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8:01 am on Sunday October 26, 2014

Marsh Tacky shrimping all but gone

The Marsh Tacky horse was a Lowcountry icon, but creative shrimping techniques powered by the stocky horses have gone along with the disappearance of the semi-feral animals from the public's perception.
2:00 am on Saturday December 1, 2012

The culture that surrounds the marsh tacky horse, and the debate

Flickr user VKKV (Updates at the bottom.) After the controversy that followed the Marsh Tacky Run over who decides what horse is a marsh tacky and which is not, The Island Packet's Allison Stice has followed up with a profile about who controls the...
1:58 am on Thursday November 29, 2012

Budweiser Clydesdales in Charleston this week

Update: ABC News 4 caught up with the famous horses at the Mt. Pleasant Piggly Wiggly and shares a few photos. If you missed it, fret not, you can still catch them at Saturday, December 1, at Cinebarre — details below.  First reporting: The world-...
12:19 am on Sunday November 25, 2012

Hilton Head Marsh Tacky Run called off

Flickr user VKKV The Marsh Tacky Run was due to return February 2013, but has been called off after internal debate and, for official reasons of liability and safety.  I'll point you to Tom Barton's report at The Island Packet; read it here. The...
8:04 am on Thursday May 3, 2012

Wedgwood Pottery: Finding the Lost Ayoree Cherokee Indian Mine (A Historical 1767 Wedgwood Trip from Charles Towne)

 Notes on Quotes           Wedgwood Pottery: Finding the Lost Ayoree Cherokee Indian Mine (A Historical 1767 Wedgwood Trip from Charles Towne) By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer “The Indians set a high value on their white earth: however I...
6:58 am on Thursday March 29, 2012

Two Summerville horses getting a second chance at life thanks to Willie Nelson

Image by Flickr user damien_m_in_japan Two starving horses found in Summerville last month will soon be living the high life thanks to legendary country singer Willie Nelson. Nelson has agreed to adopt the 3-year-old paint gelding and a 12-year-old...
10:40 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

After Marsh Tacky Run, debate over who is and isn't allowed to enter

Flickr user staceyjeanxo Along with the success of another annual Marsh Tacky Run, some controversy has followed as a Hilton Head native cries fowl for what he sees as being unduly excluded.
3:09 am on Monday March 19, 2012

James Bakker wins Marsh Tacky Beach Race

Flickr user mikebaird Some 5,000 came out Sunday for the Marsh Tacky cup on Hilton Head, and James Bakker and tacky Sage took the title. Watch for photos from the day to pop up on the group's Facebook page.
3:08 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

Marsh Tacky horse race returns Sunday on Hilton Head

Flickr user mikebaird Take in a bit of classic Lowcountry culture and lore at the annual Marsh Tacky Beach Race returns to Coligny Beach on Sunday, March 17. Bring your beach chairs and plan to arrive before noon to get a good spot on the beach and...
9:59 am on Monday November 14, 2011

A guide to the Charleston Cup Steeplechase (Post-event update)

Image by Charleston Cup Update November 14: As you might expect, it was a good time — Live 5 News offers video evidence and The Post and Courier a write-up. First reporting: The Charleston Cup Steeplechase has been with Charleston for 18 years —...