June 5, 2019

On Wednesday May 8th, The Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation (CFPAF) and Meeting Street Academy (MSA) teamed up to hold an event called “Your Story. Your Hero.” as a way to help stimulate creativity in the lives of children. Acting as a follow up to the “Me...

May 1, 2019

On the night of Tuesday, April 16, Integrity Broadcasting Network’s “Traditional Wild America” premiered to an audience of more than 500 enthusiastic viewers at the Charleston Music Hall. Led by Executive Producer Charles Waring, Producer Ron Small and Director Gus Smy...

March 7, 2019

Conservation of land and the environment has been at the heart of the fight against the development of historically significant areas in the Lowcountry. For 30 years, the Coastal Conservation League (CCL) has made it their mission to do just that. As their mission well...

January 9, 2019

Taking power underground — could Dominion do it?

For those living in the Lowcountry, tropical weather and flooding are part of the norm. Especially in low-lying cities such as Charleston, the power line infrastructure is susceptible to damage as a result of these storms...

December 10, 2018

How do we light the spark of creativity for the development of children? We would like to believe that such path should be available to all children. In an effort to extend this opportunity to as many children as possible, regardless of social economic background, expe...

November 12, 2018

No matter where you are celebrating, there is something about Christmas that brings a magic unparalleled at any other time of the year. Lights and decorations are everywhere, Christmas carols fill the air and people travel great distances to come together with their fa...

September 5, 2018

On August 12 the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation (CFPAF) held their “Play Ball for Autism!” event at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The CFPAF is a nonprofit that uses targeted resources to increase the availability and quality of arts-based events, programs,...

August 2, 2018

Flooding is an issue the city of Charleston has always faced. Surrounded by rivers and the harbor, our problem is a historical one and has intensified in recent years with additional development and the impact of rising sea levels, mired in the debate about the impact...

July 16, 2018

Charleston is a city of history, a place that has seen many changes throughout the years. It continues to evolve as time passes; take as evidence the numerous construction projects and cranes currently dotting the city’s landscape. With Charleston now being recognized...

June 7, 2018

For those not personally familiar with the sport of fishing, numerous stereotypes tend to pop to mind. There is, of course, the vision of Jethro and Bubba, bored and napping beneath a mountain of empty PBR cans, their bobbers floating uselessly alongside their cramped...

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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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