Culture

Tig Girdler Beetles

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A twig girdler beetle.

You may not often see twig girdler beetles in South Carolina, but, you will see their handy work.

"A" is for Ashley River Road

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashley River Road. The Ashley River Road--one of the oldest roads in South Carolina--began as a Native American trading path, paralleling the Ashley River, and later served the colonists of the original Charles Town settlement. The Lords Proprietors authorized...

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long. The...

V is for Venus Fly Trap

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Venus Fly Trap

The Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant found in South Carolina. TRANSCRIPT Where we're walking right now is a state heritage preserve called Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve. The interesting thing about Lewis Ocean Bay is it's a real biological paradise. There's about...

"G" is for Gregg, Maxcy (1814-1862)

November 3, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "G" is for Gregg, Maxcy (1814-1862). Soldier. After graduating as co-valedictorian of his class at South Carolina College, Gregg read law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Southern Rights Convention in 1852. As a Richland County...

"B" is for Barringer Building

November 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "B" is for Barringer Building [in Columbia]. Located on Main Street, the Barringer Building was Columbia's first skyscraper; Built in 1903, the skyscraper was initially home to the National Loan and Exchange Bank. However, the property derives its...

Black Tupelo

November 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Black tupelo tree leaves turn brilliant red-orange in the fall.

Black tupelo, or black gum trees, are common in South Carolina and are among the first to change color in the fall.

"A" is for Allen, Gilbert Bruce [b. 1951]

November 1, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "A" is for Allen, Gilbert Bruce [b. 1951]. Poet, fiction writer, educator. A native New Yorker, Allen moved to South Carolina in 1977—becoming an English professor at Furman. His first collection of poetry, In Everything: poems, 1927-1979 appeared in...

Island Applesnails

November 1, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Island Apple Snail.

Apple Snails are an invasive species, released into South Carolina's environment by the dumping of aquariums by hobbyists.

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

October 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are...

South Carolina Ghost Stories

October 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Jack-O-Lantern in the dark

In this episode of Palmetto Scene, view ghost stories from around the state.

Edgar Allan Poe's Time in Charleston

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A view from Gold Bug Island.

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island. The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island. But they weren't discovered until...

"There is no season..."

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rudy shares some words from Nathaniel Hawthorne's American Note-Books .

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back...

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...

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