What is the Mercury?

For 20 years, the Charleston Mercury has been a unique treasure — with conservative principles as strong as a live oak and thoughtful, genteel Southern perspectives, we've stood tall from our headquarters not in New York or Washington D.C., but right here in the historic Carolina Lowcountry.

We’re not afraid to be just who we are … or to use big words (so long as they’re just the right ones). We explore the wide world over, while never straying too long from the sunny South. Arts, culture, travel and the outdoors nestle up together on our pages with insightful commentary, interviews with individuals who matter and news and views you’ll want to read — no matter where you’re from.

With subscribers in over 30 states, our little journal has admirers far beyond “The Holy City” of Charleston — and we hope you’ll become one soon.

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