Culture

Profile: Betsy Rawls from 1977

By Tabitha Safdi

RawlsElizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls was born May 4, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a former American professional golfer. She won eight major championships and 55 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. This is an excerpt from the 1977 SCETV Production of "Profile: Betsy Rawls."

S.C. Cities: Allendale and Barnwell in 1967

By Tabitha Safdi

AllendaleThis is a clip from the 1967 SCETV production, S.C. Cities : Allendale Barnwell . In this episode, Barnwell and Allendale citizens talk about why they love living in a small town. S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

The 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast Hosted in Columbia

By Marina Ziehe

Native AmericanThe 17th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast was held during the month of November in Columbia, at Tapp's Arts Center. During four days, films by and about Native American and international indigenous people were screened and followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmakers who were able to attend the event. The festival aimed to educate the community about contemporary Native American talent and issues, and also to provide a platform for Native Americans to share their stories, culture and traditions. This year's event featured short films, feature films, student...

Student to Represent Team South Carolina in 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

By Tabitha Safdi

ChaseChase McCarty knows what winning feels like. After all, she swept the South Carolina Special Olympics gymnast competitions in almost every category winning best overall. She also knows that it takes a lot of hard work. Chase has cerebral palsy, a condition that causes her to have seizures. Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dreams. Last year, she competed in the Special Olympics and earned a spot in at the 2014 USA Games representing South Carolina. Team South Carolina will travel to New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. They will be meeting athletes from all over the country and...

Biscuit House Owner Giving Back to Entrepreneurs

By Aimee Crouch

Biscuit HouseCarrie Morey, owner and founder of Callie’s Charleston Biscuit , is to say the least, extremely busy. She’s a wife and mother of three girls, owns her own company, has a new cookbook, and is now in the process of opening a store. Morey wanted to find a way to give back to the community and decided the best way she could do that was to help other entrepreneurs. She tells us how she opened up her Biscuit House to up-and-coming businesses.

Making Salt From the Ocean

By Aimee Crouch

SaltTeresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago. Now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. What makes salt from the ocean different from your average table salt? Teresa explains the difference in micronutrients and how some salts go better with different foods. For more information, visit BullsBaySaltWorks.com .

Columbia Event Returns to Roots with Poemsongs

By Tabitha Safdi

PoetEvery Wednesday night at Drip in Five Points, the literary take a seat or the stage to soak in some poetry. Al Black created Mind Gravy four years ago to give poets a chance to have their words heard. In this video, Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. and Susanne Kappler collaborate on a poemsong titled "Blossom." Steele says, "It comes from my forthcoming book called 13, which contains mother-daughter poems. This one is in the voice of a mother to her 13-year-old daughter, encouraging her to be patient in the face of growth." According to Al Black doing poetry to music is not new, but rather a return...

Brooklyn Mack's Biggest Fan

By Aimee Crouch

Brooklyn MackBrooklyn Mack, a dancer with the Washington Ballet , who is originally from Elgin, began dancing when he was 12 years old. Mack has found international fame in his craft and began his training with the Columbia Classical Ballet . Mack talks about the role his mother played, not only in the beginning of his training, but throughout his life.

S.C. Cities: Downtown Greenville in 1968

By Tabitha Safdi

GreenvilleThis is a clip from a 1968 SCETV production, S.C. Cities: Greenville. In this episode, you can see how the city was planned and what makes this metro in the Upstate so special! S.C. Cities is an archival series on several South Carolina cities.

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