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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

August 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther. Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the...

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring...

Chimera: What, Why? by P.A. Bennett

August 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Chimera

I’ve always thought I was pretty open-minded, but a story I heard recently on NPR had me yelling in the car, “Oh, no. That can’t happen.” It was a story about scientists wanting to commit something called chimera. What is chimera? The reporter on NPR described it as a gene...

Glass Art Studio Making Waves in Midlands River District

August 3, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaisha Young
Glass Art in the window of Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a glass art studio located in the River District of the Midlands. Its founders, Pat Stone and Julie Blinder, have been creating glass art for years. “My dad was an artist and my mother was an interior decorator, so I grew up having art all around me all...

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

July 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South...

South Carolina's Guide to Eating Seasonally

July 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
Fruit at the market

One of the most recent trends in nutrition is eating seasonal foods. Eating seasonally, and therefore locally, yields several benefits . First of all, this produce tends to possess more nutrients. This is because fruits and vegetables tend to lose their nutrients over time...

Conserving Art for the Future

July 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn 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

July 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina 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. The Post and Courier reports that these changes to the...

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

July 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee 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...

How To Be Alligator-Safe in South Carolina

July 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina 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...

Two Sea Turtles Rescued, Treated and Released in SC

July 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Two sea turtles were recently saved, treated and released by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium. Lady, a loggerhead sea turtle, was found emaciated and covered in barnacles near Lady’s Island last summer. Forest, a young green sea turtle, appeared to...

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

June 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina 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...

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney 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...

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn 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

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina 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...

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