September 3, 2020

A beautiful and gregarious beast, the roseate spoonbill has transitioned from exotic newcomer to coastal counterpart within the South Carolina Lowcountry. Vibrant pink feathers speckle our marshlands with extra color at low tide as small flocks of the bird wade in the...

September 3, 2020

The opening day of the Lowcountry’s early deer season seems to ignite a particularly unbridled passion among whitetail hunters. The social media posts of a number of folks I know suggest that these sportsmen lead an unfulfilling, indeed purgatorial, existence from Janu...

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...

April 7, 2020

In the midst of these uncertain times, my son Cotsey and I decided to double down and test our threshold for uncertainty by heading to the hardwood river bottoms in pursuit of the ever elusive “King of Spring.” It was the youth weekend for the 2020 season, and we had l...

April 1, 2020

Steeped in history, Colleton County’s Bluefield Farm has been in the Tuten family for more than 100 years, ever since Will Tuten’s great-grandfather Henry bought the place in 1917. In 1942, Henry’s son Parker Sr. returned home to farm full-time until his death. The far...

March 4, 2020

Since he began turkey hunting in 1980, Daryl Stubbs has mastered the craft as well as anyone else in the Lowcountry. Hailing from Cheraw, Stubbs is a longtime resident of James Island; he retired from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a biologist. D...

February 5, 2020

South Carolina boasts a storied history of waterfowl hunting, a sport that continues to thrive — though not without challenges, changes and tireless effort. Riley Bradham is passionate about ducks, both as an enthusiast of hunting the rivers and also as a sporting arti...

October 18, 2019

Plantation agriculture came into existence in the late 17th century when the cypress and tupelo forests along the coast were cut to make way for indigo production. Rice planting hit its high water mark before the 19th century rolled around. Today, these historic rice f...

July 3, 2019

Shortly after I became a commissioner for the Charleston Soil & Water Conservation District, Debbie Eckard, the district manager, asked me to help recruit campers for Camp Wildwood of South Carolina. Participants must have completed the ninth grade; since the district...

February 14, 2019

As we welcome SEWE, let us welcome this trailer for a new outdoor TV show from the Integrity Broadcasting Network:  “Traditional Wild America,” executive producer:  Charles Waring, producer:  Ron Small and director:  Gus Smythe.

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(just below Market St.)



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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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