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Tribes and Territories November 2016

Tribes and Territories

South Carolina is steeped in Revolutionary War and Civil War history. However, a rich and distinct history existed for hundreds, even thousands of years before these relatively young historical events became significant.

From Forest Acres to Famously Fast November 2016

From Forest Acres to Famously Fast

For the boy who grew up a few blocks off of Trenholm Road — the one who, at age 4, told his mom he wanted to be a race car driver — it was a perfect day.

Talking Politics October 2016

Talking Politics

Senator Tim Scott exemplifies the unique American ideal that anyone has the opportunity in our country to succeed at the highest level.

Stingy Jack October 2016

Stingy Jack

People have been carving jack-o’-lanterns for centuries, but not always from pumpkins. The tradition originates from the Irish legend about “Stingy Jack” who cheated the Devil twice and got away with it.

October 2016

A Colonial Legacy

A handwritten letter is an endangered species in the current world of text messages and emails. However, in the colonial days of South Carolina, a handwritten letter was not only the primary way information traveled, it was also a true literary form.

In Style Outerwear October 2016

In Style Outerwear

Slip into fall’s chicest pieces with Cola Town’s must-have outerwear staples and accents.

Crown Jewel of the Upstate October 2016

Crown Jewel of the Upstate

It is rare to find a person who does not love where they went to college, but during the collegiate years of my children, I found that I was also drawn to the schools they attended and to the cities those schools call home.

Turtles and Bobcats  and Owls … Oh My! October 2016

Turtles and Bobcats and Owls … Oh My!

An alligator lurks below the cattails of a murky pond, a barn owl weaves between pine tree branches, a bobcat gingerly pursues a field mouse, and a turtle basks under the blanket of South Carolina’s sticky heat.

Three Men and a Book October 2016

Three Men and a Book

An unforeseen book collaboration continues to take three business acquaintances, turned close friends, turned associates, down unexpected and exciting paths.

Ex Libris: The Folio Book of Ghost Stories October 2016

Ex Libris: The Folio Book of Ghost Stories

As a child, I remember begging my father to tell me the scariest ghost story he knew, and I also remember my mother promptly vetoing the request for the sake of everyone’s sleep that night.

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