Could you imagine going through life every day with near-debilitating, chronic back pain? Back pain is one of the most common ailments in America - it's estimated that 8% of all adults, or 16 million people, suffer from chronic back pain in the U.S. every year. If you've never experienced a back injury or pain, be thankful. Chronic back pain affects every aspect of a person's life, from participating in sports to limitations with everyday activities, like cooking dinner. In fact, many people with chronic back pain can't even make a reliable living and put food on the table. Almost 83 million workdays are lost every year due to choric back pain.
The inability to work and provide isn't just a physical issue - it can become an emotional one too. Many people suffering from chronic back pain also suffer from depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, in the past, chronic back pain sufferers wanting to avoid addictive medications and invasive surgeries had few viable relief options. However, if you're suffering from a chronic back issue like sciatica, a pinched nerve, or a bulging disc, pain relief may be closer than you think.
Modern chiropractic care and, more specifically, a spinal decompression chiropractor in Sullivan's Island, SC, may be the long-term solution you need for chronic back pain.
A common misconception is that chiropractors only adjust your back and neck when, in fact, they treat the whole body with all-natural treatments. Here at Elite Healthcare, our doctors focus on your overall health, not just pain. We want to find and address the underlying causes of your symptoms. If you're unfamiliar with an integrative approach to medicine, this strategy may seem new. Our chiropractic care is less about putting a band-aid on the problem and more about finding a natural, long-term solution to your pain.
Fortunately, our experienced chiropractors provide the best in natural pain relief. Prescription and over-the-counter pain medications mask the symptoms you're experiencing versus getting to the cause of your pain. Pain is often the result of your spine being out of alignment, which leads to nerve issues. Once your spine is back in alignment, the nerves function correctly again.
Because our chiropractic center offers a combination of different therapies and non-surgical treatments, we provide a comprehensive approach to healing. Depending on the extent of your back problems, spinal decompression therapy may be the answer to your chronic pain problems.
Initially developed in 1985 by Dr. Allan Dyer, spinal decompression has been used by chiropractors for years. Unfortunately, spinal decompression is often passed over as a viable treatment, despite its numerous benefits.
In the past, patients suffering from chronic back pain issues like herniated discs were usually prescribed powerful medications. They were instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred to a physical therapist, and sent on their way. While physical therapy has an important role in back pain recovery, some back conditions need a more comprehensive treatment approach. For those patients, surgery seemed like the only option.
Today, patients with chronic back pain have many more options to consider. One of the most effective treatments for serious back pain is spinal decompression. This proven therapy, provided by Elite Healthcare, has been shown to significantly reduce pain and help patients live a normal, even active lifestyle once again.
Spinal decompression, also called Lumbar Cervical Decompression Therapy (LCD Therapy), is a very effective non-surgical solution to chronic back pain problems. If you're like most patients, your back pain is caused by disc issues related to your spine. This type of therapy uses computer technology and a spinal decompression machine in cityname, state, to stretch your spinal column slowly and gently, relieving abnormal pressure on the discs in your back, which sit in between your vertebrae.
This precise stretching action causes negative pressure to form inside the discs in your back, making them retract. With time, this negative pressure causes a reverse vacuum of sorts that actually draws your protruding discs into place. When pressure is removed from the disc segments in your spine, you experience much-needed pain relief.
The primary purpose of spinal decompression therapy is to provide you with immediate pain relief while creating a healthy environment to heal your spinal disc condition. Some of the most common conditions that spinal decompression therapy treats include:
This happens when spinal discs in your back are pushed outside of the spinal canal. When pushed outside of their usual space, these discs can put pressure on the nerves in your spine, resulting in localized pain and pain throughout your body. If a bulging disc is left untreated, it has a high chance of rupturing, which can necessitate surgery and longer recovery time.
Herniated discs are discs in your back that fracture or crack and leak fluid. The fluid or gel that leaks from a herniated disc may irritate the nerves in your back. When this happens, you may experience an intense burning sensation that shoots up and down your lower back and legs.
As you grow older, joints in your body, like your knees and hips, begin to wear away with time. The same thing can happen to the discs in your back. Often caused by heavy lifting or a family history of spine problems, degenerative discs are painful and can lead to serious situations. In advanced cases, bone spurs can form and affect the nerves of your spine.
When a herniated disc or bone spur begins to put pressure on the nerves in your back, it often causes sciatica. Sciatica is a common back problem that causes pain to radiate from your lower back down your legs via your sciatic nerve. Sometimes, this pain is only felt in one of your legs.
This condition is similar to arthritis of your spine, where the cartilage inside your facet joint breaks down and becomes inflamed. The result is often intense neck and back pain. It's most often caused by degenerative changes in the joints located between the bones of your spine.
This painful condition manifests when the space in your backbone is too small. When this happens, pressure impacts your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through it. Like other conditions treated by a spinal decompression therapy cityname, state, stenosis is caused by wear-and-tear in your back, which forms arthritis.
This term is often used to classify a range of back problems, most often caused by a pinched nerve root in your spinal column. This pinched nerve root may occur in different locations down your spine, like the lumbar or thoracic areas. Usually caused by a narrowing of the space where your nerve root leaves the spine, symptoms of this condition include pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness.
If you're looking for a safe way to relieve your chronic back pain, spinal decompression should be on your list of treatments to consider. This painless procedure is backed by research showing higher success rates in many patients when compared to spinal surgery. Unlike many medications, spinal decompression from Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine is designed to correct the condition you're facing while also minimizing costs and eliminating recovery and downtime.
Some of the most popular reasons why patients choose spinal decompression over surgery and other treatments include:
Invasive procedures, like back surgeries, often leave the patient racked with pain, long recovery times, and complications. Sometimes, the surgery doesn't work as intended, leaving the patient responsible for a therapy that didn't work correctly. As a non-invasive treatment, spinal decompression therapy can treat back and neck pain without needles, incisions, or harmful manipulations of the spine.
Getting back pain relief from surgery is far from guaranteed. However, because spinal decompression targets the underlying causes of your back pain, it's a much more effective long-term treatment. Spinal decompression is not a quick fix. When coupled with positive lifestyle changes like losing weight, you can maximize the pain-relieving benefits of spinal decompression.
Surgery of the back and spine requires the patient to be bedridden and uncomfortable for days and even weeks. Recovering from back surgery is no easy feat and often requires strong pain medications to help. Sometimes, back surgeries don't go as planned, causing complications and worse scenarios. Spinal decompression, on the other hand, is very effective and doesn't require much recovery time at all. Once your spinal decompression session is over, you'll probably be able to drive yourself home from our office.
One of the least talked about issues with back pain medications is that they only treat the pain, not the underlying causes. For many patients, relying on meds to relieve back pain fosters dependency on pain pills. Pain pill addiction is a very serious issue in the U.S., often leading patients down a dark path. With spinal decompression, you won't have to worry about taking pills for pain relief. That's because the root causes of your back pain are addressed, not just the symptoms.
If you were to look at the cost of surgery and subsequent years of prescription medication, you might be shocked. When compared to spinal decompression, surgery is a much more expensive treatment to consider. You've got to take the cost of surgery into account, but also the fact that you'll be forced to take time off work. By choosing spinal decompression therapy, you're choosing a safe, non-surgical treatment that doesn't require any time off work.
Spinal decompression relieves pressure on disrupted discs, causing them to retract back into place. This revolutionary treatment also lets oxygen, fluids, and nutrients re-enter your spinal discs, which provides additional healing.
By now, you probably have a better idea of how spinal decompression can help rid your life of back pain. But spinal decompression treatment does more than help with bulging discs, herniated discs, arthritis, and more. It has also been shown to provide patients with important quality-of-life benefits.
As mentioned above, harsh surgeries leave you bedridden and unable to work for long periods of time. Spinal decompression allows you to jump right back into the workforce, so you can continue providing for your family. Plus, reducing your back pain naturally increases your mobility since you won't be stressing about hurting yourself while moving. Instead, you'll be living in the moment.
One of the worst symptoms affecting people with back pain is the inability to sleep well. Sleeping with back pain can be horrible, causing you to toss and turn to find a comfortable spot. As soon as you find one and get settled, your back starts to hurt again. It's a vicious cycle, but adjusting your spine and relieving pressure with spinal decompression will help you get a good night's rest.
Did you know that when your spine is decompressed, it helps fluids circulate throughout your body? These fluids actually flush your lymphatic system, which helps support your overall immune system. Better circulation also benefits your brain and can help boost concentration and memory. The improved circulation from spinal decompression may also distribute oxygen and nutrients to your skin, creating a multi-benefit effect.
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At Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, we practice an integrated approach to pain relief and chiropractic care. Our goal is to restore your spine to its proper alignment, which speeds up your recovery time and prevents additional injuries. If chronic back pain has taken over your life, it's time to visit our chiropractic office for a thorough evaluation.
Ask yourself this: Have you been suffering from headaches and sleepless nights due to muscle strain? Is your ability to work and put food on the table compromised due to a pinched nerve? No amount of over-the-counter pain medication can provide a long-term fix for such an issue. Thankfully, our chiropractors have years of experience providing relief to patients just like yourself.
After a comprehensive exam, our doctor will create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body. That way, we can address the full scope of your symptoms by correcting any root causes of your back pain.
From minor chiropractic adjustments to spinal decompression treatment, we'll find the solution that your back and body need to heal correctly. If you're ready to get back on the road to better health, we're here to help every step of the way. Contact our Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine today to get started.
The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix hit series “Outer Banks,” filmed in Charleston, is out now.To mark the occasion, Condé Nast Traveler released a video featuring one of the stars of the show, Charleston native Madelyn Cline, who plays “Pogue for Life” Sarah Cameron.In the video, Cline sips sweet tea while revealing some of her favorite pla...
The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix hit series “Outer Banks,” filmed in Charleston, is out now.
To mark the occasion, Condé Nast Traveler released a video featuring one of the stars of the show, Charleston native Madelyn Cline, who plays “Pogue for Life” Sarah Cameron.
In the video, Cline sips sweet tea while revealing some of her favorite places and dining experiences in the Lowcountry. (She admits she was late to work once, stuck in the drive-thru line to get sweet tea; you always squeeze the lemon in, she added.)
“I’m going to personally show you around Charleston,” the actress begins. “What makes Charleston a special place for me, for starters, I am from there, so it is home.”
Cline grew up in Goose Creek, and her family still lives in town.
Among Cline’s favorite spots are:
“Just talking about Charleston gets me really excited, and I hope you guys want to go check it out for yourself,” Cline says while wrapping up the video.
There are 10 episodes in Season 3 of “Outer Banks,” available for streaming on Netflix now.
The first day of spring will be here before we know it, and despite what our dear groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted, I’m hoping for warmer weather sooner than later.
This month, The Windjammer’s beach stage will be in full force with a variety of gigs, while other outdoor venues like Firefly Distillery and Credit One Stadium gear up for the spring and summer seasons.
While most shows remain indoors for the time being, we have a lot to look forward to. These March concerts are certainly on my radar, from Gladys Knight to Boyz II Men and everything in between.
WHAT: The “Empress of Soul” is coming to town and bringing with her a catalog of favorite hits, from “That’s What Friends Are For” to “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 2
WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive
MORE INFO: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/gladys-knight
WHAT: The Charleston Wine + Food Festival is presenting this show featuring Southern hip-hop group Nappy Roots and DJ BLord. There will be curated food and craft beers to go with the tunes.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 3
WHERE: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.
PRICE: $125 (all you can eat and drink)
MORE INFO: musicfarm.com/event/hip-hops-the-remix
WHAT: Brooklyn, N.Y.-based queer rock band Razor Braids will perform punk rock, while local bands Tree Limbs and Catholics open.
WHEN: 9 p.m. March 3
WHERE: Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road
MORE INFO: citypapertickets.com/events/134096760/razor-braids-w-tba
WHAT: Local players Gavin Hamilton, Andy Greenberg, Noah Jones, Sean Bing and Tim Khayat will get together to play a gig that promises funk, soul, rock and jam.
WHEN: 10 p.m. March 8
WHERE: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway
PRICE: $10 advance, $15 day of show
MORE INFO: charlestonpourhouse.com/event/charleston-the-band
WHAT: This indie folk-rock band behind hits “Rivers and Roads” and “Honeybee” will play the first of three shows at The Riviera Theater marking the venue’s one-year anniversary since reopening to the public. The followups will be Patrick Davis on March 24 and Andy Grammer on April 7. During all three shows, concessions will be 1939-era prices, an ode to the historic venue’s founding date (65 cent local and domestic beers and $1.10 glasses of wine).
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 11
WHERE: The Riviera Theater, 227 King St.
MORE INFO: therivierachs.com/shows/the-head-and-the-heart
WHAT: This “evening with” performance will feature They Might Be Giants’ breakthrough album “Flood” in its entirety, along with early favorites, career anecdotes and more from the art rock-meets-children’s music-meets-geek rock band from the ’80s.
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 12
WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
MORE INFO: charlestonmusichall.com/event/an-evening-with-they-might-be-giants
WHAT: Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish will perform this tribute show to R.E.M., which also doubles as a St. Patrick’s Day party.
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 17
WHERE: Lo-Fi Brewing, 2038 Meeting Street Road
MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/voice-of-harold-a-tribute-to-rem-feat-mark-bryan-of-hootie-the-blowfish-tickets-533986757767?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
WHAT: Local music blog Extra Chill will present a performance at The Royal American featuring three South Carolina acts. Electrifying and funktastic Leone & The Ascension and psychedelic escapist Leopard & The Diamond Sky will open for lush and luring pop outfit Babe Club.
WHEN: 9 p.m. March 18
WHERE: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive
PRICE: $10 cash at door
MORE INFO: theroyalamerican.com/schedule
WHAT: Former marching band students will play eclectic hooks, featuring horns and all, with Charleston’s Orange Doors, while two-piece Athens, Ga., indie rock band Monsoon and two-piece Boone, N.C., instrumental math rock band Cloutchaser open the show.
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 19
WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St.
PRICE: $15 advance, $19 day of show
MORE INFO: musicfarm.com/event/orange-doors
WHAT: The Windjammer is already ramping up its outdoor shows as spring sneaks up on us (The Midnight City on March 3-4, Departure: Journey Tribute on March 17 and Everclear on March 31), but this one will take place indoors. This country concert will feature some local love: Cody Webb, the singer behind “She’s Carolina,” along with another South Carolina native who still resides in Charleston and performed at Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival Festival, Drew Dangerfield.
WHEN: 9 p.m. March 24
WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms
MORE INFO: the-windjammer.com/event/cody-webb-with-drew-dangerfield-on-the-beach-stage
WHAT: Tribute concert to and celebration of Aretha Franklin, featuring a live band and vocalists.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 26
WHERE: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St.
MORE INFO: gaillardcenter.org/events/r-e-s-p-e-c-t
WHAT: This three-decades-and-running R&B group will play hits from “On Bended Knee” to “I’ll Make Love to You.” Bring your sweetheart, and feel the magic from these crooners.
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 30
WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive
MORE INFO: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/boyz-ii-men
WHAT: This annual festival celebrates the late life of Bert Griggs, a live music fan and merch slinger behind Drifter Merch. Tishamingo and George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners will play along with Gavin Hamilton & Friends with Wallace Mullinax, Broken Speakers and Just Groove. A portion of proceeds go to Carolina Studios.
WHEN: 5 p.m. March 31-April 1
WHERE: The Refinery, 1640 Meeting Street Road
PRICE: $20 one-day, $35 weekend pass, $50 VIP one-day, $90 VIP weekend pass
MORE INFO: ticketweb.com/event/drifter-fest-the-refinery-tickets/12897335
Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.Voter registrationMake sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots ...
Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.
Make sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots here.
Driver’s licenses and vehicle registration
New residents in need of an SC driver’s license will need to provide their social security number, proof of identity, citizenship, and date of birth, and two documents confirming their current physical SC address.
For dealer-purchased vehicles, titling and registration will be completed for you (generally). If your vehicle was purchased from an individual that holds the title, here’s what you’ll need to register your car in SC:
Find out what you need to transfer a plate or request a new one here. Initial registrations may be subject to title and registration fees.
Visit an SCDMV branch to obtain an SC driver’s license or register your vehicle.
Establishing yourself with a primary care provider is one of those things you’ll be glad you did when you need one. Reach out to the professionals at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, MUSC Health, or Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, to name a few. Pro tip: Websites like DocSpot filter physicians by location, patient reviews, insurance, language, and more.
Prepare your student for the school year by registering them with Charleston County School District (or Berkeley County School District). Here, you’ll find school districts based on your residential area,and elementary, middle, high, and charter schools within each of the eight constituent school districts. Use this map to find school options by zone.
Get details on Charleston County School District registration and enrollment here, including a required documentation list and registration link. For information on Charleston County’s private schools, check out this list.
Library card registration
If you think libraries are only for checking out the occasional book, think again. Register for a library card at your nearest Charleston County Public Library branch or online to take advantage of:
To get your card, you’ll need a photo ID and proof of address. Young adults ages 12-17 are eligible for a young adult library card, and those under the age of 12 can get a card with a parent or guardian’s signature.
Thanks for thinking green. For everything you need to know about recycling in Charleston, from pickup days to container requests and accepted materials, check out this Charleston County Environmental Management page.
Moving is exciting, but no one wants to unpack by candlelight. Establish your services with Dominion Energy by creating an account or updating your address in your existing account. Pro tip: Check out this info to learn how to manage seasonal bills.
No connectivity issues here. Check out some of the internet providers in the 843 below. Note: Service cost and availability may vary by location.
Having an SC driver’s license and an 843 area code may qualify you on paper, but you’re not officially a Charlestonian until you’ve taken part in some local fun.
Rooftop bars and restaurants
You haven’t properly enjoyed a Holy City skyline unless you’ve enjoyed a drink on a rooftop overlooking the hustle and bustle of our city with your closest friends. Did someone say golden hour photo op? Here are a few spots.
Live music and Charleston go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s no shortage of local venues like Credit One Stadium, Music Farm, The Windjammer, and Pour House, so the chances of seeing your favorite artist live in action are pretty good. Take a look at upcoming concerts.
With historic buildings like “America’s First Museum” and “America’s first theater,” Charleston has its fair share of stories to tell through the years — which makes sense, given that the city dates back to 1670.
Explore our history coverage to learn about ghost stories, preservation efforts, and local landmarks, and check out these interesting facts about the Holy City’s past and quirks.
Is there something you’re still left wondering about to get you properly established in the Holy City? Ask us your question and we’ll do our best to answer it for you, like a good neighbor.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Folly Beach residents voted to decide if a cap should be placed on the number of short-term rentals on the island.“This is our referendum vote today on whether to put a cap on short-term rentals,” Folly Beach resident Elton Culpepper said.There are currently more than 1100 active short-term rentals on the island, however the cap would limit that number to 800.“It was put in as an arbitrary number earlier on because basically that was at the time th...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Folly Beach residents voted to decide if a cap should be placed on the number of short-term rentals on the island.
“This is our referendum vote today on whether to put a cap on short-term rentals,” Folly Beach resident Elton Culpepper said.
There are currently more than 1100 active short-term rentals on the island, however the cap would limit that number to 800.
“It was put in as an arbitrary number earlier on because basically that was at the time the petition was proposed,” Folly Beach resident Ann Peets said.
The petition was proposed by a group of residents who go by Save Folly’s Future. They say the presence of too many short-term rentals has diminished their quality of life.
“Some of them work really well,” Peets said, “the landlords are great, and they really manage them well. But the downside of others is that the partying has gotten out of hand. We have people racing golf carts in the middle of the night. We have people lighting up fireworks in the street.”
They also believe the rentals put a lot of strain on the city’s resources and infrastructure.
“It adds stress to the traffic on the island,” Folly Beach resident Bubba Catoe said. “It adds stress to the municipal works; the trash pickup, the response from our public safety.”
But some residents are against the proposed cap because they believe it would adversely affect their home’s property value.
“This cap starts us on the progressive path to becoming Sullivan’s Island,” Culpepper said. “They want 800 now, then they want 600 later, 400, 200. Sullivan’s Island doesn’t have the uniqueness we have here at Folly Beach. I don’t want that type of lifestyle.”
Residents are hoping Tuesday’s election turns out in their favor.
“I’d like to see the vote be yes in favor of an investment short-term rental cap,” Catoe said.
“I’m very optimistic,” Culpepper said.
“We’re hoping for a yes vote to cap those investment short-term rentals going forward,” Peets said.
The unofficial election results provided by the Charleston County Board of Elections: 655 YES // 578 NO.
Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, ...
Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, according to The Knot. However, the last decade has also seen a steep rise in those celebrating their upcoming nuptials with a destination bachelor or bachelorette weekend in the southern city.
The bachelorette party is often easy to spot, wearing sashes or matching T-shirts as the team traipses down King Street, but there is much more to celebrate in Charleston than simply a night of barhopping (though we have you covered there too). In true Southern fashion, Charleston has a buffet table of options laid out for bachelorettes to sample. If you’re planning a Charleston bachelorette party, here are the places to eat, stay, and play for a weekend that is uniquely Charleston, and one that you can customize to your preferred bachelorette weekend style—no sashes required.
Eating is a cultural activity in Charleston—residents and visitors alike take it very seriously. Classic Lowcountry flavors shine in a variety of spots, from fluffy grab-and-go biscuits at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (which has locations on Upper King and in the City Market) to the always elegant Circa 1886, expertly helmed for more than 20 years by Chef Marc Collins, housed in the Wentworth Mansion on a residential block just a short stroll away from Colonial Lake.
For friends who are always eating off each other’s plates, Estadio is an easy choice, where the idea is to share all the tapas, from tuna crudo to deviled eggs and caviar, then order a porron—a traditional glass wine pitcher with a spout from Spain used to share wine with a group—to really get the party started. A stop at Rancho Lewis for spicy margaritas and some hearty Tex-Mex fare is decidedly smart pregaming if partying later is your pleasure, and its spacious dining room can easily accommodate larger groups.
Since the city has heartily embraced the oyster bar trend, there’s a lot in that salty vein from which to choose, including 167 Raw with its lovely (and often lively) courtyard on Lower King, and Rappahanock Oyster Bar, where, in addition to a rotating selection of oysters and raw bar offerings, Chef Kevin Kelly has satisfying, seasonal seafood dishes for those in the group who might prefer something such as baked clams with a coconut sauce to raw oysters.
Off-the-peninsula options for those considering beach days or boat days include Jack of Cups, serving up a funky Folly Beach vibe and plant-forward menu, and any of the many spots along Shem Creek for seafood, dolphin spotting, and plenty of photo opportunities. Out on Sullivan’s Island, The Obstinate Daughter is a crowd-pleaser for wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and whatever is the chef’s special, while Sullivan’s Fish Camp, one of the new kids on the block, promises —and delivers on—a retro vibe mixed with tiki-esque drinks and one seriously spot-on basket of fried local shrimp.
Where groups choose to stay in Charleston really does craft the experience since a beach vibe is very different from a downtown scene or resort move. The metro area has close to 20,000 hotel rooms, and knowing your party and your activity preferences can not only improve the trip experience for everyone, but give you more opportunities for walking versus ride-shares, more precious minutes by the pool, and more chances to be on time for any reservations and activities you have planned.
The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the ev...
The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.
The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.
Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the event until 2019 when the town, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, began to reestablish a commemoration to complement activities in downtown Charleston organized by the Palmetto Society. Since then the Sullivan’s Island event has grown steadily.
Carolina Day festivities on Sullivan’s Island will take place on the plaza in front of Town Hall on at 9 a.m. Activities will include raising of the Moultrie flag, a proclamation by Mayor Patrick O’Neil, participation by the Daughters of the American Revolution and a special speaker on the history of the battle.
An extra special treat will be the firing of a musket salute by members of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, Col. Moultrie’s own unit. Invocation and benediction will be by Rev. Daniel Massie. Refreshments including doughnuts, coffee and orange juice will be served.
Everyone, including students of all ages, islanders both old and new, visitors and anyone interested in learning more about the first significant event in Sullivan’s Island history are encouraged to attend the ceremony on June 25.
Additionally, Fort Moultrie will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island with events on June 25 and 26.
At Fort Moultrie from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be living history soldiers in period uniforms, musket and cannon drills and firing demonstrations.
Visitors of all ages have the chance to experience the American Revolution through the life of a soldier at Fort Moultrie. The park entrance fee has been waived June 25.
Cannon demonstrations will be on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Musket demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.
Patriots and Loyalists will be represented with the 2nd South Carolina Regiment and 33rd Regiment of Foot.
Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island. The park represents the history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution to the end of World War II.
For more information call 843-883-3123 or visit www.nps.gov/fosu.