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.

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.

Thu
17
Jul

ORIGINAL S.C. | Caring Clown Robert Mason

Bumper T Caring Clowns

"The most precious gift one person can give to another is attention." That's what Robert Mason, a.k.a. DOCTOR GEEZER, says about his work through the volunteer organization Bumper T Caring Clowns.

Mon
07
Jul

ORIGINAL S.C. | Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron

Kite Boarding

For Elea Faucheron, the ocean is where it’s at. Even growing up in the mountains, her heart was always at the beach. When she got a chance, she moved to Charleston. Within two months, she was literally flying high. On her third encounter with the extreme sport of kite boarding, Faucheron was hooked.

Wed
02
Jul

ORIGINAL S.C. | Small Town Chef Brandon Velie

Chef Brandon Velie

For a small town in South Carolina, the town of Ridge Spring has a little something for everyone. The town is known as an antique mecca and now has a cult-like following for something else...corn chowder.

Thu
05
Jun

ORIGINAL S.C. | Puppet Maker Lyon Hill

Mr. Seroff

"I can't make something to be popular...the best thing I can do is make it interesting to me and then I hope that...that I am like other people and it will find an audience...so being fiercely true to yourself, as a way of actually making something that connects with other people, has been what I try to do." This explains a lot about Lyon Hill.

Wed
16
Apr

Original S.C. | State Geography Bee Finalist Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise, a student at Chapin Middle School, has a passion for geography that started out at a very early age. His early learning paid off. Wise made the cut for a second year in a row to the state level National Geographic Bee.

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