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MYSTERY:  Spring is on the way

MYSTERY: Spring is on the way

Even though last week’s cold snap slaughtered the area’s azaleas, you can spy that spring is on the comeback with bursts of color in area yards from phlox and other flowering plants. In fact, it’s a good time of year to visit this place. It’s not in the Lowcountry, but where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Big networking event slated for March 23

PHOTO: Big networking event slated for March 23

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, right, talked last year with a vendor at the North Charleston Business Expo, which returns Thursday as the Lowcountry’s largest business-to-business event,. The Expo, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Charleston Area Convention Center, will showcase 175 area organizations and businesses. The event, now in its third year, is free. A networking reception will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. There’s also a luncheon earlier with area mayors and leaders, but registration is required.

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MYSTERY:  What kind of bird is this?

MYSTERY: What kind of bird is this?

Since this issue of Charleston Currents seems to be all about birds, we thought it might be fun for the Mystery Photo to be a bird to. What kind of bird is this? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Out of the vault

PHOTO: Out of the vault

Joy Lightstone of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens shows a hand-colored map by 18th century naturalist and artist Mark Catesby that was on display for a special reception Friday for presenters of the attraction’s heirloom plant symposium on Saturday. The rare two-volume Catesby set is kept under lock and key most of the year for preservation and security purposes. Members of the public, however, can see Catesby’s drawings and engravings later this year at a special exhibit at the Gibbes Museum of Art as highlighted in Today’s Focus. (Photo by Andy Brack)

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MYSTERY:  Mother lode of bunnies

MYSTERY: Mother lode of bunnies

With Easter just around the corner, these 14 bunnies obviously are getting ready for the holiday, but where are they convening? Reader Deborah Getter of John’s Island sent in this photo stumper. About the only hint we’ll give you is they’re not convened near the Lowcountry. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Gnarly wooden bird

PHOTO: Gnarly wooden bird

Look hard enough and you might find the shape of a heron or some other woodland creature in this gnarled, weathered wood spied recently by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard of Charleston at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. In Good News, read about the Heirloom Plant event taking place this weekend at the attraction.

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Photo by Michael Kaynard

PHOTOS: Turtle basks

With February being more balmy than usual, it wasn’t surprising for contributing photographer Michael Kaynard to find turtles lapping up the sun during a recent photo shoot at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. We’re probably in for a cold snap or two still, but with pollen bombs going off from area trees, the signs of spring are, ahem, in the air.

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MYSTERY:  What is it?

MYSTERY: What is it?

Can you figure out the subject of this photo? Want to make a wild guess where it was taken? 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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PHOTO ESSAY:  Protests visible around the area

PHOTO ESSAY: Protests visible around the area

Protesters have gotten much more visible in the weeks since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Here’s a Photo Essay that shows protesters in North Charleston on Friday and in Mount Pleasant Feb. 7.

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MYSTERY:  Where’s this big red heart?

MYSTERY: Where’s this big red heart?

Local architect Steve Coe sent along this Mystery Photo as something that could stump readers. Clue: It’s in the state, but you’re not getting much else from us. 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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