I think he’ll be to Rome As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it By sovereignty of nature. -Shakespeare Our local power provider, Palmetto Electric Co-op, is offering the community a chance to learn more about majestic raptors in our midst. For years electric transmission towers have served as nesting homes for the […]

Port Royal is a charming community tucked into the marsh between Paris Island and Beaufort. It has an historic downtown like Beaufort, Bluffton and Savannah. Hilton Head doesn’t offer this, and it’s a flaw in their carefully-crafted design, in my opinion. See more Port Royal on Flickr One of our favorite restaurants in the area, […]

Fall Saturdays in South Carolina are known for big hits and rough play. But not in January. January is more genteel. Except for yesterday. Yesterday, as the votes were counted in the Presidential primary, all the sporting analogies came out. John O’Connor at The State got in on the action with a racing allusion. Barack […]

As a South Carolina resident and periodic voter, I’m sorely disappointed that I will not be able to cast a vote for Charleston native Steven Colbert in the upcoming Democratic primary. According to MTV, the executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party shot the funny man down on November 1, despite the fact Colbert […]

Yemassee—Hundreds of sightseers got an eyeful on this crisp November weekend, as history and architecture buffs from as far away as Virginia and Florida made their way to the rural northwest corner of Beaufort County. The reason for their journey? Auldbrass, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterworks and his only project in the Lowcountry. see […]

The town that helped end school segregation offered Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a backdrop Thursday to offer a variation on a familiar theme: the two Americas. “We still have two school systems in America,” he told a group gathered in the library at Scotts Branch High School. “We have one for the affluent and […]

Palmetto Bluff is so Hollywood. A couple of years ago, Oscar attendees received free vacations at the exclusive May River resort. Now, the property is benefitting from free advertising care of the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” On the sopa, characters Nikki and Victoria Newman are busy developing fictitious “Clear Springs,” […]

According to The Beaufort Gazette, St. Helena farmer Sara Reynolds, 56, introduced her newly certified organic produce to the public Wednesday at a new market off U.S. 21 behind Gullah Grub restaurant. photo by Bob Sofaly The market is still in its early stages, but organizers hope it will include other local farmers interested in […]

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is embarking on a branding campaign to benefit the state’s farmers and rural communities. From the official Press Release: The new Certified SC branding campaign was designed to stir-up state pride and loyalty, and change South Carolinians from consumers into advocates and customers who ask for and prefer Certified […]

Ware County, GA fire blanketing Jacksonville, FL on 4/29/07 We experienced darkened skies in Bluffton today, but I doubt it was anything like what JAX went through on Sunday (and continues to go through). [via WTOC TV in Savannah]

photo by Kristin Goode In yesterday’s paper, David Lauderdale of The Island Packet dropped in on softshell crab season at the Bluffton Oyster Factory. Lauderdale is a seasoned reporter who cares for the subjects he covers and the real life impact his work can have. Thus, he carefully introduces a native species to the human […]

Ben Turner, owner of Native Guide Tours took us on a two-hour May River kayak excursion yesterday. It was a great way to learn some things about the local environment. For one, Ben says pet waste is the biggest threat to the river at the present time. He said people think golf courses are the […]