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Coach John McKissick

By Tabitha Safdi

Coach John McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012 he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

Firefly Distillery

By Tabitha Safdi

Distillery

When you think of characteristics of the South, one of the first things many think about is sweet tea. On a small sea island off the coast of South Carolina, two guys are capitalizing on this with their wildly popular brand Firefly and signature beverage Sweet Tea Vodka. With tons of South Carolina pride and a sense of tradition, the Firefly brand is creating waves in the distilling business!
 

Alligator Hunting

By Tabitha Safdi

Alligator Hunting

The Santee Cooper Lakes in Berkeley County have not been hunted for the American Alligator for many years.  As a result the lakes in Berkeley County have some of the largest alligators in the United States.

Main Street Children's Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

Children's Museum

The Main Street Children's Museum, located in Rock Hill, S.C. offers fun and educational activities for children from birth to age six. The creative play space is inspired by the artwork of illustrator Vernon Grant, creator of Snap, Crackle and Pop from the Kellogg Company.

Joye Cottage

By Tabitha Safdi

Joye Cottage

Originally built as a farmhouse in the 1800s, Joye Cottage is now a sixty room mansion located in beautiful Aiken, South Carolina.  Personally owned by Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith, both Pulitzer Prize winning authors, the home has seen many renovations to preserve it's history.  The future of the cottage led to a partnership with Juilliard and now promotes art in the community with the festival "Juilliard in Aiken."

The Winningest Coach

By Tabitha Safdi

Summerville High School

Coach John McKissick knows a thing or two about winning. The Summerville High School Athletics Director and Football Coach just wrapped up his 60th year coaching and is only six wins short of a monumental 600th win.

The Blair School of Art

By Tabitha Safdi

Blair School of Art

Since 1997, the Blair School of Art has been teaching students how to create photo-realistic paintings through airbrush. The campus is located in Blair, South Carolina and offers students an intensive program in a distraction-free environment.

Yemassee Train Depot

By Tabitha Safdi

Train

In the center of small-town Yemassee, SC is a train depot that is full of character and history. Between 1915 and 1965, the train depot served as the Marine Corps gateway to Parris Island and saw more than 500,000 recruits come through the station. Now the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation is working to preserve this unique fixture in the community.

Beaufort's Kazoo Factory

By Tabitha Safdi

Kazoo

Kazoobie Kazoos, located in Beaufort South Carolina, is America's only full-time kazoo factory.  The company ships fun all over the world and offers folks a tour around the museum and factory.  At the end of the tour they even offer guests a chance to make their very own kazoo.

ORIGINAL SC | Behind the Scenes with the Sea Turtles of the South Carolina Aquarium

By Tabitha Safdi

Sea Turtle

South Carolina's 187 miles of coast is enjoyed by millions year round and Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium is here to protect it. Thorvalson has one of the most unique jobs in the world...to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health. The Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium is a Southeast one-of-a-kind operation. The staff often works nights, weekends, holidays and they are always on-call in case of a turtle stranding.

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