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Civil War

January 2016

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

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

December 2015
On James Island, Mike Lata and family savor the simple life in an 18th-century farmhouse rehabbed to include—of course...

August 2015
Our contributing editor gets déjà vu when trying to wade through the June tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME

An artistic family breathes new life into one of the oldest homes in Mount Pleasant

May 2015
Catch up on 30 years of reading with Art & Craft

April 2015
Chefs and historians reenact a momentous dinner from Charleston’s past

April 2015

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

February 2015
Traditional Charleston Battery Benches are still crafted on King Street

February 2015
The prospect of “change” at her beloved Hampton Park has this writer contemplating the passage of time in the...

College of Charleston alum Glenn McConnell—formerly one of the state’s most powerful politicians—talks about taking the...

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

August 2014

June 2014
One longtime wave-rider’s search for wilderness surf experiences along the uninhabited shoals, sandbars, and islands...

April 2014

April 2014
Looking back on American Civil War recipes  

February 2014

February 2014
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s...

February 2014
Locals practice a rare, centures-old art  

January 2014
A pair of Italian immigrants fall hard for an historic Ansonborough single

December 2013
One native ponders the loss of longtime local grocery chain, and friend, Piggly Wiggly

December 2013
The Holy City has become a renowned culinary destination, but few know the Lowcountry’s true haute-cuisine history—a...

October 2013
Get in the spirit of All Hallow's Eve and head out to some of the Lowcountry's spookiest spots. Supernatural...

September 2013
Local art enthusiasts Michele and Mike Seekings team up with muralist Karl Beckwith Smith to update a grand 1850s...

Brien Beidler brings his rare craftsmanship to the Charleston Library Society’s priceless tomes 

July 2013
Preservationist and Civil War reenactor Joseph McGill sleeps in former slave dwellings to bring attention to the other...

June 2013
30 fun, cultural, educational, and downright quirky destinations for sunny-day adventures  

April 2013
Author Stratton Lawrence delivers the “Edge of America’s” story through historic photos and fascinating prose