The Village of Volunteers: Standing Behind Local Children


Everyone's heard the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child, but not everyone has figured in how many different roles are essential to raising that child. Here in East Cooper, our own rapidly-growing version of a village, we've gathered some of the key organizations and individuals who work hard on behalf of children and their physical and mental well-being, which … [Read more...]

Bringing History to Life: Mount Pleasant Teacher Receives National Award

dressed up WWII soldier

The walls are adorned with military uniforms that haven’t been worn in decades or longer. Flags representing units that once served proudly in the Army or Marines hang from above. The shelves are littered with memorabilia from America’s past, some of it dating back to the Civil War – a grenade, ammunition, paper money, posters, shoes and lots of books and photographs. One wall … [Read more...]

Visions for MUSC: Dr. Patrick Cawley

Dr Cawley headshot by Jenn

Since arriving at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003, Medical Center CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley has seen the opening of Ashley River Tower in 2008. Now he’s directing the building of the new Children’s Hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2019. “A lot of hospital leaders often never get the opportunity to build a new hospital, but to be able to build two new … [Read more...]

Love on the Banks of the Cooper River: Henry Luce and Clare Boothe Luce

Mepkin Abbey. Photo by Andy Hunter.

On the outskirts of Moncks Corner, on the grounds of Mepkin Abbey, is a garden framed by hanging Spanish moss, surrounded by the cheerful colors of azaleas and camellias and sitting on a high bluff overlooking the Cooper River. In this harmonious setting is the grave of the man who created the world’s first multimedia company – the publisher of Time, Fortune, Life and Sports … [Read more...]

In Perfect Harmony: Wando’s Award-winning Band


In his first year at the helm of the Wando High School band, Bobby Lambert has done his best to make his own kind of music without changing the direction of the school’s award-winning band program. Lambert arrived at Wando in July 2014, replacing Scott Rush, who held the position for 15 years before moving on to another district. The school’s marching band was already on the … [Read more...]