Palmetto Scene

Conserving Art for the Future

By L. Cornfoot

artist

Not all artwork can withstand the test of time; luckily, a local art conservator has the skill and knowledge to help preserve these historical items for generations to come.

Charleston to Initiate New Police Project

By K. Rackley

police car

After a deadly week of shootings of young black men and Dallas police officers, local leaders have decided to institute policy changes and trust-building initiatives in the Charleston police department later this year.

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

By A. Crouch

police cars

Last week was a deadly week in our nation, which started with the killings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Amid protests throughout the country, a lone gunman opened fire at a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven. This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Palmetto Scene sits down with law enforcement officials to discuss how we stop the carnage.

How To Be Alligator-Safe in South Carolina

By K. Rackley

alligator in water

If you ever come across a pond or lake along the coast of South Carolina, it is wise to assume that somewhere in the murky water, or hidden along a sunny bank, an alligator lies watching. 

Alligators are extremely common along the coast of the Southeast, and they don’t always confine themselves to standing water; they can venture out into creeks, rivers, even out onto the beach.  In fact, you can find alligators in almost any body of water along the state’s Coastal Plane.

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

By K. Rackley

fireworks

As Independence Day weekend draws closer, South Carolina prepares to celebrate its patriotism across the state with a variety of fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and more.  From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal Lowcountry, a host of exciting events are sure to be happening in almost every county.

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

By S. Hankinson

Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast, director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally supposed to be a temporary proviso permanent, in hopes of making South Carolina a more tempting place for filmmakers to do business.

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

By L. Cornfoot

farm animal

Most people are aware that dogs and cats are in need of a good home, but farm animals are often neglected, as well.  Palmetto Scene visited Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville to meet Jan Alber-Senn, a woman who is doing her part to help these animals.

Rachel Wyatt Crowned Miss South Carolina 2016

By K. Rackley

Miss S.C. contestants

Last Saturday, Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 in the state’s 80th anniversary pageant.

Wyatt, 21, is a veteran when it comes to competing in pageants.  She was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2013, and Miss Clemson University in 2014.  She enrolled in Clemson University in 2013 and became a Rally Cat, part of the university’s elite dance team. 

Charleston Tragedy Commemoration

By B. Siebel

Emanuel 9 victims

This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss unity in all races, while remembering what happened in this historic church that forever changed this community.

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