raise $30,000 to replace his boat.

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Magwood is a 4th generation shrimper, whose family's bloodstream is filled with the salt water of Charleston's harbor.

"I owned a shrimp boat since I was 13-years-old," Magwood said. "You try to hang in there as much as you can. It's just a very bad season, and this year just makes it even worse to overcome."

To help Magwood rebuild and move on, hundreds gathered in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant Sunday to raise money for a new boat.

"We stick together," John Thornhill said. "We help one another. It's a bond."

Thornhill said he and Magwood's families have done business together for years: Thornhill the caterer; Magwood the supplier.

"They are from working people like me who work out of their back pocket," Thornhill said.

It's a bond that extends to all families in Mt. Pleasant, Thornhill said, especially older ones.

"That's what Mt. Pleasant and the Lowcountry are all about," Thornhill said. "We always go to help a family in need."

"That's why I love living in Charleston and in Mt. Pleasant," Magwood said. "Everybody sticks together."

Magwood said he is hoping to be able to salvage the motors of the boat.

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For more info on Rocky Magwood Fund contact Capital Bank Mt Pleasant Branch Manager/Assistant Vice President Landon Davis or Charlie Gamble at 843.416.3472


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