The Muse is in Mount Pleasant: Local Artists Have a Labor of Love

Kait Waggoner makes her art out of wood, which she collects from local wood yards.

Our beloved Lowcountry has a reputation of being an artistic city, brimming with poets, painters, writers, actors and other gifted individuals who are not only able to create a thing of beauty but spread the word and share the love with other artists. Here in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding islands, we've been bitten by the muse as well. I had the luxury of talking to just a … [Read more...]

Home Field Advantage: Greg Colebrunn Glad to Be Back in the Lowcountry

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On a sunny afternoon in April, the Charleston RiverDogs, the Low A affiliate of the mighty New York Yankees, warmed up for a night game with the Lexington Legends in the batting cages located deep in the bowels of Joe Riley Park. Under normal circumstances, the RiverDogs would have taken batting practice on the field, under a brilliant South Carolina sun, but they were forced … [Read more...]

For Some Bridge Runners, Age is Just a Number

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When it comes to the importance of health and fitness, age is not an issue. For some, fitness is a lifelong lifestyle; others don’t establish a regular exercise regime until after their status as couch potatoes is confirmed. That’s exactly how Bill Boulter came to be the top contender in his age group of the Cooper River Bridge Run. “I didn’t start running until I was … [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...]

Wake Up, Mount Pleasant! Morning Radio is Worth Tuning In

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They are with you moments after your alarm clock sounds, on your morning commute in between sips of boldly roasted coffee. They are with you on your ride home and on weekend seaside drives. Disc jockeys are constant companions, engaging us with clever banter and unabashed charm. Whether it’s allowing us to wash in a wave of nostalgia by playing a tune of days gone by or taking … [Read more...]