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  • History

    Tropical cyclones, better known as “hurricanes,” have ostensibly caused catastrophic damage to the Lowcountry for centuries, although the first recorded storm was not until 1854.

  • Community

    Projekt CHARME fosters connections between Charleston and the German town of Haldensleben

  • Community

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

  • So Charleston

    A call for entries for our third annual photo contest, themed “Only in Charleston,” netted more than 600 submissions. Check out our top picks, including the winners in the amateur and professional categories who are each awarded $400, as well as the honorable mentions.

  • Community

    Perhaps the most notable change that will soon affect the creek is the multistory office building being erected at Coleman Boulevard and Mill Street.

  • Community

    Shem Creek’s natural tidal flow and marshlands have long provided a habitat for an array of marine plants, fish, shellfish, birds, and mammals. Only in recent decades has the relationship between creek and human morphed into one with injurious overtones.

  • Community

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

  • Community

    “They say we’re a dying breed,” says fourth-generation shrimper Franklin Rector. “That’s nowhere near true. Every year there’s a new boat on the creek. What’s more, the boats aren’t run by a whole bunch of old people.

  • Community

    How Shem Creek fares in Mount Pleasant’s current population and development boom is a microcosm of growing pains affecting the Lowcountry

  • Southern View

    A longtime resident ponders the natural blessings bestowed upon us

  • History

    The Charleston Museum’s 19th-century curator, Gabriel E. Manigault, masterfully prepared dozens of skeletons now on view in a special exhibit

  • So Charleston

    On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley slipped out of Breach Inlet and headed for the Federal blockading fleet offshore; her target was the sloop-of-war U.S.S. Housatonic.

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    Discover a cool, locally designed line of cotton clothing

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    Edendriver, created by late boat designer Seph Limehouse, makes its debut

  • Local Seen

    Part workout, part hangout, Beth Cosi’s Bendy Brewski Yoga classes are good for body and spirit alike 

  • History

    A quick look back at Isle of Palms history

  • Local Seen

    Robert Thomas is on a mission to bring the ancient art of blacksmithing into the 21st century. Just don’t ask him if he shoes horses

  • Community

    Take refuge from those summer scorchers inside downtown’s newest—and coolest—fitness studios

  • Community

    The tourists of our warm-weather waters are back; do you know what to do—and not do—if you spy a manatee?

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    Tapping into the design-minded consumer’s shift toward fewer, higher-quality things, The Commons finds success with its collection of artisanal home goods made in the USA

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