Aimee Crouch

Haley Issues Budget Vetoes

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
State House

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference late this morning to unveil her vetoes of this year's appropriations bill. She issued 87 line item vetoes, but said she was happy that the "legislature is putting more thought into our executive budget, and we are grateful for...

College Options for the Intellectually Disabled

May 8, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
CTC Mentor

College Transition Connection is a program that gives young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to expand their education by attending college. The organization works with various universities around the state to create and help fund these programs. Donald...

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

April 9, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Studio Education

The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman. In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now,...

BMW Invests $1 Billion Dollars in South Carolina

April 1, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
BMW

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, introduces the new X4. BMW recently announced a one billion dollar investment to the manufacturing plant in the upstate, making it the largest plant in their network. Beginning now, they are making the...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

March 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Haley

South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February. According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally...

Bulls Bay Saltworks Talks About Reducing Carbon Footprint

March 21, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago, and now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. They decided to reduce their carbon...

Biscuit House Owner Giving Back to Entrepreneurs

March 20, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Biscuit House

Carrie Morey, owner and founder of Callie’s Charleston Biscuit , is to say the least, extremely busy. She’s a wife and mother of three girls, owns her own company, has a new cookbook, and is now in the process of opening a store. Morey wanted to find a way to give back to...

Making Salt From the Ocean

March 19, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago. Now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. What makes salt from the ocean different from...

Local Happiness Fundraiser is All South Carolina

March 10, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Local Happiness

Ken Carey, founder of Local Happiness , was tired of selling the same old products for his children’s fundraiser, and decided to do something about it. Local Happiness works with schools, sports team, and various different organizations to raise funds selling only local...

Fort Jackson Trains for Disaster

February 21, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Anthrax

Recently, Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. went through a training exercise where the area around the army base was hit by Anthrax. They worked together with local and state agencies to make sure if disaster hit, they would be prepared. RJ Frazier of Fort Jackson, explains...

Brooklyn Mack's Biggest Fan

February 20, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Brooklyn Mack

Brooklyn Mack, a dancer with the Washington Ballet , who is originally from Elgin, began dancing when he was 12 years old. Mack has found international fame in his craft and began his training with the Columbia Classical Ballet . Mack talks about the role his mother played...

Columbia Classical Ballet Gives Back

February 5, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Pavlovich

Radenko Pavlovich of the Columbia Classical Ballet talks about his roots and why it’s important to him and the organization to give back to the community.

50 Years of Cameras

February 3, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Ferguson

Ernest Ferguson, who at 89 years old, has been taking photographs and making post cards of South Carolina for over 50 years. We visited his home in Winsboro, S.C., and he showed off some of the cameras he has worked with over the years.

Is the Tea Party Still Relevant in South Carolina?

January 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Huffmon

Winthrop Political Science professor, Scott Huffmon, talks with Charles Bierbauer about the relevance of the Tea Party in our state, and how it could possibly affect an upcoming primary election.

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

January 6, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Craft Beer

South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a dramatic increase in the craft beer industry. Will McCameron, President of Brewery 85 , a new brewery located in Greenville, South Carolina, walks us through the process of how beer is made. For more...

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