Comedian Judy Gold (left) is performing in Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 4 and Tracey DeLong (right) received the 2017 Mortgage Loan Officer of the Year from the Charleston Home Builders Association. Photo Credit: Judy Gold, IMDB

Gold comedian hits coast

Update: Judy Gold’s performance on Jan. 4 was postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled in February or March. Visit websites noted below for new date. Those who already purchased tickets will have reservations honored at the rescheduled date. Those who require a refund, or have any questions, should contact Daniel Stern at or Marylyn Haspel at

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two-time Emmy Award winner and comedian Judy Gold will visit the port city on Jan. 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Rd.

Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her “edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work.” She is being brought in by the Charleston Jewish Community Center’s Without Walls Bookfest. Co-sponsors of the event are We Are Family and Alliance for Full Acceptance.

Tickets are $35 and are available online at


AFFA member nets award

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Alliance for Full Acceptance has announced that its member Tracey DeLong was recognized by the Charleston Home Builders Association as its 2017 Mortgage Loan Officer of the Year.

DeLong is a mortgage banker with Ameris Bank.

This awards program was developed in 1988 by the Charleston Home Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council to recognize excellence in the fields of sales, marketing and promotion of new homes. DeLong was recognized at the 29th Annual PRISM Awards Ceremony in Charleston, S.C.

Throughout her career at Ameris Tracey has increased her production from $9 million in 2014 to just over $30 million in 2016, the bank said. DeLong is a twice-awarded Ameris President’s Circle award winner based on volume and customer service.

Ameris Bank Coastal S.C. Sales Manager Jason Fralix stated, “Tracey is a true professional and is committed to serving her community and her clients providing them with an exceptional experience.”


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