Charles Dymock

The Hauntings of Oakwood Cemetery

By Charles Dymock

Haunted Graveyard

What’s the most haunted place in South Carolina? Charleston is what usually comes to mind, but there may be a place overlooked by most located in the upstate. Spartanburg, South Carolina happens to be home to a graveyard with a reputation for its paranormal phenomenon.

LGBTQ+ Center making progress in the Palmetto State

By Charles Dymock

Pride Parade

The Harriet Hancock Center is the only LGBTQ+ facility in South Carolina.  Providing a myriad of resources, programs, and events for the community, the center wants those who struggle with their sexual orientation and their families to have a safe place to call home in the palmetto state.  Jessica Jarman, a program administrator at the Harriet Hancock Center, says, “Having the center and having these programs is really helpful because as a layperson it can be very difficult to try and find these very li

Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

By Charles Dymock

Remote-Control car racing skids into Soda City

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable cars pack a serious punch on the race track.  The only thing that could be more serious than the horsepower is the racers themselves as president Jimbo Massalou admits, “the competition is tough.” 

Edgefield | Our Town

By Charles Dymock

Our Town Edgefield

“We’re a little small in numbers, but have the largest welcome mat,” says Edgefield’s Town Clerk and Treasurer Charlotte Cheatham.  Edgefield can easily be seen as one of South Carolina’s most unique and historic towns.  From its rich political history of being home to ten South Carolina governors, to its mom-and-pop specialty shops in town square, Edgefield has a unique story to tell.

Lake City | Our Town

By Charles Dymock

Downtown Lake City

“I think what makes Lake City so unique is when you come to Lake City, what you expect is not what you get - you get more,” says Lake City Artfields Consultant, Carla Angus.  Over recent years, this once-desolate town has transformed itself into a thriving economic and cultural scene. 

Located just twenty-four miles south of Florence, this remote town is home to some of the most special events in South Carolina, earning it 2018’s ‘Best Small-Town Cultural Scene’ by USA Today.

Sport of Pinball Ramping Up in South Carolina

By Charles Dymock

Pinball Game

“When we play pinball it’s not just standing there and hitting buttons. You are physically manipulating the cabinet and moving the game around so strength is involved, finesse is involved,” says Fredrick Richardson who has been professionally competing in pinball tournaments for over 20 years. 

Wrestling League Smashes into the Carolinas

By Charles Dymock

Wrestling

Palmetto Championship Wrestling, or PCW, has been South Carolina’s top-tier independent wrestling league since November 2015.  

“Palmetto Championship Wrestling started with a passion,” says Founder and CEO Shane Dorr. “We were out in the backyard, training ourselves.” Now the backyard brawlers have a monthly bout at North Springs Park in Columbia.   

Bluffton | Our Town

By Charles Dymock

Bluffton

“Bluffton is a community of families,” says local historian Constance Martin-Witter. Located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, this once square mile town is growing now more than ever. Bluffton’s “Old Town” full of shops, boutiques, and restaurants with fresh seafood. The scenic May River is where you can enjoy boating, fishing, or just relax on the shore. Neighboring major cities like Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah ensures you’ll never run out of things to do and places to see. 

Columbia School Working to Improve Learning through Art

By Charles Dymock

Students playing violin

“It’s a place where kids have an opportunity to be themselves. I feel MAC gives kids an opportunity to show what they love,” says Lauren, a current 6th grader at Midlands Arts Conservatory.  

Midlands Arts Conservatory is a tuition free public charter school with concentrations in the fine arts. In addition to a strong core of academics, students spend half their day exploring their passion and strengthening their global perspective through academic and artistic integration. 

South Carolina Legend: The Ghost Hound of Goshen

By Charles Dymock

 The Ghost Hound of Goshen

According to Ernest Shealy, The Ghost Hound of Goshen or “Happy Dog” is not a nice spirit. But does this killer canine really exist or is it just a made-up mutt? 

Shealy, curator of the Newberry Museum, recounts the story of Union and Newberry counties’ famous ghost dog. In this story, man’s best friend holds a grudge against the townsfolk who killed his innocent master. Now he haunts a stretch of road deep in the Sumter National Forest.