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South Carolina Legend: The Ghost Hound of Goshen

October 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
 The Ghost Hound of Goshen

According to Ernest Shealy, The Ghost Hound of Goshen or “Happy Dog” is not a nice spirit. But does this killer canine really exist or is it just a made-up mutt? Shealy, curator of the Newberry Museum, recounts the story of Union and Newberry counties’ famous ghost dog. In...

Sumter Opera House

October 24, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Sumter opera House

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today...

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

October 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are...

Chocolatier Providing Free Lunches

October 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
chocolate machine

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in S.C. lack nutritional food on a regular basis? Many schools provide free lunch during the week, but what’s a child to do when there is no food available for the weekend? A Graniteville-based chocolatier has teamed up with a local...

Bee Well Honey

October 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jenna Schiferl
bee

There’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

The Charleston Benne Wafer

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
benne wafers

People from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect...

Caffeine and Gasoline

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Mark Adams
Old Car

It’s a car lover’s dream at the Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the state since 1935. Each year the restaurant hosts the Annual Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show. The event benefits the Sumter County Military...

Me, Myself and I

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
paint

The arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

The First Black Female Physician in Rock Hill

October 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Dr. Vicky Kerr in Medical School

Celia Kerr, Dr. Vicky Kerr's daughter, remembers what it was like to be the child of the first black female physician in the area. "My mom was the first black female physician in Rock Hill, and so it was kind of different. People weren’t quite used to that. In kindergarten...

University of Possibilities

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ricky Taylor
Students

A program at the University of South Carolina is getting middle school students excited about college.

SC Native and Marvel Illustrator Sanford Greene

October 1, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Beryl Dakers and Ricky Taylor
Sanford Greene

South Carolina native Sanford Greene has been illustrating for some high profile companies. He's worked on some of the most well-known characters, including Black Panther and Luke Cage. He shares with us his love of illustrating and an upcoming project, a story whose...

First Female President at Benedict College

September 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karen Henry
Dr. Roslyn Artis

There are currently 101 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the US, including public and private institutions. Of that 101, only twelve have appointed female presidents to lead these prestigious schools. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis is the first female President at...

Memorial Plans for Mother Emanuel

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel

Three years ago, the people of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the city of Charleston, and our entire state, mourned the tragic deaths of nine parishioners. As the church celebrated the 200th anniversary of its joining the A.M.E. church, a plan was unveiled by Michael Arad,...

How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Cross Anchor

According the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. The story goes that two British sailors, who were brothers, docked in Charleston Harbor. They...

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