Culture

The Puss Caterpillar

By Alfred Turner

Puss caterpillar.

This caterpillar of the Southern Flannel Moth has stinging spines among its bristles.

Bee Well Honey

By Jenna Schiferl

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There’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

The Charleston Benne Wafer

By Aimee Crouch

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People from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

The Ghosts of Newberry

By William Richardson

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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 strangled. A local doctor said she died of a broken heart. Students at the college have told stories of seeing Madeline in a sheer, white dress.

Bride of West End, Newberry, S.C.

Caffeine and Gasoline

By Mark Adams

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It’s a car lover’s dream at the Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the state since 1935. Each year the restaurant hosts the Annual Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show. The event benefits the Sumter County Military display, and the remainder of the proceeds is used to buy grocery store gift cards for military personnel and veterans. ETV Sumter shows us what the event is all about. This year the event takes place on October 27.

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

By Tabitha Safdi

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“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.”

Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big Redd imparts positive lyrics for his audience. 

Felder also serves as station manager for Millennial FM.  

Video edited by Charles Dymock.

Two Authors Featured on This Week's "By The River"

By Holly Jackson

Author Al Chaput with students from USCB's broadcast department.

Two episodes of By The River play this week and you’ll want to tune into both.  First, at 8:00 p.m. Thursday on ETV, Bernie Schein is featured, along with his book, Famous All Over Town. Schein is a character himself, and viewers who are unfamiliar with him will quickly discover that. Bernie’s the kind of person you want to invite to any dinner party - the conversation never stops with him!  Bernie lets us in on a few of Beaufort’s worst-kept secrets and takes a serious turn when talking about the impact his best friend Pat Conroy had on the world.

Tropical Storm Michael Moving Away Quickly

By Jeff Huffman

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Flash flooding and tornadoes are the remaining risks from Tropical Storm Michael as it exits the Palmetto State Thursday afternoon. The heaviest rain is likely to fall in northern sections of the midlands and upstate regions, whereas the tornado risk is greatest in the PeeDee low country through early afternoon.

Me, Myself and I

By Aimee Crouch

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The arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux Talks Chamber Music

By Bradley Fuller

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The expressive capabilities of a lone guitar are not lost on Jason Vieaux. In 2015, the guitarist’s recordings for the album Play (Azica Records) won him that year’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. But for this versatile artist, it’s not all about solo performance; Jason finds rich rewards in the collaborative atmosphere of chamber music as well.

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