Earlier this year we said that the monument-topplers would not just seek out slavers, antebellum anti-abolitionists, and Confederate soldiers, but soon expand their ire to any target of opportunity presenting itself at the wrong place at the wrong time.

We were thinking...

Voltaire quipped that “History is filled with the sound of silken slippers moving down stairs and wooden shoes going up.”

Replace the silk slippers with $400 Air Jordans, and the wooden shoes with the jackboots of the Chinese Communist party, and some would say you’re a...

Four years ago as the Mercury sought to discern who was best fit to lead among the many candidates vying to fill Joe Riley’s long held spot as Charleston’s mayor, we said the following of John Tecklenburg:  “… capable and caring, passionate and personable, Mr. Tecklenb...

As decision day comes ever closer for the Holy City, we offer readers our full slate of endorsements for Charleston City Council. As noted in this month’s print edition mayoral endorsement, only a mutually cooperative council and city hall can adequately advance the in...

Sometimes a candidate for elected office is so different in all the right ways and possessed of great talent that he stands out among his opponents as a natural leader for our citizens; this is most certainly the case with Brett Barry. We may differ on the need to comp...

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, school’s out for the summer, which means it is time for our hearty congratulations to all the fresh-faced graduates of the Lowcountry. Peruse this issue’s advertising for announcements from a number of our leading local educationa...

If you think “November” when you think of elections, we implore you to think differently. With the majority of general election seats either uncontested or uncompetitive, those who do not participate in the primaries on June 12 are abdicating most of their power at the...

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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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