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...]

Party of Five: The Big Events of 2015 and How They Impact East Cooper

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When Spoleto Festival USA trumpets in its 39th season in May, the focus of the art world, both nationally and internationally, will fall directly on Charleston. From its humble beginnings to becoming what many consider the premier event in the top-ranked tourist city in America – and number two in the world – is a breathtaking rags-to-riches transformation. While Spoleto … [Read more...]

A National Vineyard Visits Mount Pleasant: Wine Under the Oaks


  Lary Petterson never tires of telling the story of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Petterson is the southern regional manager of L&L, a family-owned business based in Solvang, California. The vineyard stretches 400 acres across Santa Barbara County, with 25 different grapes in the soil right now. The business is named for its founding owners: Louis Lucas, one … [Read more...]

Y’all Ready for Some (Wando) Football?


Six years ago, Jimmy Noonan accepted the head coaching position at Wando high school. He'd come from Spring Valley High School in the midlands, where the football culture is ingrained into kids’ minds at an early age. Noonan accepted the challenge of bringing his own brand of football philosophy to a community that was not necessarily a football town. Yet Mount Pleasant is a … [Read more...]

The Guiding Life: Siren Song of the Salt Water


For people passionate enough to scrape together a living by fishing, it’s more than just a job. Guiding is a way of life – a tough, wonderful life. For the rest of us, fishing is just occasional recreation, the once-every-so-often chance to spend time with our kids or maybe get away with the guys. On the surface, the lure of fishing for a living sounds romantic, but, every … [Read more...]