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Golf Digest: SC’s Best Are Still Ocean Course, Harbour Town

Five of the state’s top 25 golf courses in the latest Golf Digest rankings are open to the public.

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Best Bites: South Carolina Baseball Coach Mark Kingston

New York native and University of South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston loves SC seafood and desserts—especially cheesecake.

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Darla’s Legacy: Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Well-known financier Darla Moore is the driving force behind a delightful site for lovers of horticulture in her hometown of Lake City.

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Brian Gerard: Three Decades and Still Loving His Job

Kiawah Island Director of Golf and Activities Brian Gerard has been part of the resort’s rich history since 1986.

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Pie in the Sky: SC’s Best Local Pizza Places

South Carolina's best local pizza restaurants offer every variety of pie, from New York to Chicago styles.

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Iconic Hangouts: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Drink, eat and socialize with South Carolina folks at these local favorites.

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Play the Night Away on Main Street in Columbia

From bowling and indoor golf to art flicks and a paint bar, Columbia's downtown Main Street offers an array of nightly entertainment.

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Bring the Kids Along to These Fun-Loving Breweries

S.C. craft breweries offer family-friendly experiences for beer lovers with kids.

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