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Don’t be fooled:  King Street has not cornered the market on high-end boutique shopping in Charleston — not by a long shot. To wit, Rhodes Boutique recently opened a second store, Rhodes Home & Gift, located just a few doors down from their flagship store in South Wind...

March 4, 2020

The Advocate

It was a surprise. Many have long feared that the historic Coast Guard station at the end of Tradd Street would close someday. No one guessed that Charleston’s Coast Guard assets and personnel would more than double.

But that’s the plan.

Coast Guard base oper...

March 4, 2020

Le carnet de France

By Martine P. Dulles

Spring is coming, as you know and — maybe amid all the troubles (Gilets Jaunes, strikes and now the coronavirus!) — you may be planning on coming to France.

Let’s first take the train from the Paris Gare du Nord to Ghent in Belgium...

March 4, 2020

Part VIII: The Reformed Society of Israelites of Charleston: The first expression of Reform Judaism in the United States

The previous article in this series closed by touching on the beginnings of Reform Judaism in the United States, which happened here in Charleston ju...

March 4, 2020

A quiet revolution took place 41 years ago this month — March 19, 1979, to be exact. Not in some tiny banana republic or sub-Saharan jungle … no, this revolution came through the thin copper wiring of America’s cable networks. Strange new ideas, political leaders from...

March 4, 2020

The ladies and handcrafts of ‘Southern Tribute’

Last Christmas, Angela Inscoe was selling handmade oyster ornaments to friends. Oysters were prepared then painted, or fitted with paper prints; a hook held them on the tree. Her daughter, Melissa Dulaney, came over for ho...

March 4, 2020

Plantation Pathways

By Ben Schools

Cedar Hill Plantation resides on the East Branch of the Cooper River, southwest of Middleburg. Its acreage has changed during the course of many years but it still bears the remnants of inland and tidal rice fields. Currently it is the...

March 4, 2020

Since he began turkey hunting in 1980, Daryl Stubbs has mastered the craft as well as anyone else in the Lowcountry. Hailing from Cheraw, Stubbs is a longtime resident of James Island; he retired from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a biologist. D...

February 26, 2020

A French friend of Charleston takes a close-up look at the rescue of Notre Dame’s treasures

On April 15 of this year, the whole world was shocked to watch Notre-Dame de Paris burn. The fire lasted seven long hours; everyone was wondering how far it would go. Fortunately...

February 6, 2020

Le carnet de France

Le Musée du Louvre is showing an unusual exhibit right now, to be presented until March 9, 2020. Why unusual? We know Le Louvre is an “encyclopedic” museum, much like the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and it does not normally exhibit modern and co...

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Exploring art, culture and faith in Paris

January 10, 2020

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Nearly 20 years ago, an editor noted that we are “… not the West Ashley Mercury, not the Peninsula Mercury, not the James Island Mercury…” To this day, we remain a publication for the entire Lowcountry. We send each month’s print edition to fifty fine neighborhoods in our area and to subscribers in to 34 states.  For thousands of Charleston Mercury readers, we continue the mission as he simply stated it — “to bring attention to what makes the real Lowcountry tick.” We hope all those who care about our arts, culture, outdoors, quality of life and all that "pluff mud magic" that We People love so dear will enjoy these "salmon sheets."

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Harris Teeter, outside rack, Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

Page's Okra Grill

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