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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...

Debates Continue Over Construction of Hotels in Charleston

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
Charleston

The concern over how Charleston’s growing tourist industry will affect everyday life in the city that many people call home continues to grow, as more and more visitors arrive each year. For several years now, residents and city officials have debated how many tourists the...

Researchers to Examine Southeast’s Booming Growth of Aerospace Workforce

May 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
Boeing airplane

It’s no secret that in the Southeast, the workforce of the aerospace industry has experienced exponential growth. A study done by the University of South Carolina shows that ever since South Carolina began recovering from the Great Recession in 2010, annual employment...

SC Whitmore School Announced as Education Partner of 100 Yards Football Academy

May 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
Tajh Boyd

Not all students fit easily into today’s standard school model, which can present challenges to those with specific educational needs or demanding extracurricular schedules. However, students at the 100 Yards Football Academy will now have the opportunity to attend South...

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...

Americans Are Sitting Down on Activities

April 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Woman at desk

You are probably reading this at your desk, on your couch, in your bed, or in a form of transportation, and what you are doing right now is the issue. You are sitting still. The average American adult does not meet the minimum national exercise guidelines, according to the...

SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

April 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Fast Food Restaurant

Every now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State . The plan would provide around $4 billion for...

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
camera lens

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...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Empty Classroom

According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also...

Old Fashioned Note-Taking Helps You to Learn

April 18, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Hand written notes are better then typed ones, a study suggests.

A study published in Psychological Science , by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, suggests that taking notes by hand, and forgoing the tablet or laptop makes for better learning in the long run. The study suggests that since those who take notes via computer can...

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

April 14, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Image of Patrick and Kelly Morris on stage

With a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-...

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...

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