Pluff Mud Chronicles


I went to a traditional North Carolina camp one summer and — yes, I’m going to type these words — I hated it.

Looking back throughout the decades, my hatred might’ve been based on the fact I was a skinny kid — probably zero percent body fat —...

Pluff Mud Chronicles


Although I have written on topics challenging my skills as a typist, never before have I been so intimidated by an assignment. To write about Big John’s Tavern? The Holiest of the Holies? I wouldn’t wish such an assignment on Tom Wolfe.

My fi...

Pluff Mud Chronicles

By Prioleau Alexander and Charles W. Waring III


A tragic and widespread trend is sweeping across the Charleston area and throughout the South in general:  In short, children no longer want the beloved “family antiques” or the “family silver.”



If you’re from Charleston, the words “Rockville Regatta” usually bring back a flood of youthful memories, chief among them being the melodious sounds of “You have the right to remain silent.”

I jest! I jest!

It’s more along the lines of, “This is the Coast Guard!...

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173 Meeting Street, rack

(just below Market St.)



Clair's Service Station, rack, 334 Folly Rd.



Harris Teeter, outside rack, Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

Mt. Pleasant Library, outside rack, Mathis Ferry Rd & Shelmore

Pitt St. Pharmacy

Saltwater Cowboys

The Wreck

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About "the Merc"

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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