Entries by abranning

Fish Tales

Painting by William M. Rhett III. Our South Carolina coast with its miles of rivers, creeks and estuaries is home to hundreds of species of fish, birds, and animals. The redfish are the rulers of these waters. During high tides, the Reds take shelter amongst the spartina grass, creating hiding places from predators such as […]

Vincent Chaplin

Story by Andrew Branning (Publisher) In Memory of a Hero (1969-2017) Sometimes people come into our lives for only a season. Whether it is a professor, co-worker or an oysterman. God has a way of using these people to slap us in the face and allow us to realize the amazing world around us. That […]

Soft Shell Crab

SERVES: 4 Inspired by Chef Robert Wysong of Colleton River Plantation INGREDIENTS 4 soft shell blue crabs all-purpose flour Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper peanut oil Seafood spice 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Blend all together Remoulade […]

Newstand Distribution

We are excited to announce our new Partnership with Publisher’s Distribution Group. The magazine is being marketed to the major national chain bookstores (Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, etc.), to supermarket and drugstore chains, to high-retail chains such as Walmart, Sams Clubs Costco, Target, and to independent bookstores and newsstands. Solicitations are being made to supermarket […]

The Island Packet Story on Pullin’Pots

BY NANCY K. WELLARD There is good news! The indefatigable Patricia Branning has just published and released her latest book, her sixth, titled “Pullin’ Pots.”  Nancy K. Wellard “Pullin’ Pots,” is a shrimp, collards and grits cookbook filled to the brim with the most original collection of Southern blue crab recipes. They are artfully blended […]

Artist Nancy Ricker Rhett’s Remembrances

Growing up here in post-war Lowcountry, we saw crabbers of all types constantly working the creeks in small wooden boats. The men would set out trot lines baited with potent smelling meat. The lines were marked with floats on which their particular license number was painted. Heaven forbid anyone was caught poaching! Wars were started […]

Editor-in-Chief Patricia Branning

South Carolina’s Lowcountry is a place of endless stories that rise up when least expected.  Your response to the Shrimp, Collards and Grits Series on our Lifestyle Book Series was one of those incredible, unexpected and amazing surprises. The series represents my love for this region, its people and culture, and evokes a sense of history […]