October 1, 2020

CM:  Do you think Joe Biden can win the election if he refuses to participate in the debates?

Mr. Hume: It’s possible, but it would hurt his chances since it would tend to confirm what many already suspect, i.e., that he is senile. I think he is and there is a risk that...

September 3, 2020

Q:  You’ve dedicated a great amount of personal and legislative effort to support and uplift ailing America’s communities of color. Why do you think supporting such communities is so rarely seen as a “Republican” issue?

A: The Republican Party has always cared about sup...

Founded in 1680, St. Philip’s is the oldest congregation in the United States south of Virginia; nearby St. Michael’s Anglican Church, sits on the spot where the first church building was erected in S.C., which was at the time St. Philip’s.

On June 19, 2020, Judge Edgar...

While Mercury readers have for a number of years enjoyed access to Downtown’s independent bookstore Buxton Books, there’s good news for those who love the atmosphere and service of the “indie” niche East of the Cooper:  The Village Bookseller has opened in Mt. Pleasant...

The Charleston Mercury was contacted today by one of Charleston’s most successful walking tour guides, who advised us he was still prohibited from earning a living. This week he was forced to turn down two tours, as city of Charleston officials advised him he would be...

There is a pamphlet some small businesses include with their monthly invoices that reads, “Please pay us, so we can pay him, so he can pay her, so she can pay them, so they can pay you.”

Unfortunately, it is often included only half in jest.

Cash flow is the lifeblood of...

Or, Farmer Brown won’t be only one to have a cow when Americans go hungry

Image:  Dr. David Baird, raising cattle right here in the Lowcountry. [Mercury Archives]

According to numerous reliable sources, right here in the United States, hundreds of thousands of tons of pr...

The recent column by retired South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officer Ben Moise, “Reopen the boat ramps:  Citizens deserve a patrolling solution,” certainly ginned up its share of discussion and opened up a wealth of worthwhile dialogue regarding this con...

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...

September 9, 2019

August’s filing deadline formally set the field for those vying for Charleston City Hall. We asked the candidates about the issues that matter most for Charlestonians — flooding, traffic, planning and development. We hope what follows is informative and offers insight...

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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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