Our Lowcountry Skyline, Ten Years Later: The Ravenel Bridge

Cooper River Bridge old and new

Photo by Vince Streano. 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. Pedestrians were permitted to walk the bridge for two days early in the week. A gala was held on the deck of the USS Yorktown. There was a black tie … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

My Friend Jim Edwards: A Special Tribute

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By Thomas F. Hartnett • Former U. S. Congressman The day after Christmas last year, the country lost a great patriot, the state lost a former governor and I lost a dear friend. I visited Jim Edwards one afternoon about two weeks before he passed away. I had spent a wonderful couple of hours with he and his wife, Ann, reminiscing about our years of “fighting the good … [Read more...]

Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church: Hope House and the I-Beam Program

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This is part of a series on East Cooper churches providing mission and charity work throughout the world. Read the introduction article here. The sanctuary at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church was built in 1854, and, since then, the church has served the community in various ways. It was a Confederate hospital during the Civil War and a school for the children of former … [Read more...]

Seacoast Church: Serving in Uganda and Nicaragua

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This is part of a series on East Cooper churches providing mission and charity work throughout the world. Read the introduction article here.  Established in 1988, Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant may well be considered a newcomer in the world of international missions in the East Cooper community, but the church definitely has made an impact. “Our international mission … [Read more...]