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South Carolina to honor Folk Heritage Award winners

Published: March 26, 2015

Congratulations to the James Brothers of Lyman, S.C., and to Betty McDaniel, of Pickens, S.C., who have been named the 2015 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients! The awards will be presented May 13 in Columbia at Southside Baptist Church, 702 Whaley St., during a special concert and ceremony beginning at 6:15 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public.



Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards

Published: March 26, 2015

2015 Recipient: Betty McDaniel
Advocacy - Southern Appalachian Culture

Betty McDaniel, a resident of Pickens, S.C., is a life-long educator. She has degrees from the University of North Carolina, Clemson, and the University of South Carolina. She started her teaching career in 1974 and retired in 2012. For more than 35 years, McDaniel has pursued a passion for cultural heritage and traditional music in the Upstate.