Before my trumpet was stolen, my wife Becky had heard me play many times. Through her earplugs. She knew I was no Louis Armstrong, hence the big surprise on Christmas morning when her gift contained a well-worn, secondhand trumpet.
A lot of Sullivan’s Island residents are feeling vindicated today — and more than a tad bit antsy.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson’s offensive coordinator and play-caller found resourceful ways to make a limited Tigers’ offense roll down the stretch, which bodes well for 2022.
Fall in the Lowcountry often feels like it's missing something — fall color. Inconsistencies in climate usually lead to a disappointing show, but when we have everything fall into place, these tree species will naturally produce the colors we sorely lack.
Have a homegrown aesthete on your holiday list? Here are a few inspired suggestions from the creative sector.
As the COVID-19 omicron variant spreads, we should condition ourselves to understand we'll never be rid of this virus. Cope with the constant changes and multiple mutations by following the science, listening to experts, then go on with living your life.
A celebrated Argentine director announces a new film with Charleston ties.
The consumption of fine wine and spirits needs to be approached responsibly for two reasons: 1) Alcohol in general has caused a multitude of societal ills over the millennia, which always needs to be borne in mind, and (with that preface and on a much lighter note), 2) They can put a serious dent in one’s pocket book.
Gene Sapakoff column: The only thing we know for sure is Georgia. Otherwise, the SEC is 7-3 against the ACC, Clemson is rolling and Shane Beamer is in rare territory for a South Carolina football coach.
Charleston will light the Christmas tree in Marion Square on Thursday, but King Street is already celebrating.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, usual routines and milestones which mark the "regular" flow of time were stalled, leaving many feeling stuck in a mud puddle. Now that things are getting closer to normal, could we learn to tell time differently and live more gracefully?
Gene Sapakoff: It isn't just going after the best high school players anymore, the Tigers and Gamecocks are likely to go after transfers while working hard to keep from losing key players.
Gene Sapakoff column: South Carolina had a home-field advantage and a rare matchup with a Dabo Swinney-era Clemson team not in the College Football Playoff or ACC championship mix. It won't usually be that way going forward.
The big three local governments have proven quite efficient at twisting arms to get shots in arms.
In this column Chaplain Norris Burkes talks about preaching at his father's funeral, concluding that when bad things happen God will give you strength, but he will also give tears in equal measure.
Vampire plants are real. They don’t turn into bats or cringe in daylight, but they do suck the life from other plants. Unlike harmless, epiphytic Spanish moss or orchids, dodder is a parasite looking for a free meal.
Two-time national championship winner Dabo Swinney of Clemson and new South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer have known (and liked) each other for years. They even talked this season during one of Swinney's radio shows.
Gene Sapakoff column: Tanner Muse played at Clemson before moving on to the NFL, Nick Muse plays at South Carolina and their parents Kevin and Shannon know the Gamecocks-Tigers rivalry inside-out.
Usually this time of year Edward Gilbreth will reprint something by one of South Carolina’s great literary artists that captures the essence of Thanksgiving and autumn in the South. This year he didn’t have to look far.
Gene Sapakoff column: Better late than never, and better late in games, Jason Brown has gone from forgotten man to transfer portal gem
When Park Circle residents hear the echoes of “More Than a Feeling,” some of them aren’t really feeling it.
Gene Sapakoff column: Hokies’ management would be smart to do all of its head football coach interviews at a secret location in South Carolina.
Ready to vacation again? Signing up for the right credit card can help.
Gene Sapakoff column: Clemson has the better record, South Carolina has the home-field edge and both fan bases have reasons to be excited after a lot of 2021 frustration.
In this column, Chaplain Norris Burkes, speaks about the way we all help one another and how we aren’t so much broken people as we are interconnected broken people.
The Lowcountry has many plants that you can use to create your own holiday decorations.
The holidays are coming. As the days grow shorter, make sure your patience doesn't go along with it.
Gene Sapakoff column: With Roy Williams gone, Mike Krzyzewski on his way out and other coaching changes, Clemson’s Brad Brownell appears at the Charleston Classic as one of the ACC’s elder statesmen
Maybe after all these years, the cold, hard financial realities, and new ideas that have come along, at least some people are starting to realize that the I-526 project isn’t a very good idea.
Spoleto Festival USA has announced three operas that will be part of the 2022 festival, the first under the helm of its new general director, Mena Mark Hanna.
Gene Sapakoff column: Former Oceanside Collegiate Academy quarterback Sam Hartman is one victory away from leading Wake Forest to an unlikely ACC Championship Game appearance.
It’s a good thing Pat Conroy books don’t include illustrations, otherwise somebody might try to ban him.
An Igali king in Nigeria has just been coronated. That means the world to a Charleston artist with ancestral and present-day ties to the kingdom.
Gene Sapakoff column: The Cougars won’t take their home court against North Carolina on Nov. 16 without new head coach Pat Kelsey having absorbed some serious knowledge from the legendary John Kresse.
There are many tips and medications for brain health in older adults. This column discusses the pros and cons of several of them.
USC economist sees the aerospace spin-off as a potential gainer for the Palmetto State.
Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts have important differences, risks and benefits.
Yes, there is strange magic in unseen chambers of Charleston.
Gene Sapakoff column: An interim head coach who lives part-time in South Carolina has had to deal with his father's death, a bout with COVID and close losses, and has taken every step with enthusiasm
In life, sometimes we are asked to "want to want to" change. Sometimes we have to forgive one another’s little trespasses while also needing to change for ourselves.
Charleston got two very loud wake-up calls last week, and this is no time to hit the snooze button.
Garlic is one of the easiest crops you can grow at home, and with cooler weather on the horizon, now is the best time to plant it. Consider this widely used annual herb a vegetable garden essential.
At the Seabrook Island club, golfers came together to remember South Carolina veterans who had given their lives to their country and to raise money for the Wounded Warriors project.
Gene Sapakoff column: Much of the Chanticleers’ success is grounded in a hybrid offense opponents still can’t figure out and few people know it better than Coastal Carolina co-offensive coordinator Willy Korn, who goes way back with Jamey Chadwell.
Gene Sapakoff column: The transfer portal and roster shakeups have already made the 2021-22 college basketball season hard to handicap, which should be fun for fans who embrace the early-season madness.
Being a collegiate instrumentalist or voice major has to be a tad stressful because, as with anything, one has to perform well (for the faculty) in order to advance in the program. If you mess…
Acclaimed filmmaker James Ivory could be found historic home-hopping while in town for the Charleston Literary Festival to talk about his new memoir, "Solid Ivory."
Gene Sapakoff column: A historic flip of a predicted point spread and final score against Florida means more if South Carolina wins another game to seal a bowl trip, but is paying off already
Congresswoman Nancy Mace is in for a very long year. Already, several Republicans have announced they will run against her in the June GOP primary, and twice as many more could sign up before the spring deadline … including some well-known former candidates, maybe even one with the backing of the former guy.
The festival presents acclaimed Irish writer Colm Toibin to talk about Thomas Mann, the subject of his latest novel, "The Magician." Here, the author shares insights on embracing complex characters, tackling poetry and superior buns from across the pond.