Culture

Drunken Jack, The Pirate

October 27, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Drunken Jack

During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many...

The History of Halloween

October 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
pumpkins

Costumes, candy, haunted houses, and ghost stories...everything we think of when it comes to Halloween, but it wasn’t always this way. We take a look at how this spooky holiday has transformed over the centuries.

"G" is for Greer, Bernard Eugene (b. 1948)

October 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"G" is for Greer, Bernard Eugene (b. 1948). Author. While working as a prison guard at Columbia's notorious Central Correctional Institution, Greer took creative writing classes at USC and later earned an MA in creative writing from Hollins College. He then worked on a...

Sea Cucumbers

October 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A sea cucumber.

A listener finds hundreds of sea cucumbers on the beach at Pawleys Island.

Matthew Perry Jr

October 26, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Jackie Johnson
Matthew Perry Jr

Matthew J. Perry, was Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1921. Perry, who excelled academically, attended local segregated schools and started college, at historically black South Carolina State College, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, studying business. He served...

The Legend of Becky Cotton

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Becky Cotton

Becky Cotton was born around 1765 and married John Cotton around 1785. Becky's father was killed when three men burst into the house, but her husband did nothing to stop it. The legend has it that she waited for him to fall asleep and buried an axe into his skull. She was...

"D" is for Dispensary

October 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "D" is for Dispensary. In 1892 South Carolina created the Dispensary, a liquor monopoly. In the early 1890s the state was poised to adopt statewide prohibition. Governor Benjamin Tillman, however, pressured the legislature to pass instead his proposal...

Sooty Tern

October 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An adult sooty tern.

A lowcountry vet finds a juvenile sooty turn, likely blown in by a storm.

SCETV Presents Live at the Charleston Music Hall

October 25, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Edwin McCain at microphone singing a song.

Recorded live at the historic Charleston Music Hall, host Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish) brings audiences an impressive roster of musical talent in this new concert series. Packed full of soulful songwriting and award-winning music, the series shines through Mark's...

Lizard Man

October 25, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Lizard Man

First appeared in 1988, nine feet tall, with a head similar to a human head, and afraid of cars...it's Lizard Man. Purchase the entire Carolina Stories Ghosts and Legends collection at the etvstore.org

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

October 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Heliconius charitonius (zebra longwing butterfly),Florida.

The zebra longwing butterfly is not common in South Carolina.

"Reel South" nominated for IDA Award

October 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Desiree Cheeks
Reel South main graphic

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has released the 2017 award nominees for the 33rd annual IDA Documentary Awards. The prestigious awards are selected by the IDA every year to honor the year’s best in documentary filmmaking. This year, South Carolina ETV and...

Alice of The Hermitage

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Alice of The Hermitage

The story of Alice Flagg of Georgetown, who became very ill and died of malaria while in boarding school at the age of 15. Alice's fiance' had given her a diamond ring, but her brother disapproved and told her to give it back. But Alice placed the ring on a ribbon and wore...

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

October 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

Black Witch Moth

October 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Ascalapha Odorata or commonly known as the Black Witch Moth.

A listener finds a black witch moth--a rare species for South Carolina.

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