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Part 3: The Barbados Adventures | Beyond Barbados

June 12, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Ship out at sea

With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation...

Part 2: Sweet Success | Beyond Barbados

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Barbadian guiding a horse pulling a cart

Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane...

Part 1: In the Beginning | Beyond Barbados

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Dave Adams
Colonization of Barbados

Most people today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as unique as the island itself. Like the United States, Barbados is an amalgam of...

South Carolina ETV to host screener events for new "Beyond Barbados" documentary

May 30, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced two screener events taking place in conjunction with the premiere of “ Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection ” – a new, one-hour documentary film airing June 20 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. Part of the...

“Charlie’s Place” wins Telly award

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Charlie’s Place

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) today announced that “ Charlie’s Place ,” a program that is part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, received a bronze Telly award in the history category. Now in its 40th year, the Telly Awards annually...

The Ghosts of Newberry

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Ghosts of Newberry

Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was...

Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

October 8, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Ghost of Zoe at Poogan's Porch

Poogan's Porch has been located on Queen Street in Charleston, S.C. since 1976. Zoe St. Amand and her sister, Elizabeth, were spinsters who lived together for more than 60 years, the last 20 of which were lived there on Queen Street. When Elizabeth died after a short...

The Gray Man and Hurricanes

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Gray Man

Plowden C.J. Weston went to England to be educated but returned to his beloved Pawleys Island, where he and his lovely English wife, Emily Esdaille Weston, built the Pelican Inn. He lived until almost the end of the Civil War, but died of tuberculosis in 1864. After his...

Charlie's Place

April 9, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Staff at Charlie's Place

Carolina Stories: Charlie’s Place Charlie’s Place , tells the story of an African American nightclub in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was a significant stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit in the segregated South. The owner, Charlie Fitzgerald, welcomed blacks and whites to his...

Friendship College - Jail No Bail

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Ty Moody
Students participating in a sit-in

On January 31, 1961, ten black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory's, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were denied service and asked to leave. After refusing to leave, the students were arrested...

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

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