Influential Icons of East Cooper, Part 1


Florence O’Sullivan In 1670, the British frigate Carolina brought the first settlers to Carolina. Among those on board was Capt. Florence, aka Florentia, O’Sullivan, an Irish soldier of fortune who brought 16 servants with him. As deputy to Sir Peter Colleton, one of the Lords Proprietors, he was granted 2,340 acres, which uncompassed most of current East Cooper. Despite the … [Read more...]

From Mount Pleasant to Mount Everest: A Profile of the Most Interesting Man East of the Cooper


During my time with Mount Pleasant Magazine, I’ve interviewed and crossed paths with many interesting East of the Cooper residents. I have been dragged down the Isle of Palms beach by a 20-foot kite while learning how to kite board. I drank  beers with some of the coolest oldtimers I’ve ever met at the Carolina Coast Surf Club. I even rode shotgun in a souped-up  golf cart as … [Read more...]

Fishing on the Fly: The Lowcountry’s Pioneer of Saltwater Fly-Fishing


If you’ve never heard of, thought seriously about or tried fly-fishing, it’s time to get into the sport and take a closer look at one of the fastest growing segments of the sport fishing industry. Slinging string is in. “In the early 1960s, I decided to bring fly-fishing to the Lowcountry because I thought the idea was a good one,” said William Sanderson Stuhr, CEO and … [Read more...]

Brains and Beauty: Brooke Mosteller – Miss South Carolina

Miss South Carolina

The Miss America Pageant doesn’t take slackers. When Mount Pleasant native Brooke Mosteller earned the Miss South  Carolina crown in 2013, she already had more than a few achievements under her belt, many of them fostered right here in East Cooper during her years at Wando High School. In addition to earning the title of Miss Senior Wando, she also  graduated as salutatorian of … [Read more...]