Culture

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.

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker was the author of nine historical romance novels. Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she was married to South Carolina industrialist James Lide Coker, III. She graduated from Converse College and moved to New York City where she modeled hats and shoes while looking for a writing job. Her dream was to write for The New York Times. She was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 1990.

"U" is for the United Presbyterian Church

By Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

U" is for the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The denomination was formed in 1958 with the union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the United Presbyterian Church in North America. Long-established lowcountry black congregations were part of the United Presbyterian Church. In 1861 when the South seceded from the union, the denomination had divided into northern and southern branches. After the war, black Presbyterians withdrew from white churches.

The Pearly Wood-Nymph

By Rudy Mancke

Eudryas brevipennis, Pearly Wood-Nymph.

A listener spots a moth on her porch, and it's not one that's often seen, though it lives throughout the state.

A "Crazy Bug"

By Rudy Mancke

Backswimmer (Family Notonectidae)

South Carolina has two, very similar "water bugs," the Water Boatman and the Backswimmer, both found in fresh water.

Oconee County Ecotourism

By Tabitha Safdi

Ecotourism

Oconee, meaning "land beside water," lives up to its name with three manmade lakes. Fishing, boating and skiing are just a few of the activities that take place on the lakes and rivers year-round. Video provided by GBA Productions.

SC Lede: Budget Bonanza

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Andy Shain on Monday, March 12, 2018.

The 2018 South Carolina legislative session has passed its halfway point. Six pieces of legislation have so far been signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster, and several more high-profile bills are currently working their way through the state House of Representatives and Senate.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Shain, Columbia bureau chief for The Post and Courier, about major issues currently before the legislature, including the state budget and the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project.

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