Charleston County

"A" is for Ashley River Road

By Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashley River Road. The Ashley River Road--one of the oldest roads in South Carolina--began as a Native American trading path, paralleling the Ashley River, and later served the colonists of the original Charles Town settlement. The Lords Proprietors authorized the road in 1690. The modern road consists of an approximately fifteen-mile portion of S.C. Highway 61. During the colonial era, numerous plantations lined the route. In 1721 a law was passed to protect the shade trees along its route—a forerunner of modern ordinances that protect trees and require buffers.

Edgar Allan Poe's Time in Charleston

By Victoria Hansen

A view from Gold Bug Island.

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island.  The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island.  But they weren't discovered until decades after his death, even though there are clues in his writings.

"In his own time, Poe essentially covered up the fact that he had been an enlisted man in the Army," said College of Charleston American literature professor Scott Peeples.  "That of course including his being stationed at Fort Moultrie."

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

By Julia Shillinglaw

James Wilder takes his dog for a walk outside his home in Charleston, SC.

James Wilder is a social worker in the Charleston area who values his time at work and with his family. When James felt himself coming down with a cold, his wife urged him to see a doctor, but James was reluctant. He didn't want to have to make an appointment, sit in a waiting room with other sick patients (possibly getting exposed to something worse than his own illness), and take time off from his schedule to see a doctor. His wife then found him an alternative: to see a doctor through a telehealth app.

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

By Tabitha Safdi

Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.

The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back to World War II. The ship was a safe haven for her crew and now is a symbol of freedom and liberty.

Do you believe in ghosts or do you think this is all just hocus-pocus? Let us know via Facebook and Twitter @palmettoscene.

SCETV Presents Live at the Charleston Music Hall

By Amy Shumaker

Edwin McCain at microphone singing a song.

Recorded live at the historic Charleston Music Hall, host Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish) brings audiences an impressive roster of musical talent in this new concert series. Packed full of soulful songwriting and award-winning music, the series shines through Mark's familiar, easygoing banter with the artists – giving viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their personalities and what inspires their work. 

Bulls Bay Oysters and Clams

By Sean Flynn

Oysters

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Bull Bay Island, where Rocky Magwood and his family have been oystering and fishing for generations. After harvesting some oysters and clams, Amanda and Rocky take the fresh seafood to Art's Bar & Grill in Mount Pleasant. Here, owner Kent Frits specializes in using local seafood and products to create delicious dishes.

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

By John Lewis

Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond.

Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in Charleston. She’s learning how to care for patients of all ages, and the MUSC/Trident residency program is also teaching her to care for a patient who never has to leave their house to see her.

A is for Ace Basin

A is for Ace Basin

A is for Ace Basin. Dean Harrigal, wildlife biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), talks about the Ace Basin.

SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

By Kaitlyn Park

Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.

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