New phase in preserving black sea island culture

...has its own creole language, history, cooking and crafts.It survived for decades because of the isolation of the sea islands but now is threatened by rapid coastal development.The effort to preserve it began in 2000 when U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn...

Emancipation Proclamation turns 150

...it resonate as deeply as it did on South Carolina's sea islands.Blacks in the Port Royal and Beaufort areas southwest...his proclamation stirred blacks already freed in the sea islands during the ongoing Civil War.They had been anticipating...

Islands could get boat ban

...Scientists want to ban boaters from three uninhabited sea islands to protect brown pelicans and other sea birds. The Department...the late 1980s. Other birds that use the uninhabited sea islands are black skimmers, American oystercatchers and sandwich...

Government, locals promote culture

...farmers and fisherfolk on the nearby sea islands. Euphemisms used by whites helped...descendants. The isolation of the sea islands where they lived helped keep their...communities were established on the sea islands by freed slaves after the Civil...

Festival to salute Africa Spoleto will explore influences

...explores African influences from urban America and the sea islands of the Southeast to South America. Dance and music events...and singing of the Gullah culture on the South Carolina Sea Islands; the Urban Bush Women dance troupe; Cuban vocalist...

Johns Island oak tree to be protected amid development

...health center which has served Gullah residents of the sea islands for decades. The 65-foot-high live oak, with a...how do we make it so we can give something back to Sea Islands that effectively solidify their future?" he said...

Across South Carolina

...important to the culture of slave descendants along the sea islands of the Southeast.The chairman of the Gul lah Geechee...for decades because of the isolation of the area's sea islands. That culture is now threatened by rapid coastal development...

Short trips, long on charm

...accessible by a half-hour ferry ride or tour boat.SEA ISLANDS: Beyond Charleston's city limits, within 15 miles or so, are the Sea Islands: Folly, Johns, James, Kiawah (home of the exclusive...

In Clara Barton, celebrations of women, Red Cross intersect

...Red Cross. Twelve years later, Barton aided close to 30,000 people who were left homeless after a hurricane on the Sea Islands of South Carolina. She served as the first president of the American Red Cross and resigned her membership in 1904...

Grooms concedes to Bostic in 1st District race, but letting recount go ahead

...percentage points, although he beat President Obama by 10 percentage points statewide.The district reaches from the sea islands with million-dollar oceanfront homes northeast of Charleston to southwest along the coast to the gated communities...