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Happy 218th Birthday US Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard has kept our waterways safe and secure for 218 years.  On its birthday this August the 4th, it's a wonderful time to reflect on its history and more importantly give thanks to those who have served.  The Coast Guard dates back to 1790 and is the 5th branch of the US military.  Their primary mission is to enforce maritime law while protecting our economic interest and safety. They fight the illegal drugs war from the water borders and save lives including more than a million people. Protecting our shores is a daunting task and the smallest branch of the military has been charged with the challenge. About 40,000 men and woman are on active duty.  On an average day, the Coast Guard saves 14 lives, assists 98 people in distress, halts 17 illegal migrants and seizes almost $13 million in illegal drugs.  The Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus, meaning "Always Ready."  Happy Birthday US Coast Guard! Thank you for your service to our great country.  Charleston, SC is proud to be home to USCG Sector Charleston.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsMichele Reneau • August 05 2008 08:31AM
Happy 218th Birthday US Coast Guard
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The United States Coast Guard has kept our waterways safe and secure for 218 years. On its birthday this August the 4th it's a wonderful time to reflect on its history and more importantly give thanks to those who have served. The Coast Guard… more
A lease option WIN WIN for all
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I previously asked you how do you feel about lease option to purchase(s)? Today, I received a call from a very well respected agent that showed one of my listings. Her buyers were interested but only in a lease option for 12 months. So the… more
New Housing Bill-what does it mean to buyers and sellers?
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Charleston mid-year state of the market address
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What do you do when the door is ajar on a vacant property?
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I was showing property downtown last week in Hampton Park. We got to a house close to Burke High and the stadium. My notes said the property was vacant so I was surprised to see the front door open. As I knocked, yelled and then peeked in, it was… more
Going Green
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The most darling community
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Are lease options a good idea?
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As interest rates remain unsteady and lenders tighten guidelines, there is a general sentiment among buyers that still believe renting is a waste of money; however, they don't have enough of a downpayment to make a purchase. Lease options or "… more
What does being an American mean to you?
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In reflection of yesterday's celebration of Independence Day, I'd like to share just a slice of my story. My dad served 26 years in the US Army. My mom met my dad during his tour in South Korea in 1975. She immigrated to the United States… more
It's needed for houses young and old…
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It's time to add yet another strong recommendation to new listings, for houses young and old alike. Pre listing inspections. I do a pre-CL100 (or termite report) for older homes where the likelihood of termite issues increase when a termite bond… more