One was born a slave in 1742 on an East Cooper plantation overlooking Copahee Sound. In 1775, he joined with patriots under Gen. Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and served throughout the war as a drum major, one of the most important positions in a fighting unit during the Revolutionary War. The …

Those who know Mount Pleasant’s early history recall that most of the area in “old” Mount Pleasant was originally owned by Captain Florence O’…

For most of the last century, Rifle Range Rd. was… well, forgotten. It was the road less traveled, a back way to get to Porcher’s Bluff that m…

Today, we think of “Hobcaw” as the beautiful oak-studded subdivision off Mathis Ferry Road, bounded by the Wando River on the west, Molasses C…

As a way of introduction for those of you who don’t know me, I have written extensively on the history of the East Cooper area and for some ye…

This Saturday, April 27 one of the most heroic life saving rescues on Sullivan’s Island will be remembered in an awards ceremony at the old Co…

Can you imagine taking the USS Yorktown and plopping it on the front beach of Sullivan’s Island? From my understanding, given the present desi…

Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast was Verdi’s “La Forza Del Destino” (The Force of Destiny). For me, this great grand opera immedi…

(With the recent news reports of the Great White shark named Mary Lee prowling our offshore waters, we thought a revival of this column about …

I said farewell to my soul mate this week. Bird Dog, my black Lab, was 14 (that is 98 in dog years) and it was time to say goodbye. I’ve wept …

Seeing the recent headline about the $1,040 fine that was recently levied to a Sullivan's Island dog owner when her errant Labrador retriever …

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