This summer, our current sheltering at home and Charleston's continued urban density converge to make it high time to tend a garden, no matter how small your space.
Virtual home energy audits are free stay-at-home activity that people can do to get expert advice on how to reduce their electric bills.
Why stand with those whose faith practice is so drastically different than mine? Because at the end of the day, if we refuse to stand together, then we will most decidedly fall alone.
Gene Sapakoff column: 2020 college football season decisions mean dominoes falling that will impact all college sports at all levels.
Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
As a rule of thumb, honey is generally left alone the first year so the bees have plenty for the winter. But after consulting a few mentors, we decided to make some room in the hive while leaving plenty of honey for the colony.
Another summer, another scuttled summer vacation. Our columnist shares how she remained safe, sated and sane after sticking close to home.
We do not recommend running with your dog this time of year. Even in the coolest parts of the day, it is hard for them to maintain their body temperature in our humid environment. Take a break over the summer and wait for fall, winter and spring.
Gene Sapakoff column: Travis Etienne has spent most of his time at Clemson in one shadow or the other and now he is overlooked as college football's top 2020 Heisman Trophy candidate
Good news this year has been about as rare as Lowcountry snow ... and often not nearly as substantial.
Now that we’re all kind of getting used to wearing masks, the other day I made the mistake of sprinting up four flights of a back stairwell while wearing a mask. Even weirder, I decided to the…
Honk if you’re surprised downtown Charleston streets can be hazardous to your health.
It’s always important to me that on appropriate occasions, I fly the American flag in the front of our house.
Those who lost their jobs or were furloughed, and received unemployment benefits, will need to pay attention so that they don't have an unpleasant surprise at tax time.
“What can I do for God and country today?” The answer is easy. Stay at home when you can. Wear a mask where you asked. Keep a respectable social distance and wash your hands.
June 2020: The month the coronavirus grabbed us again, the month George Floyd’s death plunged us into the furnace of change. The month we confronted vulnerability, brutality, confusion, deep loss, radical challenge. May it be a turning point in our story.
Regularly scheduled, routine physical examinations can lead to better outcomes when face with medical issues, for dogs and their owners.
Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate its 350th anniversary.
Topiaries can be made in any shape imaginable, even some that seem impossible, such as a cube balanced on one corner. Animal shapes are popular.
A mid-year checkup in the year of the pandemic shows that most South Carolina-based stocks held up quite well in the second quarter, in step with the broader rally in the U.S. financial markets.
The civil rights de facto anthem "We Shall Overcome," which was popularized by 1960s folk singers like Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, can trace its roots as a protest song back to the Charleston Cigar Factory strike, when workers repurposed the gospel hymn.
Dispatch tapes from the night of the May 30 riot debunks some misconceptions and depicts a city consumed by violence and chaos.
With all that has been going on in the world recently, it’s fair to say that people’s nerves are a bit frayed, addled, on edge — whatever term you’d like — and the unintended consequences may …
It's pretty simple. If you want the world to get back to normal more quickly, wear a mask.
It was a week ago, or so, that I entered a restaurant for my first meal inside an eating establishment in more than three months. It was a newly opened breakfast place near my house and beyond…
Applications for South Carolina grants worth up to $5,000 toward replacing a home's roof are expected to re-open the first week of July.
It will always be our days that count: plural days, not singular. That means that in the case of our pandemic, the days of 2020 are only temporary. These months do not have to define our lives.
Charles Town breaks with the Lords Proprietors in this week's installment of the 350th anniversary history serial.
When it comes to gardening, few plants are easier to grow than mint. And when it comes to attracting pollinators, few families can boast such achievements.
More than a century after his death, the cancel culture is still trying to take out Mark Twain.
The year 2020 will go down as one of tumult, for the most part proactive change in the face of a worldwide pandemic, and astoundingly swift reactive social change following the death of George…
With the coronavirus surging in South Carolina, MUSC President David Cole says wear a mask, at the very least.
So don’t fall for something that seems too good to be true. It very likely isn’t, and might even do more harm than good.
It’s been a long year hasn’t it? So much has happened since we started 2020 that it feels like it’s time to write some year-ending column that offers insights and highlights from the year we’v…
Gene Sapakoff column: The RBC Heritage golf tournament provided Webb Simpson's record performance and great golf with its best field in years, but against the backdrop of fragile sports coronavirus "bubbles"
Orient-Express snapped up the Holy City's biggest hotel in 2015. Company founder Jim Sherwood, who died last month, shared the back story of the $80 million deal in a memoir.
Trading stocks has become cheap and easy, luring the inexperienced to think they are day-trading experts.
There has never been a better time in this nation to listen to the stories being offered by communities of color, whether through books, friends or the media. So, this week, instead of expressing frustration on social media toward Black Lives Matter, I am challenging you tune in. Listen to the painful narrative being shared.
Gene Sapakoff column: Bryson DeChambeau burst onto the PGA Tour scene with new physics-based strategy and is making a new impact with his new 240-pound body build not just for power but finesse
Sea beans are succulent halophytes that don’t produce beans or pickles. The foliage is edible and salty. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. Halophytes tolerate saline conditions. And as halophytes go, sea beans are among the saltiest.
With the paradigm-shifting Black Lives Matter movement, Charleston artists are both responding and revisiting recent work that has mined race and social justice.
There are no ticketed fans at the RBC Heritage as part of the PGA Tour's coronavirus safety policy, but hotel guests, condo renters and homeowners along the Harbour Town Golf Links are picking up some of the slack.
Britany, a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog, reminded me recently that not all pet illnesses show up as how medical textbooks describe them.
Former University of South Carolina golfer Matthew NeSmith has played only one PGA Tour round on the Harbour Town Golf Links, but already has a first-round 66 at the RBC Heritage to go with his 2018 marriage proposal on the 18th green.
A couple of columns ago I made the observation that the unrest of May 30 was the worst of its kind since the civil and racial unrest of the late 1870s. Ruth Miller, a professional tour guide and historian, suggests otherwise.
Artist Fletcher Williams III mounts "Promiseland," a site-specific exhibition at the Aiken-Rhett House that offers pointed, powerful context to an urban plantation's history and the American Dream.
It was while standing in line to vote last week that I noticed so many people wearing masks and talking to each other. Though the majority of voters seemed very interested in their phones, a n…
To no one's surprise, the financial fallout from the COVID-19 crisis dominated what FDIC chair Jelena McWilliams called a "constructive discussion."
These past few weeks, our nation, even our world, was consumed with the tragic news of George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed when ex-policeman Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. As a columnist, I would like to voice my strongest protest of what can only be described as murder. However, as a person of faith, my protest must begin by searching my own heart.
One of the added joys of gardening is finding ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting flowers from spring to fall. These perky birds have universal appeal as they zip around, hover while feeding and show off their metallic green and magenta-red feathers.