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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.

Kevin Bryant, Catherine Templeton to Endorse John Warren for Governor

By Jenna Schiferl

John Warren with Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant and Catherine Templeton at Columbia press conference.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren has announced that he has received the endorsement of former competitors Catherine Templeton and Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant, a decision made only two days after the primaries. Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard first broke this story on Twitter Thursday afternoon. 

SC Lede: Primary Hangover

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this week's edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, to recap the results of the South Carolina Republican and Democratic primary elections.

You can find the full election results here.

2018 Primary Results

By Gavin Jackson

Election Day

The following is a list of incumbents from the South Carolina House of Representatives that competed in the June 12 primary, and their results. Below that are the final results from all primary day races.

Incumbent wins

Davey Hiott, R-Pickens

Brian White, R-Anderson

Jay West, R-Belton

Jonathon Hill, R-Townville

Craig Gagnon, R-Abbeville

Samuel Rivers Jr., R-Goose Creek

Mike Burns, R-Taylors

Tommy Stringer, R-Greer

Jason Elliott, R-Greenville

Leola Robinson Simpson, D-Greenville

SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican

Below is a transcript of the second Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren. The debate was hosted at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 5, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with South Carolina Public Radio’s Victoria Hansen and The Post and Courier’s Seanna Adcox.

Opening Statements

SC Democratic Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Democratic debate

Below is a transcript of the second Democratic gubernatorial debate with candidates Marguerite Willis, Rep. James Smith (D-Columbia) and Phil Noble at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 4, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with Victoria Hansen of South Carolina Public Radio and Andy Shain of The Post and Courier.

Opening Statements:

Election Day: What You Need To Know

By Jenna Schiferl

Voting Poll Place

The South Carolina primary is rapidly approaching and for some, the process can be confusing and intimidating. Below is a condensed Election Day “how-to” that will get you up to speed with everything you need to know before June 12. 

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

By Alfred Turner

Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre, which features works from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century over the course of eleven programs.

SC Lede: Governor Battle Royale, Part 2

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Seanna Adcox and Andy Shain (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief Andy Shain and Assistant Columbia Bureau Chief Seanna Adcox about the final round of Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primary debates.

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

By Jeanette Guinn

Lidiya Yankovskay

 

 

 

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is  conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei. She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning her craft, as well as the joy she finds in opera.

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