Culture

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Brings Brahms on Return Visit to South Carolina

By Bradley Fuller

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For violinist Benjamin Beilman, the music of Johannes Brahms has timeless appeal. Striking what he considers a “perfect balance” between the personal and the objective, works like the German Romantic composer’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77, still have the power to move performer and listener alike.

Charleston School Helps Women Sail the Seas of Life

By Victoria Hansen

Families welcome home Ashley Hall students in Charleston who have been at sea a week.

 

 

 

Just leaving their cell phones behind for a week might seem tough enough, but 17 teenagers from Ashley Hall in Charleston, a private school for girls, spent a week at sea hoisting sails and navigating by stars aboard the tall ship, “Liberty Clipper”. Most had never sailed before. The trip is part of the school’s annual Offshore Leadership Program.

 

This is the 11th year students have sailed. Anne Weston, the school’s assistant head, has been on the voyage twice. 

Join Us at our Diamond Jubilee!

By South Carolina ETV

PBS Kids Character greets a young fan

Have plans on Sunday, November 11th? Bring the whole family to our Columbia studios to celebrate South Carolina ETV's 60th anniversary.

Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Professor at USC

By Alfred Turner

Richard T. Greener, circa 1900; by J. H. Cunningham. In The Colored American, February 24, 1900.

Richard T. Greener, circa 1900; by J. H. Cunningham. In The Colored American, February 24, 1900. Credit The Colored American, February 24, 1900 / Library of Congress/Chronicling America (Originally broadcast 06/01/18) - Richard Theodore Greener (1844–1922) was a renowned black activist and scholar.

South Carolina Legend: The Ghost Hound of Goshen

By Charles Dymock

 The Ghost Hound of Goshen

According to Ernest Shealy, The Ghost Hound of Goshen or “Happy Dog” is not a nice spirit. But does this killer canine really exist or is it just a made-up mutt? 

Shealy, curator of the Newberry Museum, recounts the story of Union and Newberry counties’ famous ghost dog. In this story, man’s best friend holds a grudge against the townsfolk who killed his innocent master. Now he haunts a stretch of road deep in the Sumter National Forest. 

By The River to feature Children's Author

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Nina Leipold

After a one-week break from By The River, we’re excited to be back on the schedule Thursday with local children’s author Nina Leipold.  Nina is the author of Mermaid of Hilton Head Island, among other books she’s written for kids.  Leipold shares several interesting stories throughout her By The River interview about how she started writing.  Strangely, it began out of boredom during the evacuation for Hurricane Matthew.  Leipold has a strong passion for conservation and believes people have the best of intentions around sea creatures but simply aren’t educated on how they should and should

Sumter Opera House

By Libby Dallis

Sumter opera House

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today, the Sumter Opera House not only hosts live music and performances but serves the community economically, culturally, and educationally.

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

By Brandie Perron

Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are plentiful, but there is evidence to prove…she did exist.

South Carolina author and ghost tour guide, Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger, takes SCETV viewers on a journey to the 1840s for a love story; and brings the folklore alive through research-driven storytelling and beautiful imagery.

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