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.
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.
Today, America is having a serious crisis searching for itself and trying to better understand its complicated upbringing. Inward reflection is certainly a good thing now and then to better understand ourselves and our own past, as Timothy Egan reveals in his new book "A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith."
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.
New development has squeezed many of Charleston's historically Black houses of worship off the peninsula, but one congregation continues to thrive.
The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.
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.
When I picked this week's topic, I was expecting more sunny days than the rainy ones we've had almost all week. But there were some interesting takes on the topic, and only a few featured fire.
The John Street entertainment venue that opened last summer for mind-tickling shows by local and touring magicians is closing its doors because of inability to operate during the coronavirus.
The Charleston Library Society in partnership with Evening Post Books and Buxton Books continues its "Summer with Southern Authors" series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, featuring Jeff Upshaw and Bob Deans in conversation with Polly Buxton. They will discuss what it was like coming of age in…
To help residents who are either first-time chicken owners or thinking about purchasing baby chicks, experts offer tips and suggestions to help people avoid common mistakes.
“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.
Regularly scheduled, routine physical examinations can lead to better outcomes when face with medical issues, for dogs and their owners.
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.
In metropolitan areas such as Charleston and North Charleston, diverse groups of pastors have walked the streets to demonstrate unity and ask God's forgiveness for the sin of racism that still stains many holy spaces.
But conversations are also taking place in less-populated, more rural areas, such as Moncks Corner, a town of about 11,000.
For African Americans, antebellum plantation sites are sacred ground soaked in blood and tears. Is it right to market them as tourist destinations?
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.
I will admit, I could have picked a more patriotic topic for this week. However, y'all delivered on that anyway, and we received submissions of sculptures in places from sea to shining sea.
The musically ubiquitous Charlton Singleton — bandleader, jazz trumpet player, educator, singer, member of Grammy-winning Ranky Tanky, church organist — now is releasing a new album called "Date Night," full of original love songs.
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 a certain curiosity, I wanted to support the business and its workers.
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.
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.
Lowcountry farmers are getting a boost from community-supported agriculture, or CSAs, as demand for home deliveries of fresh food grows.
In effort to help people manage their stress during the crisis, the faith organization recently launched a chat service where people can access on-demand emotional support. Sister Hope, as it's called, is operational 24/7 for anyone in need of coping strategies for managing anxiety.
In recent years, Porter-Gaud and Ashley Hall have become increasingly aware of, and concerned about, their lack of diversity. They are elite private schools that historically have served Charleston’s privileged white families.
We wanted to celebrate something bright and beautiful in this week's reader photo contest, so we felt an ode to the golden glows of the Lowcountry and beyond felt appropriate. We received a ton of stunning sunset shots and golden hour vistas.
TedxCharleston is hosting a free virtual discussion called "Pandemic in the Lowcountry" at 6:30 p.m. on June 30.
Helen O’Hagan, a Charleston native and influential fashion leader known for trumpeting and launching some of the most iconic designers of the 1970s and beyond, died in Charleston on June 13 at the age of 89.
The ruling, which involves 36 properties across the state valued at $500 million, orders the plaintiff parishes be "affirmed as the title owners in fee simple absolute of their respective parish real properties."
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’ve experienced.
When your classroom is a multi-acre farm filled with thousands of pounds of produce waiting to be harvested, shutting down isn’t an option.
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.
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.
Because of the striking photograph shot by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, Sharbat Gula became known as Afghanistan’s Mona Lisa.
With the paradigm-shifting Black Lives Matter movement, Charleston artists are both responding and revisiting recent work that has mined race and social justice.
Family members, national and state political and spiritual leaders, including the likes of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, honored the victims of the Emanuel tragedy this past week as they reflected on the lives of the fallen and also pressed for needed action to address racism.
"Restoration: A Concert Film" intersperses musical performances on the Charleston Music Hall stage with interviews with Black Southern community members about past and ongoing struggles for land justice.