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The SCoop is where you can submit any questions or interesting things you have noticed about South Carolina’s places, food, history or people. We’ll share the top submitted ideas to our audience. The winning idea will be developed into a full story and shared on our website with an attribution to you!


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The 4th Scoop Poll

5% (4 votes)
How did Murrells Inlet become known as the Seafood Capital of South Carolina?
5% (4 votes)
Of the SC population of 5 million, where are we on the health spectrum? How healthy is SC and what are the trends?
90% (76 votes)
I would love to hear about all the different dialects. For example, I'm interested in knowing how we have some with such a "southern drawl" and then a few hours away a "geechie accent" THEN not to far away some people without an accent at all, BUT when I travel to the North people say you are "so country"? What happened and when did it all began?
Total votes: 84

The SCoop Recent Stories

South Carolina is Home to Several Charming Southern Accents

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 14:56 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sign at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.

In South Carolina, one would naturally expect to hear what could be called a classic Southern accent spoken by its residents. But not every South Carolinian sounds the same, according to linguist Paul Reed, who earned his...

Story idea submitted to The Scoop by Santos Abrilz

Is a Palmetto Bug Really Just a Cockroach?

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 16:55 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
large cockroaches

If you are from the South or ever visited, chances are you have come into contact with the unofficial state mascot, the "Palmetto Bug". SCETV and SC Public Radio fan Margaret Bates asked: "Is Palmetto bug just the more...

Story idea submitted to The Scoop by Margaret Bates

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 15:13 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is...

Story idea submitted to The Scoop by Lori Frederick

How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:49 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Cross Anchor

According the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. The story goes that two British sailors, who were...

Story idea submitted to The Scoop by TL Herbert

South Carolina Routes Still Being Considered for New Railway

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:05 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
train on mountain

A new railway is still being discussed for South Carolina between Columbia, through Augusta, Georgia and to Atlanta. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)...

Story idea submitted to The Scoop by Thomas Kiernan