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Strawberry Hill USA

By Tabitha Safdi

Strawberry Hill USA

This family-owned market in Gaffney, S.C. is filled with plenty of fresh fruit along with homemade ice cream! The folks at Strawberry Hill USA in Gaffney talk about their loyal customers who become more like family with each return.

South Carolina Jazz Festival

By Tabitha Safdi

Jazz Festival

Jazz king John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. Dizzy was a founder of modern jazz, an innovative trumpeter known for his bent horn and bulging cheeks. The South Carolina Jazz Festival celebrates Dizzy and his accomplishments with performances from regional artists, golf tournament, tons of kids activities and even a Bebop parade!

The Cordial Churchman

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The Cordial Churchman Bowties

The Cordial Churchman bowtie company all started when Ellie Stager made a bowtie for her husband, Andy, back in 2009. The business is booming with an office on Main Street, national and international sales, and even a charity to benefit the people of Haiti.

Town of Gray Court

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Town of Gray Court

Located in the northwest corner of Laurens County, the town of Gray Court is full of many historic homes and churches. The town offers history buffs a chance to walk through a pioneer village and experience what life was like in the early 1800s.

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

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Principal Dr. Owings

There has been one consistency in Dr. Greg Owings 44 years spent in education: relationships. In his five years as principal at Dutch Fork High School, Owings has taken the initiative to make sure each day would be the best it could be for his staff and students.

“It is all about the relationships,” Owings said. “When I took the job, I knew it was important for myself and the rest of the administration team to be visible and develop relationships with our students. I love our kids and I take great pride in what we have accomplished.”

Ruff and Company

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Ruff and Company

Located in downtown Ridgeway, South Carolina, Ruff & Company is hardware store with a twist. Ruff & Company started in 1840 and has long since been a landmark in the community. The store has lots of antiques on display for guests to see.

Edgefield Pottery

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Edgefield Pottery

Edgefield is known around the country, and some would argue the world, as a pottery capital. Piedmont Technical College has embraced this and offers students a one of a kind program that teaches not only modern pottery but also age-old pottery from the region.

City of Hartsville

By Tabitha Safdi

City of Hartsville

Located in the Pee Dee region of the state, the City of Hartsville has a little something for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful grounds at Kalmia Gardens to the eclectic coffee shop, Midnight Rooster, you can expect pleasant surprises when visiting Hartsville.

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