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Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley | Original SC

March 2, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley

A lot of South Carolina’s history is handed down through generations in the form of stories of an object. For Dawn Corley, the most personal objects are "silver." To her, these objects are more than just valuable, they are a window into a former world. Her collection is...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

February 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Cane Maker Thomas William

Fourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have...

Pockoy Island Dig

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Local by Michael Collins
Bone pin

Archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are in a race to salvage evidence of late archaic shell-ring people who lived on Pockoy Island, located in the Botany Bay Heritage Preserve on the coast of South Carolina, as long as 4300 years ago,...

Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher | Original SC

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher

For Sylvester Oestricher, working for a company that is looking to the future is important. As a roll cart driver, Oestricher collects recyclable materials from area schools and businesses. His job is not only important because of what he does, but it is also important to...

The History of Vereen Memorial Gardens

February 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Brandie Perron
Vereen Memorial Gardens

There are many hidden gems in Horry County and one happens to be just off the beaten path in Little River. The Vereen Memorial Gardens provide a treasure trove of history and family descendants have preserved the property, so visitors can experience the area as it once was.

Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum

February 11, 2020 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Exhibit from Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum

Cecil Williams is perhaps the most well known photographer of the South Carolina civil rights movement. His photos have been featured in books, magazines, newspapers and even movies have captured many of seminal events which helped to shape this history. Although he has...

Fine + Street Artist Cedric Umoja | Original SC

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after hi

Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after high school. He was drawn to art at an early age with hip-hop and comic books being his biggest influence. Today, his work is influenced by graffiti...

Porgy and Bess: The Untold Stories

February 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Porgy and Bess

Though it premiered in the 1930s, the world-famous opera "Porgy and Bess" did not receive its debut production in Charleston, South Carolina–the city of its birth–until 1970, due to segregation laws. "When Porgy Came Home" offers a glimpse at the people and the culture that...

Gullah Bible

February 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Gullah Bible

South Carolina has a rich Gullah culture in the state’s Lowcountry. Many of the Gullah people adopted Christianity, but the laws, for hundreds of years, prohibited them from learning to read. It was a law that did not allow them to fully appreciate the word. Today that has...

Female Fitness in Business

February 5, 2020 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Female Fitness in Business

Every new year many pledge to improve their health and fitness routines. Unfortunately, exercising and eating healthily can at times be quite challenging. In this story, take a look at a group of ladies who have found a way to turn their passion for health and fitness into...

Aerial Fitness

February 4, 2020 - Posted in Local by Jackie Johnson
Tamela Hastie

Did you ever think you could do your daily workout, while being suspended in the air? Tamela Hastie is a fitness instructor who coaches South Carolinians in an activity that has taken the Palmetto State by storm…Aerial Fitness. Hastie has perfected the three-dimensional...

Swing Bridge Operator Stephen Brown | Original SC

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Swing Bridge Operator Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown is a swing bridge operator working in Beaufort, S.C. At a young 66 years old, Mr. Brown told us stories of growing up in Beaufort, his 35 years with the fire department and his love for the bridge. He left us with words of wisdom, that you can do anything if...

Goat Yoga: From Om to Awe!

January 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
Goat Yoga

The fitness industry is big business and is constantly changing, in order to make exercise fun. One yoga studio in Columbia is switching things up by trading Om to Awe. Watch the full episode: Health and Wellness in the New Year

Artist Jim Victor | Original SC

January 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Jim Victor

Jim Victor is an abstract painter living in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He started drawing and painting during his school years when he became intrigued by the works of the world's greatest artists. When a local department store had a sale on art books Jim "bought them all!" Victor...

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