A Local Journalist Reflects on Earning the Pulitzer

Front row: The reporters who worked on the Pulitzer Prize winning piece: Left to right: Doug Pardue, Jennifer Berry Hawes, Natalie Caula Hauff and Glenn Smith. They were joined by Post and Courier Executive Editor Mitch Pugh and former Editorial Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting Mark Katches.

Editor’s note: The Post and Courier, the Charleston area’s daily newspaper, won its first Pulitzer Prize since 1925 this year. East Cooper residents Natalie Caula Hauff and Jennifer Berry Hawes were among the four reporters who contributed to the series that earned the coveted award for the newspaper. Hauff describes what it was like. We were all still in awe as we stood … [Read more...]

Who Rescued Who? Tails of Triumph


Who Rescued Who? Tails of Triumph from Pets and Owners Editor's Note: For our pet issue, we asked Mount Pleasant Magazine readers to share stories about their beloved rescued pets. Below are the sweet “tails” we received from the owners about their four-legged family members. And if your own household has room for more love, consider adopting an animal this summer – these … [Read more...]

What’s Up Dock? : Shem Creek Gets More Public Access


For several years, folks have been able to enjoy access to great vistas, fishing and strolling at Shem Creek Park. Now things are about to get even more interesting. The town has plans for increasing public access to the dock space behind Vickery’s Restaurant, Shem Creek Inn, the Dive Shop and Mt. Pleasant Seafood. Currently, use of the creek-side docks is mostly limited to … [Read more...]

Our Lowcountry Skyline, Ten Years Later: The Ravenel Bridge

Cooper River Bridge old and new

Pictured: The Ravenel Bridge, along with the Grace Memorial and Silas N. Pearman before their destruction. Photo by Vince Streano. Story and Research by Pamela Gabriel. When the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opened to traffic on July 16, 2005, it followed a weeklong celebration that rivaled the three days of festivities when the first Cooper River Bridge opened in 1929. … [Read more...]

The Dog Days of Summer: How Caitlyn Stole Mount Pleasant’s (and the World’s) Heart

Caitlyn (2 of 2)

Snoopy. Odie. Scoobie. Marmaduke. Benji. Lassie. And now Caitlyn. What do these pooches have in common? They're household names for various reasons. Just weeks ago, Caitlyn was another dog in an abusive situation after her owner at the time wound electrical tape tightly around her muzzle, cutting off the flow of blood to her tongue and making eating and drinking impossible. … [Read more...]