For more than 40 years Sandlapper magazine showcased the people, places and history of South Carolina. We've extracted some of our fan-favorites from recent issues. To read each of these featured articles in its entirety, click on the title.
While fabric quilting is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as homestead crafts are discovered by a new generation, one Upstate group is sharing that heritage with a broader audience.
Formerly located on Bluff Road in Columbia, the new South Carolina State Farmers Market in its new location is much more than just a venue for selling and buying garden-fresh produce from local farms.
Celebrating the Gullah-Geechee Culture of the Lowcountry.
Kemp McLeod knows every one of his peach trees— all 90,000 of them. As he drives from field to rolling field, he keeps up a nonstop, fascinating chatter about varieties, planting, pruning, irrigation, fruit quality, showy versus non-showy blooms, soils and field rotation. One would think he had nothing else on his mind.
A a 250-meter velodrome, an Olympic-class bicycling track with staggering 42.5-degree banked turns is the centerpiece of the $4 million, 250-acre Rock Hill Outdoor Center just off I-77 just south of Charlotte.
Walking into the new Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is a breathtaking experience. As you walk through the front doors into the narthex, propelled forward by light, your breath leaves you, and your eyes and soul are lifted toward heaven. Regardless of your faith affiliation, you cannot help but be drawn in and upward toward the face of Christ bathed in light. Vivid colors and art envelope you, and compel you to turn ever so slowly to take in the imagery.
Greer started out as little more than a railroad stop. Today, this bustling town is one of the fastest-growing cities in South Carolina. Take a trip with us to the Upstate and find out why.
Daufuskie Island is one of South Carolina's natural treasures. But getting there and back is anything but easy for the few residents who remain on this pristine paradise.
Here's a backstage pass to South Carolina's only PGA tournament. Get up close and personal with Hilton Head's Harbour Town Golf Links.
The USO has a long and proud history of helping our armed forces. Read about South Carolina's newest USO and find out how our National Guard is putting troubled youths on the path to success.
Take a look at the Marsh Tacky, a special breed that's been around for hundreds of years.
Explore our state's rich military traditions from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.
Fifty years ago, nine Rock Hill college students were arrested and jailed because they ordered lunch.
Hartsville has a thriving downtown and cultural arts scene, abundant natural beauty and recreational opportunities and a diverse economic base.
Since returning back to the Lowcountry, Roger Pinckney has been inspired to pick up his passion for writing and the fight to preserve the natural integrity of Daufuskie Island.
Bill Stokes has collected over 150,000 balls from the Catawba River along the Lancaster and Chester County border.
Take a look at craft-brewed beers across the Palmetto state.
Read how paintings are helping to speed the healing process.
This charming Upstate city serves up Southern hospitality.
Meet Nick Lindsay, the poet of Edisto. He's also a carpenter, plumber, boat builder, performer and former professor. Since settling on Edisto 50 years ago, Lindsay has documented the island's unique culture and past through his heart-felt verse.
The Medal of Honor is our nation's highest military award for battlefield heroism. Today, there are only 91 living recipients of the Medal, and South Carolina lays claim to five of them.
Federal Judges Matthew Perry Jr. and Sol Blatt Jr., paths to the bench couldn't have been more different. Both born in 1921 in South Carolina, they have formed a unique and long-lasting friendship.
As a teenager, Dustin Johnson got into trouble. These days, the 25-year-old Columbia native avoids trouble caused by trees, bunkers and water hazards on some of the PGA's top golf courses.
Staggeringly beautiful, Charleston's landmark Murray Boulevard remains an example of what might have been.
Interested in helping save South Carolina's architectural heritage? Call the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, which saves historic gems and brings them new life.
Writer and photographer Jason A. Zwiker reports on how the Awendaw center saves magnificent creatures.
The S.C. Fiction Project, a biennial competition sponsored by Sandlapper magazine and the S.C. Arts Commission, calls for previously unpublished short stories. Click here for 2011 winners. For more information, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com.
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