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...]

Southern Hospitality: Willie McRae of Boone Hall Plantation

Big House at Boone Hall provided

“The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for – because it's the only thing that lasts.” – Gerald O'Hara, Gone With The Wind. It could be argued that many years before Willie McRae, proprietor of Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, moved to the graceful plantation along with his father and mother, he was already destined for growing … [Read more...]

Fifty Years of Shears: A Cause(y) for Celebration


The traditional barbershop as we know it has only been in existence since the early 20th century, and Causey’s at Sea Island Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant has been in business for just about half that time.One of the last remaining barbershops in the Charleston area, Causey’s opened its doors in 1965 after Danny Causey, a electrician’s assistant at the time, went for a … [Read more...]

Local Designs Appear on AMC’s Mad Men

Megan Hewitt

One fine afternoon a few months back, local designer Megan Hewitt received a phone call from a sales representative at her children’s apparel company, Shrimp and Grits Kids. She was amazed at the good news that her rep – an ardent fan of AMC’s television show “Mad Men” – had spotted Megan’s clothing designs in a recent episode. Though Megan was not a regular viewer of the show … [Read more...]

Have Board, Will Travel: Quinn Knight Has Surfed the World Over

Surfing in Hawaii

Quinn Knight, a Mount Pleasant resident, sipped casually from his Havana Mule (a Moscow Mule with tequila) and began to talk. His words seemed stress-free and comfortable, as if he had not just gotten off a nine-hour shift at the neighborhood Parrot Surf Shop. Comfortable in his own skin could be a classic cliché that would describe Knight. At his core, he’s as free as they … [Read more...]