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Of all the stinging, biting, buzzing insects inhabiting the Lowcountry, mosquitoes may bug us most. Some 3,200 species of these two-winged devils of the order Diptera—called ”true flies”—exist worldwide, and South Carolina has the dubious distinction of welcoming 60 of them. The type you’re most likely to see in your backyard (particularly if you allow water to collect in abandoned flower pots or beneath leaky spigots) is the Asian tiger (Aedes albopictus), shown here. They say you should know your enemy, right? Read on for the deets on the blood-thirsty, prolifically breeding mosquito

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As his sharpshooting in-laws look on, a local cook/curator/designer embarks on his first deer hunt and finds a new connection to the cycles of life

Charleston abounds with images of the pineapple—in art, architecture, even notepaper and handmade jewelry. While the city isn’t responsible for making the tropical fruit a symbol of hospitality, its mannerly residents certainly embraced the custom early on and carry it forward today. Here, learn some sweet facts to spout the next time a visitor asks you to snap their photo in front of the iconic Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park

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