Jocassee Gorges is a Prime Destination for Trout Enthusiasts

The state’s prized 50 square miles of mountain habitat known as the Jocassee Gorges contains some of the highest quality water resources anywhere…and things are getting even better, according to the wildlife biologist and forester who manages the Jocassee project in northern Pickens and Oconee counties. “We have some excellent trout fishing opportunities in the […]

Folly Beach. Don’t Call it a Comeback.

  Folly Beach County Park officially reopens its gates for visitors on Wednesday, July 3 — opening for normal operations at 9:00 a.m. and a public grand opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Folly Beach County Park (FBCP) has been closed for public access since August 2011 when the park, owned by the Charleston County Park […]

Federal Government Issues Approval for Gullah Geechee Corridor

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor plan has officially been approved by the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, according to officials. Established by federal legislation in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is the only one of 49 National Heritage Areas that promotes the living culture of an African-American population.  It spans […]

Where To?

By: Taft Matney If you haven’t looked at a map lately or driven from the Upstate to the Lowcountry (or vice versa), you may not know that South Carolina is actually a pretty small state. If you’re interested, we’re 40th in area. What does that mean to you? Well, it means that we can get […]

Edisto Welcomes Spring with Events for Warmer Weather and Longer Days

  With spring on the horizon, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities will mark the shift in seasons with events designed to showcase the natural wonder of this quiet coastal island destination in the South Carolina Lowcountry. First up is the Edisto Eats Food Festival, which will take place on March 16 at McConkey’s […]

Charleston’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Signals Spring is on the Way

  As we start to see temperatures give glimpses of brighter days signifying that winter is on the way out (no matter what a groundhog has to say) the first sign that spring is on the way in South Carolina is Charleston’s annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE). Running from February 15-17, SEWE is celebrating its […]

World Class Art to Rain Down on Lake City as ArtFields Brings Original Art, Economic Vitality to Former Agricultural Boomtown

The fields that once produced enough beans, tobacco and cotton to fuel an entire community have given way to fast food restaurants and storefront churches. Once a thriving farm town and transportation crossroads, Lake City, SC has struggled – like so many small towns – in recent decades. Its nearly 7,000 residents earn just over […]

Edisto Gets New Fishing Pier

  Set to open in just a couple of weeks, a new fishing pier at the Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island replaces a wooden pier that had been closed for a year. The new fishing pier at Steamboat Landing features sustainable aluminum decking, wood composite railings, concrete pilings, and is now ADA-compliant – allowing for […]

Belton Heritage Days at the Depot First Certified SC Arts and AgriCulture Event

  Agricultural history and traditional arts join hands at the 8th annual Heritage Days at the Depot in Belton, S.C. on Oct. 4, 5, and 6. Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association on the grounds of the historic train depot, Heritage Days promotes the traditional arts and skills from South Carolina’s cultural past by […]

Edisto Winds Down With Late Summer Events

  With school starting back and summer days shortening, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities await the seasonal shift with a lineup of events for the fall season.  On Labor Day weekend, Edisto will savor the last few “official” days of summer with the Edisto Music & Shag Fest, loaded with music, dancing, shopping […]

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