South Carolina A to Z

U Is for UFO Welcome Center

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Culture
UFO image from old film

U is for the UFO Welcome Center that put Bowman, South Carolina, on the map. This rare roadside attraction built by Jody Pendarvis has seen better days, but it stands as a monument to the man who believed that aliens would one day make a stop in small-town South Carolina.

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

S is for Sweetgrass Baskets

June 23, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Basketmaker weaving sweetgrass basket

Basketmaker Vera Manigault talks about the history and culture of Sweetgrass baskets.

S is for Shag

June 16, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Couples dancing the shag

The Shag is the state dance of South Carolina. Do you know how to Shag?

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Rice plantation

Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills talks about the history of rice in South Carolina.

Q is for BBQ

May 26, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Cook preparing BBQ

Lake High, Jr., President of the South Carolina BBQ Association explains the four different types of BBQ found in South Carolina. Which is your favorite?

O is for Opera House

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House is located in Newberry, South Carolina.

O is for Oconee Bells

May 12, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Oconee Bells

Clemson University Biology Professor Patrick McMillan talks about this amazing plant that grows mostly in upstate South Carolina.

N is for Native American

May 5, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Native American regalia

South Carolina is home to eleven Native American tribes. Can you name them all? You can view more in the Native American Heritage Collection .

M is for Myrtle Beach

April 28, 2017 - Posted in Culture
M is for Myrtle Beach

Kimberly Miles with the Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce talks about this wonderful vacation destination.

L is for Lighthouse

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Culture
L is for Lighthouse

Al Hitchcock talks about the history and preservation efforts of the Morris Island lighthouse.

K is for Kiawah Island

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Culture
K is for Kiawah Island

Roger Warren, President of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort talks about this golfers haven.

J is for Jockey

April 7, 2017 - Posted in Culture
J is for Jockey

Racing Jockey Matt McCarron talks about the sport of horse racing. South Carolina plays host to several horse racing competitions each year.

I is for Ironwork

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Culture
 I is for Ironwork

Charleston, SC blacksmith Jay Close talks about ironworking.

H is for Hunley

March 24, 2017 - Posted in Culture
H is for Hunley

Former South Carolina Senator and Lieutenant Governor, Glenn McConnell, tells us the story of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.