Culture

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

By Mark Adams

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina. In 1953, he graduated as valedictorian from Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned its highest rank, Eagle Scout. Duke received a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States Naval...

Mepkin Abbey | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

Mepkin AbbeyMepkin Abbey is a Trappist Monastery located on the Cooper River in Berkeley County. It's a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949. The monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.

S.C. And N.C. Public TV Networks Partner for New Film Series

By Glenn Rawls

multiple Reel South screenshotsThe Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, South Carolina ETV and UNC-TV have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund to create an exciting new TV showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South. The series will air for five weeks on ETV Thursday nights beginning January 28. Reel South is an anthology series highlighting the best non-fiction storytelling from the region. Distributed to public television stations nationwide, the series will bring diverse Southern voices, topics, and points of view into millions of homes. The six acclaimed films...

ORIGINAL SC | The Creative Art of Healing

By Tabitha Safdi

Healing IconsAccording to the Foundation for Art and Healing , "the arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances." Located in the Midlands, South Carolina has an asset that offers cancer...

ORIGINAL SC | Wear a Smile. One Size Fits All.

By Tabitha Safdi

Caring Clown"The most precious gift one person can give to another is attention." That's what Robert Mason, a.k.a. DOCTOR GEEZER, says about his work through the volunteer organization Bumper T Caring Clowns . The program uses therapeutic clowning as a tool to promote the healing process through laughter. According to the website, these clowns are "Hospital Caring Clowns with a mission—volunteers dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of hospitalized patients, their families, friends and caregivers." Mason spends his time between hospitals in the Charleston area with hopes to grow the...

Coach John McKissick | SC Hall of Fame

By Tabitha Safdi

Coach John McKissickCoach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012 he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

Francis Marion | SC Hall of Fame

By David Sanford Adams

Francis MarionA historical visualization of Francis Marion's partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina featuring the artwork of Illustrator James H. Palmer, Jr., combined with interviews of historians Walter Edgar, Roy Talbert, Christine Swager, Daniel Littlefield, and Archaeologist Steve Smith.

King Hagler | SC Hall of Fame

By Mark Adams

King Hagler“King Hagler” was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba Indians fought alongside George Washington during the French and Indian War. King Hagler signed the Treaty of Pine Tree Hill in 1760, which provided a reservation for the Catawba.

Jasper Johns | SC Hall of Fame

By David Sanford Adams

Jasper JohnsA glimpse into the life of ground-breaking artist Jasper Johns, tracing the origins of his highly stylistic work and the birth of an art movement.

John C. West | SC Hall of Fame

John C. WestJohn Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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