By the Whisky Couple
Although the Orkney archipelago belongs to Scotland, the inhabitants, who prefer to call themselves Orcadians, feel more connected to Scandinavia than to ole Alba. Well, the Orkney Islands were Viking territory until Danish King Christian I gave them away as a dowry that went with the marriage of his daughter to James III of Scotland in 1469.
New Gaillard Center honors a family’s legacy
By Dottie Ashley
“Just as Paris is known as the ‘City of Light,’ Charleston could be called the ‘City of Enlightenment,’” notes Charleston businessman John M. Rivers, Jr., summing up the long-awaited fulfillment of an ambitious dream initiated by his sister Martha Rivers Ingram.
Seven Ashley Hall grads start medical school at MUSC
By Jerry Reves
The Ashley Hall motto is “Possunt quae volunt” which translates to “girls with the will have the ability.” Living up to their former school’s challenge, seven Ashley Hall alumnae on the recent, steamy, Sunday of August 16 joined 168 other first-year medical students entering the Medical University College of Medicine at the annual White Coat Ceremony. That day they officially began the four-year journey to becoming lifelong physicians.
John Tecklenburg, Charleston’s next mayor
Charleston is blessed with many things; a fine harbor, friendly citizens and a robust economy are but a few. Perhaps we should count the strong field of mayoral candidates as another. As the venerable Joe Riley steps down after decades in office, our populace is called upon to choose the right person to guide our unique city into a promising but never-assured future.