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College of Charleston
Savannah College of Art & Design
Russell Brendel, Richard Brendel, Pierre Manigault, Brownie Harris, Frank O'Neill, Neil Stevenson, Andy Anderson, Lisette Voute, Jack Alterman, Chris Mathan, John Sutcliffe, Nripendra Chandra, Casey Bearsch, Nancy Lucas, Peter Frank Edwards, Vanessa Kauffmann, Chris Wyatt, Steven Hyatt, Currie McCullough, William McCullough, William Baldwin, Virgina Jones, Joshua Baer, Renee Stewart, Cheryl Steadman, Gordon Bubber Jenkinson, Christina Hewson, Megan Stocker Headley, Chalmers Poston,, Sarah Harris, Robert Gross, Christopher Liberatos, Jenny Bevan, Daniel Wallace, John Barry, Charles Carmody, Clyde Edgerton, Gary Hawkins, Milton Morris, Virginia Jones, Abbie Wiersma, Robert Gross, Winston Groom,
Wyatt Law Firm Pa
6 Charlotte Street,
Charleston, SC 29401 843-723 - 4390
Cordray Law Firm
40 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 843-577 - 9761
568 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407 843-376 -4030
Law Office of John Kachmarsky
171 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401 843-720 - 3724
Pierre Manigault, Boeing Communications Seattle, Boeing Communications Charleston, Adobe Mountain View, Adobe New Delhi, G Suites, Gibbes Museum, College of Charleston, Tommy & Victoria Baker, Kathryn Wall, Lloyd Wilson & Associates Birmingham, Sherry Wilson, Pat Richburg, John Doyle & Associates New York, Christopher Wilson, Charles Henry Wilson IV, Alecia Wilson, Rhett Turner, Angela Della Costanza, Robert Edward Turner IV, Will Rodgers & Ann Yancy, Mike Bennett, Bennett Hospitality, Melissa Pence, Amy Bennett, Angela Mack, Hank & Susan Hofford, Caroline Ragsdale Poston, Bubber Jenkinson, Kate McCullough, Currie McCullough, George Hill, Amy Peterkin, Buddy Darby, Jimmy Hart, Megan Holmes, Heidi Herrington, Hall Family, Scott Watson, Maura Hogan, Kathleen Rivers, SuSu Ravenel, Nigel Redden, Christina Hewson, Jan Allen, Winston Groom, Caroline McCoy, Jack Schaeffer, Robert Gross, Ben Long, Angus Long, Taillefer Long, Dick Reed, Kim Graham Smith, Billy Brown, Frank Stitt, Pardis Stitt, Jennifer Aday, Ryan Aday, Reed Wilson, Kelly Wilson, Lynn Letson, Margot & Gates Shaw, Amasa Smith, Jane Smith Turner, David Laughlin, Jack Schaeffer, Mark Pamar, Harvey Harris, Rebekah Stewart, Renee Stewart, Cheryl Steadman, Paul Steadman, Michael & Nancy Carmody, Megan Holmes, Amy Peterkin, Jenny Bevan, Christopher Liberatos, Brianna Stello, Sumit Boaz, Andres Duany, Dave Jodock, Helena & West Fraser, Sallie & Charles Duell, David Boatright, Molly B. Right, Joanie Lucas, John Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe Vinyards, Brix Restaurant, Heather Green, Josuha Baer, Reggie Gibson, Mary Ellen Gibson, Sue Thornton, Adrian Chanler, Lucinda Hahn, Heidi Herrington, Jaimey Easler, Jenny Fant, Katherine Cart, Bryan Hunter, Reece Williams, Marion Jackson, Susan Jackson, Mary Hunter & Lawton Jackson, Michael Carmody, Nancy Carmody, Holden Carmody, Betsy Fleming, Megan Stocker Headley, Chalmers Poston, John & Nancy Lucas, Brianna Stello, Janet Phillips, Brownie Harris, Sarah Harris, Michael Eastman, Jack Alterman, Milton Morris, Andy Anderson, Steven Hyatt, Peter Frank Edwards, Sully Sullivan, Jimmy Williams, Cyrus Buffum, Lauren Strain, Charles Hiott, Gus Smyth, Ned Brown, Gately Williams, Chris Mathan, Venessa Kauffmann, Shannon Hall, Doug Hall, Mindy Allen, Neil Stevenson, Stevenson Family, Christopher Liberatos, Jenny Bevan, John Hofmeister, Kelly Sandler, Alston McCrady, Susan Kridler, Susan Hipp, Lisette Voute, Sara Gilbert Fox, Bernard L. Stevens, Anne Way, Charles Carmody, Clyde Edgerton, Gary Hawkins, Nancy & Kelle Wagoner, Brianna Stello, Suzanne & Joe Seipel, Julian Smith, Rhett Reveire, Virginia Jones, Abbie Wiersma, Ned Brown, Dr. Charles Darby
Memoriam: Mose Allison, Greg Flynn, Raphael Jones, John Carroll Doyle, William Price Fox, Reynolds Price, David Farrow, Patty Regnery, Ted Phillips, Pug Ravenel, John Kruse, Doug Marlette, Austin Letson, Pat Conroy, Brennan Bennett, Solomon Blatt Jr, Jack McCray,
Founding Editor in Chief / Publisher
Charleston, S.C. 1985
Founding Editor in Chief
Charleston, S.C. 1989
Legends magazine is published today and it is now in it's 29th year. kiawahlegends.com Legends was created after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to promote Kiawah Island. For the Premier issue, Wilson went to Atlanta to shoot the cover above in a studio as the island was so torn up. The Island in the Stream still life - 70,000 copies were mailed to selective lists all over America. The island's owner at the time Charles Pinkney "Buddy" Darby III, was brilliant and had hired crews of talented people to work on the barrier island as the Category 4 Hurricane Hugo approached landfall. The morning after the storm, crews were busy removing downed trees and debris. Architects and Designers were busy working on the land and the buildings right away. In under two years the island was transformed and ready for the opening ceremonies of the PGA's premier international event, the 1991 Ryder Cup, that would be played on a new now world famous Pete Dye designed golf course built after the great storm - The Kiawah Island Ocean Course
View Magazine was published from 1985 until 1989 in Charleston, South Carolina. The last issue of View was published a few months before Hurricane Hugo arrived. View was a lifestyle magazine with the romance of Charleston, South Carolina as the backdrop and enjoyed success. The View offices at the Charleston City Marina were ravaged by Hurricane Hugo as was all of Charleston. There was a 34 foot sailboat laying on it's side on Lockwood Boulevard in front of the office the day after the storm and a slate roof tile from the Rice Mill building next door stuck in the wooden door jam next to the door knob at the View office at the Charleston City Marina. VIEW magazine will be brought back to life with the launch of the Portal to Charleston twenty nine years from it's last issue.
Volume III Number 15
Volume IV Number 18
Year Four - Volume 4 Number 15
Volume XX Number I 2000
In 1999 Kiawah Resort Associates brought Wilson in to helm the 20th Anniversary Issue of Legends magazine. The then owner of Kiawah Island Buddy Darby, and his son Charles P. Darby IV are now working together on their new development, Christophe Harbour, on Saint Kitts. Saint Kitts became home to the first Caribbean British and French colonies in the mid-1620s. Along with the island nation of Nevis, Saint Kitts was a member of the British West Indies until gaining independence in 1983. The island is one of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Stunning Christophe Harbour is doing well, up and running after the storms of 2017 and it is assisting the other islands much the same as it has always done since the 17th Century.
The May - June 1989 issue with John Doyle's Mosquito Fleet painting on the cover was the final issue before the magazine was sold . There was one more issue in July. #19. It was mediocre sadly with the new staff and partners. The Library Society on King Street supposedly (had) a full set of the issues prior to the hurricane.
Year Four - Vol. 4 Number 18
Founding Editor in Chief / Publisher
Charleston, S.C. 1991
Year one - Volume 1 Number 1
House Calls magazine is published today and now in it's 27th year. After two years of meetings with David McNair, the Director of the Roper Hospital Foundation and it's Board of Directors, House Calls was created and Gulfstream Communications established in 1991 with the titles, Legends magazine, Charleston Magazine and House Calls magazine. They all exist today and are in their 27th year, except for Legends magazine that is in it's 29th year and it is now published in-house by the new owners of Kiawah. The cover above is House Calls Volume 1 Number 1 from 1991.
Charleston Magazine was first published in 1975 and went out of business in 1979 prior to my arrival there in 1990 after Hurricane Hugo. The title rights were bought in 1990 and the magazine enjoys success today in it's 21st year of publishing by Gulfstream Communications, a company Wilson founded in 1991.
The cover for issue #3 with the opening of the Ocean Course.
Founding Editor in Chief / Publisher
Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital
Charleston, S.C. 1994
The Ocean Course issue #3 - walking out to the exciting end of the Ryder Cup match to #17 with Pete Dye he said to me that all of the millionaire star golfers hated him for making the Ocean Course so difficult and that they had been scowling at him for days. They hate to look bad on television he said. The Kiawah team all left the last day of the 91 Ryder Cup in great spirits having won the international event as the American team and to be walking around the restored barrier island 22 miles South of Charleston for the days and the international themed parties in the evenings were an unforgettable memory.
Carolina Family ran for one year for the Medical University of South Carolina. A new Director of the Children's Hospital Fund wanted to take a new direction upon her arrival at the Fund and the magazine had a short lifespan.
Founding Editor in Chief / Publisher
Charleston, S.C. 1995
Charleston Traveler was both a printed guide and a website (above) in the early days of the Internet in 1995. Above is an example of the Internet. In 1999 it was enjoying 98,000 unique visitors a day from all over the globe. Published by Wilson Hill Publishing with the talented Associate Publisher George Hill. The printed guide book sold out at locations throughout Charleston and Charleston Traveler will be brought back to life with the digital launching of the Charleston Portal twenty one years after it was first published. The High Battery image used on the original site was by the iconic Charleston photographer Jack Alterman. The version of the High Battery used on the Spring release of the Charleston Portal is by the iconic photographer Brownie Harris, who resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Each year Spoleto Festival USA would choose one individual to produce the presentation programs. 1996 was the year that the current Director of Spoleto Festival USA, Nigel Redden, returned to the helm of the now wildly successful International Festival. 1996 was the Twentieth Anniversary of the Festival and with Reddens' leadership, the festival is today one of the finest cultural festivals in the world.
Voyage was created in 2002 with Pierre Manigault and Teddy Turner to help finish the construction of the Tall Ship, The Spirit of South Carolina that today sails the waters off of Charleston and the world as a Good Will Ambassador to the City of Charleston. Voyage was published for the South Carolina Maritime Foundation and the Spirit of South Carolina is the Holy City's magnificent ship. Tommy Baker and Mike Bennett brought the Spirit of South Carolina out of a financial pickle and restored her with the help of Charlie Dana and the Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. They then gave the new Maritime Foundation a breath of new life in Charleston and have with the help of Hank Hofford, without whom there would be no Tall Ship for the City of Charleston, Pierre Manigault, Bunky Whitman, Teddy Turner, and the other fine Maritime Board members given the Port City a maritime legacy deserving of her historical significance. Charleston is now the home port of Charleston Race Week. The largest and most prestigious regatta on the Eastern Seaboard.
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