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Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff | Original SC

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff

The arts are something that Buff has always treasured, even at a young age. Her grandmother was a china doll maker and made a huge impression on Buff. She learned how to take old Barbie dolls and remake them into dolls that she wanted to see. This led her to start creating...

Marathoner Rachel Weeks | Original SC

March 16, 2020 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Marathoner Rachel Weeks

In 2002, Weeks was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a condition causing vision and hearing loss. Weeks searched for ways to experience the world around her even with a limited field of vision. She was researching running for the visually impaired and came across a website on...

Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron| Original SC

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron

For Elea Faucheron, the ocean is where it's at. Even growing up in the mountains her heart was always at the beach. When she got a chance she moved to Charleston. Within two months she was literally flying high. Now, almost a decade later she's made it her mission to...

Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley | Original SC

March 2, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher | Original SC

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

Fine + Street Artist Cedric Umoja | Original SC

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

Swing Bridge Operator Stephen Brown | Original SC

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

Artist Jim Victor | Original SC

January 27, 2020 - Posted in Digital 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...

ORIGINAL SC | DANCE AYDEN

February 28, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Dance Ayden

“I dance because I want to make people happy,” says seven-year-old Ayden. Ayden loves to dance. For the last few months, he’s danced his way into hearts at Soda City Market in Columbia, South Carolina. With busker license, Ayden treks to the market with one goal…to fill...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.” Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big...

ORIGINAL SC | Ballerina Regina Willoughby

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Regina Willoughby with daughter Melina

“Ballet has taught me that perseverance and grit, not giving up, will take you wherever you want to go. And all of those places you go, those relationships that you make and the impact you have on people and that they have on you…that’s really what this life is all about.”...

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

May 24, 2017 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Principal Dr. Owings

There has been one consistency in Dr. Greg Owings 44 years spent in education: relationships. In his five years as principal at Dutch Fork High School, Owings has taken the initiative to make sure each day would be the best it could be for his staff and students. “It is all...

ORIGINAL SC | National Park Service Superintendent John Slaughter

March 15, 2017 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
John Slaughter

"Humanity is the most important thing we can value....Valuing the humanity in others puts us in a place where we can have compassion and share passion with each and every individual, no matter what their background." John Slaughter serves as the superintendent of the...

ORIGINAL SC | Gullah Chef Sallie Ann Robinson

March 8, 2017 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
The Gullah Cooking Diva

If you asked Sallie Ann Robinson her purpose in life, she would answer, "To make everyone happy through food." Robinson, a sixth-generation native of Daufuskie Island, is a celebrity chef, television personality, and authority on Gullah tradition. As the author of two...

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