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Privacy Fences: A great privacy fence not only protects your family from the prying eyes of strangers. It can be great for security, too. Available in a variety of materials like vinyl and wood, privacy fences transform spaces like backyards into secluded hideaways. Ask Five Star Fence about decorative options, too, like post caps, coordinating gates, and lattice panel tops.

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Picket Fences: If you want to capture the essence of Americana, a picket fence might be your best choice. One of the most beloved styles of all time, many picket fences come with heavy-duty vinyl and feature extra-wide posts with slimmer top and bottom rails. You can also choose from several stylish wooden picket fences to enhance your home's appearance.

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Chain Link Fences: Chain link fencing is one of the most common, cost-effective ways to keep your property safe. Available in galvanized and aluminized options, you can also select vinyl coated colors like black and green. For extra security, Five Star Fence Company can install barbed wire and even automatic gates if needed.

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Aluminum Fences: Often considered the ultimate combo of beauty, durability, and strength, aluminum fencing enhances your home's curb appeal and protects too. Warranted by the manufacturer for life, aluminum fences at Five Star Fence Company come in many colors and styles. We even have a variety of heights to pick from as well, including special order aluminum fences.

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Wooden Fences: From heavy-duty lattice fences made with pressure-washed pine to traditional estate-style split-rail fencing, wooden fences are affordable and effective. But wood fences do more than fill a need - they add value and style to your home. Fenced-in yards are a hot commodity in today's real estate market and can boost the value of your home if you're looking to sell. In terms of ROI, wood fencing is near the top of the list. At Five Star Fence Company, our design team will work closely with you to install the wooden fence of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Fencing Questions

At Five Star Fence, we do everything in our power to make your fence installation easy, streamlined, and effortless on your end. If you're considering a new fence installation, you probably have some questions about our process. To help address some of your concerns, here are answers to some of the most common questions that come across our desks.

Q. I need a fence installed for my home in Isle of Palms. How long will it take?

A. A typical residential fence takes between two to four days to complete, depending on the size and build of your home. We will do our best to cater to your busy schedule and offer reliable fence installation services Monday-Friday. Should you have specific needs on the day of your fence installation, please let our staff know so that we can do our best to work with you.

Q. Another company told me that they don't use cement to secure posts in the ground. Is that true?

A. Absolutely not. Do not let anyone tell you that you do not need your posts cemented in the ground. At Five Star Fence, every post we plant is cemented into the ground, no questions asked. Depending on the type of fence that we're installing for you, your posts will be about 24-48 inches in the ground to ensure stability and durability.

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Installation in Isle of Palms, SC

Whether you need a new, beautiful wood fence to enhance curb appeal or an aluminum fence to help secure your residential property, Five Star Fence Company is here to help. After 28 years in the business, we have the knowledge and the experience to get the job done right. We pledge to provide you with honest work and the best fencing services in the Lowcountry. Contact our office today to get started on your free quote. Before you know it, your property will be a safer, more enjoyable place to spend time all year long.

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Latest News in Isle of Palms, SC

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Takes No Action On Charleston Area Convention And Visitors Bureau Contract

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye NewsThe Isle of Palms has never had a contract with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau that delineates exactly what services the CVB provides with the funds generated from the state’s 2% tax on short term rentals on the island. That still is the case, though members of the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee might have inched closer to at least making recommendations for an agreement with the organization that will receive what is expected to be in the neighborhood of $1 mi...

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News

The Isle of Palms has never had a contract with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau that delineates exactly what services the CVB provides with the funds generated from the state’s 2% tax on short term rentals on the island. That still is the case, though members of the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee might have inched closer to at least making recommendations for an agreement with the organization that will receive what is expected to be in the neighborhood of $1 million from the city during the coming year. At its Aug. 23 meeting, the ATAX Committee considered the contract between Charleston County and the Convention & Visitors Bureau, but City Administrator Desiree Fragoso pointed out that the committee has no authority to approve any type of agreement with the CVB.

“Developing a contract or suggesting what a contract looks like is not part of the statutory requirements or responsibilities of this committee,” she said. “You can recommend a contract to the Council.” Committee member Doug Truslow agreed with Fragoso, noting that the City Council should work out a contract with the CVB, “possibly with input from the ATAX Committee.”

Regardless of what the committee can or cannot do, Chair Ray Burns was unimpressed with the agreement last made between the county and the CVB on Nov. 3, 2021. “It’s a start, but that’s not helpful to me,” Burns stated.

“I’m personally not ready to have any recommendations on what a contract would look like. We need to do more research.” Burns suggested that one item in a contract with the CVB should spell out who would own intellectual property created by the CVB but paid for by the city.

“Since the CVB gave us a more detailed budget this year, we see where some of the money is being spent. There’s $30,000 for building a library of photographs and possibly video. I would like to make sure that the city owns that product if we’re paying for it,” he said. “The city could use it for whatever reasons it might want to use it. The Chamber of Commerce could use it.”

Committee member Chas Akers said the legislation that determines how counties and municipalities can spend their accommodations tax funds is “very narrow in terms of its scope and requirements,” and that the ATAX Committee can’t veto what its chosen destination marketing organization – in this case the CVB – does. “If those are the things we’re interested in doing, in having more transparency and having things much more like an agencyclient relationship, as opposed to one that is proscribed by the legislation, we need to come up with those ideas and standards and go above and beyond the legislation to get the CVB to agree to that because they don’t have to,” he said. “This is a start, and it allows us to create the framework, and, if we gave that to the attorneys with all of our comments, I think it would be a good way to approach the CVB in terms of being able to have something that backs up what we’re trying to receive from them,” he added. “If they don’t perform, then I would say we would have a good reason to pull out because of breach.” Burns said the committee has requested a more detailed explanation of how the CVB spends the money it gets from IOP. “I’m willing to wait and see. I’m willing to give them a chance to satisfy the expenditure part of it,” he concluded. “On the budget part of it, I think they’ve improved. We’ve got to tell them what we want.” Burns said he has asked Rusty Streetman, the Council’s appointed member of the CVB’s board of governors, to report to the ATAX Committee concerning “what’s new, what’s interesting and what we need to know,” possibly starting at the committee’s October meeting. In other action at its Aug. 23 meeting, the ATAX Committee approved $30,000 in ATAX funds to help pay for a new elevator at the Isle of Palms VFW post.

The City Council is expected to consider the proposal at its September meeting.

Isle of Palms Is the Coastal Getaway of the Summer

The South Carolina barrier island just 30 minutes from Charleston may just be the area’s best-kept secret.Swaths of uninterrupted white-sand beach, the smell of salty spray, warm sun on your skin, and the rustle of palm fronds gently blowing in the wind—these are the sights, sounds, and scents of Isle of Palms. The South Carolina barrier island packs a lot of relaxation and big fun into a vacation desti...

The South Carolina barrier island just 30 minutes from Charleston may just be the area’s best-kept secret.

Swaths of uninterrupted white-sand beach, the smell of salty spray, warm sun on your skin, and the rustle of palm fronds gently blowing in the wind—these are the sights, sounds, and scents of Isle of Palms. The South Carolina barrier island packs a lot of relaxation and big fun into a vacation destination that's just seven miles long and one mile wide. The island's proximity to Charleston (just 18 miles by car), make it a preferred summer hideout for locals. An abundance of vacation rentals and the iconic Wild Dunes resort have been drawing visitors from across the country since the early 1970s.

With the deep blue Atlantic on one side and marshy creeks of the Intracoastal Waterway on the other, Isle of Palms offers the best of the Lowcountry and the beach in one stunning setting that's begging to be added to your vacation calendar.

Six of Isle of Palms' seven total miles are occupied by public beaches, which means you'll have your pick of the litter when looking for a sandy spot where you can post up for the day—or the week. Once you've staked your claim, all the normal beach activities are yours for the choosing, from splashing around in the surprisingly calm seas to building the ultimate sandcastle or playing a game of beach volleyball. For families, the Isle of Palms County Park, located in the middle of the island's coastline, is ideal. The public beach has lifeguards, outdoor showers, chair and umbrella rentals, restrooms, and even a playground for little ones retreat to once they tire of the sun and surf.

Make the most of a visit to Isle of Palms by scheduling a charter to take you offshore. Get your sea legs at the Isle of Palms Marina, where you can easily rent a boat and spend a day exploring the island's bays and waterways. Fishing charters are plentiful and offer both reef fishing and Gulf Stream fishing. For adventure enthusiasts or wildlife lovers, Barrier Island Eco Tours hosts a range of naturalist-guided tours that take visitors through winding salt marshes, tidal creeks, and the Intracoastal Waterway on the way to uninhabited Capers Island. Animals you might see along the way include loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and every shape and size of coastal birds.

Breakfast is noteworthy at Sea Biscuit Café. The tiny beachside shack has been dishing out delicious morning meals since 1968. While they offer all the classics, the daily specials are where the magic happens. Past offerings have included chocolate banana challah French toast, lemon lavender pancakes, and tomato pie.

When you need a mid-day refuel for the whole family, Coconut Joe's is the obvious choice. Located on Isle of Palms' main drag, you won't have to venture far to get fresh seafood and impeccable vibes. The open-air covered deck is the ideal spot for munching on the restaurant's namesake shrimp, while rocking sandy toes and sun-bleached hair. When happy hour hits, venture to the rooftop bar for a frozen cocktail or painkiller. Nothing will put you on island time faster.

By the time you're finally ready to come in from the sun and go out to dinner, Isle of Palms will be waiting with plenty of options. The Boathouse and Acme Lowcountry Kitchen are island staples that have stood the test of time thanks to excellent quality food and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. For a special night out, try Coda del Pesce, a fine dining restaurant that specializes in Italian with lots of influence (and fresh catch) from the nearby seas.

All trips to Isle of Palms must include at least one visit to The Windjammer at Front Beach. The legendary local music venue is known for its incredible live shows, stellar views of the water, cold drinks, and unbeatable fried pickles.

The obvious choice for places to stay in Isle of Palms is Wild Dunes Resort, a 1,600-acre family-friendly resort that offers everything from rooms and suites at two inns, to private beach condos and home rentals. In addition to a more-than-comfortable stay, the resort also features several resort-style pools, a spa, and two championship golf courses.

If you're hoping for a cozier stay, the newly renovated Palms Oceanfront Hotel consists of 68 modern rooms with gorgeous views of the sparkling Atlantic. There are also plenty of rentals through Airbnb and VRBO for everything from multifamily waterfront homes to one-bedroom condos.

Whether you book for a long weekend or stay for an entire week, the memories and magic of Isle of Palms will stay with you for months and years to come—maybe even until you have a chance to make another trip back!

Warming oceans fuel earlier Atlantic hurricane seasons, study finds

For years, meteorologists have advertised June 1 as the historical start to Atlantic hurricane season — but a new paper finds tropical storms are more frequently forming before that date as the ocean warms.The study published in Nature Communications found there’s both an earlier start date and earlier first U.S. landfall each year....

For years, meteorologists have advertised June 1 as the historical start to Atlantic hurricane season — but a new paper finds tropical storms are more frequently forming before that date as the ocean warms.

The study published in Nature Communications found there’s both an earlier start date and earlier first U.S. landfall each year. It comes as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering moving the official start date of the season from June 1 to May 15, which would reflect the observation of early storms and would also match the start of the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

The start date is one of several attributes of hurricanes that appear to be changing in the face of warming oceans and human-caused climate change. Strong hurricanes are also wandering farther north, and there’s been an uptick in instances of rapid intensification — leading to stronger, wetter and more destructive storms.

“This was a timely topic,” said the paper’s lead author, Ryan Truchelut, a meteorologist who founded the consulting firm WeatherTiger. “There had not been a peer-reviewed paper on the onset of hurricane season for about eight years now.”

Since 2012, Truchelut said there have been at least seven instances of the National Hurricane Center issuing tropical storm watches and warnings before the official start date of the season. Atlantic hurricane season has historically peaked around mid-September on average, and activity ordinarily simmers down by the end of November. An average season contains about 14 named storms, with seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

Especially since the 2010s, Truchelut said the “the preponderance of unusual and preseason activity that the Atlantic saw … stands out to me.”

The study focused on observational data — not forward simulations or model outputs. Using statistical methods, the group sifted through noise in the data to draw conclusions about when storms were forming and striking land.

It’s important to note that the satellite era — when a complete view of every nook and cranny of the Atlantic has been available — only dawned in 1970. Before that, knowledge about the position and intensity of tropical cyclones largely came from ship reports and buoy observations. In earlier years in particular, that often made for possible limitations, gaps or inconsistencies in the historical record.

It’s improbable that any landfalling U.S. storms were missed, however, given the dense population of the U.S. and Gulf coastlines. That makes the “two day per decade” figure pertaining to the shifting first landfall date more reliable.

The authors point to warming sea surface temperatures, which can be closely linked to human activity, as playing a role in the expanded season. In particular, they found ocean temperatures during the spring months contribute to jump-starting a season, ruling out other factors that affect storm formation.

“The developing environment is more favorable for [storm] genesis mainly because of sea surface temperature,” Truchelut said. “We’re not seeing big changes in shear, relative humidity or upper-level temperatures.”

“We do not attempt to attribute what portion of the observed 0.75 degree Celsius warming we’ve seen in May since the late 70s could be climate change versus what’s driven by natural cycles or longer-term oscillations,” he noted. “But certainly there’s some in the mix, both with climate change and natural cycles.”

This trend is likely to continue, he said, something that’s reflected in modeling by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

While 2022′s first named storm in the Atlantic (Alex) didn’t form until June 5, after the season’s official start date, the previous seven years featured early-season storms:

The study concluded that warming oceans in the future could continue to advance the start date of Atlantic storms by about a half-day to one day per year.

James Kossin, a hurricane researcher at the Climate Service, who was not involved in the study, wrote in an email that this study builds on previous work connecting Atlantic tropical-storm season length to ocean temperatures. But he also wrote that there is not strong evidence to support additional lengthening in the future.

“[T]here is no clear reason to expect the trend to continue,” he wrote. In a blog post at RealClimate last year, he and co-authors argued that even as the oceans warms, the atmosphere may respond in ways to counter early season storm formation in the decades ahead.

CARTA to offer free weekend shuttle to Isle of Palms starting later this month

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will resume its Beach Reach Shuttle service later this month.The agency announced Wednesday the free seasonal park-and-ride shuttle that provides a connection between Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms, will relaunch on May 28.The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5, as well as on Memorial, Independence and Labor Days.“We work hard at CARTA to make sure we’re providing a cost-effective and efficient way...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority will resume its Beach Reach Shuttle service later this month.

The agency announced Wednesday the free seasonal park-and-ride shuttle that provides a connection between Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms, will relaunch on May 28.

The service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 5, as well as on Memorial, Independence and Labor Days.

“We work hard at CARTA to make sure we’re providing a cost-effective and efficient way of getting people where they need to go – and, in the summer months, that includes the beach,” CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings said. “Thanks to our Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant and Towne Centre partners, we’re able to once again make that happen, and we look forward to re-introducing our riders to the Beach Reach Shuttle.”

Each Saturday, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:15 a.m. (first departure from Towne Centre) to 5:30 p.m. (final departure from Isle of Palms). On Sundays, in order to improve efficiency and ease necessary transfers, the shuttle will run every hour from 9:40 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

“The Town of Mount Pleasant is proud to stand alongside CARTA, Isle of Palms and our very own Towne Centre to bring the Beach Reach Shuttle back into service,” Town of Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie said. “I hope folks throughout our community and beyond will join us in taking advantage of this exciting opportunity to make the most of this summer.”

“This has been a team effort in the truest sense of the term, and we’re glad to be working alongside our remarkable partners to increase beach access and share the beauty of the Isle of Palms shoreline this summer,” City of Isle of Palms Mayor Philip Pounds said.

Riders should plan to arrive at least five minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Beach Reach riders will be able to board the shuttle at stop No. 715, behind the Belk Men’s store in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, and disembark at 9th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, adjacent to the Isle of Palms beach access.

Parking will be available along Market Center Boulevard in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Connections to Route 40 Mount Pleasant and Route 42 Wando Circulator will also be available.

CARTA provided the following rules for the shuttle service:

Full route details and bus tracking can be found in the Transit App, which is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores. Riders can also view traffic conditions and municipal information for all area beaches via the Beach Reach app, which is also available for Apple and Google smartphones.

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Where to park for the beach: Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — Learn where you can park during your beach visit to Isle of Palms!Paid ParkingPaid parking on Isle of Palms is enforced between March 1 and Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.The City operates two parking lots near Front Beach on Pavilion Drive. The lots are managed by automated parking kiosks. The daily rate is $10 Monday through Friday and $15 on weekends and holidays. After 4 p.m., motorists can pay an hourly rate of $2. Leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash to avoid...

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — Learn where you can park during your beach visit to Isle of Palms!

Paid Parking

Paid parking on Isle of Palms is enforced between March 1 and Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The City operates two parking lots near Front Beach on Pavilion Drive. The lots are managed by automated parking kiosks. The daily rate is $10 Monday through Friday and $15 on weekends and holidays. After 4 p.m., motorists can pay an hourly rate of $2. Leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash to avoid a $50 parking violation.

Visitors can also park at the meters along Ocean Boulevard near Front Beach between 10th and 14th Avenues. Park in any open space and pay at the kiosk closest to you. The hourly rate is $2.50. Be sure to leave your ticket on your vehicle's dash.

Guests can also park at Isle of Palms County Park, where rates will vary based on the time of the year and vehicle.

Free Parking

The City regulates parking along the public rights-of-way between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visitors are allowed to park on any road right-of-way within the Beach Parking District unless a "no parking" sign indicates otherwise. All four wheels of each parked vehicle must be off the road and vehicles cannot block beach access paths.

Vehicles parked on the ocean side of Palm Boulevard between 21st and 40th Avenue must parallel park at least four feet off the pavement. Double parking on the passenger side of a vehicle that is parked parallel is not allowed. For those parking on the land side of the roadway, vehicles must be at an angle in the marked spaces. Motorists must also not block driveways or mailboxes.

There is no permit requirement or parking fee to park along the public rights-of-way in the following locations:

Handicap Parking

Visitors in need of handicap parking can find spaces in the County Park at no charge, the Municipal Parking Lot on Pavilion Drive, on 9th Avenue, at the Front Beach Restrooms, on 21st Avenue and on 42nd Avenue. There is also free handicap parking available in the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Public Safety Building.

The City of Isle of Palms offers free beach wheelchairs on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are taken for the program, and a copy of the user's license and credit card will be made.

To pick up a wheelchair, fill out a rental form and bring it to the second floor of the Public Safety Building, located at 30 J.C. Long Boulevard. Rentals must be returned by 8 p.m. the day of the rental.

Trailer Parking

Trucks or trailers greater than 20 feet cannot be parked along the public rights-of-way for more than one hour or as long as it takes to load or unload materials. There is an exception for the public right-of-way of 41st Avenue between Waterway Boulevard and the terminus of 41st Avenue for vehicles with attached boat trailers and a valid Resident Parking Permit.

For additional parking details, as well as more information for residents, click here.

Financial Planners Directory

We have compiled an extensive directory of financial planners in the area. Though people of any age may benefit from the guidance of a certified financial advisor, those of retirement age are facing new financial decisions daily. They need to know how much monthly income is needed, how to protect assets and how to allocate what is left behind. Moreover, senior citizens still have plenty of goals they are working toward. A financial advisor can make sure our retirees’ money is safe and provisional, so they can go back to doing all the t...

We have compiled an extensive directory of financial planners in the area. Though people of any age may benefit from the guidance of a certified financial advisor, those of retirement age are facing new financial decisions daily. They need to know how much monthly income is needed, how to protect assets and how to allocate what is left behind. Moreover, senior citizens still have plenty of goals they are working toward. A financial advisor can make sure our retirees’ money is safe and provisional, so they can go back to doing all the things they love most. We encourage everyone to look over the directory and find a finance professional near you. Enjoy this guide to the best the Lowcountry has to offer.

AWENDAW

Lowcountry CFO Consulting 590 Pointing Brittany Lane Awendaw, S.C. 29429 843-737-1690

DANIEL ISLAND

Ameriprise Financial Services 259 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. 200 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-284-1237

Beacon Financial Services 186 Seven Farms Drive Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-906-9712

Coastal Strategic Capital 115 Fairchild St., Ste. 320 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-471-1470

Commonwealth Financial Group 225 Seven Farms Drive Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-884-4545

Curran Financial Partners 672 Marina Drive, Ste. 108 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-300-1182

Harbour Corporate & Private Wealth Management Group 126 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. 150 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-377-8448

Income Growth Advisors 225 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. 108 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-628-5611

MGP Capital Management 87 Iron Bottom Lane Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 857-264-0943

Oak Capital Advisors 126 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. 160 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-284-0798

Premier Wealth Partners 295 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. 201 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-501-2778

UBS Financial Services 900 Island Park Drive, Ste. 201 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-856-6605

Wells Fargo Advisors 900 Island Park Drive, Ste. 201 Daniel Island, S.C. 29492 843-856-6619

ISLE OF PALMS

Edward Jones 1517 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, S.C. 29451 843-886-9229

Harvest Portfolio Management 30 28th Ave. Isle of Palms, S.C. 29451 843-885-6445

Jeter Hrubala Wealth Strategies 103 Palm Blvd., Ste. 2C Isle of Palms, S.C. 29451 843-405-7232

MOLUNT PLEASANT

360 Financial Partners 1081 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 100 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-216-1077

Apollon Wealth Management 835 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 102 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-579-0018

Bera Wealth Advisors 235 Magrath Darby Blvd., Suite 120 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-459-3096

Blanton Financial Group 1156 Bowman Road, Ste. 200 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-654-7400

Breakaway Financial Group LLC 887 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 213 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-564-8584

Cetera Advisor Networks 1037 Chuck Dawley Blvd. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-881-8323

Charleston Investment Advisors 1311 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Ste. 101 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-763-4499

Chris Moss CPA Financial Planner 210 Wingo Way Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-768-7100

Coastal Wealth Management 300 West Coleman Blvd., Ste. 204 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-388-4300

Consolidated Planning 1036 Lansing Drive, Ste. 200 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-881-5468

Cummings Wealth Management Group 1275 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-884-9898

Edward Jones 966 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Ste. J Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-881-3697

Edward Jones 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Suite 106 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-981-0740

MOUNT PLEASANT – Cont’d

Fickling Wealth Management 2036 eWall St. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-696-2777

Financial Freedom Advisors 656 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 103 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-352-2737

Imagine Financial Advisors 1300 Parkton Road Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-860-2823

Independence Wealth 1109 Sea Island Crossing Lane Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-416-1144

Jackson Financial Services 1311 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Ste. 103 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-881-3434

LaPorte Wealth Management Group 1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Ste. 3 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-882-5336

Legacy Wealth Management 210 Wingo Way, Ste. 300 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-416-1118

Lowcountry Financial Group 2036 eWall St. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-881-7175

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 75 Port City Landing, Ste. 500 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-800-6821

Money Concepts, LLC 2040 eWall St. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-284-1008

Morris Financial Concepts 409 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 100 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-884-6192

Northwestern Mutual 235 Magrath Darby Blvd., Ste. 120 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-459-3096

Oak Street Advisors 222 West Coleman Blvd., Ste. 104 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-901-7778

Oceanside Advisors 245 Magrath Darby Blvd., Ste. 140 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-830-6568

Raymond James & Associates 28 Bridgeside Blvd., Ste. 203 Mount Pleasant, S.C 29464 843-416-1033

Richard Kasprak 217 Lucas St., Ste. A Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-884-7447

Runey & Associates Wealth Management 761 Coleman Blvd., Ste. E Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-654-1211

TD Ameritrade 962 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Ste. 100 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-971-1996

Trinity Wealth Partners 1012 eWall St. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-416-5203

UBS Financial Services Inc 941 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Ste. 100 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 973-360-4203

Wells Fargo Advisors 349 West Coleman Blvd., Ste. 301 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 843-849-3308

Ameriprise Financial Services 3015 Dunes West Blvd., Ste. 501 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-654-9126

Buckingham Strategic Wealth 1240 Winnowing Way, Ste. 102 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-955-0331

Convergent Financial Group 3850 Bessemer Road Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-972-4402

Good Life Financial Planners 1124 Park West Blvd. Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-970-2166

Jahn Navigation Group 1889 West Canning Drive Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-352-7115

JP Wealth Management 3401 Salterbeck St., Unit 101 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29466 843-352-0280

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Can She Crab Soup Get Any Better? Maybe, If You Pour It Over Fries

People can’t stop ordering the combo at this new restaurant on Isle of Palms, South CarolinaShe crab soup is a mainstay of the Charleston, South Carolina, dining scene. The Gullah matriarch Emily Meggett included a recipe for the dish in her outstanding new cookbook, Gullah Geechee Homecooking, (and shared it here), and plenty of area...

People can’t stop ordering the combo at this new restaurant on Isle of Palms, South Carolina

She crab soup is a mainstay of the Charleston, South Carolina, dining scene. The Gullah matriarch Emily Meggett included a recipe for the dish in her outstanding new cookbook, Gullah Geechee Homecooking, (and shared it here), and plenty of area restaurants serve their takes on the classic—a savory, creamy stew that’s usually topped with crab roe and a splash of sherry.

When the owners behind the shiny new fish camp Islander 71, perched above the Intracoastal Waterway on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, were playing around in the restaurant’s kitchen before opening, they stumbled upon what they now consider their menu’s gold star.

“We’d figured out our she crab soup recipe,” says co-owner Dave Lorenz. “And we also had these nice and crispy seasoned fries, and we’re hanging out in the kitchen and one thing led to another and we’re like, let’s dump this on top of that, and it was just like…this is amazing.”

The seasoned fries draw on Lorenz’s memories of growing up in Maryland. “I remember visiting the boardwalk near Rehoboth Beach, or along the Chesapeake, and you’d get these fries—really salty with a little spice, a little sweet in the seasoning. That’s how we make them here, too.” He says everything about Islander 71 is meant to throw back to a 1970s fish-camp feel.

“The soup itself is very Lowcountry driven, very much your classic she-crab,” he says. “So the creamy richness of the soup over those crave-able salty fries, it’s turned out to be a crowd favorite. Big tables will order two or three and you can tell when people have had it—they’re like, ‘Oh, here’s the fries! Here’s the fries!’”

Although he generously shared the soup recipe, he won’t give away all his French fry secrets, but using your favorite seasoning salt—and a pinch of sugar—will make this recipe “extra crave-able.”

South Carolina Has 5 Of The Cutest Seaside Towns In The South

There are still a few weeks of summer left so it’s not too late for that beach trip. Or as fall approaches maybe you want to get away without getting in the water. If either one of those is the case then we’ve got the list for you! Country Living recently compiled a list of what they consider the cutest seaside towns in the south. And we are proud to say that of the 30 seaside towns featured...

There are still a few weeks of summer left so it’s not too late for that beach trip. Or as fall approaches maybe you want to get away without getting in the water. If either one of those is the case then we’ve got the list for you! Country Living recently compiled a list of what they consider the cutest seaside towns in the south. And we are proud to say that of the 30 seaside towns featured in the list 5 are in South Carolina! That’s pretty impressive. And gives you several options for a relaxing vacation on the coast.

Whether you like the historic charm, soaking in nature, or proximity to a larger town there is a destination on this list you’ll adore. There’s a good chance you’ve been to one or two as well. If not there is still time! I have to say though, even as a North Carolina resident, I’ve been to more of the South Carolina towns on this list. However, 5 North Carolina ones are also featured. But there is nothing wrong with adding to the bucket list though it’s getting pretty long these days.

What do you think are the cutest seaside towns in South Carolina? Would you agree with this list?

South Carolina Town Looks "Straight Out Of Europe"

You don’t have to fly to Europe to experience its beauty. It seems like everyone I know has been in Europe these past few months. However, that trip is not in my budget these days! But the good news is you can still get the look and feel of several European cities and regions right here in the United States. And no, I’m not telling you to visit Paris, TX, or Rome, GA. Though I’m sure they are wonderful places to visit. We can do more than just a name! In fact, you don’t have to travel far at all. One South Carolina town is featured on House Beautiful‘s list of towns Straight Out Of Europe.

Even as someone who hasn’t visited Europe it’s obvious even through photos how much more beauty and culture is in the architecture and towns. This is obviously due to the rich history of the cities and countries. The charm is quaint and iconic and even when relocating many immigrants chose to bring the style of their homeland with them. We are very lucky to have towns all across the county with influences from places like England, Spain, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, France, Greece, Germany, and more.

Even if you’re idea of a vacation leaves you stuck in the country you can still revel in the European style. (And get that perfect Instagram photo). You can even make the quick drive to South Carolina to feel like you’re in Europe. Keep reading to see the 35 towns and cities featured on House Beautiful‘s list.

Record Breaking 500-Pound Swordfish Caught Off North Carolina Coast

There’s a good catch, and then there’s a record-breaking good catch. And this one was the latter. A 500-pound swordfish was caught off the coast of Morehead City. The fish was reeled in by father and son pair Cary and Brandon Carney. The duo was fishing 50-60 miles off the North Carolina coast in water with a 1,300-foot depth. That’s according to reports from North Carolina Marine Fisheries. It took a 65-pound line and some strength to hand crank the 500-pound swordfish. Because of course, the electric rod blew a fuse at ex...

There’s a good catch, and then there’s a record-breaking good catch. And this one was the latter. A 500-pound swordfish was caught off the coast of Morehead City. The fish was reeled in by father and son pair Cary and Brandon Carney. The duo was fishing 50-60 miles off the North Carolina coast in water with a 1,300-foot depth. That’s according to reports from North Carolina Marine Fisheries. It took a 65-pound line and some strength to hand crank the 500-pound swordfish. Because of course, the electric rod blew a fuse at exactly the wrong time. Though it only makes the Carneys story that much more impressive!

Sport Fishing Magazine reports that Chris spent 2.5 hours reeling in the swordfish. During that time the fishing boat traveled 12 miles from the fight. But 2.5 hours and 12 miles later the fish was thrust into the boat. They took it to be weighed at EJQ where it weighed in at 504 pounds, which is a new state record. It understandable took a fork list to get off of their boat. The bill of the catch measured a whopping 47 inches long.

The Carneys may need a new house if they want to put that fish on the wall! And here I was impressed at age 4 when I somehow managed to catch a probably 5-inch tuna. My parents thought maybe it was my calling and took me to the mountains to try again. Turns out that was a fluke! I’ll hitch a ride on the boat though, even one that travels 12 miles during the catch.

Congrats to the family on this momentous achievement!

South Carolina Has 5 Of The Cutest Seaside Towns In The South

There are still a few weeks of summer left so it’s not too late for that beach trip. Or as fall approaches maybe you want to get away without getting in the water. If either one of those is the case then we’ve got the list for you! Country Living recently compiled a list of what they consider the cutest seaside towns in the south. And we are proud to say that of the 30 seaside towns featured in the list 5 are in South Carolina! That’s pretty impressive. And gives you several options for a relaxing vacation on the coast.

Whether you like the historic charm, soaking in nature, or proximity to a larger town there is a destination on this list you’ll adore. There’s a good chance you’ve been to one or two as well. If not there is still time! I have to say though, even as a North Carolina resident, I’ve been to more of the South Carolina towns on this list. However, 5 North Carolina ones are also featured. But there is nothing wrong with adding to the bucket list though it’s getting pretty long these days.

What do you think are the cutest seaside towns in South Carolina? Would you agree with this list?

City of Isle of Palms names new fire chief

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with the City of Isle of Palms have named Craig Oliverius as the new fire chief.This comes after city leaders unanimously approved a recommendation from the city administrator to appoint Oliverius who is the deputy chief of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department.Oliverius will start his new job on March 29 and will oversee 34 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $5 million, city officials said.Oliverius began his career as a volunteer firefighter in the Sullivan&rsq...

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with the City of Isle of Palms have named Craig Oliverius as the new fire chief.

This comes after city leaders unanimously approved a recommendation from the city administrator to appoint Oliverius who is the deputy chief of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department.

Oliverius will start his new job on March 29 and will oversee 34 full-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $5 million, city officials said.

Oliverius began his career as a volunteer firefighter in the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department before joining Mount Pleasant as a firefighter. IOP officials say during his 20-year career, Oliverius rose through the ranks serving in wide areas including emergency response, operations, fire prevention, training, human resources, public relations, administration, emergency medical services and professional standards.

In addition, the city says Oliverius was instrumental in the planning and development of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department’s Strategic Plan and in maintaining accredited status through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

“I am thrilled for Chief Oliverius to join our team at Isle of Palms. He has impressive qualifications and well-rounded experience working in an accredited Fire Department,” said City Administrator Fragoso. “We are fortunate to be able to draw from that experience and ensure that the Isle of Palms Fire Department is a beacon for professionalism and service to our community. His desire to foster innovation, collaborate with our partners, develop stronger relationships with our neighbors, and mentor the next generation of fire service leaders will truly benefit the Isle of Palms Fire Department and the community.”

City officials say they retained the services of executive recruiting firm Developmental Associates to facilitate the search for the new fire chief.

“I am humbled and honored to have this amazing opportunity to work with the City of Isle of Palms Administrator, Council, Firefighters, Staff, and Elected Officials,” Oliverius said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running to lead and serve alongside this talented group of firefighters and staff. I’m excited to develop community partnerships as well as enhance existing public safety relationships. My goal is to deliver excellent customer service to everyone the fire department comes in contact with, including residents, businesses, and visitors.”

“We are thrilled to add someone to our IOP family with Craig’s credentials and background. Craig will be a great addition to an already strong department,” Mayor Pounds said.

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