If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.
At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.
The best part? As local, trusted movers in James Island, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.
Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in James Island. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in James Island are willing to do.
Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.
When we say convenience is king, we mean it. We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.
When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in James Island, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.
Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:
As the premier moving company in James Island, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in James Island will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.
In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.
If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.
Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.
Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in James Island. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.
In our experience as a commercial moving company in James Island, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:
To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.
At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:
Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.
With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.
A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:
Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in James Island, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.
Why hire a moving company in James Island like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:
Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.
A few common cleanout services in James Island include:
Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in James Island, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in James Island, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.
Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:
Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].
We hope to hear from you soon!
When tropical weather threatens the Palmetto State, it is not uncommon for municipalities to make sandbags available for residents to protect their homes and buildings from water intrusion. This is convenient for people because it is illegal to remove sand from some South Carolina’s beaches. Glenn Jeffries, a spokeswoman for the Army Corps of Engineers Charleston district, said sand should not be removed from a beach without first coordinating with federal, state and local government for necessary permissions. In c...
When tropical weather threatens the Palmetto State, it is not uncommon for municipalities to make sandbags available for residents to protect their homes and buildings from water intrusion.
This is convenient for people because it is illegal to remove sand from some South Carolina’s beaches.
Glenn Jeffries, a spokeswoman for the Army Corps of Engineers Charleston district, said sand should not be removed from a beach without first coordinating with federal, state and local government for necessary permissions.
In cities like Myrtle Beach, violators who remove sand from public beaches and parks can be charged with a misdemeanor, up to a $500 fine and possibly 30 days in jail.
In 2018, Horry County Emergency Management issued a notice reminding folks of this law after hearing that hardware stores were directing people to the beach to fill their sandbags.
Mark Kruea, the public information officer for the city of Myrtle Beach, said every 10 years or so, the city spends millions of dollars for beach renourishment.
“So it’s definitely not a good idea to take sand off the beach,” Kruea said. “That’s our first line of defense in the event of a hurricane.”
And frankly, Kruea said, there is no reason to do so. If there is a serious hurricane threat, municipalities will often provide sand and sandbags for residents to help them protect their properties.
According to the Army Corps, sandbagging is one of the most versatile flood-fighting tools and is an effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage.
In preparation for major storms, Berkeley County’s roads and bridges department will get washed sand from various vendors and distribute it around the county to municipalities and fire departments. When the washed sand is no longer available, the county will use fill dirt from a local dirt pit.
Ahead of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, the county delivered more than 49,250 sandbags and more than 1,260 tons of sand to 26 locations, spokeswoman Hannah Moldenhauer said.
In the city of Charleston, residents who want sandbags are provided with 10 bags and are required to shovel the sand themselves. The city makes sand available at several locations including on James Island, in the parking lot of the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park and the Governor’s Park dog park under Interstate 526.
The city of Charleston has 90,000 sandbags on hand and ready to be filled. The city has not had to supply sandbags for a storm since Isaias approached the area in 2020, according Matt Alltop, superintendent of environmental service, streets and sidewalks.
There are also other remedies for fighting small floods. The Army Corps said readily available straw bales are an economical alternative. In the case of a flood, the water will swell the straw and make the bales heavier and watertight.
But if sandbags are your go-to method for flood management, experts recommend residents put them around areas that could be entryways for water, such as doors, basements and garage windows.
The bags are only intended for a small amount of water-flow protection — up to 2 feet.
Three of the top high school athletic programs in South Carolina are located in the Charleston area. The S.C. Athletic Administrators Association recently announced the winners of the Carlisle Cup in each of the state’s five High School League classifications. The Carlisle Cup recognizes the top athletic programs each year, based on state championships and playoff success. Wando is the Class AAAAA winner for the 2020-21 school year. The athletic program captured state titles in volleyball, girls swimming and girls soccer,...
Three of the top high school athletic programs in South Carolina are located in the Charleston area.
The S.C. Athletic Administrators Association recently announced the winners of the Carlisle Cup in each of the state’s five High School League classifications. The Carlisle Cup recognizes the top athletic programs each year, based on state championships and playoff success.
Wando is the Class AAAAA winner for the 2020-21 school year. The athletic program captured state titles in volleyball, girls swimming and girls soccer, and was the state runner-up in boys swimming, boys tennis and girls lacrosse. Wando also was Lower State runner-up in girls basketball and girls tennis, third in girls track and fourth in boys track.
Bishop England was the top program in Class AAA this year. The Bishops won state titles in girls tennis, boys cross country, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse, and were state runners-up in girls basketball, boys golf and boys swimming. The girls cross country team finished third in the state meet and the girls golf team was third in the AAA state tournament.
Philip Simmons earned the award for Class AA. The four-year-old Berkeley County school won state titles in boys tennis, boys track and girls track, while finishing second in boys cross country and girls cross country. The girls tennis team was AA state runner-up as well. The volleyball and girls basketball teams reached the AA Lower State finals.
Summer is often the time for movement among the prep coaching ranks and this summer is no different.
Oceanside Collegiate recently announced the hiring of two new varsity head coaches while an assistant at Berkeley has landed his first head coaching gig.
Oceanside Collegiate filled openings in baseball and softball in recent days. Alecia Robinson will assume duties as the head softball coach next spring. Robinson comes to Oceanside Collegiate from Blue Ridge High School in Greer. Robinson served at Blue Ridge for the last three seasons, guiding the Tigers to an undefeated region record and a Lower State appearance in Class AAAA.
Robinson is a former two-time all-state performer at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, North Carolina, where she holds the school’s career homerun record.
Richie McCullough will take the reins of the successful baseball program. McCullough replaces Jerry Stoots, who was not retained after the 2021 season. McCullough has been an assistant on the varsity team for the last two seasons. Oceanside played for the Class AA state title in 2019 and won 20 games this spring but failed to make the state playoffs.
McCullough is a native of Columbia and is a 1990 graduate of Columbia High. He was a four-year all-region selection and also was named all-state and played in the North-South all-star game.
Prior to his move to Charleston, McCullough spent 11 years as an assistant coach in Lexington.
“I am very appreciative for the opportunity here at Oceanside and would like to thank Mrs. (Brenda) Corley and Coach (Mark) Meyer for putting their trust in me. I love everything about this school.”
Zach Jacobs, who was Berkeley’s junior varsity baseball coach and an assistant coach for the varsity team, has been hired as the varsity head coach at Beaufort High School. Jacobs is a graduate of Berkeley and was an All-Lowcountry selection as a player. He inherits a program that played for the Class AAAA Lower State championship this past spring. The Eagles lost to James Island in the best-of-three Lower State series.
Soaring home prices and a surge in real estate sales that began in 2020 should create an unusual rise in property taxes for many South Carolina towns and cities. That’s because in South Carolina many homes are taxed on far less than they are worth — until the ownership changes. A sale triggers a reassessment, so that the property is taxed on its full value, which can mean a large jump in the tax bill. How houses are taxed Under S.C. property tax laws, homes are often taxed on less than they are wort...
Soaring home prices and a surge in real estate sales that began in 2020 should create an unusual rise in property taxes for many South Carolina towns and cities.
That’s because in South Carolina many homes are taxed on far less than they are worth — until the ownership changes. A sale triggers a reassessment, so that the property is taxed on its full value, which can mean a large jump in the tax bill.
For local governments, homes that were already receiving public services can suddenly start contributing more tax money because of an ownership change. And in 2020, there were far more of those than usual.
In a typical year, that piece of the property tax puzzle is not a big deal for municipal budgets. For example, in the greater Charleston area from 2016 through 2019, the number of homes sold from one year to the next didn’t change by more than 4 percent, and the average home price didn’t rise by more than $20,000.
Last year, homes sales in the Charleston area increased by 17.2 percent, and the average price rose by $46,913, according to the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. In the first five months of 2021, the average home sale price increased by another $66,265.
“Cities are going to see an increase in their property tax revenues simply as a function of prices being reset at the sale prices,” said Scott Slatton, director of advocacy and communications for the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
“That’s what Act 388 does,” he said, referring to the statewide changes in property tax laws that took effect in 2007.
Act 388 gave sweeping tax relief to homeowners, partly by capping how much their taxable property values could rise during countywide reassessments as long as the ownership didn’t change.
For example, there’s a house on James Island that Charleston County had calculated was worth $634,014 during the latest countywide reassessment. But due to Act 388 it was taxed as if it were worth $421,216. That house was sold in late 2020 for $625,000, and that sale should reset the taxable value to approximately the sale price, adding more than $200,000 to the city of Charleston’s tax base.
Changes like that account for a small percentage of municipal revenue, but in 2021 it will be a larger amount than usual. For now, Charleston County’s budget assumes that reassessments due to home sales will raise the tax base just 2 percent, and towns and cities don’t appear to be anticipating an unusual rise in revenue.
“You don’t want to budget an unknown,” Charleston’s Chief Financial Officer Amy Wharton said. “It would be kind of hard for us to predict.”
In Charleston County, local governments won’t know the value of all the property they can tax until September, when the county auditor’s office provides the data. By then, most will have already approved new yearly budgets, many of which begin on July 1.
“I don’t think you’re going to have a bunch of folks going out and buying firetrucks because the real estate market is hot,” county Auditor Peter Tecklenburg said.
He thinks town and city officials will wait to see hard numbers, which he believes will show larger than usual increases.
“We’ve had a lot more homes sold,” Tecklenburg said. “A lot of that is going to show in specific places, like Mount Pleasant.”
That would be great, said the town’s Chief Financial Officer Marcy Cotov.
“I’m looking forward to September to find out how well I did with budgeting,” she said. “I don’t try to estimate home sales.”
Cotov said if foreclosures increase as mortgage forbearance programs end, that could offset some gains in the property tax base.
The blazing hot real estate market has been particularly evident in more costly areas, including Mount Pleasant and the barrier islands near Charleston.
On Sullivan’s Island, for example, one house the county valued for tax purposes at $6 million in 2020 was sold in November for $8.2 million. That single sale would add $2.2 million to the town’s property tax base.
For most taxpayers, the question will be what their town, city or county does with any unexpected boost in revenue. More money could ease pressure to raise taxes, for example, or fund more services.
Mount Pleasant and Charleston both increased their property tax last year and cut expenses as other revenue sources such a hospitality-related taxes and business license taxes declined during the pandemic.
“Let’s just say September is like ‘wow,’ ” said Cotov. “Town Council always has three choices (with property tax rates): up, the same, or down.”
JAMES ISLAND — A homeowner next to James Island Creek is worried that a rusty sewer pipe may give way and add more pollution to the waterway, which is regularly deemed too dirty to swim in. But officials with the local sewer provider say help is on the way, and that the pipe should be stabilized next month. David Coe, who lives just off Dills Bluff Road, has a yard that sprawls into marshes on the edge of James Island Creek. In a fringe of trees at the edge of his property is a drainage ditch to the marsh, connected by a ...
JAMES ISLAND — A homeowner next to James Island Creek is worried that a rusty sewer pipe may give way and add more pollution to the waterway, which is regularly deemed too dirty to swim in.
But officials with the local sewer provider say help is on the way, and that the pipe should be stabilized next month.
David Coe, who lives just off Dills Bluff Road, has a yard that sprawls into marshes on the edge of James Island Creek. In a fringe of trees at the edge of his property is a drainage ditch to the marsh, connected by a thin pipe to a pond on the other side of the road.
But hanging over the ditch is a rusty 8-inch sewer main. Coe claimed he’s been trying for years to get someone to bolster the pipe, which was once covered by the slope down from Dills Bluff Road. He worries it might corrode enough to break, or that trees at the edge of the eroding bank might fall on it. The dirt around the pipe has washed away because of high tides from the creek, Coe said.
“If that pipe breaks, it’s going to be the biggest disaster James Island Creek could possibly see,” Coe said.
David Hoffman, director of wastewater services for the James Island Public Service District, said that the utility is working on a solution. The PSD is asking for quotes on how much it could cost to bolster the pipe by placing rocks around it and then covering that with concrete, and Hoffman did not have a guess at what the cost might be. The utility also plans to work with the S.C. Department of Transportation, which will clean out the drainage under the road, Hoffman said.
Hoffman said he was first made aware of the problem in April and PSD staff observed the site in June.
“We were at the end of our budget year so we didn’t have a lot of funds at the time,” he said. “We would have fixed it (then) if it was an immediate danger to anybody at that time. It wasn’t. That’s why we delayed the work.”
He expected the work to be completed by mid-August.
Meanwhile, James Island Creek has long had issues with water quality. Andrew Wunderley of Charleston Waterkeeper has been testing the stream for bacteria for nine years. It regularly exceeds bacteria levels the state has set for safe swimming, he said in an interview.
State regulations changed last year and brought stricter rules for James Island Creek and Shem Creek, another waterway that often has high bacteria readings. Wunderley said a taskforce is also working on solutions to improve water quality.
Meanwhile, Wunderley said it needs to be a priority for the PSD to stabilize the pipe — rust alone might not create a leak, but further erosion undermining it or something hitting it could.
Sewer and septic failures can lead to high bacteria levels, “and it’s really important for the public to be aware of this stuff,” Wunderley said.
Contact: Sarah Miller [email protected] 843-635-5206 A Waffle House, the Millennium Falcon, a pirate island, downtown Walterboro, a canal scene, trains, World War II ships and more were all displayed in LEGO bricks at the 1st Annual Palmetto Bricks Expo on Saturday, June 19 in the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market’s Market Hall. Over 250 people stopped by to see the creations of some of the best professional and hobbyist LEGO builders in the southeast. This was the first time a LEGO fan expo has happened in ...
Contact: Sarah Miller
A Waffle House, the Millennium Falcon, a pirate island, downtown Walterboro, a canal scene, trains, World War II ships and more were all displayed in LEGO bricks at the 1st Annual Palmetto Bricks Expo on Saturday, June 19 in the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market’s Market Hall. Over 250 people stopped by to see the creations of some of the best professional and hobbyist LEGO builders in the southeast. This was the first time a LEGO fan expo has happened in the Lowcountry and it thrilled and inspired kids and adults alike.
Andrew Heape, a local Colletonian and builder behind Palmetto Bricks, was the organizer of the Expo. Heape is the creator of the LEGO downtown Walterboro that was displayed during the WHAM! Festival. One of his most talked about builds is LEGO Waffle House complete with customers inside.
The Palmetto Bricks Expo hosted 12 builders from Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Summerville, Walterboro, Greenville, Spring Hill, Florida, Boone, NC and Augusta, Georgia. Heape reported that even more builders were interested but space was limited. Already 15 builders have requested space for the next Palmetto Bricks Expo. The event was supported by Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, PRTC, Palmetto Foot Clinic, Coastal Graphix, East Main Boutique, Sweet Dreams and Jelly Beans, Wonderworks, and Sparkles Events Décor and Design.
Donations of LEGO kits, a Lava Lamp, and gift certificates were raffled to benefit the preservation of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease. The raffle and donations raised over $700 for the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society’s work to stabilize and preserve the chapel ruin located in Jacksonboro, SC. On July 4, 2020, the top of the front façade of Pon Pon Chapel fell. Heape, a history enthusiast, explained, “I wanted to do a LEGO event for several years now, but I felt the best way to do it was to turn it into a fundraising event for a local charity. For a while I was not sure what that charity would be, but after the tragedy last year where part of the façade of Pon Pon chapel collapsed I knew what I wanted to do; help save the historic site.”
The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society (CCHAPS) is working with Bennett Preservation Engineers, PC to create plans for the stabilization of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease and to rebuild the front façade. Recently, Ben Cox, an Eagle Scout from James Island build and installed 3 picnic tables at the site. Katie Hyman, a student at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie has researched the people buried at Pon Pon and investigated security at the site. CCHAPS is preparing for some work days at the site this summer.
If you are interested in supporting the preservation of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease, be sure to follow Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society on Facebook. If you would like to be on the Pon Pon email list, please send a note to [email protected] For more information about the Palmetto Bricks Expo, like them on Facebook and Instagram.