Wild and Domestic Turkeys. Birds of Different Feathers.

While sitting down to enjoy turkey during Thanksgiving, remember that although wild and domestic turkeys are genetically the same species, that’s about where the similarity ends. “The wild turkey in a sprint can outrun a galloping horse,” said Charles Ruth, Deer and Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Although it […]

Who Came to YOUR High School Talent Show?

Remember your high school talent shows? Not many people do, but one South Carolina High School will remember this year’s for a long time. As 16 year old Frankie Antonelli, a Wando High School student with Down Syndrome, performed “While I Still Got The Time” as the last act during Wednesday night’s show, his solo […]

BMW’s X5 Prepares to Take On the World as its 3rd Generation Begins Production Exclusively in SC

  Production of the third-generation BMW X5 officially began last week with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their regions. The first new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology) featuring Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be […]

New York Kissed Our Grits

South Carolina made grits took top honors at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Luquire Family Foods’ Carolina Creole Stone Ground Grits won a National Association of Specialty Food Trade Gold sofi™ award during the show. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, and this win comes only a year after […]

Night Owl Chocolate — from Her Kitchen to Your Store

The US chocolate market is about a $20 billion per year industry, with markets of organic and boutique chocolates now growing roughly 20% annually. Americans love chocolate, and an Upstate entrepreneur is working to capitalize on that love. Building a small commercial kitchen in her home, Makesha Duncan and her husband have worked late in […]

CRESCENT’s Editor is a Big Loser

By: Taft Matney If you’ve spent almost any time reading CRESCENT, you know that as we discuss “South Carolina life, politics, and a little bit in between,” we talk about food. We talk about food A LOT. Why? South Carolina has some amazing food…and almost every kind you can imagine…and some of it is REALLY […]

Jocassee Gorges is a Prime Destination for Trout Enthusiasts

The state’s prized 50 square miles of mountain habitat known as the Jocassee Gorges contains some of the highest quality water resources anywhere…and things are getting even better, according to the wildlife biologist and forester who manages the Jocassee project in northern Pickens and Oconee counties. “We have some excellent trout fishing opportunities in the […]

Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon Walk Happened Because of SC

When Nik Wallenda made his historic cross over the Grand Canyon, he did it with South Carolina engineering beneath his feet. In fact, twice in the past two years Wallenda completed high-wire walks on two-inch-thick metal cables stabilized with dampers made by Spartanburg-based AFL. For his most recent feat at the Grand Canyon, 20 dampers […]

Greenville Businessman Named Winner of 2012 Environmental Awareness Award

Tom Kester, a retired partner from the global auditing firm of KPMG LLP, has been named winner of the 2012 South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award. Kester, who serves as chairman and treasurer of the not-for-profit Conestee Foundation, was recognized at a ceremony at the S.C. Forestry Commission’s Environmental Education Center at Harbison State Forest in […]

Know What Restaurants are Keeping it Local? There’s an App for That.

In homes across the state, it’s not uncommon to hear: “Hey, Honey. Where do you want to go for supper tonight?” “I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” “I don’t care. Just pick something.” That discussion may have just gotten shorter thanks to the […]

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