A Vanishing Coastal Icon

A Vanishing Coastal Icon Tom Poland Posted Nov. 1, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netPhotographers love to shoot them at sunrise. Riding a glittering golden sea, shrimp boats strike a classic silhouette with that orb of fire rising behind them. A shrimp trawler working coastal waters ranks right up there with...

Pumpkin Patch Northeast UMC celebrates over twenty years, gives back to community

Pumpkin Patch Northeast UMC celebrates over twenty years, gives back to community Posted Oct. 25, 2021By Michaela CatoeCarolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This package includes additional images, which can be found on the  Carolina News & Reporter site. Walking into the Northeast United Methodist Church pumpkin patch for...

That Legendary Everlasting Plant, Rabbit Tobacco

That Legendary Everlasting Plant, Rabbit Tobacco Tom Poland Posted Oct. 26, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netShe smoked it as a kid. Said she smoked grapevines too but it was Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, one of the everlastings, she talked about most. She and her brothers and sisters smoked rabbit tobacco. She was...

Elusive Butterfly Of Fall

Elusive Butterfly Of Fall Tom Poland Posted Oct. 19, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netDecember 1965, that’s when a catchy tune debuted. Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly” used a butterfly as a metaphor for love. Some of you survivors of these modern times might remember Lind’s line, “I chase the bright elusive...

Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright Tom Poland Posted Oct. 14, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netBack in the late 1980s and early ’90s, I’d leave on a Friday afternoon and head for the mountains, the Blue Ridge species. My monthly drives from Columbia, South Carolina, to Buchanan, Virginia, took me to family....

See you later, alligator: Experts chime in on viral video

See you later, alligator: Experts chime in on viral video Posted Oct. 7, 2021By Meghan Hurley and Destiny Stewart Carolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This package includes additional images, which can be found on the  Carolina News & Reporter site. A recent viral video captured in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, exposed an alligator’s cannibalistic...

My Last Dog

My Last Dog Tom Poland Posted Sept. 28, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netShould you walk our family land in eastern Georgia, you’ll come across several cemeteries. No, they’re not ancestors. You won’t see headstones. You’ll see wooden crosses and one brick-like stone of quartz. Unlike ancestors we never knew, loved...

Y’all-Mart: A new alternative flea market in Columbia

Y’all-Mart: A new alternative flea market in Columbia Posted Sept. 20, 2021By Noah Patheja and Mackenzie PattersonCarolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This package includes additional images, which can be found on the  Carolina News & Reporter site. Columbia residents may be familiar with the large Soda City Saturday market, but...

At Planned Parenthood, more protests, support in wake of Texas decision

At Planned Parenthood, more protests, support in wake of Texas decision Posted Sept. 20, 2021By Connor Hart and Julie Crosby Carolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This package includes additional images, which can be found on the  Carolina News & Reporter site. Yells of “Roll down your window!” and, “Let us help...

Catching Gators

Catching Gators Tom Poland Posted Sept. 17, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netIf you’re going to get ‘et,’ be brave and get ‘et.’Like a lot of eastern Georgians I grew up with no contact with gators. My writing career, however, would put me around gators far more than I ever imagined.Two...

Marcus Satterfield brings ‘clean slate’ as Gamecocks new offensive coordinator

Marcus Satterfield brings ‘clean slate’ as Gamecocks new offensive coordinator Posted April 14, 2021By Matt Tantillo and Harrison BelkCarolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This snippet links to a full package of content, including images and an infographic on the Carolina News & Reporter site. A two-decade-old friendship, mentors at the...

Working from home? UofSC Law professor explains the new virtual workforce in upcoming book

Working from home? UofSC Law professor explains the new virtual workforce in upcoming book Posted April 14, 2021By Rachel StrieberCarolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This snippet links to a full package of content, including images and an infographic on the Carolina News & Reporter site. A lot has...

L’dor v’dor: From Generation to Generation, the story of the Holocaust must continue to be told

L’dor v’dor: From Generation to Generation, the story of the Holocaust must continue to be told Posted April 14, 2021By Brandon Alter Carolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This snippet links to a full package of content, including images and an infographic on the Carolina News & Reporter site. Friendships...

All Rise – The first female South Carolina Supreme Court Justice aims to uplift young women

All Rise – The first female South Carolina Supreme Court Justice aims to uplift young women Posted April 1, 2021By Rachel StrieberCarolina News & ReporterUniversity of South CarolinaEditor's Note: This snippet links to a full package of content, including images on the Carolina News & Reporter site. Retired South Carolina Chief...

A Natural Motown Mystery-Miracle

A Natural Motown Mystery-Miracle Tom Poland Posted February 10, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netIf you think this story is about Berry Gordy’s 1960’s record label that gave us “Baby Love,” “My Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” you’re wrong. It’s about the wheeled products Motor City has long shipped...

Then sings my soul

Living on Purpose: Then sings my soul Dr. William Holland Posted February 8, 2021By Dr. William HollandI remember as a young boy, sitting in the living room with my parents and occasionally when my grandparents would visit, we would all listen to a Billy Graham crusade on television. It was...

The Stoves Of My Life

The Stoves Of My Life Tom Poland Posted February 3, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netEarly on, my grandmothers cooked on wood-burning stoves and, later, electric ranges. Cooking with electricity. That must have seemed a marvel to them. I never, however, saw them use a kerosene oil stove. In fact, I...

The Badwell Trilogy

The Badwell Trilogy Tom Poland Posted Feb. 1, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netFaint, yet menacing, came the sound. I stood still as the stones around me and listened. From woods northeast it came again. Coyotes. Well, it seemed fitting that their ghostly yelps and cries come to me. I was...

Tough Guy, Soft Heart

Tough Guy, Soft Heart: Jack Palance—A City Slicker Tom Poland Posted Jan. 22, 2021By Tom PolandA Southern Writerwww.tompoland.nettompol@earthlink.netThe book world brings interesting people my way. Some are nobodies. Some are famous. Jack Palance was famous, a Hollywood tough guy, a tough guy with a soft heart. He wrote a book...