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Cupcake Castle

From: Student Multimedia Program

D. Nechodom

Cinema South

Cupcake Castle owner Tim Robinson says that his bakery and ice cream parlor is all about smiles. Located in a charming building in downtown Greer, South Carolina, is Cupcake Castle. It's one of a number of new small businesses that has been opened in Greer, South Carolina in recent months.

Owner Tim Robinson says that he came to a festival in downtown Greer and noticed there was no place that sold ice cream, and...

Greer Bow Tie

From: Student Multimedia Program

D. Nechodom

Greer Bow Tie

Empire Ltd. is a consignment clothing store located in downtown Greer, South Carolina that specializes in the production of bow ties made from reclaimed materials.

James Carter takes pride in his ability to outfit people on any budget. He says that he got his start out of necessity and began by assembling outfits from consignment stores and thrift stores, as a young man. After a career in culinary arts, he decided to transition to...

SCETV's Role During the South Carolina Floods 2015


Tabitha Safdi

SC Flood

In October of 2015 South Carolina experienced historic levels of rainfall leading to flooding around the state. This is a short video about SCETV's role during the South Carolina floods of 2015.

High School Student Production Awards - Southeast Emmy Chapter

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Southeast Emmy Awards

The Southeast Emmy Chapter is about to launch our High School Student Production Awards . This is the 4th year of the award, which uses categories and criteria similar to that of the actual Southeast Emmys. Each year the number of entries has doubled and it has been great to recognize the next generation of creative leaders!

Teachers, administrators, students in South Carolina . . . please spread the word about this exciting...

2016 Schedule for Carolina Classrooms

From: Education

K. Berry

Boy in computer class with other students

Carolina Classrooms is ETV's monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. Watch Full Episodes

January 27, 2016 7:00 - 7:30 pm on ETV

This special LIVE edition of ETV’s education series Carolina Classrooms will provide information that is timely for students seeking financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year, plus give...

No More New Year's Resolutions by P.A. Bennett

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

New Year

You heard me, NO MORE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! This year’s list is all about the fun things I’ll start doing or continue to indulge in. I have not yet composed that complete list, but I know what it won’t include; losing weight, saving money, or getting organized. I’ve been making those same three resolutions for the last 20 years, so I’ve come to the conclusion that those three things are not going to happen for...

ETV Online Newsletter for Educators

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ed-news bulletin

The ed-news bulletin is ETV’s online newsletter produced for educators! Produced and posted 10 times a year, the ed-news bulletin provides key information and links educators to the ETV Education Blog to learn more. It is emailed to educators around the first of the month so you can get the latest news!

The ed-news bulletin is ETV’s online newsletter produced for educators! Produced and posted 10 times a year, the ed-news bulletin provides key...

PBS LearningMedia Kick-starts 2016: Apply to be Digital Innovator and More!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia, week of Jan. 4, 2016

Happy New Year! PBS LearningMedia kick-starts 2016 by providing educators with practical tips, tactics and digital tools that will help them navigate the digital age of learning, plus invitation to apply to be a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!

PBS is once again looking for America’s most innovative educators!

Are you using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school? Then apply now through 2/8/16 to be a 2016 PBS...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2016


Downton Abbey

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Happy New Year! SCETV and S.C. Public Radio have a wonderful line-up of programming and educational initiatives ahead, and we’re starting out the year with a bang!

The long-awaited final season of Downton Abbey comes to ETV this month. This Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series, the highest rated in PBS history, returns to the English country estate with more intimately interlaced stories of the upper class and their...

Santa Reveals a Secret to the Children of South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


Christmas is around the corner and we, the good folks at Palmetto Scene, decided to interview the man in red himself. Santa Claus took a few minutes out of his busy holiday schedule to answer a few of our pressing questions. In the interest of the children of South Carolina we asked Santa, "How is your naughty and nice list shaping up this year?" Santa's surprising answer can be heard in the video. To find...

PBS LearningMedia Features More Winter-Related Resources

From: Education


PBS LearningMedia continues the celebration with a bonus week of winter content! Featured resources offer cool insights into temperature, snow, animals and more!

Art Can Teach History

What can art teach students about history? In the case of the painting, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” a close analysis reveals quite a bit about America’s early days. This interactive lesson from WGBH and Mount Vernon, the historic home of Washington, helps students improve their skills...

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Tiny Techz Brochure

Tiny Techz is a program designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to young students. It works with schools to teach students fundamental skills that will help them have successful futures. Tiny Techz was created by Chris Williams and Ricky West as a way to mentor students and introduce valuable knowledge to them early on.

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

world globe

Foreign investment has been key to economic development efforts of the Midlands of South Carolina. Just in 2015, nearly twenty-four economic development projects, many of them announced by foreign-based companies, were announced. The projects are expected to create 2,200 jobs. Germany's Continental Tire (800) and China's Haier Corp. (410) account for "more than half of the job announcements made during the year," according to Columbia Regional Business Report.

Columbia Regional Business Report released a...

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Salespeople meeting

Take a look around your friendship circle. How many people are willing to pay a few extra cents per gallon for gasoline if a lower-priced station is nearby? How many people are willing to pay $70 dollars for a shirt if they can buy that same type of shirt of shirt for $20 dollars somewhere else?

Consumers have been more price sensitive than ever before. This means that buyers are paying more attention to...

Woodworker's Guild Builds Toys for Christmas

From: Palmetto Scene

The guild is the largest woodworking group in the Southeast, and many of the organization’s projects center around charity. Palmetto Scene spent time with the craftsmen, seeing just what goes into making a toy for a special child on Christmas.

Governor's Mansion Ready for the Holidays

From: Palmetto Scene

An inside look at the Columbia Garden Club decorating the S.C. Governor's Mansion for Christmas.

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy.

In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770 of the state’s private workforce in 2012, creating 20,645 new jobs. South Carolina’s private-sector employment growth increased by 2.6 percent over the 12-month period ending in October 2014, a figure...

Haley Talks Flood Costs

From: Palmetto Scene

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to residents in need, is $67.7 million.

Haley said that what this comes down to is the state will be responsible for over $114 million after FEMA funds. "I am going to ask the General...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State .

Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the Columbia city force.

The cameras purchasing total was just under $170,000, with $79,000 of that cost coming from the Justice Assistance Grant Program and the rest coming...

PBS Announces January & February Facilitated Courses

From: Education

PBS TeacherLine has scheduled 30 renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 13 and February 17, 2016. Courses offered include teacher favorites such as “Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class“, “Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write”, and “Teaching with WebQuests”.

These standards- and research-based courses offer sustained, reflective learning through facilitator guidance, peer collaboration and discussion, and authentic tasks with real-world applications. Each...

HERO Live! Program Schedule for 2015-16

From: Education

HERO Live Amazing Trade Shop Math Race

Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips have a new name … HERO Live! Designed to support American history education for 4-8th grade students, HERO Live!: The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race airs December 17 at 1:00 p.m. All SC schools can view on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

Using 21st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience....

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

From: Education

PBS Parents: Help Your Preschooler Get Ready to Read

Watching a child learn to read can feel miraculous.

And for good reason: reading is an incredibly complex process that requires children to recognize shapes (letters), match these shapes with their corresponding sounds, combine these sounds into words, and then mentally pair these word with their definitions. Emerging readers must also begin to understand and apply decoding rules, pause at punctuation, and infer word meanings based on context clues.

And of course, decoding...

PBS LearningMedia Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

From: Education

This week, PBS LearningMedia is celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code (12/7-13) by sharing resources about CS, coding and thought leadership in the tech space.

Who Invented the First Real Computer?

If you search for definitions of the word “computer” from different eras, you’ll see how we have defined it has changed over time. Today, computer use as we know it is so prevalent that many cannot imagine life without...

ETV Kids – Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train Feature Holiday Specials!

From: Education

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

It’s Christmas and the Wild Kratts are taking a break from creature adventuring to celebrate. But when they receive an alert that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing around the globe, their holiday party quickly turns into a rescue mission.

Will they be able to return their baby animal friends to their homes in time for the holidays? Tune in to find out! This special airs on ETV...

3rd Annual Oratorical Contest for Midlands Middle School Students 2/27/16

From: Education

We would like to provide our middle school students in Fairfield, Lexington I, II, & V, Newberry and Richland I & II, the opportunity to express themselves through the art of public speaking.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Richland County Alumnae Chapter, Presents Its 3rd Oratorical Contest.

“A Stronger Presence…A Stronger Voice” Saturday, February 27, 2016 W. J. Keenan High School Auditorium 11:00 a.m. Columbia, SC

We would like to provide...