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.

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.

Wed
09
Apr

Original S.C. | Roll Cart Collector Sylvester Oestricher

roll cart collector

For Sylvester Oestricher, working for a company that is looking to the future is important. As a roll cart driver, Oestricher collects recyclable materials from area schools and businesses. His job is not only important because of what he does, but it is also important to him to preserve the planet for his children.

Wed
02
Apr

Original S.C. | Spoken Word Artist Tabu Hazel

Poet, Tabu Hazel, Peggy Logan

For Peggy Logan, aka Tabu Hazel, there is power in poetry.

As a spoken word artist, she is an advocate who promotes awareness of cancer, domestic violence, homelessness and sexual assault. Her number one goal is to change lives with words.

Wed
26
Mar

Original S.C. | Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley

Charleston Silver Lady

A lot of South Carolina’s history is handed down through generations in the form of stories of an object. For Dawn Corley, the Charleston Silver Lady, the most personal objects are "silver".

Tue
04
Mar

Original S.C. | Sea Turtle Rescuer Kelly Thorvalson

sea turtle

South Carolina’s 187 miles of coast is enjoyed by millions year round. Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium has one of the most unique jobs in the world…to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health.

Tue
04
Mar

Original S.C. | Singer-Songwriter Abbey Elmore

Abbey Elmore

Abbey Elmore is a singer-songwriter living in Gaffney, South Carolina. She attends Gaffney Middle School and she's proving to everyone that even at the young age of 14, she can do it all!

Abbey started out singing in churches and now has a band of her own─The Abbey Elmore Band.

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