News Archive

Carolina Bays


Carolina Bays are oval depressions of uncertain origin found in North and South Carolina. They are freshwater wetlands, usually wet in the winter and spring, and dry in the summer months.

Battle of Camden


On the morning of August 16, 1780 British and American troops faced off in the Battle of Camden in Kershaw County. More than 2,000 American causalities gave the British temporary control of the southern colonies.

Ketchup Town


Ketchuptown was an unincorporated community in Horry County where in the 1920s farmers would go to "catch up" on the news at the country store.

National Peach Month


South Carolina's official state fruit is the peach and produces about 60,000 tons of peaches each year.

Robert Purvis


Born in Charleston, SC, Robert Purvis, was an anti-slavery activist who helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Charleston Earthquake of 1886


A major shock, occurred August 31, 1886, at approximately 9:50 p.m. and lasted less than one minutes, but resulted in about 60 deaths and extensive damage to the city of Charleston.