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SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Saving South Carolina's Constitutions

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina's Constitution of 1861 underwent a lamination preservation process. Archivists no longer use the process after it was realized the laminate material degrades into an acid, doing more damage to the documents.

Millions of historic documents in the U.S., from presidential papers to personal slave journals, are facing an issue apart from age: a preservation method that has backfired. The process of laminating documents between sheets of cellulose acetate film, widely practiced from...

"Woodbines in October"

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares poems by Charlotte Fiske Bates, " Woodbines in October ," and " Autumn ."

Controlling the European Hornet

October 14, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow! Minute logo

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like the Cicada Killer wasp, the large European Hornet also collects insects to feed its larvae, a beneficial habit, but sadly it has a destructive activity of girdling twigs. Removing the bark...

Nichols: One Year Later, Residents Continue to Recover, But Where Will Businesses Rebound?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Thelisha Eaddy
One year after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in Nichols, businesses still haven't returned to the downtown district.

About 75 families have returned to repaired homes in Nichols, South Carolina. The small town in Marion County was home to 260 homes before Hurricane Matthew brought strong winds and devastating floods in 2016. All but three sustained flood damage and most businesses were...

Man and Dog Attacked by... Hummingbird-Sized Wasp?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It sounds like a tabloid headline – man and dog frantically escape from huge flying wasp! But it’s a true story—I got an email from a gentleman saying that he and his dog was dive bombed by a...

Hard to Identify Songbird

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
A male common yellowthroat.

The female common yellowthroat songbird is harder to identify than the male, especially in its first year.

"M" is for Marlboro County

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "M" is for Marlboro County [480 square miles; population 28,818]. Marlboro County was formed in 1785 and named for the Duke of Marlborough. Its boundaries have remained virtually unchanged since then: bounded on the west by the Great Pee Dee River; on...

IT Services Industry Strong in SC

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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With the business world almost completely reliant on computers, it should come as no surprise that the market for IT services is strong and growing. Which is why our next guest decided to launch his own business in this industry two years ago. Mike Switzer interviews Tim...

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

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SCPR 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 SCPR 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...

Cicada Killer Wasps

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Recently, a Sumter County Master noticed silver dollar-sized holes in her yard with soil piled up at one end and wondered if it was a mole or vole burrow, but there weren’t any of the usual...

Two-Striped Walking Stick

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
A female two-striped walking stick with a male on its back.

The male two-stripped walking stick is much smaller than the female.

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "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...

The True Story of 3D Printing

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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By now, most people are aware of 3D printing. But what most people are apparently confused about is who actually invented it. While our next guest is mostly known as the father of modern kayaking, he is, in fact, also the owner of the first patent for 3D printing. Mike...

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