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4:38 am on Friday December 14, 2012

South Carolina infrastructure faces looming $30 billion funding gap

Flickr User: Tattooed JJ Years ago, our sister site in Charleston wrote about how an insufficient gas tax impares the S.C. DOT's budget, now Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is warning of the deficit.  Specifically Onge is forecasting a $30...
3:55 am on Saturday June 9, 2012

Photo of the Day: Mepkin Abbey arches

Image by Monte Arches at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Moncks Coner.
10:11 am on Saturday December 24, 2011

Got junk? American Pickers coming to South Carolina

Image by Courtesy, The History ChannelThe History Channel's smash hit American Pickers has been to the South Carolina coast in the past. They're looking to score in our state again and have put out an open call to residents with  cool old stuff. ...
11:02 am on Friday December 23, 2011

Got junk? American Pickers coming to South Carolina

Courtesy, The History Channel The History Channel's smash hit American Pickers has been to the South Carolina coast in the past. They're looking to score in our state again and have put out an open call to residents with  cool old stuff.  For those...
8:00 am on Wednesday February 9, 2011

Mepkin Abbey switches from eggs to growing mushrooms (more on the mighty mushroom)

Image by Flickr user funginerd Update February 9: The monks at Mepkin Abbey have found a strong following for their oyster mushrooms here in the Lowcountry. From downtown restaurants to big name grocery stores, the oyster mushroom is really making...
8:53 am on Wednesday December 2, 2009

Moncks Corner monks enter the mushroom biz

Image by Flickr user Ken-ichi The monks of Mepkin Abbey are out of the egg business, but have taken up growing oyster mushrooms.
10:04 am on Wednesday December 17, 2008

Brother Edward Shivell's 80 years

Image by Flickr user niccoImage by 20081217-mepkin.jpg Brother Edward Shivell, 80, was among the founding brothers of Mepkin Abbey but is dying of terminal cancer. The Post and Courier's Adam Parker stopped by the abbey to meet Shivell and learn...
11:37 am on Sunday March 16, 2008

Mepkin Abbey searching for new industry after end of eggs

Mepkin Abbey has formed an advisory panel to help figure out what industry to pursue after it halt its egg production business. PETA protests last year over the treatment of chickens at the monastery caused a public outcry, which in turn led to the...
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