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Touting the Turtles
For Immediate Release, August 2014

Residence Inn by Marriott Charleston, SC Riverview loves loggerhead turtles. In fact, the staff is so committed to preserving this special animal, an educational campaign has been created to help visitors understand the plight of the turtle.
Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Future Park at Limehouse Bridge
For Immediate Release, August 2014

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host a second public meeting and workshop about the future of the agency’s property located near the Limehouse Bridge.
Lowcountry Conservatory of Music Opens in Charleston/Georgetown Counties
For Immediate Release, August 2014

The Lowcountry Conservatory of Music, (LCM) a newly established nonprofit music education program serving Charleston and Georgetown SC counties by promoting excellence in music through high-caliber private music education and public performance, is pleased to announce its inaugural enrollment for Fall 2014.
2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival Will Boast A Chart-Topping Soulful Vibe
For Immediate Release, August 2014

The 2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival features so many award-winning, genre-crossing jazz-soul-R&B-pop artists that organizers had to add an extra day to the schedule.
County Parks to participate in Charleston Watersports Week, Sept. 5 - 14
For Immediate Release, August 2014

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is proud to offer a variety of water-related activities throughout the upcoming Charleston Watersports Week. Founded by the Charleston Area Sports Commission, the inaugural Charleston Watersports Week will be held at various Lowcountry sites Sept. 5 through 14.
High Cotton Partners with Cathead Vodka for Live Music Promotion
For Immediate Release, August 2014

High Cotton is proud to collaborate with Cathead Vodka in a celebration of High Cotton’s daily live music and Cathead Vodka’s “Support Live Music” philanthropy.
CHARLESTON IS RANKED NO. 1 ON THE TRAVEL + LEISURE 2014 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS LIST OF TOP CITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For Immediate Release, July 2014

For the second consecutive year Charleston is the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada according to Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.
Lt. Dan Weekend Tickets Now 2 for 1
For Immediate Release, July 2014

Hundreds of injured veterans and their caregivers have been invited to North Charleston in September to see Gary Sinsie and the Lt Dan band play at the North Charleston Coliseum on September 20th, 2014.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charleston North/University Area receives 2014 Expedia Insiders' Select Award
For Immediate Release, July 2014

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charleston North/University Area today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014, an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by one of the world’s largest full-service online travel site.
Christmas In July Sale: July 14-16! For A Christmas Carol at the Historic Dock Street Theatre
For Immediate Release, July 2014

Christmas In July Sale: July 14, 15 and 16! Receive $10 off on up to 4 Tickets to any performance of A Christmas Carol at the Historic Dock Street Theatre!
CSO GOSPEL CHOIR AND CSO SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR NEW SINGERS July 29 and August 5, 2014
For Immediate Release, July 2014

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble are seeking new volunteer members. The CSO Gospel Choir is an 80-voice gospel group and the CSO Spiritual Ensemble is a 35-member vocal group focusing on African-American Spirituals.
North Charleston Performing Arts Center Ranked Among Top-selling Theatres in the World!
For Immediate Release, July 2014

The SMG-managed North Charleston Performing Arts Center finished as the 43rd Top Selling Theatre in the United States and 58th in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s 2014 Mid-Year Top 100 Theatre Rankings.
The Charleston Crab Shacks Introduce New All Day Menu at All Three Locations
For Immediate Release, July 2014

The Charleston Crab Shacks are introducing a new All Day Menu, now available throughout the day to guests at each of its three locations.
Volunteers Needed to Get Cancer Patients on Road To Recovery
For Immediate Release, July 2014

Every day, many cancer patients need rides to medical facilities for treatment. To help solve this problem, the American Cancer Society is having a recruitment campaign for its Road To Recovery program in Berkley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester and Georgetown counties.
Drop off old Cell Phones at your County Parks to Help U.S. Soldiers Call Home
For Immediate Release, June 2014

Starting June 9 and continuing through the end of August, several of your Charleston County Parks will be serving as drop-off locations for used mobile phone recycling. Through the Cell Phones for Soldiers program, these donated phones will be exchanged for calling cards to be used by those serving overseas in the United States military.
Public Workshop Scheduled for future park site at Limehouse Bridge
For Immediate Release, June 2014

On July 9, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host a public workshop about the future of the agency’s property located near the Limehouse Bridge. This piece of land, located in the Stono River between West Ashley and Johns Island, is currently undeveloped and a master plan is in the works to make it a county park facility.
North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center Win Best Event Promotion Award Second Year in a Row
For Immediate Release, June 2014

For the second year in a role, the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center have been recognized with the SMG 2014 Best Event Promotion Award.
Fish restaurant’s annual Bastille Day fête
For Immediate Release, June 2014

Who better to host Charleston’s premier Bastille Day celebration than a French Master Chef? Join the sixth-annual event helmed by executive chef Nico Romo at Fish restaurant on Monday, July 14.
Edmund’s Oast, One of Charleston, SC’s Most Anticipated Restaurants of the Year, Opens Today
For Immediate Release, February 2014

Building on the success of their popular Beer Exchange retail stores in both Greenville and Charleston, Scott Shor and Rich Carley are opening the doors to the much anticipated Edmund’s Oast today, Friday, February 14.
Chef Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant named 2014 Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Ambassador
For Immediate Release, January 2014

Charleston chef to be honored during Cooking For Solutions 2014 Celebration, May 16-18
Charleston Restaurant Foundation to Donate Nearly $50,000 to Local Schools and Charities on February 5
For Immediate Release, January 2014

The Charleston Restaurant Foundation, Inc. (CRF) will present nearly $50,000 to their educational partners and charities at 5pm on Wednesday, February 5 at Southerly Restaurant and Patio in Mount Pleasant.
Experience Christmas in Charleston, 1860
For Immediate Release, December 2013

Historic holiday brought to life at the Edmondston-Alston House
Kickin Chicken Gives Back the Entire Month of November
For Immediate Release, November 2013

Three Local Charities to Benefit from the Kickin Chicken Month of Giving
Area Non-Profit Operation Home Selects Home Team BBQ and Owner Aaron Siegel as Recipient of their Annual Kris Basala Person of the Year Award
For Immediate Release, November 2013

Home Team BBQ Owner and Pitmaster Aaron Siegel was presented with area non-profit Operation Home’s annual “Kris Basala Person of the Year“ award at a special ceremony during the annual fundraiser Drum It Up event on October 20, 2013.
Oktoberfest “Alley Style”
For Immediate Release, October 2013

Oktoberfest “Alley Style” Takes Place on Thursday, October 24 from 6:00-10:00PM featuring local and regional breweries
New Fall Menu Items and Weekly Specials Offered at The Alley Charleston
For Immediate Release, October 2013

Just in time for the fall’s action packed football schedule and the soon to come cooler temperatures, The Alley Charleston is launching new weekly specials along with some menu items by Home Team Kitchen.
Holiday Festival of Lights opens Nov. 8 at James Island County Park
For Immediate Release, October 2013

Catch the Spirit of the Season at The 24th ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - Kicks off Nov. 8!
The Third Time is Charming for Charleston: South Carolina’s Historic Coastal Destination Named #1 U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for Third Consecutive Year
For Immediate Release, October 2013

Condé Nast Traveler announced today the results of its 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the world’s leading travel brands and best cities. For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named the #1 U.S. City with an overall score of 83.2 from the Culture, Friendliness, Atmosphere, Restaurants, Lodging, and Shopping categories.
Southern Living Taste of Charleston Attendance Up
For Immediate Release, October 2013

The weekend was a big success for the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association.
Holiday Decorations Celebrate "The Twelve Days of Christmas" at the Joseph Manigault House
For Immediate Release, October 2013

From December 7-29, 2013 the Joseph Manigault House will be decorated for the holidays.
Official Launch of the Sweet Tea Trail will be Sweet
For Immediate Release, September 2013

The 2013 LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER Class of the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce will officially launch the Sweet Tea Trail on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Hutchinson Square located at South Main Street in Summerville.
So You Thought You Could Spell Spelling Bee at The Alley
For Immediate Release, August 2013

The Alley Charleston Partners with Be a Mentor to Host Special Awareness Event: So You Thought You Could Spell Spelling Bee on September 12, 2013 starting at 7:00PM
Sunday Brunch, Republic-Style Begins September 1
For Immediate Release, August 2013

Focus is on Tasty Light Bites, Music & Mixology
Start Making Reservations for Charleston Restaurant Week
For Immediate Release, August 2013

September 4 - 15 marks the next installment of the delicious event.
7th Annual Tennis Block Party
For Immediate Release, August 2013

Celebrate Shelby Rogers Day at the Family Circle Tennis Center
John Rutledge House Inn® in historic Charleston continues its 250th Anniversary celebration with a party benefiting the Historic Charleston Foundation!
For Immediate Release, August 2013

The John Rutledge House Inn®, built in 1763 by John Rutledge as a wedding gift for his bride Elizabeth Grimke, celebrates this Semiquincentennial milestone with the Semiquincentennial Celebration Weekend Package starting with a grand party in the Signers Ballroom.
A summertime special: Buy one, get one free
For Immediate Release, August 2013

In the month of August, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is offering a special discount for garden lovers who want to enjoy the summer sun in America’s oldest garden.
Finest Examples of Charleston Quilting Go on Exhibit
For Immediate Release, July 2013

The Charleston Museum presents an original exhibition, Quintessential Quilts, from August 17, 2013 to March 30, 2014.
Southern Season Brings Big Business to Charleston
For Immediate Release, July 2013

Southern Season Expanding Along the Southeast
82 Queen Helps Out Local Community by Feeding the Homeless
For Immediate Release, July 2013

Next Wednesday, July 31, 82 Queen will be partnering with Feed the Need to help feed the homeless at the Neighborhood House in downtown.
Southern Living Taste of Charleston is Set for September 27 - 29
For Immediate Release, July 2013

Tickets are on Sale Now for the Southern Living Taste of Charleston.
FlipKey Announces Top Destinations for Girlfriend Getaways
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Vacation Rental Site Uncovers the Top Girls’ Trip Locations around the World
Area Charities Benefit from Special Bowling in Lane 8 at The Alley Charleston
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Area Charities Benefit from Special Bowling in Lane 8 at The Alley Charleston Each Sunday in July/Early August
Bringing Back the Beach: Folly Beach County Park Set to Reopen July 3
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Folly Beach County Park officially reopens its gates for visitors on Wednesday, July 3.
Limehouse Produce Launches Special Heirloom Tomato Trek
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Limehouse Produce Launches Special Heirloom Tomato Trek June 23-July 12 to Build Support and Awareness for Popular Produce
Home Team Kitchen and Chef Courtney Tomer Starts Offering Sunday Brunch at The Alley Charleston
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Home Team Kitchen is showcasing the talent of Chef Courtney Tomer with a new Sunday Brunch.
Magnolia History Fair bridging past and present on July 6
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will convene a History Fair on July 6 to showcase 41 organizations, businesses and institutions with historic ties to the Lowcountry.
Charleston Harbor Tours Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
For Immediate Release, June 2013

Honored as a Top Performing Tour Company as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site
Local Hospitality and Tourism Leaders Honored for Dedicated Service
For Immediate Release, June 2013

The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) presented nine Golden Pineapple Awards in recognition of outstanding service to the local hospitality industry during the Travel Council Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2012. More than three hundred and fifty attendees gathered at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex to applaud the Golden Pineapple Aware recipients and to hear travel industry insights from luncheon keynote speaker Irene Schneider, Condé Nast Traveler Executive Service and Surveys Editor. Charleston was voted the Top U.S. City in both the 2011 and 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, the magazine’s esteemed annual competition, which Schneider has spearheaded since 1989.
Tickets on sale now for the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse on Daniel Island
For Immediate Release, June 2013

The tour dates and ticket details have been announced for the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse, a showcase of coastal home innovation, decor and construction located on a deepwater homesite overlooking the Wando River on Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, SC Highlighted in Nationwide History Feature
For Immediate Release, May 2013

TravelNerd recognizes city’s dedication to history and culture
Take Time Off To Cool Down With Hot Summer Rates
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Plan your summer getaway with amazing deals at nearly 500 Marriott hotels
Charleston Pirate Tours and Charles Towne Pub Stroll Earn 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate for Excellence
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Charleston Pirate Tours and Charles Towne Pub Stroll have both received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.
Free admission for active military on Memorial Day
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be offered on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, to active duty military personnel and their immediate family.
Sesquicentennial Exhibit to Share Archaeological Finds from "Little Folly Island" Civil War Site
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Continuing its commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Charleston Museum presents "Our Duty was Quite Arduous": The Union Encampment on Little Folly Island, 1863- 1865.
Wentworth Mansion® Honored With Top Award By Travel & Leisure
For Immediate Release, May 2013

#1 in the US and #2 in the world 2013 World's Best Service Award
Circa 1886 Extended Hours for Spoleto
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Circa 1886 extended hours and Sunday opening to accommodate Spoleto Festival USA goers
“Hands On” Rice Planting at Middleton Place
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Visitors invited to help plant Carolina Gold May 16-18
From Sheep to Shawl
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Sheep shearing demonstrations at Middleton Place May 11
Admission to Magnolia Gardens is free on Friday
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will open its gates free of charge on Friday, May 10, in observance of National Public Gardens Day.
The Fourth Hour of TODAY Broadcasts From Charleston, SC Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3
For Immediate Release, May 2013

Kathie Lee and Hoda bid farewell to NYC and say “hey y’all” to Charleston, SC! The fourth hour of TODAY takes the show on the road and broadcasts from Charleston Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3. Kathie Lee and Hoda encourage viewers to practice their southern hospitality and join them on a Lowcountry adventure.
FREE Fam Jam event this Saturday at Marion Square
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Children's Museum celebrates the power of play with free festival at Marion Square and free admission to the Museum
Catch Summer Fun at your Charleston Fishing Piers!
For Immediate Release, April 2013

The Mount Pleasant Pier will kick off the fishing tournament series with Kahuna on the Cooper May 4, and the Folly Beach Fishing Pier will host its first tournament of the season on May 11.
Jazz Night at the Joe
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Jazz Artists of Charleston partners with the Charleston RiverDogs on April 26 for the Piggly Wiggly Friday Night Fireworks Game.
A Farm is Born
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Middleton Place launches organic farm-to-table project.
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series returns May 19 for its 23rd Year
For Immediate Release, April 2013

The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series (CSTS) is kicking off its 23rd year of challenging athletes to the area’s premier swim, bike and run event at James Island County Park.
Bill Butler to Come to Charleston for Sixth Annual Charleston International Film Festival
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Legendary cinematographer to receive the festival’s inaugural lifetime achievement award
Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Three Area Waterparks
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Charleston County Waterparks open May 4 for Weekends Only
Annual North Charleston Arts Festival Set for May 3-11
For Immediate Release, April 2013

Nine-day celebration of the arts offers something for everyone
Charleston International Film Festival Releases Star-Studded 2013 Schedule
For Immediate Release, April 2013

The 6th annual event includes workshops, demonstrations, filmmaker Q&A and more.
College of Charleston Student Submits Winning Design for Charleston International Film Festival’s Spire Award
For Immediate Release, March 2013

Charleston International Film Festival is excited to reveal the new design for the Spire Award, concepted and created by a student at College of Charleston.
Anything Goes, the Landmark Broadway Musical Comedy, Opens April 5th, 2013
For Immediate Release, March 2013

Starcrossed Lovers, Tap-dancing Mobsters, and a Shipload of Musical Fun Sets Sail April 5th When the Landmark Broadway Musical Comedy, Anything Goes, the Grand Finale of Charleston Stage's 35th Anniversary Season Opens at the Historic Dock Street Theatre
Middleton Place Welcomes French Heritage Society
For Immediate Release, March 2013

Middleton Place hosts the French Heritage Society for lunch and a tour of the Gardens, House Museum and Plantation Stableyards on March 15.
Explore Your County Parks For Free
For Immediate Release, March 2013

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission wants to thank you for your support with free gate admission as well as activities for the entire family on Sunday, March 24.
Free Spring Concert Series, Easter Festivities Kick Off Event Season
For Immediate Release, March 2013

Kick off the spring season at Freshfields Village, the shopping and dining destination located at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Islands, with a family-friendly line-up of events.
Middleton Place Names First Spring Lamb
For Immediate Release, March 2013

After hundreds of suggestions and a weekend of online voting, Middleton Place’s first spring lamb of 2013 officially has a name. “Leon” (Noel spelled backwards) received the most votes during the 54-hour poll.
JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Charleston, South Carolina
For Immediate Release, February 2013

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) launches service to its 76th city, Charleston, South Carolina. Starting today, JetBlue will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a daily flight from Boston’s Logan (BOS).
Wentworth Mansion Ranked Top Two In South Carolina By U.S. News & World Report
For Immediate Release, February 2013

U.S. News & World Report has published their annual list of the "Top 10 Hotels in South Carolina," and the Wentworth Mansion® in Charleston has ranked number two. U.S. News evaluated hotels across the state based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations, and consumer ratings.
What's New in the Charleston, S.C. Area: Winter 2013
For Immediate Release, January 2013

Charleston, S.C., named Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards Top U.S. City, is known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, coastal location, celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people. While indeed a veritable living museum, the Charleston area is also a bustling epicenter of hospitality as illustrated by the following news.
North Charleston Coliseum Celebrates Twenty Years of Live Entertainment
For Immediate Release, January 2013

Times flies when you are having fun! It is hard to believe that it has been twenty years since the City of North Charleston opened the North Charleston Coliseum. Since that opening weekend, nearly eight million people have come through the doors to enjoy the biggest names in music, sports and family entertainment.
‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend at Patriots Point
For Immediate Release, January 2013

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is kicking off the New Year with a bang. The museum’s popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend returns January 5-6. For this weekend only, normal parking and admission fees will be waived and visitors will be invited to explore the museum for any price they can afford.
Avocet Hospitality Group Acquires 66 Room Vendue Inn, Charleston, SC
For Immediate Release, January 2013

Avocet Hospitality Group (based in Charleston, SC) announced today that it has acquired the Vendue Inn, a 66-room boutique hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, SC.
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Working to Move Forward with Folly Beach County Park
For Immediate Release, December 2012

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is working diligently to reopen Folly Beach County Park (FBCP) to serve the public once again, with the goal of completing the project in a time-sensitive window before summer 2013.
Family Circle Cup Holiday Package – The Ultimate Cup Experience
For Immediate Release, November 2012

The perfect Christmas gift for the tennis player in your life! Give them the ultimate experience at the 2013 Family Circle Cup, where they will enjoy VIP treatment in one of our air-conditioned sky suites located 100 ft above center court.
Venus Williams Returns to Charleston
For Immediate Release, November 2012

Venus Williams, former World No. 1 and 2004 Cup Champion, has officially entered the 2013 Family Circle Cup. Williams joins World No. 9, Samantha Stosur, in the top-notch player field assembling on Daniel Island.
Spend Christmas with the Alstons
For Immediate Release, November 2012

The Edmondston-Alston House presents Christmas 1860.
NYE Beach Bash Ticket Packages Now on Sale
For Immediate Release, November 2012

What better place to celebrate the New Year than Charleston’s finest oceanfront venue! We have a fun-filled evening planned with amazing food, plentiful libations, live entertainment by NTranze and DJ C Nile, and spectacular fireworks show!
Meeting Pros Love the Inn at Middleton Place
For Immediate Release, November 2012

Riverside hotel receives ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award.
The New Restaurant on Patriots Point Has a Name
For Immediate Release, October 2012

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina has announced the name of the new 350 seated restaurant and roof top bar being built on Patriots Point.
Halls Chophouse Expansion Complete
For Immediate Release, October 2012

Halls Chophouse announced that construction on their new upstairs space is finished and the room is available for dining or meetings. This is the first expansion of Halls Chophouse since it opened four years ago at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston.
JetBlue Flights to Charleston, S.C., Now On Sale
For Immediate Release, September 2012

JetBlue tickets to Charleston—the airline’s first destination in South Carolina—are now available for purchase at www.jetblue.com/new.
JetBlue Announces Daily, Nonstop Air Service to Charleston International Airport
For Immediate Release, September 2012

The sky over the Charleston area will be blue regardless of weather beginning February 28, 2013, when JetBlue begins daily nonstop air service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport to Charleston International Airport.
Charleston City Market Renovation Wins National Travel Award
For Immediate Release, September 2012

In recognition of its extensive and well-executed renovation, the Charleston City Market has received a 2012 Phoenix Award from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a national consortium of professional writers, editors, photographers and filmmakers who specialize in travel industry journalism.
Charlestowne Hotels Partners with Charleston Restaurant Association
For Immediate Release, August 2012

Charleston Area Hotels to Offer Discounts During Charleston Restaurant Week.
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble Announce New Artistic Directors
For Immediate Release, August 2012

Dr. Isaiah R. McGee and David A. Richardson have been appointed Artistic Directors of the CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble respectively, responsible for crafting and strengthening the choral values of both organizations as announced today by Lee Pringle, President and Founder of the two musical groups.
Golf-Themed Activities Planned at Freshfields Village During 2012 PGA Championship
For Immediate Release, July 2012

Sports Illustrated at the Majors Comes to Charleston, Interactive Tents Test Golf Game
Abundant Entertainment Options at Freshfields Village Complement 2012 PGA Championship
For Immediate Release, July 2012

Free Outdoor Movies, Concerts and Kids Activities Scheduled During Tournament.
Charleston, S.C., Welcomed into Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards Hall of Fame
For Immediate Release, July 2012

Charleston, S.C., is now a member of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame. The 2012 ranking, which appears in the July issue, is part of the World’s Best Awards and places Charleston as the fourth most popular domestic destination.
Inn at Middleton Place 25th of Each Month Celebration
For Immediate Release, June 2012

In a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Inn at Middleton Place is giving away special gifts to guests staying at the Inn on the 25th of each month from June 2012 to June 2013.
Harbor Breeze
For Immediate Release, June 2012

Harbor Breeze, Mount Pleasant’s newest Restaurant held its Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday May 30th at 3pm at the Restaurant.
PGAPackages.com
For Immediate Release, June 2012

Exclusive opportunity to purchase otherwise sold out weekend grounds tickets to the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island via PGAPackages.com.
Live beach conditions 24 hours a day from the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach’s surf cam
For Immediate Release, May 2012

Curious about the beach conditions? With all the coverage Folly Beach has recently received, the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach has partnered with surfchex.com and has installed a top of the line web cam to ensure guests our beaches are doing just fine.
Upper King Has the Upper Hand on What's Hot
For Immediate Release, May 2012

Over the past few years, the neighborhood of Upper King—located on Upper King Street from Calhoun to Coming streets has been completely revitalized.
Gibbes Museum of Art Names John Westmark Winner of the 2012 Factor Prize for Southern Art
For Immediate Release, May 2012

The Gibbes Museum of Art tonight announced that painter John Westmark has won the 2012 Elizabeth and Mallory Factor Prize for Southern Art and the $10,000 cash prize that accompanies the award.
Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Three Area Waterparks All Three Parks Open Weekends Only
For Immediate Release, April 2012

Cool fun awaits Lowcountry residents and visitors at Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three area waterparks - Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark!
Hop Over to Freshfields for a Fun-Filled Easter Weekend
For Immediate Release, March 2012

HOP OVER TO FRESHFIELDS FOR A FUN-FILLED EASTER WEEKEND Holiday Celebrations for the Entire Family!
North Charleston Arts Festival
For Immediate Release, March 2012

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival, May 4-12.
Charleston Fashion Week March 20-24th to Host fashion, Celebrity Designers, Top Models, Housewives, Stars and More!
For Immediate Release, March 2012

Less than two weeks away from the start of the sixth annual Charleston Fashion Week®, the Southeast is abuzz with anticipation for the premier fashion event and many are wondering what new stylish surprises await them under the tents this spring.
CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble to Visit Ghana West Africa
For Immediate Release, February 2012

CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble to Visit Ghana West Africa March 7-12, 2012.
BLU Restaurant and Bar receives Diners Choice Award
For Immediate Release, February 2012

The votes are in, and diners have spoken! BLU Restaurant and Bar has been given the Open Table’s 2012 Diners Choice Award.
A Festive Spring Atmosphere in Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, February 2012

Spring sets the stage for festivals, symposiums and special events that showcase the Lowcountry aesthetic and lifestyle.
Experience African-American History in Charleston, S.C., This Winter
For Immediate Release, January 2012

The Charleston area is one of the nation’s premier places to experience African-American history. Visitors may immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and food related to the area’s indigenous Gullah heritage, a culture that melds African, Bahamian, and Colonial Era South traditions.
2012 Festivals in Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, December 2011

2012 will be one to celebrate as a collection of the Charleston area’s memorable festivals mark major milestones.
Charleston, South Carolina, Named Top City in U.S.
For Immediate Release, October 2011

In 2011, Charleston earned the Top U.S. City award in the Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice honors. Cast your vote in the 2012 survey before April 30th.
What's New in the Charleston Area: Fall 2011 - Winter 2012
For Immediate Release, October 2011

New CACVB initiatives, attractions, restaurants, specialty products, tours and awards as well as a list of upcoming special events and festivals for October 2011 - March 2012.
French Quarter Inn Honored on Expedia's Insider's SelectTM List
For Immediate Release, May 2011

The French Quarter Inn, Charleston's celebrated boutique hotel overlooking the historic City Market, has been named among the top ranked hotels on Expedia's Insider's SelectTM List for 2011.
Philadelphia Based Talent Captures "People's Choice" Award & Emerging Designer Competition Title During Charleston Fashion Week 2011!
For Immediate Release, April 2011

Charlotte Hess Wins Charleston Fashion Week’s 2011 Emerging Designer Competition!
What's New for Spring 2011
For Immediate Release, April 2011

City Market Renovation; Upcoming Events and Festivals; New Air Service, Programs and Tours; Hotel and Restaurant News
82 Queen Adds New Food and Entertainment Elements for the Spring
For Immediate Release, March 2011

Expanded Brunch, Spring Menu and a Courtyard Musician add to the appeal of 82 Queen
Southern Living Teams up with the Charleston Restaurant Association to Present the Southern Living Taste of Charleston 2011
For Immediate Release, March 2011

Annual event celebrates Lowcountry cuisine and will feature editor appearances, demonstrations, giveaways and more.
2012 PGA Planning Enters Phase II
For Immediate Release, March 2011

The 2012 PGA Championship is off to a record setting start with its ticket and hospitality sales. Results have heads turning and ears perking throughout the Palmetto state and sports business world with its recent success.
The Avian Conservation Center / The Center for Birds of Prey
For Immediate Release, March 2011

The Center for Birds of Prey released a bald eagle in Awendaw, SC.
Want a Chance to win a One-Week Stay? Tweet to @ExploreCHS
For Immediate Release, March 2011

Tweet to @ExploreCHS and tell us why you want to vacation in Charleston, South Carolina, for a chance to win a one-week stay. Twitter.com/ExploreCHS Facebook.com/ExploreCHS Contest ends March 15, 2011.
What's Next for the Sesquicentennial
Post & Courier, February 2011

Article provides a compilation of the events that will commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Charleston Fashion Week® 2011 Releases Preliminary Schedule & Announces Special Guests for the March 22-26th Event!
For Immediate Release, February 2011

Charleston Fashion Week® To Host Designers, Celebrity Judges, And Special Guests For 2011!
The Town of Seabrook Island Launches New Website
For Immediate Release, January 2011

The Town of Seabrook Island unveils a new town website with the advent of the New Year.
Charleston, SC Celebrates Restaurant Week
For Immediate Release, January 2011

More than 90 Restaurants Serving Special $20 and $30 Prix Fixe Menus
Charleston Fashion Week® Selects Emerging Designer Semifinalists to Compete March 22-26th!
For Immediate Release, December 2010

For 16 Aspiring Fashion Designers The Wait Is Over, And The Real Work Begins!
Charleston, S.C., Rings in the New Year with Lowcountry Flair
For Immediate Release, December 2010

A list of the Lowcountry's 2011 festivals and special events.
Charleston Chef Sells Out James Beard House Debut
For Immediate Release, December 2010

Fish Restaurant’s Chef Nico Romo to host dinner at prestigious James Beard House in December.
Charleston Classic Field Complete for 2011 Event
For Immediate Release, November 2010

Baylor, Georgia Tech and Seton Hall join the 2011 men's basketball tournament.
Charleston, South Carolina, Tops Travel + Leisure Rankings
For Immediate Release, November 2010

Readers Cite Attractive People and Antique Stores Among City’s Prized Attributes.
2011 Charleston Race Week
For Immediate Release, November 2010

2011 Charleston Race Week Reaches For New Heights New Website, Early Registration Benefits, and Social Media Blitz Begin.
Charleston, South Carolina, Tops Travel + Leisure Rankings
For Immediate Release, October 2010

Readers Cite Attractive People and Antique Stores Among City’s Prized Attributes.
Southwest Airlines Fares and Flights To/From South Carolina
For Immediate Release, October 2010

Southwest Airlines began 7 daily nonstop flights each to/from Charleston, which began this Spring.
Celebrate Christmas in Charleston
For Immediate Release, October 2010

African American praise house spirituals, authentic Victorian era trimmings and heirloom recipes illuminate some of the nation’s most historic homes and plantations during the holiday season in Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston, SC Named No. 2 Top American Destination
For Immediate Release, October 2010

For the eighteenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine designated Charleston a “Top 10” travel destination in the United States.
A November to Remember in Charleston, South Carolina
For Immediate Release, September 2010

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain and Grammy-Winning Jazz Guitarist Earl Klugh Among Headliners this Fall
ESPN Announces Matchups for 2010 Charleston Classic
For Immediate Release, September 2010

ESPN Regional Television announced today the matchups for the 2010 Charleston Classic, set for Nov. 18, 19 and 21 at Carolina First Arena in Charleston, S.C.
What’s New for Fall 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina
For Immediate Release, September 2010

"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area for Fall 2010: including new packages, tours, attractions, events and awards and culinary and airfare news.
Charleston Named the 2010 Best Tennis Town
For Immediate Release, September 2010

Charleston took top honors in a nationwide search to determine America's best tennis city. In an announcement at Arthur Ashe Stadium in White Plains, New York, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) named Charleston the 2010 Best Tennis Town.
Naval Aviation VIP Tour Programs
For Immediate Release, September 2010

Our Naval Aviation VIP Tours provide highly individualized tours of the USS Yorktown and its aircraft customized to your interests and time parameters. Guests will receive a personalized, escorted tour including behind the scene artifacts, ship’s spaces normally off limits and stories from all campaigns of this famous aircraft carrier.
Wild Dunes Serves Up Tennis Expertise with Masterful Instruction Packages & New Book Authored by Resort Director of Tennis
For Immediate Release, September 2010

Wild Dunes® Resort, owned and operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, finds players’ sweet spot this fall with award-winning tennis and expert instruction both on and off of the court led by Charly Rasheed, the resort’s Director of Tennis.
Charleston, South Carolina Voted 2010 "Best Tennis Town"
For Immediate Release, September 2010

Charleston captures title and $100,000 for community tennis programming, as part of USTA's second nationwide search for America's best tennis communities.
Tickets On Sale Now for Museum Mile Weekend
For Immediate Release, August 2010

One pass gets visitors free admission at thirteen cultural sites over the weekend of September 25 & 26, 2010.
The Taste of Charleston Celebrates 30 Years
For Immediate Release, August 2010

A Celebration of Lowcountry Cuisine at the 30th Annual Taste of Charleston
Hairspray Rocks The Dock For Charleston Stage Season Opener!
For Immediate Release, August 2010

It's time to let your hair down and dance the night away as Charleston Stage "rocks the dock" with Hairspray, the Broadway Musical Phenomenon which will inaugurate Charleston Stage's 33rd Season and return to the beautifully restored Historic Dock Street Theatre.
Boat Landing to be Dedicated to Former Charleston County Treasurer W.O. Thomas, Jr.
For Immediate Release, July 2010

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is set to dedicate one of the agency’s boat landings to a former Charleston County Treasurer. On July 22, the County Farm Boat Landing in North Charleston will be renamed the W.O. Thomas, Jr. Boat Landing.
Charleston Welcomes the Return of Spring With Historic House Tours, Antiques Show
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a garden,” Charleston welcomes the return of spring with two extraordinary events that will allow visitors to enjoy exclusive “sneak peeks” inside many of the city’s finest historic private houses and gardens, as well as shop for some of the nation’s most impressive antiques.
Yuletide in Charleston
For Immediate Release, July 2010

The Historic Charleston Foundation invites you to experience the feasts, festivities and local traditions at their two museum houses where Yuletide in the Lowcountry will take you on a journey through Christmas past.
The Charleston Museum Presents Historic Textiles and Clothing Collection
For Immediate Release, July 2010

The Charleston Museum's historic textiles and clothing collection is among the finest in the southeastern United States. To increase public accessibility to this rich collection, the Museum announces the creation of a 2,000 square-foot permanent textile gallery that will feature rotating exhibits.
Earl Klugh’s Renowned Weekend of Jazz Makes Kiawah Island Debut
For Immediate Release, July 2010

After seven successful years and counting, Earl Klugh brings his renowned ‘Weekend of Jazz’ to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The first annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island Golf Resort will be held November 11-13, 2010, at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and will feature three incredible nights of music!
Charleston, SC Chosen as Top 10 Finalist in USTA “Best Tennis Town” Contest
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Charleston, SC has been selected as a top ten finalist for the "Best Tennis Town" from an initial group of 82 cities.
The Charleston Museum presents Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War and celebrating the opening of its new textile gallery, The Charleston Museum presents Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War.
Public Invited to 5th Annual Tennis Block Party at Family Circle Tennis Center
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Come and enjoy a wide selection of free activities, designed for beginner to advanced players, along with music, games, tennis drills, contests, an adult tennis zone, fast serve/radar gun, “hit & get”, complimentary Carvel Ice Cream, lunch, refreshments, and many other activities.
Galleons Lost Antique Gallery that Offers a Selection of Ethnographic Art and Authentic Maritime Treasure Items Opens in Charleston South Carolina
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Voyager International Inc., an international corporation that trades ethnographic art and investment and museum quality maritime treasure items, selected Charleston to open its first retail store. Galleons Lost Antique Gallery (www.galleonslost.com) offers the Treasure of the Island Kings collection, authentic artifacts and rare objects from the spice routes to China dated back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The gallery is located at 165 King Street, downtown Charleston, SC.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Charleston, S.C., This Fall
For Immediate Release, July 2010

As the lazy days of summer make way for mild, sunny days and cool, crisp evenings, the Charleston, S.C. area prepares for its biggest fall season yet. Cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings and moss-laden oak trees provide a charming backdrop to more than 70 music festivals, food events and historic tours taking place this fall, making it the perfect time for travelers to visit.
Wild Dunes Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Tom Fazio-Designed Links Course
For Immediate Release, July 2010

Legendary golf course designer Tom Fazio’s first-ever solo course design turns 30 years old this year, and golf enthusiasts are invited to join the celebration. Wild Dunes® Resort - owned and operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts – is giving golfers a chance to play the signature, oceanfront Links Course and help the organization give back to its home community.
Charleston, SC Captures No. 3 Spot in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Poll
For Immediate Release, July 2010

The Charleston area earned five nods from the World’s Best Awards, a ranking of the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, outfitters and transportation companies as decided by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Two New Exhibitions on View September 3 – December 5 at the Gibbes
For Immediate Release, July 2010

The Gibbes Museum of Art will present two new exhibitions from September 3 through December 5, 2010. Face Lift, organized by the Gibbes and on view in the Main Gallery, offers a fresh look at trends in American portraiture from the 18th century to today.
First 4-D Experience Opens in South Carolina Aquarium to Open a 4-D Immersion Theater
For Immediate Release, June 2010

This Saturday, June 5, South Carolina can add another accolade to its list of assets: a 4-D Theater. Opening at the South Carolina Aquarium, visitors can enjoy the 4-D Immersion Theater where the imaginative world of a movie bursts into the room with color, imagery and sensations of the natural world.
Social Restaurant + Wine Bar Announces New General Manager
For Immediate Release, June 2010

Social Restaurant + Wine Bar has hired Zach Smith as their new general manager. Before joining Social, Smith worked in the hospitality industry for nine years in Charlotte and Houston, one of the most competitive markets in the country.
Lowcountry’s Newest Community Theater Company Announces Auditions
For Immediate Release, June 2010

Tail Wagger Productions, the Lowcountry’s newest community theater company, is holding auditions for The Magic Jukebox, an original musical variety show, on Sunday, June 27, and Monday, June 28.
National Genealogical Society Announces the 33rd 2011 Family History Conference
For Immediate Release, June 2010

America’s fascination with ancestry is increasing because of the recent televison series “Faces of America” on PBS and “Who Do You Think You Are” on NBC. The National Genealogical Society is please to announce that next years’s conference will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418, 11-14 May 2011.
Locally Owned Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Featured at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
For Immediate Release, June 2010

This year, eighteen of the nation’s most respected barbecue restaurants and pitmasters have been invited to showcase their talents and traditions on a world stage in New York City at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.
2010 Charleston Fashion Week Brings Shoppers And an Estimated $1.7 Million Into The Area
For Immediate Release, June 2010

The Five-Night Celebration of the Local Fashion and Design Community Helps Boost Charleston Economy.
Ted's Butcherblock Expands With New Location And New Spring Menus, Events
For Immediate Release, June 2010

Ted’s Butcherblock at 334 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston, is expanding this month as they open a new location at the Isle of Palms Marina, Ted’s Dockside.
The Coolest Summer School Around: A Family Vacation to Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, June 2010

We’ve all heard the old adage “learning doesn’t stop once you leave the classroom” before, but it’s not always easy to keep minds sharp once school’s out for summer. A family vacation to Charleston, S.C. is a great educational alternative to the poolside lounging and TV watching that usually fill the lazy days of summer.
Enter to Win One of Five Family Vacations to Charleston, S.C. Video Submissions Due June 15
For Immediate Release, June 2010

Pack the trunk and print the driving directions—‘tis the season for the great American tradition: the summer road trip.
Lineup Set for Freshfields Village's 2010 Music On the Green Summer Concert Series
For Immediate Release, June 2010

If it’s Friday, and it’s summer, it must be time for Music on the Green at Freshfields Village!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE CHARLESTON, SC AREA: SUMMER 2010
For Immediate Release, June 2010

"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area for Summer 2010: Including new packages, food news, new awards, new events, new developments and more.
Tickets On Sale Now for Museum Mile Weekend September 25 & 26, 2010
For Immediate Release, June 2010

The cultural sites along Charleston’s Museum Mile have come together for the second annual Museum Mile Weekend on September 25 and 26, 2010. A single pass allows visitors complimentary admission to thirteen sites along and around Meeting Street in historic downtown Charleston.
Walking Tour Company Raises Over $2,500 For Special Needs Children
For Immediate Release, June 2010

Charleston’s best walking tour company, Bulldog Tours (http://www.bulldogtours.com/), has raised over $2,500 through a donation program created last winter to raise funds for Family Connection South Carolina, which helps parents of children with disabilities in South Carolina.
Nationwide Tour Championship At Daniel Island Launches New Website for 2010 Event
For Immediate Release, June 2010

The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island has re-launched its web site at www.NationwideTourChampionship.com, offering improved content and streamlined access to its TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program.
2010 Golden Pineapple Awards Honor Local Tourism Leaders For Dedicated Service
For Immediate Release, June 2010

The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) honored seven members of the local hospitality industry at the Travel Council Annual Meeting on Monday, June 7, 2010. Hundreds of attendees gathered at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex to applaud the winners and listen to keynote speaker Wendy Perrin, consumer news editor of Conde’ Nast Traveler magazine.
2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Announces 32nd Season Highlights
For Immediate Release, May 2010

The 32nd annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA, will run May 28 to June 13, 2010. This year’s festival program offers a variety of arts and cultural programs including theatre, blues, jazz, chamber music, early music, dance, literary, visual arts and many free and family-friendly events.
James Beard Foundation Awards Best Chef In The Southeast Title To Charleston Chef for Third Year in a Row
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Sean Brock of McCrady’s Restaurant beat out stiff competition to continue the three-year tradition for the destination, riding the wave of success started by two other star Charleston chefs, FIG’s Mike Lata (2009) and Hominy Grill’s Robert Stehling (2008).
Old Towne Grill and Seafood Re-Opening
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Old Towne Grill and Seafood Re-Opening on May 5, 2010.
Dedication Of A Marker Commemorating The 1780 Siege of Charleston
For Immediate Release, May 2010

A new marker is going up in Marion Square in downtown Charleston on Wednesday, May 12th. At 12:00 pm, on May 12th, the public is invited to attend an unveiling ceremony in Marion Square.
Gilligan’s Restaurants recycles over 1,400 bushels of local oyster shell to DNR this season.
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Gilligan’s Restaurants’ partnership with the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) resulted in more than 1,400 bushels of local oyster shell being recycled this past oyster season. SCDNR will place the shell back into local waters to assist in the formation of new oyster beds.
A Celebration of Lowcountry Cuisine at the 30th Annual Taste of Charleston
For Immediate Release, May 2010

October 8-10, 2010 will mark the 30th annual Taste of Charleston event. The three-day celebration of Lowcountry cuisine is being hosted once again by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association and will feature some of Charleston’s finest, nationally-renowned chefs.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival to Announce 32nd Year Program Highlights, Debut New Box Office Locations and Unveil Official Poster Image
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Director Ellen Dressler Moryl will announce highlights of the 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival at a press conference Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St.
Historic Mills House Hotel Ranked One of the World’s Best Hotels
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Expedia® travelers have ranked Charleston’s Historic Mills House Hotel on Expedia Insiders Select List. The list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, great overall experience and notable value.
Charleston, SC Resorts Awarded Top Tennis Destinations In The World
For Immediate Release, May 2010

With its annual rankings, Tennis Resorts Online named two Charleston area resorts as the top tennis resorts in the world. Kiawah Island Golf Resort maintained its No. 1 status, which it held four of the last five years, while Wild Dunes Resort moved from No. 10 in the world in 2009 to No. 2 in 2010.
Charleston, S.C. Welcomes Southwest Airlines
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Southwest Airlines announced it will begin service at both Charleston and Greenville International Airports within the next twelve months. According to a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines, the local Air Service Team’s collaborative efforts presented a compelling case for bringing low-cost air service to Charleston.
The Aquarium Celebrates 10 'Waterful' Years
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Join the Aquarium in celebrating its 10-year birthday with a weekend of fun, fish and feedings, from May 14 -16, 2010. Visitors can enjoy special dive shows, unique feedings, animal enrichment programs, a mascot parade, crafts and more!
A Celebration of Lowcountry Cuisine at the 30th Annual Taste of Charleston
For Immediate Release, May 2010

October 8-10, 2010 will mark the 30th annual Taste of Charleston event. The three-day celebration of Lowcountry cuisine is being hosted once again by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association and will feature some of Charleston’s finest, nationally-renowned chefs.
Kiawah Island’s Beachwalker Park: Voted No. 8 Best Beach In America
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Kiawah Island’s Beachwalker Park was designated number 8 best beach in America by Dr. Beach.
Manny’s Mediterranean Café Now OPEN!
For Immediate Release, May 2010

New fast casual concept, located in the Markets at Montague, and North Charleston!
Charleston Pirate Tours & The Buccaneer Restaurant Offer New Tour Meal Deal Packages
For Immediate Release, May 2010

On May 24th The Buccaneer Restaurant and Charleston Pirate Tours team up to offer an exceptional value – an exciting, walking tour with Charleston’s most recognizable guide followed by an incredible dining experience amid authentic pirate artifacts.
Goal! Catch The World Cup At The Three Lions Club And The Buccaneer - The Downtown Home of the Charleston Battery
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Beginning on June 11, the Three Lions Club at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island will be open for FIFA World Cup viewing parties for the duration of the tournament.
Guy Harvey's Island Grill to Open at Mt. Pleasant Towne Center in Mid-June
For Immediate Release, May 2010

Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, a chain of family-friendly restaurants with retail stores, announced today that it is opening its sixth restaurant-retail concept in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina in mid-June.
Blackberry Farm welcomes Charleston Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s Restaurant
For Immediate Release, April 2010

Blackberry Farm is pleased to feature Sean Brock of McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston, SC in a special event, “Brock Party,” to take place at the Relais & Chateaux property in Tennessee, June 27-29, 2010.
Lights, Camera, Action! Charleston, SC Launches Nationwide Video Contest For Chance to Win a Family Vacation
For Immediate Release, April 2010

This year’s dream family vacation could be only a video recorder away! Charleston, S.C.’s popular Rediscover the Family Vacation contest returns this spring, inviting families to submit videos detailing why Charleston would be their ultimate getaway.
What's New In The Charleston, SC Area Spring 2010
For Immediate Release, April 2010

"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area for Spring 2010: Including new packages, new awards, new events, new developments and more.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Charleston Airport/Convention Center Honored With Brand Awards
For Immediate Release, April 2010

Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport/Convention Center today announced it was recently honored with nine awards at the brand’s annual conference earlier this month. The property earned the top-ranked hotel and was recognized with this year’s “Connie” Award, named after Hilton Worldwide’s founder Conrad Hilton.
“May” we take your jacket? And, keep it? Inn’s month-long request for business clothing to help area’s unemployed veterans
For Immediate Release, April 2010

Woodlands Inn, one of the country’s most acclaimed hotels, is asking to take its guests’ jackets – and keep them to help the area’s unemployed veterans.
CBT's Jill Eathorne Bahr appointed as panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Panel
For Immediate Release, April 2010

Charleston Ballet Theatre’s Resident Choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr has been appointed with the unique honor of serving on the Dance Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
CFADA Art Galleries Present New Art Works in May 2010
For Immediate Release, April 2010

In May, member galleries of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, renowned for bringing the fine art of excellence from all over the globe to our city, will present many new special exhibitions and events.
High Cotton, Maverick Bar & Grill Receives South Carolina Recycling Award
For Immediate Release, March 2010

High Cotton restaurant in downtown Charleston was honored for its outstanding recycling program and waste reduction activities, at the second annual South Carolina Smart Business Recycling Program awards ceremony.
Stay & Cruise in Charleston
For Immediate Release, March 2010

Home to a convenient drive-to port, offering year-round cruises to the Caribbean and beyond, Charleston, SC is enticing cruise-bound visitors to stay and explore the destination’s rich cuisine, history and culture with pre- or post-cruise lodging packages.
Charleston International Film Festival Announces 2010 Official Selections and Schedule
For Immediate Release, March 2010

The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce and congratulate its 2010 Official Selections and schedule of over 50 films, from 6 different countries, with most from the U.S., and 14 from filmmakers in the southeast region and the Lowcountry, range in categories from features, shorts, documentaries and animation.
Manny’s to Open New Franchise in North Charleston
For Immediate Release, March 2010

Manny’s Neighborhood Grille Franchising Company announced plans to open their first Manny’s Mediterranean Cafe franchise in the Markets at Montague, in North Charleston. This location will feature Manny’s new fast casual concept, featuring many of their delicious, made to order menu items, in a “café” environment.
Georgia's Larika Page Wins the 2010 Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition
For Immediate Release, March 2010

The tents are gone and the red carpet is up from the 2010 Charleston Fashion Week®, but what remains is an even tighter-knit design and fashion community that is determined to solidify Charleston as the fashion capital of the Southeast.
Charleston International Film Festival Announces 2010 Workshops and Q&A’s
For Immediate Release, March 2010

The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce its 2010 workshops, Q&A’s and seminars, which are being offered at this year’s festival free of charge.
21st Annual Charleston Farmers Market Opens April 3, 2010
For Immediate Release, March 2010

The 2010 Charleston Farmers Market will open Saturday, April 3 at 8 a.m., in Marion Square, to offer Charleston residents and visitors fresh locally grown produce and locally processed food products as well as distinctive hand wrought arts and crafts and will continue every Saturday until Dec. 19.
Neighborhood Dining Group Raises $24,000 for Haiti Relief Efforts
For Immediate Release, February 2010

Due to the overwhelming support of the community and the matching funds of The Neighborhood Dining Group ownership team, $24,000 was raised for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund between January 15 and January 30, 2010.
A Travel Reason For All Seasons In Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, February 2010

From June through December 2010, Charleston is set to host a variety of public festivals and events. From a parade of sails along the harbor in June to hundreds of light displays at James Island County Park in December, many events will be themed to coincide with the seasons.
Staybridge Suites Ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains In J.D. Power and Associates
For Immediate Release, February 2010

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that Staybridge Suites was ranked highest in guest satisfaction among extended stay hotel chains, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.
Charleston, SC Celebrates Statewide Restaurant Week
For Immediate Release, January 2010

As part of the inaugural event, several Charleston area restaurants will participate in the Hospitality Association of South Carolina’s statewide Restaurant Week, January 11 – 17, 2010.
2010 USL Player Showcase returns to Charleston, SC
For Immediate Release, January 2010

The fourth annual USL Men’s Player Showcase will again be hosted by the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The event will feature 90 of the top U23 players in North America and abroad, running from Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, February 6.
World No. 1 Serena Williams Enters Charleston
For Immediate Release, January 2010

Current World No. 1 and 2008 Family Circle Cup Champion Serena Williams has officially entered the 2010 Charleston event.
Charleston, S.C. Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events, Tours and Festivities
For Immediate Release, January 2010

During the month of February, nationally recognized as Black History Month, Charleston, S.C. will honor African-American history and culture. All month long, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich sights, sounds and food of South Carolina’s famed Lowcountry region.
Neighborhood Dining Group Turn Success Into Support For Haiti
For Immediate Release, January 2010

McCrady’s, The Buccaneer and Queen Anne’s Revenge will extend the Restaurant Week promotion until the end of January and will donate $5 of each meal sold to aid for Haiti.
Charleston, SC Restaurant Week Update
For Immediate Release, January 2010

After participating in the Hospitality Association of South Carolina’s first statewide Restaurant Week, January 11–17, select Charleston area restaurants are extending their special offers through the end of January.
Tickets for the Highly Anticipated 2010 Charleston Fashion Week Now Available
For Immediate Release, January 2010

More than 30 Runway Shows, Live Entertainment, Celebrity Designers, & Rock The Runway Modeling Competition… GLAM ROCKS for 2010 Charleston Fashion Week!
Social’s Brad Ball Only Charlestonian to Qualify for Regional Young Sommelier Competition
For Immediate Release, January 2010

Social Restaurant + Wine Bar Proprietor, Brad Ball, has qualified to be apart of the regional Young Sommelier Competition held in Greenville, SC on February 20, 2010.
Footlight To Donate Performance Proceeds To Haiti Relief Fund
For Immediate Release, January 2010

Footlight Players will help provide a “Miracle” to the people of Haiti by donating 25% of their ticket proceeds from the January 28th performance of “The Miracle Worker” to Charleston’s local organization, Water Missions International.
Penguins Extend Their Stay In Charleston, SC
For Immediate Release, January 2010

An extension to the penguin’s stay, a new permanent weekly program and the ‘Sea and Save’ promotion happening at the South Carolina Aquarium
Two Charlestowne Properties Awarded In TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Destination Award
For Immediate Release, January 2010

French Quarter Inn and Harbourview Inn have earned the top two spots in the United States Luxury Hotel category by TripAdvisor® in this year’s 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards honor the world’s top hotels and destinations, earning their distinction from real travelers.
Family Circle Cup Travel Package Ticket Options Available
For Immediate Release, January 2010

The Family Circle Cup reintroduces Travel Packages, which include hotel accommodations and tickets featuring Box and Terrace Level seating options.
Charleston, SC Extends Special Welcome to Residents of Neighboring Southern States
For Immediate Release, December 2009

Like a good neighbor, Charleston, S.C. will open its doors this winter season and warmly welcome visitors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia with special savings on area hotels and attractions.
Family Circle Cup Holiday Gift Certificates and Ticket Bundle Discount Now Available
For Immediate Release, December 2009

The Family Circle Cup introduces two special holiday ticket offers designed to make finding the perfect gift a lot easier for those who have a tennis fan on their shopping list.
“America’s Band in 2010” - The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes
For Immediate Release, December 2009

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes will be the only U.S. band in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a month-long nightly festival of music, pageantry and demonstrations by military organizations from around the world.
Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurants team up with DNR to help conserve local oyster beds.
For Immediate Release, December 2009

Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurants have teamed up with the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to help conserve South Carolina’s oyster beds.
2010 Lowcountry Oyster Festival
For Immediate Release, December 2009

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be hosting the 27th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday, January 31, 2010. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified. To Feature McEnroe, Courier, and Kournikova
For Immediate Release, December 2009

The Family Circle Cup announces Game, Set, Rock! Tennis. Amplified., an evening of music and tennis entertainment featuring John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Anna Kournikova and a fourth player, to be announced, participating in singles and mixed doubles action, as a new ticketed session beginning at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010.
Charleston Fashion Week Announces Semifinalists for The 2010 Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast
For Immediate Release, December 2009

Only four weeks after the highly anticipated finale of Project Runway with 2008 CFW finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield, Charleston Fashion Week® announces the eight semifinalists for the 2010 Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast.
Footlight Players and The Hat Ladies Premiere A New Fashion Fundraiser For The Play "5 Women Wearing The Same Dress"
For Immediate Release, December 2009

Can you design a dress, then make it? If “sew,” here’s an offer too good to refuse! The Footlight Players of 20 Queen Street and The Hat Ladies of Charleston are in high fashion again to bring the community a unique and fabulous fundraiser in conjunction with Footlight’s spring play “5 Women Wearing the Same Dress.”
National Park Service invites the public to celebrate Gullah heritage with free Saturday programs.
For Immediate Release, November 2009

Celebrate Gullah Heritage! The National Park Service, in partnership with the Town of Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a series of free cultural programs at Charles Pinckney National Historic site every Saturday at 2:00 pm during February and March, 2010.
Charleston, SC Extends Special Welcome to Residents of Neighboring Southern States
For Immediate Release, November 2009

Destination Launches “Good Neighbors, Great Getaways” Packages for Residents of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina with Deep Savings on Hotel Stays.
“WHAT’S NEW” IN THE CHARLESTON, SC AREA Winter 2009
For Immediate Release, November 2009

"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area for Winter 2009: Including new packages, new awards,. new events, new developments and more.
Pat Conroy’s South of Broad Walking Tour Launches November 2 in Charleston
For Immediate Release, November 2009

The characters and Charleston vistas featured in Pat Conroy’s #1 New York Times best selling novel South of Broad come to life in a new walking tour produced by Old Charleston Walking Tours.
Maria Sharapova Enters 2010 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, November 2009

The Family Circle Cup is proud to announce that former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam Champion, has officially entered the 2010 tournament.
39 Rue De Jean Offers All Local Menu
For Immediate Release, November 2009

Chef Aaron Lemieux Highlights Local Growers with Farm to Table Menu Every Sunday Night at Rue.
Collaboration Among Charleston's Three Largest Arts Organizations To Promote Holiday Events
For Immediate Release, November 2009

Charleston Ballet Theatre, Charleston Stage and Charleston Symphony Orchestra have announced their plans to once again partner to promote their 2009 holiday performances including “The Nutcracker”, “A Christmas Carol”, “The Gospel Christmas”, “Messiah” and “The Holiday Pops”.
Charleston Named No. 2 Top American Destination
For Immediate Release, October 2009

For the seventeenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine designated Charleston a “Top 10” travel destination in the U.S. Charleston was honored with the No. 2 slot - topped only by San Francisco. This ranking maintains Charleston’s spot as the No. 1 east coast destination.
National Trust for Historic Preservation Honors HCF, City of Charleston for Preservation Plan
For Immediate Release, October 2009

The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented its Preservation Honor Award on Thursday (10/15) to Historic Charleston Foundation in recognition of the successful development the city’s newly revised Preservation Plan.
CHARLESTON, SC Lauded by Travel + Leisure
For Immediate Release, October 2009

In a survey rating 30 popular American cities, Charleston, SC has struck a chord with travelers. When compared to other top destinations such as Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and more, Charleston was honored with numerous distinctions.
Taste of Charleston kicks off three-day celebration
For Immediate Release, October 2009

What used to be a one-day event has grown into a culturally-focused, three-day celebration of Lowcountry cuisine. This year’s Taste of Charleston will include cooking demonstrations, the Taste of Arts where local art galleries are paired with local restaurants, an Iron Chef competition and the main event, Taste of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation.
Girlfriends Can Fall Into Savings In Charleston, SC Beginning This September
For Immediate Release, September 2009

As “America’s Most Mannerly City” gears up for an exciting fall season, complete with celebrated farmers markets, food festivals and walking tours, several area hotels are offering packages tailored exclusively for the ladies.
“WHAT’S NEW” IN THE CHARLESTON, SC AREA - Fall 2009
For Immediate Release, September 2009

Discover "What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area this Fall!
Tickets for Charleston’s First Annual Museum Mile Weekend Now on Sale
For Immediate Release, September 2009

The cultural sites along Charleston’s Museum Mile have come together to launch Museum Mile Weekend on September 26 and 27, 2009. A single pass will allow visitors complimentary admission at twelve sites along Meeting Street.
Comfort Suites Opens In West Ashley - Environmentally Conscious Hotel Offers More Value
For Immediate Release, September 2009

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley, a franchise of Choice Hotels International, Inc., is now open in Charleston. The hotel is located at 2080 Savannah Highway at the intersection of 526, Highway 17 south and Sam Rittenburg. City of Charleston staff has dubbed the hotel ‘”the new southern gateway to the city.”
Radisson Hotel Charleston Airport Offers *25% OFF Regular Fall Rates
For Immediate Release, September 2009

Whether your interest is in fall festivals, football, bluegrass, culture, arts, historic tours, fall foliage, jazz concerts, gourmet foods/wines, low-country cooking, golf, outdoor adventures, back to college trips, hayrides, or Halloween extravaganzas, Charleston offers some of the top tourism attractions in the southeast for all ages!
BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Announces Louie's Kids and Slow Charleston As Their Signature Charities for 2010
For Immediate Release, September 2009

The fifth anniversary BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, scheduled for March 4-7, 2010, announces that local community based organizations Louie’s Kids and Slow Food Charleston will be the signature charities this year. 2010 Festival supporters and guests lend a hand in raising proceeds that directly benefit both of these organizations.
Charleston, SC Welcomes Art Lovers For A Premier Fine Art Weekend Affair
For Immediate Release, September 2009

This November, CFADA welcomes avid art collectors and nationally renowned artists to celebrate its 10th anniversary and continue the tradition at the Eleventh Charleston Fine Art Annual.
Open House to Mark Opening of Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing
For Immediate Release, September 2009

Founders Hall comprises 9,000 square feet of interior space and an 1,800-square-foot porch. A full kitchen and large and small gathering rooms are included to accommodate groups of up to 150. The building will be used for both park programs and community rentals.
Carnival Cruise Lines To Launch First Year-Round Cruise Program From Charleston in 2010
For Immediate Release, September 2009

Carnival Fantasy to Sail Five-, Six- and Seven-Day Voyages From Historic South Carolina Port Beginning May 2010!
Charming Inns Combines Victoria House, Fulton Lane Inns
For Immediate Release, September 2009

In an effort to better serve its guests, Charming Inns has rolled its Victoria House Inn, located at 208 King St., into Fulton Lane Inn, making one larger inn and providing guests a more-efficient check-in process.
Annual MOJA Arts Festival Opens This Week
For Immediate Release, September 2009

In its 26th season, the MOJA African-American and Caribbean Arts Festival runs Sept. 24 through Oct. 4, 2009 offering a variety of arts and cultural programs, including theatre, dance, literary, visual arts, jazz, gospel, reggae, chamber music as well as many free, family-friendly events.
‘Tis the Season for Deals on Holiday Travel to Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, September 2009

This holiday season, Charleston, S.C. is making spirits bright by offering visitors a cheerful array of seasonal packages from some of the area’s best hotels.
The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
For Immediate Release, August 2009

Over the past ten years, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) has grown from just a handful of founding members to 13 member galleries that helped transform Charleston’s art market.
The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn expands menu Nationally acclaimed restaurant offers a la carte items
For Immediate Release, August 2009

The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn, South Carolina’s only Mobil Five Star restaurant and one of only 20 in the country, will begin serving a new, expanded dinner menu on Wednesday, August 5.
Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurants have been designated a Sustainable Seafood Initiative Gold Partner by the South Carolina Aquarium
For Immediate Release, August 2009

Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurants menus have received a Gold Partner certification based on the sustainability of its seafood products. Shrimp, flounder, clams and oysters are among many items at Gilligan’s that the South Carolina Aquarium deems sustainable through their Sustainable Seafood Initiative.
USS Laffey To Move To Drydock for Repairs
For Immediate Release, August 2009

Patriots Point Development Authority and the Naval & Maritime Museum makes certain “the ship that would not die” doesn’t!
Spooky Halloween Packages in Charleston, S.C.
For Immediate Release, August 2009

For 11 months of the year Charleston, S.C. is known as “America’s Friendliest City,” but during the month of October, the welcoming, historic town becomes a bit spookier. With a history dating back centuries, including thieving pirates and foreboding personalities, Charleston remains the must-see Halloween hotspot.
Announcing Charleston’s First Annual Museum Mile Weekend
For Immediate Release, July 2009

One Pass Gets Visitors Free Admission at Cultural Sites Along the Museum Mile
American Eagle Airlines To Launch Nonstop Jet Service Between Charleston, S.C., And Miami International Airport
For Immediate Release, July 2009

American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Miami International Airport (MIA), beginning Nov. 19.
Charleston's Forever Summer Offers
For Immediate Release, July 2009

The Charleston, S.C. area understands that no one wants the sun to set on their summer, and that many haven’t yet planned their sunny getaway.
Charleston Maintains No. 4 Spot in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Poll
For Immediate Release, July 2009

Charleston has been ranked as the fourth best city in America, according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2009 readers’ survey.
Mount Pleasant Visitors Center Open For Business
For Immediate Release, July 2009

The Charleston area welcomes the new addition of the Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, now open to the public. The facility boasts a welcome center where visitors and locals alike may learn about the many options for fun, dining, shopping, attractions, recreation and more East of the Cooper and beyond.
Charleston Area Welcomes Fans of Dorothea Benton Frank with Pages of History Package
For Immediate Release, June 2009

Now there is an opportunity to read Ms. Frank’s latest book while lounging on the same beaches she so eloquently describes. ResortQuest is proud to partner with Ms. Frank’s Summer Book Tour and offer guests comfortable lodging on the islands in fully-equipped Homes or Villas. Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and Wild Dunes are all within a 40-minute drive of historic downtown Charleston. Come explore the smells, tastes and sights described in the novels, and create your own story while you’re here.
Daniel Island Again Recognized as One of America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities by Where to Retire Magazine
For Immediate Release, June 2009

Daniel Island has once again landed on a national list of top master-planned communities. For the third time, Where to Retire magazine has selected the island town as one of “America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities,” as announced in the magazine’s July/August issue.
Production Design Associates (PDA) Announces the Summer Event Sweepstakes
For Immediate Release, June 2009

Production Design Associates (PDA), a leader in providing lighting, sound, video production, staging and skilled technicians, offers current and prospective clients the chance to win $5,000.00 of technical event services.
2009 Golden Pineapple Awards Honor Local Tourism Leaders for Dedicated Service
For Immediate Release, June 2009

The Charleston area hospitality industry honored five of its best at the Travel Council Annual Meeting held at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex on Thursday, June 11, 2009.
“WHAT’S NEW” IN THE CHARLESTON, SC AREA Summer 2009
For Immediate Release, May 2009

Discover "What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area this Summer!
Middleton Place Rolls Out Summer Family Fun Packages
For Immediate Release, April 2009

A summer filled with activities for all ages awaits families at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. The plantation is gearing up with summer-fun offerings for every member of the family: nature walks, kayaking, carriage rides … the rest is history.
South Carolina Tops Rankings in Golf Digest Public Golf Lineup
For Immediate Release, April 2009

South Carolina dominated Golf Digest magazine’s recently released list of the 100 top public golf courses in the United States.
CHEF SEAN BROCK HEADED TO NEW YORK TO TAKE OVER CHELSEA MARKET
For Immediate Release, March 2009

Chef Brock of McCrady’s Restaurant Is Invited to Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market!
The Mills House Hotel Introduces Tax-Secession Event
For Immediate Release, March 2009

The Mills House, a leader among Charleston, SC luxury hotels, recently launched a 'Tax-Secession Event" to boost meeting bookings by eliminating taxes on meeting-related services.
Middleton Place Receives Special Recognition at South Carolina Governor's Conference
For Immediate Release, February 2009

Middleton Place, one of the nation's leading historic landmarks, received a special Sustainability Award at the 44th annual South Carolina Governor's Conference on Tourism and Travel.
The Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques Selected as a Member of The National Antique & Art dealers Association of America Inc.
For Immediate Release, February 2009

The Charleston-based gallery, Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques, has been selected as a member of the highly prestigious National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America Inc. (NAADAA), a nonprofit trade association of America's leading dealers mutually pledged to safeguard the interests of those who buy, sell or collect antiques and works of art.
What's New In The Charleston, SC Area Spring 2009
For Immediate Release, February 2009

Check out what's new in Charleston for the Spring!
Charleston Area Honored By Readers of Southern Living
For Immediate Release, January 2009

Southern Living magazine’s January edition features its 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, in which several honors go to the Charleston, SC area. In competition with other southern destinations, readers of the widely popular magazine once again named Charleston their Favorite Southern City.
Charleston Eagerly Awaits Arrival of Tall Ships
For Immediate Release, January 2009

This year's Charleston Harbor Fest is shaping up to be the most ambitious and memorable maritime event in the city's history.
Great Deals for Neighbors in Charleston, S.C. -America’s Most Mannerly Cities Extends Exclusive Value To Its Neighbors-
For Immediate Release, January 2009

Lauded as “America’s Friendliest City” in the 2008 America's Favorite Cities survey conducted by travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News, Charleston is offering an exclusive deal for its neighbors.
Inn at Middleton Place Named in "Zagat-Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2009"
For Immediate Release, January 2009

The Inn at Middleton Place has been listed in Zagat's Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2009 publication. This is the first year The Inn at Middleton Place has been listed.
World No. 6 Venus Williams Enters Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2009

Making her fourth appearance in Charleston, Williams boasts a 10-2 record at this event, including a semifinal appearance in 2007. She joins World No. 2 Serena Williams and World No. 7 Vera Zvonareva in the 2009 Family Circle Cup player field as three Top 10 players are set to headline the Family Circle Cup.
Popular Team Getaway Packages Return for 2009 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2009

Discount Ticket Opportunity for Tennis Teams to Attend Charleston Tournament.
Travel + Leisure names Charleston one of the 10 Great Places to Spend Christmas
For Immediate Release, December 2008

’Tis the season to start planning your holiday vacation. While this year’s shaky economy will force some to roast their chestnuts and stuff their stockings at home, others are already building their far-flung itineraries and checking them twice.
Production Design Associates (PDA) Nominated for 2009 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards
For Immediate Release, December 2008

Production Design Associates (PDA), located in Charleston SC, has been nominated for 'Technical Support Company of the Year' in the 2009 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards, a prestigious set of awards recognizing top event professionals from around the globe.
Forbes Traveler Says King Street in “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA”
For Immediate Release, December 2008

Forbes Traveler named Charleston’s historic King Street shopping area as one of the “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA” in a November article by Lynn Parramore.
Woodlands Inn retains AAA Five Diamond ratings for lodging and dining
For Immediate Release, November 2008

The American Automobile Association has again bestowed upon Woodlands Inn its Five Diamond Award for both accommodations and dining. It is the 12th consecutive year that Woodlands has been awarded both coveted hospitality ratings.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and the I’On Group Join with Cottage Living to Announce the Magazine’s 2009 Idea Home in Mixson
For Immediate Release, November 2008

On November 20 at 10:00am, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Cottage Living magazine, and the Mixson development team will break ground on the 2009 Cottage Living Idea Home. The Idea Home will be completed and open for tours in the summer of 2009.
Charleston Celebrates The 2008 Holiday Season
For Immediate Release, November 2008

With mild temperatures and value rates, there’s no better time to experience the rich history of the Charleston area than during the holiday season!
CBS Survivor: China Couple Wins $80,000 Charleston, S.C. Wedding
For Immediate Release, October 2008

The Charleston Area CVB, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the winning couple of the inaugural Charleston Wedding Giveaway. Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman will receive a Charleston wedding valued at more than $80,000 The wedding will take place on April 4, 2009 at Wild Dunes Resort.
Golf World Announces Winners Of Inagural "Readers' Choice Awards"
For Immediate Release, October 2008

The first ever Golf World “Readers’ Choice Awards” have been unveiled, recognizing the 50 best private, public and resort golf destinations in the country.
Charleston, SC Named No. 2 Top American Destination
For Immediate Release, October 2008

For the sixteenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine honored Charleston as a Top 10 travel destination in the U.S. Charleston was honored with a No. 2 slot - topped only by San Francisco.
Charleston Farmers Market Ranked Fifth Best In The Country
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs proudly announces that the Charleston Farmers Market was named the 5th best Farmers Market in the nation as one of the criteria considered in ranking top destination cities in the United States.
BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival Announces The MUSC Children's Hospital As Their Signature Charity for 2009
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The fourth annual BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival announces that the MUSC Children's Hospital will be the signature charity this year. The Festival has partnered with MUSC to raise money for diabetes research and healthy living programs, such as the Lean Team, with a "Fill the Glass" campaign.
Celebrate National Park(ing) Day In Charleston's City Market
For Immediate Release, September 2008

Dog owners, local produce enthusiasts, music lovers and anyone that enjoys a visit to the park are invited to celebrate National Park(ing) Day in Charleston on September 19th.
The Future is on the Table: Community-Based Art Collaboration Opens at City Gallery at Waterfront Park
For Immediate Release, September 2008

From Sept. 13 to Oct. 26, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park will present art installations, performances and gift exchanges for The Future is on the Table, an international community art collaboration.
2nd Annual Captain's Cup For Cainhoy Kids - Charity Golf Tournament Announced
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The Family Circle Tennis Center, Bauer International’s Island House, and the Spirit of South Carolina will present the second annual Captain’s Cup charity golf tournament on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Daniel Island Club.
Charleston Sparks Her Spooky Side
For Immediate Release, September 2008

With over 330 years of history and happenings, what better place to spend Halloween than in historic Charleston, South Carolina? Charleston has everything a fright seeker desires, from special ghost tours, costumes, extravaganzas and more, there’s something guaranteed to raise every hair and chill every bone!
Lecture to Highlight the Life and Work of Dave, an Enslaved Potter/Poet
For Immediate Release, September 2008

In conjunction with its special exhibit From Slave to Sharecropper: African Americans in the Lowcountry after the Civil War, The Charleston Museum will host a lecture and booksigning event on Tuesday, October 28
Trattoria Lucca Restaurant to Open Doors
For Immediate Release, September 2008

Chef and owner Ken Vedrinski, of Sienna on Daniel Island, is proud to announce the grand opening of his newest restaurant, Trattoria Lucca.
Family Circle Tennis Center Debuts - Guaranteed Tennis Instruction Breakthrough
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The revolutionary HAL 3in1™ (Hit and Learn) training system produces 700% faster results!
Kiawah Island Achieves Community Habitat Certification
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has announced that all of Kiawah Island met the necessary qualifications to become a certified Community Wildlife Habitat.
Children’s Museum and Lowcountry Earth Force Team Up for Community Mural Project at Green Fair
For Immediate Release, September 2008

Lowcountry Earth Force and CML devised the mural project to support the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood green space initiative. The initiative will establish green space at the Old City Garage on Line Street.
Call for Entries- Charleston Garden Festival Announces New Competition Series
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The Charleston Garden Festival (CGF) at Middleton Place has added a new competition series to its 2008 festival lineup. The Middleton Masters, a competition series spanning all skill sets, invites talented gardeners, horticulturalists, designers and photographers to participate in this year's challenge.
The Four Couples Have Been Chosen!
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The Charleston Area CVB, along with its partners, is giving away a Charleston destination wedding weekend. Four creative couples have been declared finalists for the wedding valued at over $80,000.
The Dining Room at Woodlands appoints Nate Whiting As Its New Executive Chef
For Immediate Release, September 2008

The Dining Room at Woodlands, South Carolina's only Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant, today appointed Nate Whiting as its new executive chef.
New Lighting Exhibit Opens This Weekend At The Charleston Museum
For Immediate Release, September 2008

Humans have fought to overcome darkness for millions of years and from that need various means of creating artificial light evolved. The Charleston Museum will shed some light on the subject with a two-part exhibition called Brilliant!: Ancient to Modern Lighting.
America I Am Exhibition Mobile Experience Launched By Tavis Smiley To Visit Charleston, SC on August 11th
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The City of Charleston and the Old Slave Mart Museum will host “America I AM Across America,” a traveling exhibition preview leading to the “America I AM: The African American Imprint” museum exhibition.
Patriots Point and Congressional Medal of Honor Society Sign New Five Year Agreement
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Patriots Point Development Authority have signed a five year extension of the license that ensures the Medal of Honor Museum and the offices of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society will be housed on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point .
Gullah/Geechee Artisans Reconnect Culture Through Crafts
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ is one week away. This celebrations brings together authentic Gullah/Geechee artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida!
Sunday Evening Wine Promotion at Old Village Post House
For Immediate Release, August 2008

Beginning Sunday, August 17th wine enthusiasts will enjoy fifty percent discounts on all bottled wine at the Old Village Post House.
CQ’s to Host First Sustainable Seafood Initiative Dinner In Hilton Head, South Carolina
For Immediate Release, August 2008

Join CQ’s, a AAA Three Diamond Award winning restaurant and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative for a lighter new approach on certified Wild American Shrimp with a five course meal.
Sizzling and Sexy West Side Story Ignites Charleston Stage’s 31st Season of Plays and Musicals
For Immediate Release, August 2008

Sizzling and Sexy West Side Story Ignites Charleston Stage’s 31st Season of Plays and Musicals- Starring New York Based Professional Guest Actor Aaron Velthouse as Tony, Charleston Stage Resident Professional Acting Company and 40 of Charleston’s Finest Singers, Dancers and Musicians.
The Gibbes Museum of Art Names Elliott DeMerell as Director of Institutional Advancement
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Elliott DeMerell has been named Director of Institutional Advancement and will assume his new position at the Gibbes on September 15, 2008
Inaugural Charleston International Festival of Choirs
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The Charleston International Festival of Choirs committee with the support of the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the debut of the Charleston International Festival of Choirs.
New Plantation Shuttle To Start September 1
For Immediate Release, August 2008

A new daily shuttle service from downtown Charleston to the three Ashley River Road plantations will begin on Labor Day.
The Gibbes Museum of Art Introduces Cell Phone Tours
For Immediate Release, August 2008

The Gibbes is the First Cultural Institution in Charleston to Offer this Technology
Charleston Day Spa Thanks The Military And Their Families
For Immediate Release, August 2008

Viridian Day Spa Hosts Contest to Win Spa Package and Offers Discount.
The Ship That Would Not Die Comes Alive at Patriots Point - Living historians on board USS Laffey
For Immediate Release, August 2008

She's called The Ship That Would Not Die and the weekend of August 8-10, 2008 visitors to Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor will have the chance to see the destroyer USS Laffey in a whole new way!
Family Circle Cup Scheduled April 11-19, 2009
For Immediate Release, July 2008

The Family Circle Cup, a Premier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, will be held April 11th - 19th, 2009 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Business Travelers Rejoice! “the new tWist in travel” arrives on time at Charleston Airport
For Immediate Release, July 2008

aloft Hotels, are excited to announce the opening of aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center. The new aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center will offer an exciting yet affordable place to stay for travelers looking to work or play in the Charleston area.
Pay Like A Kid Play Like A Kid
For Immediate Release, July 2008

Enjoy the last month of summer with the South Carolina Aquarium’s Staycation promotion, Pay Like A Kid, Play Like A Kid.
Art Conference 2008 Involves Charleston Area Home Furnishings Retailers
For Immediate Release, July 2008

ART Conference is known for the specialized programming that focuses on design, trends, business topics and hands on activities that inspire and motivate the accessory industry attendees.
Liberty Prevails
For Immediate Release, July 2008

The South Carolina Aquarium and McDonald’s Charleston are pleased to announce Liberty as the winning name for the rescued American bald eagle naming contest.
Quilts In Bloom at The Charleston Museum
For Immediate Release, July 2008

As part of an ongoing rotation of quilts from the Charleston Museum's permanent textile collection, the Museum has eleven new quilts on exhibit. Spanning over 150 years of Charleston quiltmaking, each piece offers a unique interpretation of a floral theme. Nature was a constant source of inspiration for quilters, and especially Charleston quilters...
The BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival and Charleston magazine announce call for entries for the 2009 Festival Poster Competition
For Immediate Release, July 2008

The BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival, scheduled for March 5-8, 2009 is proud to once again partner with Charleston magazine to present the third annual Official Poster Competition.
Charleston Named Fourth Best City in America
For Immediate Release, July 2008

Charleston is the fourth best city in America, according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2008 readers’ survey announced today.
Charleston Moves Up Two Spots In Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Poll
For Immediate Release, July 2008

Charleston is ranked as the fourth best city in America, according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2008 readers’ survey. Moving up two spots on the list from its No. 6 ranking in last year’s poll, Charleston only falls behind New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
Mountains To the Sea Gallery Receives 2008 Best of Charleston Award
For Immediate Release, July 2008

Mountains To the Sea Gallery has been selected for the 2008 Best of Charleston Award in the Art Galleries & Dealers category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
Charleston To Give Away The Ultimate Destination Wedding
For Immediate Release, July 2008

The Charleston Area CVB, along with its partners, is giving engaged couples across America the chance to win a Charleston destination wedding. The weekend will be complete with a rehearsal dinner, ceremony for 50 people, lodging for 20, flowers, cake, wedding dress, brunch, catering, harbor cruise, photographer, entertainment and ground transportation.
First-Ever Official Website Promoting Travel to the US Launched in Top 5 International Markets
For Immediate Release, July 2008

DiscoverAmerica.com Created Through Public-Private Partnership Between U.S. Department of Commerce and Travel Industry Association...
Decking the Halls of the Joseph Manigault House
For Immediate Release, July 2008

From December 6-31, 2008 the Joseph Manigault House will be decorated for the holidays. Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this magnificent house as a backdrop for their creative arrangements, using only live plant materials that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century.
Exhibit to Highlight African American Experiences in the Lowcountry after the Civil War
For Immediate Release, July 2008

The Charleston Museum will present an original exhibition to commemorate the bicentennial of the abolition of the international slave trade in the United States and the British Empire...
Heyward-Washington House Celebrates the Holidays
For Immediate Release, July 2008

Catch the holiday spirit at The Charleston Museum's Heyward-Washington House...
Free Admission to Drayton Hall for Military, Firefighters, Police, EMS
For Immediate Release, June 2008

The promotion runs July 1 to September 15; participants must show their official identification cards at the front gate to receive free admission for themselves and up to four of their immediate family member
McDonald’s® and the South Carolina Aquarium Partner for Eagle Naming Contest and Free Children’s Admission
For Immediate Release, June 2008

Help the South Carolina Aquarium’s Rescued Bald Eagle Select the Best Catch as She’s — Fishing for a Name!
Peninsula Grill’s Executive Chef to Appear on Food Network’s Popular “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” July 1st
For Immediate Release, June 2008

Charleston's own Chef Robert Carther "throws down" with Bobby Flay on Jly 1, 2008.
Foodie 101 is Back-Tristan Teaches Finer Points of Food, Wine
For Immediate Release, June 2008

Foodie 101 began last summer and was so successful that Tristan has decided to bring class back in session with another series of five, one-hour food and wine pairing events.
East Bay Street Bike and Pedestrian Path Extension Opening
For Immediate Release, June 2008

The City of Charleston has just completed a 12’ wide ½ mile long concrete pathway extending the existing bike and pedestrian path of the Ravenel Bridge from the bridge to Chapel Street. Over 2,000’ of new granite curbing was installed along with additional street lighting.
Charleston Once Again Named A Top Arts Destination
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Charleston was chosen as the No. 6 Mid-Sized City Arts Destination by American Style Magazine. The recognition is based on readers’ surveys and is posted annually.
“What’s New” in The Charleston, SC Area Summer 2008
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Discover exciting new venues, events, honors & awards, special promotions, exhibits, tours and much more this Summer in the Charleston area.
Woodlands Resort & Inn Ranked #1 in U.S. and #3 in the World in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2008 World’s Best Service Awards
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Woodlands is the only U.S. property to make the Worldwide Top 10 list. The results of this survey are based on the reader evaluation published in the June, 2008 issue.
You’ve Won Over Each Other, Now Win Your Wedding - Charleston Hosts Your Destination Wedding
For Immediate Release, May 2008

This includes the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, lodging, flowers, cake, wedding dress, brunch, catering, harbor cruise, photographer, entertainment and ground transportation.
The Fort Sumter/Fort Moultrie Historical Trust
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Coordinating the commemoration of the Civil War during the Sesquicentennial years 2010 – 2015; to promote through commemorative programs, educational events, re-enactments lectures, and other events, knowledge about the Civil War and American history and the importance of the Civil War in American history...
Free Admission for Teachers All Summer Long
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Drayton Hall Announces Its Third Annual Teacher-Appreciation Program with Complimentary “Hands-On History” Previews
Charleston Chef Joins Peers in Culinary Masters Classic
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Marc Collins, executive chef of Circa 1886, the AAA Four Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant located at the Wentworth Mansion, is one of eight celebrated chefs invited to participate in the Connecticut Culinary Masters Classic fund-raiser on June 6 in Hartford, Conn.
Charleston, SC Hotel Has Award-Winning Year
For Immediate Release, May 2008

Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District was honored with 14 awards in 2007.
Center for Birds of Prey Opens for Public Tours Early June
For Immediate Release, May 2008

After establishing a comprehensive program of medical care, educational outreach and conservation research focused on birds, the Center for Birds of Prey, will soon open for public tours.
Charleston Named A Best Destination In Tripadvisor’s Inaugural Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards
For Immediate Release, May 2008

The Holy City received a No. 18 ranking for Top United States Destinations and a No. 98 slot in the Top World Destinations.
USA Eagles To Play French Side Clermont Auvergne Rugby In Charleston, S.C
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The event, which is the first of its kind for Charleston, will be hosted in part by the founder of ASM Clermont Auvergne, Michelin, and the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium and broadcast live on ESPN Classic.
Charleston Hosts Your Destination Wedding!
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The Charleston Area CVB, along with its partners, is giving away a Charleston destination wedding! Experience why the Charleston area has become the hot-spot for tying the knot.
Inn at Middleton Place Named on National Geographic Traveler 2008 "Stay List"
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The Inn at Middleton Place made the "Stay List" and is among the best at blending location-inspired architecture, ambience and amenities, eco-stewardship and an ethic of giving back to the community.
A Charleston Wedding Recognized In The Knot Best Of Wedding Magazine
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The Knot conducted its second annual survey of over 20,000 recent brides to capture detailed feedback on every business that couples hired for their wedding celebration.
Family Circle Cup To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Dunlop
For Immediate Release, April 2008

Dunlop signs on as official Ball & Racquet for Legendary Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Event.
Fundraising Iniatives Outlined For Family Circle Cup Official Charity - Center For Women
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The Family Circle Cup recently announced the Center for Women (CFW) as its official charity beneficiary for the 2008 tournament, marking the third consecutive year of this partnership.Carina Wealth Management and HGTV “Design to Sell” Star Terry Haas Partner in Fundraising Efforts
Vendor Village Debuts at Family Circle Cup 35th Anniversary Event
For Immediate Release, April 2008

Making its debut in 2008, our new Vendor Village will feature three exciting Family Circle Cup partners and will be located adjacent to Match Point Market on the north side of Family Circle Magazine Stadium.
Venus Williams Forced To Withdraw From Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, April 2008

Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Family Circle Cup due to illness.
The Charleston Garden Festival at Middleton Place Announces 2008 Theme, “Metamorphosis”
For Immediate Release, April 2008

The immense success and impact from last year’s “green” event inspired organizers to further celebrate the lifecycle of change and natural transformation with another environmentally-focused festival.
Serena Williams To Play Feature Match During 35th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off Event
For Immediate Release, April 2008

Serena Williams has been scheduled to compete in the feature match of the evening during the Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration on Tuesday, April 15th. Justine Henin has been forced to withdraw from the Family Circle Cup due to a right knee inflammation.
World No. 5 Maria Sharapova Enters Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, April 2008

While Nadia Petrova is forced to withdraw from Cup due to injury, Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam champion, joins an extraordinary line-up of players.
Old Village Post House Welcomes Chef Frank Lee
For Immediate Release, March 2008

Nationally acclaimed for his food of the Lowcountry and his award-winning cuisine at Slightly North of Broad, will take helm of all culinary operations at the Old Village Post House.
Venus Williams To Highlight Family Circle Cup 35th Anniversary Kick-Off Event
For Immediate Release, March 2008

2004 Family Circle Cup Champion Venus Williams is officially scheduled to play in the feature match of the Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration.
Summerville Bed & Breakfast on Eco-Friendly Inn Top 10 List
For Immediate Release, March 2008

Kings Inn Bed and Breakfast, Summerville, was chosen as a Top 10 Eco-Friendly Inn by the staff at BedandBreakfast.com.
Celebrity Guests to Attend Fashion Week
For Immediate Release, March 2008

The excitement for Charleston magazine’s second-annual Charleston Fashion Week builds as two television stars announce their attendance at the runway shows and after parties.
Spring Flowers Adorn the Gardens at Middleton Place
For Immediate Release, March 2008

Nature works her magic everyday of the year at Middleton Place, but her boldest and most colorful display is definitely in the spring.
The Charleston Area DASH
For Immediate Release, March 2008

The DASH shuttle is the easiest way to get around downtown Charleston!
Norwegian Majesty To Sail To Bahamas & Florida From Charleston This Fall
For Immediate Release, March 2008

This family-friendly itinerary offers guests the opportunity to experience four diverse ports, in place of the existing three-port Western Caribbean itinerary.
Family Circle Cup 35th Anniversary Kick-Off Event To Feature Player Appearances and Fireworks
For Immediate Release, March 2008

The Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary Celebration will formally commence with legendary tennis commentator Bud Collins welcoming the entire 2008 player field onto Family Circle Magazine Stadium court to greet the fans in a special ceremony at 6:00pm
Travel + Leisure and Headline News’ “America’s Favorite Cities” Survey 2008 Kicks Off Today
For Immediate Release, March 2008

From now until June 15, participants can rate 25 U.S. cities on everything from their restaurants and their museums to the attractiveness and friendliness of the people who live there.
Former Cup Finalists Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina Enter 35th Anniversary Event
For Immediate Release, March 2008

Dementieva and Safina join a star-studded player field boasting Family Circle Cup former champions and finalists, as well as six of the Top 10 players in the world.
Third Annual LACOSTE Fashion Show To Kick off Family Circle Cup In Style
For Immediate Release, March 2008

To kick off the 2008 Family Circle Cup in style, LACOSTE will host a spring fashion show featuring the latest LACOSTE fashions for men, women, and children in downtown Charleston
Maverick Southern Kitchens Turns Up The Faucet for UNICEF Tap Project
For Immediate Release, March 2008

The restaurants of Maverick Southern Kitchens will raise money by collecting donations from dining guests by charging $1.00 for the tap water and match dollar for dollar funds raised.
Former Champions Return For Family Circle Cup 35th Anniversary Celebration
For Immediate Release, March 2008

The Family Circle Cup’s 35th Anniversary Celebration will offer an action-packed week of unforgettable moments, both on and off the court. Special activities scheduled with former champions throughout finals weekend.
Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot Returns To The 2008 BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Returning for his second year at the BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival, Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot will once again delight guests and raise money for a cause close to his heart.
Charleston Restaurant Circa 1886 Sees Stars
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Circa 1886, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant, recently added the Mobil Four-Star Award to its list of accolades.
Popular Team Getaway Packages Offered For 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Discount Ticket Opportunity for Tennis Teams to Enjoy 35th Anniversary Celebration
MUSE Chef Jason Houser nominated by The James Beard Foundation
For Immediate Release, February 2008

The James Beard Foundation has announced its annual list of nominees for culinary excellence, and Chef Jason Houser of MUSE Restaurant and Wine Bar has been nominated for the Best Chef Southeast.
Charleston's Museum Mile on Meeting Street
For Immediate Release, February 2008

The Mile offers visitors the most comprehensive array of historical and cultural attractions in downtown Charleston.
2008 Symphony Designer Showhouse to feature “Windows on the World” theme
For Immediate Release, February 2008

This year’s 5,000 square foot house is on the Charleston peninsula located at 108 Murray Boulevard. Its many windows frame panoramic views of the Ashley River.
Charleston Legends And Lore New Tours
For Immediate Release, February 2008

In addition to our well known "Charleston Ghost Show" and our quality Ghost, Pirate and History Tours, we now have all new, regularly performing live shows and tours.
LACOSTE Returns As Official Apparel Sponsor of 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Family Circle Cup and LACOSTE Present The Ultimate Fashion Getaway, a contest offering a trip to the prestigious LACOSTE Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Show in Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week in September.
“What’s New” In The Charleston, SC Area Spring 2008
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Lots of new and exciting things for Charleston in the Spring!
Charleston Weddings Presents The Bridal Couture Runway Show
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Premier Charleston bridal boutiques and local bridal designers showcase an array of dazzling wedding gowns at the first annual Bridal Couture runway show during Charleston magazine’s Charleston Fashion Week 2008.
Ted’s Butcherblock Hosts Popular Beer And Wine Dinners This February
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Ted's Butcherblock is featuring a unique menu this February inspired by the culinary traditions of Brazil and the wines of South America.
Wimbledon Finalist Marion Bartoli Enters Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, February 2008

World No. 9 Marion Bartoli has officially entered the Family Circle Cup, Charleston’s player field now boasts six of the Top 10 players on the WTA Tour.
Carolina's Restaurant to Begin Lunch Service Tuesday, February 5
For Immediate Release, February 2008

Charleston's own culinary legend is writing a new chapter, with the beginning of lunch service starting Tuesday, February 5th.
World No. 7 Serena Williams & World No. 8 Venus Williams Enter 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Serena Williams is an 8-time Grand Slam champion who is making her fifth appearance in Charleston. Venus Williams is a 6-time Grand Slam champion making her fourth appearance at the Cup where she won the title in 2004.
Family Circle Cup Individual Session Tickets Available Monday, January 14th, 2008
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Public Urged to Buy Tickets Early to Get the Best Available Seats
Circa 1886 Lets Patrons Get Sweet on Dessert Throughout February
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Popular Charleston Restaurant Offers All-Dessert Menu Option: Your mother always told you no dessert until after dinner, but now Charleston restaurant Circa 1886 is letting you indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy an all-dessert dinner throughout the month of February in honor of Valentine's Day.
Rare Blooms Replace Roses for Nationally-Acclaimed Florist
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Forget a dozen red roses this Valentine's Day; florist is giving sweethearts a way to really impress their loved ones with a truly one-of-a-kind arrangement of exotic, hard-to-find blooms from as far away as Israel, China or Holland.
Spoleto Festival USA 2008 Program Announcement
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The 2008 Spoleto Festival USA Features Remarkable Spectrum of Artists, Compelling New Work, and a Newly Renovated Performance Space
AVP Charleston Open Scheduled May 8 - 10, 2008
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The AVP Charleston Open, professional beach volleyball event, returns May 8th - 10th, 2008. Weekend ticket packages and individual session tickets will be available for sale beginning March 1st, 2008.
Charleston’s Top Chefs Host Dinner at the James Beard Foundation in NYC
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The Lowcountry meets the Big Apple on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 as six Lowcountry chefs prepare a six-course dinner for 80 guests at the legendary James Beard House in New York City.
World No. 1 Justine Henin & World No. 3 Jelena Jankovic Enter 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Family Circle Cup Champions Return to Compete at 35th Anniversary Event... two of the world’s best players, World No. 1 Justine Henin and World No. 3 Jelena Jankovic, have officially entered the 2008 Family Circle Cup.
BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival Honors Lowcountry Individuals And Organizations With The Annual Culinary Legend Awards Program
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The program honors those who have made an impact in the culinary community of Charleston, SC and have contributed significantly to Lowcountry cuisine.
Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Present The Ultimate Plantation Experience
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Visitors purchase one ticket to discover two distinctly different visions of life in the early South.
Family Circle Cup Selects Winner of Fifth Annual T-Shirt Design Contest
For Immediate Release, January 2008

This year’s winning submission came from 26-year-old Joanna Hall from Lexington, KY who is an avid tennis player and plans to attend the tournament with all of her teammates.
Local Designers Debut Collections At Charleston Fashion Week
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The six winners of Charleston magazine’s first Emerging Local Design Competition will debut their innovative Spring 2008 collections during this year’s Charleston magazine’s Charleston Fashion Week.
SMASH Magazine Renews Title Sponsorship of Top Junior Event
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Chrysler Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of 2008 SMASH State Open Clay Court Junior Cup
Duvall Catering & Event Design Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary and Launches Rebranding Campaign
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Duvall Catering & Event Design will celebrate their 30-Year Anniversary and will be hosting an event, Flight 30, to celebrate the past three decades of Duvall's history in Charleston.
Mobil Crowns Charleston Properties With Five Stars
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s The Sanctuary Hotel and Summerville’s Woodlands Resort & Inn have each earned the prestigious five-star rating in the 2008 edition of the authoritative Mobil Travel Guide.
2006 Champion Nadia Petrova Enters 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The 2008 player field now includes four former champions with official commitment of 2006 Family Circle Cup titlist Nadia Petrova who rose to a career high World No. 3 ranking shortly after her Charleston victory.
Second Annual Charleston Fashion Week—Tickets On Sale Now
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Take a seat under the tent and watch as models breeze down the runway, sporting designer apparel from more than 30 local retailers with close to 100 designers presented.
Mount Pleasant to Open Waterfront Park in '09
For Immediate Release, January 2008

The town's $14 million Waterfront Park would open Memorial Day weekend of 2009 and will have a pier, memorial, playground, and visitors center
Fish Gives Charleston 3 New Reasons To Go Out
For Immediate Release, January 2008

On the heels of the successful Wine Wednesdays, Fish is launching Martini Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, and Mercy of the Chef Thursdays.
Charleston Area Honored By Readers Of Southern Living
For Immediate Release, January 2008

Southern Living magazine’s January edition features its 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards, in which several honors go to the Charleston, SC area. Charleston was once again named Favorite Southern City by readers of the widely popular magazine.
World No. 6 Anna Chakvetadze To Make Charleston Debut At 2008 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2008

A stellar player field continues to strengthen as the Family Circle Cup’s 35th anniversary celebration draws near.
Fish Restaurant Welcomes New Pastry Chef, Susie Ieronemo
For Immediate Release, December 2007

Fish restaurant has undergone a transformation, both in menu and the talent behind the menu. The restaurant welcomed new Pastry Chef, Susie Ieronemo, who brings a bevy of experience in sweets to the position.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced its annual Port of the Year award for Customer Service Excellence to Charleston based Cruise Services USA
For Immediate Release, December 2007

The shore services company with the highest embarkation customer service ratings is presented the Port of the Year award at Carnivals annual Embarkation Conference in Miami each December.
BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival Announces Stellar Line-Up Of National Chefs, Authors, And Wine Sommeliers For The 2008 Event
For Immediate Release, December 2007

A dynamic list of national talent were announced for the third annual BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival, scheduled for February 29-March 2, 2008.
Wentworth Mansion® Named One of the Best Hotels in the World
For Immediate Release, December 2007

The Wentworth Mansion® continues to receives top honors with the latest coming from Travel + Leisure, naming it one of the Top 500 hotels in the world.
Social Restaurant + Wine Bar In Downtown Charleston Announces New Executive Chef, Mark Kaufman
For Immediate Release, December 2007

The new downtown hot spot recently hired Mark Kaufman as Executive Chef. Kaufman brings several years of culinary experience to the table and has worked in several big name kitchens around the country.
BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival And Charleston Magazine Unveil Winning Poster Design For 2008 Event
For Immediate Release, December 2007

The BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival and Charleston magazine are excited to announce that Jason Fletcher has been selected as the winner of the Official Poster Competition for the event.
Magnolia Plantation and Garden’s Camellia Collection and Charleston’s Angel Oak Tree Earn National Honor
For Immediate Release, December 2007

Two Charleston landscapes are among 21 sites across the nation selected to receive a “Landslide 2007, Heroes of Horticulture” award from The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Inn at Middleton Place and Middleton Place now offering Wedding Weekends with accommodations in the one-of-a-kind Ashley River Room Suite!
For Immediate Release, November 2007

The live oaks draped in swags of Spanish moss, a grand house built in 1755, and the beautiful landscape with blooming color, combine to provide a setting of unusual beauty and charm.
American Automobile Association honors The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with Five Diamond Award
For Immediate Release, November 2007

South Carolina oceanfront hotel achieves coveted rating for second consecutive year
Drayton Hall Offers Free Admission to the Military During the Month of November
For Immediate Release, November 2007

In celebration of Veteran's Day, and to honor the many sacrifices they make to keep America safe and free, Drayton Hall offers complimentary admission to the miltary and their immediate families during the month of November.
Five Years of Five Diamonds for Charleston Hotel Wentworth Mansion®
For Immediate Release, November 2007

The luxurious historic Charleston hotel scored its fifth diamond from AAA's prestigious Diamond Rating System for the fifth consecutive year.
Ticket Packages Now Available For Family Circle Cup 35th Anniversary Event
For Immediate Release, November 2007

The Family Circle Cup, the only Tier I clay court event in the United States, will be held April 12th -20th, 2008 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Secures Five-Year Deal
For Immediate Release, November 2007

The CSO and orchestra musicians ratified a long-term contract which provides a stable timeframe working together to focus on creating an artistic product of the highest caliber.
Best of the Season's Cuisine Featured on New Menu at Charleston Restaurant Circa 1886
For Immediate Release, November 2007

The winter season, with all its holidays and celebrations, always makes for some of the best dining of the year, and the new menu from Charleston restaurant Circa 1886 is no exception.
Endangered Living Witnesses To History Recognized On 2007 ‘Landslide’ List - Heroes Of Horticulture
For Immediate Release, November 2007

Among the 21 sites recognized, two are in Charleston: Angel Oak Southern Live Oak Tree, Johns Island and Camellia Collection, Magnolia Plantation
“What’s New” In The Charleston, SC Area Winter 2007
For Immediate Release, November 2007

Check out what's going on in Charleston from new events to new developments
Fish Restaurant Shakes Things Up As They Unveil New, Handcrafted Cocktails And Homemade Infused Liquors
For Immediate Release, November 2007

This fall, the creative masterminds behind the bar at Fish have unveiled several handcrafted, seasonal cocktails featuring housemade infused liquors made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
City of Charleston Opens Old Slave Mart Museum
For Immediate Release, November 2007

Drawing upon the most contemporary scholarship, exemplary historical interpretation and rich collections which have been inaccessible for some time, the museum, recounts the story of Charleston's role as an urban slave-trading center during the domestic slave trade.
Holiday Inn-Charleston Airport/Convention Center Wins The IHG 2007 Newcomer Award
For Immediate Release, November 2007

As one of 31 hotels selected for the award, the Holiday Inn-Charleston Airport/Convention Center had to meet the highest standards of quality and customer service.
Charleston Barbershop Chorus Tags New Director
For Immediate Release, October 2007

The Charleston Barbershop Chorus has started the 2007-08 concert season with a new choral director, David Box, formerly of Cleveland, OH. Box has several years’ musical performance experience starting from when he was five years old.
Charleston, SC Climbs Higher In Rankings Among Top American Destinations
For Immediate Release, October 2007

Charleston was honored with a # 3 slot. Only San Francisco and New York City ranked higher. Last year, Charleston ranked # 5 in the poll.
Charleston Celebrates The 2007 Holiday Season
For Immediate Release, October 2007

With mild temperatures and value rates, there’s no better time to experience the rich history of the Charleston area than during the holiday season.
Wine Spectator Magazine Raises a Glass to Poogan’s Porch and Presents Historic Restaurant with a “2007 Award of Excellence”
For Immediate Release, October 2007

Cheers to Poogan’s Porch! The oldest restaurant in downtown Charleston recently received the “2007 Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, making this the fourth consecutive year that Wine Spectator magazine has awarded Poogan’s Porch with this honor.
BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival Has Been Selected as One of the Southeast's Top 20 Events
For Immediate Release, October 2007

The third annual BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events for the month of February 2008. To be considered for nomination the event had to be in at least their third year and have an attendance of at least 1,000.
Visitor Center goes higher-tech
For Immediate Release, October 2007

Screens allow tourists to select multi-media presentation on area attractions
Charleston is Among "America's Favorite Cities," According to a Travel + Leisure / CNN Poll
For Immediate Release, October 2007

Charleston grabbed top billing in a number of categories, proving they're among respondents' favorite destinations nationwide.
Golfweek Names Daniel Island's Ralston Creek One of Nation's Best New Golf Courses
For Immediate Release, October 2007

The Ralston Creek Course at the Daniel Island Club, described as a "Lowcountry version of St. Andrews," has been named to Golfweek's list of Best New Courses. Ralston Creek ranked 50th among more than 350 U.S. courses opened between 2005 and 2007.
Charleston Chefs Debut at James Beard House in NYC
For Immediate Release, September 2007

Southern Coastal Cuisine Dinner to Include Debut “Plantation to Plate” Harvest from Kensington Plantation
Southern Comforts Meeting Package at Woodlands Resort & Inn
For Immediate Release, September 2007

Refresh your group’s spirits and minds in a setting where everything is inspirational.
The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Ranked Number Two Hotel Spa in Continental U.S. and Canada
For Immediate Release, September 2007

Travel + Leisure readers have honored The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – again. In its October issue, the magazine ranks The Sanctuary’s spa as the number two hotel spa in the Continental US and Canada. Last year, the spa ranked eleventh.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked #1 U.S. Resort Hotel by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
For Immediate Release, September 2007

Just three years after opening its oceanfront doors, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has achieved top spot in a reader survey by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.
Special Event Series at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Announced
For Immediate Release, August 2007

The 17-event series includes golf and tennis weekends, a women’s escape retreat and a murder-mystery whodunit, while guest accommodation choices include private villas or The Sanctuary, the resort’s AAA Five Diamond-rated oceanfront hotel and spa.
Del Webb Charleston Model Park Grand Opening
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Del Webb Charleston will open up ten, newly decorated model home sites for viewing as well as unveil their brand new 6,000 square foot Welcome Center.
Ocean Room at The Sanctuary appoints Kevin Ives as Chef de Cuisine
For Immediate Release, August 2007

When he was younger, Kevin Ives dreamed of becoming a photographer. However, he eventually set his sights on developing his culinary talents, not prints, to become one of the nation’s top chefs.
Interactive Exhibit Premiers on Constitution Day at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
For Immediate Release, August 2007

A new interactive exhibit will be unveiled at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site on Constitution Day, Monday, September 17th in conjunction with the annual naturalization ceremony.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort recognized for Environmental Excellence by Audubon International
For Immediate Release, August 2007

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has achieved designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ASCP), an Audubon International program.
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Announces New Executive Director
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Janet Newcomb Joins the CSO Team as the Chief Administrative Officer
Culinary Tours Of Charleston Begins Daily Tasting Tours
For Immediate Release, August 2007

“Food Finds in Charleston” A Downtown Walking Tour to Exercise Your Taste Buds Launches August 20, 2007
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked #1 Family Resort in U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family
For Immediate Release, August 2007

For the first time, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked as the number one family friendly resort in the U.S. and Canada.
Cordavi Restaurant Introduces "Cordavi Tastes" - New Tapas Style Menu
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Cordavi Restaurant, raved for its remarkable food and innovative style of dining, introduces a groundbreaking tapas style menu "Cordavi Tastes" taking Charleston's culinary scene to a completely new level.
Charleston Accepts Most Mannerly City Lifetime Achievement Award
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Marjabelle Young Stewart, nationally renowned etiquette expert, named Charleston, South Carolina the Most Mannerly City in America for the final 11 years that she bestowed the award.
National Ladies Auxiliary of Jewish War Veterans
For Immediate Release, August 2007

The National Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA will be holding their 79th Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston during the week of August 19-26, 2007.
The South Carolina Aquarium Announces the Release of Juvenile Sea Turtle
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Critically endangered species of sea turtle to be released by Sea Turtle Rescue Program
Coastal Cigars Chosen for Celebrity Las Vegas Charity Event
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Chris Webber's Bada Bling Event Hired Charleston Cigar Company
Turtles On The Town Unite In Preparation For Auction Event
For Immediate Release, August 2007

See All of the Turtles Under One Roof at the South Carolina Aquarium: Beginning August 20, the 34 spectacular Turtles on the Town will meet on the Aquarium’s Riverside Terrace for all visitors to see.
Federal Per Diem Rate Increases for the Charleston Area
For Immediate Release, August 2007

On Monday, August 6, 2007 the General Services Administration announced the new federal per diem lodging rates for 2007-2008 year.
The Hunley Project: Iron Fragments Found Onboard May Shed Light into the Hunley's Final Moments
For Immediate Release, August 2007

Hunley scientists have uncovered a series of tiny pieces of iron found concreted to the bottom of the crew compartment. These fragments could prove to be one of the most important clues discovered to date and may shed light into the Hunley crew's final moments.
Ted's Butcherblock Named Top Insider Spot in 2007 Edition of "Local Secrets, Big Finds"
For Immediate Release, July 2007

THE VOTES ARE IN! Travelocity and IgoUgo’s “Local Secrets, Big Finds” poll for 2007 revealed Ted’s Butcherblock as one of the top local favorites in South Carolina.
Middleton Place Acquires Final Piece of Preservation Puzzle
For Immediate Release, July 2007

In June, The Ryland Group, Inc. recorded the final conservation easement covering the last half-mile of riverfront, and thus completing the protection of the two mile viewshed of the Middleton Place National Historic Landmark, included in 1995 on the National Trust's Eleven Most Endangered Properties list.
Dine For the Charleston Nine
For Immediate Release, July 2007

In support of the firefighters' families, please join us for a benefit event in the Grand Ballroom at Charleston Place Hotel on Sunday, July 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
McCrady's Hires André Guillet as General Manager
For Immediate Release, July 2007

McCrady’s Restaurant has appointed highly regarded industry veteran André Jean-Pierre Guillet as its new General Manager. Guillet will be responsible for overall management of McCrady’s restaurant and private dining operations.
Charleston Again Ranked In Travel + Leisure Magazine's World's Best Poll
For Immediate Release, July 2007

Charleston has again been honored as one of the “Top Cities in the United States & Canada” according to Travel + Leisure magazine’s tenth annual World’s Best Poll, featured in the August 2007 issue.
Aquarium to Offer Behind-The-Scenes Tours of Sea Turtle Hospital
For Immediate Release, July 2007

Formerly off-limits to the public, the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital opened its doors to guests for the first time last Wednesday.
McCrady's Introduces The Ultimate Personal Dining Experience
For Immediate Release, June 2007

For more than two centuries, McCrady’s has been Charleston’s choice for the finest private events. McCrady’s new Chef’s Table extends that tradition to the highest level.
Fund Established For Firemen
For Immediate Release, June 2007

As a result of the outpouring of support and requests from the community on how they can help the families of the nine City of Charleston firemen lost in a devastating fire, the City has established a fund for those wanting to make donations.
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert to Toss Ceremonial “First Pint” at RiverDogs Game
For Immediate Release, June 2007

Charleston native Stephen Colbert, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian, satirist, actor and writer, and a mainstay on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will appear at the Charleston RiverDogs home baseball game on Saturday night, July 7, against the Savannah Sand Gnats.
Fish Restaurant in Downtown Charleston Welcomes New Executive Chef, Nico Romo
For Immediate Release, June 2007

Fish restaurant at 442 King Street welcomed new Executive Chef, Nico Romo, a Lyon, France, native who brings over 13 years of culinary experience to the position.
Extended Summer Hours at the Charleston Museum
For Immediate Release, June 2007

The Charleston Museum will offer extended summer hours during the months of July and August 2007.
Stephen Duvall Catering and Events is Voted One of the Best in the Southeast
For Immediate Release, June 2007

Charleston's Stephen Duvall Catering and Events was recognized by "The Knot" as one of the top three caterers in the Southeast, proving that Charleston is one of the top wedding destinations for a reason.
Hunley Hits the Highway
For Immediate Release, June 2007

For their South Carolina fleet of vehicles, U-HAUL chose to showcase the Hunley. Approximately 1200 trucks will have the Hunley on the side as they travel across the nation's roadways.
"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area Summer 2007
For Immediate Release, June 2007

"What's New" in the Charleston, SC Area Summer 2007
Exciting New Addition to Weekend Hunley Tours
For Immediate Release, June 2007

A full-scale model of the Pioneer, the first prototype that led to the development of the Hunley, was moved from the Charleston Museum to the Hunley lab where it will become part of the suite of exhibits on display during weekend tours.
The Visitors Network nominated for 2007 Emmy Award
For Immediate Release, June 2007

The Visitors Network was honored with a 2007 Emmy Award nomination! Host Marion Doar was recognized for his work and will learn June 23 in Atlanta if he wins in the Best Television Host category.
Gateway Hospitality Chairman Wins Kocher Award
For Immediate Release, June 2007

Sam Agee, Chairman of Gateway Hospitality was presented with the Harriet Kocher award at Choice Hotels International 53rd annual convention last month in Orlando, Florida.
Legendary Test Pilot Chuck Yeager to Attend Medal of Honor Gala
For Immediate Release, May 2007

Famed test pilot Chuck Yeager will be among the patrons paying tribute to some 50 Medal of Honor recipients on board USS Yorktown Wednesday evening May 23rd.
Six Flags Once Again Flying Over Fort Sumter
For Immediate Release, May 2007

The National Park Service announced today that it has completed a four-month project to replace five flagpoles at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston Harbor.Since 1970, six flags have flown over Fort Sumter daily representing a timeline of the governments controlling Fort Sumter during the course of the Civil War.
EmOcean, a J/120, Wins Overall Honors in 2007 Charleston to Bermuda Race
For Immediate Release, May 2007

This 777-mile race began on May 18th with eight tall ships and hundreds of spectators looking on, and ended with a convivial evening of awards at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Saturday, May 26th.
Water Buffalos Return to Historic Middleton Place
For Immediate Release, May 2007

Two water buffalo calves have been added to the other agricultural animals at Middleton Place this month, adding yet another dimension to the historical accuracy of the site.
'Iron Man of Charleston' Philip Simmons Designs Trophy for Ginn Tribute
For Immediate Release, May 2007

Now, at the age of 94 and no longer hammering out his masterpieces on the anvil, Philip Simmons designs, consults and collaborates with his cousin and nephew who operate one of the most famous blacksmith shops in the country.
The Legacy of George Washington Returns to McCrady's
For Immediate Release, May 2007

Two hundred eighteen years after they first dined there, the Society of the Cincinnati has returned to McCrady’s. It was the Society of the Cincinnati that hosted President George Washington at an elaborate and famous dinner at McCrady’s during his Southern Tour in 1791.
The Diamondback Terrapin Preservation Project launches to increase the species’ survival throughout South Carolina
For Immediate Release, April 2007

The South Carolina Aquarium begins work on their Diamondback Terrapin Preservation Project, a project dedicated to the protection of terrapins across the state. The grant funded project will focus on raising diamondback terrapin conservation in South Carolina through general awareness and by making free Bycatch Reduction Devices available to all crabbers.
Indulge Your Palate and Soul in World Class Cuisine
For Immediate Release, April 2007

Cordavi Restaurant, raved as one of the best new restaurants 2006 in America by Esquire Magazine, offers a fresh, innovative style of dining in Charleston. The restaurant is thrilled to introduce its new Spring Menu which stays true to its mission to serve only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients. The new menu will go into effect on April 18, 2007.
Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant Celebrates Opening of
For Immediate Release, April 2007

Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant celebrates the opening of its newest restaurant in Summerville with a party this spring. Summerville residents and beyond are invited for an afternoon of great food, live music by Charleston's favorite band, the Island Trio, and activities for children.
Senior PGA Championship History
For Immediate Release, April 2007

Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros commit to round out the strongest field in Senior PGA Championship history this May on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
BestWeekends Announces First Annual Travel Awards
For Immediate Release, April 2007

Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do – Only the Best! Jim Flynn’s BestWeekends is an ultra-savvy, travel website that offers focused information on weekend travel destinations in the US.
Match Point Market Returns to 2007 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, April 2007

Since its successful debut at the 2004 Family Circle Cup, Match Point Market continues to combine world-class tennis with upscale boutique shopping. Match Point Market will feature eight vendors in a tented open-air market that will offer a variety of merchandise for patrons to purchase during and between matches.
Preservation Society holds its “2007 Summer Lecture and Reception”
For Immediate Release, April 2007

The Preservation Society of Charleston will hold its Summer Lecture and Reception on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.
Smalls Family to sit down for Conversation with Porgy's People
For Immediate Release, March 2007

For (5) exciting days, June 28-July 2, James Island will experience an explosion of history, culture, education, commemoration and celebration at Island Heritage Festival with twelve (12) programs at various venues on James Island, and Folly Beach.
Classic Film Porgy & Bess Featured at Island Heritage Festival
For Immediate Release, March 2007

For five (5) exciting days, June 28-July 2, James Island will experience an explosion of history, culture, education, commemoration and celebration at Island Heritage Festival with twelve (12) programs at various venues on James Island, and Folly Beach.
Historic DuBose Heyward House on Folley beach Opens Doors for Island Heritage Festival
For Immediate Release, March 2007

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Island Heritage Festival to Folly Beach”, noted Carl Beckmann, Mayor. Folly has its own unique chapter in the story of Charleston’s rich history, and this event helps to illustrate some of that wealth, he added.
Symposium to Explore Porgy & Bess Legacy Island Heritage Festival
For Immediate Release, March 2007

A Charleston Gentlemen, will be joined by Julian Wiles, playwright of Gershwin on Folly and other notable scholars to host a stimulating discussion on the motivation, impact and lives of these men and the artistic phenomenon they created.
Porgy & Bess Legacy to be celebrated at Island Heritage Festival
For Immediate Release, March 2007

For five (5) exciting days, June 28-July 2, James Island will experience an explosion of history, culture, education, commemoration and celebration at Island Heritage Festival with twelve (12) programs at various venues on James Island, and Folly Beach.
North Charleston Fire Museum to Educate Locals and Visitors
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Doors to this fire truck wonderland opened April 28, 2007. Enthusiasts and casual observers alike can learn about the history of fire fighting and marvel at the evolution of a most useful invention.
McCrady's To Be Featured on The Food Network
For Immediate Release, March 2007

McCrady’s Restaurant will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Food Network’s new hit show “Giada’s Weekend Getaways.” Airing on the Food Network on March 9, the episode explores the Low Country’s best food and Charleston’s amazing dining scene.
Charleston Based Seafood Restaurant Chain Proudly Serves Local Seafood
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Established in 1992 by longtime friends Wade Boals and Brett Yearout whose experiences in Charleston’s restaurant world inspired them to join forces and create Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant.
James Island History Unfolds At heritage Festival 53 Year Tradition Revived
For Immediate Release, March 2007

“James Island is one of Charleston’s true historic treasures, with extraordinary chapters of history. We are proud to revive a tradition that began over 50 years ago, and offer a tour that has grown even richer over time, noted native James Islander, Founder and Executive Director, Eleanor Kinlaw-Ross.
Beach Tennis To Be Showcased At Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Beach Tennis USA today announced that its Charleston, South Carolina licensee, Carolina Beach Tennis, will hold a series of beach tennis exhibitions at the Family Circle Cup in April.
Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant Opens New Restaurant In Summerville
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant is pleased to announce the opening of its newest restaurant in Summerville, South Carolina.
"Something Fishy" At the South Carolina Aquarium
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Children and adults alike use their detective skills to uncover mysteries throughout each of the South Carolina regions represented at the Aquarium, from the mountains to the ocean.
Families And Friends of Mt. Pleasant Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Relay For Life is a family-oriented community event where participants can walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track throughout the evening.
Families and Friends of Mt. Pleasant Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mt. Pleasant. Teams of Mt. Pleasant residents will gather at the old Wando High School track on April 27, 2007 at 7 p.m. for an overnight relay against cancer.
Venus Williams Enters 2007 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Six World No. 1 Players to Compete in Star-Studded Charleston Event
South Carolina Aquarium Receives AZA Accreditation
For Immediate Release, March 2007

Today, at a hearing in Denver, South Carolina Aquarium executives Kevin Mills, President and CEO, and Jason Crichton, Director of Husbandry and Facilities accepted accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
68th Senior PGA Championship to Become First Event to Enjoy new Clubhouse with Spectacular view of the Ocean Course
For Immediate Release, March 2007

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort, renowned for its spectacular ocean vistas from virtually every hole, will boast a new clubhouse that will be utilized for the first time at the 68th Senior PGA Championship.
Gibbes Museum of Art Unveils New Visual Identity
For Immediate Release, March 2007

The Gibbes Museum of Art announces its new visual identity, including the unveiling of a new logo. The main element of the new logo is the actual signature of James Shoolbred Gibbes, taken from his last will and testament.
Renaissance Charleston Hotel Removes Trans Fats from All Menus
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District has made groundbreaking strides in the area, becoming the first official hotel in the city to remove all trans fats from hotel menus and other food outlets.
Charleston Tea Plantation Opens 2007 Season with New Field Tour
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The bus tour offers up-close views of America's only working tea plantation. A narrated, air-conditioned bus tour that illustrates how tea is planted, grown, nurtured and harvested.
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes AirTran Airways
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Local business leaders officially welcomed AirTran Airways as the newest carrier to the Charleston area.
Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association Welcome New Members
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Corrigan Gallery and Robert Lange Studios Join Prominent Organization
Australian Open Champion Serena Williams Enters 2007 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Five World No. 1 Players to Compete in Star-Studded Charleston Event
Whole Foods Market Announces Food + Wine Festival Grand Prize Winner
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Natasha Laughrun’s winning entry was chosen among the many thousands of entries that were received in the South region’s Whole Foods Market “Register to Win a Trip for Two to the BBT Charleston Food + Wine Festival” which takes place March 1 – 4, 2007.
The Second Annual Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival Announces 2007 Committee Chairs
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The Committee will help plan the event which will take place on May 5, 2007 at the Visitor Center Bus Terminal in downtown Charleston from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.
Family Circle Tennis Center recognized as a "Top 50" facility
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The Family Circle Tennis Center has been named a "Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center of 2006" for delivering a variety of tennis programs to new and current players of all ages in efforts to grow participation in the game, the Tennis Industry Association and United States Tennis Association announced.
Firefly Vodka Splashes Into The Big Apple This Spring
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Southern Premium Vodka To Pour at Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball This March
"What's New" In The Charleston, SC Area - Spring 2007
For Immediate Release, February 2007

“What’s New” is a quarterly press release listing new venues, activities, events and much more compiled by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Charleston: A ‘virtual’ Romantic Getaway
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Virtual Tourist, a social-networking travel Web site, released its Top 10 Unique Romantic Destinations this week. Skipping over Paris and New York, the list favored sites from Charleston to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Seven of Top Ten Players in World to Compete in Premier Charleston Event
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The 2007 Family Circle Cup continues to attract the top ranked players on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour as World No. 9 Nicole Vaidisova and World No. 10 Jelena Jankovic have officially entered the Charleston event.
21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast Named Among Best Undiscovered Inn’s For Romance
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The 21 East Battery Bed & Breakfast was named among the best undiscovered inns for romance, according to the official list for 2007 distributed by BedandBreakfast.com
Tall Ship Ready For March Launching
For Immediate Release, February 2007

What originated over six years ago as a challenge among a few friends—to build a traditional tall ship—has finally come to fruition at Ansonborough Field alongside the Cooper River in downtown Charleston.
Pulte Homes Announces Opening of Daniel Island Office
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Pulte Homes, the nation’s leading builder of active adult communities through its Del Webb brand, has recently announced the opening of a new office on Daniel Island.
BB&T Charleston Food & Wine Festival Recognized with Regional Award
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The BB&T Charleston Food & Wine Festival was recently recognized at the Annual Conference & Trade Show for South Carolina and North Carolina festival and event planners. The 2006 award was presented for Best Brochure.
Festival Announces Official Vendors For Charleston Cooks! Culinary Village
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Guests of the 2007 BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival prepare yourselves. There are over 70 culinary-related businesses to tempt your palate. For $35 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12) guests can stroll though the Charleston Cooks! Culinary Village and taste the delicious cuisine that Charleston has to offer.
Black History Month-- February 2007: Charleston’s African-American Heritage Honored
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The historical influence of African Americans in the South Carolina Lowcountry is reflected in the culture and customs that still resonate throughout the area.
“CHARLESTON PHOTO TOURS” A NEW WALKING TOUR
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Charleston Photo Tours is a two hour walking tour that provides scintillating historical facts while showing you where to take excellent photographs and the best way to capture the mood and beauty of Charleston’s charming surroundings.
Gibbes Museum of Art Announces New Acquisition
For Immediate Release, February 2007

Eastman Johnson’s Dinah, Portrait of a Negress joins the Gibbes’ collection as a visual representation of the strength of enslaved African-Americans and augments the Museum’s collection of work that preserves and illustrates this chapter in American history.
Gibbes Museum of Art Unveils New Visual Identity
For Immediate Release, February 2007

The Gibbes Museum of Art announces its new visual identity, including the unveiling of a new logo. The main element of the new logo is the actual signature of James Shoolbred Gibbes, taken from his last will and testament.
Charleston Area Honored By Readers Of Southern Living
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Southern Living magazine’s January edition features its Reader’s Choice Awards, in which several honors go to the Charleston, SC area.
Palmetto Hammock & Resort Shoppe: a Fun and Charming Place to Shop in one of America’s Most Lovely Coastal Cities
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Outback Chair Company’s Distinctive Hanging Furniture Available at Charleston Specialty Shop… You Won’t Find Them at a Big-Box Store
Family Circle Cup official T-shirt design contest WINNER!
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Family Circle Cup official T-shirt design contest WINNER! This year’s winning submission came from 17-year-old Amy Buzhardt, a student in Priscilla Bundrick’s commercial design class at the Lexington Technology Center in Lexington, SC.
Charleston to Bermuda Race Set to Start with Flair
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Ten years ago, two amateur sailors created a race from Charleston to Bermuda, inspired by their sheer enjoyment of time spent on the water.
World No.1 Maria Sharapova Enters 2007 Family Circle Cup
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Maria Sharapova, the most recognizable and highest paid female athlete in the world, has officially entered the 2007 Family Circle Cup. At only nineteen years old, this two-time Grand Slam champion returns to Charleston with stellar career marks including 15 singles titles, a 239-56 win-loss record and over $9 million in winnings.
South Carolina Aquarium Announces the Winner of the 2007 Official Kids’ Spokesperson, the Sea Star!
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Eleven-year-old Carly Walter of Sullivan’s Island will serve as the 2007 official kids’ spokesperson, the Sea Star!
“After a Just a Year Robert’s of Charleston’s Culinary Additions are Stealing the Show”
For Immediate Release, January 2007

After 30 years Robert’s of Charleston, known for its intimate setting of fine dining and the home of the southeast’s only “singing chef,” is sure to bring many more surprises for 2007 with the continued fine-dining experience from its culinary additions.
Charleston's Kosher B&B Celebrates its First Year Anniversary
For Immediate Release, January 2007

The Broad Street Guesthouse, Charleston’s premier kosher bed & breakfast, is celebrating its one year anniversary.
Mahi-Mahi To Enter the Great Ocean Tank
For Immediate Release, January 2007

One of only three aquariums in the United States to display mahi-mahi, the South Carolina Aquarium will place 11 mahi-mahi in the Great Ocean Tank.
Wild About You Promotion Offers Free Admission
For Immediate Release, January 2007

Free Admission with extended Hours, Sunday January 28
New Meeting Services at Charleston's Market Pavilion Hotel.
For Immediate Release, January 2007

The 70-guestroom Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston's newest luxury "city resort", has unveiled a host of new innovations designed to make high-level business programs more productive, fun and stress-free with new "Serenity Series" and "Experiential Breaks,"
First Time in Cup History These Players All Compete in Same Year
For Immediate Release, January 2007

JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE, AMÉLIE MAURESMO, AND MARTINA HINGIS ENTER 2007 FAMILY CIRCLE CUP
Sesquicentennial Exhibit to Share Archaeological Finds from "Little Folly Island" Civil War Site
For Immediate Release, January 1999

Continuing its commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Charleston Museum presents "Our Duty was Quite Arduous": The Union Encampment on Little Folly Island, 1863- 1865.