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The Wall That Heals: Remembering Those Who Gave All for Our Freedom

By S. Hankinson

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Many folks here in South Carolina will have Memorial Day off from work. That means time to sleep in, relax and maybe even host a barbecue. However, it is important to take some time to remember those who will not get to spend Memorial Day with their families, but were willing to die for our right to do so.

Africanized Bees Found in SC for First Time in 15 Years

By S. Hankinson

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A hive of Africanized honey bees, also called “killer bees,” was recently discovered in Charleston County. It is the first time since 2001 that Africanized bees have been found in South Carolina. In 2001, a colony of Africanized honey bees was found on the wing of an airplane and was quickly destroyed. These two cases differ, in that the 2001 case involved wild bees, whereas the Charleston County case involved a managed hive. 

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

By A. Crouch

Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

By S. Stone

House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities, this intrinsic determination to remain is augmented by a strong love for the preservation of tradition and history. The Pawleys Island House of Worship exemplifies these qualities.

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

By S. Hankinson

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Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being funded by the Richland Penny Program.

In a press release, Richland County transportation director Rob Perry said of the project, “…we are excited to be able to fund a project that will provide a safer alternative for visitors to Riverbanks Zoo.” 

SC Legislature Overrides Gov. Haley’s Veto on $40 Million Farm Aid Bill

By K. Rackley

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Last October, nearly two feet of rain fell from the sky in 12 hours, flooding entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, and altering some people’s lives forever.  After Governor Haley vetoed a widely supported $40 million bill meant to help compensate South Carolina farmers who suffered catastrophic crop losses in the torrential rainfall and flooding, the S.C. House of Representatives and Senate met to vote on overriding the governor’s decision.

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

By A. Crouch

The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

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