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Africanized Bees Found in SC for First Time in 15 Years

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Africanized Bee

A hive of Africanized honey bees, also called “killer bees,” was recently discovered in Charleston County. It is the first time since 2001 that Africanized bees have been found in South Carolina. In 2001, a colony of Africanized honey bees was found on the wing of an...

Columbia Pays Homage to Growing Diverse Culture Through Festival

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
CCCF

According to the 2010 United States Census , those from Latin America and the Caribbean make up between 50 and 64.9 percent of South Carolina’s foreign-born population. With this in mind, area thought leaders are kicking off the third annual Carolina Caribbean Festival in...

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

May 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Pawley's Island House of Worship Shows Resilience Through the Years

May 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Stone
House of Worship

Coastal towns are a testament to resilience. The ocean, the sand and the wind work slowly to corrode infrastructure. Storms and hurricanes bring a more sudden form of destruction. Yet residents continue to return, rebuild and restore their towns. In Southern communities,...

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being...

SC Legislature Overrides Gov. Haley’s Veto on $40 Million Farm Aid Bill

May 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
farm

Last October, nearly two feet of rain fell from the sky in 12 hours, flooding entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, and altering some people’s lives forever. After Governor Haley vetoed a widely supported $40 million bill meant to help compensate South Carolina farmers...

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

May 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

Student’s Request to Wear Hijab with Uniform at Citadel Sparks Controversy

May 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
The Citadel

The Citadel, a 175 year-old military public college located in Charleston, has recently received a lot of attention over issuing a denial to a student who wished to incorporate a hijab into her uniform, in keeping with her religious beliefs. The Citadel has a very strict...

SC Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Talks about the Piece of Music that Inspired Him

May 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
SC Philharmonic

Morihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. He's known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. In this clip, he talks about the piece of music that captured his attention as a young boy in Japan. To learn more...

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner and Jean Laney Harris Folk Awards Given

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Hootie and the Blowfish receive award

The South Carolina Statehouse lobby was full of flashing cameras Wednesday as avid onlookers congratulated the 2016 recipients of the South Carolina Arts Awards. The South Carolina Arts Commission has taken pride in recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement and...

Wings Across SC: Bioblitz at Congaree National Park

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
students in park

Soon the densely wooded forests and sprawling, shaded walkways of Congaree National Park will be filled with scientists, students, and nature enthusiasts from all over the state. The Wings Across South Carolina Bioblitz will be taking place within the park May 20-21. The...

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...

Debates Continue Over Construction of Hotels in Charleston

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina 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 Kristina 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...

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