Historic Charleston

Historic Charleston is comprised of Charleston and Dorchester counties. Historic Charleston has 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. Sweet grass basket makers are among the vendors that sell their wares at the Old City Market. Tours of private gardens, houses and museums are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line the Ashley River. 

Robert Mills

June 25, 2020 - Posted in History
Robert Mills

Charleston native Robert Mills was the first architect trained in America. Mills took an early interest in architecture while a student at the College of Charleston. After studying with Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Mills returned to South Carolina in 1820 to work with the Board...

The Charleston Benne Wafer

April 3, 2020 - Posted in Business by Aimee Crouch
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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.

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...

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...

Ghosts and Legends: Old Exchange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
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Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Ghosts and Legends: Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
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Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

August 13, 2019 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
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Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vesey...

Lillie's of Charleston

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Lillie's of Charleston

"Making It Grow" featured South Carolina Specialty Food Association member Lillie's of Charleston. Tracey Richardson shared the story of these sauces and also shared some recipes. Lillie’s Spicy Hummus Extra Virgin Olive oil Hummus Lillie’s of Charleston Low Country Loco or...

Champney's Blueberry Cobbler

July 17, 2019 - Posted in Home by Sean Flynn
Champney's Blueberry Cobbler

Emery Tumbleston of Champney's Blueberry Farm in Ravenel, SC brings in some fresh blueberries off the farm and shows us at "Making It Grow" how to make an easy and tasty cobbler!

SCPA named among Best Places to Work in South Carolina

July 4, 2019 - Posted in Local
 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC – JUNE 24, 2019 – S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The 14th annual awards program recognizes the best employers in the state, highlighting companies that benefit the state’s economy, workforce...

Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock...

Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

On this edition of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker chats with Rob Taylor, director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, artistic director of the Taylor Festival Choir, and director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers, about his...

Paul Wiancko Brings World Premiere, Widely-Influenced Style to Chamber Music Series

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Paul Wiancko started playing cello at age five. By age eight, he had composed his first piece of music. “If you can call it a piece,” Wiancko says. “I think it was maybe a thirty-two measure little tune, mostly in C major, mostly consisting of a couple of triads. And I...

Spoleto Festival Hopes to Inspire Children through Music

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Chamber Music musicians plays for kids at Sanders Clyde Elementary School in downtown Charleston

Chamber music and children may seem like an unusual combination. But don't tell that to Geoff Nuttall. The director of Spoleto’s Chamber Music Series works a room of fourth and fifth graders like the strings of his violin, with charisma and class. “Music has been such a...

Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of...

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