May 19, 2020

Seventh in a series on Flat Rock

Alexander Campbell King, Jr. In front of Argyle.

Recently, my husband, Sandy, and I had the most delightful visit with Alexander Campbell King III, owner of Argyle in Flat Rock, North Carolina. It was Mr. King’s 91st birthday, so we celeb...

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...

May 7, 2020

It was about 13 years ago I was at Hominy Grill enjoying breakfast with friends and our discussion turned to the perils of being a small business owner. By the end of our meal, I was struck by a few realities.

First, there was no support system for locally-owned busines...

May 7, 2020

When producer Ron Small interviewed Holocaust survivor Joe Engel in 2017, he didn’t realize the experience would become the catalyst for a groundbreaking Holocaust film project. He didn’t know To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story would be the first of many more t...

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...

May 7, 2020

By Martine P. Dulles

Since arriving in France, we have heard a lot about the pilgrimage to Saint Jacques-de-Compostelle (the Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela) in Galicia in northwest Spain. Inside the cathedral there is the shrine of the Apostle James, son o...

May 6, 2020

The Advocate

By Jay Williams, Jr.

Charleston may become a walled city once again.

The peninsula needs some sort of flood barrier — but what kind, where will it go and what will it look like? Much of that will be up to you. We just received the initial draft from the Army...

May 6, 2020

Part I of a special series on the centennial of prohibition

Andrew Volstead, namesake of the Volstead Act. 

Starting one century ago — from 1920 to 1933 — it was illegal in the United States to manufacture, sell or transport intoxicating liquors (above .5 percent al...

May 6, 2020

Turkey hunting is no leisurely pastime for the merely interested sportsman:  As much as, if not more than, any other quarry in our South Carolina wilderness, the wild turkey kindles a healthy addiction among those who pursue it.

Scott Rhodes, a Hampton County native, el...

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...

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