There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That's why our mattress store in Knightsville, SC, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.
As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. Knightsville residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable - both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won't ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.
When you visit our showroom in Knightsville, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there's no question we haven't heard before.
We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in Knightsville, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There's a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry - because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!
Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We've got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in Knightsville, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don't forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We'll knock 5% off your bill!
As if that weren't enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.
Our business model is simple - give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren't made of money. You need a solution that isn't going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.
When we say we have a bed for every budget, we're serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:
|Twin Mattress Sets Beginning||at $99|
|Full Mattress Sets Beginning||at $139|
|Queen Mattress Sets Beginning||at $149|
|King Mattress Sets Beginning||at $299|
Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor's price on similar product specs - guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King
At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in Knightsville.
Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets MLILY mattresses apart from others. Our customers love MLILY mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at MLILY are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.
Restonic Mattresses: Restonic line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.
Every mattress in the Comfort Sleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night's sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom - our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.
The Golden brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you'll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in Knightsville.
There's much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There's plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in Knightsville, SC. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.
This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it's important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.
Here's a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn't mean it's going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in Knightsville and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you're comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.
Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed - enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.
This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back - innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend's and family's opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won't necessarily work for you.
Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night's sleep.
This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.
First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.
If you have a bad back, it's crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.
You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in Knightsville, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you're shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?
Living Room Sets - from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.
Bedroom Suites - our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.
Daybeds - from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.
Futons - if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.
Bunkbeds - bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.
If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in Knightsville, don't worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in Knightsville, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won't ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!GET FREE ESTIMATE
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.In 1977, McGreal created the Inter...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.
The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into homes, zoos, or labs, only to later be discarded.
In 1977, McGreal created the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) in Summerville as a gibbon sanctuary. The now 47-acre property remains nestled in a quiet area of the Lowcountry that is illuminated by the sounds of the primates singing to one another.
Meg McCue-Jones, the Compliance and Outreach Manager, explained that the land was a sod farm in the late 70s and started taking in the gibbons that needed help soon after.
One of the sanctuary’s residents, Gibby, is one of the oldest known living gibbons at over 60 years old.
Like most of the gibbons at the sanctuary, his life started off rough.
McCue-Jones said that Gibby was wild caught, and “with every gibbon wild caught, they shoot mom out of the tree, hoping baby falls, and then they take the baby.”
He was first sold into the pet trade in by a Bangkok dealer, but that was just the beginning. Gibby went to labs at Hofstra University and the State University at Stony Brook.
Researchers embedded electrodes in his skin as part of a locomotion project.
The electrodes and thin wires were inserted into his muscles and connected him to a suit that would measure his muscle movements. McCue-Jones explained that this was obviously not an ideal situation on any aspect, whether it be a human or animal.
At 44, Gibby made it to his first sanctuary, but the conditions were hard on his body. In March of 2007, just four years after his arrival, the IPPL reached out to the sanctuary to relocate not only Gibby, but several other gibbons.
For Gibby, like the other 29 at the sanctuary, Summerville is his last stop. McCue-Jones says that the sanctuary is their forever home.
But with the pandemic, their home has become more difficult to manage.
With fear of COVID-19 spreading to the primates, volunteers were no longer allowed to assist with the many daily tasks necessary to keep the place running.
From hosing the outsides of the enclosures, to raking, food prep, and even assistance inside the office—the staff was left with mounting responsibilities.
The economic impacts of the pandemic left donors and community partners reeling financially, but the bills at the sanctuary remained steady.
As a non-federally funded organization, the IPPL relies heavily on donations to meet the needs of the animals.
Stacy Lambert, a Senior Animal Care Giver, said that since a lot of their population has started to reach geriatric ages, their vet bills are getting bigger as they are having more interventions and medications, different procedures, and checkup appointments with Dr. John Ohlandt.
While expensive, their system of care has proven to work.
Lambert says that in the wild, gibbons usually live about 30-35 years. However, in captivity, gibbons living into their 40s is normal. However, the IPPL has quite a few gibbons that are up in their 40s and 50s while, of course, Gibby is 62.
Although the interventions from the IPPL show the ability of the sanctuary, McCue-Jones said all those at the IPPL ultimately wish there was not a need for them at all, and that the gibbons could live freely in the wild.
McCue-Jones said, “as Shirley has spoken of before, if you really think about it, do humans need sanctuaries, should we have them? Should we be treating the animals this way?”
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With Halloween coming up, pumpkins are starting to pop up outside every grocery store and big-box chain in the Lowcountry.While it may be more convenient to snag a pumpkin during your weekly supermarket sweep, there is something nostalgic about traipsing through the dirt + vines and picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Aside from having hundreds of gourds to choose from, many pumpkin patches have other festive features like corn mazes, apple cider, hayrides, and haunt...
With Halloween coming up, pumpkins are starting to pop up outside every grocery store and big-box chain in the Lowcountry.
While it may be more convenient to snag a pumpkin during your weekly supermarket sweep, there is something nostalgic about traipsing through the dirt + vines and picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern.
Aside from having hundreds of gourds to choose from, many pumpkin patches have other festive features like corn mazes, apple cider, hayrides, and haunted houses.
So where can you get the full pumpkin patch experience? Keep scrolling for 8 local pumpkin patches open this season.
Dreaming Farms 1540 Camp Rd., James Island Open daily Come out for corn stalks, marigolds, heirloom pumpkins, and ornamental peppers. Live music on the weekends from 12-4 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch at John Wesley United Methodist Church 626 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley Open daily through Oct. 31 Buy a pumpkin + support youth missions at the church.
The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Located across from 2330 N. Hwy. 17 Open through Oct. 31 Open weekends in October Admission: $12 Pick your own pumpkin + pay by the pound. Enjoy a giant slide, petting zoo, hayrides, and giant corn maze. Hibben United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch 690 Coleman Ave., Mt. Pleasant Open through Oct. 31 Open daily Proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit Hibben UMC outreach programs.
The Pumpkin Patch at Mistletoe Lane 3408 Mistletoe Ln., Summerville Open through Oct. 30 Open daily Pumpkins, and hay bales, and mums, oh my.
Pumpkin Patch at Knightsville United Methodist Church 1505 Central Ave., Summerville Open through Oct. 30 Open daily Pick out pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Pumpkin Junction850 E. Butternut Rd., Summerville Open Sat., Oct. 30 9 a.m.-3p.m. Enjoy hayrides, food trucks, talent shows, costume contests, and live music.
West Farm Corn Maze 2641 Cooper Store Rd., Moncks Corner Open through Oct. 31 Open Wednesday-Sunday In addition to picking pumpkins, walk through a 0.4 mile or a 2.9-mile corn maze, take a hayride, or try the apple slingshot (3 tries for $2).
Disclaimer: Before heading out to these pumpkin patches, we recommend contacting them to make sure they are still fully stocked + operating. Some locations may close once the pumpkins are gone.
By Casey L. Taylor, JDTucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the da...
By Casey L. Taylor, JD
Tucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.
The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the day and night.
The sanctuary is home to 36 gibbons, the smallest of the apes, who have been rescued or retired from laboratories, deplorable “roadside” attractions, or the pet trade. IPPL provides lifetime care to these incredible endangered species and works to educate the community on the plight of gibbons in the wild.
The gibbon residents at the sanctuary have indoor night houses that are hurricane-grade, expansive outdoor habitats, and aerial walkways that give them the choice to safely move about their designated areas as they wish. It is important to the organization that each sanctuary resident is given as much freedom of choice as possible in a captive environment, while keeping them safe. Despite most residents having a rough start to their lives, they thrive at IPPL. They even have some residents nearing the age of 60!
IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s remaining primates, great and small. For the last 45 years, IPPL has made a global impact by securing an export ban on primates from Thailand (saving thousands and thousands of lives) and working with over 20 reputable primate rescue and rehabilitation centers in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.
IPPL not only supports their efforts to care for native primates who have been rescued and are in need of rehabilitation or lifetime care, but also to thwart poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers, as well as educate local villages and communities on how they can help be part of the solution in preserving native populations of primates.
Small Team, Big Impact
With a small but mighty team of animal caregivers, maintenance technicians, office staff, and dog nannies, IPPL provides compassionate lifetime care for every resident, which includes nutritious and delicious fresh produce three times a day for the gibbons, as well as veterinary care and enrichment — to stimulate those intelligent minds of theirs!
Forms of enrichment vary from food puzzles that the gibbon must figure out in order to get their healthy treats, to special time with their favorite caregiver. Bubble-blowing is a big hit with some of the gibbons. Tong, who was one of the first four original residents at the sanctuary, loves a good foot rub — what girl doesn’t?
Absolutely nothing beats a life in the wild, but for these residents that is sadly not a reality. The team at IPPL feels that the least they can do is make the rest of these individuals’ lives the happiest and healthiest they can be. From residents used in invasive human vaccination studies and locomotion tests, to those kept in less-than-favorable conditions, IPPL’s sanctuary is a safe and loving place for them to thrive and to live as gibbons should.
Casey L. Taylor, JD is the Executive Director of IPPL.
MORE ABOUT IPPL
The sanctuary is not open to the public as an attraction, but it holds educational events in the community and offers options to visit during special times. Sign up to receive their e-newsletters on their website (www.ippl.org) and be the first to know about opportunities and events.
OverviewA rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the ...
A rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the 1973 storm. This made it the snowiest January on record at Charleston Airport and 2nd snowiest at Savannah Airport (KSAV). Due to the continued cold air in place even after the storm, the snow/ice remained on the ground in spots for many days causing significant disruptions to travel and commerce. Charleston Airport recorded snow on the ground for 5 consecutive days which is the most on record. Check out a visible satellite image on January 4 showing the snow left behind from the storm.
Arctic high pressure was in place at the surface ahead of an upper-level disturbance moving east across the Southeast U.S.. This caused surface low pressure to develop near the Bahamas, then move northward near the Gulf Stream and spread moisture across southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Precipitation began in the predawn hours along the Georgia coast, then spread north and west during the day before tapering off across Georgia in the afternoon and in the evening across South Carolina. Surface wet-bulb temperatures were at or below freezing at the onset. However, due to a shallow, above-freezing layer just above the surface, as noted on the 18 UTC (1 PM EST) upper-air sounding at Charleston, precipitation began as primarily freezing rain with some sleet mixed in. Then, colder air moved into the area from the northwest during the afternoon as the surface low pressure system moved by offshore causing the precipitation to transition to snow. Aside from a brief burst of sleet that spread up the coast during the afternoon, snow was the predominant precipitation type until the end of the event. As is often the case during winter storms determining when this changeover would occur was one of the forecast challenges we faced.
Another challenging aspect to the forecast was determining the snow-to-liquid ratios (SLR) during the event, which typically are ~7:1 on average in this area, meaning that for every inch of liquid precipitation that falls there will be ~7 inches of snow. Of course, in reality this usually changes during an event as the amount of moisture and the vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere change.
For more information on the technical terms discussed, check out the NWS JetStream glossary.
Public Information StatementSpotter ReportsNational Weather Service Charleston SC219 PM EST Fri Jan 05 2018The following are unofficial observations taken by various qualitycontrolled observations systems from across Southeast South Carolinaand Southeast Georgia.********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS SNOWFALL OF /INCHES/ MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...Bryan County... Ellabell 6.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Pembroke 5.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Richmond Hill 4.0 400 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 N Keller 2.5 400 PM 1/03 Other Federal Lanier 1.5 1224 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio...Bulloch County... Nevils 4.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Brooklet 3.5 500 PM 1/03 Social Media 5 SE Brooklet 3.5 500 PM 1/03 Social Media 6 SSE Stilson 3.5 311 PM 1/03 Social Media Statesboro 3.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media...Candler County... Metter 2.0 100 PM 1/03 911 Call Center...Chatham County... Garden City 4.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Bloomingdale 3.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Pooler 3.0 145 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media Port Wentworth 3.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 SW Windsor Forest 2.5 500 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 2 ENE Skidaway Islan 2.0 210 PM 1/03 CoCoRaHS 2 SW Meinhard 2.0 1226 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media 1 WSW White Bluff 1.2 140 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter...Effingham County... Springfield 4.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media 4 NE Eden 4.0 400 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter Guyton 3.8 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Rincon 3.8 300 PM 1/03 Social Media Meldrim 3.5 352 PM 1/03 Social Media Marlow 2.9 500 PM 1/03 CoCoRaHS...Evans County... 1 WNW Hagan 3.5 300 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager...Jenkins County... 6 SW Scarboro 0.2 300 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager...Liberty County... Allenhurst 5.1 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Sunbury 2.0 158 PM 1/03 Social Media 4 ESE Midway 1.5 325 PM 1/03 Public Hinesville 0.9 230 PM 1/03 Public 2 ENE Retreat T 455 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement...Long County... Ludowici 3.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media 4 W Ludowici 2.0 400 PM 1/03 Social Media...McIntosh County... Townsend 2.0 130 PM 1/03 Social Media Darien 1.0 115 PM 1/03 Snow total. Crescent 0.3 300 PM 1/03 Social Media...Screven County... Oliver 3.0 230 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 SSW Newington 3.0 230 PM 1/03 Social Media Dover 1.0 200 PM 1/03 Social Media 5 N Sylvania 0.5 230 PM 1/03 Social Media...Tattnall County... Reidsville 2.9 400 PM 1/03 Social Media Glennville 2.6 400 PM 1/03 Social MediaSOUTH CAROLINA...Allendale County... Fairfax 2.0 330 PM 1/03 Utility Company...Beaufort County... Hilton Head Island 4.5 400 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio Bluffton 4.0 230 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 4 NE Beaufort 3.5 525 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 5 NE Beaufort 3.5 530 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 3 NNE Beaufort 2.2 530 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 NNE Hilton Head Is 1.0 135 PM 1/03 Public 6 NNW Tybee Island 1.0 705 AM 1/03 CoCoRaHS...Berkeley County... 1 NE College Park 6.8 600 PM 1/03 Public 1 W Sangaree 6.8 630 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 7 SSE Moncks Corner 6.5 432 PM 1/03 Social Media 5 NE College Park 6.3 630 PM 1/03 Social Media 7 NNE College Park 6.0 722 PM 1/03 Public 2 ENE College Park 6.0 523 PM 1/03 Social Media 5 N Sangaree 6.0 650 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media 1 SSW Crowfield Plan 5.5 600 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 2 W Daniel Island 5.0 630 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 1 SW Sangaree 5.0 427 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 NW College Park 5.0 400 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 6 NNE Sangaree 5.0 630 AM 1/03 Trained Spotter 1 NNE Pinopolis 4.8 436 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 ENE Old Santee Can 4.5 600 PM 1/03 CoCoRaHS 1 E Wando 4.3 540 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media 2 N Summerville 4.0 338 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 NW Sangaree 4.0 317 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 W College Park 3.9 315 PM 1/03 Social Media Jamestown 3.0 300 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio...Charleston County... 1 SSE Ladson 6.5 600 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 5 ESE Cainhoy 5.8 600 PM 1/03 CAROLINA PARK 1 SW Goose Creek 5.3 444 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 ESE Charleston Air 5.3 745 PM 1/03 NWS Office 1 WNW Hanahan 5.2 600 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 2 W North Charleston 5.0 430 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 3 NE Mount Pleasant 5.0 700 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 1 WSW Ladson 5.0 815 AM 1/05 Broadcast Media Ladson 4.8 412 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 NNW Mount Pleasant 4.8 600 PM 1/03 CoCoRaHS 1 SW West Ashley 4.8 545 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 4 ENE Mount Pleasant 4.5 530 PM 1/03 Public 2 SSW James Island 4.5 437 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 WNW Charleston Air 4.5 404 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 NNE Boone Hall Pla 4.4 630 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 1 E Mount Pleasant 4.3 1130 PM 1/03 Public 1 SW Shadowmoss 4.1 630 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 2 ENE Johns Island 4.1 600 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 1 WSW Charleston 4.0 630 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 2 WNW Mount Pleasant 4.0 650 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 2 WNW West Ashley 4.0 540 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media 4 WNW Johns Island 3.9 610 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 S Cainhoy 3.5 348 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 SSW Shadowmoss 3.0 310 PM 1/03 Social Media Ravenel 3.0 155 PM 1/03 Public 5 WSW Shadowmoss 3.0 238 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 WSW James Island 3.0 430 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 2 SSW Goose Creek 3.0 308 PM 1/03 Public 2 NNW North Charlest 3.0 415 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 3 WSW James Island 2.6 250 PM 1/03 Social Media Awendaw 2.5 330 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 5 NNW Johns Island 2.5 234 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 3 S Goose Creek 2.5 232 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 3 SSE Shadowmoss 2.3 255 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 4 SSW Awendaw 2.0 200 PM 1/03 Fire Dept/Rescue 2 NNW West Ashley 2.0 320 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 4 SW Johns Island 2.0 300 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio...Colleton County... 3 S Cottageville 5.3 630 PM 1/03 NWS Employee Bennetts Point 5.0 500 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 4 ESE Cottageville 4.5 500 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter Round O 4.0 400 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 5 ESE Islandton 3.5 315 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 1 E Lodge 2.0 313 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio Canadys 1.8 430 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio...Dorchester County... 3 SW Summerville 7.3 556 PM 1/03 Broadcast Media 1 S Summerville 6.8 415 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 2 ESE Jedburg 5.5 620 PM 1/03 County Official 5 SSE Knightsville 5.5 343 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 S Summerville 5.5 635 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter Ridgeville 5.4 540 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 2 SSE Summerville 5.2 519 PM 1/03 Social Media 2 S Ladson 5.0 600 PM 1/03 NWS Employee 3 S Knightsville 5.0 403 PM 1/03 Social Media 4 S Ladson 5.0 442 PM 1/03 Social Media 1 NNW Knightsville 4.0 224 PM 1/03 Social Media Dorchester 3.3 430 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 3 WSW Ladson 3.1 350 PM 1/03 Public 3 N Givhans 2.8 237 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 SSW Ladson 2.3 235 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 W Charleston Airpo 2.2 300 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 2 ESE Knightsville 1.8 200 PM 1/03 Public...Hampton County... Yemassee 4.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Estill 2.0 300 PM 1/03 Snow total. Hampton 2.0 335 PM 1/03 Snow total amount....Jasper County... 2 E Ridgeland 6.0 500 PM 1/03 Social Media Ridgeland 4.0 342 PM 1/03 Public 3 SSW Jasper 4.0 500 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager Grays 3.5 350 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 1 NNW Ridgeland 3.5 430 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager 2 NE Hardeeville 3.0 405 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager Hardeeville 3.0 222 PM 1/03 Amateur Radio 2 W Gillisonville 3.0 345 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager Robertville 2.0 330 PM 1/03 Emergency Manager***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS ICE OF /INCHES/ MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...Chatham County... 2 SW Windsor Forest 0.10 1100 AM 1/03 Trained Spotter Isle Of Hope 0.08 1058 AM 1/03 Social Media Tybee Island T 830 AM 1/03 Emergency Manager Thunderbolt T 745 AM 1/03 Emergency Manager...Liberty County... 4 ESE Midway 0.25 325 PM 1/03 Public...McIntosh County... Crescent 0.25 1200 PM 1/03 Social Media 3 W Carnigan T 430 AM 1/03 Law EnforcementSOUTH CAROLINA...Beaufort County... 2 WSW Beaufort T 813 AM 1/03 Social Media...Berkeley County... 2 ENE College Park 0.13 1030 AM 1/03 Trained Spotter...Charleston County... 2 NNW Charleston 0.20 1101 AM 1/03 Social Media 1 SW James Island 0.20 1151 AM 1/03 Social Media 4 ENE Mount Pleasant 0.19 132 PM 1/03 Public 1 E Mount Pleasant 0.18 631 PM 1/03 Trained Spotter 1 ESE Charleston Air 0.13 1155 AM 1/03 NWS Office 2 W Charleston 0.01 935 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement 1 NNE Mount Pleasant 0.01 918 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement 2 NNE Mount Pleasant 0.01 855 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement 3 S West Ashley 0.01 944 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement 1 WSW West Ashley 0.01 840 AM 1/03 NWS Employee 3 NE Seabrook Island T 1058 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement Seabrook Island T 757 AM 1/03 Social Media 4 SSE Cainhoy T 836 AM 1/03 Social Media 1 SSE Daniel Island T 850 AM 1/03 Broadcast Media 1 ENE James Island T 740 AM 1/03 Broadcast Media 3 NNW West Ashley T 1033 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement 9 NE Sullivans Islan T 850 AM 1/03 Social Media 2 SE Charleston Airp T 1015 AM 1/03 Local Official...Dorchester County... 3 SSW Summerville T 1045 AM 1/03 Law Enforcement&&
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Growing up, Dr. Jason Solomon spent many of his Saturdays in the dentist office. Not because of any problems with his teeth — but because that was when his father worked, taking care of patients who were unable to come in during weekdays.It’s been that way since 1979, when Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his one-man practice off Beauregard Road in Summerville, working six days a week to serve the dental needs of patients in the Summerville area.And it’s that way now, when ...
Growing up, Dr. Jason Solomon spent many of his Saturdays in the dentist office. Not because of any problems with his teeth — but because that was when his father worked, taking care of patients who were unable to come in during weekdays.
It’s been that way since 1979, when Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his one-man practice off Beauregard Road in Summerville, working six days a week to serve the dental needs of patients in the Summerville area.
And it’s that way now, when Solomon Family Dentistry has expanded to five locations with a sixth opening in 2020, still maintaining its commitment to weekend and after-hours appointments that started four decades ago.
“My childhood revolved around the dental office,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “We didn’t take family vacations because my dad worked. He always answered the phone for emergencies — there were times I remember him coming home at 6 or 7 o’clock at night, and a patient would call, and he’d go back out there. That’s just the way he’s always practiced, and that’s all I’ve ever known about to treat a patient.”
Availablity and affordability was the credo by which Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his practice, and which the team of 14 dentists at Solomon Family Dentistry still works under today — including Dr. Jason Solomon, who followed in his father’s professional footsteps. Four offices are open six days a week, one is open seven. All offer evening appointments and after-hours on-call doctors, and the practice accepts over 300 types of insurance.
Family-owned and patient-focused
“Sometimes I think the motto in the dental community is to work less and charge higher fees, and we kind of have the opposite approach,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “That's just the way that we've always done things. Corporate dentistry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but we’re still a family-owned practice, and we try to fight that by being available and providing the best dental care with the latest technology, and I think we’ve done that.”
That includes accepting virtually any type of dental insurance. Dr. Jason Solomon can recall one patient who was a retired worker from Alaska, whose insurance was through the union he had belonged to in the 49th state. Dr. Jason Solomon signed up to accept it, just as he’s done for hundreds of other types of insurance! Another trait that stems from the practice’s core value of being available to all who need their services is to take all insurances.
“Our motto has always been affordability and availability. That’s what we’ve kind of hung our hat on,” Dr. Jason Solomon says.
Toward that end, the practice also offers a membership program for patients without insurance called Solomon Savers, through which members receive two cleanings, x-rays and exams annually, and deep discounts on other services. Two locations are reserved solely for pediatric dentistry. And in 2020, the practice will open its sixth location — in Mount Pleasant, its first outside of the greater Summerville area.
“We’ve noticed patients traveling from Mount Pleasant to us,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “We’ve started to get some patients from Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island. I think north Mount Pleasant is a growing area, similar to how the Summerville area is with Nexton and Cane Bay and Carnes Crossroads and Knightsville. I like the similarities between the two. Now, I think we’ll be able to reach more people with the services that we provide.”
Growth inspired by the past
Clearly, the Solomon approach has resonated with patients — over the last four years the practice has added 10 dentists, and over the past two years it’s added four new locations. And it’s all been guided by the twin tenants of availability and affordability set by Dr. Frederick Solomon, who’s still a fixture at the practice he started in 1979.
"My dad still works six days a week,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “You don’t see a lot of dentists who work six days a week, and he’s been doing it for 40 years. He still works 50 to 60 clinical hours a week, so he’s here. That’s what helped inspire this growth—some of the young dentists who have joined are seeing someone who’s going to be 65 this year, and is still outworking them. That’s been a luxury that we have.”
Have a dental issue that needs addressing, or need to make an appointment for a cleaning and exam? Solomon Family Dentistry has five locations throughout Sangaree, Knightsville and Carnes Crossroads, all of them with weekend and evening hours. For more information, call (843) 871-0842, use their online form to request an appointment, or visit their website at SolomonDentistry.com.