Sponsored by: Lowcountry Freedom Reigns Festival Reading the Sunday newspaper after worshipping at the church of your choice. Voting for your favorite political candidate or peacefully protesting an injustice. Sharing your views on Facebook or simply reading the comments from others with an opposing opinion. These activities are commonplace for Americans who enjoy freedoms other countries can barely imagine. It’s that spirit of freedom that inspired a group of Charleston … Read More
Sponsored by: Patriots Point One of the Charleston area’s most diverse and successful attractions is Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Whether guests enjoy military history, want to pay their respects to those who have served or are eager to explore some two dozen aircraft, Patriots Point is the place to visit. Covering World War II, the Vietnam War and Cold War history, Patriots Point offers a full day of … Read More
Sponsored by: Front Door CommunitiesOne of the Lowcountry's greatest treasures is her waterways. From the ocean to the marshes, people are eager to carve out their own slice of waterfront living where they can fish, boat or simply soak in the natural beauty.Such a place exists on James Island. Freeman's Point offers that casual waterfront lifestyle with a host of neighborhood amenities for enjoying life in the Lowcountry and creating … Read More
"If I Can't Make Your Case Better - I'll Tell You What To Do" A work-related injury – especially a severe one requiring extensive medical care – can cause serious hardship. Not only does the employee have to deal with the injury, treatment and recovery, but they are also facing the stress of whether they can return to work and the hardship placed on their family.Workers’ compensation insurance is in … Read More
Even a first-time visitor to Charleston can take a look around and see the city has deep maritime roots. The area's first inhabitants arrived via ship and settled into this southern city by the sea.The Cooper and Ashley Rivers, plus the nearby Atlantic Ocean turned Charleston into a wealthy seaport, exporting rice, indigo and cotton. By 1750, Charleston was a bustling trade center for the southern colonies and quite a … Read More
JOHNS ISLAND, SC - Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island's newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar Homes starting in the mid $300s.Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built … Read More
As a Charleston area local, when was the last time you played tourist in your own town? Is it only when family comes to visit that you stroll on the beach, take in a show or dine at one of the area's culinary gems?It's time you remember exactly what drew you to the Lowcountry in the first place. So, block off a weekend or take a couple days off work … Read More
There's more to life in Charleston carriage tours and beaches. This time of year, the crowds start bearing down on you and traffic begins to make your blood boil. Don't you wish that there was a way to get away from the rush? A way to experience a slower, more relaxed side of the Lowcountry?It's more than a dream - it's actually a reality. Just a few miles north of … Read More
Blog posts, videos, tweets, commercials, TV news, articles, Facebook posts, e-books and white papers - the amount of information created on a daily basis is mind-boggling. In fact, IBM reports that every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.To create and access all that information, people rely on electronic, connected … Read More
How many times have you heard someone dismiss foundation cracks as simply an old house that's "settling"? Ignoring foundation problems such as cracks and uneven floors can lead to serious - and expensive - problems down the road. Homes are built on dirt and, over time, that dirt will shift and settle. Clay, for example, will contract and expand depending on the moisture. Sand will erode after significant rainfall or … Read More
It's unlikely you eat every morsel from your plate every time you dine at a restaurant. Sure, you might take some of it home, but not if the leftovers amount to a few bites. But a few bites left on every plate adds up to plenty of food waste.Food is what Americans throw away the most, accounting for 21 percent (35.2 million tons) of the nation's waste in 2013, according … Read More
When you make the decision to settle in Charleston, it's likely because of the incredible beauty, the water views and the endless blue skies. So, when you're thinking about where to live in the Lowcountry, it makes sense to select a community that puts all those incredible attributes on display.Nestled into the natural setting of the Lowcountry with unobstructed views of the Stono River, Stonoview embodies everything locals love about … Read More
JOHNS ISLAND,SC - Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island's newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar. Homes starting in the mid $300s.Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built around … Read More
Prior to founding The Real Buyer’s Agent, David Kent worked as a home builder for years. Thanks in part to his close connection to the real estate industry, friends and family often approached him for advice or assistance when buying a home and he quickly saw a unique need to fill: There were no real estate agents in Charleston who worked exclusively for home buyers. So he and his business … Read More
With more than 2.3 billion active users and more than 1.9 billion mobile users globally, social media presents a huge opportunity for brands. In fact, 83 percent of all marketers say they use social media as part of their marketing efforts. If you're a business owner, you probably have a Facebook page and maybe even a Twitter account. But are you actually using social media to its full advantage?
Both locals and visitors to Charleston are drawn to the picturesque alleyways tucked between commercial buildings and historic homes all around downtown. These shady spaces are a cool respite in the heat of the summer. They are a charming backdrop for a quick selfie or a professional photo shoot. They are Charleston's hidden gems.One such alley is not only a beautiful space, but also home to some of Charleston's best … Read More
Imagine life aboard a Tall Ship - the billowing sails, the creaking of timber, and the slap of the rigging as the magnificent vessel plows through the waves. Imagine the excitement of the crew when the words "Whales!" or "Land ho!" are shouted from the crow's nest by the lookout.Well, you don't have to just imagine. Experience it for yourself at the Tall Ships Festival where you can board nine … Read More
In a community with such a booming real estate market, countless residential and commercial real estate agents are hard at work, helping homeowners and business owners find the perfect property.But in 2016, two agents rose to the top. The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) honors one commercial and one residential Realtor® each year as nominated by their peers and colleagues.Ann Whalen was honored as the 2016 Residential Realtor® of … Read More
Getting a tax refund this year? Why not take that money and invest it back into your greatest asset - your home. If you haven't done any roof maintenance lately, there's no time like the present. The sooner you make repairs or replace your roof, the better off you'll be.Here are 3 smart reasons to spend this year's tax refund on your roof.1. Spend a little now and save big … Read More
When was the last time you checked out the crawl space under your house? It's an area most homeowners avoid because no one relishes the ideas of crawling through cobwebs or encountering some creepy creatures in dark corners. But leave the crawl space unchecked and you could find yourself facing a serious foundation issue. The crawl space is part of your home's overall structural system and if it begins to … Read More
FrontDoor Communities builds homes of classic distinction in master planned communities and other neighborhoods in Charleston as well as Atlanta, Georgia, and Naples, Florida.In just a few years, the company has established a reputation for superior workmanship using only the highest-quality materials and latest in architectural designs. Plus, its customer service is unmatched in the industry.That might be a description applied to several builders in the Charleston area and elsewhere, … Read More
Venus Williams is tennis. Even people who don't play or watch tennis on a regular basis are familiar with Williams' powerhouse performances. She and younger sister Serena Williams have been winning matches and securing titles since their teens.Now in her mid-30s, Venus Williams remains a world-class tennis star with four Olympic gold medals and a host of other top tennis titles. Williams returns to the Volvo Car Open on Daniel … Read More
Over the last decade, Charleston has solidified its reputation as a Southern hub of technological innovation. From high-tech manufacturers to software startups, Charleston is on the cutting edge. It's home to more than 250 tech companies, and in 2015 was ranked the No. 1 mid-sized metro for millennials.Helping to fuel that technological boom - and the rapidly growing need for skilled workers - is the College of Charleston's Department of … Read More
Since entering the Charleston market 11 years ago, Dan Ryan Builders has expanded and currently builds in eight communities across the area from James Island to Summerville and has won the “Builder of Integrity” award consecutively every year since 2008, as well as the prestigious Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award in 2015. To Dan Ryan Builders, it’s not about winning awards, or even about creating neighborhoods, but about helping people realize … Read More
The wonderful culture and abundance of festivals leave little to be desired when living downtown. Georgia loves going to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition events. "Animals truly hold a special place in my heart and this event showcases the beauty of wildlife and nature." The annual Wine and Food Festival, Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA held in the Spring and Summer are not to be missed. Downtown is known for its … Read More
As populations surge and traffic concerns grow, transportation engineers are becoming increasingly interested in how roundabouts can keep traffic moving and cut down on accidents. Dimitra Michalaka, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel, has been researching select roundabouts in Beaufort, Berkeley, Horry and Charleston counties. Over the last three years, Michalaka and six students from The Citadel have looked at 49 roundabouts (collecting … Read More
Charleston has so many beautiful places that it's not unusual for people to choose a non-traditional location for a memorial service. It can be a great way to honor someone's love of nature, a favorite local park or simply an opportunity to gather friends and family in a lovely setting where they can share treasured memories.Here are 5 beautiful spots around Charleston that would make a special setting for a … Read More
Technically the calendar hasn't turned to spring yet, but that doesn't matter here in the Lowcountry where sunshine and blue skies beckon residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. If your New Year's resolutions included exercise and fresh air or if you're just looking for a new spot to get in a hike or jog, you're in luck. Here are four spectacular places to get fit … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel It’s not uncommon for people to spend 10 or even 20 years in a particular career field and then decide to take an entirely new path. Sometimes they are military retirees, parents who want to re-enter the workforce after their children start school, or simply mid-career professionals looking for a change of pace and a way to make a difference.Those career changers often make the very best … Read More
Crowds pack Brittlebank Park, craning their necks to see how far the dogs will jump in the DockDogs competition. It's one of the must-do events at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. People of all ages cheer on the dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds - the ones who fly high and the ones who put on the brakes when they hit the edge of the pool.Deb Feller’s yellow Labrador mix … Read More
Wildlife art takes center stage at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Feb. 17-19 in Charleston. Collectors, admirers and wildlife lovers will be captivated by the incredible creations from artists around the globe. From sculpture and oil painting to watercolors and pastels, the variety of artwork comes to life at SEWE. These four artists featured at SEWE this year have completely different artistic styles but come together in their love of wildlife artwork.
Up and down the Eastern coastline sit majestic lighthouses, rising up not only as steadfast beacons that have survived the weather, the sea and the ages, but also as reminders of America’s rich maritime history. One of these historic structures is the Morris Island Lighthouse, just off the Folly Beach, South Carolina, shoreline.
When’s the last time you went on a walking tour of the peninsula or visited Fort Sumter? When was the last time you spent an afternoon at Middleton Place or Magnolia Plantation and Gardens? And when, when, when was the last time you checked out Colonial Lake, which has recently had one heck of a makeover? The Old Exchange Building that houses Provost Dungeon has had a new facelift too. Have you ever been? What else might you have missed?
When visiting a city like Charleston, you want overnight accommodations that reflect the beauty, charm and culture of this incredible city. Fortunately, visitors have plenty of amazing choices. Downtown Charleston is home to several boutique hotels and inns with even more due for completion in the next year.
Living the Lowcountry life may mean something a little different to everyone, but just about everybody can agree it involves water, food and history. Now how you choose to experience those aspects varies from kayaking on the creek to taking a Summerville history tour or gathering with friends for a casual backyard barbecue.