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10:19 pm on Sunday June 3, 2012

Notes on Quotes-Edgar Allan Poe on Sweating It Out!

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer         “The best things in life make you sweaty.”  Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849    Author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was stationed in the U. S. Army at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island under the name of...
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...
9:54 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012

Charleston Area Ghosts: Alice Flagg, 1833-1849

“Alice’s hand went to her heart. With this ring….” Nancy Rhyne, 1926-  Gordon Mercer & Marcia Mercer, Columnists                          The sun was setting near Pawleys Island and it was a cool evening.    “I’m going to the car to warm up. You...
3:42 am on Thursday April 14, 2011

Haley's MUSC reappointment raises diversity concerns

Image by Flickr user maryaustinphotoGovernor Nikki Haley is catching flack for her decision to replace Dr. Paula Orr, the only woman and only black on the Medical University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees. Rep. Wendell Gilliard and Sen....
5:04 am on Wednesday October 27, 2010

Board of Trustees scales back USC Beaufort tuition increase

The University of South Carolina's Board of Trustees on Tuesday scaled back tuition increases at several branch campuses, including USCB which was supposed to see a 9.5 percent increase.  Instead, USCB will jump up by 7 percent. You can read...
4:24 am on Thursday March 25, 2010

Lawmakers, black community deterring USC football recruits

Image by Flickr user jcsizmadiBlack lawmakers are urging black football recruits to reconsider playing for the University of South Carolina because the school could lose its lone black trustee. Lawyer Leah B. Moody is the board's only black member,...
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