Going Native

What exactly is a native plant?
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From Ocean Floors to Mountain Peaks

When Maj. Gen. Thomas Stowe “Tom” Mullikin took command of the all-volunteer South Carolina State Guard less than three years ago, he had a singular goal of taking the organization from, as he says, “Good, to great, to elite.”
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Instruments of Beauty

For some Columbia musicians, making music goes well beyond plunking out a tune on just any instrument.
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A Busy Bubble of Activity

On any given day, the students at The Barclay School, just up the road from Ridgeway’s historic Main Street, are reciting historic dates, mastering yoga positions and karate moves, writing letters to seniors at the nearby nursing home and roasting coffee.
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Dusting Through the Decades

While modern products and gadgets have significantly eased the workload, there was a time not long ago when cleaning meant putting some muscle into the work.
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Hidden Expenses

Fees that local governments impose on developers and homebuilders can wind up costing homebuyers thousands of extra dollars.
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A Global Gathering

When Raj Aluri entered the University of South Carolina in 1976 as an international student from India, he was one of only a handful of foreign students on campus.
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Ex Libris: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

It is immensely satisfying to discover the original source for a well-known quote…
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South Carolina Celebrities

Nothing in nature compares to capturing beautiful photographs of wildlife.
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Old, Weathered and New Again

Before the American Revolution, the tall, longleaf pine grew wild and in abundance, with one vast forest stretching from Virginia to Florida to Texas.
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Give Me Some Space!

How much water is enough water? In fishing, it’s all relative. Truth be…
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Still Home

“Home is where the heart is” is a common adage stitched on pillows and painted on plaques. However, Elizabeth and Scott Barber and their three children live that cliché expression.
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