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Long Live Print! :The Moultrie News Celebrates 50 Years

CDiggle - late 60s

      Just about everyone who moves “from off” to the communities East of the Cooper has encountered a pleasant surprise. Once each week, a newspaper chock-full of local news, information, opinion and entertainment arrives on their doorstep – for free. This has been going on in Mount Pleasant, the Isle of Palms, … [Read more...]

The Legacy of Tony Page


  This Father’s Day will be one of the hardest days of my life. My father, Tony Page passed away on March 25. More than 700 people showed up to our family's visitation just to share the love they had for him. Why would so many people take time from their busy lives? I can come up with many reasons, but the best explanation is that he … [Read more...]

Snow in 1989 – Remembering the Fun

Chas Snow-1989018

Back in 1989, Mount Pleasant was a different place in terms of population, businesses and real estate – but one thing was just about the same: the community of people who like to have a good time. And a good time was had by all during the great snow of 1989, which, right on the heels of Hurricane Hugo in September, finished that year off with a … [Read more...]

Up, Up and Away – Mount Pleasant’s Own Airport


  If you weren’t actively looking for the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, you’d be hard-pressed to notice that it even exists. Its somewhat remote location is marked only by a modest green sign with white lettering along the U.S. Highway 17 roadside, just north of Park West. Mount Pleasant has its own airport? What’s that all … [Read more...]

War of 1812 – Mount Pleasant, SC

War of 1812, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina monument

June marks the 200th anniversary of the onset of the War of 1812. While there was no significant combat on South Carolina soil during the two-and-ahalf- year conflict, soldiers in Mount Pleasant played an important role early in the war. First a little background. In June 1812, the fledgling United States of America was embroiled in an ongoing … [Read more...]

A Storm’s Unwelcome Visit to Sullivan’s Island: Sergeant David J. Price’s Tale of Survival

Hurrican Hugo SC car damage

If Sullivan’s Island Police Sgt. David J. Price could erase a period of his life, he would certainly eliminate the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October 1989. During those four weeks, Price lost 99 percent of his worldly possessions, protected a devastated jurisdiction, shared the grief and sorrow of his fellow … [Read more...]

The Voyage Back to an Island Rocked by Hugo: One Resident Remembers the Hardest Ride of His Life

Island - Hurricane Hugo - Sepia Tone photo

It’s 8 a.m., Sept. 25, four days after Hurricane Hugo. Following an all-night drive from Atlanta, I’ve boarded the harbor-tour boat at Patriots Point for a return to the devastated Isle of Palms. Standing there in a gloomy downpour of rain, we’re a ragtag crowd gathered from all points of shelter. I’ve run the curfew gantlets, dodged … [Read more...]

A Look Back on Hurricane Hugo’s Devastation

Hurricane Hugo - eye

Directly after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, Publisher Bill Macchio revealed his limited-edition magazine entitled “Hurricane Hugo: Storm of the Century” to residents of Mount Pleasant and the surrounding islands. Take a sneak peek at some of the articles here, and then head over to our website, mountpleasantmagazine.com, to continue reading these … [Read more...]

Step Through the Garden Gate

One of the 10 homes on the 2012 Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour is 820 Pitt St.

A Peek into Old Village Homes Have you ever glimpsed beauty through a wrought iron gate or a white picket fence? Did you feel like an intruder as you stopped and admired the brilliant color in a private garden beyond? To my great delight, we have been invited inside – to take a delicious long look at the beautiful homes and gardens of Old … [Read more...]

Our Founding Father: Charles Pinckney

The 1828 Lowcountry cottage standing on the site of Pinckney’s plantation house includes a visitor center, museum and gift shop

George Washington ate here. “I must apologize for asking you to call at a place so indifferently furnished and where your fare will be entirely that of a farm,” wrote Charles Pinckney in his 1791 invitation to the president. Washington stopped at Pinckney’s farm during his tour of the South, before continuing to Charleston, where he met … [Read more...]