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What is Naled, and Is It Dangerous?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 14 Sep, 2016

Zika is a threat to every state in the nation, but it has reared its head in only certain states to date. North Carolina and South Carolina are just two states experiencing outbreaks of the virus among its population. While the cases in the Carolinas have been contracted through travel, the virus is carried by mosquitoes, making its contraction a possibility for anyone.

To try to stop the spread of the virus before it becomes an epidemic, officials in South Carolina have had parts of the state sprayed with an insecticide called Naled. It’s a common insecticide that has been in use in the United… Read More


Celebrating the 4th of July in Charleston

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 01 Jul, 2016
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The 4th of July is one of the best holidays of the summer. Friends and family look forward to gathering and celebrating our nation with good food, drink and activities. If you and your family are looking for something to do this holiday weekend, we have found some great options for you. Here are some of the most anticipated events of the holiday.

Summerville 4th of July Celebration

Historic downtown Summerville is going to be transformed this holiday weekend. The annual Red, White and Blue on the Green is going to be held for families. Hosted by Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management, … Read More


Gary Christmas on the Low Country Helmets For Kids Program

Posted by Gary Christmas on 21 Jun, 2016

Every year, Howell & Christmas gives out hundreds of bicycle helmets to kids across Charleston and the nearby area through the Low Country Helmets For Kids Program. One of our founding partners, Gary Christmas, recently appeared on Lowcountry Live to discuss the program. You can watch the full interview below:


Founding the Low Country Helmets For Kids Program

The attorneys at Howell & Christmas saw two needs in the Charleston area:

  • For more children to have access to bicycle helmets
  • To give law enforcement the chance to interact positively with the community

So, the law firm Read More


6th Annual Harvest Dinner a Huge Success

Posted by Gary Christmas on 15 Jun, 2016
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6th Annual Harvest Dinner charlestonLast Thursday, more than 600 members of the Charleston community braved the rain and came out to the 6th Annual Harvest Dinner. Sponsored by businesses all over the city, including Charleston accident attorneys Howell & Christmas, the Harvest Dinner is a potluck-style community dinner that highlights the vegetables from the Mitchell Elementary school garden. This year, the school harvested 40 pounds of Toscano kale and over 100 pounds of heirloom green beans, plus speckled butter beans, mustard greens, cowpeas, bibb lettuce, sweet onions, radishes and lots of strawberries, the school’sRead More


Top Things to Do in Charleston for Father’s Day

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 13 Jun, 2016

East_Battery_&_Atlantic_St,_Charleston_SCThanks, Dad! It’s something we all want to say, but the words never seem enough. Instead of a simple card or another silly mug, why not show dear old dad how much you appreciate all he’s done with a day out? This Father’s Day, ditch the thought of buying dad his hundredth tie and take him out for an afternoon in Charleston. Here are some of the best things to do in the city.

1. Walking Tours

If your dad is a history buff — what dad isn’t? — sign up for one of the dozens of amazing walking tours available in Charleston. Some of the most popular are Charleston Footprints… Read More


Howell & Christmas Working to Aid Flood Victims

Posted by Gary Christmas on 14 Oct, 2015

The people of South Carolina have experienced one of the biggest natural disasters in modern times. The lawyers at Howell & Christmas are working with the South Carolina Association of Justice and the South Carolina Bar to discover ways that families can be assisted in dealing with the losses they have suffered due to the floods.

Many people do not know that a typical homeowner’s policy does not cover flood damage. When a hurricane occurs, home owners can successfully argue that wind driven water was a source of damage. People who have experienced home damage due to the record-setting floodRead More