John McCray was arguably the state’s most important Black journalist ever, and his newspaper, The Lighthouse and Informer, one of the most progressive. It called aggressively and repeatedly for racial equality, rejecting accommodation and incrementalism.
Bedard said it's been “a real honor and privilege to help make the magnificent Charleston Gaillard Center become a place where lives throughout the Charleston region are being enriched through unforgettable experiences.”
You'll need to know which oak trees to peek through to discover this absolutely gorgeous 4,417-square-foot home built in 1940.
I met a man early last year named Jim Connor. He’d been diagnosed with advanced cancer, had no health insurance, and had recently tried to apply for Medicaid coverage in Dorchester County.
Rose Maree Myers, who spearheaded the creation of both Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary and Charleston County School of the Arts, has died.
There’s still something very satisfying about a hot, glazed doughnut. Seeing stadium lights in the distance on a Friday night or hearing the birds chirp at the backyard feeder. Smelling coffee, first thing in the morning and listening to the infectious laugh of a child.
These are all small, simple aspects of our daily lives that give me a belief that we’ll come through this.
Many may remember belting out that old gospel song "On Jordan's Stormy Banks" when they were too young for the words to mean anything, but we loved the bouncy tune. After all, what should children know about Jordan’s stormy banks? They haven’t been through the Exodus yet.
Pure Theatre has announced that is 2020-21 season will focus on hope, mounting works that tell stories of inspiration and aspiration.
I’m lucky that my wife, Becky, still laughs at the preposterous proposal I made to another woman 42 years ago. Today, you’re also lucky because she’s approved my retelling the story to you.
This October, Brookgreen Gardens will host "Autumn Nights in the Field of Light," a new event showcasing "Field of Light," an immersive light display covering Brookgreen’s arboretum by celebrated British artist Bruce Munro.
Daffodils are by far the best spring bulbs for the South. My second favorite bulbs are Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) because they bloom dependably and multiply.
The coronavirus has financially threatened Camp St. Christopher and Conference Center, a Christian ministry that contains more than 300 acres near the beach and welcomes more than 1,500 children annually to summer programs.
What a year this has been so far! The challenges we are facing as a community are enormous with this national health crisis that is impacting our lives. It’s a challenge to stay healthy, stay engaged with our families, and help each other navigate these uncertain waters.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that hasn’t felt the effects of the wild turn 2020 has taken over the past few months. I’ve witnessed many businesses close their doors permanently because they were not able to bounce back after the mandated shutdown to flatten COVID-19’s curve.
A few years ago, I lived in a slim, two-level townhouse in Myrtle Beach. It had a nosy neighbor who always hung out in the parking lot, and a mouse that chewed inside under the kitchen sink, but that was all okay with me — for the first time in my life, I had a backyard garden to myself.
Though the more well-known tourist destinations get most of the spotlight, the Lowcountry is home to countless hidden gems waiting to be explored. Now is the perfect opportunity to stop and smell the roses with temperatures slowly cooling down and physical distancing still encouraged. Here a…
Charleston is now known as one of the food capitals of this country and even the world. With these accolades came the loss of restaurants, culture and people that made the foodways of this city desirable in the first place. Alice's restaurant was one of those casualties of the new wave that …
One of my all-time favorite cartoons is the one where Bugs Bunny comes through the crowd as the symphony conductor. His ears are “slicked” back, his stroll is confident, all eyes are on him, and the whispered shout of “Leopold” is gathering steam with each step.
Charleston can be a paradise for pet owners, boasting a non-stop list of fun, scenic places where animal-lovers can bring their pets and enjoy good weather and atmosphere.
For millions around the world, life during this pandemic has become the “emotional strain of the century.” Regardless of how we discern our level of stamina, mental fortitude or faith, the demonstrative toll these past months have truly exposed everyone's frailty — at least once.
Being the chief of staff of the largest school district in the tri-county area has its challenges. But most importantly what it has is meaning. The day to day office stuff is exactly what you would imagine — hectic, busy, and lots of long days. But every single moment of that is worth it, kn…
Whether you’re an up-and-coming professional or a seasoned worker on the verge of retirement, the Lowcountry has a variety of fields suitable for anyone looking for work.
From the minute the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor 350 years ago on the sailing vessel Carolina, they looked for the right piece of real estate to carve out a new colony.
“De wata bring we and de wata gwine tek we bak” is one of the thousands of Gullah/Geechee proverbs that stand as a testimony ta de muddawit of our ancestors that navigated these waters to not only feed our bodies but to nourish their own souls.
When I first started brainstorming about launching a telepsychiatry practice, I was asked, “do you really think patients would want to be seen over video?” But psychiatry is one area of medicine that doesn’t require patients to be physically touched. Given that so many people have barriers t…
“People are known by the records they keep,” observed Pulitzer prize-winning writer and human rights activist Alice Walker. “If it isn’t in the record,” she continues, “it will be said that it did not happen. That’s what history is…a keeping of records.”
Growing up in the suburbs outside of Columbia, my parents made a point to always visit the beach at least once by the end of every summer for a few sun-soaked vacation days before classes started in the fall.
If you had asked me around this time last year, if I thought about moving to Charleston, my answer would have been absolutely, “No.” I am from Columbia, South Carolina, and a devoted Soda City girl. I loved my city more than anything, and never thought I would live anywhere else. But sometim…
When coronavirus hit Charleston, so many of the businesses and events that season the city had to close their doors. It was a blow to a flavorful downtown, but one that paved the way for the city's children to explore their home in a brand new way.
Fall is officially here, and even though our foliage might not blaze as brightly as it does elsewhere, we still got some beautiful fall colors in the submissions this week.
Dr. Katherine Taylor, a veterinary oncologist, says the biggest improvement in our ability to diagnose lymphoma in animals is the addition of the two tests that look for genetic or cell-surface changes that help diagnose the disease. Their addition has practically eliminated the need to ever get a biopsy.
Alright, so there's a short story I like. It's "The Swimmer" by John Cheever, the so-called "Chekhov of the suburbs."
With a drastic drop in donations, the Charleston Hope Lodge is looking for the community's support to help maintain the much-needed services it provides.
The Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston will hold three virtual sessions that are part of a public webinar called “Memorials/Monuments/Memory/Meaning.”
Since March 24, Denise Marie Fugo has prepared three large pots of soup every night in her kitchen. In conjunction with various organizations who deal with homeless families and veterans, the fixings are delivered to her front door. From there, what ends up in the pot is her decision.