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A Bridge to History: Arthur Ravenel Jr.

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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

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    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

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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...]

Helping Hands – East Cooper Nonprofits

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Mount Pleasant is known for high-performing schools, stylish neighborhoods and manicured thoroughfares. Work on Highway 17, now a testament to the vision of residents and town officials past and present, is almost completed. The transformation of Coleman Boulevard into main street Mount Pleasant is well underway. You don’t have to dig all that … [Read more...]

The End of a Pig Tale

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Porky Pig became a big star back in the 1930s. The Three Little Pigs have been escaping the Big Bad Wolf since the mid-1800s. And who can forget those little piggies on a baby’s toes, especially the little one, who cried “wee, wee, wee” all the way home? They’ve been around for three centuries or more. But if you grew up in the South, … [Read more...]

Smiling Faces Cleaning Up Beautiful Places

Chris Cox, a South Carolina native, believes in being proactive.

On a recent school trip to the zoo, my 6-year-old son took a photo of a frog. Mount Pleasant resident Chris Cox donated his time, money and equipment to clean up the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a job normally handled by federal employees who weren’t on the job in October because the federal government was partially shut down. So what do … [Read more...]

Vote on November 5th, 2013 in Mount Pleasant!

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PLEASE VOTE ON NOV. 5th A Briefing on the Voting Process By Elton Carrier Mount Pleasant Town Council The upcoming election is very important for the residents of Mt. Pleasant. A new Mayor and up to 4 new council members will be elected. Council recently amended the Ordinance to change the method of elections from plurality to runoff. In … [Read more...]

Tales of Triumph: Local Ladies Share Their Stories

Tales of Triumph: Survivors Share Their Stories

Survivors Share Their Stories The privilege of hearing a person's story is one of the greatest aspects of being human. And when that story is a particularly triumphant one – about a woman who courageously fights breast cancer and shares her wisdom with other women – it's an even more rewarding addition to the canons of … [Read more...]

Support For Students

Wando high School assistant Principal Cheryl Swinton, seated, and Carzenia Brown are among those working hard to make Dreamweavers work.

The hallways of Wando High School are strangely silent in the weeks right after summer begins, but anyone who is accustomed to being inside the building during the academic year knows how busy it can be. As the largest school in the Charleston County district, Wando serves students of all types and from all walks of life. “There is a notion … [Read more...]

Equipping Our Heroes Foundation – Dennis Walczuk

Walcyzuk, the owner and operator of Exclusively Bimmers

Dennis Walczuk recognized the need to financially support some of America’s greatest heroes after a June 2007 fire at the Sofa Super Store in West Ashley claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. Walczuk, the owner and operator of Exclusively Bimmers on U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant, described the nation’s firefighters as … [Read more...]