Stories and Legends of the High Sheriff of the Lowcountry

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September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Santa Elena History Center
1501 Bay St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Cost; $10.00

Instructor:  Cora Newcomb

High Sheriff of the Lowcountry, Ed McTeer, was sheriff for 37 years from 1924 until 1963. Known for years as the “Boy Sheriff,” McTeer became Sheriff at 23 when he replaced his father, James E. McTeer, who died after winning reelection in 1924.  He battled with rum-runners during Prohition, nude beaches on Cat Island in the 1930’s and the infamous Dr. Buzzard, the Lowcountry witch doctor with whom McTeer frequently engaged in and out of the courtroom.  At a time when the county was mostly rural and thinly populated, he managed to gain a respect from everyone, black and white, that allowed him to rarely carry a gun.  McTeer became known as the White Witch Doctor of the Lowcountry, practicing white magic.

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Cora Newcomb lives in the charming seaside village of Beaufort, SC.  She first began to spun tales to her daughter and then to youngsters, oldsters, and those in-between, weaving magic with enchanting yarns. .

With powerful vocal quality and stage presence, stories are delivered in a highly polished and yet down-home manner. It’s the telling of chapters of her life along with inspirational, historical, fairy tales, legends and ghost tales that bring laughter, fun and imagination to Cora’s performances.  She sparks the heart and soul of everyone as they feel the wonder and excitement of her stories told with an energetic and charming style, keeping everyone spell bound from young to old.