Carolina Stories

The Education of Harvey Gantt

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Ty Moody
The Education of Harvey Gantt

In 1960, a talented African-American student from Charleston, Harvey Gantt, graduated from high school and decided to become an architect. Clemson College was the only school in South Carolina that offered a degree in his chosen field. In January of 1963, with the help of...

V is for Venus Fly Trap

November 3, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Venus Fly Trap

The Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant found in South Carolina. TRANSCRIPT Where we're walking right now is a state heritage preserve called Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve. The interesting thing about Lewis Ocean Bay is it's a real biological paradise. There's about...

Drunken Jack, The Pirate

October 27, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories 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...

The Legend of Becky Cotton

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories 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...

Lizard Man

October 25, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories 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. Purchase the entire Carolina Stories Ghosts and Legends collection at the etvstore.org

Alice of The Hermitage

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories 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...

Bubba the Ghost

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum. Purchase the entire Carolina Stories Ghosts and Legends collection at the etvstore.org

U Is for UFO Welcome Center

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
UFO image from old film

U is for the UFO Welcome Center that put Bowman, South Carolina, on the map. This rare roadside attraction built by Jody Pendarvis has seen better days, but it stands as a monument to the man who believed that aliens would one day make a stop in small-town South Carolina.

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

S is for Sweetgrass Baskets

June 23, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Basketmaker weaving sweetgrass basket

Basketmaker Vera Manigault talks about the history and culture of Sweetgrass baskets.

S is for Shag

June 16, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Couples dancing the shag

The Shag is the state dance of South Carolina. Do you know how to Shag?

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Rice plantation

Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills talks about the history of rice in South Carolina.

P is for Palmetto Tree

June 2, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Palmetto tree ready for screenprinting

Chip Prezioso, President of Palmetto Promotions, talks about why the Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina.

Q is for BBQ

May 26, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Cook preparing BBQ

Lake High, Jr., President of the South Carolina BBQ Association explains the four different types of BBQ found in South Carolina. Which is your favorite?

O is for Opera House

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House is located in Newberry, South Carolina.

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