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December 2015
Berkeley County’s boozy history as a corn-liquor capital during prohibition  

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November 2015
Lowcountry anglers will tell you that fall’s the best time to cast for Sciaenops ocellatus, the state’s most popular...

October 2015
Get a first look at the grand new Gaillard, the $143.5-million performance hall and civic center that will open to...

October 2015
This forbidding-looking structure at 21 Magazine Street holds a darker, more haunting side of Charleston history....

September 2015

August 2015
Read the very first issue of Charleston

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...

August 2015
Few would argue that the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is among the most charming members of the Lowcountry...

July 2015
On July 16, 2005, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (named for the state senator who spearheaded the campaign for its...

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

June 2015
Of all the stinging, biting, buzzing insects inhabiting the Lowcountry, mosquitoes may bug us most. Some 3,200 species...

June 2015
A new program helps adults overcome fears and teaches them, finally, to swim

May 2015
Take a sneak peek at native son Jack Alterman’s soon-to-be-released photography book, My City Charleston (My City...

May 2015
The early 18th-century British explorer Mark Catesby called this tall, slender perennial grass the “sea-side oat,”...

April 2015
The 13 adjoining houses making up what’s known as ”Rainbow Row” are today one of the city’s most photographed landmarks...

March 2015
Meet the bird you’ve seen wading in local marshes and lowlands: the American wood stork (Mycteria americana), which...

February 2015
Inventive performers like Will Schutze and his marionette, Mr. Bonetangles, continue to entertain us on public streets...

February 2015

February 2015
In February, this cold-hardy evergreen shrub or tree fills gardens of the Lowcountry with a welcome blaze of color,...

January 2015
It may be a simple dish of rice and peas, but no right-minded Charleston resident goes through January 1st without a...

December 2014
We all know the beloved Christmas trimming that goes by the name of ”poinsettia,” but plenty of locals have no idea it...

November 2014
These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to...

October 2014

October 2014
Some say “pea-CAN” and others, “pea-KAHN.” No matter how you pronounce it, the sweet and buttery flavor of these nuts...

September 2014
While the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) was endangered only a few decades ago, these armor-plated...

August 2014
Last spring, we put out a call for entries to Charleston’s inaugural photo contest, with more than 700 submissions—...

August 2014

July 2014