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  • So Charleston

    These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to the 18th century, when the Carolina Gold rice grown on lowland plantations brought incredible wealth to the Charleston area.

  • Local Seen

    Catching up with Holy City Beard & Moustache Society commander Paul Roof on the Follicle Brown fallout

  • Community

    Each Turkey Day, the Draytons return to their ancestral estate

  • Local Seen

    Meet Cherie Blackburn, the 52-year-old attorney scaling crags around the country

  • Community

    Canicross comes to Charleston

  • Community

    Today’s Holy City offers resources galore for those raising their own food and even keeping their own bees: places to plant, to grow one’s knowledge, and to learn from pros while lending a hand. Here, a look at the bounty

  • History
  • So Charleston

    Some say “pea-CAN” and others, “pea-KAHN.” No matter how you pronounce it, the sweet and buttery flavor of these nuts makes for tasty eating—either gobbled straight from the shell or incorporated into a dish, like the classic pecan pie.

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    A local entrepreneur harvests the rain

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    North Charleston’s Folbot crafts travel-ready folding kayaks

  • So Charleston

    While the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) was endangered only a few decades ago, these armor-plated crocodilians have made a comeback.

  • History

    Everyone who went through Hurricane Hugo has a story—a memory as dramatic and unforgettable as the storm itself. Hugo left us with boats on land, houses in water, and fish in places where fish aren’t supposed to be.

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    Meet a local Martha Stewart American Made Awards finalist

  • Biz - Sci - Tech

    Alfred Crabtree, master silversmith and brassmonger, has been tending Charleston’s treasures for decades

  • Southern View

    One local writer remembers the post-Hugo cleanup and all the sensations that went with it, from indoor tidemarks to ever-buzzing chain saws

  • Local Seen

    Checking in with Park Circle Film Society cofounder Nicholai Burton before this month’s Lowcountry Shorts Festival

  • So Charleston

    Last spring, we put out a call for entries to Charleston’s inaugural photo contest, with more than 700 submissions—mostly shots of our beaches and waterways—flooding in.

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