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Family Plantation Becomes Event Venue

October 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Event venues continue to be in high demand across South Carolina for corporate workshops, retreats, and of course, weddings. A few years ago, our next guest decided that their historic family plantation would fit well into this...

"L" is for the Lancaster Courthouse and Jail

October 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "L" is for the Lancaster Courthouse and Jail. During the 1820s, the noted architect Robert Mills designed at least 14 courthouses and 14 jails throughout the state. The Lancaster courthouse and jail are among the best surviving examples of his work...

Red-Eyed Vireo

October 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red-eyed Vireo

A listener spots a red-eyed bird he cannot identify.

Hotel Construction Strong But Challenged

October 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new hotels under construction in our state. In fact, the number is at a high for the current growth cycle. But our next guest says that this growth is not without its challenges. Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Collins with OTO...

Flood Recovery Stalls For Retired Veteran; Homeowner Warns About Contractor Fraud

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Retired Army Major Miguel Santana stands in front of his home in Columbia. Santana says he is a victim of contractor fraud and it's stalling his flood recovery.

Since 2005, the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) has received over 70,000 complaints from 50 states, 6 territories, and 4 countries involving over 50 natural and man-made disasters. Retired Army Major Miguel Santana says after the October 2015 flood, he became a...

Jazz Festival Honors the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie in His Hometown

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
A statue of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie outside his family home in Cheraw, SC.

Events are underway this week in the Chesterfield County town of Cheraw for the S.C. Jazz Festival . This year's festival, the 12th annual Jazz Festival, has special significance because on October 21, 1917 jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw. Although Gillespie...

"K" is for Kiawah Island

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "K" is for Kiawah Island in Charleston County. Kiawah is a small barrier island situated south of Charleston between the mouths of the Stono and North Edisto Rivers. It is named for the Kiawah Indians who at one time lived in the vicinity. In 1719 the...

Smelly Caterpillar

October 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio troilus)  Frozen Head Natural Area & State Park, Morgan County, Tennessee.

The caterpillar of the spice bush swallowtail butterfly can produce a "strange" odor when disturbed.

Fort Jackson Remembers Trainees As Brave Aspiring Soldiers

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Soldiers participate in final salutes for Privates Timothy Ashcroft and Ethan Shrader during a memorial service

This past September, Timothy Joseph Ashcraft of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ethan McKay Shrader of Prospect, Tennessee enlisted in the United States Army. The two were members of the 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment and were in their 8th week of training when they were killed...

"J" is for Jasper, William [d. 1779]

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "J" is for Jasper, William [d. 1779] Soldier. On July 7, 1775, William Jasper enlisted in the elite grenadier company of the Second South Carolina Continental Regiment. During the battle of Sullivans Island on June 28, 1776, he was a sergeant and won...

Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnakes

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Sistrurus miliaris miliaris, the Carolina pigmy rattlesnake.

Hiking in Mistletoe State Park a family finds two Carolina pigmy rattlesnakes , the most distinctly patterned, and variably colored subspecie of the pygmy rattlesnake group. The snake ranges from eastern North Carolina, southwestward through most of South Carolina, across...

SC Financial Planner Cites Increased Stock Market Risks

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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We are now many years into the second largest bull market in stock market history. Our next guest says he believes that the risks have begun to stack up and that it may be time to take some chips off the table. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial...

Glen Ward Has Made Impressions a Lifetime of Fun

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
graphic of microphone

Humorist and inspirational speaker Glen Ward left a comfortable job at a bank 25 years ago and took a leap of faith into a venture he’d long been doing as a sideline – public speaking, including both inspirational messages and impressions of well-known personalities. It...

State Fair a S.C. Tradition for Nearly 150 Years

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
The South Carolina State Fair's midway rides at night.

The South Carolina State Fair has rolled around every fall since 1869. Begun on Columbia’s Elmwood Avenue as an agricultural exposition, historian Rodger Stroup and fair manager Gary Goodman say it has kept its agricultural and mechanical roots while expanding through the...

"I" is for Inman Mills

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"I" is for Inman Mills. Inman Mills began in 1902 when James A. Chapman opened a four-hundred-loom and 15,000-spindle plant in the Spartanburg County town on Inman. The mill made high quality greige—cloth that comes straight from the loom and is gray, rough, and full of...

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