South Carolina

Where They Stand: Candidates Vying For State's Top Job Debate Ahead of June Primary

May 25, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Thelisha Eaddy
Republican candidates for Governor on debate stage May 23.

The state’s primary election is June 12. All executive office positions are up for election as well as all seven seats of the US House of Representatives. The eight candidates vying for the state’s top job recently fielded questions on various topics during two, hour-long...

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]. Architect. Edwards began his career in Virginia, but, moved back to South Carolina as a partner in the firm of Wilson and Edwards. Edwards was the lead partner in several other architectural firms in South Carolina and,...

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]. Soldier. Born in Bavaria, DeKalb rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the French Army and decided to seek his military fortune in America. He was contracted as a major-general in the Continental Army and, along with Lafayette,...

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl. Located in Charleston County Cape Romain stretches 22 miles along the coast between Charleston and the Santee River...

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]. A native Charlestonian, Brewton’s powerful family was allied to banking, enabling him to establish a career in finance and trade. Twice during the 1750s, he traveled to England to finish his education and establish commercial ties...

"A" is for Asparagus

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s.With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge" counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement...

"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow

December 29, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"W" is for Wright, Mary Honor Farrow [1862-1946]. Educator. Born into slavery in Spartanburg County, Wright received her early education from northern teachers who came to South Carolina after the Civil War. In 1879, after graduating from Claflin University, she accepted...

"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard

December 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard [1822-1894]. Soldier, Jurist. Kershaw, a native of Camden, was a member of the General Assembly and of the Secession Convention. In April 1861 he was a colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment which played an active role in the...

"J" is for Jakes, John

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"J" is for Jakes, John [b. 1932]. Novelist. Born in Illinois, Jakes is a nationally known best-selling novelist and historian. For several decades, he maintained his primary residence on Hilton Head Island. After graduating from DePauw University, he spent a number of years...

"I" is for indigo

December 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"I" is for indigo. Indigo, a plant that produces a blue dye was an important part of 18th century South Carolina's economy. It was grown commercially from 1747 till 1800 and was second only to rice in export value. Eliza Lucas Pinckney experimented with its cultivation in...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

December 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018,...

Bad Weather or Fewer Gators? A Look Back at the State Hunting Season

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Gator in the distance at Durham Creek, Berkeley County

Ron Russell has been catching alligators in the Lowcountry for nearly 30 years. Each fall, people hire him as a guide for the state's public hunt. But this year, he says gators, especially the big ones, were harder to find. "We've harvested the heck out of them with all...

What To Watch For in The 2018 SC Governor's Race

November 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Candidates

The full interview with Professor Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston political science department chair, on the state of the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race. Catch up on who the candidates are and where the race stands a year away from Election Day here . What does the...

"C" is for Cattle ranching

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "C" is for Cattle ranching. Cow pens, cattle drives, and open-range herding—typically associated with the American West—were important features of the agricultural landscape of colonial South Carolina. British settlers brought husbandry traditions to...

State House Corruption Probe and South Carolina Politics

October 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Focus

The curtain surrounding the ongoing probe into alleged Statehouse corruption was raised some this week as special prosecutor David Pascoe alleged for the first time in open court that the powerful Republican political consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. is at the center of what...