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REVIEW: Moriarty

REVIEW: Moriarty

Moriarty is the second in the Sherlock Holmes series by Anthony Horowitz, the first being House of Silk. This is one of the few written works endorsed by Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. The plots from these two books are completely different and therefore they do not have to be read in order.

by · 10/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
HISTORY: Walterboro, S.C.

HISTORY: Walterboro, S.C.

S.C. Encyclopedia | Just after the Revolutionary War, rice planters along the Edisto, Combahee, and Ashepoo Rivers, tired of an annual summer jaunt of fifty miles to Charleston, created an alternate refuge from the malarial swamps closer to home. By the 1790s, among local forests and freshwater springs, they built a village of about twenty log houses, which they called Walterboro, after two brothers whose retreat was prominent among them.

by · 10/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
HISTORY: Edisto Island

HISTORY: Edisto Island

S.C. Encyclopedia | Located between the mouths of the North and South Edisto Rivers south of Charleston, Edisto Island is a Lowcountry Sea Island of approximately sixty-eight square miles. The island is shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by Edisto Beach, a barrier island municipality contained in Colleton County and linked to Edisto Island by a causeway.

by · 10/19/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  The ACE Basin:  A Lowcountry Legacy

REVIEW: The ACE Basin: A Lowcountry Legacy

Nonfiction by Pete Laurie: The ACE Basin: A Lowcountry Legacy is a beautiful book. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to understand the importance of conservationists and governments working together to protect a wholly special place that stretches from the southern end of Charleston County through Beaufort County. With vivid color photographs by Phillip Jones, Laurie’s book explains the history since 1988 behind conserving more than 200,000 acres in the confluence of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers through purchases of large tracts of land plus dozens of conservation easements by nature-loving landowners.

by · 10/19/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

REVIEW: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things is the second humor memoir from popular blogger Jenny Lawson (The Blogess). In it, Lawson addresses topics light and serious with her signature cringingly honest, self-deprecating humor.

by · 10/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
HISTORY:  Granby, S.C.

HISTORY: Granby, S.C.

S.C. Encyclopedia | Situated at the head of navigation of the Congaree River, Granby was among the first important trading posts in the South Carolina interior. The town originated as a large Indian village on Congaree Creek.

by · 10/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW: Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

REVIEW: Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

This new memoir is an author’s dark yet comical passage in piecing together the nights she loses to alcohol induced blackouts, her decision to get sober, and her journey in sobriety. Sarah Hepola gives a revealing and moving look into the alcoholic mind.

by · 10/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Hamilton

PALMETTO POEM: Rice

Kendra Hamilton: You speak of the rivers of your homeplace far to the north,
How you’d leave the city in summer for the long trek
to Minnesota, then gather at the creekside in boats,
singing, to beat the grasses till they yielded their sweet black grains.

by · 10/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Palmetto Poem
HISTORY: Highway 301

HISTORY: Highway 301

S.C. Encyclopedia | Construction of this major U.S. highway in South Carolina began in 1932 during the Great Depression, when the federal government began taking over the maintenance and construction of many state roads. The route began at Baltimore, Maryland, and ended at Sarasota, Florida, crossing through many towns in eastern South Carolina, including Dillon, Latta, Florence, Manning, Olanta, Summerton, Bamberg, and Allendale.

by · 10/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
REVIEW:  The Poacher’s Son

REVIEW: The Poacher’s Son

A mystery by Mike Bowditch: The Poacher’s Son, the first in Edgar Award nominee Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series, is set in the beautiful, vast, and treacherous wilderness of Maine. Doiron crafts a tortured, complex hero in Bowditch. Bowditch, a Maine game warden, struggles to prove his father’s innocence in the murder of a police officer, yet is haunted by his father’s past transgressions and inadequacies as a father. Bowditch’s investigation is inhibited by his colleagues’ disdain for his family, and by his own doubts in his father’s fiber.

by · 09/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews