September 30, 2020

The call of the outdoors becomes a meaningful career for Lowcountry sportswoman

By Ben Schools         

Like many of us who grew up in the Lowcountry, Rhett Bissell identifies with the unique regional land and seascape of Charlesto...

September 22, 2020

During the past few months, most Americans have begun to hear the term “Critical Race Theory.” Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is about “race, racism and power”; I will use “CRT” throughout this article. Though the roots of CRT go back to at least the 1970s, the theory h...

September 14, 2020

During his nomination speech at the close of this year’s Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump spoke to the issue of a rising and dangerous alternative American history. “We want our sons and daughters to know the truth,” Trump said. “America is the gr...

September 4, 2020

In the wake of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, communists throughout Europe believed communism would quickly flourish throughout the world. Karl Marx had predicted that communism was “scientifically” inevitable as a replacement of capitalism. In the wake...

September 3, 2020

Speech doesn’t hurt anyone. Speech may cause joy, sadness, outrage, laughter or drowsiness. But hurt — physical pain or loss of property, no.

On July 13, 2020, a woman took a fatal bullet for saying “All Lives Matter.” Bernell Trammell was standing on a street corner in...

September 3, 2020

The growth in micro and craft distilleries throughout the world has swept through the Netherlands. Since 2004, the Dutch have had Frysk Hynder Single Malt from Us Heit in Bolsward (in the province of Friesland, also spelled Fryslân*) and Millstone Single Malt from the...

September 3, 2020

It was the summer of 1970. I had just finished ninth grade. One of my classmates, Dexter, called me one morning to come over to play football in his side yard with a bunch of friends from school, then later we’d all sleep over at his house that night. I jumped into the...

September 3, 2020

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days,” quipped Benjamin Franklin in his witticism-packed Poor Richard’s Almanack. But Ol’ Ben may have been able to abide his friends better than his fish if only he had lived at 107 Tradd. That’s because of how the home u...

September 3, 2020

President James Monroe enjoyed a popularity second only to that of George Washington. His 1819 Southern tour was to inspect coastal defenses and to enable him to become acquainted with the people of the region. He came to Charleston during “the era of good feelings” an...

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...

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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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