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Discover Sea Turtles

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South Carolina First 9
I Was Born And Raised On A Carolina Sea Island 10
10 Reasons To Plant Trees...Now! 12
The Government of South Carolina 13
Carolina Girls (and Guys) Avoid Sun Damage 14
Discover Sea Turtles 17
I’m Living In God’s Gift To Earth 19
One Tank Trip 21
South Carolina Has All The Tools To Compete In The New Global Village 23
University of South Carolina Football 25
Commerical Real Estate 27
Growing Up Southern Is A Privilege 29
College Football 31
When Life Gives You Lemons...Squeeze Them Into Some Sweet Tea 33
Southerners Have A Genius For Phychological Alchemy 35
Time To Refinance or Buy!? 37
Spotting Migrating Birds In South Carolina 41
How To Make Grits 44
In South Carolina 46
The History of Shagging 48
I’m A Carolina Girl 49
Neighborhoods 51
Anything To Do With South Carolina 53
Visiting Murrells Inlet 54
Spotlight On Roberts Of Charleston 59 Online Magazine | 2009 3

From The Editor
Buy Local
Promoting local business is as simple as having other company’s
business cards or brochures posted on a board in your store. In an
effort to promote your area, we are distributing decals that say “Check
us out at,” in hopes that local shoppers will visit the
site to find local restaurants, clothing, specials, coupons and more. We
are doing our part, so please join us, and promote your local merchants,
and everyone will benefit!

Top Ten reasons to Think Local

Buy Local - Be Local – Help Local Businesses

1. Buy Local -- Support yourself and South Carolina. Many studies

have revealed when you buy from an independent, locally owned busi-
ness in the your own area, rather than a nationally owned businesses,
considerably more of your money is used to make purchases from other
local businesses. Local businesses continue to strengthen the economic
base of the local community. These include case studies showing that
local local owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced
economic impact to the community and our tax base.

2.Support Local Area Community Groups:

Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from
smaller South Carolina area business owners than they do from large

3. Keep Your Area Unique: Where we shop, where we eat and

have fun -- all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind local
businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character. Local tourism
businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally
seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not
just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation

4. Reduce Environmental Impact: Locally owned businesses

in your area can make more local purchases requiring less
transportation. This generally means contributing less to sprawl,
congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

5. Create Additional Jobs: Small local businesses are the

largest employer nationally and in the community, provide the most jobs
to local residents.

6. Receive Better Service: Local businesses often hire people

with a better understanding of the products and services they offer, and
take more time to get to know customers.
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7.Invest in Your Community: Local
businesses are owned by people who live
in this community, and they are less likely to
leave, and are more invested in the commu-
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8. Put your Taxes to Good Use:

Local businesses require a relatively little
infrastructure investment and make more ef-
ficient use of public services as compared to
nationally owned stores entering your area.

9. Buy What you Want, Not What

Big Advertising Budgets Want you
to Buy: A South Carolina marketplace
comprised of tens of thousands of small
businesses is the best way to ensure inno-
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10. Promote Local Prosperity: An
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Larry Local
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South Carolina Firsts
Like any other State, South Carolina is full of • First steam locomotive built in the United States
“Firsts”. The following is a list of some of the more to be used for regular railroad service -
popular Firsts, that may be good to brag about, or “Best Friend of Charleston,” 1830.
for use in a trivia game:
• First municipal college - College of Charleston,
opened April 1, 1838
• First European settlement in South Carolina in
1526 near Georgetown settled by Spanish explorer • First Roman Catholic cathedral in South Carolina
Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon named San Miguel de Cathedral of Saint John and Saint Finbar -
Gualdape (Rumor has it that he was the first Charleston, April 1845
“Half-back”- that he wanted to be half way back • First state to secede from the Union,
from Florida to New York) December 20, 1860.
• First permanent English settlement in South • First shot fired in Civil War on Fort Sumter in
Carolina established at Albemarle Point in Charleston Harbor, April 12, 1861.
Charleston in 1670
• The first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship
• First free library established - Charleston, 1698 was the H.L. Hunley used by the Confederates on
• First opera performed in America - Charleston, February 17, 1864 in Charleston Harbor against
February 18, 1735 the U.S.S. Housatonic.
• First building to be used solely as a theatre - • The first state intercollegiate football game took
Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, place on December 14, 1889 with Wofford
constructed in 1736 defeating Furman
• First Jewish synagogue in South Carolina • First commercial tea farm - Summerville, 1890
(Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim) - Charleston, 1750 • First black woman to practice medicine in the
• First Black Baptist Church established, state was Dr. Matilda Arabelle Evans in 1897
Silver Bluff, 1773 • First textile school established in a college -
• The Charleston Chamber of Commerce was the Clemson, 1899
first city Chamber of Commerce in • The first car was manufactured in Rock Hill by
this country - 1773 John Gary Anderson in January 1916
• First public museum - Charleston Museum, • First woman lawyer in South Carolina - Miss
organized January 12, 1773 James M. Perry of Greenville was admitted to
• First business publication - South Carolina Price practice on May 4, 1918
Current in Charleston, 1774 • First national historic preservation ordinance
• The first time a British flag was taken down and passed by Charleston city council on
replaced by an American flag was in October 13, 1931
Charleston in 1775 • First television station WCSC broadcast from
• Golf was first played in the city limits of Charleston June 13, 1953
Charleston. The South Carolina Golf Club was • First U.S. Senator elected by a write-in vote -
formed in 1786 - this was the first golf club. Strom Thurmond, November 2, 1954
• First Roman Catholic Church St. Mary’s • First Spoleto Festival held in Charleston May 1977
August 24, 1789, Charleston
• First Internet company to bring you the Internet,
• First cotton mill built - James Island, 1789 Streaming Radio, and Online Magazines-
• First fireproof building built - Charleston, 1822 ( click here for more information)
“I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island
and I carried the sunshine of the low-country,
inked in dark gold, on my back and shoulders.”

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy Online Magazine | 2009 12
“It is a matter of common
knowledge that the
government of South
Carolina is under
domination of a small ring
of cunning, conniving men. “

Strom Thurmond
Carolina Girls ( and Guys)… Avoid Sun Damage
One of the great reasons for living in South Wearing sunscreen does not completely
Carolina is the temperate weather. Three fourths of eliminate the risk of sun damage:
the year, there’s no need to put on much more than Even if you’re slathering on a thick layer of SPF 50
a light cotton shirt and an airy pair of pants, shorts each time you walk out the door, sunscreen is not a
or a skirt. The beaches are never empty at any time fool-proof, all day guarantee for sun protection. Any
of year, but once the thermometer climbs back over change in skin color caused by the sun, including a
the 75 degree mark each spring, the coast begins light tan, is evidence of sun damage. Sunburns are
crawling with sun bunnies from all over the state primarily caused by UVB rays, but UVA
and beyond. rays – which cause premature aging and sun
damage – are not filtered by all sunscreens and often
Whether you’re hitting the beaches or spending the penetrate deep into the skin. SPF 30 is not two times
day outdoors catching up with your lawn care, keep better than SPF 15
in mind that too much sun exposure can be
dangerous and sometimes fatal. Each year, more The generous and repetitive application of
than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are sunscreen is far more important than the SPF
diagnosed nationwide. In Charleston County, an number, as long as it’s at least SPF 15. SPF 15
average of 112 people are diagnosed yearly with provides 92% protection from the sun, while SPF 30
the most dangerous type of skin cancer, melanoma. provides 97% and SPF 40 provides 97.5%. Sunscreen
Among people ages 30 to 35, in fact, the incidence of should also be applied in thick layers: if applied to
melanoma is second only to breast cancer. Following thinly, an SPF 30 sunscreen might only be as
area a few tips to help you avoid sun damage and effective as an SPF 15. To ensure proper
keep your skin healthy and cancer free: protection, think of applying two spoonfuls.
Sunscreen should also be applied liberally 30
minutes before going outside, and reapplied every
two hours when spending time outdoors.
Skin cancer affects all ages: prevent sun damage. Unfortunately, skin cancers on
It’s been estimated that as much as 25 percent of the lips are often more aggressive and can become
skin damage occurs before a person is 18 years old. dangerous if left untreated.
While children and teenagers are not at as great a
risk of getting skin cancer as adults, skin cancer is Check your sunscreen ingredients:
also occurring in young people, especially those who Until the Food and Drug Administration comes out
get consistent amounts of sun exposure. In addition, with official guidelines for sunscreen in 2009, people
high amounts of sun exposure among children and should watch for ingredients such as titanium oxide,
teenagers results in high rates of skin cancer later in zinc oxide, mexoryl and parsol which protect against
life. both types of UV rays.

Skin color is not a guarantee Skin cancer can occur on any part of your
against sun damage: body – not just the sun exposed areas:
Although people with fairer complexions are at The most common sun-induced skin cancers are
highest risk, skin cancer can be most serious for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and
people with darker skin tones. Melanoma in melanoma. While incidents are highest among
Harmful UVA rays can penetrate glass, meaning sun-exposed areas, all three types can occur in
many are unknowingly exposed when driving to non-exposed areas such as under fingernails and
work or sitting by an office window. Many people, between toes, where many people aren’t
in fact, end up with more sun damage on the left watching for it.
side of their bodies for that very reason: they don’t
realize driving a car exposes them to harmful rays. Good news – skin cancer is not
While vehicles with tinted glass are ideal, it’s always deadly:
important to remember proper sun protection in- Left untreated, skin cancers can be very dangerous.
cluding sunglasses, long sleeves and sunscreen But unlike other types of cancer, melanoma and
applied liberally to hands when driving. other types of skin cancer typically develop on the
outermost layer of the skin, making them easier to
Apply more than lip gloss to detect. Skin cancers can be deadly when left unde-
protect your lips: tected, but are easily treatable when caught early…
Shiny lip glosses that do not contain sunscreen do which is why it’s important for people to schedule
not protect the skin. Lip protection is an important annual head-to-toe skin checks with a dermatologist
part of skin care that’s often overlooked. Glosses to check all freckles, moles and marks on the skin.
and lip balm should contain a minimum of SPF 15 to
Discover sea turtles
May through October is sea turtle nesting season The Green, Kemp’s Ridley, and Leatherback sea
in South Carolina and each year, these gentle turtles are even more rare in South Carolina. The
giants of the sea return to their native shores and Kemp’s Ridley has a grayish-black to dark olive
lay eggs; usually under the cover of night. shell which lightens with age and only nests in
Mexico. The Green is actually named for the color
Better know a turtle of its fat, not its shell, which is usually gray in
There are four species of sea turtles which visit mature turtles. The Leatherback is the world’s
the shores of South Carolina: the loggerhead, the largest reptile. Adults commonly exceed 1000
Green, Kemp’s Ridley and the Leatherback. The pounds. Unlike other sea turtles, it has
endangered loggerhead turtle rubber-like ridges comprising the shell.
(Caretta caretta), has a reddish-brown shell and Commonly seen feeding on cannonball jellyfish,
a relatively large head with strong jaw muscles Leatherbacks have become more frequent visitors
which are used to crush the shells of the conchs to South Carolina waters over the past 20 years.
and crabs on which it feeds. They tend to nest at
night and lay about 120 eggs per nest. A female
will lay an average of four nests per year with
about two weeks between nestings. Hatchlings
tend to emerge about two months later and
usually at night.
Lights out for sea turtles
All of the sea turtles above are either listed as
endangered or threatened. Since 1980, the number of nesting loggerheads has declined by three percent every
year. Unfortunately, one of the main causes for this decline is human interference in the form of boat
propellers, trash bags that look like jellyfish and distracting lights which lead hatchlings away from the
moonlit ocean. However, many beach communities are enacting a “lights out” policy during nesting season to
help sea turtles. Property owners on or near the beachfront are often required to keep external lights off that
are facing the beachfront.

Hatchlings use the darkness of the sand dunes versus the light reflecting off the ocean as identifiers to tell them
where to go. Lights from beach houses can confuse hatchlings and cause them to go in the wrong
direction, never making it to the ocean. Since an average of only one percent of hatchlings survive to
adulthood, it is important that we do not decrease their survival chances. Furthermore, if lights are bright
enough, they can discourage adult females from nesting, which can also negatively impact the population.

Lend a helping flipper

With the help of local “Turtle Teams” and responsible beachgoers who are conscious of turtle season, you may
be fortunate enough to witness a turtle coming ashore to nest or hatchlings emerging from the dunes during
turtle season. If so, be careful not to interfere. If you do find hatchling lost in the dunes, possibly because of
light pollution, you can try to place the turtle on the beach closer to the water. You may also find tracks from a
sea turtle in the morning going towards the dunes. If so, make note of the location and contact your local
Public Safety Department. They will be able to contact the proper Sea Turtle group to ensure the nest is cared
for and recorded for research purposes. While seeing something as small as the evidence of a sea turtle is
inspiring, being able to help works to ensure these wonders of nature do not disappear.
“Now that I am living in God’s gift
to earth, the isothermal range of
the Blue Ridge Mountains that runs
down the border line of
Western North and South Carolina,
my mind is geared up for

Donald McKay
A One Tank Trip
Got the vacation blues? South Carolina abounds or play any of the twenty-four golf courses located
with destinations you can visit on one tank of gas… on the Island. Or maybe you just want to sit and
trips that showcase the Palmetto State’s beauty watch the azure-blue waters. Whatever you’re
without busting your budget. What a rich, exotic looking for, Hilton Head is your one stop for relaxing
place South Carolina is. One of the original American entertainment. Outdoor activities and water sports
Colonies, the state has an abundance of historical are plentiful, and the relaxed, carefree atmosphere
sites that bring our nation’s past to vivid life. The takes us away from the stresses of city life the mo-
outdoors lover can enjoy a variety of activities such ment you arrive.
as kayaking, hiking, saltwater fishing, even scuba
diving in the company of alligators. The state’s Beaufort
culture has been shaped by its European, African and Known as the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”
Caribbean settlers, as evidenced especially by the and just down the road from Hilton Head
food, which is some of the most delicious we’ll ever Island, is the splendid Southern town of Beaufort.
have the pleasure of eating. Just take the US-278 northwest to state highway
SC-170, which brings you to Beaufort. The town’s
Hilton Head Island historic homes and peaceful way of life will make
One of the most famous Islands in the world is at our your visit to Beaufort seem like a step back in time to
back door. Hilton Head Island is an optimum place the quieter, simpler, days of the historic Old South.
to begin a One Tank Trip through South Carolina.
Hilton Head, whose 70-square mile area gives it the This isn’t meant to imply that Beaufort is stuck in the
distinction of being the second-largest barrier island past – far from it. The town is host to many
on the East Coast. This incredible golf resort contemporary art galleries and golf courses, and the
community features a multitude of activities to keep adjacent Parris Island Marine Training Camp is one
families well-entertained, such as kayaking, dolphin of the most sophisticated military training centers in
watching cruises and fishing charters. the United States.
For more land-based vacation fun you can rent a
bicycle and take a cruise along the beachfront trails, Truly, South Carolina offers visitors a chance to
enjoy the modern age while giving a glimpse into
our nation’s past; it’s the perfect place to enjoy the
best of all possible worlds
South Carolina has all
the tools to compete in
the new global village
- an eager workforce,
ready to take on any
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a part of South
Carolina football when
they win it for the first
time. When they win
the division, when they
win the SEC, win a
major bowl game, etc.
The opportunities to do
it all for the first time
here make it
extra special.

Steve Spurrier
Commercial Real Estate
Renting in Today’s Market
First make sure that the area you have chosen is Weigh the benefits of guaranteed foot traffic at a
right for your intended business. If you plan on mall location against premium rent. Some malls
expanding, take that into consideration. Do you require that all tenants stay open during mall hours,
need to be close to an expressway, or the local and pay for common area usage as well as the
airport? Before you decide, think ahead, because store’s own space and upkeep. Stores may also be
you may be getting into a long term commitment. asked to pay a percentage of sales to the mall.

Make sure that any space you’re considering is Identify your closest competitors. Also check
big enough for both your current needs, and your out neighboring businesses with an eye for
foreseeable growth. Be realistic and never over- complementary products or services. If you are
commit. locating in a mall, check the lease agreement for any
guaranteed protection against competition.
Do your homework beforehand. Investigate traffic
patterns; tour the area and building. Find out who Evaluate whether the physical location and space
the previous tenant was, and why the business left. is a good fit with your product line. Do you need
Learn what kinds of marketing the location does a large, bright space or is an office warehouse
in support of its tenants (if any) and whether sufficient?
co-operative marketing funds are available to you.
Investigate any restrictions on signage. Signs are vitally
important to retail businesses, yet many landlords decide
on what a store can and cannot do. The rules may be
even stricter in a mall, which closely monitors its physical

Negotiate the terms of your lease aggressively. Think

about consulting a realtor that is familiar with the area.
Never accept wording that’s confusing or that leaves you
wondering who is liable for what. Ask for the right of
first refusal on adjacent space in case you need to expand.
Negotiate for free improvements, free rent, and other
incentives before signing your lease.

Hire a real estate attorney who not only specializes in

lease negotiations, but knows your area and, preferably,
has dealt with your kind of business before. A lease
negotiation can cover tens, if not hundreds, of terms, and
you want someone in your corner who has seen it all

Know who is responsible for maintaining the heating,

air-conditioning and other systems, as well as keeping up
the parking lot and building exterior. This can be critical
in older buildings. Who pays for the utilities and trash
pick-up? The time has probably never been better to start
a new venture if you have a business that is not being
adversely affected by this economy. Just make sure you
get the right location.
Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It’s more than where
you’re born, it’s an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at
birth. It’s more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and
country music. it’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches,
magnolias, moon pies and coca-cola... and each other.
We don’t become Southern - we’re born that way.
College Football
Clemson Tigers USC Gamecocks
Date Opponent Location Time Date Opponent Location Time
vs. Middle 6:00 p.m. at North 7:00 p.m.
09/05/09 Clemson, SC 09/03/09 Raleigh, NC
Tennessee ET Carolina State ET
at Georgia 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
09/10/09 Atlanta, GA 09/12/09 at Georgia Athens, GA
Tech ET ET
vs. Boston 12:00 vs. Florida 7:00 p.m.
09/19/09 Clemson, SC 09/19/09 Columbia, SC
College p.m. ET Atlantic ET
09/26/09 vs. TCU Clemson, SC TBA vs. 7:30 p.m.
09/24/09 Columbia, SC
College Park, Mississippi ET
10/03/09 at Maryland TBA
MD vs. South
10/03/09 Columbia, SC TBA
vs. Wake Carolina State
10/17/09 Clemson, SC TBA
Forest 10/10/09 vs. Kentucky Columbia, SC TBA
Miami Tuscaloosa,
10/24/09 at Miami TBA 10/17/09 at Alabama TBA
Gardens, FL AL
vs. Coastal 10/24/09 vs. Vanderbilt Columbia, SC TBA
10/31/09 Clemson, SC TBA
Carolina 10/31/09 at Tennessee Knoxville, TN TBA
vs. Florida Fayetteville,
11/07/09 Clemson, SC TBA 11/07/09 at Arkansas TBA
State AR
at North 11/14/09 vs. Florida Columbia, SC TBA
11/14/09 Raleigh, NC TBA
Carolina State
11/28/09 vs. Clemson Columbia, SC TBA
11/21/09 vs. Virginia Clemson, SC TBA
at South
11/28/09 Columbia, SC TBA

SC State Bulldogs Wofford Terriers

Date Opponent Location Time Date Opponent Location Time
at 7:00 PM
9/6/09 Orlando, FL 2:00 PM ET 9/5/09 South Florida Tampa, FL
Grambling State ET
at Bethune-Cook- Daytona Beach, 4:00 PM Charleston Spartanburg, 7:00 PM
9/12/09 9/12/09
man University FL ET Southern SC ET
vs. 12:00 PM
9/26/09 Orangeburg, SC 6:00 PM ET 9/19/09 Wisconsin Madison, WI
Winston-Salem ET
at University Chattanooga, 6:00 PM
10/3/09 Columbia, SC TBA 9/26/09 Chattanooga
of South Carolina TN ET
at Norfolk State Georgia South- Spartanburg, 1:30 PM
10/10/09 Norfolk, VA 1:00 PM ET 10/3/09
University ern SC ET
vs. Florida A&M Appalachian Spartanburg, 3:00 PM
10/17/09 Orangeburg, SC 2:00 PM ET 10/17/09
University State SC ET
at Hampton Western 4:00 PM
10/24/09 Hampton, VA 2:00 PM ET 10/24/09 Cullowhee, NC
University Carolina ET
vs. Delaware
10/31/09 Orangeburg, SC 1:30 PM ET Spartanburg, 1:30 PM
State 10/31/09 Elon
at Howard
11/7/09 Washington, DC 1:00 PM ET 3:00 PM
University 11/7/09 The Citadel Charleston, SC
vs. Morgan State
11/14/09 Orangeburg, SC 1:30 PM ET Spartanburg, 1:30 PM
University 11/14/09 Samford
vs. NC A&T State
11/21/09 Orangeburg, SC TBA 3:00 PM
University 11/21/09 Furman Greenville, S
Citadel Bulldogs Furman Paladins
Date Opponent Location Time Date Opponent Location Time
at North Chapel Hill, 6:00 PM vs. 5:00 PM
09/05/09 09/05/09 Greenville, SC
Carolina NC ET Presbyterian ET
3:00 PM at Chattanooga, 6:00 PM
09/19/09 at Princeton Princeton, NJ 09/12/09
ET Chattanooga TN ET
vs. 7:00 PM 2:00 PM
09/26/09 Charleston, SC 09/19/09 at Missouri Columbia, Mo.
Presbyterian ET ET
vs. at Western Cullowhee, 6:00 PM
1:00 PM 09/26/09
10/03/09 Appalachian Charleston, SC Carolina N.C ET
3:00 PM
1:30 PM 10/03/09 vs. Elon Greenville, SC
10/10/09 at Elon Elon, NC ET
2:00 PM
at Western Cullowhee, 4:00 PM 10/17/09 vs. Samford Greenville, SC
10/17/09 ET
Carolina NC ET
2:00 PM
2:00 PM 10/24/09 at The Citadel Charleston, SC
10/24/09 vs. Furman Charleston, SC ET
1:00 PM vs.
10/31/09 vs. Samford Charleston, SC 12:00 PM
ET 10/31/09 Appalachian Greenville, SC
3:00 PM State
11/7/09 vs. Wofford Charleston, SC
ET 11/07/09 at Auburn Auburn, AL TBA
at Chattanooga, 2:00 PM at Georgia 2:00 PM
11/14/09 11/14/09 Statesboro, GA
Chattanooga TN ET Southern ET
Georgia 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
11/28/09 Statesboro, GA 11/21/09 vs. Wofford Greenville, SC
Southern ET ET

CSU Buccaneers PC Blue Hose

Date Opponent Location Time Date Opponent Location Time
5:00 PM
9/5/09 at Florida Gainesville, FL 7 PM ET 09/05/09 at Furman Greenville, SC
Spartanburg, 1:30 PM
9/12/09 at Wofford 7 PM ET 09/12/09 vs. Elon Clinton, SC
9/19/09 at South Florida Tampa, Fla 7 PM ET vs. UT- 1:30 PM
09/19/09 Clinton, SC
vs. North 1:30 PM Chattanooga ET
9/26/09 Charleston, SC 7:00 PM
Greenville ET 09/26/09 at The Citadel Charleston, SC
vs. Savannah 1:30 PM ET
10/3/09 Charleston, SC Stony Brook, 3:00 PM
State ET 10/03/09 at Stony Brook
at Gardner- Boiling Springs, 11:30 AM NY ET
10/17/09 at Old 6:00 PM
Webb NC ET 10/10/09 Norfolk, VA
1:30 PM Dominion ET
10/24/09 vs. Liberty Charleston, SC 2:00 PM
ET 10/24/09 vs. VMI Clinton, SC
1:30 PM ET
10/31/09 at VMI Lexington, VA 3:30 PM
ET 10/31/09 at Liberty Lynchburg, VA
at 1:30 PM ET
11/7/09 Clinton, SC vs. Charleston 1:30 PM
Presbyterian ET 11/07/09 Clinton, SC
1:30 PM Southern ET
11/14/09 vs. Stony Brook Charleston, SC at Coastal 12:30 PM
ET 11/14/09 Conway, SC
Coastal 1:30 PM Carolina ET
11/21/09 Charleston, SC vs. Gardner- 1:00 PM
Carolina ET 11/21/09 Clinton, SC
Webb ET
When life
hands you
squeeze them
into some
sweet tea!
Southerners have a genius for psychological
alchemy...If something intolerable simply
cannot be changed, driven away
or shot they will not only tolerate
it but take pride in it as well.
rate with the tax advantages of David Kittle, chairman of the
a mortgage, and you have an Mortgage Bankers Association,
incredibly cheap way to build has this advice to homeowners
wealth, but you better act now. looking to refinance: Do it. Don’t
get greedy searching for another
Real estate guru Barbara quarter-point. Lock in rates
Corcoran has already seen a now. He is seeing applications
tremendous surge in refinance soar over 125% just since
applications – more than triple Thanksgiving due to the low
the average – and the number rates.
of people getting approved is

Time to
astronomically higher as well, Of course, you should only
she says. But that doesn’t mean refinance if it saves you at least

the low rates are a panacea for 3/8 on the rate and if you plan on
or the ills of the housing market. It staying in your home for at least

Buy !?
is only once home prices start four years, Kittle says. Along
to go up that we will finally see with good credit, proof of income
a light at the end of tunnel, and money by means of a down
Right now, mortgage rates are Corcoran says. Until that payment or equity in the home,
at their lowest level since 1971. happens, we are still going to there are certain things every
Think about that. Twenty-five have to crawl out of this mess. homeowner needs regardless of
years ago, homeowners were “[Low interest rates are] a not a interest rate levels.
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where roots,
place, family,
and tradition
are the
essence of
Spotting Migrating Birds
In South Carolina
How and why to birds migrate?
In South Carolina in the mid to late fall, if you go outside after sun-
down and listen carefully for sounds above, you may hear the chips,
clucks and squeaks of migratory birds passing overhead in the
darkness. Their calls are often mistaken for those of insects. A
possible reason for the evolution of nocturnal migration is that it
enables birds to avoid predators such as hawks. Nocturnal migrants
are able to navigate by using a variety of clues, primarily celestial
patterns, but also through the orientation of magnetic fields, and
even sounds, such as ocean waves.

This time of year, tens of millions of birds leave their summer

nesting grounds, flying vast distances over land and water to reach
wintering grounds in the tropics. The most number of birds move
southward with the passage of cold fronts, and. if you examine the
daily weather map, you will be able to determine when they are

Where birds migrate

Most of the migrating birds which move through the coastal area are
inexperienced navigators, birds that hatched the previous summer.
Migrating along the ocean is a dangerous enterprise, as they can be
blown offshore when winds change direction in-flight. Most adult
birds migrate far inland to avoid the coast.

Migrant flocks are composed mainly of species that feed on insects

and other invertebrates, abundant food that is a critical source of
energy for nesting, but food that is scarce in winter. Insects as well as
fruits are abundant in the Caribbean Basin, where most of the
migrating birds spend the winter. The most common migrant species
are insect-eating members of the warbler, vireo and thrush families.

After a cold front passes through South Carolina, the best way to see
these birds is to go for a walk in the most unpopulated area nearby:
hiking trails, national parks and old plantations are some of the
best places to spot migrating birds. Most migrants can be spotted as
they feed along the edges of wooded areas, especially where there
are pools of water. However, if you have a lot of vegetation in your
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Get Your
How to make grits
By now, you should know that grits are not only water until the water is an inch or so above the
the starch of choice in South Carolina, it’s also the grits. Skim off the chaff and drain. Don’t worry,
acronym for “Girls Raised in the South”; so if you it doesn’t have to be completely dry, just get it as
don’t have your recipe down by now, it’s time to close as possible. Now, dump the wet grits into
get boiling. a pot and pour in twice as much chicken stock as
grits. Bring this to a boil, then reduce to medium-
Proper grits do not come in an easy to open, low. Now add equal portions cream and milk up
plastic-lined paper packet. As My Cousin Vinny to 2 and ½ times the amount of grits. So, if I was
put it, “Real grits take at least 20 minutes to cook”. making this recipe for two, I would have used 1
In fact, they take a couple hours, but it’s worth cup dry grits, 2 ½ cups chicken stock, 1 ¾ cups
every simmering second.So get rid of the Quaker cream and 1 ¾ cups milk. Add salt and pepper to
Instant Grits and mosey on down to the rice isle. taste, then sit back and let it simmer. The longer the
Grits can usually be found either here or in the grits simmer, the richer they’ll be.
baking isle. If you’re lucky enough to live near a
locally produce market or farmer’s market, 99% Typical time is 20-30 minutes, but some of the best
of the time you’ll find more than enough grits in grits sit for an hour to two hours at low to
stock. Some local favorites include Anson Mills medium-low heat, just soaking up that cream and
grits and Charleston’s Favorite Stone Ground Grits. milk. Right before you serve the grits up, stir in a
healthy pat of butter and, if you’re feeling a little
Now that you have the dry goods, make sure you wild, grate a handful of parmesan or cheddar
have some fresh chicken stock, milk, cream and cheese over the top.
butter. Oh yes, you’re making these the way God
intended. Play with and perfect this dish to your liking. The
recipe is purposefully simple for the sole reason
Measure out your dry grits (1 cup of dry grits that it’s up to each southern girl to come up with
makes roughly 2 servings) and clean them by her own special twist on this Southern Classic.
placing them in a bowl and filling the bowl with
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In South Carolina,
perhaps more than any
other state, we go back
to our home in dreams
and memories, hoping it
remains what it was on a
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The History of Shagging
“Women are always right.” Some might say that’s mastering the timing, dancers are introduced to their
true for everything, but that’s definitely true for partners. Women use their right hand and men use
shagging. Invented in the late 1930s in Myrtle Beach, their left hand to hold on to each other and both
the Carolina shag is the state dance of South should gently bend their hands as though they are
Carolina. It’s a type of swing dance and has the same holding a drink.
rhythm as east coast swing; 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5, 6 or
triple step, triple step, rock step. The shag is always Making turns
accompanied by beach music, a staple of the The last step to shagging is mastering the turns.
coastal southeast. When it comes to turning, the man will always lead.
When ready, the men should give a signal to the
Basic steps women and turn them under their arms, and then
The basic steps of shagging start with the count; 1 follow with their own under-arm turn. And that’s it!
and 2, 3 and 4, 5, 6. To help dancers remember their Once you’ve mastered the basic steps, you’re ready
footing, instructors will often point out that “women to go out and hit the many shagging events held
are always right,” since women start with their right across South Carolina on a regular basis throughout
foot first, while men start with the left. After the spring, summer and fall.
I’m a Carolina girl.
I like when men
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Neighborhoods cleaner; the crosswalks are painted; the trees are
1. Neighborhoods are where we all grew up a long
time ago. Today, because of golf courses, shopping planted; a festival draws a crowd.
areas, subdivisions, jobs, schools, and a transient
society, a neighborhood means different things to 7. Visible and swift results are indicators of success;
different folks. and since success is reinforcing, the probability of
subsequent neighborhood action is increased
2. Neighborhoods can be as small as a dozen or so
houses, and be as many as thousands of homes. 8. Because neighborhood action usually involves
others, such actions create or strengthen
3. Neighborhoods are common, and perhaps close connections and relationships with other neighbors,
to universal, since most people in urbanized areas leading in turn to a variety of potentially positive
would probably consider themselves to be effects, often hard to predict.
living in one.
9. Over and above these community advantages,
4. Neighborhoods are convenient, and always neighborhood activity may simply be enjoyable
accessible, since you are already in your and fun for those taking part.
neighborhood when you walk out your door.
But in addition to these benefits, considerable
5. Successful neighborhood action frequently research indicates that strong and cohesive
requires little specialized technical skill, and often neighborhoods and communities are linked
little or no money. Action may call for an – quite possibly causally linked – to decreases in
investment of time, but material costs are often low. crime, better outcomes for children, and improved
physical and mental health. The social support that
6. With neighborhood action, compared to activity a strong neighborhood may provide can serve as
on larger scales, results are more likely to be visible a buffer against various forms of adversity. Some-
and quickly forthcoming. The streets are generally times a neighborhood isn’t a neighborhood until
an event occurs, which draws people together, to
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with me,
because I’m a
Visiting Murrells Inlet
South Carolina

Murrells Inlet, located along the northern coastline of South Carolina just below Myrtle Beach, is as rife with
history as many of the more well-known cities of the south. Although it was a popular site for rice plantations
in the 18th and 19th centuries, the community did not officially receive recognition as a town until their first
post office was established in 1913. The origin of the name is unknown, though local legends attribute it to
vague stories of pirates which used to frequent the quiet, protected inlet.

The residents of Murrells Inlet

Before the rice barons arrived, Murrells Inlet was home to several different native American tribes, followed by
Spanish explorers in the 1500s and early English colonists in the 1600s. However, when the plantations
arrived, the entire landscape of this unassuming inlet turned upside down. Once a thick maritime forest, most
of the coastal land was cleared for rice fields and by 1850, almost 47 million pounds of rice were being
shipped out of the port. Online Magazine | 2009 54

During the 1800s, residents of the larger cities, such as Columbia, would make an annual trek to
Murrells Inlet to escape the oppressive heat of the city, much like the residents of Charleston would travel to
Sullivan’s Island. The summer residents would take a train to either Conway or Georgetown, then catch the
steamboat which docked at the Wachesaw river landing. From there, it was horses and carts until
they reached their cottages.

Murrells Inlet and the Civil War

Murrells Inlet was hit hard by the Civil War. Union warships knew that the inlet was a popular port along the
South Carolina coast and would frequently attack the Confederacy’s blockade runners as they attempted to
sneak cotton and rice to England in exchange for weapons, food and medicine. The rice plantations suffered,
but might have survived if not for the 1893 Sea Islands hurricane, a category three which wiped out the last of
the stable rice crops. By 1916, the last commercial rice grower in Murrells Inlet closed their doors for the last

Fortunately, commercial fishing was starting to take hold in the community and as early as 1914, deep sea
charter fishing trips were being offered for $5 a person, a price which included the captain, a 20 foot skiff, and
a full day of fishing. Online Magazine | 2009 55

The Huntingtons come to Murrells Inlet
The small town’s commerce received a huge boost in the early 1920s when Archer
Milton Huntington of New York decided to build his estate in Murrells Inlet. The 9,000
acre plantation required almost all of the small Town’s craftsmen in order to be built.
Brick masons, landscapers, carpenters and painters worked day and night on
Huntington’s home, as well the church, medical clinic and community center, which
Huntington had built for the residents of nearby Sandy Island. The main residence,
named “Atalaya”, was a sight to behold, with 36 rooms, 22 fireplaces and even a
special room for oyster shucking. Huntington’s wife, Anna Hyatt, was a skilled
sculptor and the gardens around the main house were filled with her nationally
acclaimed works. Visitors can still see the Huntington’s property, which is now the
Huntington Beach State Park, and admire Anna Hyatt’s gardens in sculptures in what
is now known as Brookgreen Gardens.

Dining in Murrells Inlet

Today, Murrells Inlet is known for its excellent cuisine and in fact, a section along its shoreline is known as
“Restaurant Row”. The close proximity of marinas, seafood markets and charter boats practically guarantee
that you’re going to get the freshest fish available and the influence of southern cuisine is obvious in the menu
selections. However, the small town feel is not lost to commercialism in Murrells Inlet. Residents are happy to
talk about the earlier days of their town and will gladly share tales of ghost ships and rogue pirates as you take
in the ocean breeze on a gently sagging front porch.

Whether you come to Murrells Inlet for the dining, the history or the breathtaking art, this sleepy little town
has something for everyone and will surely surprise you with its endless array of entertaining and educational
things to do.
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Roberts of Robert’s offers one sitting a night

with a fixed menu of multiple

Charleston appetizers and dessert, and

a choice among three main
courses. On the night we were
Charleston is a city renewed
there, we dined on pate maision,
for its beauty, its history, its
a sea scallop mousse, and a
Southern hospitality, its culture,
savory pear and goat cheese
its annual Spoleto Festival of
turnover. We chose the duck
music and theater, its luxury
rather than fish or beef, ending
accommodation, and its fine
with a cake filled with fruit and
dining. In a petite building
covered with a bourbon caramel
tucked back away on one of
sauce. All the while, red and
the its main streets, Robert’s of
white wines flowed freely.
Charleston supplies a unique
During the leisurely repast,
blend of haute cuisine and
Robert came “on stage” three
music: piano music during
times, his high lyric baritone
dinner, and songs by host Robert
filling the room with a variety of
Dickenson, who entertains
operatic and show tunes, some
between courses and while
popular Italian songs, and a
his guest enjoy disserts. An
medley from My Fair Lady. This
Evening at Robert’s is not just a
was not background music, but a
sumptuous feast but an event,
show, and the smiles of Robert’s
suitable for celebrating important
guest revealed their pleasure.
occasions. At the end of a
jewel box of a room, between One afternoon on our visit to
the diners and the kitchens, Charleston we walked along it’s
stands a large reproduction of main shopping street, stopping
Botticelli’s Venus rising from the at a store with a sign exhorting
sea, a reminder that Robert’s passers=by to keep alive the art
is not just a restaurant but an of live music. Alas, whatever
establishment devoted to art -- performing venue had existed
the art of fine dining and the art there was now permanently
of fine music. closed. Charleston offers live
music, not only during the
Robert himself is trained to
Spoleteo Festival, but in many
provide both. After studying at
restaurants from which a hybrid
the Culinary Institute of America,
of jazz, pop, and rock wafts out
when it was located in New
on the streets. For those who
Haven, he pursued an early love
love cabaret however, Robert’s is
by going to London to study
the place to go.
opera. When he returned, he
faced a dry period in the hiring
of opera singers, and he had a
family to support. By the time
an invitation arrived to join the
company of the New York City
Opera, he was committed to
the restaurant he had started.
Today Robert’s is a family affair,
his daughter MariElena also a
CIA trained chef, her husband
Joseph Raya manager of the Online Magazine | 2009 59
Final Words

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) Online Magazine | 2009 59 Online Magazine | 2009 61