Arts & Culture

Turning Recycled Metal Into Art

February 21, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
welding

Art can come in all forms – music, dance, visual…and trash? One Columbia man found his creative ability in making sculptures from metal scraps. Once complete, a new metamorphosis begins.

Town of Boykin

February 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Town of Boykin

Step back in time with a trip to the town of Boykin, SC. This town can be called a modern day Mayberry of sorts with specialty shops, wonderful restaurants and tons of history.

South Carolina's Important Role in African American History

February 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
African-American History

February is African American History Month. Some may ask “Why celebrate African American history...isn’t that American history?” Absolutely, but unfortunately, for hundreds of years, much of the history related to those of African descent was either totally ignored or...

E is for Edgefield Pottery

February 17, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
E is for Edgefield Pottery

Potter Stephen Ferrell talks about the history of Edgefield Pottery.

Postcard From the Past Mobilizes a Columbia Historic Church to Restoration

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

“We’re excited to be a part of history today,” said Jane George Holmes. Holmes is a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, which saw an exciting addition of two new cupolas to its storied chapel on Monday, February 6. Construction crews readied cranes to hoist the cupolas into...

The Early History of Hobcaw

February 15, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by R. Dymock
Leland Ferguson

Hobcaw Barony, known to Native Americans as “Between the Waters,” has a rich past. Although Hobcaw is best known for the Baruch family and their many wealthy and well-known visitors, the 20th century is only a small part of Hobcaw’s story. For most of its history, the...

SC's Highest Point, Sassafras Mountain

February 14, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Sassafras Mountain

As the highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain boosts tremendous views of three neighboring states: Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. It is also part of the Appalachian Mountains.

The Waccamaw Indian People

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by B. Newman
Buster Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People,

The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell middens that line the shores of Hobcaw’s creeks and emerge as outcroppings...

D is for Duke's Mayonnaise

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
D is for Duke's Mayonnaise

Joseph F. Collerd, Sr. Director of Marketing for the C.F. Sauer Company, tells us the history of Duke's Mayonnaise.

SC's Oldest Public Building, The Powder Magazine

February 7, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine, originally a military storage area for loose gun powder, is located in Charleston, SC. It is a National Historic Landmark and South Carolina's oldest public building. Today, The Powder Magazine is an educational historic site that welcomes visitors...

Freedom Walkway Honors South Carolina Civil Rights Heroes

February 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

In 1961, African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. Their unconventional mission was to be put in jail and refuse to pay or accept bail to place a financial burden on...

C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway

February 3, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway

C is for Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. Narrated by Dennis V. Chastain.

Philip Simmons

February 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Philip Simmons

A Charleston native, Philip Simmons (1912-2009) was famous for his decorative ironwork pieces, which are featured throughout Charleston and in various other parts of the world. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made everyday household objects, such as...

Friendship 9 Member Discusses the Civil Rights Movement

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
David Williamson Jr. at The Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC

The Friendship 9 consisted of students from Friendship Junior College . These students are best known for their historic one-mile walk from Friendship Junior College to McCrory’s Variety Store on January 31, 1961. They walked into the front door of McCrory’s expecting...

Behind The Scenes with the Freedom Walkway Artists

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On January 31, 1961, civil rights history was made in South Carolina. African American students from Friendship Junior College walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On that day, they had a mission. Their...

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