South Carolina http://www.kunc.org en When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour http://www.kunc.org/post/when-his-pit-burned-down-southern-bbq-master-took-hogs-tour In the tiny town of Hemingway, S.C., the Scott family has been selling barbecue out of its roadside general store for nearly a half-century. The smoky, vinegary pork has reached legendary status around the South.<p>So when the Scotts' wooden cookhouse went up in flames late last year, barbecue brethren cooked up a plan to get them back in business. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:12:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 53862 at http://www.kunc.org When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour A Grass-Roots Rally To Protect South Carolina's Massive 'Angel Oak' http://www.kunc.org/post/grass-roots-rally-protect-south-carolinas-massive-angel-oak On South Carolina's steamy Johns Island is a fern-draped, centuries-old live oak that has withstood hurricanes, the creation of the United States and every government shutdown to date.<p>But conservationists worry that the tree known as the Angel Oak could fall victim to encroaching development. They've got two months to come up with enough money to buy the land where it has stood for more than 400 years.<p>The tree is a beloved local landmark that city officials say draws as many as 50,000 tourists each year. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:53:00 +0000 50386 at http://www.kunc.org A Grass-Roots Rally To Protect South Carolina's Massive 'Angel Oak' SEE: Baby Veronica Reunited With Adoptive Parents http://www.kunc.org/post/see-baby-veronica-reunited-adoptive-parents We're a day late to this, but it's a story this blog has followed for a while and this latest development represents some closure.<p>On Tuesday, the 4-year-old known as "Baby Veronica" was reunited with her adoptive parents. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:56:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 50040 at http://www.kunc.org SEE: Baby Veronica Reunited With Adoptive Parents Okla. Court Puts Hold On Return Of 'Baby Veronica' To S.C. http://www.kunc.org/post/okla-court-puts-hold-return-baby-veronica-sc The complicated and emotional case of a Native American girl who was adopted by a couple in South Carolina but has been living for more than 18 months with her biological father in Oklahoma has taken another turn.<p>It became known Tuesday that the Oklahoma Supreme Court "issued a stay late Friday to block an order from a Nowata [Okla.] County court to hand the [nearly 4-year-old girl] over to her adoptive parents," <a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/State_Supreme_Court_blocks_lower_court_order_to_return/20130904_11_A1_CUTLIN519760?subj=800&Cont=Cov&Cont=Cov" target="_blank">the < Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49173 at http://www.kunc.org Okla. Court Puts Hold On Return Of 'Baby Veronica' To S.C. Dredging South Carolina's Rivers For Long-Forgotten Timber http://www.kunc.org/post/dredging-south-carolinas-rivers-long-forgotten-timber On the Ashley River, a few miles south of Charleston, S.C., the water is murky and the marsh grass high. A three-man logging crew is cruising on a 24-foot pontoon boat. It's low tide and logs are poking out everywhere.<p>Hewitt Emerson, owner of the Charleston-based reclaimed wood company Heartwood South, is in charge. He's going to an old saw mill site, but won't say exactly where. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:29:00 +0000 47975 at http://www.kunc.org Dredging South Carolina's Rivers For Long-Forgotten Timber