Tabitha Safdi

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Cane Maker Thomas WilliamFourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have faces of animals or objects.

Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Roll Cart Collector Sylvester OestricherFor Sylvester Oestricher, working for a company that is looking to the future is important. As a roll cart driver, Oestricher collects recyclable materials from area schools and businesses. His job is not only important because of what he does, but it is also important to him to preserve the planet for his children. "Let's keep the world green, so that we can preserve it for our kids."

Fine + Street Artist Cedric Umoja | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after hiCedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after high school. He was drawn to art at an early age with hip-hop and comic books being his biggest influence. Today, his work is influenced by graffiti and modern European and American art.

Swing Bridge Operator Stephen Brown | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Swing Bridge Operator Stephen BrownStephen Brown is a swing bridge operator working in Beaufort, S.C. At a young 66 years old, Mr. Brown told us stories of growing up in Beaufort, his 35 years with the fire department and his love for the bridge. He left us with words of wisdom, that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Mr. Brown would know. He was the first African American firefighter to work for Beaufort County.

Artist Jim Victor | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Jim VictorJim Victor is an abstract painter living in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He started drawing and painting during his school years when he became intrigued by the works of the world's greatest artists. When a local department store had a sale on art books Jim "bought them all!" Victor is a self taught artist and much of his success can be attributed to his wife.

Benjamin Elijah Mays | SC Hall of Fame

By Tabitha Safdi

Benjamin Elijah MaysBenjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement." Mays was born the youngest in his family and his parents were both former slaves. He grew up in Epworth, South Carolina, just a few miles from Greenwood in a time in history of rigid segregation. This became the defining period of his life and he longed to get an education. After pleading with his father he was allowed to go to SC State College to finish his high school degree. He decided he would get a college degree up north where he would have more...

South Carolina ETV's 2019 Holiday Message

By Tabitha Safdi

Happy Holidays 2019Happy Holidays from South Carolina ETV! 2019 was a big year for SCETV. In this holiday message, we take a look back at the full year! 'Twas the night before New Years and all through the station, producers were brainstorming all about education. The engineers hung the transmitters with care, In hopes that the viewers could tune-in real clear. As the shows were lined up slotted for AIR, Master programmed shows that went off without care. With Smart Cat in his cape, and I with my SCene, we settled down to reflect on 2019. When down the hall there arose such a clatter, we sprang from the lobby...

Boykin Company Grille | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Backroad Bites- BoykinThe tiny town of Boykin has a huge heart for history and tradition. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we head over to Boykin Company Grille to learn about what makes this area of the state so sweet. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! #SCETVDigital #Boykin #Food DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/scetv

The River's Edge | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

The River's EdgeThe town of Cheraw has a few claims to fame and one of them involves river boats. That’s the icon for local restaurant The River’s Edge . On this episode of "Backroad Bites," we learn why this local mecca has become a worldwide treasure. Watch more Backroad Bites every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! #SCETVDigital #Cheraw #Food DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/scetv

Charlene’s Home Cooking | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Charlenes HomecookingLocated in Moore, Charlene’s Home Cooking is all about cooking from the heart. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we go into Charlene’s kitchen to learn how grandma used to cook. And we can promise it left us feeling a little nostalgic. #SCETVDigital

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