Culture

"B" is for Broughton, Thomas (d.1737)

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "B" is for Broughton, Thomas (d.1737). Legislator, lieutenant governor. By the 1690s Broughton had immigrated to South Carolina from the West Indies. He quickly became involved in the Indian trade and used his connection as the son-in-law of Governor Nathaniel Johnson to advance his position.

Coral Snakes in South Carolina

By Alfred Turner

Red, yellow and black bands, with red bands adjacent to yellow, distinguish the Coral snakke from other banded snakes.

Red, yellow and black bands, with red bands adjacent to yellow, distinguish the Coral snakke from other banded snakes. Credit Florida Fish and Wildlife [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr If you happen upon a snake with bands of red, yellow, and black that has red and yellow bands touch, the is an Eastern Coral snake. Beware! Otherwise, you may be looking at a "mimic," like the Northern Scarlet snake.

Next on PBS MASTERPIECE

By Ty Moody

Endeavor

PBS MASTERPIECE in June

Endeavour: Season 5
Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 9 pm on SCETV

Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend, Silk), charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse in Endeavour, written by Inspector Lewiscreator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis.

Man in an Orange Shirt
Available FREE until July 1, 2018

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

By Olivia Aldridge

Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and scales. As the young man scrambles to drive away, the creature viciously attacks his car.

Lowcountry Doll Collection Inspires Unity

By Rebecca Dymock

Doll collection

For Mattie P. Sanders, every doll tells a story…all 2,000 of them. The dolls are a part of an exhibit titled “Black Footprints: Blacks Past and Present.”  The expo is meant to provide positive role models and build self-esteem among visitors young and old.

The dolls are arranged to imitate humans. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and adoptive parents. Some have health issues or display feelings. 

Bassist Reggie Workman Shares Perspective, Life Experiences with Students of Charleston Jazz Academy

By Bradley Fuller

Reggie Workman at the Charleston Jazz Academy.

Working with jazz legends like John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, and numerous others has given double bassist Reggie Workman more than a little perspective on music-making. On Monday, June 4th, the eighty-year-old exponent of hard bop and avant-garde jazz shared some of that perspective with students through a lecture/demonstration at the Charleston Jazz Academy. The academy, located on West Montague Avenue in North Charleston, absorbed the Leonard School of Music in 2017, and is the educational arm of Charleston Jazz.

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