Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept/Oct 2022

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 Take a Brews Cruise Down “Long Pint” Road The SecondAct Senior Citizens Still MakingWaves Journey Through Nooks and Nature in North Mount Pleasant M O U N T P L E A S A N T S E N I O R L I V I N G For the Love of the Game

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7 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com 55 contents SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 • VOL. 12, ISSUE 5 Publisher’s Note................................................... 11 Editor’s Note. ...................................................... 13 About the Cover. ................................................. 14 Our Contributors. ............................................... 15 On the Web......................................................... 16 Social Buzz......................................................... 17 Calendar of Events............................................... 18 East Cooper Neighbors. ...................................... 104 Friday Night Lights Shine inMount Pleasant........29 The Lowcountry Goes Pro...................................33 Mount Pleasant Student Reaches for the Stars.....35 The Carolina Panthers..........................................39 Outdoor Fun in Mount Pleasant.........................40 It’s Getting Chili...................................................42 Mount Pleasant’s “Long Pint” Brewery District. ....44 New Era at Tavern &Table..................................46 Mount Pleasant’s First Schools.............................50 Meet The Candidates...........................................51 10 Reasons to go to North Mount Pleasant. .......55 Features 44 46 18 40 29 33

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9 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com Senior Living Surfing the Lowcountry for Five Decades................ 63 The Second Act in Business..................................... 67 Running in the Dark with Kimsey Hollifield.......... 69 Financial Advisor Directory.................................... 72 Nova Advisory........................................................ 77 Welcome to Franke at Seaside................................. 79 Buxton and Collie................................................... 81 Expert Advice Carolina Foot and Ankle......................................... 37 Zip’s Kar Kare......................................................... 85 Pulse Nails.............................................................. 87 Dwellings Oyster Candle Company........................................ 48 Heavens Marketplace.............................................. 62 Seaside Restoration................................................. 78 Top Ten Homes Sold in Brickyard Plantation......... 90 Coastal Stone Flooring............................................ 91 Top Ten Homes Sold in Dunes West. ..................... 92 Laurel & Lawton. ................................................... 93 Top Ten Homes Sold in North Mount Pleasant...... 95 Meet The Agent...................................................... 97 Top Ten Homes Sold in McClellanville................... 98 Top Ten Homes Sold in Huger............................. 100 Top Ten Homes Sold in Daniel Island. ................. 101 Wine Wine Down This Fall....................................... 102 Books Fall Into a Good Book........................................ 103 contents SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 • VOL. 12, ISSUE 5 63 87 93 97 69 102

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11 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com For me, each new issue brings a journey full of excitement, anticipation and flow of creativity. It’s a journey that I wish I could take each one of you, our readers, on with me. The rewards at the end of each trek are full of graphically pleasing designs, thousands of words made with pixels and shades of colorful ink on paper. It’s something truly amazing. We are so passionate about telling the stories of our beloved town that we approached Southern Living about a collaboration. We knew that accessing the readership of this iconic publication would mean we could reach an audience who cares about southern heritage and lifestyle. That same climate is rooted in East Cooper. Our collaboration has had a powerful impact on subscriptions and helped expose local restaurants and businesses to hundreds of thousands of Southern Living readers who might not have known about Mount Pleasant. Also, do not forget to visit us on the web and on the air. Two of my most loved ways of telling stories about Mount Pleasant outside these pages are on our podcast, www.MountPleasantPodcast. com or on our website, www. Until next issue, remember to enjoy your journey. Bill Macchio Publisher • publisher’s note Vol. 12, Issue 5 • September/October 2022 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO MANAGING EDITOR LORNA HOLLIFIELD COPY EDITORS DENISE K. JAMES COLIN MCCANDLESS ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN MARKETING CONTENT MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE BETHANY LONG TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA BILL FARLEY • MARY COY MADISON BROACH DENISE K. JAMES • SHERRY WHITING LEAH RHYNE L.C. LEACH III • RYAN NORRIS COLIN MCCANDLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM KIM MARTIER KIM@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Mount Pleasant Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Mount Pleasant Magazine is published six times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Mount Pleasant Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481

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13 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com editor’s note I go kicking and screaming into fall every year, even though I kind of love it. It’s a bittersweet time, because I’m a sundress-loving, beach-bumming, tomato sandwich-eating summer girl. Fall can feel like the beginning of the end, like watching the carnival pack up the rides. Until I remember. I remember that I like the smell of chili in the pot (we have great recipes from our leaders in this issue) and the sound of the crowds roaring for their favorite college and NFL teams. I remember being a cheerleader on Friday-night sidelines when everything was still so excitingly ahead of me. This issue is really cool because it’s about people daring to be great. You’ll find stories about local teenagers who are still dreaming and those from the past who have “made it.” Fall is about things beginning, not ending. It is about going back to school, building toward dreams or about stepping back onto the field. It’s the time to leave the frivolity of summer behind and aspire. It’s the time to suit up. One of the stories you’ll read about the oft-difficult road to success is actually about my husband. I feel like I need to touch on this a little for readers who recognize the connection. One of our writers learned about his unique journey and asked to share it. It is raw, ugly and candid. It’s about him, but it’s an insight into a time in my own life where I had to dig deep and take those moments to better it, despite odds stacked against me. I’m happy to share something so intimate with our readers because we are all meant to connect. We are meant to know each other, relate to each other and inspire each other. That is what this issue has done for me. It has reignited the fire to hustle, even though times are better now. I have been inspired by the kid about to start college, who will likely one day orbit our atmosphere. I have been inspired by the senior citizens still catching waves or starting new businesses in the autumns of their lives. I have been inspired by the high school football players who know they have one more year to play their hearts out. This fall, I am simply on fire because of the people in these pages. So, this note—is really a thank you. -Lorna Hollifield Managing Editor SCAN • CLICK SUBSCRIBE YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 Take a Brews Cruise Down “The Long Pint” The SecondAct Senior Citizens Still es M O U N T P L E A S A N T P E T S • M O U N T P L E A S A N T S E N I O R L I V I N G For the Love me

14 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com about the cover Cover shoots are always a ton of fun. This one, maybe even more so. Our photographer Mark Staff is a genius behind the camera. He’s a rogue, always blowing in with wild ideas that make for great art. It was no different when he pulled up to the field at the town hall complex while a storm loomed in the distance on August 11. This time we had football players fromMount Pleasant’s public schools. Usually rivals, the high school seniors— in their unmatched jerseys—came together to represent the town they all love. They put aside high school politics and competitive spirits for a few hours and horsed around with us on a neutral field to get some great shots. There was mud, rain, scraped shins and so much laughter. All of their futures are bright, but as uncertain as any athlete’s. However, they now have this moment in time captured when they were just three guys who loved to play. They could go all the way, or this could be it. No matter what, they came together to celebrate their love of the game and their love for their collective hometown. That’s a bond that different uniforms can’t break. Make sure to follow Zach Hagedon of Oceanside, Jimmy Webb of Lucy Beckham and Mikey Rosa of Wando this season. We wish them safety, joy and greatness. We also thank them for being a part of that fiber that keeps Mount Pleasant a quaint town despite the growth, a town where people know one another, support one another and remember that they are neighbors after all. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 Take a Brews Cruise Down “Long Pint” Road The SecondAct Senior Citizens Still MakingWaves Journey Through Nooks and Nature in North Mount Pleasant M O U N T P L E A S A N T S E N I O R L I V I N G For the Love of the Game Add beauty, function and value to your home with a new outdoor living space. Call today for a FREE estimate and let’s make your backyard dreams a reality. 843-388-5688 We offer a discount as our thank you for your service. We are veteran owned and understand the sacrifice of our service members and first responders firsthand. STUNNING WORKMANSHIP QUALITY GUARANTEED • Patios • Driveways • Pool Decks • Outdoor Kitchens • Water Features • Fire Features • Artificial Turf . . . and more! | 1952 Long Grove Drive, Suite 5 | The Shoppes at Seaside Farms Thank you for voting us Best Hardscaping company of Mount Pleasant 2022! Come see our Showroom!

15 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com contributors Leah Rhyne is a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Montclair State University. She spent four years as the festival director of the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival and specializes in event management, marketing and public relations. British-born professional photographer and director/ producer Mark Staff moved to Charleston in 2018. His work mainly consists of lifestyle and portrait photography and video. Staff enjoys mountain climbing, riding motorcycles and hanging out with his wife and two dogs. His work has taken him to many interesting places across America and abroad. Check out his website,, and give him a follow on Instagram to join him on the journey. Paul Coleman is a local photographer new to Mount Pleasant. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he always dreamed of living by the beach and palm trees. After years in the restaurant industry, Paul decided to get back to his creative roots and open Paul Valentine Photography. Paul looks to capture genuine moments and emotion in his photography. When he’s not behind the lens, he loves to spend time with his wife and two young children. He is happy to call Mount Pleasant home. Chesley Lanford was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Though he spent many years in the insurance industry, he continued to hone the crafts of portrait and landscape photography in his free time, even studying the art in college. His work has been featured in a plethora of magazines, airports and prominent tourist attractions. He also won photo of the year with WNC Magazine. Drawn by the natural beauty, he is now relocating to The Lowcountry to continue his pursuit of the perfect photo. Ryan Norris graduated from Clemson University in 2020 with a degree in management, though journalism is his greatest passion. A South Carolina native from Sumter, he grew up often travelling to Mount Pleasant. Norris is proud to have the opportunity to write for a publication he has grown up reading. In his free time, he is an avid runner and sports enthusiast. He also enjoys trying out new local restaurants across the Lowcountry. Sherry Whiting is a freelance writer and fulltime project analyst. She has over 15 years of experience developing and editing marketing materials, newsletters, policies and technical documents. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. When not working, she can be found checking out the food scene, attending a RiverDogs game or going to her favorite Burpees and Brews class. Interested in contributing to Mount Pleasant Magazine? Email your contact information (name, phone, mailing address) and one sample of work you have created (or a link to your work online) with the subject “Aspiring MPM Contributor” to

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17 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com social buzz Back in the spring, we celebrated the great mothers and fathers of Mount Pleasant around the corresponding holidays in our family issue. However, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, there is an often-forgotten holiday that we think should be celebrated every year: National Grandparents Day. Afterall, it is the patriarchs and matriarchs of the family who fill our stomachs with the most delicious food, our arms with the warmest hugs and our hearts with the best memories. We took to social media and found some of the most amazing grandparents east of the Cooper. Doris Taylor (Awendaw), submitted by grandson Kyle Taylor “Grandma is one of my favorite people in the world, because she is strong-willed and has a very loving heart for her family. She still cooks full course meals for us, well into her 90s.” Barbara Bush Rogers (Mount Pleasant), submitted by Deedee Malley “We moved into my parents’ house with them three years ago. Dad took early retirement and relocated here from NC in 1990 so he and mom could be daycare for my boys. Now I repay them by caring for them, Mom with Alzheimer’s, and Dad after a couple small strokes. I also pay it forward by being full-time daycare for three of our grandchildren. My parents get extra joy and love from being around their great grands.” Dorris Motley (Mount Pleasant), submitted byMorgan Allen “My grandmother has beaten breast cancer at 93. She’s smart as a whip and has the coolest stories. She is so wise, and everything she says sounds like a philosopher. I love visiting her at Franke at Seaside. Her art is also in the gallery there, and she is who got me into art!” Mount Pleasant’s Favorite Grandparents

18 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com SEPTEMBER Town of Mount Pleasant Farmers Market When: Tuesdays throughout September 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Where: Moultrie Middle School (645 Coleman Boulevard) The weekly market, founded in 1998, features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods and other specialty foods. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Best Night Ever: 2010s Dance Party When: 9/9/2022 Doors open 8 p.m.; event starts 9 p.m. Where: Music Farm Join for an epic night of dancing to all the hits from Taylor Swift, One Direction, JoBros, Demi Lovato and more. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Yesterday’s Wine When: 9/9/2022 at 5 p.m. Where: Party at the Point Charleston’s one and only party on the beach! We’re closing out the season with Yesterday’s Wine, featuring Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dawes and Bahamas When: 9/10/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Los Angeles-based alt-rockers Dawes, and grammy-awardnominated artist Bahamas have announced a joint co-headlining tour. The concerts will feature two collaborative live sets. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dog Day Afternoon at Splash Island When: 9/10/2022 from10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Splash Island Waterpark It’s your dog’s turn to cool off and enjoy a day at the waterpark at the end of the summer. --------------------------------------------------------------------- OneRepublic and Needtobreathe When: 9/11/2022 at 7 p.m. Where: Credit One Stadium OneRepublic is an American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried” offers viewers a much-needed relief from the life-and-death stakes of Top Gun: Maverick as the pilots get together for a seaside football game. South Carolina rock group Needtobreathe debuted in the 2000s with an earnest tone similar to John Mayer or Kings of Leon and lyrics inspired by their Christian faith. Despite occasional spiritual pigeonholing, the band found crossover success with secular audiences, touring with genre-spanning acts such as Train, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. --------------------------------------------------------------------- National Patriot Day When: 9/11/2022, all day Where: Nationwide Patriot Day is a United States national observance that honors the memory of those who were killed in the September 11 attacks. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Group Run When: 9/12/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: Blue Sky Endurance Tri Club Join for a free group run, 3-5 miles, on Monday evenings. Calendar of Events

19 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com calendar of events --------------------------------------------------------------------- Elton John When: 9/13/2022 at 8 p.m. Where: Credit One Stadium The Rocket Man has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Come be part of the Farewell Tour. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ride Season Kickoff When: 9/13/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: Blue Sky Endurance Tri Club Ride to Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms for a 21 mile-ish ride. Let’s keep it easy and social. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Kyle Kinane When: 9/14/2022 Doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts at 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm Kyle Kinane is a comedian who found his way from warehouse work into show business. As a comedian, he has been seen on Conan, The Tonight Show, Netflix’s “The Standups,” and three hour specials on Comedy Central. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Beginner Ride When: 9/15/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: Blue Sky Endurance Tri Club On Thursday evenings, join Bike the Bend with Blue Sky Endurance. This friendly ride is geared for beginners. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Constitution Day When: 9/17/2022 Where: Nationwide Constitution Day is a United States federal observance that commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution and honors those who have become U.S. citizens. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dancing on the Cooper When: 9/17/2022 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Where: Mount Pleasant Pier Dance the night away, shagging on the pier over the Cooper River. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Cuban Carnival When: 9/17/2022 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Where: Charleston Music Hall The Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Buena Vista Legacy Band will honor the collaborative spirit of the original Buena Vista Social Club with a Cuban Carnival. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night When: 9/17/2022 Doors open 8 p.m.; event starts 9 p.m. Where: Music Farm Our party is Taylor-made for ultimate fans. Surrounded by friends and Swifties, you’ll dance the night away singing along to every song. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Killswitch Engage with Suicide Silence When: 9/19/2022 Doors open 7 p.m.; event starts 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock. Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Best Of Mount Pleasant Party When: 9/22/2022 Where: Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation Come party with the winners of the 2022 Best Of Mount Pleasant, sponsored by Mount Pleasant Magazine. Food, drinks, live music and free parking make a beautiful setting even better.

20 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Business Expo When: 9/22/2022 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: Omar Shrine Convention Center Come check out the 12th annual Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo. The Expo is designed to be both fun and educational, with interactive exhibitor booths offering demonstrations, samples and food. There will be a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Amanda Shires w/ Honey Harper When: 9/23/2022 Doors open 7 p.m.; event starts 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm Amanda Shires is an American singer-songwriter and fiddle player. Unifying cosmic dreams with retro-revival, Honey Harper is set out to change the face of country music. With a vibrant and innovative sense of artistry, the Atlanta native aims to project the genre into futuristic new realms of expression. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmie Vaughan When: 9/23/2022 at 8 p.m. Where: The Riviera Theater Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan is an American blues rock guitarist and singer. He is the older brother of the late Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition When: 9/24/2022 at 11 a.m. Where: Firefly Distillery Festival will feature live entertainment, cornhole competitions, face painting and other family-friendly activities to benefit The Arc of the Lowcountry. calendar of events --------------------------------------------------------------------- TobyMac When: 9/24/2022 at 7 p.m. Where: Gaillard Auditorium Join TobyMac and The DiverseCity Band for a night of music and encouragement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Second Annual Apple Festival When: 9/24/2022 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Jedburg Junction (850 East Butternut Road) in Summerville Celebrate fall with music, food, beverages and familyfriendly fun at this event. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Earth, Wind & Fire When: 9/28/2022 at 7:30 p.m. Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of jazz, R&B, soul, funk, disco, pop, EDM, Latin and Afro pop. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Barn Jam When: 9/28/2022 5:50 p.m.- 10 p.m. Where: Awendaw Green Join Awendaw Green’s Barn Jam at Sewee Outpost. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Big Head Todd When: 9/29/2022 and 9/30/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Big Head Todd and The Monsters are a rock band formed in 1984 in Colorado. The band has released a number of albums since 1989, with their 1993 album, “Sister Sweetly,” going platinum in the United States.

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22 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Isle of Palms Connector Run When: 10/1/2022 at 8 a.m. Where: Isle of Palms Connector Sponsored by the Isle of Palms Exchange Club and City of Isle of Palms, this is a 5K or 10K charity race to raise money for the Healing and Prevention of Child Abuse in Charleston. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dancing on the Cooper When: 10/1/2022 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Where: Mount Pleasant Pier The Spazmatics will have those toes tapping with funky ‘80s and ‘90s music. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Pawley’s Island Festival of Music When: 10/6/2022-10/22/2022; event times vary Where: The Reserve Golf Club of Pawley’s Island Enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars with family and friends. The festival kicks off with the Food & Wine Gala, followed by various renowned musical groups. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Ryan Griffin When: 10/6/2022 Doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm Ryan Griffin is poised for a country breakout with his Billboard Top 20 all-genre viral smash “Salt, Lime & Tequila.” The Florida native adds the soul of R&B to the honest universality of country. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Fourth Annual Honey Hoopla When: 10/8/2022 11 a.m-3 p.m. Where: R and R Acres (124 R and R Acres Trail, Jamestown, South Carolina 29453) Visit the Honey House and farm friends to enjoy games, activities, live music and food. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Colt Ford When: 10/9/2022 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer The Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer and co-founder of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as country’s preeminent independent maverick. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Summerville Italian Feast When: 10/9/2022 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Hutchinson Square Come celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with food and craft vendors from the Lowcountry. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Gimme Gimme Disco When: 10/14/2022 Doors open 8 p.m.; event starts 9 p.m. Where: Music Farm Calling all Dancing Queens! If you can’t get enough ABBA, this is the dance party for you. Disco attire encouraged. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Luke Combs When: 10/14/2022 and 10/15/2022 at 7 p.m. Where: North Charleston Coliseum Luke Combs is an American country music singer and songwriter. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Fall Park Circle Art Walk When: 10/15/2022 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Where: Park Circle neighborhood Numerous creative minds got together to create a walking, biking or car-riding art show in the community. Each artist displays their works of art in their front yards. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Children’s Day Festival When: 10/16/2022 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Park West Recreation Complex Old and new traditions delight at the Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival, presented by Publix. Families will enjoy carnival rides, inflatable slides, live entertainment, pony rides, games and many other activities. Admission and all activities are free. calendar of events OCTOBER

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29 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com BY LEAH RHYNE Friday Night Lights It’s autumn in the South, and we all know what that means: helmets crashing, cheerleaders jumping and crowds roaring. The Friday night lights are blazing, so it’s time to introduce you to three of Mount Pleasant’s brightest football stars. At Oceanside Collegiate Academy, senior Zach Hagedon is helping build a football legacy. His senior class is only the fourth to graduate from the young charter school. This is also Shining inMount Pleasant Top Row ( l e f t to r i ght ) : Mi key Rosa , E l i Ne l son Mi ddl e Row ( l e f t to r i ght ) : E l l i son Dr i gger s , Ka i t l yn Aqu i no, Zach Hagedon Front : J immy Webb Photos by Mar k S ta f f .

30 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com only Hagedon’s fourth year of football; prior to high school, he played soccer. But American football was always in his blood. “I watched football my whole life,” he said. “I had to try it.” He tried out, made the team and became a key defensive player for Oceanside. “I played linebacker my freshman year and learned I really like tackling people. That’s where I make a big impact.” Since then, he’s settled into other defensive roles, including cornerback and safety. “I’m looking forward to making a last run with the players and friends I’ve been with for the last four years and trying to win the state championship,” he said. “We’ve been working so hard. It’ll be nice to see it pay off.” Next year, Hagedon plans to go to college. Coastal Carolina is his dream school, but he’ll see where the next few months take him. Over at Lucy Beckham High School, quarterback Jimmy Webb is pumped. Literally. He’s been working out hard his whole life, waiting for this moment. “I’ve been playing football since I was 5 years old,” he relayed. “I started with flag football, then moved up through the ranks.” He used to be a lineman, both offensive and defensive, which requires a very specific size and physique. However, after a year of diving into the weight room and nutrition planning, Webb and his coaches realized he wasn’t fitting into that mold anymore. They moved him to starting quarterback. “I grew up playing baseball,” said Webb. “I had a good arm already, but feature VOTED THE BEST NAIL SALON! 1200 Queensborough Bvld., Ste D, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 1 843-666-8899 | 843.881.7073 921-A Houston Northcutt Blvd. • Mt. Pleasant, SC • Next to Whole Foods Largest Selection of Barstools in the Lowcountry! SHOP LOCAL For the House Choose your Height, Finish and Seat Type! We carry unusual heights. We also carry Tables, Chairs and More...

31 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com I owe everything to Coach Hart, the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. He brought me up from scratch.” For his senior year, Webb said, “I want us to do the best we can. There’s no reason we can’t be the best team in the state. We have the talent at every position. We’ve [beaten] teams that other schools didn’t think we could. So why not us?” His is the first senior class at Lucy Beckham. “I think being the first class that’ll graduate, I’ve really been able to make my mark on the school. And for the younger guys on the team, I’ve tried to be a role model and leader, on and off the field.” For college, Webb hopes to stay in state. While he’s gone to a few football camps and on a few tours, he’s not sure he’ll play in college. But there’s still a whole season ahead of him. That’s what’s most important to him at the moment. Of course, we can’t talk about Mount Pleasant football without including Wando High School, one of the biggest schools in the state. It’s there that senior Mikey Rosa is getting ready to have the season of his life. “I’ve been playing since elementary school,” offered the starting linebacker. “Football is my whole life. It’s my favorite thing in the world. It’s my escape from the world. Football gets my mind off everything else. You just play.” As a linebacker, he’s a leader of the Wando defensive squad. “You’ll see me on the field, yelling my head off,” he said. “It’s my job to recognize the strengths in the other team’s offense and get people where they need to be.” Rosa spent much of the summer injured but has been cleared to play. The whole team’s been working hard in the weight room, implementing a new strength and conditioning program. Rosa hopes to make his own mark by being a leader and helping to shift the team culture to be even more of a winning one. He told Mount Pleasant Magazine, “I want to help raise these freshman and sophomores and shape them into what a winning team looks like. I want to show them how to do it on and off the field.” Unlike Hagedon and Webb, Rosa knows where he’s going to college, but he’s keeping that info close to his chest for a while. He’s excited about the future, but right now, he’s focused on the present. That means making his senior season at Wando truly incredible. You can catch Hagedon, Webb and Rosa on the field for the next few months of Fridays, where their talents are sure to shine as brightly as the lights cast upon them. Cheers to all of them for representing Mount Pleasant. We wish them each a safe season. feature

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33 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com BY MAD I SON BROACH In 1987, when Jarriel King was born just over the Ravenel bridge in North Charleston, no one knew that he was destined for greatness. No one knew that he would one day make a difference in the lives of youth all across the Lowcountry. No one knew his name yet, but soon that would change. Traveling in a pack of 12 from Clement Avenue to Chicora Elementary School every day, King feels that although he comes from humble beginnings, there was never a dull moment in his childhood. From a young age, feature The Lowcountry Goes Pro Jarriel King Shows theWay to theTop Jar r i e l K i ng wi th the Seat t l e Seahawks . A l l photos prov i ded.

34 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com he was raised to value family. He describes his family as close-knit and hard-working. “We were not rich, but we never, to our knowledge, lacked anything,” he said. Growing up, he saw his mother as the sweetest and most loving person in the world. She made sure her children only saw the best in life, and to this day she remains King’s biggest inspiration. He added, “Seeing how she hustled to keep a roof over our heads and good food on the table really gave me the push I needed to push through tough times.” It was not until his freshman year of high school that King was introduced to the world of football. His friend, Tyrell Admore, was already on the team and begged King to try out, thinking it would be a fun after school activity. From the second he tied up his cleats and stepped onto the field, it was clear that King was a natural. Throughout high school he continued to train and found joy in the game—all while piquing the interest of many college football programs. Although King did not have aspirations to attend college, with the push of his teachers, he began to look into his options. To his surprise, he was a hot commodity. After much deliberation, King decided to stay in his home state and attend the University of South Carolina. Throughout his four years as a Gamecock, he showed that a young athlete from Charleston could tackle the biggest giants both on the field and in the classroom. After acquiring his college degree and wrapping up his senior season, King’s size and athleticism proved to be wanted in the NFL. “I did not intend to go pro, but I could not turn the offers down,” he shared. He soon signed with the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he played for a few years before transferring to the Canadian Football League. It was during his time in the NFL that King experienced the proudest moment in his career, realizing he belonged with the “big boys.” “I never thought that I would have made it as far as I did because I never pictured it for myself, but God had plans for me. And there was no going away from it.” After making it big, King settled back down in Charleston to start his own family that he aimed to raise just as his mother did, “stern but fair and with love.” Today, he continues to use his football expertise for good. King started Overdrive Academy, a professional lineman training program helping young athletes in all areas of the Lowcountry — from his own stomping grounds, all the way across the bridge into Mount Pleasant. He aims to help both young and older lineman excel at their positions and dominate on and off the field, so they are ready for their next steps. King also plays an active role in his community by being a mentor to many and using his platform to reach kids all over the area. It is important to him to give back to the community that first gave to him. To young athletes hoping to make it big, King said: “You are a student before an athlete, so if you want to make it to the next level, you have to have your priorities in check. Stay on top of your schoolwork, your training, your diet and your attitude on and off the field. You cannot be a troublemaker and have a high chance of success. And more than anything, you must have a plan and execute it for the off-season. This training is where most of the work is done.” Jarriel King is a perfect testament that role models do not have to be from faraway places. The heroes could be growing up just miles away. Greatness is born everywhere, no matter the corner of the world. feature K i ng Mentor i ng Ch i ldren . Jar r i e l K i ng as a Gamecock .