Residents of the Lowcountry are well aware of the success of Explore Charleston — Charleston has, after all, been voted a top tourism destination for several years. But a lesser-known aspect of the Bureau’s work involves advocating for local quality of life.

It may seem...

August 12, 2015

“But the tulips won’t be blooming,” remarked an acquaintance when I told her that my husband, Price and I were joining The American Horticultural Society on a study tour of gardens in the Netherlands this past June.


I, too, was a bit skeptical about what the gardens wo...

August 11, 2015

South Carolina’s historical summer mountain playground is also the sight of the nation’s largest private home. Rooted deeply in their DNA, readers understand intimately that the mountains of Western North Carolina have delighted Lowcountry citizens for decades — long b...

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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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