Arts & Culture

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2017

August 1, 2017 - Posted in ETV by L. O'Bryon
2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dear Viewers and Listeners: South Carolina is in the direct path of the continental total solar eclipse, the first in almost 100 years. Anchored in Columbia, with reports from Charleston and Clemson, we will simulcast (on TV, radio and the web) a live special during the...

Big Buck Racing

August 1, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

John Heller

July 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
John Heller

John Roderick Heller was born in Fair Play, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Clemson College and Emory University Medical School. In 1943, Dr. Heller was appointed chief of the U.S. Public Health Service’s venereal disease division. In 1948, he was named Director of the...

The Events of Oconee County

July 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Oconee County Events

Nestled in the corner of the state, Oconee County has year-round events to showcase the culture, talent and heritage of the area. * Video provided by GBA Productions.

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time

July 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Catawba Potter Keith "Little Bear" Brown creates pottery.

“Catawba Pottery is the oldest Native pottery tradition east of the Mississippi River that’s been produced continuously throughout time,” Catawba Potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown explains. Catawba Pottery used to have solely utilitarian uses but is now modernly created as...

Gen William Moultrie

July 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Gen Moultrie

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Moultrie (1785-1787) is known for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War. He defended the city of Charleston from British attack in 1776, and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island was named for him. He contributed the...

Williamsburg Historical Museum

July 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Williamsburg Historical Museum

Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on microfilm from 1897-1975.

Peter Horry

July 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Peter Horry

Peter Horry (1743-1815) was a planter from Georgetown County, South Carolina, who became a politician and leader during the American Revolutionary War. He served at the Battle of Fort Moultrie in 1776 and fought alongside Gen. Francis Marion later in the war. Horry is...

Strom Thurmond Lake

July 11, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Strom Thurmond Lake

Thurmond Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Each year, millions of people visit the lake making it more visited than the Grand Canyon!

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

Edward Rutledge

July 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Edward Rutledge

A brief biography of the life of Edward Rutledge, statesman, South Carolina Governor, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, visits to historic landmarks, and reenactments, this program details the events...

Behind the Garden Gate at Spoleto Festival USA

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Garden Gate

The "Behind the Garden Gate" garden tour is a one-of-a-kind tour of private gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The tour takes place during the Spoleto Festival. The supporting agencies are Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Horticultural Society, and The Garden...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2017

June 30, 2017 - Posted in ETV by L. O'Bryon
Fireworks at the US capital

Dear Viewers and Listeners, This month we celebrate our nation’s independence with the ever-popular A Capitol Fourth , broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The musical extravaganza concludes with one of the greatest displays of fireworks anywhere in the...

William Jennings Bryan Dorn

June 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn

William Jennings Bryan Dorn (1916-2005) was a United States Congressman from Greenwood, South Carolina, known for his work on the GI Bill, Keowee-Toxaway Project, and the creation of Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond

BMX Media Showdown

June 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Regionals by K. Cannon
Novant Health Supercross Track

The sun beat down on the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as media professionals from the area congregated at the registration booth. After they registered with The City of Rock Hill , they received one-day USA BMX licenses, got fitted for a...

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