Culture

Ghosts and Legends: The Legend of Becky Cotton

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Culture 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...

Ghosts and Legends: Lizard Man

October 25, 2017 - Posted in Culture 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.

Ghosts and Legends: Alice of The Hermitage

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Alice of The Hermitage

The story of Alice Flagg of Georgetown, who became very ill and died of malaria while in boarding school at the age of 15. Alice's fiance' had given her a diamond ring, but her brother disapproved and told her to give it back. But Alice placed the ring on a ribbon and wore...

Ghosts and Legends: Bubba the Ghost

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum.

U Is for UFO Welcome Center

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Culture
UFO image from old film

U is for the UFO Welcome Center that put Bowman, South Carolina, on the map. This rare roadside attraction built by Jody Pendarvis has seen better days, but it stands as a monument to the man who believed that aliens would one day make a stop in small-town South Carolina.

Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Amy Shumaker
Image of Steve Flaherty coming out of plane in military jump school.

Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong...

In Our Son's Name

August 8, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Image of Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez

Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez's lives shatter with the death of their son, Greg, who dies with thousands of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Instead of seeking revenge, the grieving couple begin a journey of reconciliation that transforms their lives...

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

S is for Sweetgrass Baskets

June 23, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Basketmaker weaving sweetgrass basket

Basketmaker Vera Manigault talks about the history and culture of Sweetgrass baskets.

VOICES FROM VIETNAM: Reflecting at the Wall

June 22, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Jackie Johnson
Soldiers in Vietnam

The voices we hear are those who were sent to Vietnam to fight in a war far from home. Some volunteered, some volunteered because they knew their draft was inevitable and wanted some control over where they would go, and some were drafted against their will. Their young...

S is for Shag

June 16, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Couples dancing the shag

The Shag is the state dance of South Carolina. Do you know how to Shag?

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Rice plantation

Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills talks about the history of rice in South Carolina.

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Glenn Rawls
Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S...

P is for Palmetto Tree

June 2, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Palmetto tree ready for screenprinting

Chip Prezioso, President of Palmetto Promotions, talks about why the Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina.

Gordon Getty: There will be Music

June 1, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Amy Shumaker
Image of Composer Gordon Getty

Gordon Getty: There will be Music introduces audiences to the iconoclastic composer — and the scion of one of America’s most fabled families — who has defied expectations and earned acclaim and acceptance in the rarified world of classical music. The son of oil billionaire...

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