Dr. James Moultrie, Jr. — advocate for medical education and professionalism
Waring Library Society Medical History Moment
By Robert T. Ball, Jr.
James Moultrie was born in Charleston in 1793, into a family that, by that point, had already produced three generations of physicians. As a youth he lived for a number of years near London where he received his primary education. The Moultrie family returned to Charleston in 1809, at which time young James began his pre-medical study under Drs. Alexander Baron and Robert Wilson. He soon went to Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1812. He returned to Charleston to practice medicine and became a member of the Medical Society of South Carolina in 1812, beginning a long association with this august group.
Charleston International Airport rolls out the carpet
By Charleston Mercury Staff
Many remember the excitement in 1985 when the “new airport” opened. And although it was finally a somewhat modern facility, some also felt that it undershot the mark. It was much like most of the “one-horse” airports seen around the country: small, drab and barely well-enough equipped to serve the community’s needs at that time. So as the years went by and the Charleston region began to smolder, smoke and eventually catch fire, our airport became perhaps the last symbol of a Charleston reluctant to change to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Flat Rock’s Honey and Salt sweetens mountain mornings
By Jane Izard
There is a new kid on the block of the Little Rainbow Row in Flat Rock. The restaurant Honey and Salt debuts in March and it is going to be good — really, really good. Imagine this: Clean eating marrying the flavors of Hubba Hubba Smokehouse to make (what chef Mary Mujica calls) “Southern fresh food.” I expect it will quickly become the area’s new favorite brunch and breakfast spot. The restaurant is the brainchild of Starr Teel (Hubba Hubba’s owner and pitmaster), Erin Hill and chef Mujica.
Kali orexi at Stella’s
By Peg Moore
Those who fear that traditional Lowcountry dining is being upstaged by noisy bars and places focused on burgers, barbecue and pizza need worry no longer. The arrival of Stella’s is a breath of fresh air and reassurance that all is gastronomically well in the Holy City.
Stella’s delicious Greek food fills an important niche. It celebrates the importance of our sizeable Greek community, which has deep roots in Charleston history.
Set your sights on the Fieldshop
By Charleston Mercury Staff
When you think you’ve discovered it all, then Charleston does it again; we now are giving a year-round flavor of the best experiences from the wildlife weekend or a memorable trip to Holland and Holland in London. We’ve recently been introduced to Fieldshop, a new retail concept from our friends at Garden & Gun magazine and currently, the Charleston location is the only one that exists. In the ever-changing landscape of stores and retail offerings, Fieldshop is truly a unique proposition. You’ll find it discreetly tucked into the first floor of The Dewberry between the living room bar and Henrietta’s. But discourage any notion that it is a typical hotel store, for what you’ll find within is something that will excite and inspire both locals and visitors alike.
Beyond the bowties: A Mercury one-on-one with Tucker Carlson
By Patra Taylor
In an industry that runs on ratings, the host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight seems indifferent to the numbers game playing out around him. Instead, the political junkie constantly focuses on his next show … on finding his next guest and preparing for that next on-air conservation about to unfold. When the lights go up and the cameras turn on, the host takes action — donning the mantle of “the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink” before lobbing his first pointed question at his guest, hoping to ignite a spirited debate that engages his growing audience in the process.
It’s game on.