William Richardson

Mechatronics

By William Richardson

robot inside a manufacturing facility

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics' aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. Many schools in the Upstate of South Carolina are keying in on the educational aspects of this technical field.

Camp Croft

By William Richardson

Camp Croft

Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, SC. Since 2001, this site has served to honor those who worked and trained at Croft from 1940 to 1946 and to memorialize all US military service personnel who have lost their lives in pursuit of American freedom. One of the Historic figures that came through Camp Croft is Henry Kissinger.

Drunken Jack, The Pirate

By William Richardson

Drunken Jack

During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many frolicked on until midnight. However, Jack had drunk his last, just before sundown, and was last seen crawling toward scrub oaks. When Jack awoke the next morning, the ship had gone and there he was alone. He dug up some of the rum and that became his sustenance.

The Legend of Becky Cotton

By William Richardson

Becky Cotton

Becky Cotton was born around 1765 and married John Cotton around 1785. Becky's father was killed when three men burst into the house, but her husband did nothing to stop it. The legend has it that she waited for him to fall asleep and buried an axe into his skull. She was tried but was so beautiful and bewitching that the jury acquitted her. She married one of the jurors, but then was killed by her brother on the courthouse steps. The story goes on...

Lizard Man

By William Richardson

Lizard Man

First appeared in 1988, nine feet tall, with a head similar to a human head, and afraid of cars...it's Lizard Man.

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Alice of The Hermitage

By William Richardson

Alice of The Hermitage

The story of Alice Flagg of Georgetown, who became very ill and died of malaria while in boarding school at the age of 15. Alice's fiance' had given her a diamond ring, but her brother disapproved and told her to give it back. But Alice placed the ring on a ribbon and wore it around her neck. While Alice was in a coma, her brother took the ring and threw it into the creek. Alice died in her home in Murrells Inlet and was laid to rest in the All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Church Cemetery. It is believed that she is still searching for the ring.

Bubba the Ghost

By William Richardson

Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum.

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South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

By William Richardson

SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured  at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the economy in our state.

 

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

By William Richardson

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, and South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution are collaborating with them to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.  Eight five-minute video segments will anchor an online curriculum that will be made available to South Carolina teachers via Knowitall Media and ETV StreamlineSC.

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse Dedicated

By William Richardson

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, but on March 13, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., the National Military Park dedicated the Crown Forces Monument, to recognize all of the British soldiers who fought and died in the Battle. The Monument acknowledges their sacrifice in war but will also better enable the park to educate its visitors.

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