A Home for Where the Heart Is: Affordable Housing in Mount Pleasant

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Depending upon your personal point of view – and where you live in town – the two-word phrase “affordable housing” can be as welcome an expression as “summer breeze” or as off-putting as “tornado warning.” That’s because this seemingly innocuous label says all the wrong things to many people. Calling it “workforce housing” puts a more positive spin on the concept, although … [Read more...]

Don’t “Shutter” at the Thought of a Storm: Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

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It’s been nearly 27 years since a hurricane swept through the Lowcountry, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the probability that another Hugo-like storm will visit the Charleston area sooner or later. Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters can enhance the look of your home and at the same time prepare you for the next big weather event. Established by local … [Read more...]

Update or Redecorate: Augustus & Carolina

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Located on beautiful Front Street in historic downtown Georgetown, Augustus & Carolina has been serving the Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Mount Pleasant and Charleston region since 1995. With more than 65,000 square feet of showroom space divided between three floors, Augustus & Carolina offers a myriad of options to help you furnish your home. Whether you are looking to … [Read more...]

The Past Looks Bright: Remembering Our Mount Pleasant Lighthouse

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As any boater can tell you, navigating Charleston Harbor can be a tricky proposition because of its many sandbars and oyster beds. That challenge is of particular importance for the large commercial vessels entering and leaving this busy port city. Today, modern technology enables harbor pilots to guide ships safely through the main channel. But more than a century ago, ships … [Read more...]

Warm Regards: The Hibben Cold Weather Shelter Finishes Another Busy Year

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Just three short years ago, the wintry weather of the Lowcountry inspired a group of Hibben United Methodist Church members to reach out to the community in a big way. A congregation member known as “Beth” was able to stay at the church during an ice storm and proposed a new idea: What if Hibben UMC regularly offered four walls and a roof to those who needed it? Thus was Mount … [Read more...]

A Best Friend for Home Buyers: David Kent

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David Kent runs his business a bit differently than most people who make their living in the Lowcountry’s booming real estate industry, representing buyers but not sellers in one of the most lucrative housing markets in the country. His penchant for swimming against the tide has done little to affect his standing among his peers, however. The Mount Pleasant resident is … [Read more...]

Bringing Driftwood to Life – The Charleston Fishman

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Many people relocate to the Lowcountry to enjoy the magnificent weather, take advantage of an almost endless array of water-related outdoor activities and bask in the area’s historical significance. Though these reasons might have provided the impetus initially for his move from Columbia to Mount Pleasant four years ago, Bob Humphrey has discovered additional motivation to … [Read more...]

Best Customer Satisfaction: C & C Myers Heating & A/C

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Jim Clark, owner of C & C Myers Heating & A/C, began his business as an environmental consultant. His job was to discover the source of mold, moisture and other problems and recommend what needed to be done to make life more comfortable for people suffering from the effects of allergens that had invaded their homes and businesses. Unable to provide the customer service he felt … [Read more...]

POP Goes the Color – Enhance Your Space in 2016

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Color palettes are like taste buds, only much more permanent – which is why designing a home is sometimes a task that engenders both anxiety and optimism. “Gray has been the new neutral for over a year,” explained Kimberly Tall, interior designer for Aiden Fabrics. “The accent colors people are opting for tend toward teal, burnt orange, lipstick red or salmon … [Read more...]