Post Tagged with: "July 4"

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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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.

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.

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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BRACK: South Carolina played critical role in American independence

BRACK: South Carolina played critical role in American independence

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | While many visitors to South Carolina focus on its part in the Civil War, they might be surprised to realize that without the Palmetto State’s leading role in American independence, our nation might not have been formed at all.

Not only was South Carolina home to the first major patriot victory on June 28, 1776 at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, but South Carolina had more battles and skirmishes during the Revolutionary War — some 254 engagements — than any other state. From a tactical standpoint, all of those conflicts had a draining impact on the patriots’ foes, the British. They were forced to battle on two fronts — the South and the North — which extended supply lines and sapped strength.

by · 07/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Full issue, 6/29: Healing power of art; flag momentum; more

Full issue, 6/29: Healing power of art; flag momentum; more

In the full June 29, 2015, issue:
PHOTO: McLeod Oak
FOCUS: Art helps the community heal
DONATE: How to give to promote healing
BRACK: Confluence of factors led to momentum on flag
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs
GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail
FEEDBACK: Furl the flag
CALENDAR: Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun
REVIEW: The Painter
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gov. David Beasley

by · 06/29/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
CALENDAR:  June 29+:  Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun

CALENDAR: June 29+: Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun

June 29, 2015+: July 4 fun, park meeting, flag film, more

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Full issue, 6/15: Independence Day, Boeing video, more

Full issue, 6/15: Independence Day, Boeing video, more

In our June 15, 2015, issue, we offer a look at myriad things to do to celebrate Independence Day. Andy Brack shares a cool new Boeing video. And we’ve got a lot of Good News in our section of news briefs.

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

FOCUS: Lots to do in area on July 4

Staff reports | Looking for what to do on July 4? The Lowcountry, with one of the nation’s longest and strongest links to American history, offers everything from fireworks viewing and partying to a special history fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

The history fair, which is free with regular admission from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4, will showcase 24 historic organizations and institutions, including Fort Moultrie, site of the nation’s first victory of the Revolutionary War. Lots of people also spend part of Independence Day wandering the beaches and streets of coastal communities …

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news