South Carolina

74 Years After WWII, France Says ‘Merci’ to a South Carolina Pilot

August 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Tom Funderburk is 94 years old. He's one of the last surviving B-17 pilots who flew in World War II. He goes by the nickname 'Pinky,' because of his once-red hair. He lives in Rock Hill with his 8-year-old cockatiel, Pretty Boy. He has more military medals than people have...

Don't Be Too Tough on the Polls. It's Actually Not Their Fault

August 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Poll responses

After 2016, some lost their faith in election polls. Turns out, that mistrust is somewhat misguided. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The 2016 presidential election was, by any account, notable. It was also largely a surprise how it turned out. Regardless...

Nearly Half the Country's Most Eviction-Prone Rural/Small Cities Are in South Carolina

July 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
The country life in South Carolina can be peaceful and quiet. Unless you're facing eviction.

Of the 100 most eviction-prone rural and small cities in the United States, 47 are in South Carolina. Thirty South Carolina rural/small cities are in the top 50. Those numbers come from the Eviction Lab project at Princeton University, which compiled eviction filings and...

TWISC: Race Relations in South Carolina

February 15, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Tara Shepherd
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This week host Gavin Jackson sits down with state Rep. Justin Bamberg, D-Bamberg, and Dr. John Dozier, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of South Carolina, to discuss the state of race relations in the Palmetto State. Highlights More than half of African Americans...

TWISC: McMaster's State of the State and The 2020 Race Begins in S.C.

January 25, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Tara Shepherd
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Andy Shain and Jamie Lovegrove of The Post and Courier sit down with host Gavin Jackson to discuss the governor’s State of the State address and how the the 2020 Democratic presidential race is shaping up in South Carolina. Gov. Henry McMaster has made it clear in his...

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]. Architect. Edwards began his career in Virginia, but, moved back to South Carolina as a partner in the firm of Wilson and Edwards. Edwards was the lead partner in several other architectural firms in South Carolina and,...

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]. Soldier. Born in Bavaria, DeKalb rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the French Army and decided to seek his military fortune in America. He was contracted as a major-general in the Continental Army and, along with Lafayette,...

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl. Located in Charleston County Cape Romain stretches 22 miles along the coast between Charleston and the Santee River...

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]. A native Charlestonian, Brewton’s powerful family was allied to banking, enabling him to establish a career in finance and trade. Twice during the 1750s, he traveled to England to finish his education and establish commercial ties...

"A" is for Asparagus

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s.With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge" counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement...

"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow

December 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow [1862-1946]. Educator. Born into slavery in Spartanburg County, Wright received her early education from northern teachers who came to South Carolina after the Civil War. In 1879, after graduating from Claflin University, she accepted...

"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard

December 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard [1822-1894]. Soldier, Jurist. Kershaw, a native of Camden, was a member of the General Assembly and of the Secession Convention. In April 1861 he was a colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment which played an active role in the...

"J" is for Jakes, John

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"J" is for Jakes, John [b. 1932]. Novelist. Born in Illinois, Jakes is a nationally known best-selling novelist and historian. For several decades, he maintained his primary residence on Hilton Head Island. After graduating from DePauw University, he spent a number of years...

"I" is for indigo

December 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"I" is for indigo. Indigo, a plant that produces a blue dye was an important part of 18th century South Carolina's economy. It was grown commercially from 1747 till 1800 and was second only to rice in export value. Eliza Lucas Pinckney experimented with its cultivation in...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

December 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018,...

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