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Fearless and Ferocious: Mascots Are the Heart of Clemson/USC Rivalry

USC and Clemson Mascots

There is a bitter rivalry deeper than the ancient roots of the oldest live oaks at Boone Hall Plantation and longer than the stretch from the Lowcountry to the Upstate. It is embodied with tradition and emotion and as the power to both split apart and bring together an entire state. Its storied history is littered with triumph and despair for both … [Read more...]

Plant Your Love and Let it Grow: Mount Pleasant Bursts at the Seams

Mount P Growth Pic

  If you think you're seeing a lot more smiling faces as you make your way around Mount Pleasant, you aren't simply imagining things.   If you answered yes to any of these questions and you think things are slightly more crowded just because the tourists are in town, think again. According to the Census Bureau, Mount Pleasant was … [Read more...]

The Science of Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Enrolling your child into an early childhood education program is a decision that many parents take seriously – and for good reason. Many studies, including the HighScope Perry Preschool Study, found that individuals who were enrolled in a quality preschool program could ultimately earn up to $2,000 more per month than those who were … [Read more...]

Real World Lessons: Students Learn at the Warrior Store

The Warrior Store

The Warrior Store at Wando High School helps students hone the skills they need to excel in the real world. They learn about inventory and merchandising, and why customer service is a crucial aspect of a successful business. Most important, according to Wando marketing teacher and Distributive Education Clubs of America advisor Kirk Beilke, … [Read more...]

Plant Your Love and Let it Grow: Mount Pleasant Bursts at the Seams

Mt. Pleasant Growing Population

If you think you’re seeing a lot more smiling faces as you make your way around Mount Pleasant, you aren’t simply  imagining things. According to the Census Bureau, Mount Pleasant was not only the fastest-growing large city in South Carolina in 2013: It was gaining population at a rate surpassed by only eight other municipalities of … [Read more...]

The Calm Before and After The Storm

The Storm

T here’s no better time to prepare for a hurricane than during the calm before the storm. While the hurricane season is generally considered to be between June 1 and Nov. 30, severe storms can develop at any time. But according to Cathy Haynes, chief of operations with the Charleston County Emergency Management Department, many Lowcountry … [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain High – Was the Weed Worth the Wait?


Editor’s note: Recreational marijuana has about as much chance of being sold legally in South Carolina as, for instance, a person has of jumping from the moon and landing on Earth – more on that later. In Colorado, however, you can now pick up some weed at the local pot store. One of our crack reporters just happened to be high in the Rocky … [Read more...]

A Bridge to History: Arthur Ravenel Jr.


Today his shoulders are a little stooped and his once dark hair is gray, but that famous smile still radiates from the face of Arthur Ravenel. It’s a contagious grin that immediately transfers to those around him, a trait he once laughingly referred to as his “politician’s smile.” He still spins yarns with homegrown charm. Mention … [Read more...]

A Wonderful View of Life – At Home in The Old Village With Jim and Ann Edwards


    If you live in Mount Pleasant, you’ve come across the Edwards name: James B. Edwards Elementary School and Ann Edwards Lane. Travel to downtown Charleston, and, on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina, you might encounter the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.   In the Old Village of … [Read more...]

Key Players in the Town Keep Things Pleasant


Mount Pleasant is no longer a sleepy little place “over the bridge” and minutes from Charleston. The Town of Mount Pleasant has been awarded “All- American City” among other national honors. Both the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Mount Pleasant Fire Department are nationally accredited agencies, the prize after a rigorous battery … [Read more...]