Hey Charleston, Lexa here. If you’re anything like me, you love local seafood – but you aren’t out there catching any sea critters yourself. 🐟 So, weasked y’all to share where you find fresh, local seafood around town. Here’s what you said:
Rappahannock Oyster Company, 701 E. Bay St. 110 Located in downtown Charleston in The Cigar Factory, this oyster bar serves oysters from the Rappahannock River, Chincoteague, Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay + Yorktown, Virginia. Rappahannock also serves fish, salads, burgers + more.
Southern Shrimp, 3802 Savannah Hwy., Johns Island Owner + operator Eddie Corley has been serving the Lowcountry with fresh shrimp for over 30 years from his roadside trailer.
This local, family-owned business sells shrimp caught on the shrimp trawler “Miss Paula”every day during shrimping season + on weekends during the off-season. Occasionally, Miss Paula’s will have squid + whiting for sale.
Simmons Seafood, 1400 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms Located on Isle of Palms, this local seafood market offers a selection of shrimp, lobster, crab stuffed flounder, deviled crabs, rice, grits, key lime pie + more.Lobster + pie in one shop? Sign me up.
Ted’s Butcherblock, 334 E. Bay St. This butcher shop + gourmet cafe offers a selection of meat, seafood, sandwiches, soups, salads + more.
Fishnet Seafood | 3832 Savannah Hwy., Johns Island Fishnet Seafood has been serving the Charleston area since 1998. This hole-in-the-wall local dive doesn’t have in-house seating, however patrons can enjoy fresh,to-go seafood with prices that are hard to beat.
Stop by this seafood market six days a week to check out their selection of live crabs, shrimp, oysters + more.
Edisto Seafood, 3729 Docksite Rd., Edisto Island While this seafood market might be a bit of a drive, the selection of fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, snow crab legs, live blue crabs + oysters is sure to make the trip worthwhile.
Announced ○ Dr. Gene A. Budig, partial owner of the RiverDogs, passed away at 81 years old after living a life dedicated to higher education, sports administration + family. Before moving to Isle of Palms in 2006 + falling in love with Charleston’s minor league team, he servedas the last president of the MLB’s American League from 1994-1999. ⚾️ (Post and Courier)
CofC ○ Beginning this fall, College of Charleston will be introducing numerous new programs + certifications. A systems engineering major, focusing on computer science + physics coursework + a geoinformatics minor, combining data science, computer science + geospatial science will be implemented, in addition to a global studies concentration. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a cultural sustainability undergraduate certificate. (Holy City Sinner)
Announced ○United Airlinesannounced that on Thurs., Oct. 1, the airline will be resuming daily, nonstop flights between Charleston + Denver. Ticket sales have already begun. (Post and Courier)
TryThis ○ Village Wrench, a community bike shop in Greenville, SC, is inviting people in Charleston to join in on a virtual Tour De France event on Wed., Sept. 16, that will help fund the shop’s anticipated move to a larger warehouse. The event, called Village Quench, will include commentary from former Tour De France cyclist Bobby Julich. Learn more + register here. 🚲
Cause ○ Doors to Dream, a local non-profit, is hosting a Back to School Campaign to provide Burke High Schoolstudents with necessary school supplies this fall. The organization works to engage students in community projects + inspire them to make a difference. Learn how you can help here. 🎒
Asked ○ We’re asking for your help to shape the future of CHStoday. We’ve launched a Reader Feedback Survey to help us better understand who you (our readers) are + what you would like to see in CHStoday. It takes just a few minutes to complete – and, you can enter to win $100 just for participating. Click here to take the survey.
Ranked ○ Charleston ranked America’s 3rd best city on WalletHub’s list of 2020’s Best and Worst Places to Retire. This list includes factors like cost of living, safety, healthcare + weather. Check out the full list of the best (+ worst) retirement citieshere. (WalletHub) 🥉
FactOrFiction ○ Drain cleanersare the best way to unclog pipes in your home. Fact or fiction?Answer here. 💧Ⓟ
FeaturedDeal ○ Hosting a virtual event? Now through 9/30 we’re offering 25% off all event listings. Submit your event here and guarantee that it’s included in our daily newsletter and website. Use promo code 25VIRTUAL at check out. Ⓟ
Events ○ Vegan Brews + BBQ | Wed., Sept. 9 | 7-11 p.m. | Palmetto Brewing Co., 289 Huger St. | Free | California-based pop-up vendor Southern Fried Vegan sets up shop at the Palmetto Brewing Company. ○ Hampton Mill Model Tour | Wed., Sept. 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2804 Pinelog Ln. | Free | Tour a model home in the new James Island housing community. Kids are invited + encouraged to test out the pirate-themed playground. ○ Sill Crow Virtual Concert| Wed., Sept. 9 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center is hosting this free concert that can be streamed on YouTube + Facebook Live.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
You asked for more giveaways, and more giveaways you shall receive.
This month, we’re giving away $3,000 towards a relaxing weekend getaway. Whether you want to watch the leaves change over the mountains, or take in the sunset while the waves crash over the ocean with a Mai Tai in-hand; the choice is yours.
One grand prize winner will be receiving $3,000 in funds to cover your getaway essentials, including but not limited to:
○ Lodging ○ Spa treatments ○ Local shopping ○ Babysitting fees to leave your kiddos at home ○ Gas and travel expenses
So, who needs an escape? Here’s how to enter:
1. Head over to our website and enter your name, email address and zip code in the giveaway form. You can enter up to once per day + share our giveaway with your friends now through Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 to earn additional chances to win.
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One winner will be chosen at random and announced in our newsletter on October 1.
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Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
○ DHECreleased its online resource that reports positive COVID-19 cases associated with all K-12 public + private schools in South Carolina. Information will be updated bi-weekly on Tuesday + Friday afternoons.
○ Most of theCharleston County Public Library branches have reopened, but they will continue toofferreaders digital + curbside resources that were established due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new safe + socially distanced library experience includes online lessons + story times, order-ahead book bundles + access to ebooks + audiobooks. (Post and Courier)
○ DHEC confirmed that the coronaviruscontinues to spread in South Carolina, butat a slower rate compared to July. Recently, positive coronavirus tests have been between 11-22%. People needing to schedule a test can click here for mobile clinic info + permanent COVID-19 testing facilities. (Post and Courier)
○ Dorchester County School District 2 requires families with their own computers at home to still pick up district-issued electronics, which include software required for classes already installed, such as iPads + Chromebooks, for the current school year. Students who are starting the semester through the eLearning program + those planning on attending a full year of schooling virtually must all go by the same rule of using district-issued electronics. Read more about the district’s programs aimed to help students with virtual learning here. (WCSC)