Arts & Culture

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Woodson with young poet

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest. The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit...

Ninety Six: End Game

March 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Ninety Six: End Game

Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish, and Indian attack. At the “Star Fort” in Ninety Six, a band of loyalists...

Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

March 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Guilford Courthouse: Costly Victory

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle basically decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force. View classroom media resources on SCETV's Knowitall.org and download lesson...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2017

March 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV by L. O'Bryon
Call the Midwife

Dear Viewers and Listeners: This spring we are excited to offer new seasons of some popular series. Call the Midwife begins its sixth season, now set in 1962. The Poplar medics are adjusting to the changing times, facing challenges as they strive to help mothers cope with...

I is for Ironwork

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
 I is for Ironwork

Charleston, SC blacksmith Jay Close talks about ironworking.

Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

March 30, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Cowpens: A Brilliant Victory

General Daniel Morgan’s battle plan at Cowpens was considered a masterpiece of military strategy and tactics. In Fall of 1780, General Nathaniel Greene sent a portion of his men under Morgan to fight the British in western South Carolina. In response, Lieutenant Colonel...

Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

March 30, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Kings Mountain: The Turn of the Tide of Success

Kings Mountain is a rocky wooded hill on the border of North and South Carolina. On October 7, 1780, a thousand patriots surrounded and attacked the British troops and Loyalist soldiers. This battle would become a major victory and turn the tides for the patriots. View...

Ann Pamela Cunningham

March 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Ann Pamela Cunningham

Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1868) was a South Carolinian from Laurens County who led the effort to restore and preserve Mount Vernon, George Washington’s ancestral home in Virginia. She served as First Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union.

Musgrove Mill: A Ray of Hope

March 29, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Musgrove Mill: A Ray of Hope

August 19th 1780, three days after the Battle of Camden, another battle was fought. British Provincials from Ninety Six were camped near Edward Musgrove’s grist mill on the Enoree River (Laurens County), with many recuperating from wounds received at the Battle of Cedar...

The Straw Bale House

March 28, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House in Winnsboro, South Carolina was started as a project for students in the Sustainable Construction class at Midlands Technical College. The retreat was designed for a child who may have medical issues or special needs, so they could have a "room of...

Camden: Defeat and Destruction

March 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Camden: Defeat and Destruction

On August 16, 1780, General Horatio Gates' army, joined by militia men from North Carolina and Virginia, marched south toward the British outpost in Camden, South Carolina. At the same time, Lt General Charles Earl Cornwallis's army headed north. The cavalries clashed in a...

H is for Hunley

March 24, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
H is for Hunley

Former South Carolina Senator and Lieutenant Governor, Glenn McConnell, tells us the story of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

March 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Short biography of indigo planter and colonial entrepreneur Eliza Lucas Pinckney, another example of the enormous contribution the Pinckney family of South Carolina has made to the history of our state.

Cooking the Gullah Way with Sallie Ann Robinson

March 21, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Gullah Cooking

Sallie Ann Robinson is an author of two cookbooks. She is also renowned for her culinary expertise and knowledge of the Southeastern United States Gullah culture. In this video, she prepares and cooks fried ribs with cabbage and sweet potatoes. To learn more about Sallie...

Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

March 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV by W. Richardson and S. Folks
Brattonsville: Choosing Sides

In June 1780, the British had established an "outpost" at Rocky Mount, in the Catawba Valley. Lieutenant Colonel George Turnbull sent troops into what are now York and Chester counties to round up and eliminate the rebels. Captain Christian Huck, a loyalist from...

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