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A Tale of Two Weddings

By Simone Angel

My kid brother had just gotten out of the Marine Corps, met a girl, and after a three month, whirlwind courtship, decided to get married. Since neither family had much in the way of money, everyone realized the wedding would have to be modest, yet festive. It was agreed that it would be a church […]

When selecting a wedding gown, a bride normally chooses a design that appeals to her style: what she likes, what she doesn’t, how she wants her guests to see and remember her, how she wants to feel when she looks back at her photos from the day in 20, 30, even 40 years from now. […]

“Sometimes I feel like my own roots go way down in the earth,” said Harriet Charles, owner of South Gate Design and lover of all growing things. Demand for her elegant, intuitive designs, and spots in her workshops keep Harriet busy – and she enjoys every minute, energized by the soil, the flowers, the sun […]

Everlasting Love

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Soapbox! Yes, if you don’t want to hear it, turn away now. But don’t worry it’s not about politics. I’ve steered away from that topic like a hot potato, as folks are getting ugly with each other. It’s tearing our country, family and friends apart. However, I am equally ticked off about something else! Just […]

Finding the Perfect Wedding Photographer

By Candice Adelle Photography

Choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is a BIG deal. After your wedding day is done, the only things you’ll have left are your memories and your photos, so you want to make sure that the photographer you choose is the right choice for you! Here are 5 tips to help you find […]

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” ~Psalm 133:1~ The above Bible verse is one chosen by this year’s Blessing of the Inlet committee to symbolize the meaning of this popular annual event. Sidney Williams, one of a team of volunteers with Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells […]

The day I met Captain Everette “Chimmitt” Silver, he was preparing to leave Murrells Inlet with his crew for four days at sea, working as commercial fishermen, in the 42 foot Judge, Wicked Tuna. Captain Silver took a break from his work, and shared a little about his life at sea from the cozy cabin […]

In the deep, blue dark of early morning, my eyes jerk open with a rush of anxiety and a familiar wave of heat emanating from just below my chest, engulfing me where I slept. Taking dramatically deep breaths, I fling off my covers and stare at the ceiling until my heart slows its frenzy. I […]

Being Party to a Surprise

By Jeffery Cohen

As I approached my 40th birthday, my wife asked if I wanted a party to celebrate such a milestone. I explained that this birthday was no different than any other, so there was no reason to make a big deal of it. She shrugged her shoulders and said, “Okay.” Three weeks before my birthday, I’m […]

Culinary “Decree”

By Diane DeVaughn Stokes

My love of cooking came from my maternal grandmother, who seasoned the meat, whipped the potatoes, and kneaded the dough with the precision of an Olympic athlete and the love of Mother Goose for her gander. Yet some of my very favorite tricks of the trade came from my own local TV show, where I […]

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