Original SC

ABOUT ORIGINAL SC

We could do a million stories on the beauty of this state. From the rolling mountains of the Upstate to the beautiful seas of the Low Country. Our state is truly unique, but what really makes South Carolina sweet is its amazing people. The people are what make South Carolina original.

Original SC is a 20 episode series featuring stories of everyday South Carolinians living, working and experiencing all that the Palmetto State has to offer. The series is a part of PBS Digital Studios.

Wed
22
Apr

ORIGINAL SC | Uber Friar Edmund Cass

Uber Friar

“If you could, just for a moment, understand the intense, passionate love the creator has for you as an individual, worry would not be a part of your life.”

Tue
31
Mar

ORIGINAL SC | Mad Scientist Smokin' Ed Currie

Pepper Man

Smokin’ Ed Currie knows a little something about all things hot. He is, after all, the founder, president, mad scientist and chef at PuckerButt Pepper Company. And that company is the world record-holder to the world’s hottest pepper, Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper.

 

Tue
17
Mar

ORIGINAL SC | Designer Kay Stanley

Kay Stanley

Kay Stanley only made it two days into retirement before she knew it just wasn’t for her. She is, after all, a creative type who craves that visual expression and inspiration from the people around her.

Wed
11
Mar

ORIGINAL SC | Water Artist Elena Madden

Madden Painting

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

Tue
18
Nov

Original S.C. | Professional Boxer Logan Holler

boxer

“Do what makes you happy and find what makes you happy.”

Mon
27
Oct

Original S.C. | Shark Feeder Arnold Postell

diver

 

“Just get out and explore your own backyard.”

That’s what Arnold Postell, a senior biologist at South Carolina Aquarium, says about conserving and caring for the environment. Postell, a Charleston native, spent most of his time growing up in the Lowcountry exploring the deep water creek he lived on.

Fri
05
Sep

Original S.C. | Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham

K. Lee Graham Miss Teen USA

"One thing I want girls to know is that being smart is a part of being beautiful."

Chapin High School student K. Lee Graham's life changed on August 2, 2014. She won Miss Teen USA when she impressed the judges with her grace, poise and intellect – skills Graham said she honed as a student.

Fri
08
Aug

ORIGINAL S.C. | Fine + Street Artist Cedric Umoja

Street Art

Cedric Umoja is a hybrid--Western and Southern. He was born and partly raised in California but moved to South Carolina after high school. He was drawn to art at an early age with hip-hop and comic books being his biggest influence. Today, his work is influenced by graffiti and modern European and American art.

Wed
06
Aug

ORIGINAL S.C. | Marathoner Rachel Weeks

Rachel

“Whether you can or you can’t, you are right.” That’s the quote that Rachel Weeks has recited over and over again to conquer a myriad of marathons, such as the 2013 Texas Ironman and the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Mon
04
Aug

ORIGINAL S.C. | Cane Maker Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams

Fourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have faces of animals or objects.

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