$650K awarded to tourism projects in South Carolina

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SOUTH CAROLINA- The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC) grant program recently awarded a total of $650 thousand dollars to various tourism projects across the state. The federal grant funds projects specifically for tourism planning, development, revitalization, and conservation.

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YOURE INVITED! An epic travel event to Barbados

Published by: SCNHC     Categories: Unique EventsBarbados

If you're history and culture lovers like us, The Barbados Carolina Legacy Foundation has organized a trip of a lifetime for you. From customized tours to lectures and special events, this opportunity is completely tailor-made for those interested in the strong ties between the Carolinas and the island of Barbados.  

British settlers from Barbados settled the Carolina colony in 1670 and ultimately transplanted a system of governance, architecture, and a cultural legacy that can still be seen and felt today. If you have enjoyed the nostalgia that Charleston exudes, then you have already bore witness to the result of the influence of Barbados over the centuries. Experience the deep connection between these two nations by participating in a journey to where it all began; the island of Barbados.

For more information on the full itinerary and special rates available for this trip, visit the Barbados Carolina Legacy Foundation website today!

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Small Town Spotlight: Cheraw

Published by: SCNHC     Categories: Day Trips

Nicknamed “The Prettiest Town in Dixie”, the small town of Cheraw embodies a certain southern charm that comes only with being a bustling river town on the forefront of South Carolina history.

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Snapshots: Billy Weems

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As the rocking chair historians in Central, SC have told it, Billy's mother was known to sleep in graveyards, shielded from the wind by a tall headstone. And from here, she herself one night departed. Left behind were the infant Billy and his older brother. Adeline Weems heard the baby crying amongst the gravestones and reportedly rescued, then raised both children.

Billy was obviously no ordinary person. In fact, he soon decided that he was a horse.

As he grew up he began to earn his meals with his wheels...a wagon that he used to carry freight parcels, passengers and their luggage to and from the train depot. Billy was a loved and respected part of the community of Central and still is today.

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The Ghost Town of Chappells

Published by: SCNHC     Categories: Forgotten Landmarks

by Tom Taylor
Contributing Writer

Eastern ghost towns are quite different from their western counterparts. Out west things are much further apart, so you can find towns that have been totally abandoned, where no one lives. In our part of the world the population density is much higher. While a town may have died out, there might still be an active community in the area. Another difference between eastern and western ghost towns is that eastern towns can be consumed by vegetation, making it difficult to spot them among the kudzu and other encroaching vines.

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