Articles by: Charleston Currents

CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

CALENDAR, July 3+:  Lots of fireworks, events around Lowcountry

Staff reports |  About all you have to do is open your eyes and ears Tuesday around dusk to experience Independence Day fireworks.  And if you want a preview of the festivities, check out the fireworks tonight at The Joe on Fishburne Street after the 6:35 p.m. game with the Augusta GreenJackets (It should be good – the ‘Dogs walloped Augusta 11-4 Saturday and then the ‘Jackets shut out the ‘Dogs last night.)

You can find fireworks and holiday festivals on Tuesday in North Charleston at Riverfront Park; Summerville’s Gahagan Park; Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant; and just down the street at Mount Pleasant Pier, which will have the Uncle Sam Jam (see below); and at the S.C. Aquarium in Charleston.

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REVIEW:  Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

REVIEW:  Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

Reviewed by Whitney Lebron: What had me grab this book off the shelf was: a) it had Lowcountry in the title, and b) the line on the back saying, “Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names.”.  I decided right then and there to read this book.  I was not disappointed in the slightest. 

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FEEDBACK:   Two views of column on special elections

FEEDBACK:   Two views of column on special elections

Agnes Pomata: “Encouraging an effective leader to step down because she is old could be considered ageism.  The fact that we have a number of revered men in Congress who are not being targeted or asked to step down makes me wonder if there is also sexism afloat.” Also in Feedback: Al Ray.

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FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

Staff reports  |  A new study shows Charleston International Airport is one of the best-managed airports in the country.

With operating revenue of $30.4 million and operating expenses of $15 million, the Charleston airport ranks sixth in a new Airport Power Ranking of 89 major American airports.  The ranking was developed by the American City Business Journals with research from its 43 newsrooms and analysis by faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

“It’s recognition by outside people about how well this airport is run, how efficient it is and how we are growing,” said airport director Paul Campbell in an interview. 

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Happy Fourth of July!

GOOD NEWS:  Be careful with pets, fireworks on the Fourth

Staff reports  |  The Fourth of July can be a lot of fun for people, but scary for pets.  With that in mind, the Charleston Animal Society reminds us that the holiday is the most dangerous day of the year for pets because fireworks often scare them, causing them to run away and get lost.

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Historic Spanish-style building, but where?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Historic Spanish-style building, but where?

Here’s an interesting-looking South Carolina building constructed with a red tile roof that is generally found throughout Florida.  What is the building and where is it?  You get bonus points if you tell its historic significance.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

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HISTORY:  Thomas Lynch Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence

HISTORY:  Thomas Lynch Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Born on August 5, 1749, in Prince George Winyah Parish, Thomas Lynch Jr. was the only son of Thomas Lynch, Sr. (ca. 1727–1776), and Elizabeth Allston. He attended the Indigo Society School in Georgetown and then traveled to England to pursue his education. There, he enrolled at Eton and then Caius College, Cambridge. Lynch also read law at the Middle Temple in London.

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SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

SPOTLIGHT: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Today we shine our spotlight on Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870.

An historical image of  Jasper raising the battle flag of the colonial forces over present-day Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776 during the Battle of Sullivan's Island.

CALENDAR, June 26+:  Carolina Day and more holiday events

Staff reports  |  The 241st anniversary of South Carolina patriots’ victory over the British at the Battle of Sullivans Island on June 28, 1776, will be commemorated Wednesday as residents of the Palmetto State are urged to fly the state’s flags:

Residents are asked to gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Park next to Charleston City Hall.  Thirty minutes later, the group will march to White Point Gardens to witness an 11:30 a.m. speech by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg commemorating the valor of patriots as they fended off a land and sea attack generations ago. 

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REVIEW:   Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

REVIEW:   Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

Reviewed by Mike Nelson | Under the Harrow {Flynn Berry) is an intriguing look at the relationship between two sisters, Nora and Rachel. Rachel is a successful nurse, living close to Oxford, an hour’s train ride from London. Her slightly younger sister, Rachel, has an ill-defined job in the city. On one of her many weekend visits, Nora arrives at Rachel’s house to find her sister brutally killed.

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