Southern Snaps

ESPN Host and Reporter, Wendi Nix: Proud of Her South Carolina Roots

Local sports fans will recognize the beautiful, blond ESPN reporter and host, Wendi Nix. What they might not know is Wendi grew up in Murrells Inlet and, if you listen very carefully, you still might hear just a touch of the south in her on-air remarks. Wendi’s friendly, positive outlook, along with her up-to-the-minute knowledge […]

Charlotte Angotti: Has Quilts, Will Travel!

Several years ago internationally renowned quilting expert, and Conway resident, Charlotte Angotti was taking a cab from Logan Airport into Boston. As five lanes of traffic approached a tunnel clearly wide enough for just three lanes, she nervously asked her driver why there were five cars and only three lanes. The Boston cabbie replied dryly, […]

Jean Benson, Beyond Hospice: A Modern Day Miracle

I met 79 year-old Jean Benson at her lovely Wachesaw Plantation home, where she met me at the door looking fabulous, wearing perfect makeup and fashionable clothes – and a huge welcoming smile. During our visit, I learned that a week before our interview, Jean, an avid golfer, shared a win with three other women […]

Dakota Beach: Miss Myrtle Beach – A Fairy Tale, 2011

Once upon a time in a kingdom by the sea there lived a beautiful young princess. Fair of face and kind of heart with the voice of a nightingale, she was also a very hard-working princess who learned to whistle while she worked – even as cruel forces sought to destroy her dreams. Happily, this […]

Southern Snaps (June 2011)

Colored or natural, processed or curled, short, long or in-between, hair is a big deal to most women. Walking into a salon can be a wonderful, pampering experience or a white-knuckled terror ride. Sasee met with two local salon owners who love their work and understand our needs much better than we realize. Daphne King’s […]

A Tale of Three Marriages: Love Through the Years

Love and marriage are still alive and well. Sasee sat down with three couples who’ve been married 26, 46 and 51 years and are still very much in love. Trying to find out what makes a good marriage is not easy – and maybe there’s not a one size fits all formula, but for Dick […]

Tracy Bailey: Freedom Readers

Tracy Swinton Bailey recently stood before a group of prospective volunteers to talk about Freedom Readers, the innovative non-profit reading program she founded to help local children develop critical reading skills. Her presentation began with these words: “Not too long ago, in a house on a dirt road not too far from here, a father […]

Amy Armstrong: Protecting the  Mountains and Marshes of South Carolina

South Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the country. In our community, we are able to enjoy beautiful beaches, rivers and marshes that draw many new residents and millions of visitors each year. It is easy to take for granted that this beauty will always remain unspoiled and available for generations to […]

When the Saints Go Marching In: The Life and Times of Jeanne Fourrier

Local dentist Jeanne Fourrier would assure you she is no saint. The only saints she knows wear Super Bowl rings and gold fleurs de lis on their football jerseys. Thousands, however, know first-hand there is another Louisiana saint living among us on the Carolina Coast, one her good friend Marnie Heck refers to as “the […]

Gretchen Downer: Playing the Notes of Life

I met Gretchen Downer at her home on the south end of the Grand Strand where we visited in her oceanfront living room, filled with tasteful furnishings, art and, of course, a baby grand piano. I soon found that these lovely surroundings were a direct reflection of the woman who lives there. At 67, this […]

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