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  Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. In 1930, the Ocean Forest Company of Myrtle Beach needed aerial photographs of Horry County. When the resulting pictures were developed, a stunning observation was made. Hundreds upon hundreds of elliptical depressions were strewn across the landscape and all of them had the exact same northwest to southeast orientation. As more aerial photography was examined, scientists found that these depressions are found from New Jersey to Florida.

“W” is for Wofford, Kate Vixon

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  “W” is for Wofford, Kate Vixon [1894-1954]. Educator. After graduating from Winthrop College, Wofford taught at Laurens High School and served in the US Navy during World War I. Returning to Laurens, in 1922 she was elected to the first of two terms as county superintendent of schools. She was the first female school superintendent and also the first woman elected to public office in South Carolina. She also served a term as president of the South Carolina State Teachers Association. Continuing her education, she received her doctorate from Columbia University. Wofford became head professor and director of rural education at State Teachers College, Buffalo, New York. Kate Vixon Wofford was the author of two books—Modern Education in the Small Rural School and Teaching in Small Schools—that gained her widespread recognition and acclaim.

  The Golden Silk Spider, sometimes called a Banana Spider, has a growing range in South Carolina.

After the mass shootings in Roseburg, Ore., last week, the national media gave a lot of attention to the fact that the local sheriff, John Hanlin, is an ardent supporter of gun rights. He'd written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden shortly after the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., saying gun control was not the answer. In the letter, Hanlin pledged not to enforce gun regulations he believed to be unconstitutional.

What wasn't widely reported was how common views like Hanlin's have become in law enforcement.

Today, in a federal courtroom in Tucson, Ariz., for the first time an agent of the US Border Patrol will be arraigned on charges of murder for shooting and killing a Mexican national across the international border.

On Oct. 10, 2012, Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz, standing behind the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., shot 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was walking along a sidewalk in Nogales, Sonora. The agent claims he acted in self defense against rock-throwers on the other side.

Shortly after she left Northern California for Los Angeles, Andrea Crook began to experience things she'd never felt before: paranoid thoughts, delusions, erratic behavior. It was the first time she showed symptoms of mental illness.

"I remember the phone rang and, you know, we talk a lot on the phone," recalls her mother, Marilynn Hillerman, on a visit with Crook for StoryCorps. "But the tone of your voice was so different that I don't think I've ever been more frightened in my entire life. You were asking me where your father was because you thought he was going to kill me."

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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Announced

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Harper Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, November 5, 2007.
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How Does Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" inform "Mockingbird"?

Dr. Robert Brinkmeyer, Director of the Institute of Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, talks with Walter Edgar about Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchmen (Harper Collins, 2015), as well as To Kill a Mockingbird and its place in Southern literature. Walter Edgar's JournalAll Stations: Fri, Oct 9, 12 pmNews Stations: Sun, Oct 11, 4 pm
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