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What's The SCoop?

June in South Carolina for many folks means taking advantage of the state’s beautiful natural resources. Whether you are enjoying a day at the beach or hiking in the Upstate, the Palmetto State has a ton to offer. What’s a favorite South Carolina getaway or hidden gem you'd like to learn more about? Let us know! We’re ready to get the inside Scoop! The winning idea will be developed into a full story and shared on our website with an attribution to you!

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. 


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Submit your question or story idea about life in South Carolina. We're ready to get the inside SCoop!

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[May Question] What’s a piece of South Carolina’s culture that has been a mystery to you?

35% (23 votes)
How did SC get the different names for its geographically areas (i.e., Lowcounty, Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee)?
58% (38 votes)
I sense a strong, unspoken tie between this small, feisty Southern state and New York City. I love that! What accounts for the connection?
8% (5 votes)
What's the deal with boiled peanuts? I'm not from the south and when I moved here I was kind of grossed out by it. But they're good.
Total votes: 66

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Cross Anchor

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