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Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Relocating to Richland County

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park


Dominion Resources, Inc., a national producer and transporter of energy, is currently making an effort to expand its operations in the Southeast. The company recently committed to a $10.9 million investment to relocate Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission headquarters to Columbia, South Carolina. DCGT, which was formed from the sale of Cayce-based Carolina Gas Transmissions Corp. by SCANA to Dominion Resources Inc. in Feb. 2015 for $492.9 million in 2014, owns and operates almost 1,500 miles...

PODCAST | Meet the Founders of Voterheads

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson, founders of Voterheads

It's a big election year, and the campaigns for the Presidential election have been dramatic to say the least. There has been a general increase in interest in national politics, but once the election is over, will the interest remain?

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson are the founders of Voterheads . This website is meant to help citizens stay up-to-date with local politics, and no matter what time of the year it is or...

Hip­Hop’s Master Teacher KRS­One to Headline 2016 Hip­Hop Family Day in Columbia, SC April 9, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


February 18, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.): KRS­One, Hip­Hop’s master teacher and international ambassador, will headline the FREE Hip­Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 9, 2016, playing a full set of Hip­Hop classics that spans 20 years, live on Main Street.

Presented by the City of Columbia and WellCare Healthy Connections, Hip­Hop Family Day, now in its fourth year, brings the amazingly creative art form of hip­hop to Main Street through hands­-on art exhibits,...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida.

Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene studios and commented on the Haley endorsement.

For the full interview, and a preview of both the Republican and Democratic primaries, watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday at 7:30...

Can’t Stop the Water


Glenn Rawls

A homeowner stands in water surrounding her home.

Behind Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, there is a much larger, more devastating problem: the loss of thousands of miles of marshlands protecting the Gulf Coast. Southeast Louisiana is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth. As its fertile lands are destroyed, America is losing one of its most extraordinary regions. Can’t Stop the Water airs Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

No community has been hit harder than...

NPR'S "Here and Now" to broadcast live from SC Public Radio's studios


Glenn Rawls

Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young of HERE AND NOW.

Here and Now , the weekday news program from NPR, will broadcast live from the S.C. Public Radio studios Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. The program will be covering the day’s news, with an emphasis on both upcoming South Carolina primaries.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Here and Now has a daily lineup which includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers,...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

vote button

A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%.

CBS News reports, “For Trump voters, who have been relatively steadfast in their support over the last few months, the percentage who say they've firmly decided on Trump has...

Film Reveals the Controversial Life and Work of SC Author


Glenn Rawls

Julia Peterkin

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin , the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary , is the subject of the one-hour documentary, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness ,” which airs Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Produced, directed and written by Gayla Jamison, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the...

Phase One of Innovista Project Is Underway

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Road improvement

According to the Richland Penny Program website , the section of Greene Street that runs between the Koger Center and USC's Darla Moore School of Business has opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This marks the opening of the first phase of the Innovista project, which aims to increase connections between the downtown and the nearby Congaree River.

As mentioned in the release, Phase One of the Innovista project includes "constructing improvements to...

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of Generation X-ers in 1997, the percentage of young adults 18-29 living with a partner to whom they are not married has increased from 5.8 percent in 1997 to 9.2 percent in...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts.

The study, which was conducted by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee, according to The State newspaper, “compared how poor children who enrolled in 4K during the program’s first four years performed later on standardized tests.”...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill


Glenn Rawls

Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

On January 31st, 1961, in Rock Hill SC, the men who would become known as the Friendship 9 walked across town...

PODCAST | Getting to Know Ron Lieber, Columnist at The New York Times

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , recently visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.

Carolina Money had the opportunity to talk to Lieber about his career, life, and of course, money....

The Palmetto Statesmen

From: Student Multimedia Program

C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is a specialty of theirs.

The Spartanburg local chapter has more than 50 men who perform singing Valentines this year. Singing Valentines is a tradition that has been around for...

Extended Interviews On Sex Education Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Sex Education in S.C. is under review.

The Comprehensive Health Act was passed in the late 1980s mandating that sex education be taught in public schools in South Carolina. This session, a new bill amending the sex education practices in the state was put forth in the House, where it passed quickly. The bill looks to update the current sex education, mandating clear, accurate and up-to-date medical information. The bill was stalled in the Senate when Republican Sen. Mike Fair of Greenville...

Little Red Barn Pottery and Art Gallery

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Little Red Barn

If you are looking for something handmade and unique, the Little Red Barn is the place to check out. From one-of-a-kind pottery to hand-woven rag rugs, the Little Red Barn tells South Carolina's story through art. You can even meet the feline resident, Miss Kitty.

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center .

During his talk, Lieber mentioned that his interest for the topic came from his experience...

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes


Glenn Rawls

Nicholas Lowry (left) appraises 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters in Charleston, South Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15 th , 22 nd and 29 th at 8 PM as part of its new 20 th anniversary season.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from...

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards.

Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised during a school-wide assembly. South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman and Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley announced the news, and other notable officials and the media...

Changes to S.C. Teen Health Face Objection

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Vaccines given to teen.

Two bills dealing with teen health have stalled in the Senate after a speedy passage in the House. The two bills, one that would amend the current Comprehensive Health Education law and the Cervical Cancer Prevention bill, had objections placed on them by two Upstate Senators, Mike Fair and Lee Bright.

The first of the two, the Comprehensive Health Education bill, deals with updating the way teachers teach sex education in public schools. The...

It's Boom Time for Downtown Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Downtown Columbia



Much attention has been given to downtown Columbia lately, not only from the media but also from city leaders, partnerships and organizations that are trying to make downtown a more vibrant and livable place.

Matt Kennell, President and CEO of City Center Partnership , recalls a time, back in the '80s, when a photograph of the area that is now known as the Vista, was...

Politicking In South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

State House Lobby

It was one of those blustery, cold days we don’t often see in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’d travelled to downtown Columbia to get as close as possible to the State House. In this political season, so much is going on, and the State House is often ground zero. It was tough to get a parking space, but I finally found one about three blocks away on Main Street.

The bluster was in...

29th Annual Black History Teleconference on ETV Feb. 21st

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young woman from the audience asks a question

The 29th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, SC, on February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and taped for broadcast later on ETV. Access the teleconference in streaming format on February 10 or later archived online. Or view the program when broadcast on ETV!

Entitled The Struggle Continues "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory," the program will be moderated by Dr. Bobby Donaldson,...

Gas Prices Hit 40 Cents Lower than 2015

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Gas Pump

South Carolina drivers are saving a little bit of money this year at the pump. According to an article in the Post and Courier , prices “dropped another 2.8 cents” to the average of $1.56 per gallon. Compared to last year’s prices, drivers are paying 40 cents less per gallon.

Across the nation, gas prices have also fallen, at about 5.2 cents a gallon with the average price being $1.74. The national average is...

PBS LearningMedia Math Resources Support Counters and Crunchers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Many Ways to make a Whole song performed by two guitarists

This fun mix of PBS LearningMedia math resources supports young counters as well as upper-level number crunchers. Elementary resources can be used to enhance “100th Day of School” projects throughout February.

Many Ways to Make a Whole

As children become aware of their own wants and needs and that of others, they develop an idea of fairness. You might test spatial awareness and concepts of equality by posing questions like, "If I...