south carolina: Town Resurges 20 Years After Hurricane Hugo - 09/21/09 06:17 AM
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Hurricane Hugo muddied McClellanville’s timeline. The town has made anamazing comeback and it’s finally to the point that you don’t hear that four-letter word in everyday communication now.  I certainly couldn’t say that 10 years ago.  Time was still measured in terms of “before Hugo” and “after Hugo”, but that past is becoming more and more distant.  This anniversary will come and go and my phone will cease to ring from reporters who read my first article about Hugo looking for an interview, maybe a before and after article or  a “Where are They Now” piece to catch America up on what the … (3 comments)

south carolina: “The New Daughter” Comes to McClellanville - 01/18/08 03:40 AM
I can now confirm my earlier post about the filming of the new Kevin Costner movie, The New Daughter, here in McClellanville. Film crews are already in the area and filming is slated to begin February 18th. I have been working with the films housing manager to help them find suitable McClellanville Rentals for all the cast and crew.
The New Daughter is a horror/thriller movie, in which Kevin Costner plays a single father who’s daughter starts acting strangely after moving to a new house in the country that happens to have burial mounds on the property. Ivano Baquero, who starred … (0 comments)

south carolina: McClellanville Fishing Tournament - 09/28/07 12:34 AM
Put some new line on your reels and scout out your secret fishing holes, because November 3rd is the 16th Annual McClellanville Creek Tournament. The event is sponsored by Archibald Rutledge Academy and 50% of all the proceeds go to supporting the school. The rest is up for grabs for the contestants, with 25% going to 1st place, 15% to 2nd, and 10% to 3rd place.
Points are given to fishermen with the biggest legal bass, trout, and flounder and bonus points are given to boats that catch all three. As always there will be some great door prizes so even … (0 comments)

south carolina: 6 Reasons McClellanville Won't Change - 07/18/07 02:57 AM
One of the hardest things to explain to people about McClellanville is that we are not going to be “discovered” one day and change over night.  I can’t blame their cynicism, because we’ve all known a sleepy little town that we loved to visit or pass through and then one day the town has become a city and it’s lost all it’s charm.  The people that came to enjoy the “quaintness” ruined it in the process, because they didn’t see what harm a few Starbucks and a Super Wal-mart could do. 
First of all, to claim that we are undiscovered is simply a myth.  McClellanville is frequently featured … (1 comments)

south carolina: A Paddle Down Otter Creek and Memory Lane - 07/03/07 12:35 AM
In McClellanville just across Jeremy Creek from the town boat landing is a small tidal creek named Otter Creek.  On a recent kayak trip, I didn’t encounter any otter, but I did see nature at its best while paddling through this area now known as Mouzon’s Bluff.

I start my trek as I entered Otter Creek, only 10 feet wide at its mouth.  Snails work their way up blades of marsh grass slowly cleaning them as they slide.  Small minnows and shrimp jump and splash as I quietly wisp through the water.  In the marsh grass near the shore, I catch a glimpse … (5 comments)

south carolina: It Takes a Village - 07/03/07 12:32 AM
You’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”, but do you actually buy into that theory?  Well this sounds-to-good-to-be-true way of living actually exist in McClellanville.
Growing up in a small town like McClellanville (under 500 people) and then working as a police officer in Rock Hill (a suburb of Charlotte, NC with a population of +65,000) has given me an interesting perspective on law enforcement. When I returned to McClellanville, I was sort of elected without contest to be the new deputy town marshal. The town marshal’s authority is limited to the enforcement of town … (2 comments)

south carolina: McClellanville's Moving Markers - 06/15/07 07:25 AM
Well just a few days after I posted “DOT Changes History”, the issue of the signs was resolved.  The historical plaque marking Archibald Rutledge’s birthplace was returned to it’s rightful location in front of “Little Hampton”.  They also moved the often ignored McClellanville historical marker (shown below) from the corner of Highway 17 and North Pinckney Street to in front of Deerhead Oak, where many more people will be able to actually stop and read it. Who knows what will happen when we get a historical marker for Deerhead Oak, I guess the DOT will play musical historical markers again. Click Here … (0 comments)

south carolina: Fishing and Boating in South Carolina - 06/06/07 09:33 AM
The water is warming up and it’s getting to be great weather to be out on the boat.  I wanted to cover a few boating and fishing basics for people coming to Bulls Bay or Cape Romain.  For more information on local boating and fishing visit The Village Community Forum.  Click Here to read more. … (0 comments)

south carolina: Thank You ARA for Another Great Shrimp Festival - 05/11/07 09:37 AM
   Congratulation to Archibald Rutledge Academy for another great Shrimp Festival.  There were lots of great vendors, tons of games for the kids, and really good food too.  No wonder families come back year after year to take a break from their hectic lives for the day and relax in this amazing town.   Click Here for  the complete story. … (1 comments)

 

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