ORANGEBURG The family of one of three S.C. State University students killed in a shooting known as the Orangeburg Massacre is trying to fix a mistake in his name on a marker honoring the three men.
The campus marker has the wrong middle initial for Delano H. Middleton, The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports. The marker instead lists him as Delano B. Middleton.
The family isn’t sure how the mistake happened. One theory is the wrong initial was pulled from Middleton’s nickname, “Bump.”
Interim president Cynthia Warrick says the school is now aware of the mistake on the monument erected in 1969 and plans to fix it.
Middleton and two other students were shot and killed by state troopers during a February 1968 campus civil rights protest.
Milestone at Clemson University’s wind-turbine testing facility
CHARLESTON Clemson University’s $98 million wind turbine drivetrain testing facility marked a milestone last week as the enormous machinery that will test the world’s largest wind turbines began to take shape.
The scale of the equipment, which will simulate real-world wear-and-tear on truck-size turbines meant for offshore use, is striking. Picture an enormous gear-like ring about three stories tall.
The “load application unit” installed last week will be part of a testing rig capable of simulating operating conditions on wind turbines that can produce 15 megawatts of power, about five times what large land-based wind turbines produce.
The facility is expected to open this year on the former Navy base in North Charleston.
The idea behind the testing facility is that manufacturers from around the world will pay Clemson’s Restoration Institute to test their gear indoors in North Charleston before going to the expense of putting the units in offshore wind farms.
“We can (simulate) five years’ worth of storms in a month,” project manager Jim Tuten said. “There’s no place at this scale.”
The testing facility is located in an 82,264-square-foot former Navy warehouse adjacent to rail and dock facilities. The turbines that will be tested there are generally too large to move by road.
The facility is being created using a $45 million U.S. Department of Energy grant, with a mix of additional public and private money covering the rest of the project.
It is part of a growing Clemson presence on the former base that includes the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, where research is conducted on the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley, and the planned Zucker Family Graduate Education Center.
Harlem Rocket basketball exhibition coming to Benedict
The Harlem Rocket comedy basketball exhibition and show will be at Columbia’s Benedict College March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Benjamin E. May Human Resources Center Arena. The event is sponsored by the S.C. Baptist Brotherhood to support of educational opportunities for students at Benedict and Morris colleges.
Tickets are $10. However, tickets for students with school ID and senior citizens are $6, and special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. For more information, call Jacob McKie at (803) 917-3241.
Wire and Staff Reports