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Border Collies Exhibit Herding Prowess on the Farm and at the Fair

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Bill Coburn presenting his Border Collie Demonstration at the South Carolina State Fair in 2016.

At Windy Knolls Farm in Laurens County, Bill Coburn raises ducks and sheep. He’s retired from farming, but he still spends time on one of his favorite occupations: training border collies. The shaggy mid-sized dogs have a natural instinct to herd animals, and Coburn says he...

The History of the South Carolina State Fair

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An advertisement for the fair appears in the Keowee Courier (Pickens Court House, S.C.), October 18, 1905.

With October come two certainties: Trick-or-Treaters will be abroad on the 31st, and the South Carolina State Fair will attract thousands to Columbia. In this edition of Walter Edgar's Journal , from May 5, 2016, Dr. Rodger Stroup, retired Director of the South Carolina...

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph [1823-1901]. Geologist. Educator. After graduating from the University of Georgia, LeConte studied medicine in New York. Returning to Georgia, he established a medical practice in Macon. He later studied natural history at Harvard and became a...

New Exhibit Allows Visitors To Care for Sea Turtles

October 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
sea turtle

The S.C. Aquarium has been a leader in sea turtle recovery efforts since the year 2000, but now there is an interactive exhibit that lets the public play the role of the turtle care team.

"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Mary Oliphant

"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]. Historian. Born in Barnwell County, Mary C. Simms Oliphant was the granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms. In 1917 the state superintendent of education asked her to update her grandfather's...

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Johns Island Presbyterian Church Marker

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church. The Johns Island Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina. Scots minister Archibald Stobo founded the congregation in 1710.The first church, of cypress siding and shingles, was erected...

"N" is for National Guard

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for National Guard. The South Carolina National Guard evolved out of the state’s militia. In 1905 the organized militia was renamed the South Carolina National Guard and in 1916 all state militias were converted into a national reserve force. Guardsmen were activated...

"I" is for Isle of Palms

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "I" is for Isle of Palms [Charleston County; population 4,583]. For all but the last one hundred years, the Isle of Palms was uninhabited. Its palmetto jungles abounded in game and its first name was "Hunting Island" because coastal Indians hunted...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2017

September 29, 2017 - Posted in SCETV by Linda O'Bryon
Vivian Howard of A Chef's Life

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Our SCETV Presents series A Chef’s Life begins its fifth season this month. Chef Vivian Howard takes a food truck out to surrounding areas to support her first cookbook and experience local flavors along the way. Beyond the Fields: Middleton...

17 U.S. INPUT Pre-selection Finalists move onto International Selection

September 14, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Image of INPUT 2017 in an auditorium in Greece.

INPUT has organized international public television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event — held annually in a different country — encourages the development of public service television by screening and...

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

September 12, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Reports by Kaitlyn Park
BOAT AT FOLLY BEACH, PAINTED

Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road. Whether one considered the boat to be a...

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

September 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

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