People and Community

SC Vietnam Veteran Discusses Time Served as OH-6A Pilot

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Frank Walker

Lietuenant Colonel Frank Walker was born in Rock Hill, S.C. He reported to his assignment in the Republic of South Vietnam as an OH-6A Scout Pilot in November 1971. Walker talks about the first time he flew in Vietnam, and shares a humbling story about the courage of his...

Glen Ward Has Made Impressions a Lifetime of Fun

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
graphic of microphone

Humorist and inspirational speaker Glen Ward left a comfortable job at a bank 25 years ago and took a leap of faith into a venture he’d long been doing as a sideline – public speaking, including both inspirational messages and impressions of well-known personalities. It...

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

September 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

The Calhoun Times

August 29, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
The Calhoun Times

Founded in 1892, The Calhoun Times is a three-generation family newspaper business serving the residents of Calhoun County. The weekly paper has subscribers not only all over the state but across the nation.

Farm to Table in Beaufort, SC

August 15, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Farm to Table

Many of Beaufort's restaurants are not only locally owned and operated, but also have strong partnerships with many of the local farms. Saltus Executive Chef, Brian Waters, explains why buying and eating local is so important.

Big Buck Racing

August 1, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

The Events of Oconee County

July 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Oconee County Events

Nestled in the corner of the state, Oconee County has year-round events to showcase the culture, talent and heritage of the area. * Video provided by GBA Productions.

Lending a Helping Hand: BMX Press Event | Endowment Intern Lauren

July 5, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by Lauren Lanier
Professional BMX Racers at The Rock Hill Track

The timer buzzed and the gate was let down on the hill of the starting point of the BMX racetrack . The racers took off speeding down the hill and going over jumps. The crowd was cheering as the racers sped around sharp turns closer to the finish line. It was hot and muggy...

Strawberry Hill USA

June 20, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Strawberry Hill USA

This family-owned market in Gaffney, S.C. is filled with plenty of fresh fruit along with homemade ice cream! The folks at Strawberry Hill USA in Gaffney talk about their loyal customers who become more like family with each return.

What is a Century Plant?

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
century plant with text

Many Columbians will recognize the large plant that seems to spill over onto Rosewood Drive. But the plant has seen more buzz recently, due to the fact that it currently resembles something out of a Dr. Seuss story. A giant stalk has started growing from the plant to the...

StoryfestSC: The Kick-off to Summer Reading in South Carolina

June 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
StoryfestSC

School may be out for the summer but the learning hasn’t stopped for young readers in South Carolina. Summer reading was officially kicked off with the event StoryfestSC. This was the 7th year the popular event was held by the South Carolina State Library. The event was...

Furman Student's Experience with Greenville's BlueCross BlueShield Internship

May 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
Meg Demaar on her first day at BCBSSC

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier. They have been offering security to Palmetto State citizens for more than 65 years and is one of South Carolina's largest employers. In addition to their service...

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