Culture

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.

Our Town | Moncks Corner

By Rebecca Dymock

Moncks Corner

The small town of Moncks Corner, S.C. is full of both exciting vacation attractions and beautiful, relaxing areas. Located not far from the vacation hub of Charleston, the locals enjoy being in a quieter, calmer part of the state. Learn more about Moncks Corner in this episode of Our Town!

What's The Scoop?

By Tabitha Safdi

The Scoop- Share your local story ideas

The SCoop is a place where you can share what questions you have about South Carolina’s places, food, history or people, and SCETV will turn them into stories. We invite you to submit your questions and vote for which ones you want SCETV to investigate.

Florida Cottonmouth

By Rudy Mancke

An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus.

This subspecies is not as common as the Eastern Cottonmouth, which is widespread on the Coastal Plain.

Preserving History: The Olympia Mill Village Museum Opens September 28

By Clayton Sears

A four-year journey: Jake and Sherry Jaco inside the Olympia Mill school during the construction phase of the museum

Columbia has a rich history of being a cotton/textile mill town. The Olympia and Granby Mills are located just outside of the downtown area, next to the Congaree river. Like many places in Columbia, this historic area is growing. The Olympia-Granby Historical Foundation was created in 2014 to promote activities within the Olympia and Granby Mill Villages. Since then, the group has also worked  to bring new life to the building that served as the one-room, Olympia School. Foundation members Sherry and Jake Jaco talk about their four-year journey to preserve history.

The Future of Crab Bank; A Coastal Bird Sanctuary

By Victoria Hansen

Guests aboard a Coastal Expedition cruise look out at the Charleston Harbor and a passing cargo ship

Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions gives a tour of Shem Creek and what's left of bird sanctuary Crab Bank Credit David Quick Chris Crolley wears a long, grey, shirt only those who work in the sun instinctively know to wear.  His blue eyes reflect some of the button-up’s hue, as he looks out beneath his worn, woven hat with a small, winged pin.  He knows what makes tourists and locals alike go “ahhh”.  He’s been giving t

Passing the Baton| Endowment Intern Imelda

By Imelda Golden

Reading by The River

One of the many reasons that I wanted to have the opportunity to intern at SCETV was to give back to the community. I feel that ETV programming and all of its other services have given so much to me as a child and I want to give back and to help to teach and inspire the next generation. I am so proud and grateful to say that SCETV is giving me that chance.

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