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5:20 am on Tuesday June 12, 2012

A tree down off Boundary, and Beaufort's all wet

Still image by Flickr user aswinchell Flickr user aswinchell Some 1.82 inches of rain has fallen in the Beaufort area over the past 30 hours during the stormy weather. And all that water helped take down a tree off Boundary Street (near the Red...
9:11 am on Thursday May 17, 2012

North Charleston Arts Festival Judged Fine Art & Photography Competition Winners Announced

Fine artists and amateur and professional photographers from across the state were invited to participate in the 2012 Judged Fine Art and Judged Photography Competitions & Exhibitions, presented annually as a component of the North Charleston...
8:04 am on Thursday May 3, 2012

Wedgwood Pottery: Finding the Lost Ayoree Cherokee Indian Mine (A Historical 1767 Wedgwood Trip from Charles Towne)

 Notes on Quotes           Wedgwood Pottery: Finding the Lost Ayoree Cherokee Indian Mine (A Historical 1767 Wedgwood Trip from Charles Towne) By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer “The Indians set a high value on their white earth: however I...
7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...
6:38 am on Tuesday April 10, 2012

That's no cat: It's a dog stuck in that tree

Flickr user Tim Brown Architecture Not the oak in question, but with those gently sloping branches, you get the idea. A women's dachshund managed to climb 12 feet up an oak tree near the Beaufort National Cemetery where it promptly became stuck....
10:52 pm on Friday December 9, 2011

Red Oak falls onto West Ashley home

Wednesday night's high winds lead to a 90-foot Red Oak falling on a West Ashley home — and with it came a live oak.
5:52 am on Sunday November 20, 2011

Photo of the Day: Bull's Island beach

Image by Kathy Hare The remains of a tree stand in the surf at the beach at Bulls Island.
5:11 am on Friday January 28, 2011

In a search for a 300 year mark, massive live oak presented in Bluffton

Flickr user anoldent Not the tree in question, but you get the idea. While the presence of a massive live oak in Burton has been known for some time, the nine-and-a-half foot diameter tree on the old Cherry Hill Plantation is only now coming into...
5:06 pm on Sunday July 19, 2009

About those crape-myrtles seen all around town

Image by Flickr user jmtimages Image by 20090719-crape-myrtle.jpgIf you're a tree or history person, then you'll appreciate this bit of history about the flowering crape-myrtles all around Charleston. The plant came to Charleston by way of the...
5:02 am on Friday December 26, 2008

Thanks, and so long: Where to grind your tree

Image by Flickr user connectologist Image by 20081226-christmas-tree.jpg Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure dost thou bring me! And now, You're dead meat! Christmas has come, and if you bought a chopped-down tree you're likely itching...