Aimee Crouch

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
canola oil seeds

The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental...

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Production Garden

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Biltmore Production Garden

When George Vanderbilt built The Biltmore in the late 1800s, his goal was to make the estate sustainable in many areas, one being agriculture. Eli Herman, the manager of the production garden, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and tells us how they are...

Senator Clementa Pinckney's Portrait To Be Unveiled

April 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Sen. Clementa Pinckney

On the floor of the S.C. Senate today, Senator Gerald Malloy announced that a portrait of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney would be unveiled on May 25. Senator Pinckney was one of the nine murdered at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last June. Malloy said, "...

Latest Winthrop Poll Looks at Race Relations in SC

April 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

This past year in S.C. has been a tragic, yet historic time. After the shooting of Walter Scott, the murders at Mother Emanuel, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the discussion of race has increased throughout the state. The latest...

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba...

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility. The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately...

Fahamu Pecou Featured at Columbia Museum of Art

April 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Fahamu Pecou

Columbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Remix, is a wide variety of works that look at what many African American artists practice – a retelling of ideas from their own perspective. One of the featured artists, Fahamu Pecou, looks at pop art through African American...

Indie Grits Celebrates 10 Years

April 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Columbia’s Indie Grits Film Festival opens in the Capitol City on April 14th and is celebrating their 10th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, all festival events will be free to attendees. There are approximately 60 films being screened. The theme this year, “...

Additional Funds to Retain SC Teachers

March 30, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

The S.C. House unanimously passed an amendment to the state budget that would allocate over $9 million to teachers in high-poverty areas. The school districts included in the plan have at least 80 percent of students living in poverty. The one-year funding is to help retain...

Roads Get Additional $400 Million in Funding

March 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
pothole in road

The S.C. House approved the state’s $7.5 billion dollar budget this week, and much of the debate surrounded the state’s failing infrastructure system. The approved budget allotted an extra $400 million dollars in road repairs. A gas increase, supported by Democrats, failed...

New Domestic Violence Committee Bill Signed Into Law

March 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

On Tuesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that establishes a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. The committees, one in each of the 16 Solicitor Circuits, will identify and review all domestic violence deaths. The recommendations from these reviews...

Jennifer Pinckney Remembers Night of Tragedy

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Jennifer Pinckney

Recently, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University hosted a conversation with Jennifer Pinckney, the late Clementa Pinckney’s wife, and two of his dear friends, Rev. Kylon Middleton and Rev. Chris Vaugh. The conversation, Reflections on Charleston ,...

Jennifer Pinckney Honors Late Husband Through Foundation

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, recently spoke at Duke University, along with Reverend Kylon Middleton and Reverend Chris Vaughn, friends of the family. Their message was of hope and forgiveness after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

February 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida. Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

February 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%. CBS News reports, “For Trump...

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