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Shem Creek

May 2017
Biscuit maven Carrie Morey dishes up zesty shrimp and her famous biscuits with berries

February 2017
Every few years, we survey Charleston’s culinary scene, asking area gourmands, food writers, and other F...

January 2017
The owners of acclaimed restaurant Xiao Bao Biscuit share three favorite recipes from their at-home repertoire

August 2016
The Sewee tribe of Native Americans was first to live along this waterway’s shores and gave it the name “Shemee” (...

August 2016
Perhaps the most notable change that will soon affect the creek is the multistory office building being erected at...

August 2016
Shem Creek’s natural tidal flow and marshlands have long provided a habitat for an array of marine plants, fish,...

August 2016
Kayaks, SUPs, pleasure boats, fishing and touring charters, and commercial fishing boats share the busy channel

August 2016
How Shem Creek fares in Mount Pleasant’s current population and development boom is a microcosm of growing pains...

August 2016
A longtime resident ponders the natural blessings bestowed upon us

December 2015
Dig into a veritable Lowcountry feast, from centuries-old receipts such as shrimp pie and cream oysters to 20th-century...

August 2015
Travel back to the Summer of 1975 as six local writers reflect on what life was like from Charleston to East Cooper to...

June 2015
Eating piles of fried seafood is a rite of summer. And while longtime favorite shacks like Bowens Island, SeeWee, and...

Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

January 2015
40 Ideas to Better Yourself—and Your City—in 2015

August 2014
Cozmo's always up for adventures, or a nap, or both

June 2014
Frank McMahon of Hank’s and Brasserie Gigi shares three dishes starring local shellfish

February 2014
With a new name and expanded geographic reach, East Cooper Land Trust conserves open spaces for everyone.

February 2014

August 2013
Need to cool off in this late summer heat? Forget the ice-cream truck here are six adult desserts, icy cold and with a...

January 2013
Things Every Local Must Experience Whether your bloodline dates back generations or you just moved to town, check out...

August 2011
Water’s Edge is one of those classic seafood restaurants where the scent of saltwater, call of gulls, and unmistakable...

July 2011
A lively James Island clan face-lifts their traditional two-story digs with creativity and color

June 2011
Stand-up paddleboarders leave little wake but make serious waves

June 2011
You know summer’s in full swing when you avoid the sunny side of the street and instead leap frog from shady spot to...

Make a splash at these area swimming holes and water-sport spots

December 2010
Seafood

November 2010
Though the Lowcountry may be a few latitudes north of the Caribbean, the sprightly ping of steel drums and other island...

July 2010
When temperatures climb high, opt for low-impact ambling along the little-known Patriots Point Trail