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

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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

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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

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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...]

The Simmons Family Sells Seafood by the Seashore …..And Have for Generations

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I met with Billy Simmons, his son, Bubba, and his grandson, Will – They're all named William Simmons, thus the clever array of nicknames – recently for a midday meal on Shem Creek. We ordered sandwiches and Southern sweet tea, then I settled in to hear their interesting stories about East Cooper as it used to be. Billy's grandfather, Yonge Simmons, was mayor of Mount … [Read more...]

Creating a Vision: Lucy Beckham Takes On New Goals

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Lucy Beckham looks back on her past with great pride and forward to her future with an equal dose of optimism. During her 17-year tenure as principal of Wando High, the school more than doubled in population, claimed a myriad of state and national honors in academics, sports and numerous other areas and added the Center for Advanced Studies to its bustling North Mount Pleasant … [Read more...]