North Charleston Magazine

20 to Know: North Charleston's changemakers

North Charleston Magazine, Fall 2016

One of my favorite parts about living in the South Carolina Lowcountry is the incredible people that live here. From a small business owner to a PTA powerhouse, I had the privilege of celebrating the contributions of five of North Charleston magazine’s 20 to Know for 2016.

This issue not only highlights the incredible people in the community, but also spotlights a few of North Charleston’s most innovative businesses. From airplanes to spirits, these companies are breaking new ground in their industries right in our backyards. Read their profiles...

Why we live here

North Charleston Magazine, Summer 2016

What we love about calling North Charleston home.

As an emergency department nurse at Roper St. Francis, wife of a City of Charleston firefighter, and mom of two kids age two and under, Jennifer Malone was drawn to the family-friendly atmosphere of North Charleston.

“As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise children,” Malone said. “And by making our home in North Charleston, we have a wonderful village of family and friends nearby.”

Malone was raised in Summerville and attended Charleston Southern University. When it came time to decide where to purchase their first home, her husband advocated for North Charleston — the city where he has lived for 30 years. Read more...

One student at a time

North Charleston Magazine, Summer 2016

Raised by her maternal grandparents, Jasmine is the oldest of three children. Her mother cycled in and out of jail, on and off drugs, and drifted in and out of her life. Jasmine’s irregular home life reflected poorly on her grades and attendance in high school. She is just one example of the nearly 12,000 students that Charleston’s Communities in Schools helps each year.

Communities in Schools is a nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Read more...

20 to Know in North Charleston

North Charleston Magazine, Fall 2015

In the fall 2015 edition of North Charleston Magazine, they introduced 20 of the city’s top movers and shakers. These professionals in education, art, business and government make North Charleston a better place to live with their work and generosity.

The honorees were nominated the previous summer and selected by a committee at The Post and Courier. I had the honor of writing the profiles for the following five honorees. Read them here.

  • Jim Haley, Partner at CityVolve
  • Steve Hazard, Owner of Steve Hazard Studio and Art Gallery
  • Kyle Lahm, Coordinator for City of North Charleston’s Office on Education, Youth, and Family
  • Barbara Kelley-Duncan, CEO of Carolina Youth Development Center
  • Andrea Limehouse, Co-Owner of Limehouse Produce

Mass beautification

North Charleston Magazine, Spring 2015

For more than a decade, Keep North Charleston Beautiful has helped transform the landscape of North Charleston through its hands-on beautification events and programs.

An award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the organization has sparked a blossoming revival. With the help of more than 22,000 volunteers annually, Keep North Charleston Beautiful enhances the community’s parks, schools, neighborhoods and roadways. Read more...