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Small Town Tea Room Attracts Many Visitors

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi and Rebecca Dymock
Ladies enjoying tea at Laura's Tea Room

The small town of Ridgeway doesn't have a large population, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and warmth. One of the big attractions to the town is Laura's Tea Room, where owner Carol Allen says the tea room experience is about more than having tea. "...

Town of Chesterfield

January 17, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Chesterfield

Founded in 1785, the Town of Chesterfield is one year older than the City of Columbia. It's also the smallest county seat in South Carolina. The Chesterfield County Courthouse is home to the Chamber of Commerce, an art gallery and a museum.

This South Carolina Town is Home to the World's Smallest Police Station

January 2, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

Persimmon Hill Hops

November 20, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Hops

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson visits Persimmon Hill Hops in Smyrna, SC and talks with owner Larry Feller on how they grow, harvest and package hops.

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

October 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

Big Buck Racing

August 1, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

South Carolina Jazz Festival

June 13, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Jazz Festival

Jazz king John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. Dizzy was a founder of modern jazz, an innovative trumpeter known for his bent horn and bulging cheeks. The South Carolina Jazz Festival celebrates Dizzy and his accomplishments with performances from...

The Cordial Churchman

June 6, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The Cordial Churchman Bowties

The Cordial Churchman bowtie company all started when Ellie Stager made a bowtie for her husband, Andy, back in 2009. The business is booming with an office on Main Street, national and international sales, and even a charity to benefit the people of Haiti.

Ruff and Company

May 23, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Ruff and Company

Located in downtown Ridgeway, South Carolina, Ruff & Company is hardware store with a twist. Ruff & Company started in 1840 and has long since been a landmark in the community. The store has lots of antiques on display for guests to see.

The Straw Bale House

March 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House in Winnsboro, South Carolina was started as a project for students in the Sustainable Construction class at Midlands Technical College. The retreat was designed for a child who may have medical issues or special needs, so they could have a "room of...

The Southern African American Heritage Center

March 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The Southern African American Heritage Center

Founded in 2010, The Southern African American Heritage Center is dedicated to collecting and preserving the contributions of members of the community of Chesterfield County. The museum is open Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment. For more information visit http://www...

South Carolina's Smallest Town

March 14, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Smyrna South Carolina

Right outside the bustling city of Rock Hill is South Carolina's smallest town. With tons of charm, Smyrna may be the tiniest town in the state but they are big on keeping a sense of community.

Town of Boykin

February 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Boykin

Step back in time with a trip to the town of Boykin, SC. This town can be called a modern day Mayberry of sorts with specialty shops, wonderful restaurants and tons of history.

Town of Ridgeway

January 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

Main Street Children's Museum

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Children's Museum

The Main Street Children's Museum, located in Rock Hill, S.C. offers fun and educational activities for children from birth to age six. The creative play space is inspired by the artwork of illustrator Vernon Grant, creator of Snap, Crackle and Pop from the Kellogg Company.

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