Culture

Money Raised for Charleston's New International African American Museum

By Victoria Hansen

A picture of what the International African American Museum is expected to look like

The Charleston Maritime Museum was packed Thursday with a who’s who of community leaders, as well as local and state dignitaries.  Former, long time Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley could barely contain his excitement as he stepped up to the podium.  “Today we’ve asked all of you to join us to tell you that the dream of the International African American Museum shared by so many will be a reality,” he said.  “We have

Mystery Bird's Nest

By Rudy Mancke

A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher lives here in the warmer months. They build nests of spider silk or caterpillar silk, and cover them with lichens.

Williams-Brice Stadium Gears Up for Its First Big Concert in Years

By Olivia Aldridge

Beyonce superfan Merrell Johnson in studio.

August 21 will bring the first concert in five years to Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium  when Beyoncé and Jay-Z make a stop on their On the Run II Tour. For Columbia local and Beyoncé superfan Merrell Johnson, this is an especially big event. “I’ve been a fan of hers since Day 1, way back when Destiny’s Child first formed. I remember hearing them…it was me and my sister, riding in the back of the car. I was like, ‘Who are these girls?

Black South Carolinians, Soldiers in World War I

By Alfred Turner

Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

(Originally broadcast 02/23/18) - Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their citizenship, in hopes of changing things for the better at home. Dr. Janet Hudson from the University of South Carolina joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: Black South Carolinian Soldiers.

Old Town Farmers Market: Where Rock Hill Shops Local

By Shannon Simmons

Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill

Homegrown fruits, vegetable, and meats are just some of the things you can find at the Old Town Farmers Market.  Originally starting as a Thursday evening event, the market has grown and partnered with local restaurant Legal Remedy Brewing to host more events. Sarah Key, City of Rock Hill event supervisor, shares that “this is our first year partnering with Legal Remedy for a spring market that’s gone so well, it’s moved into a summer market and

Our Last Hurrah: Endowment Interns Cassidy and Imelda

By Imelda Golden and Cassidy Haynes

Beaufort Baptist Church

As we round the corner into our final days as interns at SCETV, we’ve endeavored to gather as much B-roll and supplemental footage for By the River as we can. This past week, we’ve made several stops across the Lowcountry, all of which will be featured in the upcoming author series. Here are just a few of our favorites.

5. Beaufort History Museum- The Arsenal on Craven Street

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

By Libby Dallis

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles. It pays homage to the anonymous makers of all these embroideries and embellishments, while providing a soft, safe place for the public to share stories of their relatives who stitched in the past.

Small Town Tea Room Attracts Many Visitors

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.

"Having tea at Laura's Tea Room is more than just great food, properly brewed tea and flavored iced tea. It is an experience of a lifetime," says Allen. She urges guests to slow down and really enjoy being together.

OUR TOWN | Walhalla

By Rebecca Dymock

Walhalla

Walhalla, S.C., is located right at the bottom on the Blue Ridge Mountains. While the town draws in many outdoor adventurers, it offers all sorts of classic small-town charms that any visitor would appreciate. Check out this episode of Our Town to see what the locals enjoy about their hometown.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2018

By Anthony Padgett

Fleetword Mac

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

In August, SCETV offers a variety of new specials for our week of Festival pledge. Some of the unique music programs include performance specials by Fleetwood Mac, Zoltan Maga, Chris Botti, Celtic Thunder, the Moody Blues, and Perry Como. Another new offering looks at the amazing life and career of the ageless Betty White, while self-help specials feature expert advice for memory support,brain health, diet, and pain management, designed for today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles.

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