Holiday decor trends
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Holiday decor styles range from vintage to city chic

By KIM COOK,  Associated Press  – Tuesday, December 2, 2014

For those who love to decorate, there's no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there's something for many tastes and styles.

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Christmas cookies are a snap with make-ahead dough

By SARA MOULTON,    Associated Press  – Monday, December 1, 2014

It really is hard to beat freshly baked cookies. Leave aside for a moment the deliciousness of the finished product; the simple act of cooking them makes your whole house smell like heaven.

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Optimize your game plan for deals, hot sellers

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,  Associated Press – Monday, December 1, 2014

Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals?

Local groups serve as Santa's helpers for kids in need
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Spreading holiday cheer

By Lauren Johnson  – Monday, December 1, 2014

The winter holidays herald a flurry of dazzling lights, good cheer, and the ubiquitous lineup of carols touting bedecked halls and jingly bells. But for so many local children, tough circumstances ...

Holiday sparkle: Light show celebrates 25 years
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Q&A with Sarah Reynolds of Charleston County Park & Rec

By Theresa Stratford  – Monday, December 1, 2014

The annual Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park has developed quite a reputation - popular in the Lowcountry and known statewide. Just ask the 4 million people who have enjoyed the ...

Same-sex marriage brings legal security
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Same-sex marriage brings more legal security to couples, families

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Like many gay couples, Amanda Hollinger and Tasha Gandy were abuzz last week over the historic moment when same-sex marriage became legal in South Carolina. They were among the first to pick up a

Same-sex marriage takes off across S.C.
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Legal same-sex marriage rolls across South Carolina

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Same-sex marriage cascaded across South Carolina on Thursday, from Charleston out into the most conservative rural swaths of the state, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt it.

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Parents, experts offer advice on inspiring kids to give back

By erica rodefer winters  – Monday, November 3, 2014

Micki Collett's son Dante is only 22 months old, but she's already thinking about ways to help him learn to love giving back to the community. "I wasn't that into volunteering before I became a ...

Families share Thanksgiving traditions
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Holiday rituals go well beyond turkey and stuffing

By Theresa Stratford  – Monday, November 3, 2014

Google the phrase "Thanksgiving tradition," and you'll likely come across the image of a family at a festive table admiring a golden-brown turkey. But for many people, Thanksgiving customs extend ...


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